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[ Girls Basketball: Jacobs ready to go under coach Joe Benoit ]]> Although new Jacobs girls basketball coach Joe Benoit has plenty of experience within the Golden Eagles program, and several potential standout players returning from last year’s team, this years’s squad will hardly resemble those of the recent past. “I’ve taken some things from styles of those coaches I worked under, but it’s going to be a fresh look for the kids with … ]]> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 18:00:14 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/16303314-393/girls-basketball-jacobs-ready-to-go-under-coach-joe-benoit.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/16303314-393/girls-basketball-jacobs-ready-to-go-under-coach-joe-benoit.html <![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: High hopes for versatile Hampshire ]]>
Hampshire girls basketball teams have been scrappy, smart, shorter teams with versatile performers, and this year’s version promises to fit that mold. The Whip-Purs, coming off a 17-16 season, are relatively young with three experienced players returning in Jennifer Dumoulin, Liz Panzica and Sara Finn; but this year they also have one thing they haven’t had too often. “We’ve finally got someone … ]]>
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 17:51:12 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/16303032-393/girls-basketball-high-hopes-for-versatile-hampshire.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/16303032-393/girls-basketball-high-hopes-for-versatile-hampshire.html
<![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Zion-Benton has all the pieces ]]>
High school girls basketball coaching legend Tanya Johnson can tell you how things have changed with the Zion-Benton program from Day 1 of her first year with the Zee-Bees to Day 1 of her fourth. “I feel better about where we’re at,” she said. “There are expectations now. There is a system, and I think the days of just showing up on … ]]>
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:40:27 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/16076822-394/girls-basketball-zion-benton-has-all-the-pieces.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/16076822-394/girls-basketball-zion-benton-has-all-the-pieces.html
<![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Craig Marek replaces Bryan Craig as Rich Central’s girls basketball coach ]]> Eventually, Craig Marek hopes the coaching job he’s taking will bring to mind nothing but basketball. For a time, though, he’ll be the guy who replaced Bryan Craig, the former Rich Central girls coach who resigned after penning a bawdy self-help book titled “It’s All Her Fault.” Craig subsequently was fired from his teaching position and is suing School District 227 for … ]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:58:02 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/15927811-393/girls-basketball-craig-marek-replaces-bryan-craig-as-rich-centrals-girls-basketball-coach.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/15927811-393/girls-basketball-craig-marek-replaces-bryan-craig-as-rich-centrals-girls-basketball-coach.html <![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Knee injury sidelines Savanah Uveges ]]>
For the second straight year South Elgin’s girls basketball program has been hit with a serious knee injury to a key player. Courier-News All-Area guard Savanah Uveges, who also made the Courier-News All-Area soccer team, will be lost to the basketball team for most — if not all — the 2012-13 season due to a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. The 5-foot-10 … ]]>
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:30:42 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/15113377-393/girls-basketball-knee-injury-sidelines-savanah-uveges.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/15113377-393/girls-basketball-knee-injury-sidelines-savanah-uveges.html
<![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Trinity’s Taylor Nazon wraps up AAU season ]]>
In the life of an AAU player, there is not much time for a break. Moments after playing her final game at the Lady Fire Summer Jam in Schaumburg Saturday night, Trinity senior Taylor Nazon was on a charter bus for a 16-hour trip to North Carolina. Nazon, a guard from Beverly, was headed to Charlotte with the X-citement AAU team to … ]]>
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:55:36 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/14162561-393/girls-basketball-trinitys-taylor-nazon-wraps-up-aau-season.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/14162561-393/girls-basketball-trinitys-taylor-nazon-wraps-up-aau-season.html
<![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: AAU season a whirlwind for Fenwick’s Jade Owens ]]> Fenwick always enters a team every year in the Maine West Observation tournament, but this year Jade Owens said she wasn’t sure about making the commitment to play this past weekend for the Friars. Since it is the last week of the AAU season, there are at least two more AAU tournaments for Owens to squeeze in until all basketball activities cease … ]]> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:20:01 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13974073-393/girls-basketball-aau-season-a-whirlwind-for-fenwicks-jade-owens.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13974073-393/girls-basketball-aau-season-a-whirlwind-for-fenwicks-jade-owens.html <![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Warren players making the most of their opportunities ]]>
If you are a supporter of Warren athletics, you’re not wrong to be concerned about the Blue Devils’ girls basketball program, which basically graduated every key player from last year’s team. There is, however, a glass-half-full side to the hoops program, and it was very much in evidence recently during play in the Stevenson Summer League. With veteran coach John Stanczykiewicz unable … ]]>
