Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Chicagoland Prep Report broadcasts live interviews with local sports athletes and coaches every Wednesday. This week, they'll catch up with area wrestlers.
Each week, Chicagoland Prep Report broadcasts live from an Orland Park pizza place, offering up insights on local prep sports. This Wednesday, hosts Tim Maher and Tim "Edgy Tim" O'Halloran are scheduled to catch up with coaches and wrestlers from Plainfield North and Minooka High School. Patch will live-stream the broadcast at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13; you can also view the playback right here once the interviews are over. View the Chicagoland Prep Report's schedule of upcoming guests. Sign up for Plainfield Patch breaking news alerts. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Hill rushes for three touchdowns; Carey forces three turnovers in 23-7 win over Plainfield South
There wasn’t a celebration on the field or any street signs stolen on Ridge Road. Instead, there was a quiet confidence that came over Minooka High School after its 23-7 Southwest Prairie Conference win over Plainfield South on Friday in Minooka. It was the third installment of the Ridge Road Rivalry as both schools are located on the north-south, Kendall County thoroughfare. The teams split last year’s meetings, South winning the regular season game and Minooka returning the favor in the second round of the Class 7A playoffs. Both games were at Plainfield South. “No street signs this year,” Minooka senior running back Kalvin Hill said. “We’re just going to celebrate this win tonight and start getting ready for Oswego East next week, …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Hill runs for 311 yards, five touchdowns in 54-27 game.
For a half Friday night, Plainfield East stood toe-to-toe with Minooka’s powerful offense and traded punches. In the end, though, it was Minooka’s raw power, in particular the power in Kalvin Hill’s legs, that proved to be the difference as Minooka defeated East 54-27. Hill ran for 311 yards and five touchdowns, offsetting the three kickoff return touchdowns turned in by the Bengals. Junior quarterback Joe Carnagio ran for 76 yards and a touchdown for the Indians (2-2, 2-0) and completed four of five passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Mike Ivlow also scored for Minooka. “Our offense really clicked tonight,” Minooka coach Bert Kooi said. “Kalvin is just a special back. He is patient, reads his blocks, breaks tackles and sees the…
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Oswego sweeps Joliet Invite as program plans return to glory years
It’s been quite a while since the Oswego High School cross country program has been respected. Those days are about to change. The Panthers swept the boys and girls championships at the 18th annual Steelmen Invite on Saturday in Channahon. The girls and boys teams each placed three runners in the top 10 to win the 16-team invite. The girls scored 46 points and the boys had 57 points. “It’s been at least a decade since that’s happened here,” Oswego coach Dan Whipple said. “It’s been a long time. We’ve been trying really hard trying to get this program back to where it was in the 1970s and 80s.” Kelsey Hjorth left it all on the course, capturing the individual championship by finishing the three-mile race in 18:30. “My goal was to try to get…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Perinar's seven kills in Game 2 leads the way.
Minooka’s Stacey Perinar is a hitter headed to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. However, during the Indians’ first game against Plainfield East, the four-year varsity player had just three chances. “We took a time out late (in Game 1) after we realized Stacey Perinar had three attacks,” Minooka coach Chris Hoelscher said. “She was in the back row at the time. When we’re struggling, she needs to touch the ball.” That changed in Game 2. Perinar had seven kills in the second game, eight on the night, during a 25-22, 25-13 Southwest Prairie Conference road win Tuesday. The victory puts the Indians at 7-2 overall and 2-0 in the SPC. Plainfield East led 20-17 in Game 1. “The girls just can’t close games,” first-year Plainfield East …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Indians hold off Plainfield Central 25-17, 25-18
Minooka High School's girls volleyball team could have been a little disinterested Thursday a day after an emotional, three-set loss to mighty Joliet Catholic. However, the Indians had other things on their mind, including a successful defense of their Southwest Prairie Conference championship. The Indians started their title defense with a solid, 25-17, 25-18 league victory at Plainfield Central. The play of outside hitters, senior Stacey Perinar and sophomore Skyler Day, and a host of Wildcats errors paved the way for Minooka’s 37th league win over the last three seasons. Perinar (11 kills) and Day (seven) combined for 18 kills. “We missed a lot of serves yesterday,” Perinar said. “Today, we needed to work on a few things and improve …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Plainfield South 17, Minooka 4: The Cougars took the Indians for 17 runs off of four pitchers in blowout.
Plainfield South got more than even on Wednesday. After losing their home opener 4-1 to Minooka on Tuesday, the Cougars (8-4, 3-2) jumped all over the Indians on offense in a 17-4 rout. And they had plenty of help thanks to four double-plays and poor defense on the Indians' (9-5, 4-1) side. “That’s the best we’ve hit the ball all year,” Cougars coach Phil Bodine said. Much of the credit or blame, depending on your point of view, goes to the Indians pitchers. Starter Trevor Machek ran into trouble immediately, surrendering five earned runs in a third of an inning, including a two-run homer by center fielder Darrell Collins. A base-running blunder by DH Jesse Small on a sac fly kept the damage from getting even worse. “We didn’t pitch …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Minooka 4, Plainfield East 0. Sophomore Trevor Machek pitches Indians to the win; Bengals' Matt Kramer doesn't allow a Minooka hit until the seventh inning.
An old adage in baseball is that hitting may slump sometimes, but defense and pitching never do. Minooka’s baseball team learned that firsthand Wednesday. The Indians were held without a hit for the first six innings of Southwest Prairie play against Plainfield East, but they rode the arm of sophomore Trevor Machek (six two-hit innings) and error-free defense to a 4-0 win. Machek struck out five, walked two and hit two batters, but left with a 1-0 lead and moved to 3-0 on the young season. “We’ve gotten good pitching both days,” said Minooka coach Jeff Petrovic, referring to Josh Jimenez’s solid outing in Tuesday’s series opener against the Bengals. “Today, Trevor pitched really well. We hit the ball really well yesterday. I think …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Two months ago, East Aurora vs. Plainfield North seemed like a potential sectional matchup. But now that Jack Krieger is back, the Tigers could face the Tomcats in a regional semifinal.
When Plainfield North senior Jack Krieger went down with a broken thumb during a loss to Plainfield Central Jan. 21, perhaps no injury in the Chicago area had more of an effect on its team. Krieger and the Tigers were one of the surprise stories of the first half of the season, opening with an 11-2 record and reaching the semifinals of the prestigious Pontiac tournament in December. But when Krieger went down, the Tigers went into a tailspin. Including the game he left, Plainfield North dropped nine straight before gaining revenge on Plainfield Central last week. But in Thursday’s regular-season finale, a 48-47 Southwest Prairie Conference win over Minooka, Krieger was back, just in time for the postseason. Krieger wasted little time …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Plainfield North 48, Minooka 47. The Tigers welcome back standout senior Jack Krieger from an eight-game absence with a Senior Night win Thursday.
The Hot Read: Plainfield North standout senior Jack Krieger returned from an eight-game absence due to a broken thumb to help lead the Tigers to a 48-47 win over Minooka in the boys basketball regular-season finale for both teams on Thursday night. Krieger scored the game-winner on a layup and free throw with 51 seconds left. The Tigers’ defense tightened from there, as two Plainfield North fouls and three Minooka timeouts left only 5.1 seconds on the clock for a final shot. Minooka sophomore Darrin Myer had a clean look at the basket from three-point range, but the shot was off, giving the Tigers the win on their Senior Night. Patch’s MVP: Krieger energized the crowd when he was announced in the starting lineup, and wound up posting 10 …