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Football: Two sides of the story for Marist’s Weishar

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 …


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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...

High School Cube News

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 …

Q-and-A with Melanie Lambert of Crete-Monee


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, …

SouthtownStar Girls Volleyball Stats


Volleyball area statistical leaders in kills, solo blocks, service points, assists, aces and digs through Oct. 20.

Boyos Soccer Statistics


Through Oct. 15. Stats provided by schools.


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, …

SouthtownStar Girls Volleyball Stats


Volleyball area statistical leaders in kills, solo blocks, service points, assists, aces and digs through Oct. 6.

SouthtownStar Girls Volleyball Stats


Volleyball area statistical leaders in kills, solo blocks, service points, assists, aces and digs through Sept. 22.

Senior Babe Ruth: Lansing falls in semifinals


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 …

Girls Basketball: Tony Smith leaving Bolingbrook for Homewood-Flossmoor


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.

Boys Volleyball: Royer setting up Lincoln-Way East’s success


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 …

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. …

SouthtownStar Girls Volleyball Stats

Area volleyball leaders in kills, solo blocks, assists, service points, aces and digs through Sept. 23, 2012.

Boys Volleyball: Palos Courts league a primer for spring success


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 …

Ryan Skenzel leaves Oak Lawn volleyball for Argo AD post


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, …

Softball: Jenny’s Steakhouse/SouthtownStar Player of the Week


Kristin Klutcharch, of Marist, is this week’s Jenny’s Steakhouse/SouthtownStar Player of the Week. Klutcharch, a senior pitcher, threw back-to-back shutouts in leading the RedHawks to the Class 4A state title.

In the semifinal, she allowed just three hits and struck out three in a 2-0 …

Q-and-A with Zach Reks, Sandburg


Zach Reks, a left-handed hitting third baseman, capped off his career at Sandburg in fine fashion. The Air Force Academy recruit hit .485 and drove in 43 runs. He also scored 27 on the ACT.

What’s the key to becoming a good hitter?

To not …