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HARVEY | At Thornton, track success isn’t determined by dual meet or invitational success. It all comes down to the state meet.
MIDLOTHIAN | T.F. North fell short of winning the South Suburban Blue Conference meet Thursday, but sophomore Charlene Horton gave the Meteors a fighting chance with her performance.
CALUMET CITY | Four years ago Daisy Escobedo knew little about badminton and had no idea that T.F. North even had a team.
HARVEY | It was a disappointing day in the team standings for local teams at the sixth annual Carol Urich Invitational, but that didn’t stop many individuals from standing out.
PALOS HEIGHTS | For a track team that doesn’t have a track to practice on, any win could be considered big, but to go into a 10-team invitational at your arch-rival's home track and win is special.
BURBANK | With the end of the regular season quickly approaching for area track teams, it’s time for coaches to start to make their final adjustments before the state series begins.
LANSING | In case you haven’t been watching, T.F. South has been playing pretty good baseball of late, winning seven straight heading into Saturday's home game against Crete-Monee.
TINLEY PARK | Crete-Monee is built around its sprinters and from top to bottom it didn’t disappoint Friday as the Warriors ran away from the competition to claim the title at the Tinley Park Titan Relays.
LANSING | For almost seven innings Thursday T.F. South played a flawless defensive game against South Suburban Blue leaders Oak Forest.
LANSING | T.F. South came in as heavy favorites to win their own Rebel Red Invitational Badminton Tournament.
LANSING | Even if you could not see the pitches from Sarah Kessler you knew they had something on them from the sound they made when hitting the catcher’s mitt.
CALUMET CITY | Sometimes being “the man” on a team is about a lot more than the stat sheet. It’s about having the tough conversations with teammates, taking younger players under your wing, and leading by example.
CALUMET CITY | They say a hits as good as a walk in baseball, that was certainly the story Saturday as T.F. North took advantage of three walks and three hit batters on its way to a10-2 win over Thornton on Saturday.
CALUMET CITY | In baseball, it can be hard to score runs when you’re hitting the ball and even harder when you’re not. However, that wasn’t the case Friday as Plainfield Central scored six runs in the first inning without a hit on their way to an 11-0 victory over T.F. North.
CALUMET CITY | Sometimes the difference between winning and losing isn’t about talent as much as it’s about taking advantage of every opportunity and not letting an opponent back up.
LANSING | Pressure might be on the T.F. South girls badminton team to repeat as state champions, but the Rebels showed no signs of stress Saturday.
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS | You can’t always judge the quality of an athletic program by wins and losses; sometimes you have to look at the character of the athletes as well.
FLOSSMOOR | From the time the final buzzer sounded in last year’s 13-6 state quarterfinal loss to Fenwick, the focus for the Homewood-Flossmoor boys water polo team has been on making a return trip to the state finals.
PALOS HEIGHTS | There were plenty of questions Saturday surrounding T.F. South's girls badminton team at the Shepard Invitational.
BLUE ISLAND | For the first three minutes Friday night it looked like Thornwood was going to be in a dogfight with Oak Forest in the championship game of the Eisenhower Regional.
OAK LAWN | Mount Carmel almost got caught looking ahead to archrival St. Rita on Tuesday night in their regional game against St. Ignatius.
EVANSTON | On a cold and snowy Saturday afternoon, Marian Catholic diver Joey Cifelli took to the pool and brought home a state title.
CRETE | It was a night when it seemed that everything that needed to happen for Crete-Monee to get a win was happening.
The road to this week’s Illinois High School Association state swimming and diving finals started a long time ago for a local pair of athletes.
FLOSSMOOR | Marian Catholic’s Joey Cifelli came into Saturday’s Homewood-Flossmoor Diving Sectional with a list of goals, among them to set a new pool record in the waters where he learned to dive.
LANSING | When you think of intimidating places to play, names like The Swamp, The Big House, and Cameron Indoor Stadium come to mind. But tonight Illiana Christian could have given them all a run for their money.
LANSING | T.F. South’s Amber Montejano picked up a bowling ball for the first time as a competitive bowler three years ago.
CHICAGO | Talking to their coaches on Saturday, you would have thought T.F. North and T.F. South had advanced to next week’s IHSA State Bowling Finals.
OLYMPIA FIELDS | When Crete-Monee opened a 13-point lead on Rich Central early in the fourth quarter Friday night, the Warriors appeared to put their troubles from the last month behind them.
LANSING | Last season was special for T.F. South as the Rebels advanced to the IHSA state finals for the first time in seven years.
CALUMET CITY | Coming into the season, first-year T.F. North coach Matt Pettiti knew it would be a rebuilding year.
A pair of area bowlers will try to make the cut at the first day of the IHSA state finals at St. Clair Bowl in O'Fallon.
ORLAND PARK | T.F. South boys bowling coach Erik Valiska thought his team did everything it needed to do Saturday to advance to next week's state finals.
RICHTON PARK | Crete-Monee found itself trailing 1-0 before Friday night’s game with Rich South even tipped off and that was as close as it would get all night.
LANSING | Connecting on four field goals in the fourth quarter isn’t usually a recipe for success, but for Illiana Christian it was exactly what it needed for a 67-57 upset of Oak Forest on Tuesday.
CHICAGO | Things didn’t start out the way Mount Carmel coach Steve Gorches may have hoped but a familiar ending more than made up for it at the Lindblom Regional on Saturday.
CALUMET CITY | For T.F. North there’s one word to sum up Friday night's 47-40 South Suburban crossover loss to Shepard, frustration.
Mount Carmel’s bowling team was an unknown commodity last year that may have overachieved in the postseason.
CALUMET CITY | Bowling has not been kind to T.F. South over the past two weeks, and through the first half of Saturdays South Suburban Blue Conference meet it appeared that trend would continue.
CRETE | After Friday night’s Southland Conference victory over Rich Central, Crete-Monee coach Tom Cappel was looking for a defibrillator.
LANSING | Because of the holiday break and recent winter storm, T.F. South had only been on the court once in the last ten days.
CALUMET CITY | T.F. North athletic director Dale Pietranczyk has been put on alert, there is someone out there who wants his job.
TINLEY PARK | Javon Brown wasn't sure if he would be bowling Thursday at the Tinley Park Invitational at Centennial Lanes and it wasn't because of the weather.
ORLAND | Every year T.F. South Boys Bowling Coach Eric Valiska picks his tournaments to prepare his team for the post season.
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS | T.F. North battled for 32 minutes to get a win Friday against Sandburg.
CALUMET CITY | Two years ago T.F. North won a South Suburban Conference title in boys bowling, now the Meteors trying to get back on track and recapture that championship form.
LANSING | Maybe it was the student section, stocked to standing room only with fans in red and green T-shirts and Santa hats, that put Riverside-Brookfield in such a giving mood early in its visit Friday to Illiana Christian.
LANSING | The holidays are a time for charity and with Christmas just around the corner, T.F. South took advantage shooting over 77 percent from the free throw line in a 68-61 overtime thriller.
LANSING | All season long, Illiana Christian coach Dave Bosman has been preaching the importance of finishing games strong.
LANSING | Long before she ever stepped on a basketball court at Illiana Christian freshman guard Gabby Kreykes knew she would have high expectations to live up to.
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