Friday, September 7, 2012
The SouthWest Suburban Red Conference got off to a good start with a tight game. Check out our photo gallery.
The Stagg Chargers hosted the conference match against district rival, Andrew Thunderbolts. Although Stagg played well, it was not enough to bring down Andrew. Andrew improved to 2-1 (1-0 in the SouthWest Suburban Red Conference) while Stagg dropped to 1-2 and 0-1 in conference. Next week, Andrew has a home game against Lincoln-Way West at 7 p.m. Sept. 14. Stagg travels to Thornwood for a Saturday game at 1 p.m. Check out our photo gallery to catch some of the action, as well as half-time performances and fans! Make sure to share your photos from the game.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Senior pitcher Lea LaSota is mowing down opponents as the Chargers' softball team boasts a 12-0 record.
Stagg's softball team has charged out to a 12-0 start this season, thanks largely to the pitching of senior Lea LaSota. LaSota improved to 11-0 (with one save) on the season as the Chargers beat Reavis 3-2 on Saturday. She allowed just one earned run on five hits and struck out 12. She also laid down a successful squeeze bunt to bring home Stagg’s third run of the game. LaSota pitched out of trouble against Mother McAuley on Monday in what was perhaps her biggest test of the season, as the Chargers won 4-3. LaSota had seven strikeouts in that game. LaSota got the save after coming on in relief against Joliet Central. She struck out nine in Stagg's 7-3 victory. She struck out 12 in a 2-0 win against Joliet West on Thursday. For her efforts…
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Chargers' senior catcher is enjoying the ride of his last year in high school and eyeing a big season on the diamond.
Max Orant is enjoying the perks of being a senior in high school. When it comes to baseball, the Stagg catcher is hoping he and the Chargers can build upon the success of last season. Orant batted .299 and knocked out five homers and 35 doubles to help the Chargers claim the Southwest Suburban Red crown last season. He’s hoping the team can claim the conference title once again and advance to the state finals In his free time, Orant enjoys some interesting hobbies. "I like listening to Dean Martin," he said. "I also like to just play pool by myself." When it comes to school, Orant said he’s enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of senior year. He said that after working hard for three years, it's nice to be able to take it easy.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Chargers' senior guard proves he can stand out on the court and in the classroom, too.
Darius Draper, Stagg, senior, boys basketball * Draper averaged 17.3 points and 9.5 rebounds. He was an all-tournament selection at John McBride Thanksgiving Classic. * He was recognized as an all-conference pick in the Southwest Suburban Red for the third year in a row after leading the Chargers to a 21-6 record and an 11-3 mark in conference play, good for second place. * He was an IBCA honorable-mention all-state selection. * He was an all-area pick in the The Daily Southtown and an all-area selection in the Regional Reporter for the second year in a row. * He was named Stagg's MVP for the second year in a row and served as one of the Chargers' team captains. * He earned academic all-conference honors by maintaining a 3.0 GPA throughout…
Friday, March 11, 2011
Coach Missy Mason will call on returning standouts Faith Johnson and Victoria Dellorto to set the pace as Chargers take aim at 30-win season.
Around the horn with the Chargers Coach: Missy Mason (career record 197-145). Last year’s record: 26-10, 10-4 in the Southwest Suburban Red. Returning starters: 7. Opener: March 16 at Tinley Park. Quick hit: "We will be highly competitive in the SWSC Red division," Stagg coach Missy Mason said. "Early-season matchups with Oak Forest, Barrington, Marist, Normal and Olympia should help prepare us for conference play. Faith Johnson and Victoria Dellorto are two of the state’s best position players." Position breakdown Infield: Victoria Dellorto is a senior infield/outfield returnee who will provide speed and power from the leadoff position. She hit .430 with 43 runs and 30 stolen bases. She played shortstop last season because of an injury …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
With the addition of a handful of new players to the varsity roster, Chargers coach Matt O'Neill will look toward his seniors to provide guidance and leadership.
