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Naperville North's Jen Korn, left, and Zoe Swift were all smiles all weekend as the Huskies won the Class 3A state title. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Naperville North, Wheaton St. Francis claim state soccer titles

The state championship trophies stayed close to home. Naperville North and Wheaton St. Francis won Illinois High School Association state girls soccer championships Saturday, June … Read more ›

Naperville's Michele Weissenhofer, right, is a member of the 2012 Red Stars. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Red Stars move up to elite level

The Chicago Red Stars are in their first season in the newly created Women’s Premier Soccer Elite League and opened up the 2012 season with … Read more ›

Last weekend Lisle fans had a chance to cheer in the IHSA Class 1A state soccer finals in Naperville. This weekend the class 2A and 3A finals take place at North Central College. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

State soccer brings in red-hot area teams

The Class 2A and 3A Illinois High School Association girls soccer state finals are ready to roll Friday and Saturday at North Central College in … Read more ›

Old School's Coliln DeKorsi of Buffalo Grove looks for an open man in the 13U division of the Best Buy Classic. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Best Buy brought out some of the best hoop stars to area

More than 300 basketball teams from across the country invaded the north and west suburbs for the Best Buy Chicago Classic May 25-27 featuring travel … Read more ›

Niles North's Dave Bacalla reached the final 16 in the state tennis tournament. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Area athletes have big weekend in tennis, track and soccer

TribLocal area athletes competed in the Illinois High School Association state finals of three sports over the weekend with some impressive results. A look at … Read more ›

Valor Games Midwest competitors line up for cycling race.
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World Sport Chicago Hosts Second Annual Valor Games Midwest; Armed forces veterans also invited to career hiring event

American service members and veterans who are wounded, ill or injured — and wish to explore or compete in organized sports — will meet in … Read more ›

Best Buy Classic brings hoops talent from all over the nation to the area

More than 300 basketball teams from across the country will invade the north and northwest suburbs for the Best Buy Chicago Classic. The tournament runs … Read more ›

Area tennis teams hoping for success at state meet

Two-time defending boys tennis state champion New Trier will have its work cut out for it to try to win its third straight title. The … Read more ›

The boys state track and field meet gets underway Thursday in Charleston. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Area boys track athletes looking for big finishes at state

Since 1990, only five TribLocal area teams have won Illinois High School Association boys track and field state titles. Joliet West won the Class AA … Read more ›

Evanston's Margaret Bamgbose, left, won a state title in the 300 hurdles. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Area track stars bring home gold from state meet

Three individuals and one relay team from the TribLocal North/Northwest suburban area won state championships at the Illinois High School Association Girls Track and Field … Read more ›