Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A look at how the Trojans athletic teams did this week.
The final week before Christmas brought holiday basketball tournaments. Here’s how the Trojan basketball teams fared this week…. Boys Basketball: The Trojans continued play in the Jacobs Tournament on Monday with a 54-52 win over Mundelein. Eric Graham scored 12 points while Zach Taylor added 11 in the win. Cary added a 40-28 win over Crystal Lake South on Tuesday to finish second in their pool. Graham scored ten points to pace C-G. After an off day Wednesday, Cary got back on the court Thursday afternoon but fell 62-40 to Barrington. Jake Bianchi scored 12 points to lead Cary while Taylor had eight. Friday saw the end of the tournament and another loss to Cary, this time Zion-Benton beat the Trojans 68-41. Graham and Casey Snodgrass each …
Monday, December 5, 2011
A look at this week's Trojans results
Another week of Cary-Grove sports has passed, here’s what happened over the past week….. Boys Basketball: Cary began weekly play Thursday night with a 55-46 loss to Grayslake North. Ryan Arquette and Steve Plazak each scored ten points to lead C-G. On Saturday night, the Trojans lost to Crystal Lake Central by the score of 53-41. Arquette led Cary in scoring with ten points as Cary fell to 1-5 on the season and will play Carmel on Wednesday night in their next game. Girls Basketball: The Trojans opened their week with their home-opener against Antioch. Behind 14 points from Joslyn Nicholson, Cary won 50-31 on Wednesday. Olivia Jakubicek added ten points and eight rebounds. On Friday, C-G played a tough Grayslake Central and fell 42-38. …
Monday, November 21, 2011
A look at the beginning of the girls basketball season and a quick look at boys basketball season.
The winter sports season got started this week with girls’ basketball, here’s a look at how the Trojans’ girls team did and a look ahead to the beginning of the boys’ basketball season… Girls Basketball: Cary began the season Friday night at Fremd in the Lake Zurich Tournament. The Trojans held close the whole first half, trailing by just two at the break before falling 51-42. Olivia Jakubicek had 12 points to lead C-G while Joslyn Nicholson added 11. On Saturday, Cary lost their second game in as many days with a 55-30 loss to Lake Zurich. Jakubicek once again led Cary with 14 points while Paige Lincicum scored nine. The tournament continues Tuesday night as C-G takes on Lakes at 6 p.m. in Lake Zurich before concluding Wednesday night at …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Illinois College freshman Evan Baker started all 18 games and scored eight goals for the Illinois College Blueboys soccer team.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Evan Baker, of Cary, and a 2011 graduate of Cary-Grove High School has completed his first varsity soccer season at Illinois College in Jacksonville. Baker helped the Blueboys finish with an 8-7-3 record. He started all 18 games, led the team in shots (32), shots on goal (24), game winning goals (3) and scoring (eight goals/ one assist). Baker’s eight goals also tied him for third during the regular season of the Midwest Conference. He also was recognized at Athlete of the Week at Illinois College on Oct. 25. At Cary-Grove, Baker earned a spot on Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association's All Sectional Team, the Northwest Herald's All Area First Team, the Fox Valley All Conference Team, the Daily Herald's Honorable Mention All …
Cary-Grove standouts Ashley Rosch and Melanie Jereb was announced to the all-star team on Nov. 8.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Internet radio station SportsTownChicago.com (STC) today announced it will host its' second annual High School Girl’s All-Star Volleyball Game to showcase players from across Illinois in one of the most competitive matches of the season. Ashley Rosch and Melanie Jereb will be representing Cary-Grove High School. During the Nov. 8 selection show sponsored by Cheeseburger in Paradise in Downers Grove, 36 girls were chosen to play in the senior All-Star. The names of the selected players were announced live on SportsTownChicago.com, with coaches, teammates and families present to cheer on the players. Following the announcements, the station’s expert volleyball commentators broke down the teams and discussed their chances to win the next …
Friday, November 11, 2011
A look at Friday night's state semifinal for the Trojans
Cary-Grove (36-4) vs. Chicago Marist (34-6) When: Friday, around 9 p.m. (will be played following Class 3A semifinals and first Class 4A semifinal) Where: Redbird Arena, Normal on the campus of Illinois State University The Trojans should be very familiar with the state tournament with this being their third straight trip to Redbird Arena and will face a Marist team that will make their first appearance at the state finals. Cary is on a roll having gone undefeated since Oct. 1, winning 17 straight matches. Ashley Rosch and Melanie Jereb had led the team in kills this season with 331 for Rosch and 298 for Jereb. There are several players on C-G who are on their third trip and the nerves won’t affect them. Also, those players who experienced…
Saturday, November 5, 2011
A look at the football team's second round game and volleyball's supersectional showdown.
Football #6 Cary-Grove (8-2) at #3 Nazareth (9-1) When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Where: Valenta Stadium, 1209 W. Odgen Ave., LaGrange Park Trojans on Offense: Cary has their issues getting the offense going last week against Crystal Lake Central but still managed to get a 17-7 win. Quinn Baker has taken the quarterback role and has led Cary in rushing most of the season. Nazareth is only allowing 17 points a game and the many options that come from the triple option offense the Trojans run will come into play. C-G tried to throw the ball more last week as well and while this could be something to throw another wrinkle into any opponent’s gameplan, it is something that may come into action if Cary wants to advance to the Class 6A Quarterfinals. …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Trojans use two Baker touchdowns to get 17-7 win over Tigers in Class 6A first round game.
Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake Central High Schools are separated by only about six miles. On Friday night, the Tigers and Trojans faced off in the first round of the IHSA Class 6A football playoffs. C-G quarterback Quinn Baker scored twice as sixth-seeded Cary advanced with a hard-fought 17-7 win at Al Bohrer Field over the No. 11 Tigers. C-G (8-2) will go on the road next week to face either No. 3 seed Nazareth or No. 14 Deerfield. Cary got on the scoreboard first with a six-minute drive that finished with Baker going in from a yard out to give C-G a 7-0 lead. Central responded four minutes later on a 60-yard run up the middle by Matt MacAlpine to tie the game at 7 going into the second quarter. The Trojans would take the lead for good just…
Monday, October 24, 2011
A look at the week in Trojans athletics
Here’s a look at the week in Cary-Grove athletics…. Football: It was the last game of the regular season Friday night for C-G, looking to end Prairie Ridge’s perfect season. The Trojans did just that with a 22-21 overtime win to finish the season at 7-2. Ryan Mahoney scored the two-point conversion in overtime for the victory. Quinn Baker had 140 yards rushing to lead Cary, who have the No. 6 seed in the northern bracket of the Class 6A bracket and will play at home against No. 11 seed Crystal Lake Central this weekend. Volleyball: The Trojans opened their week on Tuesday with a two-game victory over Dundee-Crown to get their 30th win of the season. Ashley Rosch had nine kills and eight digs for C-G. On Thursday, it was Cary’s final …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Senior Zachary Taylor leads Cary-Grove Trojans in raising awareness about and funding to fight breast cancer.
Cary-Grove senior Zachary Taylor, in his third year of fundraising, hopes to raise more money and awareness for the breast cancer fund. The high school community service group called Interact has been a vehicle for Taylor and volunteers to have a unified presence in the high school and throughout the community. "When my grandmother was first diagnosed with breast cancer, my dad and I would run the Care 4 Breast Cancer 5K each October," Taylor said, explaining his inspiration to start the project. "In 2009, as a sophomore, I was on the Interact Board and presented to them that we have volunteers help at the race. I then learned we could form teams." Taylor then formed Team Cary-Grove Trojans, which the team raised $7,600 from walkers, …