High School Sports

No Shot Clock
Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien’s weekly look at Illinois high school basketball.
The news of Gould’s hire was first reported by the Sun-Times on Friday morning and exploded far beyond the usual high school sports news circles.
Whereas the Rams (27-7) looked a step slow and overwhelmed, the Broncos (29-7) were ferocious and took Monday’s 44-25 Class 3A super-sectionals game against the Rams to advance to the Illinois state semifinals in Bloomington-Normal.
Lincoln-Way East’s talented junior commits, a look at the national rankings and Public League realignment updates.
A big notebook of observations and takes from the big week of regional play.
The 6-8 senior center scored 12 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Tigers to a 65-57 win over the Raptors in the Class 4A Lincoln-Way West Regional final.
“It was a long week,” Kenwood senior Calvin Robins Jr. said. “Nobody believes in us, but that doesn’t matter because everyone in that [locker room] does.”
The 20 best players this season on teams within the city limits.
Gould replaces Sam Baker, who held the job for four seasons. He met with Rolling Meadows players Friday morning.
The Hornets’ self-restraint paid off as they beat the Vikings 42-29 in the sectional final.
Kenwood’s star-studded team was a major attraction across the state. Learning that the core of the squad the last two seasons was ineligible is bound to bring up many questions.
All the results from the girls IHSA sectional finals.
The full list of players nominated for All-City and All-Area honors.
Gabriel Gonzales, a 6-7 junior, scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while dueling in the post with 6-10 Illinois recruit Jason Jakstys.
The Illinois High School Association moved the second game of the Kenwood regional doubleheader to Oak Lawn and postponed the host Broncos game vs. Morton.
All the IHSA regional semifinal results from around the area.
Despite trailing for much of the game, the Roadrunners were prepared for these close battles thanks to their.trip to Florida for the Tampa Bay Christmas Invite.
Micheal Woods started to generate some buzz early in the season but then went down with an injury.
Michael O’Brien and Joe Henricksen focus on the Class 4A bracket, going through each of the sectionals and talking about the best regional matchups.
All the IHSA regional quarterfinal scores from around the area.