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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 …

 

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Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile

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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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Slammers at Traverse City, ppd.

* Rain and thunderstorms forced the postponement of Joliet’s game at Traverse City, Michigan, against the host Beach Bums. The game will be made up as part of a Monday doubleheader.

* Slammers record: 23-37.

* Up next: Slammers at Traverse City (2), 5 p.m. …

ThunderBolts 5, Rockford 3

* Recap: Ryan McIntyre hit a two-run homer in the first inning to give Windy City a quick lead, and the ThunderBolts went on to beat the Rockford Aviators on the road Sunday. Eli Anderson (1-5) earned his first win as a pro, allowing two …

ThunderBolts Notes: Button gets emotional send off

Evan Button walked off the Standard Bank Stadium field for the last time in the eighth inning of Saturday’s Windy City ThunderBolts game. T-Bolts manager Ron Biga made sure Button would get a special sendoff, sending him out to center field at the beginning of …

Thunderbolts Insider: McGuckin quit job to pursue baseball dream

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After finishing his career at Ramapo College in New Jersey in 2010 and playing a season in the Arizona Winter League in 2011, Mike McGuckin was done with baseball. “I didn’t pick up a bat or ball for 2½ years after that,” said McGuckin, a …

Boxing: Martin goes distance, remains undefeated

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Alex Martin was getting wrapped up for his welterweight clash with Alfred Hall backstage at the UIC Pavilion when he heard the news. “Rest in peace to my oldest cousin,” Martin said. “He passed away right before I fought — Terry Martin. He was 61 …

College Basetball: 13-run surge sends Vikings past Zephyrs

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Jeff Boehm can’t remember for sure if he’s ever hit two home runs in an inning before. Maybe Little League. Definitely not during his time at Mount Carmel or UIC. But on a weird day of baseball in general, Boehm did just that, drilling two …

Baseball: Slammers salvage series finale vs. T-Bolts

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In Friday’s loss to the Windy City ThunderBolts, the Joliet Slammers went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position. The Slammers started slow again Saturday, but once they got one clutch hit, they were unstoppable. The first of three two-run doubles from Grant DeBruin started a …

Auto Racing: Cannon dominates in late-model battle

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SCHERERVILLE, Ind. — In their last two meetings, it was close but no cigar for Jeff Cannon in side-by-side late-model feature battles with Anthony Danta at Illiana Speedway. On Saturday, he smoked him. The dynamic duo were 1-2 for the third week running, but this …

Football: It’s Iowa for Providence’s Vejvoda

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A month ago, Providence tight end Nate Vejvoda committed to Miami Ohio over offers from Ball State, Buffalo, Toledo, Central Michigan and Western Michigan. Then, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound prospect got a game-changing offer, from Iowa. After mulling over what the Hawkeyes had to offer — …

Golf: Frankfort’s Przybylski in position to defend Naperville title

Glenn Przybylski looked to be in championship form Saturday, shooting the best round of the day as he opened defense of his title at the Naperville Men’s City Golf Championship. Przybylski, of Frankfort, fired a 3-under-par 69 at Naperbrook Golf Course and holds a one-stroke …

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

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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 …

Baseball: ThunderBolts put down Slammers 8-2

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The margin is slim but, at least for a day, the Windy City ThunderBolts are out of the cellar in the Frontier League’s West Division.

The T-Bolts topped the Joliet Slammers for the fourth time in five meetings over the past eight days, moving ahead …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …