Community sports news

Palos Heights to sponsor flag football league

  The Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for an NFL Flag Football League it will sponsor this fall.
  Coed teams are being formed for youngsters entering grades 3-8. Games will be played on Sundays from Sept. 7-Nov. 2 at Shepard and in-season practices will be conducted one day per week.
  The cost is $76 for residents, $96 for nonresidents, and the deadline to enter is Aug. 8 unless all spots are filled before that. All participants will receive a team jersey and participation award.
  Individuals can sign up at the recreation department, 6601 W. 127th St.

Baseball skills evaluations to take place at Oak Lawn H.S.
  Oak Lawn High School will host a baseball-skills evaluation on Wednesday 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

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. .

Marist athletes signs letters of intent
  Eight student-athletes who recently graduated from Marist have made their college choices official by signing letters of intent.
  Three members of the RedHawks' lacrosse team will remain teammates when they enroll at St. Ambrose University in the fall. Orland Park resident Connor Falls, Evergreen Park resident Sean Prendergast and Nelson Velez will attend the Davenport, Iowa, school.
  Male soccer players Charlie Earner (Oak Lawn) and Brendan McHugh are both headed to the University of Dubuque and a member of the girls' soccer squad, Hickory Hills resident Fiona Hehir, will attend St. Norbert College. Her brother Patrick, a 2012 Marist grad, is already a student there.
  Basketball player Halle Engel will continue her athletic and scholastic careers at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Ill., and cheerleader Kaila Case of Palos Heights will enroll at the University of Louisville.

Baseball. basketball camps to be held at Richards
  Baseball and basketball camps will be presented by Richards’ varsity coaches this summer.
  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, call 499-2550.

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.