Athlete of the Week
Prairie Ridge (CLHS coop)
Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Tarazi, a sophomore, won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.55) in the state finals at the New Trier Natatorium on Saturday. She also placed second in the 200 individual medley (2:01.65). She earned All American times in both events..
Mon, 16 Nov 2015
Pennington contributed on both sides of the ball during the Trojans' 35-17 victory over Benet in the second round of the Class 7A playoffs. At fullback, he rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, the linebacker forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, sacked the Benet QB three times and broke up a pass. Pennington then had 24 carries for 91 yards and two touchdowns in a quarterfinal win over Batavia.
Mon, 09 Nov 2015
Prairie Ridge sophomore Jeff Jenkins helped the offense rack up 595 yards in the Wolves 56-12 playoff victory over Crystal Lake South then played a large role on offense and defense in the Wolves' 40-13 win over Lake Forest.
Mon, 02 Nov 2015
The junior wide receiver caught six passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the Whip-Purs' 26-0 win over Woodstock in Week 9 and then caught five TDs with 213 receiving yards on 11 catches in a 57-44 first-round playoff loss to DeKalb.
Mon, 26 Oct 2015
Evans, the Wolves' QB, rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns in the Wolves' 42-7 victory over Woodstock North. He then ran for six touchdowns and 234 yards in a 52-27 win over Crete-Monee in Week 9.
Mon, 19 Oct 2015
Fisher survived a seven-golfer playoff at the Class 2A Freeport Sectional and will make his first trip to the state tournament Friday and Saturday at Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University in Normal. The junior shot a 7-over-par 79 in regulation, making a bogey on the first playoff hole to advance while five others shot a double. He’s the first Johnsburg golfer to make state in school history. Fisher finished third at regionals with a school-record 74 on Oct. 7.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015
Farnam brought his best game to the Class 3A Crystal Lake South Regional, firing a 7-under-par 65 at RedTail in Lakewood to win the individual title by five strokes. Farnam finished runner-up at last year's regional in a playoff, and it was a big bounceback for the Wolves' junior standout after he tied for ninth at the Fox Valley Conference Tournament on Oct. 1.
Cary-Grove (CLC co-op)
Mon, 5 Oct 2015
After returning from a hand injury Sept. 22, Reid took first place Wednesday at the Fox Valley Conference Tournament at Crystal Woods with an 85, leading the Tigers to their third straight conference title. On Monday, the Cary-Grove senior earned medalist honors in an FVC victory against Grayslake co-op.
Fri, 25 Sept 2015
Marian Central senior running back Emitt Peisert rushed for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns to help the Hurricanes overcome a 19-0 deficit in Friday's 34-19 victory over defending Class 6A state champion Nazareth Academy.
Tue, 22 Sept 2015
Arenberg, a Trojans senior captain, contributed in all three of the team’s wins last week, with five goals and an assist. Arenberg had a pair of goals in a win over Crystal Lake Central, an assist in a win over Grayslake North and then scored a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Hampshire.
Mon, 14 Sept 2015
Marian Central has started the season strong, beating reigning back-to-back-to-back Class 3A state champion St. Francis on Tuesday and winning the Jacobs Invitational on Saturday. Junior outsider hitter Sydney Nemtuda had 13 kills in the come-from-behind victory over St. Francis and recorded 43 kills, as the Hurricanes (8-0) swept all five of their matches at the Jacobs tournament.
Tue, 08 Sept 2015
Hahn recorded a personal-best 2-under-par 34 at Nippersink Golf Club in Genoa City in a 182-219 nonconference loss to Crystal Lake Central co-op last Thursday. The junior made three birdies and finished nine shots better than the runner-up, driving the ball 260 to 270 yards off the tee.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015
Kozlak delivered in a big way from the No. 2 spot in the Golden Eagles’ order, going 5 for 8 with five RBIs as Jacobs won the Class 4A Cary-Grove Sectional championship. Kozlak was 2 for 4 with an RBI on Wednesday as the Eagles defeated DeKalb in the sectional semifinal. He came back with a 3-for-4 game and four RBIs in Saturday’s 8-2 victory over Boylan for the championship. Kozlak singled and scored in the first, then singled again in the fourth to drive in Ryan Sargent. In the sixth, Kozlak, a right-handed hitter, broke the game open with a three-RBI double to the fence in left-center field. The Eagles, who were up 4-0 with three outs to get, then led 7-0. Kozlak scored their final run on Owen Oreskovich’s single.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015
Dionne dominated in the circle for the Indians, allowing only five base runners in Marengo’s 4-0 Class 3A Belvidere North Sectional championship win over Burlington Central. The sophomore allowed two hits, walked one and struck out seven as the Indians won a sectional title for the third time in five years. She also added two hits and an RBI in the victory. Dionne has yet to allow a run in the postseason, tossing three straight shutouts and striking out 31 batters in 23 innings. This year, she's 24-3 with a 1.92 ERA and 249 strikeouts in 171 innings. At the plate, Dionne is hitting .468 with 12 home runs and 49 RBIs.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015
Jakubowski made the final pass to set up both of Huntley's goals in the past week. In addition to the two assists, her control in the midfield helped Huntley win a 3A sectional for the second consecutive season before being eliminated in the 3A Barrington Supersectional.
