Sunday, March 24, 2013
Titus, a 2-year-old basketball phenom, loves shooting trick shots.
Once Titus learned to walk, he started shooting baskets. These trick shots were filmed when Titus was between 18 and 24 months old, posted by Joseph Ashby in this YouTube video. If he keeps this up, we may see Titus in the NCAA Tournament - in about 17 years.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
A $50 gift card will go to the person who guesses the most correctly through the end of the tournament.
The third round of games for the NCAA men's basketball tournament will wrap up today. Now and through the end of the tournament we will post the games for each day -- tell us who you have picked to win today's games in the comments' section below. Those who guess the most correctly throughout the tournament will win a $50 Target gift card. In the case of a tie, we will hold a drawing at the conclusion of the tournament. We will post all of the games through the end of the tournament--so be sure to check back often. The following is the schedule for Sunday's games as listed on the NCAA website: Here are the rules for those that participate:
Monday, March 7, 2011
Huntley High School will advance to sectionals.
The attrition that accompanies the beginning of March Madness is startling in its callous swiftness. Teams build all year for a run in the state hoops tournament, but most hopes are snuffed almost immediately, and oft-times cruelly. After one week, just four of the 17 Patch Hardwood Tour teams are still standing, proudly hoisting Regional championship plaques. Three of those (Huntley, Crystal Lake Central and Fremd) were listed as this column’s top four teams in the final regular season poll. The fourth (Grayslake Central) is no real surprise, based on potential demonstrated numerous times during the year that belied its record. The advancing quartet in equally divided, with two of the squads (Huntley and Fremd) advancing to Class 4A …
Monday, December 20, 2010
Weekly Patch Hardwood Tour column examines several different boy's basketball teams in the area.
'Twas the week before Christmas and basketball teams everywhere were looking for a little winning momentum to slingshot them into holiday tournaments across the state. Doing so has been an uphill battle for many teams on The Patch Hardwood Tour, due in part to a common injury theme that has been prevalent nearly everywhere the ball is being bounced. Here's the latest look at how the clubs have been handling setbacks, both physical and mental, as the boys hoops campaign completes its first month of competition. Big gun's knee still cause for concern You've got to feel for Jacobs High's Nick Hofman. After coming all the way back from a left knee ligament tear that sidelined him for a majority of the campaign last year, the high-scoring …
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Mens' team gets through tough stretch with 2-3 record while women gets second win of season
Things have not been going well for McHenry County College's womens' basketball team over the past two seasons. Last season, the team struggled to a 1-26 record. It appears however things may be turning around as the Scots won their second game of the 2010-11 season Tuesday night, defeating Wright College 50-43 in Chicago. Coach Pam Mason said that things are going in a positive direction. "Things are definitely getter better, people are coming into their roles," Mason said. "Megan (Martinez) is a great defender and had five steals against Wright and a lot of her players are coming from driving to the basket, getting fouled and getting to the free throw line. She had 13 of her 20 points come from the free-throw line. Hopefully we got …
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Proponents argue the system gives more teams the chance to take home trophies, while critics say it waters down the competition
When the Illinois High School Association decided in favor of class expansion for its athletic teams back in 2006, it was met with controversy. The proponents argued that it would give more teams the chance to take home trophies, while the critics said that it would water down the competition. With the new three- and four-class systems now in their fourth year, the move still remains controversial. "I don't like it any better now than I did then. I just don't care for it," said Jacobs boys basketball coach Jim Hinkle, who is now in his 37th year as a high school head coach. "When they went to two classes it seemed to make decent sense. Now we're four, before you know it we'll be football." In 2001, football went to eight classes, and …
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Mens' team at 1-7 while women at 1-6 as Scots look to find victories in non-conference play.
McHenry County College's basketball teams have had a rough start to their 2010-11 seasons with men's basketball at 1-7 and women's basketball at 1-6. On the men's side, coach Jason Robinson has watched his team have trouble going from playing in high school to college and said it's been an uphill battle. "We're struggling learning the college basketball game. We got a lot of freshmen still making the adjustment and transition from high school to college basketball," Robinson said. "We lost our first home game of the year on a half-court buzzer-beater and when you have a bunch of freshmen, it's been tough for us to bounce back." There have been some bright spots however for the Scots earlier on like point guard Jermarkus Lovett, who …