NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEWS > Signing Day: Area football recruits
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
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NEWS > National signing day: West suburban athletes
By Sports Department
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 email@example.com and let us know the athlete's name, high school, sport and college.
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
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NEWS > Why you should do Track
COACH LAWRENCE'S BLOG
“Young man, walking down the hallway, you should do Track.”
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
NEWS > Pioneer Press All-Area Football Honorable Mention
By Bob Narang
Pioneer Press announces its All-Area Football Honorable Mention team for the 2016 season. Every player who is nominated by a coach for the all-area teams is named at least honorable mention.
Barrington: Josh Babicz, WR, Sr.; Ray Niro, QB, Jr.
Deerfield: Alex Burns, LB, Sr.; Sam Fradin, RB, Sr.; Mike Santos, LB, Sr.; Jonah Silverglade, QB, Jr.
Buffalo Grove: Jimmy Trieb, WR, Sr.
Carmel: Joel Basara, DB, Sr.; Jake Cerwin, LB, Jr.
Elmwood Park: Alexis Lopez, LB, Sr.
Evanston: Drew Dawkins, QB, Jr.; Ben Easington, RB, Sr.; Owen Ennis, K/P, Sr.; Charlie Krause, FB/LB, Sr.
Fenwick: Lorenzano Blakeney, DB, Jr.; Ryan ... READ FULL STORY