Stories about Glenbard East high school sports
Here is the Suburban Life All-Area baseball team.
Here is the Suburban Life All-Area girls soccer team.
Lemont junior Sage Mardjetko, who led her team to the Class 3A state championship on Saturday, throwing a no-hitter in the final, led 26 area players earning All-State recognition by the Illinois Coaches Association Monday.
Keira Petrucelli scored two first-half goals as Benet soccer beat Lemont in a sectional final, Kora Navarro struck out nine as Montini softball beat IC Catholic in a sectional final, and Glenbard East's Alonso Perkins leads area finalists at state track in Friday's roundup.
Charlotte Hansen provided the match-winner as seven consecutive Downers Grove North players converted penalty kicks for a 2-1 win over Glenbard East in Friday's Class 3A Glenbard East Regional final.
South Elgin’s Drew Piaskowy scattered five hits and struck out seven in a complete-game effort as the Storm beat Glenbard East 9-3 in the first of a three-game season-ending series between the Upstate Eight Conference leaders.
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.
Glenbard East has announced Austin Nelson as its new varsity boys basketball coach. Nelson returns to the boys basketball program after a two-year hiatus. Previously, he was a long-standing assistant for 19 years at Glenbard East.
Aided by the return of senior pitcher Caden Krystofiak, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last season, Glenbard East is closing in on a 20-win season and eyeing a deep return to the playoffs. That plus notes on Lemont, Nazareth and more in Bob Narang's baseball notes.
Caden Krystofiak struck out 13 and allowed just an unearned run on two hits in six dominant innings – and then Glenbard East held off a furious Bartlett comeback for a 7-6 win on Thursday.
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.
Glenbard East senior Sarah Liljestrand chased around Dundee-Crown star Berkley Mensik for most of Monday's game, then assisted Jasmine Dhamers' game-winning goal with three minutes left as the Rams beat the Chargers 2-1, handing them their first loss of the season.
Lemont's Sage Mardjetko no-hit Downers Grove North with 16 strikeouts, Montini soccer's Maren Hoovel and Benet's Rachel Burns had hat tricks and Glenbard East boys volleyball took third at Springfest in Saturday's roundup.
A young Wheaton North team has showing progress in the season's early going, plus updated on Glenbard East and Glenbard West in Bob Narang's girls soccer notes.
The girls track and field season is underway. Here are Bill Stone's previews of teams from around the Suburban Life coverage area.