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  • Wheeling scores second-place Erb finish Dec 20, 2014 6:13 PM
    With Metea Valley holding a commanding 44-point lead heading into the final round, the closest battle was going to be for second place Saturday at the 51st Annual Rus Erb Wrestling Tournament. The Mustangs rolled to the championship of the powerful 17-team tourney at Glenbrook South with 200.5 points. And Wheeling came through when the chips were down as the Wildcats overcame Oswego 141 to 138.5 to take home the runner-up trophy. Carmel Catholic wound up placing sixth with 119 points as the Corsairs had a very strong showing with four wrestlers reaching the championship match.

     
  • Kuzmanic takes center stage in Wheeling’s win Dec 20, 2014 11:19 PM
    Bob and Teresa Kuzmanic have been visiting Gurnee at this time of the year for the last nine years. That’s because they’ve always had at least one daughter playing for Wheeling’s girls basketball team in the Blue Devil Classic at Warren High School.Youngest daughter Deanna is closing out the long run of Kuzmanics playing in the Christmas tourney. The Alabama-Birmingham recruit and Wildcats started out this year’s Classic with 31 points in the first quarter en route to a 63-41 victory over Phillips.

     
  • Prospect produces a win at Wheeling Dec 20, 2014 12:40 AM
    Prospect’s perfect girls basketball season continued on Friday night as the Knights captured a 44-33 victory on the road at Wheeling. Senior Taylor Will led all scorers with 20 points while classmate Catherine Sherwood chipped in 13 and junior Nikki Matters 10.

     
  • Wheeling, Carmel send four to Erb semifinals Dec 19, 2014 9:23 PM
    The going was pretty tough for area wrestlers Friday night in the opening day of the 51st Annual Rus Erb Tournament at Glenbrook South. Heading into the semifinals which begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Metea Valley has established itself as the early favorites to capture the championship of the rugged 17-team tourney. The Mustangs lead with 82 points while Oswego is in second place with 68. Wheeling put together a good first day with four semifinalists for fourth place currently (56 points) while fifth-place Evanston (54 points) is right on the Wildcats’ heels. Carmel Catholic also had a good first day, with four wrestlers reaching the semifinals, but the Corsairs are only in eighth place right now with 46 points due to a lack of depth up and down their lineup.

     
  • Toughness, finesse carry Prospect Dec 19, 2014 10:42 PM
    Prospect used some on-court toughness and some finesse in beating Wheeling 48-40 at the the Jean Walker Field House in Mt. Prospect on Friday night. The Knights’ Grant Miller, whose nickname is Bulldog, provided the toughness. And sophomore Frankie Mack had the finesse in the Mid-Suburban East victory.

     
  • Former teacher pleads guilty to obscenity Dec 19, 2014 4:40 PM
    A 30-year-old Palatine man who had worked as a physical education teacher at Wheeling High School, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor obscenity charge this month, court records show. in exchange for his guilty plea, Brian Rossetti was sentenced to 18 months supervision and ordered to pay $334 in fines.

     
  • Buffalo Grove’s Savage rolls 300 game Dec 17, 2014 9:52 PM
    In 40-plus years of Mid-Suburban League girls bowling, there had been only six 300 games thrown until the gem last week by Karsyn Burgess of Wheeling put the total at 7. Now, make it 8. Buffalo Grove junior Joanne Savage stole the spotlight Wednesday, firing her first-ever 300 in the second game of her match against, of all teams, the Wildcats.

     
  • Zuunbayan helps Wheeling to invite runner-up finish Dec 13, 2014 5:55 PM
    It was a great day for area teams and individuals Saturday at the 30th annual Wheeling Memorial Wrestling Tournament. Perennial power Sandburg once again rolled to the championship with 262 points, but the fight for second place went down to the final round between the host Wildcats and Stevenson. Wheeling held a 3.5-point lead over the Patriots at the start of the final round, but the Wildcats pulled away with some great performances to capture runner-up honors over Stevenson, 176 to 161.5.

     
  • Prospect stays hot against Buffalo Grove Dec 13, 2014 12:37 AM
    Buffalo Grove wasn’t able to slow Prospect’s hot streak. The host Knights earned a 52-36 victory over the Bison on Friday, claiming their third straight victory and remaining perfect in the Mid-Suburban East at 2-0. Kyle Beyak (14 points), Patryk Niemiec (10 points, 8 rebounds) and Grant Miller (8 points, 4 assists) led a balanced scoring attack for the Knights.

