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All-American All-State All-Conference Daniel Szczepanek holds state trouphy Thursday night during award ceremony Warren High School.
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Gurnee-11/8/12, Thurs./Warren High School All-American, All-State, and All-Conference Daniel Szczepanek, holds the state trouphy Thursday night during award ceremony at Warren High School. | Joe Shuman~For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 12, 2013 1:50AM

The boys bowling season started last week. The girls basketball season began on Monday night. And the boys hoops campaign will start next Monday.

But no matter successful North Suburban Conference teams are during the winter sports season, the league will be hard-pressed to duplicate the amazing success on the state level that its 14 league members had during the fall campaign.

Two sports — football and girls swimming — are still going.

In football, the NSC has two teams still playing in the semifinal round — Lake Forest in Class 6A and Lake Zurich in Class 7A.

In swimming, the state meet is this coming weekend, and the North Suburban Conference has more than two dozen entrants total in the various events.

And that’s on top of these state championships that already have been earned this fall:

■ Girls field hockey — Lake Forest’s team.

■ Girls tennis — Lake Forest’s team and the Scouts’ doubles team of Maddie Lipp/Christina Zordani.

■ Boys soccer — Warren’s team.

■ Boys golf — Deerfield’s Ian Kelsey tied for the individual title.

■ Girls golf — Stevenson’s Stephanie Miller won the individual title.

In the football playoffs this week, Lake Forest (9-2 on the field/9-3 with a forfeit loss) will host Cary-Grove (12-0) and Lake Zurich (9-2 on the field/10-2 with a forfeit win) will play at Glenbard West (12-0).

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