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 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Top-ranked Redwings escape Trojans shut down Argo at Kipp Classic

KIPP CLASSIC Benet Academy 66 Thornwood 63 The top-ranked Redwings (19-2) fought off a serious challenge from the Thunderbirds (10-7) at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park. Downers Grove North 35 (18-5) Argo 32 (18-6) The Girls... — Updated 1/21/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

No.1 Dons shoot down, Miller Morgan Park; York steals the WW South MLK championship from bedeviled Redwings

CIYY/SUBURBAN MLK SHOWDOWN at FENWICK Notre Dame 66 Morgan Park 59 In the first game of the City/Suburban MLK Showdown at Fenwick High School, the Enterprise Newspapers' top-ranked Dons of Notre Dame (20-2), behind 16 first half... — Updated 1/21/2020



BOYS 1. Notre Dame 20-2 13 straight wins after taking down Morgan Park 2. Joliet West 17-3 Tigers lose heartbreaker to Lincoln Park (16-3) 3. Bolingbrook 15-4 Marian Catholic, Romeoville, LW East swept 4 Benet 14-5 Redwings lose... — Updated 1/21/2020


SPC East's Joliet Central, Plainfield East and Plainfield South shine at WW South MLK Tourney

For Joliet Central's Lawrence Thompson, Jr, Plainfield East's Mike Fowler and Plainfield South's Tim Boe, their boys' 2019-20 varsity basketball campaigns have had a few more downs than ups. On Saturday in Wheaton, the three Southw... — Updated 1/19/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Wildcat girls rock and roll at Kipp Fest at Willowbrook

In the Derril Kipp Hoopfest at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Plainfield Central head coach Armond Frazier and his girls kick started their MLK weekend off in style. Jumping out to a 23-11 lead after one quarter, the... — Updated 1/19/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Oswego stuns Steelwomen 42-41 in Oswego 16-game Steelwomen winning streak ends.

Oswego (13-7, 7-2 West) put a stunning end to Joliet Central's 16-game winning streak on Friday night in Oswego, 42-41. Trailing 38-37 late in the game, Joliet Central's Jalysa Stokes (17 points) and Ashanti Brown (10 points)... — Updated 1/18/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Raiders, Burford, complete sweep of Marian Catholic, Romeoville and L-W East in SWSC-Blue opener

It was Senior Night Frida at Bolingbrook High School as the Raiders hosted the Lincoln-Way East in both school's Southwest Suburban Conference Blue-opener. Lincoln-Way East (12-3, 0-1) gave the Raiders all they could handle as... — Updated 1/18/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Trojans hold off Naperville North

With offers from NCAA women's basketball powers, Stanford and Oregon State (No.7), Naperville North's 6-foot junior Greta Kampschroederwas a concern for Downers Grove North coach Stephan Bolt and his Trojans. With 6:11 remaining in... — Updated 1/17/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Plainfield North's Bearbower, Hernandez shoot down Frazier led Plainfield Central

In Tuesday's,girls' Southwest Prairie Conference crossover game at Plainfield North, between the host Tigers guests from Plainfield Cental, the two rivals were involved in a tight battle in the third quarter. Leading 31-22 with... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Mekhi Lunford leads Plainfield Central past rival Plainfield North in SPC crossover

After the Plainfield North girls had defeated Plainfield Central in the opening game of the Southwest Prairie Conference crossover, girls-boys double-header at North on Tuesday, Central needed a win to split. Wildcat 6-foot-3... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Hawk girls hold off very physical York 38-34 in Elmhurst

In 1981, the Australian-born singer, Oliva Newton-John, had a No. 1 hit with her song, "Let's Get Physical". The Aussie's No.1 hit, could have been the title of Wednesday night's nonconference girls high school basketball game... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Notre Dame take down Fenwick, St. Viator in a week of East Suburban Catholic Conference play

After taking apart state-ranked Fenwick 58-45 on Tuesday in Niles, the Enterprise Newspapers No.1 ranked boys basketball team, Notre Dame, hosted St. Viator (11-5, 2-1) on Friday ni... — Updated 1/15/2020


Saints run win total to eight games

winning trend for the nationally eighth-ranked University of St. Francis women’s basketball team continues as the Saints extended their current streak to eight games Jan. 11 with a 68-30 home decision over Judson in Chicagoland... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    Sports 

Plainfield East defeats Minooka in a conference battle

With the departure of seven seniors from the 2018-19 Minooka roster, there's been no secret that they have been struggling this year. The Indians (3-15, 0-8), hold five sophomores o... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    Sports 

Despite no longer being in the same conference, Westmont defeated Lisle in a battle of old rivals

For the first time in at least 15 years, Westmont and Lisle going head-to-head was not considered a conference match up. This time around, the Sentinels (5-11, 1-3) got the best of... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Bob Narang    Sports 

Suggs is top African-American Male High School Scholar-Athlete for the Midwest Region

Bolingbrook senior Devyn Suggs is rapidly carving his own memorable legacy. Hailing from a family of athletes, Suggs signed a letter-of-intent to play quarterback at Yale on Dec.... — Updated 1/15/2020


Flyer women led wire-to-wire for fourth-straight win

Lewis University’s women’s basketball team led wire-to-wire to pick up its fourth straight victory defeating William Jewell 70-63 on Saturday afternoon at Neil Carey Arena. The Flyers improve to 8-5, 5-0 GLVC while the... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Richardson, Perkins pace Lady Raider fourth quarter explosion, stun L-W East in SWSC Blue opener

With 7:05 remaining in their ultra-tough SouthWest Suburban Blue conference-opener, Bolingbrook (13-5, 1-0) and the guests from Lincoln-Way East were deadlocked at 35-35. A little more than five minutes later, led by 6-foot junior... — Updated 1/10/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Maine South came out of the Hinsdale Central tournament 6-6, but a better team than when it went in

While all teams would like to come out of a holiday tournament with a championship, the Maine South boys basketball team came out of the 2019 Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic with... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Although West is young, several players have the experience of varsity basketball

A years difference in sports can change a lot, especially when it comes to records. Last year, Joliet West finished its season three games below the .500 mark. So far this year,... — Updated 1/8/2020


Red Stars trade for Kealia Ohai from Dash

The Chicago Red Stars announced a deal to acquire forward Kealia Ohai from the Houston Dash. In exchange, the Dash receives the 18th overall selection in the 2020 NWSL College... — Updated 1/8/2020


Flyer women beat Bellarmine

Lewis University’s women’s basketball team held off a late charge to defeat Bellarmine 78-76 on Saturday afternoon at Knights Hall in Louisville, Ky. The Flyers remain unbeaten in GLVC play at 3-0 and improve to 6-5 overall... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Plainfield Central girls are finding their way post transfer in part because of senior Kachae Donald

With the departure of last year's star Annaliese Griffin to Aurora Christian; Plainfield Central has had to find new ways to win ball games. This year, led by senior point guard... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Benet Academy suffers its second loss of the season at the hands of Iowa's Dowling Catholic, but there no need for panic

Not many teams jump out to a 23-7 lead in the first quarter against Benet Academy. At the Redwings (15-2, 1-0) own shootout, the Chicagoland Invitational Showcase, they fell to... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Lady Radiers getting healthier, stronger as the season goes on -beat Milwaukee King

In the Chicagoland Invitational Showcase at Benet Academy, Bolingbrook defeated Milwaukee King 76-62. The Raiders (11-5, 0-0) came into the 2019-20 season much healthier than a... — Updated 1/8/2020


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