Softball Season Preview: New Trier Returns Several Key Contributors

New Trier The New Trier softball team has six starters returning from a 2013 team that went 26-2 in the regular season, including a perfect 10-0 in CSL South play, and made it to the Class 4A sectional finals.  New Trier has five returning all-conference players, including pitcher Allison Quigley, who won 21 straight decisionsContinue reading “Softball Season Preview: New Trier Returns Several Key Contributors”

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Undersized Anton Vazhinskiy holds his own against the heavyweight

NORTHBROOK — For many wrestlers, gaining just one or two pounds can mean not making weight. For Glenbrook North senior Anton Vazhinskiy, that isn’t a worry. Weighing in at 218 pounds before Friday’s dual, Vazhinskiy would have been able to wrestle at 220 pounds. Instead, he’s been wrestling up at the 285-pound weight class for muchContinue reading “Undersized Anton Vazhinskiy holds his own against the heavyweight”

Highland Park has little trouble against Glenbrook North

Highland Park 54, Glenbrook North 18 THE SKINNY With multiple athletes recently returning from injury, Highland Park wrestling coach Chris Riley had some extra flexibility in his matchups against Glenbrook North on Friday in Northbrook. Three Giants wrestled up a weight class and earned a victory as Highland Park earned a 54-18 team victory. TURNING POINTContinue reading “Highland Park has little trouble against Glenbrook North”

Glenbrook North adjusting to running the motion offense

After being led by two players now on Division I basketball teams, the Glenbrook North boys squad had to make changes offensively to fit the returning roster. In 2012-13, the Spartans’ offense ran through point guard Kurt Karis (Chicago State) and center Andrew McAuliffe (Davidson). The two all-conference players ran a highly effective inside-outside two-manContinue reading “Glenbrook North adjusting to running the motion offense”

Clutch free-throw shooting lifts Glenbrook South past Glenbrook North

The Titans made eight of their final 10 attempts from the charity stripe and finished 15-of-17 for the game.  Glenbrook South 44, Glenbrook North 34 THE SKINNY The Glenbrook South boys basketball team never trailed in the final three quarters of Friday’s matchup with rival Glenbrook North. After combining for 44 points and 20 turnovers throughContinue reading “Clutch free-throw shooting lifts Glenbrook South past Glenbrook North”

Romeo Magloire’s buzzer-beating layup caps a wild win for Niles West

Niles West 48, Glenbrook North 47 THE SKINNY The Niles West boys basketball team (3-0) was down by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter against Glenbrook North (1-2), but a buzzer-beating layup by senior forward Romeo Magloire gave the Wolves the victory Wednesday in Skokie. TURNING POINT With 15 seconds remaining, Glenbrook junior forwardContinue reading “Romeo Magloire’s buzzer-beating layup caps a wild win for Niles West”