Bloom Township's Alyhana Perez, right, and Illiana Christian's Tiffany Groen fight for the ball in Bloom's 3-0 win at at Sarff Field on Monday.
lliana Christian goalkeeper Mikinsey Pruim after giving up a goal on a free kick in Bloom's 3-0 win at Sarff Field on Monday.
Bloom Township's Andreina Hernandez celebrates her first goal against Illiana Christian in the Blazing Trojans' 3-0 win on Monday.
Bloom Township's Alyhana Perez attempts a shot on Illiana Christian goalkeeper Mikinsey Pruim on Monday. The Blazing Trojans won and have an 11-match winning streak.
The southeast suburbs of Cook County maintained a strong preference for Democratic Party candidates among those who cast ballots at early voting centers in anticipation of Tuesday's primary elections.
Bloom Township's Anika Johnson grabs a rebound from Illiana Christian's Jann Vree during the season opener. Johnson has been a leader on a young Blazing Trojans team.
Illiana Christian's Janna Vree drives past Bloom Township's Alyana Vasquez in the first half Tuesday night in the season opener for both schools.
Bloom Township's Danielle King tries to intercept a pass intended for Illiana Christian's Tiffany Groen Tuesday night. King finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the Blazing Trojans' win.
Bloom Township's Danielle King tries to block a pass by Illiana Christian's Kat Witting.
Bloom Township's Kat Strong watches teammates warm up before their game with Illiana Christian. Strong is out for the season with a torn ACL.
Bloom Township's Danielle King tries to block a pass by Illiana Christian's Kat Witting on Tuesday night.
Bloom Township's Anika Johnson grabs one of her 10 rebounds as Illiana Christian's Janna Vree defends.
Bloom Township's Justus Brantley is a threat as a passer and runner. He and the Blazing Trojans travel to Elmwood Park tonight.
Bloom Township's Gina Narcisi, left, runs during a Blazing Trojans' practice in Chicago Heights.
Bloom Township's Gina Narcisi is hoping to earn at trip to the Class 3A state meet. She just missed qualifying last year.
Bloom Township's Gina Narcisi, center, leads the pack during a recent practice at Sarff Field at Bloom High School.
Bloom Township's Gina Narcisi prepares for a practice at the school in Chicago Heights. She just missed qualifying for last year's Class 3A meet.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | At Monday night’s regular board meeting, the school board approved the hiring of Ron Ashlaw as boys basketball coach for the Bloom Township D206 program.
As first reported on www.nwi.com, Ron Ashlaw, who coached Waukegan and star Jereme Richmond to second- and third-place finishes in the 2009 and 2010 Class 4A state basketball tournaments, will be presented to the District 206 board Monday as Bloom Township's new boys basketball coach.
Marian Catholic's Megan Walsh, left, drives past Bloom Township's Bria Gaines during one semifinal of the Class 4A Mother McAuley Sectional. Walsh has been a big reason Marian is 30-1 and has won 17 in a row.
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