Our own Sports Center

Our own Sports Center

  File photo by Jeff Vorva Simeon coach Robert Smith, left, talks with a referee during a game against Stagg at the Shepard Sectional in March. His powerhouse Wolverines will be back in the area, facing St. Rita Friday at Moraine Valley Community College’s new gym. By Jeff Vorva Reporter Editor Bill Finn loves basketball. The Moraine Valley Community College athletic director played at Richard High School and coached the sport at Moraine for 22 years... Read more


Life in the fast lane

Speed kills as Bulldogs race past Spartans   In automotive parlance it was like pitting a pickup truck against a Ferrari — and letting the Ferrari have a head-start.  Friday night’s South Suburban Conference Red matchup between cross-town rivals Oak Lawn and Richards pretty much rated that comparison. Here’s how Spartans coach Sean Lucas described his team’s foe:  “They’re not the big Richards teams of the past, but they are fast,” he said. “Our kids battled them and a... Read more

Out and About

Old Brosnan doesn’t bond well with audience in ‘November Man…

By Tony Pinto Pierce Brosnan is back in action as a wannabe James Bond. The man who actually played James Bond in “Goldeneye” nearly 20 years ago, is back trying to be an action star in the movie “The November Man.”      At 61, he’s still got something, but that might just be his appetite for on screen drinking.  Brosnan plays ex-CIA agent Peter Devereaux, who, like Bond, is fond of the liquor.... Read more


'My best Christmas ever'


'My best Christmas ever'

        Photo by Jeff Vorva Don C. White of Palos Hills shares a lemonade toast with his grandson, Samuel, in Joliet last week.   Don recovered from complications after an open-heart surgery and said he hopes to be around many years while Samuel grows up.       Editor’s note: The Reporter’s history columnist, Don C. White of Palos Hills, had open heart surgery in October and we were dismayed to find out during a phone call... Read more