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  • The Brown Line: Bryant, Ja'Dyn and Jordan Brown lift Waukegan past North Chicago

    The Brown Line: Bryant, Ja'Dyn and Jordan Brown lift Waukegan past North Chicago

    Bryant Brown scored Waukegan's first eight points in Friday's nonconference rivalry game against North Chicago. Teammate Ja'Dyn Brown took over in the second quarter, scoring 10 points. The third quarter belonged to a Jordan Brown, who scored 12 points. The juniors, not related, were clicking for...

      • From Ivy League to Big East: Lake Forest's Evan Boudreaux picks Xavier

        Evan Boudreaux has decided to leave the Big Green for a shot at the Big East. Boudreaux, who broke records as a stellar forward at Lake Forest, announced that he would leave the Dartmouth men's basketball program on Nov. 10, a day before his junior season would have begun. Instead, he planned to...

          • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Saturday, Dec. 16

            Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. SATURDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Cristo Rey St. Martin at Holy Trinity, noon Deerfield at Lake Forest, 6 p.m. Grayslake North at Wauconda, 4;30 p.m....

              • Kate Bullman bullish on blocking shots for Grayslake Central

                Kate Bullman bullish on blocking shots for Grayslake Central

                At a young age, Grayslake Central's Kate Bullman mastered one of the core aspects of blocking shots. The sophomore guard/forward became interested in basketball at 5 years old, and she has followed the advice of her parents on the art of shot blocking. It's a good thing, since her dad is 6 feet...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Friday, Dec. 15

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FRIDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Carmel at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. Deerfield at Glenbrook North, 7:30 p.m. Glenbrook South at Warren, 7 p.m. Grayslake Central...

                  • Students help launch wrestling program at Rochelle Zell

                    Students help launch wrestling program at Rochelle Zell

                    Eli Ecanow of Long Grove and Ben Lesch of Evanston didn't know each other before enrolling at Rochelle Zell, but they had the same desire: They wanted to be high school wrestlers. They both had taken lesson in jiujitsu growing up. However, Rochelle Zell did not have a wrestling team when Ecanow...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Thursday, Dec. 14

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. THURSDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Round Lake JV at Rochelle Zell, 7 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Libertyville at Lake Forest, 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY'S RESULT HIGH...

                  • Bringing his 'A' game: Freshman Amar Aguillard sparks Zion-Benton past Stevenson

                    Bringing his 'A' game: Freshman Amar Aguillard sparks Zion-Benton past Stevenson

                    Not one. Not two. But three. Three 3-pointers, that is. Three consecutive Zion-Benton possessions in the third quarter of Tuesday's North Suburban game against Stevenson ended the same way: with a 3-pointer by freshman Amar Augillard. "The basket kept getting bigger and bigger every time I shot...

                  • Frantic finish: Dana Lundtveit delivers game-winner for Warren

                    Frantic finish: Dana Lundtveit delivers game-winner for Warren

                    Warren junior Dana Lundtveit remains uncertain on her main sport. Basketball or volleyball? A three-year varsity basketball player, Lundtveit also is a two-year varsity volleyball veteran. The 6-foot-1 Lundtveit said she might be leaning toward basketball after scoring the winning basket in Tuesday's...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Wednesday, Dec. 13

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. WEDNESDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Westosha Central (Wis.) at Antioch, 7 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Round Lake at Grant, 7 p.m. St. Viator at Carmel, 7 p.m....

                  • Boys basketball notes: Preparation pays off for Mundelein's Jeff Bikus

                    Mundelein's Jeff Bikus spent part of the summer working concessions at a pool and at Wynstone Golf Club. At night, he worked on his game with his younger brother Jack at the Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich. "I realize it's our last year and I've been preparing for nights like Friday," Bikus said. "That's...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Tuesday, Dec. 12

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. TUESDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Dundee-Crown at Highland Park, 6:30 p.m. Grayslake North at Schaumburg, 7 p.m. Lake Forest at Libertyville, 7 p.m. Lake...

                  • Cube high school boys basketball rankings, Dec. 11

                    Cube high school boys basketball rankings, Dec. 11

                    The Chicago Tribune suburban sports department has teamed up with The Cube to present the rankings of the top 20 high school boys basketball teams in the Chicago area.With records through Sunday, Dec. 10 and last week's rankings: 1. Simeon 3-0 (1)2. Young 8-1 (3)3. Morgan Park 2-2 (2)4. Curie 4-1...

