Saturday, February 19, 2011
Maine South's zone held Connor Boehm in check as the Hawks derailed New Trier's chances at a conference title.
Sometimes the ball just doesn’t seem to bounce one team’s way. And in a two-point game, that can be the difference between a win and a loss. New Trier’s hopes for a CSL South title were dashed Friday night when Maine South barely tipped the Trevians, 41-39. After Connor Boehm knocked down two clutch free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining to tie the game at 39-39, Maine South called timeout to set up the last play. They put the ball in the hands of point guard Tony Albano who threw a lob pass inside to Matt Palucki. The Hawks’ 6-foot-7 forward finished with an easy layup, and the Hawks had their first victory at New Trier in 14 years. “You put it in your best ball-handler’s hands, you’ve got a really good shooter and then you’ve got Palucki…
Friday, January 14, 2011
New Trier struggled beyond the three-point line, as Maine South pulled away in the fourth quarter.
The return of forward Austin Angel should help New Trier when it comes time for the post-season. But for now, the Trevians are going to have to endure through some growing pains. New Trier couldn’t find the range from outside on Thursday and lost on the road to CSL South rival Maine South, 52-35. “We let them dictate exactly what they wanted to do tonight, that’s what happened,” New Trier coach Scott Fricke said. “We didn’t compete well and I give them a lot of credit." Playing exclusively a zone defense, Maine South keyed on forward Connor Boehm and contested outside shots from New Trier’s guards. The plan worked early on, as the Hawks held New Trier to four first-quarter points, both on Boehm hook shots. The Hawks preached patience on …
Monday, November 22, 2010
A recap of the Ramblers heart-stopping game against the two-time defending state champions, the Maine South Hawks.
Loyola Academy's football season came to a close at the IHSA semifinals Saturday. As Maine South advances to the 8a state championship in Champaign on Nov. 27, we take a look at the close game.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Despite a two-possession lead with five minutes left, turnovers, and some might say pure bad luck, Loyola fell short of a victory Saturday.
When Maine South's fans rushed the field for the second time, there was a palpable sense of relief, capping what had been an incredibly tense final eight minutes. During the final five minutes of the third quarter, the Hawks' third trip to state in three years seemed anything but assured. After Maine South established a 13-7 lead with one touchdown and two field goals, Loyola Academy scored two unanswered TDs, run in by quarterback Malcolm Weaver. Following Weaver's successes, the team completed a two-point conversion to take a nine point lead, 22-13. Facing a two-possession deficit, the Hawks seemed to be approaching the point of no return. But running back Paul Preston escaped Loyola's defense and tore across the width of the field, …