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Fantasy Masters predict round two of the NBA Playoffs

Fantasy Masters predict round two of the NBA Playoffs

By Charlie Vavrick
May 1, 2016

Western Conference San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick: San Antonio Spurs in 5 Why?: San Antonio goes into this series with home...

Marylands Melo Trimble (2) drives against Michigan States Lourawls Nairn Jr. (11) during the first half in the semfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Michigan State advanced, 62-58. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

5 Must Watch College Basketball Bouts on Feb. 27

By Charlie Vavrick
February 26, 2016

Game: (11) Louisville (22-6) @ (12) Miami (FL) (22-5) - Feb. 27 @ 1:00 p.m.   Pick: Miami Hurricanes by 5   Why: This top-tier...

Fantasy Masters Predictions for NFL Conference Finals

By Charlie Vavrick
January 24, 2016

NFC   Arizona Cardinals (13-3) @ Carolina Panthers (15-1) - Sunday Jan. 24 @ 5:40 p.m.   Tyler’s Pick: Carolina Panthers   Why:...

Seattle Seahawks DeShawn Shead intercepts a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals John Brown at the goal line during the fourth quarter on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (Dean Rutz/Seattle Times/TNS)

Fantasy Masters predictions for the NFL Playoff Quarterfinals

By Charlie Vavrick
January 16, 2016

NFC   Green Bay Packers (10-6) @ Arizona Cardinals (13-3) - Sat. Jan. 16 @ 7:15 p.m.   Tyler’s Pick: Arizona Cardinals   Why:...

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) cant reach a deep ball as Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) and Seattle Seahawks Earl Thomas (29) defend late in the second half on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Brad Loper/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Fantasy Masters Predictions for Week 9 of the NFL

By Charlie Vavrick
November 6, 2015

Green Bay Packers (6-1) @ Carolina Panthers (7-0) - Sunday Nov 8 @ 12 p.m. CST   Tyler’s Pick: Carolina Panthers   Why: Both teams...

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws during the third quarter on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Fantasy Masters Predictions for Week 8 in the NFL

By Charlie Vavrick
October 30, 2015

Miami Dolphins (3-3) @ New England Patriots (6-0) - Thursday Oct 29 @ 7:25 p.m. CST   Tyler’s Pick: New England Patriots   Why:...

Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (23) runs down the sidelines against Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50) during second half action on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Sam Riche/TNS)

Fantasy Masters Predictions for Week 7 of the NFL

By Charlie Vavrick
October 21, 2015

Buffalo Bills (3-3) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) - Sun. Oct. 25 @ 8:30 a.m. Charlie’s Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars Why: Jacksonville’s offense...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) eludes Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) for the teams first conversion of the game during the first quarter on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/MCT)

Fantasy Masters predictions for week 4 of the NFL season

By Charlie Vavrick
October 2, 2015

Baltimore Ravens (0-3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) - Thurs. @ 7:25 p.m.   Charlie’s Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers   Why: Even without...

Huntleys Softball Tean proves to be unstoppable with their recent win against Cary Grove  (Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News/MCT).

Huntley’s Softball Team Proves To Be Unstoppable With Their Recent Win Against Cary Grove

By Charlie Vavrick
June 1, 2015
In the sixth, Shannon Walsh hit a single and was sacrificed over to second and then third base on a bunt and a fly out, respectively. Huntley’s fifth run was put on the board after the Red Raiders singled to the gap in right pulling in Walsh, but the inning ended after a pickoff at second base. The bottom of the sixth was sloppy for the Red Raiders and was the only inning in which Cary Grove managed to score. It began with a single to left field, followed by a double, putting runners on second and third base. Caitlin Moran pulled in the two runners on a single that dropped between the right field gap. Then, the Trojans got an infield single on an error by Megan Larson, putting runners on first and second, and they followed quickly with another single, loading the bases with zero outs and the tying run on first. Cary Grove managed a single, but were forced at home for the first out. Bases still loaded, the next hit drove in one, but the Red Raiders managed to get the forceout at second. Then, Huntley escaped the inning with a nice stop by Spannraft for the force at first. The seventh inning set out with a Hayley O’Mara double to left followed by an infield hit by Megan Larson, putting runners on first and second. A sacrifice bunt advanced both runners to second and third base. A shot up the middle pulled in Larson and O’Mara, but the runner was picked off at second and the following batter was struck out by Cary Grove. Down 7-3, the Trojans had three more outs to pull off the comeback, but only managed two groundouts and a single before flying out to right field, ending the game.
The team, the Trees on Sunday after the game (C. Vavrick).

The Trees’ Championship Game

By Charlie Vavrick
March 17, 2015
This year, Huntley High School has become enamored with rec league basketball. The Trees, Huntley High School's rec league champion, lost their only regular season game to Sal's Pizza, 64-47, in the final game of the regular season.
Fantasy Masters: Week 15

Fantasy Masters: Week 15

By Charlie Vavrick
December 14, 2014
Week 15 NFL picks with a fantasy football impact
Week 5 NFL picks and fantasy impact

Week 5 NFL picks and fantasy impact

By Charlie Vavrick
October 2, 2014
NFL week 5 pics by Tyler Watkins and Charlie Vavrick
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