                  • Senior, singular: Morgan Manski assists Libertyville with leadership

                    Senior, singular: Morgan Manski assists Libertyville with leadership

                    On the Libertyville girls basketball team, Morgan Manski is in a class by herself. As the team's lone senior, Manski could choose to take plenty of shots. Instead, the 5-foot-6 guard has focused on setting up her younger teammates. "She works to get us shots, and that's a really good thing for...

                  • Versatile forward Ben Gibson enjoying breakout season with Lake Forest

                    Versatile forward Ben Gibson enjoying breakout season with Lake Forest

                    It won't take long for a spectator of Lake Forest boys basketball to spot Ben Gibson. Wherever the action is, Gibson is usually there too. "There isn't anyone he thinks he can't take or beat," Lake Forest coach Phil LaScala said. "He plays with a certain confidence." After a scoreless first half,...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Monday, Dec. 11

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. MONDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS GIRLS BASKETBALL Waukegan at North Chicago, 7 p.m. Woodlands at Willows, 5 p.m. SUNDAY'S RESULT HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL PEDDIE SCHOOL...

                  • Like they Drew it up: Peterson powers Libertyville past Waukegan

                    Like they Drew it up: Peterson powers Libertyville past Waukegan

                    The boys basketball season may still be in its formative stages, but not much has stood in Drew Peterson's way. That trend continued Friday night, as the senior forward scored a career-high 37 points to lead Libertyville to a 63-54 North Suburban road win over Waukegan. "We feel really good about...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Saturday, Dec. 9

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. SATURDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Beacon at Cristo Rey St. Martin, 1:30 p.m. Conant at Deerfield, 6 p.m. Grant at Lakes, 7 p.m. Grayslake Central at Antioch,...

                  • Announcing the News-Sun 2017 Boys Soccer All-Area Team

                    Announcing the News-Sun 2017 Boys Soccer All-Area Team

                    First Team Mike Bassier, Warren, senior, forward: Dynamic and creative four-year varsity player led Blue Devils with 12 goals and seven assists. All-conference and all-sectional pick. Tony Fonseca, Round Lake, forward, junior: Scored 16 goals and contributed three assists. Honorable mention all-sectional...

                  • Ryan Wittenbrink is the News-Sun 2017 Boys Soccer Player of the Year

                    Ryan Wittenbrink is the News-Sun 2017 Boys Soccer Player of the Year

                    Heading into his senior season, Libertyville midfielder/forward Ryan Wittenbrink was not satisfied. "Last year, I was actually disappointed in my output and I wanted to work hard in the offseason," he said. "I wanted to improve upon every aspect of my game, and also that part of the team. I really...

                  • Vernon Hills girls basketball weathers shorthanded stretch admirably

                    Vernon Hills girls basketball weathers shorthanded stretch admirably

                    Plans can change in the blink of an eye — or, in the case of the Vernon Hills girls basketball team, with the twist of an ankle. The Cougars entered the season with confidence. Their best player, junior forward Kayla Caudle, was beginning her third varsity season. Sure enough, Caudle opened the season...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Friday, Dec. 8

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FRIDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Deerfield at Maine West, 7:30 p.m. Highland Park at Maine East, 7:30 p.m. Libertyville at Waukegan, 7 p.m. Marist at Carmel,...

                  • Warming up: Tyrek Cooper's hot hand helps North Chicago top Grayslake North

                    Warming up: Tyrek Cooper's hot hand helps North Chicago top Grayslake North

                    North Chicago's Tyrek Cooper made a jumper to score the first points of the third quarter Wednesday night against Grayslake North. The 5-foot-11 senior guard was just warming up in the Northern Lake County game. Cooper came up with 15 points in the quarter and finished with 25 to lead the host Warhawks...

                  • Chicago-area high school boys basketball rankings — Dec. 4

                    Chicago-area high school boys basketball rankings — Dec. 4

                    The Chicago Tribune suburban sports department has teamed up with The Cube to present the rankings of the top 20 high school boys basketball teams in the Chicago area. With records through Sunday, Dec. 3: 1. Simeon 1-0 2. Morgan Park 1-1 3. Young 6-1 4. Curie 1-1 5. Oak Park-River Forest 5-0...

