Football Focus 2014

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  • Burlington Central heads to Plano semis Dec 27, 2013 11:17 PM
    Burlington Central 75, Yorkville 64: Duncan Ozburn scored 22 points and had 9 rebounds to lead the Rockets (9-2) into the semifinals of the Plano Christmas Classic, where they will face Morris at 8:30 p.m. today. Sean Fitzgerald and James Raney each had 13 points for Burlington Central. “We came out and played really well in the second half,” said BC coach Brett Porto, whose team led just 33-32 at halftime. “Ozburn had a really good game inside tonight.” Cary-Grove 49, Lakes 34: Cary-Grove jumped to a 10-0 lead and relied on defense to avenge a 6-point road loss to the Eagles on Dec. 13 with this victory at the Hinkle Holiday Classic at Jacobs Friday. Jason Gregoire scored 26 points to lead the Trojans (6-6) into the consolation championship game against South Elgin at 4:30 p.m. “It was a really good team win,” Gregoire said. “It was a big win because we lost to them before so we really came out with a chip on our shoulder. We really wanted to win this game. I thought we locked down on defense and that was the reason why.” The victory was the third straight for the Trojans, who limited their opponent to a season-low 34 points for the second straight game. “Defensively, we got back and we didn’t want to press,” Cary-Grove coach Ralph Schuetzle said. “We just said let’s be good, be solid in the half court and not let them penetrate. We switched all screens and they really couldn’t attack us very well. And we got on the glass. The first time we played they just murdered us on the glass.” Junior guard Tramone Hudson led Lakes (4-8) with 11 points. The Eagles will face Crystal Lake South for seventh place at 3 p.m. “The first 3 games (of the tournament) we’ve shown some good things, but this was a setback, obviously,” Lakes coach Chris Snyder said. “Being a young team, we just weren’t ready for Cary-Grove in terms of energy. We’re still learning those little lessons in the big picture of things.” Hampshire 64, Harlem 63: Down by 6 points with 2 minutes left in overtime, Hampshire stormed back to win its second straight on the final day of the Chuck Dayton Tournament in DeKalb. Ryan Cork led the Whip-Purs (5-8) with 30 points. Matthew Bridges scored 9 for Hampshire and Trey Schramm had 8. St. Edward 67, Perspectives Charter 61: DaVontae Elam scored 23 points and Joseph French added 15 to lead the Green Wave (12-1) at the IC/Westmont Tournament. Nick Duffy added 11 points and Danny Favela had 10 for St. Edward. Wauconda 63, Westminster Christian 50: Brad Barker had 16 points and Sam Carani added 12 for Westminster (6-7) at the E.C. Nichols Tournament in Marengo. Chicago Alcott 64, Streamwood 51: Cole Seger had 17 points to lead Streamwood at the Wheeling tournament.

     
  • Girls basketball: Week 4 MVPs Dec 27, 2013 1:44 AM
    Grayslake Central’s Morgan Dahlstrom has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent girls basketball performances.

     
  • Girls basketball/Fox Valley roundup Dec 26, 2013 11:27 PM
    Cary-Grove 59, Lake Park 47: Katie Barker scored 28 points to lead the Trojans (10-5) to a win at the Mundelein tournament. Larkin 51, Plainfield North 37: Victoria Patterson had 18 points and Alyssa McGhee added 15 to lead Larkin (3-9) to a win in the consolation bracket of the Oswego East tournament. Streamwood 59, Highland Park 40: Hannah McGlone scored 26 points and Holly Foret added 16 for the Sabres (4-7) at the Mundelein tournament. Kiana Jeremiah added 10 points for Streamwood. South Elgin 63, Oak Park-River Forest 45: Nadia Yang had 15 points and Kennede Miller added 13 for the Storm (8-5) at the Montini tournament. Anna Tracy contributed 12 points for South Elgin. St. Edward 53, Reed-Custer 26: Katie Swanson had 15 points and Clarissa Ramos added 9 to lead the Green Wave (8-4) to a win in the first round of the Lisle Holiday Cage Classic. Hampshire 43, Walther Christian 20: Emma Benoit scored 11 points, Sara Finn had 9 and Nikki Dumoulin added 8 as Hampshire (6-4) won its opening round game at the Lisle Holiday Cage Classic. Willowbrook 75, Elgin 31: Alisha Panthier had 11 points to lead Elgin (4-7) at the Wheaton North tournament. Schaumburg 50, Jacobs 34: Alyssa Lach led Jacobs (2-11) with 8 points in this loss at Wheaton North.

