Sunday, April 28, 2013
The University of Findlay's softball player Carly Borders was named offensive player of the week in her conference.
Carly Borders, a Grayslake North High School alum, was honored for her collegiate softball skills. The University of Findlay announced that Borders was recognized April 22 as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Borders led the Oilers to a perfect 8-0 record last week by hitting .454. She drove in 13 runs during the week and scored 12 more. She also hit three home runs, recorded three triples and walked five times. The Lake Villa native is hitting .347 on the season with eight home runs and 33 runs batted in. She also leads the conference with 23 walks. For more information, click here. - Submitted by Ron Ammons, Head Softball Coach at The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Grayslake North softball team lost 2-1 to defending state champ Marengo in the Class 3A NIU supersectional this week, according to the Daily Herald.
Monday, June 4, 2012
The Grayslake North Knights' defeated Prairie Ridge 2-1 on Saturday to clinch the Class 3A sectional final.
For the first time in its history, the Grayslake North softball team (25-8-1) advances to the supersectional. The team will play at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The Knights go up against the winner of Monday's Belvidere North sectional final battle between Marengo, the defending state champ, and Sterling.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Knights win 6-1 Wednesday night to advance to the sectional title game.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Grayslake North Knights softball team continued to win on Wednesday. Grayslake North advanced to the sectional title game at Lakes by stopping Richmond-Burton 6-1. According to the Lake County News-Sun, Kristi Gandy pitched a five-hitter, got three hits and drove in three runs. This will be the Knights’ second straight appearance in the sectional finals. Last year, they were thumped 7-0 by powerful Marengo, the News-Sun said. This year, they won’t have to play Marengo until the Round of 8 — next Monday. On Saturday, North will likely play a quality Prairie Ridge squad for the sectional title. Gandy fanned 11 and the hard-hitting Knights pounded out 13 hits while being helped by four Richmond errors, according to the article. Jordyn …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Grayslake sports fans have a lot to cheer for this week as several teams are making playoff runs.
Several Grayslake teams from both Grayslake Central and Grayslake North are still alive this week. So let's get out there and cheer for them! Tuesday, May 29: GNHS Lacrosse 6:30 p.m. - No. 1 seed Grayslake North (17-3) vs. No. 8 seed Naperville Central at Grayslake North GCHS Lacrosse 6 p.m. - No. 4 Grayslake Central (10-5) vs. No. 5 seed Chiefs Lacrosse at Grayslake Central Wednesday, May 30: GCHS Baseball 4 p.m. - Grayslake Central Sectional: Lakes (21-16) vs. Grayslake Central (28-9) at Grayslake Central GNHS Softball 4:30 p.m. - Lakes Sectional: Grayslake North (24-8-1) vs. Richmond-Burton at at Lakes High School in Lake Villa
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Plenty of hitting but not much scoring dominated Tuesday's game in Antioch.
Grayslake Central athlete Claire Brennan is off to the University of Iowa next year. On Tuesday, her four-year varsity softball career at Central ended. In the fifth inning of North's 2-1 regional win, shortstop Brennan strolled to the plate with the game on the line. She would bat with the winning runs on base. And North paid her the biggest compliment. They weren't going to let her beat them. She was intentionally walked. And maybe out of disappointment, Brennan actually took a swing at one of those wild Kristi Gandy pitches. It was a smart move by North. The Knights winners of 24 games this spring survived Central's best effort and will move to the regional title game come Saturday morning. Central (14-20) had a better year than last …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
New organization seeks members and funds to assist student athletes and help improve sports facilities at Grayslake North High School.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Grayslake North High School’s Booster Club announced a new committee, the Knight Vision Club. This group is working with the Boosters to create a unique experience for the student athletes. This new committee is dedicated to creating lasting improvements to the sports facilities at North. Working with the GNHS Administration and coaching staff, the Knight Vision Club has targeted three projects for 2012. The first two projects entail building a press box and equipment storage building on the boys baseball field, and a press box on the girl’s softball field. The third project will improve the entrance to the stadium by constructing a ticket booth and entranceway. Over the coming weeks, the Knight Vision Club will be working toward …
Friday, August 19, 2011
With a record of 32-9-1, shutting out their opponents 11 times and giving up just one run another 11 times, the 14U Grayslake Pride girls softball team reflects on an outstanding season.
The Grayslake Pride softball team can feel proud of their season. Though they lost a 2-1 nail-biter in the championship game of the Warren Wipeout Tournament to the Cary Crush team, the season was a success. The team wound with a record of 32-9-1 shutting out their opponents 11 times and giving up just one run another 11 times. "We had a goal at the beginning of the season of 30 wins, which was a very aggressive goal considering that we were about to play 42 games in 41 days," said manager Steve Frusolone. The Pride 14U players are Maddie Terlap, Jamie Brew, Caitlyn Moran, Brianna Dreschler, Juliana Frusolone, Theresa Curtis, Brittany Brown, Katie Strickland, Sarah Patrzykont, Jenna Kleinofen, Danielle Celeslie and Lauren Tracy. Assisting …
Friday, July 15, 2011
The 14U Grayslake Pride girls defeated a nationally ranked powerhouse 8-3 at the new Chicago Bandits Stadium in Rosemont.
The Grayslake girls 14U softball team easily could have been overwhelmed by the game ahead of them. They were playing against a ranked team that had qualified for Nationals. They played in the spacious new stadium of the women’s professional softball team, the Chicago Bandits, on the same field where star Jennie Finch played. But any jitters were quickly put to rest when the umpire yelled, “Play!” Caitlyn Moran pitched for Grayslake during last weekend’s tournament and she brought the heat. Moran sat down the first six batters in order including three by strikeout. She also singled in her first at bat. The Pride scored all of their eight runs in the bottom of the second inning, as the first 11 batters reached base. An RBI triple to left by…
Monday, June 13, 2011
The Knights will be a contender for years to come after closing this season In the Sectional Final.
After the Grayslake North softball season closed in a 7-0 decision to Marengo in the IHSA Class 3A sectional final last Saturday, a few tears were shed. But there were also several smiles as the North girls knew exactly what they had accomplished. Sure, they were disappointed losing that game. Sure, North had a 20-win season but no one truly expected the Knights to win a regional or a sectional. Simply, the team had no history of postseason success and was filled with young players. Well guess what? The Knights (22-11) fooled most everyone. Those young players, like Jordyn Bowen, Kristi Gandy and Kelsey Borders were experienced softball players despite not being seniors. Marengo advanced to the IHSA state softball tournament this weekend, …