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Girls Volleyball: Rachel Burkman shining as the ‘go-to girl’ for Lincoln-Way North

Rachel Burkman does a lot of things on the volleyball court that are impressive to watch. The thing of beauty, though, is when she attacks out of the back row. When the senior outside hitter curls toward the middle, swoops in like a hawk, launches …


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: Big Week 4 showing against Oak Forest shows how dangerous Lemont can be


With or without Flynn Nagel, Lemont would be a very good team. However, adding Nagel to an already skilled roster provides the Indians with a major difference-maker. That was apparent Friday night vs. Oak Forest. During critical situations, the Indians went to Nagel time and …

Boys Soccer: Lincoln-Way Central too much for Illiana Christian


Coming into the season, Lincoln-Way Central’s Jacob Lysik and Tyler Massa seemed poised to become one of the area’s top offensive duos.

The pair certainly have played at that level of late.

After Massa scored three goals and Lysik added two goals and two assists …

Girls Volleyball: St. Ignatius downs Marian Catholic in three games

With eight seniors gone from last season’s squad, the question was this for the 2014 edition of St. Ignatius: What could be expected from a Wolfpack team with a good mix of youth and experience? The early returns have been positive. “We didn’t know how …

High School/Local College Sports Roundup for Sept. 22, 2014

Boys Soccer

St. Laurence 1, Reavis 0: Josh Niloff’s goal in the 64th minute was the difference for visiting St. Laurence (6-2-2). Alex Verta stopped seven shots in posting his first shutout. Reavis slipped to 6-4-2.

Oak Forest 4, Tinley Park 3 (OT): Shane Collery …

SouthtownStar Girls Volleyball Top 10

Records through Sunday;
last week’s ranking in parentheses:

1. Mother McAuley 10-2 (1)

2. Sandburg 12-3 (2)

3. Lincoln-Way North 13-2 (3)

4. Marist 7-3 (4)

5. Joliet Catholic 5-5 (6)

6. Chicago Christian 19-2 (7)

7. Providence 11-5 (9)

8. Shepard 14-3 (5)

9. De La Salle 7-2 (8)

10. T.F .South 13-5 (10)

SouthtownStar Volleyball Statistics through Sept. 21


Area statistical leaders in kills, solo blocks, assists, digs, aces and service points through September 21. Stats can be sent to Tim O’Brien at each Monday by noon.

Girls Volleyball: Upswing all right by Providence


The roller-coaster ride that has been the season for Providence found its high point Saturday, when the Celtics swept through the field to win the Oak Lawn Invitational. With libero Cory Griffith leading the way, the Celtics beat Shepard in three games in the semifinal …

All-American invite for Providence’s Boykin


Providence senior wide receiver Miles Boykin added yet another honor to his résumé: an invitation to the fourth annual Semper Fide- lis All-American Game on Jan. 4, 2015, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Boykin has accepted the invite. ‘‘It’s just an honor to …

Golf Insider: Lincoln-Way East’s Jake White a force on course


After placing third in the 140-player Providence Invitational, Lincoln-Way East’s Jake White said “you can never expect anything” before entering a major tournament. The Griffins, on the other hand, have come to expect stellar scores from their three-year starter. White’s third-place finish was the result …

Fall Sports: Andrew’s Caily Friel eager to return to state form


As a freshman, Andrew swimmer Caily Friel burst onto the scene on the IHSA’s biggest stage. Friel finished 12th in the state in the 100-yard breaststroke, becoming Andrew’s first girls swimming medalist since Olympian Christine Magnuson in 2003. Friel’s sophomore season? It brought disappointment as …

Baranek: In this Kamp, quite the volleyball prowess


Over the past decade, it’s been pretty much impossible to pick up a Chicago Christian volleyball roster and not see the name Kamp. First, there was Rebecca, who played for the Knights from 2004 to ’07. Then there was Elizabeth. And then Stacy. And Madison. …

College Football: St. Francis gets payback against Trinity, wins 44-30


There was no forgetting for St. Francis. After suffering a last-minute defeat to Trinity International a year ago, the Fighting Saints opened Saturday’s pregame video session with footage of the heartbreaking loss. “We had a chip on our shoulder,” defensive lineman Ali Aqel said. “They …

College Football: Up 14 in final quarter, St. Xavier suffers shocking 27-24 loss to Robert Morris

St. Xavier lacked the finishing kick it so desperately needed Saturday. The No. 10 Cougars held a two-touchdown lead entering the final quarter, only to see it evaporate in a stunning 27-24 loss to host Robert Morris. Josh Techeira’s 40-yard field goal with 32 seconds …

Football: Rich East needs just one half to crush Gary Roosevelt 40-6


GARY, Ind. — Two things can ruin homecoming festivities in football. One is inclement weather. The other is an uncooperative road opponent. After most of the first half was played in sunshine, Roosevelt fell victim to both Saturday afternoon, having its homecoming duel with Rich …

High School Football Roundup for Sept. 20, 2014

Rich Central 42, Rich South 0: DaQuan Richie ran 12 yards for a touchdown and also threw a 60-yard scoring pass to DeQuan Dudley to lift visiting Rich Central (3-1) in the Southland opener for both teams. Rich South fell to 1-3.

Friday’s games

Homewood-Flossmoor …