Stories about Downers Grove South high school sports
Three-sport star Emily Petring, who will play soccer collegiately at Coastal Carolina, is having her best basketball season yet. She is averaging almost 20 points for a Downers Grove South team poised to win its first league title since 2001. That and more in Bill Stone's notes.
Here is a midseason report for gymnastics teams from around the Suburban Life coverage area.
Lemont rallied past Downers Grove South and York and Timothy Christian also won Jack Tosh first-round games, Ben Oosterbaan's 27 points powered Hinsdale Central to a comeback win and Wheaton North, Hinsdale Central and Downers North were winners at the Falcon Classic.
Downers Grove South hosted Downers Grove North in boys varsity basketball on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022.
Downers Grove South hosted Downers Grove North in girls varsity basketball on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022.
After a season-opening setback, Downers Grove North will head into Christmas on a nine-game winning streak after knocking off Downers Grove South 51-31 on Saturday.
Led by a career-high 30 points from Hope Sebek, Downers Grove North continued their recent run of offensive fireworks with a 73-31 victory over host Downers Grove South on Saturday.
Junior guard A.J. Levine, who has emerged as a go-to player for York, and the Dukes, are motivated to make a better showing at their Jack Tosh Holiday Classic later this month. That, and notes from Timothy Christian and Downers Grove South from Bob Narang.
Emily Petring scored 15 points and Allison Jarvis 13 as Downers Grove South won its sixth straight game, York beat Hinsdale Central behind Mariann Blass' 16 points to stay unbeaten, Elle Bruschuk's double-double paced Willowbrook's win and Downers Grove North was also a winner.
Emily Petring's 24 points and 11 rebounds powered Downers Grove South to a two-point win at Wheaton North, Elle Bruschuk had a double-double for Willowbrook in a loss to Lake Park, plus results from Wheaton Academy-Timothy Christian in Thursday's roundup.
Anna Filosa scored 25 points to pace York past Oak Park-River Forest, Damian Porter hit buzzer-beater for Fenwick, Kaitlyn Parker hit seven threes in a Downers Grove North loss, and Downers Grove South, Glenbard West, Lyons and Nazareth girls basketball were all winners.
Growing Oswego East senior Ryan Johnson showcased his growing game with 23 points and 10 rebounds, and transfer Bryce Shoto scored 12 points in his Wolves' debut in their 61-31 season-opening win over Downers Grove South on Monday.
With the 2022-2023 boys basketball season set to tip off this week, here are previews of teams from around the West Suburban Conference.
Mariann Blass poured in 27 points to lead York past Marist to the championship of the York Tournament, Victoria Matulevicius scored 19 points to pace Montini past Lockport, Lenee Beaumont's 21 led Benet to a win and Nora Ezike's 13 points led Lyons to a season-opening win.
Victoria Matulevicius led four Montini players in double figures with 15 points in a season-opening win, Grace Carstensen scored 16 points to lead four Nazareth players in double figures in their win and York, Downers Grove North and Wheaton Academy were also winners Thursday.