                  • Jackson Qualley's hot hand helps Stevenson sink rival Lake Forest

                    Jackson Qualley's hot hand helps Stevenson sink rival Lake Forest

                    On a cool night in Lake Forest, Jackson Qualley was about as hot as could be. The Stevenson senior made all five of his shots in the first half of the Patriots' 45-35 win against Lake Forest on Tuesday in the North Suburban Conference opener for both schools. Qualley finished with a team-high 14...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Wednesday, Dec. 6

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. WEDNESDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Antioch at Grant, 7 p.m. Grayslake Central at Round Lake, 7 pm. Grayslake North at North Chicago, 7 p.m. Wauconda at...

                  • All about Allie: Tylka looks to take on several important roles for Wauconda

                    All about Allie: Tylka looks to take on several important roles for Wauconda

                    Wauconda's Allie Tylka is back to her customary spot this season. Or should that be "spots." Last season, Tylka played out of position at point guard due to the Bulldogs' vast number of seniors filling other roles. Tylka, a junior, is now responsible for multiple roles. She's rotating between guard...

                  • Announcing the News-Sun 2017 Football All-Area Team

                    Announcing the News-Sun 2017 Football All-Area Team

                    First team offense Brendan Bazar, Libertyville, senior, running back: Rushed for 1,098 yards and 17 touchdowns. Julius Catalan, Antioch, senior, offensive lineman: Three-year varsity starter earned all-conference honors. Jordan Caselberry, Stevenson, senior, offensive lineman: Two-year varsity starter...

                  • Warren's Micah Jones named the News-Sun 2017 Football Player of the Year

                    Warren's Micah Jones named the News-Sun 2017 Football Player of the Year

                    Warren was on the verge of a playoff berth. Micah Jones made sure the Blue Devils got there. The senior wide receiver caught three touchdown passes in the regular-season finale against Stevenson. Warren won the game 21-14 to secure a spot in the Class 8A playoffs. Jones, a Notre Dame commit, elevated...

                  • Watch: Stevenson vs. Warren boys basketball

                    Watch: Stevenson vs. Warren boys basketball

                    Watch below as Stevenson and Warren face off in a high school boys basketball matchup on Friday, Dec. 1. Tip scheduled for 7 p.m. Find and watch the best high school sports content live on The Cube. Follow your favorite schools in the area or around the country to get alerts anytime a sporting...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Friday, Dec. 1

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FRIDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Cristo Rey St. Martin at New Jerusalem, 7 p.m. Maine West at Highland Park, 7:30 p.m. Mundelein at Vernon Hills, 7 p.m....

                  • 2017 Chicago-area high school football final rankings

                    2017 Chicago-area high school football final rankings

                    The Chicago Tribune suburban sports department has teamed up with The Cube to present the rankings of the top 20 high school football teams in the Chicago area. See last week's rankings here. With final records and preseason rankings: 1. Lincoln-Way East 14-0 (4) 2. Prairie Ridge 14-0 (5) 3. Phillips...

                  • Head-turner: Cortez Sawyer offers quickness, leadership for Zion-Benton

                    Head-turner: Cortez Sawyer offers quickness, leadership for Zion-Benton

                    Zion-Benton senior Cortez Sawyer was easy to spot but hard to contain during Saturday's game against host Buffalo Grove in the Bison Classic. The Buffalo Grove defense made a point to locate Sawyer throughout Saturday's 61-48 win over the Zee-Bees. The 6-foot-3 forward was simple to see thanks to...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Monday, Nov. 27

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. MONDAY'S EVENTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Northtown at Rochelle Zell, 7 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Cristo Rey St. Martin at Ida Crown, 7:45 p.m. Wauconda at Carmel, 7...

                  • Four passes by Evan Lewandowski come up short as Lake Zurich loses in OT

                    Four passes by Evan Lewandowski come up short as Lake Zurich loses in OT

                    Lake Zurich's Evan Lewandowski walked through a sea of red Batavia jerseys when Saturday's Class 7A state championship game ended. The senior quarterback made it to the Bears' sideline, and teammate Matthijs Enters was there to give him a hug. Lake Zurich's season started with questions following...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Saturday, Nov. 25

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Notes: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAME HIGH SCHOOLS CLASS 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP At Huskie Stadium, DeKalb #4 Batavia (12-1) vs. #3 Lake Zurich (13-0), 4 p.m. SATURDAY'S EVENTS HIGH...

