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  • Area Schedule

    Boys basketballLockport at Stagg, 6:30 p.m.Girls basketballGeneseo at Morris, 7 p.m.Interstate Eight ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • WRESTLING HONOR ROLL

    106: Nick Minnito, Plainfield Central (28-3, .903); Jake Lindsey, Providence (26-3, .897); Matt Ramos, Lockport (33-4, .892); Bobby Mann, Reed-Custer ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Herron: Postseason path difficult for many wrestlers

    One of the constants involving wrestling in this area throughout the years is that it’s not only difficult to qualify for state, but quite often it’s ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Goss: Despite late loss, Joliet Central's night at Bolingbrook a positive

    The result was not what the Joliet Central boys basketball team was hoping to accomplish, but in retrospect, Tuesday night’s 60-55 nonconference loss ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Area roundup: Carson Fulmer to speak at Lewis banquet

    ROMEOVILLE – Lewis University baseball coach Tim McDonough has announced that White Sox pitcher Carson Fulmer will be the guest speaker for the Flyers ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Boys basketball: Aluyi, Lincoln-Way East take down rival Lincoln-Way Central

    FRANKFORT – With the closing of Lincoln-Way North last spring, Dorian Aluyi was among the outstanding Phoenix athletes who had to meet and get acclima ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Area Schedule

    Lincoln-Way Central at Lincoln-Way East, 6:30 p.m.Girls basketballMinooka at Joliet Catholic, 7 p.m. ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Goss: Tanner Roark, Tony Cingrani avoid arbitration, sign 1-year deals

    The offseason in Major League Baseball is anything but.The regular season does not end until October ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Boys basketball: Key injury dooms JCA hopes against McNamara

    JOLIET – When a player is on the court most of the time and contributes in a lot of different ways, it’s hard for a team to make adjustments if that i ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Area roundup: Lewis' Schmiegelt named MIVA Offensive Player of the Week

    ROMEOVILLE – The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association named Lewis University’s Jacob Schmiegelt as the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Boys basketball: Lockport hangs tough, beats Bloom in OT

    LOCKPORT – The Lockport boys basketball team had lost seven games prior to Tuesday night to teams with a combined record of 96-24.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Boys basketball: Late press saves unbeaten Bolingbrook from Joliet Central

    BOLINGBROOK – The upset was nearly complete.With 1 minute, 46 seconds left in Tuesday night’s classi ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Bishop McNamara at Joliet Catholic, 7 p.m.Bloom Township at Lockport, 7 p.m.Gardner-South Wilmington ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Boys basketball: Thornton, Akenten provide highlight for Bolingbrook

    OSWEGO – By this point, crowd-pleasing plays are nothing new from Nana Akenten and the Bolingbrook boys basketball team.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Youth basketball: Tryouts set for AQ Champions, Joliet Pride

    The AQ (Allie Quigley) Champions girls basketball team and the Joliet Pride boys basketball team will have tryouts at Joliet Central High School on Su ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • Area roundup: Lewis men's basketball edged by Wisconsin-Parkside

    ROMEOVILLE – The Lewis University men’s basketball team led late but wound up dropping a 71-66 contest to Wisconsin-Parkside in a clash of Great Lakes ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • Goss: Prime time arrives for boys basketball season

    One way to view Minooka’s 41-39 victory over Joliet Central last Friday night is that it helped serve as the beginning of a golden 12-day stretch for ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Herron: Lockport native O'Connor, Plainfield East's McGee at the wrestling summit

    There’s very few occasions when we report on an area high school event where two of the nation’s top athletes are competing.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • Area Schedule

    MondayBoys basketballBolingbrook vs. Oswego at Oswego MLK Shootout, 4:30 p.m.Crete-Monee vs. Plainfi ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Goss: Cubs must replace Ross' leadership skills

    Baseball is a game of statistics. Except when it’s not.David Ross, the guest speaker for last Wednes ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Area roundup: Plainfield South boys basketball falls short in upset bid

    WHEATON – The Plainfield South boys basketball team threw a scare into Bloomington, the No. 3-ranked Class 3A team in the Associated Press weekly poll ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Men's volleyball: Youthful Lewis knocks off Harvard, Pepperdine

