Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Cary will play Crystal Lake South tonight at 6 p.m.
The Illinois High School Association announced the girls basketball regional and sectional pairings Friday afternoon with Cary-Grove the top seed at the Prairie Ridge Regional in Crystal Lake. The Trojans will play Crystal Lake South at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 . The regional also features Fox Valley Conference rivals McHenry and Prairie Ridge. If C-G can advance to the sectional, it will be held in McHenry against the winner of the South Elgin Regional with the semifinal on Tuesday, Feb. 21 and the championship game on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Here are the full pairings as released by the IHSA….. Prairie Ridge Regional Monday, Feb. 13 Game 1 at 7:30 pm: (4) Crystal Lake South (Winner) vs. (5) Grant Wednesday, Feb. 15 Game 2 at …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
C-G leads all the way but loses at end.
Saturday night’s game between Cary-Grove and Hersey wasn’t one that will go down as one of the best games you will ever see. For the Trojans and their fans, it will go down as disappointing in the end as C-G saw an eight-point third quarter slip away as the Huskies rallied at home for a 39-36 win in Arlington Heights. Cary (13-7) took an early 8-3 advantage and led all the way until Hersey tied the game with 30 seconds left and took the lead for good on two free-throws by Jen Hall with five seconds to go. Cary was led on the night by Olivia Jakubicek, who scored 20 points but fouled out with 33 seconds to play. Jakubicek said that Cary had control of the game most of the way. “We were battling the whole time and at the end, a few things …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Olivia Jakubicek talks about becoming the star of Cary-Grove's girls' team after the graduation of her sister Claire.
When Claire Jakubicek graduated after last season as Cary-Grove’s all-time leading scorer in girls’ basketball, there was one person that knew that they would have a much bigger role in Jakubicek’s sister Olivia. This season Olivia Jakubicek has picked up the slack left behind as the Trojans are 10-5 and 4-0 in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division to hold the lead presently. Jakubicek said that she is starting to get out for under the shadow that her sister left behind. “We’re both different people and different players but I think I am,” Jakubicek said. “She influenced my basketball playing a lot and I’m using her as a huge example of how I want to succeed also. I think I’m taking it to a new level as well.” Jakubicek was named to …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Trojans beat Prospect, fall to Streamwood to end summer season.
Wednesday night saw the end of the summer season for Cary-Grove’s girls’ basketball team. The Trojans finished their season going 1-1 in the Maine West Summer League in Des Plaines with a 38-36 win over Prospect and a 29-21 loss to Streamwood. Cary opened the night with a rough outing against the Sabres, scoring just 13 points in the first half and trailing 17-13 at halftime and only managed eight more in the second half. Paige Lincicum led C-G with ten points in the loss. In the second game of the night, Cary once again started slow before rallying for a 13-12 lead at the half and extended their lead to eight in the second half before the Knights rallied to tie the game at 36. Lincicum however came through in the clutch, grabbing a …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Cary-Grove girls basketball continues their win streak and will play next on July 6.
Wednesday night brought about another opportunity for Cary-Grove’s girls’ basketball team to blend together into one unit before the 2011-12 season starts in November during play in the Maine West Summer League. Olivia Jakubicek scored 18 points as the Trojans defeated Lane Tech 50-13. Cary controlled play from the start, jumping out to a 19-4 lead by halftime and increasing on the lead as the second half went on in Des Plaines. Cary has two more weeks of summer league play to go at Maine West with games on July 6 and 13 starting at 6:20 p.m.
Friday, April 1, 2011
The four-year varsity starter to take her talents east to play Division I basketball
It has been a long journey for Cary-Grove’s Megan Straumann coming back from an ACL tear that ended her 2009-10 season in its tracks just as college recruiting began to pick up. After helping lead the Trojans' to a 28-4 season in 2010-11, the offers began to pick up and Straumann has accepted a full scholarship to play at the University of Rhode Island. Straumann said that she was looking for a change. “I wanted something new, I wanted to leave the Midwest and I have never heard any bad things about Rhode Island. Everything has been about how much people love it,” Straumann said. “Things just worked out and they were looking for a guard and everything went from there.” Straumann added that she had just returned from a trip to Holy Cross …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Trojans finish 27-4 in senior season of Jakubicek, Straumann and Geegan
As the 2010-11 Cary-Grove girls’ basketball season went on, momentum continued to roll for a potential berth in the state finals and while the Trojans fell two steps short of state, the team saw many highlights including advancing to the program’s first sectional final in a decade and Claire Jakubicek breaking Eve Barry’s career scoring record. Jakubicek broke Barry’s record of 1,232 points on Dec. 5 against Johnsburg and finished her Cary career with an even 1,700 points while averaging just under 20 points per game during the 2010-11 season as Cary finished at 27-4. C-G also reeled off two double digit winning streaks during the season including a 14-game streak that ended in the sectional title game. The 55-53 loss to Geneva in the …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Trojans rally from 14 down in second half to take lead but fall to Geneva 55-53 in Jacobs Sectional championship to end season at 27-4
It had been a very long calendar year since Cary-Grove lost to Geneva in the Huntley Sectional semifinal with Thursday night’s rematch in the IHSA Class 4A Jacobs Sectional championship game an opportunity for the Trojans to even the score with the Vikings. The two teams fought back and forth but in the end, two free-throws by Geneva’s Katelyn Allen with 3.6 seconds remaining gave Geneva a 55-53 victory and ended Cary’s chances of winning a sectional for the first time in 22 years. Cary (27-4) ran into some early foul trouble as starter Paige Lincicum got her second foul just 3:02 into the contest, limiting the C-G’s defensive effort. The first big run of the game came from Geneva as the Vikings ran off nine straight points late in the …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Cary looks to avenge loss to Geneva in last season's sectional semifinal Thursday night in Class 4A Jacobs Sectional championship
Cary-Grove’s girls’ basketball team has waited an entire year to get another chance at Geneva after the Vikings won in the sectionals last season against the Trojans. Thursday night, Cary (27-3) will get their chance in the IHSA Class 4A Jacobs Sectional final in Algonquin. In last season’s game, Claire Jakubicek scored 22 points as Geneva won 48-41 at Huntley. This will be the first sectional title game in Cary’s girls’ program since 2001 when C-G lost to Hononegah. The last sectional title was in 1989. Cary is riding a 14-game winning streak coming into the game and hasn’t lost during the 2011 calendar year while Geneva has won nine straight and has a 24-6 record coming into Thursday night. Several players return from last season’s game …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Trojans to play Red Raiders for third time this season Tuesday night in Jacobs Sectional semifinals
One of the hardest things for a team to do is beat someone three times in one season. Tonight in the IHSA Class 4A Jacobs Sectional semifinal, that is exactly what Cary-Grove will attempt to do if the Trojans play Fox Valley Conference rival Huntley at 6 p.m. in Algonquin coming in on a 12-game winning streak and with a 26-3 record. During the team’s two meetings in the regular season, it was a contrast of very different style games. In the Jan. 12 meeting at Cary, Huntley took a 14-point lead midway through the third quarter before C-G rallied for a 58-52 win. On Feb. 4 at Huntley, Cary scored the first 16 points of the game with Huntley point guard Carly Goede out with an ankle injury and Cary cruised to a 59-18 victory. With the stakes …