High School Lites: Part 2 - 3/23
Sat, 24 Mar 2012|
We want to remind you of the McDonald's high school all American games coming up and Wednesday march 20 -- the United Center. There's still time for you to get your ticket to convert them outlets Ticketmaster dot com. Prices started twelve dollars and in the free parking. With high school baseball now in full swing we look back to 1993. And the class double league baseball championship game at Alps from stadium. In Geneva the title game between York and Morris had something for everyone some timely hitting. Good pitching great defense and you've been something for the blooper real. -- -- -- -- -- Redskins played before they record finals crowd of 2558. -- -- New York in the bottom of the third when you're right fielder -- dampers they drove on offense. Brilliant diving catch in the bottom of the fifth one out and I'm Milton Bradley moment -- -- is -- why this is the third out flip the ball wouldn't complex. -- runs Hornets tied the game reform before he realizes. Today the top and I'm still excited Brad Smith RBI single off Kelly Rams felt. Back in the game winning run the dukes of Elmhurst win the state championship five before it was York's first baseball championship. I'm 23 years. He -- -- 112012 basketball season was filled with tremendous highs. In serious lows to recap what turned out to be one of the best basketball campaigns of our State's history. As our own David Kaplan but he very special guest. Hi I'm David Kaplan here with CSN Chicago that comes. -- -- a great prep legend and the media here Taylor let's look back at the championship game Simien proviso east Simien with another title. -- tough tight game too good team. Two very good teams I think if you're talking about a conversation of some of the great teams in state history we talked on the faster than both of them. Would be in the conversation that was of having to start out pretty. Obviously there very athletic teams -- a little bit out of control turnovers but. As the game wore on his game we felt we got into it and it was. Very competitive game. Throughout the entire second half and then you've got to see the great athleticism. And great talent that both teams have so I don't think anybody came away disappointed OK that. Leads them to the question Simeon Robert Smith won five titles. Are they the greatest team in Illinois history because you've seen more than I have but I say no. What do you say. Well as -- say there in the conversation you would argue us certainly old timers would argue whether any of Robertson size they chambers are better than Bob Hamrick 1984. Simeon a state championship team -- Wilson team before you start off with discussing the greatest teams in state history. You Begin with former 72 and on the rest of the conversation is down a few tears. You would put Simien team or a proviso east -- with -- Quincy -- -- one 58 or columns you know. 61 enough for Whitney Young -- and there's a lot of teams in that second tier. But I think if you saw form -- play in 1972. The you would have no question in your mind. But they're the best team ever played the game and this and this state five. We look at the best players right now in the Chicago area Jabari Parker everybody -- the bottom -- think she's going to Duke or some other major program. -- -- the best players other than Jabari Parker. I think if you pick the top five this year Chicago area certainly Jabari parkers of capitalist. Certainly his teammates Steve Taylor I think is shown that he definitely is -- -- a senior in the class going to Marquette. People of Illinois State have to be a static. Aaron Simpson going down there you took archer covers second place in three outstanding player great athleticism. Darius Paul Brandon brother's six foot -- don't know western Michigan from Warren high school I think belongs. On that list and and also Keith Carter he didn't have a great determined for proviso east but he got the Merrill use their best player all year. And they don't the Saint Louis U. Certainly I think he'd be doing another man on that five man first team about the surprise team this year was a one team that jumped out delighted to get them well there. There were several surprises -- I thought you know we're always talk about the -- on the Warren's -- the provides a recent teams that are there every year. And they sure we have some new teams -- teams are only on two or three years old Plainfield east. -- had agreement -- valley. Same fire Niles North teams that are never have we haven't seen in the top ten have never been in the top ten who who really performed. The biggest surprise this year though I think the biggest feel good story is Milton Doyle. Senior Marshall high 64 senior. Nobody knew who he was. Last year. The -- entire season on a broken hand comes back in the summer goes to some of the camps plays very well. Isiah Thomas hears about it comes up recruits can sign them for Florida international. He's an all stay here all all publicly top five all stayed there all areas so I had a great season enough for Marshall and nobody. At this time here nobody had no idea who we want is their player or team you think you're a little disappointing this year. Well I would say Whitney on. They finished sixteen and ten and they were they were ranked to be one of the top two or three teams in. In the years they played a tremendous schedule when they finished sixteen and ten but they played a schedule at the Bulls would probably MV. And they were hurt they had injuries -- Thomas Hamilton one of their best players was heard that Paul White was -- -- they'll be back next year they're all back next year and they certainly could be a state champion next your life and about football next year. That's right around the corner -- spring football authorities started yeah actually they're pretty gullet tough team top players -- -- this is going to be a great -- -- thirteen because we were just discuss her the basketball the good teams in the middle and the class. And of 22013. Is one of the better classes that we've ever seen. Back in basketball while likewise football class of 2013. Is a terrific class we're gonna see a lot of the usual subjects Joliet Catholic. -- TD run marred. West of Maine south. Bowling broke to defending it -- they're all going to be back and they've all got great players tied -- Player of the year and some. Cases of them by some people last year rushed for record fire fifteen yards and stay two playoff. He's back. Aaron Bailey -- quarterback Colin -- for the state championship. Is bad -- and posted one of the best. Offensive lineman. I'll -- from Saint Francis. -- other offensive linemen just committed. To Michigan so there is a result of this tour class of 2013 is outstanding. In and football and and so it's going to be a really outstanding year football and basketball card thanks for being here my pleasure for Taylor ballot David Kaplan for CSN Chicago dot count. Thank you guys clearly look gas CSN Chicago dot -- final top twenty basketball rankings sponsored. By the Marines -- Collins and Taylor bell have Simeon at the top no surprise the wolverines stayed atop the rankings throughout the entire season. For vital pieces seconds North Chicago was third full bloom -- -- round out the top five Warren is at six followed by Marshall or west Aurora. Plainfield east and Marist. We'll get to the 1112 I -- in -- downers south Huntley curious sixteenth and even through his seventeenth and -- -- Whitney Young. And he's out -- -- doubt this thing. Much more out of high school life ahead of the talent that runs deep -- Collins girl's softball squad will tell you how they plan on reaching new heights. In order to secure their ball and.