    ROMEOVILLE – The future just keeps getting brighter for the Lewis men’s volleyball team.The No. 9 Fl ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • NFL playoff roundup

    ATLANTA – Matt Ryan looked very much like an MVP, and the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the NFC championship game.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • College basketball roundup

    Maryland 62, Illinois 56: At Champaign, Anthony Cowan scored a career-high 19 points and led Maryland to a 62-56 win over Illinois on Saturday.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Dwyane Wade has big 4th quarter, leads Bulls past Pelicans

    CHICAGO – Jimmy Butler's health and the Bulls' play this week coincided for different reasons.Butler ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • Boys basketball: Joliet West whips short-handed Plainfield South

    JOLIET – For Plainfield South boys basketball coach Tim Boe, Friday’s Southwest Prairie Conference game with Joliet West appeared to be an insurmounta ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Boys basketball: Binns, Yesufu power Bolingbrook past H-F

    BOLINGBROOK – A transfer and a sophomore made the difference for Bolingbrook on Friday night.Trailin ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Boys basketball: Morganfield's 'second' game-winner lifts Plainfield Central over East

    PLAINFIELD – Not many basketball players can say they hit the game-winner twice in one game.With 3 t ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Boys basketball: Lockport executes well in decisive win over Sandburg

    LOCKPORT – When a boys basketball team has played a rugged schedule and managed to win just one game by more than five points, they’ll gladly take a v ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • Maddon rehashes dicey Game 7 logic: 'There's no Game 8'

    CHICAGO – There's no ivy in sight and the river running alongside the downtown hotel where thousands of Cubs fans gathered this weekend is frozen soli ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Area roundup: Providence wrestlers win at Geneseo

    GENESEO – Providence Catholic’s wrestling team edged Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Prairie, 206.5-204, to claim top honors in the Geneseo Invitational. The Celt ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • Boys bowling: Bolingbrook, Lockport survive, advance to sectional at Town & Country

    AURORA – The state tournament run for boys bowling is all about the place and not the score. Coaches use the motto, “Survive and Advance.”
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • Boys bowling: Lincoln-Way West beats Minooka for regional title

    CHANNAHON – The Minooka boys bowling team has had a mountain to climb all season and has not conquered it yet.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • Prep wrestling: Lincoln-Way West relies on depth to repeat

    FRANKFORT – Depth is one of the key qualities that has helped Lincoln-Way West’s wrestling team to be regarded among the top teams in Illinois.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • Boys basketball: Butler, Minooka beat Joliet Central for second time in three meetings

    JOLIET – As much as Jon Butler has meant to the Minooka boys basketball team this season, he has struggled from the free throw line.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • Boys basketball: Lockport executes well in decisive win over Sandburg

    LOCKPORT – When a boys basketball team has played a rugged schedule and managed to win just one game by more than five points, they'll gladly take a v ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:29 am
  • Area Schedule

    FRIDAY'S EVENTSBOYS BASKETBALLAndrew at Lincoln-Way West, 6:30 p.m.Coal City at Peotone, 7 p.m.Homew ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • College basketball roundup

    Irish rally late to beat MiamiCORAL GABLES, Fla. – V.J. Beachem sank the go-ahead basket and made th ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • Knicks beat Bulls with big games from Anthony, Rose, Noah

    NEW YORK – To Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, it didn't matter much that they were playing their former team.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Football: Onsen steps down after 17 years as Coal City coach

    COAL CITY – Coal City athletic director Dan Hutchings said it feels a little like the Pittsburgh Steelers.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Wrestling: Lincoln-Way West rolls past Lincoln-Way Central

    NEW LENOX – After being one of the top Class 2A programs in Illinois the past few years but having no state trophies to show for it, Lincoln-Way West’ ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Area roundup: Boys bowling teams ready for regionals

