Area Sports Roundup | Hoops powers invited to December showcases

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer The invitations are in. As basketball coaches and athletic directors put the finishing touches on the 2023-24 schedules, some of the teams in the Southwest Regional Publishing coverage area have picked up invitations to a pair of prestigious hoops tournaments in December. The Chicago Elite Classic takes place Dec. 1-2…

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Orland Park: Veteran and Pekau spar for a second time


By Jeff Vorva Round two. For the second time in three meetings, Orland Park’s Diana Howard, a veteran, stopped by Village Hall to get some things off her chest during her allotted three-minute public comment session. Howard visited the Aug. 21 meeting and accused Mayor Keith Pekau, also a vet, of yelling and swearing at…

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Area Sports Roundup | Trinity soccer champs to be inducted into HOF


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer The first team in Trinity Christian College history to win a national championship will be honored in October. The Trinity Christian College Athletics Department announced the 2005 women’s soccer team as the newest member to its Athletics Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Oct. 21 as…

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Girls Tennis | Marist freshman Klooster a player to watch


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer When Helena Klooster was growing up, she tried a variety of sports and activities. Dancing and tennis were two of them. “I didn’t like dance at all,” Klooster said. “I would first have dance and I would head straight to tennis. “My mom said that I would look super sad…

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Area sports report: Coyne Schofield signs three-year pro deal


By Jeff Vorva The new Professional Women’s Hockey League is forming, and Palos Heights native and Sandburg graduate Kendall Coyne Schofield will be a part of its historic first season. Schofield was one of the first three players to sign for the Minnesota franchise, a trio that also features fellow U.S. Olympians Kelly Pannek and…

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