Athlete of the Week
Mon, 01 Feb 2016
Cashmore went 3-0 with a pin, minor decision and major decision in the championship match to take the 170-pound title at the Orion tournament. Cashmore, previously ranked No. 9 in Class 1A by illinoismatmen.com, beat ranked wrestlers in his semifinal (Oregon’s John Ghibellin, Class 1A honorable mention) and final (Sherrard’s Sam Ryner, Class 1A No. 6). He was named outstanding wrestler of the tournament’s upper weight classes.
Mon, 25 Jan 2016
Knobloch scored 130 points in five games and raised his scoring average by 1.5 points a game as the Indians went 4-1 heading into last Thursday's win over Rockford Christian. Knobloch scored a career-high 40 points and tied a career-best with nine 3-pointers in the Indians’ 64-51 victory over Maine West to start the Burlington Central MLK Classic on Saturday.
In his five games, the 6-foot senior had only one with less than 20 points, when he scored 19 in a 79-63 loss to South Elgin. Knobloch hit 22 3s in four games at Burlington and was a unanimous all-tournament selection. The 4-1 record lifted the Indians to 12-6 for the season.
Mon, 18 Jan 2016
Brunner remained undefeated – extending his record to 27-0 – by taking the 195-pound title at the Newbill Geneva Invitational on Saturday. Brunner was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler and also took home the fastest-pin award for a 22-second fall in his first bout of the day. A state runner-up last season, Brunner is illinoismatmen.com's top-ranked wrestler in Class 3A at 195 pounds. He is now 28-0 after a win over McHenry.
Mon, 11 Jan 2016
Braun set one pool record and tied another this week, helping McHenry win the St. Viator Quadrangular. The senior’s winning time of 21.67 in the 50-yard freestyle was a pool record and his 47.29 while winning the 100 free tied the previous record. He was also involved in the Warriors’ winning 200 freestyle relay.
Mon, 04 Jan 2016
The Huntley heavyweight took third at the Al Dvorak Memorial Invitational in Machesney Park, getting two pins on the final day and winning the consolation final with a 5-3 decision over Chicago Mount Carmel’s Matthew Reyes. He was 18-3 heading into last Monday’s matches at Granite City, where he won the championship.
Mon, 28 Dec 2015
Interrante led the Skyhawks with 23 points, including four 3-pointers, in a 67-50 win over Woodstock in the final game of pool play at the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic to advance to the championship bracket. On Monday, the sophomore added 21 points against Lakes in a 57-48 semifinal win and she scored 12 in a tournament final win. She led Johnsburg (15-1) with 13.8 points a game heading into the final with 32 3s.
Mon, 21 Dec 2015
Piotrowski won the 126-pound division of the 56th Mudge/McMorrow Invitational at Prospect High School on Saturday. He was named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, his second such honor of the season, as the Wolves finished eighth in the 17-team tournament. Piotrowski won his other bout of the week, getting a pin in the Wolves 43-32 FVC Fox Division victory over Grayslake North.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015
Benoit was averaging 19.1 points a game for the Whip-Purs (8-2 now), who have won four straight and own the early lead in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division at 2-0. Hampshire took second at the Hoffman Estates Tournament, and Benoit – along with teammate Nikki Dumoulin – was named to the all-tournament team. She opened the season with 28 points against Cary-Grove and matched it against Hoffman Estates..
Mon, 7 Dec 2015
Pischke, a senior guard for the Hurricanes, scored 78 points combined in Marian Central's first three games. He scored 31 in the opener against Cary-Grove, 32 against Antioch and 15 in a win against Round Lake.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Jackson had 22 carries, 67 yards and a touchdown in a 47-13 loss to Chicago Phillips. Jackson finished fourth in the area with 1,451 yards on 250 carries with 18 touchdowns for the 12-1 Indians.
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.
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