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Arlene Ramos coming back to coach volleyball at St. Francis de Sales

Arlene Ramos coming back to coach volleyball at St. Francis de Sales

Arlene Ramos' retirement was a short one.

July 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Some schools combine for certain programs

Some schools combine for certain programs

Devin Mahnke made history in 2013 when he took second in the Class 1A state wrestling meet at 182 pounds.

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Bloom has combined programs for years

Bloom has combined programs for years

Bloom Township athletic director Joe Reda breathed a sigh of relief on a May day.

July 12, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: T.F. North's Price knows Shriner's Game more than a contest

MIKE NIETO: T.F. North's Price knows Shriner's Game more than a contest

A.J. Price knows college scouts will be in the crowd at Tucci Stadium on Saturday night at the 40th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on…

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm

Baseball teams can use video for coaching purposes

They say old-time managers like Casey Stengel managed by the seat of his pants.

July 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Mount Carmel wrestler Bryce Brill is The Times Illinois Male Athlete of the Year

Mount Carmel wrestler Bryce Brill is The Times Illinois Male Athlete of the Year

Bryce Brill cracks a grin when people ask him if he knows how to spell "success."

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Top male athletes for 2013-14 at Times Illinois schools

Beecher – Marshall Landis

July 05, 2014 7:00 pm

T.F. South's Ashtyn Kapovich is The Times Illinois Female Athlete of the Year

T.F. South's Ashtyn Kapovich is The Times Illinois Female Athlete of the Year

In considering Ashtyn Kapovich’s four varsity softball seasons at T.F. South, Rebels coach Jamie Arundel had no problem arriving at a favorite tale.

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Top female athletes at Times Illinois schools

Beecher – Sarah Crews

July 04, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Metcalfe excited to be back at head coach

MIKE NIETO: Metcalfe excited to be back at head coach

Liz Metcalfe said she was a little nervous when her Illiana Christian girls basketball team took the floor at the Shepard summer league.

July 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Scouting The Times 2014 Illinois All-Area Baseball Team

Scouting The Times 2014 Illinois All-Area Baseball Team

First Team

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Illinois Lutheran's Mark Kjenstad is the Times Baseball Coach of the Year

Illinois Lutheran's Mark Kjenstad is the Times Baseball Coach of the Year

STEGER | Illinois Lutheran baseball coach Mark Kjenstad spent more time pacing the floor at night than he did pacing in the dugout during one …

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Illinois Lutheran's Sam Geraci is the Times Baseball Player of the Year

Illinois Lutheran's Sam Geraci is the Times Baseball Player of the Year

STEGER | It caught the ear of Illinois Lutheran baseball coach Mark KJenstad when his 6-year-old son Ryen got everyone's attention at Veterans…

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Thomas sends message to youth

Thomas sends message to youth

LANSING | When T.F. South football coach Tom Padjen calls his former player Pierre Thomas a superstar, he stresses that it is not just because…

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ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Public vs. private prep sports debate continues

ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Public vs. private prep sports debate continues

Is the line about to be drawn in the sand again?

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Marian's Friel is state's top lacrosse goal scorer

Marian's Friel is state's top lacrosse goal scorer

Celeste Friel remembers the day she broke the Illinois girls lacrosse single-season state goals record.

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MIKE NIETO: Does this have legs this time?

Will the kitchen sink be thrown in next?

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Campers score big at Pierre Thomas camp

Campers score big at Pierre Thomas camp

LANSING | Despite the rain pelting him and the campers, Pierre Thomas stood outside of T.F. South's football stadium Tuesday afternoon and pos…

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Marc Condotti is new H-F boys hoops coach

Marc Condotti is new H-F boys hoops coach

Homewood-Flossmoor didn't have to look far to name its new boys basketball coach.

June 24, 2014 7:00 pm

Bloom Township's Jazmin Aldape is The Times Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Bloom Township's Jazmin Aldape is The Times Girls Soccer Player of the Year

If Bloom Township's three straight Southland Athletic Conference titles don't speak volumes to the importance of Jazmin Aldape's play, there i…

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2014 Times Illinois All-Area Girls Soccer Team

2014 Times Illinois All-Area Girls Soccer Team

Jazmin Aldape, Sr., MF

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Catholic League All-Stars hold off Public League at U.S. Cellular Field

Catholic League All-Stars hold off Public League at U.S. Cellular Field

CHICAGO | Once the awe of playing at U.S. Cellular Field wore off and all the pregame photos were taken by family members, the Catholic League…

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Beecher's Sarah Crews is Times softball player of the year

Beecher's Sarah Crews is Times softball player of the year

BEECHER | One afternoon, you're playing in the Class 2A state third-place softball game.

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MIKE NIETO: Another interesting prep season comes to an end

It's time to take a break, bring out the fishing poles, relax and reminisce about the 2013-14 prep season.

June 19, 2014 8:00 pm

Domer not admitted to Illinois

Domer not admitted to Illinois

Mount Carmel running back and 2013 Times Offensive Player of the Year Matt Domer has been denied admission to the University of Illinois.

