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 By Matt Le Cren    Sports 

Maine South's Wagner earns pair of second-place medals after not going after her own state record

Maine South senior swimmer Annika Wagner is always ready for a new challenge. That's why the Northwestern recruit decided not to defend her state championship in the 200-yard... — Updated 12/4/2019

 
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Davis, Franckowiak each win four medals at state swimming finals, ending their career on a high note

The last meet of Plainfield Co-op seniors Jessica Davis and Kali Franckowiak's high school swimming careers included a lot of firsts. The Division-I recruits each won four medals... — Updated 12/4/2019

 
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North Central defeats top-ranked Mount Union

It was a game that surpassed all the records, benchmarks and superlative descriptions of a college football game, postseason or otherwise, and the torrid pace set by the offenses of both teams left most spectators figuring the... — Updated 12/4/2019

 
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Pair of Saints to compete in inaugural NAIA classic

A pair of University of St. Francis football senior student-athletes, Kody Randa (SR/Sandwich, Ill.) and Brandon Ruffin (SR/Peoria, Ill.) will be representing the Saints at the 2019 NAIA Senior Football Classic, which will be held... — Updated 12/4/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Downers Grove South offensive lineman Erik Swenson is finding his way at Oklahoma

In 2013 as a sophomore at Downers Grove South, under then-Mustang and current Minooka head coach John Belskis, offensive lineman Erik Swenson made a verbal commitment to the... — Updated 12/4/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Benet's Monson repeats as Player of the Year

Does someone's name truly define them? In the case of Benet Academy senior Hattie Monson, the answer is a resounding yes. Monson said her parents chose her name as they drove... — Updated 11/27/2019

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Joliet Catholic ousted by Mascoutah in final seconds

In its IHSA Class 5A quarterfinal match-up, with St. Louis' Metro-East Mascoutah Indians, the defending Class 5A State Champions from Joliet Catholic Academy (8-4), were deadlocked... — Updated 11/20/2019

 

Raiders fall in quarterfinals as offense doesn't get going against Blue Devils stingy defense

Bolingbrook did something that many teams have not done in the 2019 season against Warren - score a touchdown. In the 2019 season, the 12-0 Blue Devils have given up an average of... — Updated 11/20/2019

 

Plainfield sends swimmers to state meet

The Plainfield co-op girls swim team is sending swimmers to the state met after placing fifth at the Neuqua Valley Sectional last weekend with 148 points. Oswego East won the meet with 240 points, followed by Neuqua Valley (231),... — Updated 11/20/2019

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Lang, Stapleton lead Mustangs past Wolves in York Tourney opener

In the 2018 York Thanksgiving Tournament championship game, Niles West slipped past Downers Grove South 48-47. The Wolves were led by the 2019 Voyager Media Publications Girls Player of the Year, Sam Galanopoulos. The Mustangs... — Updated 11/20/2019

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Lady Raider trio's big fourth quarter slams Marshall

On Tuesday night at Bolingbrook High School those who attended the Chicago Marshall-Bolingbrook girls varsity basketball game witnessed the presence of USA Girls High School Basketball royalty. On the Marshall sideline, in her... — Updated 11/20/2019

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Historic season comes to a close for Minooka

On a cold Saturday evening in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago, the historic 2019 football campaign of the Minooka Indians came to an end. After winning a school-record 11 consecutive games to open up the season, the... — Updated 11/20/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Benet tops WWS to win Class 4A title

Last season, as Benet Academy placed third in the state in Class 4A, then-junior Colleen McGuire was not on the floor at Redbird Arena. After playing on the lower levels her first t... — Updated 11/17/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Angles take second in Class 3A, earn program's 12th trophy

Tradition. That is at the heart of all Joliet Catholic Academy athletics and the girls volleyball team is one of those top programs. This season, the Angels battled injuries as... — Updated 11/16/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Benet beats Marist in two sets, heads to 4A finals

NORMAL - Coming into the IHSA Class 4A state volleyball semifinals, Benet Academy had only one loss on its resume, a 25-13, 25-21 loss at Marist in the final regular season match... — Updated 11/16/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Angels on way to Class 3A state finals

Joliet Catholic Academy senior middle hitter Bella Ray said there was one word to sum up the Angels' IHSA Class 3A semifinal match against University High of Normal – revenge. "We... — Updated 11/15/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Benet completes perfect playoff run with 2-0 shutout in state final

As if winning the IHSA Class 2A soccer championship wasn't enough, the way Benet Academy won was unprecedented. The Redwings defeated Crystal Lake South 2-0 – the eighth... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Despite loss to the state's top-ranked team, Notre Dame has one of school's best seasons

If only the game were a little bit longer. Notre Dame found its offensive rhythm in the second half of the second round matchup at Lincoln-Way East, but needed more time as the... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Big second half leads Minooka to win over Edwardsville in Class 8A playoffs

After watching Edwardsville (8-3) score the last 10 points of the first half, the host Minooka went to its halftime locker room trailing the Tigers 17-14. That was all the scoring... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Minooka falls to nationally-ranked Benet Academy

A loss to a 39-1 team that is ranked No. 12 in the nation by USA Today is nothing to be ashamed about. Minooka (32-8, 10-1) fell to the No.2 ranked team in the state in two sets at... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Plainfield North volleyball team set out to win a regional title and came close to even more

The Plainfield North volleyball team had a goal this season – and that goal was met. With a 22-25, 25-23, 29-27 win over Naperville North on Halloween night, the Tigers won the Os... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Trojans fall to WWS in Class 7A second round

The final 28-7 loss to Wheaton Warrenville South is not indicative of the way Downers Grove North performed in the Class 7A second-round playoff game. The Trojans (6-5, 2-4) went... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Benet heads to state, rematch with Marist up first

For the second-straight season, the IHSA girls Class 4A state volleyball finals will feature a match between a pair of nationally ranked teams. And, for the second-straight season... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Bolingbrook needs two overtime periods to defeat Oswego in second round of Class 8A playoffs

The last time Bolingbrook was in the IHSA Class 8A quarterfinals was 2014 after defeating Oswego 31-28 in overtime to get past the second round. Saturday night, the Raiders... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Bolingbrook defeats Hinsdale Central in the opening round of the Class 8A football playoffs

In what was a complete dominant performance, Bolingbrook rolled past Hinsdale Central 42-13. The Raiders (7-3, 3-3), who have been bounced out of the first round for the last four... — Updated 11/6/2019

 

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