The Big Northern and Three Rivers Conferences announce their baseball all-conference teams, while the TRAC also releases its softball team and the BNC names its girls soccer squad.

Newman junior Brendan Tunink has been in the middle of the Comets’ success on the baseball diamond all spring, on their way to a third-place finish in in Class 1A. He has been voted by readers as the Sauk Valley Media Athlete of the Week.

One of the first questions I’m asked when people find out I’m a runner is, “Aren’t you afraid you’re going to ruin your knees?” I’ve been running for 35 years, and my knees, joints, and bones are just fine.