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  • Area Schedule

    FridayBaseballAurora Central Catholic at Joliet West, 4:30 p.m.Bolingbrook at Plainfield North, 4:30 ...
    NEW: March 23, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Wrestling All-Area Team capsules

    Abdullah Assaf, Lockport, sr.Fell in Class 3A title match at 132 pounds to OPRF’s Jason Renteria and ...
    NEW: March 23, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Area roundup: Guilford leads Joliet West baseball past Lincoln-Way Central

    NEW LENOX – The Joliet West baseball team picked up a 4-1 nonconference victory Thursday afternoon over Lincoln-Way Central. Nick Guilliford went 3 fo ...
    NEW: March 23, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Prep softball: Plainfield East poised to keep moving forward

    PLAINFIELD – Sustained success. It’s becoming the mantra for the Plainfield East softball program.Th ...
    NEW: March 23, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Youth hockey: Jaguars to host two benefit hockey games Sunday night

    JOLIET – When the Jaguar Hockey Club’s teams takes to the ice on Sunday, the final score won’t matter.
    NEW: March 23, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Herald-News All-Area Wrestling Team

    Sorting through the list of the 142 sectional qualifiers who were considered for this season’s 33-man Herald-News All-Area Wrestling Team was, not sur ...
    NEW: March 23, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • Area roundup: Lewis' Kelliher earns Honorable Mention All-American honors

    ROMEOVILLE – The Division II Conference Commissioners Association announced on Monday that Lewis University sophomore forward Jessica Kelliher was sel ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Area Schedule

    WednesdayBaseballBatavia at Minooka, 4:30 p.m.Bradley-Bourbonnais at Peotone, 4:30 p.m.Clifton Centr ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Prep softball: Influx of talent from East lifts Lincoln-Way Central

    NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way Central softball coach Jeff Tarala barely can contain his excitement about this season.
    March 22, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Prep baseball: Arrow pointing up for Romeoville under new coach

    ROMEOVILLE – The roster is bigger. The expectations are growing.After some tough seasons, Romeoville ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Prep baseball: JCA may need full season to get where it wants to be

    JOLIET – The Joliet Catholic Academy baseball team went 1-3 in the first Prep Baseball Report Kickoff Classic last weekend at Sauget and Edwardsville.
    March 22, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • Area roundup: JJC baseball beats Kishwaukee

    JOLIET – Cameron Bragg allowed five hits and one earned run, while striking out six in five innings, to lead Joliet Junior College’s baseball team to ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Area Schedule

    WednesdayBaseballAndrew at Minooka, 4:30 p.m.Bishop McNamara at Wilmington, 4:30 p.m.Geneva at Plain ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Prep baseball: Minooka's Petrovich sees Providence as potential model

    MINOOKA – Providence Catholic has won the last three Class 4A state baseball championships under coach Mark Smith.
    March 21, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Prep softball: New Plainfield North coach stresses conditioning

    PLAINFIELD – The Plainfield North softball team will be under the direction of a new head coach this season.
    March 21, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Prep softball: Juniors in spotlight at Lincoln-Way West

    NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way West shortstop Mac Mahy knows that for her and her fellow juniors, it’s their time to shine.
    March 21, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Prep baseball: Minooka gets combined one-hit shutout over Morris

    MINOOKA – Under sunny skies Tuesday, Minooka welcomed nonconference rival Morris. Just off their thrilling, 8-5, come-from behind victory over Bradley ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Jerry Krause, Bulls' GM during 1990s dynasty, dies at 77

    CHICAGO — Jerry Krause, the Chicago Bulls' general manager during their 1990s dynasty that saw them capture six NBA championships with Michael Jordan ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:34 pm
  • Providence rolls past Joliet Central in opener

    NEW LENOX – After three innings in its season opener at Tom Dedin Field on Monday, the feelings for three-time defending Class 4A boys baseball state ...
    March 21, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Davis brings heat, calmness as closer

    The same caution that applies to financial services applies to major league bullpens: Past performance is no guarantee of future success.
    March 20, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Area Schedule

    TuesdayBaseballBolingbrook at Naperville North, 4:30 p.m.Brother Rice vs. Lincoln-Way East at Crestw ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Prep baseball: Returning infield fuels optimism at Plainfield Central

    PLAINFIELD – A baseball coach this year who says his team couldn’t get the ball out of the infield could be talking about playing against Plainfield C ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Prep softball: Daly back to lead experienced Plainfield Central

    PLAINFIELD – With 11 seniors on the roster, Plainfield Central softball coach Anne Campbell can’t complain about a lack of experience.
    March 20, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Goss: Roark set to start for Team USA in WBC semifinal vs. Japan

    Team USA will face unbeaten Japan in Tuesday night’s World Baseball Classic semifinal game at Dodger Stadium.
    March 20, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • College wrestling: SIUE's Residori earns All-American honors

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jake Residori placed eighth to earn All-American status at 174 pounds at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Cha ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Area roundup: Lemont baseball rallies past Lockport

    LOCKPORT – Lemont’s baseball team scored three runs in the sixth inning to rally for a 4-1 nonconference victory over Lockport.
    March 20, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Herron: Bolingbrook boys basketball hopes to continue its run of success

