Images: Enjoy the thrill of victory in our best high school sports photos of the week

 
 
Posted11/6/2018 1:00 AM
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See some of the best high school sports images from this past week. Daily Herald photographers covered postseason volleyball, state cross country, and Round 2 football playoff action.

Hersey's Josh Methner hugs fellow Huskie Thomas McCarthy during the boys Class 3A state cross country finals Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
  Hersey's Josh Methner hugs fellow Huskie Thomas McCarthy during the boys Class 3A state cross country finals Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Crystal Lake South's Ryan Coughlin  gets in position for a rebound as Fenton goalkeeper Carlos Popoca slides to stop the ball and Ismael Ibarez jumps over in the first half in the Class 2A Burlington Central boys soccer supersectional Tuesday.
  Crystal Lake South's Ryan Coughlin gets in position for a rebound as Fenton goalkeeper Carlos Popoca slides to stop the ball and Ismael Ibarez jumps over in the first half in the Class 2A Burlington Central boys soccer supersectional Tuesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Members of the St. Charles East girls volleyball team and their fans celebrate with their sectional championship plaque after defeating Huntley in three sets Wednesday in Huntley.
  Members of the St. Charles East girls volleyball team and their fans celebrate with their sectional championship plaque after defeating Huntley in three sets Wednesday in Huntley.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Crystal Lake South's Michal Dejworek kisses the championship plaque after the Gators defeated Fenton in the Class 2A Burlington Central boys soccer supersectional Tuesday.
  Crystal Lake South's Michal Dejworek kisses the championship plaque after the Gators defeated Fenton in the Class 2A Burlington Central boys soccer supersectional Tuesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Libertyville's Evan Rasmussen, right, celebrates with Mickey Reilly after a goal in the Class 3A Barrington boys soccer supersectional at Barrington High School Tuesday.
  Libertyville's Evan Rasmussen, right, celebrates with Mickey Reilly after a goal in the Class 3A Barrington boys soccer supersectional at Barrington High School Tuesday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Libertyville's Jackson Vandixhorn and St. Patrick's Jonathan Rodriguez go up for a header during the Class 3A Barrington boys soccer supersectional at Barrington High School Tuesday.
  Libertyville's Jackson Vandixhorn and St. Patrick's Jonathan Rodriguez go up for a header during the Class 3A Barrington boys soccer supersectional at Barrington High School Tuesday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Lake Park's Andrew Eliopoulos comforts Streamwood's Alex Chavez, left, after Lake Park won 1-0 in supersectional boys soccer action at Charlie O. Feutz Field on the campus of Conant High School on Tuesday.
  Lake Park's Andrew Eliopoulos comforts Streamwood's Alex Chavez, left, after Lake Park won 1-0 in supersectional boys soccer action at Charlie O. Feutz Field on the campus of Conant High School on Tuesday.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
St. Charles East's McKenna Slavik celebrates a point against Huntley in the girls volleyball sectional championship match in Huntley.
  St. Charles East's McKenna Slavik celebrates a point against Huntley in the girls volleyball sectional championship match in Huntley.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Huntley's Sarah Zayas dives for a back-row shot from St. Charles East in the girls volleyball sectional championship match in Huntley.
  Huntley's Sarah Zayas dives for a back-row shot from St. Charles East in the girls volleyball sectional championship match in Huntley.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
St. Francis players celebrate their first-set win over Montini in Class 3A Glenbard South girls volleyball sectional championship action on Wednesday in Glen Ellyn.
  St. Francis players celebrate their first-set win over Montini in Class 3A Glenbard South girls volleyball sectional championship action on Wednesday in Glen Ellyn.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Fremd's Peyton Hooker dives for the ball during the Class 4A girls volleyball sectional title game Wednesday at Loyola Academy in Wilmette.
  Fremd's Peyton Hooker dives for the ball during the Class 4A girls volleyball sectional title game Wednesday at Loyola Academy in Wilmette.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Fremd's Jessica Xu hugs Breslen Reid, right after a loss to Loyola during the Class 4A girls volleyball sectional title game Wednesday at Loyola Academy in Wilmette.
