Stories about high school girls basketball
Smith led the Morris volleyball team to a 6-1 record in their first week
Huntley graduate Josie Schmitendorf thrived in a new role with Eastern Kentucky's volleyball team last year as libero. She returns as one of her conference's highly regarded defensive players, and more in Barry Bottino's "On Campus."
Keighley Davis of Princeton, Addison Pertell of Amboy and Macy Gochanour of Fieldcrest suited up for the Warriors
Newman Central Catholic High School has revealed the individuals and teams who are part of the class of 2023 to be inducted into the athletics Hall of Fame in Sept. 2.
After a stellar sophomore season, her first full year on varsity, Lyons Township 6-foot-2 rising junior Nora Ezike has seen her recruitment take off with close to 15 scholarship offers including Michigan, Wisconsin and Purdue. "It's been a little chaotic."
Danni Scully, a 6-foot-1 rising senior forward and starter on Nazareth's state championship basketball team this past season, made her verbal commitment to Ohio University this week.
Lenee Beaumont, who led Benet’s girls basketball team to second place in Class 4A this past March, will have her jersey displayed in the Ring of Honor display at the Womens Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn., in recognition of her outstanding play for the 2022-23 season.
Parkview Christian girls basketball coach Kayla Linden has been named the 2022-23 National Coach of the Year by the National Christian School Athletic Association. Linden, who has coached the Parkview team for nine years, led the Falcons to a 30-3 record this past season.
DeKalb girls basketball coach Brad Bjelk has seen growth in his team and in the number of girls out program-wide in his second summer as head coach, but the young Barbs who could play just one senior are still searching for consistency.
Former El Paso-Gridley girls basketball coach Nathan Ehrhardt will be the next girls coach at Fieldcrest pending board approval.
Maggie Lewandowski and Oswego East's girls basketball team had a busy June schedule, playing close to 30 games, with a good deal of success. The Wolves hope it translates to a reversal of fortunes coming off a 7-22 season that perhaps didn't reflect their talent level.
Kendra Brown established herself as a shooting star her sophomore year at Kaneland, just missing the school record for 3-pointers in a season. The junior guard is working to expand her game this summer, and with Lexi Schueler will lead the Knights this coming year.
It isn't uncommon for many of Oswego's girls basketball players to be in the gym working before 7 a.m., and the results are showing. A young Panthers' team that could have as many as eight sophomores on its varsity team went 16-7 in June with three wins at its Oswego Shootout.
Oswego High School hosted a girls basketball shootout on Friday, June 30, 2023.
Geneva's Rilee Hasegawa, a varsity basketball two-year starter and three-year varsity soccer and tennis member, is the 2022-23 Kane County Chronicle Female Athlete of the Year.