Friday, December 21, 2012
The Bears are in must-win mode this week at Arizona. Can you guess the score? Closest prediction to the outcome wins a Patch T-shirt!
The Bears need to win their final two games of the season and get help from other teams losing just to make the playoffs. Who thought we'd be saying that after a 7-1 start? Fortunately, Chicago travels to Arizona this weekend. The Cardinals started 4-0 before dropping nine straight and finally winning again last week to go 5-9. Predict the score prior to Sunday's Bears game. The reader who correctly guesses the score, or comes closest to guessing the score, will get a Patch T-shirt. At the end of the season, we'll have a random drawing among the weekly winners for a larger prize. Congratulations to Joe L, who won with a six-point difference last week by saying the Packers would beat the Bears 23-17. • If you’re a Patch reader, simply …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Lincoln-Way East 37, Benet 13. The Griffins continue to roll in the playoffs and have a shot at a state championship next week.
A showdown for the ages is set for the Class 7A state championship. Lincoln-Way East (13-0) blew past Benet Academy 37-13 in the state semifinals and will face undefeated Glenbard West next week in the title game. Glenbard beat Lake Zurich earlier in the day, winning 19-13. The Griffin defense picked off Benet quarterback Jack Beneventi three times and held him to 9-of-28 passing. According to the Chicago Tribune, running back Nick Colangelo had 183 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the way for Lincoln-Way East. Benet finishes the season 11-2, with its only other loss coming to St. Patrick. Glenbard West and Lincoln-Way East will battle for the state championship at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Can't make it to Round 2 of the Class 7A playoffs? Watch Wheaton North play Prospect live, courtesy of IHSA.
The Wheaton North High School Falcons (9-1), ranked No. 5 in the playoffs, tonight will face the Prospect High School Knights (7-3), No. 13, in Round 2 of the IHSA Class 7A playoffs. With a win tonight, the Falcons would go on to play the winner of the Round 2 game between No. 1 Glenbard West (10-0) and No. 9 Libertyville (8-2) in the quarterfinals. The Falcons play at Prospect High School, 801 W. Kensington Rd., Mount Prospect, IL. Like Wheaton Patch on Facebook
Monday, June 6, 2011
The St. Francis boys baseball team defeats opponent in Class 3A Sectional Championship game Saturday.
Monday, June 6, 2011
The St. Francis High School baseball program has reached the "Elite 8" in IHSA 3A Baseball for the first time in school history and will compete Monday, Jun. 6 for competing spot in the State Finals. A good showing of infield defense, upstanding pitching and consistent hitting led the Spartans (25-12) to a victory in the Class 3A Central Sectional Championship game against Richmond-Burton Saturday. In the second inning, the Spartans put 3 runs on the board and repeated the effort in the fifth, earning them the 6-2 victory. Jack Roback, 8-1 for the season, pitched through five innings of burning heat, allowed one hit, one run and fanned four batters. Roback also had a triple in the second inning and drove in 2 runs. Other Spartans that …
Saturday, November 6, 2010
The WWS girls cross country team took 3rd overall in the Class 3A state final today. South's McKenna Kiple took 11th overall and St. Francis' Kelly McShea took 5th in the 2A final.
For the second year in a row, Wheaton Warrenville South finished in third place at the IHSA Class 3A state final at Detweiller Park in Peoria. Schaumburg High School won the title and Palatine took second. Wheaton South Sophomore McKenna Kiple was South's top finisher, finishing 11th overall with a time of 17:04, a 5:42 pace. St. Francis High School took 7th overall in the Class 2A final and senior, Kelly McShea took fifth overall, with a time of 17:43, a 5:48 pace. Wheaton South junior Lauren Mordini finished behind Kiple in 15th place with 17:06; sophomore Mikayla Kightlinger took 27th with 17:27; sophomore Hope Schmelzle finished 43rd with 17:41; junior Claire Kelly finished 72nd with 18:00; and junior Hana Lobsinger took 117th with 18:…
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wheaton North beat Marian Catholic Friday night in the first round of the IHSA Class 7A playoffs. North will play Wheaton Warrenville South, who beat Lisle Benet Academy.
Reece Butler did a little bit of everything for Wheaton North Friday night. The senior quarterback passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lift the Falcons to a 27-6 victory over Marian Catholic in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs at Wheaton North. Butler finished the evening 19 of 24 for 201 yards, and ran nine times for 75 yards. His two TD passes—a 1-yarder to Micah Penn in the first quarter and 33 yards to Richard Finley in the second quarter—put the Falcons in front 14-6. Marcin Gawlak chipped in with field goals of 23 and 29 yards in the second quarter to increase Wheaton North's lead to 20-6 at intermission. Butler's 8-yard run for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter concluded the scoring for Wheaton North, …
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wheaton South freshman Keisha Clousing took the new state champion, Jasmine Minor, to a tiebreaker in their championship match on Saturday.
This much is certain after Keisha Clousing and Carmel senior Jasmine Minor concluded their nearly 2 ½-hour match for the state girls tennis singles championship on Saturday afternoon: Clousing will be the favorite to win a state title each of the next three years. The freshman from Wheaton Warrenville South gave Minor—36-0 going into their matchup—all she could handle before Minor prevailed 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). In the tiebreaker, Clousing fought back from match point three times, but Minor finally smashed a backhand past her to secure the set and the state crown. Minor, who finished third in the state as a sophomore in '08 but didn't play for Carmel last year so she could compete in national tourneys, handed Clousing (35-2) her second loss of …
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wheaton North knocks off Naperville North with a late stand in a dramatic DuPage Valley football showdown.
It was too little, too late for a Naperville North offense trying desperately to draw even in the waning seconds at Wheaton North on yesterday, Friday, Oct. 15 at Wheaton North. After watching its 7-0 halftime lead turn into a 14-7 fourth-quarter deficit, Naperville North rode the arm of quarterback Matt LaCosse down to the Falcons' 6-yard line with 13.2 seconds left. Three straight incompletions left the visitors out of chances while Wheaton North (6-2, 4-2) solidified its playoff standing with a second comeback win over a Naperville school. "It was just too late. We've got to play better earlier on," Huskies coach Sean Drendel said after the 14-7 loss dropped his team to 5-3 overall and 3-3 in DuPage Valley play. "Our kids played hard, …