Baseball: Newark’s ride continues to roll on after Class 1A sectional semifinal win

Norsemen advance to championship game with 12-2 victory over Winnetka North Shore Country Day, host Grant Park on Friday.

“We got ourselves into some good hitter counts and had a few really hard-hit balls. Early in the season we really were driving the ball, then in the middle I feel we struggled a little bit being consistent, but the last few weeks we’ve been hitting the ball well as a team.”

—  Newark junior catcher Lucas Pasakarnis

Brian Hoxsey

I worked for 25 years as a CNC operator and in 2005 answered an ad in The Times for a freelance sports writer position. I became a full-time sports writer/columnist for The Times in February of 2016. I enjoy researching high school athletics history, and in my spare time like to do the same, but also play video games and watch Twitch.