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  • 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
  • Bailey part of quarterback battle at Illinois

    Aaron Bailey has a step up on his competition. As he prepares for his sophomore season with the Univ ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 3:41 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
  • Lewis men's basketball headed to Costa Rica

    ROMEOVILLE – Before becoming men’s basketball coach at Lewis, Scott Trost enjoyed a successful run in the same capacity at Illinois Wesleyan.
    July 30, 2014 - 12:55 am
  • 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
  • Bolingbrook baseball uses summer to build for next season

    BOLINGBROOK – The high school summer baseball is a time for players to work on skills and for coaches to evaluate talent ahead of the spring season.
    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
  • 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
  • Dirtbags, Royals college baseball players keep busy

    NEW LENOX – After playing many games with their college teams, one would think baseball players would like to take the summer off.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Bolingbrook's Justin Kovalsky an all-star in college summer league debut

    Even as a lifelong baseball player, Justin Kovalsky is still recording career firsts on the diamond.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Darlington a key in Ivlow’s dream staff

    During the Bolingbook 7-on-7 Passing League last week, John Ivlow said the hardest thing for Dan Darlington in his new position as the Raiders’ offens ...
    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
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