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Hunley tops Hononegah, wins tournament

Hunley tops Hononegah, wins tournament

Chris Sawalski

December 4, 2013

After starting off the season undefeated, Huntley had a Thanksgiving Tournament at the high school over break. The championship game was the night before the holiday and Huntley had high hopes of keeping their record perfect. The winner of the game would be the winner of the tournament and prior to the ga...

Marian takes its first state title with a buzzer beater

Marian takes its first state title with a buzzer beater

Kyle Sommerfield

March 3, 2013

Marian Catholic looked like the favorite going into Saturday night's 4A state finals against Rolling Meadows.  The Spartans were just coming off a huge victory over Whitney Young, the defending champions, and were hungry for revenge over the Rolling Meadows team that beat them earlier in the season. At first it looked ...

[RECAP] Day 2 at Redbird Arena

[RECAP] Day 2 at Redbird Arena

Marek Makowski

March 2, 2013

Marian Catholic's buzzer-beating put back to beat Rolling Meadows in the Class 4A State Championship described day two at state: remarkable. After Morton put up a fight against third-place Montini, a bond between two All-State girls gave Quincy Notre Dame an undefeated season and its third consecutive...

[GALLERY] IHSA State Tournament Day 2 in review

[GALLERY] IHSA State Tournament Day 2 in review

Mike Krebs

March 2, 2013

The final day of the IHSA Girls Basketball Tournament reviewed in The Voice's best photos from the course of the day.

Whitney Young beats out Huntley for the Class 4A third place title

Whitney Young beats out Huntley for the Class 4A third place title

Marek Makowski

March 2, 2013

Huntley awoke from its story-tale dream on Saturday night when it collided a vengeance-hungry Whitney Young team in the Class 4A Third-Place Game. Reality struck when the Dolphins dove at Huntley's offense and converted 24 points off of turnovers. They were huge," said Whitney Young head coach Corry...

[GALLERY] Huntley takes fourth in IHSA State Tournament

[GALLERY] Huntley takes fourth in IHSA State Tournament

Mike Krebs

March 2, 2013

Huntley finished its 2012-13 season in fourth place in the Class 4A. This is the best  finish in the team's history.

Unbelievable: Quincy Notre Dame clinches its third state title

Unbelievable: Quincy Notre Dame clinches its third state title

Marek Makowski

March 2, 2013

The first thing Kassidy Gengenbacher did after she dribbled the ball and released it at mid court when time expired in the Class 3A Championship Game was run over to her team and celebrate with Jordan Frericks. "I'm going to miss playing with Jordan so much," Gengenbacher said after the game a...

[RESULTS] Queen of the Hill 3-point showdown

[RESULTS] Queen of the Hill 3-point showdown

Marek Makowski

March 2, 2013

Katie Poe, a freshman from Cumberland, won the Queen of the Hill 3-Point Showdown Final in between 3A games on Saturday afternoon. Poe, the 2A champion, sank eight 3s to oust Liberty Academy's Jessica Moriarty (1A, six shots made), Timothy Christian's Brittany Scheidt (3A, four), and Bolingbrook's...

Lady Broncos clutch third place title

Lady Broncos clutch third place title

Kyle Sommerfield

March 2, 2013

  Montini came into the state tournament thinking about one thing:  a state title.  The program took the 3A honors the past three years and a fourth win would make the program the first to win four times in a row.   That thought was crushed Friday as the Lady Broncos fell to Vernon Hill...

Spartans spear Dolphins

Spartans spear Dolphins

Marek Makowski

March 2, 2013

For a defending state championship team, Whitney Young played a dirty game against Marian Catholic in the Class 4A State Semifinal on Friday night. The Dolphins (26-4) were shut down early by  Spartans' defense, which was complemented by a defense-throttling game by junior guard  Ashton Millender (2...

Huntley loses to Rolling Meadows, gains minute of fame

Huntley loses to Rolling Meadows, gains minute of fame

Marek Makowski

March 2, 2013

It happened with 26 seconds left in 42-59 state semifinal game between Huntley (26-7) and Rolling Meadows (30-3).  It was when the black and red stands were silent, mostly seated. It happened after a pass from junior Britni Siwuda with the clock running inevitably, sand slipping through cracks. It happened wh...

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