Lakeside Bank 2022.July
SRP-IMAGE-Logo

Sports wrap

At Saturday’s Shepard Doubles Quadrangular, Stagg’s girls played almost perfect tennis while facing off against Chicago Christian, Morton and the host Lady Astros.

In 18 matches, which encompassed six doubles contests against each school, the Lady Chargers went 17-1 to come away with a dominating team victory. The Lady Knights were second with nine wins, Morton totaled eight and the Lady Astros logged two.
Stagg’s winners versus Christian included the tandems of Nicole Pamphilis-Jillian Atkenson, who defeated Grace Furlong-Haley Reiher 6-1, 6-3; Leeza Bodnar-Silvia Kulbokas, who topped Rachel Hamstra-Jill Kuipers 7-5, 6-2; and Natalia Rodzyk-Serena George, who prevailed 6-2, 6-0. Also victorious were the teams of Jenny Stamos-Aneta Dziadowiec (7-6 (7-5), 6-3 over Bre Vollan-Kyla Mitchell), Jovia Manolis-Noor Elmosa (7-5, 6-3 over Jill Dowdy-Kayla Bulthuis) and Dovile Guzaskaite-Ashley Dettlaff (6-4, 6-3 over Cali Fiandaca-Ann Tang).

Pamphilis-Atkenson got the winning started against Shepard by beating the Lady Astros’ duo of Rhonda Habbal-Martha Turwon 6-1, 6-0. Bodnar-Kulbokas then defeated Kelsey Domina-Taylor Domina (6-2, 6-0), Rodzyk-George bested Katelyn Paulsen-Sarah Kent (6-1, 6-1), Stamos-Dziadowiec outscored Nancy Lesnicki-Gabby Jusczak (6-4, 6-4), Manolis-Elmosa got past Natalie Bruce-Kaylan MacDonald (6-4, 6-4), and Guzaskaite-Dettlaff romped over Kaisa Cisak-Stephanie Silverman (6-0, 6-2).
Morton was responsible for the Lady Chargers’ only setback as its pairing of Alexis Cmnat-Alexis Rodriguez sneaked by Guzaskaite-Dettlaff by winning a tiebreaker at No. 6 doubles. Stagg’s team dropped a 6-1, 1-6, 8-6 verdict.
Before taking part in the event at Shepard, Stagg captured a 6-1 SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue victory over Joliet Township co-op last Tuesday. Bodnar-Kulbokas were standouts for the Lady Chargers at second-doubles.
***
Although Shepard did not fare particularly well at its own doubles tournament, the future does appear bright for the Lady Astros. Habbal, a No. 1 singles player who won conference last year as a sophomore, teamed up with Martha Turwon to defeat Morton’s No. 1 doubles duo 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday.
Two more promising prospects are sophomore twins Kelsey and Taylor Domina, who collected Shepard’s other triumph versus Morton’s second-doubles tandem. So far this season, the Domina sisters have recorded South Suburban Conference victories over TF South, TF North, Bremen, Eisenhower Hillcrest, Oak Forest, Reavis and Richards.

“We’re really going to be a solid team next year,” Shepard coach Kelly Myron said. “I just keep telling the girls that they are getting better. Kelsey and Taylor would be undefeated if they played on the sophomore team, but they’re getting invaluable experience competing on varsity.”
***
Sandburg scored 23 points on Saturday and took first in its own eight-team invitational for the second year in a row.
Natalie Schultz won the No. 2 singles title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Lady Eagles teammate Jasmine Abunaim, who played for Sandburg’s Gold squad. The Lady Eagles’ No. 3 doubles tandem of Nisha Riley-Jackie Makdah also claimed a crown.
Sandburg placed entries in two other championship matches, but had to settle for being runner-up in each. Molly Traverso dropped a 6-1, 6-2 singles verdict to Providence Catholic freshman Hannah Davis, while the Lady Celtics’ first-doubles duo of Maggie Ruane-Kelly Ruane bested the Lady Eagles’ team of Priya Sharma-Allia Abunaim 6-0, 6-1.
Schultz’s win at No. 1 singles highlighted Sandburg’s 5-0 triumph over Shepard in a dual match last Monday.
BOYS’ SOCCER
South Suburban Conference Red victories over Reavis (2-1) and Oak Lawn (2-0) last Monday and Tuesday, respectively, enabled Shepard to finish the week with a plus-.500 ledger. The Astros’ lone setback came against Argo (2-0) on Thursday in another Red Division clash.
Shootout goals by Bartek Juszczak, Edson Trejo and Mike Iturbe gave host Shepard a 3-2 edge in that phase, which paved the way for its defeat of the Rams. Corry Williams notched the Astros’ regulation tally.
Iturbe and Williams struck again versus the Spartans, as Mike Kaczmarczyk assisted on both of Shepard’s markers.
***
In Thursday’s semifinals of the Lincoln-Way Invitational, Sandburg dropped a tough 1-0 decision to Lincoln-Way West. The Eagles bounced back on Saturday, however, to beat Bloom Township 5-3 in the third-place match.
Mike Klimkowski’s two goals powered Sandburg (7-3) in its conquest of the Blazing Trojans.
***
Chicago Christian battled Oak Lawn to a scoreless draw last Monday night in Palos Heights. Netminder Caleb De Ruiter made three saves for the Knights (4-2-3) en route to posting his third shutout of the campaign.
***
Stagg defeated Downers Grove South 2-1 on Saturday, as Roberto Torres and Matt Kois accounted for the Chargers’ goals.

