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[ ‘His legacy is us’: Daniel M. Horyn, Niles North teacher, coach, mentor, dead at 34 ]]>
After 13 years on the job, some teachers burn out. Dan Horyn seemed to be just warming up. His enthusiasm and optimism changed kids’ lives. He might have even saved some. Messages on a Facebook memorial page — many from his students at Niles North High School in Skokie — credit him with not only inspiring them to excel but with spotting … ]]>
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:38:55 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/22508992-460/his-legacy-is-us-daniel-m.-horyn-niles-north-teacher-coach-mentor-dead-at-34 http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/22508992-460/his-legacy-is-us-daniel-m.-horyn-niles-north-teacher-coach-mentor-dead-at-34
<![CDATA[ Girls swimming: No pool, no problem for Plainfield co-op ]]>
Because none of the four District 202 schools has a pool, the Plainfield co-op team practices at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA in Plainfield. So far, the formula has worked. … ]]>
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:32:46 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16391202-393/girls-swimming-no-pool-no-problem-for-plainfield-co-op.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16391202-393/girls-swimming-no-pool-no-problem-for-plainfield-co-op.html
<![CDATA[ Girls Swimming: Riley Hayward poised to lead New Trier to third straight state title ]]> New Trier, which is heavily favored to win its third consecutive state championship this weekend at Evanston, is stacked with experienced swimmers. But only one current Trevian has been through the pressure and prestige of swimming at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Senior Riley Hayward competed in the 100-meter breaststroke at the Trials in Omaha in June and has shared what she learned … ]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:21:05 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16348644-393/girls-swimming-riley-hayward-poised-to-lead-new-trier-to-third-straight-state-title.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16348644-393/girls-swimming-riley-hayward-poised-to-lead-new-trier-to-third-straight-state-title.html <![CDATA[ Girls Swimming: Hinsdale Central’s Yu rewarded for work in backstroke ]]>
A new crew of Hinsdale Central swimmers is headed to the state meet for the first time, starting Friday at Evanston. One of the newcomers is junior Olivia Yu, who was one of four Red Devils to win events at the Downers Grove South Sectional Saturday. Yu opened the meet by earning a state berth in the 200 medley relay (1:49.35), where … ]]>
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:24:27 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16347899-393/girls-swimming-hinsdale-centrals-yu-rewarded-for-work-in-backstroke.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16347899-393/girls-swimming-hinsdale-centrals-yu-rewarded-for-work-in-backstroke.html
<![CDATA[ Hockey: Lyons peppers Nazareth with goals early, often ]]>
Lyons hockey is beginning to run on all cylinders offensively as Nazareth found out in Darien on Saturday. Big games from forwards Charles Rocco and Nickolas Wink helped Lyons cruise past its rival 7-2. “We’re starting to click offensively now,” said Rocco, who finished with two goals and two assists. “We see it in practice and we’re starting to see it during … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Girls Swimming: New Trier advances everyone to state; Glenbrook South’s Olivia Smoliga sets two pool records ]]>
In a meet where beating state qualifying times carries significantly more importance than individual finishes or a team’s point total, the New Trier girls swimming team showed why it’s the strongest program in the state on Saturday. The Trevians qualified all 21 of their sectional entrants – 18 individuals and three relays – for the first day of the two-day state swimming … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Girls Swimming: Sandurg wins 10th straight sectional crown ]]>
The goal remains the same for the Sandburg Eagles each year; qualify as many swimmers and relays as possible for the state meet. But the season-long goal doesn’t mean the Eagles are looking past the sectional round. Hosting its own sectional Saturday, Sandburg defeated Lockport 309-270. It was the program’s 10th straight sectional title. “We take pride in team championships, and you … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Girls Swimming: Mary Kate Callahan key as Fenwick claims sectional title ]]>
The Fenwick girls swim team extended its reign as sectional champions to a decade on Saturday. The Friars hosted the the sectional meet and scored 347.5 points to defeat Oak Park-River Forest (261) and Northside College Prep (207.5). Last season, Fenwick finished second at state, posting 15 points behind New Trier. This time, the Friars advanced 10 swimmers, one diver and three … ]]>
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:41:49 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16305153-394/girls-swimming-mary-kate-callahan-key-as-fenwick-claims-sectional-title.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16305153-394/girls-swimming-mary-kate-callahan-key-as-fenwick-claims-sectional-title.html
<![CDATA[ Girls Swimming: Dominant effort lifts St. Charles East to title ]]>
