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  • Ambrea Gentle’s at her best shooting layups. But the Evanston senior center is also in her comfort zone when she’s 15 feet from the basket.

  • No matter how many more games Evanston’s basketball team wins this year, none will be more satisfying than what the Wildkits did to Niles Notre Dame Friday night at the Chicago Elite Classic shootout event.
  • Kits Get Message in Rout of Glenbrook North
    And the Wildkits got that message and responded in emphatic fashion, crushing Glenbrook North 62-25 in a running clock victory in the Central Suburban League South division opener for both squads.
  • After suffering a knee injury the summer after her sophomore basketball season, Kayla Henning knew she might not be the same player again.Instead, she blossomed into a smarter player, especially at the defensive end

  • Hemphill Helps Wildkits Repeat as Tourney Champs
    In only his fourth game in an Evanston uniform, Hemphill tallied a game-high 21 points as Evanston earned its second straight championship at the Saint Viator Thanksgiving Classic round-robin tournament.
  • Good defense and great free throw shooting can carry a high school basketball team a long way. That’s the formula that helped Evanston catch and pass Prospect for a 64-62 overtime victory Friday night at the Saint Viator Thanksgiving Classic tournament.

  • Evanston Cagers Aim to Regain Defensive swagger
    In-your-face defense, where no pass is left unchallenged and no shot is uncontested, helped the Wildkits earn back-to-back Final Four appearances for the first time in program history, including last year’s state runnerup finish in Class 4A with a school record 32 victories.
  • Evanston’s girls basketball team is poised to make a run at the Final Four this season. Is that a reasonable goal for a program that has only won 3 sectional championships in school history --- in 1991, 2000 and 2013?
  • Hooked on Fishing: An In-Between Time as the RT Goes Online
    We are in that in-between time for fishing. The lakes are starting to show signs of ice in the back channels and smaller bays, most of the piers have been removed from the launch areas, some of the ramps are too icy to back a vehicle down and some of us have already winterized and stored our boats.
  • Boys Basketball Team Ready for Strong Season
    After finishing in second place in the IHSA Class 4A State tournament last season, the Evanston Township High School boys basketball team has hopes of matching that level of success in the 2019-20 campaign.
  • After finishing the regular season with an overall record of 15-1-2, the Evanston Township High School boys soccer team entered postseason play looking to keep their strong season rolling when they took on Maine East on Oct. 22 in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 3A Evanston Regional round at Lazier Field in Evanston.
  • Haven Cross Country Team Takes Fourth in State Meet

    Haven Middle School’s boys cross country team took fourth place at the IESA State Cross Country meet in Normal, Ill., on Oct. 19, after winning their sectional in Libertyville on Oct. 12.
  • Hooked on Fishing: Fall is Great Time For Colors and Big Fish
    I know I am going to sound like a broken record, but fall fishing is one of the best times of the year to catch the trophy fish of your dreams. In the past couple of weeks two state records were broken with really terrific catches, one in Minnesota and the other here in Illinois.
  • Putting the “student” ahead of “athlete” cost the Evanston girls cross country team their No. 1 runner for Saturday’s Niles West Regional competition.
  • A blocked extra point kick in the third quarter marked the final disappointment for Evanston’s football team in 2019.
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