Community sports news

Mt. Assisi athletes honored

Four Mt. Assisi soccer players who earned All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference honors for their sport were also recognized for their scholastic exploits.
Monica Tadros (Orland Park), Bridget Melody, Kathy Sojka and Madilyn Peters were among 27 Screeching Eagles student-athletes named to the Underclass GCAC All-Academic team. To be eligible, individuals must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average while their sport is in season.
Feted along with the above-mentioned quartet were Abby Maloy, Molly Murphy, Maddie Cahue, Taylor Coughlin, Samantha Pakula, Katie O'Leary (Oak Lawn), Alexandra Cipriani, Amber Andersen, Kelly Tomaskovic (Oak Lawn), Molly Williams (Orland Park), Tori White, Catherine Spencer, Sarah Spencer, Emma Gontarek, Miranda Donnelly, Addie McGuire, Shyann Koenig, Nicole Pratl (Chicago Ridge), Jorie Pudil, Jessica Moriarty, Kylie McGivney, Juliana Layman and Kylie Maloy.
Other tabbed for the All-GCAC soccer team were Danielle Mascorro and Mary Kate Wetzel (Palos Heights), the latter of whom was selected as the White Division Player of the Year.

Palos Storm take first in softball tournament
The Palos Storm U14 softball team won the 15th annual Heritage Classic state tournament last weekend in Joliet. By doing so, it nailed down an automatic berth in the USSSA World Series.
Storm players include Cassidy McCarthy, Maddie Gray, Karra Flannigan, Emma Lizzio, Sydney Downs, Maddie Glennon, Bethany Regnerus, Maddie Brennan, Ally Corcoran and Abby Rosynek. Bridget Brennan and Debbie Fleming are the team’s coaches.

Palos Thunder win Memorial Day event
  The Palos Thunder 13U baseball squad captured the championship of a Memorial Day tournament at PBO.
  The Thunder defeated New Lenox 3-1 to claim the top prize in the Chicagoland Sunday Baseball League’s annual holiday event. Comprising the Thunder roster were Tyler Berg, Nicholas Karas, Michael Kauffmann, Christopher Majdecki, Edward Nelson, Joseph O’Gorman, Luke Pitcher, Brendan Quinn, Daniel Russo, Marcus Bodnar and Danny Hoge.
  Nick Karas, Pat O’Gorman, John Berg and Steve Pitcher were the team’s coaches.

Palos Power softball planning event-filled day
  Palos Power softball will host a number of activities on Saturday.
  Besides the ballgames themselves, various contests and raffles will be held. Over $1,200 worth of prizes will be given away in the raffles. A coaches’ game will follow the last regularly scheduled softball game.
  In addition, money for childhood cancer research will be raised through lemonade-stand sales.
Volunteers are needed to oversee some of the activities. For more information, contact Sherri Sera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Baseball skills evaluations to take place at Oak Lawn H.S.
Oak Lawn High School will host a baseball-skills evaluation on Wednesday, June 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will be presented by U.S. Baseball Academy and My Pro Day.
The session is open to players aged 6-18, regardless of ability level. For more information, visit

Summer sports camps to be held at Richards
Summer camps in several sports will be presented by Richards’ varsity coaches during the month of June.
Football, softball, and boys’ and girls’ volleyball camps will all be held June 16-19. A baseball skills camp and girls’ basketball camp both run June 23-26, and a second baseball camp will be presented in a pair of two-day blocks: June 30 and July 1, and July 7 and 8.
Registration fees and participants’ ages vary. For more details on any of the programs, contact the following: Tony Sheehan (football; 499-2550, ext. 5353, or 307-9076), Lindsey Gierman (softball; 499-2550 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Troy Grevengoed (volleyball; 499-2550, ext. 5286 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), or Brian Wujcik (baseball; 499-2550, ext. 5184).

NAYS tournament coming to Bolingbrook in July
  A National American Youth Sports basketball tournament will be held July 23-27 at various sites in Bolingbrook.
Included among them will be Bolingbrook High School, the Annerino Recreation Center and Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center. The entry fee is $600 per team with a nine-game minimum, and the deadline to enter is July 1.
For more information, call 1-866-352-9215 or visit


COMMUNITYSPORTSPHOTO26-5-14Submitted photo: A number of Mt. Assisi Academy student-athletes were chosen for the All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Academic team.

COMMUNITY-SPORTSPHOTO16-5-14Submitted photo: The Palos Storm 14U softball team took first place at a recent tournament in Joliet.

COMMUNITYSPORTSPHOTO36-5-14Submitted photo: The Palos Thunder 13U baseball team won a Memorial Day tournament by defeating a club from New Lenox.