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  • 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
  • Q&A: Former Hilltopper Jordan Walsh becomes a starter for Hawkeyes

    It's safe to say Jordan Walsh is a mainstay for the University of Iowa football team. After sitting ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Busy summer helps Panthers build for 2015

    CAROL STREAM – This summer season was a busy one for the Glenbard North baseball team, which got in 21 games despite some questionable weather along t ...
    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
  • DuPage County Hounds take on Joliet Admirals: 12 photos

    The DuPage County Hounds host the Joliet Admirals at Benedictine University in Lisle on Friday, July 11, 2014. They play in the Midwest Collegiate Lea ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • College notes: Wolak earns all-conference, all-region honors

    The spring sports season is a busy time for college athletes, just like their high school counterparts. Here are a few athletes from the area that com ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Frawley finds 'perfect fit' for summer

    After getting his feet wet as an NCAA Division I player this past spring, Matt Frawley was hoping to play summer baseball close to home.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Ian Grant: Soft touch, pre-shot routine can help with chipping

    Chipping is basically putting with loft and the ball still rolls a fair amount. It is a shot that is hit with very limited lower body rotation and the ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Ian Grant: Two key rules for successful bunker play

    One of the more overused phrases in hitting bunker shots is that it is the easiest shot in golf because you don’t need to hit the ball. In the case of ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
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