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River Grove Guerin Prep Main Entrance
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Guerin Prep HS Complex From West
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River Grove Guerin Prep Building Date Stone
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The History of River Grove Guerin College Preparatory High School
 
River Grove (population 10,668) is located in far northeastern Illinois in upper western Cook County.  River Grove is a near northwestern suburb of Chicago.  The town was incorporated in 1888. The main roads leading to River Grove are Illinois Routes 64 and 171. The Soo Line Railroad runs through River Grove while the Des Plaines River flows through the west side of town. The town's official website can be viewed at http://www.villageofrivergrove.org .
   
A nice history of Guerin Prep High School was located on the school's webpage in 04/2020.
 
"Guerin College Preparatory High School sits on the campus of its founding schools, Holy Cross High School for boys and Mother Theodore Guerin High School for girls. The founding schools were opened in 1961 and 1962, respectively. The Brothers of Holy Cross and Sisters of Providence ran each school separately but with shared values and traditions.  Guerin College Preparatory High School was established as a co-educational school in 2004."
 
Like many other private high schools on this site that have closed, in spite of great traditions at both Holy Cross and Mother Guerin high schools, low enrollment and financial hardships took their toll. It was decided to close Guerin Preparatory High School upon the completion of the 2019-20 school year.
 
One unique fact about Guerin Prep High School was that the school team nicknames were kept for both girls and boys athletics when the two schools merged into one. The girls teams remained the "Gators" while the boys continued to be known as the "Crusaders."
 
River Grove Guerin Preparatory High School Quick Facts
 
Year Opened:                              2004 (consolidation of Mother Guerin & Holy Cross high schools)
Year Closed:                                2020
School Team Uniform Colors:     Red/Silver/Blue
School Team Mascots:               "Gators" (girls) & "Crusaders" (boys)

ATHLETICS
 
Though the high schools of Mother Guerin and Holy Cross merged there was a great effort to maintain some of the traditions the two schools had individually. One was that the school team nicknames would be kept for girls and boys sports. The "Gators" (girls) and "Crusaders" (boys) had some nice successes in the 15 years Guerin Preparatory High School was active. All totaled the GPHS kids won 19 IHSA Regional Championships and 1 Sectional Championship. The school also qualified for the State Meet in Competitive Dance on 2 occasions.
 
BOYS BASEBALL
       
2004-05     18 - 18                                                                Coach Bob Stevens
2005-06     19 - 16                                                                Coach Bob Stevens
    
2006-07     20 - 12   IHSA Class 'AA' Regional Champs  Coach Bob Stevens
 
2007-08     17 - 11   IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs  Coach Bob Stevens
 
2008-09                                                                                Coach Bob Stevens
2009-10                                                                                Coach Bob Stevens
2010-11       4 - 17                                                                Coach Bob Stevens
2011-12       3 - 16                                                                Coach Bob Stevens
2012-13       8 - 20                                                                Coach Dan Mustari
    
2013-14       9 - 17   IHSA Class '2A' Regional Champs   Coach Dan Mustari
      
2014-15     11 - 20   IHSA Class '2A' Regional Champs   Coach Dan Mustari
 
2015-16       6 - 22                                                                Coach Dan Mustari
2016-17       5 - 22                                                                Coach Dan Mustari
2017-18                                                                                Coach Dan Mustari
2018-19                                                                                Coach Dan Mustari
2019-20                        School's Final Season                    Coach Dan Mustari
              

Guerin Prep High School Gymnasium
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BOYS BASKETBALL
   
2004-05   12 - 19      IHSA Class 'A' Regional Champs     Coach Tim Carlson
   
2005-06   10 - 18                                                                   Coach Tim Carlson
2006-07   16 - 12                                                                   Coach Tim Carlson
      
2007-08   17 - 14      IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs   Coach Tim Carlson
      
2008-09     7 - 21                                                                   Coach Kevin Holmes
2009-10     1 - 26                                                                   Coach Kevin Holmes
2010-11     4 - 20                                                                   Coach Kevin Holmes
2011-12     4 - 21                                                                   Coach Marcus Green
2012-13   10 - 17                                                                   Coach Marcus Green
2013-14                     Coach's name & record needed.
2014-15                     Coach's name & record needed.
2015-16                     Coach's name & record needed.
2016-17     7 - 21                                                                   Coach Adam Szyszka
2017-18     4 - 20                                                                   Coach Adam Szyszka
2018-19                                                                                 Coach Josh Izzo .
2019-20       Coach's name & record needed - School's Final Season

