Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sandburg wrestling standout Chris Pajak outpolled seven others in voting for Southland Patch MVP, Feb. 18-24. He is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.
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Friday, March 2, 2012
The Providence Catholic boys basketball team takes on Lemont in the Class 3A regional championship. The game is 7:30 p.m. tonight at Providence Catholic.
The Providence Catholic boys basketball team is the last Lincoln-Way area squad left in the playoffs, and the Celtics have a big game tonight in the regional championship. The team is just outside our top five in the regional power rankings, but a win over Lemont High School (25-2) could do just the trick. The Celtics host the regional championship tonight at 7:30. Lemont has rolled off 15 straight wins and finished with a 13-1 record in conference. The Indians defeated Providence at home earlier this season, 70-65, after the Celtics' fourth-quarter comeback fell short. 1. Bloom (24-3): Donald Moore battled back after being called for a technical foul and led the Blazing Trojans to a 41-37 victory over upstart Thornton Fractional North. …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Donald Moore and Bloom remain No. 1 in the weekly Patch Power Rankings for boys basketball, while the 12-9 Celtics finish just outside the top five.
1. Bloom (19-3): Donald Moore runs the show. Henry Hicks runs the floor. The two combined for 24 points in the Blazing Trojans’ 64-44 victory over Rich East. And they’ll need to step up again as Bloom looks to settle a score with Rich South on Friday night. Moore has been selected to play in the Chicago United Hoops Classic all-star game on May 5. 2. Andrew (18-1): Jubril Adekoya is one of the area’s premier players. He also is one of the area’s most consistent players. He scored 24 points in the T-Bolts’ 73-46 victory over Bradley-Bourbonnais. Andrew plays host to Lincoln-Way North on Friday night, then braces for a battle with district rival Sandburg on Tuesday, Feb. 14. 3. Marist (20-5): Tyler Oden lifted the RedHawks to the 20-win …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Phoenix 64, Warriors 47. Lincoln-Way North's Daryle Morgan led the way with 19 points and 14 rebounds while Lincoln-Way West struggled to find its outside shot.
Facing an 11-point deficit at the half, Lincoln-Way West got the road crowd roaring with an 8-2 run Friday in a cross-district rivalry game against Lincoln-Way North. That was the closest the Warriors would get, though, as the Daryle Morgan-led Phoenix pulled away late in the game to win 64-47. The excitement of the rivalry made the game feel closer than it was, with both student sections cheering loudly. The shorter Warriors, whose tallest player is 6-foot-3, had trouble scoring inside and instead relied on its 3-point shot. But even with many open looks, West couldn't find its stroke, going 5-for-31 from behind the arc. Morgan electrified the crowd with his stellar play, including a few slam dunks and harassing defense. Hayden Witt tried…
Monday, January 9, 2012
The four Lincoln-Way schools match up in boys and girls basketball this week, with Central versus East and North versus West. Who do you think will come out on top?
It's rivalry week for local boys and girls basketball teams, as the four Lincoln-Way schools pair off for district bragging rights. Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way East, members of the Southwest Suburban Blue Conference, will face off while Southwest Suburban Red members Lincoln-Way North and Lincoln-Way West go head-to-head. The full schedule follows: Tuesday, Jan. 10 Friday, Jan. 13 The local girls teams are doing pretty well in our weekly power rankings, with East coming in at No. 2 and North ranked No. 4. But the boys teams aren't ranked, with only East being named in the "next best" section. Patch will be at some of the games, but if you want to share your photos or video you can add it to our neighborhood galleries or send it to …
Friday, January 6, 2012
After winning seven of their last nine games, the Celtics boys basketball team is No. 5 in our weekly power rankings. See which other teams from the area made the cut.
1. Bloom (13-0): Bloom’s stars came out at the McDipper in a show of firepower and depth. Donald Moore was named the tournament’s MVP. What’s next? The Blazing Trojans brace for a rematch with Rich South tonight at M’Cann Gym, then play in the Bob Hamric Memorial Tournament Saturday and Sunday at T.F. North. 2. Andrew (9-0): The T-Bolts’ nine-game win streak wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of Mike Bobek, Jarvis Franklin and Glorind Lisha. All had a hand in Andrew’s 45-44 victory over Milwaukee South in the Kankakee Holiday Tournament. Next up is tonight’s game vs. Lincoln-Way North. 3. Homewood-Flossmoor (9-4): Tim Williams, Delvon Rencher and the Vikings have been impressive at times, so-so on other occasions. Can …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Blazing Trojans maintain their grip on the Patch Power Rankings top spot, but H-F, Marist and Brother Rice are also riding high with recent victories.
1. Bloom Township (6-0): The Blazing Trojans put their defensive prowess on full display in Tuesday’s 49-38 win at Thornwood. Henry Hicks, a 6-foot-2 junior, is among Bloom’s defensive standouts, and he’s not too shabby on the offensive end, either. Point guard Donald Moore is a driving force. 2. Homewood-Flossmoor (5-1): The Vikings have bounced back after losing to Bloom on Thanksgiving weekend, earning victories over Joliet West and Morgan Park and Rich Central. 3. Marist (4-0): The RedHawks have two of the top underclassmen in the area in Lexus Williams and Nic Weishar. Williams scored 26 points and Weishar netted 23 in the RedHawks’ 74-71 victory over St. Rita on Tuesday night. 4. Andrew (4-0): The Thunderbolts end a week-long layoff …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Griffins use 10-0 run at start of fourth quarter to pull away.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
An all-star team of high school boys showed up their professional counterparts in the annual McDonald's McLegends basketball game.
Thornton's Jeremy Parker scored a team-high 21 points and Homewood-Flossmoor's Julian Lewis chipped in 17 as the high school boys downed their professional counterparts 123-122 in overtime at the annual McDonald's McLegends game. The Legends team featured household NFL names like Antwaan Randle El and Rodney Harrison testing their skills in a game of basketball. For more on the story, click here. Brandon Magallones fired a two-hitter and struck out 12 in Providence's 9-1 baseball victory over Marian Catholic. For more on the story, click here. Providence remains unbeaten and rates No. 1 in our Patch Baseball Power Rankings. To view the rankings, click here. Stagg is 15-0 and rates No. 1 in our Patch Softball Power Rankings. To view the …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
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