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Athletes, coaches wait and hope for a spring season

March 20, 2020 by Steve Millar, Sports Editor Sports, High School

Ben Gerl has been looking forward to his senior season for a long time.

Now, the Lincoln-Way West pitcher is unsure if it will ever happen.

“It’s tough, especially as a one-sport athlete,” he said. “...

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...

10 Questions with Ben Gerl, Lincoln-Way West baseball

by Steve Millar, Sports Editor Sports, High School, Athlete of the Week

Ben Gerl is a senior pitcher on the Lincoln-Way West baseball team.

How long have you played baseball and how did you first get started?

I picked up a bat before I could actually stand. I would sit up, my...

Boys Volleyball: Knights 'can be very good' if season happens

by Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
Veteran Lincoln-Way Central volleyball coach Mary Brown summed up what everyone else involved in high school spring sports has been thinking during the past week. "This is rough," Brown said. "I sure hope we do have a season."Brown certainly wanted...