| Jun 11, 2013
The 2012-13 area high school season officially ended June 3 when Lockport's baseball team dropped a 2-1 decision to Mt. Carmel — a team that went on to win the Illinois High School Association Class 4A title.
It marked another year of success...
| 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The days of high school athletes staying at one high school for four years seems as outdated as MySpace.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,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:11 PM
According to multiple sources, Seton boys basketball coach Brandon Thomas returned to work Monday as the South Holland's school's director of admissions and recruiting after he was put on paid administrative leave following the Class 2A boys basketball...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:21 PM
PEORIA — The game that made Illinois high school basketball history 16 years ago was "a toss-up" in Sergio McClain's estimation.
The crowd of 11,700 at the Peoria Civic Center was in suspense until the final seconds about whether the 1997 Class AA...
| 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...
| 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.