    Area boys bowling teams largely are divided between two sites for Saturday’s regional competition.Bo ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Goss: Retiring Cubs catcher David Ross captivates audience at record Brown & Gold

    two jerseys? I’m sure I can dig up another one.” And two female fans went home $4,000 lighter in the pocketbook but with a Ross jersey, tickets to a C ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Joliet Catholic at Notre Dame, 7 p.m.Stagg at Lincoln-Way East, 6:30 p.m.Girls basketballCoal City a ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • Goss: Bolingbrook boys basketball connection delivering on Division I level

    Bolingbrook boys basketball coach Rob Brost not only is guiding the No. 1-ranked program in the Herald-News area rankings, but two of his former playe ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Wrestling Honor Roll

    106: Nicholas Minnito, Plainfield Central (25-2, .926); Jake Lindsey, Providence (26-3, .897); Matt Ramos, Lockport (29-4, .879); Enzo Silva, Plainfie ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Herron: Four wrestling teams have chance to win state trophies

    The Illinois High School Association announced the postseason draws for bracketed team sports earlier this week, and the big news for local wrestling ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Reed-Custer at Momence, 7 p.m.Girls basketballLyons Twp. at Romeoville, 6:30 p.m.Minooka at Ottawa, ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Boys basketball: Surin, Wills lead JCA past Manteno

    JOLIET – The Joliet Catholic Academy boys basketball team had a dual purpose entering Tuesday night’s nonconference game against Manteno.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Boys basketball: Joliet West shakes off sluggish start vs. Oswego East

    JOLIET – After a sluggish start, the Joliet West boys basketball team beat Southwest Prairie Conference foe Oswego East, 68-49, on Tuesday night.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Area roundup: Minooka girls basketball team grabs 15-0 lead, whips Oswego

    OSWEGO – The Minooka girls basketball team decided things early on Tuesday night.The Indians scored ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Joliet Central boys basketball beats Plainfield East for 11th-straight win

    JOLIET – A good example of why Joliet Central’s boys basketball team is enjoying a successful season thus far can be seen from a quick glance at Tuesd ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Watson and Clemson dethrone top-ranked Alabama, 35-31

    TAMPA, Fla. – College football's first national championship rematch was even better than the original, with an incredible twist at the end.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Area Schedule

    Clifton Central at Wilmington, 7 p.m.Coal City at Rich South, 6:45 p.m.De La Salle at Bolingbrook, 6 ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Area roundup: JJC's Kuhn selected for NJCAA Hall of Fame

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. – The 2017 class of the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame was released Monday and one of the five inductee ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Youth football: Joliet Ravens Mighty Mites capture national title

    JOLIET – Jesse Palomar is president of the Joliet Ravens Youth Football & Cheer organization. He al ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • Goss: Competition could heat up for fourth spot on down in boys basketball rankings

    The order could be scrambled at any time, but the way the boys basketball season is shaping up, Bolingbrook, Joliet West and Joliet Central will be di ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Goss: Laczynski, USA win hockey gold at World Junior Championship

    Of this and that:Good things continue to happen on the ice for Shorewood native Tanner Laczynski.The ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Area Schedule

    Minooka at Maine South in Galesburg Tournament, 7:30 p.m.Providence at St. Francis de Sales, 7 p.m.G ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • Area roundup: Coal City wrestlers win Princeton title

    PRINCETON – Coal City’s wrestling team had only four placewinners among the top-five finishers at each weight in the Princeton Invitational Tournament ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Prep football: Minooka, Plainfield East need head football coaches

    The Southwest Prairie Conference will have two new head football coaches for the 2017 season.Their i ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • College basketball roundup

    Notre Dame 75, Clemson 70: At South Bend, Ind., Matt Farrell scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half, including a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • Men's volleyball: Lewis shows well in season-opening loss to No. 6 BYU

    ROMEOVILLE – It wasn’t the upset story they were hoping for, but for the No. 6-ranked Lewis men’s volleyball team, Friday’s season opener was merely a ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:39 pm
  • Boys basketball: A Plainfield special – South edges East in OT

    JOLIET – For the host Cougars of Plainfield South and the visiting Bengals of Plainfield East, Friday’s Southwest Prairie Conference boys basketball g ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Boys basketball: Plainfield Central gives Romeoville a battle before falling

