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Wrestling: Picking Southland all-area lineup a weighty task

Mar 1, 2012

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.

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Wrestling: Joliet all-area team stacked with talent

Mar 1, 2012

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.

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Wrestling: Sandburg comes back to down Oak Park for 3A state title

Mar 1, 2012

Sandburg’s Mitch Cook pulled off a spectacular comeback to lead an Eagles’ comeback to top Oak Park 30-24 and claim the Class 3A state title Saturday night in Champaign.

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Wrestling: Montini rolls by Yorkville for 2A state

Mar 1, 2012

Montini dominated all three matchups Saturday, including a 53-12 win over Yorkville in the Class 2A final, to claim its fourth straight state crown.

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Wrestling: Sandburg, Oak Park advance to Class 3A title match

Mar 1, 2012

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 to set up Saturday night’s Class 3A wrestling title match. Montini and Yorkville will wrestle for the Class 2A title.

Wrestling: Bowen falls to Antioch at state

Mar 1, 2012

Bowen’s bid to win the Public League’s first state wrestling trophy since 2000 ended with a 37-33 loss to Antioch Saturday morning in the Class 2A state quarterfinals in Bloomington.

Wrestling: Bowen hoping to make an impact for the city

Mar 1, 2012

Bowen is just the second Public League squad to qualify for state wrestling since the city lost its automatic bid in 2003. Saturday morning, the Boilermakers will take on Antioch.

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Wrestling: Oak Park’s Darius Henry returns to help defeat Hinsdale Central

Mar 1, 2012

Oak Park’s Darius Henry gutted out a 5-3 decision over Hinsdale Central’s George Tolbert to help give the Huskies the 47-19 win in Tuesday’s Class 3A sectional. Henry had left the team more than a month ago only to return to competition on Tuesday.

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Wrestling: Sandburg steamrolls Mount Carmel

Mar 1, 2012

Mount Carmel was no match for Sandburg as the Eagles wrestled their way to a Class 3A state finals trip with a 41-24 win over the Caravan Tuesday night at Oak Park.

Wrestling: Montini has little trouble with Lincoln-Way West, headed to state

Mar 1, 2012

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.

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Wrestling: New Trier falls short vs Harlem

Mar 1, 2012

Harlem opened a 16-0 lead and rolled to a 41-24 win over New Trier Tuesday in a Class 3A sectional at Wheeling.

Wrestling: Yorkville simply overpowers Washington

Mar 1, 2012

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.

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Wrestling: Resurgent Naperville Central beats Maine West

Mar 1, 2012

Naperville Central, which lost nine of its first 10 duals, beat Maine West 40-24 Tuesday in a Class 3A sectional match at West Aurora to advance to state.

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Wrestling: Barrington gets by Grant

Mar 1, 2012

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.

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Wrestling: Lockport clinches first state berth

Mar 1, 2012

Lockport beat Plainfield Central 33-23 Tuesday in a Class 3A sectional match at Lockport Central to earn its first trip to the team state tournament.

Wrestling: Fallen Manteno coach honored with success

Mar 1, 2012

After Manteno coach Cory Blanchette was struck by a car and killed in November, assistant Bryan Curran took over. Behind the efforts of Curran as well as senior Anthony Franc, this has been one of the most successful seasons in Panthers’ history.

Individual wrestling rankings

Mar 1, 2012

Mike Clark breaks down the top individuals per weight class.

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Wrestling: Lane’s Max Schneider claims another state title

Mar 1, 2012

Lane’s Max Schneider completed his high school wrestling career with a second state title in a 3-1 win over Glenbard North’s Brian Murphy Saturday at the state finals in Champaign.

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Wrestling: Marmion’s Johnny Jimenez battles back to claim state title

Mar 1, 2012

In a bad spot late in the third round, Marmion’s Johnny Jimenez battled hard and earned a takedown with one second remaining to give the Cadet his second straight state title Saturday night in Champaign.

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Wrestling: Bartlett’s Sal Annoreno wins state title

Mar 1, 2012

Bartlett junior Sal Annoreno won the Class 3A 132-pound state championship Saturday night in Champaign. Annoreno was one of six area wrestlers who claimed medals.

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Wrestling: Southland represented well in finals

Mar 1, 2012

Providence’s Eddie Klimara leads the way for the six Southlanders who will take part in Saturday’s Class 3A finals.

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Wrestling: Day has finally come for St Rita’s Tim Corse

Mar 1, 2012

After winning Friday night, St. Rita’s Tim Corse punched his ticket to Saturday’s final, where he will be wrestling Lincoln-Way East’s Kyle Langenderfer.

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Wrestling: Fenwick’s Matt Garelli, Marian Catholic’s Nate Jackson prove ready

Mar 1, 2012

Montini’s Matt Garelli and Marian Catholic’s Nate Jackson competed last season in 3A, but because of the IHSA dropping the multiplier, both will be wrestling for Class 2A state titles Saturday after a successful Friday at the state meet.

Wrestling: Loyola’s Michael Paloian off to good start at state

Mar 1, 2012

Loyola senior Michael Paloian’s quest to be the school’s first placer started strong with an 11-6 win over Lyons’ Jaime Jones Thursday night in the first round of the state meet in Champaign.

Wrestling: Bartlett’s Sal Annoreno looks tough at state

Mar 1, 2012

Bartlett senior Sal Annoreno was determined and made it look easy in his first step to a gold medal at Thursday’s Class 3A state wrestling finals in Champaign. The 132-pounder made short work of Jimmy Davis of Waubonsie Valley, beating him by a 12-0 major decision.

Wrestling: For openers, Marist quenches thirst with seven up

Mar 1, 2012

After dropping its first preliminary match at Thursday’s Class 3A state finals, Marist went on a roll that one doesn’t often see.

