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  2013 Viewer's Guide: Rivalry Watch

  By Aaron Brown

  February 2013

 

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RIVALRY WATCH: GIRLS

 

Last week, we focused on some of the most important regular season games that could have an effect on conference title races and sectional seeding. Next, we take a closer look at the calendar for ten additional matchups that feature some of the most heated rivalries during the 2013 season:

 

MARCH 5

Hersey vs Saint Viator
Two teams based in Arlington Heights fight for early season bragging rights in a nonconference matchup on the second day of the season.


MARCH 12 & APRIL 9

Hoffman vs Schaumburg
The Hawks should be much improved this season, so they will get two chances to beat a relatively young Schaumburg squad when each team travels less than three miles for a home-and-away series in Mid-Suburban League West play.


MARCH 12 & APRIL 8

Prospect vs Wheeling
The former Mid-Suburban League partners battle for more than just bragging rights in two fixtures that should go a long way in determining the MSL East champions by the end of the regular season.


MARCH 21

St Charles East vs St Charles North
North claimed victory in last season's St Charles-based duel, but the teams could be in for an unpredictable shootout when they do battle during the third week of the regular season in late March.


APRIL 1 & APRIL 29

Lincoln-Way Central vs Lincoln-Way North
The Knights qualified for state last year after a brilliant postseason run, but they lost both meetings with the Phoenix during the regular season. The two Lincoln-Way squads should be in for two great matches in April.


APRIL 4

Libertyville vs Vernon Hills
This inter-district matchup between nearby schools could also play a vital role in determining the finishing order in the North Suburban Conference standings this season.


APRIL 8

Hinsdale Central vs Hinsdale South
Both the Red Devils and Hornets usually lay everything on the line in the battle for Hinsdale bragging rights, so the story should be the same when the teams meet in early April.


APRIL 9

Glenbrook North vs Glenbrook South
The two evenly-matched Glenbrook teams finished neck-and-neck in the Central Suburban League standings last season, so this early April battle is likely to be one that both teams have already circled on the calendar.


APRIL 11

Evanston vs New Trier
A rejuvenated Wildkits squad should be ready and raring to go when they to take down the fourth-ranked Trevians in an important Central Suburban League contest in April.


APRIL 11

Metea Valley vs Naperville North
The Mustangs stunned the Huskies in a thrilling sectional semifinal round game that went to overtime in 2012, so this meeting in mid-April could prove to be just as interesting in determining the Naperville-area pecking order.

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