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  • Conant High School's cheer team performs in the coed team category at the IHSA state finals on Saturday in Bloomington.

    Suburban cheer teams take home top prizesFeb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Suburban cheerleading squads dominated the state championship finals in Bloomington Saturday. Conant High School clinched the coed title, while Neuqua Valley and Buffalo Grove came out as top finishers.

  • Hampshire High School's cheer team performs in the medium team category in preliminary rounds of IHSA state championships on Friday in Bloomington.

    Suburban cheerleading teams make cutFeb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The many local teams that journeyed to Bloomington Friday with high hopes in the state cheerleading competition were whittled to a smaller number of finalists in a long day of competition at U.S. Cellular Coliseum. Preliminary results are in for all four divisions, and the competition will resume Saturday morning at 11.

  • Carmel Catholic High School competes in the Large Team category Sunday during the IHSA Cheerleading Sectional at Grayslake North High School.

    Suburban cheer teams step it up at sectionals Feb 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dozens of cheerleading squads from across the suburbs competed in IHSA Sectional tournaments Sunday, trying to qualify to a trip to the State Final in Bloomington. “I'm amazed at how tough and skilled these kids are now,” said on spectator.

  •  Lake Park High School won first place in the 3A IHSA Dance State Final at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington Saturday. 90 teams vied for state champion at this event.

    Lake Park, Geneva take dance titles Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Although her team didn’t yet know exactly how well they’d done as they strode off the dance floor Saturday, the coach of Lake Park High School’s competitive dance team, Danielle Ragano, said her girls knew they’d done well. As good as they seemed then, when the scores were finally announced and the team had the top score in the state — and was the first group of dancers from Lake Park High to bring the large trophy back to Roselle — Ragano said the feeling was even better.

  • Geneva High School took part in the IHSA Dance State Final at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington Saturday. 90 teams vied for state champion at this event.

    Images: Competitive Dance, State Finals Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    The final round of the IHSA Competitive Dance state championships took place Saturday, February 1, in Bloomington.

  • Wind blows snow across Plank Road just East of Route 47 Thursday. The snow forecast for Saturday is leading some event organizers not to chance it.

    Suburban events Saturday being canceled due to snow Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    With a major winter storm looming Friday night, many local events planned for Saturday were being canceled. Among the cancellations announced Friday afternoon were the IHSA cheerleading sectional competitions, which have been moved to the same time Sunday in Grayslake and Rolling Meadows.

  • The Soapbox Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors write about effective and ineffective programs and an exciting prep sports event in the suburbs, as well as other topics.

  •  Cary Grove’s Megan Emma, 15, facing, hugs teammate Anna Baran, 17, after their performance at the IHSA 2A competitive dance sectionals Saturday at Huntley High School. The team took third place and is heading to the state competition.

    Teams show off varied routines in dance sectionals Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Variety was the name of the game at the lHSA dance sectionals Saturday, as routines varied as much as costumes and music selections, but this much the teams knew: dancers needed to sell their routine to judges with energy, emotion and precision. From zombies in the Fenton High School routine, to Barbie dolls portrayed by West Chicago dancers, and James Bond agents played by the Corsairs from Carmel Catholic High School, everything was fair game.

  • Mark Pos

    Warren Township High School to offer soccer for disabled studentsJan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Warren Township High School in Gurnee plans to launch a coed soccer team for disabled students in less than two months. Warren District 121 will join other suburban schools in trying to boost the athletic options for students with physical and intellectual disabilities. Students without disabilities will be part of the soccer squad, Athletic Director Mark Pos said.

  • George John Dekan

    Wheaton native remembered as caring coach, inventor Jan 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    George J. Dekan was a “Renaissance Man” before the term was coined. A Wheaton native who worked as a guidance counselor at Glenbard East High School and taught electronics at Glenbard West. Dekan was a football player, pole vaulter, inventor, businessman, coach, husband, father and musician. Dekan, who invented an althletic timer that was more accurate than a stopwatch, died at 93 earlier this month.

  •  Auburn’s Gus Malzahn took a successful high school coaching career all the way to Monday night’s BCS Championship Game against Florida State.

    Higher calling maybe by staying at high school level? Jan 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Auburn's Gus Malzahn's success could pave a path for more high school football coaches to graduate into the college ranks. Hopefully, though, the best among them will choose to continue making more important contributions on the prep level.

  •  The Wheaton North High School cheer team competes in the IHSA Winter Meltdown Cheerleading and Dance Competition at Sears Centre Arena on Saturday in Hoffman Estates.

    Suburban cheer and dance teams compete at Sears Centre event Jan 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Teams from around the suburbs competed Saturday during the largest event for the 2013/2014 cheer and dance season at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. IHSA Winter Meltdown Cheerleading and Dance Competition started at 7 a.m., with dance and cheer teams competing side by side in an alternating format in front of IHSA officials in a large scale venue.

  •  Ian Poulter of England make look perplexed here during the the final round of the British Open Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, but he finished in a tie for third. He also scored big with two quotes in Bob Frisk's annual sports quotes column.

    Bob Frisk on the year’s best quotes in sports Dec 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Bob Frisk is back with another annual installment of the year's best quotes in sports. Sit back, relax and see if family and friends agree with your favorite quote from this latest collection. There's always something to make you laugh.

  •  Photos from the Montini vs. Oak Park and River Forest girls basketball game on Monday, Dec. 23.

    Images: Montini vs. Oak Park River Forest girls basketball Dec 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Montini played Oak Park and River Forest in the Montini Catholic High School Girls Basketball Christmas Tournament on Monday in Lombard.

  • Daily Herald sports site earns Top 10 honor Dec 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the second consecutive year, the Daily Herald earned a Top 10 Sports award for its website as judged by the Associated Press Sports Editors.

  • Wisconsin governor signs school mascots bill Dec 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Thursday that will make it harder to force public schools to drop tribal nicknames, pushing aside opponents’ charges that the measure is racist.

  •  With their fans cheering in the background, Batavia players celebrate their Class 6A football championship at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb on Nov. 30

    IHSA football championships drew nearly 30,000 Dec 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Organizers of this year’s high school football state finals say the two-day event drew nearly 30,000 fans to DeKalb and Northern Illinois University’s football stadium, topping last year's numbers at the title games in Champaign.

  • Running back Justin Wallace has earned All-New England Football Conference honors all three of his years at MIT.

    Fremd grad stars on field and in classroom at MIT Dec 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Justin Wallace is thriving both in the football field and in the classroom at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Besides developing into a player his coach calls one of the best small-college running backs in the country, the Palatine native is taking part in research that could change the way satellites operate in space. “I think he does stand out among MIT students,” one professor says.

  • Tony Valente

    Kaneland hires 2 as interim athletics directors Dec 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Kaneland will spend up to $60,000 for two men to fill in as athletic director, while it looks for a permanent replacement. Only one board member, Tony Valente, voted against the measure Monday; he said it was too much to spend.

  • The Soapbox Dec 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer their quick thoughts on grocery stores, medical saviors and underage liquor sales, among other topics.

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