| 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,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:46 AM
St. Charles high school students may have the opportunity to play lacrosse at school this coming spring if a proposal under consideration by District 303 is approved next month.
St Charles East Athletic Director Michael Sommerfeld presented the idea...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Illinois' governing body for high school sports announced Monday that upcoming rules changes would not take effect until the 2015-16 school year.
The Illinois High School Association board of directors had approved a "multiplier waiver" and a "success...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
For 24 years, the Tribune has capped each high school sports year by honoring a group of students whose excellence extends to both the classroom and fields of play. The 2013-14 Scholar-Athlete Team represents the best in academics and athletics the...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:28 PM
A 42-year-old track coach at Marmion Academy in Aurora is in critical condition after being struck in the head with a 12-pound shot at a high school track meet in Elgin Friday evening, according to Elgin police.
The incident took place during a track...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Just hours before the top-ranked Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball team was to take the floor to begin its playoff march, the state high school athletic association delivered a bombshell Wednesday, suspending the entire team and its highly regarded...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:50 PM
After going 7-20 last season, the nine seniors on Plainfield South's boys basketball team engineered a turnaround that led to a memorable season.
The Cougars wrapped up their season with a 15-13 record, including a 10-4 mark in the Southwest Prairie...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The injury Bobby Pennington suffered in the IHSA supersectionals only sidelined him four weeks, but from a recruiting perspective, they were the wrong four weeks to miss.
The 6-foot-4 right-hander settled on John A. Logan College in Carterville, which...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The Homewood-Flossmoor varsity girls basketball team had just grabbed the No. 1 ranking in the state when a new adversary appeared -- a lawsuit alleging its coach had recruited players in violation of the rules.
The suit, filed by a parent of a...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Since Joe Smalzer graduated a year before Marist High School's boys volleyball team won the Illinois High School Association state championship, he's now trying to help his Loyola University team win a national championship..
From Palos Heights, Smalzer...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Brigid Walsh does not consider her academic accomplishments more impressive because of her involvement in three sports.
The way Walsh, a senior at Willows Academy in Des Plaines, sees it, sports helped facilitate her success in school.
"It is a...