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  • Fine performance against Vikings boosts confidence of Bears defense

    Fine performance against Vikings boosts confidence of Bears defense
    Mel Tucker had not fielded such an uplifting question in more than a month. So when a reporter asked the Bears' defensive coordinator what his unit did well Sunday in a 21-13 victory over the Vikings, he understandably detailed the entire checklist. "We...
  • Football | Oak Park, Lyons prepare to square off after disappointing weeks

    Football | Oak Park, Lyons prepare to square off after disappointing weeks
    Lyons and Oak Park-River Forest suffered disappointing setbacks in Week 6. For all the progress made the last few years, Oak Park (5-1) learned it still hasn't caught up to Glenbard West after a 28-14 loss Saturday in Glen Ellyn. Following its 37-23...
  • Bears defense stressed accountability in players-only meeting last week

    Bears defense stressed accountability in players-only meeting last week
    It wasn't really a mutiny of any kind. The suggestion, Jared Allen said, actually came from Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker himself. With the defense in need of resuscitation after humiliating losses to the Patriots and Packers, Bears defensive...
  • Eagles report card: Improvement over last week

    Eagles report card: Improvement over last week
    OFFENSE: B Balanced attack that produced 462 yards and 26 first downs was kept from being perfect by two more interceptions and some red-zone failures that this team cannot afford against better competition these next three weeks. DEFENSE: C- A...
  • Football | Fenwick, Nazareth advance in state playoffs

    Football | Fenwick, Nazareth advance in state playoffs
    Fenwick survived, Nazareth continued to thrive, Lyons and Oak Park-River Forest bowed out. Such was the fate of West Cook-area teams in the first round of the football playoffs last weekend. Nazareth, the top seed in the Class 5A North bracket,...
  • 10 thoughts after the Bears' loss to Lions

    10 thoughts after the Bears' loss to Lions
    DETROIT – Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears fell to 5-7 with a 34-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field. 1. With about four minutes remaining in the game, Lions vice president of communications Bill Keenist, leaned over and...
  • Football | Powers Oak Park, Glenbard West set to meet in conference clash

    Football | Powers Oak Park, Glenbard West set to meet in conference clash
    The transformation into a power happened in short order. John Hoerster has turned Oak Park-River Forest into an elite program since becoming head coach in 2011. There's one remaining hurdle for Hoerster's Huskies to clear. Oak Park, 5-0 and ranked...
  • Football | After promising start, Fenwick sputters as regular season ends

    Football | After promising start, Fenwick sputters as regular season ends
    Fenwick's promising regular season did not end the way the Friars had hoped. The first Catholic League Green title went to Montini and St. Francis after each defeated Fenwick the past two weeks, but the Friars are thinking only about Highland Park now....
  • Four reasons the Bears can give thanks

    Four reasons the Bears can give thanks
    Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: Thanksgiving, of course. The Bears will spend their Thanksgiving in Detroit, engaged...
  • Football | Fenwick, Donahue knock off Carmel, ride into quarterfinals

    Pat Donahue was approaching 1,000 yards heading into Saturday's action, but that was of little importance to the Fenwick senior. A big game from the running back was necessary for Fenwick to beat Carmel in the second round of the Class 7A playoffs,...
  • Short week means no practices for Bears before meeting Lions

    With a short turnaround between Sunday's 21-13 victory over the Buccaneers and Thursday's NFC North game against the Lions at Ford Field, Bears coach Marc Trestman and his staff have had to modify their typical game-week preparation routine. Players had...