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The Illinois Stars 14u team, comprised of 11 local student-athletes, many of which excelled at the varsity level last season as freshmen, are preparing for their national tournament in California.
Powered by Liam Martin's grand slam and dominant pitching performance, the Bradley-Bourbonnais Little League 12-year-old All-Stars are set to defend its state crown after winning its sectional Monday.
Chase Kalisz got things rolling, claiming the first U.S. gold at the Olympic pool. By the time the morning was done, the powerhouse team had a whole bunch of medals.
Colby McDivitt, a 2021 Herscher graduate, shares her unique story of growing up as a softball pitcher with a prosthetic foot.
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Special Mention: Donovan Golden, Bishop McNamara; Hollist Daniels, Bradley-Bourbonnais; Kodey Krumweide, Central; Matteo Blessing, Coal City; Jacob Piatak, Coal City; Carter Watkins, Manteno; Alex Cardenas, Peotone; Joey Knapp, Peotone; Landon Markle, Reed-Custer; Alex Fernandez, Wilmington;…
Special Mention: Dayo Bambgose, Beecher; Maddie Dykstra, Bradley-Bourbonnais; Danae Williams, Bradley-Bourbonnais; Cara Planeta, Coal City; Tessa Smolkavich, Herscher; Raigan Muniz, Herscher; Athziry Garcia, Kankakee; Mia Robbins, Manteno; Ashley Renwick, Peotone; Abbie Rampa, Wilmington
COVID-19 shortened the season and temporarily cut a few area teams short, but the area was anything but short on girls soccer talent this season.
It was at the IWCOA State Finals instead of the IHSA this year and in the summer instead of the winter, but area wrestlers once again gobbled up state qualifying spots by the dozens this season.
Former University of Illinois volleyball standout Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, wife of Bradley native Corbin Hackley, will represent the United States in women's volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Bradley-Bourbonnais' 12-year-old team and the Nuscotomek Palomino teams are headed to their tournament championships while the B-B 10-year-olds lost a heartbreaker in extra innings.
Coming off a recent IHSA Class 2A state title in the 4x200-meter relay race, Matthew Thomas, Jayon Morrow, Quaevon Autman will look to test thier speed on the national level in the 2021 USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships next week.
Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.
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Wilmington native Caitlyn Brown is four years removed from high school graduation, but already living her childhood dream of working for the legendary Team Penske in both NASCAR and IndyCar.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had the Larry O'Brien Trophy in one arm, the NBA Finals MVP trophy in the other and there was a cigar on the table in front of him.
Bradley-Bourbonnais' Owen Freeman and former Kankakee Kay A.J. Storr talk about what it's been like being high-profile college basketball recruits.
The same group of Bradley-Bourbonnais little-leaguers who won the 2019 state title are back and hoping to make a run to Williamsport, Pa., and this year’s Little League World Series after winning last week’s District 6 Tournament.