To say that Aurora University’s men’s ice-hockey team has come a long way in a very short time is like saying that Jonathan Toews is a better-than-average player for the Chicago Blackhawks. Gross understatement.
EXTRA POINT: Points pondered by someone who’s figuratively stunk up the gym with virtually all of his predictions, yet feels like the following prognostication — just like the ones about Waukegan winning high school state basketball titles in 2009 and 2010 — is absolutely, positively 100 percent right on.
Lakes High School graduate and Luther College senior John Androus was named to the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all-league men’s basketball team.
How good were the 2014 Corsairs? Good enough to becmme the first girls hoops team in school history to win a sectional championship, their season cut short just one win shy of going downstate to the Final 4 with a 24-9 overall record.
Olympic gold medal swimmer Matt Grevers from Lake Forest and Paralympian Alyssa Gialamas will shine the spotlight on Paralympic sports on Saturday when they take to the red carpet at the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association’s annual gala: “The Golden Age of Hollywood.”
Moments after the Mustangs lost in the regional championship to powerful Rolling Meadows by a huge margin (93-29), coach Brian Evans stood calmly with a smile in the hallway outside the gym. And with good reason.
“Outstanding performance” was how Ultimate Gymnastics head coach Shane Sanders summed up his team’s showing at the recent Big Dreams Classic meet.
There’s only so much a team can do in the school gymnasium and/or in the local baseball training facility — in the case of the Lake College of Lake County, that facility being Batspeed in Gurnee. So, the Lancers are in Florida, hoping their bats heat up on their spring trip.
Carmel held off pesky Vernon Hills 49-43 to win the Class 3A Ridgewood Sectional and earn a shot at Uplift from the Chicago Public League in Wednesday’s Antioch Sectional semifinal.
Top-seed Stevenson (28-1 overall) cruised to a 20-point victory over Warren (17-15) Friday night in the Class 4A McHenry Regional title game between a pair of North Suburban Conference Lake Division rivals.
One quarter of “Warhawk” basketball was enough as North Chicago (24-4) pulled away late from the host Rams (16-12) to win the Class 3A regional and earn a game against St. Patrick in the Antioch Sectional.
For the second straight year, the Lions (23-5) knocked the Zee-Bees (26-4) out of the Class 4A tourney to earn a shot at Stevenson.
A lot of serious basketball is played in Waukegan High Schools’ Dog Pound gym on weekend nights each winter. But that said, it’s not a stretch to say that the best is saved for last every March.
Waukegan High School grad and Air Force Academy junior has been chosen to compete in the National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Rifle Championships.