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Black History Month Special

Check out the special athletes were have saluted this year for Black History Month. Click here for more!
Girls Basketball Tips off
The bouncing ball can be heard again in high schools gymnasiums throughout the area with hopes of going downstate. For some, the season got off to a quick start... for others, first game jitters prevailed... For more from Week 1 of Girls basketball, click here.
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Morgan Tuck commits...
Bolingbrooks 6-foot-2 junior made an oral commitment to a national powerhouse... Tuck is currently ranked number 12 in the 2012 class by ESPN HoopGurlz. To find out where she's going, click here.
2010 Basketball Signees
It's that time of the year - National Basketball Signing day... Surprisingly enough, many players elected to stay close to the Chicagoland area. To read who went where, click here.

Will-Cook Cheer Association Try-outs
You want to be an All-star?
Will-Cook Cheer Association (WCCA) is hosting try-outs Friday, November 19, 2010. For more information, click here.
Illinois State Volleyball results
Illinois Girls High School Volleyball finals were held this passed weekend... what a fantastic sporting event... For the results, click here.
IHSA rules another player ineligible
After a couple of weeks of legal debate, the IHSA original ruling was upheld against the eligibility of East St. Louis football players. For more, click here.
Amazing Trick Play in football
Not sure how to describe this play but once you see it... I almost guarantee you are going to say WOW!!! Click here to review.
2010 Will-Cook-Kankakee SUPERBOWL Recap
What a wonderful weekend for football... after weeks and weeks of competition, 8 teams battled hard for their respective championships. For the our recap, click here.
2010 Will-Cook Cheer Association competition
WCCA held their annual year-end competition October 30 at Rich Central High School. In case you missed it and/or if you would like to see the results,
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McDonald's game heading to United Center
The annual basketball games are returning back to Chicago to showcase the best of the best. For more information, click here.
Illinois State football games streamed....
For the first time, IHSA will be streaming the state final football games live... For details click here.
Will-Cook-Kankakee Championship Football
What a Championship weekend.... Congrats to all of the teams. For the game summary, click here.

IHSA State Pairings

IHSA announced all of the state-wide playoffs pairings... WHEW!!! It's official, it's playoff time!!! Click here to review!
Week 9 in High School Sports
As we get to the final weekend of high school football, many teams have already punched their playoff ticket... but their are a few that must win this weekend. For this weeks' game summary, click here.
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hat a weekend! For the game summary, click here.


This is the week of positioning.... many team are trying to position themselves in the best possible spot for the playoffs including several conference rivalries. Plus, IHSA had to adjust a new state record. For more click here.


Smith, a 6-foot guard/forward made her selection on her second official visit, and her selection was Princeton! Smith averaged 16 points and 6.3 rebounds per game last season for the Knights, who reached the Class 3A supersectionals. She’s a three-year varsity starter who also played on Richwoods’ Class 3A state championship team in 2009. Smith is also listed as 57th in her recruiting class and ninth at her position by ESPN.com. CONGRATULATIONS and best of EVERYTHING!

There are several key match-ups going down this weekend including the battle of the South Subs - Rich Central takes on Rich South, a little game going on in the Catholic Blue between Mount Carmel and St. Rita. For more information on Week 6, click here.

We are proud to announce that for the entire month of October, we have modified our site in lieu of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. NBCAM is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and a prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. For more information, click here.

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BIG Dipper expands...
Rich South high schools' annual basketball event has agreed with local corporate powerhouse, McDonald's, for sponsorship. For more about this story, click here.
NOTE: Story provided by SouthtownStar.

Will-Cook 6
Week 6 is putting four undefeated teams on the same field this weekend:  Chicago takes on South Holland (Widgets), and Country Club Hills takes on Markham (PeeWee), and someone will receive their first lose: Who was it? For the game summary, click here.

As many begin the annual argument of which (football) class is stronger, 8A or 7A, one thing is for sure, the Suburban conferences will be there. This weekend, puts some legacy rivalries on the field as well as some old staples...
For the game summaries, click here.

