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  • Defense gets Warren going against Maine West Mar 2, 2015 11:07 PM
    The central focus all season for Warren’s boys basketball team has been defense. That priority sure came in handy on Monday, as the Blue Devils dealt with a loud playoff atmosphere early on before taking control the rest of the way. Twelfth-seeded Warren rolled past No. 21 seed Maine West 68-35 in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A Notre Dame regional in Niles on Tuesday night. In the other game at the site, No. 12 Libertyville charged past No. 20 seed Waukegan 77-57.

  • Grayslake North survives another stern test from Grant Mar 2, 2015 10:56 PM
    Good news all the way round for Grayslake North. First of all, the Knights’ boys basketball team has advanced to Wednesday’s regional matchup with home-standing Fremd. Maybe more importantly, North (17-10) won’t have to play three-game winner Grant ever again this season. For the second time in less than three weeks, North barely escaped the grasp of the Bulldogs. On Monday night, underdog Grant took a halftime lead, this one 30-27. With less than three minutes to play, the Grant lead was 56-51. Yet once again, the Knights rallied to beat Grant again by 6 points, 65-59 in a Class 4A regional opener in Palatine. Just maybe the teams are too much alike.

  • Naperville North thwarts Glenbard North Mar 2, 2015 10:52 PM
    Glenbard North zoned in on giving Naperville North a much tougher time this week than last, and the Panthers did just that. It wasn’t quite enough to pull off the upset.

  • DeKalb ends Batavia’s season Mar 2, 2015 10:44 PM
    It is never a good sign when a team goes an entire quarter without a defensive rebound. But for the Batavia boys basketball team, there simply were none to be had. DeKalb connected on its opening 9 shots of the Class 4A Geneva regional and wound up shooting 67 percent for the game to end the Bulldogs’ season with a 75-57 victory in Geneva on Monday night.

  • Bartlett cruises past Streamwood Mar 2, 2015 10:38 PM
    In Monday’s second quarterfinal game of the Class 4A boys basketball Bartlett regional, the No. 3 host Hawks got the job done early to earn a rematch against No. 2 Jacobs in Wednesday’s semifinal. Bartlett defeated No. 6 Streamwood 61-45 to advance to face the Golden Eagles (22-5). Jacobs defeated the Hawks (19-10) in a 71-64 overtime game at Jacobs’ Christmas tournament.

  • Kaneland pulls away from Wheaton Academy Mar 2, 2015 11:05 PM
    The end and beginning of halves can make a big difference in basketball games. Junior guard Mark Lilly capped the first half with a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer and helped set up teammate Ryan David for a 3-point play on the opening possession of the second half during Kaneland’s 67-53 Class 3A regional quarterfinal victory over Wheaton Academy Monday night at Burlington Central.

  • South Elgin downs Elgin, will face Larkin next Mar 2, 2015 11:08 PM
    After a surprising run to the sectional finals last year South Elgin is again hoping to rekindle some of that postseason magic. On Monday night the Storm got off to a good start with a 69-53 win over Elgin in first round action at the Class 4A Bartlett boys basketball regional.

  • Super start helps Dundee-Crown past Rolling Meadows Mar 2, 2015 10:29 PM
    It was the game, or at least the first half, Dundee-Crown’s boys basketball team has probably been waiting to play all season. And the Chargers sure picked a good time for it. Dundee-Crown was nearly flawless Monday night in a nifty first half during which it built a 20-point lead on host Rolling Meadows and held on for 72-68 first-round Class 4A regional win. The No. 17-seeded Chargers (8-19) get the top seed in the sectional, Barrington, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rolling Meadows.

  • Morrissey, Michigan State set to visit Sears Centre Mar 2, 2015 4:07 PM
    For former Buffalo Grove and current Stevenson girls basketball coach Tom Dineen, Michigan State saved the best part of it 60-50 upset win over No. 19 Rutgers on Feb. 22 for after the game. That’s when Dineen got to see his former standout guard Anna Morrissey honored along with four teammates on senior day in East Lansing.

  • Stewart-Kanupky joins DePaul’s Hall of Fame Mar 2, 2015 3:54 PM
    When you think of the all-time great shortstops the Mid-Suburban League has seen in softball, Hersey’s Karen Stewart-Kanupky is sure to be at the top of the list. She went on to star at DePaul University where her 1999 team advanced to the World Series.This past Sunday, Stewart-Kanupky was inducted into the DePaul Athletics Hall of Fame with that entire ‘99 team. The formal induction ceremony took place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

  • Benet reaches state semifinals Mar 2, 2015 10:19 PM
    The Benet girls basketball team arrived at the Class 4A Illinois Wesleyan supersectional in high gear, having scored in the 80s in both sectional victories.

  • Glenbard West gets shots to drop Mar 3, 2015 12:33 AM
    If there’s one thing Glenbard West’s boys basketball players love to do, it’s shoot in Biester Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers took full advantage of home hoop advantage Monday night. Knocking down five of its eight 3-pointers in the first quarter, Glenbard West’s sizzling early shooting powered the way to a 63-46 victory over Wheaton Warrenville South in the Class 4A Glenbard West regional quarterfinals in Glen Ellyn.

  • Bids come in for $10 million, 23,000-square-foot Maine West gym addition Mar 2, 2015 5:34 AM
    Maine Township High School District 207 officials have received six bids from contractors for a proposed $10 million project to expand the gymnasium at Maine West in Des Plaines. A vote to approve a contract could come as early as Monday's school board meeting, but it's likely approval will be delayed since district officials say they are still reviewing the bids.

  • Boys basketball: Scouting the Class 3-4A postseason Feb 28, 2015 9:29 PM
    Boys basketball: Scouting the Class 3-4A postseason in the Fox Valley

  • Boys basketball: Scouting the Class 1A Harvest Christian sectional Feb 28, 2015 9:38 PM
    Boys basketball: Scouting the Class 1A Harvest Christian sectional

  • Marmion meets its match against No. 1 Oak Park Feb 28, 2015 9:19 PM
    The luck of the draw, proved no luck at all for Marmion Academy.

  • Harrington, Bolman go out with medals Feb 28, 2015 11:09 PM
    Bittersweet was the operative word as the finals of the boys state swimming and diving meet concluded Saturday at New Trier. That primarily applied to all of the seniors. Included were Grayslake North’s Brenden Bolman and Libertyville’s Matt Harrington, both of whom are four-time state qualifiers who have plenty of swimming ahead of them. Bolman is heading to Missouri State in the fall, while Harrington is taking his talents to Princeton.

  • Glenbard North collects third-place trophy Feb 28, 2015 10:44 PM
    After having its 15-match winning streak come to a shocking halt in the semifinals on Saturday afternoon, the Glenbard North wrestling team had little time to mourn.

  • Boys swimming scoreboard: Saturday’s results Feb 28, 2015 11:46 PM
    Results of area high school boys swimming meets for Saturday, Feb. 28.

  • Talent reigns at Geneva regional Feb 28, 2015 6:54 PM
    What if I told you that the Illinois High School Association would put 5 winning basketball teams, including 3 conference champions, together into the same regional tournament?

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