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Meeting athletic challenges a familiar Foy story

Meeting athletic challenges a familiar Foy story

The 300-meter hurdles might be the most pain-fraught event run at a high school track meet. Requiring a sprinter's speed, a distance runner's stamina and field event devotee's attention to technique, it is not an event for which many coaches have volunteers.

April 16, 2013 6:00 pm
Last hurrah for Bloom coach Jasper Williams

Last hurrah for Bloom coach Jasper Williams

In a program that is rich in basketball history as any other program in the state, Bloom Township head boys basketball coach Jasper Williams and assistant coach Pete McGuire are as much a part of the tradition as the packed gyms and the legend of Wes Mason.

February 23, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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Bloom Twp. assistant Pete McGuire has a lot memories, stories to share

Bloom Twp. assistant Pete McGuire has a lot memories, stories to share

All told, retiring Bloom Township assistant boys basketball coach Pete McGuire has been on the bench for over 500 wins between the Bloom Township and Bloom Trail programs.

February 23, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Where Are They Now? Luke Butkus

Where Are They Now? Luke Butkus

Luke Butkus' voice filled with excitement with the talk of football practice beginning and the University of Illinois football team getting ready for "Camp Rantoul."

August 06, 2012 8:00 pm
Thornridge, SIU grad McCall looking to continue her throwing career

Thornridge, SIU grad McCall looking to continue her throwing career

Maybe the biggest difference in determining Jeneva McCall's future was something that did not happen in the competition arena.

August 04, 2012 10:30 pm Photos

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Where Are They Now? Michelle Venturella

Where Are They Now? Michelle Venturella

Michelle Venturella knows competing in Division I softball is a tough go for a mid-major school like Illinois-Chicago, but she won't let that be an excuse.

April 23, 2012 8:00 pm
Looking back: Thornridge wins second straight hoops title

Looking back: Thornridge wins second straight hoops title

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in The Times on March 19, 1972.

February 23, 2012 9:00 pm
Thornridge's 1972 state title still stirs strong memories in those who saw it happen

Thornridge's 1972 state title still stirs strong memories in those who saw it happen

Rocky Hill's teenage years are long gone, but almost every day he experiences a time-stands-still moment while walking the halls at Thornridge.

February 23, 2012 5:00 pm Photos

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MIKE NIETO: Mitidiero hopes to build a tradition at Plainfield East

MIKE NIETO: Mitidiero hopes to build a tradition at Plainfield East

There is no past or tradition for Missy Mitidiero to fall back on.

August 04, 2011 10:00 pm
Gary Lagesse retires after a 35-year career at Thornwood

Gary Lagesse retires after a 35-year career at Thornwood

SOUTH HOLLAND | The door to Gary Lagesse's office, which was always open, is now officially closed.

June 16, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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MIKE NIETO: Denzel Washington is really his name

MIKE NIETO: Denzel Washington is really his name

You ever wonder what it would be like to be named after someone famous?

May 26, 2011 10:00 pm
MIKE NIETO: Thornton has a great athletic legacy

MIKE NIETO: Thornton has a great athletic legacy

Some of them may have graduated 60 years ago or more and since moved out of Harvey or Riverdale, but in some ways they never really left.

May 20, 2011 10:00 pm
MIKE NIETO: Rajsaun Thompson messed up his life

MIKE NIETO: Rajsaun Thompson messed up his life

Sometimes you wonder if you read something the right way.

May 13, 2011 9:45 pm
Former T.F. South basketball star Rajsaun Thompson pleads guilty

Former T.F. South basketball star Rajsaun Thompson pleads guilty

Former Thornton Fractional South High School boys basketball star Rajsaun Thompson pleaded guilty Wednesday to two separate counts of armed robbery.

May 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Bloom to name gym floor in honor of Wes Mason

Bloom to name gym floor in honor of Wes Mason

In his 15 years as the head basketball coach at Bloom High School, Wes Mason won 317 games.

September 24, 2010 9:00 pm
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