Community sports news

Evergreen 13 All-Stars win state tournament
  The 13-year-old all-star baseball team representing the Evergreen Park Athletic Association recently captured a state championship in Woodstock and then advanced to a regional tournament in Kalamazoo, Mich., where it placed fourth.
  Comprising Evergreen’s roster were Matt Fitzpatrick, Connor Cahill, Kevin Healy, Matt Kairis, Josh Nash, Jack Altman, Danny Reynolds, Ben Watkins, Sean Quinn, Sean Coyle and Ryan Demer.

 Hickory Hills Patriots take third in Pony National regionals

  After posting a glittering 19-1 regular-season record, the Hickory Hills 16-U Patriots continued their strong play by advancing all the way to the Pony National North Regional.
  The Patriots wound up third. Winning the championship and moving on to the Zone portion of the 2013 Pony World Series was the Steger Cyclones.
  Featured on the Patriots’ roster were Tom Semanic, Matt Gonsowski, Travis Cooley, Victor Pennacchio, Dennis Egan, Tristan Egan, Tim Gambill, Fernando Perez, Christian Delgado, James Raya, Uriel Gonzalez, Kyle Marrotta, Sean Marrotta, Paul Byrdak and Rich Kaszuk. Joe Marrotta was the team manager, while Rich Kaszuk Sr. and Ryan Conrad were his coaches.

 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.

Fisk to appear at CSC golf outing
  Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk will be the special guest at the 22nd annual Cancer Support Center golf outing on Friday, Sept. 13, at Flossmoor Country Club, 1441 Western Ave., in Flossmoor.
  Fisk will compete against golfers on the club’s par-3 seventh hole. Registration for the event begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start to follow at noon. Lunch and dinner are included in the $325 cost.
  The CSC provides programs at no charge for anyone affected by cancer in more than 70 Chicagoland south-side communities. For more information, call 798-9171 or visit

5K race to be held at Midway
  Midway Airport will be the site of a 5K race on Sunday, Sept. 15. The Midway Fly Away 5K, which gets underway at 8 a.m., will benefit Special Olympics Chicago.
  Participants can either run or walk the course, which is located directly on the airfield. The race will begin and end at the Southwest Airlines Hangar.
  Registration is being accepted through Sept. 10 at, and the first 1,000 entries will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female competitors.
  Participants can also create a personal fundraising page on that same web site. Those individuals raising $250 or more will automatically be entered into a contest to win two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. with no restrictions or blackout dates.
  On-site registration will be available on race day between 6 and 7:30 a.m. Participants should bring a photo ID and check in at the Southwest Hangar, 5035 W. 55th Street. Free parking will be available for all participants.


E.P.-Athletic-AssocSubmitted photo: Evergreen Park Athletic Association’s 13-year-old all-star baseball team won a state title in its age division.


Hickory-Hills-PatriotsSubmitted photo: The Hickory Hills 16-U Patriots took third place in the Pony National North Regional.