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[ Super 25 football countdown: No 3 Glenbard West ]]>
Some high school football teams look better in the summer than they do during the actual season. They go from one 7-on-7 competition to another, where passing is spotlighted and linemen are off on another field pushing sleds and carrying tires. Teams that like to throw the ball come off well, while clubs whose offenses are run-based may not. So that’s why … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Super25 football countdown: No 4 WW South ]]>
There’s no doubt that a lot is on the line for Wheaton Warrenville South this fall. The offensive line, that is. The Tigers graduated their best player, current Northwestern slotback Dan Vitale, and all 11 defensive starters from last year’s Class 7A state championship game. The one place WW South — No. 4 in the Sun-Times’ preseason Super 25 — has some … ]]>
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:53:05 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14646655-393/super25-football-countdown-no-4-ww-south.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14646655-393/super25-football-countdown-no-4-ww-south.html
<![CDATA[ Football: Frank Nicholas wins New Trier QB job ]]> The quarterback who won the job at New Trier didn’t even play football last season. A concussion kept Frank Nicholas out of action last year, but the junior recently was selected as the team’s signal-caller over three other candidates. “He’s really worked hard since December, and he’s really made an investment in this,” New Trier coach Dan Starkey said. “He’s got a … ]]> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:57:24 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14644743-393/football-frank-nicholas-wins-new-trier-qb-job.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14644743-393/football-frank-nicholas-wins-new-trier-qb-job.html <![CDATA[ Football: Lincoln-Way East on target for another big season ]]>
In Illinois high school football, few teams are more predictable — in a good way — than Lincoln-Way East. Under the only coach in program history, Rob Zvonar, the Griffins have been a model of sustained success. They’re the only team in the state that has never missed the IHSA playoffs, and those 11 consecutive trips to the postseason have featured appearances … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Football: Ben Kleinhans now leading Metea Valley ]]>
For Ben Kleinhans, this summer was something he has never experienced before. Officially instilled as Ted Monken’s replacement at Metea Valley back in April, Kleinhans took as much time as he could learning exactly what he has — time considered all the more vital because he didn’t finish up his duties at Neuqua Valley until the end of the school year. “(The … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Football: Lincoln-Way Central aims for return to glory days ]]>
There’s a lot of history in the Lincoln-Way Central football program, and coach Brett Hefner doesn’t need to be reminded of it. He has plenty of reminders staring him in the face every day. “We talk about it quite a bit and we’re surrounded by it,” Hefner said. “Our principal (Dr. Steven Provis) is a Lincoln-Way Central graduate and he coached football … ]]>
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:01:09 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14645555-393/football-lincoln-way-central-aims-for-return-to-glory-days.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14645555-393/football-lincoln-way-central-aims-for-return-to-glory-days.html
<![CDATA[ Football: New coach Dave Ernst rushes to get Lincoln-Way West rolling ]]>
Dave Ernst has a lot to get used to at Lincoln-Way West. Never mind that Ernst has been coaching high school football since 1989, because this new job is something that can get overwhelming pretty quickly. “The biggest change is managing my time with all the other things that come up, like scheduling buses — for the first game (Friday night at … ]]>
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:01:48 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14645762-393/football-new-coach-dave-ernst-rushes-to-get-lincoln-way-west-rolling.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14645762-393/football-new-coach-dave-ernst-rushes-to-get-lincoln-way-west-rolling.html
<![CDATA[ Football: Neuqua Valley looking to break into top tier ]]>
Stability has defined Neuqua Valley’s football program throughout its first 14 years as a varsity program. For the first time, that notion is being challenged after the only coach the program has known, Bryan Wells, was relieved of his duties back in March before eventually finding a landing spot at Aurora Christian, where he’ll be an assistant on Don Beebe’s staff. Wells’ … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Football: Expectations remain high at Sandwich ]]>
After back-to-back seasons that saw Sandwich’s football team reach the Class 4A semifinals and quarterfinals, the bulls-eye is squarely on its back. And the Indians wouldn’t have it any other way. “We use the saying, ‘Pressure is a privilege,’” second-year Sandwich coach Dusty Behringer said. “If we weren’t given pressure to do something, no one cares about what you’re doing. The expectations … ]]>
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22:14:17 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14646367-393/football-expectations-remain-high-at-sandwich.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14646367-393/football-expectations-remain-high-at-sandwich.html
<![CDATA[ Football: Waubonsie ‘hungry’ for deep postseason run ]]>
In all but one of Paul Murphy’s seven seasons at Waubonsie Valley, he has led his team into the Class 8A playoffs. In each of the last two seasons, he’s led Waubonsie Valley to eight-win seasons, including leading it to its best regular season under his tutelage a year ago when Waubonsie Valley went 8-1 and earned one of Class 8A’s two … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Football: Elgin figures to have plenty of fight ]]>
Grit and determination might have to go a long way for Elgin High’s football team this season. Coach Dave Bierman will be the first to point out the Maroons don’t have much depth on their varsity roster, but he doesn’t expect the lack of numbers to dampen his team’s competitive spirit as Elgin looks to improve on last year’s 1-8 finish. “The … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Football: Streamwood hopes to take another step forward ]]>
At first glance it appears Streamwood has the pieces in place to build off last year’s breakthrough season. The Sabres posted a 6-4 record and made their first playoff appearance since 2002 last fall. Three All-Upstate Eight River honorees return from that team, and the threesome doesn’t even include 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior receiver Blake Holder, who committed to Northern Illinois during the … ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Football: Super 25 football countdown No 5 Mount Carmel ]]>
Mount Carmel was one of nine football teams in Illinois to end the 2011 season with a win on Thanksgiving weekend. But the turkey dinner aside, current senior Buster Sheridan still was left with an empty feeling. That’s because the Caravan’s victory came in the Prep Bowl at Soldier Field rather than in the IHSA state finals at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. … ]]>
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:39:15 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14624528-401/football-super-25-football-countdown-no-5-mount-carmel.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14624528-401/football-super-25-football-countdown-no-5-mount-carmel.html
<![CDATA[ Football: No ESPN but plenty to watch at Bolingbrook ]]> Sorry, America. Defending Class 8A state champion Bolingbrook had a chance to open the season Friday playing in front of the nation, but politely declined. Raiders coach John Ivlow said ESPN approached Bolingbrook about opening the season against Joliet Catholic in a battle that would feature explosive Bolingbrook quarterback Aaron Bailey and Hilltoppers superstar running back Ty Isaac. The Raiders, however, wanted … ]]> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:50:48 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14622288-393/football-no-espn-but-plenty-to-watch-at-bolingbrook.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/football/14622288-393/football-no-espn-but-plenty-to-watch-at-bolingbrook.html <![CDATA[ Football: Andrew Pyle powers Hinsdale Central defense ]]>
Behind returning quarterback Brian Owens, there are few doubts entering the season about Hinsdale Central’s ability to score points. Owens has tantalizing targets such as Ian Bunting and the running game is expected to be revived with senior Jack Adams or junior Ben Stefani. But if the Red Devils are to challenge West Suburban Silver favorite Glenbard West, finding out how the … ]]>
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