    ROMEOVILLE – Plainfield Central made it difficult, but Romeoville came away with a 54-44 Southwest Prairie victory Friday night.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:37 pm
  • Big 3rd quarter lifts Joliet Central to win

    JOLIET – By the end of the opening half of Friday’s boys basketball game between Joliet Central and Oswego East, the clash between two of the three co ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • Boys basketball: Lockport plays tough but falls to H-F

    LOCKPORT – Turnovers thwarted Lockport’s upset bid of Homewood-Flossmoor on Friday as the Porters fell, 49-40, in a SouthWest Suburban Blue battle.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • Boys basketball: West sluggish offensively, but defense fuels win over Plainfield North

    JOLIET – Joliet West senior guard Teyvion Kirk is a Division I basketball player for a reason.He is ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • Blackmon leads No. 25 Indiana to win over Illinois

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana Hoosiers calmed their fans by sending them into a frenzy.James Black ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • Butler scores 42, Bulls rally to beat Raptors 123-118 in OT

    CHICAGO – Jimmy Butler scored 42 points, and the Bulls overcame a 19-point deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors, 123-118, in overtime Saturday night.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • Lewis men claim road upset over No. 12 Drury

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Lewis University’s men’s basketball team upset No. 12 Drury and also claimed its first road win over the Panthers after hanging on ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Morris boys topple Seneca at United Center

    CHICAGO – It took both the Morris and Seneca boys basketball teams a quarter to get accustomed to their surroundings Saturday afternoon.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 6:38 am
  • St. Francis men drop to St. Xavier in 2nd consecutive loss

    CHICAGO – No. 19-ranked University of St. Francis dropped an 80-68 decision to Saint Xavier University in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference m ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • Women's basketball: No. 1 USF defeats No. 3 St. Xavier

    CHICAGO – Senior Charnelle Reed and junior Kamari Jordan each scored 20 points as No. 1-ranked University of St. Francis defeated No. 3 Saint Xavier U ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • JCA boys improve to 8-7 on season

    JOLIET – After watching his Joliet Catholic Academy boys basketball team let one slip away in an overtime game at Lockport three weeks ago to drop to ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Boys Basketball: Big third quarter lifts Joliet Central past Oswego East

    JOLIET – By the end of the opening half of Friday's boys basketball game between Joliet Central and Oswego East, the clash between two of the three co ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Friday’s eventsBoys basketballBishop McNamara at Providence, 7 p.m.Evergreen Park at Lemont, 7 p.m.G ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Arkush: Despite 3-13 season, Ryan Pace should give Chicago Bears fans confidence for 2017

    When an NFL club goes 3-13 after a 6-10 season, it is easy to scream for the heads of everyone in charge.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Women's basketball: Osusky, USF roll in tuneup for Saint Xavier

    JOLIET – For the short amount of time University of St. Francis senior guard Angelica Osusky was on the floor of the Sullivan Center on Thursday night ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Men's basketball: St. Francis rallies late but comes up short vs. Calumet St. Joseph

    JOLIET – The University of St. Francis men’s basketball team knew it was in for a battle Thursday night when Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conferenc ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Area roundup: No. 16 Lewis women overwhelm Missouri S&T

    ROLLA, Missouri – The 16th-ranked Lewis women’s basketball team knocked out Missouri S&T, 66-43, in a Great Lakes Valley Conference matchup Thursday n ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Plainfield Central wrestling moves to 20-1 overall, 6-0 in SPC, with win over Joliet West

    PLAINFIELD – Plainfield Central’s wrestling team last won a conference title in 2012, which also is its lone league championship since 2003.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • Arkush: The future of the Chicago Bears' offense very much in question after press conference

    LAKE FOREST – Bears Nation clearly has more than its share of questions and complaints about the 2016 Chicago Bears and what is next for “the Beloved. ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace says 'everything's on the table' when it comes to the QB position

    LAKE FOREST – Ryan Pace has a pretty good understanding that the quarterback decision he makes in the next few months will define his legacy as genera ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • WRESTLING HONOR ROLL

