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Prep Sports

Area roundup: Lincoln-Way East still tops in AP prep football poll

Lincoln-Way East remained the No. 1 team in The Associated Press Class 8A State Football poll.

Other locally ranked teams in Class 8A are Minooka (No. 7) and Bolingbrook (No. 8).

Providence now is ranked seventh in the Class 6A poll, while Lemont was in the others receiving votes category.

In Class 5A, Joliet Catholic slipped to the No. 9 spot after its loss to the top ranked team in Class 4A, IC Catholic.

Also in Class 4A, Coal City climbed to the No. 3 spot after upending Bishop McNamara on Friday.

The Class 3A poll found Wilmington climbing up to the No. 2 spot and receiving five first place votes. Williamsville is the top-ranked team. Peotone also is now ranked 12th.

The full rankings can be found on page 23.


Lockport wins the Big Run Challenge: The Lockport golf team turned in a score of 161 to win the event, three shots in front of the runners-up from Lincoln-Way West.

Ethan Healy fired a round of 37 to pace the Lincoln-Way West effort.


Lincoln-Way Central def. Providence 15-25, 25-22, 25-23: The Knights started slow but finished strong to capture a nonconference victory.

Rachel Kolodziej (10 kills, three blocks) and Layne Stevens (seven kills, two blocks) had strong games at the net for Lincoln-Way Central (6-4).


West Aurora 7, Romeoville 0: The Spartans ran into a tough foe in Southwest Prairie Conference play.


Super Chevy Show returns to Route 66: The Super Chevy Show will return to Route 66 Raceway Sept. 14 and 15. The event will feature a judged car show with more than 30 classes, overseen by seven of the region’s top accredited judges.  

Illinois native and drag racing legend Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick will be on hand to meet and greet with fans all weekend.

Gates open at 9 a.m. and individual days are $25 for adults/$10 for juniors. Weekend tickets are $40 for adults/$25 for juniors.

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