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Kenwood Broncos dominate in baseball season opener

Kenwood Broncos dominate in baseball season opener

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer Thanks to a first inning explosion that featured 17 runs on seven hits and eight walks by the Broncos offense, the Kenwood Academy High School boys baseball team improved to 1-0 on the season with a 20-0  shutout victory over Juarez High School on March 18, at Newport Baseball Field.(…)

The Kenwood Broncos’ miracle season comes to an end

By Joseph Phillips  Sports Writer After clinching a conference title, a regional title and advancing to the city championship game for the first time in school history, the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos boys basketball team’s season came to an end after a 59-57 buzzer beater loss to the Curie Academy High School Condors, Friday,(…)

Bret Harte drops to 0-2 in St. Columbanus tournament

Bret Harte drops to 0-2 in St. Columbanus tournament

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer  After a dismal shooting night from the field, the Bret Harte Badgers dropped their second game in a row with a 33-17 loss to Gary Comer College Prep on Saturday night at St. Columbanus gymnasium. “We had good looks at the rim,” said Rodney Shelley, head coach of Bret Harte(…)

Kenwood Broncos win IHSA 4A state regional title

Kenwood Broncos win IHSA 4A state regional title

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer For the third week in a row, the Kenwood High School Broncos boys basketball team made history with a 74-56 victory over Oak Park River Forest High School in the second round of the 2016 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regional State Playoffs held at Morton High School on Friday Mar.(…)

Hales clinch IHSA 2A State Regional Title

Hales clinch IHSA 2A State Regional Title

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer Thanks to a playoff career high of 27 points, 13 assist and five steals by Milton Wordlow, the Hales Franciscan Spartans defeated the Bowen High School Boilermakers 74-56 in the second round of the IHSA 2A State Regional Playoffs. “I wanted to play well for my teammates!” Wordlow said, after(…)

Bret Harte falls to St. Sabina 40-28

Bret Harte falls to St. Sabina 40-28

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer On Saturday Feb. 27, at St. Columbanus gymnasium, 331 E 71st St. the Bret Harte Elementary School basketball team fell to St. Sabina Catholic School 40-28 in front of a packed house of community supporters for both teams. In the first half, St. Sabina would jump out to leads of(…)

Hales beats Butler, advances to second round of IHSA Playoffs

Hales beats Butler, advances to second round of IHSA Playoffs

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Thanks to the one-two scoring punch of Milton Wordlow (26 points and 13 assist) and Austin Trice (12 points and 11 rebounds), the Hales Franciscan High School Spartans prevailed over Butler Prep Academy High School 67-55 Feb. 24 in the first round of the 2016 Illinois High School Association 2A Basketball State Playoffs held at Bowen High School. “We(…)

Hales advances to second round of catholic league playoffs

Hales advances to second round of catholic league playoffs

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer Thanks to 21 points and five assist from senior guard Nick McKenzie, the Hales Franciscan Spartans prevailed over the St. Ignatius Wolfpack 70-67 to advance to the second round of the Chicago Catholic League Playoffs. “We played very well tonight as a team,” said Gary London, head coach of Hales(…)

Kenwood advances to final four of city playoffs

Kenwood advances to final four of city playoffs

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer For the first time in school history, the Kenwood Academy Broncos Basketball Team advanced to the Final Four of the Chicago Public League City Playoffs with a 73-65 win over Westinghouse High School on Saturday, Feb. 14.   “It feels good to make history,” said Marlo Finner, head coach of(…)

Broncos advance to second round of city playoffs

Broncos advance to second round of city playoffs

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In the first round of the Chicago Public League City Playoffs for boys basketball, the fifth ranked Kenwood Academy High School Broncos dominated the Mather High School Rangers 74-37 on their home floor in honor of “Senior Night” celebrating the graduating class of 2016. “Tonight we came out a little(…)

Robinson leads Kenwood to victory over King College Prep

Robinson leads Kenwood to victory over King College Prep

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Thanks to three game changing dunks and a game high of 22 points, forward Nick Robinson and the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos Basketball team prevailed over conference foes King College Prep Jaguars, Thursday night, in front of a packed house in the Jaguar gymnasium. “We knew we could come back,” said Robinson after being down by as many(…)

Lady Broncos upset Bengals’ winning streak

Lady Broncos upset Bengals’ winning streak

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Kenwood Academy High School Lady Broncos hosted the Bogan High School Bengals, Jan. 6, in a Windy City Central girl’s basketball conference match. Both the 18th ranked Lady Broncos (5-0) and the 19th ranked Bengals (4-0) were undefeated in conference play before Wednesday night’s game. “Our goal was to overcome a mountain,”(…)

Broncos dominate Dunbar in conference match

Broncos dominate Dunbar in conference match

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer With four players finishing in double figures (Manny Patterson 13 points, Zion Morgan 13 points, David Hunt 11 points, and Nick Robinson 10 points), the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos dominated the Dunbar High School Mighty Men 51-28 on Thursday night in Red Central conference play. “In the beginning we(…)

Kenwood Broncos prevail over neighborhood rivals

Kenwood Broncos prevail over neighborhood rivals

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer Suffering their first loss of the season (in Michigan) over the weekend, the 3rd ranked Kenwood Academy High School Broncos (3-1) returned home, looking to redeem themselves against neighborhood rivals (No. 25) Hyde Park Academy High School Thunderbirds (5-2) on Thursday night at Thunderbird gymnasium. “We knew it would be intense!” said Marlo Finner, head coach of Kenwood Academy, 5015(…)

Kenwood Broncos start basketball season with wins

Kenwood Broncos start basketball season with wins

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Broncos Madness a huge hit On a cold Saturday night, Nov. 21, at Kenwood Academy High School, a standing room only crowd of 1,000 plus fans packed the gymnasium to witness the start of the basketball season for the Kenwood Broncos Boys Varsity Basketball Team. “It’s Midnight Madness,” said Zion(…)

Hales fall to Hilcrest in season opener

Hales fall to Hilcrest in season opener

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In their first game of the 2015-16 season, the Hales Franciscan Spartans fell to the Hillcrest Hawks 83-50, in a blow out loss at the Chicago Heights Classic held at Bloom Township High School on Monday night, Nov. 23. “We’ve lost five senior starters from last years team,” said Gary(…)