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Hickory Creek coach honored as Coach of the Year

February 13, 2018 by Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Youth

When Mitch Stein first became softball coach at Hickory Creek Middle School he says it took him "a few years to figure out the game."

He's certainly got it figured out now.

Stein has coached Hickory Creek to the past three Class AA...

Hickory Creek cheerleaders win state championship for third time

by Submitted by Frankfort School District 157-C Sports, Youth

The Hickory Creek Middle School Cheerleaders won the Illinois Elementary School Association state championship for the large team routine division on Jan. 20 at the Peoria Civic Center.  They placed first out of 16 teams, with neighboring Summit...

Summit Hill Spartans finish basketball season

by Submitted by Summit Hill Junior High School Sports, Youth

The Summit Hill Junior High eighth-grade girls’ basketball team recently completed a successful 2017 season, finishing with a record of 17 wins and 7 losses. The Spartans, who compete in the Des Plaines Valley Conference, finished in fourth place...

Frankfort elementary school student finds strength through judo

by Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Sports, Youth

Judo is translated as “gentle way,” but mess with Dani Schedin and she might not-so-gently put you on your back.

The Frankfort girl is 8 years old and all of 83 pounds, but has for the past three years been practicing and competing in the...