| Feb 17, 2012
We've all had our NCAA Tournament pools shattered by some team we've underestimated simply because we never saw them play. Raise your hand if you had George Mason knocking off UConn in 2006, or Siena upending Vanderbilt in 2008, or Murray State toppling...
| May 29, 2009
| 10:18 PM
Chalk this one up to a matter of guts.
After more than 102 minutes of thrilling soccer Friday night, New Trier knocked off Loyola 2-1 in triple overtime when Christy Patterson's crossing pass hit Dani Fraelick in the stomach and found the net to give the...
| Jun 8, 2009
| 8:52 PM
It's been a pretty simple formula this season for the Loyola softball team – get ace pitcher Devin Miller even the slightest lead and let the senior right-hander do the rest.
The Ramblers followed that blueprint Monday, grinding out a 3-0 Class 4A...
| Jun 11, 2009
| 8:43 PM
If Devin Miller is pitching, Teresa Aguilar is catching.
It has been that way for four years at Loyola.
It could be that way for four more years at Illinois-Chicago.
And from this point forward, it will always be that way on the Tribune's 2009 All-...
| Jun 12, 2009
| 10:52 PM
For Devin Miller, the perfect game can't happen until Saturday night, regardless of how many consecutive batters she retires.
The All-State senior was perfect Friday night, and Loyola took advantage of two Fremd errors in the bottom of the eighth...
| Jun 13, 2009
| 8:49 PM
The rest of the game hardly seemed necessary.
Loyola scored two unearned runs in the top of the first inning Saturday night, an embarrassment of riches for a pitcher coming off five straight shutouts and a perfect game in the state softball semifinals....
| Dec 11, 2009
| 1:17 PM
Heydays surveys a century's worth of the people, teams, and events that have made Chicago the greatest sports town there is--from the crosstown World Series of 1906 to the world-champion White Sox of 2005.
The book relives the exploits of Chicago...
| Aug 30, 2010
| 8:00 PM
Maine South was defeated for the first time in 29 games on Friday, a 29-17 loss to Schaumburg that few saw coming.
Defending 6A champion Cary-Grove dropped its first Fox Valley Conference game since 2007, a 27-6 loss to a Crystal Lake Central team it...
| Sep 4, 2010
| 5:31 PM
Loyola at Montini
None of the names rung a bell last week after Loyola lost 16 starters to graduation.
Meet the new defense, same as the old one.
Ten new starters pitched shutout No. 1 as Loyola, which allowed less than seven points a game last fall,...
| Sep 4, 2010
| 8:31 PM
Special teams mishaps prevented Loyola from playing a complete first half. The Ramblers took care of that in the second half.
Malcolm Weaver's passing, a defense that remains dominant despite 10 new starters and a third-quarter fake punt highlighted...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 5:08 PM
Brother Rice senior Billy McGivern wasn't born when the Los Angeles Dodgers' Kirk Gibson hobbled around the bases in 1988 after hitting a dramatic pinch-hit World Series home run despite knee and hamstring injuries.
But he has seen the footage....