What do you remember most about high school sports in the past decade? Maine South, Joliet Catholic and Driscoll in football, Jon Scheyer, Derrick Rose and Shaun Livingston in boys basketball and Candace Parker in girls basketball come to mind immediately.
But there were others. And the rise of Whitney Young in boys basketball and Whitney Young and Bolingbrook in girls basketball at the end of the decade bodes well for the quality of competition that can be projected for the future.
Here's a look at the top 10 teams/athletes for the last 10 years:
1. Maine South football. The Hawks posted a 117-12 record and three state championships and settled for two seconds. They closed the decade by sweeping two straight Class 8A titles while winning 28 games in a row. And they produced three Players of the Year--Sean Price, Charlie Goro and Matt Perez.