Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound July 27, 2022

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Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound July 27, 2022

Lyons graduate Izzy lee will continue her athletics career at Illinois, where she will play soccer for the Fighting Illini. Supplied photo

Lyons grad Izzy Lee headed to Illini

By Randy Whalen Correspondent Izzy Lee grew into her role as a two-sport standout at Lyons. Now she’s taking that growth to college at Illinois, where she will play goalie for the women’s soccer team. A couple years ago, Lee experienced a growth spurt. Being taller and stronger predictably supplemented her soccer and hoops skills.…

Michael Schofield, shown at a Schofield Family Foundation golf event, was signed by the Chicago Bears on Monday. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Michael Schofield signs with hometown Chicago Bears

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Last September, Michael Schofield was looking for work after being cut during training camp by the Baltimore Ravens. His people contacted the Chicago Bears. It sounded like a pretty good idea for both parties. He had experience — and a Super Bowl ring — as an NFL offensive linemen and…

Mallory Pugh is third in the NWSL in goals with six in seven games. The Red Stars host NWSL leader San Diego at Soldier Field on Saturday. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: Red Stars’ Pugh, Waves’ Morgan headline battle at Soldier Field

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer Two of the three best goal-scorers in the NWSL were teammates for most of July as members of the United States Women’s National Team. Now they are back in the league after leading their country to a Summer Olympics bid, and will face each other right off the bat in…

Orland Park's Jack Brannigan, shown pitching for Marist in a rare high school game at Wrigley Field in 2019, hopes to play in a major league park soon as he was drafted in the third round by Pittsburgh. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Area Sports Roundup: Marist and R-B alums caught up in the draft

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer Marist and Riverside-Brookfield baseball fans were likely beaming with pride during this year’s Major League Baseball draft, which concluded July 19. Both schools had a pair of ex-players drafted. A look at who went where for the RedHawks and Bulldogs: — R-B’s Owen Murphy, who wrapped up his senior season…


Nazareth grad Katie Hurta excited to start collegiate volleyball career at Penn State

By Randy Whalen Correspondent There are numerous facets of the game that Katie Hurta excelled in as a volleyball player. Now, she has taken those talents to at Penn State, where her collegiate athletics career will begin in roughly one month. Hurta, of Palos Hills, helped Nazareth win the IHSA Class 3A girls volleyball state…

Most Holy Redeemer Parish held its annual summer carnival at 9525 S. Lawndale Ave Evergreen Park, from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. (Photos by Kelly White)

Most Holy Redeemer Carnival

Although it was delayed for several weeks, Most Holy Redeemer Parish was finally able to hold its annual summer carnival at the church grounds, 9525 S. Lawndale Ave. in Evergreen Park, from Thursday, July 21, through Sunday, July 24.

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Cook County 4-H Fair on Saturday

By Bob Bong Did you know that Cook County has a county fair? That’s right, the same kind of county fair we are all aware of with projects by members of the Cook County 4-H, a parade of clubs, and even a livestock judging. The Cook County Fair was moved to Toyota Park in Bridgeview…

Executive Director for the Illinois Tollway Lanyea Griffin addresses the crowd during groundbreaking ceremonies in June for the new Justice interchange on the Tri-State Tollway. (File photo)

Traffic to shift next week on 88th/Cork Avenue Bridge in Justice

Move is part of the interchange work on Tri-State Tollway By Bob Bong Traffic on 88th/Cork Avenue in Justice is scheduled to shift onto the southbound side of the bridge next week as part of an interchange project on the Central Tri-State Tollway in Justice. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 25, all traffic will shift…

Dr. Nancy Blair, ISAL Facilitator (from left); Dr. Gary Zabilka, ISAL Facilitator; District 128 Supt. Merryl Brownlow; Dr. Patrick Halloran, ISAL Coach. (Supplied photo)

Palos SD128 Supt. Brownlow completes Leadership Academy, named ISAL Fellow

Dr. Merryl Brownlow, superintendent of Palos Heights SD 128, has earned the unique distinction of being named an ISAL Fellow after completing the IASA School for Advanced Leadership academy, an 18-month program designed to elevate superintendent’s leadership skills and impact student achievement. Brownlow received her diploma during a graduation ceremony held June 17 at the…