southtownstar.suntimes.com http://southtownstar.suntimes.com Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT webmaster@suntimes.com http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/southtownstar.gif Southtown Star logo http://southtownstar.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Football: Two sides of the story for Marist’s Weishar ]]> Lead story image

Nic Weishar isn’t a stats guy, but he knows his defensive numbers pretty well. “Sophomore year, I played (defense) in the playoffs and had an interception,” the Marist senior said. That was it until Friday, when Weishar had two more — returning one for a touchdown — against East Suburban Catholic Conference rival Benet. Throw in his eight catches for 90 yards and another score, and you have a pretty impressive night. Maybe the most impressive thing about Weishar’s defensive effort is it came against one of the state’s premier quarterbacks. Benet junior Jack Beneventi ­already has scholarship offers from … ]]> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 06:37:25 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/23283542-419/football-two-sides-of-the-story-for-marists-weishar.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/23283542-419/football-two-sides-of-the-story-for-marists-weishar.html <![CDATA[ SouthtownStar Boys Soccer Stats ]]> Lead story image

Through Sept. 15. Stats provided by schools. More stats at southtownstar.com Goals Player, school Matches Tot Schmidtke, Il. Lutheran 8 20 Schultz, Beecher 10 17 Guarino, Marian 9 13 Meltz, Beecher 10 12 McLaughin, St. Laurence 7 12 Short, Beecher 10 11 Strick, Beecher 10 8 Avalos, Bremen 5 8 Petrou, LW West 9 8 Swanson, Beecher 10 7 Egeler, Il. Lutheran 8 7 Olson, JCA 9 7 Gibbons, Beecher 10 6 Aldape, Bloom 5 6 Cayton, Il. Lutheran 6 6 Sanchez, LW North 9 6 Borns, Il. Lutheran 8 5 Yazdani, Il. Lutheran 8 5 Lees, JCA 9 5 Gkizas, Providence 9 5 Fonseca, Beecher 10 4 Gianotti, Beecher 10 4 Mitchell, LW North 9 4 Pavlovich, LW West 9 4 Bolster, LW West 9 4 Rohder, Sandburg 6 4 Kacmarczyk, Shepard 7 4 Dolehide, Shepard 7 4 Adeolu, T.F. co-op 6 4 Alberico, Providence 9 4 Szaflarski, Oak Lawn 6 4 Assists Player, school Matches Tot Strick, Beecher 10 10 Schultz, Beecher 10 8 Gibbons, Beecher 10 8 Richter, Il. … ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:14:19 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/29927350-419/southtownstar-boys-soccer-stats.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/29927350-419/southtownstar-boys-soccer-stats.html <![CDATA[ SouthtownStar Boys Soccer Stats ]]> Lead story image

Through Sept. 15. Stats provided by schools. More stats at southtownstar.com Goals Player, school Matches Tot Schmidtke, Il. Lutheran 8 20 Schultz, Beecher 10 17 Guarino, Marian 9 13 Meltz, Beecher 10 12 McLaughin, St. Laurence 7 12 Short, Beecher 10 11 Strick, Beecher 10 8 Avalos, Bremen 5 8 Petrou, LW West 9 8 Swanson, Beecher 10 7 Egeler, Il. Lutheran 8 7 Olson, JCA 9 7 Gibbons, Beecher 10 6 Aldape, Bloom 5 6 Cayton, Il. Lutheran 6 6 Sanchez, LW North 9 6 Borns, Il. Lutheran 8 5 Yazdani, Il. Lutheran 8 5 Lees, JCA 9 5 Gkizas, Providence 9 5 Fonseca, Beecher 10 4 Gianotti, Beecher 10 4 Mitchell, LW North 9 4 Pavlovich, LW West 9 4 Bolster, LW West 9 4 Rohder, Sandburg 6 4 Kacmarczyk, Shepard 7 4 Dolehide, Shepard 7 4 Adeolu, T.F. co-op 6 4 Alberico, Providence 9 4 Szaflarski, Oak Lawn 6 4 Assists Player, school Matches Tot Strick, Beecher 10 10 Schultz, Beecher 10 8 Gibbons, Beecher 10 8 Richter, Il. … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:23:35 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/29927292-419/southtownstar-boys-soccer-stats.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/29927292-419/southtownstar-boys-soccer-stats.html <![CDATA[ High School/Local College Sports Roundup for March 31, 2014 ]]>

Baseball Brother Rice 4, Evergreen Park 1: Kyle Hilliard went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs for Brother Rice (7-1). Alex Alarcon earned the victory. De La Salle 10, Shepard 5: Tom Duddleston powered De La Salle with a three-run homer. Bob Peterka went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI for Shepard (0-2). Joliet Catholic 1, Metamora 0: Winning pitcher Nick Delasandro stifled Metamora, allowing two hits against seven strikeouts in a complete-game victory. Lincoln-Way West 10, Bloom 0: Dylan Eller surrendered two hits while striking out nine and walking one to earn the win. Ryan Hastings (2-for-2, RBI, … ]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:36:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/26558253-419/high-schoollocal-college-sports-roundup-for-march-31-2014.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/26558253-419/high-schoollocal-college-sports-roundup-for-march-31-2014.html <![CDATA[ Q-and-A with Melanie Lambert of Crete-Monee ]]> Lead story image

