Brophy dominates rival
By Howard Schlossberg
The Brophy Prep Broncos are back.
They served notice to the rest of the Arizona high school football community with a convincing 49-0 win over St. Mary's at Central High, in a renewal of a rivalry dating back to 1955.
Brophy scored the first seven times it had the ball and by halftime had a 35-0 lead and a 327-19 advantage in total offense.
Brophy made key plays whenever they needed...
Niles North had more of everything Friday night at Schaumburg against the hosts in a Class 4A boys basketball regional final.
Except heart, perhaps. But even that wasn't quite enough for a young Schaumburg team that could only watch East Tennessee State-bound Aquan Smart (21 points) finish off the game the same way he started it -- off a steal for a breakaway slam dunk, the exclamation point on the Vikings' 48-35 win, propelling them into the Elk Grove sectional at Robert Morris University.
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For Northwest Christian's girls' soccer team, there was no settling for anything less than the championship in 2021.
Their stellar second-half play Saturday afternoon against talented Scottsdale Christian proved it in the 3A championship game at Coronado High School.
Ellie Johannes got two nice slip passes from her midfielders and sped past the defense, burying two bullets into the Scottsdale Christian net twice. That led the way for NW Christian in a 3-0 win ...
Ironwood 41, Notre Dame, 22
By Howard Schlossberg
Ironwood's Chris Rizzo calls himself the luckiest head coach. How come?
With Will Haskell.at quarterback, "It's always electric when he has the ball."
Haskell showed why Friday night at home in the State Class 5A semifinals.
Saguaro opens with shoutout of Brophy
By Howard Schlossberg
Saguaro is every bit as good as you've heard they are.
And head coach Jason Mohns can't wait for his Sabrecats to put together a complete game after giving them good but mixed reviews after Friday's opening 27-0 win against a Brophy Prep team that is better than the score indicates.
The Schloss-Blog has brought you all the outrage, all the inconsistency, all the stupidity, all the bluster, all the lack of logic and all the insensitivity of the Trump administration for many Sunday mornings now.
Trump's stupidity speaks for itself. Hydroxychloroquine. Household bleach injections. Suppression of voting. Racism. "Many fine people on both sides." "Shithole countries." Mail-in ballots being sent to ... dogs? Really, to dogs?
Steve Palec, In Awe: Beatles, Baseball, & Bourbon – Appreciating Spectacular and Simple Stuff – Episode 77.5
Steve Palec has just written a book (and I did the line editing), where your journey begins alongside him in a speech classroom and takes you into interviews with greats including Ringo Starr, Les Paul, Don McLean, and Alice Cooper. You’ll walk with him on the diamond at Miller Park and the grounds of Lambeau Field. Follow his ups and downs through parenthood, divorces, career juggling, and 96.5 WKLH’s Rock & Roll Roots radio show, a staple of Milwaukee radio. Through it all, you may learn to see the world a bit “off-kil...
For a kid who just poured in 34 points, who just broke the 1,000-point barrier for his career last weekend -- as a sophomore -- and whose game is improving in all phases, Kam Craft, postgame after a 69-60 nonconference boys basketball win Wednesday night over visiting Libertyville, was pretty mellow and laid back.
His team and his teammates come first.
"My teammates did a good job getting me the ball, setting screens," he said first.
Elk Grove's boys basketball team believes in the improbable, and Tuesday night, the improbable happened.
The Grenadiers, just 3-21 coming in to host taller, deeper Metea Valley, rallied from 17 points down in the third quarter to pull off a -- yes, improbable win -- 49-47, outscoring the Mustangs 16-4 over the last five minutes to do it.
Devin McKinney, who hit what would become the game-winning basket with 50 seconds left, says the Grens have not given up on their season nor on themselves.
On a night when Wheeling inducted three stars into its sports Hall of Fame and honored the memory of another stellar contributor to the school, the Hersey and Wheeling boys basketball teams played with the character worthy of those being honored.
While the character both teams showed was of equal intensity, Hersey showed a bit more poise and made a few more plays down the stretch to pull out a 57-49 Mid-Suburban East win after entering the fourth quarter down by 9 points.
And the effort that ...
The Schloss-Blog is actually going to be serious for today.
My friend, we'll call him Bob because he would never want his real name used, He wants no sympathy nor attention.
But he's dying.
He had a tumor removed that he didn't even know was there but it was causing him all kinds of intestinal problems so when the doctors discovered it, they removed it immediately. It was the size of a grapefruit (sports metaphor there, Florida residents).
Anyway, he wants to go out to games, but dares not...
A game filled with Division-I level talent, played at a D-I level of intensity came down to a D-I level climax.
After racing up and down the court through a deadlocked first half, Niles North actually slowed it down to protect foul-plagued D-I recruit Aquan Smart (32 points) and run clock, keeping the ball out of the hands of an aggressive Fremd squad and emerging with a 63-56 quarterfinal win Thursday night at Wheeling's Hardwood Classic.
After a racehorse first half that ended 39-39, it too...
What started out Friday night as an almost stereotypical Mid-Suburban League brawl wound up with Barrington's boys basketball team flexing its offensive-rebounding muscles and using that to power its way to a 52-45 win at Hoffman Estates.
The Broncos (5-0, 1-0 MSL West) yanked down 17 offensive rebounds against the game but shorter Hawks (4-1, 0-1) lineup and that enabled enough putbacks and generated enough free throws to make the difference in a game that was 18-17 at halftime and 33-33 aft...
Mountain View put its 5A playoff game Friday night into the precision hands of a of a veteran quarterback and on the legs of a first-time running back.
And it paid off.
The 15th-ranked Toros (6-5) scored a major first-round upset, pulling away from Brophy Prep (8-3) for a 35-19 win and a date next Friday with high-powered Liberty.
For now, quarterback Brad Nieto and running back Deshaun Jackson paced a team effort that controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball as Mountain Vie...