Sunday, January 8, 2012
Schedule adjustment that let students finish their finals before the break was well-received, district spokesman says.
Plainfield District 202 students return to school Monday to begin the second semester of class -- for the first time. During the district's heavy growth period, construction schedules for new school buildings dictated when school began in the fall. Because the best building times are the warm spring and summer months, the start of school was often pushed to late August. This year, however, school began on Aug. 18, providing enough time for first semester finals to be taken before the start winter break. The second semester will end before Memorial Day, barring any snow days. While no concrete data is available, the new calendar has been "well received" by teachers, parents and students, district spokesman Tom Hernandez said. "Students have…
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Plainfield North has made it into the Final Four of Comcast's School Spirit Contest.
OK, Plainfield – we still have one more shot to prove our March Madness prowess. Sure, we’re still recovering from our resounding defeat at the hands of Mokena in Eric and Kathy’s 101.9 - The Mix's Battle of the Burbs. And, true, Plainfield East got left behind on the brackets in the Comcast 100 Battle of the Fans Madness Championship. But we can stiill move on to steal victory from the arms of defeat. Our last chance at March Madness mastery comes thanks to the super school spirit of Plainfield North High School and the "Crimson Crazies," who routed competitors to make the Final Four of Comcast’s first-ever Battle of the Fans Madness tournament. Plainfield North scored 62 percent of last week's vote, leaving St. Patrick High School in …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
All four high schools see playoff action, and Central came close to pulling off an upset.
There was plenty of top-notch sports action this past week. Three Plainfield teams made it to the regionals, but none will be going to the finals. The Bolingbrook Lady Raiders claimed their third-straight state championship. Looking for a quick guide to catch up? Look no further. Here's a look at what games and scores made headlines. Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Basketball
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Wildcats give Vikings all they can handle in 58-51 regional-final defeat.
Not many close to the sport gave Plainfield Central High School much of a chance to beat Homewood-Flossmoor in the Wildcats’ Class 4A boys basketball regional championship Friday night. But, here they were, trailing by one possession with less than two minutes to go against the state-ranked Vikings. No. 3 Homewood-Flossmoor hit 12 of 14 free throws in the final minute to escape with a 58-51 win over No. 7 Plainfield Central. Homewood-Flossmoor (23-5) faces No. 2 Crete-Monee (23-3) in one of two Thornwood sectional semifinal games next week in South Holland. “Plainfield Central had great fans, is a great team with a great coach,” Homewood-Flossmoor coach Jim McLaughlin said. “We’re lucky to come out of here alive.” “We knew that not a lot …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Sophomore guard Curtis Harrington scored just as time expired, securing a 64-63 playoff win over Thornwood High School.
Curtis Harrington wasn’t the first option, but he was the right one in Plainfield Central High School’s 64-63 overtime win over No. 11 Thornwood (16-12) Wednesday. The sophomore swished a three-pointer from the corner as the horn sounded, giving No. 7 Plainfield Central (19-8) a berth in its own Class 4A regional championship game against No. 3 Homewood-Flossmoor (19-4) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Harrington, who had three points through three quarters, took an inbound pass from 6-foot-6 senior Matthew Hund and nailed the game-winner, touching off a wild celebration under the scoreboard. “The play was designed to go up top or to the first man that was open,” Harrington said. “I knew it was perfect when I shot it.” “Honestly, we knew they were …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Plainfield North, East and Central knock out their competition, head into playoffs.
There was plenty of top-notch sports action this past week. The Bolingbrook Lady Raiders moved a few games closer to claiming their third-straight state championship. The boys basketball season came to a close before playoffs start tomorrow. And a state champion was crowned in boys swimming. Looking for a quick guide to catch up? Look no further. Here's a look at what games and scores made headlines this week. Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Basketball College Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Wrestling Boys Swimming Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Wrestling Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Swimming Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Swimming Boys Wrestling