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Windy City’s top 14U ranking a result of overall program success

by Nick Frazier, Sports Editor Sports, Youth

Windy City Field Hockey director Katie Beach didn’t know how her 14U Sparks team would fare in 2019 until one of the first showcases of the season.

That unit, composed of 18 girls, traveled to Florida for the Disney...

Lake Bluff basketball teams enjoy undefeated seasons

by Nick Frazier, Sports Editor Sports, Youth

Before 2019, neither of the Lake Bluff Middle School seventh grade basketball teams had ever finished better than third place in the Lakeside Athletic Conference.

That only made the 2019 season more special for the...

18U Falcons ranked first in country thanks to team chemistry

by Nick Frazier, Sports Editor Sports, Youth

Sometimes too much recognition can derail a team’s momentum. The pressure to prove the honor was well-deserved serves as a distraction now and then.

That recognition hasn’t affected the Highland Park Falcons’ 18U team...