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Sunday, December 2, 2012
The Cooperstown catcher's drunken driving case was postponed again.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Cooperstown catcher's drunken driving case was postponed again.
It's been a month and a week since baseball immortal Carlton Fisk was allegedly found passed out behind the wheel of his pickup in a New Lenox cornfield, but the former Red and White Sox star has yet to make it into a Joliet courtroom. Fisk was scheduled for a hearing Thursday morning but his drunken driving case postponed until Dec. 17. Fisk's lawyer, Stephen White, is fighting to get his superstar client's driver's license back and to have evidence ejected from the case. Fisk, 64, lost his license when he allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer test during his arrest Oct. 22 on charges of driving under the influence, improper lane usage and illegal transportation of alcohol. White has also filed a motion claiming the New Lenox police …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The White Sox slugger was at Triple Threat Sports on Thursday to sign autographs. Watch highlights of the event and find out why Triple Threat's owner likes bringing players such as Dunn to the store.
White Sox fans in Frankfort didn't need to drive to U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday, June 21, to get close to one of the team's stars. Thanks to an autograph signing appearance at Triple Threat Sports, residents were able to meet Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn. READ: Jake Peavy to Sign at Triple Threat Sports Dunn, who leads the majors in homeruns, posed for photos and autographed baseballs and other memoroblia for attendees. The slugger is one of a series of White Sox players that Triple Threat Sports has brought to Frankfort. First baseman Paul Konerko and pitchers Nate Jones and Hector Santiago have all made appearances at the sports apparel shop this summer, and more players are lined up for July. Patch spoke with Triple Threat Sports…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The sports apparel shop will host autograph signings with two more members of the Chicago White Sox: slugger Adam Dunn (June 21) and pitcher Jake Peavy (July 2). Find out how you can buy tickets to the events.
Triple Threat Sports continues to bring in big-name White Sox players for autograph sessions. First baseman Paul Konerko made an appearance Monday, June 4, and now Sox slugger Adam Dunn and pitcher Jake Peavy are set to do a separate signings at the sports apparel shop that recently moved from Mokena to Frankfort. Dunn will be signing from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, and Peavy will be there from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 2. NEWSLETTERS: Sign Up to Have Headlines and Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The prices for advanced autograph tickets for both events are as follows: The cost for day-of-signing autograph tickets for both events are: Autograph tickets can be purchased at the store or by calling 815-806-8875. Tickets for Dunn's …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The White Sox reliever will sign autographs at the sports apparel shop Thursday, May 31. And if you know the magic words, you can score free tickets. Find out what they are, as well as when Paul Kornerko will be in town for a signing.
Since moving to Frankfort from Mokena earlier this month, Triple Threat Sports has wasted little time when it comes to having company over to check out the new digs. Former Chicago Bears guard Kurt Becker and current White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago have both been to the new store for autograph signings in May. And before the month is out, the sports apparel shop will have another Sox pitcher in, and customers will be able to pick up free tickets for the signing if they say the right thing. Reliever Nate Jones will sign autographs from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Triple Threat Sports. Autograph pricing is $10 for one item or $15 for two items. Or customers can take advantage of this special deal: Mention Frankfort Patch when ordering…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Marist took down the state runners-up 9-5 in the sectional semifinals. Redhawks pitcher Mike Hearne settled down to win against his cousin, David Hearne of Providence Catholic.
The sports-crazed fans of Marist and Providence Catholic flooded the first- and third-base lines Wednesday for a thrilling Class 4A sectional semifinal, and in the middle of it all was Jean Hearne. She was there to see two of her grandsons play: Providence pitcher David Hearne on the mound opposite Marist pitcher Mike Hearne. "I'm just rooting for the pitchers," she said at the start of the game. "I just hope they both have a good game. One of them's got to lose." That one was David and his Providence Celtics, which finished second in the state tournament last year. After four innings of great throwing, David and the Providence bullpen lost control of their pitches and the game, ultimately losing 9-5. Mike Hearne saw the opposite fate on …
Friday, May 4, 2012
If not for benevolent spirits like that of local business owner, James Garner, a Hobart, Ind., traveling baseball team may not have a season this year. The team's coach scammed parents for nearly $8,000 before flying the coop.
Matthew Benton, 10, says that when he steps into the batter's box, he knows God wants him to be a Major League Baseball player. But two weeks ago, he wasn't even certain he'd be able to play on his youth traveling team. The baseball-obsessed Hobart, IN, player's world shattered when his coach scammed his team for thousands of dollars, possibly eliminating the season. Then on Sunday, the Deep River Devils played—and won—their first game. It would not be so if not for the generosity of others, like Jim Garner, owner of the Sports Station in Tinley Park. READ: 'We're Not Heroes,' Say Humble Local Teens About Helping Fight Fire "I heard about it, and I knew I had to do something," Garner, 32, of Frankfort, said. "You just feel bad for the kids…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Celtics beat the Knights 2-0 in a crosstown battle that featured fantastic pitching and defense.
Zak Kutsulis' two-run homer in the sixth inning was the difference in a defensive battle between crosstown rivals Lincoln-Way Central and Providence Catholic on April 10. The Celtics won 2-0 in a great pitchers' duel between Providence's David Hearne and Central's Grant Bartell. Hits were hard to come by, even with the wind blowing out, but the lefty Kutsulis pulled one out of the park to decide the game. "It was just a very good baseball game on both sides, and we got the one big hit and that was the difference," Providence coach Mark Smith said. The Knights (10-4) were coming off a 21-run performance over Thornton on Monday, but the level of competition was much higher in this game. Providence (11-3) was the state runner-up last year …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Nine Griffins student-athletes signed with college teams on Wednesday. Here's what they had to say about their decisions and what they'll miss from East.
Last year's blizzard put National Signing Day on hold for Lincoln-Way East High School student-athletes announcing their colleges of choice. But weather was no problem Wednesday as parents and L-W East coaches and administrators celebrated the letters of intent signings for seven football players and two baseball players from the high school. "I couldn't be more proud of the fact that you've earned what you've deserved," said David Brost, East's athletics director. "You've worked very hard. You've become role models for so many kids that will enter our doors at Lincoln-Way East over the next years to come." READ: L-W North Athletes Sign Up for College Play National letters of intent are part of a voluntary program in which students agree …