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Thornton's Hunt, Brown dominate Thornton Classic

Thornton's Hunt, Brown dominate Thornton Classic

HARVEY | At Thornton, track success isn’t determined by dual meet or invitational success. It all comes down to the state meet.

May 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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T.F. North's Horton wins three titles at SSC Blue track meet

T.F. North's Horton wins three titles at SSC Blue track meet

MIDLOTHIAN | T.F. North fell short of winning the South Suburban Blue Conference meet Thursday, but sophomore Charlene Horton gave the Meteors a fighting chance with her performance.

May 08, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Meteors find a building block in Escobedo

Meteors find a building block in Escobedo

CALUMET CITY | Four years ago Daisy Escobedo knew little about badminton and had no idea that T.F. North even had a team.

May 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Stewart, Carter lead Thornwood to third-place finish at Urich Invitational

Stewart, Carter lead Thornwood to third-place finish at Urich Invitational

HARVEY | It was a disappointing day in the team standings for local teams at the sixth annual Carol Urich Invitational, but that didn’t stop many individuals from standing out.

May 03, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Illiana Christian boys make statement with win

Illiana Christian boys make statement with win

PALOS HEIGHTS | For a track team that doesn’t have a track to practice on, any win could be considered big, but to go into a 10-team invitational at your arch-rival's home track and win is special.

May 02, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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T.F. North, Thornridge tune up for postseason at Reavis Relays

BURBANK | With the end of the regular season quickly approaching for area track teams, it’s time for coaches to start to make their final adjustments before the state series begins.

May 01, 2014 10:00 pm

Down but not out T.F. South rallies in the seventh for the win

LANSING | In case you haven’t been watching, T.F. South has been playing pretty good baseball of late, winning seven straight heading into Saturday's home game against Crete-Monee.

April 26, 2014 6:20 pm
Crete-Monee sprints to title at Titan Relays

Crete-Monee sprints to title at Titan Relays

TINLEY PARK | Crete-Monee is built around its sprinters and from top to bottom it didn’t disappoint Friday as the Warriors ran away from the competition to claim the title at the Tinley Park Titan Relays.

April 25, 2014 9:00 pm

T.F. South squanders lead, loses in extra innings

LANSING | For almost seven innings Thursday T.F. South played a flawless defensive game against South Suburban Blue leaders Oak Forest.

April 24, 2014 7:30 pm

T.F. South won all 42 matches it played en route on their way to title.

LANSING | T.F. South came in as heavy favorites to win their own Rebel Red Invitational Badminton Tournament.

April 19, 2014 6:30 pm
T.F. North can’t catch up to T.F. South

T.F. North can’t catch up to T.F. South

LANSING | Even if you could not see the pitches from Sarah Kessler you knew they had something on them from the sound they made when hitting the catcher’s mitt.

April 17, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Turner finds himself leading a young T.F. North squad

Turner finds himself leading a young T.F. North squad

CALUMET CITY | Sometimes being “the man” on a team is about a lot more than the stat sheet. It’s about having the tough conversations with teammates, taking younger players under your wing, and leading by example.

April 17, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Pitching propels T.F. North past Thornton

CALUMET CITY | They say a hits as good as a walk in baseball, that was certainly the story Saturday as T.F. North took advantage of three walks and three hit batters on its way to a10-2 win over Thornton on Saturday.

April 12, 2014 8:00 pm

Lack of depth catching up to T.F. North in loss

CALUMET CITY | In baseball, it can be hard to score runs when you’re hitting the ball and even harder when you’re not. However, that wasn’t the case Friday as Plainfield Central scored six runs in the first inning without a hit on their way to an 11-0 victory over T.F. North.

April 11, 2014 8:00 pm

T.F. North knocks opportunity in loss to Hillcrest

CALUMET CITY | Sometimes the difference between winning and losing isn’t about talent as much as it’s about taking advantage of every opportunity and not letting an opponent back up.

April 10, 2014 8:00 pm
T.F. South caps busy week with tournament title

T.F. South caps busy week with tournament title

LANSING | Pressure might be on the T.F. South girls badminton team to repeat as state champions, but the Rebels showed no signs of stress Saturday.

March 29, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Sesto, Morris make the grade in pool, classroom

Sesto, Morris make the grade in pool, classroom

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS | You can’t always judge the quality of an athletic program by wins and losses; sometimes you have to look at the character of the athletes as well.