Coach: Matt O’Neill. Last year’s record: 22-13, 11-3 in the Southwest Suburban Red (conference champions). Opener: March 22 at Reavis. Quick hit: “Our season will be a successful one if we are able to execute and make plays defensively,” Stagg coach Matt O’Neill said. “We will have many newcomers in the field and on the mound, and their ability to adjust to varsity baseball is critical for our team’s success. We have a good nucleus of returning players who will provide our team with solid leadership.” Infield: First base–Kyle Belluomini, junior. Second base– Sean Fewkes, senior; Will Maske, junior; Mike Rankin, sophomore. Shortstop–Brian Valcarcel, junior, .300, 10 doubles, returns for second season as starter. Third base–Dan Ahern, …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Chargers' senior Dan Ahern doesn't let his relative lack of size stop him from taking the ball to the basket.
At first glance, Dan Ahern doesn't look like your typical basketball player. The Stagg senior guard stands 5-9 and plays on a team where everybody else measures at least 6-0. But Ahern stands tall where it matters most--on the court. "All my life I've been smaller than everyone, you just get used to it," he said. "You just have to deal with it. You've got guys like (Darius) Draper, who is 6-5, to help you out, bring out the ball and get all the rebounds. I just shoot the threes in overtime and hopefully hit them, like today." Ahern scored 13 points and snared two rebounds in Stagg's 49-47 overtime victory over Andrew on Tuesday night. But that wasn't out of the ordinary for him. He averages 16 points and is the Chargers' second-leading …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Stagg 49, Andrew 47. Stagg didn't back to down to Andrew's constant pressure.
The Hot Read: Can you say nail-biter? The District 230 rivals forced Tuesday night's boys basketball matchup into overtime and kept the fans on their feet before Stagg pulled out a 49-47 victory. The Chargers used defensive pressure on the Thunderbolts to come up with a nine steals. Andrew led Stagg 21-16 at halftime, but Stagg fought its way back. A three-pointer in OT from Dan Ahern gave the Chargers the momentum they needed to fend of the T-Bolts. Patch's MVP: Stagg's Darius Draper (16 points, 13 rebounds). Draper sank a three-pointer in the third quarter to tie the game 27-27. Key Stats: Andrew was able to maintain control for long stretches due to the fact it outrebounded Stagg 28-23. But free throw shooting was the difference. The T-…
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Bengals snap three-game losing streak with a 51-41 victory over Chargers on Tuesday night.
The Bengals are back. Oak Forest was able to bounce back from its three-game losing streak with a victory over Stagg on Tuesday night. Oak Forest defeated Stagg 51-41 behind the play of junior guard Katie Swanson and senior guard Colleen Emmett. Swason said the Bengals were ready to put the skid behind them and start the new year fresh. "We didn't want to look at film," Swanson said. "We wanted to move on from that (the losses) and not go back (to) that." Swanson and Emmett came up big for Bengals (10-5). Swanson scored a game-high 19 points. Emmett chipped in 15 points and five rebounds. "We talked about not letting up," Swanson said. "I know we weren't letting up this game. Someone just had to step up, so me and Colleen thought we should…
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Phoenix run record to 5-1 with 50-32 victory over Chargers.
It was a big night for Lincoln-Way North's Emily Jenkins. Jenkins, a senior forward, scored 16 points as the Phoenix rolled to a 50-32 girls basketball victory over Stagg on Thursday night. The Chargers held Lincoln-Way North (5-1) to four points in the first quarter and jumped to an 8-4 lead. Then, the North started to fight back. The Phoenix gained an 11-8 lead off a 3-pointer from junior forward Taylor Boardman. Later, LaDonna Gettis scored a basket that capped a spurt that put North on top 23-14 at the half. In the third quarter, Jenkins started off the scoring for the Phoenix with a shot to give them a 25-14 lead. She struck again with back-to-back baskets to give North a 39-27 lead at the end of the third. Stagg sophomore guard …