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Champions crowned in PBO

  Palos Baseball Organization crowned champions in its four divisions last Thursday as the 2013 regular season came to an end.
  Ruling over the Pinto Division — barely — were the Red Sox, who sneaked past the Angels by a single run, 6-5. The Twins defeated the White Sox 5-2 to win the Mustang Division title.
  The Bronco Division Pirates held off a stern challenge from the Reds to notch a 7-4 victory and claim a championship. Prior to tangling with the Pirates in the finale, the Reds had defeated opponents that were seeded third, fourth and seventh.
  Jimmy Lee’s grand slam and some stout pitching were a winning combination for the Yankees, who used those ingredients to knock off the Pirates 16-5 and capture the Pony Division crown.
Mt. Assisi announces dates for fall sports tryouts
  Mt. Assisi Academy will begin tryouts for its fall sports teams on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
  Cross country coach Bill Rolette will lead his tryout from noon-1:30 p.m. on that day, while golfers will meet with coach Ken Malnar from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The two men will be entering their 14th and 10th years at the school, respectively.
  Doug Stangeland, who coached the Screeching Eagles tennis team to a Girls Catholic Athletic Association divisional championship last season, will hold his tryout from noon-2 p.m., while volleyball coach Karen Van Assen will conduct two tryout sessions. The first, for freshman players, will go from noon-2:30 p.m., while the second one will run from 3-6 p.m. and be for JV and varsity athletes.
Orland man sinks hole-in-one
  Orland Park resident Justin Egan didn’t have to venture far from home to register a hole-in-one.
  He did so while playing a round of golf at Silver Lake Country Club last Wednesday. Egan used a driver on the 158-yard sixth hole of the Rolling Hills Course to hit his shot, which was witnessed by playing partners and fellow Orland residents Zach Kusper and Maria Egan.
  “My heart stopped [and] I did a fist pump,” Justin Egan said, referring to his post-shot reaction to his feat.
Submitted photo: 2013 PBO Pinto champion Red Sox.
Submitted photo: 2013 PBO Mustang champion Twins.
 Submitted photo: 2013 PBO Bronco champion Pirates.
Submitted photo: 2013 PBO Pony champion Yankees.