Boys volleyball: Vernon Hills' Adkisson notches milestone

Vernon Hills volleyball player Sammy Adkisson reached a milestone in the Cougars' Central Suburban League North Division match against Deerfield Thursday night.

Adkisson, a senior libero, notched the 1,00th dig of his career during the third set. He is the Cougars' all-time leader.

"He's so steady, so good at defending, and he's been that way his entire three years on the varsity," coach Chris Curry said after his Vernon Hills squad lost 25-19, 23-25, 25-16. "He's a tremendous kid, and we're lucky to have had him here."

Jack McDonald and Krys Han had 9 and 7 kills, respectively, for Vernon Hills (17-18, 2-8).

"We really put up a good fight tonight," Curry said. "We're just too small to consistently block a team hitting up where they're making contact. And, honestly, they are just so controlled. They make so few errors that you can't make any if you want to beat them. (Coach) Eugene (Chung) has them playing really tough, really smart."

Palatine d. Stevenson: The Patriots suffered their second loss in as many nights, despite Thomas Finn's 5 kills in the nonconference match.

Stevenson (26-8) also got 3 kills from Gavin Meng and 11 assists from Will Sorenson.

Girls water polo

Stevenson 21, Whitney Young 2: At Stevenson, Lauren Maloney scored 5 goals, increasing her team-leading total to 131 on the season, and the two-time defending state champs rolled in their state quarterfinal.

Kalista Tapas (87 goals this season) and Eleanor Michaud (71) each scored four times for Stevenson (34-0), which advances to Saturday's 9 a.m. semifinal against Mother McAuley.


Grayslake Central 10, Grant 3: Grace Bradley was 2-for-5 with a homer and 5 RBI, an the visiting Rams wrapped up Northern Lake County Conference play with the win.

Avery Nims was 2-for-2 with a double for Grayslake Central (21-6, 10-2), which put the game away with a 6-run sixth. Elisa Koshy (2 doubles), Ashlynn Coleman (double) and Corinne Heidloff (RBI) were also 2-for-4, and Kennedy Stoffel contributed a double. Heidloff earned the win to improve to 5-1.

Grant got a solo home run from Calista Warmowski.

Stevenson 9, Vernon Hills 6 (8 inn.): Maggie O'Brien was 2-for-5 with a triple and 3 RBI, and the Patriots scored 3 runs in the top of the eighth inning to snap a 6-6 tie in the nonconference game.

Stevenson also got 2-hit games from Elle Ruchim (triple), Emily Freedman, Hailey Barnes (RBI), Maggie Trotter (double, RBI), Anna Fossier (2 RBI) and Lexi Gitler (double).

Delaney Bowen was 2-for-3 with a homer and 2 RBI for Vernon Hills (16-13), and Jordyn Smith had a single and 2 RBI.


Mundelein 2, Wheeling 0: Justin Binz, Drake Morton and Noah Zoglman pitched a combined 5-hitter, as the host Mustangs won the nonconference game.

Mundelein (13-13) scored both of its runs in the second inning on a solo homer from Austin Greco and an RBI single from Sam Eddy. Mason Schultz was 2-for-3 with a double.

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