Saturday, June 2, 2012
Marian Catholic's Brett Lilek was on fire in the Class 3A sectional championship with an 11-2 win over Lincoln-Way West.
Marian Catholic pitcher Brett Lilek struck out the side in the first inning and never looked back, racking up 15 Ks in a complete game victory, 11-2 over Lincoln-Way West in the sectional championship. According to IHSA.org, Lilek tied the Illinois high school record for most strikeouts in a state tournament game that didn't go to extra innings. (Two pitchers recorded 20+ strikeouts in extra-inning games.) The Arizona State recruit was near-flawless, except for a two-run fourth inning where the Warriors fought back to tie the game 2-2. With two outs and the bases loaded, No. 9 hitter Nick Andrade pulled a single to drive in West's only two runs. After that, Marian's offense went off for nine more runs, keyed by Devin Pickett's two-run …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Junior Megan Walsh scores 19 points and grabs 11 rebounds in leading the Spartans to an 80-54 East Suburban Catholic victory over the visiting Celtics.
High-energy RedHawks improved to 10-0 Wednesday night and claimed the top spot in the Patch Power Rankings.
1. Marist (10-0): The pass-happy RedHawks followed up Monday’s 67-33 demolition of Lockport with a 61-20 rout of Bishop McNamara on Wednesday night. 2. Lincoln-Way East (4-0): Griffins will end a long layoff when they make the trip to Joliet tonight. 3. Marian Catholic (5-2): Six-foot-1 junior Megan Walsh is asserting herself as an inside force. 4. Homewood-Flossmoor (7-3): Senior guard Danielle Woolfolk scored 23 points in H-F’s 56-40 win over Rich Central on Monday and proved once again she can take over games down the stretch. 5. Rich Central (8-3): Olympians were without starting guard Alex Stanford, post player Layne Murphy and coach Bryan Craig in Monday’s loss to H-F. The three were serving IHSA suspensions after being ejected from …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The school's top ten graduates include students from Chicago Heights, Olympia Fields, Flossmoor, Frankfort, St. John, Park Forest, Country Club Hills and Crete.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Educating students in the Dominican tradition of study, prayer, community and preaching, Sister Judine Hilbing, O.P., President, along with the faculty and staff of Marian Catholic High School, proudly announce the graduation of the Class of 2011. At a ceremony held Monday, May 23th at the Tinley Park Convention Center, diplomas were awarded by Sister Kathleen Anne Tait, O.P., Principal, to 344 “Scholars with a Soul” who collectively earned more than $16 million in college scholarships. The Marian Catholic High School Class of 2011 is: Oluwafemi Agbabiaka, Kasey Allen, Anthony Almodovar, Amechi Alozie, Julia Alvarado, Ahmeena Anderson, Morgan Anderson, John Andoh, Emily Arvia, Robert Bailey, Lindsey Balamut, Lauren Banks, Philip …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Top-ranked Bulldogs look to set aside regular-season ending setback. Keep an eye on No. 4 Marian Catholic.
1. Richards (28-1): Best thing ever? Or worst possible scenario? Antioch dealt Richards its first loss (3-1 in 8 innings) at the Stone City Jamboree. Now, the Bulldogs will be free of the pressure that comes from trying to protect an undefeated record. They’ll open postseason play vs. Chicago Vocational or Chicago Hyde Park at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The regional semifinal game will be played at Chicago Maria High School. Last week: No. 1. 2. Sandburg (24-5): Lora Olson struck out 10 in a 4-0 victory over Bartlett. She also had two hits and drove in one run. Amanda Barna smacked three doubles. The Eagles meet Joliet Central or Shepard at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Shepard Regional. Last week: No. 2. 3. Oak Forest (25-4): A conference loss, a …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Top-ranked Richards follows lead of Northwestern recruit Brianna LeBeau. Sandburg perking in No. 2 slot in weekly power rankings.
