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Nothing but the tooth: Area dentist Nellie Gannon wins women’s Liberty Run; Sandburg grad Dahleen finishes first among men

By Jeff Vorva / July 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Nothing but the tooth: Area dentist Nellie Gannon wins women’s Liberty Run; Sandburg grad Dahleen finishes first among men

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent After stops in Kentucky and Tennessee, Nellie Gannon is back home. The Marist graduate and dentist is working at offices in Palos Heights and Orland Park; and now that she has settled in, her running endeavors are going well, too. Gannon, 29, used the Orland Park Liberty Run/Walk at Centennial Park…

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Pugh makes debut but Johnson gets goal in Red Stars’ draw

By Jeff Vorva / April 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Pugh makes debut but Johnson gets goal in Red Stars’ draw

By Jeff Vorva, Correspondent Forward Mallory Pugh made her highly anticipated debut with the Chicago Red Stars on Wednesday night but it was her replacement who stole the show. Pugh, 22 and the youngest player to ever score an Olympic goal for the U.S. soccer team when was was 18, has had injury woes for…

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A few smiles for St. Laurence after loss to Providence

By Jeff Vorva / April 24, 2021 / Comments Off on A few smiles for St. Laurence after loss to Providence

By Jeff Vorva, Correspondent There were smiles from some St. Laurence football players at Kavanaugh Field on Friday night after their game with Providence Catholic. But they may have been a little forced. After the 33-7 loss to the Celtics in a Chicago Catholic League/East Suburban Catholic Conference crossover showdown in Burbank, the players trudged…

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Washington the center of attention vs. Evergreen Park

By Jeff Vorva / April 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Washington the center of attention vs. Evergreen Park

By Jeff Vorva, Correspondent Because he is prone to making dramatic and spectacular plays on both offense and defense, Shepard football player Kendrick Washington finds himself to be the center of attention. But there was a time in his career when he was the center. Yes, when he was ages seven and eight, Washington was…

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McNicholas does swimmingly in pool and in the classroom

By Jeff Vorva / April 24, 2021 / Comments Off on McNicholas does swimmingly in pool and in the classroom

By Jeff Vorva, Correspondent Mother McAuley senior Elizabeth McNicholas admits that the process she uses to keep track of her busy schedule could be a little better. “I have some things in my phone and some things in my planner,” she said. “It’s unorganized a little bit, but it’s working.” That’s true. The swimmer and…

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‘He is ridiculous’

By News Desk / April 5, 2021 / Comments Off on ‘He is ridiculous’

Photo by Jeff Vorva Brother Rice junior receiver Ricky Smalling has already dazzled some college scouts and local media in recent weeks. He’s not a local secret any more. His performance on Friday night showed a little more of the world what he is all about with more Chicago reporters present and Comcast SportsNet Chicago…

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‘Greedy’ St. Laurence knocks off 6A’s top seed to get to semifinals

By News Desk / April 5, 2021 / Comments Off on ‘Greedy’ St. Laurence knocks off 6A’s top seed to get to semifinals

Photo by Jim Boyce No offense to Rich Central, King and Tinley Park, the schools St. Laurence beat on the way to last year’s Class 5A state football semifinals, but Vikings coach Harold Blackmon was happy to see the murderer’s row of traditional powers in his team’s 6A path when the brackets were announced by…

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‘A heck of a game’

By News Desk / April 5, 2021 / Comments Off on ‘A heck of a game’

  Photos by Aaron FitzPatrick Brother Rice fans storm newly christened Tom Mitchell Field after winning a wild 49-42 victory over Mt. Carmel Friday night. Fans who saw Brother Rice defeat Mount Carmel, 49-42, last Friday got far more than their money’s worth. After a thrilling 21-20 overtime win by the Crusaders in the sophomore…

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Sen. Hastings Rescues Choking Colleague

By Jeff Vorva / March 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Sen. Hastings Rescues Choking Colleague

                Military training ‘Came back to me’ — Hastings By Dermot Connolly Hero. That’s what state Rep. Mike Murphy (R-99th) is calling State Sen. Michael Hastings (D-17th) after Hastings rescued him when he began choking at a reception last week. The stricken man said Hastings performed the Heimlich…

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The Easy Writer: Super Bowl LIII, wrestling and Bulls spit

By Jason Maholy / February 14, 2019 / Comments Off on The Easy Writer: Super Bowl LIII, wrestling and Bulls spit

By Jason Maholy Sports Editor Let’s cut right to the chase, Super Bowl LIII is Sunday. Somewhere between pizza, salsa, beverages, ‘squares,’ stupidly expensive commercials, musical entertainment and general hoopla, a football game between the AFC champion New England Patriots and NFC champion Los Angeles Rams: Part II will be played in Atlanta’s sparkling new…

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Sandburg's Jillian Cosler will be among the golfers competing this week at Cog Hill. (Supplied photo)

46th Junior PGA Championships begin Tuesday at Cog Hill

Two of golf’s major junior championships return this week when the 46th Junior PGA Championships tee off Tuesday at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Palos Park. The championships run until Friday. This is the first time both the boys and girls championships are at the same venue since 2017. Sandburg’s Jillian Cosler, of…

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Spartans hoop to keep the good times rolling

