Monday, December 10, 2012
"We will act upon the IHSA ruling as a learning experience," Scott Hart said. Here's his full statement.
Update: Mooseheart Executive Director Scott Hart's full statement has been added to the top of this story. The specific conditions that Mooseheart have to meet to be released from IHSA probation are in italics after the statement. The IHSA Board of Directors took appropriate action yesterday when it overturned a decision by the IHSA Executive Director and reinstated the interscholastic athletic eligibility of the four Mooseheart students from South Sudan. These young men - Mangisto Deng, Makur Puou, Akim Nyang and Wal Khat - entered Mooseheart seeking an education and a chance for a better life, not only for themselves, but for their home communities and country where they plan to return. The ruling now allows the young men the opportunity…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Mooseheart's Sudanese players were bested by the Royals in a 58-51 loss Wednesday night.
Mooseheart's basketball team faced off against Hinckley-Big Rock on Wednesday in a rivalry game of unrivaled proportions—with IHSA sanctions, international intrigue, Sudanese students' rights, network-media hype and a judge's ruling serving as the backdrop. So intense was the spotlight and interest in the game that fans flooded the Royals' homecourt to get a glimpse, and some had to be turned away at the door. Mooseheart's boys basketball team was able to recover from a bad start in Wednesday's contest at Hinckley-Big Rock. But a drought down the stretch – even with a 10-point lead? That was too much for the Rambers to withstand – and the host Royals took full advantage. Hinckley-Big Rock had a 21-4 run in the final five minutes to record …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Mooseheart boys basketball team was able to keep their roster intact for a 53-21 victory Tuesday night.
At the end of a long, difficult day on Tuesday, Mooseheart’s boys basketball team finally got to do what it likes to do — play basketball. And the joy amongst the Ramblers players, coaches and fans was evident from the opening moments through the final buzzer in a 53-21 victory over Westminster Christian. The Ramblers played three hours after learning that a Temporary Restraining Order halted the IHSA-imposed suspensions of three team members — Makur Puou, Mangisto Deng and Akim Nyang. All three played in the contest. “It was a very, very good feeling,” Puou said. “It felt good to come back and play. We had a lot of good passes and we played very hard. We enjoyed and we had fun just playing the game.” The IHSA issued the suspensions last …
Friday, February 18, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for Feb. 18.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: — Downers Grove Police on the Lookout For a Man That Tried to Get a Mother and Daughters Into His Truck — Elmhurst Ford Dealership Closing —Warm Weather Brings Flood Warnings — Eight Graders Beat Police Officers in Basketball Game
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The girls basketball Vikings scored a big win over the Bulldogs in a crosstown rivalry and Upstate Eight Conference game.
Geneva basketball fans are all smiles as the Geneva girls basketball team came back Thursday from their two-game losing streak with a big win against crosstown rival and Upstate Eight Conference (UEC) opponent, the Batavia Bulldogs. After a comfortable 44-17 lead at halftime, the Vikings soared through the last two quarters and defeated the Bulldogs, 67-32. "It was a good game. I think we needed a game like this after the loss to St. Charles North," said assistant coach Katie Steele. "It was nice to get all the kids in, and with this win, we can hopefully stay in the running for the conference championship." Although Batavia's freshman Liza Fruendt hit some clutch shots throughout the game, the Bulldogs could not stop the Vikings' offense…