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Basketball

Evanstonian’s First Annual Bracket Challenge

March 14, 2018

The Evanstonian's very own bracket guru Joey Eovaldi breaks down his picks, teams to watch, and all the must-see games of this year's NCAA tournament in the first-ever Evanstonian NCAA Bracket Challenge,...

Junior players Lance Jones and Rasheed Bakare celebrate the victory on Tuesday night.

Onto the Final Four!

Charlie Gruner, Sports Editor March 14, 2018

For the first time since 2008, the boys basketball team is headed to Peoria for a chance to be crowned as a state champion after last night’s three point shooting tour de force and a 78-51 super sectional...

Junior Lance Jones drives through New Trier defenders to score.

March Madness

Ben Baker-Katz, Sports Editor February 22, 2018

The varsity basketball team has played some of the best competition in the state so far this season, such as Niles North, New Trier, and Loyola.     “They [Wildkits] don’t have a huge weakness,”...

As a 5'7'' point guard, Henning brings agility to all aspects of her game.

Kayla Henning fills the spotlight for girls basketball

Charlie Gruner, Sports Editor December 15, 2017

While only a sophomore, Kayla Henning is mature beyond her years, as she looks to have a breakout season to fill the void of last season’s graduated talent. “Kayla is the ultimate teammate,” coach...

Boys Basketball squares up tonight against Niles North

Billy Krupkin, Sports Editor December 15, 2017

While boys basketball enters tonight’s contest against Niles North as the underdog, they aren’t expecting anything less than a battle to the finish.     “Niles North has a very talented senior...

Junior Jalen Christian shoots a layup.

Basketball adjusts to life without Eastern

Chris Werner, Sports Editor November 3, 2017

Changing of the guard. With Nojel Eastern graduated, along with three other starters from last season, Evanston will implement a drastically different style of play than in recent years. “We’re not...

Girls basketball hungry to silence doubters at Schaumburg tournament

Charlie Gruner, Sports Editor November 3, 2017

While many may think this will be a down year for girls basketball due to the outstanding talent lost to graduation, the team is still chock full of young superstars ready to take control of the program,...

Ben Easington jukes a defender. He will attend USC next fall.

Defying the odds: ETHS boasts ten Division I commits

Only about two percent of high school athletes nation wide reach division one college athletics, but this year ETHS is proud to sport ten division one commits in eight different sports. Since 2008,...

Boys basketball falls short of dream

Boys basketball falls short of dream

Jesse Heuer , Sports Editor March 24, 2017

Coach Mike Ellis’ highly ranked team was shooting to win ETHS’ first state championship in half a century.  The path to Peoria for the IHSA final was cut off in a March 14 supersectional loss to the...

Nojel deserves to be Mr. Basketball

Harrison Witt, Sports Columnist February 24, 2017

Although this year’s Illinois high school basketball talent is extraordinary, our very own Nojel Eastern has proven he is at the top. Illinois is known for producing great basketball players.  Some...