Amazing Interview With St. Viator’s Elijah Black Class Of 2019 Talking Lacrosse, Football, Playing 3 Sports

Elijah Black is a 3 sport star and committed to Ohio State for lacrosse. Elijah is also one of the best running backs in the state of Illinois for the Class of 2019. Oh did I forget to mention that Elijah is a player you want on your team, high character player who is a team first player. When the kid gets the ball in his hands he just makes ... More

Elijah Black paces St. Viator lacrosse with all-around athleticism

St. Viator junior Elijah Black rarely has any free time. A successful three-sport athlete, Black spends most of his days at practices, games and traveling from his Mundelein residence to St. Viator's Arlington Heights campus. "It gets hard at times, just juggling all the sports, practices and school work throughout each season," Black said. ... More

Schaer, Carmel step up twice at St. Viator

It appears Carmel Catholic wrestling team has stepped up its efforts in advance of what it hopes will be a successful postseason -- individually and collectively. The Corsairs (8-6-0) got past high-flying Maine West and then host St. Viator on Friday night at the Cahill Gymnasium in Arlington Heights. Anthony Schaer and his teammates were in ... More

Marian Central impresses at ESCC Mega-Duals

A new favorite has emerged in the league title race after Monday's results at the East Suburban Catholic Conference Mega-Duals hosted by St. Viator. Class 2A power Marian Central Catholic (25-2-0) cruised past a trio of opponents, including reigning champ Marist, to make its statement of intent to the rest of the conference. The Hurricanes ... More

Wrestling Roundup: Notre Dame, Prospect Shine In Tournaments

Notre Dame, Prospect and Buffalo Grove all had stellar weeks in wrestling to lead the Journal-area. Check out how they did and how the other area teams did this last week. Rex Lewis Invite (at Buffalo Grove): Lawrence Central (190.5), Neuqua Valley (190), St. Patrick (156), Lake Zurich (126), Buffalo Grove (110), Larkin (98), ... More

Scouting wrestling, Northwest

EAST SUBURBAN CATHOLIC St. Viator Coach: Jason Churak (3rd year) Last year: 17-13-0 (2-2-0) Graduation losses: Joe McIntyre (182, two-time sectional qualifier, 25w, wrestling at Northern Iowa), Shaun Falbo (220, two-time sectional qualifier, 12w, playing baseball at St. Thomas, Minn.), Matt Cook (132, 11w). Top returnees: Seniors James ... More

Wrestling Roundup: 30 Area Regional Champs Crowned

Regional state tournament meets produced several Journal-area champions, but also some heartbreak Saturday, Feb. 6. The top three wrestlers from each regional in each weight class automatically advanced to this week's sectionals, but many Journal-area wrestlers came in fourth place. Those fourth place individuals most likely will see their ... More

2015 IKWF State Championship Wrestling Recap

The 2015 IKWF State Championships took place two weekends ago at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois. The event saw well over 400 Senior aged wrestlers compete in the event and below we take a look at the top place winners in each weight class. 130-pounds Bilal Bailey of the Harvey Twisters Wrestling Club won by a 6-2 ... More

IKWF state meet brings top youth wrestlers together

The Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation is holding its state tournament for club grapplers this weekend at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, and the Waukegan Youth Wrestling Club has four entries in the three-day event that started on Friday. In order to compete at state, a wrestler had to advance through regional and sectional meets ... More