HINSDALE – Lyons Township had been salivating at the opportunity to get another shot at Hinsdale Central. The Red Devils beat LT on penalty kicks on April 30 in a game that decided the West Suburban Silver title. Round two between the rivals came in a sectional final on Friday at Central and the Red Devils won again, this time 3-1.
HINCKLEY – The IC girls soccer team failed to get to the program's first Final Four appearance after losing to Johnsburg 2-1 in Tuesday's supersectional at Hinckley-Big Rock. Johnsburg scored twice in the first 10 minutes and a first-half penalty kick goal from senior Angela Toritto got IC back within one, but the equalizing goal never came.
ELMHURST – One down. The York softball team won its playoff opener Tuesday in dominant fashion, 12-0 over Lincoln Park at Bryan Middle School. The Dukes plated 10 runs in the first and cruised to a five-inning victory.
CAROL STREAM – Earlier in the season, York topped Lake Park at an invite, but the three-time defending state champion Lancers got the best of the Dukes on May 17 at the Class 3A Glenbard North sectional. Lake Park won the sectional with 147 points and Wheaton North edged York for second. The Falcons had 105 points to the Dukes’ 103.
CHARLESTON – Lindsay Graham went to state with the goal of running a personal best time in the 3,200-meter run. Instead, the Glenbard East freshman bursting with potential had to settle for fifth place. Graham, who set a new personal record in the sectional at 10:41.92, ran the two-mile in 10:42.42 on Saturday in the Class 3A race in Charleston.
The Broncos won their 20th game of the season 8-7 over Harlem on Monday at Northern Illinois University. Austin Kline had two hits and two RBIs to lead the offense. Tyler Quick earned the save to help Montini finish the regular season 20-7.
The Trojans’ season came to an end in a 7-0 loss to Lisle in a Class 2A regional final at Redmond Park in Bensenville on Saturday. Timothy managed just three hits though Luke Davidson was 2-for-3. The Trojans, which had won five in a row before falling to the Lions, finished the season 8-18.
LEMONT – Showing a flair for the dramatic, Lemont baseball closed out the regular season in thrilling fashion Monday. Capping off a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning, Matt Kaminski drove in the winning run as the Indians beat Joliet West 11-10. A two-run homer by Jake Latz had knotted up the score.
BURBANK – If Tuesday is any indication, Rylie Jay might want to make Queen of Peace her new home field. Lemont’s sophomore shortstop had a career day at the plate during the Indians’ playoff opener, going 3-for-3 with three home runs and nine RBIs in the team’s 22-0 win over Noble Street Charter in a Class 3A regional semifinal in Burbank.
HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central’s baseball team experienced a little bit of everything in the final week of the regular season. The Red Devils topped Downers Grove North and Proviso East, fell to Hinsdale South and Lyons Township and tied Naperville North before they were scheduled to start the postseason.
DARIEN – Tavaris Binion is running with some extra weight this season. The Hinsdale South senior sprinter may have added some additional muscle weight with his offseason workouts, but as the defending state champion in the 100-meter dash, he now carries the weight of expectations.
BROOKFIELD – If only Hinsdale South’s girls soccer team could have bottled the magic of the first 20 minutes. The Hornets delivered the first blow against St. Francis in Wednesday’s Class 2A sectional semifinal at Riverside Brookfield on Brenda Maugeri's goal from Jessica Mutters.
HINSDALE - It was just another day at the office for Hinsdale Central’s boys tennis team.
BOLINGBROOK - How's that for a piece of history?
When Bolingbrook's girls softball team topped Plainfield East 3-1 in a Class 3A regional semifinal game May 23 in Bolingbrook, it wasn't just another win.
HINSDALE – Casey May wasn’t used to being that wide open. The Hinsdale Central senior was man-marked by Benet’s defense in the team’s previous meeting in the regular season, and the same was the case when they met in Tuesday’s sectional semifinal at Dickinson Field.
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