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Football: Providence wears out Joliet Catholic 21-10

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 …


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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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Auto Racing: Program rained out at Illiana Speedway

For the second week in a row, inclement weather forced the cancellation of Saturday’s racing program at Illiana Speedway. The final points night of the season is scheduled for Sept. 6. The 53rd annual Tony Bettenhausen Classic is slated for Sept. 13. …

Auto Racing: Anthony Danta wins late-model feature at Grundy County Speedway


Anthony Danta got a surprise about a week ago when former track champion John Brolick and co-owner Gregg Craven asked him if he wanted to drive their late-model Friday night at Grundy County Speedway.

Danta eagerly accepted.

Friday night, smiles abounded as the Orland Park …

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


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: Oak Park-River Forest outlasts Lincoln-Way East 49-34


After waiting nine months for the return of football, all Oak Park-River Forest and Lincoln-Way East got was more waiting.

Barely four minutes into Friday night’s game at Lincoln-Way East, the teams walked off the field when play was suspended because of threatening weather.

But …

Football: Reavis has upper hand in late show with St. Laurence

Reavis quarterback Isiah Alpuche had a big case of déjà vu Friday night.

When the season-opening game was delayed almost 90 minutes because of weather, the junior couldn’t help but think of last year’s Week 1 experience.

Severe weather pushed that game back a day …

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: Jaylin Branch sparkles as Lincoln-Way North blanks LaSalle-Peru

Jaylin Branch no longer is under wraps.

Branch, who was termed “the human joystick” by the home PA announcer, scored three touchdowns Friday night as Lincoln-Way North ran past LaSalle-Peru 49-0 in the season opener in Frankfort.

Jimmy Vallos added two touchdowns and Ryan Arthur …

Football: Encouraging signs in Richards’ win over Indianapolis Tech


Richards wasn’t at full strength and did not play its best during its season opener Friday night in Oak Lawn. Despite the shortcomings, the 2013 Class 6A finalist was good enough to post a 28-9 nonconference victory over Indianapolis Tech. Richards (1-0) won its home …

Football: Lemont finds route to victory over Plainfield South

Amid a flurry of penalties on both sides and lightning that caused an hour delay during the first half, Lemont made enough plays to start its season with a 17-7 win over Plainfield South. Jimmy Kepouros caught a 28-yard scoring pass from Ryan Dawson with …

Football: Lightning pushes T.F. South at Crete-Monee game to 7 p.m. Saturday


For the second straight year, Crete-Monee and T.F. South will have to wait an extra day to begin their seasons.

Friday’s game in Crete was canceled because of lightning after a 95-minute delay. Lightning began early in the fourth quarter of the sophomore game and …

Football: Wilson connection lifts Thornton over Morgan Park


After a 1-hour, 15-minute lightning delay with 6:10 left in the first quarter and no score, Morgan Park and Thornton resumed play at Gately Stadium. “Our field isn’t even lined yet so we would not have been able to move it to our place on …

High School Football Roundup for Aug. 29, 2014

Marist 45, DuSable 0: Jawill Aldridge registered four touchdown runs (45, 63, 1, 18 yards) to ignite host Marist.

Oak Lawn 49, Kenwood 0: Quarterback Joe Cosenza accounted for three touchdowns to vault host Oak Lawn. Joe Robinson added a pair of scoring receptions for …

High School/Local College Sports Roundup for Aug. 29, 2014

Boys Soccer

Bradley Tournament

Normal West 3, Lincoln-Way Central 2: Tyler Massa netted both goals for Lincoln-Way Central (0-2). Jacob Lysik and Danny Flores had the assists for the Knights.

Lemont Cup

Lemont 3, Lincoln-Way West 1: Goals by Teddy Trifunovski, John Bermele and Jordan …

On Campus: Rob Austin earns honor at Wisconsin-Platteville


Wisconsin-Platteville cornerback Rob Austin said he was “kind of shocked” when he learned he was one of two Pioneers chosen to the 2014 preseason All-American Second Team.

Judging by last season’s statistics, the Calumet City resident should not have been.

In helping Platteville go …

Preseason Football No. 1: All the pieces in place for Homewood-Flossmoor


Throughout an 11-game season in 2013, Homewood-Flossmoor found itself behind on the scoreboard approximately five out of 528 minutes of game action. The Vikings hit opponents early and often, leading to large leads and lopsided results, as evidence by a 414-176 scoring differential. Coincidentally, those …