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Alumni Spotlight: Mokena's Richards has memorable freshman gymnastics season at Florida

by Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Alumni-College
Perhaps the students at Lincoln-Way Central didn't realize it but just a year ago there was a world-class athlete walking the halls of the school.That was Payton Richards, a Mokena resident who is one of the top gymnasts in the country.Now at...

U.S. football team, including LW East grad, brought home by Air Force after being stranded in Honduras

by Steve Millar, Sports Editor Sports, Alumni-College

Frankfort native Shannon Cooley and the other 54 players and coaches on a women's tackle football team that had been stranded in a Honduras hotel after the country closed its borders and began a lockdown were airlifted out of Honduras on Friday,...

Alumni Spotlight: LW East grad Leonard goes from walk-on to star closer on Iowa baseball team

by Steve Millar, Sports Editor Sports, Alumni-College

Grant Leonard was ready to give up baseball.

The Mokena native and Lincoln-Way East graduate went to North Central College in Naperville for the 2015-16 school year, ready to begin his career as a pitcher for the...