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While it went a little under the radar last week, the commitment of Joliet West’s Justus McNair to Valparaiso was significant.
It took some time and a couple of college stops but RayJ Dennis, the former Oswego East star, has emerged as one of the hottest names in college basketball.
Kenwood won its first Public League baseball title Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field. The 2-0 win against Payton required a total team effort.
Brandon Carstens and Nathan Vassios gave the Tigers their second medal in bass fishing with four fish each day, totaling 16 pounds, 13 ounces.
The Broncos are one win away from their first Public League baseball championship — they play Payton in Monday’s final at Guaranteed Rate Field — and their roster features three Thunderbird brothers: seniors Kevin Jr. and K’Vion and junior Kevari.
The inaugural Libertyville High School Lake Day at Butler Lake showed great promise in collaboration with the Lake County Health Department.
Minooka’s Hunter Petrovic is following a unique route.
What’s going on at St. Rita? How did a burgeoning program with what appeared to be an unlimited ceiling at the high school level dissolve overnight?
Mike Napoleon won his 951st game in April. Through Wednesday, he was at 954 and counting.
Jeremiah Fears has joined what is becoming a lengthy list of high-level basketball prospects from Illinois who have left the state.
The Illinois High School Association’s sectionals for bass fishing show some of the growth in high school fishing.
The self-made broadcaster has widened the reach of three sports at Lane.
Certa is an elite shooter who made 115 three-pointers this past season in helping his team to a state runner-up finish in Class 2A.
Roshawn Russell, a 2008 graduate of St. Rita, is leaving to take an assistant position at St. Laurence.
Rockne is one of several legacy Public League stadiums getting upgrades, including Hanson on the Northwest Side, Eckersall on the Southeast Side and Stagg on the Southwest Side.
Walton, the 54th-ranked junior nationally according to HoopGurlz, is ready to be a scorer and facilitator for the Wildcats.
This weekend’s live period, which begins Friday evening, is the first chance for prospects across the state to be seen and viewed as “rising” juniors as the Class of 2024.
Stevenson’s Pat Ambrose, one of the state’s winningest coaches over the last two-plus decades, called it a career Wednesday.
Bella DeMateo has settled in as the Admirals’ starting third baseman and closer. The best part? Right next to her at shortstop is her freshman brother, Ben.
It’s quite an understatement to say Bishop McNamara junior running back Jaydon Wright comes from a sports family.
It’s time to look at a way-too-early top 10 for the 2023-24 season.
It’s time to take a look at those fearless forecasts and see the verdict for each one.