     
  • Boys basketball/Fox Valley roundup Dec 26, 2013 10:31 PM
    St. Edward 56, Westmont 47: DaVontae Elam scored 23 points to lead St. Edward (11-1) to a win in the first round of the IC/Westmont tournament. Nick Duffy added 11 points and John Butzow had 10 for the Green Wave. Hampshire 99, Belvidere North 91: Matthew Bridges led five Hampshire players in double figures with 25 points as the Whip-Purs (4-8) won for the first time at the Chuck Dayton Tournament in DeKalb. Trey Schramm added 18 points for Hampshire, while Drew Doran had 16 and Austin Spaeth and Ryan Cork 14 each. Burlington Central 66, Somonauk 46: Reed Hunnicutt had 17 points and Brett Rau added 14 for the Rockets (8-2) at the Plano Christmas Classic. Cary-Grove 50, Crystal Lake Central 34: Cary-Grove outscored the Tigers 17-6 in the third quarter to turn a 1-point halftime lead into a 38-26 advantage through three quarters of this pool play victory at the Hinkle Holiday Classic at Jacobs. Junior guard Jason Gregoire led the Trojans with 22 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and senior guard Tyler Szydlo scored 15 points for Cary-Grove, which won consecutive games for the first time this season to finish 2-1 in pool play. Wheeling 63, Streamwood 48: The Sabres stayed within 3 points of the Hardwood Classic hosts for a half, but they were outscored 34-22 in the second half of this consolation bracket game. Junior forward Max Draper (6-foot-4) scored a game-high 15 points for junior forward Cole Segar scored 10 points and guard Jacob Siewert added 9 points for Streamwood (1-9), which next faces Chicago Alcott on Friday at 10:30 a.m.

     
  • Girls basketball/Fox Valley roundup Dec 23, 2013 8:59 PM
    Grayslake North 54, Streamwood 32: Grayslake North coach Nate Flannery had a message for his Knights early in the first quarter of their contest with Streamwood at the Mundelein Mustang Holiday Classic Tournament. “I told them that we can’t keep calling and wasting early timeouts every time we get in trouble,” Flannery said. “We are slowly starting to work our way out of these early problems.” The Knights went to work late in the second quarter then into over drive into the third and fourth quarters to roll by the Sabres 54-32. North (6-5) will face Libertyville at 5 p.m. Thursday while Streamwood will take on Highland Park in the consolation bracket the same day at 10:30 a.m. “We have a real loose group and I am ok with that,” Flannery said. “For whatever reason we come out flat and it has cost us early in the season. Its good they are learning from that now.” Two Knights the Sabres had no answer for were seniors Kendall Detweiler and Brittany Thibeaux. Detweiler scored 12 of her 16 points in the first half while Thibeaux was huge in an 18-3 third quarter with 10 of her game-high 20 in the quarter. Streamwood (3-6) was led by Winona State-bound senior Hannah McGlone. Her 11 first-half points helped the Sabres to an early lead of 11-8 after one quarter. Hinsdale Central 70, Elgin 17: Maggie Powers and Melanie Berg each had 4 points for Elgin (3-5) at the Wheaton North tournament. Niles West 51, Cary-Grove 41: The Trojans (9-5) were led by Katie Barker with 14 points in this loss at the Mundelein tournament. Chrissy Sopchyk contributed 9 points and Sarah Kendeigh added 5 points and 6 rebounds for Cary-Grove.

