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  • Boys basketball: Holiday scouting, Lake County Dec 18, 2014 7:37 PM
    Here’s a closer look at the tournaments that the high school boys teams in Lake County will be involved in over the next couple of weeks.

  • DePaul's 'Uncle Doug' Bruno rues losing Loyd to Irish Dec 13, 2014 7:30 AM
    It's been a tough week for DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno, who saw his team miss multiple opportunities on Wednesday to take down No. 5 Notre Dame. To top it off, it was recruit from Niles West that he just missed out on, Jewell Loyd, who won the game for Notre Dame, 94-93.

  • Lake Zurich’s big three take aim at big goals Dec 11, 2014 7:58 PM
    Behind 3-year starters Mike Travlos, Will McClaughry and Jack O'Neill, the Lake Zurich boys basketball team is off to its best start in more than a decade and is looking for more.

  • Viliunas assists Illini volleyball to Sweet 16 Dec 7, 2014 2:56 PM
    Illinois volleyball setter Alexis Viliunas (a former cheerleader) has plenty to cheer about this season as the nationally-ranked Illini kick off the postseason.

  • NU, DePaul, Illinois women all off to fast starts Nov 29, 2014 5:34 PM
    Some really great things are happening right now with the women’s college basketball teams in Illinois. Northwestern (4-0) travels to No. 18 DePaul (4-1) on Saturday night (7 p.m.) for a crosstown rivalry matchup that features two of the most accomplished coaches in the sport. Another Big Ten contender suddenly could be Illinois, which, on Thanksgiving, pulled off one of the best wins of the college basketball season.

  • Cashaw grows into leading role at Stevenson Nov 20, 2014 9:17 AM
    Stevenson guard Connor Cashaw isn't just Robin to Jalen Brunson's Batman. Cashaw is a Division I star, too, and will play at Rice next year. In the meantime, he and Brunson will try to guide Stevenson to its third straight state finals and its first state title.

  • DePaul soccer continues its historic run Nov 15, 2014 1:19 PM
    Basketball season is here, but alas, there are still fall sports to play and the DePaul soccer team and the Illinois volleyball team are representing Illinois well.

  • Clark’s vision includes forgiveness Nov 13, 2014 8:27 PM
    Former Lakes football star Dyrell Clark lost his right eye in a BB gun accident eight months ago. Yet, he hasn't lost sight of his goals. He's still determined to have a great football career as a running back at Winona State in Minnesota.

  • Johnsburg golden girl Dixon shoots to cap Iowa career in style Nov 8, 2014 11:19 PM
    Former Johnsburg star Melissa Dixon is keeping the Johnsburg to Iowa connection strong. She is enjoying similar success to former Johnsburg football star C.J. Fiedorowicz, a star at Iowa and now a rookie tight end with the Houson Texans. Dixon is a standout 3-point shooter and is hoping to lead Iowa to a Big Ten title in her senior year.

  • The beet goes on for unbeaten Joseph, Stevenson Nov 6, 2014 3:52 PM
    Top-ranked Stevenson and running back Jack Joseph are using good nutrition to get results on the football field. The unbeaten Patriots aim to be fully hydrated and energized for their second-round Class 8A playoff matchup against Loyola on Saturday.

  • Hill’s profile of courage inspires many Oct 31, 2014 5:29 PM
    #ChicagoSky forward #ElenaDelleDonne is so moved by the heart-wreaching story of Lauren Hill that she plans to go cheer on Hill in person at her very last basketball game on Sunday.

  • Carmel’s Curran, Eppel go from standbys to standouts Oct 30, 2014 10:04 PM
    From standers to difference-makers, Carmel linemen Mark Curran and Ben Eppel worked their way off the sideline and into the starting lineup by developing two of the best work ethics on the team. Coach Andy Bitto says players like them are the reason the Corsairs are back in the football playoffs.

  • Rogowski, DePaul aim to exorcise tournament demon Oct 24, 2014 7:30 PM
    The DePaul women's basketball team has been nagged all off-season by its loss in the Sweet 16 last spring to Texas A&M. It denied the Blue Demons their first trip to the Elite Eight in program history. The rematch is coming up fast: the hungry Blue Demons open the season with Texas A&M on Nov. 14 in Lincoln Park.

  • No postseason, but plenty of memories for these four teams Oct 23, 2014 8:12 PM
    Some Lake County football teams are getting ready for the playoffs,which start next weekend. Grayslake Central, Mundelein, Grant and Round Lake, however, will be done after their Week 9 game on Friday. All four teams struggled this season, but there were some bright spots, too for each of them.

  • Big Ten’s arrow pointing up with Maryland, Rutgers Oct 17, 2014 10:40 PM
    Big Ten women's basketball is hoping to get a boost from two perenninal Top 25 powers, Maryland and Rutgers.

  • Women’s soccer team has plenty to celebrate at DePaul this season Oct 12, 2014 3:48 PM
    The DePaul women's soccer team is having a great start in Division I play. The Blue Demons haven't taken one minute of the ride for granted and enjoy celebrating their successes.

  • Full speed ahead for Warren’s Crump Oct 9, 2014 10:26 PM
    Warren running back Darrius Crump, one of the top running backs in Lake County walks the walk while he works to talks the talk. He is in speech therapy for stuttering and says sports has helped him improve.

  • Grayslake North’s Booker a slam-dunk for Indiana Oct 3, 2014 6:50 PM
    Grayslake North running back Titus Booker takes care of his offensive linemen just as well as they take care of him ... and that's led to big gains on the field.

  • Big Ten still soaring high in volleyball Oct 3, 2014 7:37 PM
    Once again, the Big Ten is one of the best conferences in the country for volleyball. No. 16 Illinois is playing as well as any team right now, with four consecutive 3-0 sweeps on the books. The Illini welcome No. 6 Wisconsin into noisy Huff Hall on Saturday.

  • 4 things the Chicago Sky should try to get done Sep 26, 2014 8:46 PM
    The Sky is coming off its most successful season in franchise history: a trip to the WNBA Finals. Here's an offseason to-do list that might help the Sky take that next step.

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