Community sports news

Crusaders lose Catholic League tennis match

A pair of doubles victories weren't enough to prevent Brother Rice from absorbing a Chicago Catholic League tennis defeat.
By sweeping the singles matches, De La Salle registered a 3-2 team win over the Crusaders. Rice's No. 1 singles player, Jeremy Tryban, did extend the Meteors' Dexter Jackson to three sets, but the latter triumphed 6-3 in the final one. Tryban's set victory came in a tie-breaker.
Prevailing for the Crusaders in doubles play were the teams of James Gallagher-Jack Gorman and Liam Millerick-Dan Mahoney. Gallagher-Gorman had little difficulty dispatching De La Salle's duo of Srefin Fernandez-Chris Galka, doing so by a 6-1, 6-0 score at No. 1 doubles.
Millerick-Mahoney got pushed much harder at No. 2, but they rebounded from a 6-2 opening-set loss to defeat the Meteors' Thompson Craigwell-Tyler Brogman 7-6 (7-5) and 6-4 in the next two sets.

Crusaders edge St. Viator in water polo
Five players scored for Brother Rice to help it defeat St. Viator 7-6 in a water polo match. The win improved the Crusaders' season ledger to 3-7.
Dan Birmingham and James Ryan paced Rice with two goals apiece. Scoring once each were Dan Whalen, Luke Healy and Matt Bachler.

Golf outing slated for May 19
Mt. Assisi Academy and Alvernia Manor Senior Living will sponsor a "Beat the Nun" golf outing on Monday, May 19, at Cog Hill in Lemont.
The event begins with an 11:30 a.m. registration and follows with lunch at noon. A shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The cost is $150, and includes a round of golf with cart, lunch, dinner and refreshments. An auction, raffle and various contests will also be held.
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Moraine to conduct summer sports camps
Moraine Valley College will conduct three youth sports camps this summer.
Athletic director and former men's basketball coach Bill Finn will lead a hoops camp from July 14-17 for youngsters entering grades 3-8. Each session will run from 9-10:30 a.m. The camp is designed to develop and improve fundamental basketball skills through instruction, group and individual drills, and team play.
Former Cyclones volleyball coach Gloria Coughlin will host a camp in that sport July 14-17 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily. The program, which is open to players entering grades 5-9, will improve fundamental skills through individual attention and group work.
Moraine women's tennis coach Nicole Selvaggio will instruct youngsters entering grades 5-12 in the fundamentals of her sport July 7-10. Sessions for those in grades 5-8 will go from 9-10:30 a.m. each day, with ones for grades 9-12 to follow from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The cost of each camp is $70, and all three will be held in the school's new Health, Fitness & Recreation Center gymnasium. For more information, call 974-5727 or visit

Palos Park to offer sports programs
The Palos Park Recreation Department will offer tennis lessons for youngsters and begin a T-ball league during the month of April.
The tennis program, for ages 5-10, begins Friday. Participants will be taught the sport's basics, trained in proper technique, basic scoring and rules of tennis, and undertake drills designed to improve hand-eye coordination. All players must supply their own rackets.
The T-ball league, which is open to children aged 4-8, will run Saturday-May 24. Games will be played on Saturday afternoons, and volunteer coaches are needed to run once-a-week practices. Each team will play six games and all youngsters will get an opportunity to compete.
Registration for both programs is being taken at the recreation department offices, 8901 W. 123rd St. For more information on any sports activity conducted by the recreation department, call 671-3760.