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Mayor, first lady Eshleman announced Chicago Title IX week is coming in July.
Coaches can change lives. Lonnie Hampton did it countless times over the years, and Dante Culbreath is just one example.
More than 230 college scholarships have been earned by ACE graduates.
The NCAA added two “live” June weekends to the recruiting calendar for college coaches to evaluate prospects. Illinois will take full advantage of the opportunity with four events over those two weekends.
While they’ve just completed their sophomore year in high school, a hierarchy has already been established in the Class of 2024 when it comes to the ranking of prospects in the class.
There was just one home run during the eight games this weekend, and it came in Edwardsville’s thrilling 4-3 win against Mundelein in the Class 4A championship game.
Nazareth beat Glenwood 5-1 on Saturday at Duly Health and Care Field in Joliet. It’s the first baseball state title for the Roadrunners.
The Bennett Musser-Danny Connelly battery has been together since both were 10 years old. So Connelly, the catcher, knows when Musser has his best stuff.
Edwardsville’s big bats came through in the middle innings, and the Tigers knocked off Brother Rice 7-4.
Crystal Lake South starter Mark DeCicco pitched a clean first inning, but Nazareth hit the ball hard and Roadrunners right fielder Nick Drtina could feel good things were about to happen for his team.
All the game times and scores this weekend in Joliet.
The state’s No. 14 prospect in the class of 2023 has 32 Division I offers — 14 from Power Five schools — and is heading to Illinois after committing on May 21.
Lake Springfield proved a good choice, for both the fishing and the setting, for the ICASSTT Clash, a state championship of high school bass fishing; plus the Stray Cast.
Last week’s announcement that 6-9 Owen Freeman would be transferring from Bradley-Bourbonnais to Moline has turned a very good team into a legit 2022-23 state title contender in Class 4A.
The busy, active and heavily talked-about transfer portal in college basketball this spring has included dozens of former Illinois prep products who are on the move.
In beating runner-up Homewood-Flossmoor 53-44, the Dolphins became the first Public League girls track champ since Morgan Park won the Class AA title in 2002.
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.
It seems impossible to imagine, watching Hunter Whitney run free and easy now, that he wasn’t even in Lane’s JV track lineup a year ago.
Robert Smith’s announcement that he’s leaving Simeon after the season hasn’t been the only move and shake-up in area coaching.
Lane starting pitcher Josh Katz retired Brooks outfielder Kendall Larry on his 114th pitch of the game, securing a 2-1 win in the Chicago Public League title game.
Joliet Catholic’s Brett Mouw and Logan Kinsella earned the Hilltoppers’ first state championship in IHSA bass fishing and led a sweep of the medals at Carlyle Lake by Chicago-area teams.
Ryan Pedon begins Illinois State tenure by adding two players through transfer portal while making nine offers.
Kalil Tate, K’Vion Thunderbird, Logan Lester and Marquise Lightfoot have college coaches flocking to Kenwood.