Flip a coin? Make it York

Caroline Rose leads York into the Class 4A playoffs after finishing fourth last season. | Dave Shields~For Sun-Times Media.

I make predictions, so you don’t have too.

One of my favorite sports begins its postseason Tuesday, so let me take this moment to guess, fantasize, gamble, prognosticate whom I think could survive when it’s all decided Nov. 12 at Redbird Arena in Normal.

This year, I’m going with York to make it back-to-back state champions from the West Suburban Silver after Lyons’ victory in 2010. Fans pretty much believe the state title could come down to Benet vs. York in the semifinals. The two teams have split head to head with Benet winning in three Aug. 27 and then York sweeping on Aug. 31.

Here’s one guess on how the Class 4A bracket could look when medals are passed out:

West Aurora Sectional champ: Benet

Edwardsville Sectional champ: Edwardsville

Glenbrook South Sectional champ: New Trier

St. Charles East Sectional champ: York

Buffalo Grove Sectional champ: Stevenson

Prairie Ridge Sectional champ: Huntley

Young Sectional champ: Hinsdale South

Andrew Sectional champ: McAuley

Normal Supersectional: Benet

York Supersectional: York

Lake Zurich Supersectional: Huntley

Hinsdale South Supersectional: McAuley


York over Benet

McAuley over Huntley


York over McAuley

The Latest
Born in 1950 in Worcestershire, England, Evans studied law at Oxford University and worked as a journalist in the 1970s.
An estimated 1,000 families remain separated under the shameful policy of the previous administration. The Family Reunification Task Force must keep its foot on the gas.
The 59-year-old retired officer was hit in the arm and abdomen and was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Medical Center, according to police.
Weigel Broadcasting announced Monday that it will take over production of the Illinois High School Association’s football and basketball state finals television broadcasts.
Coming on the heels of his sentencing in New York, the trial marks a new low for Kelly, whose popularity had remained undiminished even after he was indicted in 2002. That shifted sharply after the 2019 airing of the docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly.”