Christine Tomek, All-State in soccer and softball at Wheaton Central, member of the first U.S. women's national soccer team and who coached Downers Grove North boys soccer to two state quarterfinals, has retired after 28 years of teaching and coaching soccer at Downers North.
Riverside-Brookfield's Owen Murphy, a two-time Suburban Life baseball Player of the Year, was drafted by the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves with the 20th overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft Sunday. 'It's just surreal.'
When she was younger Estelle Czech had club coaches tell her she couldn't compete at the Division I level. But the former Downers Grove North star proved the doubters wrong, and last month pitched Texas to the finals of the Women’s College World Series for the first time.
Lenee Beaumont let her play do the talking during her first three seasons at Benet. Now the Indiana recruit is set to be more of a vocal leader, and recently received valuable experience at at USA Basketball’s U18 selection camp.
Riverside-Brookfield graduated four starters and six of its top eight players from last year's Metro Suburban Blue championship team, but the potential is sky-high for the Bulldogs' backcourt of Will Gonzalez and Arius Alijosius.
Wheaton Warrenville South senior Reece Young, who overcame a quadriceps injury suffered in sectionals to win the Class 3A 100-meter dash state championship, is the boys track and field Athlete of the Year.