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  • Mentally tough Mescolotto points to a future in nursing

    Elmwood Park senior Nikki Mescolotto hopes to be a pediatric nurse. While the physical skills Mescolotto has acquired on the basketball court won't be of much use in nursing, the mental toughness she's developed this season will certainly be put to...
  • Multi-talented Joffrey Brown does it all for Chargers

    When St. Joseph coach Gene Pingatore was asked what senior guard Joffrey Brown does for the team, the legendary coach responded with his own question: "You have a couple hours?" That's just how important Brown has been to the Chargers (15-4), who were...
  • Red Devils sophomore Paige Bareck picks up her scoring

    Red Devils sophomore Paige Bareck picks up her scoring
    Hinsdale Central's girls basketball team gives out an annual award at the end of each season for its most improved player. Sophomore Paige Bareck seems a good candidate for that honor this season. After playing in just about half the Red Devils' games...
  • Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh selected as reserves for NBA All-Star Game

    Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh selected as reserves for NBA All-Star Game
    In the view of Eastern Conference coaches, the Miami Heat still have a Big Two. Because of that, guard Dwyane Wade and center Chris Bosh received invitations Thursday to the Feb. 15 NBA All-Star Game at New York's Madison Square Garden. Whether there...
  • Cavs' Irving named All-Star reserve, Love left off roster

    Kyrie Irving's memorable week continued Thursday when he was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve, giving the Cavaliers two representatives for the first time since 2009. Irving's inclusion comes one day after his career-high 55...
  • Girls basketball: Stevenson coach Tom Dineen keeps adding to win total

    Girls basketball: Stevenson coach Tom Dineen keeps adding to win total
    In January, Stevenson boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose visited the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Inside was a kiosk featuring great high school coaches sorted by state. Naturally, he looked up Illinois. "I...
  • Connections: UF softball team relies on South Sumter grad

    Connections: UF softball team relies on South Sumter grad
    Kirsti Merritt launched UF's softball team into the Women's College World Series with a home run in the decisive game of a super regional against Washington last year. Her three-run home run helped the Gators oust Alabama and clinch their first national...
  • Loyola's Brandon Danowski boosts his 3-point stroke with extra effort

    Loyola's Brandon Danowski boosts his 3-point stroke with extra effort
    The three-pointers continue to go through the net, but Brandon Danowski is not the follow-up act to Jack Morrissey. Danowski said as much, and so did Loyola boys basketball coach Tom Livatino. A first-year varsity player and starter, Danowski is a 5-...
  • Maryland-Ohio State matchup features two of Big Ten's top freshmen

    Maryland-Ohio State matchup features two of Big Ten's top freshmen
    Going into last week, Melo Trimble had won a majority of his individual matchups as a freshman at Maryland, including several in the Big Ten. Trimble was then badly outplayed by Indiana's Yogi Ferrell and outscored by fellow freshman James Blackmon Jr....
  • Libertyville basketball prepared for stretch run

    Libertyville basketball prepared for stretch run
    On Friday night, Libertyville's boys basketball team hosted top-ranked Stevenson. On their first possession, the Wildcats executed the game plan. "We have to shorten the game," coach Scott Bogumil said. "Not hold the ball, but get something good. We...
  • UConn Men's Insider: Numbers Game All About Finding Advantage

    UConn Men's Insider: Numbers Game All About Finding Advantage
    CINCINNATI — Kevin Ollie often describes himself as a "coach-by-feel" type. He goes by what he sees. But that doesn't suggest an old-schooler's disdain for modern statistical analytics. It's a tool in his toolbox, and it's a part of his game plans,...