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MIKE NIETO: Midway to playoffs or halfway to going home

The first four weeks have been anything but status quo in the prep football season.

September 25, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: A 'Thorn' is a thorn

Former NFL player and Thornridge grad Reggie Hayward didn't hide his displeasure in a phone conversation Thursday morning.

September 18, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Week 3 is a crucial one

It's hard to believe that one-third of the football season will be done after this weekend, weather permitting.

September 11, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: St. Francis de Sales should drop football

Unfortunately, the numbers are not there and may never be for the St. Francis de Sales football program.

September 04, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Here's to another exciting season

Fans are counting down the hours and minutes,  and hoping for better weather than last year's first scheduled day of season openers.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: A battle over this scrimmage

While next weekend is an early enough start for the prep football regular season to start, there is nothing wrong with a controlled scrimmage against another opponent that could be taking place tonight or Saturday.

August 21, 2014 7:00 pm
MIKE NIETO: T.F. South football reunion should be a good one

MIKE NIETO: T.F. South football reunion should be a good one

Circle Sept. 5 on your calendar.

August 14, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Some things to watch for in 2014

As the final days of summer wind down, people are talking about the upcoming football season, which gets underway with Monday's first official practice.

August 07, 2014 4:45 pm

MIKE NIETO: This is for a good purpose

Somehow, you almost expect him to be waiting for everyone at the 19th hole with a cold drink in hand and asking you how you putted.

July 31, 2014 4:45 pm
MIKE NIETO: Jennings brings confidence to Thornridge football

MIKE NIETO: Jennings brings confidence to Thornridge football

DOLTON | What many think is a most difficult task doesn't phase new Thornridge football coach Pat Jennings.

July 24, 2014 4:45 pm
MIKE NIETO: T.F. North's Price knows Shriner's Game more than a contest

MIKE NIETO: T.F. North's Price knows Shriner's Game more than a contest

A.J. Price knows college scouts will be in the crowd at Tucci Stadium on Saturday night at the 40th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus.

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm
MIKE NIETO: Metcalfe excited to be back at head coach

MIKE NIETO: Metcalfe excited to be back at head coach

Liz Metcalfe said she was a little nervous when her Illiana Christian girls basketball team took the floor at the Shepard summer league.

July 03, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Does this have legs this time?

Will the kitchen sink be thrown in next?

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Another interesting prep season comes to an end

It's time to take a break, bring out the fishing poles, relax and reminisce about the 2013-14 prep season.

June 19, 2014 8:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Giannantonio a true Warrior

After 35 years of teaching and coaching, Sue Giannantonio doesn't know what her plans are for retirement.

June 12, 2014 8:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Someone will be watching the Falk brothers

Evan Falk has "DP" engraved on the heel of his mitt.

June 05, 2014 8:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Illiana Christian baseball clicking at the right time

A few months ago, not a lot of people expected the Illiana Christian baseball team to be playing for a regional title.

May 29, 2014 8:00 pm
MIKE NIETO: The final countdown for T.F. North's Kosiara

MIKE NIETO: The final countdown for T.F. North's Kosiara

He started out as a Rebel and is finishing as a Meteor.

May 22, 2014 10:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Coach E's life had a familiar and golden ring to it

If you had the pleasure to know Curt Ehrenstrom, you walked away feeling as if you knew him your whole life.

May 15, 2014 10:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: A task, but a worthwhile one at Thornwood

When former Bloom Township softball coach Mark Anderson took over as Thornwood's coach last year, many told him he was out of his mind.

May 08, 2014 10:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Crucial time for St. Francis de Sales athletics

Kevin Wolfe made it clear that when he was brought back after a one-year exile, he would be the boys basketball coach and not the director of basketball operations at St. Francis de Sales.

May 01, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Nobody won in this case

The Illinois High School concluded its investigation of the Homewood-Flossmoor athletic program Tuesday and reinstated girls basketball coach Anthony Smith. Smith is eligible to coach at any IHSA member high school immediately.

April 24, 2014 7:00 pm
MIKE NIETO: Beecher serves those who served our country

MIKE NIETO: Beecher serves those who served our country

Eugene Goers walked with pride, cane in his right hand and his granddaughter Sarah Goers holding his left arm.

