Friday, December 21, 2012
The Bears are in must-win mode this week at Arizona. Can you guess the score? Closest prediction to the outcome wins a Patch T-shirt!
The Bears need to win their final two games of the season and get help from other teams losing just to make the playoffs. Who thought we'd be saying that after a 7-1 start? Fortunately, Chicago travels to Arizona this weekend. The Cardinals started 4-0 before dropping nine straight and finally winning again last week to go 5-9. Predict the score prior to Sunday's Bears game. The reader who correctly guesses the score, or comes closest to guessing the score, will get a Patch T-shirt. At the end of the season, we'll have a random drawing among the weekly winners for a larger prize. Congratulations to Joe L, who won with a six-point difference last week by saying the Packers would beat the Bears 23-17. • If you’re a Patch reader, simply …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Lincoln-Way East 37, Benet 13. The Griffins continue to roll in the playoffs and have a shot at a state championship next week.
A showdown for the ages is set for the Class 7A state championship. Lincoln-Way East (13-0) blew past Benet Academy 37-13 in the state semifinals and will face undefeated Glenbard West next week in the title game. Glenbard beat Lake Zurich earlier in the day, winning 19-13. The Griffin defense picked off Benet quarterback Jack Beneventi three times and held him to 9-of-28 passing. According to the Chicago Tribune, running back Nick Colangelo had 183 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the way for Lincoln-Way East. Benet finishes the season 11-2, with its only other loss coming to St. Patrick. Glenbard West and Lincoln-Way East will battle for the state championship at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Benet Academy 28, Oswego 13. Porter Ontko rushed for over 200 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Redwings overcame a terrible first half.
Breaking It Down: The biggest challenge for Benet in its second-round matchup early on was holding onto the football. The Redwings committed four turnovers in the first half and nearly committed two or three more. Both teams combined for eight turnovers in the contest. Running back Porter Ontko put the Redwings in front early after a 65-yard run, but quarterback Jack Beneventi committed the first of three fumbles after the Redwings got away with a double turnover situation earlier in the possession. The Panthers took advantage and quarterback Brett Wainwright connected with Jack Kwiatkowski to tie the game at 7. Panthers back Mickeel Stewart scored on a 14-yard carry in the second to give the Panthers a 13-7 halftime lead. The Redwings …
Monday, November 15, 2010
The team is the No. 8 seed in the west region of the NCAA Division III football playoffs.
Monday, November 15, 2010
from Benedictine University The Benedictine University football team is the No. 8 seed in the west region of the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs and will travel to St. Paul, Minn. to take on the No. 1 seed, the University of St. Thomas on Saturday, Nov. 20. The Eagles learned their fate on Sunday afternoon when the BenU football team and their fans gathered in the Coal Ben to watch the selection show. "To be at the selection show in Coal Ben was a great feeling," said head coach Jon Cooper. "To see the Coal Ben packed with fans to show their support gave me goose bumps". Benedictine earned the automatic NCAA bid after winning the Northern Athletics Conference championship for the first time since 1934. Benedictine went undefeated in …
Friday, October 22, 2010
Redwings recover after a slow start to defeat the host Wildcats in a tune-up before the volleyball playoffs begin.
Neuqua Valley almost pulled off the upset. Powerful Benet Academy traveled to Neuqua Valley High School on Thursday and defeated the Wildcats in three games — 25-27, 25-17, 25-12 — in a non-conference match that ended Neuqua's regular season. Benet, ranked sixth by the Chicago Tribune, started slowly in game one, and Neuqua Valley took advantage. The Wildcats built an 11-5 lead when outside hitter Taylor McKeown laid down a kill. Neuqua would keep the lead around five points until the Redwings tied the score at 16 with an ace by outside hitter Madeline Haggerty. The Wildcats survived a dramatic end to the game. With Neuqua trailing 25-24, Wildcats outside hitter Callie Huebener wouldn't let her team lose. She had two kills in a row to put …