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Winning games is high on any coach's list of goals.
It was another exciting year in Illinois prep sports. There were state championships, a couple of second-place finishes, some controversy and a lot of fun.
CRETE | When David Copperfield made a jet airliner and the Statue of Liberty vanish, he was merely practicing the art of illusion.
FLOSSMOOR | Who am I to cast any doubts?
Thornridge senior Marquise Wells sets the pace for teammate Allen Rattle at a Falcons practice earlier this week. Wells is Thornridge's top runners in his first year in cross country.
Thornridge senior Marquise Wells is the Falcons' top runner.
Out of all the cyberspace venues on the Internet, perhaps none is more fascinating to me than YouTube.
Bob Hambric is gone, but Tim Bankston wants to make sure his former high school coach is never forgotten.
I admit I'm never going to be mistaken for Phil Donahue -- look-alike gray hair notwithstanding -- but I'm certainly a few steps ahead of the knuckle scrapers when it comes to evaluating women's roles in modern society.
John Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, died Friday night. He was 99.
Rocky Hill, who transformed a downtrodden Crete-Monee basketball program into a south suburban power during a four-year stay, confirmed to The Times on Tuesday that he will not be back as the Warriors coach for the 2010-11 season.
SCOUTING 2010 ILLINOIS BOYS TRACK TEAMS
SCOUTING TODAY'S LOCAL ILLINOIS CROSS COUNTRY SECTIONALS
If you're old enough to remember him in his broadcasting heyday, you'll recall how Howard Cosell captivated television audiences.
Rajsaun Thompson and Brian Conway began making names for themselves last winter on the basketball court.
CHICAGO | Hoosier Hysteria involves a round ball, not an oblong one.
CHICAGO | Once upon a time, pilfering another school's mascot represented the height of hooliganism among college athletes.
Admittedly, it's hard to accept, but we media people have to face up to an unpleasant truth: Our work is of short-term value.
When the White Sox made their first World Series appearance in nearly a half-century, a mad rush for game tickets was immediately on.
BOYS TRACK | STATE NOTES
The Difference Maker: Thornton's Nick Coleman
They usually sport the cleanest jerseys among anyone who gets on the field.
The Difference Maker: Thornton's Markus Murry
Does he or doesn't he?
PALOS HILLS -- In feline vernacular, it can be said these 'Cats coughed up their hairball just in the nick of time.
The Difference Maker: T.F. North's Vernon LaGarde
THE DIFFERENCE MAKER: BLOOM TWP.'S DARREN EASTERLING
The Difference Maker: T.F. North's Joe McBrayer
The Mike Troncozo file
In the roller-coaster ride that is Northwestern football, the Wildcats find themselves halfway up another hill as the 2004 season dawns.
When a team's No. 1 runner returns to health and the roster, there shouldn't be much of an argument as to who'll lead the ground attack.
The Difference Maker: T.F. South's Lance Jones
PREP FOOTBALL: HAMMOND 14, GAVIT 12
HARVEY -- Those offensive linemen breathing a sigh of relief at the departure of All-American Tim Jamison from Thornton's roster during the offseason are about to have the wind knocked right back out of them.
PREP FOOTBALL: FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: BIG TEN
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: BIG TEN MEDIA DAY
THE TIMES ILLINOIS MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL
BOYS PREP TRACK: STATE NOTES
BOYS PREP TRACK: STATE FINALS
BOYS PREP TRACK: STATE PRELIMINARIES
BOYS PREP TRACK: STATE NOTES
BOYS TRACK STATE PREVIEW
SOUTH HOLLAND -- The relay covered a mile, but the loss, at least in a figurative sense, came by mere inches.
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