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Palos Heights man sinks pair of aces

Most golfers will never experience the thrill of making a hole-in-one.
Bob Murphy became part of that group on June 11. Then he accomplished something far more rare: a repeat performance.
Six days after notching an ace at Zigfield Troy Golf Course in Woodridge, the 23-year-old Palos Heights man sank another hole-in-one, this time at Bolingbrook Golf Course. Amazingly, those weren't Murphy's first two aces, but the third and fourth he has recorded since he began golfing.
These latest ones came on holes measuring 109 yards (No. 7 at Zigfield Troy) and 152 yards (No. 17 at Bolingbrook).
Murphy, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in golf enterprise management, has begun a career in his field by serving as the Bolingbrook course's assistant golf pro.

Tryouts at Bo Jackson's Sports Dome
  Tryouts for the U-Dawgs, Taylor Made softball and Cangelosi Blacksox programs will be held in the weeks ahead at the Bo Jackson Elite Sports Dome in Lockport.
  The Cangelosi Blacksox will run tryouts on the following days: July 14 (players 12-and-under from 5:15-7:30 p.m.), July 21 (9U from 5:15-7:30 p.m.; 10U from 7:30-9:45 p.m.) and July 22 (11U from 5:15-7:30 p.m.). A makeup date will be held July 29 (5:15-7:30 p.m. for 9U and 10U; 7:30-9:45 p.m. for 11U and 12U), but teams will begin getting filled following the first round of tryouts.
The U-Dawgs will conduct their tryouts July 30 and 31. Fifteen-and-under and 18U players will have sessions on the earlier date from 5:15-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-9:45 p.m., respectively, while the 16U and 17U teams will hold their tryouts on July 31 at those same times.
Taylor Made softball tryouts will be held Aug. 5-7. The opening session is for 10U players (5-7 p.m.) and 12U (7-10 p.m.). Aug. 6 is for 14U (4-7 p.m.) and 16U (7-10 p.m.) tryouts, while 18U players will try out from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Aug. 7.
Registration can be made online. The Bo Jackson Sports Dome is located at 17130 Prime Blvd.
For more information, email Tyler Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about either the Cangelosi Blacksox or U-Dawgs, or Venus Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about softball.

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. .

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. .

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 again 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 www.BullsSoxAcademy.com 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.

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 www.morainevalley.edu/Athletics.

COMMUNITYSPORTSPHOTO7-3-14 Submitted photo: Palos Heights resident Bob Murphy (right) sank two holes-in-one over a six-day span in June. Pictured with him is Matt Roth, who witnessed the first of those shots at Zigfield Troy Golf Course in Woodridge on June 11.