HP Sports Brief: Boys basketball advances to regional title game with thrilling win over New Trier

The Highland Park (IL) boys basketball team eked out a 44-41 win over New Trier on Wednesday night after David Hammes’ three-point attempt rimmed out at the buzzer for New Trier. With the victory, the team clinched its second back-to-back 20-win seasons in school history and advanced to the regional final against Lake Forest, who they beat in the same game last year and have played twice already this season.

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HP Sports Brief: Highland Park dominates second half en route to 41-10 win over LFA

In Friday’s season opener, Highland Park led LFA just 13-7 with 8:00 to go in the third quarter when play was suspended for one-hour due to lightning in the area. After the delay, the Giants scored four straight touchdowns and took down the Caxys, 41-10. I report from Wolters Field in this week’s HP Sports Brief. Feel free to send any feedback using the “Contact Me” page on the lefthand column. You can also find me on Twitter and on Facebook. Also be sure to check out my YouTube channel

And here’s my piece for Sun-Times Media on the victory.

HP Sports Brief for March 12th — Regional Championship

In Friday’s Class 4A Regional Championship game, the Giants beat Lake Forest (Illinois’ 19th-ranked team), 48-39. David Sachs led the way with 16 points and Lake Forest’s bell-cow, Evan Boudreaux, was kept quiet all night. They never trailed in the game. This is Highland Park’s first Regional Championship since 2008. They take on Fremd in the Sectional Semifinal on Wednesday. Sam Brief reports. Feel free to send any feedback using the “Contact Me” page on the lefthand column. You can also find me on Twitter and on Facebook

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