| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Thursday several rule changes for football and soccer aimed to make competition safer.
In football, the NFSA revealed its defintion of "targeting" as "an act of taking aim and...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Homer Glen's Anthony Thompson was a freshman when he watched from the stands as Mount Carmel won a Class 8A Illinois High School Association state football championship.
As a sophomore backup quarterback with the Caravan, he watched his team win the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Stevenson coach Kristin Piekarski has heard the naysayers, the ones who think competitive dance is more about flash and glitz and less about athleticism.
But the weary looks on the exhausted but excited dancers' faces on the drive back home from last...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:43 AM
The Illinois High School Association State Gymnastics Meet gets rolling Friday and for the second year in a row, no Sandburg athletes will compete.
But that's not going to stop the Eagles' first-year assistant coach from stopping by for a while....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:28 AM
In December, Colton Emmerich was in the middle of his final season of wrestling and reflected that getting pounded by some of the best wrestlers in the state at the Poeta Training Center was making him a better grappler.
"I wasn't used to competing at...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Doing more with less is the hallmark of the Chicagoland Jewish High School boys basketball program.
Less can mean fewer practice days because of the Sabbath or a crowded gym. It also can mean no summer program to develop athletes.
Despite all that,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:05 PM
For the Neuqua Valley girls' basketball team, it was the wrong time to have a bad night shooting.
Matched against the state's top ranked Whitney Young in the elite eight match-up in the IHSA 4A playoffs on Monday night, the Wildcats had their worst...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Curie will have to give up its city championship but its seven academically ineligible players might be allowed to participate in the upcoming state tournament.
Curie coach Mike Oliver will not.
A week after Curie beat Young 69-66 in four overtimes to...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The Illinois High School Association announced Tuesday its legislative committee had approved a proposed by-law change that would eliminate full-contact football practices during the summer.
The proposed rule change now goes to IHSA member schools. If a...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:09 AM
It wasn't the prettiest basketball game, but that didn't bother Neuqua Valley girls who defeated Benet Academy 54-37 in the IHSA 4A playoffs on Monday night at Joliet Central High School. The Wildcats now advance to the sectional championship game against...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:51 PM
After five years of using Baden balls for IHSA state series events, Wilson balls will soon come off the shelf and back into the playing field for Illinois high school playoff events.
The IHSA board of directors approved a new ball contract during its...