| 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,...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Elliot Whitefield was asked at the beginning of the season which girls basketball team was the one to beat in the stacked Central Suburban League South.
The first-year Evanston head coach wasn't kidding when he answered Evanston.
The Wildkits (12-10, 3-...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Ty Isaac is the top-ranked player in Illinois. It seems like the Joliet Catholic senior running back has the football world by its tail.
But life can't be easy for the USC recruit.
Orally committed since the spring. Scholarship offers from about every...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Coach Jen Belmonte said the excitement still hadn't worn off at Hinsdale South on Monday afternoon.
The Hornets beat seven-time defending West Suburban Gold champion Proviso East 59-43 on Friday to win their first conference title since 2004. Point guard...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 1:34 PM
The placement of several Chicago powers in the Class 4A Argo Sectional created quite a stir this season.
In recent years, these teams were spread out over two sectionals, but with some city schools dropping to Class 3A, No. 1 Simeon, No. 3 Curie, No. 5...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Charles Tigue, the former defensive player for East St. Louis whose residency issues caused the Flyers to be removed from the IHSA football playoffs last season, is again in hot water.
And again it has to do where Tigue lives.
According to a report in...