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Preseason Football No. 9: Brother Rice highly motivated

Brother Rice finished 3-6 during the 2013 regular season, but that hasn’t prevented expectations to soar in ’14. Much of the optimism stems from a wealth of experienced players and, of course, skill. The Crusaders return 15 starters, including four players who have spent three …


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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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Boys Golf: Jack Mulligan leads Homewood-Flossmoor to title at T.F. South Invitational


It wasn’t a strong start Tuesday for Homewood-Flossmoor’s Jack Mulligan at the 20-team T.F. South Invitational. His finish, though, was a different story. “I didn’t start very good at all,” Mulligan said. “But I made a birdie on the last hole and I made a …

Boys Basketball: Proposed regional/sectional hosts through 2017


The Sun-Times has obtained the Illinois High School Association’s tentative sectional and regional hosts for Class 4A and 3A boys basketball for the next three years.

Regional assignments remain to be determined, so it’s just a guessing game right now as to which schools (aside …

High School Sports Roundup for Aug. 19, 2014

Boys Golf

Lemont 157, Evergreen Park 166: Evergreen Park’s Ronnie O’Toole and Lemont’s Matt Retzke shared medalist honors with rounds of 37 in the South Suburban crossover at The Meadows. Charlie Cannon (39) and Joe Pavlovic (40) also contributed for the victorious Indians.

Oswego Invitational: …

Preseason Football No. 10: Crete-Monee’s (still) got talent


The star power may not be as prevalent at Crete-Monee as in recent years. Laquon Treadwell, Marcus Terrell, Nyles Morgan and Lance Lenoir already had established themselves by the time they led the Warriors to the 2012 Class 6A state championship. With the exception of …

Baseball: Max Casper stands as people person for Slammers


To Max Casper, playing for the Joliet Slammers isn’t just about baseball. Before every home game, the Slammers’ friendly shortstop is outside the front gates at Silver Cross Field, greeting and talking with fans and signing autographs for them as they enter the stadium. “Just …

Girls Golf: Lincoln-Way East’s Sterling second at Marian invite


It wasn’t much of a surprise to see two of the state’s top returning golfers pace the action in the season-opening Marian Catholic Invitational on Monday. Waubonsie Valley’s Bing Singhsumalee, the reigning Class 2A runner-up, carded a sizzling 3-under 68 at Coyote Run in Flossmoor …

High School Sports Roundup for August, 18, 2014

Boys Golf

Richards 165, T.F. South 182: T.F. South’s Maggie Sloan (35) was the medalist in the South Suburban crossover at Stony Creek.

Evergreen Park 163, Tinley Park 178: Ronnie O’Toole, of Evergreen Park, led all individuals with a 38 in the South Suburban crossover …

Baseball: Slammers pushing for big finish

Starting with Tuesday’s series opener against Rockford, Joliet plays 12 of its final 15 games at home, giving the Slammers a chance to boost their record and build the fan base. “We want to win each series coming up,’’ Joliet manager Jeff Isom said. “We’ve …

Baseball; Pitchers Hein Robb and Josh Spence bring international flavor to ThunderBolts


Hein Robb and Josh Spence have discovered just how small the baseball world really is. Robb, from Brakpan, South Africa, and Spence, from Geelong, Australia, ran in a lot of the same circles on their journeys to playing professional baseball in the United States. Both …

Baranek: Alexi Pranckus (Andrew), Maggie Murphy (Marist) find success during summer on EVP Tour


Alexi Pranckus and Maggie Murphy can play some pretty mean beach volleyball. But most of the time they’re doing it with smiles on their faces. And they dance, too. It’s all part of the game for this Southland duo, who will be taking plenty of …

Baseball: ThunderBolts rally for 10-6 win over Frontier Greys


All Windy City ThunderBolts manager Ron Biga wants his team to do down the stretch is fight every night.

The T-Bolts certainly done have that lately, never more so than Sunday night.

Windy City rallied from a 6-0 deficit with 10 unanswered runs, including seven …

Baseball: Slammers edge Florence Freedom 3-2 in 10 innings

Slammers 3, Florence 2, 10 innings Recap: Adam Lewis scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 10th inning Sunday to break a 2-all tie and lift the Slammers past the Florence Freedom in Florence, Kentucky. Matt Weaver hit a two-run homer for …

Baseball: Andrew Brauer finds groove at top of ThunderBolts batting order


Andrew Brauer quickly has gone from the bench to the leadoff spot in the Windy City ThunderBolts’ order, and the Mokena native is taking advantage. Entering Sunday, Brauer had gone 11-for-30 (.367 average) over his previous seven games while hitting at the top of the …

Boys Golf: Providence has the team depth to make a deep run


Providence coach John Platt has guided some of the Southland’s top teams over the last decade.

Regardless of the success, this season — Platt’s 11th with the Celtics — might be his most stacked lineup to date.

The top five golfers from last year’s regional …

Girls Golf: Sandburg puts in the work to try to make it back to state


There won’t be any sneaking around for Sandburg, not with Bradley recruit Frankie Saban leading the way. Saban headlines a group that brings back all six starters from a team that made surprise run to the state tournament last season, the first in program history. …