Community Sports News

Robertson, Hampton recognized as Sandburg’s top athletes 2013 graduates Ricky Robertson and Dakota Hampton were recently chosen as Sandburg’s Athletes of the Year for the 2012-13 school year.

Robertson, who now attends the University of Wisconsin, completed a two-year varsity wrestling career with the Eagles with a 99-1 record. He went 50-0 as a senior en route to capturing a state championship and was named the nation’s No. 1 wrestler at 195 pounds by Win magazine.

Sandburg also prospered on the whole during Robertson’s time there, as the Eagles landed back-to-back team state titles. In addition to his high school honors, Robertson won a Cadet national championship, got selected for the all-tournament squad at the pretigious Clash National Duals and was a member of Team Illinois.

Hampton, the daughter of former Chicago Bears great Dan Hampton, was a three-time varsity letter winner in volleyball and registered over 800 kills during her prep career. An all-stater as a senior, Hampton currently attends South Florida University.

South Side Shooters fall session for girls underway

The South Side Shooters Girls Basketball Club began its “Skills and Scrimmages” fall session this past Tuesday at Stagg.

Girls in grades 4-12 who are interested in attending future sessions should contact Gary Ferguson at (630) 935-1150 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit

OL High School to co-host bass-fishing tourney

Oak Lawn High School and Rayjus Outdoors will co-host a bass-fishing tournament on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Kankakee/Des Plaines River.

The event begins with a 6 a.m. check-in. Competition will start at 7:15 and run through 2 p.m. Schools may register an unlimited number of boats, but the overall field will not exceed 50. Each boat, which must be captained by an adult, can include up to four anglers.

The cost of entry is $40 per boat. For information, contact Chris Kuchyt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Back-to-School basketball camp underway

Illinois Hoopla is conducting a Back-to-School basketball camp for youngsters through Halloween.

In addition, tryouts will be held Sept. 19 for Hoopla’s winter travel season. For complete details, contact Rick Palmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 460-6513, or visit

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, 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. 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.

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.