Articles filed under James B. Conant High School

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  • Defense takes center stage at Barrington Mar 9, 2015 4:23 PM
    The Class 4A Barrington boys basketball sectional figures to be a battle, with coaches who place defense as their top priority. “We want to play good, solid defense,” St. Viator coach Quin Hayes said. “That’s what we stress every day in practice.” Despite being in three different conferences, all four teams are quite familiar with each other. Conant has the most recent history with the other 3 teams, playing each of them this year and going 3-1 in the process.

     
  • Shiloh’s Smith is Illinois’ Queen Mar 7, 2015 7:55 PM
    Shiloh High School’s Shayne Smith, representing the Tri-County Titans High School Basketball Coop, won the 2015 Country Financial Three-Point Showdown All-Class Queen of the Hill title on Saturday afternoon in Normal. Montini’s Amy Bukovsky placed second, followed by Conant’s Nireet Dhillon and Carlyle’s Lexi Steele

     
  • Images: Barrington vs. Conant, boys basketball Mar 6, 2015 10:38 PM
    The Barrington High School Boys basketball team faced Conant in the boys regional championship game on Friday, March 6, in Rolling Meadows.

     
  • Conant’s Dhillon shoots into 3-point finale Mar 7, 2015 12:18 AM
    At the end of her first season directing Conant’s girls basketball team, coach Deirdre Naughton said she was thrilled to have Nireet Dhillon back to lead the team for one more year. When the junior guard does return to the 2015-16 Cougars, Dhillon will have a new title — Class 4A Three-Point Showdown Queen of the Hill.

     
  • Hughes, Conant stun Barrington for title Mar 6, 2015 11:23 PM
    Conant boys basketball coach Tom McCormack has been waiting two years for 6-foot-10 senior Jordan Hughes to assert himself. Friday in the Class 4A regional final at Rolling Meadows, Hughes did exactly that. He scored 14 points with 9 rebounds and 4 blocked shots to lead No. 9 seed Conant past top-seeded Barrington 53-43. Conant (19-9) will play St. Viator in the sectional semifinal Tuesday at Barrington at 7 p.m.

     
  • Boys basketball: Northwest all-area team Mar 5, 2015 1:47 PM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's boys basketball all-area team for the Mid-Suburban League schools plus St. Viator, Leyden, Maine West and Christian Liberty.

     
  • Girls basketball: Northwest all-area team Mar 5, 2015 4:38 PM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's Northwest girls basketball all-area team.

     
  • Alexander, Wroblewski net MSL acclaim Mar 4, 2015 2:42 PM
    Conant senior Bobby Alexander and Prospect sophomore Matt Wroblewski have been named wrestlers of the year by the Mid-Suburban League coaches, while Conant coach Chad Hay and Prospect coach Tom Whalen were honored as the league’s coaches of the year by their peers.

     
  • Conant denies Elk Grove with impressive ‘D’ Mar 3, 2015 10:40 PM
    Thanks to a lockdown defensive effort, Conant had no problem advancing in the Class 4A Rolling Meadows boys basketball regional. Trailing 10-9 late in the first half, the Cougars outscored Elk Grove 42-12 the rest of the way in a 51-21 win Tuesday. Jimmy Sotos scored 17 points to lead Conant, which advances to a regional final date at Meadows against Barrington. Elk Grove senior forward Tyler Ingebrigtsen had 4 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 2 blocks as the Grens met with stiff resistance all the way.

     
  • Mid-Suburban League lands three state swimming finalists Feb 27, 2015 11:07 PM
    Jake Barson had a steely, confident look atop the starting block seconds before hitting the pool in the 100-yard breaststroke at Friday’s boys swimming and diving state championships. He had this. And a mere 57.38 seconds later, he made it official. Barson broke his own school record in winning his preliminary heat en route to placing fourth overall and advancing to Saturday’s championship finals at New Trier. He was one of three Mid-Suburban League swimmers to finish in the top six, thereby earning a shot at a state title. The others were Elk Grove’s Colin Williams, who qualified fifth in the 100 butterfly (49.70) and Barrington’s Colin O’Leary, sixth in the 100 backstroke (51.17).

