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Jun 15 2013 | 1:31 am - Mike Tauchman hopes he is on a Rockie road toward a big-league baseball career. It is a path the former Fremd High School baseball and football star has pursued for years. And it took a turn in the right direction last week when Tauchman was chosen...
Jun 08 2013 | 3:30 pm - Derek Fivelson is a numbers guy. It would figure since he teaches math and coaches the senior math team at Hoffman Estates High School. Fivelson has also been an adjunct math professor at Roosevelt University. But Fivelson wasn't interested in any...
Jun 06 2013 | 7:19 pm - The end of the school year marks a time to get refreshed for some - and a time to get refocused for others.
Jun 01 2013 | 8:03 pm - Grayslake Central senior Erik Skutnick was thrown into a situation he could hardly have envisioned just a year ago. The Rams' 6-run lead had been quickly slashed to just 2 runs with one out in the top of the fifth inning by Wauconda. Now Skutnick,...
May 30 2013 | 8:37 pm - Joe Walsh produced an unforgettable baseball season for Oakton College. But the former Palatine High School star has no recollection of how it ended May 12. The NJCAA Region IV Player of the Year had put together impressive numbers at the plate and...
May 23 2013 | 3:11 pm - Zach Smith was no different from many other high school athletes when he had to face the unfortunate reality he would be competing in a Prospect uniform for the last time Monday afternoon. What was different for Smith, however, was how fortunate he...
May 22 2013 | 10:56 pm - Not even a bitter defeat could sour the sweet feelings Grant senior Jake Trumpis has for McHenry's Petersen Park. Trumpis certainly pitched well enough to win Wednesday night's Class 4A baseball regional semifinal duel with McHenry's Andrew...
May 20 2013 | 9:54 pm - Tanner Kiser received a mini-celebratory dousing of small cups of water over his head from a couple of Lake Zurich baseball teammates late Monday afternoon. Maybe they wanted to make sure the left-handed hitting first baseman didn't cool off too...
May 16 2013 | 7:01 pm - Keeping track of how many times a pitcher has delivered during a game can be a good thing to know, but it's awfully hard to enforce firm limits, simply because every pitcher is different.
May 11 2013 | 7:14 pm - Grayslake North was growing up as a school while Grayslake Central was building one of the Chicago area's top baseball programs. A big weekend has the seven-year-old Knights' program in position to reach unprecedented heights. They moved into sole...