BOYS’ GOLF
Chicago Christian collected a 164-211 victory over Eisenhower last Monday and then followed up by rolling past Oak Lawn 151-188 on Thursday.
The Knights’ Blaine Wright earned medalist honors against the Cardinals by carding a 38 at The Meadows. Jay Timmer’s 35 was the overall low score as Christian topped the Spartans at Stony Creek.
***
At Saturday’s Green Wedge Cup, the SouthWest Suburban Conference defeated the Southwest Prairie Conference 21-6 at Green Garden. Sandburg’s Nick Adduce was the medalist by carding an 18-hole score of 67.
***
Stagg dropped a 155-169 verdict to Joliet Township co-op in Thursday’s SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue match at Palos Golf Club.
***
Evergreen Park edged Shepard 173-175 in a South Suburban Conference Red match at Gleneagles last Thursday. The Mustangs’ JR Wazio was the medalist with a nine-hole score of 40.
GIRLS’ GOLF
Stagg dropped SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue matches to Lockport and Sandburg last Monday and Tuesday, respectively, before finishing second at the Mt. Assisi Invitational on Saturday.
Natalie Collina’s round of 48 not only paced the Lady Chargers against the Lady Porters, but it rated as the medalist score as well at Silver Lake’s Rolling Hills course. However, Lockport copped first place as a team by out-shooting Stagg 197-220.
Collina’s third place represented the Lady Chargers’ top individual performance at Mt. Assisi. Collina carded a 92 over 18 holes and Stagg finished with 423 strokes.
This past Monday, Collina’s 49 was good enough to garner another medalist designation, and the Lady Chargers parlayed her latest effort into a 209-251 SWSC Blue win over Bolingbrook at Silver Lake.
***
In addition to riding Frankie Saban’s medalist-earning score of 35 to its 160-204 victory over the Lady Chargers at Silver Lake’s North course, Sandburg defeated Homewood-Flossmoor 171-198 in another SWSC Blue encounter at Coyote Run.
Once again, Saban was the Lady Eagles’ pacesetter as she fired a 38 and got named medalist versus the Lady Vikings.
BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY
Sandburg (225 points) finished fifth among 63 teams at Saturday’s Richard Spring Invitational, hosted by Peoria Notre Dame.
The Eagles’ top runner was Greg Burzinski, who placed 20th at Detweiller Park after completing the three-mile race in 15 minutes, 7 seconds.
GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY
Chicago Christian scored 121 points and took third at Saturday’s 12-team Illiana Christian Invitational.
***
Sandburg (453 points) was 13th at Saturday’s Richard Spring Invitational as Grace Kelly gave the Lady Eagles their best finish with her 39th-place showing. Kelly clocked an 18:20 for three miles.

 

Local News

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries September 29, 2022

MARY ROSE ALVAREZ Mary Rose Alvarez (nee Heredia), age 84, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away September 18. Beloved wife of the late Pedro; loving mother of Lydia (Phyllis Parker) Trujillo, Rosemary (late Daniel) Kurczodyna, Consuelo (Marcelino Cervantes) Alvarez and Teresa (Dennis) Prieto; much loved grandmother of Sylvia (Juve) Ortega, Patricia (Jose Luis) Arteaga, Marcos…

Palos Heights Alderman Heather Begley said members of the Recreation Advisory Board are now OK with proposed changes that could be coming. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Changes coming to Palos Heights RAB despite resistance from McGovern

By Jeff Vorva The Palos Heights City Council is expected to approve new guidelines and regulations for the Recreation Advisory Board on Tuesday and at least one alderman doesn’t like what he sees. Jerry McGovern took issue with the proposed changes. “As many times as I read through this thing, I have to turn around…

Attorney Marcia Owens presents a modified request for additional parking for Wu's House restaurant at Monday's Palos Park meeting. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Wu’s House modifies parking proposal to Palos Park council

By Jeff Vorva Wu’s House restaurant was rejected once in a bid for extra parking space, but is trying again. The eatery, which is located at 12300 S. LaGrange Road, is seeking an extra 82 spots — many on land next to the business. Citizens expressed concerns during a Plan Commission meeting and the request…

SRP-IMAGE-Logo

Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound September 28, 2022

Mary Stanek

Halloween candy dish already full

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 We welcome October and its Halloween festivities. I also welcome all of the Halloween treats that have filled my candy dish already. The St. Turibius community will not be going hungry. Thanks to neighbors, friends and volunteers,…