    .667 or better; Minimum 10 matches106: Matt Ramos, Lockport (24-1, .960); Jake Lindsey, Providence ( ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Thursday’s GamesBoys basketballBolingbrook at Stagg, 6 p.m.Girls basketballHomewood-Flossmoor at Loc ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Goss: Haller, Gerl, Smith, Storako to be honored at Pitch & Hit Club banquet

    Joliet-area baseball fans have to be in their glory this month.Not only will former Cubs catcher Dav ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Women's basketball: JJC comes up short against 6-4 center, Rock Valley

    JOLIET – Having a tall post player is half the battle. Knowing how to use her completes the puzzle.T ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Men's basketball: Rock Valley knocks off JJC in N4C opener

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College men’s basketball team got off to a red-hot start in Wednesday night’s North Central Community College Conference op ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Wrestling: Plainfield South, Joliet Central encouraged by recent efforts

    JOLIET – The wrestling teams from Plainfield South and Joliet Central experienced a lot of positives over the holiday break, and that figures to benef ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Photos: Ryan Pace, John Fox, George McCaskey wrap up the Bears season

    Chicago Bears coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace addressed reporters on Wednesday at Halas Hall.
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 1:38 pm
  • Area roundup: USF Brown & Gold banquet moved to Jan. 11

    JOLIET – Recently retired Cubs catcher David Ross was announced shortly before Christmas as the guest speaker for the annual Brown & Gold Night athlet ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Wednesday’s GamesGirls basketballJoliet Catholic at Sandburg, 6 p.m.Thornridge at Lincoln-Way Centra ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Herron: Area wrestling teams, individuals prepare for postseason

    With the conclusion of the 2016 portion of the wrestling season, there are just four weeks left before local squads kick off the postseason.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • Goss: NFL playoffs await Ninkovich; other local players miss out

    Before the NFL season began, the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints were on many observers’ lists of potential playoff teams.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • College football: Ivlow, Frey join Saint Xavier recruiting class

    CHICAGO – Continuing to beef up his roster for the 2017 season, Saint Xavier University football coach Mike Feminis added two more Joliet area recruit ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Joliet West girls basketball hangs on for conference road win against Romeoville

    ROMEOVILLE – When a team doesn’t play very well down the stretch, but still manages to capture a conference victory on the road, they’re usually conte ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Tuesday’s GamesBoys basketballCoal City at Morris, 6:45 p.m.Dwight at Reed-Custer, 7 p.m.Marian Cath ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Fishbain: Walking wounded clean out lockers

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears cleaned out their lockers Monday in a scene that resembled a sports rehabilitation facility.
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • Goss: Bolingbrook takes top spot in Herald-News boys basketball rankings

    Undefeated Bolingbrook beat Homewood-Flossmoor, 67-62, for the championship of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Chicago Bears Notes: Back-to-back blowouts end franchise's worst season since 1969

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Bears finished the 2016 season 3-13, and it’s going to be difficult for them to point to the six losses within a touchdown as reason ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Goss: Joliet Central boys basketball team moving into elite status

    Through the early portion of the boys basketball season, the Joliet area gained statewide notoriety thanks largely to Bolingbrook and Joliet West.
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Alabama wears down Washington 24-7, returns to title game

    ATLANTA – For Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide, it would be unimaginable to end a season any other way.
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 7:06 pm
  • 2016: The Joliet area's top 10 local sports stories of the year

    The Cubs’ first World Series championship since 1908 was the undisputed No. 1 sports story of 2016.L ...
    Dec. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Lockport splits to close out Pontiac tournament play

    PONTIAC – Lockport met St. Charles North in the consolation championship Friday afternoon in the 86th annual Pontiac Holiday Tournament.
    Dec. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Unbeaten Bolingbrook wins Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic title

    HINSDALE – Throughout much of Friday’s championship game of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic, Bolingbrook clearly demonstrated why it should be re ...
    Dec. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Joliet West rebounds with two victories

    PONTIAC – It was the matchup everyone was anticipating as Joliet West faced Chicago Curie. Except this game was for fifth place, not the championship, ...
    Dec. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Lockport wrestlers take third at Powerade

    CANONSBURG, Pa. – Lockport’s wrestling team scored 128 points to take third at the Powerade Invite, one point behind runner-up Kiski Area. Wyoming Sem ...
    Dec. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Boys basketball: Joliet Central claims State Farm Classic title