St. Charles East’s swim team could be downright scary considering Saturday’s third straight sectional championship came with most of the team still training hard, before tapering off prior to state. The Saints piled up 12 individual state berths and three relay spots in dominating with 315 points to runner-up St. Charles North’s 249, in what amounted to virtually a School District 303 … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Boys Bowling: Josh Glover hands Lincoln-Way West first win of year ]]>
It’s a good thing the bowling pins don’t know what’s coming when Josh Glover has the ball in his hands. The Lincoln-Way West junior has the demeanor of a linebacker after he follows through and watches the pins scatter. “All I think about when I’m at the line is taking one shot at a time, hitting my mark and just stand down,’’ … ]]>
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:30:18 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16261717-393/boys-bowling-josh-glover-hands-lincoln-way-west-first-win-of-year.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16261717-393/boys-bowling-josh-glover-hands-lincoln-way-west-first-win-of-year.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Bowling: Veteran-laden Lincoln-Way Central wins opener ]]>
After a couple of down seasons, Lincoln-Way Central sees brighter days ahead regarding its 2012-13 campaign. The Knights got off to a good start Tuesday, topping Oak Forest 1,893-1,634 in the season opener for both teams at Laraway Lanes in New Lenox. Junior Nick Kross led Lincoln-Way Central, posting the top two-game series of the night with a 407. He also had … ]]>
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 19:29:56 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16201699-393/boys-bowling-veteran-laden-lincoln-way-central-wins-opener.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16201699-393/boys-bowling-veteran-laden-lincoln-way-central-wins-opener.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Cross Country: Jack Keelan becomes St Ignatius’ second state champ ]]>
After missing the state meet last year, Jack Keelan made his next visit count in a very big way Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria. The St. Ignatius senior became the school’s second boys cross country champion when he completed the three-mile Class 3A race in 14 minutes, 5 seconds to beat Prospect senior Quentin Shaffer (14:14). Keelan, a La Grange Park … ]]>
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 19:21:35 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16201088-393/boys-cross-country-jack-keelan-becomes-st-ignatius-second-state-champ.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16201088-393/boys-cross-country-jack-keelan-becomes-st-ignatius-second-state-champ.html
<![CDATA[ Cross Country: Lockport’s Natalie Waters gets over Detweiller hill ]]>
The final portion of the state cross country course at Detweiller Park in Peoria is not Natalie Waters’ favorite part. “The finishing stretch here is sort of uphill a little,” the Lincoln-Way West sophomore said. “For some reason, I just think it’s the biggest hill in the world. I get so discouraged on that part. We have to do it three times … ]]>
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:47:22 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16200743-393/cross-country-lockports-natalie-waters-gets-over-detweiller-hill.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16200743-393/cross-country-lockports-natalie-waters-gets-over-detweiller-hill.html
<![CDATA[ Cross Country: Illiana Christian’s experience shows at state ]]>
The state cross country meet just keeps getting better for Illiana Christian. Although it’s not unusual for the boys and girls squads to finish among the top 20, both Illiana Christian teams made the top 10 Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria. The boys finished sixth in Class 2A with 202 points while the girls were 10th with a 297 total. Last … ]]>
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:24:57 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16200290-393/cross-country-illiana-christians-experience-shows-at-state.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16200290-393/cross-country-illiana-christians-experience-shows-at-state.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Bowling: Lockport trims Plainfield Central ]]> Lockport bowler Shane Matejcak had a high game of 279 last season. He nearly topped that score in his first game of the season Monday night. Matejcak started with an open frame before reeling off 10 straight strikes on his way to a 275 in the opener. He finished with the three-game high series of 688 as the Porters topped Plainfield Central … ]]> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:47:37 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16179980-393/boys-bowling-lockport-trims-plainfield-central.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16179980-393/boys-bowling-lockport-trims-plainfield-central.html <![CDATA[ Cross Country: Ryan siblings run well at state ]]> The Ryan family of Western Springs had plenty of reasons to celebrate at the Class 3A state meet Saturday in Peoria. With three family members competing for three different schools in two races, there was plenty to watch. Sophomore Olivia Ryan finished fifth (16:43) to become the top girls cross country finisher in Fenwick history while her cousin, junior Claire Costelloe, placed … ]]> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:17:16 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16178444-393/cross-country-ryan-siblings-run-well-at-state.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/othersports/16178444-393/cross-country-ryan-siblings-run-well-at-state.html