    After accomplishing something in the last three seasons that no boys basketball program in the area had ever pulled off before in the largest division ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Area roundup: Minooka wins SPC girls track indoor meet

    PLAINFIELD – Minooka’s girls track and field team beat Plainfield South, 83-69, to win the Southwest Prairie Conference indoor meet. Romeoville (68 po ...
    March 19, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Prep baseball: New cast at Providence cautiously optimistic

    NEW LENOX – With an IHSA record crowd of 3,947 in attendance and thousands more watching on the IHSA Network, Providence Catholic closer Matt Trzesnew ...
    March 19, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Men's volleyball: Lewis upset bid falls short against Ohio State

    ROMEOVILLE – Two points. That’s all that separated the No. 2 ranked Ohio State and No. 7 Lewis University men’s volleyball teams.
    March 19, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Goss: Bolingbrook's second third place in three seasons highlights area's strong showing

    The Class 4A Boys Basketball State Finals ended late Saturday night at Carver Arena in Peoria when Whitney Young outscored Simeon, 10-0, in overtime f ...
    March 19, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Butler, second unit help Bulls beat Jazz, 95-86

    CHICAGO – Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Bobby Portis added a career-high 22 and the Bulls beat the Utah Jazz, 95-86, on Saturday night.
    March 18, 2017 - 11:34 pm
  • Hartman lifts Blackhawks past Maple Leafs, 2-1, in OT

    TORONTO – Ryan Hartman and the Blackhawks knew they already had one point in overtime. They were hungry for one more to complete a successful road tri ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • NCAA college basketball tournament roundup

    Villanova stunned by Wisconsin BUFFALO, N.Y. – Top-seeded Villanova was bounced by eighth-seeded Wi ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • Missed call, untimely T ends Wildcats rally; Zags win 79-73

    SALT LAKE CITY – Chris Collins was right. It was goaltending all the way.The Northwestern coach was ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • Mountaineers clinch Sweet 16 berth with win over Notre Dame

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Don’t be fooled by the Mountaineers referring to themselves as “Press” Virginia as a result of their relentless defensive pressure.
    March 18, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • Illinois hires Oklahoma State's Underwood as new coach

    CHAMPAIGN – A year ago, Brad Underwood’s Stephen F. Austin squad lost to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament, and he took the job at Oklahoma State the ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • Boys basketball: AP, IBCA name Akenten first-team all-state

    Nana Akenten, the 6-foot-6 senior forward who led Bolingbrook to the Class 4A boys state basketball finals at Carver Arena in Peoria, is a first-team ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:30 pm
  • High school hockey: Providence falls to New Trier in state championship game

    CHICAGO – Nick Iaciancio must feel like Sisyphus. Only in this case, his Providence Catholic hockey team is the rock and New Trier Green is the mounta ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • How his blue-collar roots help Kyle Schwarber stay connected to Middletown, Ohio, and grounded in Chicago

    Few things can evoke images of middle America as a city called Middletown.Middletown, Ohio, nestled ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Goss: Sophomores Yesufu, Cochran huge in Bolingbrook's third-place finish

    PEORIA – Two Joseph Yesufu free throws with eight seconds left extended Bolingbrook’s lead to 69-66.
    March 18, 2017 - 11:30 pm
  • Area roundup: USF's Reed, Giddings named NAIA Division II All-Americans

    JOLIET – University of St. Francis seniors Charnelle Reed and Jordan Giddings have been named to the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball All-America t ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:26 pm
  • Boys basketball: Bolingbrook holds off Fremd for third place

    PEORIA – A day after seeing its hopes for a state championship dashed, Bolingbrook's boys basketball team was focused on not only finishing its memora ...
    March 18, 2017 - 9:50 pm
  • Boys basketball: Simeon rallies past Bolingbrook in 4A semifinals

    PEORIA – A good opening half gave Bolingbrook's boys basketball team plenty of optimism that it would earn its first trip to a state championship game ...
    March 17, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Boys basketball: Bolingbrook-Simeon semifinal promises to entertain

    Robert Smith’s answer came without hesitation.“There are no NBA players on this team,” the Chicago S ...
    March 16, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • The Herald-News All-Area Girls Basketball Team

    FIRST TEAMBROOKLYN BACHMANNMinookaHeight/Year/Position: 5-10, Sr., GHighlights: Averaged 20.9 points ...
    March 16, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Girls Basketball: Minooka's Bachmann named Herald-News All-Area Player of the Year

    MINOOKA – Athletes can’t play multiple sports.When high school comes, it’s time to choose. If they p ...
    March 16, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Cubs' Jason Heyward confident he can return to form

    The Cubs didn’t sign Jason Heyward solely because of his Gold Glove pedigree in right field.Nor did ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Prep baseball: Plainfield North reloads for another big season

    PLAINFIELD – Reload or rebuild?At Plainfield North, under the tutelage of baseball coach John Darlin ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Prep baseball: Lockport features veteran, mature group

    LOCKPORT – Flying under the radar is not something you expect from the Lockport baseball program.But ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Area roundup: Volleyball teams set for IESA eighth-grade state finals

