| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:26 PM
With a new year just around the corner, I've been looking ahead to some important high school football issues I think the Illinois High School Association will need to address soon.
As far as I'm concerned, no issue is more pressing than the financial...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:11 PM
According to multiple sources, Seton boys basketball coach Brandon Thomas returned to work Monday as the South Holland's school's director of admissions and recruiting after he was put on paid administrative leave following the Class 2A boys basketball...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Saturday's Class 2A state final basketball game in which Harrisburg defeated Seton Academy 50-44 was so hostile the IHSA threatened to cancel it at halftime, and four days later hard feelings continue to fester.
Seton assistant coach Art Kimber and some...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Looks like "The Wandering 5," aka the remaining Suburban Christian Conference members, have found a home, at least for football starting in 2014.
Hello, Chicago Catholic League.
Montini, Marian Central, Aurora Christian, St. Francis and Marmion will...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:21 PM
PEORIA — The game that made Illinois high school basketball history 16 years ago was "a toss-up" in Sergio McClain's estimation.
The crowd of 11,700 at the Peoria Civic Center was in suspense until the final seconds about whether the 1997 Class AA...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:11 PM
There are two ways to look at the surprising scare New Trier gave Simeon Tuesday night.
Proviso East, no doubt, sees it as evidence that the three-time defending Class 4A champions are, in the words of New Trier point guard Reid Berman, "not gods."...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:32 PM
First-year Johnsburg football coach Mike Maloney has been around the game for most of his life — first as a standout player at Joliet Catholic, then at Illinois and finally at the high school level again as a head coach at Joliet Central and now...
| Mar 6, 2013
Note to readers: Simeon's Class 4A sectional semifinal game against DuSable has been postponed until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday because of snow.
Simeon coach Robert Smith pulled junior guard Donte Ingram into his office for a chat a couple of weeks ago.
| Jun 2, 2013
| 2:45 PM
EAST PEORIA, Ill. — The slogan on the T-shirt read: "In Harms' Way."
Laura Harms was hired as Bishop McNamara's softball coach in 2011, when the team went 21-10. The Irish were 30-7 last season.
After Sunday's 8-2 victory against Tremont in...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:31 AM
The athletic director of Evanston Township High School has pulled the varsity baseball team from the state playoffs after "inappropriate photos" of girls at the school were distributed among some players, officials said.
The team was supposed to play...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:31 PM
At a Whitney Young Magnet High School pep rally today, the school band, cheerleaders and dance team pumped up the crowd, and the young men being honored raised their arms to gesture for more noise.
It was not your usual chess team event.
But after the...