Junior Megan Walsh scores 19 points and grabs 11 rebounds in leading the Spartans to an 80-54 East Suburban Catholic victory over the visiting Celtics.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
High-energy RedHawks improved to 10-0 Wednesday night and claimed the top spot in the Patch Power Rankings.
1. Marist (10-0): The pass-happy RedHawks followed up Monday’s 67-33 demolition of Lockport with a 61-20 rout of Bishop McNamara on Wednesday night. 2. Lincoln-Way East (4-0): Griffins will end a long layoff when they make the trip to Joliet tonight. 3. Marian Catholic (5-2): Six-foot-1 junior Megan Walsh is asserting herself as an inside force. 4. Homewood-Flossmoor (7-3): Senior guard Danielle Woolfolk scored 23 points in H-F’s 56-40 win over Rich Central on Monday and proved once again she can take over games down the stretch. 5. Rich Central (8-3): Olympians were without starting guard Alex Stanford, post player Layne Murphy and coach Bryan Craig in Monday’s loss to H-F. The three were serving IHSA suspensions after being ejected from …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Frankfort's Megan Murday is the class valedictorian, too.
Two local students are ranked among Marion Catholic High School's top 10 graduates, out of 344 students in the class of 2011. Class Valedictorian Megan Murday will be attending Georgetown and Carl Sterzel will attend University of Illinois.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Top-ranked Bulldogs look to set aside regular-season ending setback. Keep an eye on No. 4 Marian Catholic.
1. Richards (28-1): Best thing ever? Or worst possible scenario? Antioch dealt Richards its first loss (3-1 in 8 innings) at the Stone City Jamboree. Now, the Bulldogs will be free of the pressure that comes from trying to protect an undefeated record. They’ll open postseason play vs. Chicago Vocational or Chicago Hyde Park at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The regional semifinal game will be played at Chicago Maria High School. Last week: No. 1. 2. Sandburg (24-5): Lora Olson struck out 10 in a 4-0 victory over Bartlett. She also had two hits and drove in one run. Amanda Barna smacked three doubles. The Eagles meet Joliet Central or Shepard at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Shepard Regional. Last week: No. 2. 3. Oak Forest (25-4): A conference loss, a …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Top-ranked Richards follows lead of Northwestern recruit Brianna LeBeau. Sandburg perking in No. 2 slot in weekly power rankings.
1. Richards (25-0): Brianna LeBeau, Kristin Renken, Hannah Jenkins and Nicolle Ellement each had two hits in the Bulldogs’ 11-4 victory over Riverside-Brookfield. LeBeau, a straight-A student and Northwestern recruit, doubled, homered and drove in three runs. Last week: No. 1. 2. Sandburg (19-5): Deuces were wild for Jessica Perkins in the Eagles’ 7-1 victory over Joliet Central. She had two hits, scored two runs and finished with two RBIs. Amanda Barna (4-1) scattered three hits and struck out 1. Last week: No. 2. 3. Stagg (24-5): Lea LaSota pitched a four-hitter and struck out five as the Chargers took the first game of doubleheader from Naperville Central 2-1. Victoria Dellorto went 3-for-3 and stole a base. The Redhawks bounced back to…
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Phoenix call on experience in tense situations, put away Spartans and improve to 7-1 on the season.
The difference between a team that knows how to win and a team that is trying to figure it out was on display at Marian Catholic. The host Spartans are still a young program trying to figure out how to win in the world of boys volleyball. Likewise, Lincoln-Way North is young, but the Phoenix have learned how to win. Take Tuesday. North defeated Marian 25-14 and 30-28 in Chicago Heights. “We played (well)," Marian junior Will Craft said. "We just have trouble closing out (games). Once we figure that out, we will get more wins.” After the Phoenix pulled away in Game 1, they were engaged in a heated battle in Game 2. North coach Matt Lawrence credited the trio of Billy Moisan, Zak Erdmann and Jake Walenga for coming off the bench and helping…
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Second game goes to the wire, but ultimately the Griffins prevail.
After battling against teammates in practice for the last couple of weeks, both the Lincoln-Way East and Marian Catholic boys volleyball teams were eager to face some new competition. After the Griffins dominated the first game, 25-13, the second game was hotly contested. East eventually prevailed by a score of 29-27 and took the season-opening match in straight sets. “I told the guys if we played the way we did in the second game in the first game we would have been in a lot better shape,” Marian Catholic first-year coach Bob Piekarski said. “We have to eliminate our mistakes.” With the Griffins tied 9-9 in the second game, Gavin Wright stepped up and served brilliantly, powering East to a 13-9 lead. “He is a returning senior that didn’t …
Monday, March 21, 2011
Top-ranked Eagles take two from Moline in a rematch between two teams that met in Class 4A state semifinals last spring.
1. Sandburg (2-0): Travel risk, great reward. The Eagles opened with a doubleheader sweep at Moline (9-0 and 10-4) on Saturday. The matchup pitted two teams that met in the Class 4A state semifinals last spring. Lexi Bryant hit a three-run homer in Game 1. Jess Perkins pounded three doubles and had two RBIs in Game 2. Last week: No. 1. 2. Andrew (0-0): The T-Bolts get started this week with games against Thornton Fractional South and Marist. Then, on March 29, Sandburg plays at Andrew. Everyone in Tinley Park and Orland Park has the date circled. Last week: No. 2. 3. Providence (0-0): Andrew, Glenbard West and Lockport will join the Celtics in the four-team field for the inaugural Providence Softball Invitational April 1-2. “Our goal is to…
Monday, March 14, 2011
Returning all-state catcher Lexi Bryant has Eagles sitting on top of Patch preseason power rankings; Andrew looks for Sister Act to play out as a big hit.
1. Sandburg (40-2 last year): The old adage about the rich getting richer applies here. The Eagles won the Class 4A state championship and return 10 players, including Kansas recruit Lexi Bryant. The senior catcher hit .500 with 15 homers. Laura Olson (Indiana) compiled an 18-0 record with a 1.00 ERA. And senior third baseman Jessica Perkins (Illinois) hit near the .375 mark. Opener: Saturday at Moline. 2. Andrew (32-5): The T-Bolts live in the world of a Sisterhood. Wisconsin recruit Katie Christner returns after hitting .434 with two homers, 12 doubles and 35 RBIs. She is a fixture at shortstop. Sister Kelly Christner covers plenty of ground in the outfield. And defense is her second-best attribute. She hit .559 with three homers, 15 …
Friday, March 11, 2011
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