Stories about Riverside-Brookfield Preps
Notre Dame recruit Owen Murphy is producing another memorable season both on the mound and at the plate for 23-4 Riverside-Brookfield, plus Downers Grove North playing well despite injuries and Nazareth and Hinsdale Central wrap up milestones in Bob Narang's baseball notes.
Analisa Raffaelli, who broke an IC Catholic Prep stolen base record as a freshman, and power-hitting Riley Venn fuel the Knights' high-powered offense. That, soph Zoe Levine putting up big numbers for Riverside Brookfield and Ava Paganis' big homer for Lyons in softball notes.
Wheaton Warrenville South freshman defender Bri Stransky made the most of a move to striker with the first two goals of her varsity career in a win over Fenwick, plus notes on Riverside Brookfield and Wheaton Academy in Bob Narang's girls soccer notebook.
A young, talented Nazareth team that has started five sophomores and a freshman is getting encouraging results from a tough early-season schedule. That, Lyons picks up impressive win to start the season and Riverside Brookfield off to 2-0 start in Bob Narang's baseball notes.
The high school baseball season starts this week. Here are five players to watch in the Suburban Life coverage area.
Glenbard West senior Braden Huff and Timothy Christian senior Ben VanderWal were among area players to receive All-State honors in voting announced by the Associated Press Wednesday.
Here are The Associated Press Classes 1A-4A All-State boys basketball teams.
Riverside Brookfield rallied from down 11 points in the third quarter to take three leads in the fourth quarter before top-seeded Whitney Young rallied to prevail 64-54 in the Class 4A Proviso West Sectional semifinals.
Harrison Nolan became the first diver from Riverside Brookfield to win a state championship, setting a state record, while Connor Groya won the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle to become York’s first state champion in the sport.
Ben VanderWal scored 27 points to lead Timothy Christian past Lisle, Dominic Trelenberg's 26 points paced Nazareth past Chicago Vocational and Riverside Brookfield, St. Francis and Lyons were also winners in regional semifinal games Wednesday.
JP Hanley and Riverside Brookfield ended the season on a tear, beating Timothy Christian to clinch a conference title and avenging a buzzer-beater loss to Aurora Christian to seal a 20-win season. That and notes on Lyons and Glenbard West in Bob Narang's boys basketball notes.
Sam Styler, a former varsity assistant who also coached the freshman and sophomore teams at Riverside Brookfield, has been promoted to become the Bulldogs' next head coach.
Riverside Brookfield overcame Ben VanderWal's 34 points to beat Timothy Christian and clinch the Metro Suburban Blue title, Tavari Johnson scored 24 points to lead Lyons past Hinsdale Central and more in Friday's prep sports roundup.
Nojus Indrusaitis scored 42 points to lead Lemont past Hinsdale South, and Riverside Brookfield and St. Francis boys basketball and Hinsdale Central, York and Downers Grove North girls basketball were winners in Tuesday's roundup.
JP Hanley and Joe Gilhooley each scored a team-high 14 points, leading Riverside Brookfield to a 60-49 win at St. Francis to put the Bulldogs in the driver's seat in the Metro Suburban Blue race.