    Channahon, Hickory Creek and Brooks will represent the Joliet area in the IESA girls volleyball Class 4A eighth-grade state tournament that opens Satu ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Bolingbrook boys basketball looking to make more history at state tournament

    DEKALB – Heading into the final weekend of the season, Bolingbrook’s boys basketball team already has recorded some impressive history, not only for i ...
    March 15, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Area roundup: Lewis' Johnson, Kelliher named to All-Midwest Region first team

    ROMEOVILLE – The Division II Conference Commissioners Association announced that Lewis’ Jamie Johnson and Jessica Kelliher have been selected to the D ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Old, new become one in center field

    Center field was an island of stability in an otherwise changing sea for the Cubs the past two years, both with their batting order and defense. 
    March 14, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Former Bolingbrook QB looking for NFL shot

    EVANSTON – Four years ago, quarterback Aaron Bailey was preparing to begin his college career at the University of Illinois, coming off a star-studded ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Prep baseball: Summer champion Plainfield South sets sights even higher

    JOLIET – In the championship game of last summer’s Illinois High School Coaches Association/Phil Lawler Classic, Trey Stewart scored the winning run o ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Local wrestlers compete in NCAA meets

    Several wrestlers from the area earned spots in divisions of the NCAA finals, with six advancing to this week‘s Division I tournament in St. Louis, on ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Boys basketball: Bolingbrook rolls over Naperville North, will face Simeon at state

    DEKALB – It was nothing short of a clinic.Bolingbrook established early on that its plan was to get ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Area roundup: Official Laude entering national Hall of Fame

    The IHSA has announced that three-sport state final official Bill Laude of Frankfort has been selected as a member of the 2017 National Federation of ...
    March 13, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Schwarber plan: An injury-free year

    Memo to those who want to underestimate Kyle Schwarber: Do so at your risk.That should have been app ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Goss: Bolingbrook boys basketball's pressure could prevail in supersectional

    Before last Friday’s championship game of the Class 4A Lincoln-Way East Sectional, I said that if Bolingbrook could get past Joliet West, the Raiders ...
    March 13, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Boys basketball: Raiders learned lessons from 2015 state team

    BOLINGBROOK – There aren’t many similarities between this season’s Bolingbrook boys basketball team and the squad that claimed third place in 2014-15.
    March 13, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Women's basketball: Marian (Ind.) ousts St. Francis in national semifinals, 64-56

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – NAIA No. 1-ranked University of St. Francis dealt the early blows, but defending champion Marian University (Indiana) delivered the ...
    March 13, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Area roundup: Lewis volleyball beats UC Santa Barbara

    SANTA BARBRA, Cal. – The No. 5 Lewis University men’s volleyball team ended its spring break with a 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22 nonconference victory o ...
    March 12, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Eleven claim titles at IWCOA, IKWF, IESA wrestling meets

    SPRINGFIELD – Five wrestlers from local high schools captured championships Sunday at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association frosh-s ...
    March 12, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Women's basketball: USF hopes to continue magical run in semifinals vs. defending champion

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Two years ago, Marian (Indiana) came in as one of four No. 2 seeds to the NAIA National Tournament but was upset in the opening rou ...
    March 12, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Sports roundup

    Logano wins at Las Vegas: Joey Logano pulled away from Kyle Larson on a restart with four laps left and held on to win the NASCAR Xfinity race Saturda ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:26 pm
  • College basketball roundup

    Illinois fires Groce: At Champaign, Illinois basketball coach John Groce was fired Saturday after an 18-14 season in which his team was ninth in the B ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon ready for first starting opportunity in his NFL career

    LAKE FOREST – When Mike Glennon began his news conference at Halas Hall with an opening statement, it caught some off-guard.
    March 11, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • No Nana, no Malik, no worries for Raiders

    FRANKFORT – To many in the standing-room-only crowd at Friday’s Class 4A Lincoln-Way East Sectional championship game, things didn’t look good for Bol ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Boys basketball: 20-2 run lifts Bolingbrook over Joliet West for sectional title

    FRANKFORT – With 1:47 left in the third quarter, Joliet West senior Trevian Bell knocked down a 3-pointer to stretch the Tigers’ lead to 55-43.
    March 11, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Cruz homer caps comeback as Dominicans beat U.S., 7-5, in WBC

    MIAMI – With their team playing the United States in a frenzied atmosphere at the World Baseball Classic, Dominican rooters spent much of the game on ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Girls basketball: Romeoville Christian claims first IACS state championship

    ROMEOVILLE – Several years ago, Randy McCammack coached a boys basketball powerhouse at Ridgewood Baptist Academy on the east side of Joliet.
    March 11, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Women's basketball: Victory No. 100 for 'Sam' as USF defense stifles Tabor

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The return of University of St. Francis’ stifling defense following a brief hiatus meant one thing for NAIA No. 17-ranked Tabor (Ka ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Women's basketball: Defense propels USF into national semifinals

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – To remain as one of the last four standing at the NAIA National Tournament after Saturday’s quarterfinal round, University of St. F ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Area roundup: Lewis women edged in Midwest Regional opener