    BLOOMINGTON – Was the Joliet Central boys basketball team in trouble?Not by a long shot.Unbeaten Whe ...
    Dec. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Mitchell helps No. 6 Louisville get past No. 16 Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS – Louisville coach Rick Pitino delivered a clear message to Donovan Mitchell and Deng Adel earlier this week.
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • Vasturia’s 3 lifts No. 24 Notre Dame by Pitt

    PITTSBURGH – Notre Dame senior guard Steve Vasturia spent the better part of two hours trying – and failing – to stay out of foul trouble against Pitt ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • Boys basketball: Joliet Central completes run to State Farm Classic title

    BLOOMINGTON – Was the Joliet Central boys basketball team in trouble?Not by a long shot.Unbeaten Whe ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • Boys Basketball: Joliet West bounces back with two wins

    PONTIAC - It was the matchup everyone was anticipating as Joliet West played Chicago's Curie. Except this game was for fifth place at the 86th annual ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Boys Basketball: Unbeaten Bolingbrook wins Hinsdale Central title

    HINSDALE – Throughout much of Friday's championship game of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic, Bolingbrook clearly demonstrated why it should be re ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 1:40 am
  • Boys basketball: Bolingbrook rolls into title game at Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – In its Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic semifinal, Bolingbrook's boys basketball team was involved in a dogfight with Marian Catholic.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Area Schedule

    Bolingbrook vs. DePaul Prep/ H-F at Hinsdale Central Classic, 7 p.m. (3rd)/ 8:30 p.m. (1st)Brother R ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Howard surprised league, team in rookie year

    LAKE FOREST – It’s hard to blame anyone for not predicting that a fifth-round pick buried on the depth chart would be on the brink of the Bears’ singl ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • College bowl roundup: No. 18 Va. Tech stages epic comeback, tops Arkansas in Belk Bowl

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jerod Evans threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores, and No. 18 Virginia Tech pulled off the largest comeback ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Kane has goal, assist in Blackhawks' 3-2 win over Predators

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A disputed tripping call turned things in the Blackhawks' favor.Patrick Kane had ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Area roundup: No. 1 USF women rally, improve to 12-0

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Falling behind at halftime for the first time this season, the No. 1-ranked University of St. Francis women’s basketball team ra ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Girls basketball: Lincoln-Way East beats Minooka, wins Medieval Classic

    FRANKFORT – What a difference a few wins make. After entering its Medieval Classic in a scoring slu ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Boys basketball: Bloom ends Joliet West's Pontiac dream

    PONTIAC – Time was about to expire in the third quarter of Friday’s quarterfinal game at the 86th annual Pontiac Holiday Tournament.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Boys basketball: Joliet Central reaches State Farm Classic finals

    BLOOMINGTON – Joliet Central’s boys basketball team earned a spot in Friday’s State Farm Holiday Classic title game.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Boys basketball: Ragen, Finch lead JCA past Aurora Central Catholic for tourney title

    hit 7-of-10 shots and 10-of-15 free throws for 24 points to go with a game-high 10 rebounds. Finch scored 23 on 6-of-14 shooting and 11 of 14 free thr ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Homer eighth-grade girls basketball team finishes third in IESA state tourney

    The Homer Junior High eighth-grade girls basketball team produced the highest finish in school history when the Mustangs finished third in the Illinoi ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Prep roundup: Lincoln-Way West wrestlers take second at Berman

    PALATINE – Montini beat Lincoln-Way West 218.5-182 for top honors at Palatine’s 32-team Al Berman Classic. The Warriors got a title from Jake Dudeck ( ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Boys basketball: Providence hangs tough but falls to Downers Grove South

    ELMHURST – With one minute remaining in the third quarter of Providence Catholic’s Jack Tosh Holiday Classic quarterfinal Wednesday night, Celtics sen ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Jackson powers Northwestern past Pitt in Pinstripe Bowl

    NEW YORK – Justin Jackson has the last name made for the bright lights at Yankee Stadium.He had the ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 40, buzzer-beater lifts Chicago Bulls over Brooklyn Nets

