| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Wilde Lake, junior
-- Moved to the area last year and became a good distance runner but really stepped up this season
-- Took second in the state Class 3A meet, losing to Runner of the Year Nick Fransham of North Harford by eight-...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:07 PM
The sun had just peeked up over the Santa Monica Mountains when the school buses arrived at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu and deposited the racers at their first obstacle of the day.
Some races start with a popgun. Some start with a flag. The Spartan Race...
| Dec 21, 2014
Baron Kiefer didn't start running because he liked long distances. That wasn't the plan his freshman year. His plan was to use running so he could get into shape for Tabb's soccer season.
He played soccer that spring, then ran so well during his...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:45 PM
After a season filled with championships, Josh Jacques can slow down.
Just not too much. Jacques, a junior at Lyman and the Sentinel's all-area boys cross country runner of the year, prefers it that way.
"I don't really like being No. 1,'' Jacques...
| Jan 6, 2015
While natural snow hasn't been anywhere near as plentiful on the ground as last year's accumulations, people are reporting a banner ski season on our local slopes. Thanks to a late fall of colder-than-normal temperatures, Blue Mountain staged the earliest...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:45 AM
It's been the same story this season for Easton's Colin Abert.
Another race, another victory.
His latest came last Thursday at the District 11 Cross Country Championships. Abert, a senior, won the Class 3A boys race in a time of 15 minutes, 43 seconds...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Three days of rain made for a muddy course at Camera Park in Glendale Heights last week at the DuPage Valley Conference championship, but Naperville North boys and girls took titles over Naperville Central as both teams prepare for the state regional...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Two months ago, Deerfield High School senior Charles Nash was spending his cross-country practices in a pool, rehabbing from an injury. On Saturday in Peoria, he was receiving an all-state medal for his top 25 finish in the IHSA 2A cross-country...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Ryan Kritzer came from a football family.
His older brother Chris graduated from Munster in 2012 after playing football under coach Leroy Marsh. Kritzer’s father and several of his uncles also played high school football.
So, of course, Kritzer...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:05 PM
The Munster cross country team soared to new heights in the 2014 season.
It took third place at the state meet, the highest finish in school history. And it produced senior Ryan Kritzer’s sixth-place finish, the best individual mark by a Munster...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:35 AM
It has been a long time coming for the girls' cross country team at Cooper City High School.
The Cowboys recently reached the state tournament in Tallahassee. The last time a Cooper City cross country team qualified for the state meet was in 2005, and...