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  • Football preview: Quarterback Carnagio leading the charge for Minooka

    MINOOKA – If the Minooka football team takes the same approach every week as third-year starting quarterback Johnny Carnagio, this season won’t take a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Football preview: Memory of 4-5 finish in 2015 motivates Lincoln-Way Central

    NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way Central finished last season in the spot nobody wants to be in – 4-5 and one win short of the playoffs.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Football preview: Lincoln-Way West focus on return to state finals

    NEW LENOX – Shortly after Lincoln-Way West's 2015 season ended in a 42-21 Class 5A state championship loss to Nazareth, the mantra for the 2016 season ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Football preview: Plainfield East relying on youth to step up

    PLAINFIELD – Not since it opened its doors seven years ago has Plainfield East featured a team as young and inexperienced as the one that will take th ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Football preview: Plainfield North out to erase memories of 2015

    PLAINFIELD – It’s hard to blame the Plainfield North football program for being a little angry this season. The Tigers have some unfinished business a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Joliet Central, Joliet West primed to begin life in Southwest Prairie Conference

    JOLIET – If wins and losses are what matter most, the Joliet Township football teams have enjoyed limited success since the combined sports program wa ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Football preview: New Plainfield Central coach changing Wildcats' mindset

    PLAINFIELD – First-year head coach Jon Pereiro teaches history and psychology at Plainfield Central.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Football preview: Portz brothers fuel Bicker's first team at Plainfield South

    JOLIET – Nick and Jake Portz. Jake and Nick Portz.However you say it, the Plainfield South senior li ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Football preview: Providence eyes rebound behind Warfield

    NEW LENOX – On Nov. 29, 2014, with 6:15 left in the Class 7A state championship game at the University of Illinois, then sophomore running back Richie ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Football preview: It's a new group's turn at JCA

    JOLIET – A sweltering preseason practice almost was over when Joliet Catholic Academy football coach Dan Sharp asked for more from his players.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Football preview: Jaxon Aubry set to lead Joliet West attack

    JOLIET – Coming off one of the best athletic years in school history, the Joliet West football team wants to continue the success that has been establ ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Football preview: Unity the key as Joliet Central builds

    JOLIET – On paper, the Joliet Central football team has suffered on the field since the two Joliet high schools went to separate programs.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Goss: A different look to area football in 2016

    The dawn of a fresh high school football season always is loaded with anticipation, excitement and questions that fans hope will be answered in a posi ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Q&A with Tyler Davis: Soccer to football switch a success story for Davis

    Tyler Davis pulled a Tim Tebow well before Tebow himself.Tebow, the former University of Florida qua ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Quill the Umpire: Bad call using lazy umpires

    Go ahead and try to name one guy who looks good in jorts. You can’t.I saw one rube umpiring baseball ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:47 pm
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