Stories about Downers Grove South high school sports
Zoe Romano stopped two free kicks from Downers Grove South star Emily Petring in the final minutes, and Maia Zatarski scored Glenbard East's lone goal on a penalty kick as the Rams won their eighth straight game – all by shutout – to advance to the regional final.
Lemont's Sage Mardjetko fired a no-hitter with 18 strikeouts in a win over Oak Forest, Nazareth baseball won on a walk-off to reach 20 wins for the 13th consecutive year and Downers Grove North beat Downers Grove South in Friday's roundup.
Bridget Callaghan smacked her first home run of the season, a three-run shot, and struck out seven in three scoreless innings of relief to power Downers Grove North to a 9-6 crosstown win over Downers Grove South.
Emily Petring and Priscilla Plascencia scored goals as Downers Grove South clinched the West Suburban Gold title, Kora Navarro and Miranda BonDurant each hit three-run homers in Montini softball's win and Nazareth softball earns a big win in Tuesday's roundup.
Ryann Wendt scored two second-half goals to rally Downers Grove North from a one-goal halftime deficit, but Downers Grove South got a tying score from Priscilla Plascencia on a cross from Emily Petring as the two crosstown rivals played to a 2-2 draw.
Teacher appreciation series feature on Downers Grove's Kristyn Campos.
Westmont's James Postawa struck out a school record 18 in a complete-game one-hitter, Montini beat Fenwick in a walkoff, Glenbard West's Chase Krueger struck out 13 in a one-hit shutout, WW South's Katie Jensen had a grand slam and seven RBIs and more in Wednesday's roundup.
Marley Davis scored four goals in a Downers Grove South soccer win, Maren Hoovel recorded a hat trick for Montini soccer, Hinsdale Central baseball rallied past Glenbard West, Annabella Rychetsky struck out nine in a Nazareth softball win and more in Tuesday's roundup.
Ava Paganis' late go-ahead homer and Lily Hanafin's 15 strikeouts kept Lyons softball unbeaten, Katie Jensen went 5 for 5 with two homers for Wheaton Warrenville South softball, Lyons, Downers Grove North and Willowbrook baseball picked up wins and more in Saturday's roundup.
Ethan Patera struck out eight as Downers Grove South completed a sweep of Addison Trail, Hinsdale Central won the rubber game with Lyons, Downers Grove South softball hit three homers to beat Willowbrook and more in Thursday's prep sports roundup.
Lyons Township senior Emily Joseph takes to new spot hitting leadoff with a huge power surge to start the season, Ella Cushing brings a powerful bat to the Downers Grove South lineup plus big weeks for Lemont and Wheaton North girls in Joshua Welge's softball notes.
Emily Petring recorded a hat trick in Downers Grove South soccer's win, Westmont's Lucas Hicks struck out 11 in a complete-game effort, Erin Grimsley and Amanda Wozniak hit their first career homers for Montini and Hannah Kenny struck out 13 for Willowbrook in Tuesday's roundup.
Hinsdale Central won the team title at the Downers Grove South Invitational on Saturday while Downers Grove South junior Na’Kiyah Robertson won her latest shot put showdown with Yorkville freshman Courtney Clabough.
Emme Barnes had a walk-off triple in the bottom of the ninth for Nazareth softball, Hinsdale South freshman Lauren Bishop threw a no-hitter, Lemont's Avaree Taylor struck out 11, Nazareth baseball continued to roll and Downers Grove South soccer won in Tuesday's roundup.
Max Vaisvila struck out a career-high 13 batters over six innings, leading Willowbrook to a 5-1 West Suburban Gold win over Downers Grove South on Tuesday.