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Liberty relay team wins state title

by Steve Millar, Sports Editor Sports, Youth

Liberty Junior High’s seventh-grade track team took home a state title from the IESA track and field finals May 11 in East Peoria.

Liberty’s 1,600-meter relay team of Eli Bach, Garry McDermott, Drew Munch and Dakota...

Youth sports: State runner-up bowler excited for high school

by Steve Millar, Sports Editor Sports, Youth

If this spring’s IESA postseason is any indication, New Lenox bowler Ryan Marszalek is a clutch performer.

Marszalek said he had a so-so regular season with an average hovering around 180, but he caught fire during...

Youth Sports: Martino wrestler Knowlton excited for future after back-to-back state titles

by Steve Millar, Sports Editor Sports, Youth

Nathan Knowlton was already a state wrestling champion, but still felt like he had something to prove.

The eighth grader at Martino Junior High wanted to show that his 2017-2018 title was no fluke.

On...