GLEN ELLYN – Benet junior quarterback Jack Beneventi verbally committed to the University of Iowa Thursday night. The 6-foot-6, 190-pound Glen Ellyn resident announced his intent via Twitter at 7:01 p.m. Thursday. He chose the Hawkeyes over offers from several schools, including Illinois, Notre Dame, Louisville, and Western Michigan.
The high school football season wrapped up with state championship games over the weekend, and now the Suburban Life honors the cream of the crop from Glenbard North, Glenbard South, Glenbard West, St. Francis, West Chicago, Wheaton Academy, Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South for their performances this season.
GLEN ELLYN – While the Glenbard West boys basketball team was starting off the 2013-14 season last week in the District 87 tournament, it was the news off the court that had the biggest impact on the Hilltoppers. After practicing for the first week-and-a-half with the squad, junior Keith Hayes has moved back to Arkansas, where he went to high school his freshman year.
GLEN ELLYN – With head coach Wade Hardtke being the tallest guy on the bus this winter, Glenbard South’s boys basketball team will rely on its athleticism as the Raiders begin the 2013-14 season.
GLEN ELLYN – Glenbard West boys basketball coach Tim Hoder was extremely pleased with his team’s effort during the summer. Add in the return of standout guard Keith Hayes and optimism is high within the Hilltoppers program.
GLEN ELLYN - Meeting in the playoffs for the fourth time since 2009, it wasn't trickery or secrets that decided Saturday's Class 7A semifinal between Glenbard West and Lake Zurich. It was turnovers.
GLEN ELLYN – With a majority of its returning players already having multiple years of varsity experience under their belt, the Glenbard South girls basketball team is primed for another big season this winter.
GLEN ELLYN – With just two seniors on the roster, the 2013-14 Glenbard West girls basketball team has plenty of inexperience. But head coach Mike Hofland is excited about this group.
GLEN ELLYN – As Glenbard West football coach Chad Hetlet puts it, there aren’t too many secrets remaining when it comes to his Hilltoppers team and Lake Zurich. Having already played each other three times in the postseason since 2009, the two teams will add another chapter to the budding rivalry in a Class 7A semifinal on Saturday.
SCHAUMBURG – Head coach Chad Hetlet said Schaumburg would be the toughest test of the season for his Glenbard West football team. It didn't take long for the Hilltoppers to pass the test as they went on to win 42-21 and advance to the state semifinals.
Players from Glenbard North, Glenbard South, Glenbard West, St. Francis, West Chicago, Wheaton Academy, Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South comprise the team.
LISLE – With a 12-0 victory over Hinsdale on Saturday at Benedictine University, the Glen Ellyn Golden Eagles NFC 83-pound Gold football team captured the Super Bowl.
PEORIA – For all the individual accomplishments and accolades that Madeline Perez has garnered over her prep career, nothing could top Saturday. With four girls reaching all-state status, the Perez and her Hilltopper teammates captured the first cross country state title in program history by running away with the Class 3A event.
JOLIET – So much for the natural progression of the postseason. Advancing is supposed to become more treacherous by the round, but the St. Francis girls volleyball team has encountered the opposite, taking its dominance to new levels on Saturday with a 25-10, 25-15 thumping of Chicago Christian in the Class 3A Joliet Catholic supersectional.
HOFFMAN ESTATES – Three different Glenbard West players ran for touchdowns, and the defense forced three turnovers as the Hilltoppers won 34-7 over host Conant in the second round of the Class 7A playoffs Saturday. Glenbard West will head down the road from Conant next week to face host Schaumburg in the quarterfinals.
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