THORNTON VS KING IN THE MCDIPPER TOURNAMENT BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

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  • RICHTON PARK | Justin Taylor and Jamani Pierce knew they and their Thornton teammates were starting to let the game get away from them. A smaller King team was outhustling and outrebounding the Wildcats. They said that was when they got going and never stopped as Thornton beat King 59-45 in one quarterfinal Friday at the McDipper XLI. With the win, the Wildcats (6-3) will face Bolingbrook, a 66-59 winner over Rich South, at 7 p.m. today in one semifinal. Marian Catholic made short work of Rich East with an 81-63 win in the nightcap.
  • 12/27/2013
  • Album ID: 1748117
  • Photos by John Smierciak

Boys 3A Sectional Track and Field Meet at Homewood-Flossmoor HS

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  • Area athletes compete in the 3A Sectional at HF on Thursday 5-16-13
  • 5/16/2013
  • Album ID: 1655512
  • Photos by Judy Fidkowski

27th ANNUAL BOYS TRACK CLASSIC INVITATIONAL IN HARVEY, IL., BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

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  • HARVEY | There are home meets, and then there are HOME meets. Nobody was more at home at Saturday's Thornton Classic than Thornton senior Maurice Buchanan. The long-jumper, high-jumper and jack-of-all trades sprinter lives in the blue house bordering the south end of Thornton's football stadium, so close that the Wildcats' locker room is farther from the finish line than his own bedroom. "He's about as Harvey as can be," Thornton track coach Vince McAuliffe said. "He's true-blue Thornton. He bleeds purple, and growing up in that house, he's been listening to me yell at people for 12 years." Buchanan, a state qualifier in the long jump last year and a member of Thornton's Class 3A third-place finishers as a sophomore, is rarely McAuliffe's target. Saturday, as Thornton (129 points) finished second to Evanston (167) at the seven-team classic, Buchanan won the long jump in a season-best 22 feet, 7 inches, finished second in the high jump (6-0) and ran in the finals of the 100 meters and the third leg of the Wildcats' winning 1,600-meter relay. When the state series begins, he'll likely compete in the two jumps, the 400 relay and the 800 relay.
  • 5/4/2013
  • Album ID: 1649237
  • Photos by John Smierciak

STAGG HIGH SCHOOL TRACK INVITATIONAL BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

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  • PALOS HILLS | Jauan Wesley says he can tell when he wins a race, even though he’s looking straight ahead and the fellow next to him is nearly even with him. Call it a runner’s intuition. The good ones have it. Wesley put it to use twice in Saturday’s windblown Stagg Invitational. Both times, the Thornton junior was right, even though he won by the narrowest of margins. The first example came in the 100-meter final. Both Wesley and teammate Jalen Banks breezed in their heats, and when starter Pete Shreck fired the gun for the final, they were side-by-side from start to finish. When they came back to the line to get their times, Wesley said to Banks, “I gotcha.” And Banks said, “But I almost caught you.” Each knew their placing before they were told their times: 10.51 gale-aided hand-timed seconds for Wesley, 10.52 for Banks.
  • 4/6/2013
  • Album ID: 1635412
  • Photos by John Smierciak

Downers Grove North at Thornwood 7A Football Playoff

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  • Downers Grove North plays Thornwood in a second round 7A football playoff game at Thornwood on Friday night 11-2-12 at 151st and Broadway in Harvey, IL
  • 11/2/2012
  • Album ID: 1562434
  • Photos by Judy Fidkowski

THORNTON VS NAPERVILLE NORTH FOOBALL BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

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  • Thornton vs Naperville North in a varsity football game in Harvey, Il.
  • 9/1/2012
  • Album ID: 1526479
  • Photos by John Smierciak

FOOTBALL CAMP RUN BY ANTWAAN RANDLE EL AT THORNTON HIGH SCHOOL BY JOHN SMIERCIAK

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  • Professional football player Antwaan Randle El conducted a football players camp at Thornton High School in Harvey, Il.
  • 7/13/2012
  • Album ID: 1502054
  • Photos by John Smierciak

Basketball: McLegends 120, All-Stars 114

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  • Coca-Cola McLegends won 120-114 against the 2010 High School Boys All-Stars during the McLegends IX Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL.
  • 4/17/2010
  • Album ID: 982759
  • Photos by Heather Eidson

TF South V. Thornton Football

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  • 10/5/2007
  • Album ID: 350575
  • Photos by Natalie Battaglia

Thornton V. Crete Monee Football

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  • 9/8/2007
  • Album ID: 329467
  • Photos by Natalie Battaglia
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