It’s no backhanded compliment to say Gibson was tennis trailblazer

While Althea Gibson became famous for expertly lobbing a tennis ball over a net; it was the color barriers of the time that really...

Phillips Begins Defense of State Title with Win

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader The Phillips Wildcats began the defense of their 4A football State title with an easy 46-7 victory over Kewanee...

Morgan Park High Grad – Returns as NIU Coach for Big...

Melvin Rice, an all-state player named first team All Public League at Chicago’s Morgan Park High School, who went on to become a three-year...

Gary’s Steelers Track Team are winning medals

By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Close to half the team of Gary’s Steelers AAU Track Team qualified and represented the City of Gary during...

Cubs and Sox Fans Feisty as Ever During World Series

By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader By all means the city’s rival baseball teams’ fans are civil to one another except during the annual battle for...

Special Olympics athletes scrimmage with MV Women’s soccer team

Youthful voices chanted, “Soccer, soccer, soccer,” in the Moraine Valley Community College Cyclone Center on Oct. 6, signaling the end of a scrimmage game...

Volleyball tourney raises money in honor of Cancer Awareness

By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader There were two very important people in the life of 21st Century Charter School Varsity Volleyball Coach Markeysha Coleman....

Dana Evans chooses the Louisville “Cards”

The dynamic West Side Leadership Academy point guard, who commands the floor at only 5-foot-6 inches, announced at a Sept. 27 press conference her...

Highlights of the Chicago Football Classic

Crusader staff report When the rain cleared, the battle began. When the sun went down, Central State University went with it in style while Clark...

Governor, First Lady honor 2016 Indiana Olympians at Lucas Oil Stadium

On Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Indianapolis Colts season opener, Governor Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence honored Indiana Olympians who competed...