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High School Football: JCA beats Rice in battle of top-rated teams

By Jeff Vorva / October 11, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Brother Rice quarterback Jack Lausch has put up some impressive running and passing numbers in both wins and losses this year. The Crusaders, who were ranked No. 1 in the state by the sportswriters in the Associated Press poll heading into Friday’s action, had a 49-46 setback to Class 8A No.…

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College Football: Olivet tops Saint Xavier in offensive showdown

By Jeff Vorva / October 11, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The number 13 was not lucky the second time. For the second time in as many home games, St. Xavier University faced the 13th-ranked team in the nation in NAIA play according to the coaches polls. While they stunned 13th-ranked St. Francis, Indiana, 38-0, on Sept. 25, the 18th-ranked Cougars had…

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Pro Soccer Report: House wins first game at home; Milazzo scores first pro goal

By Jeff Vorva / October 10, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent It was a weekend of firsts when it came to the area’s professional soccer teams. The Chicago House won its historic first home game Saturday at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview with a 1-0 triumph over San Diego 1904 FC. Sunday night, Orland Park’s Tatumn Milazzo, a defender who doesn’t get many…

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Four Sandburg golfers headed to state

By Jeff Vorva / October 4, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent A small contingent of area golfers will be at this weekend’s IHSA state tournaments. Sandburg’s Katie Mikso and Jillian Cosler qualified for the girls Class 2A tournament Monday, while the Eagles’ Caleb Negley and Brendan Joy made it to the Class 3A boys tournament. Mount Carmel’s Michael O’Keefe qualified for the…

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Pro Soccer Report: Fire wins in return to SeatGeek; NWSL cancels self amid abuse allegations

By Jeff Vorva / October 3, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent When the MLS and NWSL schedules were announced months ago, the Chicago Fire was supposed to host the New York City Football Club at Soldier Field on Sept. 29. The Red Stars were slated to host Orlando three days later at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. That’s not what happened. In a…

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College Soccer: Reavis grad Corona in right spot with ex-Moraine coach at St. Francis

By Jeff Vorva / October 3, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent When Al Palar was coaching women’s soccer at Moraine Valley Community College, he thought Reavis star Litzy Corona would be a good fit for his team. Three years later, he finally landed her. It was worth the wait. It was an interesting path for both of them. Palar is now the…

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High School Football: Kendrick Washington, dominant ‘D’ lead Shepard over Ike

By Jason Maholy / September 29, 2021 / Comments Off on High School Football: Kendrick Washington, dominant ‘D’ lead Shepard over Ike

By Jason Maholy Sports Editor One down, four to go. Entering Week 5 winless, Shepard was faced with having to run the table to have any hope of qualifying for the IHSA playoffs for a sixth consecutive season. Five wins will most likely get the Astros into the postseason, given their strength of schedule, but…

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Pro Soccer Report: Red Stars top Thorns to break record streak

By Jeff Vorva / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Pro Soccer Report: Red Stars top Thorns to break record streak

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Chicago Red Stars had been on the wrong side of a NWSL record but that was eight years in the making. That finally ended Saturday night, when they ended an 18-game winless streak against Portland with a 2-1 victory over the Thorns at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. Since 2013, Portland…

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Winning one for the champs: SXU drubs St. Francis on day 2011 team is honored

By Jeff Vorva / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Winning one for the champs: SXU drubs St. Francis on day 2011 team is honored

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Approximately 30 members of Saint Xavier’s 2011 NAIA National Championship team were at their old stomping grounds last weekend to be honored for their title-winning efforts and watch the Cougars take on St. Francis (Indiana). Under their watchful eyes at Deaton Field, the 2021 version wanted to give them something fun to…

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Southwest Football Roundup: Richards rolls, EP’s shutout streak ends, Chi. Christian forfeits

By Jeff Vorva / September 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Southwest Football Roundup: Richards rolls, EP’s shutout streak ends, Chi. Christian forfeits

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent When Shepard beat Richards 42-8 in the spring season, it was the first time the Astros had beaten the Bulldogs since 1993. “That left a bad taste in our mouths,” Richards coach Tony Sheehan said. “We wanted to get rid of that taste.” Thanks in part to 116 yards rushing and…

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Football Forecast: Week 8

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, Millar has a three-point lead over Vorva and Wally. All three picked Argo over Oak Lawn in this week’s GOTW and there is little variation in their picks overall, so the current leader is guaranteed to still be ahead come Week 9. Maholy and Whalen are lurking…

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High School Football: Jake Maziarka runs for 4 TDs in Sandburg’s win over Stagg

By Jason Maholy Sports Editor During the week heading into Sandburg’s matchup with Stagg, Eagles coach Troy McAllister’s message to his players was to not take the winless Chargers for granted. The Eagles were coming off the program’s most significant victory since at least 2015, a 30-27 triumph over powerful Lincoln-Way East in a game…

Shepard senior Kendrick Washington scored three touchdowns, including a 105-yard interception return, to lead the Astros to a 46-15 victory over Oak Lawn. Photo by Steve Metsch

High School Football: Kendrick Washington’s 3 TDs lead streaking Shepard past Oak Lawn

By Steve Metsch Correspondent Although it is possible handful or two of teams will get into this season’s playoffs with four wins, no team that can still get five wins is looking at that as a realistic scenario. Shepard is one of those teams looking at itself as one-and-done, and has had that mindset since…

