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Girls Volleyball: After father’s health scare, Lincoln-Way East’s Sarah Dobrich has her biggest booster back rooting for her

Lincoln-Way East junior Sarah Dobrich had several reasons to be happy over the weekend, after a solid five matches at the Rich East Invitational in which she totaled 21 service points, 17 kills, eight blocks and six aces. The biggest smile on her face came …


High School Sports

Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile


After suffering a heartbreaking overtimes loss to Joliet Catholic in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game last season, Lincoln-Way West has put in extra work in the offseason to complete it’s state title run. read more...

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Football: Homewood-Flossmoor, Lincoln-Way East come away with different perspectives after showdown


When a team scores 40 points in a game, generally it’s good enough to walk away with a victory — especially if that team is ranked No. 1 in the area. Top-ranked Homewood-Flossmoor scored 40 points Friday against Lincoln-Way East, but found itself on the …

Boys Golf: Shepard’s Shane Wright wins South Suburban Red Tournament title


Shepard’s Shane Wright knew Eisenhower’s Vinny Curta “was going to be trouble” at Monday’s South Suburban Red Tournament. Competing in the same foursome, Wright took a six-stroke lead after the front nine but was forced to hold off a surging Curta for medalist honors on …

Boys Soccer: Late goal lifts Lemont over Argo 1-0

Eric Whatley saw the time on the clock, knew the situation and knew he needed to make a play. “I saw there were less than two minutes on the clock,” Lemont’s senior sweeper said. “I knew that we needed this game. Conference was on the …

High School/Local College Sports Roundup for Sept. 29, 2014

Boys Soccer

Joliet West 2, Providence 1: Kevin Sullivan set up Jack Richardson for the goal for visiting Providence (6-8-2).

Reavis 6, Tinley Park 0: Omar Barragan had a goal and two assists for host Reavis (8-7-2, 3-3) in the South Suburban crossover.

Illiana Christian …

SouthtownStar Girls Volleyball Top 10

Records through Sunday. Last week’s rankings in parentheses

1. Mother McAuley 16-3 (1)

2. Sandburg 13-3 (2)

3. Lincoln-Way North 15-2 (3)

4. Marist 12-4 (4)

5. Joliet Catholic 6-6 (5)

6. Chicago Christian 21-2 (6)

7. Providence 15-8 (7)

8. Shepard 19-5 (8)

9. De La Salle 14-2 (9)

10. T.F. South 15-4 (10)

Girls Volleyball: For Shepard, a silver lining


For Shepard coach Dan Grunauer, it’s all about playing the best competition. To that end, he couldn’t have looked happier Saturday after his Astros completed their debut appearance at the Rich East Invitational. “I was pumped for this,” he said. “I was dying, begging to …

SouthtownStar Volleyball Statistics through Sept. 28


Area statistical leaders in kills, solo blocks, assists, digs, aces and service points through September 28. Stats can be sent to Tim O’Brien at each Monday by noon.

Girls Tennis: Sandburg, Stagg continue on-court rivalry


Stagg girls tennis coach John Daniels and his players were ready to board the bus bound for Sandburg on Tuesday when he made a prediction to his boss, athletic director Terry Treasure. “I told him the score would be 4-3,” Daniels said, “but I didn’t …

Golf: Lincoln-Way West’s Alexis Biedrzycki sets sights on state


Alexis Biedrzycki has some unfinished business. After taking last season off to focus on national tournaments to better her college exposure, Biedrzycki returned for her senior season at Lincoln-Way West to reclaim her stake as one of the top high school golfers in the state. …

Baranek: Mother McAuley sets in good hands with Amber Casey, Jane DeJarld


Selecting Mother McAuley as the preseason No. 1 in Southland volleyball pretty much was a no-brainer. I mean, how much do you really have to think about it when you’ve got a defending state champion returning six regular rotation players? There was only one hole …

College Football: St Xavier defeats St. Francis 28-13


Randall Wells had a rough first half Saturday. The St. Xavier receiver was called for three penalties and just missed on a couple of chances for big plays, coming down with the ball out of bounds each time. Wells certainly made up for all that. …

Football: Providence stays perfect, tops St. Rita 41-27


The guys you’ve heard about all year for Providence — Justin Hunniford and Miles Boykin — had big games again Friday night. So did the guys you may not have heard about: Richie Warfield and Mike Markasovic. That’s why the Celtics are in the driver’s …

Football: Lincoln-Way East comes back to topple Homewood-Flossmoor 43-40


When Homewood-Flossmoor raced to a 20-0 lead just 5:09 into Friday night’s game against Lincoln-Way East, it appeared the Griffins were in for a long night. Someone forgot to inform a relentless East of its plight. Not only did the Griffins erase the Vikings’ three-touchdown …

Football: Brother Rice clips St. Laurence 34-7

Brother Rice’s Alex Alarcon and Marcus Jones had a little conversation before Friday’s game. For the senior quarterback and running back, it wasn’t anything too crazy, anything too out of the ordinary. It was just a hope and a plan for early in the game. …

Girls Volleyball: St. Francis stings Mother McAuley for Rich East Invitational title


Three times last season.

Once already this season.

St. Francis junior Molly Haggerty was just a little sick and tired of losing to Mother McAuley.

“Obviously they’re a very good team,” Haggerty said. “But we know that we played not that well against them the …