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  • Prospect’s Erin Reese competes in the Class 3A shot put during the girls track and field state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Saturday.

    Prospect’s Reese strikes again downstateMay 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Prospect senior Erin Reese proved that lightning does strike twice. After hitting a school-record 150 feet in the discus in early April, Reese settled back into the mid-130s for rest of the season. But on a sun-splashed Saturday at the IHSA Class 3A state finals at Eastern Illinois’ O’Brien Stadium, Reese caught lightning in a bottle for the second time. On her second throw in the finals, Reese unleashed a beauty, hitting 146-01 to propel her to the Class 3A discus title.

  • Conant and Alissa Wachal, here swinging against Buffalo Grove in the MSL title game, open up their postseason with a Tuesday regional semifinal at Hoffman Estates.

    Softball / Playoff scouting, NorthwestMay 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The path to East Peoria for the 2014 IHSA state softball tourney begins today for six area teams who are competing in play-in games for Class 4A regionals. Regional semifinals take place on Tuesday and Wednesday with most championships on Saturday. One exception is the Cary-Grove regional where the title game is scheduled for Friday.

  • Elk Grove coach Terry Beyna gets a celebratory bath from his players after beating Schaumburg 4-0 in the Mid-Suburban League championship game at Schaumburg on Friday. Elk Grove begins its postseason by hosting a regional semifinal game Wednesday.

    Baseball / Playoff preview, NorthwestMay 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the upcoming high school baseball postseason, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Maine West and Leyden.

  • Christian Liberty repeats regional title featMay 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Winning regional titles is beginning to get habit-forming for Christian Liberty Academy. For the second straight year, the Chargers are a Class A regional champion after hanging on for a 3-2 victory over Kirkland Hiawatha at Hinckley-Big Rock on Saturday.

  • Girls compete in the class 3A 3200-meter run during the girls track and field state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Saturday.

    Images: Girls State Track & Field Finals RoundMay 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Images from the Girls Track & Field Finals Round at O'Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Saturday, May 24.

  • Bright finishes for Brey; Grayslake C. takes team titleMay 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Somehow after running 3 miles, and doing so fast enough to qualify for the boys track and field state meet, St. Viator senior Nick Brey still had enough energy to jump in the air and chest-bump his teammates. “For some reason, after any race I have the energy somewhere to do that,” the Marquette-bound Brey said. “It started at conference last week with one of our sophomores, but I just wanted to keep it up.” Brey came up with a pair of second-place finishes at the Class 2A Grayslake Central sectional Friday night, but both were under the state cut and qualified Brey for a pair of events at state for the first time. His 4:28.96 in the 1,600 broke the school record set by Tim Phillips in 1979. Brey’s 9:33.07 clocking was not quite a school mark, but was plenty good for a state-qualifying berth.

  • Frenetic finish lifts FremdMay 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fremd’s softball team capped its regular season in style on Friday. The Vikings took advantage of the chance to move a home game with Maine South to The Ballpark at Rosemont, home of the Chicago Bandits professional softball team. “We had all the lower-levels there wearing matching T-shirts so it was pretty cool,” said Vikings coach Jim Weaver. And Alyssa Garcia sent them all home happy by delivering the game-winning walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 7-6 nonconference victory.

  • Kohn connects twice as St. Viator edges Vernon HillsMay 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lauren Kohn proved the difference between St. Viator and Vernon Hills, thanks to her second goal at 64 minutes in the Lions’ 2-1 victory against Class 2A girls soccer regional host Vernon Hills on Friday. The victory put the Lions (12-7-2) in Wednesday’s Grayslake North sectional semifinal, where they will meet either Deerfield or Crystal Lake Central at 6:30.

  • Aurora Central Catholic’s Karina Liz runs in the 800-meter run in Class 2A.

    Images: Girls State Track & Field Preliminary RoundMay 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Images from the Girls Track & Field Preliminary Round at O'Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Friday, May 23.

