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  • 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.

  •  Lake Zurich coach Dave Proffitt follows the action in Saturday’s Class 7A state championship game against Mt. Carmel.

    Lenti, Proffitt have much in common Nov 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mt. Carmel dominated Lake Zurich 30-0 in Saturday's Class 7A state football championship. But in some respects, Mt. Carmel owes its success this year and over its storied history to Lake Zurich head coach Dave Proffitt.

  •  Northwestern women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown has done a lot of raise awareness of autism. Every year he raises support at one of Northwestern’s basketball games, and this time they’ll play DePaul on Dec. 1 to support the Autism Speaks organization.

    NU basketball gives voice to autism awareness Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    The upcoming DePaul at Northwestern women's basketball game (Dec. 1) will not only showcase some of the best former high school stars from the area, it also will be promoting a good cause, autism awareness.

  •  Ceola Clark gets to the basket for Warren in the 2007 supersectional at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates.

    Warren’s Clark returns to the North Suburban Conference Nov 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    The joke's on the rest of the North Suburban Conference: Former Warren star and big-time practical jokester Ceola Clark has returned to the North Suburban Conference ... as a coach at former rival Mundelein.

  •  Northwestern’s Maggie Lyon was honored as the Big Ten freshman of the year last season.

    This Lyon ready to roar for Wildcats Nov 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Northwestern sophomore guard Maggie Lyon is ready to help the Wildcats win a Big Ten title after winning Big Ten freshman of the year honors last season.

  •  Lake Zurich quarterback Noah Allgood: I’m not a real vocal guy or a loud guy and I’m not going to try to be someone I’m not.”

    Allgood, Bourbon: The breakdown on two winning QBs Nov 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    A behind-the-scenes look at Lake County's two surviving quarterbacks: Willie Bourbon of Stevenson and Noah Allgood of Lake Zurich.

  •  The most-successful coach in the 40-year history of Cal Poly women’s basketball, Faith Mimnaugh, opens her 17th season at the helm of the Mustang program this weekend. The former Elk Grove High School standout led Cal Poly to the NCAA Tournament last season.

    Legendary Mimnaugh still has her spunky style Nov 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove and MSL girls basketball legend Faith Mimnaugh, a.k.a. "Lady Magic", is back in Chicago this weekend as head coach of the Cal Poly women's basketball team, which is opening its season at DePaul.

  • Warren running back Max Sorby has helped balance the Blue Devils’ prolific offense.

    Courteously, Sorby helps out Warren’s playoff run Nov 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Yessir, running back Max Sorby has given balance to Warren's pass-happy offense.

  •  Coach Doug Bruno’s DePaul Blue Demons were hurt by injuries last season, but this year’s team is picked to win the Big East.

    DePaul looking to shake its injury-prone past Nov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    The college basketball season is upon us, and the DePaul women have been picked to win the new Big East. Patricia Babcock McGraw takes a closer look at the Blue Demons and talks with head coach Doug Bruno in this edition of Women's Watch.

  •  Antioch standout running back Griffin Hill is one of nine children, which has helped him forge a winning identity with the Sequoits’ playoff-bound football team.

    For Antioch’s Hill, thinking big just comes naturally Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Thinking big just comes naturally for Antioch sophomore running back Griffin Hill. He's one of 9 children but has found plenty of ways to stand out. He's a starter on varsity and he's carrying a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

  •  Among the players Notre Dame will be counting on this season are, from left, Ariel Braker, Natalie Achonwa and Kayla McBride.

    Whole new ballgame awaits Notre Dame, DePaul Oct 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Looking ahead to some of the changes in women's basketball that could benefit two local teams: Notre Dame and DePaul.

  •  Grayslake Central quarterback Alex Lennartz is making the most of, finally, a healthy, productive season.

    Head held high, healthy Lennartz leads Grayslake C. Oct 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Now a senior and the starting quarterback for 4-4 Grayslake Central, which needs a win tonight against Woodstock (1-7) to have a chance to qualify for the playoffs, Alex Lennartz is enjoying a season in which he's finally healthy.

  • Cheerio: Goddard, Pitman bring British flair to DePaul Oct 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    DePaul chums Ashleigh Goddard and Rachel Pitman have brought a British influence to the women's soccer team.

  •  Mundelein receiver/cornerback Chance Lindsey has used football to install self-discipline and is a favorite among his teammates and classmates because of his positive attitude and relentless work ethic.

    Mundelein’s Lindsey meets adversity with a smile Oct 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mundelein receiver cornerback Chance Lindsey has faced more than his fair share of adversity, but he's managed to turn a stiff upper lip into countless smiles through the most difficult challenges of his life.

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