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By winning its first three dual matches of the season and then finishing as runner-up at Saturday’s Ottawa Invitational, Sandburg’s girls’ tennis team has thrilled coach Brian Ostrander. The strong start was not completely unexpected, seeing as how the Lady Eagles field a deep and talented team. However, that didn’t diminish the impressive nature of…

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Trinity sports report: Trolls at home in Kentucky

The old Stephen Foster tune wasn’t played before the volleyball matches Trinity Christian College participated in last weekend in Kentucky. “My Old Kentucky Home” is reserved for the Kentucky Derby, but the Trolls were no less than thoroughbreds in winning three of four matches at Georgetown College’s Rumpke Invitational. Trinity certainly wasn’t horsing around. That…

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Bartosh: There’s something about Johnny

That “Johnny Football” nickname no longer seems to fit. How about “Johnny Footloose” instead? Or maybe “Johnny Screw Loose?” Of course, if he refuses to rein in his conduct and keeps acting the knucklehead, he’ll likely start being identified by most individuals as “Johnny Needs A Foot Up His ***.” Texas A&M University quarterback Johnny…

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Refusing to be shorted: Chargers take care of business at homecoming

 Photo by Jeff Vorva. Oak Lawn quarterback Konrad Lach is brought down by Stagg’s David Griffith during Friday night’s matchup in Palos Hills. A shortened week of preparation didn’t shortchange Stagg. While the Chargers were glad to win their season-opener, regardless of when it finally took place, there was no denying that a weather-induced reshuffling…

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Volleyball roundup: Lady RedHawks earning new coach’s admiration

Even though Marist competed in just two varsity matches during the first two weeks of the 2013 season, Julie Popp-Hopkins hasn’t been idle. The Lady RedHawks’ first-year coach has been taking in the entire new experience and loves everything she is seeing within the program, especially from her own players. And that love was particularly…

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Ram tough — again: Vikings’ strong second half does in Gordon Tech

An American automaker describes one of its models as “Ram tough,” but it may want to reconsider that slogan. Better yet, perhaps the company should think about introducing a Vikings brand. That’s because, for two weeks running, a group bearing that name has been tougher than sets of Rams. One week after scoring an emotional…

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On target on the field: Mustangs sneak past Phillips in ‘opener’

From the easy chair into the fire — that pretty much described Evergreen Park’s entrance into the 2013 football season. The Mustangs didn’t just lounge around prior to Friday night’s meeting with Phillips, of course, but they also didn’t have any previous on-field experiences off which to build. Evergreen’s scheduled season-opener against Little Village the…

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Growing pains: Youthful Astros absorb another hit

Growing pains are called that for a reason. Simply put, there’s nothing enjoyable about them, as Shepard players found out again Friday night. The Astros were hoping their season-opening trouncing at the hands of visiting Brother Rice had merely been an anomaly. Instead, it was an indicator of things to come, at least for another…

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Comeback classic: Improbable rally lifts Cougars past Marian in OT

Photo by Jeff Vorva. St. Xavier University running back Nick Pesek gets his helmet spun around during a game-tying drive against Marian University Saturday night. The Cougars beat the defending NAIA national champs 31-24 in overtime. The next time Mike Feminis is seen walking along the St. Xavier University sideline, his attire might have already…

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Unwelcome visitors : Big third quarter keys Bulldogs’ win at Batavia

A raucous crowd dressed mostly in white greeted Richards when it arrived at Batavia High School Friday night. The fans’ so-called “whiteout” ultimately proved a washout, however, at least as far as rattling the visitors was concerned. “I think our kids enjoyed it and thrived on it,” Bulldogs coach Tony Sheehan said. “It’s what high…

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Jack comes up aces: Donegan shines as RedHawks maul Rice

Photo by Jeff Vorva. Marist receiver Nic Wischar’s helmet flies off, but he hangs onto the ball after scoring his second of three touchdowns Friday night versus Brother Rice. The RedHawks rolled to a 55-14 win over their neighborhood rival. Ian who? While Marist fans aren’t likely to soon forget graduated quarterback Ian Woodworth and…

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Déjà vu denied: Eagles dodge another slip, edge T’bolts

One of baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra’s supposed malapropisms was the phrase, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” Sandburg coach Dave Wierzal could be excused for not finding any humor in Berra’s famous quote Friday night, mainly because his Eagles were on the verge of reliving a Week 1 nightmare. In that previous…

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Playing overseas during lockout

So now Kobe Bryant wants to get his rest on a basketball court in Europe? The above quotes were uttered in May by a battered, beaten Bryant during his exit interview after the Lakers collapsed in an exhausted heap in Dallas. Yet last weekend, less than three {{more}} months later, the Lakers leader told reporters…

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Boxing

Boxing, also called pugilism, is a combat sport and martial art in which two people fight each other using their fists for competition. Boxing is typically supervised by a referee engaged in during a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds, and boxers generally of similar weight. There are four ways to win; if…

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¥ Fri, May 12, 2006WASHINGTON (CNN) — After seeking to rally Americans with his State of the Union address, President Bush set out Wednesday to push his agenda in a two-day tour of three Southeastern states. {{more}}After seeking to rally Americans with his State of the Union address, President Bush set out Wednesday to push…

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Football

June 8, 2011Conference USA has a pair of talented tandems that are among the 48 included on the watch list for the inaugural Pony Express Award, as released today. The award, the brainchild of SMU’s legendary Pony Express backfield of Craig James and Eric Dickerson, will look at two- and three-player tandems from across the…

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Ice hockey championship

Ice hockey is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use their sticks to hit a puck into the opponent’s net. It is a fast-paced physical sport. Ice hockey is most popular in areas that are sufficiently cold for natural reliable seasonal ice cover, such as the Czech Republic, Latvia, the Nordic countries…

