Friday, February 1, 2013
Grayslake Central and Grayslake North will take on Antioch, Carmel, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Lakes, North Chicago, St. Viator, Vernon Hills and Wauconda.
Friday, February 1
The Grayslake Central and Grayslake North wrestling teams will compete in an important meet at Lakes High School on Saturday, Feb. 2. The top three individuals will advance into sectionals at Antioch next weekend, and the team champions will head to the dual-team sectional, the Daily Herald reports. Grayslake Central and Grayslake North will face off against Antioch, Carmel, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Lakes, North Chicago, St. Viator, Vernon Hills and Wauconda. The state individual tournament will be held Feb. 14-16 in Champaign, while the dual-team state tournament is scheduled for Feb. 23 in Bloomington. The Feb. 2 meet starts at 9 a.m.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Three GYWC wrestlers were crowned Regional champions as the club continues to build talent in Grayslake.
Twenty-one wrestlers compete at Regional tournament as the wrestling seasons wound down. The Grayslake Youth Wrestling Club (GYWC) capped their second season with a strong showing at Fremd High School in Palatine on Sunday, Feb. 26. Three GYWC wrestlers were crowned Regional champions as the club continues to build talent in Grayslake. Maurice Edwards, Matthew Nixon and Ethan Torres captured titles in their divisions. Overall, Bantams (4-8 years old) captured two championships and three runner-up finishes. Maurice Edwards concluded his season going 29-0 and capturing his second consecutive Regional championship. Edwards outscored his opponents 31-1 in two dominating matches leading to the gold medal. Edwards is a second year wrestler and…
Monday, February 20, 2012
Rams teammates Joey Valdivia finished in second place at 195 pounds, and Dylan Hay finished in fifth during the State Wrestling tournament.
Five wrestlers from Grayslake Central and Grayslake North went downstate and came away with a second and fifth place between them in the Class 2A Meet. In the 195-pound class, Joey Valdivia of Grayslake Central took runner up honors while teammate Dylan Hay was fifth at 145. Valdivia won his first three matches defeating John Tomala of Lemont, 23-9, pinning Demario Walker of Galesburg in 1:12 and edging Jake Davis of Sycamore, 5-3, before losing to Gage Harrah of Crystal Lake Central, 6-2, in the title bout. Hay captured his first two matches getting by Steve Lalowski of Sycamore, 6-3, and Xavier Montalvo of Montini, 8-2, before dropping his semifinal bout to Lavion Mayes of Mascoutah, 12-6. Cast into the consolation bracket, Hay fell to …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Reviewing the season through February 15 for basketball and wrestling at Grayslake North High School.
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: The Grayslake North girls basketball team has earned an impressive overall record of 20-8. They are 8-4 in conference play in the Fox Division. Each victory sets the standard higher for future Lady Knights. The team has come together and are peaking in time for the biggest run in school history in the state playoffs. (2/04/12) Grayslake North 49, Crystal Lake Central 25 (2/07/12) Grayslake North 38, Grayslake Central 47 (2/15/12) Grayslake North 46, North Chicago 44 (IHSA Regional Semi-Final) NEXT UP: The Lady Knights are the top seed at the Chicago (Northside Prep) Regional and have the #4 seed at the Arlington Heights Sectional. They will play St. Viator at 7:30 p.m. at Chicago Northside Prep for the Regional …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Three wrestlers from Grayslake Central and two from Grayslake North advance to State.
Senior Jimmy Molitor capped a competitive 2A sectional competition, hosted by Grayslake Central, with a 7-1 decision over Urso of St. Patrick to capture the crown at 220. Rams Molitor, Dylan Hay (2nd) and Joey Valdivia (2nd) join Knights Kasen Christensen (3rd) and Jimmy Prince (4th) in Champaign next weekend for the 2A State tournament. Molitor (220), who finished first at last week’s Regional competition, kept the pressure on in three close matches. On Friday night, Molitor defeated Zelinsky of Richmond-Burton 5-3 in what can only be described as a big man brawl. On Saturday, Molitor took down Walsh of Notre Dame with seconds left in the third period to take a 3-1 decision. His finals win over Urso gave him the championship and his first…
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Grayslake Knights won 9 of 14 matches to win the dual meet over the host Grayslake Rams, 34-23.
