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  1. Simeon's Smith bans 9 for shoe 'statement'

    Scott Powers

    Chicago's Simeon Career Academy coach Robert Smith on Monday suspended nine underclassmen for one game next season after they removed their shoes and placed them on the court following their third straight Class 4A state championship in Peoria, Ill. ...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  2. Simeon coach Robert Smith bans players for leaving shoes on court...

    Scott Powers

    Simeon coach Robert Smith suspended nine underclassmen for one game next season after they removed their shoes and placed them on the court following their third straight Class 4A state championship in Peoria, Ill.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  3. N. Chicago falls, but future looks bright

    Scott Powers

    PEORIA, Ill. -- North Chicago's JaVairius Amos-Mays was already tearing up when he approached the bench and sat beside fellow sophomore Kurt Hall in the final seconds of the Class 3A state championship on Saturday. Hall was feeling the same crushing...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  4. Simeon talks big in advance of title game

    Scott Powers

    PEORIA, Ill. - It wasn't as if Saturday's Class 4A state championship between No. 1 Simeon vs. No. 2 Proviso East needed additional drama. No. 1 vs. No. 2 is more than enough for anyone. But Simeon (32-1) upped the ante Friday by taking a few shots...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  5. Simeon makes final without its best effort

    Scott Powers

    PEORIA, Ill. -- Illinois high school basketball fans will get what they've been dreaming about all season -- a Proviso East vs. Simeon matchup in the Class 4A state championship --- but neither team was exactly impressive in setting it up. One gam...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  6. Undefeated Whitney Young takes 4A title

    Scott Powers

    NORMAL, Ill. -- The truth is when Whitney Young walked off the court victorious over Bolingbrook at the Hinsdale super-sectional on Monday it essentially won the Class 4A state championship. Whitney Young knew it. It's upcoming competition knew it...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  7. Hoops Thoughts: Small schools have Hope

    Scott Powers

    1. Most of our basketball coverage focuses on the area's biggest teams, but there are a number of local state championship contenders in the Class 1A and 2A playoffs, which began on Monday. In 1A, Hope is expected to make a deep run. Despite losing I...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  8. Hoops thoughts: Parker dazzles again

    Scott Powers

    From now until the state championship trophies are handed out in Peoria, I'll be dropping three random thoughts on Illinois high school boys basketball nearly every day. 1. Simeon's Jabari Parker continues to amaze. Despite being without Kendrick ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  9. Simeon's balance too much for Young

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO - Derrick Rose never won a state championship alone at Simeon. At least not by himself. Rose lifted two state championships during his career because he had a supporting cast. And on certain days, they carried the load for him. The same ...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  10. Bolingbrook moves up in ESPN's rankings

    Scott Powers

    Bolingbrook moved up one spot and finished No. 36 in ESPN's final POWERADE FAB 50 football rankings on Monday. The Raiders were the lone Illinois team in the final rankings. They were 13-1 this season and won the Class 8A state championship over L...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  11. Week 14 Helmet Stickers

    Scott Powers

    Here are five players who stood out during the state championship games and received our weekly ESPNChicago.com Helmet Stickers: Adam Dansdill, Wheaton Warrenville South DB: Dansdill gave the Tigers a chance in the Class 7A state championship. He ...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  12. Bolingbrook outlasts weather, Ramblers

    Scott Powers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Bolingbrook senior defensive back Tevin Teamer understood the consequences if the Raiders' defense failed at any point in the fourth quarter. One score meant a state championship for Loyola and runner-up trophy for Bolingbrook. ...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  13. Time runs out on Wheaton WS in 7A

    Scott Powers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Wheaton Warrenville South never lost faith it was capable of winning a third consecutive state championship. The Tigers weren't phased when they graduated nearly every starter from last year's title-winning team. They didn't pa...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  14. Isaac, Westerkamp break records in 5A game

    Scott Powers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- People will someday forget the score of Saturday's Class 5A state championship. They may even eventually go blank on which team actually won the game. It's unlikely anyone in attendance will ever forget what Joliet Catholic jun...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  15. Joliet Catholic's Isaac breaks title-game record

    Scott Powers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Joliet Catholic junior Ty Isaac accomplished in a half Saturday what no other running back had in an entire state championship game. At halftime of Saturday's Class 5A state championship game, Isaac had rushed for 376 yards to b...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  16. IHSA title game preview

    Scott Powers

    Here's a look at this week's state championship games and Prep Bowl. All eight state championships and the Prep Bowl will be shown on ESPN3.com and can be found at ESPNChicago.com. No. 2 Bolingbrook (12-1) vs. No. 1 Loyola (13-0) When:Saturday...

    Blog | November 23, 2011