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  • Lions’ defense a big challenge for Bears Nov 26, 2014 5:52 AM
    The strength of the Lions' elite defense is a front four that has dominated for much of the season, which isn't a pleasant Thanksgiving Day sight for a Bears offense that has struggled to get going early in games for much of the season.

  • Defenses stand out in Montini win Nov 25, 2014 11:46 PM
    For a while it seemed neither Montini’s nor Neuqua Valley’s defense would allow a basket. Eventually, Montini’s offense found a way to score. It took longer for Neuqua Valley.

  • Derrick Rose plays just 10 minutes, Bulls lose Nov 26, 2014 5:23 AM
    The injury report didn't get any better for the Bulls on Tuesday. Derrick Rose played just 10 minutes against Denver before leaving with tightness in his left hamstring. Joakim Noah missed the game entirely with soreness in his knee and an eye injury. With too many missing pieces, the Bulls lost to the Nuggets 114-109.

  • Top cycling teams unite under 1 umbrella Nov 25, 2014 4:23 PM
    Eleven of the world’s leading cycling teams have united to form Velon, a business venture that they hope will rejuvenate the sport in the wake of doping scandals, haphazard management and questions about its overall integrity.

  • Michigan St. faces Penn St. in drive for 10 wins Nov 25, 2014 4:29 PM
    Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday the Spartans still have plenty to play for after being eliminated from Big Ten title contention. The Spartans (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) travel to Penn State (6-5, 2-5) looking to secure a fourth 10-win season in the last five years.

  • Boilermakers rout Missouri 82-61 Nov 25, 2014 4:30 PM
    Rapheal Davis scored 22 points and Purdue ran away from Missouri in the first half for an 82-61 win over the Tigers Tuesday in the Maui Invitational losers bracket.

  • Maryland, Rutgers appear to be good fit in Big Ten Nov 25, 2014 5:16 PM
    On the field and at the ticket window, Maryland and Rutgers have enjoyed a successful inaugural season in the Big Ten.

  • Minnesota suspends backup guard after arrest Nov 25, 2014 5:18 PM
    Minnesota sophomore guard Daquein McNeil was jailed Tuesday without bail after his arrest on a felony domestic assault charge involving his girlfriend. He was suspended from all team activities pending the investigation.

  • Penn State coach, captains air out frustrations Nov 25, 2014 5:21 PM
    oach James Franklin was frustrated, wanting to get to the bottom of Penn State’s surprising loss at Illinois last last week. Talking it out immediately was the only approach he thought would work. The Nittany Lions’ first-year coach summoned the team’s captains to his office as soon as they got off the bus from the airport.

  • Fremd handles Mather Nov 25, 2014 11:20 PM
    Fremd improved to 2-0 with their first on-court win of the season, a 52-34 victory over Mather at Fenton.

  • Looks like a win for Travlos, Lake Zurich Nov 25, 2014 10:39 PM
    Lake Zurich senior Mike Travlos simply couldn’t help himself. As he drove toward the basket in the Bears second round game of the Grant Thanksgiving Tournament, he casually glanced at the scoreboard to see he was just shy of a career high in points. Indeed, that magic number of 30 was just calling out to him. “To be honest, I did look,” Travlos said later. “I have never broken 30 before, and I kind of wanted it.” Style points was about the only thing missing for the Bears. Travlos ended up tying his career-best with 29 points to lead Lake Zurich to an impressive 61-48 win over North Chicago Tuesday night.

  • Brunson, Stevenson get off to a nice start at new site Nov 25, 2014 11:10 PM
    Stevenson’s boys basketball team is liking the Hinsdale Central/Lyons Thanksgiving tournament, after opening the season in Buffalo Grove’s tourney in recent years. Behind Jalen Brunson’s 30 points and 5 assists, the Patriots defeated host Lyons 71-39 Tuesday night. Stevenson opened tournament action Monday with an 80-36 victory over Argo at Hinsdale Central.

  • Stevenson stays perfect, tops WW South Nov 25, 2014 11:14 PM
    Taylor Buford’s 11 points led a balanced attacked, and Stevenson’s girls basketball team remained undefeated with a 67-34 win over Wheaton Warrenville South at Schaumburg on Tuesday night.

  • St. Charles North slows down Plainfield East Nov 25, 2014 11:43 PM
    St. Charles North coach Tom Poulin said he lost sleep the night before opening its season against Plainfield East at the 56th annual Ron Johnson Thanksgiving Tournament at St. Charles East. The way his North Stars played it could soon be opposing coaches with some sleepless nights preparing for St. Charles North.

  • Westminster Christian’s depth comes through Nov 26, 2014 5:23 AM
    Westminster Christian boys basketball coach Bruce Firchau believes in a few of his team’s luxuries this season and a main one besides depth is flexibility. So when senior Robbie Kleczynski drew his third foul with just 3:15 left in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s 70-43 rout of neighbor Harvest Christian in Pool A play of the 8th annual Warrior Thanksgiving Classic in Elgin, Firchau’s panic meter never wavered.

  • Lakes looking better already Nov 25, 2014 11:01 PM
    Already in its first two games of the season, the Lakes boys basketball team has covered both ends of the spectrum. On Monday, it was fight and claw back from a 16-point halftime deficit only to lose by 4 points to Uplift. There was no fighting and clawing back on Tuesday. Lakes got out to a breezy lead and was in firm control from start to finish in easing to a 68-38 victory over Mundelein in the Mundelein Thanksgiving tournament.

  • Girls basketball scoreboard: Tuesday’s results Nov 26, 2014 1:31 AM
    Results for area girls high school basketball games for Tuesday, Nov. 25.

  • Girls gymnastics scoreboard: Tuesday’s results Nov 26, 2014 1:31 AM
    Results of area high school girls gymnastics meets for Tuesday, Nov. 25.

  • Boys basketball scoreboard: Tuesday’s results Nov 26, 2014 1:31 AM
    Results of area high school boys basketball games for Tuesday, Nov. 25.

  • Wrestling scoreboard: Tuesday’s results Nov 26, 2014 1:31 AM
    Results of area high school wrestling meets for Tuesday, Nov. 25.

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