(Preseason rankings in parenthesis) 1. Lincoln-Way East 39-3 (1) No. 1 in preseason, and No 1 at the end of season. 2. Neuqua Valley 33-8 (8) Jeremy Grove, Kevin Kauling were potent 1-2 punch. 3. Glenbard West 38-4 (2) ‘Toppers figure to challenge for state title in 2019. 4. Marist 33-5 (7) RedHawks upset in state’s toughest sectional. 5.
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Phil Brozynski began his sports writing career at the Daily Review Atlas in Monmouth, Ill., in 1978. He covered girls volleyball and basketball for the Chicago Sun-Times from 2002-2015, and football and boys basketball for The Daily Herald from 1983-1995. Phil was named the recipient of the Grant Berger Award for Web writing from the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2010. MORE