| 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...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:11 PM
There are two ways to look at the surprising scare New Trier gave Simeon Tuesday night.
Proviso East, no doubt, sees it as evidence that the three-time defending Class 4A champions are, in the words of New Trier point guard Reid Berman, "not gods."...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:32 PM
First-year Johnsburg football coach Mike Maloney has been around the game for most of his life — first as a standout player at Joliet Catholic, then at Illinois and finally at the high school level again as a head coach at Joliet Central and now...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Looks like "The Wandering 5," aka the remaining Suburban Christian Conference members, have found a home, at least for football starting in 2014.
Hello, Chicago Catholic League.
Montini, Marian Central, Aurora Christian, St. Francis and Marmion will...
| 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The days of high school athletes staying at one high school for four years seems as outdated as MySpace.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...
| May 8, 2013
| 6:47 PM
It's never easy when to talk about multisport athletes and football recruiting.
In an age of specialization and year-round training specific to one sport, I want to believe that the two- and three-sport athlete can survive.
Sure, there are some...
| 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...