Former Buffalo Grove star Compobasso Mattix headed to IBCA Hall of Fame
Cherise Compobasso Mattix is the all-time leading rebounder for Buffalo Grove's girls basketball program.
And now, you can put it on the board.
She is a hall of famer.
Mattix has been selected into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and will be inducted on May 2 at Illinois State's Redbird Arena in Normal.
Mattix played at Buffalo Grove for hall of fame coach Tom Dineen from 1992-96.
A four-year starter for the Bison, Mattix finished her career as the program's No. 2 all-time leading scorer with 1,850 points
Her all-time leading record for rebounds is 1,150.
Mattix had 284 steals and 199 blocked shots while playing in 123 games and winning 99 games.
She earned a Division-I scholarship to Saint Louis University (MO) where she was on the dean's list with a GPA of 3.7. Mattix finished her academics at Illinois, graduating with a communications/broadcast journalism degree in May of 2000 and a 3.63 GPA.
Now living in Arlington Heights with her husband Tim and daughters Lily (10) and Leighton (7), Mattix is still involved with the sport.
Lily has been playing in the Arlington Heights Youth Basketball Association and is now playing for Hersey's fifth-grade feeder team which is coached by her grandfather Pat.
Pat Compobasso played for Loyola University and coached the sport for many years at Glenbrook North.
Cherise is helping coach Leighton through the Arlington Heights Park District.
Popovic to Butler
Palatine senior Luka Popovic has made a commitment to play football at Butler University.
Popovic averaged an eye-popping 33.3 yards per catch this year. He had 19 receptions this season, with six of those going for touchdowns. All six were over 40 yards.
Popovic was also a dangerous kick returner, logging a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He played safety on defense and had an interception.
"Luka was as an explosive a player that I have seen in high school football," Palatine coach Corey Olson said. "He impacted the game in all three phases. He is a great competitor and a team-first guy. He worked tremendously hard to improve his speed."
Pirates baseball coach Paul Belo was thrilled at Popovic's commitment.
"He is a tremendous person and leader on and off the field," Belo said on Twitter. "One of the best center fielders I have ever coached. He will be something to watch this spring."
Dates have been released for the TeamMSL basketball camps.
Session 1 will be Shooting, ballhandling, offensive footwork, scoring one on one and full court games will be March 2,4,5,9,11 and 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (cost is $180.)
Session 2 will be shooting, ballhandling, passing, transition, scoring off screens and backdoors and full court games will be March 23,25, 26 and 30 and April 1 and 2 for a costly of $180.
Current and former high school coaches are there to develop the proper fundamentals of basketball while improving individual skill sets.
In its 12th season, TEAMMSL BASKETBALL offers high-level skill camps for local players who are serious about improving in the offseason.
All spring league practices are led by coach Matt May.
There are two leagues based on age and ability and instruction/drills are differentiated. Pro league grades are sixth through eighth while college league grades are third through fifth grade.
In order to maximize instruction and player development, the camps will sell out when 25 players per league have registered.
For spring league registration, a 10 percent discount and more details, got www.TEAMMSL.COM
Augustana junior Matthew Schiferl (Wheeling) leads the Vikings with 109 digs.
Augustana freshman Jack Blumenfeld (Hersey) was part of the Vikings' second-place 200 medley relay team (1:41.19) in a double-dual meet vs. North Central (169-55 win) and Wheaton (lost 161-89).
Blumenfeld added second place finishes in the 200 freestyle (1:53.13) and 500 freestyle (5:08.67).
Augustana senior Adam Smith (Palatine) was also part of the winning 500 freestyle.
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