Niles North basketball elevates expectations after surprising season

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By Brent Schwartz All that stood between the Niles North Vikings and a regional championship were three minutes. After a back-and-forth three quarters against Notre Dame College Prep, the Vikings used a 10-0 run to take a 48-35 lead to start the fourth. But a flurry of missed 3-pointers followed, and they squandered the advantage, […]

Evanston outlasts Niles North in emerging rivalry


By Brent Schwartz During pre-game warmups Friday, Evanston’s Nojel Eastern walked over to the Niles North bench to grab a cup of water from the Vikings’ Gatorade cooler. “Are you guys not playing?” Eastern asked two Niles North players sitting on the bench. He then smiled, walked through the Niles North shootaround and returned to […]

Olson father-son duo finds success at Niles North


By Brent Schwartz “Let’s go!” shouted Niles North head coach Glenn Olson, urging one of his scrimmage teams to push the floor during an intense practice. He is often animated, but focused when running practice, keeping his players on their toes. After practice, Glenn addressed his team with a sense confidence. “A lot of you […]