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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. …

 

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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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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Golf: Brad Hopfinger wins Illinois Open; Flossmoor’s Bryan Payne finishes in tie for fifth

GLENVIEW — Go for it.

Finding himself in a two-man race for the title of the 65th Illinois Open over the final nine holes at The Glen Club, that’s just what Travis Johns did Wednesday.

“I’m really an aggressive player and I wanted to finish …

Baseball: Joliet Catholic blanks Crystal Lake South 9-0 in Phil Lawler Summer Classic

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Mitch Boe knows baserunning.

The Joliet Catholic shortstop had a career day on the basepaths Tuesday, stealing five bases and scoring three runs to lead the Hilltoppers to a 9-0 victory over Crystal Lake South at the Phil Lawler Summer Classic at North Central College …

Baseball: Southland Vikings’ Brandon White a quick study on the mound

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Brandon White had to sit back and take a good look at his baseball future.

Would he have more success as a slick-fielding shortstop who struggled at the plate? Or was it time to make a switch?

“I was always pretty good defensively, but I …

Baseball: Prospect KOs St. Laurence in Phil Lawler Summer Classic

Propect left-hander Pasquelli Atteo found himself pitching from the stretch for most of Tuesday’s pool-play game against St. Laurence in the Phil Lawler Summer Classic.

It apparently didn’t bother Atteo, who tossed a complete game to lead Prospect to a 4-2 victory. It sends Prospect …

Baseball: St. Laurence falls 4-2 to Nazareth in Phil Lawler Summer Classic

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Michael Kogut wasn’t supposed to get the start Tuesday morning for Nazareth, and St. Laurence probably wished he didn’t.

The senior did wind up throwing, though, and kept the Vikings in check to the tune of a 4-2 victory in pool play of the Phil …

Baseball: Evansville Otters pound ThunderBolts 15-5

With the wind blowing out on a scorching morning, Tuesday was a rare hitter’s day at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood.

The Evansville Otters sure take advantage.

The Otters pounded out 25 hits, three which left the yard, and rolled to a 15-5 win over …

Golf: Frankfort’s Brian Bullington leads after two rounds of Illinois Open

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GLENVIEW — Never count out the cagey veterans, at least not after just one round of the Illinois Open. Medinah Country Club pro Travis Johns and University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small got back into the hunt Tuesday by shooting the best rounds of …

Baseball: Slammers fall 7-5 in 12 innings vs. Traverse City

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Brett Zawacki thrived in the bullpen last year for the Joliet Slammers after a stint in the rotation didn’t pan out.

The Peru, Illinois, native has been a productive reliever again this season, but the Slammers needed him on the mound from the beginning of …

College Baseball: Mark Hernandez named coach at Prairie State

Mark Hernandez has filled out the lineup cards. He has stood in the third-base coaching box.

He even has some head coaching experience under his belt.

Now, however, Hernandez believes he has found the right place to leave his mark long term as a head …

Baseball: St. Laurence tops Prospect 12-4 in Phil Lawler Summer Classic opener

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Yes, St. Laurence was nervous out of the gate Monday morning in the Phil Lawler Summer Classic.

No, it didn’t last long.

The Vikings spotted Prospect a four-run lead in the top of the first inning at North Central College in Naperville, then roared back …