High School Sports

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Just cause to celebrate the first sweep of the medals by Chicago-area teams at the IHSA’s state finals for bass fishing and to ponder the state of the state finals and Carlyle Lake.
Kalil Tate, K’Vion Thunderbird, Logan Lester and Marquise Lightfoot have college coaches flocking to Kenwood.
This retirement is about all that Robert Smith has meant to the sport and, specifically, Public League basketball.
Robert Smith, the most successful boys high school basketball coach in state history, is closing in on 500 wins and has a record six state titles and seven city titles.
Physically, mentally and productively, the junior from Young is playing the best basketball of his career.
The kid who grew up in Norwood Park, starting out playing T-ball as a 6-year-old, made his MLB debut with the Pirates on April 26 as a 23-year-old outfielder.
Seven states have so far approved the deals for prep athletes. Other states continue to debate whether NILs would sully high school sports.
Full Package is loaded with accomplished and impactful high school basketball players from this past season. They play hard, they play together and they will play college basketball at some level.
Besides being the brightest star on a team with serious Class 4A state title aspirations, he also is one of Illinois’ top prospects for the MLB Draft.
A look at some of the biggest breakout players from the April evaluation period.
Bissing has had a journey from a football injury to high school bass fishing to college fishing on the way to a life in fishing.
Here is a final look back at the Class of 2022 and where they rank as college prospects.
The Dolphins’ center fielder committed to Arizona, but he might be drafted.
The Class of 2023 prospect in the area hasn’t been playing the sport all that long.
It was the smallest number of Division I coaches out on the road evaluating during any “live” period I’ve ever seen.
Loyola’s Brooks Bahr is heading to the defending Big Ten champions after committing to Michigan last month.
The college basketball coaching carousel can be cruel on a teen-aged basketball prospect, particularly one finishing up his senior year.
Individual players will step up and emerge as the spring and summer plays out, and we will get a better feel for teams in June. But here is a way-too-early top 10 (listed alphabetically) for a season that is still many months away.
There are several players in line for a sizable leap when it comes to their individual recruitments and name recognition.
The Public League football schedule is changing this fall, and Phillips coach Joe Winslow is all for it.
Lost in Glenbard West’s dominance and all the hoopla surrounding its magical season was a truly exceptional coaching job. It’s time to recognize Jason Opoka.
Illinois had no representation in the girls’ or boys’ game this year, but Wintrust Arena had a near-sellout crowd of 8,261.
In the end, the East had five players score in double digits, beating the West team 95-75.
Among the many options for college coaches at all levels are former high school prospects out of Illinois who, for one reason or another, are on the move.