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

2017 IL High School Top 10 Preseason Rankings

Saint Viator This year’s Viator team will rely on a solid junior class, which has been starting since they were freshmen. This team has depth in every position, which will wear out other teams. They also play with the same chip on their shoulder they had last year when they knocked off some good teams late last spring. Top players to ... More

3d Spring Break 2016: Standouts from St. Petersburg

Elijah Black, Midfield, St. Viator (Ill.), Fresh. Black shined as a low-to-the-ground, down-hill dodger who is slippery, yet has some power, and is raw, yet showed a lot of upside due to being a hard matchup. He’s athletic and can use his powerful core and legs to propel his dodging and body up against defenders, roll off and get to his ... More

Rain Does Not Slow Down Freshman Team

The freshmen Lions shut out the Mustangs 29-0, giving the Saint Viator football program 2 victories out of 3 games over Rolling Meadows opening football weekend. Elijah Black scored 2 TDs, including 1 on a punt return. Casey Kmet scored a touch down and grabbed 2 more points for the Lions on a safety. Nikko Weder scored a touch down as ... More

Black Commits

St. Viator sophomore midfielder Elijah Black has committed to The Ohio State Buckeyes lacrosse team after an outstanding performance at their prospects camp. A three-sport athlete (football and wrestling), Black is the first class of 2019 lacrosse prospect in the state of Illinois to commit to a division one program. He is the fourth player ... 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

NXTPerspectives: Elijah Black’s Second Year Training With The NXT Lacrosse Academy

Elijah Black is a name that anyone in the Midwest lacrosse world should know. And if they don’t yet, they certainly will over the next three years. The NXT Chicago 2019 and St. Viator midfielder is one of the best two-way middies in the state of Illinois, cracking the varsity lineup for St. Viator as a freshman. His ability to play both ... More