Brother Rice Jack QB Lausch jogs off the field after scoring a first-quarter touchdown in Friday’s 56-49 loss to Joliet Catholic. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Football: JCA beats Rice in battle of top-rated teams

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Brother Rice quarterback Jack Lausch has put up some impressive running and passing numbers in both wins and losses this year. The Crusaders, who were ranked No. 1 in the state by the sportswriters in the Associated Press poll heading into Friday’s action, had a 49-46 setback to Class 8A No.…

St. Xavier linebacker Joey Markasovic brings down Olivet Nazarene quarterback Cameron Crouch in Saturday’s 45-38 Cougars loss Saturday. Photo by Jeff Vorva

College Football: Olivet tops Saint Xavier in offensive showdown

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The number 13 was not lucky the second time. For the second time in as many home games, St. Xavier University faced the 13th-ranked team in the nation in NAIA play according to the coaches polls. While they stunned 13th-ranked St. Francis, Indiana, 38-0, on Sept. 25, the 18th-ranked Cougars had…

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High School Boys Soccer: Argo and Reavis draw in rivalry match at SeatGeek

By Steve Millar Correspondent Neither team got the chance to lift the trophy that was supposed go to the winner, but Argo and Reavis players left with some special memories from a game played last week at SeatGeek Stadium. The Argonauts and Rams played to a 2-2 tie in a fun atmosphere in Bridgeview on…

Chicago House players celebrate Ian Cerro’s second-minute goal to give the team its first victory in SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: House wins first game at home; Milazzo scores first pro goal

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent It was a weekend of firsts when it came to the area’s professional soccer teams. The Chicago House won its historic first home game Saturday at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview with a 1-0 triumph over San Diego 1904 FC. Sunday night, Orland Park’s Tatumn Milazzo, a defender who doesn’t get many…

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Sheriff Dart, State Sen. Collins propose legislation to ban ‘ghost guns’

From staff reports Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart and Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Collins have proposed legislation to ban “ghost guns”–homemade, untraceable weapons that are increasingly being found by police fighting Chicago area violence. “The rapid proliferation of these weapons is alarming, and they are intentionally being used by individuals who want to thwart…

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Police warn of armed robberies on Archer

By Tim Hadac Police issued a community alert last week regarding two armed robberies that occurred last month in Garfield Ridge, in the parking lot of the Chase Bank branch at 5687 S. Archer. One crime occurred at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. The other was at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. The bandits were described as black…

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Overnight closures for Roberts Road and 87th Street

Overnight road closures on Roberts Road and 87th Street with posted detours are scheduled to begin this weekend to accommodate mainline bridge removal work for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. The overnight closures of the local roads are necessary to safely accommodate the removal of the I-294 mainline bridge deck and beams over Roberts Road and 87th Street.…

Blaire Gibson (left) and Brooke Bestwina show off two fowl friends outside The Feed Store, 5408 S. Harlem, Summit. The store has for decades been the go-to place for local pet owners seeking organic, healthy food for their dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and other animals. --Photo by Kelly White

Home is where the coop is

Garfield Ridge family raising chickens in backyard By Kelly White Born on a farm in Poland, Anna Talaga always had a soft spot in her heart for animals. She came to the United States at the age of 3 but would travel back often to visit the farm and its many animals, ranging from chickens…

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Halloween fun straight ahead

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] Hi everyone. We are quickly heading into the holiday season, which includes Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s hard to believe with our mild temperatures that fall is here and we will be rolling into winter and colder weather soon. We have a…

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Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound PDF October 13, 2021

Brother Rice Jack QB Lausch jogs off the field after scoring a first-quarter touchdown in Friday’s 56-49 loss to Joliet Catholic. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Football: JCA beats Rice in battle of top-rated teams

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Brother Rice quarterback Jack Lausch has put up some impressive running and passing numbers in both wins and losses this year. The Crusaders, who were ranked No. 1 in the state by the sportswriters in the Associated Press poll heading into Friday’s action, had a 49-46 setback to Class 8A No.…

St. Xavier linebacker Joey Markasovic brings down Olivet Nazarene quarterback Cameron Crouch in Saturday’s 45-38 Cougars loss Saturday. Photo by Jeff Vorva

College Football: Olivet tops Saint Xavier in offensive showdown

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The number 13 was not lucky the second time. For the second time in as many home games, St. Xavier University faced the 13th-ranked team in the nation in NAIA play according to the coaches polls. While they stunned 13th-ranked St. Francis, Indiana, 38-0, on Sept. 25, the 18th-ranked Cougars had…

Chicago House players celebrate Ian Cerro’s second-minute goal to give the team its first victory in SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: House wins first game at home; Milazzo scores first pro goal

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent It was a weekend of firsts when it came to the area’s professional soccer teams. The Chicago House won its historic first home game Saturday at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview with a 1-0 triumph over San Diego 1904 FC. Sunday night, Orland Park’s Tatumn Milazzo, a defender who doesn’t get many…

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Help here for renters, landlords

Eviction moratorium ends, but aid flows By Capitol News Illinois staff and Tim Hadac The state’s eviction moratorium expired last Sunday, but city renters, as well as landlords, appear to have a range of options to receive relief. Governor JB Pritzker’s office said it has released $443 million in legal aid Illinois has received from…

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