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
    
2004-05                                                                             Coach David Reid
2005-06                                                                             Coach David Reid
2006-07                                                                             Coach David Reid
2007-08                                                                             Coach David Reid
2008-09              Coach's name & record needed
2009-10     5 - 5                                                                 Coach Earl Danan
2010-11     6 - 4                                                                 Coach Earl Danan
2011-12     5 - 5                                                                 Coach Earl Danan
2012-13     8 - 2                                                                 Coach Earl Danan
2013-14     7 - 3                                                                 Coach Earl Danan
2014-15              Coach's name & record needed
2015-16              Coach's name & record needed
2016-17              Coach's name & record needed
2017-18              Coach's name & record needed
2018-19              Coach's name & record needed
2019-20              Coach's name & record needed

River Grove Guerin Prep Football/Soccer Field
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BOYS FOOTBALL
    
2004-05      2 - 7                                                                   Coach John McIntyre
2005-06      2 - 7                                                                   Coach Bob Decarlo
2006-07      4 - 5                                                                   Coach Bob Decarlo
2007-08      4 - 5                                                                   Coach Bob Decarlo
2008-09      3 - 6                                                                   Coach Bob Decarlo
2009-10      3 - 6                                                                   Coach Tony Pecoraro
2010-11      2 - 7                                                                   Coach Tony Pecoraro
2011-12      4 - 5                                                                   Coach Tony Pecoraro
2012-13      1 - 8                                                                   Coach Tony Pecoraro
2013-14      2 - 7                                                                   Coach Tony Pecoraro
2014-15      3 - 6                                                                   Coach's name needed.
2015-16      4 - 5                                                                   Coach Glen Kozlowski
2016-17      1 - 8                                                                   Coach Tony Pecoraro
2017-18      0 - 9                                                                   Coach Tony Pecoraro
2018-19      2 - 7                                                                   Coach Charles Miserendino
2019-20             Season record & coach's name needed.

BOYS GOLF
 
2004-05      3 - 11                                                                 Coach Tom Jaworski
2005-06      4 - 12                                                                 Coach Tom Jaworski
2006-07      8 - 6                                                                   Coach Tom Jaworski
2007-08    10 - 3                                                                   Coach Tom Jaworski
2008-09                    Coach's name & record needed.
2009-10                    Coach's name & record needed.
2010-11                    Coach's name & record needed.
2011-12                    Coach's name & record needed.
2012-13                    Coach's name & record needed.
2013-14                    Coach's name & record needed.
2014-15                    Coach's name & record needed.
2015-16                    Coach's name & record needed.
2016-17         0 - 8                                                                Coach Mark Heading
2017-18         1 - 10                                                              Coach Mark Heading
2018-19                    Coach's name & record needed.
2019-20                    Coach's name & record needed.

BOYS SOCCER
    
2004-05      5 - 16                                                                Coach Hugh Condon
2005-06      1 - 19                                                                Coach Hugh Condon
2006-07      5 - 15 - 1                                                           Coach Brian Godziszewski
2007-08      6 - 13                                                                Coach Brian Godziszewski
2008-09      2 - 15 - 3                                                           Coach Brian Godziszewski
2009-10                   Coach's name & record needed.
2010-11      3 - 9                                                                  Coach Joe Anunzio     
2011-12      3 - 11                                                                Coach Johnnie Gage
2012-13      2 - 13                                                                Coach Mike Connelly
2013-14      2 - 14 - 1                                                           Coach Roberto Cianci
2014-15      3 - 17                                                                Coach Roberto Cianci
2015-16      3 - 14                                                                Coach Roberto Cianci
2016-17      2 - 13                                                                Coach Roberto Cianci
2017-18      3 - 13                                                                Coach Roberto Cianci
2018-19                   Coach's name & record needed.
2019-20                   Coach's name & record needed.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD
   
2004-05                                                                             Coach Shannon Pearce
2005-06                                                                             Coach Shannon Pearce
2006-07                                                                             Coach Shannon Pearce
2007-08                                                                             Coach Shannon Pearce
2008-09                  Coach's name & record needed.
2009-10                  Coach's name & record needed.
2010-11                  Coach's name & record needed.
2011-12                  Coach's name & record needed.
2012-13                  Coach's name & record needed.
2013-14                  Coach's name & record needed.
    
2014-15               IHSA Class '1A' Individual Medalist  Coach's name needed.
                
