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Charles Matthews, a 2015 St. Rita High School graduate, announced on Twitter on Nov. 22 that he had signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Matthews played collegiately for Kentucky and Michigan, including leading the Wolverines to the 2018 NCAA championship game. After declarin…

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De La Salle Institute pitcher Ben Hernandez, a 2020 graduate, has been named to the 2020 National High School Baseball Coaches Association Region 4 All-American Team. Hernandez, a 6’2” right-hander, was drafted in June in the second round (41st pick overall) of the MLB Draft by the Kansas Ci…

The Chicago Bulls drafted Florida State University freshman guard/forward Patrick Williams with the fourth pick overall in the recent NBA Draft. In his one season with the Seminoles, Williams came off the bench, averaging 9.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, a steal and an assist in 22 minutes per game.

Camryn Hannah always appreciated getting to a gym or a weight room and working out with teammates.

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The high school basketball community has been on a COVID-19 rollercoaster in recent weeks waiting for definitive news about the start of the hoops season.

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Marist High School hosted a socially-distanced National Signing Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at the school with 15 seniors signing their National Letters of Intent, including senior basketball star Sydney Affolter (above). Affolter is a Mt. Greenwood resident and St. Christina Elementary School g…

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Competing on Nov. 8 at the Chicago Public School cross-country regional, two Barnard Elementary School athletes, Brian Lane and Maicyahi Smith, finished in the top 10 in a field that featured 25-plus runners. Lane (700) finished in fifth place (7:09.40), and Smith (701) claimed eighth place …

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De La Salle senior setter/right side Isabella LaCoco recently signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her academic/athletic career at Western Illinois University. A four-year varsity player, LaCoco was named to the All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Red division team as a sophom…

After nine seasons with the franchise, Theo Epstein stepped down on Nov. 17 as the Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations. General Manager Jed Hoyer will now be the team’s president. In his nine-year tenure, Epstein led the North Siders to a World Series championship, three straight N…

Like high school student-athletes across Illinois, Br. Rice middle infielder Nate Mosqueda saw his junior season lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mother McAuley High School hosted a National Signing Day ceremony at the school on Nov. 11 with three student-athletes signing their National Letters of Intent, including swimmer Hannah Gnatt (Davenport University) and volleyball players Molly McDermott (Southern Utah University) and Anna Ja…

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Marist junior Jake Phillips wrapped up an impressive fall season on Nov. 7, finishing 17th in the Division III race at the ShaZam Racing High School XC Championships in Chillicothe, Ill. He ran the 3.1-mile course in 16:03. The top 25 runners earned All-State honors. From his sophomore to ju…

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Marian Catholic High School celebrated National Signing Day on Nov. 11 at the school with seven student-athletes signing their National Letters of Intent, including (from left) London Hatch (Lamar University volleyball), Alexandria Davis (University of Wisconsin-Platteville softball), Donova…

The Chicago Bulls seem to be moving in the right direction this offseason with Vice President Arturas Karnisovas, General Manager Marc Eversley and Coach Billy Donovan all joining the organization. But, what to do with star guard Zach LaVine with the start of the season a month away?

Caitlin Bitunjac had plenty of motivation for her senior cross-country season with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS).

Among those mourning the death of Ricky Palmer, Coach Tim Lyons is remembering his days coaching the talented athlete at Br. Rice High School.

Running onto the football field for the team’s season opener, University of Illinois senior Sean Coghlan knew there’d be a flurry of emotions.

The Chicago Bears posted a 5-3 record through the first half of the season, so how positive are their fans about how the team will finish? The Beverly Review went to the fans for their answers.

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De La Salle senior libero Francesca Bertucci recently committed to continue her academic/athletic career at Northern Illinois University. Bertucci, a Bridgeport resident, has been a varsity starter for the Meteors since her freshman year. Last season as a junior, Bertucci finished with 261 d…

Running her last high school cross-country race, Mother McAuley senior Natalie Wagner took off from the box at the sectional against an extremely deep field.

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Just a day after the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced that basketball will be played this winter, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released its own decision on Oct. 29.

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Competing at the Sandburg sectional on Oct. 24, the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) girls swimming and diving team finished fifth (61 points) in the team standings. Led by Madeline Davis (Mt. Greenwood) and Grace Murphy (Beverly), the Cyclones posted best times of the s…

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Beverly resident Connor McGrath made the regular-season roster for the Youngstown Phantoms in the United States Hockey League (USHL). The league is the top junior ice hockey league sanctioned by USA Hockey. McGrath was drafted by the Phantoms on May 5 in the 12th round of the USHL draft. The…

The Chicago White Sox made some huge news this week in announcing that Tony La Russa will be the team’s new manager. La Russa managed the White Sox from 1979-1986 and continued his Hall of Fame career with Oakland and St. Louis. The 76-year-old La Russa last managed in 2011.

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on Oct. 28 that the upcoming winter season will be played with a majority of the scheduled sports moving forward as planned, including boys and girls basketball.

With a decision looming about the start of the winter sports season, St. Ignatius boys basketball Coach Matt Monroe remains hopeful that the upcoming basketball season can be played and done so safely.