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Athlete of the Week

Adam Jayko


Mon, 21 November 2016

Jayko made the game-winning field goal to beat Chicago Phillips 23-20 in overtime to advance to the IHSA Class 4A state championship game. Jayko also had two interceptions in Johnsburg's quarterfinal win over Genoa-Kingston seven days earlier.

McKayla Wuensch

Marian Central

Mon, 14 November 2016

Wuensch had a match-high 25 assists in Marian Central's IHSA Class 3A state championship game loss to Marian Catholic and ended her four-year varsity career with 2,346 assists, eight away from cracking the state's top-20. The Nevada commit also pounded two kills for the Hurricanes.

Samson Evans

Prairie Ridge

Mon, 07 November 2016

Evans scored seven rushing touchdowns in Prairie Ridge's 51-24 win over defending Class 6A state champion Montini. Evans ran for a total of 238 yards on 21 carries in the game. The undefeated Wolves move on to a quarterfinal game against Lake Forest this week.

Emily Baudin

Prairie Ridge

Mon, 31 October 2016

Baudin led the Wolves' attack in both of their regional wins last week. She paced her team with 10 kills and seven digs in a 24-26, 25-11, 25-5 win over Hampshire, and added 12 kills and six digs in a 29-27, 22-25, 25-21 win over Crystal Lake South in the regional championship, giving the Wolves back-to-back regional titles. Baudin leads the Wolves this season with 222 kills to go with 213 digs and 37 aces.

Noah Melick


Mon, 24 October 2016

Melick scored four goals in the Golden Eagles' 5-0 win over Elgin in Friday's regional title game. Those four goals bring his season total to 29 this year. Jacobs advances to play McHenry in a sectional semifinal this week.

Mackenzie Hahn


Mon, 17 October 2016

Hahn finished as the runner-up in the IHSA Class 1A girls golf state finals over the weekend. With her two-day score of 152, the senior finished three strokes behind three-time state champion Lauren Chappell of Charleston.

Emmanuel Ebirim

Prairie Ridge

Mon, 10 October 2016

In Prairie Ridge’s 62-6 win over McHenry, Ebirim rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries. Ebirim has seven rushing touchdowns after adding another in a win over Hampshire.

Jake King


Mon, 03 October 2016

King, McHenry's goalkeeper, had not conceded a goal since returning to the lineup, posting 10 consecutive shutouts before the Warriors' loss in PKs to Dundee-Crown last Thursday. He averaged 3.75 saves a game in four wins heading into last Tuesday.

Valerie Tarazi

Prairie Ridge (CLHS co-op)

Mon, 26 September 2016

Tarazi won two individual events and was a part of winning relays in both of the Crystal Lake co-op's meet wins the past week, collecting another record in the process. On Saturday at the Woodstock Invitational, Tarazi won the 200 freestyle (1:57.17) and 100 butterfly (59.16), as well as being part of the winning 400 and 200 freestyle relay teams. "It's not really where I wanted to be for this point of the season, I wanted to be a little faster, but I had a lot of fun today and that's all that counts," Tarazi said. Then on Tuesday, she won the 100 butterfly (58.47) and the 100 backstroke (58.69) in a dual against St. Viator. She was also part of the winning 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays at St. Viator. The time in the 100 backstroke set a pool record, her fifth at St. Viator, adding to records she set there over the past two years in the 200 freestyle, 200 IM, 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle.

Alonzo Carrillo


Mon, 19 September 2016

Carrillo scored five goals and added an assist in a 2-0-1 week for the Hornets.

Alex Peete


Mon, 12 September 2016

Peete ran for 248 yards and three touchdowns in the Skyhawks' 46-21 win over Rochelle. Peete carried the ball 18 times, tallying an average of 13.8 yards per carry. He also caught three passes for 55 receiving yards. Then he ran for 16 carries for 171 yards and four touchdowns while surpassing 4,000 career yards.

Greg Williams


Mon, 05 September 2016

Dundee-Crown's Greg Williams rushed for a school-record 379 yards on 53 carries in a 35-28 loss to Hampshire in Week 1. Williams accounted for all four of the Chargers’ touchdowns. He rushed for three scores and also recorded a 19-yard receiving touchdown.

Ally Dion


Mon, 29 August 2016

The Southeast Missouri commit came up big in a pair of Fox Valley Conference wins over Crystal Lake Central and Dundee-Crown, placing the Red Raiders at the top of the conference standings after the first week (tied with Prairie Ridge). Dion smashed 17 kills and added 20 digs in a 25-22, 22-25, 25-19 win over D-C, and led the team with seven kills in a tight contest against Central.

