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[ Boys Basketball: North Chicago can make county boys basketball history this winter ]]>
As North Chicago High School begins practice for the 2012-2013 boys basketball season, all eyes are on the prize. The big prize — the state championship trophy that some school will carry out of the big arena in Peoria in mid-March. The last two years, North Chicago had been in contention to win that big trophy, only to be denied — finishing … ]]>
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:21:47 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/16259242-393/boys-basketball-north-chicago-can-make-county-boys-basketball-history-this-winter.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/16259242-393/boys-basketball-north-chicago-can-make-county-boys-basketball-history-this-winter.html
<![CDATA[ McDonald's game will stay in Chicago through 2015 ]]> The fans keep turning out, so McDonald's keeps coming back. McDonald's announced on Wednesday that the boys and girls All American Games will stay at the United Center through 2015, with an option for 2016. "Fans throughout the U.S. can now make Chicago their destination to see the greatest high school basketball players participate in this annual rite of passage," Douglas Freeland, … ]]> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:00:38 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15936585-401/mcdonalds-game-will-stay-in-chicago-through-2015.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15936585-401/mcdonalds-game-will-stay-in-chicago-through-2015.html <![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Rick Armstrong’s basketball notebook ]]>
Hoops for Healing. It’s so much more than a Thanksgiving basketball tournament, albeit a very good one. “One team will be 4-0 when it’s over, others will be 3-1, 2-2, 1-3 or 0-4, but every kid is a winner. As coaches you send the right message,” Naperville North Athletic Director Doug Smith said Wednesday night at Edward Cancer Center as he kicked … ]]>
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:55:01 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15950242-393/boys-basketball-rick-armstrongs-basketball-notebook.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15950242-393/boys-basketball-rick-armstrongs-basketball-notebook.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Bolingbrook's Ben Moore chooses SMU ]]>
There haven’t been many recruitments like the one Bolingbrook’s Ben Moore just went through. The wild ride ended with a commitment to coach Larry Brown and SMU Tuesday afternoon. Moore’s commitment marks the second Chicago-area product the Mustangs have secured in the last week. Moore will join Proviso East senior Sterling Brown in Dallas next year. Brown committed to SMU on Sunday. … ]]>
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:04:54 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15796963-393/boys-basketball-bolingbrooks-ben-moore-chooses-smu.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15796963-393/boys-basketball-bolingbrooks-ben-moore-chooses-smu.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Proviso East’s Sterling Brown picks SMU ]]>
There were a whole lot of factors working in SMU’s favor when it came to the recruitment of Proviso East star Sterling Brown. The factors were too many and too strong to look past as the 6-foot-5 senior committed to the Mustangs and coach Larry Brown on Sunday after taking just one official visit. Brown, who led Proviso East to a 32-1 … ]]>
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:54:26 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15767481-390/boys-basketball-proviso-easts-sterling-brown-picks-smu.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15767481-390/boys-basketball-proviso-easts-sterling-brown-picks-smu.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Warren learning lessons in fall league ]]>
When Warren took the court for its Fall Sunday League game against Libertyville last weekend at Joy of the Game’s facility in Deerfield, it did so without its coach, first-year mentor Ryan Webber. High school coaches aren’t allowed to work the bench in the league, so players must learn how to supervise themselves in a game setting. But watching Warren romp to … ]]>
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:38:29 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15700659-393/boys-basketball-warren-learning-lessons-in-fall-league.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15700659-393/boys-basketball-warren-learning-lessons-in-fall-league.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Waukegan is developing chemistry ]]>
When Akeem Springs graduated from Waukegan High School last June (he’s going to play at NIU), that meant no Bulldog remained from the glory days that produced back-to-back Final Four appearances at state in the 2009 & 2010. That said, there’s a core group of a half-dozen Bulldogs who are committed to beginning a new era of hoop excellence and restoring the … ]]>
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:58:01 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15681155-393/boys-basketball-waukegan-is-developing-chemistry.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15681155-393/boys-basketball-waukegan-is-developing-chemistry.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Simeon’s Jaylon Tate chooses Illinois ]]>
Simeon senior point guard Jaylon Tate committed to Illinois and coach John Groce Thursday, following in the footsteps of his Wolverines teammate Kendrick Nunn. Tate committed to Illinois after visiting the campus earlier in the day. The Illini’s pursuit of Tate was fast and furious. Tate, who was gaining attention from higher-level programs during fall open gyms, felt there was no need … ]]>
