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Bloom Township's Jared Johnson is looking forward to tonight's matchup with favored Marian Catholic in one semifinal of the Class 4A Thornton Sectional.
Spencer Greer said he can finally tell his daughter Amy that he has caught up with her.
NEW LENOX | A packed gym, with both sides screaming to the hilt and it coming down to the final seconds.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The first official day of girls basketball practice saw the defending Class 4A state girls basketball champion Marian Catholic Spartans carrying a binder into practice.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | There was no bragging, trash-talking or posting on Facebook.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | When Kauai Bradley hit the buzzer-beating game-winner last year to give the Marian Catholic girls basketball team its first state title, then-junior Dajhae Mullins saw the whole thing unfold in the Class 4A state championship.
Mike Strabavy knows the importance of speed.
HARVEY | Thornton's Jamani Pierce and Justin Taylor don't mind if social media is unsociable towards them.
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Hammond Hall of Fame inductee Mike Strabavy with his wife, Dawn.
Former Bishop Noll and Indiana State two-sport athlete Mike Strabavy shows his letterman jackets from Bishop Noll, left, and Indiana State. Strabavy, who is a cardiac rehabilitation exercise physiologist, starred in baseball and track and field. In 1988, he was Bishop Noll's state championsh…
Hammond Hall of Fame inductee Mike Strabavy with his letterman jackets from Indiana State, left, and Bishop Noll.
A track and field, and baseball standout in high school and college, Mike Strabavy is now a cardiac rehabilitation exercise physiologist at The Community Hospital in Munster.
CHICAGO | Times No. 3 Mount Carmel would have had a hard time reading an eye chart on the wall at the optometrist's office.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | There wasn't a lot of celebrating after Marian Catholic beat Nazareth Academy, 79-56, Thursday to win its first outright East Suburban Catholic Conference title.
Have you seen the commercial about where Leroy falls out of his deer stand and someone asks what happened?
CHICAGO | With his team already assured of a loss, it would have been simple for Mount Carmel sophomore wrestler Matthew Reyes to throw in the towel.
Mount Carmel wrestling coach John Kading, center, talks to his team after their 44-18 loss to Marmion Academy on Tuesday at the Class 3A Marist Team Sectional.
After an investigation into possible bylaws violations, the Homewood-Flossmoor boys basketball program will be allowed to compete in the state tournament, the Illinois High School Association announced Tuesday.
Thornton's Justin Taylor, left, and Jamani Pierce are two of the reasons Thornton is having a successful season.
Thornton seniors Justin Taylor, left, and Jamani Pierce have the Wildcats playing well heading into regional play.
Thurman Stone remembers a moment during the 1999 Indiana state wrestling regional.
CALUMET CITY | For a few minutes, T.F. North was firing on all cylinders as it jumped to a 4-0 lead.
ORLAND PARK | After Marian Catholic won its 14th straight regional title Thursday with a 58-25 win over Sandburg, Spartans coach Dan Murray was asked if he didn't want to blow the streak in his first year.
What might have been the beginning of a run to a Class 4A state title was an empty gym with empty seats that the Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball team would have occupied for their scheduled Class 4A T.F. North Regional.
Jose Champagne didn't let a torn ACL in his left knee sidetrack him from his goal.
LANSING | Donald Stone's reverse slam dunk with 12.5 seconds left put the exclamation point on T.F. South's 62-53 South Suburban Blue win over Oak Forest on Tuesday.
T.F. North defensive coordinator Rich Watson is expected to be named the school's football coach, a source close to the program confirmed to The Times.
LANSING | Kameron Dickens and teammate Ninah Bertrand start every second half with more than a hop in their step.
Alex Coriano built off one moment in in his wrestling career.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Maybe the guy who is most impressed with how the Thornwood boys basketball team has performed without its star is the star.
It's hard to believe we are in the middle of February and the start of the proverbial second season starts Monday for Class 3A and 4A girls basketball programs.
LANSING | Like many who tried the sport, Illiana Christian's Lucas Miedema got involved with wrestling to get in shape for baseball.
CALUMET CITY | Just the District 215 rivalry and a packed gym is usually enough to get the competitive juices flowing for T.F. South and T.F. North.
T.F. South wrestlers Jake Tisza, left, and Tyrone Johnson will compete in this weekend's Hinsdale Central Sectional. Tisza wrestles at 138 pounds and Johnson at 182.
Illiana Christian's Mark Hale, left, and Lucas Miedema square off at a recent practice.
Illiana Christian's Lucas Miedema was the 132-pound champ at the Class 1A Peotone Regional. He is looking to finish in the top four at this weekend's Plano Sectional, which would earn him a trip to the state finals.
Rob Caldwell has seen the world.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Take away a team's point guard and you take away its lifeline.
In an era where a lot of kids expect everything and think all is owed to them, Mount Carmel senior lineman Steve Dumezich is a breath of fresh air.
LANSING | T.F. South's Corey Cross remembers the first time he went out for wrestling.
Enoch Smith Jr. has never been shy, especially when introducing himself to opposing ball carriers as a defensive tackle for Mount Carmel..
LANSING | When T.F. South coach Steve Breshock talked about the key to his team's 70-43 win over Tinley Park, he emphasized one thing.
Former Gavit star pitcher Rob Clark has a lot of sports memories in his career.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Josh Cohn and his Marian Catholic teammates were issued a halftime challenge Friday night to step things up on defense.
Dennis Kelly, center, had his number retired before Friday's game.
Dennis Kelly is more excited about tonight's Marist at Marian Catholic boys basketball game than he is about the big pre-game ceremony.
With the weather winning out, local teams have had to adjust their schedules and have lost out to the the polar vortex. Schools were closed Monday and Tuesday due to cold weather.
When you watch Marian Catholic's Ki-Jana Crawford play, it is like he never took off the pads from football.
Former Andrean football coach Pete Billick was remembered by former players and colleagues as much for his love of competition, life and his players as much as for the Xs and Os.
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