ELMHURST – How do you replace a star point guard like David Cohn? You don’t. At least that’s what York coach Vince Doran is saying. Frank Toohey leads a York team hoping to succeed without their former star guard.
ROCK ISLAND – Augustana senior middle linebacker Erik Westerberg, a York graduate, has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Gagliardi Trophy, the top individual honor awarded in NCAA Division III football. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 18, two days prior to the NCAA Division III Championship game in Salem, Va.
IC Catholic senior outside hitter Rory Manion was one of three seniors to lead the Knights to a Class 2A state title in girls volleyball last weekend. Manion, the Oak Trust Credit Union Athlete of the Week, spoke with sports reporter Dan Santaromita about winning state and the unusual trip home the Knights experienced.
ELMHURST – Most basketball teams don’t expect big improvement after losing their leading scorer, but York does this season as it returns all but one player from last season. AnnaBell Lansdowne is the only starter that doesn’t return from last year's 17-12 team and the resulting depth is causing coach John Constable the good kind of problem.
ELMHURST – Monday was the first day girls basketball teams in the state could play their first games. Timothy Christian tipped off Tuesday while IC Catholic will play its first game Friday. The Knights feature a number of returners while the Trojans have a new-look team.
NORMAL – Delaney D’Amore ended the season for IC Catholic the way she could only dream. The Knights’ senior outside hitter returned a serve and received a set from Kimmy Martino. She smacked the ball just out of the reach of an Edwards County player to clinch the Class 2A state title on Saturday.
DOWNERS GROVE – Three individuals and two relays from York’s girls swimming and diving team qualified for state out of the Downers Grove North sectional on Saturday. The Dukes were third as a team at the sectional.