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  • On the move: local schools part of new conference alignments

    Conference realignment has been a buzz topic in college athletics over the past few years and the Chicago-area high school scene is going through simi ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Ian Grant: Practice putting to improve your score

    Putting may be the most important part of the game and yet it is probably the least practiced. If you consider that a vanilla round of golf on a par 7 ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Area athletes are key contribtors for Big Ten football teams

    High school athletes across the area will step into the spotlight when the football season kicks off on Aug. 29. The college football season begins in ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Sports briefs: Jim Thome baseball camp coming to Glen Ellyn

    Jim Thome to be featured at Silver Slugger Camp The Bulls/Sox Academy will host a Silver Slugger cam ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Ian Grant: When pitching, let the club do the work

    Pitching can be one of the easiest shots in golf if played correctly. Similar to chipping, it is a short shot but instead of the ball rolling most of ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Downers Grove wins Babe Ruth state title

    Players and coaches from the Downers Grove Babe Ruth 14U All-Star team celebrate after winning the Northern Illinois state title in July. The win sent ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Q&A: Hard work helps Northwestern walk-on Doug Diedrick earn scholarship

    Doug Diedrick knows a lot about winning, having been a member of football state title-winning teams with Montini in 2009 and 2010. The Woodridge nativ ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • Take a tour of nine of the area's best golf practice facilities

    In the game of golf, practice makes perfect. The more time spent honing skills, the better the scores will be. Many golf courses have driving ranges, ...
    July 1, 2014 - 6:28 am
  • Ian Grant: Maximize your golf practice time with a 1-hour routine

    The old adage says practice makes perfect, and the same holds true on the golf course. Practicing is ...
    July 31, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Westmont All-Stars win Northern Illinois title, advance to regional

    Thanks to the solid pitching of Michael Kokoszka and a powerful offense, Westmont Youth Baseball Association's 13-year old Babe Ruth All-Stars won the ...
    July 30, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Q&A with Jim Thome: Former White Sox slugger stays connected to game in retirement

    During a 22-year Major League career that came to a close in 2012, Jim Thome hit over 600 home runs while playing for six different teams, including t ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Downers Grove South's Erik Swenson earns All-America accolade

    DOWNERS GROVE – Erik Swenson has been on the radar of football coaches and scouts since he was a freshman starting for Downers Grove South in 2012.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Hitmen notch fine finish

    GLEN ELLYN – With injuries a factor during qualifying, the Hitmen Volleyball Club (HVC) 15 Black team went into the recent Boys Junior National Champi ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • DGN, DGS, Westmont baseball coaches evaluate talent in summer season

    When the high school baseball season ends in the spring, most teams switch right to the summer season. A looser atmosphere during the summer where the ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Cooperstown Dreams come true for DG Fury

    The 12U Downers Grove Fury travel baseball team had a memorable road trip earlier this summer as it traveled to Cooperstown, N.Y., and competed in the ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
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