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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;…

Editor's note: No nominations from Bradley-Bourbonnais or Kankakee were submitted. Honorable mentions were chosen from 2021 All-City results.

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.

Photos from Kankakee Nuscotomek Palomono and Bradley-Bourbonnais Little League.

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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.

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.

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