Category: Sports

Montini Catholic High School girls softball team State champion

Montini Catholic High School girls softball team poses outside of the school in Lombard following a Class 3A State championship in East Peoria last weekend. Montini rallied to defeat Kaneland, 15-8, in the championship game. Click here to see the article by Bobby Narang. Montini Catholic photo...

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Montini overcomes Kaneland for State championship

By Bobby Narang –  Two years ago, the Montini Catholic High School girls softball team had a rather easy two games at the State tournament on the way to a Class 3A championship. The Broncos defeated Carmel and Washington by a combined 16-3 score to notch the program’s first State...

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Avendano induction in Skyway Hall of Fame

Former Waubonsee Community College student-athlete, coach, and administrator, Dr. John Avendano will be formally inducted into the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference’s (ISCC) Hall of Fame (HOF) at the annual year-end awards luncheon June 14 at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. Avendano was an All-ISCC first team baseball player for...

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Dolan and Murphy seeks ISC berth

By Robin Reder –  Dolan and Murphy fastpitch softball team finished 1-3 last weekend in Kimberly, Wis.. Dolan and Murphy’s record is 8-5 for the season. Dolan will be back in action Friday through Sunday in Walcott, Iowa for the International Softball Congress (ISC) qualifier. Dolan and Murphy defeated LaCrosse,...

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Chicago White Sox Dylan Covey emerging pitcher

By denying Chris Sale his 97th career Major League Baseball (MLB) victory last week in Boston, the Chicago White Sox’ Dylan Covey picked up MLB victory No. 2 of his career. And, thanks in part to Covey’s effort, the White Sox’s record was 4-3 on a seven-game road trip last...

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Plainfield North Class 4A State baseball champion

Plainfield North High School has established it prominence in athletics in recent years. Will this Spring be the culmination, or, the springboard to greater success? The boys baseball team won the Class 4A State championship Saturday in Joliet and the girls softball team captured second place in the Class 4A...

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Batavia’s Coffey drafted by Chicago White Sox

Micah Coffey of Batavia High School, was drafted by the Chicago White Sox last week in the Major League Baseball amateur draft in the 30th round. Coffey, a senior who played shortstop for the University of Minnesota in the recently-completed season, is a graduate of Batavia’s Class of 2014 and...

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Rockford Peaches manager in Yorkville

Rebecca Tulloch, manager of the Rockford Peaches vintage woman’s baseball team, will trace the truth and fiction about the Tom Hanks film, “A League of their Own,”​ at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Yorkville Public Library, 902 Game Farm Road in Yorkville. Admission is free. This year is the...

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‘Good experience,’ Neuqua Valley second in State volleyball

By Bobby Narang –  The Neuqua Valley High School boys volleyball team nearly made history last weekend. The Wildcats, in their third State appearance in program history, came within a few points of winning their first State championship. Lincoln-Way East pulled away with two straight points to take a 20-25,...

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Derkowski guides York to State

By Craig Lynch –  High school freshman softball pitcher Lauren Derkowski took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and York High School held off scrappy St. Charles North, 5-3, in the Rosemont Class 4A Super-sectional Monday night. “Lauren is a real go-getter,” said York head coach Elizabeth Munn. The Dukes...

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Sox struggle in interleague

Major League Baseball started interleague play in 1997. With some modification, the format has remained the same as it was in 1997. There were 214 interleague games played in 1997. The number of scheduled interleague games is now 300. The biggest change was made when the Houston Astros moved from...

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Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch, triumph

By John Schutt –  NASCAR Monster Energy series, Pocono 400, Pocono Raceway, Pocono, Pa., Sunday, June 3. On a cool day in the Pocono Mountains, Martin Truex, Jr. took his second victory of the season over Kyle Larson. Following in third place was Kyle Busch, in fourth was Kevin Harvick,...

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