Lombard takes championship at Seton Tournament

On Saturday the Lombard 8th grade boys basketball team took part in the Seton Tournament in Seton. 

The Zephyrs faced Seton in the first game – getting a crushing 45-15 win. Lombard was led by Daylan Ellington with 12 points.

Game two featured the Lombard dominating Kewanee 40-26. In the second game, the Zephyrs had three players score in the double digits. Dre Egipciaco had 14 while Alex Egipciaco had 11 and Daylan Ellington scored 10.

The championship game featured Lombard matched up with cross-town rival Churchll, where the Zephyrs rolled the Blue Streaks 44-26. In the championship game it was Alex Egipciaco leading Lombard with 17 points.


COLLEGE
VOLLEYBALL
For the first time ever, Carl Sandburg College is on its way to the NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championship after the Chargers claimed the Region IV District A title Saturday with a 26-24, 21-25, 25-17, 25-22 victory over 14th-ranked McHenry County in the championship match.

The third-seeded Chargers (25-14), who swept Moraine Valley in the semifinals earlier in the day, advance to the national tournament Nov. 16-18 in Charleston, West Virginia.

Sandburg had never won in its previous six appearances in the Region IV tourney title match, including a runner-up finish last season, but the Chargers dropped just one set over three matches to win their first Region IV championship.

 

WOMEN’S SOCCER
The Knox College women’s soccer team advanced to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament after defeating rival Monmouth College in dominating fashion (3-1) to win the Midwest Conference Tournament.

Knox took the courtesy of starting the scoring in the match.

After multiple quality shots on goal from just outside the box, Knox finally put a quality attack together when Yvette Rodriguez found Corina Leyva for the first goal of the match in the 30th minute.

Leyva would finish with two goals and an assist – with Rodriguez getting the third goal of the game.

 

BASKETBALL
A tiebreaking second-half run led by sophomore Tyler Houston helped the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team knock off nationally ranked Elgin 83-66 on Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The Chargers (2-0) broke a 36-all tie in the early minutes of the second half by scoring 16 straight to top the Spartans (1-1), the second-ranked team in Division III and defending national runner-up.

The Chargers will hit the road for the first time next week as they play three games in three days in Michigan.

Sandburg will play at Aquinas JV on Thursday, Glen Oaks on Friday and Kellogg on Saturday.

 

FOOTBALL
For the 19th straight year, the Bronze Turkey will spend Thanksgiving at Monmouth after the Fighting Scots gave their Homecoming crowd a 52-10 win over Knox.

Yansay Williams hauled in eight passes for a game-high 176 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Scots put 29 points on the board in the second quarter after falling behind in the first period on a Knox field goal.

The Prairie Fire took advantage of Monmouth’s lone fumble, converting the first quarter miscue into a 24-yard field goal for their only lead of the game.

The middle quarters belonged to the Scots who racked up 49 of their 52 points in the middle frames.

The win improves the Scots’ record in the series to 68-50-10 and moved them to 8-1 heading into next Saturday’s Midwest Conference Championship game against St. Norbert.

Kickoff next Saturday at April Zorn Memorial Stadium is set for 1 pm.