     
  • Boys basketball/Fox Valley roundup Dec 23, 2013 9:58 PM
    CL South 75, Marian Central 61: Austin Rogers scored 22 points to lead the Gators (9-1) at the Hinkle Holiday Classic. Collin Wagner (14 points), Wes Buckner (11) and Chris Mahoney (10) also contributed for Crystal Lake South. Cary-Grove 59, Rockford Jefferson 50: The Trojans (4-6) were led by Jason Gregoire, who led all scorers in the game with 36 points, including a 14-for-16 performance from the free throw line while competing at the Hinkle Holiday Classic. Westminster Christian 60, Woodstock North 54: Sam Carani led Westminster Christian (6-6) with 27 points, going 11-for-12 from the free-throw line. Dillion Rejman contributed 19 points, including six 3-pointers at the E.C. Nichols Tournament in Marengo. Brad Barker (8 points) and Brian McDonaugh (6) also added to the Warriors’ offense. Moline 60, Hampshire 42: The Whip-Purs (3-8) were led by Matthew Bridges (16 points) and Austin Spaeth (13 points, 9 rebounds). Ajiri Oghale (3 points) brought down 8 rebounds for Hampshire at the Chuck Dayton Tournament in DeKalb.

     
  • Carmel’s first game at Jacobs a winner Dec 21, 2013 4:49 PM
    Carmel Catholic’s attempt at tying a pair of national records — no fouls committed and no two-point field goals allowed — ended in the second half. In what did turn out to be history-making for Carmel — its first game in Jacobs’ tournament after years competing in Wheeling’s Hardwood Classic — the Corsairs settled for recording a 43-34 win over Cary-Grove in the opening game of the Hinkle Holiday Classic in Algonquin Saturday morning.

     
  • New Hinkle Holiday Classic format more fan-friendly Dec 19, 2013 9:41 PM
    The schedule makers at Jacobs High School have redesigned their boys basketball tournament with the high school fan in mind. Previously, teams in the same pool played their games back to back. That system made it convenient for coaches to scout upcoming opponents, but the casual fan had to pick and choose the most attractive matchups to see over a 12-hour span. In an effort to maximize attendance this Saturday, the opening-day schedule has been adjusted to showcase four of the day’s most compelling matchups consecutively, beginning at 3 p.m.

     
  • Charger Classic at Dundee-Crown strong as ever Dec 18, 2013 9:24 PM
    Teri Rodgers calls it “a litmus test.” The New Trier girls basketball coach also says being the No. 1 seed at the Dundee-Crown Charger Classic Christmas Tournament really means little. “Calling someone a No. 1 seed is kind of silly,” Rodgers says. “There's 16 great teams. It's a great test because you know you're going to go out and play really good teams. It's a litmus test. You come away from Dundee-Crown knowing your strengths and weaknesses and you can work on the weaknesses for the rest of the year. You can only have that true test when you're playing quality teams, which is what you get at Dundee-Crown.” New Trier is one of the last originals of the Charger Classic, now in its 31st year. And while others — most recently Montini — have put together good tournaments, Dundee-Crown has stood the test of time of being one of the top holiday tournaments year in and year out.

     
  • Girls basketball/Fox Valley roundup Dec 17, 2013 10:53 PM
    Westminster Christian 72, Walther Christian 46: The Warriors (11-1) defeated Walther during nonconference action Tuesday. McKaila Hays finished with 19 points and 3 steals, while Maddie Versluys had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Westminster. Claire Speweik (16 points) was 6-for-6 from the field and 3-for-4 from the free throw line for Westminster Christian. Barrington 67, Jacobs 56: The Golden Eagles (2-9) were led by Alyssa Lach, who finished with 9 points, including a 5-for-6 finish from the free throw line. Carly Sidor scored 8 points and Jessica Powell added 7 points for Jacobs in the nonconference loss. Harvest Christian Academy 38, Mooseheart 29: The Lions (4-2, 2-1) were victorious during Northeastern Athletic Conference action Tuesday. Kylee Knox led the team with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals. Rachel Oostdyk had 9 points and 7 rebounds. Cary-Grove 52, Buffalo Grove 45: The Trojans (9-4) defeated Buffalo Grove in nonconference action as Katie Barker led the way, finishing with 22 points and 5 steals. Sarah Kendeigh added 10 points, 4 assists and 3 steals. “It was a good contest for us. They had us down at half but we were able to fight back,” said Cary-Grove coach Rod Saffert.

