Area Sports Roundup | Area baseball and softball stars on ESPN


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer It’s easy to catch some of the area’s former athletes honing their crafts. You can find former Brother Rice star and Palos Park native Michael Massey belting home runs for the Kansas City Royals on MLB Network, ESPN or YouTube. During recent NBA seasons, Hickory Hills native and Stagg grad…

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Baseball and Softball Wrap | St. Rita coach Nee honored with HOF nod


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer John Nee looks back with fondness at his early baseball days, when he was a big-time slugger playing with his friends for West Lawn’s baseball team. “Neighborhood baseball was all it could be,” Nee said. “Everybody played for their neighborhood team, and we have some really good teams at West…

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Area Sports Roundup | Kilbane, SXU heading to golf nationals


By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Hannah Kilbane helped the Saint Xavier women’s golf team qualify for the NAIA nationals for just the second time in program history. Kilbane, a junior, needed a playoff hole to be crowned the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference champion, and her red-hot shooting on the second day of the conference tournament…

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