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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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
McAuley takes on Marist at 7:30 p.m. and you can watch the full game live on Patch.
The 14-6 Mighty Macs take on the Marist Redhawks in the McAuley 2013 girls varsity basketball sectional. You can catch the game live on Patch starting at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Oak Lawn Spartan girls take on Argo at 6 p.m. and you can watch it live on Patch.
Thursday, February 7
The Oak Lawn Spartans girls' basketball team takes their show on the road to Summit when they take on the Argo Argonauts on Thursday night. You can watch the full game live on Patch starting at 6 p.m. Oak Lawn is 10-1 this season and Argo is 6-5.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Elizabeth Nye scores a career-high 20 points as the host Mighty Macs score a huge 60-49 victory.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Oak Lawn 67, Oak Forest 59: The Spartans consistently pushed the tempo and LaTondra Brooks and Brooke Annerino combined to score 45 points in the host team's victory.
The Skinny: Oak Lawn turned Thursday’s basketball game into a track meet, pushing the ball in transition consistently and coming away with a 67-59 victory over visiting Oak Forest. The sophomore duo of Brooke Annerino and LaTondra Brooks combined to score 45 points for the Spartans. Oak Forest dug itself a seven-point halftime deficit, partly due to nine first-half turnovers. The Bengals got within five points several times in the second half, but couldn’t close the deficit further. Oak Lawn overcame late turnover issues to put away the Bengals in the fourth quarter. Patch’s MVP: Oak Lawn’s LaTondra Brooks. The 5-foot-6 sophomore guard was electric on both ends of the court. When Brooks wasn’t scoring, she was pushing the ball in …
High-energy RedHawks improved to 10-0 Wednesday night and claimed the top spot in the Patch Power Rankings.
1. Marist (10-0): The pass-happy RedHawks followed up Monday’s 67-33 demolition of Lockport with a 61-20 rout of Bishop McNamara on Wednesday night. 2. Lincoln-Way East (4-0): Griffins will end a long layoff when they make the trip to Joliet tonight. 3. Marian Catholic (5-2): Six-foot-1 junior Megan Walsh is asserting herself as an inside force. 4. Homewood-Flossmoor (7-3): Senior guard Danielle Woolfolk scored 23 points in H-F’s 56-40 win over Rich Central on Monday and proved once again she can take over games down the stretch. 5. Rich Central (8-3): Olympians were without starting guard Alex Stanford, post player Layne Murphy and coach Bryan Craig in Monday’s loss to H-F. The three were serving IHSA suspensions after being ejected from …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Jeff Kortz has been a part of six straight conference championships among three different teams, leading one colleague to call him Richards' Most Valuable Coach.
Last August, the South Suburban Conference honored Richards’ Jeff Kortz at a banquet for being named the conference’s girls basketball Coach of the Year. There was just one problem: Kortz didn’t show. The longtime Richards coach is not one for attention or self-congratulation. Therefore, Richards Athletic Director Ken Styler stood in Kortz's place at the banquet. Kortz may be unusually humble, but considering his accomplishments, he has no reason to be. Winning has come in bunches for Kortz over the last two years. He is Richards’ head varsity girls basketball coach and is an assistant coach for the varsity football and baseball teams. With Kortz patrolling the sidelines, these three teams have combined to win six straight conference …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Spartans' senior is a standout on the court and in the classroom, too.
Bridget Niemiec, Oak Lawn, senior, basketball * Niemiec was a four-year varsity regular on the Spartans' girls basketball team. * She earned all-conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. * She set the school record for most points scored in a game with 32. * She scored 841 points in her four-year career. * She was named as Oak Lawn's co-MVP after her junior and senior seasons. "When I look back, I will remember the Winter of 2010-11 and I will be proud of what my team accomplished. We all worked so hard day-in and day-out to achieve more. Every game just didn't go our way, but we worked hard and accomplished a lot more than people thought we were going to. The season was fantastic and all the girls got along so well. We had a …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Three starters pick up their third foul in tight third quarter of Thursday night's L-W North Sectional title game, but Spartans don't bend or break against the RedHawks.
The second half of Thursday night’s Lincoln-Way North Sectional championship game couldn't have started any better for Marist. It took only six seconds for it to happen, and some fans probably hadn't made their way back from the restrooms or concession stand when Marian Catholic standout Simone Law was whistled for her third foul. The Loyola University-bound senior retreated to the bench, and 40 seconds later Marist's Jetaun Rouse made a pair of free throws to cut Marian's lead to 24-20. The Redhawks would later cut Marian’s lead to 27-24 on a bucket by Asiana Bey and seemingly had momentum in their favor. That was until Jasmine Matthews and Jamie Johnson ignited the Marian crowd with back-to-back three-pointers to make it a 33-24 game. …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Marian Catholic 57, Marist 42. Foul trouble plagues the Spartans, but team depth helps finish off the Redhawks.
The Hot Read: Marian Catholic standout Simone Law picked up her third foul just six seconds into the second half and didn't convert a field goal after halftime. But Marist couldn’t take full advantage in Thursday night’s Class 4A Lincoln-Way North Sectional final. Marist trailed 24-18 at halftime but couldn’t get any closer than 24-20 in the second half. Marist's Randyll Butler split a pair of free throws with 1:50 left in the third quarter to make it a 35-30 contest, but Marian closed the quarter with a 7-0 run to take an impressive 42-30 lead into the final quarter en route to a 57-42 victory. Patch's MVP: Marian Catholic's Jasmine Matthews scored 14 points, but just as important was her leadership in the third quarter when starters …