                        Corey Jones - Triple Jump - 9TH Place
      
2015-16                  Coach's name & record needed.
2016-17                  Coach's name & record needed.
2017-18                  Coach's name & record needed.
2018-19                  Coach's name & record needed.
2019-20                  Coach's name & record needed.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL
  
2004-05                  Coach's name & record needed.
2005-06                  Coach's name & record needed.
2006-07                  Coach's name & record needed.
2007-08                  Coach's name & record needed.
2008-09                  Coach's name & record needed.
2009-10
2010-11                  Coach's name & record needed.
2011-12                  Coach's name & record needed.
2012-13                  Coach's name & record needed.
2013-14                  Coach's name & record needed.
2014-15                  Coach's name & record needed.
2015-16                  Coach's name & record needed.
2016-17                                                                                    Coach Tracy Devey
2017-18                                                                                    Coach Tracy Devey
2018-19                  Coach's name & record needed.
2019-20                  Coach's name & record needed.

BOYS WRESTLING
    
2004-05      7 - 11                                                                 Coach Mike Nowacki
2005-06      8 - 12                                                                 Coach Mike Nowacki
2006-07      7 - 11                                                                 Coach Mike Nowacki
2007-08      8 - 13                                                                 Coach Mike Nowacki
2008-09                    Coach's name & record needed.
2009-10    14 - 7                                                                   Coach Earl Danan
2010-11    15 - 6                                                                   Coach Earl Danan
2011-12    14 - 7                                                                   Coach Earl Danan
2012-13    14 - 6                                                                   Coach Earl Danan
2013-14    10 - 10                                                                 Coach Earl Danan
2014-15    13 - 8                                                                   Coach Earl Danan
2015-16                    Coach's name & record needed.
2016-17                    Coach's name & record needed.
2017-18                    Coach's name & record needed.
2018-19                    Coach's name & record needed.
2019-20                    Coach's name & record needed.

COMPETITIVE DANCE
    
2004-05                      Coach's name needed.
2005-06                      Coach's name needed.
2006-07                      Coach's name needed.
2007-08                      Coach's name needed.
2008-09                      Coach's name needed.
2009-10                      Coach's name needed.
2010-11                      Coach's name needed.
2011-12                      Coach's name needed.
2012-13                      Coach's name needed.
2013-14                      Coach's name needed.
2014-15                      Coach's name needed.
2015-16                      Coach's name needed.
2016-17                      Coach's name needed.
2017-18            Team Qualified for IHSA State Meet        Coach Maggie Ewig
2018-19            Team Qualified for IHSA State Meet        Coach Maggie Ewig
2019-20                      Coach's name needed.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
    
 
2004-05      13 - 17                                                              Coach Johnnie Gage
2005-06      16 - 9                                                                Coach Johnnie Gage
2006-07      20 - 9                                                                Coach Johnnie Gage
2007-08      19 - 9                                                                Coach Johnnie Gage
2008-09      18 - 11                                                              Coach Johnnie Gage
    
2009-10      22 - 9    IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs  Coach Johnnie Gage
  
2010-11      21 - 9    IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs  Coach Johnnie Gage
 
2011-12      29 - 4    IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs  Coach Johnnie Gage
       
2012-13      15 - 14                                                              Coach Johnnie Gage
2013-14      10 - 16                                                              Coach Karl Frixen
2014-15      12 - 16                                                              Coach Karl Frixen
2015-16        5 - 22                                                              Coach Karl Frixen
2016-17      16 - 14                                                              Coach Karl Frixen
2017-18        2 - 22                                                              Coach Nancie Oliver
2018-19                  Coach's name & record needed.
2019-20                  Coach's name & record needed.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
    
2004-05                                                                                 Coach David Reid
2005-06                                                                                 Coach David Reid
2006-07                                                                                 Coach David Reid
2007-08                                                                                 Coach David Reid
2008-09                Coach's name & record needed.
2009-10     5 - 5                                                                     Coach Earl Danan
2010-11     9 - 1                                                                     Coach Earl Danan
2011-12     7 - 3                                                                     Coach Earl Danan
2012-13     8 - 2                                                                     Coach Earl Danan
2013-14                Coach's name & record needed. 
2014-15                Coach's name & record needed.
2015-16                Coach's name & record needed.
2016-17                Coach's name & record needed.
2017-18                Coach's name & record needed.
2018-19                Coach's name & record needed.
2019-20                Coach's name & record needed.

