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Lemont shakes off inexperience, wins at Sandburg

Lemont has an exciting crop of basketball players on its hands. Nojus Indrusaitis, a 6-4 sophomore, already is generating interest from colleges, and the Castillo twins, a pair of juniors, are exciting guards.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Highlights and thoughts on Tuesday’s top games.

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Tuesday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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LISTEN: Impressions from opening week | No Shot Clock, Episode 125

On the latest episode of No Shot Clock, Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien break down what they saw during the opening week of the 2021-22 high school basketball season.

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Seven seniors ready for breakout seasons

There are a whole bunch of impactful seniors who deserve more attention than they have received — and they will likely receive it this season.

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Monday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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High school basketball schedule for Nov. 29-Dec. 5

The full schedule for this week.

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Previewing the Chicago Elite Classic

A look at this weekend’s major high school basketball shootout.

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Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 high school basketball rankings for Nov. 28, 2021

A tumultuous opening week leads to seven new teams joining the rankings.

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Sunday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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Michael O’Brien’s final 2021 Super 25 high school football rankings

Four contenders vie for the top spot.

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Lockport beats Maine South to capture Class 8A crown

Running back Ty Schultz was the difference Saturday. The senior ran for more than 200 yards and scored two touchdowns.

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Wheaton North dominates St. Rita to take Class 7A trophy

Quarterback Mark Forcucci and receiver Seth Kortenhoeven did most of the damage on offense for Wheaton North.

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Cary-Grove shocks East St. Louis, wins Class 6A

Cary-Grove used its triple option to upset East St. Louis and Luther Burden, the top team and top player in the state.

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Fenwick beats Kankakee to win its first football state championship

The Friars beat Kankakee 34-15 to win the Class 5A state championship.

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Saturday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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Overlooked then, millionaires now 

These five local players had success in high school, but no one predicted their rise to NBA stardom.

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Jordan Anderson dominates as Joliet Catholic beats Sacred Heart-Griffin to win Class 4A

Illinois recruit Jordan Anderson set a Class 4A record with 306 rushing yards, and his team increased its record of state titles to 15.

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Wilmington powers through Nashville to win Class 2A

Wilmington lineman Nick Sanford describes his team’s offense simply and effectively. You can almost feel yourself allowing rushing yards while listening to him.

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Francesco Ricciardi leads Notre Dame past Kenwood in Prep Bowl

Ricciardi ran for two touchdowns in the first half and then stopped two Kenwood drives with interceptions as the Dons cruised to a 35-6 win at Gately Stadium in the 91st Prep Bowl.

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IHSA state football championship game scores

Scores from the IHSA state football title games on Friday and Saturday.

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Friday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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Previewing the IHSA state football title games

A look at the six games involving local teams.

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Freshman Jeremiah Fears dazzles in debut, but Joliet West loses to St. Louis Vashon

Joliet West freshman Jeremiah Fears had a memorable high school debut with 17 points, four rebounds and four steals.

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Jackson Munro, New Trier dominate rival Loyola

Jackson Munro’s double-double Wednesday night likely will be just one of many for the New Trier senior this season.

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The future is now: Young St. Rita, led by Illinois recruit Morez Johnson, dominates in Washington

St. Rita’s Morez Johnson is the state’s newest star attraction after committing to Illinois.

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Wednesday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Scores, highlights and analysis of Tuesday’s games.

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Tuesday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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Cary-Grove apologizes to Lake Forest for ‘Fire Nagy’ chants

Cary-Grove high school principal Neil Lesinski released a statement on social media Tuesday apologizing for the "Fire Nagy" chants that his school’s student section delivered during its Class 6A state semifinal game against Lake Forest on Saturday.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Scores, highlights and analysis from the top games of Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.

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Poised, effective Davontae Hall leads Hyde Park past Homewood-Flossmoor

The No. 24 Thunderbirds beat the Vikings 77-68 in the Chicago Heights Classic at Marian Catholic.

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Monday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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The six best unranked teams

The following are the six teams that are arguably the very best unranked teams in the Chicago area.

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LISTEN: Preseason Preview Two Takes special | No Shot Clock, Ep. 124

Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien continue to preview the 2021-22 high school basketball season.

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15 reasons to be excited about this season

It has been 620 days since the last time high school basketball seemed completely normal. The sport returns today.