Community sports news

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).

Tatra Foundation sponsoring camps
The Tatra Foundation will sponsor a soccer camp for children aged 5-12 and ski-jumping school for ages 7-12 this summer.
Hickory Hills will be one of two sites for the soccer camp. Ski jumping will be held at a facility specializing in that. The cost of the latter is $275, which includes two bus trips.
For more information, call 728-0464 or visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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

Girls' basketball camp to be offered at SXU
  St. Xavier University women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg will host his annual basketball camp for girls aged 7-15 the week of June 16-20 at the Shannon Center.
Sessions will run from 1:30-4 p.m. daily. Participants will be grouped according to age and ability, and Hallberg will actively teach each day. SXU assistant coaches and players will also be on hand to instruct campers.
The cost is $135 per individual, and includes a camp T-shirt. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are available through the SXU athletic department or online at under the "summer camps" link.
For more information, call Laura Kurzeja at (773) 298-3785.


COMMUNITY-SPORTSPHOTO6-12-14 Submitted photo:  Record-setting quartet  Chicago Christian's 3,200-meter relay team placed eighth at the Class 1A state track meet in Charleston while eclipsing a school-record time in the event that had stood since 1988. The foursome completed the race in 8 minutes, 12.65 seconds, a drop of 29 seconds from the time they posted in the Suburban Christian Conference meet two weeks earlier. Pictured (from left) are coach Jake Christiensen, Chad Ellens, Luke Boss, Orland Park's Ben Friesen, Josh VanDyk and coach Neil Okuley.