By Randy Whalen Correspondent The recent string of success for the Oak Lawn boys basketball team is something that hasn’t been seen at the school in 50 years. Now, with the edition of Xavier Sulaiman, who scored 38 points in an 86-85 travel team loss in mid-July, the Spartans have the potential to be even better. “Xavier…

Alex Costa, No. 1, was named Trinity Christian College's Male Athlete of the Year for 2021-22. The Oak Lawn resident is a Richards grad. Photo by Trinity Christian College

Area Sports Roundup: Costa and Busker named top athletes at Trinity; St. Rita’s Talty to kick for Tide

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer Former Richards volleyball standout Alex Costa led the NAIA with 508 kills and 613.5 points last season. Not a bad season for the Trinity Christian College sophomore. It gets even better. Last week, Costa was named TCC’s Male Athlete of the Year. The Oak Lawn native also had top numbers…

Alyssa Mautz (center) is joined by her teammate for a ceremony Saturday at Soldier Field before the Red Stars' loss to San Diego. Mautz retired and will be an assistant women's soccer coach at Texas A&M. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: San Diego rookie Shaw, 17, scores lone goal in 1-0 win over Red Stars

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer The pregame attention went to 32-year-old Alyssa Mautz. The postgame attention – and surely a lot more attention to come – went to 17-year-old Jaedyn Shaw. Mautz announced that last Saturday’s game against the San Diego Wave would be her final last for the Chicago Red Stars. She has accepted…

Bobby Frasor (right) stepped down last week as Brother Rice's basketball coach after seven years at the helm. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Bobby Frasor steps down as coach at Brother Rice

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer The wins. The mosh pits. The jokes. These are just a few of the things that will be missed by Bobby Frasor, who stepped down last week as the basketball coach at Brother Rice and is leaving the world of hoops. Frasor was a star player for the Crusaders who…

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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…

The Clearing Branch Library recently saw an overflow crowd of women, men and children eager to see performances by students of the Boitsov Classical Ballet School, as well as professional dancers invited by Madame Elizabeth Boitsov. The Boitsov School is located at 6102 S. Archer. – Photo courtesy of Kim Hernandez

Yet another artistic triumph for the Boitsov School

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] Have you ever been excited about seeing a great film, concert, stage performance or sporting event—so much so that you marked it in red ink on your calendar, months in advance—only to miss it? That’s what happened to me recently, when I…

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Back to School sales tax holiday kicks in on Friday

With the start of a new school year fast approaching, state Rep. Fran Hurley is encouraging parents to take advantage of a state sales tax decrease on school supplies, clothing, shoes and other items over a 10-day period from Aug. 5 through Aug. 14. “Back-to-school shopping can sometimes be a real hit on a parent’s…

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Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound August 3, 2022

Alex Costa, No. 1, was named Trinity Christian College's Male Athlete of the Year for 2021-22. The Oak Lawn resident is a Richards grad. Photo by Trinity Christian College

Area Sports Roundup: Costa and Busker named top athletes at Trinity; St. Rita’s Talty to kick for Tide

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer Former Richards volleyball standout Alex Costa led the NAIA with 508 kills and 613.5 points last season. Not a bad season for the Trinity Christian College sophomore. It gets even better. Last week, Costa was named TCC’s Male Athlete of the Year. The Oak Lawn native also had top numbers…

Alyssa Mautz (center) is joined by her teammate for a ceremony Saturday at Soldier Field before the Red Stars' loss to San Diego. Mautz retired and will be an assistant women's soccer coach at Texas A&M. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: San Diego rookie Shaw, 17, scores lone goal in 1-0 win over Red Stars

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer The pregame attention went to 32-year-old Alyssa Mautz. The postgame attention – and surely a lot more attention to come – went to 17-year-old Jaedyn Shaw. Mautz announced that last Saturday’s game against the San Diego Wave would be her final last for the Chicago Red Stars. She has accepted…

Bobby Frasor (right) stepped down last week as Brother Rice's basketball coach after seven years at the helm. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Bobby Frasor steps down as coach at Brother Rice

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer The wins. The mosh pits. The jokes. These are just a few of the things that will be missed by Bobby Frasor, who stepped down last week as the basketball coach at Brother Rice and is leaving the world of hoops. Frasor was a star player for the Crusaders who…

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Citizens, cops fighting crime

‘National Night Out’ events set for next week By Joan Hadac Hundreds and perhaps more than a thousand Southwest Side men, women and children are expected to take a public stand against crime at the Chicago Lawn (8th) Police District’s annual National Night Out Against Crime celebration, set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at…

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Time for Grandma to smile again

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] As sad as my columns were for the last two weeks (if you missed them, they’re posted at southwestregionalpublishing.com), it’s that much of a relief to write about something joyful. Something wonderful is happening to me next week. My grandsons are coming…

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Cuties at the carnival

Giving the Two Holy Martyrs Family Fest plenty of “Awww” moments earlier this month were colorfully costumed children from Darla’s Dance Center, 6236 S Central. – Supplied photo

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City expands access to police exam

Daley College one of seven testing sites By Tim Hadac As police retirements and resignations continue to greatly outpace recruits graduating from the police academy, the Lightfoot Administration has announced expanded access to the police exam. In-person police officer entry exams are set for all City Colleges locations on select dates this month. Men and…

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