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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 …

 

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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: Slammers players right at home with host families

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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 …

Baseball: Hitting 50 may not be enough for Slammers

Even with the Frontier League postseason format expanded this year to six teams, bleak numbers indicate the Joliet Slammers will miss the playoffs for the third year in a row. Since the Slammers joined the league in 2011, only once has a team with fewer …

Baseball: Slammers split doubleheader with Traverse City

Slammers 2-3, Traverse City 0-5

Recap: Andrew Busby pitched a three-hitter and Grant DeBruin had three hits and an RBI as visiting Joliet won the opener of a Monday doubleheader. DeBruin had two more hits in the nightcap, but Traverse City rallied to earn the …

Baseball: ThunderBolts double up on Rockford 8-4

ThunderBolts 8, Rockford 4

Recap: Kyle Robinson and Davidson Peguero homered Monday night to help Windy City beat host Rockford. Ryan McIntyre and Mike Torres each drove in two runs for the ThunderBolts, and Daniel Cropper (5-6) pitched six innings for the win.

ThunderBolts record: …

Football: Reavis will be doing double time

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When asked what the key will be to Reavis producing a playoff season in 2014, coach Tim Zasada answered without hesitation. “We’ve got to stay healthy,” he said. “We’re not very deep. We have to avoid serious injuries.” Zasada expects to employ seven two-way starters …

Women’s Golf: University of Kansas junior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn powers to first-round Ilinois Open lead

Kawinpakorn was the only player Monday in the field of 79 to break par at Mistwood Golf Club, taking a one-shot lead over five who fired even-par 72s.

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 …

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 — …

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 …

Football Recruiting: Louisville among suitors for Richards’ Spencer Tears

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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 …