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Mokena youth softball earns nat’l championship bid

by Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Youth

For the Mokena Blue Wave 12u softball team, the hard work is already done.

That’s because they have qualified for the prestigious Amateur Softball Association National Championships in Spartanburg, South Carolina next...

Tiny tykes tumbling: Gym Kinetics gets Village OK to add 6,700+ square foot addition

by T.J. Kremer III, Editor Sports, Youth

The Village of Mokena recently approved an expansion for Gym Kinetics, 19220 Ridge Drive, that will include a 6,733-square-foot addition to the facility and will also include a space for additional parking.

The new...

Tiny trailblazers leave others in their dust: Brothers Noah and Jonah show ability comes from hard work and training

by Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Youth

The Sloane family loves to be active.

So when Mokena residents Glen and Sherie Sloane’s sons were born they knew they wanted to make sure they were active at a young age. That’s resulted in Noah, 9, and Jonah, 7,...