    CHICAGO – With just under five minutes left, Jimmy Butler had to be helped to the bench and couldn't seem to put any weight on his right ankle.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Boys basketball: Joliet West rolls in opener at Pontiac

    PONTIAC – The first game after a break, especially at Christmas, is a good indicator of where a team is mentally.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Boys basketball: Benet scoring runs too much for Lockport to overcome

    PONTIAC – Basketball is a game of momentum and runs.You can’t keep falling behind and coming back, a ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Boys basketball: With title-game berth secure, JCA falls

    AURORA – The Joliet Catholic Academy boys basketball team was in a strange position.The Hilltoppers ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Girls basketball: Minooka advances to Medieval Classic finals

    FRANKFORT – Usually when a girls basketball team falls behind by double digits after one quarter, there’s plenty of time to come back.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Boys basketball: Improving Providence wins second straight at York

    ELMHURST -– The Trendel philosophy of high school basketball coaching states that you start slowly but improve in individual segments of your schedule ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Area Schedule

    WEDNESDAY'S EVENTSBOYS BASKETBALLAltamont vs. Lincoln-Way East at Effingham-Teutopolis Classic, 12:3 ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Boys basketball: Wheaton North defense shackles Minooka in second-round game

    ELMHURST – In all three of the Minooka boys basketball losses, shot availability was the major problem.
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • College basketball: Big Ten roundup

    Maryland 84, Illinois 59: At College Park, Md., Melo Trimble scored 20 points and Jaylen Brantley added 13 as Maryland routed Illinois, 84-59, on Tues ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • College football: Bowl roundup

    Army rushes past North Texas in OT at Heart of Dallas BowlDALLAS – For Army coach and Joliet Central ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Wheeler, Scheifele and Stafford lead Jets past Blackhawks

    CHICAGO – Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Drew Stafford scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Blackhawks, 3- ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • St. Xavier’s Feminis adds more local talent

    CHICAGO – Mike Feminis is not only a former All-American linebacker at University of St. Francis, but also a Plainfield resident.
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Prep roundup: Three teams still perfect at Medieval Classic

    FRANKFORT – Lincoln-Way East's girls basketball team moved closer to playing for the title at its Medieval Classic on Tuesday while Minooka and Lincol ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Joliet Catholic wins 2nd straight at East Aurora

    AURORA – Joliet Catholic Academy senior Pete Ragen felt that his team’s trip to the 51st annual East Aurora Holiday Tournament was critical to how the ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Boys basketball, Johnson, Romeoville come up short against Hope

    RICHTON PARK – Chicago Hope Academy entered Tuesday afternoon’s quarterfinal battle against Romeoville in the 44th annual Rich South Big Dipper Tourna ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Batavia/ Saint Ignatius vs. Providence at York Tournament, 1:30 p.m./ 8 p.m.Bogan vs. Lincoln-Way We ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Team playing for pride, evaluation in final game of season

    LAKE FOREST – For the third year in a row, the Bears enter Week 17 with nothing to play for, as they conclude a sixth consecutive season without a pos ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Area roundup: Minooka girls basketball sets scoring record in first-round win

    FRANKFORT – After grabbing a 23-0 lead going into the second quarter, things were looking bright for Minooka’s girls basketball team on Monday.
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Boys basketball: Minooka scores first 19 points, runs past Nazareth

    ELMHURST – With 4:04 left in the third quarter, Minooka’s Kyle Graebner hit a 20-footer from 3-point land to give the Indians’ boys basketball team a ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Girls basketball: Lincoln-Way East uses quick start to beat Providence

    FRANKFORT – Lincoln-Way East’s girls basketball team had been struggling so nobody particularly minded having a nearly two-week layoff to work on thin ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Boys basketball: Shaky third quarter aside, JCA takes down Neuqua Valley

    AURORA – The Joliet Catholic Academy boys basketball team suffered through a poor third quarter Monday afternoon.
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Area Schedule

    MondayBoys basketballAurora Central Catholic vs. Plainfield Central at East Aurora Tournament, 5:45 ...
    Dec. 25, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • College football: Area athletes in several bowl games

