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NEWS > Niko Ivanisevic caps wrestling career with runner-up state finish

Gary Larsen

A Hinsdale Central heavyweight wrestler has now reached the state title mat in seven of the last eight years, thanks to Niko Ivanisevic.

The Red Devils senior placed second in Class 3A on Saturday, finishing the year with a 39-3 record after a title-mat loss to Hononegah's Anthony Cassioppi.

"I'm not proud right now, obviously. I'm a little upset about the loss," Ivanisevic said. "But as I go along, I'm sure I'll look back at it and be happy with what I was able to do."

After winning regional and sectional titles, Ivanisevic opened the state tournament in Champaign with a first-period pin before winning a 7-4 decision over Fremd's Zach ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Signing Day: Area football recruits

Staff Report
Feb. 1, 2017

The following players are expected to sign on Wednesday.

Josh Bean, Hinsdale Central, Columbia
Clay Czyzynski, New Trier, Army
Chris Katrenick, Jacobs, Duke
Cam Thomas, Marian Catholic, Illinois

Josh Babicz, Barrington, North Dakota State
Chris Bell, Bishop McNamara, Minnesota
Logan Christopherson, Lemont, Missouri
Andrew Edgar, St. Patrick, Illinois State
Austen Ferbet, Prairie Ridge, Army
Jon Hamilton, St. Patrick, Army
Griffin Hammer, St. Charles North, Colorado State
Jace James, Glenbard North, Northwestern
Cole Kmet, St. Viator, Notre Dame
Henry Marchese, Stevenson, Iowa
Jake Marwede, Loyola, Duke
Owen Piche, Neuqua Valley, Navy
Tyrice Richie, Homewood-Flossmoor, NIU
Jared Scott, Oak Park, Wyoming
Ricky Smalling, Brother Rice, Illinois
Mitch West, Montini, Navy
NEWS > National signing day: West suburban athletes

By Sports Department
Pioneer Press


The following list of athletes was compiled after contacting area athletic directors. If Pioneer Press omitted an athlete who is signing a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, please email and let us know the athlete's name, high school, sport and college.

Hinsdale Central
Jacqueline Ahn, Women's Tennis, Skidmore College**
Josh Bean, Football, Columbia*
Mia Chiappe, Women's Swimming, Denison**
Brian Foley, Football, Holy Cross
Megan Guenther, Women's Tennis, MIT**
Niko Ivanisevic, Football, Princeton*
Nick Midlash, Men's Cross Country and Track, Grinnell**
Erika Oku, Women's Tennis, Kenyon College**
Erin Otto, Women's Soccer, Carthage College**
Elle Schafer, Women's Basketball, Carnegie Mellon**
Jake Simon, Men's Lacrosse, Arizona State
Connor Wilke, Men's ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Why you should do Track


“Young man, walking down the hallway, you should do Track.”

“Who me?”

“Yes, you.”



1) It is pure

The oldest and purest athletic completion of all is the simple foot race.  Our sport, Track and Field, has its origins dating from even before the original Greek Olympiad.

All kids run.  Running fast is fun.  Jumping far or high is fun.  Throwing something heavy as far as you can is fun.  Haven’t you ever taken a rock and thrown it as far into a lake as you can?  Leaped off the top of a sand dune?  Raced your friend to the end of the block?  ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > University of Illinois Football Seniors, Award Winners Honored

December 11, 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Fighting Illini football team, families and friends gathered Sunday at the iHotel and Conference Center to honor the program's 24 seniors and the season's award winners at the 115th annual football banquet.

The following are the Illini award winners from the 2016 Illinois Football Banquet:

Kendrick Foster – Most Outstanding Offensive Player
Carroll Phillips – Most Outstanding Defensive Player
Chase McLaughlin – Most Outstanding Special Teams Player
Justin Hardee – Wright Commitment to Excellence Award
Dawuane Smoot – Bruce Capel Award

Scholar-Athlete Award » DT Rob Bain
Service Above Self Award » C Joe Spencer
Offense Unsung Hero Award » WR Zach Grant & OT Austin ... READ FULL STORY