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Strongs’ four TDs lead Nazareth

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Strongs’ four TDs lead Nazareth

Strongs’ four TDs lead Nazareth Defense silences Thornton in second half, 49-21 By Steve Metsch Nazareth needed four touchdowns from senior running back Derrick Strongs, Jr., – and one momentum changing sack – to silence an inspired Thornton team on Nov. 9. Host Nazareth (11-0) won the Class 7A second-round playoff game, 49-21, however the…

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Wall of Honor at LT High

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Wall of Honor at LT High

Wall of Honor at LT High Interactive display of veterans debuts Monday By Steve Metsch On Veterans Day, those who served our nation will get special recognition at events around the area. One of those events Monday will bear even more significance. A new Wall of Honor will be unveiled near the student cafeteria at…

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Snow on the pumpkins

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Snow on the pumpkins

Snow on the pumpkins Frosty weather can’t stop Lyons Halloween By Steve Metsch Lyons Public Works Director Ryan Grace perhaps put it best when he smiled, and said “Merry Christmas” before shaking a visitor’s hand at the village’s annual Halloween party. “What a nightmare. We’ve battling it all day. The wind blowing through the tents,…

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Nazareth opens with a rout

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Nazareth opens with a rout

Nazareth opens with a rout Defense and offense shine in 47-6 win   By Steve Metsch Nazareth’s high-powered offense has deserved the spotlight this season, often salting away victories by halftime. But it’s time to share the spotlight. The stifling defense often helped set up Nazareth’s explosive offense that scored six first-half touchdowns for a…

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Fire’s farewell saddens fans

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Fire’s farewell saddens fans

Fire’s farewell saddens fans Soccer team leaving Bridgeview for Soldier Field By Steve Metsch The likely final game in Bridgeview for the Chicago Fire soccer team had fans feeling bittersweet. They were happy to attend Sunday’s game. They were looking forward to what the future may hold. And, many were feeling sad. Juan Hernandez, 41,…

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Lyons needs to win Saturday

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Lyons needs to win Saturday

Lyons needs to win Saturday Must win  four of five for shot at football playoffs By Steve Metsch The Lyons Township football team finds itself in the unenviable position of needing to get hot – and fast – in order to have a shot at making the  state playoffs. The Lions are now 1-3 overall…

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