Lake County Sports Reporter
James Boyd is the Lake County prep sports reporter for The Times. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a proud native of Romeoville, Illinois. Before anything else, his main goal in life is to spread love and light.
“If you would’ve told me the first week of June that we were going to be playing the first round of sectionals, I wouldn’t have believed you."
Although the coronavirus pandemic continues to cast a cloud of uncertainty over the 2020 season, 30 of the 32 football programs in The Times' coverage area will represent the Region in the playoffs.
Times sportswriters James Boyd, David P. Funk and Paul Oren rank the top prep football teams in our coverage area, with first-place votes in p…
"Breaking a (losing) streak like that, it kind of felt like I won a championship."
"I feel really bad for our seniors, especially because of this back and forth we had, and not being able to go out on their own terms is kind of difficult for them."
"I decided that I was going to stop doing track and just do softball for LC. Then the season got canceled."
"It's unfortunate, but we'll have to just move on. We can watch from afar and cheer on the other teams in our sectional."
Times sports writers James Boyd and Mike Clark discuss the latest Region sports news, including the return of Crown Point, Highland and North Newton to the gridiron. They also reflect on Boyd's column about Breonna Taylor and athlete activism.
Times sports writers James Boyd and Mike Clark discuss the latest Region sports news, including the return of Crown Point, Highland and North …
"We never officially stopped practice. We only quarantined some kids due to contact tracing. Practice has gone on, but we'll be at full strength (Tuesday)."