| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:30 PM
HENDERSON, Nev. — Simeon players completed their practice at Coronado High School and wandered out into a warm, sunny Friday afternoon, loaded into white vans with the windows rolled down and headed for an evening of relaxation in the desert....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The days of high school athletes staying at one high school for four years seems as outdated as MySpace.
Name the high school sport and I promise you the rash of kids transferring is an issue. I wish most kids were transferring for a better academic...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:26 PM
With a new year just around the corner, I've been looking ahead to some important high school football issues I think the Illinois High School Association will need to address soon.
As far as I'm concerned, no issue is more pressing than the financial...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2012
When Madeline "Maddie" Dardanes was a varsity cheerleader at Barrington High School, she suffered a torn ligament in her knee during a routine — and tumbled into a growing statistic that is getting more attention from doctors and safety advocates,...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:52 PM
The 2012 football season will come to an end this weekend at the state finals, and I can't help but think what lies ahead for the sport.
Interest in Illinois high school football has improved. More media outlets have discovered people really care...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Eight state champions were crowned during the weekend in Champaign. And away we go with the final edition of 2012's "Monday Evening Quarterback."
Biggest surprise: Turnovers.
They are key in any game but somewhat unexpected in droves at the state...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:30 PM
The NFL has Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football.
Come playoff time, they play on Saturday night, too.
College football is on five nights a week and all day Saturday.
Spoiled as a fan, it just doesn't seem fair...
| Nov 14, 2012
The topic pops up on cue annually at this time.
Should state semifinals be held at neutral sites?
You can make a case on both sides of this debate.
Several schools with natural home surfaces will host games this weekend. Rain last weekend caused...