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 By Curt Herron    Sports 

Wildcats capture homecoming victory over Plainfield East

While Aaron Larkins, Jr. was the obvious star in Plainfield Central's 17-6 Southwest Prairie Conference East Division victory over Plainfield East on Saturday in the Wildcats'... — Updated 11/14/2021

 
 By Randy Whalen    Sports 

Lockport's Czako has the world at his feet

Living the dream - When it comes to high school sports, Lockport Township's Gabe Czako certainly is. The senior had the experience of a lifetime this fall. He's been an intricate... — Updated 11/14/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    Sports 

Joliet Jr. College men win national championship

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA - Collegiate national championships are hard to win, but on Saturday a Joliet Junior College cross country team did it for the second consecutive year at the... — Updated 11/14/2021

 
 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 

East's Louck tabbed as Player of the Year

For some high school sophomores, just making the varsity team is the highlight of the season. For Plainfield East’s Brady Louck, he did more than just make the team, he made... — 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 

Angels hit the ball hard, but come up short in state final tilt

Wrigley – it is a name people know as the name of a baseball stadium on Chicago's north side or as the chewing gum company from where the stadium earned its name. Add to that list... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Minooka, JCA headed to Peoria

In the sectional semifinal, the Minooka softball team showed its ability to use a big inning for a come-from-behind win. In the Illinois State University Supersectioal Monday, the I... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Louck pitches, hits Plainfield East past top-seeded Brother Rice and into the Class 4A final four

Plainfield East super-sophomore left-hander, Brady Louck is a man of very few words. The 16-year old Louck lets his powerful left arm and his powerful bat at the plate do his talkin... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

JCA wins semifinal 5-0, advances to IHSA Class 2A state finals

In a dominating 5-0 performance over Unity High School from Tolono, Joliet Catholic Academy punched its ticket to the IHSA Class 2A finals to be held at Louisville Slugger complex... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Indians enter playoffs with below .500 record, exit as one of four medalists

When the IHSA Class 4A postseason started, the Minooka girls softball team entered with a record of 11-13 and coming off a fourth-place finish in the SPC West. With a regular season... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

JCA soccer not angel-like as it buries St. Ignatius in Class 2A Semifinal

There is one thing that the 2021 Joliet Catholic Academy Angels varsity soccer team likes to do more than anything and that is scoring goals. Entering Friday's IHSA Class 2A State... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports 

Bengals shock Class 4A; hold off Lake Park for state baseball championship

When history looks back at the 2021 Plainfield East varsity baseball team, the only word that will be used to describe the improbable run to a state championship is 'Amazing.' A... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
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JCA girls soccer; host of track locals advance

The Joliet Catholic Academy girls soccer team continued to advance through the IHSA Class 2A playoffs with a 4-1 win over Peoria Notre Dame in the Class 2A Mendota Supersectional match Monday. The Angels(15-1-1) got a pair of... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Tigers' 7-run fourth inning leads the North past the South in Plainfield's 'Civil War'

In their final Southwest Prairie Conference crossover on Saturday, the SPC West's Plainfield North Tigers and the SPC East's Plainfield South Cougars met in another edition of Plainfield's Civil War. Trailing 1-0 as the game entere... — Updated 5/30/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Spectacular comeback lifts Maine South

Charity was on full display in Wednesday's Central Suburban League South battle between the CSL South co-leaders from Maine South and their arch rivals from New Trier. On Tuesday at historic Duke Childs Field in Winnetka, Maine... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Indians fall 1-0 as Oswego clinches SPC West championship

After Oswego's 14-1 in five-inning, Southwest Prairie Conference West victory over Minooka on Monday, the Panthers (17-6, 10-4) were one victory away from an SPC West series win and an outright SPC West title. On Tuesday at... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Hogan pitches West to SPC East title

A year ago, the Joliet West baseball team was ready to compete. The Tigers were coming off a loss in the regional championship game and had several key players back. That season, however, was lost to the pandemic protocol set... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Indians, Oswego tied atop Southwest Prairie West, after Oswego's blow-out victory on Monday

Opportunity lost? A definite yes The SPC West-leading Minooka Indians had a one-game lead over the second place Panthers of Oswego heading into the first of three SPC West season-ending games with the Panthers on Monday. With a win... — Updated 5/24/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

L-W East makes quick work of Porters in 1st of 2 SWSC Blue showdowns

In the first of two Southwest Suburban Conference Blue Division showdowns between the SWSC Blue first place Lincoln-Way East Griffins (19-2, 3-0) and the second place Lockport Porters (13-9, 2-2), Griffins won 12-2 in five... — Updated 5/22/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

Tigers sweep away Plainfield South for SPC East title share behind fantastic-frosh Anderson

Entering Monday's crucial Southwest Prairie Conference Eastern Division three-game series, the Tigers of Joliet West and the defending SPC champion Cougars of Plainfield South were tied atop the SPC East with identical 8-1... — Updated 5/21/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP MONDAY MAY 10

WEST SUBURBAN GOLD DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH 10 ADDISON TRAIL 0 (FIVE INNINGS) Another five-inning WSC Gold affair for the Mustangs (14-1, 12-1). Senior Noah Edders (1-0) fired a one-hitter with eight strikeouts at the over-matched Trail... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Hogan, Batusich team up to lead West

In a May where the weather has been nothing shy of cold for many high school baseball games, there has been some heat on the area diamonds. Two of the hottest players around teamed... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

A family affair: Minooka's Petrovic earns win No. 400

On May 3 about 5:15 p.m., Minooka High School varsity baseball coach Jeff Petrovic, joined an elite group of Illinois high school baseball coaches with 400 coaching wins.... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Drake Skleba    Sports

No.1 Cougars, Morris hold off valiant Schmitt and the Bengals in SPC East

On an unseasonably cold, windy May afternoon, Plainfield South senior right hander Will Morris toed the rubber versus Plainfield East senior right-hander Gavin Schmitt. In a classic pitcher's-duel, Morris (3-0) out-dueled Schmitt... — Updated 5/10/2021

 

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