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  • DePaul’s Chanise Jenkins will help lead the Blue Demons in this weekend’s Big East Conference Tournament, which tips off Saturday.

    For DePaul’s Jenkins, communication remains keyMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    DePaul point guard Chanise Jenkins learned from her deaf sister to be a good communicator on and off the court.

     
  • Stevenson’s Jalen Brunson hoists the North Suburban Conference trophy after the Patriots’ win over North Chicago. Brunson, who captains the Daily Herald’s all-area team for Lake County, are hoping for more postseason hardware.

    Stylish footware suits Brunson’s featsMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Stevenson star guard Jalen Brunson is the honorary captain of the 2014 Daily Herald Lake County all-area boys basketball team.

     
  • Grayslake Central’s Malcolm Reed doesn’t mind being a vocal leader for a Rams team which won the Fox Valley’s Fox Division championship this season.

    Seriously, Grayslake Central’s Reed is having funFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Grayslake Central point guard Malcolm Reed, thanks to an unlikely source, has opened up more and is communicating better in leading the Rams to a worst to first transformation.

     
  • Antioch’s AJ Marsiglio is a standout in basketball, helping direct the team with assists from his point guard position. He’s also got his heart set on helping people fight cancer.

    In basketball and fighting cancer, give Antioch’s Marsiglio an assistFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Antioch point guard AJ Marsiglio is never too busy to lend a helping hand.

     
  • United States’ Lindsey Van points to spectators after her first attempt during the women’s normal hill ski jumping final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Women ski jumpers find fight well worth itFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ski jumping for women makes its Olympic debut after a long road and a relentless fight.

     
  • Warren’s Eric Gillespie drives to the hoop during the Blue Devil’s game against North Chicago on Tuesday night.

    Warren’s Gillespie standing tallFeb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Warren point guard Eric Gillespie might be small in stature, but he's been making big plays for Warren all season.

     
  •  WNBA basketball player Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky has spent a lot of her offseason working with kids at clinics like this one held at Loyola University Chicago. While helping grow the Sky brand, Donne also has a new role as global ambassador for Special Olympics.

    No easy offseason for Sky’s Delle Donne Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elena Delle Donne is extremely busy despite the fact that she's not playing overseas during the WNBA off-season.

     
  •  Former Hersey High School standout Megan Rogowski (21) and her DePaul teammates will welcome teams from the new Big East to Chicago in March for the annual conference tournament.

    DePaul to host Big East tournament in March Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Conference tournament time will be here soon, and Chicago is playing host to the Big East women's tournament.

     
  •  Mundelein’s Derek Parola, left, drives to the hoop against Grant’s Steve Dunning.

    Persistence paying off for Mundelein’s Parola Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Derek Parola is a classic case study in persistence. He could have quit basketball after playing just four minutes a game last year so that he could concentrate on his best sports, golf and baseball. But he stuck around, and now he's arguably the best 3-point shooter in Lake County.

     
  •  Carmel’s 6-foot-10 center Jack George has helped Carmel to a 17-3 record and one of its best seasons in years.

    George’s success at Carmel well worth the weight Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    For now, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will stay on the menu. But you get the feeling that the old, lovable staple is on a short leash with Jack George, Carmel's 6-foot-10 center.

     
  •  Former Lake Zurich basketball star Audrey Bauer celebrates after helping her Navy team win the Patriot League tourament last season. They are favored to repeat this season.

    Former LZ star Bauer sailing along at Navy Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Former Lake Zurich standout Audrey Bauer has made the most of her opportunites on and off the court at Navy. She has her team poised for another run at the Patriot League title and NCAA bid as she prepares to begin her duty afloat after graduating as a surface warfare officer.

     
  •  Lake Zurich’s Brad Kruse, left, battles Libertyville’s Joe Borcia for a rebound.

    Easy to account for Kruse’s basketball focus Jan 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Zurich's versatile senior Brad Kruse tests well on and off the basketball court. In both respects, he's following in the footsteps of his father, who excelled as a prep player at Buffalo Grove.

     
  •  Candace Parker, the Sparks superstar who picked up MVP trophies for the WNBA regular season and the 2013 all-star game, no doubt is eager to hear if WNBA President Laurel Richie can secure a buyer for the Los Angeles franchise.

    Can WNBA survive without L.A. Sparks? Jan 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    It's jarring that the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA closed its doors last week, but past history says that might not spell doom for the league, as Patricia Babcock McGraw explains in today's Women's Watch column.

     
  • Grunloh, Grayslake North truly enjoyed this Christmas Jan 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Grayslake North boys basketball team went "tournament-less" over the holidays. And for the Knights, it indeed was the "most wonderful time of the year."

     
  •  While these kids enjoyed a slide down the “Monster Sled” adjacent to the left field wall as snow fell at Fenway Park in Boston on Thursday, the heavy snowfall forced stadium operators to cancel an outdoor hockey game scheduled there.

    Stevenson hockey star loses chance to play at Fenway Jan 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Stevenson graduate Maggie Brennolt and the rest of her Northeastern hockey teammates almost got the thrill of a lifetime: a game outdoors at Fenway Park. A snowstorm in Boston put the game against Harvard on ice, but at least the Huskies got a practice in at the historic stadium.

     
  •  The emergence of Elena Delle Donne (11) changed the fortunes of the Chicago Sky, which made the WNBA playoffs for the first time and posted the franchise's first winning season.

    For women’s sports, 2013 loaded with great storiesDec 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Patricia Babcock McGraw reviews the top women's sports stories of 2013, touching on international soccer, the LPGA, the WNBA, college volleyball, pro tennis and college basketbal.

     
  •  Candidates for Warren’s softball team have found the spirit of the season, helping assemble and pack gift packages for those in need.

    These athletes give freely — of themselves Dec 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lake County high school athletes are busy - but not too busy to help others this holiday season.

     
  • DePaul junior guard Megan Rogowski, who still holds 11 scoring records at Hersey High School, leads a balanced Blue Demons offense this season with 15 points per game.

    Sharp-shooting Rogowski leads DePaul's attack Dec 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    This is the Megan Rogowski everyone at Hersey High School remembers. The 5-foot-9 Rogowski came off the bench for the Blue Demons as a freshman and sophomore, but now she's starting at off-guard and putting the ball in the basket with the kind of success she had when she scored a school-record 2,365 points at Hersey, where she holds 11 school records.

     
  •  Cross country has helped Wauconda forward Ricky Sidlowski prepare for the basketball season.

    In the long run, two sports suit Wauconda’s Sidlowski Dec 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Wauconda center Ricky Sidlowski keeps a beard during basketball season. But it's not the beard that gets him double takes during cross-country season. It's Sidlowski's 6-foot-6 frame. The cross-over is unusual for someone of his size, but Sidlowski says that being a cross-country runner in the fall has made him a better basketball player in the winter.

     
  •  Kelsey Robinson

    St. Francis alum Robinson courting stardom Dec 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Nebraska outside hitter Kelsey Robinson, a native of Bartlett, is conference player of the year. Again. Although, this is her first such award in the Big Ten. She left her mark elsewhere, too.

     
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