Waubonsie Valley knew this coming into a Class 4A Andrew regional semifinal Tuesday against sub-.500 Lincoln-Way East
At one recent event, students from mostly white Lincoln-Way East
High in Frankfort, Ill., dined with their more racially diverse counterparts from Park Forest's Rich East High.
is technically a team of high school football players.
did not require a near-miraculous victory in the final seconds in a Class 8A football playoff game against St.
In a game postponed from Friday night due to the weather, Naperville Central lost 38-19 Saturday to defending Class 8A champion Lincoln-Way East
, the top-ranked team in the AP's state rankings.
But after beating three-time defending state champion Glenbard West in the state semifinals on Saturday at Hoffman Estates, Lincoln-Way East
beat Neuqua Valley in the championship, 20-25, 25-21, 25-22.
A win against Lincoln-Way East
would guarantee the Cougars two games on Saturday, which would be a first for a boys team from the Mid-Suburban League.
-- Winter 4, Hernandez 2, Fischer 2, Costella 1, Pearson,
"We came off a loss to Lincoln-Way East
, which is not a big deal," Hilltoppers coach Christine Giunta-Mayer said.
First the unbeaten Wildcats knocked off Barrington, then followed that up with a three-set win over Lincoln-Way East
, the state's top-ranked team and last year's state runner-up.
-- Merigher 2, Fischer 2, Hernanez 2, Parkinson 2, McCormick, Bruni, Winter.
The three starters for the West Aurora boys basketball team all turned in head-turning performances in the Blackhawks' 70-58 victory over Lincoln-Way East
at the second Class 4A Romeoville sectional semifinal on Wednesday night.