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  • High school boys basketball: Players say mentality doesn't change for playoffs

    Zach Knobloch’s mind shot straight back to last season. This year’s regional pairings came out, and, ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Around Town: Woodstock Dolphins swim club on rise

    The Woodstock Dolphins swim team is enjoying some unprecedented recent success and looking forward to an even brighter future.
    March 1, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • High school basketball: Shot clock's time yet to arrive in Illinois

    Brandon Creason laughs about it now.In 2006, Creason, the Richmond-Burton boys basketball coach, hea ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • Chicago White Sox great Minnie Minoso dies

    CHICAGO - Minnie Minoso, who hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat when he became major league baseball's first black player in Chicago in 1951, ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central takes 4th at dual team state

    BLOOMINGTON – With a 41-23 win against Lemont in the quarterfinals of the dual team state tournament at US Cellular Coliseum, Crystal Lake Central was ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Richmond-Burton graduate Nate Roberts hopes health catches up with hitting prowess

    The swing looks like something ideal for a “How to Hit” baseball video – fluid, efficient, accurate with the bottom hand on the bat and a high finish.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:22 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry's Braun finishes 8th, 11th at state

    WINNETKA – Kevin Braun's second trip to the boys swimming state meet didn't end with the times he would have liked, but it was a step forward for the ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Prep Zone: Marengo cross country's Kitty Allen All-State Academic honorable mention

    Marengo senior Kitty Allen separated herself as a runner by taking fourth place in the IHSA Class 2A Girls Cross Country State Meet last fall.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Eric BaroneCrystal Lake SouthSeniorWrestling1. What are three sports movies you can watch over and o ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • I’m Just Saying: Hampshire graduate Jake Goebbert

    Jake Goebbert returned to the ballpark last month, hoping to crack a major league roster. Goebbert is a nonroster invitee to spring training in Peoria ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • Take 2: High school basketball season down to last 2 minutes

    The Class 3A and 4A boys basketball playoffs begin Monday with a full slate of games. Sports editor Jon Styf and sports reporter Mike DeFabo discuss. ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:15 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grad Bittenbender shows surprising power at UW-Parkside

    When he played baseball at Crystal Lake South, hitting home runs was not Troy Bittenbender’s forte.“ ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • White Sox pitching ace Chris Sale has foot fracture

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale has a fracture in his right foot and may miss opening day.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Richmond-Burton beats Genoa-Kingston to win BNC East title

    GENOA – Richmond-Burton sophomore guard Jake Kaufman experienced a strong week of practice shooting leading up to Friday’s game at Genoa-Kingston.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove tops Grayslake Central

    CARY GROVE – Back and forth. Back and forth: only two points separated Cary-Grove and Grayslake Central at the start of the fourth quarter of their Fo ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:39 pm
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