Liam Egan, Yosif Lima plan ways to build on Guerin’ success

The Guerin boys soccer team achieved its goal of reaching the regional championship this season, but with six graduating players, the Gators will need returning players to step into leadership roles. Junior Liam Egan and sophomore Yosif Lima are ready to take on the challenge, but each in his own way. Egan is Guerin’s leftContinue reading “Liam Egan, Yosif Lima plan ways to build on Guerin’ success”

Northridge tops Guerin in Class 1A boys soccer regional final

Northridge 3, Guerin 0 THE SKINNY The Northridge boys soccer team was not able to score on its first 16 shots of the match Saturday, but the Knights scored twice in five minutes early in the second half to win the Class 1A Guerin Regional championship. Northridge advanced to play in the Guerin Sectional semifinalContinue reading “Northridge tops Guerin in Class 1A boys soccer regional final”

Late touchdown lifts Highland Park over Niles North

Highland Park 21, Niles North 20 THE SKINNY Senior Tommy Sutker threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to junior Cole Greenberg to give Highland Park (7-1, 4-0 CSL North) a 21-20 lead over Niles North (3-5, 2-2) with 5:18 remaining Friday. The Giants’ defense then forced a three-and-out, and the offense was able to run outContinue reading “Late touchdown lifts Highland Park over Niles North”

Possessive style keeps Barrington on front foot

The Barrington boys soccer team has gotten off to an excellent start by out-possessing its opponents and playing an aggressive style. The Broncos’ ability to control the ball starts on defense, where they look to dispossess opponents with physical tackles and gain possession after 50-50 balls. “We’ve got small guys, but we’ve got guys whoContinue reading “Possessive style keeps Barrington on front foot”

Buffalo Grove defense remains difficult to break

Buffalo Grove has shut out six of its 12 opponents this year and will be using that defense as a recipe for success.  The Buffalo Grove boys soccer team has struggled to find the net this season, but its stout defense has kept the Bison from faltering. The back line has recorded six shutouts inContinue reading “Buffalo Grove defense remains difficult to break”

Leyden linebacker Alex Rose plays the hits

A lot of things race through a player’s mind when he makes the transition to varsity football. The game is faster, the players bigger, the pressure greater. Leyden junior Alex Rose also knows he is replacing one of the best players on last year year’s playoff team, as well as one of the top defensiveContinue reading “Leyden linebacker Alex Rose plays the hits”

Turnovers are Corsairs’ specialty

MUNDELEIN — Holding on to a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter Friday, the Carmel football team’s defense was on its heels, backed up in its own red zone. The St. Viator quarterback hurried the offense to the line, took the snap from the shotgun and completed a quick pass over theContinue reading “Turnovers are Corsairs’ specialty”

North Shore Country Day will have to wait for chance at revenge

WINNETKA — The North Shore Country Day boys soccer team waited nearly 11 months for a chance at a rematch with Parker, but just hours before the game, the Raiders found out they would have to wait even longer. Parker’s athletic department canceled all outdoor games on Sept. 10 due to the high temperatures. TheContinue reading “North Shore Country Day will have to wait for chance at revenge”

Marathon Notebook: 26.2 Miles of Madness

Just beyond the eight-mile mark, Chicago Marathon runners were greeted by dance music, flag-twirling and choreographed cheerleading. Welcome to Boystown. At the center of the festivities was the Chicago Spirit Brigade, a volunteer organization that raises money performing at public Chicago events.  For the Chicago Marathon, the roughly thirty Brigade members were set up at the intersection ofContinue reading “Marathon Notebook: 26.2 Miles of Madness”

Elite Runners Mixed on Weather’s Impact

With the possibility of “ice pellets or snowflakes,” according to marathon analyst Tim Hutchings, weather conditions were at the forefront of questions during Friday’s elite runners press conference for the Chicago Marathon. According to forecasts, temperatures are expected to be in the low- to mid-30s for Sunday’s 7:30 a.m. start and get no higher than theContinue reading “Elite Runners Mixed on Weather’s Impact”