High School Sports - Chicago Sun-Times http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times - High School Sports en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) Newspapers http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/YourSeason/assets/img/logo.gif Chicago Sun-Times http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Football: Super Bowl Bear Kurt Becker returning to coach at East Aurora ]]>
Apparently that claim, “once a Tomcat, always a Tomcat” from Aurora East siders rings true. Kurt Becker, a Super Bowl Chicago Bear, University of Michigan All-American football player and Aurora businessman, is also a 1977 graduate of East High. That fact has never been lost on the 1990 NFL retiree, who has long felt a tug on his heartstrings from his alma … ]]>
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:36:26 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/11349057-393/football-super-bowl-bear-kurt-becker-returning-to-coach-at-east-aurora.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/11349057-393/football-super-bowl-bear-kurt-becker-returning-to-coach-at-east-aurora.html
<![CDATA[ TF North downs TF South in OT ]]> It took overtime and a little trickery, but T.F. North regained bragging rights over arch rival T.F. South for the first time in five years with a 16-14 victory Friday night in Lansing in South Suburban Blue play. A half-back pass from Nikita Smith to a wide open Claude Garrett in the end zone for a two-point conversion ended the game. “We … ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:01:11 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7973596-393/tf-north-downs-tf-south-in-ot.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7973596-393/tf-north-downs-tf-south-in-ot.html <![CDATA[ Hill helps Bremen stay unbeaten ]]> Bremen has found some pretty creative ways to stay unbeaten in 2011, and Friday night’s 21-8 South Suburban Blue victory over T.F. South was no exception. A blocked kick and runback for a touchdown? A 55-yard interception return? What is this, magic? “We’ve just got a good team going on this year,” said one of the magicians, senior Walter Hill. “We’ve got … ]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:38:27 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7842718-393/hill-helps-bremen-stay-unbeaten.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7842718-393/hill-helps-bremen-stay-unbeaten.html <![CDATA[ SouthtownStar Week 5 football preview capsules ]]>
BROTHER RICE (3-1, 0-1) VS. MOUNT CARMEL (4-0, 0-0)  AT GATELY STADIUM When: 7 p.m. Friday Last week: St. Rita 21, Brother Rice 17;  Mount Carmel 62, St. Joseph 8 The breakdown: It’s a good bet the Caravan will key on stopping Rice’s 1-2 punch of running backs Martez Walker (56 carries, 440 yards) and Andrew Walker (68, 410), forcing force QB … ]]>
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 18:59:23 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7796035-393/southtownstar-week-5-football-preview-capsules.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7796035-393/southtownstar-week-5-football-preview-capsules.html
<![CDATA[ Lemont pitches third shutout of season ]]> In some ways, Lemont’s 30-0 South Suburban Blue win over T.F. South in Lansing Friday night was a coach’s dream. Eric Michaelsen got his starters out early, and still got to crab at them about some things. “Every week we find stuff,” he said after the Indians improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference. “And we’ll find more tomorrow in … ]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:14:01 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7707977-393/lemont-pitches-third-shutout-of-season.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7707977-393/lemont-pitches-third-shutout-of-season.html <![CDATA[ Oak Forest rallies to beat TF South ]]>
Oak Forest completed one pass during Friday night’s game against T.F. South. But it was a big one. Trailing 21-20 and faced with a fourth-and-15 with 4:44 remaining in the game, Oak Forest quarterback Tom Zale lofted a deep pass intended for Arthur Johnson. T.F. South’s Jerome Halsey, however, was in prime position to pick off the pass at the Bengal 5-yard … ]]>
Sat, 10 Sep 2011 00:00:01 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7573065-393/oak-forest-rallies-to-beat-tf-south.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7573065-393/oak-forest-rallies-to-beat-tf-south.html
<![CDATA[ SouthtownStar Week 3 football preview capsules ]]>
T.F. SOUTH (1-1) AT OAK FOREST (2-0) When: 7 p.m. Friday Last week: T.F. South 37, Collins 6;  Oak Forest 47, Rich Central 12 The breakdown: The Rebels would like to use a steady dose of RB Giovanni Canty at the Bengals in an effort to eat clock. This much is certain: T.F. South will do everything in its power to keep … ]]>
Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:58:41 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7527725-393/southtownstar-week-3-football-preview-capsules.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7527725-393/southtownstar-week-3-football-preview-capsules.html