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:47:06 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15569499-393/boys-basketball-simeons-jaylon-tate-chooses-illinois.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15569499-393/boys-basketball-simeons-jaylon-tate-chooses-illinois.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Former Leyden coach Norm Goodman remembered for teaching skills, life lessons ]]>
“Tough love” was the first description of Norm Goodman that popped into the mind of longtime Leyden statistician Jack Gregg on Oct. 4, a day after the former Eagles’ basketball coach died at Rush Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park. Gregg began keeping basketball and football statistics for Leyden as a student in 1952 and didn’t miss any of the 733 games … ]]>
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:27:00 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15566562-393/boys-basketball-former-leyden-coach-norm-goodman-remembered-for-teaching-skills-life-lessons.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15566562-393/boys-basketball-former-leyden-coach-norm-goodman-remembered-for-teaching-skills-life-lessons.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Talented North Chicago still a work in progress ]]>
There’s really no such thing as a start and end to the high school basketball season. For example, more than a dozen prep hoops squads are currently playing in a Sunday fall league at the Joy of the Game facility in Deerfield. It was there last Sunday that North Chicago blew a 17-point lead and lost 54-53 to a group of players … ]]>
Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:28:32 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15526965-393/boys-basketball-talented-north-chicago-still-a-work-in-progress.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15526965-393/boys-basketball-talented-north-chicago-still-a-work-in-progress.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Bartlett’s Lance Whitaker commits to UIC ]]>
What a difference a year makes. One year ago at this time Lance Whitaker was in the early stages of his recovery from knee surgery after tearing an ACL in the summer prior to his junior season. Now the 6-5 Bartlett standout is not only back at full strength, but he also has his college decision out of the way after committing … ]]>
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:18:43 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15362050-393/boys-basketball-bartletts-lance-whitaker-commits-to-uic.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15362050-393/boys-basketball-bartletts-lance-whitaker-commits-to-uic.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Simeon’s Kendrick Nunn picks University of Illinois ]]>
As Kendrick Nunn and his dad took in the recruiting pitches and visited the campuses of the schools the Simeon star was considering, one factor stood out above all the rest when it came down to the program he would ultimately choose: Illinois is home. Unlike so many current prospects today — and much like players a decade or two ago — … ]]>
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 19:22:27 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15174287-393/boys-basketball-simeons-kendrick-nunn-picks-university-of-illinois.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/15174287-393/boys-basketball-simeons-kendrick-nunn-picks-university-of-illinois.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Top guard transfers to Young ]]> LJ Peak, one of the top shooting guards in the country, has transferred from Gaffney High School in South Carolina and enrolled at Young, Gaffney Athletic Director Mark Huff told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Gaffney, a rising junior, won two state titles at Gaffney and averaged 17.5 points last season. Scout.com ranks Peak as the No. 49 player in the class of 2014, … ]]> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:34:32 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/14653940-390/boys-basketball-top-guard-transfers-to-young.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/14653940-390/boys-basketball-top-guard-transfers-to-young.html <![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Jim Hinkle to step aside at Jacobs ]]>
A basketball coaching career that spanned almost four decades and included stops at six schools will end for Jim Hinkle following the 2012-13 season. Hinkle, who is going into his 17th year as the boys basketball coach at Jacobs High, announced Friday he will be stepping down from his post at the conclusion of the upcoming season. “I love this group of … ]]>
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:06:47 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/14622042-393/boys-basketball-jim-hinkle-to-step-aside-at-jacobs.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/14622042-393/boys-basketball-jim-hinkle-to-step-aside-at-jacobs.html
<![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Tommy Hamilton Jr leaves Young ]]> Thomas Hamilton Jr. has transferred from Young to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. according to his club basketball coach Mike Irvin.  “Tommy has left Young,” said Irvin, coach of the Mac Irvin Fire. “He’s enrolled at IMG but I’m not sure if he’s actually going to go there.”  Hamilton, a 6-9 senior, missed nearly all of last season with an injury and has been … ]]> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:39:02 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/14461352-390/boys-basketball-tommy-hamilton-jr-leaves-young.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/boysbasketball/14461352-390/boys-basketball-tommy-hamilton-jr-leaves-young.html