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Softball: Bartlett’s two twins too much for Conant

The pair of twin sisters on Bartlett's softball team have been playing together on the varsity for four seasons. Now seniors Lauren Ligouri (second base), Olivia Ligouri ...

Baseball: Neuqua Valley advances with wild win over Yorkville

Matt Knapczyk was hit by a pitch in the foot, and flipped his bat and yelled toward the Neuqua Valley dugout like he just hit a walk-off homer. That energy is authentic, ...

Boys track and field: Now is the right time for Lisle’s Ruthe

CHARLESTON — Lisle senior Colin Ruthe, a native of Germany, has been in the United States for only two years. He needed only 2 minutes to reach the Illinois High School A...

Baseball: Paul’s big day at the plate leads St. Charles East past WW South in regional semis

The start of the postseason couldn’t have gone any better for St. Charles East catcher Mac Paul. The senior ended the game going 3 for 4 at the plate with a double and fi...

Baseball: Pachla’s gem sends Crystal Lake South into regional final vs. Wauconda

Crystal Lake South players are as thrilled when Mark Pachla steps on the mound as their opponents are frustrated. Gator defenders know they will have balls hit at them – ...

Bartlett teammates celebrate as Olivia Liguori scores with a home run against Conant in a Class 3A regional semifinal softball game in Hoffman Estates on Wednesday, May 22, 2023.

Weekly Roundup: High School Athletes Captured in Action by Daily Herald Photographers

Each week Daily Herald photographers capture high school athletes at their peak. We hope that you enjoy the Week in sports photos through our lens as much as we enj...

Western Illinois University alumni Connie Kowal, right, a member of the record-setting 1974 Leathernecks baseball team, is joined by current players J.R. Heavilin, left, and Adam Juran during Western's baseball alumni weekend in early May. Kowal and his teammates bought WIU's new uniforms. The current team had patches put on them signifying the 50th anniversary of the 1974 team.

Leathernecks pay it forward, and get something back in return

The men who played baseball at Western Illinois University in 1974 were, and remain, a tight group. They stay in touch with each other and with their coach, 86-year-old D...