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

By Jeff Vorva / September 20, 2021 /

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…

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High School Cross Country: Stagg boys’ hard offseason work contributing to big results

By Jeff Vorva / September 11, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Stagg won the boys preseason SouthWest Suburban Red cross country race on Aug. 30. But some people think it was won long before that date. The…

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No chance of rain: Sandburg shuts out T-Bolts as McAllister gets first win as an Eagle

By Jeff Vorva / September 11, 2021 /

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Before every game, football defenses usually make it a goal to post a shutout. Sandburg has been doing that for years. Friday night, it actually happened…

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Football Forecast: Week 2

By Jason Maholy / September 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Football Forecast: Week 2

Greetings, football fans. What a Week 1 it was, both on the field for our area teams and here for our silly little prognosticating competition. On the field, Richards showed…

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High School Football Preview: Sandburg begins the Troy McAllister era

By Jason Maholy / August 26, 2021 / Comments Off on High School Football Preview: Sandburg begins the Troy McAllister era

EAGLES AT A GLANCE CONFERENCE: SouthWest Suburban Blue HEAD COACH: Troy McAllister 2019 RECORD: 2-7 2021 SPRING RECORD: 1-4 2021 FALL OUTLOOK: With a new coach in Troy McAllister, the…

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Sandburg mourns sudden passing of coach Bill O’Donovan

By Jeff Vorva / August 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Sandburg mourns sudden passing of coach Bill O’Donovan

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Sandburg lost a teacher and coach before the school year even started, leaving students, former students and colleagues stunned. Bill O’Donovan, who coached football and girls…

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Troy McAllister has taken an interesting journey to Sandburg

By Jeff Vorva / July 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Troy McAllister has taken an interesting journey to Sandburg

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Yes, new Sandburg football coach Troy McAllister had an interesting tenure at Phillips as he led the program to two state championships – the first and…

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Quick turnaround on tap for football

By Jeff Vorva / July 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Quick turnaround on tap for football

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The high school football season is off to a goofy start and the first kickoff is two months away. This is about the time of year…

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Shepard grad Bylut has Palos Lions Club roaring

By Jeff Vorva / June 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Shepard grad Bylut has Palos Lions Club roaring

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Tons could be written about what Leah Bylut did during her volleyball career at Shepard. She left the program with the most aces (198) and digs…

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High School Track: Lyons’ Dickman medals at state; Marist boys enjoy big week

By Jeff Vorva / June 13, 2021 / Comments Off on High School Track: Lyons’ Dickman medals at state; Marist boys enjoy big week

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent Postseason track was hot and heavy in the Southwest Regional News area as girls completed the state competition and the boys were battling it out at…

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Richards senior running back Jadon Wilson — seen here in Week 3 against Argo, a game in which he ran for three touchdowns — ran for 116 yards and four scores in the Bulldogs' 42-21 win over Shepard on Sept. 17. Photo by Jason Maholy

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…

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Boys Soccer: Argo’s Ahmed scores twice against Richards

By Steve Millar Correspondent Argo’s offense has found some new firepower with a key addition. Its defense has continued to thrive despite a crucial, but temporary, loss. The situation has…

Marist quarterback Dontrell Jackson, Jr., chased by Mount Carmel’s Charlie Fordon, had some big runs in the first half of a . Photo by Steve Metsch

High School Football: Big third quarter lifts Mount Carmel over Marist

By Steve Metsch Correspondent After waiting through a 90-minute lightning delay for the second half to begin, Mount Carmel wasted no time getting back to full speed. The Caravan scored…

LAUSCH – Brother Rice quarterback Jack Lausch scores the second of his six touchdowns in a 49-46 loss to Loyola in a battle of Class 7A powers Friday night. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Football: Loyola tops Rice in Blue shootout

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent What happens when you put four monster football programs in one conference? Monster matchups. Monster games. And monster seasons. The third season of the Chicago Catholic…

SeatGeek Stadium’s field went through an unexpected resodding project, forcing the Chicago House to play two games in California in a seven-day span. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: Red Stars have Thorn-y opponents

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Chicago Red Stars would like to wipe away the memories of a season-opening drubbing at the hands of Portland, and a great way to do…

Riverside-Brookfield sophomore quarterback Diego Gutierrez is chased by Chicago Christian freshman linebacker Brock Sperling. Photo by Steve Metsch

High School Football: Riverside-Brookfield puts bite on Chicago Christian

By Steve Metsch Correspondent A lethal combination of mistakes and a quality opponent resulted in a loss for Chicago Christian. The host Knights fell 42-6 to Riverside-Brookfield in Metro Suburban…

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High School Football: Shepard still winless after loss to Lemont; battle with Richards awaits

By Steve Millar Correspondent Shepard coach John Rone believes he has seen steady improvement from his team each week. But at 0-3 with a game against Richards looming in…

Marist quarterback Dontrell Jackson, Jr., chased by Mount Carmel’s Charlie Fordon, had some big runs in the first half of a . Photo by Steve Metsch

High School Football: Big third quarter lifts Mount Carmel over Marist

By Steve Metsch Correspondent After waiting through a 90-minute lightning delay for the second half to begin, Mount Carmel wasted no time getting back to full speed. The Caravan scored…

LAUSCH – Brother Rice quarterback Jack Lausch scores the second of his six touchdowns in a 49-46 loss to Loyola in a battle of Class 7A powers Friday night. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Football: Loyola tops Rice in Blue shootout

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent What happens when you put four monster football programs in one conference? Monster matchups. Monster games. And monster seasons. The third season of the Chicago Catholic…

SeatGeek Stadium’s field went through an unexpected resodding project, forcing the Chicago House to play two games in California in a seven-day span. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: Red Stars have Thorn-y opponents

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Chicago Red Stars would like to wipe away the memories of a season-opening drubbing at the hands of Portland, and a great way to do…

Chicago Lawn (8th) District Commander Bryan Spreyne. --Photo by Lorena Paredes/lmpphotography.org

New top cop in 8 committed to beat integrity

People have a right to feel safe, commander says By Tim Hadac The new police commander in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District is assuring Clearing and Garfield Ridge residents of…

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Let’s paint Vaunt’s parking lot pink

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] Hi everyone. I hope you’ve had a good week. The folks over at Vaunt Fitness have a…

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Pappas: tax sale coming up

Urges property owners to check status online From staff reports Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas will conduct the first sale in more than two years of delinquent Cook County property…

Pooches, cats and other critters, as seen here in June 2019, will return to the streets of La Grange on Saturday for the 75th Pet Parade. (File photo)

Pet Parade returns to La Grange for 75th year

By Steve Metsch After a year of not seeing folks march with their dogs, cats and other creatures down the streets, anticipation is high for this year’s La Grange Pet…

Lyons Township Democratic Committeeman Steve Landek greets Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle at Fall Fest. (Photos by Steve Metsch)

Lyons Township Democrats rally at Fall Fest’s return

By Steve Metsch The Democratic Party of Lyons Township Fall Fest reflects what the organization is all about, one official said. Brian Bernardoni, president of the Roberts Park Fire Protection…

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Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound PDF September 15, 2021

American Quality Schools Corporation founder, President and CEO Michael J. Bakalis briefly outlines Harbridge College Prep plans to members of the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce. --Photo by Tim Hadac

Another new high school in Clearing?

Private school planned for old St. Rene bldg. By Tim Hadac The Clearing neighborhood has not been home to a high school in the last 100 years; but within the…

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