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New Lenox’s Hagen thrives in athletics, music

by Steve Millar, Sports Editor Sports, Youth

In an era of specilization where more and more athletes choose to focus on just one sport, New Lenox’s Dane Hagen is a prominent exception.

Hagen, who graduated from Liberty Junior High earlier this year and is getting...

Football: Future Knights pack LW Central youth camp

by Steve Millar, Sports Editor Sports, High School, Youth

Over 140 grade school kids participated in Lincoln-Way Central’s four-day youth football camp last week.

Central coach Jeremy Cordell was thrilled to see so many eager campers, ready to compete and learn even on some...

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...