The girls basketball season is already a few weeks old, but there’s plenty to look forward to. Here’s a list of some of the most anticipated girls basketball games still ahead for Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield and other area teams.
Nazareth’s boys basketball team came up with a 61-49 win over Ridgewood on Friday with 19 points and six steals from Mike Brooks. Evan McLaughlin added eight points and eight rebounds. A day later Naz took down Taft 67-38 with 21 points from Chris Swade and 12 from John Mazur.
LA GRANGE – The Lyons Township boys basketball team has ambitions of winning the West Suburban Silver this year. In order to do that they have to reverse a few trends from the past couple seasons. The Lions crossed one of those trends off the list after winning at Glenbard West to snap a four-game losing streak against the Hilltoppers.
LA GRANGE PARK – Throughout the fall season, Nazareth coach Tim Racki praised the team mentality his Roadrunners displayed, but even with that in mind, Will Colmery stood out. The senior defensive end earned a scholarship to play at Purdue, was named to the Class 5A all-state team and is the Suburban Life all-area football MVP.
Three area teams, Lyons Township, Fenwick and Nazareth made the postseason. Those teams have a handful of players on the all-area football team each. Morton, Proviso West, Riverside Brookfield and St. Joseph fill out the team.
The U17 Elite Black girls team from United Soccer Academy in Oak Brook competed in the annual premier Midwest SLSG Girls Fall Classic and College Showcase in St. Louis in early November.
Riverside Brookfield’s boys basketball team went 2-2 at its own Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic to begin the season. The Bulldogs lost to Rich Central and Oak Park River Forest, but picked up wins over Kenwood and Brother Rice.
LA GRANGE – It didn't take long for Lyons Township's boys basketball team to demonstrate the current team is very different from the Lions' squads of the past two years. For one, they're winning more. LT went 2-1 against quality opposition in their own Thanksgiving tournament to open the season.
LA GRANGE – Registration for the 2014 season of La Grange Babe Ruth baseball will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the Babe Ruth Building, located behind the backstop of the north field at Sedgwick Park in La Grange. The park is at the corner of 47th Street and East Avenue.
LA GRANGE – Lyons Township’s boys basketball team has had two losing seasons in a row after winning 26 games each of the previous two years, but the experience back on this team gives the Lions hope of returning to prominence. LT has eight seniors on the roster, and junior point guard Harrison Niego already has Division I offers.
The Thanksgiving holiday brings with it a slew of boys basketball tournaments to start the season. Monday was the first day of games, but most will tip off in Thanksgiving tournaments. Nazareth, Fenwick, St. Joseph and Proviso West tip off this week to kick off the season.
Eight individuals and all three relays competed for Lyons Township at the state swimming meet over the weekend, although none of them made it to Saturday’s finals. Meanwhile, Fenwick won three individual titles and took third overall.
LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy announce that three student-athletes, Danielle Bartodziej (Westchester), Samantha Brown (Chicago) and Alexia Petrovic (Burr Ridge), signed their commitments to continue their academic and athletic pursuits.
Monday was the first day girls basketball teams in the state could play their first games. Several teams from the area, including Nazareth, Fenwick, St. Joseph and Proviso West, are hoping to start strong and finish strong this season.
Lyons Township heads into the state swimming meet with some momentum after the Lions won their own sectional on Saturday. They scored 287 points and had 14 entries qualify for state. Fenwick also won its own sectional and qualified 18 entries to the state meet.
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