PALOS HEIGHTS | Beecher freshman Gabe Fonseca is going to have a tough time topping the first playoff game of his career.
BRIDGEVIEW | Illinois Lutheran's Justin Schmidtke understood the importance of a boys soccer win over Beecher, and he didn't mind the big stage this match happened to be on.
BEECHER | Beecher midfielder Jackson Strick knew that losing to Grant Park again was not an option.
Ten years ago the Iraq War began. The average price of gasoline was $1.40 per gallon and there was no LeBron James around to prevent the San Antonio Spurs from capturing their second NBA title in five seasons.
Mike Pignatiello admitted that batting in the cleanup spot can be a little weird at times, but the Beecher senior being shuffled into a big RBI spot has paid its dividends for the Bobcats in the 2013 postseason.
BEECHER | For Beecher baseball coach Brandon DuBois, the game cancellations keep coming, and it's starting to appear that some of the 2013 season will be lost for good.
Everybody deserves a second chance.
If the Beecher boys soccer team needs A.J. Johns to drive the bus to the Peotone Regional, don't expect the senior captain to shrink at the task.
Beecher's Griffin Nykaza had a little mishap Thursday at the IHSA Class 1A state meet at Charleston, but said he will be back in action Saturday for the finals.
Championship or bust.
When asked to sum up his brother Grant's abilities as a cross country runner, Griffin Nykaza fashioned a rather telling scenario.
KANKAKEE | Griffin and Grant Nykaza, Beecher's cross country dynamic duo, set their goals high for Wednesday's Bishop McNamara Irish Conditioner.
These days, opponents hate to see Griffin Nykaza running in the same race, since there's a very good chance he'll beat them.
2010 Times All-Area Baseball Team capsules
CHARLESTON | A cross country loss was the track team's gain.
CHARLESTON | Erick Gavin won for a second straight year and Griffin Nykaza triumphed twice in the same day.
Ken Trevarthan | Special To The Times T.F. North's Denzel Washington speeds up to receive the handoff from teammate Katrell Sykes during the Class 2A 800-meter relay finals Saturday at the IHSA State Boys Track and Field Championships in Charleston. The Meteors prevailed in 1:27.59, .33 seco…
Ken Trevarthan | Special To The Times Crystal Lake Central's Ryan Alvarez cools down from the heat at O'Brien Stadium after the Class 2A 1,600-meter final Saturday at the IHSA State Boys Track and Field Championships in Charleston. Alvarez finished third in 4:19.53, while no locals finished …
Stephen Haas | Associated Press Hillcrest's Pierre Williams, right, celebrates with teammate Ryan Keen after winning the 400-meter relay in 42.30 seconds at Saturday's IHSA State Boys Track and Field Championships in Charleston. T.F. North was third in 42.47, while Crete-Monee was fifth in 42.70.
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