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 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Bolingbrook rallies late, punches its ticket to state finals with win over Young

With just shy of five minutes to play in the IHSA Class 4A Lewis University Super-Sectional, Bolingbrook found itself chasing a near double-digit deficit in a game it had trailed... — Updated 3/3/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

JCA wins Class 2A regional title in overtime

When Joliet Catholic Academy last won an IHSA boys basketball regional championship in 2013-14, it did so as a No. 4 seed and advanced all the way to the sectional championship... — Updated 2/29/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Shoemaker, Wildcats roll past SWSC Red champs from L-W Central in regional semifinal

A year ago in the Class 4A Oswego Regional championship game, Plainfield Central's furious fourth-quarter rally against West Aurora fell short and the Wildcats were defeated 66-65. On Friday, the Wildcats will have a rematch with... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Playoffs open for Class 3A/4A boys

CLASS 3A REGIONAL SEMIFINAL NORTH CHICAGO NOTRE DAME 71 NORTH CHICAGO 31 The top-ranked Dons (27-5), routed the regional hosts from North Chicago (6-26), behind 21 points, from junior, Troy D'Amico. BENET ACADEMY BENET ACADEMY 67... — Updated 3/4/2020



GIRLS 1. Bolingbrook 24-7 Jayden Marable leads Lady Raiders past Benet 2. Benet Academy 29-3 Redwings say good-bye to seniors 3. DG North 28-7 Trojans' 28 wins, best in DGN history 4. Maine South 26-7 Seven losses in 2019-20;... — Updated 3/1/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Bolingbrook defeats No.1 Benet Academy; will face Whitney Young in Super-Sectional

It has been eight years since Bolingbrook girls basketball has advanced to the IHSA state finals and had a chance at winning the program’s fifth state championship. This year’s... — Updated 2/28/2020

 By Matt Le Cren    Sports

Maine East's Afroditi Baltsas has raised the bar for Demon gymnastics with her showing at state

Before the arrival of Afroditi Baltsas, the Maine East girls gymnastics program was an afterthought, one of the lowest rated teams in the state. Four years later, that is no longer... — Updated 2/28/2020

 By Bob Narang    Sports

JCA's Hamiti takes 3rd title in 3 years

Joliet Catholic junior Dean Hamiti Jr. realized a special moment required a special celebration on Saturday night. Hamiti Jr., had experience on his side with celebrations after... — Updated 2/28/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Tigers and Hawks take home Class 4A Regional championships

Twenty-four consecutive wins and the 2020 IHSA Class 4A Joliet West Regional Championship. On Joliet's West Side on Thursday night, Joliet West slipped past Moline 49-45 to defend its house and win the Class 4A Joliet West... — Updated 2/21/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Angels fall to Seneca in Wilmington Sectional final

With 5:36 remaining in their IHSA Class 2A Wilmington Sectional championship game, Joliet Catholic Academy junior Jenna Hernandez' steal and coast-coast score gave the Angels a 36-33 lead. The Angels (17-18) would not score... — Updated 2/21/2020


Cougars 17-0 fourth quarter-run buries Plainfield Central

On Wednesday night in Aurora in an IHSA Class 4A Metea Valley Regional opener, Plainfield Central led their District 202 rivals Plainfield South 32-29 at the end of the third quarter. On Dec. 6 at Plainfield Central (12-21), the Wi... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Jazz Brown and Jenna Hernandez lead Angels past Fieldcrest in OT and into 2A Sweet 16

"Well we're back to .500 and into the Sweet 16," Joliet Catholic Academy Angels' coach Jim O'Brien said Tuesday night. No sweeter words were spoken for the JCA girls (17-17), that just three years ago finished the season at 0-27.... — Updated 2/20/2020


Joliet West High School wrestler advances to 2020 IHSA State Competition

Over the President’s Day Weekend, Joliet West High School wrestler Jeremy Pullen placed third at the IHSA Sectionals at 160 pounds and qualified for the 3A IHSA State... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Raiders "Three Amigos" lead Bolingbrook blitz of Leo at Evergreen Park's Sunday Showcase

In the final game of Evergreen Park High School's Sunday Showcase, Bolingbrook took on Leo (15-14) of Chicago. The five-game Sunday high school basketball showcase was presented by Evergreen Park High School's head basketball coach... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Lisle Lions destroy Chicago Woodlawn and advance to St. Joseph Sectional Final; two time-defending state champ Marshall up next

For Lisle (27-7), its IHSA Class 2A St. Joseph Sectional opener with Chicago Woodlawn (13-6) would be a tune-up for the main event in Westchester on Thursday night at 7. The Illinois Central 8 champions from Lisle overwhelmed the... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Raiders defeat Porters to stay in SWSC Blue race with H-F

Bolingbrook (24-5, 5-1) pulled back to within one full game nof the Southwest Suburban Blue leaders from H-F (22-3, 6-0) with the 72-54 win over Lockport (12-16, 1-5) at the 'Brook. Plainfield North (19-7) traveled to Neuqua... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Plainfield East defeates Romeoville in opener of Class 4A regional tournament at Plainfield North

A win has been a difficult thing for the Plainfield East girls basketball team to come by this season. The Bengals last win came on Jan. 20, with the team losing six straight games... — Updated 2/19/2020


Red Stars' Ertz up for BBC 'Footballer of the Year'

The shortlist for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Women's Footballer of the Year award was announced, with Chicago Red Stars captain Julie Ertz among the five nominees.... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Notre Dame held off by Benet defense, looking to learn and move into playoffs a stronger team

For the Benet Academy boys basketball game, Valentine's Day was all about winning. Prior to player introductions, Redwing coach Gene Heidkamp was honored for reaching his 300th... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Joliet Catholic Academy wins Class 2A regional title

Earlier this season Joliet Catholic Academy senior Mia Bertino became the newest member of the JCA 1,000 career-point club. Known for her deadly three-point shooting accuracy, she w... — Updated 2/19/2020


No. 6 ranked Saints post big performances at GVSU

Five top 10-place finishes highlighted the nationally sixth-ranked University of St. Francis men's indoor track and field team's performance at last weekend's Grand Valley State... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Lisle wins regional title, extends school win record to 26

With the 7-degree temperature outside, the IHSA Class 2A Girls Lisle Regional championship game along the very frozen banks of the DuPage River turned into a hotly-contested game. With the host Lions (26-7) comfortably ahead 30-18... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Benet holds off ND on special night for Heidkamp as they upset Class 3A powerhouse

For the Benet Academy boys basketball game, Valentine's Day was all about winning. Prior to player introductions, Redwing coach Gene Heidkamp was honored for reaching his 300th... — Updated 2/19/2020


No. 6 ranked Flyers defeat Ball State for win No. 9

Lewis’ sixth ranked men’s volleyball team defeated Ball State 3-1 at Worthern Arena on Saturday evening in Muncie, Ind. The Flyers improve to 9-4, 2-1 MIVA while the Cardinals... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Romeoville girls suffered through a tough season this year, but signs point up next year

Romeoville's season ended with a 50-43 back-and-forth loss to Plainfield East in the opening round of the Class 4A Plainfield North Regional. The Spartans (8-21, 3-13) went into hal... — Updated 2/19/2020


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