LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago.
MORGAN TWP. | Guard play proved the difference on Wednesday as Eugene German and Jacob Bekelya each scored exactly 30 points in wins for 21st Century and Kouts, respectively, on the second night of the Morgan Township Class A sectional.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. | The Bulls didn't get a great night from their starters Wednesday. Their backups made sure they didn't need one.
HAMMOND | Griffith coach Gary Hayes had a smile on his face after Wednesday night's opening win over Hammond, 49-41, in the Class 3A sectional.
EAST CHICAGO | In the blink of an eye, it was easy to see that a different E.C. Central boys basketball team walked out of the locker room after halftime.
Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields each scored 17 points Wednesday, and Nebraska's defense held off Indiana's second-half rally for a 70-60 victory.
HAMMOND | Bad free-throw shooting usually equals postseason losses, but Griffith got away with missing the gimme's down the stretch to hold off Hammond 49-41 Wednesday in the Class 3A Hammond Sectional at the Civic Center.
Most area college scoreboards are quiet now, the gymnasiums emptied, the uniforms and basketballs wheeled into storage.
Megan Rogowski scored 21 points Tuesday night, including 5 of 8 from distance, and No. 25 DePaul dominated Georgetown 91-72 to end its regular season.
Nik Stauskas scored 24 points, and Michigan shot 70 percent from the 3-point line to win its first outright Big Ten title since 1986 with an 84-53 rout of Illinois on Tuesday night.
T.F. South defensive coordinator Bob Padjen and Mount Carmel defensive coordinator David Lenti will be inducted into the Illinois Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on April 14
VALPARAISO | Alec Peters chose the right time to deliver his finest performance of the season.
MORGAN TWP. | For much of the first half, it appeared Washington Township was on the ropes.
CULVER | South Central’s Collin Froedge didn’t score in the first 31 minutes Tuesday night against Oregon-Davis, but he more than made up for it in the final minute.
HAMMOND | Familiarity breeds as much comfort as it does conflict.
DELPHI | Rensselaer was hoping familiarity didn’t breed contempt from Delphi in the opening game of the Class 2A Rensselaer Sectional on Tuesday night.
Porter County-based statistician Keith Nuest scouts area prep basketball.
Tracy Abrams scored 12 points, leading visiting Illinois to a 53-46 win over No. 18 Michigan State on Saturday.
WHITING | Before the season even started, Whiting coach Tim Hopps didn't know what he had.
MERRILLVILLE | Although he’s not planning to play basketball in college, Larry Crisler still has the clutch gene deep in his DNA.
WASHINGTON TWP. | A slow start on Senior Night isn't a surprise. And it was a trend for Washington Township in a week packed with three games.
LACROSSE | The players have changed over the past four years for the Kouts boys basketball team, but the results have stayed the same.
SOUTH BEND | Valparaiso delivered a beatdown nearly 20 years in the making on Friday night.
HAMMOND | Purdue Calumet advanced to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship game with an easy 91-57 victory over visiting Indiana South Bend in Friday's semifinal.
VALPARAISO | Having a roster littered with transfer players is not a new concept for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team.
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