Joliet West showed its explosive capabilities in a 68-39 win over Plainfield North on Tuesday, recovering from a less-than-spectacular first half by outscoring its foes 43-9 in the second half.
If seed meetings were still held, there'd probably be pretty lengthy discussions in how the Bolingbrook Class 4A Sectional should be seeded. That and area McDonald's All-American nominations as well as some notable coaches milestones reached in the Boys Basketball notebook.
If seeding meetings were still held, there'd probably be pretty lengthy discussions on how the Bolingbrook Class 4A Sectional should be seeded. That and area McDonald's All-American nominations as well as some notable coaches milestones reached in this Boys Basketball Notebook.
Willie Hayes has known for a long time that what he ultimately wanted was to be the head coach of the Lemont football team. The alum was granted what he called "his dream job" on Tuesday as he replaces the retiring Bret Kooi in guiding the Lemont program.
Trying to get the ball out of a the hands of Joliet West guard Jeremy Fears Jr. is a fool's errand and try as they might Whitney Young couldn't get him as Fears Jr. scored 28 points in leading the Tigers to a 61-59 win over the highly-touted Dolphins.
It took Bolingbrook some to time to get to its preferred tempo but it managed to find it in time to collect a 71-61 victory over host Lincoln-Way East on Tuesday, snapping the Griffins' 14-game winning streak in the process
The phrase it was a true team win is one that's often overused, but there's really no better way to describe Oswego East's 72-59 victory over Joliet West on Friday night.
Bolingbrook would rather not have to rally from substantial deficits if given the choice, but the Raiders were able to complete a comeback with a 55-53 win over Oswego East on Wednesday.
Joliet West's Jeremy Fears Jr. goes by the nickname 'The Floor General' and he showed multiple reasons why that's the case as Joliet West edged Rolling Meadows at the Steve Pappas Shootout on Saturday.
Bolingbrook likes to get opponents sped up and create things out of transition, but the Raiders ran into a foe at the Steve Pappas Shootout that frankly did it better on Saturday in Brother Rice as the Crusaders topped the Raiders 73-61.
Illinois football coach Bret Bielema’s mission to keep the state’s top-ranked high school players close to home took a big step forward Saturday. Simeon standout Malik Elzy will join the Illini next season.
Bolingbrook's roster is finally at full strength, and while the Raiders didn't fully flex the muscles they possess on Wednesday night, it was enough to topple Romeoville in a nonconference game.
The paths to the boys basketball state tournament for Herald-News area squads look extremely similar to those of last year. Plus more from around the Herald-News area.
Benet played spectacular in the second half of the Pontiac Tournament final on Friday night damage done by a poor first half ultimately proved to much to overcome in a 52-49 loss to powerhouse Simeon.
Sometimes a dunk is just a dunk. But other times it can provide a jolt of energy into a team's effort as Nikola Abusara's first quarter jam did in Benet's 56-47 win over Joliet West in the Pontiac Holiday Tournament semifinal round.