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Slammers return home Monday for first series against rival Boomers

(Joliet, IL) – The Joliet Slammers took over Silver Cross Field in 2011 and immediately started the process of rebuilding the tradition of professional baseball … Read more ›

Lyons Township's baseball team hopes for a repeat state championship celebration. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Area baseball teams hope to continue wild postseason

In a wild postseason that saw several top-ranked teams fall, four TribLocal area baseball team survived in Class 3A and 4A and have a date … Read more ›

Slammers broadcaster Aaron Morse tacks his hacks in the batting cage
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My Day as a Professional Baseball Player

By Aaron Morse (Joliet, IL) – It is my belief that most professional baseball announcers wish they could be professional baseball players. Maybe that’s because … Read more ›

In April, the Chicago Rush hosted a scrimmage between Homer Glen and Joliet youth teams. The Rush will host an All-Game Saturday, June 16. (Chicago Rush photo)

Area football youth standouts to compete in All-Star game at Allstate Arena

Several TribLocal-area youth players have been invited to the Chicagoland Youth Football League All-Star game at 3 p.m. June 16 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. … Read more ›

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 ›

weekend series
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Slammers return home Friday for three games

(Joliet, IL) – The defending Frontier League champion Joliet Slammers return home Friday for a three-game series with the Washington Wild Things. Friday’s 7:05 p.m. … 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 ›

Visitation, funeral services set for Joliet Catholic football player Matt Mammosser

Visitation for Joliet Catholic junior Matt Mammosser will be 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the high school’s … Read more ›