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Week 9 Football Capsule Previews

Loyola (7-1, 2-1) vs. Mount Carmel (4-4, 0-3) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday at Gately Stadium Outlook: It’s do or die for the Caravan, which needs to win to have any chance at qualifying for the postseason. For Mount Carmel to extend its postseason streak to …


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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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Boys Soccer: Crete-Monee blanks Bremen for regional crown

When Michael Souffrant was given the assignment of marking Bremen’s leading scorer, Ricardo Avalos, in Friday’s Class 2A Rich East Regional championship, the junior was a bit worried. That is, at least, until the opening whistle sounded. “I was a bit nervous at first,” Souffrant …

Girls State Tennis: Homewood-Flossmoor’s Timara Maxwell, Sophia Osabuohien ousted in consolation seventh round


With three years of the state tournament under their belts, Homewood-Flossmoor’s Timara Maxwell and Sophia Osabuohien were poised Friday to continue their run at a state title.

Just two matches stood between them and a berth in Saturday’s state semifinals at Buffalo Grove.

On this …

SouthtownStar Athletes on Campus: Western Illinois’ Lance Lenior scores Missouri Valley Football Conference honor


Considering it was the first time in his collegiate career that Western Illinois’ Lance Lenoir was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week, it would be perfectly understandable if the sophomore wide receiver were feeling pretty good about himself.

That’s not …

Football: Morgan Park defeats Robeson 22-8 in Public League playoff

Morgan Park quarterback William James absorbed a crushing blow from Robeson’s Hakeem Washington on a second-quarter incompletion Thursday night. The big hit did little to shake James’ confidence. Two plays later, James stood tall in a collapsing pocket and delivered a strike to Greg Howell …

Cross Country: Team-first attitude carrying Lincoln-Way Central


Over the past four seasons, few runners have been in as many cross country meets, and been as durable and diligent, as Elizabeth Venezio.

The Lincoln-Way Central senior added to her impressive list of races Saturday by leading the Knights to their second straight SouthWest …

Girls Tennis: Homewood-Flossmoor’s Sophia Osabuohien, Timara Maxwell win first three doubles matches at state


Homewood-Flossmoor’s Sophia Osabuohien has her focus set on her side of the court.

Her doubles partner, Timara Maxwell, has the same exact mindset.

It’s a formula that’s worked well for the duo as Osabuohien and Maxwell cruised through their first three matches Thursday at the …

Girls Volleyball: Joliet Catholic outlasts Providence


Madeline Grimm was seeing just fine during Joliet Catholic’s 21-25, 25-15, 25-15 East Suburban Catholic Conference South win Thursday over visiting Providence.

Her 12 kills led the way as the Angels gained revenge for a three-game loss Oct. 7 to the Celtics.

At one point …

High School Sports Roundup for Oct. 23, 2014


Ag. Science 58, Carver 18: Ed Thompson caught 11 passes for 150 yards and three touchdowns to spark Ag. Science (7-2, 5-2) in the Public League Chicago Great Lakes game at Eckersall Stadium.

St. Laurence 59, Johnson 0: Fayezon Smart (9 carries) ran for …

Colleges: Trinity Christian’s Logan Vos taking aim at NCCAA Golf Championship


Logan Vos accomplished a first for Trinity Christian’s men’s golf team. Vos, a senior, is Trinity’s first golfer to advance to the National Christian College Athletic Association Golf Championship in Panama City Beach, Florida. He will tee off at 9:20 a.m. Monday at the Bad …

College Football: Marian (Indiana) at St. Francis

Marian (Indiana) (4-2, 1-1)  at St. Francis (4-3, 1-2) When: 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Joliet. Coaches: Joe Curry, St. Francis; Mark Henninger, Marian. Previous meeting: St. Francis won 20-6 at Marian on Oct. 26, 2013. St. Francis preview: Entering the Mid-States Football …

College Football: St. Xavier at William Penn (Iowa)


St. Xavier (4-2, 0-1)  at William Penn (Iowa) (5-2, 1-0) When: noon Saturday at Lacey Complex Stadium, Oskaloosa, Iowa Coaches: Mike Feminis, St. Xavier; Todd Hafner, William Penn. Previous meeting: St. Xavier won 12-6 on Oct. 26, 2013, in Chicago. St. Xavier preview: The Cougars …

Football: Lemont’s Ryan Dawson makes quarterback job his own


For the first three weeks of Lemont’s season, Ryan Dawson often rotated offensive series at quarterback with Chris Thompson. With the Indians winning their first three games, the plan to rotate figured to remain intact. Or so it appeared. Dawson earned the start against Oak …

Disabato: Bubble time for some Southland football teams


The playoff bubble. It’s not a particularly comfortable position for those with weak stomachs and a propensity to bite their fingernails. Or for prep football teams with playoff aspirations. But that’s where as many as 16 Southland teams wanting entry into the postseason find themselves …

SouthtownStar Football Top 10

Includes records; last week’s rankings in parentheses:

1. Providence 7-1 (1)

2. Richards 7-1 (2)

3. L-W East 7-1 (4)

4. H-F 6-2 (5)

5. Joliet Catholic 6-2 (6)

6. St. Rita 6-2 (2)

7. Lemont 8-0 (7)

8. Brother Rice 5-3 (8)

9. L-W West 7-1 (9)

10. L-W North 7-1 (10)

Football: Plenty at stake in T.F. South vs. T.F. North game


Throw out the win-loss records. The stakes always are high when T.F. South and T.F. North do battle, as they will Friday in Calumet City. Beyond the winner taking ownership of the Wooden Shoe and Mushroom Traveling Trophy, along with District 215 bragging rights, Friday’s …