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  1. Mount Carmel baseball ready to contend again in 2012

    Mike Grimala

    Mount Carmel relied on a powerful offense to reach the Class 4A state semifinals last year, and with players like Sam Kint and Jerry Houston swinging away, the Caravan should be a contender again in 2012. Kint, a senior first baseman, is one of th...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  2. Stock Watch: Delorey, Hoxter enjoy big weeks

    Mike Grimala

    Who impressed the Stock Watch committee during the first week of the new year? One hoops player came up clutch in a big-time rivalry game, while the other is proving he can lead a state-championship contender. STOCK WATCH UP - Tyler Delorey, Ho...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  3. POWERADE hoops rankings: Top of the Hill

    Mike Grimala

    Hillhouse toppled then-No. 1 New London on Dec. 17, allowing the Academics to jump all the way to the top spot in the rankings, while New London dropped to No. 7. St. Joseph looks like a solid contender in the No. 2 spot, while No. 3 Northwest Cathol...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  4. Contender or Pretender (or Chicken Tender)?

    Mike Grimala

    What better way to preview this weekend's Semi-State games than by playing a quick game of "Contender or Pretender (or Chicken Tender)?" There are intriguing matchups in each class, and I'll give my actual predictions tomorrow. As usual with "CPCT," ...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  5. Football playoffs: Regional championship picks

    Mike Grimala

    I previewed all the Class 5A regional contests yesterday with a game of "Contender or Pretender (or Chicken Tender)?," so you might have thought my work was done. But they pay me to make predictions (and clean the gunk out of the mouses), so here we ...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  6. 5A regional football: Contender, Pretender, or...

    Mike Grimala

    I wanted to preview Friday's regional championship games, and of course the only logical way to do that is by playing a game of "Contender or Pretender (or Chicken Tender)." CONTENDER OR PRETENDER (OR CHICKEN TENDER)? Carmel (11-1) at Ben Davis...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  7. Week 2 playoffs review: What just happened??

    Mike Grimala

    So... how was your weekend? Mine was thrown into chaos by the IHSA football playoffs, as the top three teams in the POWERADE state rankings all lost their second-round games. No. 1 Maine South lost to Stevenson in Class 8A, while the 7A bracket was d...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  8. Football playoffs: Sectional semifinal review

    Mike Grimala

    Two rounds into the IHSAA postseason, it's time to re-evaluate what we know about the 2011 season. Join me as I play the game that's taking America by storm, "Contender or Pretender (or Chicken Tender)?" CONTENDERS Winner of Friday's Warren Cen...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  9. Football playoffs: Week 1 review

    Mike Grimala

    With the first round of the playoffs in the books, we've learned a lot about which teams are for real, and which teams are not. Let's jump into things with a feature I like to call "Contender or Pretender (or Chicken Tender)." CONTENDERS Aaron ...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  10. Week 2 rankings: All contenders, no pretenders

    Mike Grimala

    Every team in the POWERADE Top 10 was victorious this weekend, which meant very little (zero, actually) movement in the rankings. No. 1 Masuk looked completely dominant, with Casey Cochran throwing five touchdown passes in a rout of New Fairfield...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  11. Week 2 rankings: Everett passes WMass test

    Mike Grimala

    Everett's non-league schedule is as challenging as any in the state, and Week 2 saw the Crimson Tide welcome Western Mass contender Springfield Central. Though Central had been upset by Putnam in Week 1, the matchup was still anticipated as a test fo...

    Blog | September 19, 2011