Lake Park Preps
Upstart Lake Park trailed by only two through three quarters Thursday before St. Charles North pulled away for a regional title, setting up a matchup against rival Geneva next week at the Class 4A Batavia Sectional.
Aidan McClure had three interceptions, Ethan Plumb ran for two touchdowns and threw one and St. Charles North shook off an early deficit to win at Lake Park 42-14.
Matthew Crider and the Wheaton Warrenville South offensive line powered by host Lake Park 31-8 to improve to 4-3 on the year, 3-2 in the DuKane Conference, and 3-1 since Crider’s return to the football field.
Ryan Boe threw for 253 yards and three touchdowns and Nathan Whitwell ran for 96 yards and two TDs, as Batavia bounced back from its one-point loss to Lincoln-Way East to blow out Lake Park 47-21 in the DuKane Conference opener.
Declan Fortuna ran for two touchdowns and Lake Park's defense held Conant to 43 yards of total offense in a 28-7 Lancers' win, spoiling the head coaching debut of Conant's Anthony Donatucci.
Batavia reloads for another run in the Class 7A playoffs. St. Charles North and Wheaton North aim to be chief contenders for the league title. Geneva's Talyn Taylor is one of the state's top talents. That and more in Jake Bartelson's DuKane Conference preview.
The Lancers hadn't beaten St. Charles North since May 19, 2021 but knocked off defending Class 4A state champions in 3-2 final. Lake Park advances to Monday's supersectional vs. Whitney Young at 4:30 p.m. hosted at St. Charles North.
St. Charles North faced Lake Park in the 4A St. Charles North Sectional final on Friday, June 2, 2023.
Batavia won four individual events while Lake Park senior Tyler Michelini captured both discus and shot put titles for Lancers on Thursday at the DuKane Conference meet in Geneva.
Geneva High School hosted the DuKane Conference boys track and field meet on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
St. Charles North hosted Lake Park in some DuKane baseball action on Friday, April 28, 2023.
Murray, the St. Charles North sophomore standout pitcher allowed two runs in six innings of work; Olman collected two RBI and a solo home run in the North Stars' 7-2 victory over Lake Park on Friday.
Sam Driscoll scored 15 points and Brayden Fagbemi added 13, and Benet followed a familiar formula of strong shooting and good team defense to ease past Lake Park 51-35 in the Class 4A Bartlett Sectional semifinal.
Benet boys basketball defeated Lake Park in a Class 4A Bartlett Sectional semifinal on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023.
Junior guard Dennasio LaGioia made eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 32 points, his hot shooting sending Lake Park to a 66-45 rout of Willowbrook in the Class 4A Willowbrook Regional final.