Wrestling Clinic Held in Honor of Fallen Marine

Wrestling Clinic Held in Honor of Fallen Marine

Wrestlers and coaches came together at Woodstock High School to participate in a wrestling clinic honoring a fallen war veteran who loved the sport. Before Major Doug Zembiec was serving his country as a U.S. Marine, he was an unstoppable force on the wrestling mat....

WHS to Host Memorial Wrestling Clinic

Woodstock High School will host a one-day wrestling clinic in honor of a U.S. Marine killed in the line of duty. Jon Grell, who coaches wrestling at WHS, jumped at the chance to host the clinic in Woodstock. Kurt Kyle, a 1991 WHS graduate and former Blue Streak,...
Northwood’s Vela Wins State Wrestling Title

Northwood’s Vela Wins State Wrestling Title

Northwood Middle School eighth-grader Isaiah Vela pinned his opponent with 28 seconds left in the third period to win the 126-pound championship in the Illinois Elementary School Association state wrestling tournament. “I was definitely a little skeptical and a little...
Marian’s Randazzo Takes 2nd

Marian’s Randazzo Takes 2nd

Marian Central Catholic High School wrestler Anthony Randazzo fell just short of a state title Feb. 18, taking second place at the IHSA state wrestling tournament at State Farm Center, Champaign. Randazzo was one of three Hurricanes wrestlers and two Woodstock North...
5 Local Grapplers Wrestle Their Way to State

5 Local Grapplers Wrestle Their Way to State

Five wrestlers will represent Woodstock’s high schools in the IHSA Class 2A state finals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 16 to 18. After an exciting sectional in Wauconda Feb. 10 and 11, wrestlers from Marian Central...
North Hosts Wrestling Regional

North Hosts Wrestling Regional

Wrestlers from all three Woodstock high schools competed in the IHSA Class 2A regional Feb. 3 at Woodstock North High School. The top three individuals in each weight class will advance to sectionals, hosted in Wauconda Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11. The Marian...

North Wrestlers Takedown Woodstock at Crosstown Meet

Both Woodstock and Woodstock North gave up forfeits in their crosstown wrestling meet at WHS Jan. 27, but WNHS came out on top, winning 51-24. The meet was the last of the regular season for both teams. “We knew going into four of our matches we had pretty good...

Despite Young Team, Thunder Grapplers Earn Wins

Despite being a young team with only one senior in the mix, Woodstock North’s wrestlers have celebrated some big accomplishments this season. “We have a solid core group of guys,” said Thunder head coach Tim Creighton. “… We are...

Woodstock North Goes 2-1 at Wrestling Dual

Woodstock North High School wrestling finished 2-1 at a dual meet Dec. 28.  The dual meet was hosted at Antioch High School, and the Thunder defeated St. Viator 45-34 and Highland Park 41-36. They fell to Carmel 45-18. Junior Jake Finch, 126-pound weightclass,...

Hurricanes Wrestle at Dundee-Crown Quad

Marian Central wrestlers finished 2-1 at the Dundee-Crown Quad in Carpentersville Dec. 10.  Despite being down three starters due to injury and ACT testing, the Hurricanes pulled out a win over Hersey 44-36 and Waukegan 52-18. The team fell to Dundee-Crown...

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