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  • 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
  • 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
  • Roadrunners take pride in run to summer state finals

    LISLE – Donald Kelly entered one of the biggest starts of his baseball career with few nerves and it showed.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Summer season shows Lyons Township baseball has room to improve

    WESTERN SPRINGS – After Lyons Township lost its first round state summer baseball playoff game, coach George Ushela couldn't remember the last time th ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Naz builds momentum in summer season

    NAPERVILLE – Most baseball programs don't put as much emphasis on winning in the summer as Nazareth.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 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
  • Christian Bokich, Adam Dressler teammates again for DuPage Co. Hounds

    Christian Bokich and Adam Dressler were teammates on Hinsdale Central's baseball team last spring but then went their separate ways after graduation.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Lyons Township grad Stewart Nelson relishes opportunity with Hounds

    LISLE – After redshirting his first year on campus at Evansville, Stewart Nelson was itching to return to the baseball field.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 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
  • Ian Grant: Golf instructors should know what's going well, what needs work

    Thanks to a long, cold winter, the golf season was slow in arriving this year.  The Masters came and went and while area courses were relatively quiet ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
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