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  • No postseason, but plenty of memories for these four teams Oct 23, 2014 8:12 PM
    Some Lake County football teams are getting ready for the playoffs,which start next weekend. Grayslake Central, Mundelein, Grant and Round Lake, however, will be done after their Week 9 game on Friday. All four teams struggled this season, but there were some bright spots, too for each of them.

     
  • Big Ten’s arrow pointing up with Maryland, Rutgers Oct 17, 2014 10:40 PM
    Big Ten women's basketball is hoping to get a boost from two perenninal Top 25 powers, Maryland and Rutgers.

     
  • Women’s soccer team has plenty to celebrate at DePaul this season Oct 12, 2014 3:48 PM
    The DePaul women's soccer team is having a great start in Division I play. The Blue Demons haven't taken one minute of the ride for granted and enjoy celebrating their successes.

     
  • Full speed ahead for Warren’s Crump Oct 9, 2014 10:26 PM
    Warren running back Darrius Crump, one of the top running backs in Lake County walks the walk while he works to talks the talk. He is in speech therapy for stuttering and says sports has helped him improve.

     
  • Grayslake North’s Booker a slam-dunk for Indiana Oct 3, 2014 6:50 PM
    Grayslake North running back Titus Booker takes care of his offensive linemen just as well as they take care of him ... and that's led to big gains on the field.

     
  • Big Ten still soaring high in volleyball Oct 3, 2014 7:37 PM
    Once again, the Big Ten is one of the best conferences in the country for volleyball. No. 16 Illinois is playing as well as any team right now, with four consecutive 3-0 sweeps on the books. The Illini welcome No. 6 Wisconsin into noisy Huff Hall on Saturday.

     
  • 4 things the Chicago Sky should try to get done Sep 26, 2014 8:46 PM
    The Sky is coming off its most successful season in franchise history: a trip to the WNBA Finals. Here's an offseason to-do list that might help the Sky take that next step.

     
  • Lakes’ Balliu continues to aim high Sep 25, 2014 8:15 PM
    Lakes senior Jake Balliu isn't short on talent, or fight. The skilled wideout and sprinter is making a difference for the Eagles and isn't about to back down from a big challenge.

     
  • With McInerney and Kimpler, Libertyville’s measuring up Sep 18, 2014 8:50 PM
    There might be other upperclassmen walking the hallways at Libertyville High School that are more imposing than 6-foot-5 senior Jordan McInerney and 6-foot-6 junior Ben Kimpler. But put Kimpler and McInerney in some well-tailored football gear, position them on either side of the defensive line and turn them loose on the quarterback, and now we’re talking imposing.

     
  • Sky hangs tough, but Mercury claims title Sep 13, 2014 12:07 AM
    The Phoenix Mercury wins its third WNBA championship in eight years by sweeping the Sky and winning Game 3 at UIC Pavilion on Friday night, 87-82.

     
  • Sky owner: Return to Pavilion strange, weird, surreal Sep 11, 2014 7:12 PM
    Chicago Sky owner Michael Alter is coming full circle, back to the UIC Pavilion where he launched a fledgling WNBA explansion team. Nine years later, the Sky is vying for a WNBA championship and will host Game 3 of the WNBA Finals at the UIC Pavilion at 7 p.m. on Friday.

     
  • Sky looks to find its game at home Sep 10, 2014 7:41 PM
    The Chicago Sky needs to act like it belongs in the WNBA Finals, says Sky guard Epiphanny Prince. The Sky is down 2-0 to Phoenix in the best-of-5 championship series. Game 3 is Friday in Chicago. Also, more Sky notes from the WNBA Finals, including the battle of the bigs between Sylvia Fowles and Brittney Griner.

     
  • New and improved Quigley a big asset for Sky Sep 8, 2014 7:59 PM
    Sky reserve guard Allie Quigley has put her 'Plan B' career plans on hold for now; she's got a home in Chicago as one of the most improved players in the WNBA this summer. Quigley, the WNBA's Sixth Woman of the Year, is a big reason the Sky is in the WNBA Finals.

     
  • Mundelein happy to take the plunge — together Sep 4, 2014 9:30 PM
    Mundelein's summer team trip took them to the shores of Lake Superior on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Coach George Kaider and the players believe it'll help prepare them for the rigors of football in the North Suburban Lake.

     
  • Sky players pinching themselves on eve of WNBA Finals Sep 5, 2014 6:31 PM
    Believe it or not Sky fans, after nine seasons and plenty of heartache, the Sky is about to tip-off play in the WNBA Finals. Patricia Babcock McGraw, who has covered the franchise from its beginning, talks with the team's head coach and key players as they prepare for the bright lights against the Phoenix Mercury.

     
  • Another big comeback keeps Sky going Sep 1, 2014 11:01 PM
    The Comeback Kids were at it again Monday. The Chicago Sky overcame another significant second-half deficit in an elimination game, this time forcing a Game 3 against the Indiana Fever in the WNBA's Eastern Conference Finals.

     
  • Fowles: Playoff series win well worth the wait Aug 29, 2014 7:19 PM
    After a long road and a long wait, Chicago Sky veteran center Sylvia Fowles is finally making a playoff run.The Sky opens the Eastern Conference Finals tonight in Indianapolis against the Fever, led by veteran Tamika Catchings.

     
  • Green, Reams extend the wideout megatrend Aug 28, 2014 8:21 PM
    Longtime friends Caleb Reams of Warren and Cameron Green of Stevenson are two of the best receivers in the suburbs. Their high school rivalry will continue in college as Reams has committed to Illinois and Green has committed to Northwestern.

     
  • Sky could be dangerous in playoffs Aug 21, 2014 10:11 PM
    Chicago Sky playoff primer: In a season that was the exact opposite of last year, Sky is hoping for opposite results in playoffs.

     
  • Cautious Sky rests stars in anticipation of playoffs Aug 17, 2014 10:00 PM
    The stars weren't shining as the Chicago Sky lost to the San Antonio Stars on Sunday at Allstate Arena, 84-72. Head coach Pokey Chatman elected to not play Elena Delle Donne, Sylvia Fowles and Epiphanny Prince in order to rest them for the playoffs, which begin on Friday.

     
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