  Fremd's Jessica Xu hugs Breslen Reid, right after a loss to Loyola during the Class 4A girls volleyball sectional title game Wednesday at Loyola Academy in Wilmette.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Libertyville's Mickey Reilly and Collinsville's Spencer Pysz compete for the ball in the Class 3A boys soccer state semifinal game in Hoffman Estates Friday.
  Libertyville's Mickey Reilly and Collinsville's Spencer Pysz compete for the ball in the Class 3A boys soccer state semifinal game in Hoffman Estates Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Lake Park goalkeeper Christian Lekki hits the turf as a penalty kick by Naperville North's Patrick Koenig hits the back of the net with less than three minutes left in OT in the Class 3A boys soccer state semifinal game in Hoffman Estates Friday.
  Lake Park goalkeeper Christian Lekki hits the turf as a penalty kick by Naperville North's Patrick Koenig hits the back of the net with less than three minutes left in OT in the Class 3A boys soccer state semifinal game in Hoffman Estates Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Naperville North's Patrick Koenig, left, and teammate Ty Konrad celebrate Koenig's winning goal against Lake Park in the Class 3A boys soccer state semifinal game in Hoffman Estates Friday.
  Naperville North's Patrick Koenig, left, and teammate Ty Konrad celebrate Koenig's winning goal against Lake Park in the Class 3A boys soccer state semifinal game in Hoffman Estates Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Downers Grove North's Elizabeth Dunlap, right, leaps for joy as the Trojans clinch a trip to the state finals by virtue of a win over St. Charles East during supersectional girls volleyball at Bartlett High School on Friday night.
  Downers Grove North's Elizabeth Dunlap, right, leaps for joy as the Trojans clinch a trip to the state finals by virtue of a win over St. Charles East during supersectional girls volleyball at Bartlett High School on Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The Trojans of Downers Grove North revel in their two-set victory over St. Charles East during supersectional girls volleyball at Bartlett High School on Friday night.
  The Trojans of Downers Grove North revel in their two-set victory over St. Charles East during supersectional girls volleyball at Bartlett High School on Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Naperville North's Patrick Koenig celebrates a victory over Libertyville with a score of 1-0 in the boys Class 3A state title match at Hoffman Estates on Saturday.
  Naperville North's Patrick Koenig celebrates a victory over Libertyville with a score of 1-0 in the boys Class 3A state title match at Hoffman Estates on Saturday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Lake Park's Grayden McClellan hugs his teammate Anthony Magner, front, in the first period after the Lancers scored a goal against Collinsville in the boys Class 3A state soccer third-place game at Hoffman Estates.
  Lake Park's Grayden McClellan hugs his teammate Anthony Magner, front, in the first period after the Lancers scored a goal against Collinsville in the boys Class 3A state soccer third-place game at Hoffman Estates.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
St. Viator's Patric Natindim runs during the boys Class 2A state cross country finals Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
  St. Viator's Patric Natindim runs during the boys Class 2A state cross country finals Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Hersey's Josh Methner wins the title in the boys Class 3A state cross country finals Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
  Hersey's Josh Methner wins the title in the boys Class 3A state cross country finals Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Lakes' Brooke Stromsland reacts after winning the girls Class 2A state cross country title Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
  Lakes' Brooke Stromsland reacts after winning the girls Class 2A state cross country title Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Runners take off from the starting line during the girls Class 2A state cross country finals Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
  Runners take off from the starting line during the girls Class 2A state cross country finals Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Naperville North's Lucy Westlake, left, and  Alex Morris hug after the girls Class 3A state cross country finals Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
  Naperville North's Lucy Westlake, left, and Alex Morris hug after the girls Class 3A state cross country finals Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
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