  • Softball / Northwest roundupMay 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barrington junior Keenan Dolezal threw her eighth shutout of the season on Wednesday as the Fillies edged visiting Elk Grove 1-0 in the Mid-Suburban League second-place softball crossover. The right-hander (22-9) tossed a 5-hitter with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks, retiring nine of the final 10 batters she faced.

  • VH strikes quickly, ousts WaucondaMay 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    A quick goal for the Vernon Hills girls soccer team provided a spark opening up the Class 2A regional semifinals. The Cougars scored in the opening minute, then followed up with another later as Natalie Orozco and Haley Lieberman both found the back of the net. Sixth-seeded Vernon Hills blanked No. 11 Wauconda 2-0 in a regional semifinal hosted by the Cougars on Wednesday night. No. 3 seed St. Viator shut out No. 14 Regina 5-0 in the other semifinal. St. Viator (11-6-3) meets Vernon Hills (13-5-2) in the regional final at 6 p.m. Friday.

  • Softball / Northwest roundupMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    When it comes to single-season hits, no one has done it better for Elk Grove’s softball team than Becca Maher. The senior shortstop went 3-for-4 with a double to reach 74 hits, breaking the school mark of 72 set by Jessica Balzano. Maher’s big day helped lead the Grens to an 8-1 victory at Wheeling.

  • Girls soccer playoff scouting / NorthwestMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the girls soccer postseason, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League and St. Viator.

  • Valedictorian Tyler Harris gives his speech during the 51st Annual Commencement Sunday at St. Viator High School In Arlington Heights. There were 250 graduating seniors receiving their diplomas this year.

    Images: St. Viator High School graduationMay 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    St. Viator High School held their graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 18 at the school in Arlington Heights.

  • Buffalo Grove clinches in MSL EastMay 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    After going 14 years without playing in the Mid-Suburban League championship softball game, Buffalo Grove will make its second straight appearance on Thursday. The Bison clinched their second straight crown under four-year coach Jamie Paul with a 2-0 victory over visiting Wheeling on Saturday in Buffalo Grove.

  • Prospect’s Tyler Damasky slides safely under the tag of Hersey’s Jack Warner as he steals second base during Wednesday’s game in Arlington Heights.

    Prospect reclaims share of East leadMay 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    And just like that, the Mid-Suburban East baseball race is all tied up again. Prospect broke out of a second-place tie with Hersey by beating the Huskies 15-8 on Wednesday. That outcome, coupled with Rolling Meadows’ 3-1 victory at Elk Grove, leaves Prospect and Elk Grove tied for the East lead with 2 games left on the MSL slate.

  • Prospect, St. Viator pick up winsMay 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Prospect wrapped up a second-place finish in the Mid-Suburban East boys volleyball standings by topping Rolling Meadows, and St. Viator earned a big road win at Benet in East Suburban Catholic Conference play.

  • St. Viator forces Benet to share ESCC crownMay 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Benet was just minutes away from securing an outright East Suburban Catholic Conference championship during Tuesday’s match against St. Viator at Benedictine University in Lisle.

  • St. Viator’s Samantha Hogan is greeted at the plate by her teammates after hitting a 3-run home run against Rolling Meadows during Tuesday’s game.

    Hard-hitting Hogan sets tone for St. ViatorMay 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sam Hogan hit a ball off the fence for the 11th time on Tuesday and it resulted in her 16th double of the season. “I’m known as the ‘almost-home run king,’ ” she said with laugh. But not to worry. She can hit them over it, too. In fact, she did it in a Sacred Heart retro uniform on Saturday, then came back to do it again in the Lions’ regular jersey on Tuesday against Rolling Meadows, the school which was directly across the street from Sacred Heart when it closed in 1987. Hogan’s blast over the center field fence gave the host Lions a 12-0 lead in the top of the third inning and they finished with a 14-1 five-inning triumph.

  • Benet completes perfect ESCC runMay 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Benet wrapped up yet another regular-season boys tennis conference title with its 4-1 win over St. Viator on a steamy Monday afternoon at the Forest View Tennis Club in Arlington Heights. The Redwings finished play in the East Suburban Catholic Conference with an 8-0-0 record, two wins clear of runners-up Marian Catholic and Joliet Catholic.

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