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Football: Brother Rice defeats St. Rita 28-21 for share of Catholic League Blue title

It’s been 10 years since Brother Rice could call itself league champion. The wait is over. Julian Blain caught an 18-yard touchdown pass and rushed for a 5-yard score to help host Brother Rice to a 28-21 win Friday night over a gutsy St. Rita …

 

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Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile

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After suffering a heartbreaking overtimes loss to Joliet Catholic in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game last season, Lincoln-Way West has put in extra work in the offseason to complete it’s state title run. read more...

 
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College Football: St. Xavier holds off William Penn 48-46

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St. Xavier coach Mike Feminis was left breathing a major sigh of relief Saturday after his team held on for a big road win.

The Cougars, ranked ninth in NAIA, nearly let a 14-point fourth-quarter slip away, but kept a two-point lead thanks to a …

Boys Soccer: Stagg defeats Bloom in penalty kicks to score regional title

After blocking everything Bloom sent his way for 80 minutes in regulation and another 20 in overtime, all eyes were on Stagg goalkeeper Erick Estrada during penalty kicks Saturday in the Class 3A Lincoln-Way North Regional final. How did Estrada deal with the pressure? “I …

Boys Soccer: Andrew defeats Lincoln-Way East for regional championship

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Fabian Sustaita had only scored one goal through nearly three complete seasons at Andrew. He picked quite the time Saturday to produce his second. Sustaita took a pass from Jesus Mendez and buried a high shot with 14:05 left in the Class 3A Eisenhower Regional …

Cross Country: Sandburg boys, girls win team titles at Sandburg Regional

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While two sophomores — Maryclare Leonard of Marist and Caleb Washington of Shepard — raced across the Midlothian Meadows course to win individual titles, Sandburg used a combination of youth and experience to claim both team championships at the Eagles’ Class 3A regional. Sandburg rested …

College Football: Marian (Indiana) edges St. Francis 22-19

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Entering Saturday, the NAIA playoff outlook for St. Francis was pretty cut and dried.

The Saints had to win all four of their remaining games to have a chance to be included in the postseason field. A loss would all but doom their hopes.

Against …

Football: Mount Carmel tops Loyola 10-7

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All those early mornings didn’t go to waste for Mount Carmel after all.

Playing an elimination game for the third straight week, the Caravan came within a couple of minutes of becoming the first team to shut out Loyola in seven years Friday night at …

Football: T.F. North stuns T.F. South 31-27

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It will be a play T.F. North quarterback Aaron Dunigan and his teammates will be talking about for a long time. With 5.4 seconds left and the Meteors trailing 27-25 and the ball on the Rebels 42-yard line, Dunigan went back to pass against a …

Football: Homewood-Flossmoor runs past Stagg 48-0

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Homewood-Flossmoor thinks it’s primed for a deep postseason run. With the playoffs looming next week, though, the Vikings weren’t looking past Stagg in Friday night’s regular-season finale. “We’ve learned throughout the season that you can’t overlook anyone or take anything for granted,” H-F quarterback Bryce …

Football: Lincoln-Way West doubles up on LIncoln-Way Central 38-19

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Host Lincoln-Way West owned Lincoln-Way Central in the first half of Friday’s SouthWest Suburban Red finale.

At the end of the night, the Warriors owned a conference crown.

The 38-19 victory was an impressive finishing kick for the Warriors (8-1, 6-1), who went into the …

Football: Lincoln-Way North has too much for Thornwood in 49-18 win

Lincoln-Way North made sure the drama of Senior Night was relegated to pregame festivities Friday in Frankfort. Thornwood turned the ball over on its first four possessions and Lincoln-Way North took advantage on its way to a 49-18 SouthWest Suburban Red victory during the final …

Football: Richards overwhelms Argo 49-0

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Richards running back Romeo Johnson was a big-play machine Friday night against Argo. The 5-7 senior turned six carries into 174 yards and four touchdowns as the Bulldogs downed Argo 49-0 in a South Suburban Red mismatch in Oak Lawn.

“That’s my first time ever …

Football: Joliet Catholic stifles Marist 32-7

With 10 carries to his name through two-plus quarters Friday night, Joliet Catholic’s Michael Johnson had little to show for it, gaining just seven yards. His 11th carry? That was a big one. Johnson ran 47 yards for a touchdown on a fourth-and-2 play to …

Football: Bolingbrook smothers Sandburg 41-0

Isaac Lane made sure there was no doubt for Bolingbrook. The senior tailback ran for four touchdowns as the host Raiders locked up a playoff position with a SouthWest Suburban Blue 41-0 victory Friday night over Sandburg. With the win the Raiders (6-3, 5-2) secured …

Football: Leo falls 49-35 to Aurora Christian

Jacolby Maxwell had a performance that many players would envy for a season — and his came all in the first half. The Aurora Christian senior finished his regular-season career in style on his home turf, totaling two touchdowns and three interceptions in leading the …

High School Football Roundup for Oct. 24, 2014

Providence 41, Lake Forest Academy 7: Justin Hunniford threw three touchdown passes and Sean Diehl ran for two scores to power visiting Providence (8-1).

Rich East 28, Bloom 0: Andre Stokes’ interception return for a touchdown keyed host Rich East (6-3, 2-3) in the Southland. …