Somonauk, Indian Creek boys basketball teams battle it out in online trivia contest

High stakes include losing team wearing rival school’s colors at next on-the-court competition

“We would rather be competing on the court, obviously, but this was something to get us together and have some fun.”

—  Indian Creek boys basketball coach Joe Piekarz

“I had three or four of my kids tell me today after Zoom classes about how much fun they had and asking when we can do it again. It was great to see them excited about something, it seems like it’s been a while since I’ve seen that from them.”

—  Somonauk boys basketball coach Curt Alsvig

Brian Hoxsey

I worked for 25 years as a CNC operator and in 2005 answered an ad in The Times for a freelance sports writer position. I became a full-time sports writer/columnist for The Times in February of 2016. I enjoy researching high school athletics history, and in my spare time like to do the same, but also play video games and watch Twitch.