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Girls Cross Country: Lockport looking for a rerun

In her final season after 30-plus years of coaching, Lockport’s Evon Marie Schlotter anticipates another successful run for the Porters. “Last year’s team just blew the doors off my mental picture of them,’’ Schlotter said. “They took it and ran. I’m hoping this year they …

 

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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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Girls Cross Country 2014: Top Southland teams, runners

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY 2014 TOP TEAMS Lockport: Has two of Southland’s top three returnees from Class 3A meet in sophomore Morgan Bollinger and senior Emmie Hahn. Haley Beaumont and Karlee Stortz also figured in fifth-place finish. Lincoln-Way Central: Led by state scorers Madison Smith, Liz …

Getting a view from the top

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Haley Wilcox has been up close and personal with tennis royalty the past three summers. The Tinley Park senior has served as a ball girl during matches at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, getting as close to the action as one could get …

Girls Tennis 2014: Top Southland teams, players

Girls Tennis 2014 TOP TEAMS 1. Homewood-Flossmoor: Some outstanding players from last year are gone, but the Vikings have enough firepower returning where they could be in line for their 30th straight sectional title. 2. Stagg: Coach John Daniels is charged up that returning Chargers …

Baranek: Honors time for Mike O’Neill, John D’Ambrosio and Allie Quigley

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Let’s talk about honors and a few special people who earned some over the past week or so. Friday night, Andrew and host Bremen brought back two of the schools’ most decorated coaches: Andrew’s Mike O’Neill and Bremen’s John D’Ambrosio. Between them, they coached at …

Baseball: Slammers aiming for big finish

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One might think with a 38-55 record, the Joliet Slammers wouldn’t have much to play for in the final three games of the season. Judging by the team’s recent surge, which included sweeps in two of its previous three series, the Slammers are doing much …

Football: Mount Carmel almost knocks off national power Philadelphia St. Joseph

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Some losses hurt more than others, and Mount Carmel was not feeling an awful lot of pain after taking one Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park. The Caravan fell 28-27 to Philadelphia St. Joseph in the opener of the High School Football Classic tripleheader and came …

Football: St. Rita fends off Simeon surge

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A few times Sunday night, it looked like St. Rita had things under control against Simeon. But Mustangs senior Marty Bechina wasn’t taking anything for granted, which turned out to be a good idea. St. Rita couldn’t breathe easy until quarterback C.J. Weydeman took a …

Victory Lane for Schuler in Schuler Memorial

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The season-ending Lee Schuler Memorial at Grundy County Speedway is a special race no matter what the year or who comes away with the trophy. But when a Schuler wins it … “Well, I’ve been doing this a long time and first is certainly better …

Slammers rally in ninth for victory

Seth Granger isn’t a home run hitter for the Joliet Slammers, but his blast tied the game in the ninth inning. Adam Giacalone has 10 home runs, but his base hit was the game-winner in the ninth inning Sunday in a 5-4 victory over the …

White displays might in ThunderBolts’ win over Schaumburg Boomers

With one swing of the bat and one strong throw Sunday, Max White put a stop to one of the worst stretches in Windy City ThunderBolts history. White hit a three-run home run in the first inning and gunned a runner out at the plate …

ThunderBolts Insider: T-Bolts have something special in relief

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Throughout a miserable 2014 season, one thing that’s remained a constant positive for the Windy City ThunderBolts has been the back end of the bullpen. Danny Carela, Reese McGraw and Jessie Snodgrass have formed one of the best relief trios in the Frontier League, and …

Football: Second-half surge lifts Crete-Monee over T.F. South

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After picking up just one first down in the first half Saturday night, Crete-Monee needed a spark.

Elijah Douglas provided one in a hurry.

Douglas returned the opening kickoff the second half 70 yards, setting up a 3-yard Xavier Ledet touchdown run and the Warriors …

Football: H-F leaves little doubt in blanking Harlan

Deante Harley-Hampton didn’t waste any time making sure Homewood-Flossmoor’s offense picked up where it left off last season. Harley-Hampton took the ball on the first play from scrimmage straight into the end zone, showing his burst on a 94-yard scamper up the gut. “That’s a …

Football: Lincoln-Way Central goes late to turn back Sandburg 14-7

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Lincoln-Way Central running back Sean Studer, by his own estimation, is not a night owl.

“Not much. This is pretty late,” he said after the Knights beat Sandburg 14-7 Friday night in the season opener for both. “This is past my bedtime. Usually I get …

Football: Providence wears out Joliet Catholic 21-10

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Providence receivers Miles Boykin and Nate Vejvoda have garnered much of the preseason attention — and deservedly so. Boykin will attend Notre Dame and Vejvoda will head to Iowa to play college ball. On Friday night, however, the Celtics showed they’re far from a two-man …