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  • Benet’s Sean O’Mara captains the Daily Herald’s boys basketball all-area team in DuPage County.

    Benet’s O’Mara stands with the eliteMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    You just don’t picture Sean O’Mara wearing a different kind of uniform. Regardless of opportunities in other sports, he’s basketball...through and through. If you can’t tell by his 6-foot-9 stature, you’re convinced by the Benet senior’s fierce dedication to the game. Almost 15 years of investment yielded a result no one would dare question. In a basketball season matched by few others in terms of statewide talent, O’Mara stands among the elite. In another year, perhaps all eyes in Illinois would be on Benet’s big man. As it is, he stands alone in the western suburbs. After one of the most-dominant performances in recent memory by an area post player, O’Mara is the 2013-14 Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Boys Basketball Captain.

  • Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyherald.comPhotos from the Neuqua Valley vs. Benet Academy girls basketball at Joliet Central High School Monday, Feb. 24.

    Benet’s Paul taking many good memories into retirementMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sincerity. Humility. Class. Oh, and 617 career victories. Those are among the hallmarks in the tenure of retiring Benet girls basketball coach Peter Paul, whose last game came in a Class 4A Joliet Central sectional semifinal loss, 54-37 to Neuqua Valley on Feb. 24.

  • Chrissy Baird

    Girls basketball: All-area team, DuPage CountyMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Presenting the 2013-14 DuPage County All-Area girls basketball team.

  • Jalen Brunson of Stevenson and Sydney Smith of Vernon Hills are the Daily Herald All-Area honorary team captains for basketball in lake County for 2014.

    Images: Daily Herald All-Area Basketball Honorary Team CaptainsMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Images of the Daily Herald All-Area basketball honorary team captains for 2014.

  • Scouting DuPage County boys basketball regional finalsMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Scouting DuPage County boys basketball regional finals

  • Neuqua Valley stops BenetFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two big story lines came out of Neuqua Valley’s 54-37 victory over Benet in the first semifinal Monday at the Joliet Central girls basketball sectional.

  • Neuqua Valley’s Myia Starks, left, takes the ball around Morgan Thomalia of Benet Academy.

    Images: Neuqua Valley vs. Benet Academy girls basketballFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Neuqua Valley vs. Benet at Class 4A Joliet Central girls basketball sectional semifinals Monday, Feb. 24.

  • Jaseckas in right spot at right time for BenetFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    At the start of the year, Benet freshman Katie Jaseckas found herself on the Redwings’ sophomore team, but by the end of the season she was helping the varsity team win the Class 4A East Aurora regional championship.

  • It's outside's turn for BenetFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    In terms of its inside-out game on Tuesday, Benet's boys basketball team definitely leaned on the “out.” Three seniors knocked down 10 3-pointers to help the Redwings beat Wheaton Academy 63-48 in nonconference action on Senior Night in Lisle.

  • Sean O’Mara of Benet gets ready to play.

    Images: Wheaton Academy at Benet boys basketballFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Benet Academy hosted Wheaton Academy Tuesday, Feb. 18 for boys basketball.

  • Benet’s O’Mara passes 1,500-point mark in winFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Senior center Sean O’Mara scored 25 points to surpass 1,500 on the varsity and Benet used a huge third quarter to put away host Nazareth Academy 66-45 in front of a raucous boys basketball crowd Friday night.

  • Comedian Cameron Esposito, of Western Springs, talks about her funny suburban childhood in her stand-up act.

    Suburban childhood experiences are comedy goldFeb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Every time the Benet Academy football team scored, Cameron Esposito got out in front of the crowd — dressed in the school’s redwing mascot costume — and flapped her wings once for every point. “I was dating the football team captain, so I had a vested interest ... and being a giant red bird was the closest I ever was going to get to being a cheerleader,” she said. Her suburban childhood laid the groundwork for a stand-up comedy career.

  • Benet gets better of Glenbard SouthFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    It’s the last week of the regular season for Class 3A and 4A girls basketball teams. Benet began the week off right with a 44-41 win at home Monday over Glenbard South that should help prepare both teams for the postseason.

  • Langer, Latimer take service to heart at Benet Feb 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each wore a tuxedo with black tails and white gloves for a special Saturday night, not an oversized jersey and skates. Evan Langer and Jack Latimer, seniors at Benet Academy and teammates for the Redwings’ talented hockey team, were off ice last Nov. 16, attending the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine 63rd Annual Awards Dinner, held at the Field Museum in Chicago. Langer and Latimer were among 25 honor guards for the two honorees of the year: Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, and Richard L. Gamelli, MD, FACS. The hockey players are members of the Stritch Junior Service League. “I was humbled by the work of the two honorees, and no doubt the countless people who also helped them along the way. Humbling, that’s the word that best describes how I felt (that) night,” Langer said.

  • Marian Catholic knocks off Benet Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Benet stood toe-to-toe with visiting Marian Catholic for three quarters Saturday afternoon, but in the end the defending Class 4A champions’ pedigree prevailed during a 58-47 loss in Lisle.

  • Stevenson controls Benet Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dictate the pace, dictate the game. And Jalen Brunson was the great dictator at Saturday’s Night of Hoops.Stevenson’s electric junior guard dominated with a career-high 39 point while leading the Patriots to a 77-64 victory over Benet in the 21st annual event at Batavia.

  • Benet plays strong Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Benet wore down Marist to win 52-35 in East Suburban Catholic Conference boys basketball competition on Friday in Chicago.

  •  Benet will meet state power Stevenson on Saturday night at the Batavia Night of Hoops.

    Benet ready for next challenge Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Anyone hoping to follow Benet’s boys basketball team better have a good GPS system. The Redwings have played in every corner of the Chicago area in search of the best competition they can find. The journey comes to a bit of an end on Saturday when they travel to Batavia’s Night of Hoops event to take on state power Stevenson (18-1) and elite junior guard Jalen Brunson. Saturday’s game marks the fifth and final shootout appearance of the season for Benet (13-6), which will enter the postseason among the state’s most battle-tested teams.

  • Doyle steals the show for Benet Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    It may have been Senior Night at Benet on Monday, but the evening belonged to an underclassman.

  • ‘Gutty’ win for Benet Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Benet boys basketball team prevailed 58-51 over visiting St. Patrick on Friday night in a tough East Suburban Catholic Conference battle.

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