Football Focus 2014

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  • IHSA to share tournament videos on YouTube Oct 21, 2014 6:29 PM
    The Illinois High School Association says it will start posting full-length video of past state tournament events on YouTube in the coming months.

  • Harvest Christian falls in boys soccer sectional Oct 21, 2014 9:14 PM
    The Harvest Christian Academy boys soccer players received a nice ovation from fans Tuesday as they left the field for the final time this season. Despite coming out on the short end of a 9-1 decision against an older, more mature team from Hinckley-Big Rock, the young Lions were lauded for reaching a Class 1A sectional semifinal in the first place.

  • Counting down to Saturday’s big event Oct 21, 2014 9:27 PM
    Welcome to the week before THE week. For those still hoping to play football in Week 10, it all comes down to what happens in Week 9.

  • Images: Schaumburg vs. Glenbard North boys regional soccer Oct 21, 2014 9:43 PM
    Images of the Schaumburg vs. Glenbard North boys soccer regional semifinal playoff game.

  • North: Random thoughts as Bears look for clues Oct 21, 2014 5:18 AM
    Mike North can’t help his mind from wandering, so while the Bears try to fix what went wrong against the Miami Dolphins he lets loose with some random thoughts.

  • Images: Prep Sports Images of the Week Oct 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    See some of the best images of the week in high school sports. Daily Herald photographers this week covered girls swimming, cross country, boys soccer, girls volleyball, and more.

  • AP sources: Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 Oct 21, 2014 4:51 PM
    A hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the hearing have not been made public.

  • Gregor: Why the Royals will win World Series Oct 21, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Royals are back in the World Series for the first time since 1985 after sweeping their way through the American League playoffs. White Sox beat writer Scot Gregor is tempted to predict another sweep in the Fall Classic, but he'll settle for Kansas City taking down the San Francisco Giants in 6 games.

  • Miles: Why the Giants will win World Series Oct 21, 2014 5:30 AM
    Like everybody else, Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles has been caught up in the amazing postseason run of the Kansas City Royals. But according to Miles it stops here as the San Francisco Giants will prevail in the World Series, which starts tonight at KC's Kauffman Stadium.

  • Imrem: It’s doubtful that Trestman can be forceful with Bears Oct 21, 2014 9:00 PM
    If Marc Trestman is this reluctant to be forceful with the media, why does anyone expect him to be more forceful with his players?

  • Bears’ season careening out of control Oct 21, 2014 9:00 PM
    A Bears team that entered the season with high hopes, is already on the verge of becoming irrelevant regarding the postseason, with a sub-.500 record and road games in its immediate future against two of the toughest teams on the schedule.

  • Strong finish for Wheaton’s Streelman Oct 21, 2014 6:01 PM
    Chicago’s golf season may be in its final days as far as 2014 goes, but you wouldn’t know it by developments over the last few days. Len Ziehm takes a look at the PGA Tour, where Wheaton’s Kevin Streelman made a final-round charge in the Shriners Hospital for Children’s Open in Las Vegas on Sunday. Ziehm also has the latest on the LPGA's International Crown event coming in 2016 to Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

  • Could Rose-Irving could be the league’s best rivalry? Oct 21, 2014 7:48 PM
    Monday's Bulls-Cavaliers game was merely a dress rehearsal for the Oct. 31 home opener. But the first meeting between expected Eastern Conference powers highlighted some interesting issues heading into the regular season.

  • Boys soccer: Northwest roundup Oct 21, 2014 10:14 PM
    Sean King and Zach Masciopinto had goals to help 14th-seeded Buffalo Grove stun North Suburban Conference champion and top Palatine sectional seed Warren 2-1 in the Class 3A boys soccer playoffs Tuesday.

  • DVC title within reach for Falcons Oct 21, 2014 10:01 PM
    Wheaton North has not yet claimed a share of its first DuPage Valley Conference girls volleyball crown in three decades, but the Falcons took one giant step toward that goal Tuesday night.

  • Hampshire pulls the upset on Burlington Central Oct 21, 2014 9:49 PM
    When Hampshire’s Jose Hernandez scored 3 minutes into overtime, Whip-Pur fans stormed the field. Only one problem: the game wasn’t over. There are no “golden goals” in the playoffs, and the teams had to complete the 20-minute overtime. The Whip-Purs (9-13-2) still got their celebration, though. Michael Boutin added an insurance goal, and the fourth-seeded Whips upset the host team and top seed 3-1 in the semifinals of the Class 2A Burlington Central boys soccer regional Tuesday.

  • Neuqua Valley rallies by St. Charles North Oct 21, 2014 9:48 PM
    And to think there’s still one more round to go. Neuqua Valley and St. Charles North met for the second time Tuesday in St. Charles, this time in a matchup between the Upstate Eight Conference Valley champion Wildcats and the North Stars, who shared the River side with St. Charles East and Geneva and earned the tiebreaker with the fewest sets lost. The Wildcats reversed an earlier 3-set loss to the North Stars with a 3-set win of their own. showing plenty of fight after a rough opening set and then holding off 3 match points for an 11-25, 25-22, 26-24 victory in the UEC first place crossover game.

  • Honorable outcome for Patel, Conant at Rolling Meadows Oct 21, 2014 9:47 PM
    After Conant’s 25-8, 26-24 victory at Rolling Meadows on Tuesday night, Dhara Patel scooted out of the gymnasium as fast as she served the Cougars to a 17-3 lead in Set 1. With her team ahead 6-3, Patel reeled off 11 straight points in the opening set to get the Cougars off and rolling in the Mid-Suburban League girls volleyball crossover match. When asked what her secret was, she responded “concentration.” The Conant senior libero also knows something about concentrating somewhere else — the classroom. The reason she and several of her teammates raced out of the gym was to attend the National Honor Society Recognition Night at the school’s auditorium. That group included varsity regulars Elisa Ambrose, Rachel Delanois, Danielle Engelbreit, Hannah Lee and manager Nate Armando.

  • Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Oct. 21 Oct 21, 2014 10:11 PM
    Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Oct. 21

  • Wheaton Academy inches away from St. Francis Oct 21, 2014 10:46 PM
    A couple of inches is all it took to get Wheaton Academy refocused. Leading by a goal in the 58th minute of Tuesday’s Class 2A St. Francis boys soccer regional semifinal, the Warriors breathed a sigh of relief after Spartans senior Jose Zepeda saw his toe-poke attempt to tie the game roll inches wide left of the Warriors’ net.

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