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Warren softball game to honor memory of pitcher’s mother and support the WSRA

Warren High School’s softball players wear their True Blue jerseys throughout the season — appropriate given the school’s Blue Devils nickname. But on Saturday, Warren’s team will go “purple” as a way of honoring the memory of the mother of Blue Devils standout pitcher Jana Wagner.


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Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile


After suffering a heartbreaking overtimes loss to Joliet Catholic in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game last season, Lincoln-Way West has put in extra work in the offseason to complete it’s state title run. read more...

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Grayslake North beats Hampshire 2-1 in baseball

PREP NOTES: Dom DiProva pitched six innings of one-run, four-hit ball and Jason Petrillo worked the seventh with two punchouts to get the save as Grayslake North’s baseball team edged Hampshire 2-1 on Thursday.

Z-B students supporting baseball fundraiser for pediatric cancer research


It’s long been believed that while the high-school communities located in the northeast corner of the state are rivals on the playing field, that the students at those schools work really well together when the occasion arises and understand the concept of teamwork as well as or better than most.



EXTRA POINT: Johnny Johnson has a three-pronged goal for coaching the student-athletes who will play football in the coming years at North Chicago High School.

Friday pep rally is start to flag-football season

The NFL Flag Football program that’s based in Zion will kick off its season with a pep rally on Friday night at the Zion Leisure Center’s Sports Arena.

Grayslake North routs Waukegan in soccer tourney


PREP NOTES: Round 1 of the eight-team Lakes Invitational girls soccer tournament was good for Grayslake North (5-6 overall) and terrible for Waukegan (one win all year, 3-2 over Maine East) as the Knights are way better than their record suggests, and Waukegan’s best players apparently are wearing Chicago Magic travel jerseys.

Grayslake Central’s softball team unbeaten in league play

The Grayslake Central Rams’ softball team improved to 13-5 overall and 4-0 in the Fox Valley Fox with a 12-2 win over Johnsburg.

Season of change is ahead in high school football


EXTRA POINT: The NFL decided that this is the perfect week to announce its schedule for the 2014 season. And if it’s good enough for the NFL, then who’s to say that it’s not good enough for our area high school football teams.

Mundelein High’s Metz feels at home on the mound


Coming into the 2014 baseball season, Mundelein High School senior Mike Metz had only started one varsity game as a pitcher.

Strong scores are a fitting result for Waukegan High gym students

Waukegan High School had some gym students participate recently in the CrossFit high-intensity training program, which incorporates weightlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics and other disciplines.

Libertyville’s star catcher caught on quickly


Talk to people about Libertyville senior catcher Evan Skoug, and you inevitably will hear the words “mature” and “leader.” Skoug has been starting on the varsity team since his freshman year and has grown into the Wildcats’ leader.

CLC’s bats come alive and lead surge to conference title


College of Lake County’s baseball team has completed an unlikely run to the Skyway Conference championship and built some serious mojo as the team prepares for all-important tournament play.

Z-B grad Robinson inks her deal with Mizzou


Juanita Robinson made it official last week. The graduate of Zion-Benton High School, who led the Zee-Bees to a second-place finish in the 2011 state tournament, signed her letter accepting a scholarship to play her junior and senior seasons of women’s basketball with the Missouri Tigers of the Southweastern Conference.

Five Warren High seniors finalize college baseball plans


Last week was a great week for Warren High School’s baseball program, with five senior players signing letters of intent to play ball at the collegiate level next spring.

Friday’s Warren soccer game is fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness


Warren High School’s girls soccer program will be holding its second annual Goals For Good charity soccer game on Friday night at the school’s football field on O’Plaine Road.

Local trio shares national curling title, and is competing on world stage this week


As Russ Brown and Russ Armstrong were simultaneously approaching 50, Jeff Wright was eager for both to hit the milestone age that many dread. The trio have spent more than a decade curling with one another at the Exmoor Curling Club in Highland Park. The age barrier didn’t prevent them from training at Exmoor, but it kept Brown and Armstrong from joining Wright’s team and curling in senior competitions.