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Life in the fast lane

Speed kills as Bulldogs race past Spartans   In automotive parlance it was like pitting a pickup truck against a Ferrari — and letting the Ferrari have a head-start.  Friday night’s South Suburban Con…

Doing it by the numbers

Local grad Vander Laan is a statistics-generating machine at Ferris State Perhaps it’s fitting that Jason Vander Laan is majoring in actuarial sciences at Ferris State. He definitely has a way with nu…

Earning their stripes

Tigers deal Eagles heavy blow Like Siegfried and Roy, Dave Wierzal has had a knack for handling Tigers.In the Sandburg coach’s case, the cats in question suit up for Joliet West. While the Tigers have…

It’s a Smalling world

Sophomore wideout keeps Crusaders moving ahead The sophomore jinxed Wheaton-St. Francis Friday night.As a freshman in 2013 Ricky Smalling drew little attention as a football player. That’s not surpris…

Bartosh

These ‘sportsmen’ grin and beer it  (Reprinted from July 1, 2010)    Beer and sports will be forever linked.  Whether or not you personally choose to imbibe in the malt-and-hops mixture is irrele…

Volleyball roundup

Eagles soaring through first 15 matches With 15 matches already in the books Sandburg counts 12 victories among them.But Eagles coach Dave Vales will tell you that exceptional teams find a way to win …

Moraine athletics wrap

Outcome worth the wait for Cyclones soccer players Good things come to those who wait.Those words couldn’t have been truer for Moraine Valley College’s women’s soccer team last Wednesday. After seeing…

SXU sports summary

Huizenga honored for work as SID He isn’t an athlete himself, but he has written extensively about those who compete for St. Xavier University.And like a great many of those individuals Rob Huizenga’s…

Trinity sports report

Volleyball team stretches win streak to 11 Nobody’s perfect, but Trinity Christian College’s volleyball players did their best to refute that theory in a series of matches last week.Not only did the T…

Sports wrap

In preparation for his senior golf season at Shepard Shane Wright participated in junior tournaments at Cog Hill this summer and came away with an improved game. Those strides have been paying big div…