Before the basketball season began, Andrew’s Michael Morawski realized he had to adjust his game. Opponents had plenty of tape on the senior star’s ability to score from long range. With that in mind, he wanted to work on driving to the basket and adding a new level to his offense. It would have been … More He’s a shooter. That’s the scouting report on Andrew’s Michael Morawski. Reavis finds out he can still do that … but much more.
Ahead of Friday’s game, Marist coach Brian Hynes issued a challenge to junior guard Xavier Sulaiman — let your offense come from your defense. To say Sulaiman was up for the task would be an understatement. He spent the entire night stifling rallies from Joliet Catholic while kick-starting a few of his own. Full Article … More ‘He’s our glue’: X marks the spot for Marist as Xavier Sulaiman steps up his all-around game in comeback victory over Joliet Catholic
Andrean’s aggressive defense from the get-go Friday night made baskets scarce for Lake Central in the first quarter — but also provided all the fuel Brandon Escobedo needed. The junior forward scored seven points in the first two minutes of the second quarter, sparking a run that carried Lake Central to a 61-44 victory on … More Brandon Escobedo scores 7 of his 15 points in a critical 2-minute span and makes a pitch to be Lake Central’s leading man: ‘It’s a role I would love.’
The Richards boys basketball team was staring at a longer losing streak. After dropping their previous two games, the Bulldogs faced an eight-point deficit Tuesday night in the fourth quarter against Bremen. They were in danger of continuing conference play in ugly fashion. That’s when Deven Jiles took over. Full Article Here Casey Drottar is … More Dig deep. Play together. Play hard. Deven Jiles’ message came through loud and clear in the fourth quarter as Richards rallies past Bremen.
The Marist girls basketball team entered Wednesday physically depleted, having just suffered its first loss of the season to Bolingbrook the previous night. For junior guard Elise Ward, the exhaustion also was emotional. Ward spent Tuesday morning attending the funeral of her grandfather, who had been a huge supporter of her team. Dealing with so … More One day after attending her grandfather’s funeral, Marist’s Elise Ward seeks redemption against Lincoln-Way Central. ‘I’m doing it for him.’
The on-court chemistry between Laila Barakat and Gail Korbitz is apparent to anyone watching the Stagg girls basketball team. Call it a benefit of having played together since the first grade. The interplay between the two for the Chargers may seem troublesome for opposing coaches to figure out, but if you ask Barakat and Korbitz, … More Laila Barakat and Gail Korbitz don’t have to say anything for Stagg. ‘We just know,’ Korbitz says. It leads the Chargers past Shepard.
Michigan City senior Giovani Laurent caught a touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Tyler Bush early in the second quarter Friday night. The moment was quite symbolic for the Wolves, who started the season with Laurent as the starting quarterback. He transitioned to receiver to make way for Bush during a three-game losing streak. Full Article … More Changing of the guard: Sophomore quarterback Tyler Bush and his predecessor, Giovani Laurent, connect on two touchdown passes for Michigan City at semistate
Just minutes before kickoff, running back Trey Johnson, wideout Jack Tremblay and injured quarterback Brennan Stolarek huddled for a pregame prayer. The three seniors spent the season guiding a young Lincoln-Way East football team through endless adversity, just one year after dealing with all the hurdles COVID-19 threw their way. Full Article Here Casey Drottar … More Trey Johnson, Jack Tremblay and Brennan Stolarek gave Lincoln-Way East more than senior leadership. They showed the Griffins the way.
The Willowbrook volleyball team has spent the entire year turning heads. Winning all but one of its first 38 matches and securing the first sectional championship in school history, it seemed there was nothing the group couldn’t achieve. However, taking on top-ranked Mother McAuley proved to be a task too tall for the Warriors. Though … More Girls Volleyball: ‘This is just the beginning’ Willowbrook’s historic season comes to a close with supersectional loss to Mother McAuley
Coming off Monday’s stunning playoff win over top-seeded Lockport, the Bolingbrook volleyball team was aiming to prove its surprising run was far from over. Yet, with a roster made up of mostly juniors, the lack of postseason experience ultimately caught up with the Raiders. Despite battling throughout the night, Bolingbrook fell to Andrew, 26-24, 25-21, … More Bolingbrook falls short in sectional final