Guerin Prep Athletic Field Goal Posts & Shed
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GIRLS SOCCER
    
2004-05      4 - 18                                                              Coach Hugh Condon
2005-06      4 - 13 - 1                                                         Coaches Katie Dyke/Denise Susan
2006-07      6 - 12 - 2                                                         Coach Gary Falcone
2007-08                    Coach's name & record needed.
2008-09      9 - 7                                                                Coach Antonio Donato
2009-10    10 - 9                                                                Coach Antonio Donato
2010-11      8 - 8                                                                Coach Antonio Donato
2011-12      9 - 10                                                              Coach Antonio Donato 
     
2012-13   16 - 11 - 1 IHSA Class 3A Regional Champs Coach Antonio Donato
            
2013-14       5 - 13                                                             Coach Antonio Donato 
        
2014-15       6 - 12   IHSA Class '1A' Regional Champs Coach Antonio Donato
               
2015-16       5 - 13                                                             Coach Antonio Donato
2016-17       1 - 12                                                             Coach Rob Cianci
2017-18       0 - 16                                                             Coach Rob Cianci
2018-19                    Coach's name & record needed.
2019-20                    Coach's name & record needed.

River Grove Guerin Prep Baseball/Softball Field
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GIRLS SOFTBALL
      
2004-05      9 - 13                                                                  Coach Tom Stein
2005-06    13 - 11                                                                  Coach Tom Stein
2006-07    12 - 14                                                                  Coach Tom Stein
      
2007-08    21 - 6     IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs     Coach Tom Stein
       
2008-09    20 - 12   IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs     Coach Tom Stein
      
2009-10    30 - 5     IHSA Class '3A' Elite 8 Finalists         Coach Tom Stein
                               IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs
                               IHSA Class '3A' Sectional Champs
      
2010-11                 IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs      Coach's name & record needed.
       
2011-12                 IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs      Coach's name & record needed.
         
2012-13                  Coach's name & record needed.
2013-14                  Coach's name & record needed.
2014-15                  Coach's name & record needed.
 
2015-16    12 - 11                                                                  Coach Tony Pecoraro        
2016-17      9 - 16                                                                  Coach Tony Pecoraro 
2017-18    12 - 12                                                                  Coach Tony Pecoraro 
   
2018-19                 IHSA Class '2A' Regional Champs      Coach Tony Pecoraro
 
2019-20                 Softball not played due to coronavirus - Final Season.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
      
2004-05                                                                             Coach Shannon Pearce
2005-06                                                                             Coach Shannon Pearce
2006-07                                                                             Coach Shannon Pearce
2007-08                                                                             Coach Shannon Pearce
2008-09           Coach's name & record needed.
2009-10           Coach's name & record needed.
      
2010-11           IHSA Class '2A' Individual Medalist       Coach's name needed.
                
                        Eryn Fallon - 3200 Meter Run - 8TH Place
      
2011-12           Coach's name & record needed.
2012-13           Coach's name & record needed.
2013-14           Coach's name & record needed.
2014-15           Coach's name & record needed.
2015-16           Coach's name & record needed.
2016-17           Coach's name & record needed.
2017-18           Coach's name & record needed.
2018-19           Coach's name & record needed.
2019-20           Coach's name & record needed.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
              
2004-05      13 - 14                                                              Coach John Trojaniak
2005-06      17 - 11                                                              Coach John Trojaniak
2006-07      18 - 12                                                              Coach Chris Coyle
       
2007-08      16 - 15  IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs  Coach John Trojaniak
    
2008-09                   Coach's name & record needed.
2009-10                   Coach's name & record needed.
2010-11                   Coach's name & record needed.
   
2011-12                   IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs   Coach's name needed 
   
2012-13                   IHSA Class '3A' Regional Champs   Coach's name needed 
   
2013-14                   Coach's name & record needed.
2014-15                   Coach's name & record needed.
2015-16                   Coach's name & record needed.
2016-17                   Coach's name & record needed.
2017-18                   Coach's name & record needed.
2018-19                   Coach's name & record needed.
2019-20                   Coach's name & record needed.

River Grove Guerin Prep Front East View
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River Grove Guerin Prep Rear View
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River Grove Guerin Prep Rear View
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Guerin Prep / Holy Cross Gymnasium
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River Grove Guerin Prep Holy Cross Gymnasium
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River Grove Guerin Prep Mother Mary Mural
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River Grove Guerin PRep Front Entrance Doors
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"WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH THESE DOORS EVERYTHING MATTERS

River Grove Guerin Prep Rear View
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River Grove Guerin Prep Rear View
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River Grove Guerin Prep Round Building
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River Grove Guerin Prep Round Building
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River Grove Guerin Prep Message Board
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Guerin Prep Football Goal Post & Scoreboard
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Guerin Prep Football Bleachers & Press Box
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River Grove Guerin Prep Alumni Banner
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River Grove Guerin Prep High School
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