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Our top 10 sports stories of 2016 have a national flavor

Our top 10 sports stories of 2016 have a national flavor

  Since this newspaper came up with the top 10 sports stories of the year in 2013, many of the lists featured local athletes who had an impact on area and state sports. Photo by Jeff Vorva Mother McAuley's volleyball team won state and national titles in 2016. This year, there are some stories that reached national attention as well. The area produced a couple of national champions in volleyball, a Super Bowl champ,... Read more

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Crusaders fill in the blank in a big way

Crusaders fill in the blank in a big way

  Photo by Jeff Vorva Brother Rice’s Mike Shepski shoots what turns out to be the game-tying basket to send Tuesday’s game into overtime, and the Crusaders won, 73-65.   Before Tuesday’s visit from neighborhood rival Marist, Brother Rice coach Bobby Frasor said his team was in need of a “signature win.” So among his three keys for the game with the previously unbeaten RedHawks — after “box out” and “compete” — was a blank line. “I told them, we beat... Read more

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BEAR UNNECISSITIES

BEAR UNNECISSITIES

‘Ted 2’ sequel should have stayed in hibernation The comedy “Ted 2” is an unneeded sequel to the film “Ted.” The first brought us Mark Wahlberg as John, along with Seth MacFarlane as Ted, his foul-mouthed Teddy bear of a best friend. This film picks up a little after the first film ended. We see the bear getting married to his sleazy fiancee, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), at a wedding officiated by Sam... Read more

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Circus takes final bows, becomes part of…

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“The Greatest Show on Earth” has left the building for the final time. The Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey Circus have decided to close forever in May. That means spectators that attended the shows in Chicago and Rosemont will no longer see this circus since they made their last trip here this past fall. I heard about the news on Sunday while visiting some relatives. While I was surprised I was... Read more