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  • DePaul looking to shake its injury-prone past Nov 1, 2013 8:40 PM
    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.

  • For Antioch’s Hill, thinking big just comes naturally Oct 31, 2013 11:10 PM
    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.

  • Whole new ballgame awaits Notre Dame, DePaul Oct 25, 2013 6:47 PM
    Looking ahead to some of the changes in women's basketball that could benefit two local teams: Notre Dame and DePaul.

  • Head held high, healthy Lennartz leads Grayslake C. Oct 24, 2013 10:59 PM
    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 9:31 PM
    DePaul chums Ashleigh Goddard and Rachel Pitman have brought a British influence to the women's soccer team.

  • Mundelein’s Lindsey meets adversity with a smile Oct 17, 2013 9:40 PM
    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.

  • To get to finals, Sky roster needs help Oct 11, 2013 6:38 PM
    It would be great if the Chicago Sky could add forward Maya Moore, the MVP of the WNBA Finals, for 2014. But since that probably won't happen, the Sky must be smart with free agency in the off-season. Because some tweaks are needed if the Sky expects to advance past the first round of the playoffs next year.

  • It’s Matt Morrissey’s turn to take over at Stevenson Oct 10, 2013 11:03 PM
    Matt Morrissey, a senior at Stevenson, laughs now about the competitive frustrations of his youth. But it certainly wasn’t easy living in a household of older, more savvy top-flight competitors, starting with his dad Jim, a former Bears linebacker from the Super Bowl era. Mom Amy was an athlete in high school back in Flint, Mich., where she met Jim. She starred in volleyball and softball. And Morrissey’s three older siblings, Mike, Caitlyn and Anna, all went on to big-time sports successes in high school, and in some cases college.

  • Some free advice to WNBA on bizarro scheduling Oct 4, 2013 5:49 PM
    Only in a fantasy world would the WNBA want to put its marquee event, the WNBA Finals, up against NFL football. And yet, that's exactly what is happening on Sunday when the Minnesota Lynx hosts the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 (7:30 p.m., ESPN). The WNBA needs to re-evaluate the way it schedules its season.

  • Lake Zurich’s defense has the answers Oct 3, 2013 10:09 PM
    Defense is where all the fun's at for the Lake Zurich football team. Traditionally one of Lake County's strongest units, the Bears this fall are allowing only 3.4 points per game.

  • Lack of playoff experience may have been Sky’s undoing Sep 27, 2013 9:13 PM
    The Chicago Sky's lack of playoff experience made for a quick postseason exit. What else, who else, is there to blame? Patricia Babcock McGraw looks back at what went wrong after a terrific regular season.

  • Gentile’s another one-of-a-kind QB for Grayslake North Sep 26, 2013 9:50 PM
    Grayslake North sophomore quarterback Merrick Gentile is picking up right where another former sophomore starter at GN, AJ Fish, left off.

  • Hard-hitting sophs making an impact Sep 25, 2013 5:53 PM
    There appears to be a strong youth movement sweeping over high school football in Lake County, where being sophomoric is turning out to be a pretty good thing. Not only are more teams than ever promoting young underclassmen to varsity, many are counting heavily upon them for some serious production. Among the 14 teams in the Daily Herald’s Lake County coverage area, 12 include sophomores on their rosters for a total of 31 varsity sophomores.

  • Antioch’s football family won’t forget No. 30 Sep 25, 2013 10:19 AM
    Antioch's football team is honoring Joel Wittkamp, who died in auto crash in February, by sharing the No. 30 jersey he would have been wearing this fall as a senior. “Whoever wears the No. 30 jersey (on game day) also gets to lead us out on the field when we all run out there together,” senior defensive lineman Malik Jackson said. “We wanted it that way because we want Joel to know that everyone’s thinking of him and that he’s leading us onto the field.”

  • Sky looks to solve Fever in first round Sep 19, 2013 10:22 PM
    For the Chicago Sky: How to solve the problem that is the Indiana Fever.

  • Cash’s leadership role paying off for Sky Sep 15, 2013 7:59 PM
    With her leadership and her support with rookie Elena Delle Donne, WNBA veteran forward Swin Cash has paid big dividends this season for the Sky. In an interview with Patricia Babcock McGraw, Cash and Delle Donne explain how the focus has helped to transform the team.

  • At Wauconda, it’s open season on winning Sep 13, 2013 7:06 PM
    Wauconda football coach Dave Mills has taken the unusual step of having weekly chalk talks with the parents of his varsity football players in an effort to get a united approach behind the team.

  • Sky's Twin Towers create a big problem Sep 7, 2013 1:18 AM
    Voting for the WNBA's postseason awards is turning into a dilemma this year. Having covered the Chicago Sky from Day 1 and through the many downs and now the incredible ups of this franchise, Patricia Babcock McGraw says she's having a difficult time choosing between Sylvia Fowles or Elena Delle Donne for the league's top honor. And she wants your help.

  • Happy days for Warren football’s Nickell package Sep 5, 2013 10:14 PM
    Andrew Nickell, a 6-foot-1 senior, is Warren’s starting quarterback. Jay Nickell, a 6-foot-1 junior, is Andrew’s back-up. They spent the entire summer battling for the top slot, but everybody's happy after the Blue Devils' triple-OT victory at Lyons in Week 1.

  • WNBA player’s remarks ignite Twitter firestorm Aug 30, 2013 10:52 PM
    Women's Watch, with Patrica Babcock McGraw, explores the latest Twitter fire storm: WNBA star Sophia Young taking nasty heat for her views on same-sex marriage.

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