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  1. POTW: Crystal Lake South's Brad Walovitch

    Scott Powers

    Crystal Lake South senior Brad Walovitch needs a good nickname. Right now, his teammates just call him Wally. But when you're the team's starting kicker, punter, kick returner, punt returner, wide receiver and defensive back like Walovitch is for...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  2. POTW: Amundsen's Desroy Maxwell

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Growing up in Jamaica, Desroy Maxwell's childhood was spent with a soccer ball at his feet. Back then, he didn't even know what football was. It was soccer all day and all night all year. But after Maxwell moved to Chicago with his fami...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  3. ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame: Scott Powers' 10 best high school athl...

    Scott Powers

    Getty Images Michael Wilbon says Red Grange should be a lock for the inaugural class. Watch Although Michael Jordan, Walter Payton and others grew up elsewhere before finding their stardom in Chicago, plenty of big-name athletes began their stor...

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  4. Video: Chicago hope

    Scott Powers

    Lexi Youngberg was a key player on her Chicago high school team -- until a boating accident cost a friend his life and Lexi her leg below the knee. Now, after months of rehab, she is making her return to the soccer field....

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  5. New Trier athletics dominate in 2010-11

    Scott Powers

    The 2010-2011 high school sports year was one to remember for a number of programs. Maine South's football team and Bolingbrook's girls basketball team won their third consecutive state championships. Montini's football team and girls basketball tea...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  6. Ex-Conant star primed for NFL chance

    Scott Powers

    Andre Holmes was filling out his goal sheet following his second season at Division II Hillsdale College (Mich.) when he came across a question he didn't know how to answer. The question read, "Football after college?" Holmes had never consider...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  7. Lane Tech's Jasmin Carrera's Player of the Week

    Scott Powers

    Lane Tech's Jasmin Carrera is's Player of the Week.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  8. New Trier's Christy Patterson's Player of the Wee...

    Scott Powers

    New Trier's Christy Patterson is's Player of the Week.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2010
  9. Top prep football performances in the state playoff quarterfinals...

    Scott Powers

    Some familiar names stepped up again in the Illinois high school football quarterfinals, but there are some new ones, as well. Here's a rundown of the top individuals from the weekend: Lake Zurich running back Jacob Brinlee vs. Wheaton North in Clas...

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2009
  10. Maine South's defense makes statement in 27-9 win over No. 1 WWS

    Scott Powers

    ith the perfect mixture of offense and defense, Maine South defeated visiting Wheaton Warrenville South 27-9 in Park Ridge.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2009
  11. Neuqua Valley Wildcats show their class against Lyons

    Scott Powers

    By the look of Neuqua Valley's 4-0 win over Lyons, another highly-ranked team, on Saturday, it's easy to see why Tony Kees returned to high school coaching.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2009
  12. Wheaton Warrenville South kicker Nick Immekus gives Tigers rare a...

    Scott Powers

    Wheaton Warrenville South's Nick Immekus has size and range, rare for high school kickers.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2009