                  • Final act: Lake Zurich linebacker Jack Sanborn ready for state title game

                    Final act: Lake Zurich linebacker Jack Sanborn ready for state title game

                    Jack Sanborn's first varsity start at Lake Zurich came as a freshman in a first-round playoff game against Addison Trail. "It was how you'd expect a freshman to act," Sanborn said. "Intimidated. Scared. I wasn't even sure if I was going to start until the day of the game." He remembers being asked...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Wednesday, Nov. 22

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAME HIGH SCHOOLS CLASS 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP At Huskie Stadium, DeKalb #4 Batavia (12-1) vs. #3 Lake Zurich (13-0), 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY'S EVENTS HIGH...

                  • Colorado transfer Jared Borowsky leads North Central College to national title

                    Colorado transfer Jared Borowsky leads North Central College to national title

                    North Central College freshman Jared Borowsky had never heard of the school when he was looking to transfer from Colorado. Looking to get closer to home after a year in Boulder, Borowsky found a perfect match with the Cardinals. Borowsky finished second individually at Saturday's NCAA Division III...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Tuesday, Nov. 21

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAME HIGH SCHOOLS CLASS 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP At Huskie Stadium, DeKalb #4 Batavia (12-1) vs. #3 Lake Zurich (13-0), 4 p.m. TUESDAY'S EVENTS HIGH...

                  • Chicago-area high school football Week 14 rankings

                    Chicago-area high school football Week 14 rankings

                    The Chicago Tribune suburban sports department has teamed up with The Cube to present the rankings of the top 20 high school football teams in the Chicago area. See last week's rankings here. With records and previous rankings: 1. Lincoln-Way East 13-0 (1) Last week: Defeated Maine South 24-14....

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Monday, Nov. 20

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAME HIGH SCHOOLS CLASS 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP At Huskie Stadium, DeKalb #4 Batavia (12-1) vs. #3 Lake Zurich (13-0), 4 p.m. MONDAY'S EVENTS HIGH...

                  • Anthony Mangano's big play helps Lake Zurich reach 7A state final

                    Anthony Mangano's big play helps Lake Zurich reach 7A state final

                    Lake Zurich sophomore Anthony Mangano spends most of the spring and summer fetching baseballs. Whether he's in the outfield or at shortstop, Mangano has built a reputation as a strong defensive player. This fall, he has brought that reputation to the gridiron, where his big plays at defensive back...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Saturday, Nov. 18

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAMES HIGH SCHOOLS CLASS 7A STATE SEMIFINALS #4 Batavia (11-1) vs. #17 Benet (9-3) at Benedictine, 1 p.m. #18 Mount Carmel (9-3) at #3 Lake Zurich...

                  • Lake County boys basketball teams to watch

                    Lake County boys basketball teams to watch

                    Top 5 Teams With last season's records in parentheses 1. Waukegan (21-9): Three starters return for the Bulldogs, who reached the Class 4A Waukegan Sectional championship game last year. Forward Bryant Brown and guards Jordan Brown and Ja'Dyn Brown provide experience. Bryant Brown averaged 18.3 points...

                  • Junior forward Bryant Brown ready to take the next step for Waukegan

                    Bryant Brown did his share to help Waukegan reach a Class 4A sectional championship game last season. The 6-foot-5 forward was second on the team in scoring, averaging 18.3 points. He also averaged 8.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks. With the graduation of Carson Newsome and DeShawn Davidson, Brown is...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Tuesday, Nov. 14

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAMES HIGH SCHOOLS CLASS 7A STATE SEMIFINALS #4 Batavia (11-1) vs. #17 Benet (9-3) at Benedictine, 1 p.m. #18 Mount Carmel (9-3) at #3 Lake Zurich...

                  • Chicago-area high school football Week 13 rankings

                    The Chicago Tribune suburban sports department has teamed up with The Cube to present the rankings of the top 20 high school football teams in the Chicago area. See last week's rankings here. With records and previous rankings: 1. Lincoln-Way East 12-0 (1) Last week: Defeated Oswego 31-0. Up next:...

