Thursday, May 24, 2012
Lincoln-Way East 10, Lincoln-Way Central 8: Kevin Duffin had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four runs as the Griffins rallied to defeat the Knights Thursday in a semifinal game at the Class 4A Providence Regional.
Touching All the Bases: Just when it looked like Lincoln-Way East was on the verge of falling victim to a surprise small-ball attack by rival Lincoln-Way Central, the Griffins’ offense exploded in a 10-8 victory over the Knights Thursday in semifinal play at the Class 4A Providence Regional. Kevin Duffin turned momentum—and the game—around with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the third. After Central built a 6-1 lead, he belted a two-run homer. Duffin went on to bang out four hits and headed an 11-hit attack for the Griffins. He also drove in four runs as East scored nine runs in its last four at-bats. Tommy Fuessel added two hits, including a two-run single that was the highlight of a five-run fourth-inning uprising for the Griffins…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Lincoln-Way Central 5, Lincoln-Way East 4: David Rico's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning snapped a 4-4 deadlock and lifted the Knights to an emotional victory Thursday in New Lenox.
Touching All the Bases: On Senior Day, a couple of juniors set the table in Lincoln-Way Central’s 5-4 10-inning baseball victory over district rival Lincoln-Way East Thursday afternoon in New Lenox. Then, with the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the 10th, senior David Rico drove in the winning run for the Knights with a sacrifice fly to center field. Junior left-hander Matt Mikolajczak 3.1 innings of scoreless relief to gain the pitching win. He retired 10 of the 11 batters he faced. And fellow junior Grant Bartell started the Knights’ game-winning rally with a seeing-eye single the tipped off the glove of Lincoln-Way East second baseman Bobby Kosola and trickled into shallow center. A sacrifice bunt, a throwing error and an …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Lincoln-Way East's Rob Zvonar is one of many coaches scheduled to appear on the IHSA's Playoff Pairings Show. The show airs from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Lincoln-Way East football coach Rob Zvonar is one of many coaches scheduled to appear when the Illinois High School Association broadcasts its 2011 Football Playoff Pairings Release Show on Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus (CSN+) live from Comcast SportsNet’s downtown Chicago studio on Saturday. The show will air from 8 to 10 p.m. In Chicagoland, the show will air on CLTV for Comcast Cable and RCN subscribers. Satellite subscribers (i.e. DirecTV, Dish Network, etc.) in Chicagoland, throughout Illinois, and in surrounding states will access to the show via CSN+ (Click here to view CSN’s channel finder to find out where you can see CSN+ in your area). The show also will be available via live interactive stream on the internet at www.IHSA.tv …
Monday, July 4, 2011
New Lenox resident Nick Byerley calls balls and strikes and also makes sure there's someone on the other fields to do so, too.
Grilling, parades and, of course, baseball are all synonymous with the Fourth of July holiday. Backyard celebrations often are filled with friendly Whiffle ball variations of America's pastime. Many towns host all-star tournaments for their youth, and if you flip through the buttons on the television remote you're bound to find a ballgame on TV. While all you need is a ball, bat and players to have a game, if you want to play the game seriously you also need someone to enforce the rules--an umpire. New Lenox resident Nick Byerley is an umpire. When he's not umpiring youth baseball or softball games he's responsible for assigning umpires to the contests. Byerley co-founded the Illinois Independent Umpires and assigns umpires for …