CAROL STREAM – Having already put together a solid campaign, the Glenbard North baseball team ended the regular season on a high note with a pair of impressive nonconference wins. Glenbard North beat York 7-5 on Monday, two days after a 13-3 rout over Downers Grove North.
SCHAUMBURG – At this point in the season, Glenbard North will take a win any way it can get it. But that doesn’t mean Panthers softball coach Josh Sanew has to be happy with how his team played in its playoff opener.
CHARLESTON – A broken toe sabotaged Simone Carr’s opportunity at an all-state performance in the 400-meter dash last year. This time around, nothing was going to stop the Glenbard North junior from standing atop the podium.
SCHAUMBURG - It wasn't pretty but in the end, all that mattered for Glenbard North's softball team was a win. Jumping out to a 7-1 lead, the Panthers held on for a 7-4 win over DuPage Valley Conference foe Wheaton North in a Schaumburg Class 4A regional semifinal.
FRANKFORT – Two broken bones prevented the 2013 season from starting as planned for Glenbard North sophomore gymnast TJ Kennedy. Winning a state title Saturday put the perfect finishing touch on the healing process. Kennedy suffered two broken bones in the palm of his hand during the Panthers’ first meet of the season. Two months later, Kennedy captured a state title on vault as part of the individual event finals Saturday at Lincoln-Way East.
NAPERVILLE - Yielding four unearned runs, Glenbard North was denied a series sweep Wednesday by a 5-1 Naperville North victory in the Panthers' DVC finale. Glenbard North fell to 17-11 on the spring and wrapped up league play with a 14-7 mark.
CAROL STREAM - With his scholarship offers reaching the double-digits, Glenbard North junior running back Justin Jackson had his work cut out for him during the recruiting process. But in the end, one school clearly stood above the rest. After taking his time with the entire ordeal, the Jackson made his college choice official Tuesday, committing to Northwestern.
Many high school players are debuting in the spotlight this spring for area baseball and softball teams – from seniors stepping into leadership roles to underclassmen earning starting varsity jobs.
Glenbard North hosts Wheaton Warrenville South in softball on Thursday, May 9.
NAPERVILLE - With an opportunity to hand Naperville Central its first loss of the spring and stay in the DuPage Valley Conference race, Glenbard North's softball team instead couldn't get anything going in a 6-0 loss Wednesday. The home team used a hit by pitch and passed ball to score a run in the opening frame and added three more runs in the third before plating single runs in the fourth and fifth.
CAROL STREAM — Monday's third and final matchup between Wheaton Warrenville South and Glenbard North held more importance than just deciding which team would win the three-game series. It also knocked one team out of second-place in the DuPage Valley Conference. Fortunately for the Panthers, they came out on the right end of a 5-4 decision and stayed one game behind league leader Naperville Central heading into their series against Wheaton North which wraps up tonight in Carol Stream.
CAROL STREAM – Described by her coach as a tremendous athlete, Kailey James has the ability to compete in most of the track and field events. Although there is one the Glenbard North senior doesn’t plan on trying again.
CAROL STREAM — With his college decision out of the way, Matt Frawley’s full focus this spring has been on his final high school season in a Glenbard North uniform. That has been bad news for opposing batters. Helped by a few offseason tweaks to his pitching motion, the senior has firmly established himself as the Panthers’ ace and one of the top pitchers in the area.
CAROL STREAM — With perennial power Wheaton Warrenville South having a rare down year, the race for the DuPage Valley conference boys volleyball title is wide open. Heading into this week, Glenbard North was tied for first-place in the league but a pair of losses now have the Panthers on the outside looking in.
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