Midwest

September 20, 2016
Finally healthy and running wild
Lake Forest's Joey Valdivia struggled to stay on the field in his first three seasons. He's off to a breakneck pace in 2016, hoping to stay on the field to complete an impressive senior campaign. More in Around the Midwest.

September 13, 2016
Grizzlies bear down for HCAC play
Once again, Franklin is favored to win the HCAC. Once again, the Grizzlies challenged themselves with a grueling non-conference slate. Now it's time to see how those tests pay off. More in Around the Midwest.

September 5, 2016
Beloit running back: the next generation
Mason Dixon is chasing Beloit's rushing records, many of which are held by his father, Steve. The Buccaneers seniors has nine games left to rewrite the record book and earn bragging rights at home. More in Around the Midwest

August 29, 2016
10 games to watch in 2016
Every fan hopes to watch more than ten games this season. But, if you want to pay attention beyond just your favorite team, these are the marquee regular season matchups that columnist Clyde Hughes is excited about.

November 17, 2015
Doing their homework on the fly
Even for programs with deep playoff histories, each new tournament brings new excitement and challenges. Coaches found out who their next opponent would be and got to work on Sunday night, in the hopes of that they can do the same thing next week. More in Around the Midwest.

November 10, 2015
New look, same rivalry
Rookie head coaches will be on both sidelines, but the opponents in the Midwest Conference championship game are far from strangers. St. Norbert and Monmouth will once again meet for the right to represent the MWC in the playoffs.

November 3, 2015
Lakeland is ready to turn the corner
The Muskies lost their last head coach, who left to coordinate the offense at Benedictine. This season, Lakeland can avenge 2014's late-season defeat at the hands of the Eagles that kept the Muskies out of the playoffs. A revamped offense has the Muskies rolling. More in Around the Midwest.

Clyde Hughes

Clyde Hughes has been writing sports at various times over the past 24 years, covering everything from high school, college and sporting events. A native of football-crazed Texas, Hughes works in Indiana and has written for numerous newspapers and magazines.
2003-04 columnist: John Regenfuss

Previous Columns

September 20, 2016
Finally healthy and running wild
Lake Forest's Joey Valdivia struggled to stay on the field in his first three seasons. He's off to a...
September 13, 2016
Grizzlies bear down for HCAC play
Once again, Franklin is favored to win the HCAC. Once again, the Grizzlies challenged themselves...
September 5, 2016
Beloit running back: the next generation
Mason Dixon is chasing Beloit's rushing records, many of which are held by his father, Steve. The...
August 29, 2016
10 games to watch in 2016
Every fan hopes to watch more than ten games this season. But, if you want to pay attention beyond...
November 17, 2015
Doing their homework on the fly
Even for programs with deep playoff histories, each new tournament brings new excitement and...
November 10, 2015
New look, same rivalry
Rookie head coaches will be on both sidelines, but the opponents in the Midwest Conference champions...
November 3, 2015
Lakeland is ready to turn the corner
The Muskies lost their last head coach, who left to coordinate the offense at Benedictine. This...
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