Stories about Lyons Township high school sports
Lyons senior and Yale football recruit Graham Smith met his physical match Saturday against Riverside-Brookfield's 6-foot-11 Stefan Cicic, but responded to the challenge with a team-high 14 points and seven rebounds in a 61-49 win over the Bulldogs.
As two of the area's top guards, Lyons Township's Ally Cesarini and York's Mariann Blass rarely catch a break during their games – and have fueled the top contenders in the West Suburban Silver. That and more in Bill Stone's girls basketball notebook.
Ben Oosterbaan scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Hinsdale Central – in front of a huge crowd of nearly 3,000 – held off Lyons 49-41 in a showdown of West Suburban Silver leaders.
Hinsdale Central hosted Lyons Township in boys varsity basketball on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.
Burlington Central faces Lyons Twp. in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Boys Basketball Tournament title game action at Burlington Monday. Lyons claimed the title with a 60-57 win.
Ella Ormsby scored a career-high 17 points, leading Lyons Township to a key 39-28 win over Downers Grove North in the West Suburban Silver to remain unbeaten in conference and one game ahead in the Silver race.
Nik Polonowski finds shooting rhythm in second half to offset Marian Central's Cale McThenia's 34-point explosion on Saturday.
Sara Abdul scored a school record 36 points in Wheaton North's win over St. Charles East, Nora Ezike's 20 points paced Lyons past Hinsdale Central and Jill Paulson had 21 points in Wheaton Academy's win in Thursday's roundup.
Bennett Schwanke's 3-pointer with three seconds left gave Glenbard West a win at Lyons, AJ Levine scored 26 points in York's win, Amalia Dray scored 15 points and Nazareth girls basketball rolled past Naperville North and Nora Ezike scored 17 in Lyons' win over Glenbard West.
Here is a midseason report for gymnastics teams from around the Suburban Life coverage area.
Lyons Township hosted Downers Grove North in boys varsity basketball in La Grange on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.
Jackson Niego came up with the shot of the season thus far for the Lions, making a pull-up jumper with 33 seconds left to give Lyons a 39-38 win over Downers Grove North in a defensive battle of West Suburban Silver conference unbeatens.
Minnesota recruit Cameron Christie capped off a tournament MVP performance with 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Rolling Meadows never trailed in beating previously undefeated Lyons 56-42 to win the 48th Jack Tosh Holiday Classic championship.
Adding another chapter to their dominant start to the season, the Lions stormed into the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic final with a 66-47 semifinal win over St. Ignatius Thursday in Elmhurst.
Yale football recruit Graham Smith had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and unbeaten Lyons used a 12-2 run to end the third quarter and 13-0 early in the fourth to wear down Palatine 59-34 to advance to the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic semifinals.