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The community was well-represented at the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games on June 8 at Pontiac Community High School, including (from left) Mother McAuley’s Lauren Ramsey (5 points) and Grace Hynes (11 points) and St. Ignatius’ Nicolette McDonald (11 points) and Molly …

Mt. Greenwood Special Olympics state swim team members (from left) Clare Condon, volunteer, Brian Martin, Guy Conners, Maggie Whiteley, Michael Rudd, Colleen Sykes, Matthew Buck, Chris Kelly, Thomas Schoenecker and Luke McGuire, volunteer, participated in the state summer games in Bloomingto…

Knowing she wanted to run in high school, 14-year-old Nora Moore joined the Raider Runners running team at Most Holy Redeemer (MHR) Elementary School for her eighth-grade year.

Ben Sanchez (left) has been named the varsity wrestling coach at De La Salle Institute. Sanchez is a 2000 alumnus. He was an assistant at his alma mater from 2007-2009 and was also an assistant at Kelly High School (2004-2006). During his wrestling days at De La Salle, Sanchez was a three-ti…

The St. Barnabas Elementary School eighth-grade girls athletics teams capped off a hugely successful year with Southside Catholic Conference championships in basketball, volleyball and golf. The basketball team also won the South Suburban Basketball League. The basketball team includes Rache…

Playing in the Boys Junior Division of the Southwest Catholic Soccer Association championship, the St. Barnabas third- and fourth-grade soccer team prevailed with a 2-1 (PK) victory over St. Catherine to win the title. The Buckeyes finished the season 10-0-1. Midfielder Liam Hladik scored in…

St. Laurence 3, De La Salle 2: The Vikings (33-5) won on a Jake Vera walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh with Alex Gasbarro scoring the game-winning run in the Class 3A Ozinga Field Supersectional. St. Laurence plays Waterloo at 10 a.m. on June 7 at Joliet Route 66 Stadium in the st…

With the sectional semifinal showdown against Nazareth Academy in extra innings on May 30, all that Br. Rice senior Kendall Pettis could do in center field was watch as the game came down to one pitch.

As the St. Ignatius water polo team struggled through the regular season with injuries, inexperience and key players missing games early in the schedule, senior Luke Hunneke wasn’t sure if the team could bounce back in the postseason.

Roshawn Russell has been named the varsity basketball coach at St. Rita High School. He will remain as the school’s athletic director. A 2008 graduate and Beverly native, Russell was sophomore coach since 2015, leading the Mustangs to two 20-win seasons and two Chicago Catholic League (CCL) …

Mother McAuley High School announced on May 17 that Keisha Newell is the new varsity basketball coach. Newell will start on June 3. She comes to McAuley from Roosevelt University, where she posted a 59-62 record over four seasons, including a 16-14 mark this past season. Newell replaces Ashl…

Competing at the Illinois Freestyle state championship, 13-year-old Eddie Enright of Mt. Greenwood won his third straight state title. Winning the Schoolboy 90-pound title, Enright did not give up a point in 5 matches, which included 3 technical falls and 2 decisions. The meet was held May 4…

With the Fenwick attack advancing toward her in the state quarterfinals at Stevenson High School, Maura O’Grady’s mind remained clear.

Juniors Chris Jimenez and Daniel Burns are already looking ahead to next year after the St. Rita water polo team’s hugely successful season came to an unexpected end on May 11 in a matchup of two of the state’s top-five teams.

Taylor Healy had already experienced the joy of winning a regional title in volleyball, but winning one in soccer was a different story—until now.

The Keller Regional Gifted Center eighth-grade boys volleyball team defeated top-seed Cardinal Bernadin on May 5 at Br. Rice to win the South Side Boys Volleyball B-league championship. The Eagles roster includes Jacob Gunther, Kaleb Bandele, Mark Jackson, Kendall Larry, Chris Harrison, Dani…