Lambert, 17, of Park Forest, a junior, has completed her third year on the varsity as an infielder. She is verbally committed to Goshen College. What’s the most fun about playing softball? The people you meet, and that every game is different. Some are competitive, some are more fun. You never know what to expect. What opponent do you circle on your calendar? Oh, man. Next year especially it’ll be Kankakee. This year when we needed to beat them we couldn’t pull it out. What road site do you like the most to play at? Kankakee and Bloom both have … ]]> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 06:27:47 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/13139869-419/q-and-a-with-melanie-lambert-of-crete-monee.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/13139869-419/q-and-a-with-melanie-lambert-of-crete-monee.html <![CDATA[ SouthtownStar Girls Volleyball Stats ]]> Lead story image

Volleyball area statistical leaders in kills, solo blocks, service points, assists, aces and digs through Oct. 20. ]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:45:33 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/23277483-419/southtownstar-girls-volleyball-stats.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/23277483-419/southtownstar-girls-volleyball-stats.html <![CDATA[ Boyos Soccer Statistics ]]> Lead story image

Through Oct. 15. Stats provided by schools. Goals Player, school Matches Tot Timmermans, Chi. Christian 20 35 Elizalde, Bloom 20 27 Henschel, Il. Lutheran 22 25 Estrada, Reavis 19 22 Alejandre, Tinley Park 19 22 Schmidtke, Il. Lutheran 22 21 Barjebo, Thornton 18 20 Schultz, Beecher 25 19 Guarino, Marian 12 19 Trifunovski, Lemont 19 18 McGrath, L-W West 21 17 Amoo, Thornton 18 17 Landis, Beecher 25 15 Avila, Eisenhower 17 15 S. Ahmed, Richards 12 15 Rodriguez, St. Laurence 19 15 Chrobek, Reavis 19 14 Hernandez, L-W East 15 13 Torres, Stagg 15 13 Kobus, T.F. United 18 13 Klaff, Tinley Park 19 13 Magana, Shepard 17 12 Sandoval, T.F. United 18 12 Strick, Beecher 25 10 Mendez, Bremen 10 10 K. Pavlovich, L-W West 20 10 Arriaga, Rich South 17 10 Zambrano, Tinley Park 19 10 Assists Player, school Matches Tot Barjebo, Thornton 18 18 Estrada, Reavis 19 16 Timmermans, Chi. Christian 20 15 Flores, Rich South 17 15 Estrada, Thornton 18 14 Short, Beecher 25 13 Torres, Stagg 15 13 … ]]> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:15:17 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/23187734-419/boyos-soccer-statistics.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/23187734-419/boyos-soccer-statistics.html <![CDATA[ SouthtownStar Girls Volleyball Stats ]]> Lead story image

Volleyball area statistical leaders in kills, solo blocks, service points, assists, aces and digs through Oct. 6. ]]> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:58:39 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/23152244-419/southtownstar-girls-volleyball-stats.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/23152244-419/southtownstar-girls-volleyball-stats.html <![CDATA[ SouthtownStar Girls Volleyball Stats ]]>

Volleyball area statistical leaders in kills, solo blocks, service points, assists, aces and digs through Sept. 22. ]]> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 06:16:03 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/22750464-419/southtownstar-girls-volleyball-stats.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/22750464-419/southtownstar-girls-volleyball-stats.html <![CDATA[ Senior Babe Ruth: Lansing falls in semifinals ]]> Lead story image

The Lansing Redbirds had a hard time putting away Fern Creek (Ky.) on Thursday even after opening an 11-run lead. The margin for error was smaller on Sunday and the result was worse for the Redbirds. Lansing dug itself out of an early three-run hole to go up by two runs, but couldn’t hold off Fern Creek in a 10-7 loss Sunday afternoon at Chesterton (Ind.) High School. The defeat in the semifinals of the Senior Babe Ruth (16-18) Ohio Valley Regional ended the Redbirds’ quest for a second straight regional title and World Series berth. Fern Creek, which lost … ]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:49:19 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/21466080-419/senior-babe-ruth-lansing-falls-in-semifinals.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/21466080-419/senior-babe-ruth-lansing-falls-in-semifinals.html <![CDATA[ Girls Basketball: Tony Smith leaving Bolingbrook for Homewood-Flossmoor ]]> Lead story image

Bolingbrook athletic director Robert Rose confirmed Thursday morning that girls basketball coach Tony Smith has taken the same position at Homewood-Flossmoor. Smith has not officially submitted a letter of resignation as of Thursday morning. ]]> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 06:23:13 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/19855443-419/girls-basketball-tony-smith-leaving-bolingbrook-for-homewood-flossmoor.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/19855443-419/girls-basketball-tony-smith-leaving-bolingbrook-for-homewood-flossmoor.html <![CDATA[ Boys Volleyball: Royer setting up Lincoln-Way East’s success ]]> Lead story image

