| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:17 PM
No. 10 Benet at No. 9 Crete-Monee
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Records: Benet 3-0, Crete 3-0.
On the offensive
Benet's Jack Beneventi is the state's best quarterback prospect in the junior class. Brad Sznajder had a big first game in place of RB...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:19 PM
EAST ST. LOUIS — Loyola's road trip during Week 2 of this season didn't include sightseeing tours or life-changing memories.
A year after playing a game in Dublin, Ireland, the No. 2 Ramblers saved their memorable moments for the field in a 44-...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Collectively, the Ramblers have become giants.
Loyola has been as feared as any team in the state under John Holecek's leadership, taking the Catholic League's rugged Blue Division by storm and playing in four consecutive Class 8A semifinals despite...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Loyola football coach John Holecek once half-jokingly declared his team the underdog leading up to a big game with Mount Carmel before his counterpart, Frank Lenti, had the chance to do the same.
As remarkable as the Ramblers have been in Catholic...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A few things have become virtual certainties during John Holecek's seven-year tenure as Loyola Academy's head football coach.
The starting lineup will be filled with seniors who saw limited action the previous year.
Very few of them will be Division I...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Jeremy Schoenecker takes a low-key approach to summer basketball so his Ramblers can take advantage of other opportunities.
His low-post player spent time at Princeton and Yale, which says as much about rising junior Sarah Elston's basketball ability as...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Wichita State finished last season with a stirring run to the Final Four that was a point of pride for the Missouri Valley Conference.
But realignment is coming for the Valley.
Creighton, arguably the MVC's top program in recent years, is off to the...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Shane Davis has been here before.
Three times as a player and four times as a head coach, all in the last 12 years, Davis has helped a Loyola volleyball team get to one victory from its first appearance in the NCAA tournament.
"We're always knocking...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Ashley Spencer still thinks of herself a hurdler. That was the reason she went to Illinois, to be coached by Olympic bronze medalist Tonja Buford-Bailey, one of the leading 400-meter hurdlers in U.S. history.
Spencer never ran flat 400s — other...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:42 PM
College Men’s Basketball -- Big East Conference tournament, games at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (ESPN); 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer -- UEFA Champions League, Porto at Malaga, 2:30 p.m. (FSN); UEFA Champions League, Arsenal at Bayern...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:24 PM
It was a thrill for me whenever the Michael Lenehan byline appeared above a story — usually a very lengthy story — in The Atlantic from the early 1980s to early 1990s. Occasionally he would write for his home publication, the Chicago Reader,...