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[ Wrestling: Picking Southland all-area lineup a weighty task ]]>
Try filling out a lineup card of wrestlers from the Southland without offending anyone. We dare you. The SouthtownStar circulation area is as deep and tradition-rich in wrestling talent as any in the state. One of our teams, Sandburg, was the large-school state champion. Another, Lemont, advanced 10 wrestlers to the individual state tourney. Six individuals won state gold. Picking one wrestler … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Wrestling: Joliet all-area team stacked with talent ]]>
The Herald-News circulation area is as deep and tradition-rich in wrestling talent as any in the state. Three of our teams reached the state quarterfinals. Six of our individuals won state titles. The number of state medalists easily eclipsed double digits. That’s why, in picking a starting lineup of the area’s best — one in each weight class — little came easily. … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Wrestling: Sandburg comes back to down Oak Park for 3A state title ]]>
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Sandburg's Mitch Cook knew a team could come from 14 points down in the finals to win a state wrestling title. Two years ago, he saw that scenario unfold from the losing side. On Saturday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum, he made sure it happened the other way around. Down 8-6 in the closing seconds of his Class 3A 138-pound … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Wrestling: Montini rolls by Yorkville for 2A state ]]>
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Drew Vrbenec didn’t get the ending to his individual wrestling career he would have liked. But for years now, there’s always been another chance for Montini wrestlers to make their final high school meet a memorable one. “It’s a good way to end senior year,” Vrbenec said after helping the Broncos win their fifth state title overall and fourth … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Wrestling: Sandburg, Oak Park advance to Class 3A title match ]]>
BLOOMINGTON — Sandburg and Oak Park-River Forest will wrestle for the Class 3A wrestling title Saturday night after scoring contrasting semifinal wins. Oak Park won five straight matches in the lower weights to pull away for a 35-21 win over Barrington, while Sandburg rallied to beat defending champ Glenbard North 29-25. Glenbard North coach Mark Hahn was ejected for flagrant misconduct after … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Wrestling: Bowen falls to Antioch at state ]]> BLOOMINGTON – Bowen didn’t have much margin for error Saturday morning, especially coming into the Class 2A state quarterfinals at less than full strength. The Boilermakers were missing regular 120-pounder Montate Thomas, who was ill and didn’t make the trip Downstate. That helped to tip the scales for Antioch, which beat the Boilermakers 37-33 to assure itself of winning the first trophy … ]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 12:36:00 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10872747-401/wrestling-bowen-falls-to-antioch-at-state.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10872747-401/wrestling-bowen-falls-to-antioch-at-state.html <![CDATA[ Wrestling: Bowen hoping to make an impact for the city ]]> The stakes couldn’t be much higher for Bowen on Saturday morning at the Class 2A team wrestling state quarterfinals in Bloomington. The Boilermakers, who became the second Public League team to qualify for state since the city schools lost their automatic bid in 2003, will face Antioch. A win will secure the program’s first state trophy and only the second in any … ]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:51:24 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10862152-401/wrestling-bowen-hoping-to-make-an-impact-for-the-city.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10862152-401/wrestling-bowen-hoping-to-make-an-impact-for-the-city.html <![CDATA[ Wrestling: Oak Park’s Darius Henry returns to help defeat Hinsdale Central ]]>
Just in time for the team state wrestling tournament, Oak Park-River Forest picked up a little reinforcement. Darius Henry, a sectional champ last year who had left the team more than a month ago, returned for the Huskies and and gutted out a 5-3 decision over Hinsdale Central’s George Tolbert in Tuesday’s Class 3A sectional match at Oak Park-River Forest. The points … ]]>
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:18:56 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10795200-401/wrestling-oak-parks-darius-henry-returns-to-help-defeat-hinsdale-central.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10795200-401/wrestling-oak-parks-darius-henry-returns-to-help-defeat-hinsdale-central.html
<![CDATA[ Wrestling: Sandburg steamrolls Mount Carmel ]]>
Jake Vales may not be good enough to beat out Sebastian Pique in Sandburg’s wrestling lineup, but there’s no shame in that. Pique, after all, is a two-time state finalist and a one-time champ. But Vales is good enough to give the Eagles a boost as they chase their first state title since winning three in a row from 2005 to ’07. … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Wrestling: Montini has little trouble with Lincoln-Way West, headed to state ]]> Mere days after securing nine individual medals at the state finals in Assembly Hall, Montini set its gaze on winning its fifth consecutive state title in the team duals. They took their next step on Tuesday night, beating Lincoln-Way West 44-17 for the Fenton Sectional and a spot in the eight-team tournament in Bloomington. Montini employed back-ups and state qualifiers at higher … ]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:35:56 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10794658-401/wrestling-montini-has-little-trouble-with-lincoln-way-west-headed-to-state.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10794658-401/wrestling-montini-has-little-trouble-with-lincoln-way-west-headed-to-state.html <![CDATA[ Wrestling: New Trier falls short vs Harlem ]]>
New Trier knew what it was up against in taking on unbeaten Harlem in Tuesday’s Class 3A team sectional at Wheeling. New Trier lost 41-24 to the Huskies, ending their season, but the Trevians competed well against one of the best teams in Illinois. “We knew it would be tough going in but we’re a tough team and we don’t get a … ]]>
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:18:21 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10796033-401/wrestling-new-trier-falls-short-vs-harlem.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10796033-401/wrestling-new-trier-falls-short-vs-harlem.html
<![CDATA[ Wrestling: Yorkville simply overpowers Washington ]]> Yorkville didn’t outfox downstate Washington on Tuesday night. The Foxes went right at the Patriots and delivered a resounding pounding. Yorkville clobbered Washington, 43-32, in a sectional dual team semifinal at the Class 2A Sycamore sectional. The Foxes led 43-8, and with the match wrapped up, forfeited their final four bouts. With the victory, the Foxes qualified for Saturday’s state finals tournament … ]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:20:29 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10793858-401/wrestling-yorkville-simply-overpowers-washington.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/wrestling/10793858-401/wrestling-yorkville-simply-overpowers-washington.html <![CDATA[ Wrestling: Resurgent Naperville Central beats Maine West ]]>
Naperville Central didn’t just pull off an upset in Tuesday’s West Aurora 3A Team Sectional. A 40-24 win over Maine West (20-4) earns the team a berth in the state tournament, where it will face Barrington at 9 a.m. at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Barrington punched its ticket to state with a 29-18 win over Grant in the Wheeling Sectional. This … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Wrestling: Barrington gets by Grant ]]>
Mark Shealy wasn’t about to be the reason Barrington didn’t advance downstate. In the final match of Tuesday’s Class 3A Wheeling team sectional, Shealy clinched the Broncos’ third consecutive trip to the state finals with a pin at 182 over Grant’s Jonathan Wells, giving his side a 29-18 victory. “I had two matches last week that took away my chance to go … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Wrestling: Lockport clinches first state berth ]]>
Lockport Central’s gymnasium has hosted many memorable events during its rich history. A special moment was added to that Tuesday night. The Porters advanced to the dual-team state tournament for the first time via a 33-23 sectional victory over Plainfield Central. As a result, Lockport (19-4) advances to Saturday’s Class 3A quarterfinals in Bloomington where it will meet Sandburg. “I knew that … ]]>
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