    Over 20 athletes formerly from area schools are on the roster for college football teams who will take part in bowl games that start today and run thr ...
    Dec. 25, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • No local holiday tournaments for boys basketball teams

    JOLIET – For the first time in recent memory, a holiday boys basketball tournament will not be played in the Joliet area. 
    Dec. 25, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Boys basketball: Three area teams ready for Pontiac Tournament

    Only one word needs to be spoken in the high school boys basketball community around the holidays – Pontiac.
    Dec. 25, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Area roundup: Five area wrestlers capture Dvorak titles

    MACHESNEY PARK – Five area wrestlers captured championships at Harlem’s Al Dvorak Memorial Tournament on Friday.
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • Lockport wrestler owns a combined eight state titles, searching for ninth

    It’s been 36 years since Mark Ruettiger established the standard that only 13 others have been able to achieve since – which is winning four straight ...
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • Lockport wrestlers improve to 21-0 with another big win

    LOCKPORT – Four years ago, Homer Junior High captured the IESA wrestling tournament title in convincing fashion.
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 7:50 am
  • Wrestling: Lockport improves to 21-0 with another big win

    LOCKPORT – Four years ago, Homer Junior High captured the IESA wrestling tournament title in convincing fashion.
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 4:36 am
  • Area sports schedule

    FRIDAY'S EVENTSGIRLS BASKETBALLLincoln-Way West vs. Newark/ Yorkville at Ottawa Classic, 1 p.m.Kanel ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Area roundup: Cubs' David Ross to speak at USF's Brown & Gold Night

    JOLIET – The popularity of the Chicago Cubs – recently retired catcher David Ross in particular – is unquestionable.
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Prep girls basketball: Teams set for holiday tournaments

    Many of the area’s girls basketball teams will tip off holiday tournament play beginning Monday, but several squads have already either played in an e ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Herron: Holiday tournaments bring back memories

    Every season when we get to this time of the year, it’s easy to think about some of the great memories that I’ve had of watching holiday tournaments i ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Prep boys basketball: Kirk scores 34 points as Joliet West holds off Romeoville

    JOLIET – Teyvion Kirk sat frustrated on the bench with foul trouble in the third quarter of Thursday’s Southwest Prairie Conference game between Jolie ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Area Schedule

    Wednesday’s GamesBoys basketballLockport at Rock Island, 7:30 p.m.Romeoville at Joliet West, 6:30 p. ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Chicago Bears Notes: Cornerback Kyle Fuller will not play at all this season

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears officially shut down 2014 first-round pick Kyle Fuller for the season, keeping him on injured reserve, John Fox announced Wedn ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Area roundup: Lewis athletics announces new Flyers app

    ROMEOVILLE – The Lewis University Athletics Department, in conjunction with SIDEARM Sports, announced the release of the new Lewis Flyers App. The app ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Joliet West cheerleaders hope to defend title

    JOLIET – After advancing to the state finals for five straight years, Joliet West’s competitive cheerleading team not only broke through by winning it ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Girls basketball: Joliet West rallies late to edge Providence

    NEW LENOX – For much of Wednesday’s nonconference girls basketball game between Joliet West and Providence Catholic, the numbers weren’t adding up for ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Bears notes: One more day for uncertainty about Kyle Fuller's status

    LAKE FOREST – The mystery that has been cornerback Kyle Fuller’s knee injury and his availability for the season will come to an end Wednesday.
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Area schedule

    Wednesday’s GamesGirls basketballJoliet West at Providence, 6 p.m.Morris vs. Sandwich at Ottawa Clas ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Herron: Cheer Fest a great showcase for the sport

    Sunday was one of those days where it would have been very easy to stay indoors to avoid dealing with the brutal cold weather.
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Area roundup: JJC men roll past Truman College

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College’s fifth-ranked men’s basketball team used a 63-point first half to help it capture a 99-34 victory over Truman College ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • College basketball: USF men collect season-high 105 points in win

    JOLIET – One of the qualities that Ryan Marks likes most about his University of St. Francis men’s basketball team is its resiliency.
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 10:56 pm
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