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Disabato: Former Southland standout Steve Sabatino finding groove with Peoria Chiefs

Steve Sabatino saw the writing on the wall. Extended spring training isn’t where a 24-year-old pitcher beginning his third year in professional baseball wants to be. That’s where recently drafted high school players are assigned before their short season Class A minor league season begins …


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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: Southland Vikings sweep past Lexington Snipes, reach MCL final series

When it came right down to it for the Southland Vikings, regular-season struggles were just that.

Having rolled to a 13-4 win Tuesday night, the Vikings went on the road and pulled off the sweep in the best-of-3 series, defeating Lexington 10-2 Wednesday night in …

Golf: The Rundles — David and Joe — compete in Centennial Team Championship at Midlothian Country Club


David Rundle’s round of golf Monday did not go quite as planned, his score a little higher than he would have liked. He didn’t seem too bothered by it. After all, there are far worse things than playing 18 on your home course with your …

Baseball: Slammers fall 12-0 to Frontier Greys


The Joliet Slammers returned from Traverse City, Michigan, with their first series win since mid-June and a chance to capitalize on a favorable schedule.

With 12 of 15 games at home before mid-August, including a series against the worst team in the Frontier League, the …

Baseball: ThunderBolts lose 8-3 to Lake Erie Crushers

Lake Erie 8, ThunderBolts 3

Recap: Lake Erie couldn’t hold an early 3-1 lead, but then pulled away for a win Wednesday night in Avon, Ohio. Max White drove in two runs for Windy City and Travis Tingle (6-4) took the loss, allowing five runs …

Golf: Hole of the week: Flossmoor Country Club No. 18


Flossmoor Country Club

1441 Western Ave, Flossmoor, IL 60422

(708) 798-4700

Par 5

Black Tees: 533 yards

Blue Tees: 505

White Tees: 495

Gold Tees: 446

Red Tees: 404

Men’s Handicap: 12

Women’s Handicap: 6

1441 Western Ave,
Flossmoor, IL 60422

(708) 798-4700

Par 5 …

Golf: Texan Emily Collins wins Illinois open; Ashley Armstrong among four tied for second


Emily Collins offered the rest of the field at the Illinois Women’s Open an opportunity to slice into her considerable 36-hole lead Wednesday.

But Collins’ double bogey-bogey start at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville proved illusionary by the time the Texan made the turn.

Collins …

Baseball: Southland Vikings top Lexington Snipes 13-4 in MCL playoff opener


Heading into the all-star break in early July, Stefano Belmonte was as hot as any hitter in the Midwest Collegiate League. Since then? The Southland Vikings third baseman struggled to find a groove at the dish. On Tuesday night, though, it was the hot-hitting Belmonte …

Baseball: Anthony Spangler entrenched as Southland Vikings closer


Those final three outs can be the trickiest.

Heck, maybe even the final six outs.

The Southland Vikings’ Anthony Spangler wants that challenge. He wants to close out the game with authority.

“I like being the closer, showing up to every game and not knowing …

Football: Eisenhower ready to move behind strength up front


Despite returning just five starters from last season, there is guarded optimism at Eisenhower for the 20014 campaign. “We have the pieces; we just have to make sure they all fit together,” Cardinals coach Travis Moore said. “I think we have to continue to build …

Girls Volleyball: Sandburg ready to be a pace-setter


Born in 1975 and coach of Sandburg’s girls volleyball team for the past seven years, David Vales appreciates how difficult it is for any team not named Mother McAuley to advance to the state tournament from the South Side/south and southwest suburbs. “I don’t remember …

Baseball: Slammers 3-1 winners over Traverse City Beach Bums

Slammers 3, Traverse City 1 Recap: Chris Epps hit a two-out, two-run double in the top of the seventh to break a scoreless tie and the Joliet Slammers went on to beat the Traverse City Beach Bums on the road Tuesday night. Kody McFarland pitched …

Baseball: ThunderBolts fall 3-2 to Rockford Boomers

Rockford 3, ThunderBolts 2 Recap: Jake Fisher (4-7) allowed just three earned runs in 71/3 innings, but took the loss for the Windy City ThunderBolts on the road Tuesday night. Mike Torres did not appear in the game for Windy City, snapping his league-record streak …

Golf: Texan Emily Collins leads Illinois Women’s Open

The leaderboard of the Illinois Women’s Open has a decidedly out-of-state look to it after second-round play Tuesday in Romeoville.

Texas native Emily Collins fired the low round — a 3-under 68 — of the first two days at Mistwood Golf Club to take a …

Baseball: Reigning MCL champion Southland Vikings remain the hunted as they enter playoffs as the top seed


Four weeks into the season, the Southland Vikings were floundering. Crazy June weather had wreaked havoc on the schedule, and a loaded batting order simply wasn’t producing, prompting manager Chris Cunningham to succinctly state, “We can’t hit” of his then-8-8 team. That was then. This …

Baseball: Slammers players right at home with host families


The support Melissa Honiotes and Kevin and Kathy Brown show for the Joliet Slammers goes beyond coming to Silver Cross Field to cheer the local Frontier League team. Honiotes and the Browns are a big part of the team’s host family program that houses many …