Cold water, warm hearts

Cold water, warm hearts

    Shepard players go bananas as they douse assistant football coaches Ryan McGuire (left photo) and Brendan Meany (right photo) as a part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Both assistant coaches had friends and family members die of the ALS and were touched by the players’ gesture. Photos by Bob McParland/District 218.Shepard football coaches touched by players’ Ice Bucket gesture The 2015 football season opens on Friday night and Shepard’s squad... Read more


Trinity sports report

Trinity sports report

Mixed bag for Trolls in opening week      Two Trinity Christian College sports teams entered the 2014 fall season with recognition from NAIA poll voters, but neither emerged unscathed from the opening week of play.   The Trolls women’s soccer squad, which went 16-4-2 and made an appearance in the National Christian College Athletic Association Championships last season, were just outside the top 25 in the national preseason poll but were among the programs receiving votes. That, however,... Read more

Out and About

broaden your horizons

This week The Bridge TeenCenter programs • Chingo with Standard Bank — 4:30-6 p.m. today (Thursday), The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will hold a game of Chingo with Standard Bank. Chingo is like human checkers that includes trivia. The winners of this game will receive prizes.• “8:33” with Chipotle — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Friday Night Live event with live music from acoustic/rock band “8:33” with free... Read more


Foley must be remembered for how he live…


I read an interesting tweet last week from Kelly Foley, a journalist and the cousin of James Foley.“Please honor James Foley and respect my family’s privacy,” she wrote. “Don’t watch the video. Don’t share it. That’s not how life should be.”James Foley, as you may know by now, was beheaded somewhere in the Middle East at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Before pulling out the... Read more