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Javier Baez Riding Cub Bobblehead Unveiled

This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead featuring Chicago Cubs star shortstop Javier Baez riding a... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Tigers and Hawks take home Class 4A Regional championships

Twenty-four consecutive wins and the 2020 IHSA Class 4A Joliet West Regional Championship. On Joliet's West Side on Thursday night, Joliet West slipped past Moline 49-45 to defend its house and win the Class 4A Joliet West... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Angels fall to Seneca in Wilmington Sectional final

With 5:36 remaining in their IHSA Class 2A Wilmington Sectional championship game, Joliet Catholic Academy junior Jenna Hernandez' steal and coast-coast score gave the Angels a 36-33 lead. The Angels (17-18) would not score... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
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Cougars 17-0 fourth quarter-run buries Plainfield Central

On Wednesday night in Aurora in an IHSA Class 4A Metea Valley Regional opener, Plainfield Central led their District 202 rivals Plainfield South 32-29 at the end of the third quarter. On Dec. 6 at Plainfield Central (12-21), the Wi... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Jazz Brown and Jenna Hernandez lead Angels past Fieldcrest in OT and into 2A Sweet 16

"Well we're back to .500 and into the Sweet 16," Joliet Catholic Academy Angels' coach Jim O'Brien said Tuesday night. No sweeter words were spoken for the JCA girls (17-17), that just three years ago finished the season at 0-27.... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
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Joliet West High School wrestler advances to 2020 IHSA State Competition

Over the President’s Day Weekend, Joliet West High School wrestler Jeremy Pullen placed third at the IHSA Sectionals at 160 pounds and qualified for the 3A IHSA State... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Raiders "Three Amigos" lead Bolingbrook blitz of Leo at Evergreen Park's Sunday Showcase

In the final game of Evergreen Park High School's Sunday Showcase, Bolingbrook took on Leo (15-14) of Chicago. The five-game Sunday high school basketball showcase was presented by Evergreen Park High School's head basketball coach... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Lisle Lions destroy Chicago Woodlawn and advance to St. Joseph Sectional Final; two time-defending state champ Marshall up next

For Lisle (27-7), its IHSA Class 2A St. Joseph Sectional opener with Chicago Woodlawn (13-6) would be a tune-up for the main event in Westchester on Thursday night at 7. The Illinois Central 8 champions from Lisle overwhelmed the... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Raiders defeat Porters to stay in SWSC Blue race with H-F

Bolingbrook (24-5, 5-1) pulled back to within one full game nof the Southwest Suburban Blue leaders from H-F (22-3, 6-0) with the 72-54 win over Lockport (12-16, 1-5) at the 'Brook. Plainfield North (19-7) traveled to Neuqua... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports 

Plainfield East defeates Romeoville in opener of Class 4A regional tournament at Plainfield North

A win has been a difficult thing for the Plainfield East girls basketball team to come by this season. The Bengals last win came on Jan. 20, with the team losing six straight games... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
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Red Stars' Ertz up for BBC 'Footballer of the Year'

The shortlist for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Women's Footballer of the Year award was announced, with Chicago Red Stars captain Julie Ertz among the five nominees.... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Notre Dame held off by Benet defense, looking to learn and move into playoffs a stronger team

For the Benet Academy boys basketball game, Valentine's Day was all about winning. Prior to player introductions, Redwing coach Gene Heidkamp was honored for reaching his 300th... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Joliet Catholic Academy wins Class 2A regional title

Earlier this season Joliet Catholic Academy senior Mia Bertino became the newest member of the JCA 1,000 career-point club. Known for her deadly three-point shooting accuracy, she w... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
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No. 6 ranked Saints post big performances at GVSU

Five top 10-place finishes highlighted the nationally sixth-ranked University of St. Francis men's indoor track and field team's performance at last weekend's Grand Valley State... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Lisle wins regional title, extends school win record to 26

With the 7-degree temperature outside, the IHSA Class 2A Girls Lisle Regional championship game along the very frozen banks of the DuPage River turned into a hotly-contested game. With the host Lions (26-7) comfortably ahead 30-18... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Benet holds off ND on special night for Heidkamp as they upset Class 3A powerhouse

For the Benet Academy boys basketball game, Valentine's Day was all about winning. Prior to player introductions, Redwing coach Gene Heidkamp was honored for reaching his 300th... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
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No. 6 ranked Flyers defeat Ball State for win No. 9

Lewis’ sixth ranked men’s volleyball team defeated Ball State 3-1 at Worthern Arena on Saturday evening in Muncie, Ind. The Flyers improve to 9-4, 2-1 MIVA while the Cardinals... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports 

Romeoville girls suffered through a tough season this year, but signs point up next year

Romeoville's season ended with a 50-43 back-and-forth loss to Plainfield East in the opening round of the Class 4A Plainfield North Regional. The Spartans (8-21, 3-13) went into hal... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Locals help Angels earn repeat state trophy

The Joliet Catholic Academy varsity girls dance team received a third-place finish in their quest to repeat as IHSA Class 1A state champions at Grossinger Motors Arena in... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Notre Dame defeats Maine South in a battle of area teams in front of near-capacity crowd in Park Ridge

Before an almost capacity-crowd at Maine South High School in Park Ridge on Tuesday, the Associated Press' Illinois Class 3A No.1-ranked Notre Dame took on the young and talented... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

Biosah and Bailey lead USF to fourth place at Windy City Rumble

A pair of first-place finishes by Moses Biosah (SO/Maywood, Ill.) and one from Davual Bailey (FR/Joliet, Ill.) helped led the nationally seventh-ranked University of St. Francis men... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Plainfield captures SPC championship

As the season winds down for the Plainfield co-op swim team, the group has its sights set on high goals. The first of those were fulfilled last weekend when Plainfield won the South... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Benet Academy has two players in the school's 1,000-point club on this season's team

Benet coach Joe Kilbride quickly pointed out the correlation. Kilbride certainly hopes for a repeat ending. Senior forward Kendall Holmes joined an exclusive company in program... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

Flyer women grab win 14 on the season

Rachel Hinder's 23 points and 13 rebounds led Lewis' women's basketball team to a 69-50 win over Southwest Baptist at the Meyer Sports Center on Saturday afternoon in Bolivar, Mo. W... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Armond Frazier coaching freshman daughter Aaliyah on Plainfield Central girls varsity basketball team

Plainfield Central girls basketball coach Armond Frazier is admittedly normally not an overly sensitive guy. January 27 was one of those days where he was. That day, a California... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

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