Coaches deal with losses in different ways. Brother Rice’s Brian Badke certainly would have preferred a victory from his team Friday against Providence. However, after the Crusaders dropped a 45-42 thriller to the Celtics, Badke not only showered his players with praise, he did so …
Class 3A Sandburg Regional
Thornton co-op 2, Shepard 0: Goals by Mario Graciano and Julio Salazar propelled Thornton co-op (11-7-2) in the semifinal. Tony Castro stopped five shots in recording his 11th shutout.
Class 2A Providence Regional
Providence 5, Brooks 1: Bernie O’Donnell …
Miguel Villalobos hadn’t gotten many opportunities to score for T.F. United this season, but the junior kept the faith.
“I haven’t gotten a lot of playing time, but I was dreaming that I would get a chance and I’d score,” he said.
Villalobos’ dream came …
Timara Maxwell and Sophia Osabuohien haven’t left themselves much room for improvement. Heading into this week’s state tennis tournament, improvement is what the Homewood-Flossmoor doubles team is seeking. The duo made it to the state quarterfinals last season before losing two straight matches. “We’re hoping …
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 …
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 …
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)…
Fernando Aguirre was born without the lower part of his left arm. When the Crete-Monee senior is on the soccer field, though, that doesn’t matter. “The moment I step on the pitch and start playing, I don’t even think about all that,” Aguirre said. “That …
Includes records through Monday;
last week’s rankings in parentheses
1. Lockport 14-3-2 (1)
2. Sandburg 12-6-2 (2)
3. Lemont 15-2-4 (3)
4. Bremen 11-6-2 (4)
5. Eisenhower 14-6 (5)
6. Marian Catholic 14-7-2 (6)
7. Lincoln-Way West 12-8-1 (7)
8. Bloom 15-4-3 (8)
9. St. Laurence 10-4-3 (9)
10. Thornton co-op 10-7-2 (10)…
Lincoln-Way West and Thornton co-op emerged as the survivors in the wild SouthWest Suburban Red chase, sharing the conference title with 4-2 records. The conference race was so crazy that going into the final slate of games Oct. 14, it was possible for all seven …
Through Oct. 13. Stats provided by schools.
Player, school Matches Tot
Schmidtke, Ill. Lutheran 24 44
Aguirre, Crete-Monee 21 30
Massa, LW Central 16 29
Lysik, LW Central 16 27
Chrobak, Reavis 21 25
McLaughin, St. Laurence 17 24
Avalos, Bremen 19 21
Olson, JCA 23 20
Patino, Richards 15 19
Schultz, Beecher 10 17
Avila, Eisenhower 18 17
Guarino, Marian 17 17
Aldape, Bloom 20 16
Egeler, Ill. Lutheran 24 16
Gallegos, T.F. …
As an eighth-grader a year ago, Jimmy Allen watched Timothy Christian’s sectional title run.
He wants to be part of another one.
Allen scored twice as the Trojans shook off an early deficit to roll past host Chicago Christian 5-2 in a Class 1A sectional …
Sandburg junior Gillian Thanasouras wasn’t particularly pleased when she found out the Eagles’ biggest match of the SouthWest Suburban Blue season Tuesday was being moved from the Eagle gym to the tiny Gold gym.
“The big gym has a better, bigger atmosphere,” she said. “It’s …
Class 3A Sandburg Regional
Richards 2, Sandburg 1: Jerry Patino scored twice to boost Richards (8-9) in the semifinal. Celso Perez and Hussain Sadeq had assists in helping the 18th-seeded Bulldogs defeat the second-seeded Sandburg (12-7-2) seed in the Sandburg Sectional.
Class 2A …
On the court, Marian Catholic senior Maddie Huekels probably is most effective for the Spartans as a setter. She’s among the Southland leaders this season with 376 assists. Huekels also is a reliable server, with 138 points and 21 aces. And she can take matters …
Deb and Abby Newsome make good use of their mother-daughter time. If there’s a beach and a net, they’ll bring the volleyball. “We played in Mexico once and it was me and someone from the resort against Mom and Dad,” Abby said. “Of course, me …