                  • Two much: Evan Lewandowski, Joey Stutzman lead Lake Zurich past St. Rita

                    Lake Zurich took a chance on its second possession of Saturday's Class 7A quarterfinal game at St. Rita. The Bears decided to go for it on fourth-and-3 from St. Rita's 34. Quarterback Evan Lewandowski faked a handoff, rolled to his left and completed a touchdown pass to tight end Dylan Ippolito. The...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Monday, Nov. 13

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL HIGH SCHOOLS STATE SEMIFINALS Time and date to be announced Monday CLASS 7A #4 Batavia (11-1) vs. #17 Benet (9-3) at Benedictine #18 Mount Carmel (9-3) at...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Saturday, Nov. 11

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAMES HIGH SCHOOLS CLASS 7A STATE QUARTERFINALS #3 Lake Zurich (11-0) at #11 St. Rita (9-2), 5 p.m. LOCAL COLLEGES MIDWEST CONFERENCE Chicago at...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Wednesday, Nov. 8

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAMES HIGH SCHOOLS CLASS 7A STATE QUARTERFINALS #3 Lake Zurich (11-0) at #11 St. Rita (9-2), 5 p.m. LOCAL COLLEGES SATURDAY'S GAMES MIDWEST CONFERENCE...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Tuesday, Nov. 7

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAMES HIGH SCHOOLS CLASS 7A STATE QUARTERFINALS #3 Lake Zurich (11-0) at #11 St. Rita (9-2), 5 p.m. LOCAL COLLEGES SATURDAY'S GAMES MIDWEST CONFERENCE...

                  • Chicago-area high school football Week 12 rankings

                    The Chicago Tribune suburban sports department has teamed up with The Cube to present the rankings of the top 20 high school football teams in the Chicago area. See last week's rankings here. With records and previous rankings: 1. Lincoln-Way East 11-0 (1) Last week: Defeated St. Charles East 15-14...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Monday, Nov. 6

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL HIGH SCHOOLS STATE QUARTERFINALS Time and date to be announced Monday CLASS 7A #3 Lake Zurich (11-0) at #11 St. Rita (9-2) LOCAL COLLEGES SATURDAY'S GAMES MIDWEST...

                  • Notre Dame-bound Micah Jones and Warren look to future after playoff loss

                    Warren's Micah Jones waited his turn in the somber line of players at the 50-yard line Saturday night. One of the final players to embrace Warren coach Bryan McNulty, Jones put his head down and turned away, his season and prep career officially over. Maine South reeled off 30 unanswered points in...

                  • Ryan Wittenbrink, Libertyville edged by Naperville North in Class 3A final

                    The ball shot up into the fog-streaked sky and Libertyville's Ryan Wittenbrink hit the turf. In a showdown of the last two large-school state champions, Libertyville seemingly did everything right to capture its second state championship in three years. The Wildcats enjoyed a significant edge in...

                  • Notre Dame-bound Micah Jones and Warren look to future after playoff loss

                    Warren's Micah Jones waited his turn in the somber line of players at the 50-yard line Saturday night. One of the final players to embrace Warren coach Bryan McNulty, Jones put his head down and turned away, his season and prep career officially over. Maine South reeled off 30 unanswered points in...

                  • More of the same: Vernon Hills girls earn fourth state trophy in five years

                    PEORIA — Another girls cross country state meet, another Class 2A trophy for Vernon Hills. Led by senior Lauren Katz, the Cougars added to their success with their fourth third-place finish in five years Saturday at muddy Detweiller Park. "We feel pretty good about it," Katz said. "We were pretty...

                  • Riley Pemstein represents Lake Zurich on the O-line, in the classroom

                    Riley Pemstein isn't the most boisterous player on Lake Zurich's undefeated football team. Away from the gridiron, though, it's a different story. This time of year, Pemstein's commitment centers on football. He's the Bears' second-year starting left tackle, one of four team captains and a key...

                  • Preseason camp helps propel Lake Forest football team to playoffs

                    When senior linebacker John Deering and senior quarterback Jack Mislinski thought about why the Lake Forest football team overcame a four-game losing streak in the middle of the season and made the playoffs, they both reached the same conclusion — Parkside. The Scouts attended a four-day camp in...

