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  • Softball / Lake County roundup May 28, 2014 11:34 PM
    Bri Dreschler went 3-for-4 with a double, and Grant’s softball team pulled out a 5-4 win over second-seeded Prairie Ridge in a Class 4A regional semifinal at McHenry on Wednesday. McKenzie Sancken was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI for No. 3 Grant (24-9), which advances to Saturday’s 11 a.m. regional final against the winner of today’s game between top-seeded McHenry and No. 4 Grayslake North.

     
  • Baseball / Lake County roundup May 24, 2014 10:57 PM
    Junior Justin Blasinski stole the show on senior day for Lakes’ baseball team. Blasinski provided the the game-winning RBI on a bases-loaded single to center field in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Eagles defeated visiting Marian Central 4-3 Saturday.

     
  • Wedl, Wauconda show they’re ready for postseason May 24, 2014 5:54 PM
    Wauconda is ready. After losing to Sterling in last year’s Class 3A supersectional at Judson University, the Bulldogs’ softball team has been on a mission all season to get back to that Elite Eight level and beyond, and if they continue to play like they did Saturday, their fans might just need some reservations in East Peoria for Father’s Day weekend. Sophomore Kayla Wedl fired a 4-hitter with 13 strikeouts and no walks in posting her 20th win of the season as Wauconda upended Cary-Grove, 4-1, at the Chicago Bandits High School Jamboree in Rosemont.

     
  • Bright finishes for Brey; Grayslake C. takes team title May 23, 2014 11:30 PM
    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.

     
  • Baseball / Lake County roundup May 22, 2014 11:18 PM
    Brian Malisheski belted a 2-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting Wauconda’s baseball team to 9-7 win over Lake Forest on Thursday.

     
  • Sparkling effort from NSC champ Lake Zurich May 22, 2014 10:41 PM
    The eye black, applied heavily and artfully smeared on the faces of Lake Zurich’s softball players, featured a glittery blend of black, blue and white. “We take great pride in our eye black,” senior third baseman Maria Schroeder said with a laugh. “It takes the whole bus ride to do.” It took the Bears much less time to set the tone in Thursday’s North Suburban Conference championship game at Wauconda. Schroeder scored all the way from first base on a two-out single to center field by Mallory Parsons, and Lake Zurich had the lead for good en route to a 3-1 win. Lake Zurich (23-4) last won the NSC title in 2011, when Schroeder was a freshman starter on varsity.

     
  • VH strikes quickly, ousts Wauconda May 21, 2014 11:13 PM
    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.

     
  • Baseball / Lake County roundup May 20, 2014 11:38 PM
    Libertyville’s baseball team celebrated more than the North Suburban Lake Division championship Tuesday. Anthony Mack fired a five-inning no-hitter, as the Wildcats defeated host Zion-Benton 5-0. Libertyville (26-5) finished 11-1 in the NSC Lake, one game ahead of Mundelein. The Wildcats will play Grant at 4:30 p.m. Thursday for the conference championship in Fox Lake.

     
  • Lake Zurich clinches NSC title game berth May 20, 2014 11:09 PM
    Amanda Guercio and Mallory Parsons homered, and Lake Zurich’s softball team clinched a berth in Thursday’s North Suburban Conference championship game by beating visiting Mundelein 8-3 Tuesday.

     
  • Softball / Lake County roundup May 20, 2014 12:37 AM
    Wauconda 6, Lakes 0: Kayla Wedl rolled up 12 strikeouts to lead Wauconda to the win. Meanwhile, teammate Lauren Nee had a home run and went 3-for-4 for the day. The Bulldogs are now 23-7 on the season and 11-0 in the North Suburban Prairie Division. Stevenson 13, Mundelein 9: Taylor Koenigs had a home run and went 4-for-5 for the day with 4 RBI to lead Stevenson, which is 17-14 on the season. Lexi Yonkovic and Jordan Cortesi added 3 hits for the Patriots. One of Yonkovic’s hits was a homer. The Patriots had 3 home runs on the day, as did Mundelein. Libertyville 3, Warren 1: Jessie Lauret smacked 3 hits to lead Libertyville. Pitcher Haley Alban got the win. She went seven innings and allowed just 1 walk. For Warren, Sabrina Trevino and Amber Lenau each had 2 hits. Round Lake 14, Vernon Hills 13: Depsite 6 errors and being out-hit 11-5, Round Lake still pulled out the vicotry. The Panthers scored 5 runs in the bottom of the seventh. For Vernon Hills, Dana Meline had 3 hits, including a double, while Rose Ferolo, Izzy Cirone and Danielle Comitor each had 2 hits.

