Stories about York high school sports
Adam Hardek and AJ Levine are looking to take the next step to lead York's boys basketball team as it tries to improve on a 17-12 season and contend in what should be a more wide open West Suburban Silver race.
Ryan Turner delivered the walk-off two-run single as York rallied with two outs in the bottom of the seventh for a 3-2 win over Lake Park and the Dukes' first sectional championship since 1996.
York scored a run in the first inning off Wheaton North ace Will Fletcher and the Dukes' pitching trio of Tommy VanDaff, Chris Danko and Max Hansmann made it stand in a 1-0 win in the Class 4A South Elgin Sectional semifinal.
Vanderbilt recruit Audrey Allman added to Glenbard West's rich distance history on Saturday, winning the 1,600 state title at the state track and field meet. Meanwhile Downers Grove South's Sophia McNerney took second in the 1,600 and ran a school record for fifth in the 3,200.
Lyons scored five quick goals and then later added five consecutive goals to cruise past Naperville North 14-6 and advance to the water polo state semifinals. York, meanwhile, lost to Whitney Young 10-9
Brody Marcet hadn't competed in track since the seventh grade, and his main sport is swimming. But the Hinsdale Central's stunning throw to win the discus helped power Hinsdale Central to second place behind Oak Park-River Forest at the West Suburban Silver meet.
Freshman Jake Mateja won the pommel horse and sophomore Parker Elisha won the vault and was third in the all-around, leading Downers Grove North's gymnastics team to a sectional title and state bid. York took second and Glenbard West third.
The continuously improving Downers Grove North girls track team rose to the occasion on its home track Friday, winning the competitive West Suburban Silver meet over runner-ups York and Oak Park-River Forest.
St. Charles East's Micah Wilson won the 1,600, fellow Wisconsin recruit Kyle Clabough of Yorkville swept the shot put and discus and Wheaton Warrenville South, York, Oswego East and Yorkville rounded out the top five behind Waubonsie Valley at Saturday's Red Ribbon Invite.
Willowbrook's Max Vaisvila threw a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and slugged a grand slam in a win over Addison Trail, Parker Leonard had two hits and three RBIs in Wheaton Warrenville South softball's crosstown win and more in Monday's prep sports roundup.
Kaitlin Taylor scored three goals in the first half-hour to lead Barrington to a 5-0 victory over York Thursday afternoon in its Naperville Invite opener at Barrington Community Field.
Lindsey Bingham and York have found their stride after an 0-7 start to the season, Frankie Rita's unique athletic combination makes for a dynamite catcher for Lemont and Lyons stays unbeaten in Joshua Welge's softball notebook.
York edged Hinsdale Central to win the Bud Mohns Invitational title on Saturday at Downers Grove South, while Lake Park shined in the field events.
Montini romped past York for its third win this week at the Rosemont Dome, four Broncos' freshman making an impact and York adjusting to life without Lauren Derkowski in Bob Narang's softball notebook.
The girls track and field season is underway. Here are Bill Stone's previews of teams from around the Suburban Life coverage area.