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…

Making a pitch for excellence

Mound work looms large in Rice’s winning week The baseball field at Immaculate Conception was an ideal setting for Brother Rice last week.That’s because “immaculate” was also a pretty good adjective t…

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…

Trinity sports report

Trolls finally get on track Maybe it should have been expected. After two weeks without a baseball game, it took Trinity Christian College a while to get its bats unwrapped on Friday. But when the Tro…

Sports wrap

Stagg’s boys’ volleyball team had a busy start to its regular season last week, but finished it on the plus side of .500 with four wins in seven matches. In their quest to keep the Chargers moving for…

SXU sports summary

Season over for Cougars volleyball team A first-round victory earned St. Xavier University’s men’s volleyball team a date with top-seeded Cardinal Stritch University in the Great Lakes Conference Tour…

2014 Baseball Season Preview

OAK LAWN 2013 Record: 16-14.Head coach: Bill Gerny.Assistant coaches: Chris Bohanek, Nick Chigas, Gary Gudino.• Who’s gone: Bob Kametas, P/3B; Chris Rafacz, OF; Marcin Krzysiak, 1B; Billy Thome, C; Le…