Wrestling: Plenty of transfers at weekend’s state meet

Mar 1, 2012

Many of the area’s elite wrestlers, like Sandburg’s Sebastian Pique, will be making another trip to state but for different schools than they represented last year.

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Wrestling: Minooka’s Zabel removed from state bracket

Mar 1, 2012

Paige Schoolman’s challenging first year as the leader of Minooka’s juggernaut wrestling program became a bit more difficult Tuesday when Bob Zabel, the Indians’ sectional champ at 132 pounds, was removed from the individual state finals bracket.

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Wrestling: Providence, Lockport seniors seeking second title

Mar 1, 2012

Eddie Klimara and Brad Johnson both are trying to become two-time titlists at this week’s the state wrestling tournament.

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Wrestling: Providence’s Klimara, Lockport’s Johnson, going for second gold

Mar 1, 2012

Eddie Klimara and Brad Johnson both are trying to become two-time titlists at this week’s the state wrestling tournament. For Providence’s Klimara, it’s his third try at an elusive second state championship. For both he and Lockport’s Johnson, it’s their last try.

Wrestling: 13 Naperville area wrestlers heading to state finals

Mar 1, 2012

Thirteen Naperville area wrestlers will be going down to Champaign’s Assembly Hall Thursday for the individual state tournament. Neuqua Valley leads all area schools with five state qualifiers, followed by three apiece from Naperville North and Naperville Central, and one from both Waubonsie Valley and Metea Valley.

Wrestling: Mike Clark’s rankings

Mar 1, 2012

Check out the latest rankings heading into this weekend’s individual state tournament.

Wrestling: De La Salle’s James Buss wins showdown of unbeatens

Mar 1, 2012

De La Salle’s James Buss edged Hinsdale Central’s Brian Allen 2-1 in a matchup of unbeatens in the 285-pound final of Saturday’s Class 3A De La Salle Sectional. Sandburg led the state qualifying, advancing nine wrestlers, one more than Marist and Oak Park-River Forest.

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Wrestling: Wheaton North’s Mike Swider edges Schaumburg’s Josh Marchok

Mar 1, 2012

Wheaton North’s Mike Swider edged Schaumburg’s Josh Marchok 4-3 Saturday in a matchup of unbeatens in the 220-pound final at the Class 3A Glenbard North Sectional.

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Wrestling: Minooka, Lockport shine at Lincoln-Way Central

Mar 1, 2012

Minooka had six state qualifiers and Lockport advanced five wrestlers from Saturday’s Class 3A Lincoln-Way Central Sectional.

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Wrestling: Barrington qualifies six for state

Mar 1, 2012

Barrington qualified six wrestlers to next weekend’s state meet while Mundelein’s Matt Ornoff (138) and Deerfield’s Lenny Bloom (145) and Artie Bess (220) all earned sectional championships in their respective weight classes.

Wrestling: Montini rolls at Lemont sectional

Mar 1, 2012

Montini dominated the 2A Lemont sectional, securing eight individual champions and qualifying 13 of their 14 varsity starters for the state meet at Assembly Hall.

Wrestling: Marmion qualifies eight wrestlers for state

Mar 1, 2012

Perhaps some of the names may be unfamiliar to Class 2A wrestling fans, but the all-too-familiar blue Marmion uniforms will be easy to spot once again at the State Finals since the Cadets advanced a meet-best eight — led by five champions — from the Sterling 2A Sectional on Saturday.

Wrestling: Fenwick’s Garelli captures captures title

Mar 1, 2012

Fenwick’s Matt Garelli defeated Richmond-Burton’s Cameron Kennedy in a battle of unbeatens to win the 120-pound final of the 2A Grayslake Central.

Wrestling: Mike Clark’s rankings

Mar 1, 2012

Montini and Sandburg remain 1-2, while Lockport and Minooka move into the top 10 this week.

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Wrestling: Strong showing in finals lifts Sandburg past Marist

Mar 1, 2012

Down three points heading into the finals, Sandburg rallied to beat the host RedHawks 258-245.5 Saturday to win the Class 3A Marist Regional.

Wrestling: Mount Carmel wins 12th straight regional

Mar 1, 2012

Host Mount Carmel had six champions and beat runner-up Lane 243.5-203 to win its own Class 3A regional on Saturday.

Wrestling: Hinsdale Central claims first regional since 2009

Mar 1, 2012

No. 6 Hinsdale Central had 12 sectional qualifiers en route to winning the Class 3A Lyons Regional on Saturday.

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Wrestling: Plainfield Central gains revenge vs Neuqua Valley

Mar 1, 2012

Plainfield Central avenged a dual-meet loss to Neuqua Valley by beating the hosts 170-142 Saturday to win a Class 3A regional.

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Wrestling: Lockport holds off Lincoln-Way Central for title

Mar 1, 2012

Lockport won five titles in getting past Lincoln-Way Central 198.5-170.5 Saturday to win the Class 3A Andrew Sectional.

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Wrestling: Naperville Central edges Downwers South for title

Mar 1, 2012

Naperville Central squeaked past Downers Grove South 154.5-153.5 Saturday to win the Class 3A Naperville North Regional.

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Wrestling: Maine West ends regional drought

Mar 1, 2012

Maine West had five champs en route to winning its first regional since 1999, taking first in Class 3A action at Niles West on Saturday.

Wrestling: New Trier cruises to regional championship

Mar 1, 2012

New Trier beat runner-up Prospect 207.5-154.5 Saturday to win the Class 3A Glenbrook South Regional.

Wrestling: Mike Clark’s rankings

Mar 1, 2012

Montini remains No. 1 and Plainfield Central moves into the top 10 in this week’s edition of the Sun-Times wrestling rankings.


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