Will-Cook 5
Week 5 had just about everything, as many teams celebrated homecoming and their 8 graders. In addition to these notes, there were ten teams coming into Sunday that are UNDEFEATED and when all of the smoke cleared, there were eight as South Holland (PeeWee) and Markham (Varsity) received their first defeats of the season. For the game summary, click here.

Will the tides change this week as a number of undefeated teams take it to the field? Will some teams make a conference splash or a ripple?
For the game summary, click here.

Brooks, a 6-3 guard, has given a verbal commitment to DePaul. Brooks has been known to put on a show with his athleticism and dunking ability. He often has been described by his coaches as a Big East player due to his athleticism. For more, click here.

Concussion in Sports
With the football season under way, the National Federation of State High School Associations is urging coaches, parents, players and officials to complete the "Concussion In Sports - What You Need to Know" online course offered FREE of charge by NFHS available at this site. For more click here.

Will-Cook Week 4
During week 4 of the 2010 season, Will-Cook had to compete with the NFL for the first time, but many stands were still packed. Plus, Mother Nature provided the entire league with fantastic weather.   For the game summary, click here.

Week 3 - sets the tone for the season

As the NFL kicks off its 2010 season, high school and youth football is already in Week 3. And this weeks games could be seen as make or break for a number of teams. For more, click here.

Amateur Sports TV is here!!!
Our FREE, multi-feature broadband service that delivers live and on-demand video content of various sporting events from the Chicagoland area is available right now... For more information, click here.

Will-Cook Week 3
Many stories were created this  weekend, as well as a couple of trophies exchanged hands...   For the game summary, click here.

Week 2 of high school Football...

Week 2, in high school football, got started Thursday with Mother Nature playing a huge roll in one contest and then cooling things off quite a bit on Friday night. For more, click here.

High School Football kick-off...

Everyone was in first place on Friday afternoon... most of the games are in the books... so who's still in first... For more click here.


Local All-American 5'6" point guard, Ariel Massengale, has made it official and submitted a verbal commitment to Tennessee. She is recognized as a top point guard prospect in the 2011 class who is rated the No. 6 overall in the ESPN HoopGurlz Hot 100. Click here for more.

South Holland Jets played host to the Dolton Bears in what's being called a pre-season tradition in the south suburbs of Chicago. Click here for more.

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Chicago Luv-a-Bulls auditions

Luvabulls to host auditions on August 15. The selected team of 25 dancers will perform at all Chicago Bulls home games next season as well as numerous special events and charity fundraisers throughout the year. For more, click here.


WELL, IT's JULY AND I'm TALKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS.... YUP!!! When you think about Christmas what comes to mind? Probably something along the lines of cold weather, elaborately decorated trees, piles of gifts and endless amounts of wrapping paper, watching It's A Wonderful Life on Xmas Eve, and one of the best meals you'll have all year... But, I'm referring to the NBA!!! For more, click here.

NFL addresses concussions

The NFL will hang a poster in all 32 team locker rooms urging players to report concussions or symptoms, warning that repeated concussions "can change your life and your family's life forever".

NFL spokesman, Greg Aiello, said "it is intended to present the most current and objective medical information on concussion." For more, click here!

FORBES' 2010 money list unveiled

The SportsMoney 50-50 ranks the world's most valuable teams and athletes. The Los Angeles Lakers won the National Basketball Association title again in June, but the real winner was Philip Anschutz, who owns one-fourth of the team.  For more, click here.

Legal Battle for EASports

Athletes want compensation, EA and the NCAA say no way.
An ongoing court case regarding the use of athletes’ likenesses could drastically change or completely do away with Electronic Arts’ college sports games. For more, click here.

2010 High School Football Schedule is available

It's just about that time... time for football at every level. Many teams are offering conditions and camps, and IHSA just provided the schedules. To review the upcoming season schedule, visit IHSA by clicking here.

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