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    • Mike Clark's preseason Super 25: No. 6 Neuqua Valley

    • 08/25/2014, 11:25pm CDT , By Mike Clark | mclark@suntimes.com | @mikeclarkpreps
    • With Broc Rutter back under center and a deep receiving squad to boot, Neuqua Valley plans to continue its aerial assault that wreaked havoc on opponents last season.
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    • Mike Clark's preseason Super 25: No. 7 Mount Carmel

    • 08/25/2014, 11:22pm CDT , By Mike Clark | mclark@suntimes.com | @mikeclarkpreps
    • Mount Carmel will feature many new faces in starting positions this season, but long-time coach Frank Lenti is still looking to continue the Caravan's Class 7A success.
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    • St. Rita hopes defense can bring home a title

    • 08/25/2014, 11:18pm CDT , By Pat Disabato | pdisabato@southtownstar.com
    • If defense does indeed win championships, St. Rita should find itself in position in to claim the vaunted Catholic Blue title and deliver an extended run toward the Class 7A state championship in 2014.
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    • Burlington Central hungry for postseason return

    • 08/25/2014, 11:15pm CDT , By Gene Chamberlain | gchamberlain@stmedianetwork.com
    • The positive for Burlington Central of just missing the playoffs last year with a young team is coach Rich Crabel has a roster of experienced talent focused on returning to the postseason and winning the Big Northern East.
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    • Mike Clark's preseason Super 25: No. 10 Richards

    • 08/23/2014, 5:52pm CDT , By Mike Clark | mclark@suntimes.com | @mikeclarkpreps
    • Last season, a gifted yet inexperienced Richards stole the show in the Class 6A playoffs before eventually bowing out in the state final. This year, with seniors Spencer Tears and Hasan Muhammad-Rogers at center stage, the Bulldogs are ready for prime time.
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    • Mike Clark's preseason Super 25: No. 11 Montini

    • 08/23/2014, 5:51pm CDT , By Mike Clark | mclark@suntimes.com | @mikeclarkpreps
    • After a failed bid for the program's fourth consecutive Class 5A title, Montini appears more motivated than ever. And with talented players like Indiana recruit Leon Thornton III, the Broncos have good reason to be.
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    • Beth Long’s weekly recruiting roundup

    • 08/23/2014, 5:50pm CDT , By Beth LongFOX Sports NEXT | Twitter: @Beth_Long
    • Some of the area's top defenders are starting to watch their offers pile up, including DePaul Prep lineman Raequan Williams and Evanston’s Naquan Jones.
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    • Mike Clark's preseason Super 25: No. 12 Lincoln-Way East

    • 08/23/2014, 5:49pm CDT , By Mike Clark | mclark@suntimes.com | @mikeclarkpreps
    • After a disappointing playoff exit last year for Lincoln-Way East, quarterback Mike Weller and running back Alex Kraft are hoping the Griffins will leave their mark all over the SouthWest Suburban Blue and beyond.
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    • Better ‘D’ the key for Neuqua Valley this season

    • 08/23/2014, 5:47pm CDT , By Chris Walker
    • Neuqua Valley was impressive last year, but defense was a notable flaw. The Wildcats are hoping their experience will pay off this season and put them in position to contend for the Class 8A state title.
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    • Elgin trying to end losing ways

    • 08/23/2014, 5:45pm CDT , By Gene Chamberlain | gchamberlain@stmedianetwork.com
    • The real litmus test for Elgin in its attempt to end a 12-game losing streak and start the climb back to Upstate Eight River respectability will be whether the offensive line and defense can stand up to the wear and tear in a physical conference.
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    • Saturday's scores

    • 08/23/2014, 5:40pm CDT , By Staff Report
    • Check out all the scores and highlights from Saturday's high school action.
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    • Yorkville looks to improve on last season's winning record

    • 08/23/2014, 5:00pm CDT , By Rick Armstrong | rarmstrong@stmedianetwork.com
    • The 5-4 record Yorkville produced last year in coach Karl Hoinkes’ third season was the program’s first winning record in 10 years and led to its first playoff appearance in the same span.
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    • South Elgin puts on muscle during offseason

    • 08/21/2014, 6:45pm CDT , By Gene Chamberlain | gchamberlain@stmedianetwork.com
    • Long considered an explosive, finesse football team, South Elgin underwent a serious weight room program that coach Pat Pistorio believes will make them more capable of playing a physical style on defense and offense.
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    • One taste of playoffs, and Oswego East wants more

    • 08/21/2014, 6:15pm CDT , By Rick Armstrong | rarmstrong@stmedianetwork.com
    • Oswego East is coming off a 7-4 season in which the Wolves made the playoffs for the first time in school history. Now they want to make it a regular occurrence.
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    • Thursday's scores

    • 08/21/2014, 5:30pm CDT , By Staff Report
    • Check out all the scores and highlights from Thursday's high school action.
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    • Reloaded Lincoln-Way North moves on without Julian Hylton

    • 08/20/2014, 6:45pm CDT , By Pat Disabato | pdisabato@southtownstar.com
    • Is it possible for a team coming off a 10-2 season to lose the area’s leading rusher — who accounted for nearly 2,400 yards and 32 touchdowns — and be improved? It’s entirely possible, if that team is Lincoln-Way North.
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    Inside The Huddle: Season Wrap-Up

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    • Lincoln-Way North hits stride, cruises past Andrew

    • 05/01/2014, 9:18pm CDT , By Pat Disabato | pdisabato@southtownstar.com
    • Lincoln-Way North scored eight runs in the first inning, banged out 24 hits and eased to a 23-1 five-inning victory against host Andrew Thursday in a SouthWest Suburban Red match.
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    • St. Laurence makes most of Mount Carmel mishaps

    • 04/30/2014, 9:41pm CDT , By Pat Disabato | pdisabato@southtownstar.com
    • Mount Carmel logged four errors Wednesday and St. Laurence made the Caravan pay. The Vikings broke open a tie game on a Mount Carmel miscue and went on to a 7-3 Catholic League Blue win.
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    • Elgin sweeps Larkin, doubles win total

    • 04/29/2014, 8:01pm CDT , By Dan Ruane
    • Elgin won the battle of one-win teams by defeating Larkin 25-18, 25-18 Tuesday. Jason Michalik and Ulisses Dominguez each had eight kills in the win.
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    • Carmel has rare gem in catcher Jenny Behan

    • 04/28/2014, 9:40pm CDT , By Bill Harrison
    • Carmel’s Jenny Behan is in the midst of a stellar season. The junior catcher is hitting .615 with nine home runs, 10 doubles, 29 RBI, and 23 runs. Corsairs coach Jason Raymond knew he had a special player the first time he saw her.
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