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Founder of the Negro Leagues was not your average Rube

"I call Rube Foster the godfather of Black baseball. I don’t say that lightly," said Larry Lester, the chairman of the Society for American Baseball Research’s Negro Leagues Research Committee. "He was the king among kings."

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If computers replace plate umpires, hurlers will have to adjust accordingly

The independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has used a radar system to determine balls and strikes in all its games for nearly a month.

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New Trier sailing team qualifies for Atlantic Coast Championship

The New Trier sailing team qualified for a national championship called the Atlantic Coast Championship. It's set for November 8-9 in Oceanport, New Jersey.

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North Shore Country Day boys soccer team wins first conference title

The Raiders earned a hard-fought 1-1 tie against University of Chicago Laboratory Schools on Oct. 8 and clinched the Independent School League title.

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Kaila Johanson emerges as Niles West’s go-to hitter

The Wolves sophomore earned all-tournament honors at the Northside invite last weekend after smashing 46 kills and registering four blocks.

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Mandy Aragon’s work ethic gives Niles North a boost

Vikings coach Michael Cott considers senior Mandy Aragon one of the team’s hardest workers in practice. That work ethic has produced impressive results.

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Niles North, Barrington Wade get back on track

After lopsided losses to Glenbrook South and New Trier, the Vikings routed Maine West in a CSL North game. Barrington Wade led the way with five touchdowns.

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Notre Dame’s offensive line plays well in loss to St. Viator

The offensive line had a strong game and gave the Dons a number of offensive opportunities Friday. Notre Dame had 189 yards rushing and 82 yards passing.

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Niles West engineers fourth-quarter drive to beat Evanston

The Wolves marched 73 yards in 2:48 to score the game-winning touchdown on their last possession. They earned a 47-42 CSL South win over Evanston.

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Maine South gets boost from freshmen Michael George and Joe Tonioni

Michael George and Joe Tonioni shot an 82 and 84, respectively, on Saturday at the Wheeling Wildcat Invite. They helped the Hawks finish 13th.