Author Archives: Tony Bianchi

Tuesday Sports Update

Major League Baseball unveiled the shortened 60 game regular season schedule on Monday. The season will kick off with The World Series champion Nationals as they host the Yankees on July 23rd, followed by the Giants at the Dodgers. The White Sox  opener is at home against the Twins on July 24th.  The Cubs will…Read more »

Monday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association formally announced on Friday the approval of its next stage of Return to Play Guidelines after receiving approval from the Illinois Department of Public Health. High School coaches can now conduct team practices with specific requirements mandated by the IDPH. For the official Return to Play Guidelines go to IHSA.Org…Read more »

Thursday Local Roundup: Sports Update

  Youth baseball has been delayed this season. The Little League International Board of Directors and staff is now strongly advising all its local Little League programs to suspend and delay their season and all activities through no earlier than Monday, May 11. This decision will most likely delay the Little League World Series that…Read more »

Wednesday Local Roundup: Sports Update

In girls high School basketball’ Congratulations to Ottawa Lady Pirate’s senior Reagan O’Fallon for being unanimously selected to the Interstate Eight Conference First Team.  O’Fallon registered 11.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. Also Lady Crusader’s sophomore Josie Eager was named to the Tri-County All-Conference Second Team. There was more NFL transactions yesterday…Read more »

Tuesday Local Roundup: Sports Updates

The IHSA released a set of best practices regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to its website on Tuesday, discouraging any type of group workout until at least March 30.  On the website the IHSA stated it does not believe it is necessary or prudent for any number of students to gather for workouts, regardless of how…Read more »

Monday Local Roundup: Sports Updates

The NFL is delaying the start of off season programs for all teams because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Commissioner Roger Goodell made the decision yesterday following discussions with the medical teams for the NFL and NFLPA.  Teams with returning head coaches would have been able to begin their off season programs April 20th, while clubs…Read more »

Weekend Local Roundup: Sports Update

Marquette Crusader senior Sean Kissell  was named to the 2020 Tri-County All-Conference Basketball Team. NFL players are moving forward with a new collective bargaining agreement.  The Players Association approved the new deal with league’s owners, ensuring NFL labor peace through at least 2030.  The agreement clears the way for a 17-game regular season as early…Read more »

Thursday Local Roundup: League Updates

The Illinois High School Association is ending the boy’s basketball season early because of the coronavirus pandemic.  The IHSA decided last night to cancel the rest of the boys state basketball tournament.  All postseason events for Scholastic Bowl, drama and group Interpretation, music, debate and journalism were also called off.   The college basketball season is…Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: IHSA Tournament Updates Related to COVID-19

IHSA Announces Tournament Updates Related to COVID-19 The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on March 12, 2020 that it will significantly limit attendance at the remaining games in the 2020 IHSA Boys Basketball State Series, as well as at other IHSA events, to preemptively reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. The decision comes after…Read more »

AP Prep Basketball Wednesday Scores

Wednesday’s Scores By The Associated Press BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Class 3A Chicago (St. Ignatius College Prep)= Sectional Semifinal= St. Ignatius 56, DePaul College Prep 54 Class 3A Dolton (Thornridge)= Sectional Semifinal= Kankakee 72, Oak Forest 51 Class 3A Grayslake (North)= Sectional Semifinal= St. Viator 53, St. Patrick 52, OT Class 3A Lincoln= Sectional Semifinal= Lincoln…Read more »