Archive for July 2011

NCAA Eligibility Center Rejects Kapri Bibbs ACT Score

NCAA Eligibility Center Rejects Kapri Bibbs ACT Score
Plainfield North’s Kapri Bibbs has been ruled ineligible to play for Colorado State University after the NCAA Eligibility Center (the NCAA Clearinghouse) rejected his ACT Score after a five-point increase between two tests raised suspicions. Bibbs, who was on the Honor Roll during his last semester at Plainfield North, scored an 18 on his first... Read more »

Heads Up! High School Sports Concussions On The Rise

Heads Up! High School Sports Concussions On The Rise
According to an NPR Report, each year more than 60,000 High School Athletes sustain a concussion. Of course, those are the one’s that are reported. Often times, players will not say anything to their coaches for fear of losing their position. So what the exact number is, is hard to calculate. There are also different... Read more »

Lincoln-Way East Model of Consistency: Southwest Suburban Blue 2011 Preview

Lincoln-Way East Model of Consistency: Southwest Suburban Blue 2011 Preview
There is something special for me about High School Football. I look forward to the start of each new season and this year is no different. Of course, sometimes it feels as if you are riding a roller coaster too, as you try and figure out which teams will be able to overcome their losses... Read more »
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Southwest Prairie Conference Early Schedule Could Derail Favorites

Southwest Prairie Conference Early Schedule Could Derail Favorites
The Southwest Prairie Conference 2010-2011 Season could not have been any more exciting as three teams split the conference championship. Plainfield North, Minooka, and Plainfield South all finished with identical 6-1 Conference Records. However, Plainfield North was awarded the top spot (per tie-breaker rules for deciding IHSA Playoff Pairings) based on their final week’s 43-35... Read more »

Girls High School Soccer Alive & Well In South West Suburbs.

Girls High School Soccer Alive & Well In South West Suburbs.
2011 may not have been the best year for Girls Soccer when it comes to State Championships, but there is no doubt in my mind that Girls Soccer is still alive and well in the South West Suburban Area. All three Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Classifications were represented this season. In Class 1A, Herscher... Read more »

2011-2012 Football Widgets

2011-2012 Football Widgets
See How Your Favorite School Is Doing In The South West Suburbs Or The Catholic Leagues – Just Click Inside The “High School Sports Widget Box:   The South West Suburban Conferences (South Suburban, Southland, Southwest Prairie & Southwest Suburban: //     Chicago Catholic League Conferences (Blue, Red & White): //     Interstate... Read more »
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The Top 10 Illinois High School Football Dynasties?

The Top 10 Illinois High School Football Dynasties?
Even though summer vacation isn’t over until mid-August, our student-athletes have been sacrificing parts of their summer break to get ready for the 2011-2012 Prep Football Season. Building a winning squad is never an easy endeavor. So many things have to fall into place to ensure that the team is ready to compete for a... Read more »