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REGIONAL/REPORTER ATHLETES OF THE YEAR: Three big-time performers honored

REGIONAL/REPORTER ATHLETES OF THE YEAR: Three big-time performers honored

  BOYS BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MATT MCCORMICK, St. Laurence Photo by Jeff Vorva  As he stepped to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and the winning run on second base, Matt McCormick knew what he had to do to give St. Laurence a victory over rival Brother Rice and a Class 4A sectional title.   “I was just thinking don't try to over-swing or do too much... Read more

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Accam: 'I thought I could do anything on…

Accam: 'I thought I could do anything on the pitch'

  Photo by Jeff Vorva David Accam is lifted by Matt Polster after the first of Accam’s three goals in a 4-0 victory over Orlando City Saturday night.   David Accam is red hot as he scored a hat-trick in the Chicago Fire’s 4-0 victory over Orlando City Saturday night at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. He will not get a chance for a repeat, however, when the Fire takes on Vancouver on Saturday as he will be tangling with his... Read more

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BEAR UNNECISSITIES

BEAR UNNECISSITIES

‘Ted 2’ sequel should have stayed in hibernation The comedy “Ted 2” is an unneeded sequel to the film “Ted.” The first brought us Mark Wahlberg as John, along with Seth MacFarlane as Ted, his foul-mouthed Teddy bear of a best friend. This film picks up a little after the first film ended. We see the bear getting married to his sleazy fiancee, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), at a wedding officiated by Sam... Read more

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Time is right for opening door to new po…

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Time is right for opening door to new possibilities

Photo by Claudia Parker Claudia Parker is retiring as a columnist so she can pursue other projects, like this recent assignment taking photos of a 2017 graduate.   “When one door closes, another one opens…” --Alexander Graham Bell Cheers to new beginnings! Last Saturday, I shot senior portraits for a 2017 graduate who said, “Do whatever you want,” she shrugged. “You’re the photographer, I trust you.” My mind looped with endless possibilities. “I’ve got this,” I told... Read more