| 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,...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Aug 30, 2012
My colleague David Haugh wrote an interesting and heartfelt column on the possible ramifications for Chicago Public Schools athletes in the event of a teachers' strike.
Some of those students are on the cusp of getting college athletic scholarships,...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Speaking to reporters before he rang the bell at Clemente High School this morning, CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard said school officials are making "steady progress" in contract talks with teachers as a strike deadline looms.
But he quickly added, "At the...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:27 AM
Paralyzed from the waist down, 16-year-old Mary Kate Callahan relies solely on upper-body strength to power through the water in the 200-meter freestyle, her favorite race.
Accustomed to overcoming obstacles, Callahan is now fighting for the chance to...