EXTRA POINT: Glen Kozlowski spent part of Monday afternoon at North Chicago High School trying to help create a college-football opportunity for one of the Warhawk senior football players. That’s not any different than what coach Dave Mohapp does for his football players at Warren, and what coach Nick Browder does for his guys at Waukegan, and what coach Brian Glashagel does for his players at Antioch. And so on and so on ... Lakes, Libertyville, everywhere. But there is one huge difference.
Waukegan High grad Sarah Angelos completed her senior season of volleyball at Northern Illinois University by making the Mid-American’s All-Conference Team. Her teammate, Stevenson High grad Jenna Radtke, made the league’s All-Freshman Team.
If Warren High School ever decides to add the sport of boys bowling, well ... it takes five to make a team and clearly Warren already would be 20 percent of the way to heaven. That would be 14-year-old Nathaniel Bratzke, who is a freshman at Warren.
When you watch Kurt Rous at a Grant High School football practice, or at a football camp, or on the Grant sideline on game night, you can’t help but think that there’s a man who was born to be a football coach until ... forever. As things turned out, “forever” was the last Friday night this past October.
Jachai Taylor had two key hoops, and Tyler Williams and Tyrone Whittington each hit a pair of free throws in the final 18 seconds as host Waukegan held off Maine West 61-59 in the Dog Pound on Tuesday night. It was the first win as …
Somewhere along the line, Waukegan High School’’s girls basketball team is going to learn how to keep that snowball they’re pushing from rolling back down the hill — and rolling over them in the process. Until then, you’re going to get nights like Tuesday, when …
In professional auto racing, NASCAR’s first race of its season — the Daytona 500 — is its most important, and the season then unfolds from the. In high school wrestling, it’s not all that different, with the prestigious Barrington Invitational signaling the start of the season as elite programs from throughout the Chicago area converge on the southwest corner of Lake County for two days of quality competition.
EXTRA POINT:At the beginning of the week, had to constantly look this up, but now have it committed to memory and should be good for the rest of the girls basketball season. Up for discussion was the number of “L’s” in the last name of Antioch star Paige Gallimore. One? Or two?
The owners of the new Kenosha franchise in the Northwoods Collegiate Summer Baseball League now know exactly how great it feels when you get way more in return for your investment than you expected.
When Mount Carmel went nine seasons without winning a state title, some wondered if the dynasty was done. Those doubts are just a distant memory now that the Caravan has made winning titles a habit again.
Playing quarterback in Saturday’s Class 7A state title game against Mt. Carmel of Chicago is the last place Lake Zurich’s Noah Allgood pictured himself a few years ago.
EXTRA POINT: Random thoughts from someone of the generation that grew up being taught in school that the worst business decision in the history of America was made by Native Americans who — according to what was written in 50-year-old American History textbooks — sold Manhatten Island to some European explorers for $24 worth of beads and trinkets ... a business decision that, if true, has now fallen to No. 2 on the all-time list of blunders.
After watching Warren senior guard Eric Gillespie light up Mundelein’s gym for 37 points on opening night and pour in 24 more the next game, Lake Forest Academy coach Matt Vaughn was a man with a plan for Wednesday’s LFA/Warren matchup on Day 3 of Mundelein High’s Thanksgiving Week boys basketball tournament.
With three tournament wins by margins of 37, 19 and 29 points, one would assume Zion-Benton boys basketball coach Don Kloth has been able to go deep into his bench to get an early-season look at every player on his roster. Not so.
EXTRA POINT: Just when you think the sport of pro boxing on the local level is inching toward some semblance of being semi-organized, this comes along.
EXTRA POINT: Random thoughts after duly noting that this is a big travel week because of the holiday and, right on cue, the price of a gallon of gasoline went up 25 cents the other day.