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Former Griffin, Major Leaguer calls it a career

by Chris Walker, Freelance Reporter Sports, Alumni-College

In the classic film “Bull Durham,” Kevin Costner plays Crash Davis, a veteran minor league catcher who’s sent down to the low minors to help mold the meatheaded Nuke LaLoosh, who has a million dollar arm but a five-cent head, in to a...

Going Places: St. Ambrose’s education, football the right fit for Knights scatback

by Sean Hastings, Freelance Reporter Sports, Alumni-College

Conner McWilliams’ versatility on the football field helped him earn a spot on St. Ambrose’s football team next season. 

McWilliams was utilized at running back and wide receiver for Lincoln-Way Central and succeeded...

Triumph over adversity, bright futures dominate sports stories

by TJ Kremer III, Editor Sports, High School, Youth, Alumni-College

What a year in sports.

Over the last 12 months, The Messenger has shared not only the statistics and box scores from our local high school teams, but we’ve gone deeper to bring readers the stories behind the linescores...