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  • Schwab: ‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ shot comes twice for Ruggles

    Josh Ruggles returns to Spain a little savvier this year.He knows the cheese on Domino’s pizza in Sp ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Prep Zone: Cadets have hole in middle of schedule

    Rivals Aurora Central Catholic and Marmion no longer are in the same conference or on each other’s football schedules, but the rivals still have one t ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Schwab: Attending camp pays dividends for Marmion's Esp

    Marmion pitcher Jake Esp's dad let him know about an email invitation to attend a Villanova baseball camp planned for Downers Grove.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Schwab: Recalling my top 10 most memorable high school football games

    As enthused as we all are to see the 2014 football season take shape, the joy of victory and anguish of defeat are fleeting. The memories are what las ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Schwab: Football season rumbles in, just not literally, we hope

    If you're reading this column, there's an excellent chance you already know the high school football season is a mere two days away.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Schwab: ACC football discovers, solves crisis in same day

    A week shy of kickoff, the Aurora Central Catholic football program already has stared down its first crisis of the season.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:00 pm
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