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Boys Golf: Lockport’s Gehrig Hollatz records a 69 to win SouthWest Suburban Blue Tournament

Despite carding one of his best rounds of the season, Lockport’s Gehrig Hollatz couldn’t help but look behind him Tuesday during the SouthWest Suburban Blue Tournament. It’s hard to blame him. Last season, Hollatz needed a four-hole playoff to defeat Joliet co-op’s Trent Wallace for …


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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: Alec Guarino Marian Catholic’s goal-getter


When Alec Guarino suffered a back injury last season in Marian Catholic’s game vs. Homewood-Flossmoor, he didn’t think it was too serious. It turned out to cost him a large portion of his season, though. “I got hit and (the opposing player) might have landed …

Cross Country: Lemont girls team setting up for long run


Cross country success for the girls program at Lemont includes a five-year stretch of qualifying for the Class 2A state meet from 2007 through ’11. What longtime coach Tim Plotke has this year is a team capable of going beyond that record. “I think this …

Boys Soccer: Skirmish involving fans mars Bloom’s 2-1 win over Crete-Monee

Bloom put itself in prime position to capture the Southland Conference title Tuesday by beating Crete-Monee for the second time this season. The way the game ended, though, marred the celebration. Bloom won 2-1 after the game was called with 5:51 to go after an …

Girls Volleyball: Crete-Monee outlasts Bloom

Angle, then down. That’s how Crete-Monee junior Anita Jenkins described the serve she used to take over the match in Tuesday’s 25-21, 25-13 Southland Conference victory over host Bloom. “I’ve always served like that. It just goes that way,” Jenkins said. It was good for …

High School/Local College Sports Roundup for Sept. 30, 2014

Boys Soccer

Chicago Christian 3, Timothy Christian 2: Jake Roberston scored twice and Benjamin Freisen once to vault host Chicago Christian (8-11, 2-2) in the Metro Suburban East.

Mount Carmel 2, St. Laurence 1: Jonah Nuno-Sheldon netted both goals for host Mount Carmel (6-6-2, 2-1-1) …

SouthtownStar Boys Soccer Top 10

Includes records; last week’s rankings in parentheses

1. Lockport 7-3-1 (1)

2. Sandburg 7-4-2 (2)

3. Eisenhower 9-3 (3)

4. Lemont 9-2-3 (4)

5. Lincoln-Way Central 9-4 (10)

6. St. Laurence 6-3-2 (5)

7. Lincoln-Way North 6-4-3 (7)

8. Lincoln-Way West 8-5 (9)

9. Thornton co-op 7-4-1 (8)

10. T.F. United 10-5-1 (NR)

Boys Soccer: St. Laurence ready, willing, stable

Although St. Laurence finished just 5-12-3 in 2013, first-year coach Matt Prunckle felt pressure to win right away when he accepted the job. “Taking over, I definitely felt like we should win this year,” Prunckle said. “We have a senior-heavy team with a lot of …

SouthtownStar Boys Soccer Stats


Through Sept. 29. Stats provided by schools.


Player, school Matches Tot

Schmidtke, Ill. Lutheran 19 37

Aguirre, Crete-Monee 15 20

Schultz, Beecher 10 17

McLaughin, St. Laurence 10 17

Guarino, Marian 9 13

Meltz, Beecher 10 12

Avalos, Bremen 9 12

Egeler, Ill. Lutheran 19 12

Short, Beecher 10 11

Olson, JCA 14 11

Gallegos, T.F. United 11 11

Chrobak, Reavis 12 10

Yazdani, Ill. Lutheran 14 9

Strick, Beecher 10 8

Borns, Ill. …

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 …

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 …