    ASHLAND, Ohio – The Lewis women’s basketball season ended Friday when the sixth-seeded Flyers dropped a 70-66 decision to No. 3 Saginaw Valley State i ...
    March 11, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • Goss: Joliet West boys basketball ouster ends memorable era

    FRANKFORT – Bolingbrook senior standout Nana Akenten was understandably thrilled with what the Raiders accomplished Friday night.
    March 11, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Women's basketball: USF advances to NAIA semifinals

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The University of St. Francis earned its first-ever trip to the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball final four as the top-ranked Sa ...
    March 11, 2017 - 7:15 pm
  • PHOTOS: Lemont grad Ethan Pocic at NFL Combine

    Lemont grad Ethan Pocic, who played at LSU, recently competed at the NFL Combine and Senior Bowl. ...
    March 11, 2017 - 8:50 am
  • High school sports roundup: Pipes, Lemont test Bolingbrook before falling

    ORLAND PARK – Survive and advance.That was the mantra for Bolingbrook’s boys basketball team heading ...
    March 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm
  • Women's basketball: Lewis falls in Midwest Regional

    ASHLAND, Ohio – Lewis University's women's basketball fell behind 38-26 at halftime and couldn't recover as it dropped a 70-66 decision to Saginaw Val ...
    March 10, 2017 - 1:19 pm
  • 100 tickets available at 10 a.m. at Joliet West

    Joliet West released a statement Thursday afternoon that presale tickets for the West vs. Bolingbrook sectional championship game Friday night at Linc ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears say goodbye to Cutler, Jeffery; welcome underwhelming names

    As NFL free agency opening acts go, Thursday’s was a real “No, they didn’t?”The Houston Texans’ swap ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Bolingbrook vs. Joliet West in 4A Lincoln-Way East Sectional finals, 7 p.m. ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Area roundup: UCLA ends Lewis men's volleyball win streak

    LOS ANGELES – A seven-match winning streak for the No. 5 Lewis men’s volleyball team ended Wednesday night as No. 7 UCLA claimed a 25-20, 25-21, 20-25 ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Women's basketball: Flyers hope to keep special season going

    ROMEOVILLE – In many ways, Jamie Johnson has enjoyed a career that’s been unlike almost any other athlete in any sport at Lewis University.
    March 9, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Women's basketball: Lewis optimistic about Midwest Regional

    ROMEOVILLE – For most of the women’s basketball teams who were on the bubble trying to secure a trip to the NCAA Division II Championship, losing in t ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Goss: Joliet West-Joliet Central a positive experience; Tigers eye Bolingbrook

    In the aftermath of Wednesday night’s boys basketball thriller in the Class 4A Lincoln-Way East Sectional, two points demand attention.
    March 9, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Cubs enjoy 2 first-rate options at second base

    When Cubs manager Joe Maddon makes out his daily lineup card, he has these options at second base:n ...
    March 8, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • Women's basketball: USF gets historic win in double overtime

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – In a season filled with historic moments, the University of St. Francis women’s basketball team added to that resume Wednesday nigh ...
    March 8, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • Goss: No surprise West-Central would be a thriller

    FRANKFORT – The Joliet West boys basketball team finished the third quarter on a 9-0 run Wednesday night to build a 50-38 lead over Joliet Central in ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Area roundup: Stewart, Knerr lead JJC baseball victory

    JOLIET – It was a big afternoon for offense Tuesday as the Joliet Junior College baseball team scored a 15-10 victory over Kishwaukee at Wayne L. King ...
    March 8, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Boys basketball: Morris hangs tough in early sectional semifinal loss to Hillcrest

    PLANO — The Morris boys basketball team knew that nearly everything was going to have to break its way Wednesday night if the Redskins were going to p ...
    March 8, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Boys basketball: Bell's late bucket lifts Joliet West past Joliet Central in sectional semifinal, 64-62

    FRANKFORT – For much of Wednesday’s Class 4A Lincoln-Way East Sectional semifinal, Trevian Bell had to watch helplessly what was happening on the cour ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Prep basketball: Ex-Plainfield East coach Adkins named Neuqua Valley AD

    PLAINFIELD – Branden Adkins says he has some big shoes to fill.Neuqua Valley athletic director Barba ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Hillcrest vs. Morris at 3A Plano Sectional, 7 p.m.Joliet Central vs. Joliet West at 4A Lincoln-Way E ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Area roundup: St. Francis softball team wins twice in Arizona

    TUCSON, Arizona – With two victories on the second day of its spring break trip, the University of St. Francis softball team extended its winning stre ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Cubs: When it comes to consistency, Rizzo goes deep

    Anthony Rizzo has a face any franchise would love. To call Rizzo the face of the Cubs’ franchise mig ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Women's basketball: 'Sam' the guiding hand behind St. Francis' No. 1 ranking

    JOLIET – Describing Samantha Quigley Smith’s six-year run as a women’s basketball coach at University of St. Francis, the last five as head coach, as ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Boys basketball: Steelmen, Tigers clash again in sectional semifinals

    A year ago, history was made when the boys basketball teams from Joliet West and Joliet Central met for the first time in sectional competition.
    March 7, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Boys basketball: Bolingbrook scores 57 in second half, runs away from West Aurora

