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  • Athletes, from left, Olivia Jakubicek of Cary-Grove High School, Meri Bennett-Swanson of Vernon Hills High School, and Ashley McConnell of Fremd High School pose for pictures during the Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence event at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.

    Top moments in high school sportsApr 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    High school athletes across the suburbs face off on basketball courts, football fields and baseball diamonds; they size each other up in tennis matches, around golf tees and across wrestling mats. The give it their all for their schools, their teams, their classmates and their coaches. The Daily Herald put together a video to honor athletes at our suburban high schools. Watch this feature to see some of the top moments in high school sports.

  • Bishop, Maine West show a flair for finishing Apr 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Back to the place where he cut his coaching teeth, first-year head coach Jeff Bishop enjoyed a homecoming of sorts after watching his team from Maine West roll over Maine East 6-0 on a cold, rainy Tuesday afternoon in Park Ridge. The visiting Warriors (4-7-1) shrugged off a slow start and stormed into the lead with consecutive goals from Alice Faraone. Maine West used another by Alexia Prosperi at the half-hour to put away its crosstown rival for good.

  • Shaun Sperling

    Suburban “Madonna Bar Mitzvah Boy” now a motivational speakerApr 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Stevenson High School alumnus who became a YouTube sensation for dancing to Madonna's "Vogue" at his bar mitzvah will speak to students about being their authentic selves. He'll give presentations Monday at Stevenson, and Tuesday at Maine East High School in Park Ridge.

  • Eldon Burk

    District 207 school board hopefuls discuss Maine West hazing Mar 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Maine Township High School District 207 school board hopefuls call for more education and ongoing training of staff, administration and students on recognizing and preventing hazing after recent scandals at Maine West High School in Des Plaines. Seven candidates are vying for four, four-year seats on the District 207 school board April 9.

  •  Rachel Nieva of Maine East takes part in the solo rounds at the Illinois Drill Team Association state championship.

    Suburban spirit teams win at Illinois Drill Team Association state championships Mar 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Several suburban schools brought back trophies from the annual Illinois Drill Team Association competition held Saturday in Champaign.

  • The Waubonsie Valley AAA Step team takes part in the Illinois Drill Team Association State Championships, held at University of Illinois Assembly Hall Saturday.

    Images: IDTA state finals Mar 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Images from the Illinois Drill Team Association State Championships Saturday in Champaign.

  • Sean Sullivan

    District 207 rebates taxes to Maine Township residents Mar 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Maine Township taxpayers will receive $1 million tax abatement from Maine Township High School District 207. The measure was approved at Monday night’s school board meeting. "We believe our financial management and cost-containment efforts have put us in a position that we can make this tax abatement without compromising the quality of our education,” Superintendent Ken Wallace said.

  • Maine West in Des Plaines is one of the three Maine Township High School District 207 schools that will be conducting focus groups this month with a consultant hired to address hazing and bullying.

    How to change a culture of hazing in schools Mar 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Changing a culture of hazing in schools takes more than the mere adoption of anti-bullying policies. It requires making the school environment not just physically, but emotionally safer, according to a consultant hired by Maine Township High School District 207 in the wake of a hazing scandal. "We’ve got to rely on the character and the ethics of our children. Policies don’t go into bathrooms, Facebook."

  •  Maine East will become the first high school in Illinois to perform the Tony Award-winning “In the Heights.” Four of the musical’s main actors onstage are, from left, Mynor Pelaez Luken, Adrian Delgado, Marianna Veneri and Brittney Mangurali.

    Maine East breaks new ground with spring musical ‘In the Heights’ Feb 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    On Friday, March 1, Maine East will become the first high school in Illinois to perform the Tony Award-winning “In the Heights,” with its upbeat score and hip hop choreography. “It’s a show about culture,” says director and drama teacher Karen Hall. “How do I fit in? What is home? And how do we make that work?”

  •  All incoming Maine Township High School District 207 freshman and sophomore students must purchase Google Chromebooks from the district as part of a new program that will eventually eliminate the need for physical textbooks in the classroom.

