LANSING | Even though they had Friday afternoon off, Matt Dykstra and a few of his Viking teammates figured they should show up to the field and take some extra batting practice anyway. Early Saturday afternoon, it certainly paid off for Illiana Christian.
CHICAGO | So, what do we really know about the Bulls after an 82-game regular season?
The area's top teams in baseball, boys golf, softball, girls tennis, boys track and girls track.
Ashley James scored for the Crete-Monee girls soccer team in a 2-1 loss to Oak Forest in a shootout at the Lincoln-Way West Tournament.
GARY | Lou Reynolds has had the hot bat the last few games for T.F. South.
Alexis Johnson fueled a seven-run outburst in the second inning with a three-run home run Friday, leading Times No. 2 Portage to a 12-3 Duneland Athletic Conference softball win over Valparaiso.
Valpo erupted for seven sixth-inning runs to defeat Oakland 11-3 in Horizon League play Friday.
Just a few days ago, Blues captain David Backes was wearing a walking boot. In Thursday’s thrilling 4-3 triple-overtime victory over Chicago in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, Backes saw 33 minutes, 33 seconds of ice time.
HOBART | The best way for a young athlete to endear themselves to a coach is to never make a mistake.
BOONE GROVE | Kirsten Spangenberg has pretty much seen it all in her first 18 years of life.
Records through Thursday's reported games. Last week's rankings in parenthesis. NR = not rated.
Runners can test Taltree trails next week; Mat Blair Golf Academy offers clinics; Zoeller part of May 10 First Tee event
While T.J. Oshie said he feeling was “pretty good” after skating on Tuesday, he insisted his availability for Game 1 of the Blues-Blackhawks series was based on how his body responded Wednesday.
Crete-Monee's Brandon Hickey and Sarah Rizzo both threw no-hitters against Rich East on Thursday.
Mollie Lovasko threw a one-hitter with 20 strikeouts to lead Whiting to a 6-0 Greater South Shore Conference softball win over River Forest on Thursday.
ST. LOUIS | Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.
Cole Webb (5-2) tossed a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts in Valparaiso’s 4-0 Horizon League win at Milwaukee on Thursday.
ST. JOHN | When he wrestled as a freshman and sophomore, Chuck Alexa learned to shoulder blame rather than assign it.
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS | Knowing it was going to be facing off against two Southland Athletic Conference foes in Bloom Township and Kankakee, the Crete-Monee girls track team had one goal firmly entrenched going into Thursday’s Lady Hawk Classic at Hillcrest.
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.
CHESTERTON | It's the beauty of baseball, the ability to put a bad game behind you quickly and start with a clean slate the next afternoon.
Indiana Fever assistant coach Stephanie White and Indiana State men's basketball coach Greg Lansing highlight the guest speaker list at the annual Indiana Basketball Coaches Association's spring clinic.
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.
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