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“She’s starting to get to that next level, that rare air,” Stevenson coach Jeff Wimer said. “There are still things we’re working on with her, but at this stage of the game with high school players, Claire is on a completely different level than all the other girls in the state. Matter of fact, in the entire Midwest. She’s like a college woman against high school girls right now.”

Haas said she hopes to work in prosthetics one day, but first she has work to do with the Stevenson girls water polo team.
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John Hersey High School senior Owen Goldsberry will be fulfilling a dream by walking on with Michigan Football.

Plus, recruiting updates from Adlai E. Stevenson High School and Carmel Catholic High School - Home of the Corsairs.

Stevenson distance runner Isabelle Sparreo celebrated national signing day as a Purdue commit.
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Derrick Jones is in excellent shape for Vernon Hills High School.

Also, notes on Adlai E. Stevenson High School.

Jones has helped the Vernon Hills boys volleyball team get off to a solid start, including at the Warren Invitational.
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“I’m trying every day to work on how to get this group of guys to win,” Housinger said. “We’re eager to take the next step.”

Housinger is a Xavier recruit, but first he has big plans as Stevenson's senior shortstop.
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The list is long and impressive. Area athletes announced their plans to play for Michigan Football, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Athletics, Fighting Illini Athletics, Army West Point Athletics and Purdue Athletics, among many others.

Local athletes participated in national signing day ceremonies beginning on Wednesday.
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is offering schools the chance to buy concussion insurance at a cost of $1.50 per athlete. There are no copays, deductibles or out-of-pocket costs for the parents, according to Dissinger Reed.

Illinois high schools can now buy concussion insurance for their athletes that covers medical bills up to $25,000 per injury.
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The Adlai E. Stevenson High School graduate is going pro.

Jalen Brunson, the former Stevenson star and the 2015 Mr. Basketball of Illinois, has declared for the NBA draft after a decorated college career at Villanova.
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“With us, you get to be a member of a smaller community. People are looking for something more specific that speaks directly to them," Emily Schneider, co-owner of Move Club Spin Studio, said before a grand opening Saturday in Lincolnshire.

A new exercise studio in Lincolnshire is looking to provide its members with more personal guidance during their workouts, according to the co-owner of Move Club Spin.
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The Adlai E. Stevenson High School graduate took home two more awards Friday night to cap an impressive week.

Brunson has won just about every major award after a special season in which he guided Villanova to the NCAA men's basketball championship.
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The former Adlai E. Stevenson High School star is now a two-time national champion.

Jalen Brunson, the point guard from Lincolnshire, led Stevenson to a state title in 2015, then helped Villanova win the national title as a complementary player in 2016. This season, as a junior, he won nearly every national player of the year award.
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According to AHAI officials, more referees are being verbally abused by coaches, parents and players.

And as a result, fewer referees want to do the job.

AHAI president John Dunne said coaches, parents and even players are "out of control."
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Adlai E. Stevenson High School and Loyola Academy graduates helped the Emory Eagles win another women's swimming title, and a number of local athletes will compete in the Frozen Four.

Local athletes playing for Michigan and Notre Dame will meet in the Frozen Four.
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Despite the loss at the United Center, the Patriots had a very successful season.

Jackson Leptich scored twice for Stevenson in its first appearance in a state championship game.
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Three Stevenson players were named honorable mention.

Girls basketball players from 41 local high schools were named Pioneer Press Sports All-Area Honorable Mention.

Pioneer Press announces the girls basketball players named All-Area Honorable Mention this season.
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See which local players were named Pioneer Press All-Area Honorable Mention.

Pioneer Press reveals the boys basketball players named All-Area Honorable Mention this season.
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The Adlai E. Stevenson High School graduate keeps earning awards.

(via the Associated Press)

Jalen Brunson averaged 19.2 points and 4.6 assists for national semifinalist Villanova.
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There's plenty of optimism among NSC teams this season.

Lake Forest, Libertyville and Lake Zurich are among the teams with a shot at making a deep postseason run.
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