Peggy Zabicki

There is such a thing as a stupid question

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Today is Ask a Stupid Question Day. Officially, this annual holiday is Sept. 28 but is usually observed on the last school day of September, which falls on Friday, Sept. 30 this year. Whose idea was this? The West Lawn Gardeners group…

Kathy Headley

Weather, and fishing, are just fine

By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 The weather has been perfect lately for spending time at Marquette Park, hasn’t it? Whether fishing, golfing, playing tennis or just going for a leisurely walk, folks have been taking advantage of how lucky we are to have…

Joan Hadac

Plenty to enjoy in Gage Park

By Joan Hadac GSWNH correspondent at large Greetings, Gage Parkers! While the search continues for a permanent writer of this column, I’m pleased to report on Gage Park, the neighborhood where I lived for the first 26 years of my life. There’s always something happening in this big, exciting part of Chicago, so here goes.…

SRP-IMAGE-Logo

Girls Volleyball: Marist knocks Mother McAuley from unbeaten ranks

By Randy Whalen Correspondent Kamryn Chaney had the “eye of the tiger” and Marist got a huge win over their arch-rivals. Hosting Mother McAuley in the regular season for the first time in four years, the RedHawks came out focused. Chaney clubbed a match-high 12 kills and added five blocks and eight digs and an…

Richards sophomore running back Miles Mitchell (5) ran for 142 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 49-36 win over Shepard on Sept. 23 in Palos Heights. Photo by Jason Maholy

Football: Richards scores season-high 49 in win over Shepard

By Jason Maholy Sports Editor It took all of 16 seconds for the fireworks to begin in a high-scoring South Suburban Red matchup between district rivals Richards and Shepard. Terangie Eskridge returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, Myles Mitchell scored four touchdowns and the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half to top the…

Neighbors

Illinois Supreme Court denies former lawmakers’ claim for back pay

Illinois Supreme Court denies former lawmakers’ claim for back pay

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit filed by two former state legislators who sued for back pay they believed they were due for raises that they voted against while in office. Former Sen. Michael Noland, D-Elgin, and former Sen. James Clayborne, D-Belleville, argued…

Illinois takes Equal Rights Amendment to appeals court

Illinois takes Equal Rights Amendment to appeals court

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Attorneys for the state of Illinois joined their colleagues in Nevada and Virginia Wednesday in asking a federal appellate court to declare that the Equal Rights Amendment has been legally ratified as the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “I have a daughter who intends to…

CAPITOL RECAP: State announces further unemployment debt repayment

CAPITOL RECAP: State announces further unemployment debt repayment

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced a plan Tuesday, Sept. 27, to reduce a $1.8 billion Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund deficit by $450 million through an infusion of unemployment-related revenues. The trust fund is the pool of money paid into by employers to provide a social safety net for unemployed individuals. The employer’s insurance premiums…

State to reduce $1.8 billion federal unemployment debt by $450 million

State to reduce $1.8 billion federal unemployment debt by $450 million

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced a plan Tuesday to reduce a $1.8 billion Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund deficit by $450 million through an infusion of unemployment-related revenues. The trust fund is the pool of money paid into by employers to provide a social safety net for unemployed…

Capitol News Illinois to expand operations with $2 million McCormick Foundation grant

Capitol News Illinois to expand operations with $2 million McCormick Foundation grant

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Capitol News Illinois will significantly expand its operations as it enters the fifth year of operations in 2023 because of a significant grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. The McCormick Foundation has announced a three-year, $2 million investment in Capitol News Illinois, a nonprofit news organization that provides…

State Sen. Emil Jones III pleads not guilty in bribery case

State Sen. Emil Jones III pleads not guilty in bribery case

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Emil Jones III pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to three felony counts stemming from an alleged bribery scheme involving a red light camera company. Jones, 44, is a Chicago Democrat who has served in the Senate since 2009. He is also the…

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker called on two Democratic state senators Thursday to resign their seats amid allegations of misconduct. Sen. Emil Jones III, D-Chicago, was charged in federal court earlier this week with soliciting a $5,000 bribe from a red light camera company. And Sen. Michael Hastings,…

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

Pritzker urges two lawmakers to resign

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker called on two Democratic state senators Thursday to resign their seats amid allegations of misconduct. Sen. Emil Jones III, D-Chicago, was charged in federal court earlier this week with soliciting a $5,000 bribe from a red light camera company. And Sen. Michael Hastings,…

Illinois Supreme Court denies former lawmakers’ claim for back pay

Illinois Supreme Court denies former lawmakers’ claim for back pay

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit filed by two former state legislators who sued for back pay they believed they were due for raises that they voted against while in office. Former Sen. Michael Noland, D-Elgin, and former Sen. James Clayborne, D-Belleville, argued…

CAPITOL RECAP: Another Democratic senator charged in bribery scheme

CAPITOL RECAP: Another Democratic senator charged in bribery scheme

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Emil Jones III has been charged in federal court with three criminal counts tied to his dealings with a red light camera company. Jones, a Chicago Democrat, is the son of former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. The younger Jones has served in the Senate since 2009…

Regional CC Asphalt House Ad
CRR NH Trianos Pizza House Ad