Ethan Farnam

Prairie Ridge

Mon, 22 August 2016

The senior Northwestern commit shot a 67, one off the course record, to win the Boulder Ridge Invitational. Farnam led the Wolves to the tournament title with his 5-under-par round. Farnam also shot a 70 to take medalist honors last week at the Cary-Grove Invite at Foxford Hills.

Luke Tevyaw

Crystal Lake Central

Mon, 23 May 2016

Tevyaw threw a three-hitter, striking out nine, and delivered a walk-off double as the Tigers beat Prairie Ridge, 3-2, Saturday, ending the Wolves’ 17-game winning streak. Tevyaw issued only one walk in the game and was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. The senior left-hander had two other standout performances last week, starting with Monday’s two-hitter in a 2-0 win against Woodstock North. He struck out 11 and walked one in that game. That gave him 20 strikeouts and five hits allowed in 14 innings for the week. Tevyaw also was 3 for 3 with a double and three RBIs in Central’s 9-5 loss to Crystal Lake South on Thursday.

Alex Johnson

Prairie Ridge

Mon, 16 May 2016

Johnson had a monster week for the Wolves, who outscored their opponents, 50-5, in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division victories over Woodstock, Woodstock North, Hampshire and Grayslake North. The senior catcher hit a grand slam against Woodstock, followed by back-to-back, two-homer games against Woodstock North and Hampshire – going a combined 6 for 8 with five homers and 18 RBIs. Johnson hit two homers in the first inning against Woodstock North, including a grand slam and a three-run shot. Against Hampshire, she hit a pair of three-run homers. Johnson entered the week with no home runs and four RBIs. She now has five homers and 22 RBIs. Prairie Ridge coach Mike Buck said Johnson had an ankle injury at the beginning of the season, but she appears well over it now. She has since moved up to third in the batting order.

Matt McCumber


Mon, 09 May 2016

McCumber threw the Trojans' second perfect game this season to beat Dundee-Crown, 1-0, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game Friday. C-G's Danny Schmidt threw one earlier against Woodstock. McCumber was perfect against the Chargers, and the Trojans needed it as Thomas Nielson drew a bases-loaded hit by pitch to score the game's lone run off D-C sophomore Erik Hedmark. McCumber threw only 67 pitches and struck out six.

Dan Rochotte

Marian Central

Mon, 02 May 2016

Rochotte knocked in four runs in each of two wins last week by the Hurricanes, who went 2-2 for the week. Rochotte was 3 for 4 with four RBIs in Wednesday's 7-4 victory over St. Patrick. His big blow came in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against Marist, when he hit a grand slam. He added a double in that game, which Marian won, 6-1.

Kaleigh O'Brien

Prairie Ridge

Mon, 25 April 2016

O'Brien powered the Wolves with five home runs in six games. O'Brien smacked two homers and drove in three runs in a win over Jacobs, one home run, a double and three RBIs in a win over Crystal Lake South, one home run in a win against Mundelein and a three-run homer in a win over Grant..

Courtney Sengstock

Crystal Lake South

Mon, 18 April 2016

Sengstock had five goals and an assist for the Gators as they won three times last week. She then scored two more goals in a Tuesday win over Jacobs. She had either a goal or an assist in three of their five games this week, highlighted by two goals and an assist against Woodstock North and a goal and an assist against Warren.

Cam Geisser

Crystal Lake South

Mon, 11 April 2016

Geisser drove in a run in each of the Gators' three wins on their trip to downstate Marion, as they moved to 6-0 for the season. Geisser tripled and drove in a run in South's 6-4 win over Mount Vernon. He also had an RBI triple in the Gators' 4-2 victory against Benton.

Kevin Szamlewski


Mon, 04 April 2016

Szamlewski vaulted his career-best 15 feet to place second at the Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Classic Saturday at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Szamlewski was the McHenry County and FVC champion last year and was second at the FVC Indoor Meet in March.

Bobby Miller


Mon, 28 March 2016

Miller, a junior Louisville commit, started the season with 19 strikeouts and allowing just one hit in nine innings in his first two starts combined. He threw five no-hit innings in a win over Antioch, his first victory of the season.

Katelynn Russ

Crystal Lake South

Mon, 21 March 2016

Russ, a 17-year-old Crystal Lake South senior had 88 points (57 goals, 31 assists) in only 23 games for the Upper Fox Valley Girls Hockey Club. She was recently named the Illinois Girls Hockey Player of the Year by the Amateur Hockey Association Illinois (AHAI).

Cameron Krutwig


Mon, 14 March 2016

At one point, Krutwig scored 18 points in a sectional semifinal loss to eventual sectional champ Rockford Auburn. The 6-foot-9 junior center finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds in the game, scoring 20 of Jacobs' 23 points in a first half where he dominated on the interior both offensively and defensively.

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Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

Adam Jayko, Johnsburg, Football
McKayla Wuensch, Marian Central, Volleyball
Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, Football