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Alumni Spotlight: LW Central grad Richards has memorable freshman gymnastics season at Florida

by Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Alumni-College
Perhaps the students at Lincoln-Way Central didn't realize it but just a year ago there was a world-class athlete walking the halls of the school.That was Payton Richards, a Mokena resident who is one of the top gymnasts in the country.Now at...

Roundup: Providence grad Taylor named National Player of the Week and more

by Steve Millar, Sports Editor Sports, High School, Alumni-College

Providence graduate Adam Taylor, a freshman guard at Joliet Junior College, was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Division III Player of the Week on Jan. 8.

In wins the prior week over Madison and...

Alumni Spotlight: Mokena’s Sori-Marin steps up during historic season for Minnesota

by Steve Millar, Sports Editor Sports, Alumni-College

The Minnesota Golden Gophers football team won 11 games in a season for the first time since 1904, capping the incredible year with a 31-24 upset of Auburn in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 in Tampa. 

In the middle of all...