Wrestling

Huntley High School announced that it has hired Christopher Rozanski, previously an assistant basketball and football coach at Boylan, as its new athletic director.
Former Huntley pitcher Jake Perkins would have understood if college coaches wanted to take a wait-and-see approach with him.
Johnsburg High School will conduct an All-American Wrestling Clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m May 10.
HARVARD – When Mark Payne originally applied for the Harvard wrestling position, he wasn’t aware of the school’s rich tradition in that sport.
Harvard is set to hire two coaches to replace retiring Hall of Fame football and wrestling coach Tim Haak at its District 50 school board meeting Wednesday night.
After a bump to 2A, Harvard’s Haak leads Hornets to dual team state berth
Richmond-Burton senior wins second straight title, finishes career with 84 straight wins
Harvard senior Adam Freimund has accepted an offer to wrestle at NCAA Division I North Dakota State on an athletic scholarship next year.
Tim Haak's 27-year career as Harvard's wrestling coach came to a close Saturday at the IHSA state team championships in Bloomington. Haak, who also coached the Hornets' football team for 29 years, announced last year that he will retire at the end of the school year. Since then, Haak has maintained a normal day-to-day routine, choosing to wait until the future to refelect on his nearly three decades at Harvard.
BLOOMINGTON – Win or lose it was an appropriate ending.
RICHMOND –Somebody here is getting a butterfly tattoo on the small of his back.
ANTIOCH – Harvard came to wrestle Tuesday, and it was evident the Hornets were not yet willing to let coach Tim Haak ride off into retirement.
Harvard High School will host an event for retiring coach and teacher Tim Haak at 7 p.m. April 5 at the Harvard Moose Lodge.
CHAMPAIGN – Richmond-Burton's Garrett Sutton won his second straight state title and Crystal Lake Central's Andrew Marsden got a first-period pin in the Class 2A championship of the individual wrestling state finals Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN - Crystal Lake Central brought seven wrestlers to the Individual State Wrestling Finals and left with seven medals.
CHAMPAIGN - Dundee-Crown's Christian Brunner and McHenry's Luis Hernandez didn't exactly come out of nowhere, but not many expected them to be in Class 3A championship matches in their first trip to the Individual State Wrestling Finals.
CHAMPAIGN - From the opening match of the season, Crystal Lake South's Nick Gil had a solitary goal - win state.
Twenty-two local wrestlers won their first-round matches on the opening day of the Individual Wrestling State Final in Champaign.
For 35 area wrestlers, the goal of having a place on the awards podium at the state individual finals is still alive.
BARRINGTON – Crystal Lake South’s Eric Barone managed only 13 seconds into overtime something neither he nor Hononegah’s Femie Silva could do in the first six minutes –score an offensive point.BARRINGTON – Crystal Lake South’s Eric Barone managed only 13 seconds into overtime something neither he nor Hononegah’s Femie Silva could do in the first six minutes –score an offensive point.
LAKE VILLA – Even during its heyday a few years ago when Crystal Lake Central was challenging for dual team state championships and had multiple individual state champions yearly, it never got everyone out of sectionals to the state tournament.
Richmond-Burton’s Garrett Sutton and Montini’s Xavier Montalvo looked to be on a collision course for the Class 2A 160-pound state final championship match.
DeKALB – Dundee-Crown sophomore Christian Brunner said he couldn’t wrestle in last year’s regional final because he couldn’t make weight healthily, evidence of a massive growth spurt that has taken him from the 132-pound weight class to 182 this season.
McHENRY – Crystal Lake South wrestler Eric Barone might want to consider a stint in the circus after his win in the 145-pound championship match Saturday at the Class 3A McHenry Regional.
Every year at the Fox Valley Conference Wrestling Tournament, former Wizards Wrestling Club members gather on the mat for a group picture.
McHENRY – Crystal Lake Central’s Mike Petersen, Kyle Fugiel and Andrew Marsden won individual titles Saturday at the Fox Valley Conference Wrestling Tournament to help the Tigers to a team championship.
After the first day of the Fox Valley Conference wrestling meet, the team scores are stacked at the top with host McHenry holding a slight edge with 88.5 points on Crystal Lake Central and Crystal Lake South, which both have 84.
OAKWOOD HILLS – The small wrestling sanctuary occupies a tucked away corner of the basement. By comparison, the 20-foot-by-20-foot room, much like the four boys who trained inside, is undersized compared to what surrounds it.
The Dundee-Crown wrestling team edged Huntley, 33-25, in Carpentersville in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division dual meet that featured five pins.
McHENRY – Crystal Lake South had secured a share of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division team title in wrestling heading into its dual meet against McHenry on Thursday, but the Gators weren’t content to settle for a tie.
The Huntley wrestling team won all three of its matches Saturday at the Warren Quadrangular in Gurnee, beating Glenbrook North, 77-3, Rolling Meadows, 46-14, and Warren, 34-26.
McHENRY – Rolling through potential back points is not something that McHenry heavyweight wrestler Chris Ulloa looks for but when the opportunity presents itself he’s certainly willing to take advantage.
JOHNSBURG – With one win on his resume and getting put on his back two times in the first period, no one expected a comeback from Johnsburg’s Jarett Wolff in his match Thursday against Crystal Lake Central.
The Harvard wrestling team dominated Thursday in a 66-9 win over host Burlington Central.
SYCAMORE – Had he not been injured in last year's sectionals, McHenry senior Luis Hernandez said he thinks he already would have a state meet under his belt. If Saturday's Sycamore Invitational was any indication, only an injury could keep the 220-pounder from heading to Champaign this season.
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