    FRANKFORT – For a half, West Aurora appeared primed to upset No. 1 seed Bolingbrook in Tuesday’s semifinal game at the Class 4A Lincoln-Way East Secti ...
    March 7, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • Area Schedule

    TuesdayBoys basketballBolingbrook vs. West Aurora at 4A Lincoln-Way East Sectional, 7 p.m.College ba ...
    March 6, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Area roundup: Quiram, USF baseball gets win over Warner

    LAKE WALES, Florida – Joliet Catholic Academy graduate Mike Quiram pitched four shutout innings Monday in relief of winner John Riordan as the Saints ...
    March 6, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Prep football: AD Hutchings named new Coal City coach

    COAL CITY – At the end of the 2016 season, Coal City football coach Lenny Onsen retired. Having been a member of the first Coalers’ football team, it ...
    March 6, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Women's basketball: Lewis lands No. 6 seed in Midwest Regional

    ROMEOVILLE – The Lewis women’s basketball team will head to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the fifth straight season, as the Flyers received an a ...
    March 6, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Youth wrestling: Area sends to to IESA state meet

    BRAIDWOOD – Homer Junior High’s wrestling team beat Coal City, 188-173, to take top honors in Saturday’s IESA Sectional at Reed-Custer.
    March 6, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Basketball: USF's Rouse, Acosta contribute however they can

    JOLIET – The Joliet Catholic Academy connection with the University of St. Francis women’s basketball team extends beyond starting junior point guard ...
    March 6, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • Women's basketball: Ekhomu points way for younger sister, USF women

    JOLIET – University of St. Francis junior guard Christina Ekhomu plays the role of big sister to the hilt.
    March 6, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • Women's basketball: USF will take it one game at a time in NAIA nationals

    JOLIET – On paper, the University of St. Francis women’s basketball team will be clear favorites in its first few games in the NAIA Division II Nation ...
    March 6, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • Goss: Joliet Central vs. Joliet West, then the winner potentially vs. Bolingbrook

    Talk about a double feature for local boys basketball fans.In Wednesday’s 7 p.m. semifinal at the Cl ...
    March 6, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Area roundup: Lewis men, women fall in GLVC title games

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Lewis University men’s and women’s basketball teams both fell in Sunday’s finals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Champions ...
    March 5, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Women's basketball: Recent loss, last year's quick exit motivate Saints

    JOLIET – Most of the members of the University of St. Francis women’s basketball team don’t need to be reminded how their successful 2015-16 season en ...
    March 5, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Women's basketball: USF's Angelica Osusky feels kinship with Landus Anderson

    JOLIET – Anybody who has watched the University of St. Francis men’s basketball team over the past couple of seasons had to come away with admiration ...
    March 5, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Goss: The dream matchup – Joliet West vs. Joliet Central boys basketball – set for Wednesday

    For a second consecutive season, Joliet West will face Joliet Central in a Class 4A sectional semifinal.
    March 5, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Sports roundup

    Kyle Busch wins Atlanta Xfinity race: At Hampton, Georgia, Kyle Busch cruised to his second straight Atlanta victory in NASCAR’s second-tier series. W ...
    March 4, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • Campbell's late goal leads Blackhawks over Predators, 5-3

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Brian Campbell kept the Blackhawks rolling away from home.Campbell scored with 1: ...
    March 4, 2017 - 11:30 pm
  • Veteran sixth man Crawford leads Clippers over Bulls, 101-91

    CHICAGO – A rhythm shooter on a team out of sync, Jamal Crawford and the Los Angeles Clippers broke out on Saturday night.
    March 4, 2017 - 11:23 pm
  • College basketball roundup

    Rutgers 62, Illinois 59: At Piscataway, New Jersey, DeShawn Freeman scored 21 points and hit a 3-pointer with seven seconds left to lead Rutgers past ...
    March 4, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • No. 8 Louisville overcomes No. 19 Notre Dame, 71-64

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rebounding dominance helped No. 8 Louisville offset offensive inconsistency and create opportunities that ultimately got the job don ...
    March 4, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Lewis men’s basketball to play Bellarmine for GLVC title

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Lewis University’s men’s basketball team defeated Truman State, 85-75, in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament semifinals t ...
    March 4, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Boys basketball: Regional champion Joliet West takes on a more mature look

    PLAINFIELD – Just minutes into the Class 4A Plainfield Central Regional championship game, the Joliet West boys basketball team set the tone.
    March 4, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Boys basketball: Bolingbrook holds on to beat Pipes, Lemont

    ORLAND PARK – Survive and advance.In an all-Joliet area Class 4A Sandburg Regional boys basketball c ...
    March 4, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Boys basketball: Late run lifts Morris over Pontiac for regional championship

    COAL CITY – For quite some time, a boys basketball regional championship was something that came around once every 15 years or so for Morris.
    March 4, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Boys basketball: JCA comes up short vs. Hillcrest in regional final

    JOLIET – Pete Ragen had trouble expressing how much his time on Joliet Catholic Academy’s boys basketball team meant to him as he and his fellow senio ...
    March 4, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Joliet Central regional title game as good as advertised

