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A season to remember

A season to remember

Tamara Funke

October 25, 2012

The success of the 2012 Huntley High School boys golf team was predicted from the third day of practice.  Coaches Jim Rolando and Marty Manning sat upstairs at Crystal Woods Golf Club and talked with the varsity team about how their successes so far did not mean a thing in the upcoming season.  They...

Knee surgery ends Ryan Craig’s basketball career

Knee surgery ends Ryan Craig’s basketball career

Tamara Funke

October 24, 2012

It was the final practice of his junior basketball season.  It was his final basketball practice ever due to a knee injury that would keep him from playing the rest of his junior season and, ultimately, his senior season. Senior Ryan Craig will be undergoing surgery on his knee Nov. 7 by Rolando...

The Clash of the Craigs

The Clash of the Craigs

Tom Heagney

March 2, 2012

  It was an unusually warm October afternoon at Hilldale golf club in Hoffman Estates, and junior Ryan Craig had just made the biggest shot of his golf career. But if he wanted to win this IHSA 3A golf sectional and advance to his first-ever state finals appearance, he would have to do it again. What had been a great day and...

A handbook for high school coaches

A handbook for high school coaches

Tom Heagney

February 11, 2012

In the world of sports, athletes are celebrated, revered, and showcased as heroes who spend hours perfecting their trade. What most fans don’t give much thought to, however, is the fact that coaches put in many more hours behind the scenes than seen on the field. Coaches at any level of competition, be it Little League all the way to professional, endure challenges unique to the l...

Ryan Craig