Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

April 16 high school sports chat

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:30pm

How are the spring sports faring? What were The News-Gazette/Parkland College All-Star basketball games like last Sunday? When is The N-G track and field honor roll meet? What baseball, softball or girls' soccer teams might find their way to the state tournament? How do we select our area athletes of the week?

Area hoops stars put talent on full display

Boys: Team Gold, 107, Team Black 83

CHAMPAIGN — Parker Lee was the star of the all-stars.

The Oakwood High School senior wasn’t the player with the highest recruiting profile or the most prolific regular-season stats among the athletes chosen to play in the fourth Parkland College/News-Gazette boys’ basketball all-star game.

Best of Fred: No. 17 — Star power

Retiring executive sports editor FRED KRONER has seen a lot in his 34 years at The News-Gazette. Each Sunday until his last day, he’ll share his most memorable stories:

Unity's Maxwell makes most of opportunities

TOLONO — Hurdles have always been a part of Rebecca Maxwell’s life.

It’s a natural inclusion for the paternal great-granddaughter of former Illini track and field coach and manufacturing magnate Harry Gill, whose family name still adorns hurdles worldwide.

“It’s cool,” the Unity High School senior said, “to see the impact he made on so many people.”

Bulletin board: All-star basketball rosters set

Thirty-two schools will be represented in Sunday’s fourth annual Parkland College/News-Gazette all-star basketball games for graduating seniors.

The girls’ game at Parkland College will begin at 1 p.m. The boys’ game will start at about 2:30.

Admission price is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Best of Fred: No. 18 — The greatest comeback

There’s a large group of former area prep athletes who have resurfaced as area prep head coaches.

It has been a neat perk for me to follow these individuals from the times they were being coached to the times they were doing the coaching.

A closer look at N-G All-State POY: Fremd's Haley Gorecki

A few of my favorites: Favorite restaurants, Red Lobster and Ron of Japan; Favorite athlete, Stephen Curry; Whom I’m texting most, Caroline Macius; I need concert tickets to, Brett Eldredge, Zac Brown Band and Timeflies; Movies I have to see, “American Sniper,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”; Favorite book, “19 Minutes,” by Jodi Picoult; I am driving, a green Hyundai Sa

N-G All-State Girls' Basketball POY: Fremd's Haley Gorecki

PALATINE — People in the neighborhood know Haley Gorecki.

It’s not for the obvious reasons.

The Fremd High School athlete, who headlines The News-Gazette’s 38th All-State girls’ basketball team as Player of the Year, is the same person who was selected as the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year and the recipient of the annual Ms. Basketball award for Illinois.

04-01-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

04-01-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast: Play now!

04-01-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.  Fred Kroner and Matt Daniels put a final wrap on the winter sports season and start looking at Spring time in High School Sports.


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