Promotion of D.J. Penick has steadied Highland Park

NORTHBROOK — A midseason injury left a hole in the Highland Park wrestling team’s lineup, but a freshman team call-up has provided the Giants with stability and excitement for the future. When John Ciancio went down with an injury, it was freshman D.J. Penick who was brought up to the varsity team to help fillContinue reading “Promotion of D.J. Penick has steadied Highland Park”

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”

Highland Park’s best offense comes from defense

HIGHLAND PARK — Much of the Highland Park girls basketball team’s offensive success actually begins when it gets stops on the defensive end. The Giants are often smaller than their opponents — nobody on the team is 6-foot tall — but many of the girls are quite athletic. So whenever possible, they look to getContinue reading “Highland Park’s best offense comes from defense”

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”