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Sports World

Computers, irrespective of the shape, size, color and also make, will regularly become laggy and also slower as time moves on. Don’t be surprised when your sparkling new PC slows down. This normally happen when you don’t offer your computer the right routine maintenance it deserves. You are probably looking for a way to make…

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Isra Syouri, 13, of Palos Hills, daughter of Steve's Bite owners, Sufian "Steve" and Kifah Syouri, cut the ribbon during the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the restaurant at 11906 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights. (Photos by Kelly White)

Steve’s Bite holds grand opening

By Kelly White Palos Heights welcomed in a new business last weekend. Steve’s Bite, 11906 S. Harlem Ave. in Palos Heights, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on October 15. The store officially opened its doors over the summer, and owners Sufian “Steve” and Kifah Syouri said they could not be happier to…

Celebrating the naming of Rev. Jeffrey Clemons to the Lyons Township Mental Health Commission are (from left) executive director Ron Melka, Trustee Mike Porfirio, Rev. Clemons and state Sen. Steve Landek. (Staff photo)

Summit’s Rev. Clemons named to township’s Mental Health Commission

By Steve Metsch The Township of Lyons has a new member on its Mental Health Commission. The Rev. Jeffrey Clemons, of Antioch Baptist Church, 7513 W. 64th St., Summit, is joining the commission. His appointment won unanimous approval from the township board at its meeting on Oct. 12. He is the first African-American on the…

Carson Kukulski, 2, of Palos Heights, was happy to attend Lake Katherine's first-ever Oak-tober Fest at the nature center, 7402 Lake Katherine Dr., Palos Heights. (Photos by Kelly White)

Lake Katherine pays homage to the mighty oak

By Kelly White Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens celebrated the oak tree during the month of October with a cleverly named, Oak-tober Fest last weekend. “We wanted to have an event that was more of a fall festival in addition to the Monarch Celebration that we hold in September,” Gareth Blakesley, Director and…

Kendall Coyne, shown at a past celebration at Sandburg High School, is the 2021 IBAM Person of the Year. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Coyne Schofield to be honored as IBAM’s Person of the Year

By Jeff Vorva Palos Heights hockey legend Kendall Coyne Schofield is picking up a huge award Friday night and it doesn’t have much to do with hockey. Schofield was named the Irish Books, Art and Music Person of the Year and will be honored at the group’s 13th Awards Gala Oct. 22 at the American…

Jim Sexton, the former Evergreen Park mayor, shows his sign for the drive given in honor at the grand opening of the new baseball and softball fields. (Photos by Jeff Vorva)

Evergreen Park welcomes own fields of dreams and honors Sexton

By Jeff Vorva Brand new fields and a retired mayor were the stars of the show on Oct. 14. Evergreen Park High School had a grand opening of its new turfed baseball and softball fields. The fields were used in late spring, but this event was to celebrate the fields and show them off to…

Chicago 3-year-old Tyler Myslinski, (left) and his 5-year-old brother Jason fight for the ball during an open house at the Wintrust Sports Complex Saturday in Bedford Park. (Photos by Jeff Vorva)

Bedford Park’s Wintrust Sports Complex is a ‘one-stop’ monster

By Jeff Vorva The Wintrust Sports Complex has not even held its grand opening yet in Bedford Park, but it’s already bringing ESPN to town in July. The facility’s general manager, Wade Walsh, said the American Cornhole League will host its Final Chase at the new site and ESPN will be broadcasting the finals on…

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Rev. Edward Stockus dies, pastor emeritus at St. Hugh Parish, served Oak Lawn parishes

Rev. Edward S. Stockus, pastor emeritus of St. Hugh Parish in Lyons, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9. He was 90 years old. Fr. Stockus was born on Jan. 21, 1931, in Chicago. He attended St. Rita High School, the University of Illinois, University of Dayton, the Illinois Institute of Technology and Loyola University and pursued…

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A ‘businessman with a heart’

Colleagues pay tribute to Jim Vondrak By Joan Hadac In a business world frequently competitive to the point of being harsh and even cruel, James C. “Jim” Vondrak stood out as a businessman with a heart. The scion of a Southwest Side newspaper family, Mr. Vondrak owned and operated a chain of community newspapers led…

Officer Maureen O’Neill in her final days on the job at the Chicago Lawn (8th) District Police Station. --Greater Southwest News-Herald photo by Lorena Paredes

She bleeds blue

Officer Maureen O’Neill retires after 38 years By Tim Hadac If things appear a little unglued in the commander’s office at the Chicago Lawn (8th) District Police Station, it’s because Officer Maureen O’Neill recently retired after serving in the district for 38 years, 7 months and 1 day. “It’s fair to say that in some…

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Purple for a purpose

Taking a momentary break from tying purple ribbons around trees and fenceposts at West Lawn Park last Saturday are CPD Officers Sarai Trevino, Maria DeLaTorre, Raymond Tracy and Jose Supulveda, and Shari Grassmuck and Nancy Arroyo. The group made the park go purple in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. DVAM has been a national…

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Scouts march in Houby Parade

  Members of Boy Scout Troop 1441, sponsored by St. Mary Star of the Sea Holy Name Society, participated in the annual Houby (Czech word for mushroom) Parade, held in suburban Cicero earlier this month. Scouts enjoyed food vendors, live music, games and a carnival. Any boys ages 11 to 17 from any school interested…

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st)

Rush wants lower phone rates for inmates

From staff reports U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-1st) this month continued his push for his Martha Wright Prison Phone Justice Act (H.R. 2489) in the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The bill would ban the commissions that prisons and other confinement facilities receive from communications providers, which are the primary cause…

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