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 | Bloom Township's offense found the play that was working for them, and they stuck with it.
Sam Agyarko sees a balance between academics and athletics as one of the keys to a school's success.
Billy Bundy sees the glass as half full.
Standing near the finish line at Homewood-Flossmoor's newly-christened Dick Beebe Track Classic, Vikings coach and son of the event's namesake Nate Beebe shouted across the infield to a runner finishing his post-race cool-down.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Sometimes a close game will wake up a team like a bucket of cold water in the face.
Many of Eddy Curry's NBA battles had come at the dinner table, not under the backboards.
The NBA draft without a region nugget is like Lady Gaga without her feathers and fishnets.
FLOSSMOOR | Even when the distance between first and second is but a whisker, Josh Nance could feel where his rival was.
Thornwood's Khapri Alston, left, hugs Darell Combs after the Thunderbirds beat Andrew at Tuesday's basketball game in Tinley Park.
Andrew's Tyler Hook, left, tries to stop Thornwood's Khapri Alston during Tuesday's game at Andrew in Tinley Park.
Thornwood's head coach Paul Slavich reacts to a call with 11 seconds left in the game Tuesday giving Andrew the ball at Andrew in Tinley Park.
Thornwood's Johnte Shannon, right, drives into Andrew's Jawad Adekoya during Tuesday's game at Andrew in Tinley Park.
Thornwood's David Fuller, right, drives past Andrew's Jubril Adekoya during Tuesday's game at Andrew in Tinley Park. The Thunderbirds beat the Thunderbolts 57-55, earning the T'birds first place in the SouthWest Suburban Red Conference.
Thornwood head coach Paul Slavich gives instructions to Robert Blissitt, center, and Patrick Bolton during Tuesday's game at Andrew in Tinley Park.
Thornwood's Darell Combs, center, strips the ball away from Andrew's leaping Glorind Lisha during Tuesday's game at Andrew in Tinley Park.
With seconds remaining in the game, Thornwood's David Fuller, right, strips the ball away from Andrew's Jubril Adekoya during Tuesday's game at Andrew in Tinley Park.
Thornwood's Khapri Alston, right, blocks a pass by Andrew's Jubril Adekoya during Tuesday's game at Andrew in Tinley Park.
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