April 17, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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MIKE NIETO: QB or not QB? Lynch just wants to play

MIKE NIETO: QB or not QB? Lynch just wants to play

This is not a scene from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

April 10, 2014 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: The recruiting class of 2014 is in a class by itself

CHICAGO | You look at the names of those who played in the McDonald's All-American Games, both boys and girls and you see a lot of names who either are in the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments or are stars in the NBA.

April 03, 2014 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: A change of scenery and seasons for Illiana Christian?

What is next for Illiana Christian athletics?

March 27, 2014 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: March Madness or Hoosier Hysteria?

Will Illiana Christian High School athletics start a new tradition and move from March Madness to Hoosier Hysteria?

March 20, 2014 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Marian Catholic's Parham shows what he is made of in finale

NORMAL | Terrone Parham just had the game of his life.

March 18, 2014 10:30 pm
MIKE NIETO: A good old neighborhood battle until the end

MIKE NIETO: A good old neighborhood battle until the end

HARVEY | The Homewood-Flossmoor boys basketball team had one more ounce of fight left in it Friday night in the Class 4A Thornton Sectional final.

March 14, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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MIKE NIETO: A look back at the girls basketball season

As we look back at the 2013-14 girls basketball season, it was a little different, to say the least.

March 13, 2014 7:45 pm

MIKE NIETO: A pure Kentucky thoroughbred

HARVEY | Tyler Ulis has done just about everything to take over a game in the fourth quarter and swing it in favor of Marian Catholic.

March 11, 2014 10:30 pm

MIKE NIETO: This is what March Madness is about

NEW LENOX | A packed gym, with both sides screaming to the hilt and it coming down to the final seconds.

March 07, 2014 11:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: 'Thoughts?' and 'Go get some oxygen'

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.

March 06, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Maybe a compliance person would be a good idea

Have you seen the commercial about where Leroy falls out of his deer stand and someone asks what happened?

February 27, 2014 9:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Nobody wins this court case

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.

February 20, 2014 9:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Thornwood getting it done as a team

SOUTH HOLLAND | Maybe the guy who is most impressed with how the Thornwood boys basketball team has performed without its star is the star.

February 14, 2014 11:15 pm

MIKE NIETO: Let the February Frenzy begin

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.

February 13, 2014 8:00 pm
MIKE NIETO: Dumezich will prove his worth

MIKE NIETO: Dumezich will prove his worth

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.

February 06, 2014 8:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Kelly honored to be honored at Marian

Dennis Kelly is more excited about tonight's Marist at Marian Catholic boys basketball game than he is about the big pre-game ceremony.

January 30, 2014 8:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Time for T.F. North to get it going

The losses do not bother T.F. North boys basketball coach Tim Bankston as much as how his team has lost.

January 23, 2014 8:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Newquist, Bloom Twp. girls team weather the storm

You want to see a walking example of frustration, you need not look further than Bloom Township girls basketball coach Ron Newquist and his team.

January 16, 2014 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Shootout represents something worth fighting for

You will get two days of good basketball and entertainment with a chance to pitch in for a good cause.

January 09, 2014 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: T.F. South girls have the right chemistry

LANSING | Perhaps the only selfishness on the T.F. South girls basketball team is when coach Steve Breshock brings out the two big boxes of doughnuts from a local bakery.

January 03, 2014 10:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: What does 2014 bring?

You would have to say your stocking was stuffed with some good basketball with all the holiday tournaments.

January 02, 2014 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: It's a second strike for Seton

Two different scenarios, two different coaches, two different parts of the state.

December 26, 2013 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: McDipper still going strong

The best gift card you might give someone is a day pass to the McDipper XLI basketball tournament, which begins Thursday at Rich South High School.

December 19, 2013 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Maybe this is what T.F. North needed

CALUMET CITY | Just when the T.F. North boys basketball team thought it was cruising Friday night, it was almost pushed off the road and into a ditch by its own doings.

December 13, 2013 11:15 pm

MIKE NIETO: Lynch deserves to be in Big Apple

Jordan Lynch will be on the big stage in the Big Apple on Saturday evening.

December 12, 2013 6:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Marian to play on the big stage

Marian Catholic boys basketball coach Mike Taylor knows his team cherishes opportunities to play in a premier event.

December 05, 2013 6:00 pm
MIKE NIETO: Ring up another for the defense

MIKE NIETO: Ring up another for the defense

DEKALB | The challenge has been laid down for next year's Mount Carmel football team.

November 30, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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