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Illinois Prep Beat

MIKE NIETO: Jennings brings confidence to Thornridge football

MIKE NIETO: Jennings brings confidence to Thornridge football

DOLTON | What many think is a most difficult task doesn't phase new Thornridge football coach Pat Jennings.

July 24, 2014 4:45 pm
MIKE NIETO: T.F. North's Price knows Shriner's Game more than a contest

MIKE NIETO: T.F. North's Price knows Shriner's Game more than a contest

A.J. Price knows college scouts will be in the crowd at Tucci Stadium on Saturday night at the 40th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus.

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm
MIKE NIETO: Metcalfe excited to be back at head coach

MIKE NIETO: Metcalfe excited to be back at head coach

Liz Metcalfe said she was a little nervous when her Illiana Christian girls basketball team took the floor at the Shepard summer league.

July 03, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Does this have legs this time?

Will the kitchen sink be thrown in next?

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Another interesting prep season comes to an end

It's time to take a break, bring out the fishing poles, relax and reminisce about the 2013-14 prep season.

June 19, 2014 8:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Giannantonio a true Warrior

After 35 years of teaching and coaching, Sue Giannantonio doesn't know what her plans are for retirement.

June 12, 2014 8:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Someone will be watching the Falk brothers

Evan Falk has "DP" engraved on the heel of his mitt.

June 05, 2014 8:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Illiana Christian baseball clicking at the right time

A few months ago, not a lot of people expected the Illiana Christian baseball team to be playing for a regional title.

May 29, 2014 8:00 pm
MIKE NIETO: The final countdown for T.F. North's Kosiara

MIKE NIETO: The final countdown for T.F. North's Kosiara

He started out as a Rebel and is finishing as a Meteor.

May 22, 2014 10:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Coach E's life had a familiar and golden ring to it

If you had the pleasure to know Curt Ehrenstrom, you walked away feeling as if you knew him your whole life.

May 15, 2014 10:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: A task, but a worthwhile one at Thornwood

When former Bloom Township softball coach Mark Anderson took over as Thornwood's coach last year, many told him he was out of his mind.

May 08, 2014 10:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Crucial time for St. Francis de Sales athletics

Kevin Wolfe made it clear that when he was brought back after a one-year exile, he would be the boys basketball coach and not the director of basketball operations at St. Francis de Sales.

May 01, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Nobody won in this case

The Illinois High School concluded its investigation of the Homewood-Flossmoor athletic program Tuesday and reinstated girls basketball coach Anthony Smith. Smith is eligible to coach at any IHSA member high school immediately.

April 24, 2014 7:00 pm
MIKE NIETO: Beecher serves those who served our country

MIKE NIETO: Beecher serves those who served our country

Eugene Goers walked with pride, cane in his right hand and his granddaughter Sarah Goers holding his left arm.

April 17, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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MIKE NIETO: QB or not QB? Lynch just wants to play

MIKE NIETO: QB or not QB? Lynch just wants to play

This is not a scene from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

April 10, 2014 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: The recruiting class of 2014 is in a class by itself

CHICAGO | You look at the names of those who played in the McDonald's All-American Games, both boys and girls and you see a lot of names who either are in the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments or are stars in the NBA.

April 03, 2014 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: A change of scenery and seasons for Illiana Christian?

What is next for Illiana Christian athletics?

March 27, 2014 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: March Madness or Hoosier Hysteria?

Will Illiana Christian High School athletics start a new tradition and move from March Madness to Hoosier Hysteria?

March 20, 2014 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Marian Catholic's Parham shows what he is made of in finale

NORMAL | Terrone Parham just had the game of his life.

March 18, 2014 10:30 pm
MIKE NIETO: A good old neighborhood battle until the end

MIKE NIETO: A good old neighborhood battle until the end

HARVEY | The Homewood-Flossmoor boys basketball team had one more ounce of fight left in it Friday night in the Class 4A Thornton Sectional final.

March 14, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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