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Warren comes back from 2 goals down to tie host Libertyville

Warren keeps on the pressure and earns 3-3 tie with host Libertyville in girls soccer. → Read More

Boys tennis: New Trier reigns supreme at Prospect invitational

New Trier lost its 2021 state singles champion and state runner-up doubles team, but the reigning state champions appear to have plenty of reserve in their tank for this boys tennis season. The Trevians swept all four flights at doubles, and watched Matthew Plunkett defeat Barrington senior Pranav Gadiraju at No. 1 singles to outscore the eight-team field and win the first major tournament of… → Read More

Girls soccer: Barrington pitches a shutout against Prospect

Barrington will head into its most important match of the girls soccer season on Saturday against longtime Mid-Suburan West Fremd with a perfect 6-0-0 record after its impressive 5-0 victory over Prospect Wednesday night in the rain at Barrington Community Stadium. → Read More

Boys tennis: Hersey outduels Fremd for invite crown

On a chilly Saturday afternoon, Hersey and Fremd met in the final of the Hersey boys tennis invite in Arlington Heights, with the host Huskies claiming a 4-3 victory in dramatic fashion. → Read More

Girls soccer: Schaumburg downs Buffalo Grove as Wingard scores twice

Schaumburg earned its fourth girls soccer victory of the season as Abby Wingard scored twice and goals from Brisa Baldwin, and Delanie Dietz all came in the second half to seal a 4-1 victory over visiting Buffalo Grove Friday night at Gary Scholz Stadium. → Read More

Girls soccer: MacDonald's goal lifts Benet over Carmel

Reese MacDonald scored the lone goal Wednesday night at Baker Stadium to decide a heavyweight contest between two ESCC powerhouse soccer clubs that saw reigning league champion Benet Academy defeat host Carmel Catholic 1-0. → Read More

Girls soccer: Vernon Hills' quick start does in Grayslake Central

Vernon Hills' girls soccer team had a perfect start after its nearly two week break with an impressive 4-2 victory Tuesday night over host Grayslake Central at William Eiserman Stadium. → Read More

Girls soccer: Conant blanks Hoffman Estates

Goals from Sophia Bertani, and Emma Simpson led host Conant's girls soccer team past Hoffman Estates 2-0 Friday night at Charlie Feutz Field in Hoffman Estates to give the Cougars (2-0-0) 3 points in their league opener. → Read More

Girls soccer: Prospect stuns Glenbrook South on Knott's late goal

Natalie Bouzas, Jackie Keane, and Abby Knott would inspire a remarkable second half comeback for Prospect, who overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat host Glenbrook South 3-2 Thursday night in a girls soccer game. → Read More

Girls soccer: Dietz, Beymer help Schaumburg blank Crystal Lake South

Delanie Dietz and Jessica Beymer would both shine during a strong second-half effort Saturday afternoon for host Schaumburg during a 3-0 nonconference girls soccer victory over Crystal Lake South at Gary Scholz Stadium. → Read More

Girls soccer: Second-half blitz sends Libertyville past Grayslake Central

Three goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half sent top-ranked Libertyville (2-0-0) on its way to a 4-0 nonconference home girls soccer victory Thursday night over visiting Grayslake Central. → Read More

Scouting the 2022 boys tennis season in Lake County

Scouting the 2022 boys tennis season in Lake County → Read More

Boys wrestling: Prospect, Antioch each finish fourth at state

The wrestling teams from Prospect and Antioch each claimed fourth place, Prospect in Class 3A and Antioch in 2A, Saturday at the IHSA dual-team state wrestling tournament in Bloomington. → Read More

Libertyville, Prospect, Antioch headed to state

Pin happy Libertyville and Prospect advanced into the Class 3A dual-team state wrestling tournament this Friday after decisive victories Tuesdayh night in Lincolnshire at sectional host Stevenson. → Read More

Conant's Stiles savors state championship

Ethan Stiles is a state champion for a second time after the Conant 152-pounder kept the explosive Damari Reed of Shepard from putting any kind of attack together, winning the championship match 1-0 before a big crowd at the 84th annual state wrestling tournament Saturday at State Farm Arena on the campus of the University of Illinois. → Read More

State title satisfying for Libertyville's Knudten

Josh Knudten delivered a scintillating performance to bring home the first state wrestling title since 1991 for Libertyville when the Wildcats' senior settled a tense 182-pound contest with a takedown near the edge in overtime to defeat No. 1 Bradley Gillum 3-1 Saturday night at State Farm Arena. → Read More

IC Catholic Prep sends four to state finals

If not for the success in Class 1A from IC Catholic Prep and its fantastic foursome of Nick Renteria, Michael Calcagno, Jadon Mims and Isaiah Gonzalez, DuPage County would have been shut out in its bid to send representatives into the state finals at State Farm Arena. → Read More

Batavia's Fetterolf among first-day stars at state

Under the watchful eye of an eventual state champion in the room during his first two season at Batavia, Kaden Fetterolf (39-5) learned from the best, and now is one of the best in his 138-pound weight class. → Read More

Barrington sectional produces big results for Northwest suburbs' competitors

A quartet of Northwest suburbs wrestling stars proved near untouchable Saturday afternoon at the Class 3A Barrington sectional. No. 2-ranked Will Baysingar of Prospect would validate his lofty status at 132 pounds with another scintillating performance to win his title, while Evan Gosz and Charlie Fifield of Fremd, and Hersey senior Manny Mejia followed in the footsteps of the reigning state… → Read More

Stevenson duo, Libertyville's Knudten lead Lake County competitors to state

There is just no stopping Lorenzo Frezza and Cole Rhemrev or, for that matter Josh Knudten. The Lake County trio continued their mastery on the mats over their respective weight class opponents Saturday at the Class 3A Barrington sectional as each claimed a coveted sectional championship. → Read More