Community sports news

Southside Shooters holding tryouts

  The Southside Shooters Boys’ Basketball Club will conduct tryouts on Monday at Moraine Valley College.
  The session will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and is being held to fill spots on teams at the 4th- through 8th-grade levels. For more information, contact Bill Finn at 508-0170 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oak Lawn bass tournament coming Oct. 4
  The Oak Lawn High School bass tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Des Plaines Conservation area.
  In conjunction with Rayjus Outdoors, the tourney has been designated as an Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation high school championship qualifying event. Teams registered to compete in the Oak Lawn tournament can also fill out registration making them eligible to take part in the IBN tourney. The top five finishers registered with IBN on the morning of the Oak Lawn event will be qualified to fish the state championship on Lake Springfield in June 2015.
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Mt. Carmel Foundation to honor alumni in ‘Salute to the Champions’
  The M.C. Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to serving the financial needs of students at Mt. Carmel High School, will host a “Salute to the Champions” event on Saturday, Oct. 25, from noon-3 p.m. at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero.
  The event honors coaches, players, captains, faculty and select individuals who have made valuable contributions to Mt. Carmel. Honorees will include Man of the Year Jordan Lynch (Class of 2009); Man in the Arena award winners Tom Barry (2007), Carmen Bucci (1991), Peter Doyle (1967), B.J. Futrell (2008), Robert Gordon (1958), Jerry McPartlin (1968), John Papas (1981), Michael Power (1981), John Walsh (1967), Bob Lucid (1962), Coach John Kading and Dr. Michael Liston; and members of the 1965 city-championship team.
  The latter group includes Tom Kilmartin, Greg Carney, Ken Wallace, Richard Kolovitz, David Lewis, Larry Moore, John Walsh, Emmet Lewis, Charles Plonczynski, Pete Doyle, John Noonan, Tim O’Sullivan, Ben Slowinski, Mike Atkins, Pat Ryan, Victor Morris, Fr. Michael O’Keefe, Fr. Dan Carroll, Norm Kaye, Wayne Durham and head coach Howie Fagan.
  The cost is $60 per person or $600 for a table of 10, and includes clubhouse admission, buffet, racing program and door prizes. Checks should be made payable to the M.C. Foundation.
  For more information, call Howie Fagan at 780-3679 or 426-5212, or Craig Ferguson at (773) 359-0490.

Marist holding free baseball clinics
  Marist baseball coach Kevin Sefcik is hosting free baseball clinics every Tuesday through the month of September for 8th-grade boys. Late comers are welcome.
  In the remaining weeks instruction specific to the following positions will be given: Sept. 16 outfielders, Sept. 23 first and third baseman, and Sept. 30 pitchers. All players must bring gloves, cleats and water bottles, but no bats or helmets are needed. Catchers should bring their own gear for workouts.
  No preregistration is required. Follow @MaristBaseball on Twitter for any weather cancellations or updates. For more information on the clinics, email Sefcik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (773) 881-5300.

South Side Shooters running hoops sessions
  The South Side Shooters Girls Basketball Club is conducting its “Skills, Drills and Scrimmages” sessions for players in grades 4-12 Tuesdays at Stagg.
  Sessions run 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, contact Gary Ferguson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (630) 935-1150, or visit

Queen of Peace sponsoring fundraiser
  Queen of Peace will sponsor its “Swing for Peace” fundraiser on Sunday beginning with a 9 a.m. check-in.
  The event is for individuals 21 and over to participate in a softball game that will benefit the Pride’s athletic programs. Play starts at 10 and a barbecue will be held afterward.
  The cost is $40 per person, $480 for teams numbering no more than 15 members. T-shirts and food are included.
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