Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Sandburg's Brandon Torres outpolled 11 others in voting for Southland Patch's MVP, Jan. 7-13. He is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Oak Forest's Courtney Kachlik busted loose in a career-high scoring performance in the championship game of the Evergreen Park Class 3A Regional. Then, she outpolled five others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week honors.
Oak Forest's Courtney Kachlik outpolled five others in voting for Patch's Athlete of the Week, Feb. 12-18. Now, she is eligible for February Patch Athlete of the Month recognition. The candidates: Jubril Adekoya, junior, center/forward, boys basketball, Andrew. Adekoya delivered two more double-doubles as the T-Bolts notched victories No. 20 and 21 and became the winningest Andrew boys basketball team since 1989-90. Adekoya had 18 points and 16 rebounds in a 53-43 victory over Sandburg. Then, he followed up with 19 points and nine rebounds in a 58-31 victory over Thornridge. Mark Duda, sophomore, wrestling, Marist. Duda won 3-of-4 matches and placed second in the 113-pound weight class in the Class 3A state tournament at Assembly Hall in …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Stagg's Brett Kaiser made 9-of-10 free throws and scored 21 points in the Chargers' 59-52 victory over Oak Lawn. He captured the lion's share of fan votes, too, in polling for Patch Athlete of the Week honors.
Stagg boys basketball standout Brett Kaiser outpolled five others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week, Jan. 15-21. He is now eligible for January Patch Athlete of the Month recognition. The candidates were: Donnie Bell, junior, wrestling, Homewood-Flossmoor. Bell won 2-of-3 matches and placed second in the 195-pound weight class at the Southwest Suburban Conference tournament. Included was a 2-1 overtime decision over Thornton’s Josh Dixon. Bell pushed his record to 32-4. Brett Kaiser, senior, guard, boys basketball, Stagg. Kaiser was Klutch in the Chargers’ 59-52 victory over Oak Lawn. He made 9-of-10 free throws and scored 21 points. Kyle Langenderfer, junior, wrestling, Lincoln-Way East. Langenderfer swept four matches and won the…
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Sandburg had four individual champions and 13 placewinners en route to winning the unofficial title in the Southwest Suburban Conference wrestling tournament Saturday at Joliet Central.
Hot Read: Sandburg crowned four individual champions and had 13 placewinners to claim the unofficial title in the Southwest Suburban Conference wrestling meet on Saturday at Joliet Central. The Eagles’ Ricky Robertson, rated No. 1 at 170 pounds by Illinois Best Weekly, topped Thornton’s Domonique Bryant 10-1. The win pushed Robertson’s record to 37-0. Unofficial Team Standings: 1. Sandburg 347.5, 2. Lincoln-Way Central 263, 3. Lockport 212, 4. Joliet West 169, 5. Lincoln-Way East 167, 6. Homewood-Flossmoor 165.5, 7. Bradley-Bourbonnais 133, 8. Thornton 132, 9. Andrew 127, 10. Joliet Central 125, 11. Lincoln-Way West 120, 12. Bolingbrook 105, 13. Stagg 70.5, 14. Thornwood 66, 15. Lincoln-Way North 61, 16. Thornridge 9. Note: Official …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Griffins' sophomore becomes school's first state wrestling medal winner. Sandburg's Lopez earns second state medal after placing second in heavyweight class on Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN–Lincoln-Way East sophomore Kyle Langenderfer etched his name in the school record book by becoming the Griffins’ first state medal winner in wrestling Saturday night in Assembly Hall on the University of Illinois campus. Langenderfer advanced to the Class 3A championship match at 135 pounds, but suffered a 3-2 loss to Providence Catholic senior Mike Togher (44-5). Langenderfer (40-2) took a 2-0 lead on Togher, but failed to hold it. “I knew he was a defensive wrestler,” Langenderfer said. “I got the two early and I should have worked through that. Instead, I kind of sat on it and I couldn’t push through from there.” Sandburg senior Chris Lopez became the Eagles' second two-time heavyweight medal winner by taking second place …
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Eagles win three titles, capture unofficial SouthWest Suburban Conference crown.
Although Saturday's SouthWest Suburban Conference wrestling tournament was technically not scored, few could argue about who was the “unofficial” champion. Blue Division champ Carl Sandburg beat Red Division winner Lincoln-Way West 270.5-177 in the two-day, 16-team meet that ended Saturday in New Lenox. The Eagles accomplished that by placing 12 individuals among the top four at their weights, while two others received medals for finishes in the top eight. Winning championships for Sandburg were Nick Fishback (145) and brothers Brandon Lopez (171) and Chris Lopez (285), with the latter repeating as a champion. Fishback beat Lincoln-Way East's Wally Piech 8-4, Brandon Lopez pinned Thornton's Dominic Bryant in 3:44 and Chris Lopez won 6-1 …