Local Sports News: MCC Scots & CLS Gators


Lake in the Hills, IL- Read the two stories below. Kyle McCall has another juggernaut in the making and the Brian Bogda and the CLS/St. Xavier baseball connection continues on. Enjoy!

Karen Wiley McHenry County College

Director of Athletics- Head Women’s Basketball Coach

MCC Scots site

Congratulations to our Women’s Volleyball team as they clinched another Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Title!  They defeated Moraine Valley College on Tuesday night to bring another championship home. They finished the conference season with an unblemished 7-0 record. With an overall record of 24-11, the Scots are currently rank #12 in the national NJCAA DII poll.  Kaylee Trausch leads the nation in total kills and #10 for Hitting %.  Sarah Adams is #2 in the nation for total digs, Payton Traff #9 for Assists/Set and Kyla Fitzsimmons is at #22 for kills.  The team is nationally ranked #2 in Assists, #3 in Digs, #6 in Kills, and #12 in Blocks.   You can catch them next week at home on Wednesday taking on a tough Kankakee team at 6:00pm.

We encourage and welcome you to our few last home games- Oct. 19 Kankakee, Oct. 24 Madison College.  We are playing great volleyball and will make a great run post-season.  We have a number of area HS grads on the team and appreciate your continued coverage!


Brian Bogda Crystal Lake South High School
Head Baseball Coach
I am proud to announce that Griffin Bright has committed to continue his baseball and academic career at St. Xavier University.  Griffin will sign his letter of intent in November.  He will also be joining his brother, Garrett Bright and teammates John Constantino and Andrew Engelking at St. Xavier.  Griffin played an integral role as infielder and outfielder which tied for first in the Fox Valley Conference- Valley Division in 2016.  For his accomplishments last spring, Griffin was named to the Fox Valley All-Conference team as well as the Daily Herald All-Area team.  Griffin considered Roosevelt University, Purdue-Northwest University, and St. Ambrose University as well.
“I am incredibly proud and happy for Griffin on his decision to attend St. Xavier. I know he will do very well for Coach Mossuto at SXU.  I think Griffin feels at home at St. Xavier and I know he is excited to have the opportunity to play with his brother Garrett.  Griffin is a very versatile and valuable player, in which he played all 3 outfield positions, as well as two infield spots last spring.  I appreciate Griffin’s selflessness and the way he leads by example. He is a hard worker and a leader in our program, and I am very glad he found the right opportunity for him to continue his career. “
Griffin hit .355, scored 35 runs, and drove in 22 RBI, .422 OBP, struck out only 8 times, with 17 SB during his junior season.
Kyle McCall