Tue, 09 Jun 2015
Mattson hit three home runs in two games last week as McHenry collected its fourth straight regional title with an 8-0 win against Prairie Ridge in the Class 4A Grayslake North Regional. Mattson led the charge in McHenry’s 17-0, five-inning semifinal win against Round Lake on Wednesday, hitting a pair of home runs, driving in four and scoring three runs. She added a home run against Prairie Ridge in the regional final on Friday, driving in two and scoring a run. On the season, Mattson is second on McHenry with a .426 batting average while she leads the team with 12 home runs. She also has eight doubles, three triples, 38 runs scored and 35 RBIs.
Tue, 02 Jun 2015
Panchapakesan won the Huntley Sectional on Saturday in singles for his first sectional championship and earned his third trip to state. In the sectional final, he defeated Belvidere North's Anderson Park, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. He and Park were seeded Nos. 17-32 at state. He lost in the fourth consolation round of the state finals to Barrington’s Ishaan Jaglan, also a 17-32 seed, 4-6, 6-3, (10-8). Pro-sets to 10 were played in the back draw in place of the third set.
Tue, 26 May 2015
Havlicek has been key for the Rockets during their 1A postseason run, scoring four goals in the team's last two games. In Friday's Class 1A Harvard Regional final against Johnsburg, Havlicek scored the game-winning goal, hitting a free kick in off the post in the 71st minute. Her first goal of the regional gave the Rockets a 2-1 win over their rival Skyhawks. Then on Tuesday in the first game of the Westminster sectional, the junior scored a hat trick as part of the Rockets' 8-0 semifinal win over Christian Liberty. She also had an assist in the Rockets sectional final win against Westminster Christian.
Tue, 19 May 2015
Miller qualified in three events from the Class 3A Hononegah Sectional Meet on Thursday to next week’s state meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Miller won the triple jump with a career-best 36 feet, 6 inches. She also anchored the Red Raiders’ 4x100 and 4x400 relays, which placed second and qualified for state. Miller’s anchor leg in the 4x400 assured the Raiders of their first team sectional title in school history.
Crystal Lake Central
Tue, 12 May 2015
Mahaffy tied a career high with 17 strikeouts against Crystal Lake South last Wednesday in a 7-0 Fox Valley Conference crossover win. The senior pitcher tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing just four hits and one walk, striking out multiple batters in six of seven innings (including four innings with three strikeouts). The next day, Mahaffy went 3 for 3 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored in a, 12-4, victory against Cary-Grove. On Monday, she pitched five-shutout innings with eight strikeouts against Grayslake North in the Tigers’ 11-0 FVC Fox win in five innings.
Crystal Lake South
Tue, 05 May 2015
Bright was 7 for 11 for the week as the Gators had two important victories against Jacobs, which vaulted them into first place in the FVC Valley Division. Bright was 1 for 3 with a double and RBI in Monday’s 8-5 win at Jacobs. He was 1 for 2 with two RBIs in the rematch Wednesday, which South came from behind to win, 4-3. Bright also was 2 for 3 with a double and a stolen base in Tuesday’s loss to Dundee-Crown, which was the completion of a suspended game. On Thursday, he went 3 for 3 and scored twice, although the Gators lost to Lakes, 5-3.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015
Robins won the high jump and qualified for the finals of the 100-meter high hurdles on Thursday, the first day of the McHenry County Track and Field Meet. Robins cleared 5-2 to win the high jump and had the third-fastest qualifying time for Friday’s finals in the high hurdles.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Miller did not pitch any games this week for the Warriors, who were 3-1, but he was hot with the bat, going 11 for 19, with two doubles, two homers and 14 RBIs. Miller had a pair of four-RBI games, although his most impressive game may have come in a 10-6 loss to Prairie Ridge. In that game, the Louisville commit was 2 for 3 with two RBIs. The left-handed hitter had a home run against Grayslake North in a 12-0 win on Monday and another in Saturday’s 6-5 loss to Grayslake Central.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015
Faunce led the Hurricanes to a doubleheader sweep of Johnsburg over the weekend, providing the go-ahead, two-run home run in the ‘Canes 7-2 win in Game 1. Marian Central won the second game, 11-1, in five innings. The ‘Canes sophomore catcher went 6 for 7 in the two wins with a home run, double and five RBIs. On Monday, she had a double and drove in two more runs in a 5-4 loss to CL South, Marian’s first loss of the year. In five games for the ‘Canes, Faunce is hitting .625 (10 for 16) with a .684 on-base percentage, to go along with four extra-base hits, 10 RBIs and five runs. She has yet to strike out in 19 trips to the plate.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015
Hecht had back-to-back hat tricks to start the season. The senior then had an assist in a win at their own tournament against Glenbard North, followed by two more goals in a 2-1 win against rival Boylan to win the Huntley Invite.
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