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  • Scouting area boys basketball holiday tournaments Dec 18, 2014 11:03 PM
    For a second straight year, York’s 32-team field will dominate the local boys basketball landscape this holiday tournament season. Beyond the Dukes’ 41st annual Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament — featuring 10 DuPage County representatives — teams will spread out among 12 tournaments from Wheeling to Centralia.

  • Downers South gets first win of season at Willowbrook’s expense Dec 17, 2014 12:12 AM
    After enduring the first three weeks of the season without a victory, you’d think Downers Grove South’s boys basketball team would have been in full celebration mode following Tuesday’s win over Willowbrook. The young Mustangs, though, treated it like just another step in the process. Rallying from a late fourth-quarter deficit, Downers South finally notched that elusive first win with a 57-54 West Suburban Gold Conference decision over Willowbrook in Villa Park.

  • Willowbrook keeps pace in Gold Dec 17, 2014 12:45 AM
    If Willowbrook has to play a little longer than normal to get a West Suburban Gold girls basketball victory in its quest for a division championship, then so be it.

  • Willowbrook loses to Hinsdale South Dec 12, 2014 11:14 PM
    Willowbrook’s Alonzo Verge Jr. had 31 points against Hinsdale South, but the Hornets’ Brian Kern countered with 25 points of his own to help send Hinsdale South home with a 57-50 West Suburban Gold victory on Friday night.

  • Willowbrook already moving on to next goal for season Dec 10, 2014 9:11 PM
    When Willowbrook’s boys basketball team beat Stagg on Nov. 28, the Warriors celebrated a little bit. After three games — and three wins — they’d already eclipsed their entire victory total from last season. “It was funny because when we won our third we were like, ‘Oh, we already beat last year’,” said Warriors coach Chris Perkins. “But our goal wasn’t just to beat last year.”

  • Downers Grove South stops Willowbrook Dec 9, 2014 11:32 PM
    Despite struggling with its shooting in the first half, Downers Grove South took a 43-31 West Suburban Gold girls basketball victory Tuesday night at Willowbrook.

  • Verge makes himself at home against Addison Trail Dec 6, 2014 12:33 AM
    Alonzo Verge Jr. made sure his home debut was a memorable one. Willowbrook’s highly touted sophomore was also introduced to the District 88 rivalry with Addison Trail, and he responded with a game-high 22 points while leading the Warriors to Friday’s 56-51 West Suburban Gold Conference win over the visiting Blazers in Villa Park.

  • McNamara tops in fly prelims Nov 21, 2014 11:35 PM
    Addison Trail/Willowbrook co-op’s Kelly McNamara put herself in a good spot in the 100-yard butterfly at Friday’s state swimming preliminaries at Evanston High School.

  • Scouting DuPage county boys basketball Nov 20, 2014 9:17 AM
    A team-by-team look at DuPage County boys basketball this season.

  • Petzold, Glenbard North ready for basketball season Nov 18, 2014 11:26 PM
    Glenbard North senior Sarah Petzold is known primarily as a softball player. On Tuesday the fourth-year, three-sport athlete proved to be quite a hit in the girls basketball team’s season opener.

  • Addison Trail knocks off Willowbrook Oct 25, 2014 12:03 AM
    Addison Trail used a late barrage of points to break open what was a see-saw matchup Friday night against West Suburban Gold rival Willowbrook. The Blazers won 27-17.

  • Addison Trail must move on without injured Rybarczyk Oct 22, 2014 5:17 PM
    Addison Trail senior quarterback Mike Rybarczyk saw his three-year varsity football career end in a tough way on Saturday when he went down with a first-half ankle injury in the Blazers’ 33-15 loss to Glenbard West.

  • Lake Park meets Willowbrook’s challenge Oct 21, 2014 10:51 PM
    A first-half goal from Kris Lopez and a second-half strike from Oliver Horgan kick-started No. 2 seed Lake Park’s opening effort to reach the final stages of the Class 3A boys soccer state tournament with a 2-0 victory over Willowbrook on Tuesday night in a regional semifinal at Schaumburg. Next up for Lancers coach Anthony Passi’s team will be the host Saxons, who defeated Glenbard North later Tuesday.

  • Villa Park teen memorialized with tree-planting ceremony Oct 17, 2014 5:43 PM
    A tree-planting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Willowbrook Park in remembrance of a 17-year-old who died this past March in a hit-and-run crash. Emilio Perez would have been a senior at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park this year. His family is planting a tree at the park across the street from the school to remember Emilio in a positive way. “He was a very kind, loving kid,” said his aunt, Dolly Alvarez. “At his funeral there were so many young people that came and told stories about Emilio that just showed how much he cared about people."

  • State seeks input on revamping social studies standards Oct 13, 2014 7:33 PM
    State education officials are seeking input from students, educators, parents and taxpayers on new civic course requirements and social studies learning standards in Illinois. The Illinois Task Force on Civic Education is hosting a series of public hearings to discuss its recent report submitted to Gov. Pat Quinn and the General Assembly in May. The next hearing is from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.

  • Lillie leads St. Charles North to runner-up sectioanl finish Oct 13, 2014 11:29 PM
    It was a scramble from start to the finish at the Conant girls sectional golf meet at Fox Run in Elk Grove. Maine South won the team title with a 328, while St. Charles North was second with a 331. The scramble began at third place, where both Wheaton Warrenville South and Oak Park tied with a 337. Wheaton Warrenville South was awarded the final team spot at this weekend’s Class AA state finals based on the fifth score, as Emma Field’s score was lower than the 101 from Oak Park’s Sophie Mouros. Tying for the 10th and final individual qualifying berth were Glenbard West’s Samantha Moody, Elk Grove’s Erin Walz, Lake Park’s Nicole Hansen and Burlington Central’s Josie Kurosky. Each shot an 84 - they will try to settle the issue with a playoff beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Neuqua Valley continues the process Oct 12, 2014 3:38 PM
    From winning the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay through the post-competition trophy presentation, Neuqua Valley's girls swim team was dominant at Saturday's 15th annual St. Charles North Invitational.

  • Warren puts its foot down, wins Hersey’s Jamboree Oct 4, 2014 5:47 PM
    Warren grabbed the top finish in Saturday's Hersey Jamboree, topping Mundelein and the host Huskies at Olympic Pool in Arlington Heights on Saturday.

  • Willowbrook savors a Berry big win Oct 3, 2014 11:58 PM
    Leading up to Friday’s West Suburban Gold game at Proviso East, Willowbrook coach Nick Hildreth issued a challenge to his seniors – to finish games. None took it to heart more than Josh Berry, who had the kind of night you don’t soon forget. The senior tallied 100 rushing yards with 3 rushing touchdowns, 65 receiving yards, an interception and 215 punting yards to help Willowbrook get a 35-14 victory, its first of the season.

  • Glenbard West sharp vs. Willowbrook Sep 29, 2014 10:21 PM
    The Glenbard West girls volleyball program has a lot going on these next several days, and it kicked off the hectic stretch with a solid effort Monday night.

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