    JOLIET – Of all of the regional finals in the area on Friday, I was most interested in the Class 4A Joliet Central Regional title game between Lincoln ...
    March 4, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Boys basketball: Joliet Central wins regional, earns matchup with Joliet West

    JOLIET – For the second year in a row, Joliet Central’s boys basketball team won a regional title, but this time it was under first-year coach Lawrenc ...
    March 4, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Boys basketball: Joliet West whips Romeoville, will face Joliet Central in sectional

    PLAINFIELD – In the two Southwest Prairie Conference games against Romeoville, the Joliet West boys basketball team learned it is not a good idea to t ...
    March 4, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Boys basketball: Joliet West, Joliet Central set up rematch; Bolingbrook, Morris win

    How about a Joliet West-Joliet Central rematch?The Tigers and Steelmen took care of business Friday ...
    March 3, 2017 - 9:39 pm
  • Area Schedule

    FridayBoys basketballBolingbrook vs. Lemont at 4A Sandburg Regional, 7 p.m.Hillcrest vs. Joliet Cath ...
    March 2, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • A memorable wrestling season

    The 2016-17 wrestling season will certainly go down as one of the more memorable ones that ever has been seen in the Joliet area.
    March 2, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Area roundup: Several area athletes announce college plans

    Several area high school athletes have announced their college plans.Joliet Catholic Academy’s Emma ...
    March 2, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Youth hockey: Little Walsh brother looks up to big brother

    JOLIET – Theirs is a common story.It is a story of a little brother who admires his big brother so m ...
    March 2, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Youth baseball: Singler, Albright cherish Cocoa Beach experience

    Local eighth-grade students Brant Singler and Ethan Albright, who starred last summer for Illinois Edge 13U travel baseball team, played for the champ ...
    March 2, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Boys basketball: Tight games on tap as area teams vie for regional titles

    For most of this high school basketball season, local fans have anticipated a Class 4A sectional that would include Bolingbrook, Joliet West and Jolie ...
    March 2, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • PHOTOS: Lemont native Scott Darling, Blackhawks goalie

    Photos of Lemont native Scott Darling, Blackhawks goalie ...
    March 2, 2017 - 6:33 pm
  • Pace building Bears for long haul

    INDIANAPOLIS – For those of us on the NFL beat, the combine is our version of La La Land, with open access to almost every head coach and general mana ...
    March 1, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Bears prepared for Jeffery to hit market next week

    Welcome to the NFL Scouting Combine, where Pace admits it’s difficult to provide details.“The two pr ...
    March 1, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Boys basketball: Morris topples Streator in Class 3A regional play

    COAL CITY – Things were going Morris’ way at the start and at the finish of Wednesday night’s Class 3A Coal City boys basketball regional semifinal ag ...
    March 1, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Goss: Foltynewicz retires nobody, but retires everybody in first inning of spring

    Spring training is in its infant stages, but already some interesting things have occurred in regard to our Joliet-area major leaguers.
    March 1, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Area roundup: St. Francis women claim CCAC postseason honors

    JOLIET – University of St. Francis women’s basketball coach Samantha Quigley-Smith and four of her players garnered accolades as the Chicagoland Colle ...
    March 1, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Boys basketball: 22-0 run powers Romeoville past Oswego East

    PLAINFIELD – It was a simple, direct message.When Romeoville coach Marc Howard called timeout with h ...
    March 1, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Boys basketball: Lincoln-Way East beats Lockport for record 20th win

    JOLIET – Lincoln-Way East’s boys basketball team had a couple of different goals that it looked for in Wednesday’s Class 4A Joliet Central Regional se ...
    March 1, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Boys basketball: Rich East ousts Providence with big 4th quarter

    RICHTON PARK – The Providence Catholic boys basketball team ran into a Rich East team Wednesday night at the Class 3A Rich South Sectional that was at ...
    March 1, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Boys basketball: JCA gets past Oak Forest, sets up regional final vs. Hillcrest

    JOLIET – All you want to do at this time of year is survive and advance.That’s the way it was for th ...
    March 1, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Area roundup: Track & field honors for Lewis women, men

    ROMEOVILLE – Lewis’ Cierra Pulliam (Romeoville), Phoenix Smallwood, Amanda Farrough and Allison Heinzer were named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Countr ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Area Schedule

    WednesdayBoys basketballAndrew vs. West Aurora at 4A Plainfield North Regional, 7 p.m.Dwight vs. Wat ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Boys basketball: Marco's career ends as Lincoln-Way West falls to Bolingbrook

    ORLAND PARK – It was the beginning of a state-championship quest for Bolingbrook and the end of the season and career for Lincoln-Way West and its fin ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • Boys basketball: Neuqua Valley size, defense end Minooka's season

    PLAINFIELD – The fourth-seeded Minooka boys basketball team loaded the bus at just before 5 p.m. Tuesday evening for the short trip to Plainfield Nort ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Boys basketball: Balance the key as Joliet Central advances

    JOLIET – Balanced offense. Tenacious defense. A gritty attitude on the floor.That describes many tea ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Joliet West boys basketball rolls past Lincoln-Way Central in regional semifinal

