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Prep Zone: Don't park at Veterans Acres to watch meet

The Crystal Lake South Cross Country Invitational will return to Veteran Acres Park on Saturday, but parking for most fans planning to attend will not.

South athletic director Jason Bott said parking at the park’s main lot is limited and will be used for buses and school personnel working the race. Others are asked to park at Crystal Lake Central or at Prairie Ridge, with shuttle buses available from both those two spots.

The varsity girls race is scheduled for 10 a.m., with the boys varsity race at 10:40. Last year, the South Invitational was run at Lippold Park because of road construction around Veteran Acres.

“We’ll have two shuttles running from Central and one from Prairie Ridge,” Bott said. “We’re asking people not to drop off [riders] in the neighborhood, but you can pull into the main lot and police officers will let you drop off there.”

People who park their vehicles in the neighborhoods adjacent to the park may receive parking tickets for doing so.

South and several other area teams will run in the meet.

Scott probably done: Cary-Grove football coach Brad Seaburg said senior running back Joe Scott likely is done for the season with a broken tibia. Scott suffered the injury in the Trojans’ 42-18 loss to Wheaton North on Saturday.

Seaburg said Scott’s doctor told him the best-case scenario would have Scott possibly returning for the state championship game. Seaburg said Scott will have surgery on the leg soon.

Scott carried six times for 32 yards in last year’s Class 6A state championship game for the Trojans. C-G now is short in the backfield without Scott and Zach McQuade, who has a shoulder injury, but could return around Week 4 or 5.

Coaching clinic: Crystal Lake Central boys basketball coach Rich Czeslawski and Illinois Magic owner Eric Samuelson will host the “Think the Game” Basketball Coaching Clinic at Crystal Lake Central on Sunday, from 3:15 to 9 p.m. The cost is $45 per person and speakers will include college and high school coaches.

New Northwestern coach Chris Collins, Lake Forest coach Chris Conger, Northridge Prep coach Will Rey, St. Patrick coach Mike Bailey and Stevenson coach Pat Ambrose will be the speakers. Dinner will be catered to the event.

• Joe Stevenson is a senior sports writer for the Northwest Herald. He can be reached by email at You also can follow him on Twitter @nwh_JoePrepZone.



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