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  • JCA's Hamiti takes 3rd title in 3 years

    Bob Narang, For the Bugle|Updated Feb 28, 2020

    Joliet Catholic junior Dean Hamiti Jr. realized a special moment required a special celebration on Saturday night. Hamiti Jr., had experience on his side with celebrations after winning two state championships in his first two seasons donning a JCA uniform. So when Hamiti defeated Lemont's Grant LaDuke 3-2 in the Class 2A 152-pound final for his third consecutive state title at the State Farm Center, he promptly did a double bow salute to the crowd. "I just tried to look as...

  • South's Pierandozzi leads Plainfield-area wrestlers march to the podium at IHSA state finals

    Bob Narang, For the Enterprise|Updated Feb 28, 2020

    CHAMPAIGN - Plainfield South senior James Pierandozzi knows the feeling of winning a big match. Pierandozzi's highlight-filled career was missing one key element that alluded him - a state title. Throughout his first three matches in the Class 3A 152-pound class at the State Farm Center, Pierandozzi stayed on the track toward his goal of attaining his first individual state championship. "I felt I wrestled well even with a sprained ankle in my first three (matches), and was... Full story

  • Suggs is top African-American Male High School Scholar-Athlete for the Midwest Region

    Bob Narang, For the Bugle|Updated Jan 15, 2020

    Bolingbrook senior Devyn Suggs is rapidly carving his own memorable legacy. Hailing from a family of athletes, Suggs signed a letter-of-intent to play quarterback at Yale on Dec. 21. In late December, the National Alliance of African-American Athletes selected Suggs as the top African-American Male High School Scholar-Athlete for the Midwest Region for 2020. Suggs and the other regional honorees will be honored on March 14 at the Crystal City Hilton in Arlington, VA. "I'm... Full story

  • Notre Dame defeats Barrington to advance to the second round againt state powerhouse

    Bob Narang, For the Bugle|Updated Nov 6, 2019

    Notre Dame's Matt Murphy had one thought on his mind late in Saturday's game against Barrington. After missing a field goal and a point-after-attempt, Murphy steadied himself and took a short pause before drilling a 32-yard field goal that would be the difference in a 23-21 win over the Broncos in a Class 8A first-round playoff game in Niles. Murphy's field goal with three minutes left in regulation padded the Dons' lead to 23-14. The Broncos (6-4) scored a late touchdown,... Full story