Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Kresal, a Marian Catholic sophomore, made it to the state swimming competition in two events, placing 16th in the 100-yard breaststroke and 24th in the 200-yard individual medley in the state preliminary races.
Your Patch is a place to celebrate local high school athletes. Show your support for these prep sports MVPs—each of whom is Athlete of the Week in his or her local Patch—by cheering them on in the comments thread, sharing your own photos with the Patch community and voting in the poll. Do you think we're missing someone? Tell us in the comments and share his or her photo to the gallery above. (It's easy. Just click the Upload Photos and Videos link — learn more here.) Read more about this week's MVPs in the photo gallery, and show your support for them by: There is one more way for you to become a more interactive fan: Sign up to become a Patch sports blogger. (Learn more about blogging on Patch here). *Correction: Oak Forest's Katie …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Marist's L.J. McIntosh gained the most support in Patch's weekly "Roar of the Crowd" MVP polling. He is now eligible for March Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
Your Patch is a place to celebrate local high school athletes. Show your support for these prep sports MVPs — each of whom is Athlete of the Week in his or her local Patch — by cheering them on in the comments thread, sharing your own photos with the Patch community and voting in the poll. Do you think we're missing someone? Tell us in the comments and share his or her photo to the gallery above. (It's easy. Just click the Upload Photos and Videos link — learn more here.) Read more about this week's MVPs in the photo gallery, and show your support for them by: There is one more way for you to become a more interactive fan: Sign up to become a Patch sports blogger. (Learn more about blogging on Patch here).
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Lincoln-Way North 53, Lincoln-Way Central 47: Daryle Morgan scored 12 points in the first quarter as the Phoenix jumped on district rival L-W Central on Wednesday night in play at the Medieval Classic.
The Skinny: Lincoln-Way North will enter Thursday's Medieval Classic championship game against Lincoln-Way East on a high note after defeating Lincoln-Way Central 53-47 on Wednesday. The Phoenix got excellent book-end performances from Daryle Morgan and Trevon Lewis. Morgan started the game for L-W North with 12 first-quarter points, and Lewis closed out the game with 13 second-half points. Morgan's big first quarter was huge in the Phoenix's 8-0 run early on. The Knights then went on a 9-0 run to tie the game at 13 before the Phoenix began to dig in on the defensive end. The Knights would never have the lead, though they cut into the Phoenix's 13-point advantage late in the fourth quarter. Patch MVP: Lincoln-Way North's Daryle Morgan had …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Ricky Robertson. The name is a household one in wrestling circles. Now, it's the name of the Patch Athlete of the Week, too. The Sandburg standout emerged as the winner in fan voting.
Sandburg wrestling standout Ricky Robertson outpolled five others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week, Dec. 11-17. Now, he is eligible for December Patch Athlete of the Month recognition. The candidates were: Brad Foster, senior, center, boys basketball, Lincoln-Way Central. Foster scored 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots in a 47-43 victory over district rival Lincoln-Way West. He also made 10-of-16 shots and sank a pair of free throws in the final seconds to ice the victory for Central. Tiana Karopulos, junior, guard/forward, girls basketball, Andrew. Karopulos scored 19 points in the T-Bolts’ 51-34 victory over Bradley-Bourbonnais. Ricky Robertson, junior, wrestling, Sandburg. Robertson notched three falls and …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Yes, Stagg's Sean Dwyer speaks the language of a three-point shooter. He also speaks the language of a Patch Athlete of the Week winner.
Stagg's Sean Dwyer outpolled five others in balloting for Patch Athlete of the Week honors. He is now eligible for November Patch Athlete of the Month recognition. The nominees for Southland Patch Athlete of the Week, Nov. 20-26, were: Jawad Adekoya, senior, center/forward, boys basketball, Andrew. Adekoya struck a note for big brothers everywhere with his 27-point, five-rebound effort in the Thunderbolts’ 63-52 victory over Crete-Monee. He outscored his “little” brother, 6-4 Jubril Adekoya, by two points and served notice the T-Bolts have a powerful 1-2 punch on the front line. Sean Dwyer, junior, guard/forward, boys basketball, Stagg. Dwyer showed he has the range to shoot holes in almost any defense in the Chargers’ 54-32 victory over …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
A weekly video recap of sports in the Southland.
Summer often means a nice break for a lot of high school students, but this week we look at some who are working hard for next season. One standout basketball player is looking to get a Division 1 scholarship, while a new football coach in the Southland hopes to revive a program with a playoff drought. To read more about this week's top sports stories, follow the links below: Summer Football Camp: Alexander's Great Goal is to Guide Rich Central Back to Playoffs Lincoln-Way's Foster Seizes Summer Basketball Stage The Life of a Minor League Umpire: Living Large in a Smaller Baseball World Volleyball Has Remained Important Part of Sandburg Grad Brandys' Life
Friday, May 20, 2011
Justin Morris' strong play at the net helped Lincoln-Way North notch a thrilling three-set boys volleyball victory over district rival Lincoln-Way Central.
Best description of Lincoln-Way North's three-set boys volleyball victory over district rival Lincoln-Way Central: Edge-of-your-seat suspense. Justin Morris' hitting led the Phoenix to a 17-25, 25-22, 25-21 victory. Morris finished with a team-high 14 kills. Zak Erdmann dished out 31 assists, and Ryan McFarland added 10 digs. "Our guys competed well," Lincoln-Way North coach Matt Lawrence said. "They came with a lot of energy. I'm proud of them. Lincoln-Way Central is a good team." The Knights' Brad Foster racked up eight kills and five blocks. Sean Blackwood chipped in seven kills, and Matt Dugan finished with 17 assists. "We had hard time stopping Justin Morris," Central coach Joann Holverson said. Check out the action.