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Friday and Saturday on CSN: IHSA girls basketball championships

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Friday and Saturday on CSN: IHSA girls basketball championships

The IHSA girls basketball season is coming to a close, but not before both the 1A and 2A classes crown a champion.

CSN and CSNChicago.com will have you covered along the way this weekend, with wall-to-wall coverage of both semifinal games, championship games and consolation games in both classes.

Each game can be seen by clicking on this link, our IHSA state championship stream.

The four semifinalists in Class 1A are Indian Creek and Central A&M, who will square off at noon on Friday, and Seton Academy and Calhoun, battling each other at 2 p.m. on CSN.

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The Class 2A semifinals will take place on CSN+ on Friday night, with Teutopolis and St. Joseph battling for a spot in the title game at 6:30 p.m., and Central Coop and Byron doing the same at 8:30 p.m.

The championships and consolation games for each bracket will continue on Saturday. The 1A semifinalist losers will play at noon on CSN, followed by the 1A state championship at 2 p.m.

The Class 2A semifinalist losers will play at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night, followed by our nightcap, the Class 2A championship game at 8:30 on CSN.

For more information, as well our channel finder, click on this link here. And remember to use the hashtag #PrepsTalk on Twitter.

Best of luck to all eight participants this weekend!

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: St. Edward

Head coach: Mike Rolando

Assistant coaches: Steve McShane, Scot Brockner, Eloy Diaz, Mike Childers, Mike Holte, Tim Wood, Zack McQueen and Andrew Yarwood

How they fared in 2017: 5-4 (2-3 Metro Suburban Blue Conference). St. Edward failed to make the 2017 IHSA state playoff field.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 vs Tinley Park

Aug. 31 @ Wheaton Academy

Sept. 7 @ Hope Academy

Sept. 14 vs Elmwood Park

Sept. 21 @ Guerin Prep

Sept. 28 @ Chicago Christian

Oct. 5 vs IC Catholic Prep

Oct. 12 vs Fenton

Oct. 19 vs Ridgewood

[MORE: 93 Days to Kickoff: Westr Aurora

Biggest storyline: Can the Green Wave reload and replace several multi-year starters lost to graduation this spring?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Nick Wright and WR/DB Sidney Muhammed

Biggest holes to fill: Replacing standout quarterback Dylan Mlinarich will likely be one of the bigger projects for the 'Wave.

EDGY's Early Take: The Green Wave just missed out on the 2017 playoff because of low playoff points and will need to reload come August. Only two starters are back on both sides of the football. Look for St. Edward to get the football into the hands of RB Nick Wright quite a bit. WR Sidney Muhammed will also be another experienced play maker this fall. 

NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

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NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

In case you missed any of our previews, here is our rundown:

100. De La Salle

99. Crystal Lake South

98. Eisenhower

97. Back of the Yards

96. Jacobs

95. Waubonsie Valley

94. Kaneland

93. West Aurora

92. St. Edward