Marian Catholic star senior guard Ahron Ulis committed on Aug. 6 to the University of Iowa to continue his academic and athletic career. Helping lead the Spartans to a 27-5 record and a regional title, Ulis averaged 18.3 points, 4.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals as a junior. (Review f…

Br. Rice High School star senior soccer forward Jack Finnegan committed on Aug. 6 to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In three varsity seasons with the Crusaders, Finnegan has been a goal-scoring machine, including scoring 22 goals last year a…

Frank McHugh was 25 when he played in the first season of the St. Christina Holy Name Softball League in 1979.

After navigating the collegiate football recruiting landscape after last season, Marist seniors George Fanelli and Billy Skalitzky came to a decision.

When Jenna Johnson became an assistant coach at her alma mater three years ago, she was surprised to see the condition of the Mother McAuley soccer program.

Watching the Evergreen Park Girls Softball Senior League All-Stars win a state championship and make a run to the Central Region semifinals, Coach Ed Carter saw his roster step up time and time again with timely hits, clutch defense and strong pitching.

Working with his video production company over the last 10 years, Thomas Lydon is always on the lookout for a good story—a person, a family, a team, a neighborhood, anything that stands out.

Tim Lyons has seen plenty of growth and maturity from his players over the last five years as coach of the Evergreen Park (EP) Boys Club 13U baseball team.

Nominated for “Best Viral Sports Moment,” Sister Mary Jo Sobieck of Marian Catholic High School attended the ESPYs on July 10 in Los Angeles. Sobieck lost to UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s perfect-10 floor routine. Sobieck, a Dominican nun, earned her internet fame in August 2018 for her cere…

With travel ball wreaking havoc on house leagues across the country, the Ridge Beverly 12U All-Star team played against the grain.

One of the top recruits in the state in the Class of 2020, Mt. Carmel senior shortstop Ed Howard has checked off a fair share of Major League Baseball stadiums he’s played in—Diamondbacks, Rays, Twins and Cubs, just to name a few.

Former White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen coaches a youth baseball camp on July 11 at Westside Baseball of Oak Lawn with over 100 campers in attendance. Guillen led the White Sox to the 2005 World Series, becoming the first Latino manager in MLB history to win the title. He played for the White…

The Hawkeyes won the Kennedy Park Minor League Championship on June 29, defeating the Badgers 6-5 and the Wildcats 10-3. The Hawkeyes roster includes Annabelle Lyle, Ryann Moriarity, Mackenzie Kreisl, Delaney Albarran, Mara Drew, Aubrie Donovan, Macy Murzyn, Cree Hampton, Gabriela Albarran, …

The host Evergreen Park Athletic Association 12U All-Stars defeated Alsip 14-13 on July 10 to win the district championship. Down 12-1, Evergreen Park mounted a crazy rally with a huge 11-run outburst in the fourth inning and 2 more in the fifth to go up for good and move on to sectionals. T…

Running into 3 outs on the bases and stranding 9 runners overall in a loss earlier in the day to Br. Rice, St. Laurence junior Jason Krol knew that was a game that got away.

Allison Kern has been named the new athletic director at St. Xavier University (SXU). She replaces Bob Hallberg, the legendary basketball coach and athletic director who stepped down from both positions last spring due to health issues. Kern comes to SXU after serving as director of athletic…

Brett Wiseman, who graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in May, has been named an Academic All-American. The class valedictorian and a STEM Scholar, Wiseman was a captain on the hockey and lacrosse teams and also played golf. He will attend the University of Notre Dame this fall where he pl…

The Evergreen Park basketball team has relied on a simple strategy in recent years: surround a big man inside with waves of shooters on the perimeter.

A year ago as a junior, A.J. Markett saw his brother, Mike, lead the Marist football team as quarterback to a dominant season and appearance in the Class 8A state semifinals.

Playing for the Ridge Beverly Majors 11- and 12-year-old championship on June 22 at Beverly Park, the Florida Gators defeated the Auburn Tigers for an exciting 6-4 victory. Danny Killeen and Aidan Beemsterboer pitched well for the Gators, and Jonathan Woodall earned the save. First baseman C…

Leo High School star center DaChaun Anderson enjoys the moment with his parents, DeChaun Anderson and Nikia Bell, and Highland Community College Coach Chad Boudrea after recently signing his National Letter of Intent with Highland Community College, located in Freeport, Ill. A 6’7” center, A…