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Beecher's Kevin Hayhurst is Times softball coach of the year

Beecher's Kevin Hayhurst is Times softball coach of the year

BEECHER | In his 12 years as Beecher's softball coach, Kevin Hayhurst has been named Times Illinois Coach of the Year after four seasons, incl…

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St. Francis de Sales' Simmons is a self-made hitter

St. Francis de Sales' Simmons is a self-made hitter

It will be like Christmas in June for St. Francis de Sales' senior Kemari Simmons when he steps onto the field at U.S. Cellular Field today fo…

June 19, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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The Times 2014 Illinois All-Area Softball Team

The Times 2014 Illinois All-Area Softball Team

FIRST TEAM

June 19, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Morgan excited to take over Washington football program

Morgan excited to take over Washington football program

Mark Morgan waited a long time for his first head football coaching job and the longtime assistant with various programs is anxious about taki…

June 18, 2014 7:00 pm

Sam Agyarko out as Thornwood athletic director

Sam Agyarko out as Thornwood athletic director

Sam Agyarko is out as the Thornwood High School athletic director.

June 17, 2014 7:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Giannantonio a true Warrior

After 35 years of teaching and coaching, Sue Giannantonio doesn't know what her plans are for retirement.

June 12, 2014 8:00 pm

Monticello tops Beecher for third place

Monticello tops Beecher for third place

EAST PEORIA | The only tears on the Beecher players' faces Saturday at EastSide Centre were from the raindrops that pelted them after their 6-…

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Beecher has plenty to build off of

EAST PEORIA | Despite coming up short of winning the program's third state softball title, Beecher has a good team coming back next year.

June 07, 2014 9:00 pm

Illinois Lutheran baseball team wins Class 1A state title

Illinois Lutheran baseball team wins Class 1A state title

PEORIA | In a postseason of close games, the final one for Illinois Lutheran was anything but.

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Sager takes advantage of opportunity in biggest game

Sager takes advantage of opportunity in biggest game

PEORIA | Until Saturday, Illinois Lutheran's John Sager had just 14 at-bats and four hits.

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St. Rita dashes Mount Carmel hopes for a state title repeat

St. Rita dashes Mount Carmel hopes for a state title repeat

BURBANK | St. Rita starting pitcher Mike Costanzo was up at 6 on Saturday morning.

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Illinois Lutheran advances to Class 1A state baseball championship

Illinois Lutheran advances to Class 1A state baseball championship

PEORIA | Illinois Lutheran and Argenta-Oreana combined for three hits in the second Class 1A baseball state semifinal on Friday afternoon at D…

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Teutopolis rallies to beat Beecher in softball semistate

Teutopolis rallies to beat Beecher in softball semistate

EAST PEORIA | In a blink of an eye, the Beecher softball team’s aspirations of a Class 2A Illinois state title disappeared.

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Semifinal features legendary coaching matchup

EAST PEORIA | It was quite the coaching matchup in the second Class 2A softball semifinal on Friday at EastSide Centre.

June 06, 2014 9:00 pm

Kjenstad has a busy week ahead

PEORIA | This weekend is sure to go down as a memorable one for Crete Illinois Lutheran baseball head coach Mark Kjenstad.

June 06, 2014 6:00 pm

Scouting the Class 2A softball state finals

Where: Eastside Centre, East Peoria

June 05, 2014 9:00 pm

Scouting the Class 1A state baseball finals

Where: Dozer Park, Peoria

June 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Illiana baseball goes out on a positive note

Illiana baseball goes out on a positive note

NEW LENOX | There weren't a lot of frowns in Illiana Christian's post-game huddle Thursday, after the Vikings' season was ended in a with a 7-…

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Mount Carmel stuns St. Laurence with 3-2 win

BURBANK | “Defense wins games,” Jeremy Houston was saying. “You don’t have defense, you don’t win games.”

June 05, 2014 8:00 pm

MIKE NIETO: Someone will be watching the Falk brothers

Evan Falk has "DP" engraved on the heel of his mitt.

June 05, 2014 8:00 pm

It's a different trip to state for Beecher

It's a different trip to state for Beecher

Six seasons, six state championships, have come and gone since Beecher last reached the tournament's final weekend.

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ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Sandifer expected to be new T.F. North girls volleyball coach

ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Sandifer expected to be new T.F. North girls volleyball coach

Former T.F. North two-sport star LaShaunda Sandifer is expected to be named the school's girls volleyball coach, principal Dwayne Evans told T…

June 05, 2014 5:45 pm

Bands of brothers lead Illinois Lutheran baseball team to state semis

Bands of brothers lead Illinois Lutheran baseball team to state semis

STEGER | They all played together as boys growing up in Crete.

June 05, 2014 5:00 pm

Dykstra's bat coming up big for Vikings

Dykstra's bat coming up big for Vikings

LANSING | A month ago, Matt Dykstra and his Illiana Christian teammates didn't think they would win a regional title.

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