- On Monday, Warren midfielder Sebastian Rodriguez committed to play at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
- Former students, players and colleagues are cherishing memories of a quiet coach who provided a link to East Aurora's glory days.
- Dontrell Jackson Jr. decided the right choice for him was the program that recruited him first. He committed to Coastal Carolina.
- The IHSA announced all low-risk sports will not begin till at least January 2021. Where that leaves boys and girls basketball, deemed high-risk sports by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is a mystery.
- Grant’s Chad Kiesgen didn’t merely get playing time as a freshman. He was the floor general during a season of learning and losing.
- Jaden McGill, a two-way star at Oak Park-River Forest, is weathering the adjustment well after transferring to Naperville Central.
- With the Illinois High School Association pushing back the football season to the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, there were no state championship games during Thanksgiving weekend.
- Illinois-Chicago saw the speed of Yorkville's Hogan Schmitt, who grew up in the Dallas area, as an X-factor in the recruiting process.
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SPORTS DURING COVID-19
- Western Michigan recruit Zach Vode walked off the Lucas Oil Stadium field with his head held high after a 49-7 loss to Roncalli.
- Senior forward Isabella Ogliore made it official on Nov. 24. The Tigers, an NCAA Division III program, had a 28-2 record last season.
- After calling off five games because of the coronavirus pandemic, Crown Point opened its season with a dominant win at LaPorte.
- Tony Baranek talks with Bella Ray about living out her "dreams" at Joliet Catholic and looking ahead to her college career at Lewis.
- Zion Griffin said he has received offers from Roosevelt and Sioux Falls to go with interest from Concordia St. Paul and St. Thomas.
- There was a time when a football game at Soldier Field that drew as many as 120,000 people featured players too young to vote. It was a time when the biggest football game for high schools here was played for local bragging rights.