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  • Five breakout players: Morton, LT, RB find new stars to shine on court

    New players emerge as standouts each basketball season, from underclassmen getting their first taste of varsity ball to juniors and seniors making the ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Rakocevic comes up big as Chargers hoops tops Friars

    OAK PARK – After being eliminated in the playoffs by Fenwick last year, Nick Rakocevic and St. Joseph made sure to fire up for the Friars this season.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Prep roundup: RB boys, Nazareth girls hoops squads pick up big wins

    Riverside Brookfield’s boys basketball team picked up a quality win against St. Pius X from Houston on Saturday as part of the MLK Dream Classic at Wh ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • LT grinds out back-to-back wins

    GLEN ELLYN – When Lyons Township senior guard Harrison Niego walked toward the Lions’ locker room, he vented his frustration and relief that his team ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Lions girls get best of Friars

    VILLA PARK – Lyons Township and Fenwick are not in the same town, but there is definitely some local familiarity with the two girls basketball teams.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Letter: Approve the Keystone Pipeline

    To the Editor:Obstruction of the construction of the Keystone Pipeline seems to be simply another in ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons Township erases 21-point deficit to beat Glenbard West in overtime

    GLEN ELLYN – When Lyons Township senior guard Harrison Niego walked towards the Lions' locker room he vented his frustration and relief that his team ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • Rakocevic's game-winning free throws cap off wild finish

    OAK PARK – Nick Rakocevic had a big play go against him late in the game that almost cost St. Joseph the game, but the big man made up for it in a big ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • College notes: Farmer wins water polo national title, Burt on top-ranked Wash. U.

    Fall college sports have wrapped up and winter sports are in full swing. Here’s some of the more notable showings by local high school graduates in bo ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Prep roundup: St. Joe’s boys basketball gets back on track

    St. Joseph’s boys basketball picked up two wins over the weekend after losing 48-43 against DePaul College Prep 48-43 Jan. 6.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 6:00 am
  • Lions try to regroup after losing at rival Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – Joe Brunner had a big second half for Lyons Township’s boys basketball team Friday. The 6 ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Defense does the trick for LT girls at Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – Victoria Swift didn’t need much time to formulate an answer as to what was the key in a 53-25 girls basketball win against Hinsdale Central ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Western Springs’ fiber artist carries on tradition

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Whether it be through the creation of her chainmail jewelry, woven tapestries or beadwork “painting,” the art of Western Springs res ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Rafferty leads Red Devils past Lyons Township

    HINSDALE – Matt Rafferty has been a standout for Hinsdale Central's boys basketball team for four years, but he may have had one of the best performan ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Good Samaritans come to rescue of woman on tracks

    WESTERN SPRINGS – It’s hard to know how you’ll react in an emergency situation until you’re actually confronted with it.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:01 am
  • Lyons Township - Riverside Brookfield High Schools brave the cold: 5 photos

    Riverside Brookfield and Lyons Township High Schools are two of just a few area high schools to hold classes in the face of extremely frigid weather o ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 5:40 pm
  • Prep roundup: Nazareth boys basketball cracks win column

    Nazareth’s boys basketball team went 1-3 at York’s Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament. Naz opened with a 6 ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Lions battle for strong tourney finish

    ELMHURST – After playing five games in six days, Lyons Township’s boys basketball team learned a lot about itself at York’s Jack Tosh Holiday Tourname ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Benedictine University to host upcoming baseball, soccer camps

    LISLE – The baseball and women's soccer teams at Benedictine University will host upcoming camps aimed at training youth players in each sport.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • First Merit Bank in Western Springs robbed by man who showed gun

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The Western Springs Police Department announced that First Merit Bank, 5450 Wolf Road, was robbed Tuesday at 4:10 p.m.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Lyons Township wins in double OT for third place at Tosh

    ELMHURST – After a long tournament, Lyons Township came out the winner in a long game. The Lions too ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Prep roundup: Chargers basketball makes final at Proviso West tournament

    St. Joseph’s boys basketball team made the final of the Proviso West Holiday Tournament before falling against Stevenson 69-60 on Saturday. The Charge ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Riverside Brookfield at Lyons Township boys basketball: 8 photos

    Lyons Township boys basketball team plays Riverside Brookfield at home in La Grange on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Both teams made the final four at York ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 9:03 am
  • Year of the champion: Celebrating the year's top prep sports highlights for LT, RB, Nazareth, others

    With the calendar about to flip from 2014 to 2015, there is not better time to honor the sensational performances the athletes from Lyons Township, Na ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 8:58 am
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