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John Leusch

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Wheeling Township, IL, United States

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Past articles by John:

Cook County All-Area Girls Basketball Team

Presenting the Daily Herald's 2022-23 Cook County All-Area Girls Basketball Team. → Read More

Hersey knocks off No. 1 Fremd behind Eidle's 27

No. 3-seeded Hersey (27-8), led by Michigan-bound Katy Eidle's 27 points, pulled away in the final quarter for a 61-52 triumph over top-seeded Fremd to advance to the Fremd supersectional on Monday night at 7 p.m. → Read More

Cook County girls basketball notes: 'She always puts the kids first'

Barrington hall of fame girls basketball coach Babbi Barreiro said she was humbled by all the support from friends and family at Prospect on Tuesday night when she won her 500th game in 30 seasons. → Read More

Barrington's Barreiro hits 500 milestone

Illinois High School Association Hall of Famer Babbi Barreiro says she feels very lucky to serve as the Barrington girls basketball coach. → Read More

Prospect edges Hersey to tie for MSL East lead

This time, in its biggest conference game of the season, Prospect's girl basketball team was ready for the situation. → Read More

Girls basketball: Barrington cruises past Palatine

The Barrington girls basketball team raised its record to 15-6 and 3-1 with a 56-33 triumph at Palatine in a Mid-Suburban West game on Thursday night. → Read More

Alesia's closing surge rallies Hersey past Prospect

Natalie Alesia may have had the most important four minutes of her high school basketball career on Friday night at the Jean Walker Fieldhouse in Mt. Prospect. → Read More

Girls basketball: Prospect smothers Mundelein with tough defense in 52-27 win

Prospect charged out to a 14-1 lead after a quarter and never looked back with a 52-27 nonconference triumph over visiting Mundelein at the Jean Walker Fieldhouse in Mt. Prospect on Thursday. → Read More

Cook County girls basketball notes: Urlacher sisters key to Fremd's fast start

With just one loss in 16 games, Fremd's girls basketball team has clearly shown it is a top contender when it comes to the Class 4A state playoffs. → Read More

Girls golf: Benet returns to top of ESCC mountain

After closing out the last decade with four straight East Suburban Catholic Conference championships, Benet's girls golf team is back on top for the first time this decade. → Read More

Girls volleyball: Grayslake Central off to strong start; Barrington still perfect

With its 10-6 record, Grayslake Central's girls volleyball team is off to a winning start this season. → Read More

Rolling Meadows gets in rhythm to knock off Vernon Hills

Skip Rozanski and Devin Owen's combined 167 rushing yards parlayed with Evan Grace's 257 yards passing proved to be a perfect balance for Rolling Meadows to post a 26-14 nonconference football win over Vernon Hills on Friday night → Read More

Prospect steamrolls Reavis in 7A playoff opener

Prospect (9-1) opened play in the Class 7A state playoffs with a 62-13 triumph over No. 28 Reavis (4-6) at George Gattas Stadium on Friday night. Prospect will face St. Rita in the second round next week. → Read More

Chelsea Williams' electric play leads Lake Zurich over Stevenson

Chelsea Williams' 11th kill of the match gave Lake Zurich an electrifying 23-25, 26-24, 26-24 triumph over Stevenson on Wednesday night. Lake Zurich improved to 8-4 and 1-0 in the NSC. → Read More

Cross country: Palatine boys, Prospect girls win MSL titles

After 13 years directing the Palatine girls cross country program, Joe Parks switched over to the Pirates boys program last fall. → Read More

Girls volleyball: Lynch sisters carrying on family tradition at St. Viator

When it comes to the Leazer and Lynch cousins, high school volleyball has been a family affair at St. Viator High School. → Read More

Barrington shakes off stubborn Larkin for 20th-straight regional softball crown

Allie Goodwin struck out 16 to lead Barrington in come-from-behind win over Larkin. → Read More

Buffalo Grove continues dominant run with convincing win over Prospect

Buffalo Grove goes up one game atop the Mid-Suburban League East after beating Prospect in girls softball. → Read More

Grayslake C. off to strong start

With a 12-8 record to start October, the Grayslake Central girls volleyball team is hoping for a winning season under coach Arian Colton. → Read More

Girls volleyball: Barrington enters postseason on a roll

The race to Normal for the state girls volleyball championship is underway. → Read More