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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,...

Young fastpitch softball players earn national win

by Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Youth

No matter what the age, when a team plays its best, it can do great things.

The Mokena Bluewave 11-and-under softball team recently showed that. The Bluewave took first place in the 11U Blue Division at the United...

Youth wrestler makes name for himself by capturing Trinity Award

by Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Youth

Oftentimes, people will instruct others to remember the name of someone with bright future.

Well, when talking about Mokena resident Seth Mendoza, one is justified in saying, “Remember that name.”

That...