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olympics loom large as norge ski club prepares for its annual ski jump tournamen


with a team member qualifying for the u.s. olympic team for the first time, norge ski club in fox river grove is preparing for a bigger crowd than usual for its annual winter tournament later this month. "there's been more interest this year and a lot more inquiries," said club corresponding secretary...






huge turnout for norge ski jumping tournament as club members prep for olympics


brian bushy surprised his son and daughter sunday with their very first trip to norge ski club. bushy, of carpentersville, said he had attended the fox river grove ski club's annual international winter tournament many times but with the excitement over three club members heading to the south korean...






despite mild weather, norge ski jump a go


despite mild weather, norge ski club is moving ahead with its annual tournament this weekend in fox river grove. "everything's a go," club corresponding secretary gene brown said. the club also is expecting bigger-than-usual crowds, brown said. that's because mike glasder, 28, of cary, kevin bickner,...






with fingers crossed, norge ski club readies jump for rescheduled tournament


the scene tuesday night high above the norge ski club in fox river grove was a bit like a norse version of the greek myth of sisyphus. but instead of a punished king pushing a boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back, jovial, hardworking volunteers were busy filling a wooden cart with orange...






3 chicago-area ski club members make u.s. olympic ski jump team: 'unprecedented'


the norge ski club in fox river grove is known for a playful annual ski jump tournament in which spectators huddle by fires, dress like vikings, wear funny hats and honk on vuvuzelas while kids slide down hills on empty cardboard beer boxes as competitors soar above. this year, though, it is expected...






3 norge ski club members make u.s. olympic ski jump team: coach


three ski jumpers from the norge ski club in fox river grove will be part of the u.s. olympic ski jumping team, the team coach said tuesday morning. “this goes to show what hard work can do, and that we have a structured program,” norge coach scott smith said. smith, who is in the american ski...






hockey prepares plan b if nhl players don’t go to olympics


if the nhl doesn't send its players to the 2018 winter olympics, the hockey tournament in pyeongchang will look familiar.






hockey prepares plan b if nhl players don’t go to olympics


if the nhl doesn’t send its players to the 2018 winter olympics, the hockey tournament in pyeongchang will look familiar. it will look a lot like the olympics in lillehammer in 1994, albertville in 1992 and calgary in 1988. maybe even a little like 1980 in lake placid, site of the “miracle on ice.” with […]






sister ski jumpers took leap into sport, will compete at norge urday


carrie krueger took one look at the giant wooden ski jump near her home in the chicago suburbs and said, "what kind of parent would let their kid on that?" her kid, hope, had a different reaction. she was enthralled by the children she saw leaping off the jump and soaring through the air. "i saw...






sister ski jumpers took leap into sport, will compete at norge this weekend


carrie krueger took one look at the giant wooden ski jump near her home in the chicago suburbs and said, "what kind of parent would let their kid on that?" her kid, hope, had a different reaction. she was enthralled by the children she saw leaping off the jump and soaring through the air. "i saw...






ski jumper michael glasder of cary makes u.s. olympic team


ski jumper michael glasder of cary, who trains at the norge ski club in fox river grove, qualified for the 2018 olympics on sunday. glasder, who at 28 is nearly six years older than any of his rivals, won the event at utah olympic park in park city, utah. in the winner-take-all trials, glasder...






bump brothers: wilsons stay on barbed wire road to olympics


the first jump on the road to the olympics came near a lonely stretch of interstate 90 on the continental divide in montana. moguls skiers brad and bryon wilson built the jump off a rock near the bottom of the hill. often, they would ski through the moguls and off the jump so late in […]






almaden, cambrian: 24th annual pioneer mustang stampede set for may 15 at cinnab


the idea, like so many others developed by the pioneer high school athletic booster club in the early 1990s, was hatched in a discussion over a table at the malibu grill on camden avenue near almaden—now, more than two decades later, the annual mustang stampede is still going strong. the 24th annual mustang stampede, a golf tournament that benefits pioneer athletics, returns to the cinnabar hills golf club on may 15 when 132 golfers will tee off in a noon shotgun start.