     
  • Williams, Dellorto break 500 records in Meadows’ victory Dec 13, 2014 12:08 AM
    Rolling Meadows earned its first dual victory of the boys swimming season, topping Elk Grove 136-44 on Friday in the facility both teams share at Elk Grove High School in a Mid-Suburban East dual. Both teams got to celebrate program records in the 500-yard freestyle. Elk Grove senior Colin Williams won the event in 4:53.61, erasing the mark that had existed since 1977. It’s already Williams’ second team record of the season, as he established a new benchmark the previous week in the 200 IM. The second-place finisher in the 500 free was Rolling Meadows freshman Josh Dellorto. He touched in a personal-best 5:01.14 and also broke the Mustangs’ program record.

     
  • Wheeling frosh Burgess busts out a 300 Dec 10, 2014 9:05 PM
    The already boisterous atmosphere of a Mid-Suburban League girls bowling meet got an extra shot of adrenaline Wednesday night. Karsyn Burgess, a Wheeling freshman, fired the first 300 game the conference has seen since the 2010/11 season. A no-doubt-about-it final strike put Burgess in the MSL record books. “I’m really excited,” said the frosh. “I’m used to stringing strikes together, and after the ninth frame I was already pretty proud of myself. “Then came the 10th frame, and the pressure was on.”

     
  • Support aplenty for Wheeling’s May Dec 8, 2014 8:54 PM
    When talking about Steve May, Wheeling girls athletic director Don Rowley quickly points out how well respected the school’s assistant/principal of students activities is by his peers. That will be quite evident on Dec. 16, when May is honored in National Harbor, Md., during the banquet at the 45th annual National Athletic Directors Conference. May is one of 10 individuals who have made outstanding contributions to interscholastic athletics and have been named recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Service Awards given by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

     
  • The Soapbox Dec 6, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer praise and sound off on suburban issues.

     
  • Fourth straight win for Schaumburg Dec 6, 2014 11:44 PM
    After starting the season with a pair of losses, Schaumburg’s boys basketball has found the winning groove. The Saxons worked overtime on Saturday at the Ken Carter Gymnasium in Arlington Heights before posting a 59-54 victory over Hersey. Brendan Parker (18 points), Jason Schoo (13) and Charlie Quilco (10) weer top scorers for Schaumburg (4-2). Payton Haas and Joseph Coffaro each scored 18 points to pace Hersey (3-3).

     
  • Stejskal does it all as Buffalo Grove beats Wheeling Dec 5, 2014 10:42 PM
    Buffalo Grove junior Sammy Stejskal has a simple explanation for her prowess on the boards. “When I see the ball I go get it,” Stejskal said. On Friday night against visiting Wheeling, the junior proved she not only knows how to rebound the ball, she also knows how to put it in the basket. The 5-foot-11 Stejskal rang up 22 points and snared 14 rebounds — both game highs — as the Bison (7-0, 1-0) defeated the Wildcats 68-52 in the Mid-Suburban League East Division opener for both teams to stay undefeated.

     
  • Schauble’s return to Palatine triumphant Dec 5, 2014 10:42 PM
    You’ll have to forgive John Schauble if he looked a bit tired Friday evening. He had been up most of the previous night pondering his return as coach of the Palatine boys swimming and diving team. See, the last time he coached the Pirates was 1990. Since then, he served as Aquatics Director and physical education teacher at Stevenson, where he founded the Patriot Aquatic Club. But life is often cyclical, and there was Schauble on deck at the Palatine pool Friday, watching with a satisfaction as his charges roared to a convincing 118-67 victory over Buffalo Grove in a Mid-Suburban League crossover meet.

     
  • Girls gymnastics: Scouting Northwest Dec 4, 2014 1:45 PM
    Here's what to expect from the high school girls gymnastics teams of the Mid-Suburban League plus Maine West and Leyden this season.

     
  • Wheeling still looking good after 2 wins at Schaumburg Dec 4, 2014 11:36 PM
    Wheeling continues to impress during the early stages of the wrestling season. Following a solid effort last weekend in earning a second-place tournament trophy just behind state-ranked Deerfield at the Antioch Invite, the Wildcats turned in a commanding performance Thursday night, defeating Palatine and then host Schaumburg in an MSL double-dual action to open conference competition on a high note.

     
  • Wheeling sharpens up against Highland Park Dec 4, 2014 11:28 PM
    Thursday was a practice day for all Mid-Suburban League girls basketball teams except Wheeling, which played against visiting Highland Park. The Wildcats used the nonconference game as a tune up for today’s 6 p.m. Mid-Suburban League East opener at Buffalo Grove and at the same time they picked up their fifth victory in the young season. They made sure this one would never be in doubt after surging to a 25-3 lead after one quarter en route to a 66-41 decision.

     
  • Boys swimming: Scouting Northwest Dec 4, 2014 9:21 PM
    Here's a team-by-team look at what to expect from boys swimming in the Mid-Suburban League and at St. Viator this season.

     
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