Lakes' grads Greenfield, Hardy contributing at North Central
A pair of Lakes High School alums have been significant contributors to the North Central College football team's long run in the NCAA Division III postseason.
Ethan Greenfield, a sophomore running back, rushed 27 times for 130 yards and scored 2 touchdowns to help North Central down No. 2-ranked Mt. Union on the road by a 59-52 count last Saturday. He also grabbed a 24-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Broc Rutter, who threw for 522 yards and 5 scores.
In addition to Greenfield, DeAngelo Hardy, a freshman wide receiver, caught 8 passes for 186 yards and had a long grab of 50 yards.
North Central (11-1) now heads to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals Saturday at home at noon against No. 9-ranked Delaware Valley University.
Stefans at Chicago: Stevenson graduate and Vernon Hills native Klaire Stefans has helped the University of Chicago women's basketball team get off to a 5-2 start.
Through those first 7 games, Stefans is tied for third on the team in scoring at 11.3 points per game and is leading the Maroons in rebounding at 8.1 per. She's shooting .491 from the field and .793 from the foul line (23 of 29).
Stefans scored 22 points in a game earlier this season against Illinois Wesleyan. She has been Chicago's leading rebounder in five of the first seven games, punctuated by a 13-board effort against Trine. She also pulled in 9 board each against Texas-Dallas, UW-Platteville and Rose-Hulman.
Bertermann at Valparaiso: Grayslake North product Payton Bertermann is a junior on the Valparaiso women's bowling team.
Bertermann and Valpo recently competed in the Warhawk invitational in Madison, Wisconsin. Betermann played a key role in Valpo's Day 2 win against Aurora, rolling a 206 to help her team to a 973-663 advantage.
Bertermann was front and center once again in Valpo's big win against No. 13 Lincoln Memorial, which was the team's third Top 20 in a 2-day stretch. Bertermann and a teammate struck out in the 10th frame to force an 839-839 tie that sent the match to a modified baker tiebreaker. Bertermann picked up strikes in the first two frames of the tiebreaker, as did her teammate, to propel Valpo to a 95-85 win to close out the day.
Lucas at Emory: Stevenson graduate Brett Lucas had himself a fine running season this fall.
Lucas, a sophomore at Emory University in Atlanta, qualified for the NCAA Division III national championship cross country race held in Louisville last month.
Lucas took 94th at nationals and was the third Emory runner to cross the finish line in Louisville.
Emory finished first at the regional and ended up 17th in the nation. Lucas covered the 8K track in a time of 25:25.
Stonis at College of Lake County: Wauconda graduate Jarod Stonis is a sophomore member of the College of Lake County men's basketball team. Stonis had 23 points and 8 rebounds in CLC's recent 96-69 victory over Trinity International.
Cramer at Old Dominion: Grayslake Central product Alex Cramer is wasting zero time getting into the thick of things at the Division I level. Cramer, a freshman wrestler at Old Dominion University, had a 9-3 record through his first 12 contests at 174 pounds.
Cramer opened the season at the Citadel Open and went 4-1 there with three victories by major decision (12-2, 12-3 and 12-2). At the Journeyman Classic, Cramer won three more matches, one by pin in 1:29, one by major at 8-0 and the other by an 11-5 count.
Cramer also recorded a 10-4 win against North Carolina State in a dual and had a 5-2 win at the Navy Classic.
Tylka at Florida Atlantic: Wauconda alum Allie Tylka is a freshman on the Division I Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team. Tylka has played in 5 games so far and has made 3 of 6 shots from the field, one 3-pointer and sank 3 of 4 free throws. She's averaging 2.0 points per game and also has 5 rebounds and 2 assists to her credit.
Locals helping CLC women: A quartet of local graduates are making significant contributions to the College of Lake County women's basketball team. Antioch graduate Taylor Feltner, a sophomore, is averaging 10.7 points per game to go with 5.9 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals per contest.
Round Lake grad Emily Etherington is averaging 6.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, while Round Lake classmate Samantha Nicoline is averaging 6.9 points and 6.0 rebounds a game. Warren alum Camille Cuevas is averaging 9.4 points and 2.8 assists per game.
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