Football Focus 2014

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  • Boys soccer: Northwest roundup Oct 21, 2014 10:14 PM
    Sean King and Zach Masciopinto had goals to help 14th-seeded Buffalo Grove stun North Suburban Conference champion and top Palatine sectional seed Warren 2-1 in the Class 3A boys soccer playoffs Tuesday.

     
  • Girls volleyball: Hersey makes Pumpkin finale Oct 18, 2014 10:49 PM
    If Hersey’s girls volleyball team was looking for momentum heading into Thursday’s Mid-Suburban League championship match, the Huskies found it Saturday in Des Plaines. For the first time in years, they advanced to the title match of the 16-team Maine West Pumpkin Invite. Sandburg won the championship 25-18, 28-26 after Hersey defeated Lyons 25-23, 25-23 in the semifinals. The Huskies also netted a 25-18, 25-23 triumph over Riverside-Brookfield in the quarterfinals and defeated Lockport (25-22 20-25 25-21) and Conant (25-16, 25-8) in Friday’s pool play.

     
  • Girls basketball: Kuzmanic returns to preps as Leyden’s head coach Oct 15, 2014 3:43 PM
    Stephanie Kuzmanic had an outstanding career as a basketball player. Now she hopes to do the same as a coach. This past summer, Kuzmanic was chosen to direct the Leyden girls basketball program. The announcement came only a few months after she finished her collegiate career as the Capital One Academic all-American “Player of the Year” for NCAA Division III women’s basketball. She was a first-team All-America selection with a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average.

     
  • Fremd bounces back at Barrington Sep 17, 2014 11:32 PM
    Fremd’s girls volleyball team didn’t have to wait long to get back on the winning track in the Mid-Suburban West. One night after dropping a two-set decision to first-place Schaumburg, the Vikings topped host Barrington 25-19, 25-20 on Wednesday night.

     
  • Hersey takes charge in MSL East Sep 16, 2014 11:49 PM
    Eleven-time defending Mid-Suburban East girls volleyball champion Hersey is once again in the driver’s seat for another crown.Rallying from a first-set deficit, the Huskies came up with a 25-22, 25-17 victory at the Ken Carter Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

     
  • Fremd keeps share of West lead Sep 10, 2014 11:02 PM
    The Fremd girls volleyball team, led by senior outside hitter Lane Hindenburg’s 9 kills, remained in a first-place tie with Schaumburg in the Mid-Suburban West after a 25-23, 25-9 victory over visiting Conant on Wednesday night.

     
  • Terrell, Wheeling rise to the occasion Sep 9, 2014 11:28 PM
    Wheeling’s girls volleyball team improved to 7-8 and 2-0 in the Mid-Suburban East with a 25-13, 26-24 victory at Elk Grove on Tuesday.

     
  • Girls volleyball / Northwest roundup Sep 4, 2014 10:56 PM
    Hersey’s girls volleyball team, seeking a 12th straight Mid-Suburban East title, opened its bid in 2014 with a 25-20, 25-17 victory at the Ken Carter Gymnasium in Arlington Heights. Gabri Olhava led the Huskies’ attack with 7 kills, followed by Liz Fuerst (4), Zoe Strozewski (4), Caity Strozewski (3) and Kelly Hill (3).

     
  • Leyden aims to take flight with Pajor Aug 21, 2014 10:00 PM
    Running their usual conventional offense, Leyden football coach Tom Cerasani expects the Eagles to run the ball about 60 percent of the time. That means the ball will be in the air the other 40 percent of the time. And that should be a good thing. “We do expect to be very strong throwing the ball this year,” Cerasani said.

     
  • Antioch finally stops stubborn St. Viator May 31, 2014 10:30 PM
    St. Viator's softball season came to an end on Saturday but not before the Lions made one final rally in its own Class 3A regional championship. Trailing 6-1, No. 4-seeded St. Viator got back to within 6-5 with 4 runs in the fourth inning before No. 5 Antioch was able to put away a 9-5 victory and advance to the Norridge sectional.

     
  • Barges, Elk Grove power past Elgin May 28, 2014 11:46 PM
    Brooke Barges belted 2 home runs and Aleece Duffy had one as Elk Grove powered its way into Saturday’s championship game of the St. Charles East regional championship with a 13-2 victory over Elgin in five innings. Hall of Fame coach Ken Grams’ Grenadiers, seeded No. 6, will face No. 3 St. Charles East at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

     
  • Softball / Playoff scouting, Northwest May 24, 2014 9:27 PM
    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.

     
  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winners May 4, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

     
  • Schaumburg grabs share of West lead Apr 25, 2014 10:50 PM
    Schaumburg’s softball team moved into a first-place tie with Conant (9-0, 6-0) in the Mid-Suburban West with its 16-2 five-inning victory at Palatine on Friday. The Saxons (13-4, 6-0) received a 4-hitter from junior Shannon Felde (6-1), who struck out six while junior shortstop Elaine Walker helped ignite the offense by going 2-for-4 with a home run, double and 2 RBI. Classmate Roxanne Kakareka also belted a homer for Saxons and collected 4 RBI.

     
  • St. Charles North downs Leyden in opener Mar 26, 2014 10:05 PM
    Every season opener has a different feel to it. In the case of St. Charles North’s boys volleyball team, that different feel includes several varsity newcomers hoping to blend in with veterans Nic Cook and Jack Bujko.

     
  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

     
  • Macahon’s 27 points pace Palatine Feb 16, 2014 12:50 AM
    Led by Chris Macahon’s game-high 27 points, Palatine’s boys basketball team posted a 79-67 nonconference triumph over Vernon Hills on Saturday. Macahon had two 3-pointers while teammate Dondre Watson (13 points) converted three. Kyle Leber (8 points) and Matt Ulrich (8 points) each had two from long range while Justin Chaney (7 points) and Nolan Gavin (6) had one apiece.=

     
  • Harris, Hersey seniors prevail Feb 4, 2014 11:31 PM
    Hersey senior Morgan Harris converted four 3-pointers and all four of her free throws for a game-high 16 points as the Huskies topped visiting Buffalo Grove 48-37 in Mid-Suburban East girls basketball on Tuesday.

     
  • Vainisi helps Hersey steal a win Jan 30, 2014 12:33 AM
    When the girls basketball game between Hersey and Elk Grove began Wednesday night, Juliette Vainisi was not on the floor. By game’s end, she’d lit up the gym. The 5-foot-7 junior guard came off the bench to toss home a career-high 18 points and tie a school record that had stood since 2004 (with 10 steals) as the Huskies rallied past the Grenadiers 55-43 at the Ken Carter Gymnasium in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Prospect savors the flavor of bounce-back victory Jan 21, 2014 11:58 PM
    Prospect’s girls basketball team was not all that thrilled with its play on Saturday at the 24th annual McDonald’s Shootout in Villa Park. “That loss to Wheaton Warrenville South (61-46) left kind of a sour taste,” said Knights coach Ashley Graham. So the taste of victory felt good on Tuesday in Glenview. Junior Taylor Will scored a game-high 18 points and classmate Catherine Sherwood added 16 as Prospect (17-4) topped host Glenbrook South 40-38 in the nonconference girls basketball game.

     
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