                  • Eventful Evan-ing: Rasmussen's goal powers Libertyville in state semifinals

                    Junior midfielder Evan Rasmussen felt under constant pressure in the biggest game of his career. Every time he turned around, a Bradley-Bourbonnais player stood in his path. In one moment, he got free. And that was all Libertyville needed. "They were sagging off me in the second half and the ball...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Saturday, Nov. 4

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAMES HIGH SCHOOLS STATE PLAYOFFS Second Round CLASS 8A #5 Maine South (9-1) at #21 Warren (7-3), 6 p.m. CLASS 7A #14 Plainfield North (8-2) at #3...

                  • Warren's Caden Fox picks perfect time for first interception of the year

                    Senior safety Caden Fox didn't have an interception in the regular season for the Warren. He was saving it all for the playoffs. Fox intercepted two passes in the Blue Devils' 28-14 victory against Bolingbrook in last week's Class 8A first-round game. "All the rest of the defensive backs in the unit...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Friday, Nov. 3

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAMES HIGH SCHOOLS STATE PLAYOFFS Second Round CLASS 8A #5 Maine South (9-1) at #21 Warren (7-3), 6 p.m. CLASS 7A #14 Plainfield North (8-2) at #3...

                  • Family ties: Brother's advice leads Waukegan's Marcos Garcia to state

                    The Garcia brothers were full of emotion following last Saturday's Class 3A Hoffman Estates Sectional. After Waukegan senior Marcos Garcia sprinted through the chute to finish sixth with a time of 15 minutes, 11 seconds and qualify for Saturday's state cross country meet, he described his feelings...

                  • Football notes: Martineau sets TD passing record for Grayslake North

                    Setting a school record was nice. But for Grayslake North quarterback Austin Martineau, getting the win was all that really mattered. Martineau threw three touchdowns in the Knights' 42-0 victory against Mather in Saturday's Class 6A first-round game. In the process, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior...

                  • Highland Park volleyball ends conference title drought

                    A commitment to creating a culture of unity and enthusiasm by the Highland Park girls volleyball team's captains helped the Giants earn a share of their first Central Suburban North title since 1975, coach Beth Peterson said. Peterson, who has led the Giants for 16 seasons, said this year was only...

                  • History lesson: Fatima Giron is first Round Lake girl to qualify for state

                    Round Lake's Fatima Giron added a line to her already impressive distance running resume Saturday. On a dreary, winter-like morning, Giron was all smiles after running a time of 17 minutes, 55 seconds in the Class 3A Hoffman Estates Sectional at Busse Woods. Giron was coming off her her season-best...

                  • Role reversal: Ryan Wittenbrink adjusts, leads Libertyville back to state

                    As one of the most feared offensive players in the state, Libertyville's Ryan Wittenbrink has proven to be a great deal more than just a scorer. Coming off a sensational five-goal performance in the Class 3A Fremd Sectional championship win against Barrington, Wittenbrink was a marked man against...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Wednesday, Nov. 1

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAMES HIGH SCHOOLS STATE PLAYOFFS Second Round CLASS 8A #5 Maine South (9-1) at #21 Warren (7-3), 6 p.m. CLASS 7A #14 Plainfield North (8-2) at #3...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Tuesday, Oct. 31

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAMES HIGH SCHOOLS STATE PLAYOFFS Second Round CLASS 8A #5 Maine South (9-1) at #21 Warren (7-3), 6 p.m. CLASS 7A #14 Plainfield North (8-2) at #3...

                  • Miami recruit Maya Sullivan leads 'surprising' Rosary past Antioch in semis

                    Here they are again. Rosary went 38 years before winning only the second sectional title in program history last season. After rolling past Antioch 25-20, 25-14 in Monday's Class 3A Burlington Central Sectional semifinal, the Royals are on the precipice of going back to back. Senior middle hitter...

                  • Libertyville's Alex Tam survives; Lake Forest's Brett Chody completes 4-peat

                    Libertyville's Alex Tam achieved his main goal. After enduring unseasonably warm temperatures throughout the cross country season, Tam struggled in the frigid and muddy conditions in Saturday's Class 3A Hoffman Estates Sectional at Busse Woods. Despite not running one of his best races this season,...

