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Athlete of the Week

Blaine Borhart

Marengo

Mon, 13 March 2017

Borhart made the game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds of Marengo's sectional semifinal win over Glenbard South. Borhart scored 15 points and helped the Indians win their first sectional title since 1998.

Mike Volkening

Marengo

Mon, 06 March 2017

Volkening scored 26 points in Marengo’s regional semifinal victory over Woodstock, then followed it up with 17 points in a regional title victory over Richmond-Burton. The senior shooting guard has helped the Indians win their second regional title in the past three years.

Gavin Sutton

Richmond-Burton

Mon, 27 February 2017

Sutton (47-3) scored a technical fall and two major decisions to advance to the Class 2A 145-pound final. He defeated Morton's Mikie Hartnett, 7-3, for his first state title. It was the 10th individual title in R-B's history and the fourth in his family (brother Garrett has two and cousin Cameron Kennedy has one).

Lenny Petersen

Crystal Lake Central

Mon, 27 February 2017

Petersen (42-4) won his second consecutive IHSA state title with a technical fall and two pins to reach the Class 2A 138-pound championship match. There, he defeated Washington's Blaize Punke, 7-4, for the title.

Nikki Baars

Prairie Ridge co-op

Mon, 20 February 2017

Baars, a Cary-Grove senior on the PR co-op team, won the IHSA all-around state championship on Friday and helped the Wolves capture their third consecutive IHSA team title on Saturday. Baars scored a 38.075 in the all-around, edging Glenbrook South’s Hannah Hartley (38.025). As a team, PR’s 148.8 bested second-place DeKalb (146.95).

Morgan Madsen

Johnsburg

Mon, 13 February 2017

Madsen had a monster game in a 58-44 Kishwaukee River Conference win against Woodstock North, scoring 21 points and hauling in 13 rebounds to lead the Skyhawks. She also chipped in two assists, four steals and a pair of blocks. With the win, the Skyhawks finished 12-0 and completed a perfect season in the inaugural year of the KRC.

Blaine Bayer

Richmond-Burton

Mon, 06 February 2017

Bayer gave Marengo all kinds of trouble Friday in the Rockets’ 57-40 victory, which was the Indians’ first loss in the Kishwaukee River Conference. Bayer scored 32 points in the game and hit 19 of 22 free throws. The 5-foot-10 senior guard, who passed 1,000 career points this season, also hit three 3-pointers in the game. He is averaging 15.7 points a game.

Aannah Interrante

Johnsburg

Mon, 23 January 2017

Interrante's six-game streak of 23-plus points was snapped in a 75-53 loss to Rock Island, the No. 2-ranked team in Class 4A, at the DeKalb Martin Luther King Jr. Tournament last week. Also at the tournament, the junior guard dropped 27 points against Lincoln-Way East and 20 points against Plainfield East. She made the all-tournament team, hitting 13 3-pointers in four games.

David Ferrante

Huntley

Mon, 16 January 2017

Ferrante won the 152-pound title at the Sycamore tournament, pinning four of his five opponents and winning the other match by a 6-0 decision. The freshman beat the No. 10 152-pounder in Class 3A in the semifinals by and then pinned the top-ranked Class 2A 152-pounder in the finals.

Morgan Clausen

Huntley

Mon, 09 January 2017

Clausen averaged 14.8 points and eight rebounds a game for the Red Raiders in the prestigious Montini Christmas Tournament, where Huntley finished 2-2 after an 0-2 start to the tournament. The 6-foot-1 senior forward had 13 points and six rebounds in a 36-31 win over Lake Zurich in the fifth-place consolation game. Against Marian Catholic, she poured in 23 points in a 40-33 victory.

Cameron Krutwig

Jacobs

Mon, 02 January 2017

Jacobs' 6-foot-9 senior scored 21 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked seven shots to help the Golden Eagles to a 61-49 win over Prairie Ridge in the championship game of the Hinkle Holiday Classic. Krutwig helped Jacobs win their own tournament for the first time since 2008.

Zach Toussaint

Johnsburg

Mon, 19 December 2016

Toussaint continued his scoring tear for the Skyhawks with 50 points as Johnsburg split its two games for the week. Toussaint scored 28 and hit five 3-pointers Dec. 13 in a 95-59 win over North Boone. He came back with 22 points and three threes Saturday in the Skyhawks’ 81-61 loss to Zion-Benton at Jacobs’ Hinkle Holiday Classic. For the season, Toussaint is hitting 42.6 percent on 3-pointers and is averaging 23.9 points per game.

Liz Alsot

McHenry

Mon, 12 December 2016

Alsot is giving opposing teams major fits and is one of the most difficult assignments on both ends of the court, averaging a double-double through eight games with 14.3 points and 13.6 rebounds a game. The 6-foot forward scored 20 points with 16 rebounds in a 59-37 Fox Valley Conference win over Crystal Lake Central on Tuesday and had 17 points and 15 rebounds in a 59-37 nonconference win against Woodstock North three days earlier.

Anthony Randazzo

Marian Central

Mon, 05 December 2016

Randazzo, a two-time returning state qualifier, got off to a strong start to his junior year. The 132-pounder won all seven of his matches, including five by pin, to help the Hurricanes take first at the Carmel duals.

Adam Jayko

Johnsburg

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

Jacobs

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

Richmond-Burton

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

McHenry

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

Harvard

Mon, 19 September 2016

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

Alex Peete

Johnsburg

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.

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Congratulations Gavin Sutton, February Athlete of the Month!