It’s no secret that there is a shortage of high school sports officials in the state of Illinois.
This summer as we’ve written stories about people from the Illinois Valley who travel to attend games, it’s reminded me of all the fond memories from my travels.
MOLINE — Members of the Princeton softball team stood on the field surrounded by family and friends waiting for their turn to take pictures with the plaque.
Recently during one of my middle of the night Twitter scrolling sessions — I have a two-month old — I came across a tweet that piqued my interest.
At the bare minimum, most man caves feature one, maybe two televisions, snacks and a mini-fridge stocked with beer, along with a couple of posters.
In his first year of teaching and coaching at Dunlap High School, Tyler Jakse tasted his first long playoff run as he was the assistant coach for the football team, which was the 2017 Class 5A runner up.
Sometimes, I think my main purpose in life is to turn everything into a sports metaphor, a smile, an analogy or simply use a sports term or phrase for motivation aid whether athletic or mental.
Gabby Englehaupt scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Hall girls basketball team to a 41-35 victory over Princeton in a Three Rivers Conference East Division game Thursday in Spring Valley.
One of the many advantages of trading for Khalil Mack was that Chicago, for a glorious month, kept the spotlight off Bears QB Mitch Trubisky and let him grow under less rigorous scrutiny.
On Sept. 17, Putnam County graduate Jake Sale posted a GIF of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal holding NBA championship trophies on Twitter along with the message, “Me and @JaredSale44 after both our junior high teams won their regional tonight #ChampionshipMonday.”
If you’ve watched or followed Putnam County girls basketball at any point during the last eight seasons, you might want to add another team to your sports priority list.
Last year, IVCC women’s soccer coach and 2011 Mendota graduate Rey Arteaga was involved with the Starved Rock Area Apaches through the Streator Youth Soccer League. He liked the idea of the team, but wanted to go in a different direction.