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  • Year in Review (part 2): Championships galore

    Year in Review (part 2): Championships galore
    The 2014-15 school year is over, and so is a prep sports season that included several successes along the way. Below is Part 2 of the top team and individual performances reported in the Independent during the 2015 portion of the school year. —...
  • Disabled athletes can compete in swimming, track in Illinois

    Disabled prep student athletes will be given full opportunities to compete in certain sports under a settlement with the Illinois High School Association that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Wednesday. The settlement allows disabled...
  • Woycik: Grieving parishioners at Emanuel AME an example for us all

    What wonderful examples the beautiful people from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., are. After witnessing the hateful murders of their loved ones during a church service, their reaction speaks louder than any pastor, priest...
  • Shark bites 8-year-old boy in NC; no warning to swimmers

    An 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after being bitten by a shark Wednesday while swimming in knee-deep water in Surf City, N.C. Town Manager Larry Bergman says the town does not plan to warn visitors about the shark bite or tell swimmers to get...
  • Shark-seeking drone tracks great whites off Seal Beach

    Shark-seeking drone tracks great whites off Seal Beach
    With his head covered by a beach towel, Seal Beach Marine Safety Lt. Chris Pierce focused on an iPad mounted on a remote-control console. On the tablet's screen was a live video feed of the Pacific Ocean several yards off the coast of Surfside. A...
  • IHSA settlement could mean more opportunities for athletes with disabilities

    IHSA settlement could mean more opportunities for athletes with disabilities
    Lake Forest High School swimmer Ana Kohout had a meet for the ages last November, when she won two events and finished second in two more at the state championships. Such results usually would yield a huge number of points for her team, but in her case,...
  • Summer swim season starts

    Summer swim season starts
    When the six Bowie summer pools kicked off action in the Prince-Mont Swim League on Saturday morning, local swimmers looked to make an immediate splash this season and then use the league slate as a springboard into bigger meets later this summer, in...
  • Taco Bell founder's estate for sale in Rancho Santa Fe for $7.5 million

    Taco Bell founder's estate for sale in Rancho Santa Fe for $7.5 million
    Here’s something you won’t find on the dollar menu: The home of late entrepreneur Glen Bell Jr., founder of Taco Bell, is on the market in Rancho Santa Fe for $7.495 million. Set behind gates near the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, the compound...
  • Saving lives with swimming safety

    Saving lives with swimming safety
    At 10 a.m. on June 18, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world united for the sixth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record for "The World's Largest Swimming Lesson." Last year, the 2014 WLSL event...
  • Athletes prepare for European Maccabi Games

    Athletes prepare for European Maccabi Games
    Stephanie Musinsky, 18, of Boca Raton, is looking forward to the 14th European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany from July 27 to August 5. Musinsky, a sophomore at Duke University, will be competing for Team USA in the half marathon, marking her first...
  • Victorious in 200 IM, Michael Phelps next eyes national championships

    Victorious in 200 IM, Michael Phelps next eyes national championships
    Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps knows training in Colorado Springs is good for his swimming career. That doesn't mean he has to like it. “It's painful,” Phelps said. “It's mentally challenging more than anything. I know, deep down...