     
  • Images: Wauconda High School graduation May 18, 2014 5:08 PM
    Wauconda High School held their graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 18 at the Quentin Road Bible Church in Lake Zurich.

     
  • Baseball / Lake County roundup May 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    Baseball Grant 6, Crystal Lake Central 5: Spencer Lhotka went 2-for-3 with an RBI, as the Bulldogs built a 6-2 lead and held on to win the nonconference game. Monty Thedford pitched 3 innings in relief to earn the win, as Grant improved to 21-6. Cary-Grove 8, Wauconda 0: The visiting Bulldogs managed just 1 hit — a single by Collin Shrader — against five pitchers. Wauconda fell to 7-17.

     
  • Balliu, Lakes loom large in NSC meet May 15, 2014 10:37 PM
    Lakes scored 98.5 points to edge out two-time North Suburban Conference boys track and field champ Grant, which who finished with 91 on Thursday at Mundelein. NSC Lake Division champ Warren ran third with 69 points.

     
  • Wauconda’s Meinhardt measures up again May 15, 2014 11:32 PM
    Christina Meinhardt has been throwing downstate since her freshman year. The Wauconda junior will be doing so again next weekend. At Thursday’s Class 2A Woodstock sectional, Meinhardt won both the shot put (40 feet, 2 inches) and discus (124-4). Meinhardt’s teammate senior Dani Sturm also qualified for state in the shot put (36-8.75, second place). Hampshire won the sectional championship with 101 points, while Grayslake Central (72) edged Woodstock (70) for second place. Vernon Hills (58) was fourth.

     
  • Smoothly, Slota slings Lakes past Wauconda May 14, 2014 10:10 PM
    Chase Slota’s razor-sharp effort included working the edges meticulously and artfully. When you’re on display, you got to be at your best. So, Slota wasn’t about to get wild. “I’m working on it,” the Lakes junior baseball player said with a smile of his thin, blond beard. “I had to trim it up for prom (last weekend). I’m going to grow it out again.” At 6 feet 6 and 220 pounds, and with a fastball that he says hit 91 mph last week, Slota boasts more than facial hair that has potential. The right-hander dominated host Wauconda on Wednesday, throwing a complete-game 2-hitter, as Lakes won 6-0 to remain tied for first place in the North Suburban Prairie Division.

     
  • Softball / Lake County roundup May 14, 2014 11:12 PM
    McKenzie Sancken socked a 2-run homer in the top of the seventh inning, lifting Grant’s softball team to a 2-0 win over Lakes in North Suburban Prairie Division play Wednesday.

     
  • Softball / Lake County roundup May 13, 2014 11:31 PM
    The bus ride home from Zion-Benton hasn’t been fun in recent years for Stevenson’s softball team. Different story Tuesday. The Patriots scored five times in their last three innings, pounded out 18 hits, turned 2 double plays, didn’t commit an error and beat Zion-Benton 12-9 in North Suburban Lake Division action.

     
  • Baseball / Lake County roundup May 13, 2014 11:30 PM
    Libertyville’s baseball team barely beat darkness by barely beating Warren on Tuesday. Noah Greenberg’s walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the 11th lifted the host Wildcats to a 1-0 win in North Suburban Lake Division action.

     
  • Softball / Lake County roundup May 12, 2014 11:05 PM
    Wauconda softball coach Tim Rennels put his head down and took a step toward his team’s dugout after Alyssa Wagner flailed at a strike-two pitch for seemingly the last out of the game at Grant. But while Grant began to celebrate, first-base coach Dave Mills told Wagner to run to first base, which she did, because Caitlyn Moran’s pitch bounced in. After the umpires talked about it, they ruled that Wagner was never tagged on the dropped-third strike and that she was safe at first base. Kayla Wedl then hit an inside-the-park home run, and Taylor McCarthy followed with a solo blast over the fence. When Wedl retired Grant in order in the bottom of the seventh, Wauconda had a shocking, 3-1 win Monday to remain undefeated in the North Suburban Prairie Division. Wauconda improved to 20-7 and 9-0 in the NSC Prairie.

     
  • Snarling bulldog featured on special Wauconda High logo May 11, 2014 4:30 PM
    A specially designed logo will help mark Wauconda High School’s centennial next year. The image — depicting the school’s name and a snarling bulldog, the campus mascot — was designed by Sean Murphy, a 2005 Wauconda High graduate.

     
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