     
  • ‘42nd Street’ opens this weekend at Conant High School Feb 27, 2015 2:37 PM
    The bright lights of Depression-era Broadway are the backdrop for "42nd Street", the Conant High School musical that opens on Friday, Feb. 27.

     
  • Glenbard North tops Conant, returns to state Feb 24, 2015 9:35 PM
    The spectre of 2014 weighed heavily on the minds of the Glenbard North wrestlers as they headed into Tuesday’s Class 3A dual-team sectional matchup against Conant at Niles West. “You bet,” said Glenbard North coach Mark Hahn when asked if his team was thinking about last year’s sectional, where the Cougars eliminated the Panthers 27-26. “Last season we weren’t prepared,” said Hahn. “We didn’t have the intensity, and Conant did. “But last year was last year, and this year is this year. We weren’t about to make the same mistake again.” Despite a strong beginning by the Cougars that saw them grab an early lead at Niles, Conant ultimately fell 39-22. Glenbard North advances and will meet Prospect in a 9 a.m. Saturday state quarterfinal at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

     
  • St. Charles East upsets top seed Conant Feb 23, 2015 10:19 PM
    St. Charles East coach Lori Drumtra said her team has another gear, and the Saints shifted into it Monday night in the second half of the Class 4A Geneva sectional.

     
  • Wrestling / Scouting Class 3A dual-team sectionals Feb 23, 2015 9:16 PM
    In Tuesday's Class 3A dual-team sectionals, eight teams in competition at Deerfield and Niles West will compete for the opportunity to earn another trip downstate this weekend for the state finals in Bloomington.

     
  • Images: St. Charles East vs. Conant, girls basketball Feb 23, 2015 9:33 PM
    St. Charles East High School played Conant in Class 4A Geneva Sectional girls basketball action Monday at GenevaHigh School.

     
  • Conant’s Alexander bounces back, grabs third Feb 22, 2015 12:42 AM
    Bobby Alexander and his coaches at Conant had it all planned out in their atttempt at a 138-pound wrestling state championship. But Anthony Cheloni of Marmion Academy had a similar plan, and it turned out his carried the day. On Friday night, the talented sophomore dashed Alexander’s title dream with a hard-fought 3-0 victory in the semifinals, sending the Cougars standout into wrestlebacks. Alexander certainly made the best of things. On Saturday afternoon, he led six Mid-Suburban League medalists by claiming a third-place finish to cap a sensational four-year career.

     
  • Peak performance powers Barrington Feb 21, 2015 8:39 PM
    Right on schedule, the Barrington boys swimming team was peaking. That paid serious dividends at the Illinois High School Association sectional meet the Broncos hosted Saturday afternoon. Barrington led the way with six champions out of 12 total events, all of whom advanced to next weekend’s state meet at New Trier. The Broncos also had eight total qualifiers, the most among a crowded field of strong squads, including Stevenson, which won the team title with 238 points.

     
  • Images: State Individual Wrestling Friday Feb 20, 2015 9:59 PM
    See bouts from Friday at the individual state wrestling tournament at State Farm Center in Champaign .

     
  • Heartache for Conant’s Alexander Feb 21, 2015 12:56 AM
    Having gone into his state semifinal wrestling match on a record 41-match unbeaten streak, Conant senior Bobby Alexander started as the favorite — not only advance into the 138-pound final Saturday night, but to eventually secure a state championship for himself and coach Chad Hay. But sophomore Anthony Cheloni, the No. 4 seed, had ideas of his own. And when their six-minute bout was whistled over, it was Cheloni earning a spot in the Grand March at 5:30 p.m. Saturday to honor those who will compete for a state crown. Cheloni (34-11) delivered a 3-0 victory, sending the top-ranked Alexander to his first loss of the season.

     
  • Right on time, Conant comes through Feb 20, 2015 10:52 PM
    It’s that Conant time of year. The Cougars displayed the form Friday night that they hope will help allow for a deep run in the Class 4A boys basketball playoffs. Their 61-51 Mid-Suburban West win over Palatine was a fluid demonstration of defense, rebounding, clutch baskets and immaculate fourth-quarter free throw shooting to conclude the division season.

     
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