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  • Youth cheerleaders to perform at Riverside Brookfield football game

    The halftime show during Friday's Riverside Brookfield High School varsity football game could be one of the highlights of the evening.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Ian Grant: Practice drills to help all areas of your game

    Time spent wisely in practice can lead to better results during your round. Here are some drills that can maximize your practice time.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Western Conference baseball enjoys banner summer

    BROOKFIELD – The Western Conference youth baseball league based in Brookfield enjoyed its most successful summer in its 53-year history as three teams ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Friday night football scoreboard

    Severe weather swept through the suburbs Friday night on the opening night of high school football. Some games were delayed and some were postponed. F ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 2:17 am
  • Kickoff is here for local high school football teams

    The high school football season is about to kick off, and teams from across the state are setting their sights on Champaign, where the state finals wi ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Q&A: Chicago Bulls rookie Doug McDermott jumps right into NBA routine

    LISLE – After making a name for himself while playing for his dad at Creighton, Doug McDermott was traded to the Chicago Bulls on draft night after be ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wisconsin hoops standout Frank Kaminsky part of camps that bring players to the kids

    LISLE – For basketball players hoping to improve their skills over the summer, trips to far flung college campuses are the norm.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Elite track and field throwers coming to Benedictine University

    LISLE – Olympic gold medal-winning discus thrower Stephanie Brown-Trafton, who was the event winner at he 2008 Olympics in Beijing, will be part of a ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Cook County Commissioner receives PAL Ezzard Charles Award

    Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski was awarded the Police Athletic League Ezzard Charles Award for his service as mayor of McCook. 
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
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