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  • Baseball: Hampshire grad Jake Goebbert starts anew with Arizona Diamondbacks

    Jake Goebbert described his 2016 baseball season as “tumultuous.”Goebbert went through spring traini ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 5:37 pm
  • High school baseball: Small schools could have trouble navigating IHSA pitch-count limits, mandated rest days

    A major victory for the well-being of young arms is causing some logistical concerns for small-school baseball coaches.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 1:05 am
  • High school recruiting notes: Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy to run cross country, track at Bradley

    Crystal Lake Central senior Cole Barkocy likely would have received interest from most NCAA Division I schools he approached about running.
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:44 pm
  • Baseball: Prairie Ridge grad Kevin Kaczmarski eager to help Mets in minors after surgery

    Kevin Kaczmarski noticed something different recently during his offseason workouts.Something vastly ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • 72 years later, local family discovers photo of grandfather, former MLB pitcher with Frank Sinatra

    David Badgley’s first impression upon seeing the photo was how young his grandpa appeared. One of David’s 11 siblings had asked what number their gran ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:35 am
  • On Campus: Marengo grad Zach Knobloch helps UW-Whitewater shoot to No. 11 in D-III basketball poll

    When freshman athletes arrive at Wisconsin-Whitewater, men’s basketball coach Pat Miller isn’t sure what to expect.
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 5:25 pm
  • Prep zone: 2016 in their own words

    At the end of each calendar year, some of the area’s athletes and coaches who provided us sports highlights are asked to provide their favorite person ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • IHSA approves pitch count limits

    The IHSA Board of Directors officially approved pitch count limits in baseball for the 2017 season and beyond. Beginning this spring, an individual pl ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Editor's Desk: IHSA does right thing with pitch count

    The Illinois High School Association finally did the right thing for teenage pitchers across the state by instituting a maximum pitch count for high s ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove tops Crystal Lake Central behind Matt McCumber's 26 points

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Matt McCumber had been doing everything right for Cary-Grove except getting the ball into the basket.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • High school baseball: Dundee-Crown, Woodstock hire new coaches

    Dundee-Crown and Woodstock have filled their head baseball coaching positions.D-C athletic director ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • High School Baseball: D-C hires Matt Mueller as head coach

    Matt Mueller, an assistant baseball coach at Burlington Central for the past six years, has been hired as Dundee-Crown’s head baseball coach.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • High school recruiting notes: Crystal Lake South's Jon Prus to run at Northeastern University

    Jon Prus some day hopes to work, in some capacity, in the music business.The Crystal Lake South seni ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 6:42 pm
  • High school baseball: Dundee-Crown's Jon Anderson resigns as coach

    Jon Anderson did not want to quit coaching Dundee-Crown's baseball team, but he also did not want to shortchange his players.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 9:11 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South's Wolski to sign with University of Missouri-St. Louis

    Crystal Lake South senior Nick Wolski took the college baseball recruitment process into his own hands.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

    Lenny Peterson, Crystal Lake Central, Wrestling
    Gavin Sutton, Richmond-Burton, Wrestling
    Nikki Baars, Prairie Ridge co-op, Gymnastics
    Morgan Madsen, Johnsburg, Girls Basketball
    Blaine Bayer, Richmond-Burton, Boys Basketball