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SouthtownStar Athletes on Campus: Air Force Academy’s Mike Husar a 2014 Rimington Award nominee

By the nature of the position, being the center on a football team doesn’t bring a lot of glamour or attention. After all, the man who snaps the football and anchors the offensive line usually doesn’t see his name in the box score or find …


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Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile


After suffering a heartbreaking overtimes loss to Joliet Catholic in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game last season, Lincoln-Way West has put in extra work in the offseason to complete it’s state title run. read more...

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Baseball: Summer title in tow, Joliet Catholic looks to spring 2015


Joliet Catholic will celebrate for a little while, but then it’ll be back to work.

The Hilltoppers made a little history Thursday night at Benedictine in Lisle when they capped a perfect summer with a 3-1 win over Nazareth in the Phil Lawler Summer Classic …

Football Recruiting: Louisville among suitors for Richards’ Spencer Tears


After a lull in his recruitment, Richards rising senior wide receiver Spencer Tears is back in the recruiting game in a big way. He took a spring visit to Nebraska after receiving an offer from the Huskers and committed just a few days after. A …

Baseball: Joliet Catholic defeats Nazareth for Phil Lawler Summer Classic championship


When Drake Fellows asks Nick Dalesandro for something, he usually gets it.

“I’ve been best friends with Drake since I was 5 years old,” Dalesandro said. “He’s like a little brother to me.”

But one thing Dalesandro wasn’t going to give away was the chance …

Baseball: Southland Vikings split doubleheader with Lexington

Screamers to the outfield and liners in the infield. The Southland Vikings were ripping the ball all over the field Thursday with little to show for it. In a tie game in the bottom of the sixth, Southland’s Brandon Mallder exacted some revenge of the …

Boxing: Harvey Boxing Club product Alex Martin ready for bout at UIC Pavilion


With a decorated amateur boxing career to his credit, Alex Martin is taking a measured ascent through the professional ranks toward bigger and better fights. The 2012 National Golden Glove champion, Martin is being groomed for a lengthy career, which makes patience an important credential …

Baseball: ThuunderBolts hold off Slammers 7-6

ThunderBolts 7, Slammers 6

Recap: Host Windy City opened a 7-3 lead Thursday night and held on to beat Joliet at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood. Garrett Carey had a two-run single in a four-run fourth that gave the ThunderBolts the lead for good at …

Auto Racing: Logan Love makes the turn back to victory circle


Logan Love has his swagger back. The 2011 Grundy County Speedway street stock champion was absolutely dominant Friday, winning his heat and a feature for the first time in two years. He did it in impressive style, finding his way to the front via the …

Auto Racing: Q-and-A with Rita Fields


Fields, 42, of Valparaiso, Indiana, is in her eighth season of racing. She has competed in the street stocks, limited late-model and late-model divisions, and is a regular in the street stock class at Grundy and Illiana speedways.

How did you find your way into …

Baseball: Joliet Catholic defeats Prospect 3-2 to reach Phil Lawler Summer Classic final


Prospect denied Joliet Catholic once, but the Hilltoppers weren’t going to be stymied twice.

One batter after having the potential winning run thrown out at the plate, Joliet Catholic got a walk-off hit from Drake Fellows and beat Prospect 3-2 on Wednesday night at Benedictine. …

Maciulis: Landing gar not always easy


The first time I saw anyone catch a gar with rod and reel was during an early filming trip for our first television show on that historic TV38 Outdoors Block. We had driven during the early morning to the backwaters of Pool 13 of the …

Baseball: Southland Vikings defeat Northwest Indiana Oilmen 7-1

WHITING — The DuPage County Hounds can move over. There’s a new team at the top of the Midwest Collegiate League standings.

Coupled with a Hounds’ loss earlier Wednesday, the Southland Vikings moved into first place in the MCL with a 7-1 win over the …

Golf: St. Xavier’s Taylor Thompson making quite an impact


Taylor Thompson isn’t one to shy away from a challenge.

So as a student-athlete at Knoxville (Illinois) High School making her decision on where to attend college, Thompson’s eyes lit up at the challenge of starting a new program in its inaugural season.

Thompson’s decision …

Baseball: ThunderBolts bounce back, defeat Evansville Otters 6-1


After suffering a 15-5 defeat Tuesday at the hands of the Evansville Otters, Windy City ThunderBolts veteran Mike Torres admitted it was a bit tough to bounce back in time for Wednesday’s 10:35 a.m. start.

“The morning games are never easy, and it was hard …

Baseball: Slammers fall 4-2 to Traverse City in 11 innings

A six-game homestand against two teams with losing records offered a chance for the Joliet Slammers to move up in the Frontier League standings. Windy City was at the bottom of the West Division, Traverse City next-to-last in the East, opponents Joliet expected to handle. …

Golf: Hole of the Week: Ravisloe Country Club No. 4


18231 S. Park Ave, Homewood, IL 60430

(708) 798-5600

Par 3

Black Tees: 181 yards

Hybrid Tees: 150

Gold Tees: 141

Men’s Handicap: 13

Women’s Handicap: 13

No. 4’s Layout: A straight, if lengthy, par-3 with more than meets the eye. The sightline off the …