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 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Going for Gold: Niles West's Loyd is an Olympian

In 2015, Niles West graduate Jewell Loyd decided to leave the University of Notre Dame after her junior season and enter the WNBA draft . Not only did Loyd become the No. 1 overall... — Updated 9/13/2021

 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Niles West's Loyd earns Olympic Gold

With a 90-75 win over Japan, the United States women's Olympic basketball won its seventh consecutive Gold medal. The biggest story of the game was guards Sue Bird and Diana... — Updated 9/13/2021

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Ex-Bolingbrook Raider inks with Vikings

Former Bolingbrook High School and Ohio State University linebacker Tuf Borland will continue his football career with the Minnesota Vikings after signing as an undrafted free... — Updated 5/4/2021

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Minooka grad Foltynewicz will start home opener for Rangers

Mike Foltynewicz is at home again in Texas. Coming out of Minooka High School in 2010, the man they call Folty signed to play collegiate baseball for the University of Texas in... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Downers Grove's Burdi makes MLB debut with White Sox

In the sixth inning of a game that saw the Chicago White Sox losing 6-0, Downers Grove native Zack Burdi lived a childhood dream. The former Downers Grove South Mustang, Burdi made... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Joliet native Allie Quigley competes in ESPN H-O-R-S-E competition

On a day when Allie Quigley should have been preparing for the Euro League semifinals, she was instead filming a H-O-R-S-E competition that featured six players from the NBA and... — Updated 5/14/2020



The act of stealing signs has come under immense fire recently with a scandal that has rocked the world of sports. Never has the art of decoding messages been more taboo. The... — Updated 3/11/2020


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


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


Red Stars make five draft selections, acquire Hill from Orlando

The 2020 National Women's Soccer League Draft has concluded, with Chicago acquiring forward Rachel Hill and making five Selections. The Red Stars began the draft by acquiring the... — Updated 1/22/2020


Red Stars trade for Kealia Ohai from Dash

The Chicago Red Stars announced a deal to acquire forward Kealia Ohai from the Houston Dash. In exchange, the Dash receives the 18th overall selection in the 2020 NWSL College... — Updated 1/8/2020


Slammers, Frontier League to merge with Can-Am Leagues

Two of Independent Professional Baseball's oldest and most established Leagues are pleased to announce that they will join forces. Beginning with the 2020 season, five former... — Updated 10/17/2019



Route 66 Raceway announced today that tickets for the 2020 Route 66 NHRA Nationals are on sale. The renewal period is the optimal time for fans to receive the best-priced tickets... — Updated 10/10/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Bill Leibforth speaks about book "Baseballs Forgotten Black Heroes" at Lisle Library

Retirement plans vary from person to person. For Bill Leibforth, there is no taking a break during retirement. A resident of Chicago his entire life, he fell in love with baseball... — Updated 10/8/2019

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Lockport grad Holmes is winning while proving he belongs in the NBA

The Joliet area has been one to produce a plethora of talented high school and major college basketball players. That has not, however, resulted in sending players to the profession... — Updated 10/7/2019

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

NASCAR legends Bobby and Donnie Allison visit Joliet's Race Fan Rally ahead of the annual race

While several thousand people filled the streets surrounding the Rialto Square Theater in downtown Joliet for the 18th annual Race Fan Rally ahead of the yearly NASCAR weekend, there were two men whose credentials outweighed... — Updated 10/7/2019

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Minooka's Foltynewicz is MLB All-Star

To say the road has been easy for Mike Foltynewicz would be a lie. The Minooka High School graduate, who had all the scouts buzzing as a senior, did not have a smooth ride once he was drafted in 2010, but while he has faced... — Updated 10/7/2019

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Former Wolves Jewell Loyd standout a WNBA All-Star

Coming into this season, former Niles West superstar Jewell Loyd had a full list of accolades already in her career. She tallied more than 3,000 points for the Wolves, as a senior... — Updated 10/7/2019

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

JCA and DePaul graduate Allie Quigley almost gave up, now she's one of top players in the WNBA

To look at Allie Quigley's career over the last two years, it is hard to believe the former Joliet Catholic Academy and DePaul University standout almost walked away from the WNBA. But she did. After being drafted by Seattle with... — Updated 10/7/2019


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