March 27, 2014 11:00 pm
Homewood-Flossmoor looking for a return trip to state

Homewood-Flossmoor looking for a return trip to state

FLOSSMOOR | From the time the final buzzer sounded in last year’s 13-6 state quarterfinal loss to Fenwick, the focus for the Homewood-Flossmoor boys water polo team has been on making a return trip to the state finals.

March 24, 2014 6:30 pm
T.F. South, Gomez find answers in tournament win

T.F. South, Gomez find answers in tournament win

PALOS HEIGHTS | There were plenty of questions Saturday surrounding T.F. South's girls badminton team at the Shepard Invitational.

March 22, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Thornwood runs away from Oak Forest for regional title

Thornwood runs away from Oak Forest for regional title

BLUE ISLAND | For the first three minutes Friday night it looked like Thornwood was going to be in a dogfight with Oak Forest in the championship game of the Eisenhower Regional.

March 07, 2014 10:23 pm
Mount Carmel over comes slow start to down St. Ignatius

Mount Carmel over comes slow start to down St. Ignatius

OAK LAWN | Mount Carmel almost got caught looking ahead to archrival St. Rita on Tuesday night in their regional game against St. Ignatius.

March 04, 2014 10:30 pm
Marian Catholic’s Cifelli is working man’s champion

Marian Catholic’s Cifelli is working man’s champion

EVANSTON | On a cold and snowy Saturday afternoon, Marian Catholic diver Joey Cifelli took to the pool and brought home a state title.

March 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Crete-Monee boys can’t maintain intensity in loss

CRETE | It was a night when it seemed that everything that needed to happen for Crete-Monee to get a win was happening.

February 28, 2014 11:00 pm
Local pair have all the makings of champions

Local pair have all the makings of champions

The road to this week’s Illinois High School Association state swimming and diving finals started a long time ago for a local pair of athletes.

February 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Cifelli shatters pool record on way to sectional diving title

Cifelli shatters pool record on way to sectional diving title

FLOSSMOOR | Marian Catholic’s Joey Cifelli came into Saturday’s Homewood-Flossmoor Diving Sectional with a list of goals, among them to set a new pool record in the waters where he learned to dive.

February 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Sixth man key to victory for Illiana Christian

Sixth man key to victory for Illiana Christian

LANSING | When you think of intimidating places to play, names like The Swamp, The Big House, and Cameron Indoor Stadium come to mind. But tonight Illiana Christian could have given them all a run for their money.

February 21, 2014 11:00 pm
Trip to finals twice as nice for T.F. South's  Montejano

Trip to finals twice as nice for T.F. South's Montejano

LANSING | T.F. South’s Amber Montejano picked up a bowling ball for the first time as a competitive bowler three years ago.

February 20, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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T.F. North, T.F. South comes up short in state bowling bid

T.F. North, T.F. South comes up short in state bowling bid

CHICAGO | Talking to their coaches on Saturday, you would have thought T.F. North and T.F. South had advanced to next week’s IHSA State Bowling Finals.

February 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Crete-Monee survives Rich Central's upset bid

OLYMPIA FIELDS | When Crete-Monee opened a 13-point lead on Rich Central early in the fourth quarter Friday night, the Warriors appeared to put their troubles from the last month behind them.

February 14, 2014 11:00 pm
T.F. South bowlers hoping for a repeat

T.F. South bowlers hoping for a repeat

LANSING | Last season was special for T.F. South as the Rebels advanced to the IHSA state finals for the first time in seven years.

February 13, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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For T.F. North bowlers, the future is now

For T.F. North bowlers, the future is now

CALUMET CITY | Coming into the season, first-year T.F. North coach Matt Pettiti knew it would be a rebuilding year.

February 06, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Roberson, Stepanovic working for the weekend

Roberson, Stepanovic working for the weekend

A pair of area bowlers will try to make the cut at the first day of the IHSA state finals at St. Clair Bowl in O'Fallon.

January 30, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Rebels come up short in state finals boys bowling bid

ORLAND PARK | T.F. South boys bowling coach Erik Valiska thought his team did everything it needed to do Saturday to advance to next week's state finals.

January 25, 2014 7:00 pm

Slow start dooms Crete-Monee in loss to Rich South

RICHTON PARK | Crete-Monee found itself trailing 1-0 before Friday night’s game with Rich South even tipped off and that was as close as it would get all night.