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mustang stampede the 24th annual mustang stampede, a golf tournament that benefits the pioneer high school athletic booster club, returns to the cinnabar hills golf club on may 15 when 132 golfers will tee off in a noon shotgun start. the entry fee is $185 per player ($165 for pioneer booster club members), or $40 […]






what would banning russia mean for the winter olympics?


moscow (ap) — when the international olympic committee board prepares to vote tuesday on whether to ban russia from february’s winter olympics, its members will decide the fate of numerous medals yet to be won. if there’s a blanket ban on russia for its doping offenses at the 2014 olympics — or restrictions that prompt […]






walters: legal battles loom large for california


as the senate decides neil gorsuch's fate and the future of the supreme court, a host of legal cases loom large for california






what would banning russia mean for the winter olympics?


when the international olympic committee board prepares to vote tuesday on whether to ban russia from february's winter olympics, its members will decide the fate of numerous medals yet to be won.






five squads to watch at this year’s annual colorado fireworks/sparkler softball


the colorado fireworks/sparkler tournament is underway this week at sites across aurora and westminster, with hundreds of top club softball teams descending upon colorado for one of triple crown's premier national tournaments.






bump brothers: wilsons stay on barbed wire road to olympics


the first jump on the road to the olympics came near a lonely stretch of interstate 90 on the continental divide in montana.






del potro withdraws from queen's club tournament with injury


juan martin del potro withdrew from the grass-court tournament at queen's club on friday because of injury, putting his participation at wimbledon in doubt.






us wrestlers in limbo after iran bans them from tournament


american wrestler jordan burroughs saw this month's tournament in iran as a chance to redeem himself after a rough performance at the rio olympics.






nadal to miss queen's club tournament to rest


french open champion rafael nadal says he will miss next week's tournament at queen's club as he needs to rest ahead of wimbledon.






rod laver to be honored at the 117th ojai valley tennis tournament


legendary tennis star rod laver will be honored during festivities at the 117th ojai valley tennis tournament, which runs april 26-30. the grand slam champion and native of australia, who won 11 major singles titles, will be the special guest on april 28, during the ojai valley tennis club’s annual...






vermont skiing program prepares athletes for olympics


stratton, vt. (ap) — cross-country skiers training with stratton mountain school are contenders for spots on a united states team heading to pyeongchang county, south korea, for the winter olympics in february. but that’s not much of a surprise to those who work with the athletes. “usually, we have three to six people make the […]






college hotline: pac-12 power ratings (plus updated ncaa tournament bid projecti


last week in this space, the hotline projected five ncaa bids for the pac-12, with a drop to four more likely than a jump six. well, i’d like to amend that projection. (didn’t take long, did it?) six is no longer an option, unless there’s a major upset in the conference tournament. utah’s at-large prospects, […]






nhl won't be a part of the 2018 winter olympics


the nhl said monday that it will not take a break to accommodate players’ participation in the 2018 pyeongchang olympics, citing club executives’ opposition to “disrupting” the 2017-18 season. in a scathing response, the nhl players’ assn. called the decision shortsighted and added, “any sort...






cupertino coin club hosts annual show feb. 26


the cupertino coin club is holding its 45th annual coin show on feb. 26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at napredak hall in san jose. adults are $2, kids 17 and younger are free.






nhl won't be a part of the 2018 winter olympics


the nhl will not take a break next season to accommodate players’ participation in the 2018 pyeongchang winter olympics, citing opposition by club executives to “disrupting” the 2017-18 schedule. the decision, announced monday, could antagonize the nhl players’ assn., whose members have been vocal...






venezuela's unrest claims 21st victim as new protests loom


weeks of political unrest have claimed another victim as venezuela's opposition prepares for another mass protest.






men’s laguna open volleyball tournament brims with talent, director says


laguna beach’s main beach will transform into a volleyball haven this weekend as players from around the world compete in the 63rd annual men’s laguna open volleyball tournament. the california beach volleyball assn. tournament will run saturday through sunday with a field tournament director kirk...






let the games begin? why kim jong un might be interested in the olympics


with little time to spare, north and south korea are preparing to hash out kim jong un's offer to send a delegation to next month's pyeongchang winter olympics. skeptics are calling the offer, floated by kim during his annual televised new year's address, a cynical tactic to drive a wedge between...






rachel homan vs. chelsea carey matchup makes for roarin’ start to scotties tourn


the week-long scotties tournament of hearts begins saturday afternoon with four games at the meridian centre, including the opening weekend's marquee match: chelsea carey and her team canada rink from calgary's glencoe club against rachel homan's ontario champs from the ottawa curling club (2:30 p.m. est, tsn).






photos: fourth annual mile high speech and debate tournament


the fourth annual mile high speech and debate tournament in denver friday, december 1, 2017.






nfl prospects have been prepping for this big week


indianapolis (ap) — the 330 players arriving at the league’s annual combine have been preparing for this week’s “underwear olympics” like a prize fighter gets ready for his big night, pumping iron and cutting carbs. they’ve been following strict programs designed to help them get stronger, run faster and jump higher in anticipation of getting […]






stampede golf tourney gallops back for its 24th year


the 24th annual mustang stampede golf tournament returns to san jose next week. the 18-hole scramble format fundraiser, which supports pioneer high school sports programs, will be held at the cinnabar hills golf club on may 15.