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  • College football: Marian Central grad Budmayr, Chryst together again at Wisconsin

    Jon Budmayr always has held Paul Chryst in the highest regard, from the time Chryst was recruiting the former Marian Central quarterback to when he co ...
    March 1, 2015 - 6:02 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
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Stawarz an Illinois State men's hoops walk-on

    When James Stawarz first arrived on Illinois State University’s campus, basketball wasn’t foremost in his mind.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Crystal Lake Central grad Ryan Alvarez, runner and researcher

    Crystal Lake Central grad Ryan Alvarez just wrapped up an impressive college career at John’s Hopkins University in Baltimore. The former CLC standout ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Baker throws weight around at North Central College

    Amid winter’s chill, Lina Baker can’t wait for spring.Baker, a Prairie Ridge grad, is a track and fi ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • On Campus: Hampshire grad Heine helps Saint Xavier women's basketball as grad assistant

    On most days, Chrissy Heine enjoys two of her passions. The Hampshire graduate begins her workday at ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • College basketball: Northwestern beats Iowa in OT, snaps 10-game slide

    EVANSTON – Bryant McIntosh scored 18 points and Northwestern ended a 10-game losing streak with a 66-61 overtime victory over Iowa after the Hawkeyes' ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • No. 5 Wisconsin beats Illinois as Kaminsky scores 23

    MADISON, Wis. – Frank Kaminsky started hot for Wisconsin, then Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes finished off Illinois.
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 5:21 pm
  • McHenry County College baseball splits opening games

    The McHenry County College baseball team opened its season going 1-1 at a doubleheader against Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tennessee. 
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 7:29 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Woodstock & Illinois State grad Michael Liedtke

    Michael Liedtke, a Woodstock grad and a former offensive lineman at Illinois State, is hoping to become the third player from McHenry County to land o ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • College basketball: Jacobs High School grad Moran happy to stay close to basketball

    For someone who ate, breathed and slept basketball for most of his life, Johnny Moran did not see this coming.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Local grads excited Wisconsin-Whitewater hired Bullis

    No matter if the subject is forced fumbles or final exams, Kevin Bullis has proven to be a major resource for football players at the University of Wi ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Talia Sheedlo climbs D-III pentathlon ranks

    When it comes to track meets, one of Talia Sheedlo’s biggest obstacles is boredom.“I don’t like havi ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

    Dean Smith, the coaching innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina, an Olympic gold medal in 1976 and induction into basketball's ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • I'm Just Saying with Huntley grad Brandon Dranka

    Brandon Dranka figured he would redshirt during his first fall at the University of North Dakota — but those plans got scrapped a week before the seas ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • On Campus: Huntley grad Lyman ready for big year at Louisville

    After playing in the College World Series last summer for the third time in eight years, members of the University of Louisville baseball program are ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:06 pm
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