Sports wrap

To hear Shepard girls’ track coach Verline Gaddis tell it, her athletes enjoy the feeling of success.   To be sure, the Lady Astros experienced plenty of that at Saturday’s 15-team Stagg Invitational,…

SXU sports summary

Nonnemachner named Athlete of the Month for March   For Nicole Nonnemacher, March went out like a lion.  St. Xavier University’s sophomore softball pitcher capped a memorable month of award recei…

Community sports news

Crusaders edge Eisenhower for tennis victory   A sweep of the doubles matches propelled Brother Rice to a 3-2 tennis victory over Eisenhower.  Triumphing in straight sets for the Crusaders were t…

Getting hot in Arizona

Vikings open season with tournament title Deserts are easily found in Arizona, but St. Laurence baseball players viewed that southwestern state as more of an oasis last week.The reason why is easy to …

Chilly reception

Spartans’ bats cool in opening week Winter is officially over, but Oak Lawn’s bats remained in hibernation during opening week of the 2014 baseball season.The weather was partly to blame for the Spart…

Living in the past

Knights’ productive offense crushes Momence Chicago Christian revisited its past on Saturday, much to coach Eric Brauer’s delight.Not only were things the way they used to be, but more importantly, th…

Bartosh

A tough guy tees off on golf Reprinted from April 14, 2011   Maybe Phil Donahue is to blame, or perhaps Alan Alda, although I tend to cut the latter some slack because his Hawkeye Pierce characte…

Moraine athletics wrap

Cyclones lose tennis opener before blasting Sauk Valley Moraine Valley College won’t post an unbeaten record in tennis this season, but it has already displayed plenty of resiliency.The 2014 camp…

Softball roundup

Lady Bulldogs show versatility in winning week One of the visible qualities in Richards’ 2014 softball squad, according to coach Julie Folliard, is versatility.And that attribute manifested itself eve…