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 By Sarah Mansur    Sports 

State, IHSA have different plans for winter sports

The private organization that governs high school sports in the state voted Wednesday to begin the basketball season next month - defying the new guidance for winter sports that... — Updated 10/30/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Chicagoland Speedway will not host a 2021 NASCAR event

The 2021 NASCAR schedule is expected to be released Wednesday and Joliet's Chicagoland Speedway will not be part of the lineup. The NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, Gander... — Updated 10/21/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Crest Hill Sports Huddle goes unbeaten in pandemic

In 2020, it seems the only clear-cut winner of anything has been COVID-19, as the pandemic and subsequent lockdown by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has wiped out everything from... — Updated 10/21/2020


D.202 student athletes give back to local restaurant owner

Thirty student athletes from Plainfield High School-Central Campus, Plainfield South High School and Plainfield North High School donated $500 to honor and thank a Plainfield... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Downers Grove's Burdi makes MLB debut with White Sox

In the sixth inning of a game that saw the Chicago White Sox losing 6-0, Downers Grove native Zack Burdi lived a childhood dream. The former Downers Grove South Mustang, Burdi made... — Updated 9/23/2020


IHSA revises 2020-21 sports schedule

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, 2020, where the Board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year.... — Updated 8/20/2020

 By Jerry Nowicki    Sports 

New youth sports guidelines drastically limit allowable competition

The state on Wednesday released new guidelines for youth and recreational sports that will drastically limit allowable activities based on the risk of spreading the novel... — Updated 8/11/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Bolingbrook's Borland tweets letter from Ohio State athletes as rebuttal to #BigTenUnited

Ohio State University captain and Bolingbrook graduate Tuf Borland Tweeted a letter Aug. 7 attributed to the the one put out by a group called #BIGTENUNITED just one day earlier. In the original statement, #BIGTENUNITED wrote,... — Updated 8/11/2020


IHSA beginning next phase of opening prep sports

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on Friday, July 3, 2020 that its Stage 2 Return To Play Guidelines have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and can be instituted by IHSA schools... — Updated 7/10/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Joliet native Allie Quigley competes in ESPN H-O-R-S-E competition

On a day when Allie Quigley should have been preparing for the Euro League semifinals, she was instead filming a H-O-R-S-E competition that featured six players from the NBA and... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

After holding out hope, IHSA cancels spring state championships

“The one constant through all the years, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again.... — Updated 5/14/2020


2020 NASCAR race weekend at Chicagoland Speedway canceled

As NASCAR returns to competition on Sunday, May 17 at Darlington Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway's NASCAR Cup Series weekend has officially been canceled as part of the revised... — Updated 5/8/2020


IHSA has hopes for spring season; admits further delay would likely force a cancellation

In a statement released on April 1, the Illinois High School Association remains optimistic of a May 1 return to school. "Even though Illinois schools will remain closed through... — Updated 4/2/2020


IHSA releases statement on action because of coronavirus

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on March 12, 2020 that it will significantly limit attendance at the remaining games in the 2020 IHSA Boys Basketball State... — Updated 3/15/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Plainfield duo were part of Montini's trophy-winning team

Making its 14th trip to the IHSA state girls basketball finals is nothing new to Montini Catholic. The Lombard-based school made its 14th consecutive trip to the finals this season,... — Updated 3/15/2020


IHSA cancels all winter tournaments

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on March 12, 2020, that it has canceled its remaining winter State Series postseason tournaments, which include Boys Basketball, Scholastic Bowl, Drama & Group Interpretation,... — Updated 3/13/2020



The act of stealing signs has come under immense fire recently with a scandal that has rocked the world of sports. Never has the art of decoding messages been more taboo. The... — Updated 3/11/2020


Benet Academy sectional game at Hinsdale South postponed

In a statement from the Illinois High School Association and Hinsdale South High School, the sectional game between Benet Academy and Hinsdale South has been postponed. “Due to a potential student health emergency at Hinsdale... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

JCA's Emma Jay competes for Queen of the Hill

The Joliet Catholic Academy girls basketball team was just two games away from advancing to the IHSA state finals two weeks ago. Despite a 40-36 loss to Seneca in the championship g... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Montini Catholic places third in Class 3A

Every season, counting the third-place and championship games in all four classes, there are only eight teams in the state that end the season with a win. For 10 of the last 13... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Undefeated Bismarck-Henning ends Hilltoppers' magical Class 2A sweet 16 run in 2A Pontiac Sectional final

The final score was not indicative of how well Joliet Catholic (15-20) played in its Class 2A Pontiac Sectional final against undefeated Bismarck- Henning-Rossville-Alvin. The scoreboard showed that the now 34-0 Blue Devils... — Updated 3/7/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Bolingbrook falls in semifinal, will play Lake Park for third place

For the first time since 2011, the Bolingbrook girls basketball program will bring home a state trophy, unfortunately it will not be the one the Raiders wanted. With a 68-57 loss... — Updated 3/7/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Hilltoppers hold off Paxton-Buckley-Loda in 2A Pontiac Sectional semifinal

On Monday night, the Joliet Catholic Academy traveled down I-55 to take on the Paxton-Buckley-Loda in an IHSA Class 2A Pontiac Sectional semifinal. For 89 years, Pontiac High School has hosted the longest-running boys holiday... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Hawks outlast Schurz to advance to regional final in Loyola

Led by 6-foot-7 senior Nick Ostojic and 6-foot-5 junior Marko Anderson and a gutsy performance from junior guard Sean Gallery the Hawks held off Schurz 59-51. With the win, Maine South (18-14) advances to the IHSA Class 4A Loyola... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Plainfield South girls basketball program on the right track

Heading into the IHSA Class 4A Metea Valley Regional final against Bolingbrook, Plainfield South already had achieved more in one season than any other team in program history. The... — Updated 3/5/2020


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