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Ranking the state’s high school basketball Class of 2021

The top 12 players in the state’s junior class, led by Rolling Meadows’ Max Christie.

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Rich Township to consolidate athletics after vote to close Rich East, board member says

The 4-3 vote to close Rich East, which opened its doors in 1952, took place on Oct. 15 — two days before the CTU strike began.

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Morgan Park vs. Young showdown set for opening night

Young and Morgan Park, two teams that will be ranked among the top five in preseason rankings, will play Monday, Nov. 25 at St. Xavier University at 7:30 p.m.

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Fenwick’s Bryce Hopkins commits to Louisville

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Michael O’Brien’s Chicago-area Super 25 football rankings for Week 12

Four new teams join the rankings after two rounds of the state playoffs.

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Four Downs: News, notes and observations from Week 11

Loyola is on Lincoln-Way East’s mind, one Public League survivor and more.

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2019 IHSA state football playoff scores and pairings

Links to the scores and pairings for all eight classes.

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The high school basketball Twitter previews

280-character previews of every high school basketball team in the state that submits information.

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Homewood-Flossmoor, Sean Allen rip through Neuqua Valley

H-F’s Sean Allen will need some time to catch his breath after torching Neuqua Valley for 333 yards and four touchdowns. He carried the ball 42 times.

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Loyola sneaks by Glenbard West in a thriller

The Ramblers rode Vaughn Pemberton to a 28-27 win over Glenbard West in a Class 8A second-round game in Wilmette.

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AJ Henning dazzles as Lincoln-Way East holds off Notre Dame

There was really just one difference between the Griffins and Notre Dame on Saturday in Frankfort: AJ Henning.

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2019 Class 8A state football playoff scores and pairings

The full playoff pairings and all the scores for Class 8A.

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2019 Class 7A state football playoff scores and pairings

The full playoff pairings and all the scores for Class 7A.

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2019 Class 6A state football playoff scores and pairings

The full playoff pairings and all the scores for Class 6A.

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2019 Class 5A state football playoff scores and pairings

The full playoff pairings and all the scores for Class 5A.

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2019 Class 4A state football playoff scores and pairings

The full playoff pairings and all the scores for Class 4A.

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2019 Class 3A state football playoff scores and pairings

The full playoff pairings and all the scores for Class 3A.

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2019 Class 2A state football playoff scores and pairings

The full playoff pairings and all the scores for Class 2A.

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2019 Class 1A state football playoff scores and pairings

The full playoff pairings and all the scores for Class 1A.

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Overlooked, undefeated Rolling Meadows beats Prospect

Running back Chris Divito paced the Mustangs with 22 carries for 155 yards and three touchdowns.

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Previews of the top high school football second-round state playoff games

Breaking down this weekend’s five best games.

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Chris Roll removed as Lake Park’s football coach

Lake Park football coach Chris Roll has been removed from his position and could face further discipline for failing to get a background check on a volunteer with the Roselle school’s football team.

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CPS runners can participate in state cross-country meet; appellate court won’t hear appeal until next week

Mather’s cross-country team and 12 individual state qualifiers from Chicago Public Schools will be able to compete in Saturday’s state meet in Peoria.

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Hunter Welcing’s journey from hockey player to Northwestern football recruit

The Lake Zurich tight end only started playing football three years ago.

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IHSA ban on CPS cross-country runners makes sense — but it’s great the kids will run

A judge ruled with his heart to let runners compete after missing out because of the teachers strike. But the IHSA followed its rules. And there are tough breaks in life.

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Warren’s core four defenders are dominating opponents

The area’s most dominant defense has only allowed 28 points this season.

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Here’s an early look at the high school Player of the Year race

With high school basketball practice beginning next week, we offer a snapshot of the Player of the Year race for the 2019-20 season.

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‘Once you’ve wrestled, everything in life seems easier,’ volunteer coach says

Beat the Streets Chicago Wrestling helps kids on the South and West Sides learn the sport, compete for college scholarships.

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IHSA appeals judge’s decision allowing CPS cross-country runners into state series

The Illinois High School Association filed an appeal Monday hoping to reverse a judge’s decision to let Chicago Public Schools athletes run in the state cross-country meet.

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Fenwick fires football coach Gene Nudo

Fenwick dismissed Gene Nudo after learning he allowed an assistant at practices and games without a background check in 2016.

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Four Downs: News, notes and observations from Week 10

Maine South vs. Loyola, Julian Schurr returns, another Justin Lynch and more.

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Michael O’Brien’s Chicago-area Super 25 football rankings for Week 11

Things remain stable at the top. Bolingbrook and Cary-Grove return.

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Mather’s cross-country team, 11 individual runners qualify for state

Taft’s Sydney Partyka advanced as an individual from the 3A Lake Park Sectional, finishing 18th after getting barely 12 hours’ notice that her season wasn’t over after all.

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South end zone magic: Ronald Pledger’s catch wins it for Phillips

Ronald Pledger managed to grab Antonio Brown’s 22-yard pass, then land with his feet in the back of the end zone on the final play of the game.

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Simeon makes the most of its playoff appearance, shuts down Lakes

After two weeks full of drama and politics and very little practice, Simeon returned to the football field on Saturday at Gately Stadium.

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CPS cross-country runners back in Saturday’s state meets after judge overrules IHSA

CPS cross-country teams were removed from the state meets due to the Chicago Teachers Union strike. They missed out on regionals last weekend.