Madison Lowery arrives just in time to CPLBCA all-star game, then stars in it


Simeon’s Madison Lowery during the CPLBCA all-star game on Saturday, April 8.

By: Eric Van Dril | April 10, 2017

The players who participated in the final CPLBCA all-star game on Saturday warmed up during the second half of the day’s second all-star game. As they did, Simeon senior forward Madison Lowery was still on his way to Whitney Young.

Lowery and the Wolverines’ baseball team played in Arlington Heights earlier in the day. The 6-foot-5 first baseman went 2-for-3 against Hersey. He helped Simeon beat the Huskies 7-3, and then he rushed to Whitney Young to try to make it in time for the tip-off of an all-star game that was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

“I was texting everybody, like, ‘Is it running late? Is it early? What time is it going to start?’” Lowery said. “When I got here, they’d just tipped off. I was really happy.”

Lowery was lacing up his shoes on the bench when the game began.


By | April 10th, 2017|Basketball, Simeon|

Williamson finishes 10th, Gilyard 12th in 2017 Illinois Mr. Basketball voting


Whitney Young senior Lucas Williamson

The ballots for 2017 Mr. Basketball have been submitted, and the results are out.

There were 139 ballots cast, according to the Chicago Tribune’s article announcing that Edwardsville senior guard Mark Smith finished first. First-place votes are worth five points. Second-place votes are worth three points. Third-place votes are worth one.

Here are the full results.

251 points: Mark Smith, Edwardsville sr. (41 first, 13 second, 7 third) named on 61 ballots

175: Nojel Eastern, Evanston sr. (22-19-8) 49

136: Jordan Goodwin, Belleville Althoff sr. (11-24-9) 44

105: Jeremiah Tilmon, East St. Louis sr. (13-9-13) 35

85: Taylor Bruninga, Glasford Illini Bluffs sr. (10-9-8) 27


By | March 21st, 2017|Basketball, Morgan Park, Simeon, Uplift, Von Steuben, Young|

The Public League’s final 2016-17 basketball rankings


Whitney Young junior guard Justin Boyd celebrates one of his five 3-pointers in the Class 4A state championship game.

The year-end rankings include teams’ final records and their preseason rankings. You can find the complete final standings here.

1. Whitney Young (27-7) 5

The Dolphins defeated Simeon in overtime to win the Class 4A state championship.

2. Simeon (30-4) 2

The Wolverines finished second in Class 4A. They edged Morgan Park 68-64 in the city championship game.

3. Morgan Park (26-6) 3

The Mustangs won the Class 3A state championship.

4. Orr (23-5) 8

The Spartans won the Class 2A state championship.