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  • Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove will meet for soccer title Oct 21, 2014 10:55 PM
    Even though top-seeded Crystal Lake South earned a 3-2 win over No. 4 Jacobs in a Class 3A boys soccer regional semifinal hosted by the Golden Eagles in Algonquin Tuesday, the Gators learned something invaluable en route to the regional championship at 5 p.m. on Friday against No. 2 Cary-Grove, which beat McHenry 2-0 on Tuesday..

  • 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.

  • Harvest Christian falls in boys soccer sectional Oct 21, 2014 9:14 PM
    The Harvest Christian Academy boys soccer players received a nice ovation from fans Tuesday as they left the field for the final time this season. Despite coming out on the short end of a 9-1 decision against an older, more mature team from Hinckley-Big Rock, the young Lions were lauded for reaching a Class 1A sectional semifinal in the first place.

  • Images: Prep Sports Images of the Week Oct 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    See some of the best images of the week in high school sports. Daily Herald photographers this week covered girls swimming, cross country, boys soccer, girls volleyball, and more.

  • Schaumburg turns back Glenbard North Oct 21, 2014 11:35 PM
    Andrew Ralston and Alexis Flores both scored first-half goals as No. 10 seed Schaumburg asserted itself against a youthful side from Glenbard North. It was too much for the seventh-seeded Panthers, who fell 2-1 late Tuesday after a fierce comeback effort against the host Saxons at Gary Scholz Stadium. The Saxons (8-4-2) next face Lake Park (17-1-4) in a Class 3A regional final at 5 p.m. Friday.

  • Score this one in favor of Mundelein Oct 21, 2014 11:05 PM
    Mundelein’s soccer team has had its problems scoring goals this season. The Mustangs had lost three of their last four games by 1-0 scores. In their Class 3A regional opener Tuesday night, the Mustangs saw their scoring frustrations continue — until the second half. The Mustangs exploded for three goals and ended No. 10 Round Lake’s season with a 3-0 victory at Libertyville. Mason Homsey, Jesus Alba and Armando Gomez scored for No. 7 Mundelein, which will face second-seeded Libertyville at 4 p.m. Saturday.

  • Wheaton Academy inches away from St. Francis Oct 21, 2014 10:46 PM
    A couple of inches is all it took to get Wheaton Academy refocused. Leading by a goal in the 58th minute of Tuesday’s Class 2A St. Francis boys soccer regional semifinal, the Warriors breathed a sigh of relief after Spartans senior Jose Zepeda saw his toe-poke attempt to tie the game roll inches wide left of the Warriors’ net.

  • Hampshire pulls the upset on Burlington Central Oct 21, 2014 9:49 PM
    When Hampshire’s Jose Hernandez scored 3 minutes into overtime, Whip-Pur fans stormed the field. Only one problem: the game wasn’t over. There are no “golden goals” in the playoffs, and the teams had to complete the 20-minute overtime. The Whip-Purs (9-13-2) still got their celebration, though. Michael Boutin added an insurance goal, and the fourth-seeded Whips upset the host team and top seed 3-1 in the semifinals of the Class 2A Burlington Central boys soccer regional Tuesday.

  • St. Edward grad Winters continues to flourish at Valpo Oct 20, 2014 4:40 PM
    St. Edward graduate Eric Winters is having a senior season to remember on the golf course this fall. Winters, now playing at Valparaiso University, recently was named Horizon League golfer of the week based his performance at the Firestone Invitational held in Akron, Ohio. Winters finished seventh in that tournament with rounds of 73, 71 and 73 on a golf course considered one of the premier tracks in the Midwest.

