FLOSSMOOR | Daylen Hubbard of Bloom Township thought he'd won the 110-meter hurdle final in the Class 3A sectional, having buzzed over the hurdles at Homewood-Flossmoor as fast as he could.
HARVEY | It was a disappointing day in the team standings for local teams at the sixth annual Carol Urich Invitational, but that didn’t stop many individuals from standing out.
Thornton's Devante Smith somewhat chuckles when he hears what track coach Vince McAuliffe says about his blue-collar attitude.
Tai Streets and his fellow Thornton High School alums wear the pride of their school not only on their sleeves, but on their faces.
HARVEY | The story of Thornton's depth, for coach Troy Jackson, goes back to the school's annual Purple and White game.
HARVEY | It could have been more one-sided, but Troy Jackson is a nice guy.
HARVEY | In the roughly 100 years Thornton has been playing Bloom in basketball, no doubt there have been other two-minute stretches where the offense came as quickly as it did for Da'Marques Turner at the close of the third quarter Tuesday.
HARVEY | Thornton's boys basketball team wasn't about to make the same mistake twice.
Enoch Smith Jr. has never been shy, especially when introducing himself to opposing ball carriers as a defensive tackle for Mount Carmel..
HARVEY | There's an explanation for the dimming lights in the area around Thornton Township High School at about 7:15 Friday night.
The recent success of Northern Illinois did not go unnoticed by Thornton's Tifonte Hunt.
SOUTH HOLLAND | All of 80 seconds into Thornwood's conference opener against rival Thornton, the Thunderbirds' star player, Donte Thomas, had a shot blocked, picked up a foul, was involved in some on-court chest-bumping and was one of two recipients in a double-technical.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | They both call Chicago Heights home, and they both walked into Marian Catholic's gym with 18-17 records in the regular season.
NEW LENOX | Down 21-0 and riding a three-game losing streak into the conference leader's home field, Thornton's Wildcats probably should have been deflated at halftime of their visit Friday to Lincoln-Way West.
TINLEY PARK | In his 28th season, after 189 wins and now 98 losses, you'd think Bill Mosel had seen it all.
FRANKFORT | Thornton was its own worst enemy as a penalties and a fumble put the Wildcats behind the eight ball for most of the first half Friday night in their 30-12 loss to Lincoln-Way North.
Fittingly, in Wildcats country, Friday's SouthWest Suburban Red showdown between Thornton and Bradley-Boutbonnais featured as wild a final four minutes, 49 seconds as a football fan can imagine.
NAPERVILLE | When all else failed, Naperville North went back to its bruising best.
HARVEY | Thornton Township's Cavion Clanton sure didn't seem phased by the 24 hour delay to the Wildcats season opener.
HARVEY | Thornton coach Bill Mosel and his football team will have to wait one more day before they can open the 2013 season.
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