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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 ›

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Cougars Premier U10 Girls Exceed All Expectations

The weather this past Memorial Day weekend wasn’t the only thing blistering hot. The Cougars Premier U10 Girls played up in age in the U11 … 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 ›

Baseball: Naperville Central squeaks by Plainfield North

Two of the Chicago area’s most successful pitchers encountered uncharacteristic problems Wednesday evening. Ian Lewandowski’s consecutive second-inning walks were costly, but the Naperville Central senior’s … 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 ›

Baseball spotlight’s on Neuqua Valley’s Nick Blackburn

The overall records are good but not great, for Nick Blackburn individually and Neuqua Valley as a team. Closer inspection reveals a group that could … Read more ›

Plainfield Youth Soccer organization teams up with Chicago Fire

The Chicago Fire will merge with the Plainfield Soccer Association Legends to create the Chicago Fire Juniors West, according to Chicago Fire officials. Chicago Fire … 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 ›

Softball | O’Brien pitches Neuqua Valley past Benet

Neuqua Valley junior Alyssa Domico wanted to get Jamie O’Brien’s attention. Sidestepping a few teammates in front of Neuqua Valley’s dugout Saturday, Domico reached her … Read more ›