  • Boys soccer / Postseason scouting, Northwest Oct 20, 2014 4:34 PM
    The boys soccer postseason is once again here, and every sectional features a tough group of teams. Yet the prevailing mood is one of, “providing we play at our best, we stand a chance to advance.” Why? There are so many clubs of similar talent, many with head-stratching results on their on records, making the definitive choice to advance to the supersectionals nearly impossible. There will be plenty of twists and turns along the way, beginning Tuesday evening as even some of the top seeds will have to play well to move on. Class 3A Bartlett sectionalTop four seeds (in order): St. Charles East (15-2-2), Lake Park (16-1-4), Wheaton North (9-7-5), St. Charles North (10-5-4). The sectional champion advances into Barrington supersectional on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Lowdown: As it stands, all that have been questioned agree that the No. 1 seed will be tough to beat. “On the other side of our sectional group, unless something surprising happens, St. Charles East will be in that sectional semifinals in two weeks,” says Schaumburg’s Hamid Mehreioskouei, who along with MSL rival Conant, are dangerous seeds and No. 9 and 10, respectively. “If we can win our opener (against No. 7 Glenbard North), we’ll finally be at full strength for the first time this season, and I like our chances to get through.” The Saxons (7-4-2) have dealt with injuries and ineligibility this fall, so a full roster could make a bigdifference for them in a regional final that could feature No. 2 seed Lake Park. Neither Conant coach Jason Franco nor his counterpart at Rolling Meadows (9-7-2), Peter Mikulak, especially enjoyed the final two weeks of the regular season as both prgrams struggled. “We faded down the stretch,” begins Mikulak, whose club was in the MSL East race before a loss to eventual champ Wheeling did them in. “We sustained a number of injuries during that time, so others have to help, and our sectional is deep and dangerous. But I feel if we can just be better in that final third, we can be one of many who can challenge for the top spot here.” “We’ve struggled of late too,” said Franco. “If we win our opener (vs. West Chicago), then we have St. Charles East, which has a ton of depth, talent and athletic players and is easily the class of a sectional which is wide open (otherwise). There’s a lot who are just about the same as the other, which makes for some interesting regional openers, and finals.” Class 3A Niles North sectionalTop 4 seeds: Evanston (11-2-1) New Trier (17-3-2), Lane Tech (17-5-4), Glenbrook South (7-7-4). Sectional champion advances into Barrington supersectional on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Lowdown: While both Evanston and New Trier were the clear choice to be the top seeds, No. 5 Leyden (10-5-3) might not be too far off from the two CSL powers. Coach Mark Valintis’ club recently handed highly regarded Lyons Township a 3-1 defeat to claim its intent for the postseason, the second time in three seasons the Eagles have done so. “We’ve been so close against top-ranked Morton, St. Viator, and others, so this win came at the perfect time, against a very good team,” said Valintis. “It was a full, hard 80 minutes that we had to play, and the guys answered every challenge thrown at them. We walked out of our place with a feeling and belief we not only can play with the best, but also beat the best as well.” Valintis admits it remains to be seen how the victory will help his club moving forward, but what he does know is the Eagles are battle tested with a highly competitive schedule. “I like our seed, and honestly believe it is a fair one, and with us finally 100 percent healthy and fit, hopefully we’ll be in good shape and ready to add to the excitement of the playoffs.” New Trier, which has shown great ability all season, has lost to Evanston, Lyons and St. Charles East, while the Wildkits show a surprising 4-0 defeat on its overall record against No. 4 Glenbrook South. A young Maine West, which has struggled all season to put balls into the back of the net, is seeded at No. 10 and opens tournament play with No. 7 Glenbrook North. Class 3A Palatine sectionalTop four seeds: Warren (15-2-4), Libertyville (11-3-0), Fremd (14-5-1), Barrington (15-7-2). Sectional champion advances into Barrington supersectional on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Lowdown: Life is seemingly good at Fremd and Warren after the two clubs lifted championship trophies following their impressive victories in the Mid-Suburban League and North Suburban Conference finals. However, despite inspiring performances from each, both are wary of what lies ahead. A potential regional final between crosstown rivals Fremd and No. 6 Palatine (10-5-2) looms if both win their openers at Lake Zurich, while No. 1 Warren may have its biggest challenge of the playoffs when it meets a very dangerous No. 14 seed (Buffalo Grove) in its opener at the home park of the Bison. Many remember last season, when a 15th-seeded Bison squad stunned the No. 2 Blue Devils 1-0 in a regional opener to jump-start BG’s cinderella state series run. “Looking back at the last few weeks of the season, we were up 1-0 in four different MSL games, but lost three and tied the other. If we win two of them, maybe we’re in the MSL Cup. Three or four, maybe we go from a No. 14 to 4-6,” figures Bison coach Rick Carlson. “So I always have confidence in my guys, and their abilities, and we’re very exited about the last leg of this season. Warren is a great team and deserves the top seed, but we’re hoping the team is ready to rise to the challenge, especially on our home pitch.” “There’s no way Buffalo Grove is a No. 14 seed,” says Barrington’s Scott Steib. “That’s not a team anyone would want to play. But that’s the way it goes this time of the year, and for us, if we can be consistent from here on out and play 80 minutes of quality soccer, we can put ourselves into a position of playing at our own supersectional. But that’s a long way off.” The Broncos have a dicey group at their own venue during this first week, with an opener against No. 13 Stevenson and a potential final with No. 5 Hersey (11-3-5) this weekend. MSL runner-up Wheeling (12-5-4) would be the opponent of either Buffalo Grove or Warren, while up at No. 7 Mundelein is quite capable of springing a surprise there against NSC rival Libertyville. Class 2A Grayslake Central sectionalTop 4 seeds (in order): Antioch (10-6-2), Marian Central (11-3-1), Grayslake North (11-8-2), Grayslake Central. Sectional champion advances into Stevenson supersectional on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Lowdown: Years of league success and plenty of history apparently didn’t influence the coaches from the north when they voted East Suburban Catholic Conference champion St. Viator as the No. 5 seed in this sectional, which is dominated by the NSC Prairie Division, as well as several clubs from the FVC. “Not a problem,” said Lions coach Mike Taylor, whose club faced its share of top 3A sides during the regular season, including one of the best in the nation, Chaminade from Missouri. The Lions (16-5-1) have been coming on of late, playing their best football of the year during the past two weeks, so any perceived seeding snub likely will be used as a prime motivation factor before each contest. “None of that matters,” Taylor said with a wry smile. “We just have to go out and play our game, and the rest will take care of itself.” The Lions will first try to take care of host Amundsen this Tuesday on the northwest side of Chicago, then No. 4 seed Grayslake Central in a likely regional final before the sectional semis. “Central is solid. They have a tough backline, good keeper and some nice midfielders,” says Lakes coach Kevin Kullby of the FVC Fox division co-champs, who play through talented all-sectional MF star Isaac Longnecker (15 goals) as much as possible. Kullby believes Antioch will hold its No. 1 seed if the Sequoits all-time leading scorer, Iven Hernandez is on his game. “Ivan is a remarkable player, with an uncanny ability to score and set others up. He’s a gamer, and no doubt gives his team incredible confidence. But if an opponent can bottle him up, then their stoy might be different.” Kullby’s club held Hernandez (33 goals) scoreless for 70 minutes before dropping a 3-1 decision. No. 2 seed Marian Central Catholic pinned a 1-0 loss on St. Viator during the midseason, but has dropped off its level of play of late. — Mike Garofola

