Community sports news

Junior Bulldogs basketball camp to be held at Richards

Richards High School will be the site of the Junior Bulldog basketball camp July 7-9.
The sessions, which are open to ages 7-14, will run from 9-11 a.m. each day. The cost is $25 before July 7, $35 for walk-up registrants. The camp will be hosted by incoming varsity basketball coach Jevon Mamon.
For more information, contact Mamon at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Marist athletes chosen for All-ESCC teams

Marist student-athletes were well-represented on various All-East Suburban Catholic Conference sports teams that were selected for the spring season.
The Lady RedHawks softball squad, which played for a sectional championship in coach Denise Bromberek’s final campaign, led the way with five all-conference choices. The quintet included senior infielder Brooke Wyderski, senior catcher Bella Wilkinson, junior outfielder Brooke Wilson, junior pitcher Zariya Gonzalez and sophomore infielder Madison Naujokas.
Marist’s baseball, girls’ soccer, boys’ volleyball and girls’ lacrosse teams all placed two individuals on their sports’ respective all-conference contingents. Representing the baseball squad were junior outfielder Rich Kairis and senior pitcher Matt McKenzie.
Soccer players tabbed were junior forward Lorna McCall and sophomore defender Alex Lenz. Senior right-side hitter Jake Moran and senior setter Tim Hauser were RedHawks volleyball players honored, while senior midfielder Courtney McNicholas and junior attacker Alyssa Anderson were Marist’s all-conference lacrosse performers.

Palos Park man sinks ace
Palos Park resident Avery Miller realized a golfer’s dream when he registered a hole-in-one during a round of play in early June at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park.
Miller sank his shot on the 167-yard 13th hole of the South course, using a 6-iron to do so. His feat was witnessed by playing partners Bert Coghill of Orland and Paul Carvey of Palos Heights.
“There was a strong wind from behind and the shot was hit high,” Miller said. “[It] took one bounce and entered the hole. My reaction was disbelief.”

Palos Heights Recreation Dept. offering sports camps
The Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor various sports camps during the months of July and August.
Scheduled for July are the Challenger British soccer camp, beginning golf camp and Mini-Hawk youth athletic camp. The soccer camp, slated for July 7-11, is open to ages 3-16 and will be run in four separate sessions. A first-kicks session for ages 3 and 4 will go from 9-10 a.m. each day, mini-soccer for ages 4-6 will go from 10:30 a.m.-noon, and a half-day camp for individuals aged 6-16 will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon and from 1-4 p.m.
The costs range from $87 to $117. All participants will receive a soccer ball, camp T-shirt, award and individual skills evaluation.
The beginning golf camp, designed for ages 5-9, will run July 14-18 from 9 a.m.-noon daily. The cost is $119 for residents, $139 for nonresidents, and includes a T-shirt and merit award. Equipment will be provided. 
The Mini-Hawk camp, which will teach the essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer, is open to youngsters aged 4-7 and will run July 21-25 from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The cost is $109 for residents, $129 for nonresidents, and includes a T-shirt, ball and merit award.
Rounding out the camps will be a Chicago Bulls rookie and veteran camp for ages 6-12 that runs Aug. 11-15 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. daily. The cost is $209 for residents, $219 for nonresidents, and includes a pass for two to go to the United Center for a Q&A session with a former or current Bulls player, Bulls duffle bag, Bulls basketball, T-shirt, evaluation report and graduation certificate.
Registration is being taken at the recreation department, 6601 W. 127th St.

White Sox, Bulls FUNdamental camps coming to Andrew
The White Sox FUNdamentals Baseball and Fastpitch clinics and Bulls FUNdamentals camp will take place at Andrew High School in Tinley Park during the month of July.
The softball and baseball events will be held July 14-15 and July 21-22, respectively. All sessions will run from 1-2:30 p.m. The cost for each is $60, and includes a camp T-shirt, replica autographed photo of a current White Sox player and one raffle ticket. 
The basketball camp is scheduled for July 21-24 from 10:30 a.m.-noon each day. The cost is $95, and includes a camp T-shirt and replica autographed photo of Derrick Rose.
Registration forms are available at and can be accessed by using the following codes: fastpitch — 23700TAH1; baseball — 13700TAH1; softball — 33220TAH1.

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 held on Sundays from Sept. 7-Nov. 2 at Shepard. Practices will be held one day a 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.

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. .

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

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

 SUMMERBSK36-19-14Photo by Jeff Vorva: Meeting resistance - Oak Lawn's Josh Prince sets up for a shot but is prevented from getting a clean look by a Lemont defender during play at the Stagg Summer Shootout.

SUMMERBSK16-19-14 Photo by Jeff Vorva: Hit the deck - Players are strewn about the floor while the basketball remains up for grabs in a matchup between Brother Rice and Richards at the Stagg Summer Shootout.

STAGG-at-JTWshootoutPhoto by Jeff Vorva:  Tough defense - Stagg’s Jeff Goral, right, defends against Thornwood on Saturday during a summer league shootout at Joliet West. The Chargers played six games in two days in Joliet one week after hosting their own 32-team shootout.