High School Lites - Part 1
Sat, 26 Jan 2013|
Check out highlights of all of this week's prep basketball action - 1/25
Hello and welcome to another edition of high school -- presented by discount tire I'm Suzanne Collins and over the next thirty minutes. We'll bring you some of Friday night's best matchups -- Pay -- -- we special athlete in the northern suburbs we shine the spotlight and a basketball program that is doing. Big things and featured a touching story of -- free. Whose community has rallied around the first to to battle between hated rivals in the Southland Conference. Great center in bloom township matching up. Early and I -- my throughout Jackson called in their way back they'll keep -- ahead -- not Irene Mitchell. It was nice transition -- Few possessions later Jerry Johnson. Come up the field and he goes coast to coast what they've done a nice deep inside Johnson. And it was called bloom township all -- long and -- -- get the hang time you able to finish the and I blame. With central doing their best that I would bloom. Meaning he's going find the -- I found out that way. Later on it's about -- who opened with a baseline three. And he joined them when I had in this case it blew my son -- seven towards fifty yeah. Thursday night action from the publicly Greg essentially seventeen straight series visited harper. First quarter interrogating the hot start. Nice entry pass by the largest Richardson the big men put Alexander with the big dunk in the back. Later in the quarters of the night ball movement by the condors. And it ends up in the hands of Richardson and this senior guard nails reportedly. Then it's time noise on the fast break. Ball ends up in the hands of Marsalis Davis. A lot of it no problem Alexander he's there for the putback dunk over two defenders and he's still in the first condors horning in on. Junior guard -- -- let the wide open no problems he's doing -- history. And will not highlight like we started and being out there. Duncan and the topic is six foot nine junior Alexander tonight. Man handles markers and the -- 37 the final. Time now to present our -- athlete of the week award in this week's recipient. If they multi talented young lady who excels not only on the basketball court. But at the talented musician as well. Allstate agent mark Catholic percent of the Allstate high school athlete of the week award to burning -- senior center and all state oboe player. -- -- Once and she is Vernon -- all time leading scorer and rebounder. And became the program's first division one recruit after signing with the hall in November. Gary's led the Cougars to a second place finish in their first class three a final appearance last season. Like coach sent me -- -- -- you know and did you know that kind of deceiving you this you know she's the way in my head. RAQ are you didn't know they are and I was shocked and you know. Pretty excited about NN. I thought I ran home and on into the McGinest man it's great ending adjacent to that. As is and a really great moment for making me and the culmination of housework and and so grateful. Mary is also an accomplished in -- she was named Illinois music educators Allstate -- after qualifying for state playing -- And this weekend Mary's in Peoria for the state music finals yeah. I started and second -- -- -- years old because my older brother we start Edmond Byrnes doesn't start. An injury in training and put it. And he's two years older than me and I went with pending a test you know the insurance and I got really jealous and -- -- and I wanna play too and I cried in a conflict of OK you can but I mean if you really want to do that go ahead. So I -- It's like I chose the elbow man on the you know had told me is that you Pete do you fundraisers play and I've loved it Iverson than. I started Obama it's two years -- -- -- -- is really my first passion and then basketball team you know and as you going side by side throughout my prayers and Austin. On the field on the ice and on the court and they -- the authority most times only reception he received from the crowd. Is -- round of boos and jeers referees truly are the Rodney Dangerfield of sports getting a little to no respected off. But an Arlington Heights there's one man -- commitment to officiating has earned. Overwhelming respect from his community especially during the time of need -- stuck -- has more. Several months and he's got he's got a great personality. I always think about other sports take care of others. So it's just to give. Big Jim Christian liberty academy in Arlington Heights were at least for one night -- stripes are getting due respect. Bills Clijsters a family man and a mentor and his community. The -- is also proving lately that he's a competitor. Fighting to beat a former answer. -- do. Game after game after game. And he called me when -- you know I'm just finding myself windy and I shouldn't be. And that led to a check out and it led to a blood count and it led to discovery that is his bone marrow. It's called my -- this classic syndrome or and yes for sure. Back in the old days that you at least the Cubs treat leukemia. And now it really has its own category I believe. That diagnosis came last February while undergoing treatment in the summer call for help was needed for one delicate procedure. -- brother Steve. It was the right match stem cell transplant is taking some of Steve cells the cells that are in his. From his bone marrow and actually rumors harvested from his bloodstream. And given directly to bill. It's such an easy way to. Give somebody a shot at. Extending their lives not only that but but. You know living a long. Happy life and continuing and just as they are -- simply been tough for him to be so inactive and so. Denial I'm not only on the sideline with just. Out of commission can't leave the home campground people can't get sick. Very very active guy that's been tough. For bill sports have always then the spice of life a versatile all conference athlete in high school. And it Indiana University he was honored as an athlete of the year in a real sports. The 59 year old is applied the same focus and energy to his officiating on the court. And his twenty plus years as the youth athletic president in Arlington Heights. Now his talent is taking charge by making the right call. Helped supplement the high cost of his care there's fundraising. And of course there's basketball. He's been down for. -- -- Just for him it means a lot. And tremendous it would give a boost absolutely. Both he and his wife Kathy impacted my husband and I can help -- raise their children. More than anyone else playing. More than likely. Bill is definitely. Just who you want in and just who you want your kids to be around. So it's a Louisiana Louisiana stripes not happen. Thanks lived for more information about feels Spicer and how you can help. Please log on to Christian liberty academy dot com on the home page click support CLA okay. We've got so much more I had high school like presented by discount tire including eight fierce battle the south suburban between Hillcrest. And TF north. And we'll pay it if -- played basketball program -- usually take the heat to its football team but all that is likely to change. Spotlight -- in high school in just today. And we'll -- go way back into nearly twenty years ago. Coaching legend. And our brief statement first. Here's a look at some scores from Friday night's action.