WHEATON – Playing in a steady downpour throughout the game, Wheaton North could never get its offense on track in a 16-6 loss to Lake Zurich Saturday night in a Class 7A quarterfinal game. The Falcons ended the 2013 campaign with a 9-3 record while the Bears advance to take on Glenbard West in the semis.
NORMAL– St. Francis' girls volleyball team made short work of Breese Central Friday night to move on to Saturday's Class 3A state championship match. The Spartans (38-3) will face LaSalle-Peru (35-3), a 25-18, 25-17 winner over Chicago-Payton in the other state semifinal, in the state championship match at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
WHEATON – Even though she didn’t play in the back row a year ago, Molly Haggerty had a major impact as a freshman for the state champion St. Francis girls volleyball team. Now a six-rotation player 12 months later, she has transformed herself into even more of a dominant force for the Spartans and the Suburban Life all-area team MVP.
Players from Glenbard North, Glenbard South, Glenbard West, St. Francis, West Chicago, Wheaton Academy, Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South comprise the team.
HOFFMAN ESTATES – For Wheaton Academy to lose in the state semifinals Friday via penalty kicks for a second consecutive year seemed downright cruel. But a similar feeling of heartbreak from 12 months ago can not take away from what was a memorable 2013 season and two-year run.
PEORIA – A year ago, Nolan McKenna was in position to grab all-state honors before fading down the stretch to 30th place in the Class 3A state cross country meet. This time around, the Wheaton Warrenville South senior wrote a different ending.