January 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Illiana Christian upsets Oak Forest for first home win

Illiana Christian upsets Oak Forest for first home win

LANSING | Connecting on four field goals in the fourth quarter isn’t usually a recipe for success, but for Illiana Christian it was exactly what it needed for a 67-57 upset of Oak Forest on Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Mount Carmel bowlers win school's first regional title

Mount Carmel bowlers win school's first regional title

CHICAGO | Things didn’t start out the way Mount Carmel coach Steve Gorches may have hoped but a familiar ending more than made up for it at the Lindblom Regional on Saturday.

January 18, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Fouls, poor shooting doom T.F. North girls in loss

Fouls, poor shooting doom T.F. North girls in loss

CALUMET CITY | For T.F. North there’s one word to sum up Friday night's 47-40 South Suburban crossover loss to Shepard, frustration.

January 17, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Mount Carmel senior bowlers hope to go out with a bang

Mount Carmel senior bowlers hope to go out with a bang

Mount Carmel’s bowling team was an unknown commodity last year that may have overachieved in the postseason.

January 16, 2014 6:00 pm
Senior Taveon Roberson bowls a 1123 to capture South Suburban Blue individual title

Senior Taveon Roberson bowls a 1123 to capture South Suburban Blue individual title

CALUMET CITY | Bowling has not been kind to T.F. South over the past two weeks, and through the first half of Saturdays South Suburban Blue Conference meet it appeared that trend would continue.

January 11, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Crete-Monee rallies late to avoid upset

CRETE | After Friday night’s Southland Conference victory over Rich Central, Crete-Monee coach Tom Cappel was looking for a defibrillator.

January 10, 2014 10:45 pm
Rebels shake off the rust to remain undefeated in conference

Rebels shake off the rust to remain undefeated in conference

LANSING | Because of the holiday break and recent winter storm, T.F. South had only been on the court once in the last ten days.

January 09, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Chanel Howard leading by example for Meteors' girls basketball team

Chanel Howard leading by example for Meteors' girls basketball team

CALUMET CITY | T.F. North athletic director Dale Pietranczyk has been put on alert, there is someone out there who wants his job.

January 06, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Inconsistency costs T.F. North, T.F. South

Inconsistency costs T.F. North, T.F. South

TINLEY PARK | Javon Brown wasn't sure if he would be bowling Thursday at the Tinley Park Invitational at Centennial Lanes and it wasn't because of the weather.

January 02, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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T.F. South bowlers can’t adjust in Andrew Bowling Bash

ORLAND | Every year T.F. South Boys Bowling Coach Eric Valiska picks his tournaments to prepare his team for the post season.

December 27, 2013 9:45 pm
Miracle finish dooms Meteors

Miracle finish dooms Meteors

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS | T.F. North battled for 32 minutes to get a win Friday against Sandburg.

December 26, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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T.F. North bowling trio eyeing an SSC title

T.F. North bowling trio eyeing an SSC title

CALUMET CITY | Two years ago T.F. North won a South Suburban Conference title in boys bowling, now the Meteors trying to get back on track and recapture that championship form.

December 25, 2013 7:00 pm

R-B's big men too much for Illiana Christian boys basketball team

LANSING | Maybe it was the student section, stocked to standing room only with fans in red and green T-shirts and Santa hats, that put Riverside-Brookfield in such a giving mood early in its visit Friday to Illiana Christian.

December 20, 2013 10:45 pm

T.F. South rallies for boys basketball win in OT

LANSING | The holidays are a time for charity and with Christmas just around the corner, T.F. South took advantage shooting over 77 percent from the free throw line in a 68-61 overtime thriller.

December 20, 2013 9:15 pm
Vikings practice what Bosman preaching in win over Timothy Christian

Vikings practice what Bosman preaching in win over Timothy Christian

LANSING | All season long, Illiana Christian coach Dave Bosman has been preaching the importance of finishing games strong.

December 18, 2013 10:45 pm Photos

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Illiana's Gabby Kreykes living up to expectations

Illiana's Gabby Kreykes living up to expectations

LANSING | Long before she ever stepped on a basketball court at Illiana Christian freshman guard Gabby Kreykes knew she would have high expectations to live up to.

December 16, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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