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Boys Track and Field: Lincoln-Way North’s Julian Hylton a double threat

A state finalist in the 100-meter dash with a football scholarship to Illinois, Julian Hylton has been busy the past four years at Lincoln-Way North. Hylton also played basketball at North, but he raced to an elite level in football and track, including a runner-up …


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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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Baseball: Lemont tops Shepard in eight innings


Lemont’s Mike Papierski was expecting an off-speed pitch from Shepard pitcher Adam Gregory.

He guessed right.

Papierski sent a 2-and-0 changeup over the left-field fence, breaking a 1-all tie and helping Lemont to a 4-1 win Thursday over the host Astros in a South Suburban …

Softball: Lemont edges Tinley Park

Lemont’s Emily Durham was an MVP foul ball shagger for the first five innings of Thursday’s 5-4 South Suburban Blue victory over visiting Tinley Park.

She was an even better fireman during the final two.

The Indians pitcher was lights-out after Tinley Park dramatically rallied …

Girls Track and Field: Shepard wins title at Hillcrest Lady Hawk Classic


It took a little while for the final team points to be tabulated at the Hillcrest Lady Hawk Classic, but it was worth waiting for to Shepard. Although it’s early in the outdoor season, Shepard claimed its third invitational title Thursday night by scoring 90 …

Track and Field: Impressive showings have Brother Rice ahead of schedule

Proving it will be a team to watch this year and next, Brother Rice outdid two 2013 conference champions last week at the Hillcrest Invitational with a mix of seniors and underclassmen. Brother Rice finished ahead of Bloom and Shepard and just four points out …

Boys Volleyball: Lincoln-Way North withstands Sandburg

The previous time Sandburg and Lincoln-Way North met in the regular season, North outside hitters Jake Walenga and Brad McFarland teamed up for 32 kills in leading the Phoenix to a thrilling three-set victory.

When the elite programs met Thursday night, the do-everything pair fell …

Girls Soccer: Andrew tops Lincoln-Way West 2-0


Andrew senior Kelly Blyth has quickly developed chemistry with sophomore Nicole Novak.

“My little girl Nicki, she’s always there when we need goals,” Blyth said. “We just play off each other really well.”

The pair hooked up for both of the Thunderbolts’ goals Thursday night, …

High School/Local College Sports Roundup for April 17, 2014

Baseball Marist 10, Oak Lawn 0: Robert Hovey tossed a five-hitter to pace host Marist (7-7) in the five-inning game. Pat Meehan (1-for-3) and Eric Hansen (2-for-4) each had two runs and two RBI for the RedHawks. Mount Carmel 5, Gordon Tech 1: Greg Ploszaj …

Colleges: South Suburban’s Anotonio Levy scores NJCAA honor


South Suburban men’s basketball player Antonio Levy was named an NJCAA First Team All-American. The 6-foot-1 sophomore guard out of Thornton averaged 20.5 points, 4.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals in helping the Bulldogs to a 31-6 record, the Region IV championship and the …

Softball: Oak Forest’s Taylor Sterkowitz makes hitting her craft — and she’s good at it


Taylor Sterkowitz was 10 years old when she made a crowd gasp with her mighty bat for the first time. It was during a 10-and-under game at Hillcrest’s softball field when she launched a towering home run down the left-field line. “There were cars parked …

Disabato: St. Rita riding high at 17-0


It’s difficult to determine what’s more impressive about St. Rita’s 17-0 baseball record: that the Mustangs have played 17 games during this hazardous spring or that they’ve won all 17 games. Knowing that Mustangs coach Mike Zunica would be willing to play in an oversized …

High School/Local College Sports Roundup for April 16, 2014


Providence 11, St. Joseph 1: Cam Galgano (2-for-3, 2 runs) posted three RBI and Erik Dubek (3-hitter, 9 strikeouts) went the distance to aid host Providence (9-4, 1-0) in the five-inning Catholic League crossover.

Lemont 5, Bremen 1: Charlie Wright and Nate Broskovetz combined …

Football: Richards wide receiver Spencer Tears commits to Nebraska


Richards junior wide receiver Spencer Tears has committed to Nebraska, just three days after returning from a visit to Lincoln to see the Huskers spring game.

“My favorite part was just going around the stadium; when I got there I didn’t realize that the stadium …

Baseball: Sandburg overpowers Homewood-Flossmoor


Sandburg coach Jim Morsovillo emphatically instructed from the third-base coaching box for Julian Gutierrez to swing the bat with two runners on in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against Homewood-Flossmoor.

“I wanted him to go the other way with the pitch,” Morsovillo said, “maybe …

Softball: Advantageous Sandburg defeats Homewood-Flossmoor


Give Sandburg extra outs, and the Eagles are going to make you pay. “We definitely are going to take advantage of it,” Sandburg’s Sarah Herold said. “If they’re going to give us runs it’s like, ‘Heck yeah! We’re going to take it.’” That was the …

Dan Vosnos named athletic director at Homewood-Flossmoor

Dan Vosnos wants to create a new billboard for Homewood-Flossmoor.

The day after a controversial school board meeting that ended with the dismissal of girls basketball coach Anthony Smith, the newly named athletic director said he’s relishing the challenge of turning the athletic programs in …