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Past articles by Curt:

3-time honoree Gugliuzza closes on a high note

Taylor Gugliuzza couldn’t have asked for much more during her final season of a record-setting four-year career at Lincoln-Way West. She finished as the school’s scoring leader with 2,276 points and not only played with her sisters, Tara and Ava, she helped lead the Warriors to their best season, where they went 32-4 and took second place in Class 4A. → Read More

Lincoln-Way West, Bolingbrook pace all-area team

The 2019-20 girls basketball season will rank among the very best in the history of the Joliet area, as seven teams won 26 or more games, and four others had at least 19 wins. → Read More

University of St. Francis’ Aylward earns All-America honors

A lot of athletes would have enjoyed getting the kind of accolades that University of St. Francis women’s basketball player Kaitlin Aylward received this past season. → Read More

Optimism high for Plainfield schools

As usual, there's plenty of enthusiasm involving the four baseball teams in the Plainfield school district. → Read More

Joliet West hopes to get back to state

After losing 3-2 in the Class 4A state semifinals two season ago and then taking third place last season, hopes are understandably high for Joliet West's softball team this season. → Read More

Saints open NAIA DII Tournament

The eighth-ranked University of St. Francis women's basketball team opens play in the NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament on Wednesday night at 9:15 p.m. when it takes on Southern Oregon University at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. → Read More

Tigers prepared for Lockport Sectional

Although three of the four regional champions who advanced to this week's Class 4A Lockport Sectional were not the favorites, the four teams who will compete figure to provide some good basketball for those who will attend the event. → Read More

Area players receive all-state honors

In recognition of their successful seasons, several players from the area's two state finalists who played the IHSA Class 4A semifinals in Normal led the way in all-state honors handed out by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and the Associated Press. → Read More

Raiders rally to claim third place

NORMAL – Bolingbrook’s girls basketball team had its sights on playing for the Class 4A championship, so going for third place Saturday wasn’t really what it had in mind. → Read More

Warriors, Raiders set for historic meeting

When an area has enjoyed a rich sports history like that seen among Will County schools, there are few events that come along that haven’t been witnessed before. → Read More

Lincoln-Way West topples H-F to reach state finals

BLOOMINGTON – There was some nervousness as Lincoln-Way West's girls basketball entered the final minute of the first half of Monday's Class 4A Illinois Wesleyan University Supersectional trailing Homewood-Flossmoor by seven points after Bri Wooldridge spent much of that on the bench due to foul trouble. → Read More

Dakota denies Coalers their first title

Dakota (24-4), which won four-straight Class 1A titles from 2013-16 not only made its return to the state finals for the first time since then, but also used a strong close to capture its sixth state championship and deny Coal City (39-9) its initial state title. As a result of winning the final six matches, the Indians captured a 40-19 victory over the Coalers, who were competing for a state… → Read More

Lemont wins state title

Third-, fourth-place finishes motivate Indians at state meet → Read More

Coalers to compete for 1A title

Coal City's wrestlers will be competing for a state title for the second year in a row and the third time in five years after rallying past Auburn 39-32 in Saturday's semifinals of the Class 1A Dual Team finals at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington. → Read More

Lemont advances to Class 2A finals

BLOOMINGTON – Lemont's wrestling program made history in Saturday's the IHSA Class 2A dual meet finals when it advanced to its first state championship dual after beating Aurora Christian 46-19 in the semifinals at Grossing Motors Arena. → Read More

Minooka falls to Mount Carmel again

BLOOMINGTON – Minooka's wrestling team entered Saturday's Class 3A dual team finals with an impressive 21-1 record with its lone loss coming in its season opener on November 30 when it fell 51-12 to Mount Carmel. → Read More

Montini rolls past Porters in quarterfinals

BLOOMINGTON – Lockport's wrestling team certainly knew what it was up against in Saturday's IHSA dual team finals in Bloomington when it took on Montini Catholic in the Class 3A quarterfinals. → Read More

Unbeaten Porters face Montini

It's a real testament to Lockport's wrestling program that it could graduate a trio of individuals who all won state titles and captured eight state medals between them, and they would have a better dual meet record in the following regular season. → Read More

Unbeaten Porters face powerhouse Montini

It's a real testament to Lockport's wrestling program that it could graduate a trio of individuals who all won state titles and captured eight state medals between them, and they would have a better dual meet record in the following regular season. → Read More

Providence wins first sectional title

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS – Regardless of the outcome of Thursday’s Class 3A Hillcrest Sectional championship game, it already was an historic season for Providence Catholic’s girls basketball team. → Read More