                  • Football notes: Lake Forest moves on in 6A; Libertyville falls in 7A

                    Lake Forest has grown used to playoff games. After all, the Scouts have been in must-win mode for more than a month. After starting the season 2-4, the Scouts knew they needed to win their final three games of the regular season to become playoff-eligible. Lake Forest beat Zion-Benton, Mundelein...

                  • Stevenson's returning skill players a reason for confidence in 2018

                    After falling to Hinsdale Central 33-21 in the first round of the Class 8A playoffs on Saturday, Stevenson football players weren't quite ready to think about next season. But the young Patriots gained valuable experience, particularly on offense, that should serve them well in 2018. That experience...

                  • Carmel volleyball season ends, but strong junior class ready to lead

                    Carmel girls volleyball coach David Pazely took his time removing the net and poles following his team's Class 4A regional semifinal loss to Grayslake Central on Oct. 24. The season started with moderate expectations, but the Corsairs were closing in on another 20-win season before it ended on their...

                  • Chicago-area high school football Week 11 rankings

                    The Chicago Tribune suburban sports department has teamed up with The Cube to present the rankings of the top 20 high school football teams in the Chicago area. See last week's rankings here. With records and previous rankings: 1. Lincoln-Way East 10-0 (1) Last week: Defeated Joliet West 44-0. ...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Monday, Oct. 30

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL HIGH SCHOOLS STATE PLAYOFFS Second Round Times and dates to be announced Monday; state finals Nov. 24-25 at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb CLASS 8A #5 Maine South...

                  • Turnovers trip up Antioch in Class 5A playoff loss to Marian Central

                    It's a maddening aspect of football that can affect the winless or unbeaten and often happens at the most inopportune time of the year — turnovers. Such was the case Friday night for Antioch, the two-time unbeaten Northern Lake County champion that headed into the Class 5A playoffs as a third seed....

                  • Jeff Milostan delivers, but Lakes falls to Freeport in sectional final

                    Jeff Milostan stood on the left edge ready to deliver for his team. A senior forward at Lakes, Milostan has grown confident in his expanded role as the team's primary playmaker. He recorded 14 goals and eight assists in helping propel the Eagles to their deepest state tournament run in six years,...

                  • Lake Forest claims second consecutive field hockey state title

                    Only a few high school athletes get to wrap up their prep careers with a victory, but Lake Forest senior field hockey player Cat Nicholson got her storybook finish on Saturday. Nicholson scored a second-half goal that helped propel the Scouts to a 2-0 win against North Shore Country Day in the field...

                  • Micah Jones' TD catch in big quarter helps Warren break away from Bolingbrook

                    Warren wide receiver Micah Jones ran to the front-left corner of the end zone in the second quarter of Friday's Class 8A first-round game at Bolingbrook. Quarterback Ian Schilling threw a high pass, and Jones came down with it for a 17-yard touchdown. "It was a perfect ball," Jones said. "Everything...

                  • Ryan Wittenbrink's five goals power Libertyville to 3A sectional title

                    The last two times the Libertyville boys soccer team won a sectional championship, the Wildcats played for a state title. Now, they'll try to make it three in a row. Ryan Wittenbrink scored five goals in the first half as Libertyville dismantled Barrington 8-1 on Friday in the Class 3A Fremd Sectional...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Saturday, Oct. 28

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL SATURDAY'S GAMES HIGH SCHOOLS STATE PLAYOFFS First Round In bracket order; state finals Nov. 24-25 at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb CLASS 8A #22 Stevenson (6-3) at...

                  • Senior quarterback Jonah Silverglade cherishes Deerfield's playoff appearance

                    Jonah Silverglade was injured in Deerfield's season-opening loss to Lakes. "Having that injury so early in the season, there was a possibility of being out for the year and missing my senior year," Silverglade said. In the end, Silverglade missed three games, and he returned to helped the Warriors...

                  • Erica Grant delivers late as Lakes downs Stevenson in regional final

                    Erica Grant felt a particular sensation after posting spectacularly athletic back-to-back kills. "I looked up at the scoreboard, and I just said to myself, 'This is reality, and we are about to win a regional,'" Grant said. Grant had four kills as Lakes overcame a six-point deficit in the second...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Friday, Oct. 27

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL HIGH SCHOOLS STATE PLAYOFFS First Round In bracket order; state finals Nov. 24-25 at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb FRIDAY'S GAMES CLASS 8A #21 Warren (6-3) at #12...

