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  • High school football: Summer camps a key time as teams prepare for season

    Friday, Aug. 26, will be the first time most fans get a look at the high school football teams they root for.
    July 27, 2016 - 12:48 pm
  • High school baseball: Downers Grove South's Danny Oriente a 'special' baseball talent, all-area team MVP

    DOWNERS GROVE – Speak softly and carry a big stick was the foreign policy ideology of President Theodore Roosevelt.
    July 15, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • High school softball: Suburban Life softball teams, players among state's best

    The western suburbs of Chicago have always been home to some of the best softball players in the state, and the 2016 was no different.
    July 6, 2016 - 5:13 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Suburban Life all-area MVP Brittany Paganucci leads Glenbard East to the next level

    Brittany Paganucci has lived up to the number on her back. The Glenbard East forward was a transfor ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • High school sports: Record-setting relay heads 5 Hinsdale Central spring highlights

    Hinsdale Central is no stranger to athletic success, and was the case during the 2016 spring sports season. Here are just a few of the Red Devils’ hig ...
    June 24, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school sports: Jaida Green, Robby Prescott track and field finishes part of spring highlights for Downers Grove North

    With school out for the year and summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to look back at the spring sports highlights for Downers Grove North. H ...
    June 22, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • High school sports: Annie Carlson's track and field medal haul part of Westmont spring highlights

    The spring sports season was full of highlights for athletes at Westmont High School. Here is a look at some of the biggest accomplishments for the Se ...
    June 22, 2016 - 9:23 am
  • Downers Grove North grad Marckus Simmons named a track and field MVP at Augustana College

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The 2016 Augustana men’s track and field awards were recently announced for head coach Paul Olsen’s team. 
    June 17, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • High school baseball: Brendan Shanahan a senior tone-setter for Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Brendan Shanahan went from being a foot soldier to a general in the baseball equivalent of a blink of an eye.
    June 15, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Downers Grove South track stars get pups named after them

    DOWNERS GROVE – A trio of Downers Grove South High School track stars now share names with three puppies at a local rescue organization, according to ...
    June 10, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • High school softball: Spotlight on Downers Grove North's future after season-ending loss

    PLAINFIELD – A fight to the finish in the sectional semifinals could foretell a strong 2017 for Downers Grove North’s softball team.
    June 7, 2016 - 2:24 pm
  • Downers Grove South softball punches ticket to state semifinals with supersectional win: 12 photos

    Downers Grove South defeated Sandburg in the Class 4A supersectional softball game Monday at Benedictine University in Lisle.
    June 8, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • High school girls softball: Downers Grove South tops Downers Grove North, moves on to sectional championship game

    PLAINFIELD – Caroline Hedgcock’s award-winning morning turned into an even better afternoon.Hours af ...
    June 4, 2016 - 7:40 am
  • High school sports roundup: Westmont sees 10 compete at boys state track and field

    Sam Soltwisch won his shot put flight with a mark of 48 feet, 3 inches at the Class 1A state preliminaries May 26, but the Westmont senior came up sho ...
    June 1, 2016 - 2:09 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Downers Grove North's Robby Prescott 'speechless' after all-state showing

    CHARLESTON – The leadership of senior Robby Prescott was crucial for a young Downers Grove North boys cross country team to reach the Class 3A state m ...
    June 1, 2016 - 7:35 am
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