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  • 'Going downstate' for state basketball finals could mean trip to Sears Centre Mar 18, 2015 6:40 PM
    The traditional goal of “going downstate” for the top boys' high school basketball teams in the suburbs could be exchanged for a rowdy hometown crowd just a short drive away, if one local venue gets its wish this weekend. Global Spectrum, the company that manages Hoffman Estates' Sears Centre Arena, is trying to host the Class 3A and 4A IHSA boys' basketball state finals.

  • Fremd team sent off in style to state semifinal Mar 4, 2015 4:29 PM
    The Fremd High School girls basketball team got a rousing send-off from their fellow Vikings Wednesday afternoon as they prepared to embark for the state semi-final against New Trier Friday night at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena in Normal. This will be the Fremd team’s first trip to the IHSA Final Four in 38 years.

  • Top-ranked racquetball players to compete during Lombard’s Shamrock Shootout Mar 4, 2015 11:00 AM
    Glass Court Swim & Fitness Club in Lombard has hosted the Shamrock Shootout racquetball tournament for 30 years, but this year it is hosting the Men's International Raquetball Tour at the same time, drawing top professional players to the tournament on March 12-15.

  • Jackie Robinson West hailed by suburban fans Feb 22, 2015 8:27 AM
    Jackie Robinson West players were treated like national champions at a Black History Month celebration in Northbrook. About 300 fans from across the suburbs filled North Suburban YMCA's gymnasium Saturday for the fun-filled event that included a free hot dog lunch, a multimedia presentation about Robinson and a question-and-answer session with nine players.

  • Top U.S. gymnasts to compete at Sears Centre Feb 13, 2015 3:31 PM
    The Secret U.S. Classic, a competition featuring some of America's top female gymnasts, comes to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, July 25. Tickets go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16.

  • Outdoor Sports Show continues Sunday in Rosemont Jan 24, 2015 6:56 PM
    The 36 annual Chicagoland Outdoor Sports Show was in full swing on Saturday, the fourth day of its five-day run. Rick Rosalina, show director, said this year promoters added a bigger gun show, which 20,000 people will venture through, along with visiting the hunting, fishing, boats and (kids favorite) trout pond fishing exhibits at the show.

  • Buffalo Grove Bills on probation for incorrect player ages Jan 22, 2015 6:02 PM
    A suburban youth football organization was placed on a two-year probation this week by its governing body, after five players on a 6- to 8-year-old team were found to be older than their paperwork stated. The entire roster of teams in the Buffalo Grove Bills Youth Football organization were sanctioned Tuesday by their parent league, The Chicagoland Youth Football League.

  • Rozner: Mike Spellman will be dearly missed Jan 21, 2015 11:09 PM
    Barry Rozner says his conversations with Mike Spellman were always a joy, filled with laughter and cheap shots, and quick phone calls often turned into an hour of nonsense. "He was my friend and I will miss him," Rozner writes about Mike in his column.

  • Naperville Marathon plans more downtown involvement Jan 15, 2015 2:59 PM
    Naperville Marathon organizers say they are charting a course for the third annual race that more directly involves the commercial area of the city's downtown. “We want the spectators visiting the different shops and restaurants, and afterward we want to make sure there's much more of a festival-type atmosphere for not just the runners but the community as a whole," Race Director Bob Hackett said.

  • Anglers find fish, fun at DuPage Hard Water Classic Jan 10, 2015 7:44 PM
    A frozen lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville was dotted with huts and riddled with holes Saturday afternoon, and that’s exactly how hundreds of ice fishers liked it. About 200 anglers were competing in the third annual Hard Water Classic sponsored by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, aiming to catch the biggest fish or to win a prize for the longest bluegill, crappie or largemouth bass.

  • Suburban Sports Calendar for 2015 Jan 1, 2015 12:50 AM
    From major championship winners to minor-league fun, the 2015 suburban sports calender has something for every sports fan.

  • Palatine runner hit by car returns to school surrounded by support Dec 6, 2014 7:01 AM
    Ryan Kissane, a Palatine High School senior, made his first return to the school surrounded by family and hundreds of supporters on Friday night after being hit by a car last month. “I was pretty beat up,” Kissane said, surrounded by friends and teachers wearing shirts reading “Once a Pirate, Always Family.”

  • South Barrington man's “flying” skills send him to Dubai Nov 28, 2014 5:24 AM
    William Ayars Jr. of South Barrington says flyboarding - a new extreme sport that's something like wakeboarding with a jetpack - not only has given him an opportunity to travel the world, but it saved his life. “It allowed me to take my addictive personality and put it into something I love,” he says.

  • It's here — it's marathon day in Naperville Nov 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    It's race day in Naperville for thousands of runners, volunteers, police, residents along the route, even runners' family members and race fans. Yet all that activity could cause some inconveniences. “This year we will be closing a number of city streets for a lot longer so the impact will be more noticeable,” said Naperville police Sgt. Steve Schindlbeck.

  • Naperville co-workers snag marathon wins in hometown race Nov 9, 2014 2:31 PM
    The winners of Sunday’s second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon not only shared a hometown, but an employer. Naperville Running Company employees Yonatan Mascote, 25, and Marisa Hird, 28, both of Naperville, placed first for men and women in the 26.2-mile race, finishing with times of 2:33:51 and 2:50:57, respectively.

  • Hanover Park gets $500,000 state grant for sports complex Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Hanover Park will receive a $500,000 state grant to make improvements at a youth sports complex on Barrington Road that has earned a reputation as an eyesore. “This is seed money to begin a refresh to that complete area,” Mayor Rodney Craig said.

  • Hospital stay inspires Geneva teen to help others Oct 19, 2014 7:18 AM
    Spending 14 weeks in hospital beds and a wheelchair could have ruined the summer for 15-year-old Lindsey McDonald of Geneva, injured when a horse fell on her. But she chose to concentrate on making life a little better for other patients at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, where she noticed other children weren't getting any gifts — “not even a balloon” — and their families struggled.

  • Two suburban marathoners running 26 for Special Olympics Oct 13, 2014 8:13 AM
    Among the thousands of runners at Sunday's Chicago Marathon will be about 75 from more than 30 states raising money for Special Olympics Chicago. And among that group are two suburban women, Bartlett resident Maureen Lue and Carpentersville native Becky Gould, for whom the cause is very dear to their hearts. “They're just about the sweetest kids you could meet,” Lue said. “They have such great sportsmanship. They enjoy everything!”

  • Costumed runners to take downtown Palatine once again at 9th Halloween Hustle Oct 10, 2014 7:10 PM
    The 9th Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run & Walk through downtown Palatine will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the intersection of Eric Drive and Colfax Street.

  • Hanover Park, Little League clash over new sign at sports complex Oct 7, 2014 6:39 PM
    Two years after taking over the facility, Hanover Park plans to make several improvements at a sports complex on Barrington Road. But the sports teams that use the athletic fields want more input on how the village spends money there. "We would love to see more transparency between them and us," said Mike Byrne, the Hanover Park Little League treasurer.

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