Friday, May 24, 2013
The junior wrestling program for grade school boys and girls announced open registration at Marian Catholic, Sept. 22 and 23. The cost of registration is $100, and covers the entire season.
The season might be a few months away, but that doesn't mean the HF Spartan Elite Wrestling Program is resting on its laurels and counting on new members to find the team themselves. Instead, the club is aggressively pursuing new and returning members for the upcoming season, which kicks off in October. Registration will be held at Marian Catholic High School, on Sept. 22 and 23. The program runs through March. Registration for the club, which is open to boys and girls in grade school, costs $100 and covers the entire cost of the season. Wrestlers must pay their own way to tournaments and tournament entry fees, however. “We basically wrestle at local high schools, other local programs and high schools host tournaments, we host tournaments…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Former Bolingbrook High School state champion girls basketball coach Tony Smith will take charge of the lady Vikings come next school year.
H-F High School will be welcoming a new girls basketball coach come next school year. Former Bolingbrook High School girls basketball coach Tony Smith is taking charge of the lady Vikings, Sun-Times Media reports. Smith boasts an impressive track record with Bolingbrook, including three 4A state titles between 2009 and 2011. “It’s very exciting for us,” H-F athletic director Alec Anderson told the Sun-Times Media. “(Smith) did a great job of interviewing, and the committee really liked him as a coach and as a person.” Smith is replacing Dana Noble, who was not rehired at H-F after a 63-25 record he compiled over his three years at the school. Get the rest of the story from the Sun-Times Media
Sunday, May 5, 2013
About 2,000 runners trod over 13 miles on Route 83 Sunday morning for the annual First Midwest Half Marathon.
The sixth First Midwest Half Marathon was held Sunday, with about 2,000 participants joining the run. Security was heightened since the Boston Marathon, but it didn't lessen the mood, with sunny weather and smiles around the start/finish line. The first finishers completed the 13-plus mile run in just over an hour. The half marathon raised $5,000 each for the American Cancer Society, the South West Special Recreation Association and Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens. Read on for more stories about the First Midwest Half Marathon and local reactions to Boston. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Homewood Baseball and Softball organization will hold its opening day parade, festivities and first games on Saturday, April 20. The all-day event kicks off at 11 a.m., with opening games taking place at 1:15 p.m.
Spring time is here and with it comes the start of baseball season. Local children are getting ready to lace up their cleats, strap on their batting gloves and step up to the plate at local fields across the area. On Saturday, April 20, the Homewood Baseball and Softball will kick off its season with its annual parade and opening day ceremonies, along with a full slate of games. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. and will begin at Richard D. Irwin Park, before heading down Ridge Road to the Izaak Walton Baseball Fields. The parade will force the closure of Ridge Road from Gottschalk Avenue and Highland Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until after the parade. The parade is expected to bring out more than 700 players to participate, …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Take a look at images from U.S. Cellular Field as the Chicago White Sox kicked off the 2013 season, and see if you recognize a neighbor or two.
The smell of brats cooking on grills made its way through parking lot C off Shields Avenue. By 11 a.m. the beer was flowing. It was opening day on the southside. Chicago White Sox baseball is deep in traditions for southside families. With a growing number of baby bears in the south suburbs, it wasn't hard to find Sox fans from the North side. "I've been a lifelong Sox fan," says Dan Kochevar from Glen Ellyn. Brothers Tim and Dan Bergin from Chicago Heights hold a lifelong love for the Chicago White Sox. "We have been coming to the park since 1967," said Tim Bergin. "Of course it was Old Comiskey across the street. We have had some great memories. Remembering the 2005 season when the team beat Boston in the division." Dan Bergin …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
What is it that has the president so pessimistic as spring unfolds? Oh ... that.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A current gay NFL player could come out in a few months and continue to play in the league, according to an online columnist. His biggest concern? Harm from homophobic fans. How would you react if he played for your favorite team?
In the same week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage case, a CBS Sports online columnist says a current gay NFL player could come out publicly within the next few months. This player would become the first athlete in one of America's major team sports to be openly gay and continue to play. READ: Check Out the Full CBSSports.com Column for More Details But the obstacle keeping this unidentified player from revealing his sexual orientation isn't the fear of how teammates or even opposing players will react, writes CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman, citing former and current NFL players as sources for this information. It's a worry of what fans might do, Freeman reports…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The star linebacker claims he got a raw deal as his career in Chicago ends.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The James Hart School Panthers 7th grade girls volleyball team claimed the Illinois Elementary School Association regional and sectional crowns, earning the right to compete in the state quarterfinals at Peoria Junior High School Saturday, March 9.
The James Hart School Panthers seventh grade girls volleyball team is taking its talents to State, following an undefeated regular season, a regional title and a sectional title. The Panthers (15-0) will hit the road to take on Channahon Junior High Indians (20-1) in the Illinois Elementary School Association quarterfinal at East Peoria Junior High Saturday, March 9, at 3:30 p.m. The Panthers dropped Washington-McKinley School and Parker Junior High School to claim their regional title, before besting Heritage Middle School to grab the sectional championship. In a press release, coaches said the team, “is excited about the trip to East Peoria Central Junior High School this weekend. They feel fortunate to have the support of the school …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Hockey is red hot in these parts, thanks to the Hawks' historic start to the NHL season.