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CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Making the extra pass is not something new to the Bloom Township offense. The Blazing Trojans have been doing it all year long.
CRETE | Crete-Monee's Mike Nelson certainly took coach Tom Cappel's advice early in Tuesday night's matchup against T.F. South.
Growing up in Lowell, Jacob Tucker always knew he wanted to wrestle for the hometown Red Devils. It's what most boys from the rural community want and dream about.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | With both teams coming off of Friday night games, the Bloom Township-Homewood-Flossmoor Saturday afternoon matinee got off to something of a slow start.
LANSING | Maybe it was the pressure of senior night, and maybe it was the pressure of being in the middle of a South Suburban Conference title hunt. Most likely, it was simply because T.F. South didn't play the game they needed to play to win.
LANSING | Scoring 35 in a basketball game isn't too bad for a guy coming off the bench.
HINSDALE | Thornwood's Kris Williams wasn't going to let a little blood stop him from finishing first.
RICHTON PARK | Bloom Township's James Coleman knows his team treats every game in the Southland Athletic Conference like a big game, and it's helped the Blazing Trojans plow through the SAC with only one loss this season.
T.F. South wrestlers Tyrone Johnson and Jake Tisza have taken very different paths to this weekend's 3A Hinsdale Central Sectional.
CALUMET CITY | As T.F. South closes in on a school record for wins, coach Steve Breshock is still looking for more from his girls.
PALOS HEIGHTS | Thornwood's Kris Williams is developing a friendly rivalry with Marist's Mark Duda and getting the upper hand on it.
CRETE | It wasn't pretty down the stretch, but the Warriors were able to hold on for the win.
CRETE | For the graduating seniors of the Crete-Monee football team, it has been quite a ride.
LANSING | Illiana Christian coach Tom Roozeboom didn't see much difference between the first half his team played and the second half, except for one glaring problem.
CRETE | As Illinois Lutheran coach Mark Kjenstad said after the game, tonight was a good night.
LANSING | Coming into their game against Ridgewood, Illiana Christian knew the Rebels were going to be pesky on the Vikings' offensive end of the court.
Corey Postema accomplishments in just two years of swimming competitively cannot be understated.
CHICAGO | Mount Carmel's Bryce Brill may have transferred onto the Caravan as a sophomore, but the senior wrestler has played a major role in his new team's success over the past three seasons.
LANSING | Illiana Christian's Caleb Jonkman is seeing more of a team effort out of the Vikings lately, but on Friday night, a lot of the effort came from Jonkman at the free throw line.
BEECHER | The adage says that there's no 'I' in team.
FLOSSMOOR | Homewood-Flossmoor coach Jim McLaughlin has seen his team get knocked down.
CALUMET CITY | T.F. North's Christian Johnson was challenged by coach Tim Bankston to start playing a bigger role on the boards.
OAK FOREST | After leading by 84 pins heading into the final game, T.F. South just couldn't hold on.
CRETE | Illinois Lutheran's Mack Newson is seeing plenty of progress out of his team so far this year, and on Friday night, the Chargers showed their ability to progress in the span of one halftime.
CALUMET CITY | T.F. South's Jake Tisza knows if you keep waiting to get better tomorrow, today will pass you by.
Heading into this year's diving season, Marian Catholic's Joey Cifelli isn't thinking about who his competition might be come state finals time. And that's saying something from a junior diver who is a veteran to the state finals in two seasons as a varsity diver.
When Crete-Monee coach Christina Cobbins was looking for more assertive offensive play from her forwards earlier this season, she was looking at Marsha Howard.
CHICAGO | This one is going to sting for a while for Bowman Academy.
CALUMET CITY | Despite being a young team, there are no moral victories for the T.F. North boys basketball team.
CRETE | Despite the fact Crete-Monee would like to play a fast-paced game, the Warriors proved they can slow it down and stay patient at the offensive end.
PARK FOREST | When Bloom Township's Jared Johnson took a fast break and slammed it home for a 67-43 lead with five minutes left, it looked as if the Blazing Trojans had this one locked up.
When T.F. North bowling coach Matthew Pettiti set his varsity roster for last Saturday's Rich East Invitational at Lakewood Bowl, he included freshmen bowlers Capri Howard and Candice Redman.
CALUMET CITY | T.F. North coach Chris Pruitt wants senior Chanel Howard to play more of a leadership role on a young Meteor team. If Tuesday night's win against Evergreen Park was any indicator, Howard may be moving in the right direction.
RICHTON PARK | Saturday's Rich East Invitational may have been the first major bowling meet of their varsity careers, but T.F. North freshmen Capri Howard and Candice Redman looked more like seasoned seniors.
CRETE | If the opening game of the Southland Athletic Conference schedule is anything like the rest of Crete-Monee's 2013-2014 season, it's going to be quite the roller-coaster ride for the Warriors.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Anika Johnson may be one of eight sophomores on the Bloom Township girls basketball roster, but Johnson and her teammates aren't making any excuses for a 2-3 start to the 2013 campaign.
SOUTH HOLLAND | When the Seton Academy girls basketball team has success, it's usually because of the team's defense.
When Emmanuel Barjebo and Thornton Township started the 2013 season, the team didn't set any type of lofty goals such as winning this title or winning that super-sectional. Instead, Barjebo insists that the team simply wanted to get better.
VALPARAISO | Eighty-five-year-old Tom Magill of Chesterton wasn't about to let a little cold stop him from competing in the 11th annual Valparaiso Turkey Trot.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Homewood-Flossmoor coach James McLaughlin has a young team, but he has to be proud of what he saw from it Wednesday night.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis usually has too much energy heading into a new season, and he has to make an effort to contain the adrenaline.
RICHTON PARK | Bloom Township coach Ron Newquist knew his team would have to play big Saturday afternoon against a larger Hillcrest middle.
BEECHER | Beecher's Sam Pilbeam didn't look nervous in crunch time Friday night, but the sophomore guard said there were plenty of nerves under the surface.
FLOSSMOOR | With Illinois' new defensive hand check rule, it's going to be slow going for plenty of high school teams early in the high school basketball season.
FLOSSMOOR | Homewood-Flossmoor coach Craig Buzea wasn't about to play the blame game after the Vikings' tough, season-ending loss to Naperville Central.
TINLEY PARK | If the Wildcats had to lose, this was the way they wanted to do it.
NEW LENOX | Illiana Christian's Sydnee VanBeek has no doubts that her team played with everything it had, but the Vikings' best came up just a bit short Thursday night.
TINLEY PARK | Thornton Co-op sophomore Ricardo Estrada wasn't going to let this game be the end of the line for the Wildcats.
PALOS HILLS | The wind played a major factor in Saturday's Class 3A Stagg Regional championsihp, and Thornton Co-op was able to use it more effectively when given its first-half chances.
CALUMET CITY | A loss wasn't the way T.F. North's Nikita Smith wanted to end his high school career, but the Meteors senior can move on knowing he left it all on the field.
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