1. Richards (25-0): Brianna LeBeau, Kristin Renken, Hannah Jenkins and Nicolle Ellement each had two hits in the Bulldogs’ 11-4 victory over Riverside-Brookfield. LeBeau, a straight-A student and Northwestern recruit, doubled, homered and drove in three runs. Last week: No. 1. 2. Sandburg (19-5): Deuces were wild for Jessica Perkins in the Eagles’ 7-1 victory over Joliet Central. She had two hits, scored two runs and finished with two RBIs. Amanda Barna (4-1) scattered three hits and struck out 1. Last week: No. 2. 3. Stagg (24-5): Lea LaSota pitched a four-hitter and struck out five as the Chargers took the first game of doubleheader from Naperville Central 2-1. Victoria Dellorto went 3-for-3 and stole a base. The Redhawks bounced back to…
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Marian Catholic 8, Lincoln-Way West 4. Spartan goalie Devin Green turns back everything the Warriors throw at her in a solid performance in nets.
When you come out sluggish it helps to have a great goalie to keep you in the game. At the same time, when you fall behind a great goalie, your chances of making a comeback are slim. That is what happened to Marian Catholic, which came out of the gate slow, and Lincoln-Way West, which fell to a hot goalie who didn't allow much to get past her. The result was an 8-4 Spartan girls water polo win over the Warriors in New Lenox. “We weren’t playing our game at the beginning,” Marian Catholic coach Sean Scanlon said. “I called timeout way earlier than I ever would.” Scanlon's move to call the timeout paid off as the Spartans scored a goal late in the first quarter, four in the second and two in the third to go up 7-0 before the Warriors …
Monday, April 18, 2011
Celtics swipe six bases and apply relentless pressure in 9-1 baseball victory over Marian Catholic.
Marian Catholic’s baseball matchup with Providence Catholic figured to give the Spartans a barometer as to how they stacked up against one of the best teams in the state. After winning 11 of their first 13 games, including the last seven straight, the Spartans were feeling good about themselves. Couple that with having one of the top pitching prospects in the state, Brett Lilek, on the mound and the Spartans really liked their chances. But it was about over for the Spartans after the first two innings as the Celtics took advantage of some Marian miscues in the field on balls that could have been turned into outs and just found the right holes to take a commanding 5-0 lead and eventual 9-1 win on Sunday. The game took place at Standard Bank…
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Providence Catholic 9, Marian Catholic 1. Celtics take advantage of seeing-eye hits, costly Spartan mistakes and dominant pitching to run record to 12-0.
Touching All the Bases: From the looks of things in the first inning, you could tell that it wasn’t going to be Marian Catholic’s day. The Spartans almost had to play a perfect game to defeat Providence Catholic, and they failed to do that in a 9-1 baseball setback on Sunday at Standard Bank Field in Crestwood. Celtic leadoff hitter Kevin DeFilippis reached on an infield single and stole second base in the first. Next, Zak Kutsulis looked to sacrifice DeFilippis to third, though his bunt went on a line drive to third. However, the Spartans could not come up with the ball. Nor could they record an out on the play, opening the door for a two-run first for the Celtics. More poor play by the Spartans in the second led to three more Providence…
Monday, March 21, 2011
Top-ranked Eagles take two from Moline in a rematch between two teams that met in Class 4A state semifinals last spring.
1. Sandburg (2-0): Travel risk, great reward. The Eagles opened with a doubleheader sweep at Moline (9-0 and 10-4) on Saturday. The matchup pitted two teams that met in the Class 4A state semifinals last spring. Lexi Bryant hit a three-run homer in Game 1. Jess Perkins pounded three doubles and had two RBIs in Game 2. Last week: No. 1. 2. Andrew (0-0): The T-Bolts get started this week with games against Thornton Fractional South and Marist. Then, on March 29, Sandburg plays at Andrew. Everyone in Tinley Park and Orland Park has the date circled. Last week: No. 2. 3. Providence (0-0): Andrew, Glenbard West and Lockport will join the Celtics in the four-team field for the inaugural Providence Softball Invitational April 1-2. “Our goal is to…