     
  • Boys basketball/Fox Valley roundup Dec 17, 2013 10:47 PM
    Huntley 58, Cary-Grove 25: In their first Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game of the year, the Red Raiders (5-3, 1-0) blew past Cary-Grove at home. Amanze Egekeze almost topped the Trojans (3-5, 0-1) single-handedly with 23 points, while Riley Wicks added 13 including a pair of 3-pointers for Huntley. Jason Gregoire was the main source of offense for Cary-Grove with 8 points. As a team, the Trojans shot just 50 percent from the free-throw line. Mooseheart 96, Harvest Christian Academy 53: The Lions (3-5, 0-3) were unable to overcome a 16-point halftime deficit on the road in this Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup. Brett Cramer led Harvest with a double-double, 14 points and 12 rebounds. Teammates Noah Fox and John Vislesel added 13 and 17 points respectively to the Lions’ effort in what Harvest coach Jeff Boldog called a solid offensive effort. “Offensively we did everything we wanted to do. But, our defense had trouble stopping their big guys.” Boldog said.

     
  • Open mic nights at MCC: Dec 17, 2013 5:21 PM
    Test your musical talent at McHenry County College’s Music Open Mic Night Wednesday (and every third Wednesday of the month) in the MCC cafeteria, Building B.

     
  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Dec 17, 2013 2:38 PM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring boys basketball, wrestling, gymnastics and girls basketball.

     
  • U-46 co-op team is strong in numbers Dec 16, 2013 9:40 PM
    One of the more unique high-school sporting arrangements can be found at the Gymkhana gymnastics facility in Hanover Park. That’s the practice home of the Elgin Area School District U-46 girls gymnastics team — a co-op program open to all five district high schools. This year the team features some 30 athletes from Bartlett, South Elgin, Streamwood and Elgin. Larkin has no gymnasts on the team. The majority of this year’s team is comprised of South Elgin and Bartlett gymnasts.

     
  • Cary-Grove weathers rough start, tops Stevenson Dec 14, 2013 9:54 PM
    Cary-Grove did not surrender to the type of start that would have finished a lot of teams. The Trojans were just a minute and 53 seconds into their nonconference girls basketball game Saturday evening when coach Rod Saffert called timeout. All 9 points on the scoreboard belonged to host Stevenson. “Getting down by 9 kind of shocked us,” said C-G junior Katie Barker, “but it kind of motivated us to catch up.” And the Trojans eventually passed the Patriots and a key test. Barker overcame some cold stretches by heating up at crucial times en route to game-highs of 21 points and 16 rebounds in a 44-39 victory in Lincolnshire.

     
  • 2013-2014 Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions Dec 13, 2013 5:45 AM
    2013-2014 Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions

     
  • Lakes muscles past Cary-Grove Dec 14, 2013 12:12 AM
    Lakes boys basketball coach Chris Snyder believes any road win is a good win. But the quality displayed on both ends throughout in the Eagles’ 51-45 nonconference win at Cary-Grove Friday night just might make this road victory a bit more special for Snyder’s group.

     
  • Editorial: Remain vigilant on school safety Dec 13, 2013 5:00 AM
    One year after the Sandy Hook shootings, A Daily Herald editorial says schools should re-examine their safety procedures.

     
  • Dundee-Crown battles past Cary-Grove Dec 12, 2013 11:03 PM
    What a glorious night for Dundee-Crown wrestling Thursday. The Chargers (8-2-0) opened and closed strong to defeat host Cary-Grove before a big house to earn their first Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win after a 41-19 triumph.

     
  • Two U-46 high schools ranked among best for 2013 Dec 16, 2013 1:38 PM
    Two Elgin Area School District U-46 high schools made the list of best schools for 2013 of two national magazines. U.S. News and World Report named Elgin High School among the Best High Schools for 2013. Meanwhile, Newsweek named Bartlett High School to its list of America’s Best High Schools for 2013.

     
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