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  1. Okafor taking recruiting cues from Parker

    Mike Grimala

    Jahlil Okafor is in the middle of the busiest summer of his life. In addition to criss-crossing the country while playing for one of the nation's elite AAU teams, he's currently in Colorado trying out for the USA Basketball U17 National Team. With...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  2. POWERADE baseball rankings: Week 11

    Mike Grimala

    If anyone predicted this final four before the start of the state tournament, we'd like to see the evidence. And ask for lottery numbers. Favorite after favorite has fallen in the Class 4A tourney, leaving an unlikely foursome of Lyons, Minooka,...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  3. POWERADE baseball rankings: Week 10

    Mike Grimala

    The state playoffs are underway, and each team in this week's edition of the POWERADE state rankings has a legitimate chance to win a championship. As always, the Class 4A bracket is brutal, with No. 1 Providence Catholic, No. 2 Mount Carmel, N...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  4. POWERADE baseball rankings: Week 9

    Mike Grimala

    St. Laurence has fallen out of the No. 1 spot in this week's POWERADE state rankings, but that wasn't the biggest story to emerge last week. St. Laurence and St. Rita brawled on the field during a game on Friday, with players and coaches from bo...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  5. POWERADE baseball rankings: Week 8

    Mike Grimala

    For the second week in a row, St. Laurence lost a game but still remains in the No. 1 spot in the POWERADE state rankings. The Vikings were shocked by Brother Rice, but the have too many quality wins this season (including a 2-0 record against No....

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  6. POWERADE baseball rankings: Week 7

    Mike Grimala

    St. Laurence dropped a game last week, but it wasn't enough to knock the Vikings out of the top spot in the POWERADE state rankings. That's partly because St. Laurence has been so good this year that the Vikings get the benefit of the doubt afte...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  7. POWERADE baseball rankings: Week 6

    Mike Grimala

    The top two teams in the POWERADE state rankings faced off last week, and though they split two games, there is a new No. 1 in Illinois. Mount Carmel won the first meeting against St. Laurence, 16-2, but St. Laurence came back to take the second...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  8. POWERADE baseball rankings: Week 4

    Mike Grimala

    The top half of the POWERADE state rankings remain unchanged from last week, as all five teams enjoyed perfect weeks and held on to their spots. The bottom half, however, is a different story. There are two new teams in the rankings (No. 8 Munde...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  9. POWERADE baseball rankings: Week 3

    Mike Grimala

    There is some slight movement at the top of the POWERADE state rankings this week, with the No. 1 and No. 2 teams flip-flopping. Mount Carmel is the new No. 1 team after enjoying a 4-0 week, while St. Laurence drops to No. 2 after suffering its fir...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  10. Niles West slugger Ross is one of nation's best

    Mike Grimala

    This story originally appeared in the April issue of ESPNHS Magazine. At first glance, you'd probably think Niles West's Kevin Ross had a good 2011 season. As a junior, he hit .436 with four home runs and 30 RBIs, numbers that would impress most p...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  11. POWERADE baseball rankings: Week 2

    Mike Grimala

    The season is still very young, so there was (predictably) a lot of movement in this week's POWERADE state rankings. There's a new team at No. 1, and two new additions to the Top 10. St. Laurence moves up to the top spot after winning three game...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  12. POWERADE hoops rankings: Final

    Mike Grimala

    The question at the beginning of the season was simple. Everyone knew Simeon would start out at No. 1 in the POWERADE state rankings, but could the Wolverines hold off every challenger and finish the year on top? Against such a deep, talented fiel...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  13. POWERADE hoops rankings: Week 14

    Mike Grimala

    In the second-to-last edition of the POWERADE state rankings, Simeon remains where it has for the first 13 weeks of the season: at No. 1. With a super-sectional matchup with Evanston looming, followed by a semifinal contest against the winner of E...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  14. POWERADE hoops rankings: Week 13

    Mike Grimala

    With Curie being upset at the hands of Marist last week, Simeon's path to another Class 4A state championship may have gotten a little easier. Curie played the Wolverines tough earlier in the season, so removing that potential roadblock can only h...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Illinois All-State baseball team revealed

    Mike Grimala

    ESPNHS has announced its preseason All-State baseball teams, so feel free to start debating the Illinois selections. It's hard to argue with the inclusion of elite players like Simeon senior C Blake Hickman and Prospect senior RHP Jack Landwehr, b...

    Blog | March 01, 2012