Area Sports Roundup | Morton College takes 5th in nation


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer For three quarters, Janiah Jones’ stats were bland. The Richard Bland College guard had just two points. But she lit things up in the fourth quarter, scoring 16 of her team’s 18 points to help Bland stun Morton College, 69-63, in the quarterfinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association…

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Hoops Wrap | Morton College taking aim at national title


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Morton College’s women’s basketball team took its first postseason step in its quest for a national championship. The Panthers, who finished second in the nation in the National Junior College Association Division II Tournament last year, handily defeated Moraine Valley, 91-51, on March 4 in Rockford to head into the…

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Hoops Wrap | Chicago Catholic League dominates regionals with 10 champs


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer For more than a century, Chicago Catholic League football has bordered on being legendary. For decades, its baseball teams have frequently represented the league at the state tournament. But what the CCL’s basketball teams did last week was almost unheard of, when 10 of the league’s 14 teams brought home…

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Area Sports Roundup: Curie’s Grandberry eyes wrestling state title


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer The inaugural IHSA state girls wrestling meet took place last year, with Curie heavyweight Aaliyah Grandberry finishing second at the historic event. She would like to do a just a little bit better this year. Gradberry will shoot for a state championship beginning Friday at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.…

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