High School Sports - Chicago Sun-Times http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times - High School Sports en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) Newspapers http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/YourSeason/assets/img/logo.gif Chicago Sun-Times http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Scoring machine Bernie Conley caps Hinckley-Big Rock career with big numbers ]]>
Unlike basketball or football where height or bulk typically matters more, soccer is still often thought of as any man’s game. Stamina, speed and savvy instincts often can negate shortcomings. Hence the idea behind overlooking one smaller numerical designation ( Class 1A) for more noticeable numbers like 98, 37 and 24- the amount of points, goals and assists amassed by Hinckley-Big Rock’s … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: St. Charles East’s T.C. Hull is Courier-News Player of the Year ]]>
Perhaps the best way to account for T.C. Hull becoming The Courier-News’ 2012 Player of the Year is not just listening to St. Charles East coach Paul Jennison, but instead borrowing from a legendary mentor for another kind of football. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up,” the late Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi said. Hull … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Elgin Courier-News All-Area team ]]> T.C. HULL St. Charles East Junior Forward Headliner for All-Area unit as Courier-News Player of the Year and one of area’s only two IHSSCA All-State picks. Led area players in points (72) and goals (31), tying for seventh in assists (10). First-team All-UEC River selection helped Saints go from 6-11-2 to 20-3-1, including 5-1-0 River Division title plus win over East Aurora … ]]> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 17:32:27 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16302727-393/boys-soccer-elgin-courier-news-all-area-team.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16302727-393/boys-soccer-elgin-courier-news-all-area-team.html <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Warren wins state title in thriller ]]>
Daniel Szczepanek and Nick Wegrzynowicz have a special communication. “He’s Polish and I’m Polish, and we speak Polish on the field all the time,” Szczepanek said. Playing in their biggest game ever, Szczepanek screamed to his teammate: “Iść.” Wegrzynowicz knew what to do. “It’s means ‘Go,’ and that’s what he did,” Szczepanek said. Wegrzynowicz took a pass from Szczepanek on the left … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Sandburg takes third with 1-0 win over Stevenson ]]> Zack Biel made the final one count. By his own account, it was one of the easiest ones he ever had. The star Sandburg senior scored his 25th goal of the year in the 58th minute, smashing back a ball that deflected hard off the near post on a shot by Kevin Kroll, as the No. 7 Eagles rode to the 1-0 … ]]> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 22:33:26 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16142648-393/boys-soccer-sandburg-takes-third-with-1-0-win-over-stevenson.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16142648-393/boys-soccer-sandburg-takes-third-with-1-0-win-over-stevenson.html <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Nick Winter, St Viator chill Wheaton Academy for third place ]]>
The chilly conditions at the Class 2A state soccer finals didn’t bother Nick Winter Saturday. Winter had a goal and an assist to propel St. Viator to a 2-1 victory over Wheaton Academy in the third-place match at Lincoln-Way North. The win gave the Lions (21-4-3) their second victory over Wheaton this season and their fourth third-place trophy to go with two … ]]>
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:28:39 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16133304-393/boys-soccer-nick-winter-st-viator-chill-wheaton-academy-for-third-place.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16133304-393/boys-soccer-nick-winter-st-viator-chill-wheaton-academy-for-third-place.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Wheaton Academy edged by Peoria Notre Dame ]]> Wheaton Academy’s Spencer Graf was outstanding on Friday, but Peoria Notre Dame’s Justin Buck was even better. The two put on a goalkeeping clinic at the Class 2A state semifinals at Lincoln-Way North. Both came up with big saves during regulation and two overtimes before combining to stop five of the nine penalty kicks in the ensuing shootout. Graf saved two penalties … ]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:56:59 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16115895-393/boys-soccer-wheaton-academy-edged-by-peoria-notre-dame.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16115895-393/boys-soccer-wheaton-academy-edged-by-peoria-notre-dame.html <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: St Viator falls short in semifinal ]]> St. Viator senior forward Troy Wheeler pounded his fist into the turf after his shot from point-blank range was stopped by Urbana goalie Brian Summers. That play with 7:40 left in Friday’s Class 2A state semifinal epitomized how the day went for St. Viator, which fell to Urbana 2-1 at Lincoln-Way North. The result put Urbana in its first state championship game, … ]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:35:37 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16115711-393/boys-soccer-st-viator-falls-short-in-semifinal.