    PLAINFIELD – While Lincoln-Way Central’s boys basketball team may have looked back to an early-season loss to Joliet West that went down to the wire a ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Women's basketball: Saint Xavier runs away from USF in CCAC title game

    JOLIET – The University of St. Francis women were bound and determined to get back in the game after trailing Saint Xavier, 38-28, at halftime of Tues ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • High school football: Terry ready to take over at Plainfield East

    Terrance Terry has always known he wanted to be a coach, even when he was a player.Now, he will get ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:02 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Bolingbrook vs. Lincoln-Way West/Yorkville at Class 4A Sandburg Regional, 6 p.m.Hillcrest vs. Ag Sci ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks' breakout season still sinking in

    Quick. Who are the Cubs’ all-time pitching leaders in postseason games started? First, you have ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Area roundup: Providence boys track team wins ICOPS Invitational

    ROMEOVILLE – The Providence Catholic boys track and field team won the 22-team ICOPS Invitational on Sunday at Lewis University with 94 points. St. La ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Plainfield East boys basketball falls to end Adkins' era

    PLAINFIELD – All coaches hope to end a successful run with a program on the best possible note, but that wish doesn’t always get fulfilled.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Lockport boys basketball uses inside game to beat Plainfield South

    JOLIET – Boys basketball regional quarterfinal games can be very unpredictable and that was the case for the first 12 minutes on Monday in the Class 4 ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • Boys basketball: Lincoln-Way Central beats Plainfield Central, will face Joliet West

    PLAINFIELD – Three months ago, the Joliet West boys basketball team beat Lincoln-Way Way Central, 67-65, in the Tigers’ Thanksgiving tournament.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • High school football: Plainfield East hires Terry from Homewood-Flossmoor

    Terrance Terry will be the new head football coach at Plainfield East after his hiring was approved at Monday night's Plainfield District 202 school b ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • Reports: Chicago Bears will not use the franchise tag on WR Alshon Jeffery

    The Bears will not use the franchise tag on wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, according to NFL Network and ESPN, which will likely send the wide receiver ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:38 pm
  • Cubs, Indians play to tie in World Series "Game 8"

    MESA, Ariz. – The running joke around Cubs camp this past weekend was that Game 8 of the World Series happened Sunday. 
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Area roundup: Big second half lifts Lewis men to GLVC Tournament victory

    ROMEOVILLE – The Lewis men’s basketball team led only 35-33 at halftime Sunday afternoon at Neil Carey Arena but outscored Saint Joseph (Indiana), 43- ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Monday’s GamesBoys basketballAg Science vs. Tinley Park at 3A Joliet Catholic Regional, 7 p.m.Andrew ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Boys basketball: Question for postseason is whether seeds will hold

    The past three months have been quite a ride for boys basketball fans in the Joliet area.Bolingbrook ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Hard work pays off for Lockport wrestling in title run

    LOCKPORT – George Brecheisen knows all too well about the hard work and effort that has gone into Lockport wrestlers claiming the school’s first champ ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Girls basketball state championships roundup

    CLASS 2AChampionshipByron 55, Bloomington Central Catholic 32: At Normal, Byron won its second conse ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:23 pm
  • Big Ten roundup

    Indiana 63, Northwestern 62: At Bloomington, Indiana, Thomas Bryant completed a three-point play with 2.6 seconds left Saturday night, and James Black ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • Reed grabs Xfinity Series win in wreck-fest at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ryan Reed picked up the second Xfinity Series victory of his career – both at Daytona International Speedway – by winning the wr ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Bulls benefit as James sits with strep, beat Cavs, 117-99

    CLEVELAND – Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler recorded a triple-double, leading the Bulls to a 117-99 victory Saturday night over the Clev ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • Montgomery, Anderson competing for 5th spot in Cubs rotation

    MESA, Ariz. – Mike Montgomery and Brett Anderson are competing for the fifth slot in the Cubs' rotation. It might not matter who wins the job.
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • NASCAR: Harvick making his Ford debut in Daytona 500

    Kevin Harvick will be in the spotlight, perhaps more so than ever, when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicks off its season Sunday afternoon wit ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Boys basketball: Pipes leads Lemont to season-ending victory over TF South

    LEMONT – The IHSA postseason for Class 4A boys basketball teams officially kicks off Monday, but you might not have realized that if you watched Lemon ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Area roundup: Joliet Central Co-op's Yanello 10th in 50 free at state

    WINNETKA – Joliet Central Co-op senior Jonathan Yanello made the consolation finals in the 50-yard freestyle at the IHSA Boys State Swimming and Divin ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Women's basketball: Ekhomu, USF battle past Cardinal Stritch in CCAC semifinals

    JOLIET – The University of St. Francis women’s basketball team is unbeaten and has been ranked No. 1 in NAIA Division II for most of the season.
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Wrestling: Lockport wins 3A title, Lincoln-Way West takes third

    BLOOMINGTON – All season, Lockport’s wrestlers believed that they were good enough to be the Class 3A champions.
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • Wrestling: Wilmington claims 2nd place in Class 1A

