This is a moment in time when the Illinois high school athletic community should be praising the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) left and right. But instead of doing that, some coaches and a few […]
For the past six months, I’ve thought a lot about high school seniors throughout the U.S. – especially the student athletes. Many of us were in their shoes at one point or another, me included. […]
Joe Trost, columnist for #PrepSportsReport November 13, 2019 To: Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association (IHSSCA) President Brian Papa (retired teacher) CC: Board members – Joe Moreau (Neuqua Valley teacher); Scott Steib (Barrington teacher), Seong […]
Joe Trost, columnist for #PrepSportsReport The phone rang at 2:31 a.m. on Friday morning. Compared to three weeks earlier, this time I expected the call. When I went to bed at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday […]
Joe Trost, columnist for #PrepSportsReport Imagine if 22 hands controlled your very next move. Imagine if for the rest of your life a misinterpreted policy cost you lifelong memories that maybe your sibling, relative or […]
CornerKICKS – Joe Trost, columnist “No comment.” While that wasn’t the exact response countless soccer coaches, athletic directors and school administrators throughout the Chicagoland area had, they all were utterly disgusted and stunned when learning […]
By Bob Narang Since 2003, the PepsiCo Showdown has inspired a myriad of memories for the estimated 50,000-plus kids who have participated in the largest high school soccer tournament in the country. Odds are that […]
It’s that time of the year in Chicago when high school and college soccer coaches from all over Illinois and the Midwest are looking to see who is ranked where in the popular PepsiCo Showdown, which kicks off its 16th year in 2018. Where will your favorite player and team be seeded?
Warren returns six players from 2017, when it finished 21-2-2 . Can the Blue Devils repeat that success this spring? Bob Narang has the story.
Rockford Guilford coach Katie Barnett: “This could, and very well should be, the season where all the moving parts come together. We have improved over the last three years, but need to show consistency throughout the season and start and finish our matches with urgency.” Bob Narang has the story.