    District 207 replacing textbooks with Chromebooks Feb 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    All incoming Maine Township High School District 207 freshman and sophomore students must purchase Google Chromebooks as part of a new program that will eventually eliminate the need for physical textbooks. "Instead of filling their backpacks with expensive, heavy, print textbooks, freshman and sophomore students will instead purchase a lightweight Chromebook computer along with electronic books for select courses," District 207 Superintendent Ken Wallace said.

  • Piko propels Hoffman Estates past Maine East Feb 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Joe Piko and Hoffman Estates played near-perfect basketball for the final 5:50 of the third quarter allowing the Hawks to cruise past Maine East 58-43 in a nonconference boys basketball game Saturday in Hoffman Estates.The Hawks led 19-18 at the half. Maine East opened the third quarter with a 7-2 run to lead 25-21.

  • George Verber, left, says hello to his old coach, Gaston Freeman, at Freeman’s 80th birthday party in 2002. Verber died last week after a four-year battle with leukemia.

    Maine West, South lose hall of fame coach, teacher Jan 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    George Verber hated to lose. His intensity as a longtime teacher and coach at Maine South and Maine West was infamous, but the coach finally lost a battle with leukemia he couldn't win. "He was one in a million," said Dave Scott, who took over the basketball program from Verber at Maine West in 1990.

  • Dancing in the (2A) division are members of Schaumburg High School dance squad with Lauren Birkholz (center) leading the way in the 1st annual Sectional Competition at Palatine High School on Saturday.

    Poms teams compete for sectional title in Palatine Jan 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Poms teams across the state took their activity to a new level on Saturday, when they participated in the first round of the state series in competitive dance, sanctioned by the Illinois High School Association. "We had our fingers crossed, since we didn't know what the judges would be looking for," said Sue Kawecki, coach of the Maine East Demon Squad, that also advanced at the Palatine sectional, with a kick routine.

  • John Huizinga

    Former Des Plaines teacher, counselor was beloved Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    John Huizinga dedicated his life to guiding teens through their difficult high school years and being a friend whom they could rely on for lifelong support. That's how friends and family members remembered Huizinga, 84, a former history teacher and high school guidance counselor at Maine East and Maine South high schools for 31 years, who died Nov. 8 after struggling with Parkinson's disease.

  • Swanson, VH take winning first step Nov 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Wednesday is signing day for college basketball players, and Vernon Hills is hosting an event saluting 6-foot-2 center Meri Bennett-Swanson. Her next basketball adventure will take her to Chicago for hoops at DePaul University. There was more good news on opening night of basketball at Vernon Hills. The Cougars, a team that finished second in the state a season ago, scored the game's first 12 points on Monday night and never looked back in routing Maine East 68-31. This game was part of the fourth annual Cougar Classic. Bennett-Swanson led all scorers with 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.

  •  Raul Anaya is a key to Maine West’s hopes in the Central Suburban North.

    Improvement expected in CSL North Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    Last year the Central Suburban North was one of only four conferences in Illinois with at least six teams to send only its champion to the playoffs. Deerfield looks to defend its title in a league some coaches see as vastly improved.

  •  The Maine West DAR Good Citizen Margaret McCabe is congratulated by Twenty First Star Chapter representative Nancy Meyer.

    Local high school students receive awards Jul 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Twenty First Star Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored students from local high schools with the Good Citizens and American History Scholars awards.

  • The Maine Township High School District 207 school board Friday approved a new teachers' contract without any controversy. It was a stark contrast from this 2010 public hearing where crowds gathered to protest the district's proposed budget cuts and layoffs.

    Dist. 207 approves 3-year teachers' contract Jun 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Maine Township High School District 207 school board approved a three-year teachers' contract Friday morning, allowing for a roughly 0.66 percent pay hike including step increases in the first year. "I think that this contract is actually one that protects the taxpayers of the district," school board President Sean Sullivan said.

  •  Maine East High School teacher Jonathan Hunter, SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year for Illinois.

    Maine East teacher honored; Bartlett library exec named to state board Jun 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Maine East High School teacher Jonathan Hunter was honored as the SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year for Illinois.

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