<![CDATA[ Rebels roll by Collins ]]> Even though it was a hot, humid evening, T.F. South barely broke a sweat rolling to a 37-6 victory over the Cobras Friday night in Chicago. “We’ve played in the city before, and tonight was just a long, hot, humid bus ride,” T.F. South coach Tom Padjen said. The Rebel starters played one half and amassed a 30-0 lead. Halfback Geovanni Canty … ]]> Sat, 03 Sep 2011 00:41:01 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7440741-393/rebels-roll-by-collins.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7440741-393/rebels-roll-by-collins.html <![CDATA[ Terrell on target for Crete ]]> With Marcus Terrell earning the starting quarterback job, Crete-Monee coach Jerry Verde has said he wants the junior to be a “game manager” for the Warriors. Making his varsity debut Friday night, Terrell managed the game and more. He threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in No. 17 Crete-Monee’s 32-8 win over T.F. South in Lansing. “Give a ton of … ]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 23:36:28 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7307160-393/terrell-on-target-for-crete.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7307160-393/terrell-on-target-for-crete.html <![CDATA[ Preview: Crete-Monee/TF South ]]> Crete-Monee at T.F. South When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Last season: Crete-Monee 8-4; T.F. South 9-2 The background: The teams have split the past two games, with the Rebels registering a 19-17 win a year ago. The breakdown: Both teams are relying on inexperienced QBs — the Rebels will go with either senior Marlon Harris or junior Payton Padgen, the Warriors with junior Marcus Terrell. South will … ]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 22:12:00 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7264730-401/preview-crete-moneetf-south.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7264730-401/preview-crete-moneetf-south.html <![CDATA[ South Suburban Blue football preview ]]> SOUTH SUBURBAN BLUE Outlook: The battle for the top spot should be a three-team race between Lemont, T.F. South and Oak Forest. Top five players Ht. Wt. Yr. RB Giovanni Canty, T.F. South 180 6-0 Sr. WB Tevin Coleman, Oak Forest 6-0 190 Sr. OL Ethan Pocic, Lemont 6-7 285 Jr. RB David Smith, Bremen 6-1 190 Sr. QB Kyle Sheridan, Tinley Park 5-8 155 Sr. Quote: “For us to be successful, Canty is going to need to do extremely well.” — T.F. South coach … ]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 19:21:47 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7186990-393/south-suburban-blue-football-preview.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/7186990-393/south-suburban-blue-football-preview.html <![CDATA[ Rebels bank on experience ]]>
The offensive line is home to tackle Cameron Brown. The T.F. South senior has started the past two seasons and knows what to do when he lines up with the defense in his face. This year the 6-foot, 240-pound Brown is adding a new position to his name: linebacker. T.F. South participated in the Richards 7-on-7 passing camp Saturday, giving the eager … ]]>
Fri, 24 Jun 2011 12:12:00 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/6151409-393/rebels-bank-on-experience.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/6151409-393/rebels-bank-on-experience.html
<![CDATA[ T.F. South looking to make things interesting ]]> With its 4-0 record in the South Suburban Blue coming into Fridays action, Lemont controls its own destiny with the conference title on the line. But right behind them, second-place T.F. South can still make things interesting. The No. 9 Rebels stayed within striking distance for a possible tie for the conference title with Lemont Friday courtesy of a 53-21 win over … ]]> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:22:02 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/4453397-393/t.f.-south-looking-to-make-things-interesting http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/4453397-393/t.f.-south-looking-to-make-things-interesting <![CDATA[ Rebels rebound from unlucky season ]]>
After 11 straight years of qualifying for the playoffs, T.F. South found itself on the outside looking in last season. The Rebels finished 4-5, with every loss coming to an 8-1 team. There were a handful of games the Rebels flat-out gave away, unable to secure or build on fourth-quarter leads. The inability to close out games cost them a spot in … ]]>
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:14:03 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/4453030-393/rebels-rebound-from-unlucky-season.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/4453030-393/rebels-rebound-from-unlucky-season.html
<![CDATA[ T.F. South downs Crete-Monee in shootout ]]> After losing to five 8-1 teams last season and missing the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons, T.F. South had all the offseason motivation they needed. Given a chance to finally get on the field, the Rebels upset Crete-Monee 19-17 Friday in a nonconference showdown in Lansing. "We've been preparing since summer, and this is just one step in getting … ]]> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:26:01 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/4454917-393/t.f.-south-downs-crete-monee-in-shootout http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/schools/tfsouth/football/4454917-393/t.f.-south-downs-crete-monee-in-shootout