Wilson recognized by Concordia-Chicago

Updated 2/5/2018 4:27 PM
  • Lake Zurich product Brad Kruse recently helped the Carthage College men's basketball team to a big win at Augustana.

    Lake Zurich product Brad Kruse recently helped the Carthage College men's basketball team to a big win at Augustana. Daily Herald File Photo

Competing in three events, Grayslake North graduate Chelsee Wilson helped Concordia-Chicago women's track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Illinois Wesleyan University Titan Open.

For her efforts, she was named the Cougars' female athlete of the of the week.

The junior runner won the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.38 seconds, was second in the 400 meters (1:01.29) and was part of the 4 x 400-meter relay team that set an indoor school record with a time of 4:09.99.

All three times are currently best among Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference women's athletes.

Men's basketball

Carthage senior forward Brad Kruse (Lake Zurich) was selected as men's basketball player of the week in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Kruse helped lead the Red Men to an 81-78 win at fifth-ranked Augustana as he finished with 20 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. He was also a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line while playing 37 minutes. The win snapped Carthage's six-game road losing streak to the Vikings.

Men's volleyball

Augustana freshman Ryan Hirschel (Libertyville) leads the Vikings with 178 assists and 13 service aces in the inaugural season for men's volleyball.

Men's tennis

Augustana sophomore Scott Daluga (Libertyville) was an 8-5 winner at No. 2 doubles and a 6-2, 6-0 winner at No. 4 singles when the Vikings won their dual meet over Edgewood.

Hall of famers

Among those recently inducted into the Lake County Hall of Fame were Warren greats Crystal Cobb Alix, Sarah Booth and Brandon Paul and former Mundelein baseball coach Todd Parola.

Men's track

Augustana senior Kevin Barbian (Libertyville) took third place in the shot with a 50-¾ in a pool of 52 throwers and he was tenth the weight throw 48-5½ in a pool of 45 throwers at the at the Olivet Nazarene Invitational at Perry Recreation Center.

Vikings senior Kyle Hucker (Wauconda) was part of the second-place 1600 relay team (3:24.34) which is ranked second in the nation in Division III.

Women's track

Augustana junior Mackenzie Renihan (Vernon Hills) finished fourth (10:47.49) in the 3,000 meters at Illinois Wesleyan's Keck Invitational, where the Vikings placed third with 71 points.

Vikings senior Emily Webster (Lakes) finished ninth (36-4½) in the shot and tenth (43-9) in the weight throw.

Barrington finalists

Barrington hall of fame coaches Jodi Schoeck (girls golf) and Perry Peterson (softball) are finalists for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association's National Coach of the Year honors for their respective sports.

Eight finalists from across the nation will be honored during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet, which will take place at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association's national convention at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, S.D. on June 27.

The highlight of the banquet will be the naming of the NHSACA national coach of the year in 19 recognized sports categories.

Schoeck and Peterson was nominated for this national honor by the IHSA. This selection was based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years, and winning percentage.

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