                  • Zion-Benton's Collin Luell looks to take his best shot in the sectional

                    One of the best cross country runners in Zion-Benton history started his track career without a finish line in sight. Before entering high school, Zion-Benton senior Collin Luell was not chasing records or attempting to lower his running times. He was competing in the shot put. "I wasn't very good...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Thursday, Oct. 26

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL HIGH SCHOOLS STATE PLAYOFFS First Round In bracket order; state finals Nov. 24-25 at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb FRIDAY'S GAMES CLASS 8A #21 Warren (6-3) at #12...

                  • Different fates: Waukegan falls in double OT, while Libertyville advances

                    For an hour of play, Waukegan put on a clinic against Barrington. The Bulldogs' passing was crisp and fluid. In the 10th minute, Waukegan struck gold as senior midfielder Noe Hernandez dropped a pass to junior forward Adrian Moreno for a goal and an early Bulldogs' advantage. Despite many subsequent...

                  • Football notes: Postgame meeting gets Ian Schilling and Warren on course

                    Warren players gathered after losing to Zion-Benton in Week 8. Quarterback Ian Schilling said it was just what the Blue Devils needed ahead of the regular-season finale last week against Stevenson. "We met and talked about what happened," Schilling said. "We brought that energy toward the Stevenson...

                  • After 20 seasons, Andy Bitto out as Carmel football coach

                    After a frustrating season against a tough slate of opponents, Andy Bitto has resigned from his role as Carmel's football coach, the school announced Wednesday. Bitto, who will continue to be Carmel's athletic director, had been the coach since 1998. His Corsairs went undefeated in 2003 and won...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Wednesday, Oct. 25

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected]m Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL HIGH SCHOOLS STATE PLAYOFFS First Round In bracket order; state finals Nov. 24-25 at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb FRIDAY'S GAMES CLASS 8A #21 Warren (6-3) at #12...

                  • Sounding off: Maya Schnitzler and Grayslake Central quiet crowd, earn win

                    Grayslake Central's Maya Schnitzler slyly revealed her intentions. With the Rams in a 24-24 tie Tuesday in Game 1 following a service error by Carmel, the junior defensive specialist reached for the ball near the baseline and let out a partial smile. Instead of letting the emotions of serving the...

                  • Lake Forest's Brett Chody enjoys 'home' advantage to place second in regional

                    Lake Forest senior Brett Chody had plenty of fans rooting for her on Saturday morning. Competing in her final cross country meet at the Lake Forest West campus, Chody created at a buzz throughout the Class 3A Lake Forest Regional. Numerous fans cheered her on, some talked glowingly of her accomplishments,...

                  • Lake Zurich hires Jeremy Kauffman to lead girls track program

                    After coaching boys track and cross country for 17 years at Deerfield, Jeremy Kauffman retired in 2015 to spend more time with his family in Lake Zurich. Kauffman, who still teaches at Deerfield, will get more family time as the new head coach of the Lake Zurich girls track team. Kauffman's oldest...

                  • Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Tuesday, Oct. 24

                    Scores and highlights may be emailed to [email protected] Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FOOTBALL HIGH SCHOOLS STATE PLAYOFFS First Round In bracket order; state finals Nov. 24-25 at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb FRIDAY'S GAMES CLASS 8A #21 Warren (6-3) at #12...

                  • Wauconda's Sarah Hackman produces best finish in program history at state meet

                    Three times this season, Wauconda senior Sarah Hackman had faced off against Lakes freshman Megan Heuser. Three times, Hackman had lost. Saturday's semifinals of the Class 1A state tennis meet, however, gave Hackman another chance against Heuser. Or, at least, that's what Bulldogs coach Ryan Whitfield...

                  • Chicago-area high school football Week 10 rankings

                    The Chicago Tribune suburban sports department has teamed up with The Cube to present the rankings of the top 20 high school football teams in the Chicago area. See last week's rankings here. With records and previous rankings: 1. Lincoln-Way East 9-0 (1) Last week: Defeated Bolingbrook 18-14 Up...

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