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:17:58 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13879303-393/girls-basketball-warren-players-making-the-most-of-their-opportunities.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13879303-393/girls-basketball-warren-players-making-the-most-of-their-opportunities.html
<![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Evanston’s Alecia Cooley, Sierra Clayborn earn invite to Adidas Camp ]]>
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Evanston incoming senior Alecia Cooley knows the Wildkits basketball team will be counting on her even more this season than it did last winter, and she relishes the challenge. “I’m ready,” said the 6-foot-2 center who participated in the invitation-only Adidas Prospects Camp in Louisville last week. “(Evanston) coach (Elliot Whitefield) talked to me about how I’ll have more … ]]>
Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:44:36 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13857990-401/girls-basketball-evanstons-alecia-cooley-sierra-clayborn-earn-invite-to-adidas-camp.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13857990-401/girls-basketball-evanstons-alecia-cooley-sierra-clayborn-earn-invite-to-adidas-camp.html
<![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Fenwick’s Kelly Canoy, Mackenzie Sewell stay united ]]>
Fenwick teammates Kelly Canoy and Mackenzie Sewell are spending plenty of time together this summer as AAU teammates too. There are not many days going by this summer when Canoy and Sewell aren’t playing basketball together. The duo from Fenwick’s sophomore team last season just completed the U.S. Junior National’s fourth annual Midwest Challenge Friday and Saturday at the Bartlett Community Center … ]]>
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:18:00 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13817497-393/girls-basketball-fenwicks-kelly-canoy-mackenzie-sewell-stay-united.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13817497-393/girls-basketball-fenwicks-kelly-canoy-mackenzie-sewell-stay-united.html
<![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Hinsdale South’s Toni Romiti learns to fly ]]>
Toni Romiti isn’t nervous about playing in Las Vegas this week. The senior guard from Hinsdale South was nervous about getting to Las Vegas. Romiti took her first plane flight early Sunday morning as her new AAU team, River Forest-based Chicago Hoops Express, departed Midway for a Southwest Airlines flight to the Blue Star Nationals. The U.S. Junior Nationals-sponsored tournament started Monday … ]]>
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:22:01 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13719451-401/girls-basketball-hinsdale-souths-toni-romiti-learns-to-fly.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13719451-401/girls-basketball-hinsdale-souths-toni-romiti-learns-to-fly.html
<![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: AAU team enjoys Trinity connection ]]> Before playing for the AAU Chicago Hoops Express, several current and future Trinity girls basketball players started out with the organization’s Flash feeder program. That’s how Mikayla Leyden began her basketball career as a fifth grader at St. Thechla Elementary School on the Northwest side of Chicago. Leyden is one of Trinity’s current players with perhaps the longest tenure playing for coach … ]]> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:24:00 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13681943-393/girls-basketball-aau-team-enjoys-trinity-connection.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13681943-393/girls-basketball-aau-team-enjoys-trinity-connection.html <![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Lyons’ Victoria Swift settles into AAU routine ]]> AAU players learned to expect the unexpected over the course of this month. Lyons sophomore guard Victoria Swift started her second AAU season last week as a member of the River Forest-based Chicago Hoops Express. Swift played for Hoops Express last season, but made her debut this season with dozens of other Hoops Express players at the one-day Adidas Jamboree at Hidden … ]]> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:02:00 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13682315-393/girls-basketball-lyons-victoria-swift-settles-into-aau-routine.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13682315-393/girls-basketball-lyons-victoria-swift-settles-into-aau-routine.html <![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Fenwick players spread out talents in July ]]> Just because coach Dave Power has has built Fenwick into one of the Chicago area’s top programs, it doesn’t mean that every single one of his players will be competing for AAU teams this month. Power no longer coaches AAU teams himself although he recalls traveling to New Mexico with one team in the early days of AAU play nearly 20 years … ]]> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:56:09 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13627328-393/girls-basketball-fenwick-players-spread-out-talents-in-july.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13627328-393/girls-basketball-fenwick-players-spread-out-talents-in-july.html <![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Kim Connell finds a home at Nazareth ]]> Kim Connell is already feeling pretty comfortable at Nazareth. The Roadrunners’ new coach led her team at the two-day York Shootout last weekend and Nazareth won all three of its games Sunday at Loyola University’s Shoot-out By the Lake, which featured games over three days played by nearly two dozen teams, including schools from Iowa and Wisconsin. Because of a previous commitment … ]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:24:00 CST http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13408824-393/girls-basketball-kim-connell-finds-a-home-at-nazareth.html http://highschoolsports.suntimes.com/sports/girlsbasketball/13408824-393/girls-basketball-kim-connell-finds-a-home-at-nazareth.html