CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two dozen games into the South Atlantic League season, and Ryan Nagle and the West Virginia Power are doing pretty well for themselves.
Travel baseballIllinois Valley Titans 13, Ottawa Avalanche 5The 12-and-under Titans took care of the Avalanche due to an offensive outburst. Luke Story went 2-for-2 with a home run, a single, three RBIs and two runs scored for the Titans. Jon Zytonowski also had a very good day, doubling, si…
RURAL STREATOR — The pitching and getting men on base parts of the game were good enough for the Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell Warriors on Friday afternoon at Woodland School.
WESTMONT – The Streator Lady Bulldogs snapped a three-game losing streak with a convincing 9-0 victory over Westmont in Interstate Eight Conference play. Winning pitcher Maggie McGurk (4 IP, 2 H, 10 K) and reliever Lexi Ramon (3 IP, 1 H, 4 K) combined for the shutout in the circle. McGurk (t…
OTTAWA - Even though the weather was a little on the cold side, It was a pitcher’s duel on Friday afternoon at King Field between Yorkville sophomore Jon Junger and Ottawa’s Ben Carlson.
Travel baseballTitans 12U score home 'W'IV Titans 8, Illinois Celtics 2IV Titans 11, Shorewood Swarm 5The 12-and-under Illinois Valley Titans of Naplate scored the home victory over the Celtics, with John Riva throwing four innings of scoreless, one-hit ball while striking out three. Leading…
SOUTH STREATOR - It's one thing when a high school team has another program's number, but it's another when that team is so dominant that it has the opponent's number, its address, its shoe sizes, probably even ate its lunch.
WENONA — A four-run inning came just in time Thursday for the Fieldcrest Knights baseball team, as the Knights put up four in the home half of the sixth and held on to edge Deer Creek-Mackinaw in Heart of Illinois Conference play, 6-5.
It usually doesn’t take much to get me all charged up about the Chicago Bears, but in recent years that excitement was usually the result of something they did that I and many others view as either incompetent or flat-out stupid. And rest assured, my friend Todd Hopkins and the other Packers…
Jaryd Grabowski's pitching record so far this season doesn't look all that spectacular at first glance. The Streator High School right-hander is, after all, 2-3 in his five starts so far this season and is coming off back-to-back losses.
I live just in front of Lock 9 of the I and M Canal in Marseilles. Instead of calling it a National Heritage Corridor, one could refer it to a city dump.
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Being a pillar in the middle for a basketball team has always come easy for Cassidy Murphy. After all, the Marquette Academy senior stands 6-feet, 2-inches tall.
From district, state and national youth tournaments through the years to the IHSA State Meet a couple months back, swimming has always taken T.J. LeSeure places.
North Central College senior and former Ottawa High School softball player Amanda Walker etched her name into the Cardinals record books this past weekend.
YORKVILLE — The Ottawa Pirates fell 11-2 to the Yorkville Foxes in a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference crossover game Tuesday afternoon.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made waves last week with comments about the potential for expanding beyond the league’s 30 current franchises.
OTTAWA - It's just part of what they're made of, in their character or DNA or whatever, that will not allow the Ottawa Lady Pirates to quit. Unfortunately, Geneseo shares that same trait.
STREATOR — The three Streator pitchers who took the mound Tuesday for the Bulldogs' Interstate Eight Conference series finale with visiting Herscher all did a pretty respectable job one time through the Tigers' potent order.
STREATOR — A spot at the top of the Interstate Eight Conference standings was on the line when the Streator Lady Bulldogs hosted Herscher in softball action on Tuesday.
OTTAWA - All nine Marquette starters recorded at least one hit in their three at-bats on their way to 16 hits in four innings, sending the Lady Crusaders to an 11-0 Tri-County Conference victory over Lowpoint-Washburn here at June Gross Field Tuesday afternoon.
OTTAWA — The Ottawa Lady Pirates were one swing away on two separate occasions from digging out of the early hole they had made for themselves against a tough Morris ballclub.
Marquette Academy principal Brooke Rick was spot on in her description Sunday night of the winners of this year's "Red" Wultzen Marquette Booster Award, presented at the school's annual All-Sports Award banquet at the Ottawa Knights of Columbus Hall.
SENECA – The Seneca varsity softball roster isn't chalked full of a lot of size or power. But the small and mighty Lady Irish sure came out slugging Monday afternoon.
STREATOR — Improvement has been readily apparent for the Streator Bulldogs boys tennis team this spring, though it hasn't always shown through in the win column.
The game of baseball is superstitious to say the least, but even more so when a pitcher has kept the opponents without a hit for the first five innings. The thoughts then start … is this the game he does it?
HERSCHER — The Streator Bulldogs fell to 3-10 overall and 2-6 in Interstate Eight Conference play Monday with a 20-10 loss to host Herscher.
STREATOR — It was again that time of the year to acknowledge the past and present accomplishments of many in the Streator Men’s and Women’s bowling associations as they held their 31st SMBA-SWBA Bowler of the Year and Hall of Fame Awards Banquet on Saturday at the Streator Knights of Columbus.