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Racing out of the gate, St. Catherine of Alexandria-Black went up 10-0 in the opening minutes of the championship game at St. Cajetan.

Teaming up with Alliance for Children in Alsip, the Marist boys soccer team organized a coat drive this fall for families in need living in underprivileged communities in the Appalachian Mountains. The RedHawks conducted the coat drive at school for eight weeks and collected more than 300 co…

In the days leading up to the Bears game against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, media reports said Bears Coach Matt Nagy would be fired after the game. The Bears went on to win the game on a last-second field goal, but Nagy has not been fired.

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Mt. Carmel defeated Morgan Park 76-71 in double overtime on Nov. 26 to win the championship of the Buffalo Grove Bison Classic Thanksgiving tournament. Mt. Carmel junior guard Deandre Craig scored 25 points in the title game and was named Bison Classic MVP. Eddy Lyons (17 points) and Angelo …

Taking the snap in a wildcat formation on Nov. 20, St. Rita senior Kaleb Brown burst through the line and high-stepped into the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown.

Marist senior quarterback Dontrell Jackson Jr. faced a difficult decision in the days between the end of the regular season and the start of the Class 8A state playoffs.

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After eight seasons as head coach and many more as an assistant coach in the De La Salle varsity football program, Coach Mike Boehm announced on Nov. 17 that he has stepped down.

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The Mt. Carmel hockey team continued a long-time program tradition and volunteered on Nov. 20 at the Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry, 11030 S. Longwood Dr. The Caravan helped the food pantry provide meals to families in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. (photo courtesy of Mt. Carmel)

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Marian Catholic senior outside hitter Sara Johnson signed her National Letter of Intent on Nov. 10 in a ceremony at the school to continue her academic-athletic career at Radford University. A 5’9” outside hitter and three-year varsity player, Johnson was a team captain as a senior and also …

Diving for a ball early in the second set of the state title game on Nov. 13, Mother McAuley senior setter Caroline Macander collided with teammate Keira Ohse on the floor near the net.

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 With the clock winding down in the second quarter, Christ the King guard Olivia Cosme found herself with the ball near midcourt and the Screaming Eagles in a tough double-digit hole against St. Alexander.

On a night when Br. Rice’s dynamic passing game was shut down by Mt. Carmel, senior quarterback Jack Lausch was confident of two things: running behind his offensive line and handing the ball off to Aaron Vaughn.

Watching her seventh-grade basketball team play this season, St. Christina Coach Katie Dunn has seen a group of athletes who can do a little bit of everything.

After battling through an odd, unique season a year ago in the thick of the pandemic, St. Ignatius swimmer Julieta Tracy and her Wolfpack teammates have enjoyed a more normal 2021 season.

James Williams was sitting in his second-period class on Oct. 28 when Evergreen Park High School Athletic Director James Soldan walked into the room.

The Southside Catholic Conference announced St. Gabriel’s Anthony Durava and Most Holy Redeemer’s Tim Harkins as co-winners of this year’s Conner T. Lowry Award for the 2021 season. Coaches in the conference nominated players who embody Lowry’s character, including a passion and commitment t…

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The Southside Catholic Conference (SCC) announced its football All-Stars on Nov. 7 in a ceremony between the junior varsity and varsity championship games at Br. Rice High School. The All-Stars include St. Barnabas’ Gavin Conjar, Tommy Fidler and Will Walsh, St. Cajetan’s Connor Elenteny, St…

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After undergoing shoulder surgery in the offseason, Coby White made his season debut on Nov. 15 as the Bulls battled the Lakers. What should the front office do with White?

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Mother McAuley High School hosted a pep rally at the school on Nov. 11 for the volleyball team and senior diver Abby Manos. The Mighty Macs face Edwardsville Friday night at 7 p.m. at Redbird Arena in Bloomington. The state swimming/diving meet is Friday and Saturday at FMC Natatorium. The p…

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After taking a hard hit on a run in the end zone, Most Holy Redeemer (MHR) quarterback Austin Mrskos headed to the sideline to catch his breath.

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With COVID-19 pushing the usual 2020 fall season into winter and spring earlier this year, Jessica Belseth played out her senior year for the St. Xavier University (SXU) women’s volleyball team.

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Watching the Most Holy Redeemer (MHR) junior-varsity team develop through the first weeks of practices and into games, Coach Dean Reidy saw a team that simply got along.

Prepping for a second-round matchup with undefeated South Elgin, senior Jayson Harris-Woodard and his Marist teammates faced a challenge.

As powerhouse Nazareth Academy pulled away in the second set of the Class 3A Little Village supersectional on Nov. 5, De La Salle senior Amayah Jones and the Meteors did their best to stay in the game.

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Former Major League Baseball pitcher and Evergreen Park High School (EPHS) alumnus Donn Pall recently visited for a tour of the school’s new baseball and softball stadiums. A 1980 EPHS graduate, Pall went on to pitch at the University of Illinois and then spent 11 seasons in the MLB, includi…