  • Meet an offensive lineman: Glenbard East's Ben Sullivan Oct 20, 2014 11:11 PM
    Insights into what it's like to be an offensive lineman, thanks to Glenbard East's Ben Sullivan, plus other bits and bites about this week in DuPage County high school football.

  • Boys soccer: Top 20 rankings Oct 20, 2014 11:12 PM
    Class 2A Wheaton Academy retains the top spot based on its success against Class 3A schools. Naperville Central and Batavia switch spots, with the Redhawks moving up to No. 2.

  • Batavia maintains bragging rights Oct 20, 2014 4:09 PM
    Rumors of Batavia’s demise turned out to be greatly exaggerated. OK, so maybe nobody was predicting doom and gloom, but there was a certain expectation after graduating much of the Bulldogs’ 2013 state championship team that 2014 could be the year for Geneva with all the playmakers in its senior class to unseat Batavia as the class of the Upstate Eight Conference River Division. Instead Batavia turned in the defensive effort of the season on Friday, forcing six turnovers, scoring a pair of defensive touchdowns and beating Geneva 26-20 Friday to clinch its fourth straight conference crown.

  • AP Top Ten: How they fared Oct 20, 2014 3:07 PM
    Here’s how the Top Ten high school football teams in each class fared in their Week 8 games.

  • Images: Grant vs. Vernon Hills football Oct 18, 2014 5:33 PM
    The Grant Bulldogs hosted the Vernon Hills Cougars for football action on Saturday, Oct. 18 in Fox Lake.

  • Neuqua Valley extends conference streak Oct 18, 2014 9:47 PM
    At this time last year Neuqua Valley junior Connor Horn was battling a stress fracture, not cross country courses. Saturday, though, he was fighting not only West Aurora’s Connor McCue but also teammates Dan Weiss and Michael Widmann for the Upstate Eight Conference boys cross country title at Elgin’s Lords Park.

  • Peralta carries Hoffman Estates past Glenbard East Oct 18, 2014 4:44 PM
    Penalty kicks are a nightmare for every goalkeeper. Well, almost every goalkeeper. Hoffman Estates senior Christian Peralta saved two of four spot kicks while his teammates converted all four of their attempts to help the Hawks defeat No. 16 seed Glenbard East 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in Lombard to advance in the Bartlett sectional complex.

  • Wauconda reverses fortunes against Round Lake Oct 18, 2014 8:19 PM
    Last-second losers each of its last two games, Wauconda this time played the role of heartbreaker at the end of a half. The only difference was that there were still another 24 minutes of football to play on Round Lake’s homecoming Saturday. “It shouldn’t have happened,” Round Lake coach Jordan Eder said after his Panthers yielded Kevin Malisheski’s desperation, 37-yard touchdown pass to Josh Anderson on the final play of the first half. “That’s a killer.” An upset loss to Round Lake would have killed Wauconda’s season. Instead, the Bulldogs rallied and got their must-win, 41-12 in a North Suburban Prairie Division contest that was a 1-point game until the visitors’ last-second heroics at the end of the opening half.

  • Glenbard South collects a trophy Oct 18, 2014 11:21 PM
    Russell Matos and Michael Wittenberg ended their Glenbard South boys golf season in style on Saturday in Normal. The Raiders duo combined for 7 birdies during final-day action of the Class 2A boys finals at the Weibring Golf Club to lead Glenbard South to its first golf trophy in program history.

  • Westminster Christian records 3rd win Oct 18, 2014 11:03 PM
    Although Westminster Christian’s football team was detoured from postseason action last week in its second season of varsity play, it didn’t stop the Warriors from setting new benchmarks for the program. Coach John Davis wanted to see his team score as many points as possible and the Warriors surely took notice as they snapped a 3-game skid with their third win of the year, a 49-0 rout of Christian Liberty in Northeastern Athletic action in Arlington Heights Saturday that surpassed last year’s win total of two.

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