The 300-meter hurdles might be the most pain-fraught event run at a high school track meet. Requiring a sprinter's speed, a distance runner's stamina and field event devotee's attention to technique, it is not an event for which many coaches have volunteers.
In a program that is rich in basketball history as any other program in the state, Bloom Township head boys basketball coach Jasper Williams and assistant coach Pete McGuire are as much a part of the tradition as the packed gyms and the legend of Wes Mason.
All told, retiring Bloom Township assistant boys basketball coach Pete McGuire has been on the bench for over 500 wins between the Bloom Township and Bloom Trail programs.
Luke Butkus' voice filled with excitement with the talk of football practice beginning and the University of Illinois football team getting ready for "Camp Rantoul."
Maybe the biggest difference in determining Jeneva McCall's future was something that did not happen in the competition arena.
Michelle Venturella knows competing in Division I softball is a tough go for a mid-major school like Illinois-Chicago, but she won't let that be an excuse.
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in The Times on March 19, 1972.
Rocky Hill's teenage years are long gone, but almost every day he experiences a time-stands-still moment while walking the halls at Thornridge.
There is no past or tradition for Missy Mitidiero to fall back on.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The door to Gary Lagesse's office, which was always open, is now officially closed.
You ever wonder what it would be like to be named after someone famous?
Some of them may have graduated 60 years ago or more and since moved out of Harvey or Riverdale, but in some ways they never really left.
Sometimes you wonder if you read something the right way.
Former Thornton Fractional South High School boys basketball star Rajsaun Thompson pleaded guilty Wednesday to two separate counts of armed robbery.
In his 15 years as the head basketball coach at Bloom High School, Wes Mason won 317 games.
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