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Patriots start fast, hold on for victory

Stevenson lit up the fieldhouse on the campus of Northern Illinois University with a barrage of three-point baskets early, then held off a Rockford Boylan rally late to win 73-67 in the Class 4A supersectional basketball game on Tuesday night.


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Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile


After suffering a heartbreaking overtimes loss to Joliet Catholic in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game last season, Lincoln-Way West has put in extra work in the offseason to complete it’s state title run. read more...

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Warren softball figures to be a big hit


Don’t know what kind of car Warren softball coach Tina Meyer gets into when she drives from her teaching job at Zion-Benton High School to the softball diamond at Warren for practice each afternoon.

Hawks bring flair, excitement to court


We know that in a fun-and-gun game of basketball, North Chicago’s not going to lose to any team this side of Morgan Park from Chicago.

Cougars finish like champs in state semifinals


Lauren Webb scored 21 points, including six free throws in overtime and Brie Bahlmann got a fingertip on Montini’s three-point attempt to tie with under 10 seconds remaining in overtime as Vernon Hills stunned the three-time defending state champions 48-45 in an IHSA Class 3A state semifinal Friday at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State.

Zion ousts Deerfield


PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Hard as it may be to believe, when Zion-Benton takes the court Friday in the finals of the Class 4A Deerfield Regional, it will be the first time any current Zee-Bee has played in a regional championship game.

Vernon Hills earns rematch with Montini


PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Anyone who didn’t see this coming hasn’t been paying attention to high school girls basketball in Illinois.

Vernon Hills wins sectional title


PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Meri Bennett-Swanson scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead host Vernon Hills to a solid 42-30 win over Regina Dominican in the finals of the 3A sectional at Vernon Hills.

Victory shows Patriots are ready for extended March Madness run


PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: In March of 2007, Stevenson began what has grown to a six-year streak of Lake County teams bringing home a trophy from the March Madness boys basketball state finals in Peoria.

Warhawks give it their all


PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Third-seeded Regina Dominican slammed the door shut on any Cinderella hopes 10th seed North Chicago might have had Tuesday night, thanks to a 63-56 win in the Class 3A semifinals of the Vernon Hills Sectional.

Three-point play in final seconds ends Z-B dream


PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: At this level, it always comes down to execution. Which is why Palatine Fremd beat Zion-Benton 55-54 Monday in the semifinals of the Class 4A Libertyville Sectional.

Warhawks stun Corsairs to win regional


PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Highly touted freshman Tineesha Coleman scored 28 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to led North Chicago to a shocking 64-60 win over Carmel on Friday in the finals of the Class 3A Johnsburg Regional.

Z-B girls finally seem ready for huge challenge ahead


PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: You could sense at halftime what was about to happen. Grayslake North hit 7-of-13 three-point shots in the first half of Thursday’s Class 4A regional championship game at home against highly regarded Zion-Benton.

Z-B doesn’t horse around en route to 20th win


PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: For the first quarter, fans attending Wednesday’s boys basketball game between Zion-Benton and Grayslake Central had to feel like they were watching a two-man game of H-O-R-S-E.

Not all top prep swimmers can be part of a team effort


Last Saturday, Lake Forest High School’s boys swim team celebrated its team championship in the North Suburban Conference meet. And this coming Saturday at Vernon Hills, the Scouts, or perhaps the Stevenson Patriots, will be celebrating a team triumph in the IHSA sectional meet.

Bulldogs must find players to go with Collins


PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: In Year 1 of her regime as coach of Waukegan High School’s girls basketball team, Shanta Parnell found one really good, potentially elite player.

Knar’s back, and so are Cats


PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: The Libertyville players, mired in the midst of a miserable season, have suddenly regrouped, and their 87-80 Senior Night win over visiting Mundelein on Friday was the second big win in the last few weeks for the 4-18 club.