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  • Q&A with Jim Thome: Former White Sox slugger stays connected to game in retirement

    During a 22-year Major League career that came to a close in 2012, Jim Thome hit over 600 home runs while playing for six different teams, including t ...
    July 29, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Downers Grove South's Erik Swenson earns All-America accolade

    DOWNERS GROVE – Erik Swenson has been on the radar of football coaches and scouts since he was a freshman starting for Downers Grove South in 2012.
    July 25, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Hitmen notch fine finish

    GLEN ELLYN – With injuries a factor during qualifying, the Hitmen Volleyball Club (HVC) 15 Black team went into the recent Boys Junior National Champi ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • DGN, DGS, Westmont baseball coaches evaluate talent in summer season

    When the high school baseball season ends in the spring, most teams switch right to the summer season. A looser atmosphere during the summer where the ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • Cooperstown Dreams come true for DG Fury

    The 12U Downers Grove Fury travel baseball team had a memorable road trip earlier this summer as it traveled to Cooperstown, N.Y., and competed in the ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:35 am
  • DuPage County Hounds take on Joliet Admirals: 12 photos

    The DuPage County Hounds host the Joliet Admirals at Benedictine University in Lisle on Friday, July 11, 2014. They play in the Midwest Collegiate Lea ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:15 am
  • Local products Alfini, Kopach playing ball for DuPage Co. Hounds

    In the past, Nick Alfini and Connor Kopach were foes when they met on the baseball field. Alfini pit ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:35 am
  • Ian Grant: Soft touch, pre-shot routine can help with chipping

    Chipping is basically putting with loft and the ball still rolls a fair amount. It is a shot that is hit with very limited lower body rotation and the ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • Ian Grant: Two key rules for successful bunker play

    One of the more overused phrases in hitting bunker shots is that it is the easiest shot in golf because you don’t need to hit the ball. In the case of ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • Ian Grant: Golf instructors should know what's going well, what needs work

    Thanks to a long, cold winter, the golf season was slow in arriving this year.  The Masters came and went and while area courses were relatively quiet ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • Q&A with Hank Steinbrecher: Former U.S. Soccer chief enjoying current World Cup

    The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team enjoyed one of its best runs in the World Cup as the underdog squad survived a tough draw in group play to advance ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • Downers Grove's Nick Burdi inks with Twins after successful season at Louisville

    The spring sports season is a busy time for college athletes, just like their high school counterparts. Here are a few area athletes that competed for ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • Wisconsin hoops standout Frank Kaminsky part of camps that bring players to the kids

    LISLE – For basketball players hoping to improve their skills over the summer, trips to far flung college campuses are the norm.
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • Elite track and field throwers coming to Benedictine University

    LISLE – Olympic gold medal-winning discus thrower Stephanie Brown-Trafton, who was the event winner at he 2008 Olympics in Beijing, will be part of a ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:35 am
  • State showings in tennis, track, gymnastics top Downers Grove South spring highlights

    DOWNERS GROVE – The spring sports season has concluded and with it the school year. Now is the perfect time to take one more look at the best moments ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:38 am
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