Author: David P. Funk

H-F softball aiming for a good time this spring

Softball dugouts are not quiet places, but Homewood-Flossmoor’s echoes with laughing,  cheering, talking and dancing.  The players obviously enjoy playing with each other, and Coach Corinne Zimmerman said that can only be a good thing. “I’ve known most of these girls for a really long time. We all played rec[Read More…]

H-F coach not surprised by state basketball title

Jamere Dismukes knew this team was special pretty early. Last summer, Homewood-Flossmoor won the Nike Chicago Basketball Academy tournament at Whitney Young. The field was loaded, including some of the state’s traditional powerhouses. The Vikings beat Curie, Kenwood Academy and Simeon that week to take the title. What’s more, they[Read More…]

Williams with something to prove on the mat at state

Jocelyn Williams is reckless. The Homewood-Flossmoor senior wrestler admittedly “throws her body around” on the mat. The result, so far, is three concussions, a torn meniscus, ankle ligament issues and a sprained shoulder joint. The concussions sometimes cause headaches. She wears an ankle brace and is otherwise often just sore. [Read More…]

H-F comeback falls short in regular season finale

Vikings, Bolingbrook share conference crown It’s not the way Homewood-Flossmoor wanted to finish the regular season. The Vikings had a storybook ending set up to springboard into what they hope will be a special postseason. Ranked No. 1 in Class 4A in the latest Associated Press poll, H-F was hosting[Read More…]

Football players Brandon Brigham (left), Jalen Cole and runner Habtamu Epley wait for the start of Homewood-Flossmoor's college signing day event Tuesday. (David P. Funk/H-F Chronicle)

H-F sees six sign to continue athletics in college

A trio of football players highlighted Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s college signing event Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the school’s auditorium.  Running back Brandon Brigham signed his letter of intent with Southeast Missouri State, where he’ll major in kinesiology. He hopes to someday be a coach or athletic trainer when his playing[Read More…]

McDonald is H-F’s ‘junkyard dog’ on defense

One thing sticks out about Jemiyah McDonald’s game: Her liveliness on defense. The Homewood-Flossmoor junior makes things difficult on the perimeter for opposing guards, with active hands and quick feet.  “Defense has always been my thing, not really offense. So I work on it,” she said. “Defense wins games.”  McDonald[Read More…]

H-F girls basketball pulls away late in season finale

It wasn’t the cleanest game for Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball Tuesday.  The Vikings didn’t rebound very well. They missed a few too many layups and gave away a few too many turnovers. But it was a regular season finale with no conference implications. Senior guard and leading scorer Jaeda Murphy played[Read More…]

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