What does Lincoln-Way East’s Austin Royer do when he’s not playing indoor volleyball? He plays sand volleyball. “I hang out with my friends, watch movies, play sand volleyball,” he said. “There’s a sand volleyball court close to our house. A bunch of guys go and play during the summer. I like playing volleyball. Everything about it is fun.” Unless you’re on the other side of the net from Royer. A 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior, Royer has been the starting setter for Lincoln-Way East since his freshman year when he ran a 6-2 with Ryan Dexter. Last year, the Griffins ran a … ]]> Wed, 08 May 2013 06:51:59 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/19300123-419/boys-volleyball-royer-setting-up-lincoln-way-easts-success.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/19300123-419/boys-volleyball-royer-setting-up-lincoln-way-easts-success.html <![CDATA[ SouthtownStar Football Stats ]]>

Through Sept. 22. Stats provided by schools. Rushing Player, school Att. Yds. Avg. TD Wilson, Bremen 90 750 8.3 11 Thompson, Tinley P. 103 729 7.1 6 Domer, Mt. Carmel 45 655 14.5 12 Andreotti, Marist 99 652 6.6 8 Booker, Sandburg 68 649 9.5 10 Waytek, L-Way Central 139 627 4.5 6 Hylton, L-Way North 67 614 9.2 9 Giatras, Lemont 95 585 6.2 9 Fuessel, L-Way East 63 578 9.2 7 Franklin, Andrew 55 546 9.9 9 Smith, H-F 84 523 6.2 4 Dangles, L-Way West 92 511 5.6 3 Barry, Oak Forest 71 494 7.0 5 Jam. Towns, Thornton 69 453 6.6 5 Colangelo, L-Way East 62 422 6.8 3 Carpenter, Evergreen 60 394 6.6 3 Jones, Br. Rice 66 371 5.6 3 Smith, Oak Lawn 81 371 4.6 1 Price, Providence 86 370 4.3 6 Mister, Richards 51 360 7.1 7 Weaver, Providence 44 350 8.0 3 Usterbowski, Oak F. 26 346 13.3 0 Ciufia, Oak Forest 42 336 8.0 9 Cross, Thornton 30 329 11.0 2 White, Evergreen P. 45 328 7.3 6 Smith, Mt. Carmel 38 325 8.6 4 Voss, Rich South 78 322 4.6 0 McClinton, Shepard 34 309 9.1 2 Platt. Andrew 37 307 8.3 3 Young, T.F. South 63 301 4.8 4 Sanford, T.F. South 40 299 7.5 7 Jones, Argo 75 298 4.0 2 Roundtree, Chi. Chr. 48 279 5.8 4 Miles, St. Rita 54 277 5.1 2 Ward, … ]]> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 06:21:26 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/15379936-419/southtownstar-football-stats.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/15379936-419/southtownstar-football-stats.html <![CDATA[ SouthtownStar Girls Volleyball Stats ]]>

Area volleyball leaders in kills, solo blocks, assists, service points, aces and digs through Sept. 23, 2012. ]]> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:07:17 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/15355844-419/southtownstar-girls-volleyball-stats.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/15355844-419/southtownstar-girls-volleyball-stats.html <![CDATA[ Boys Volleyball: Palos Courts league a primer for spring success ]]> Lead story image

Heading into his senior season, Richards’ Jack Kendryna knows that success in the summer league does not guarantee success in the high school season. But as the Bulldogs saw last season, it sure doesn’t hurt, either. “(Winning at the summer league), it helps build a lot of confidence,” Kendryna said. “Most of the teams here, in conference or out, we will play at some point during the season. That confidence is there when you play these teams again.” Richards is one of 11 Southland schools fielding teams in the Palos Courts Boys Summer League. Playoffs begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, … ]]> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 06:07:16 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/13951278-419/boys-volleyball-palos-courts-league-a-primer-for-spring-success.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/13951278-419/boys-volleyball-palos-courts-league-a-primer-for-spring-success.html <![CDATA[ Ryan Skenzel leaves Oak Lawn volleyball for Argo AD post ]]> Lead story image

Ryan Skendzel, for the past two seasons Oak Lawn’s boys volleyball coach, has taken the athletic director’s position at Argo High School. While coaching at Oak Lawn, Skendzel was a faculty member at Argo. “(Teaching at Argo), it was my first job out of college, and the decision was really a no-brainer,” Skendzel said. “I interviewed for the position and was offered the job. This athletic program has been great to me, and I’m thrilled to get the job and stay here.” Skendzel is a 2000 graduate of Oak Lawn. He played volleyball for one season at Trinity Christian before … ]]> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 06:14:18 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/13682914-419/ryan-skenzel-leaves-oak-lawn-volleyball-for-argo-ad-post.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/sports/highschools/13682914-419/ryan-skenzel-leaves-oak-lawn-volleyball-for-argo-ad-post.html