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Buddy Baseball begins fourth year with more than 50 volunteers

by Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Sports, Youth

Wilmette’s Jeff Kost believes that all children, regardless of ability, should have the opportunity to play baseball. So, in 2016, he spearheaded The Wilmette Baseball Association’s Buddy Baseball – a program that gives New Trier...

Spartan FC excited to provide North Shore youth soccer ‘alternative’ experience

by Michal Dwojak, Contributing Sports Editor Sports, Youth

Yianny Caparos and John Soltani want to give North Shore families a new opportunity when it comes to youth soccer. 

The two leaders of Northbrook’s Spartan FC soccer club have watched youth soccer in the area transform...

Wilmette residents shine at national soccer tournament

by Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor Sports, Youth

A couple Wilmette residents traveled to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando Jan. 19-21 to take part in the Disney 3v3 World Soccer Championships and walked away with some impressive hardware.

Wilmette’s...