College Sports Wrap | Morton women to play for Region IV title

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Area college basketball teams are rapidly getting eliminated from the postseason, but one team that usually can be counted on in making a deep postseason run is the Morton College women’s team. The Panthers waltzed through the Region IV quarterfinals with a 93-54 win over Elgin Community College on Feb. 29…

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Area Sports Roundup | Larry Rothschild joins Windy City ThunderBolts

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By Jeff Vorva Correspondent First Bobby Jenks. Now Larry Rothschild. The Windy City ThunderBolts are stacking their staff with some familiar names from the Chicago baseball scene. They hired Jenks, a former White Sox closer and member of the 2005 World Series-winning team, as manager earlier in the offseason and recently hired Rothschild to be…

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College Sports Reports | Hoops programs seek net gains in 2024

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By Jeff Vorva Correspondent A good chunk of the college basketball season has been completed. What have we learned about the men and women’s programs at Saint Xavier University, Trinity Christian College, Moraine Valley Community College and Morton College? Plenty. But there is more to be learned in the next few months. A look at…

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College Sports Report | Scorers light it up for SXU, Trinity, Morton

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By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Boom, boom, boom. Three area men’s college basketball players’ offensive games exploded on Dec. 16. At Saint Xavier, Cedric Johnson had 27 points as the Cougars topped Indiana University Northwest, 77-68, in a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup. Johnson shot 11-of-14 from the floor and scored the game’s first two…

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College Report | SXU beats Trinity in battle of interim coaches


By Jeff Vorva Staff writer It was a battle featuring two interim coaches on the sidelines. Both Saint Xavier and Trinity Christian College had to find women’s basketball coaches roughly a month before the start of practice this season, and the athletic departments went to work. SXU hired assistant coach Sidney Lovitsch as an interim…

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College Report | SXU football falls in quarterfinals


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer For three quarters, Saint Xavier went nearly toe-to-toe with the No. 1-ranked football team in the nation. Justin Pringle had returned a kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown to bring the Cougars to within three points of Northwestern (Iowa), the top-seeded team in the NAIA playoffs and the defending national…

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