    BLOOMINGTON – For a squad that many suspected wouldn’t even make it to the IHSA’s dual team state finals, Wilmington’s wrestlers not only showed that ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • Boys basketball: Pipes leads Lemont past TF South

    LEMONT – The IHSA postseason for Class 4A boys basketball teams officially kicks off on Monday, but you might not have realized that if you watched Le ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 6:48 am
  • Styf: Welcoming Cubs expert Bruce Miles to Shaw Media's team

    You might have noticed something new in the Cubs coverage in our sports pages since pitchers and catchers reported for spring training,
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Area Schedule

    FridayBoys basketballCoal City at Streator, 6:45 p.m.Dwight vs. Hall Twp. at 2A Hall Twp. Regional, ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. shows high baseball IQ

    MESA, Ariz. – Call it what you will: baseball acumen, baseball IQ or baseball sense.Some players are ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Plainfield East girls basketball enjoyed historic season

    AURORA – While Plainfield East’s girls basketball team has been enjoying a historic season not only for its program but also its school, the Bengals h ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • Area roundup: Pairings set for Don Ladas Memorial WJOL Baseball Tournament

    Area high school coaches whose teams will be involved in the Don Ladas Memorial WJOL Baseball Tournament met this week to determine host sites and ope ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Boys swimming: Netzel, Yanello top area's state contingent

    With Plainfield North junior Ryan Netzel and Joliet Central Co-op senior Jonathan Yanello leading the way, the Joliet area sports 22 qualifiers for th ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Boys swimming: Lockport's Wrigley Fields diving into state pool

    LOCKPORT – Wet grounds at Wrigley Field? Not so good.A wet landing area for Wrigley Fields? An absol ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Lemont, Wilmington wrestling seek dual team state trophies

    It’s been a few years since the wrestling teams from Lemont and Wilmington have won trophies at the IHSA dual team finals, but each hopes they can do ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Girls basketball: Turnover-hampered Plainfield East falls to Benet in sectional final

    AURORA – Olivia Jenkins and her Plainfield East teammates were determined not to let it end.The turn ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Girls basketballBenet Academy vs. Plainfield East at 4A East Aurora Sectional, 7 p.m.Boys basketball ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Maddon, Bryant weigh in on changes to speed up game

    MESA, Ariz. – Cubs manager Joe Maddon is the kind of guy who goes by the axiom of, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. 
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Boys basketball: Second team provides boost for Joliet West in win over Plainfield North

    JOLIET – The Joliet West boys basketball team has played well enough all season to avoid one of coach Nick DiForti’s favorite tactics.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Area roundup: Furious rally by St. Francis men's basketball team falls short

    WHITING, Ind. – The University of St. Francis men’s basketball team nearly overcame a double-digit deficit in the game’s final half-minute Tuesday nig ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Men's basketball: JJC survives late Milwaukee flurry

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College men’s basketball team officially played the final game in Wills Gym on Wednesday night as they played host to Milwa ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • Lockport, Lincoln-Way West wrestling could meet in Class 3A dual team semifinals

    A 26-0 dual meet record, the top-ranking in Illinois and a No. 23 ranking in the nation.Class 3A bes ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • St. Francis women's basketball rolls to its 30th straight victory

    JOLIET – When one team enters a conference tournament with a 29-0 record and another is 10-20, there usually won’t be much drama.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • Area Schedule

    WednesdayBoys basketballBishop McNamara vs. Peotone in 2A Beecher Regional, 6 p.m.Gardner-South Wilm ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Area roundup: Lockport, Wilmington wrestlers advance to dual team state tournament

    MAHOMET – Lockport’s wrestling team, who are top-ranked in Class 3A, advanced to Saturday’s dual team finals after capturing a 40-19 victory over Edwa ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, manager Joe Maddon on same page

    MESA, Ariz. – There’s nothing quite like a nice Italian dinner and a bottle of red to make things right.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Boys basketball: Romeoville holds off Joliet Central comeback

    ROMEOVILLE – The bookend games both were something special.Joliet Central opened the boys basketball ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Boys basketball: Lincoln-Way East gets early jump on Lockport in win

    LOCKPORT – Sam Shafer isn’t a secret weapon for Lincoln-Way East.Not anymore, he isn’t.The younger b ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Boys basketball: Minooka beats Plainfield South to honor seniors, Smith

    CHANNAHON – Minooka transformed what could have been an emotional night into an evening with very little drama Tuesday in Minooka.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Girls Basketball: Providence's 20-win season ends vs. Morgan Park

    COUNTRY CLUB HILLS – Morgan Park ended the Providence Catholic girls basketball team’s outstanding season Tuesday, beating the Celtics, 54-44, in the ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Girls basketball: Plainfield East stays in control in sectional semifinal win over Bolingbrook

    AURORA – It was a veteran program against the rookie program in girls basketball Tuesday night at the Class 4A East Aurora Sectional semifinal.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Wrestling: Lincoln-Way West beats Plainfield South to advance to the dual team state tournament

    OAK FOREST – It’s a safe bet that the dual team sectional meets have been one of Brian Glynn’s least-favorite dates on the wrestling calendar the past ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:56 pm
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