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16115711-393/boys-soccer-st-viator-falls-short-in-semifinal.html <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: North Suburban Lake well represented in 3A state finals ]]> If the numbers aren’t lying — and we happen to think they’re not — then it’s hard to argue with the statement that the North Suburban Conference Lake Division is the best soccer league in the entire state. This weekend at Lincoln-Way North High two of the NSC Lake’s seven members — Warren and Stevenson — will be in action. And it’s … ]]> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:25:48 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16097162-393/boys-soccer-north-suburban-lake-well-represented-in-3a-state-finals.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16097162-393/boys-soccer-north-suburban-lake-well-represented-in-3a-state-finals.html <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Naperville Central, Warren highlight Class 3A state semis ]]> The most unpredictable state tournament found a way to produce two of the state semifinalists everybody expected to see. Naperville Central and Warren started the year ranked No. 1 and No. 2. Both returned a strong nucleus of veteran, talented teams that had the first hand of playing in the final weekend. The Redhawks lost the 1-0 heartbreaker to Morton in last … ]]> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:19:19 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16077645-393/boys-soccer-naperville-central-warren-highlight-class-3a-state-semis.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16077645-393/boys-soccer-naperville-central-warren-highlight-class-3a-state-semis.html <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Grant Stoneman leads Wheaton Academy into Class 2A state semis ]]> It was the longest wait of Grant Stoneman’s life. The Wheaton Academy junior had to sit and stand on the sidelines last year after he transferred to the private school from Burlington Central after his freshman year. His one year playing high school soccer gave him the taste, helping power the Rockets to a fourth-place finish in the Class 2A finals two … ]]> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:46:51 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16077696-393/boys-soccer-grant-stoneman-leads-wheaton-academy-into-class-2a-state-semis.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16077696-393/boys-soccer-grant-stoneman-leads-wheaton-academy-into-class-2a-state-semis.html <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Warren punches return trip ticket to state semis ]]>
The two goals Warren scored over 55 seconds midway through the first half of Tuesday’s Class 3A supersectional 2-1 win over Barrington was typical Blue Devil soccer. Holding powerful St. Charles East scoreless in the second half — an effort anchored by goalie R.J. Hill’s near-miracle save — was not. In the end, it took offense, defense and goalkeeping all working together … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: OT win sends Sandburg to state ]]> A dominant effort doesn’t always pay off with a win in soccer, and Sandburg saw regulation end with its season in jeopardy despite controlling Tuesday night’s Class 3A Illinois Benedictine Supersectional. With one brilliant play, though, the Eagles made sure they’d be rewarded for their dominance. Kevin Kroll headed home Zack Biel’s cross in overtime and Sandburg held on to punch its … ]]> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:29:55 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16058927-393/boys-soccer-ot-win-sends-sandburg-to-state.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16058927-393/boys-soccer-ot-win-sends-sandburg-to-state.html <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Washington falls in supersectional ]]> Washington kept the game scoreless past the midway point of the first half, but state power Peoria Notre Dame proved to be too strong for the Public League squad. Notre Dame scored twice before halftime Tuesday night and went on to a 4-0 victory in the Class 2A Lemont Supersectional. “You cannot afford to make any mistakes against those guys,’’ Washington coach … ]]> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:06:15 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16058706-393/boys-soccer-washington-falls-in-supersectional.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16058706-393/boys-soccer-washington-falls-in-supersectional.html <![CDATA[ Boys Soccer: Jared Moelaart leads Stevenson to first state semi ]]> In the end, Stevenson didn’t need the wind to win. With gusts up to 30 miles per hour blowing from the north during Tuesday’s 3A supersectional, senior Jared Moelaart scored both of his goals against the wind to lead the Patriots to a 2-0 win against Glenbrook North, helping to advance the program to its first state final four. “We’ve always played … ]]> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:56:31 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16057990-393/boys-soccer-jared-moelaart-leads-stevenson-to-first-state-semi.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boyssoccer/16057990-393/boys-soccer-jared-moelaart-leads-stevenson-to-first-state-semi.html