Jeff Vorva's Extra Point -- Marist wins at least one national championship

Jeff Vorva's Extra Point -- Marist wins at least one national championship

Photo by Jeff Vorva Marist’s Molly Murrihy, a Palos Heights resident, wears the numeral 1 for the RedHawks. The RedHawks were No. 1 in the state after winning the Class 4A title on Nov. 11 and were named No. 1 in the nation by FloVolleyball.   Marist’s girls volleyball team might want to send a nice Christmas card to the volleyball players at O’Connor High School out of Heliotes, Texas.  O’Connor knocked off Reagan... Read more


SXU ready for wild rematch with Mornings…

SXU ready for wild rematch with Morningside

Photo by Jeff Vorva SXU running back Mike Ivlow ran for 233 yards – the second most in school history – in Saturday’s first-round win over Grand View.     It’s one thing to rack up early double-digit deficits to St. Ambrose, St. Francis (Illinois) and Olivet Nazarene University during the regular season and make comebacks for wins. It’s another to get down 10 points to a nationally ranked team in the first round of the NAIA playoffs on a... Read more

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‘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


Time is right for opening door to new po…


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