There are very few sporting events more exciting than a wrestling match between rival high schools. Anytime the Knights and Rams find themselves in such a contest, you can be sure that it will be an epic clash with a packed house of screaming fans. There was a large crowd of die-hard wrestling fans at the dual meet. "It is always an intense battle with our rival school and I have never been disappointed by the wrestlers of both schools," said Grayslake North Athletic Director Tina Woolard. Details of the meet: 120 lbs. - Angel Cabrera got things rolling for the Knights when he defeated Matt Morrisey 21-6 for a technical fall (lead of more than 14 points). Knights 5, Rams 0 126 lbs. - Freshman Jonathan Makey of Central won by decision 11-6…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
GYWC wrestlers performed well in New Year's Eve tourney.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Two dozen Grayslake youth wrestlers braved the early morning hours Saturday to attend a New Year's Eve Day tournament at Prairie Ridge High School. The Grayslake Youth Wrestling Club is in its second season serving Grayslake and surrounding communities. The roster stands at 53 kids, with the majority new to wrestling. The youngest wrestler is 4 years old and the oldest is 13. The club feeds both Central and North high schools, but has no residential boundaries. The Grayslake Youth Wrestling Club is a member of the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation and competes with surrounding clubs November through early March. More information can be found at the club’s website grayslakeyouthwrestling.org or by “liking” its GYWC Facebook page. Led by …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Reviewing the season through Dec. 21 for basketball and wrestling at Grayslake North High School.
BOYS’ BASKETBALL: The Knights are off to a great start. They are 5-2 overall and won their only conference game against Cary Grove 55-46. The team is really starting to gel with a great blend of seniors and juniors, several who gained varsity experience as freshmen or sophomores. 12/13/11 Grayslake North 49 - Lakes 42 - Zack Krupp - 13 points; 11 Rebounds (second career double-double) - Danny Mateling - 11 points Coach Todd Grunloh: "A great defensive effort in which we held Lakes, a very athletic team, to a season low 42 points. We knew going in that Lakes had several legitimate scoring threats but as usual our kids did the work on the defensive end and were able to overcome shooting only 29 percent from the floor. We had very balanced …
Reviewing the season through Dec. 21 for basketball and wrestling at Grayslake Central High School.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: The Lady Rams are 11-3 on the season with a 2-0 record in the conference. After losing their first two games against 4A powers Libertyville and Maine South, the Rams of coach Steve Ikenn reeled off 11 straight wins. Strong senior leadership and performances by Skyler Jessop and Claire Brennan combined with the emerging dominance of sophomore center Morgan Dahlstrom have helped the team overcome the loss of graduated senior superstars Rebekah Llorens, Alex Scarbro, and Roxy Acoff. The Rams winning streak was stopped in the Warren Blue Devil Classic on Wednesday as they fell to the host team 33-20 in a fierce defensive battle. NEXT UP: Today, Thursday, Dec. 22, the Rams play Niles North in the last game of the tournament. …
Monday, March 14, 2011
District 127 provides no information about wrestling coaches, despite pleas from parents.
School officials aren't talking. The coaches aren't talking. But parents and students were talking, voicing their support for wrestling coaches at Grayslake North and Grayslake Central High School. The rumors circulating about what may or may not have happened after the State Wrestling Tournament have run rampant throughout the schools, and brought out several people to Thursday's school board meeting. School officials did vote on "personnel matters" but would not specify what actions were taken or for which personnel. Wrestling coaches at both North and Central were named by parents and students during the Public Participation portion of the meeting. Parents voiced their support for coaches whom they feared had already been or were about …