Palatine, Fremd to team up for 'Match for Maeve'
Welcome back to another season of Sports Notes.
We start this school year with information of a special night on Oct. 4 when the Fremd girls volleyball team visits Palatine High School.
The Pirates will be holding a fundraiser to raise money for The Maeve McNicholas Memorial Foundation.
The slogan of the night will be 'Match for Maeve'.
Maeve's Foundation was created after the cousin of Palatine sophomore girls volleyball coach Kelly Doherty lost her battle from a pediatric brain tumor less than 36 hours after being diagnosed.
Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death in children in the United States.
All proceeds from the match will be donated hoping to assist/fund programs and hospitals in four areas:
• Increasing public awareness about the severity and prevalence of childhood brain tumors.
• Aiding in the early detection of childhood brain tumors by increasing awareness of symptoms.
• Helping to find the cause and cure of childhood brain tumors through the support of medical research.
• Helping support families with children living with brain tumors.
More information can be found at www.maevesfoundation.org
Doherty said she hopes the Palatine community comes together to raise money for this important cause.
Palatine and Fremd high schools are teaming up to put together a bake sale, bucket raffle, 50/50 raffle and a contest with the audience if attendees purchase a rubber duck for $1 ('chuck a duck').
Former Prospect baseball star Jack Landwehr, the Daily Herald Cook County all-area honorary captain in 2011 and 2012 who went on to pitch for Illinois State, was the runner-up for Rookie of the Year honors in the Frontier League.
Landwehr pitched for the Normal Cornbelters and went 8-3 with a 3.32 ERA in 15 games (14 starts). He had 61 strikeouts and 19 walks in 81⅓ innings.
Atlas to Hoffstra
Barrington senior outfielder Leyden Atlas has committed to play college softball at Hofstra University. The school's new head softball coach, Jay Miller, was the former associate head coach at Rutgers.
Hofstra finished 18th in the USA RPI Index last year, beating the national champion Florida State during the regular season. Their final ranking in the ESPN poll was 24th.
Lil' Cougar Clinic.
Conant High School is hosting the Lil' Cougar Clinic on Thursday, Sept. 20 on the east shelf of the school's gymnasium.
The Conant coed cheerleading program was ranked top 12 at the state series competition and looks forward to working with the community at its fall Lil' Cougar Clinic.
This clinic is open to those from kindergarten to eighth grade. The online registration page is http://tinyurl.com/cougarcheerclinic2018.
Wisconsin-Oshkosh freshman Margherite Pettenuzzo (Prospect) took sixth place (84-79) at the Titans Classic Tournament, a 10 team event. The Titans broke the Titan Classic record with a two-day total of 634 (316-318). The previous record was 646 set in 2015.
New Hampshire senior Gabri Olhava (Hersey) recorded a career-high 20 kills in both matches to lead the Wildcats to victory over Yale (3-1) and Army West Point (3-2) at the Art Carmichael Invitational played at the University of Rhode Island's Keaney Gymnasium.
In the first match of the day, the Wildcats handed Yale its first loss of the season (22-25, 25-14, 25-21, 25-19) and a few hours later they outlasted the Cadets 11-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-25, 15-12.
Olhava, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, recorded 40 kills (4.44 per set) on a .403 hitting percentage and also had four blocks on Saturday.
Augustana senior Abby Wendell (Hersey) scored her first career goal in the Vikings' 4-0 win over visiting Bethel.
Men's cross country
Augustana freshman Karsten Zielinski (Schaumburg) rounded out the Vikings' top seven when he placed 22nd in 20:59.2 at the Western Illinois University Early Bird Invitational. The Vikes took second place behind Bradley on the 6,000 meter course at Spring Lake Park.
Augustana sophomore safety John Kappel (Wheeling) had an interception and a fumble recovery in the Vikings' 26-7 win over Coe in Cedar Rapids, IA. The defense forced 6 turnovers and allowed just 18 rushing yards.
The Vikings recorded their first take-away on the very first possession of the game when senior John Asquini (Buffalo Grove) intercepted a pass.
Vikings junior Bobby Jarosz (Prospect) scored on a 9-yard touchdown run as the Vikes churned out a workmanlike 387 total yards while not committing a turnover.
Hersey alumni night
Hersey Boys Basketball Alumni night will be Dec. 14 when the Huskies host Prospect, coached by Hersey graduate John Camardella. All former Hersey boys basketball players are invited for activities, prior to, during, and after the game.
For more information, please contact Hersey coach Austin Scott at email@example.com or John Novak at @214.org or Don Rowley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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