| 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.
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2013
Baseball, football, wrestling
ACT: 34. GPA: 4.88/4.0.
Athletics: All-Suburban Christian Blue football 2012, baseball 2012-13. 138-pound regional runner-up, wrestling 2013.
Academics: IHSA All-State Academic 2012-13,...
| Jan 31, 2013
The Illinois High School Association playoff brackets were recently released.
In Class 3A, Montini's quest for a fourth consecutive state title includes a few potential pitfalls.
Here's a list of some things to look for and some of my predictions...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:13 PM
The Illinois High School Association has determined that three Sudanese athletes for Mooseheart High School are eligible to play, but the IHSA also sanctioned the school. The state athletic governing body's executive director on Nov. 29 deemed Mangisto...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2013
The paragraph, taken from a 1992 Tribune story, is humorous with hindsight.
Simeon, the 1980s power that produced a Class AA championship and two Illinois Mr. Basketball winners, had just lost back-to-back December games to Mount Carmel and Young, a...
| May 31, 2012
Four decades after Title IX prohibited discrimination against female athletes, boys still vastly outnumber girls on the playing fields and gym floors of Illinois high schools, an imbalance that raises two thorny questions:
Is this a problem? And if so,...
| Dec 4, 2011
Blake Winkler, 6-0, 180, Lincoln-Way East, Sr.
Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State pick in 7A, Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year, Southwest Suburban Blue offensive player of the year was...