Trinity sports report

  • Written by Tim Cronin

Women’s hoops team looks four-ward

  This is already a better basketball season for Trinity Christian College’s women’s team than the previous one.
  Victory No. 4, scored on Saturday with a 77-74 triumph over Goshen (Ind.) on the Maple Leafs’ court, vaulted the Trolls above their win total of a year ago. The 2012-13 campaign included 22 losses. It was also Trinity’s second victory in a row, the first multiple-game win streak in two seasons.
  The Trolls (4-8) were chasing three in a row — a feat unachieved in the last five years — this past Tuesday in Milwaukee versus Cardinal Stritch University. They host Judson University today at 1 p.m. in their pre-Christmas finale.

SXU sports summary

More academic honors for fall-season athletes

  The on-field success of many St. Xavier University teams wasn’t all that was notable about the fall sports season.
  Mixed in with the athletic feats were some notable ones in the classroom, as a half-dozen Cougars recently got named as 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. To be eligible for the honor, student-athletes must be nominated by their coaches or the sports information director at their school, have reached junior academic status and maintained a minimum cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Sports wrap

  • Written by Anthony Nasella

 It was just a year ago that Chicago Christian’s girls’ bowling team boasted a roster of nine seniors, five of whom were proven competitors.

  So it shouldn’t be unexpected that the Lady Knights are experiencing some growing pains in the 2013-14 campaign. In fact, coach Andy Andrew has just one senior on this year’s squad — the only one, in fact, among 22 bowlers on Christian’s boys’ and girls’ teams.
  Yet the latter is currently boasting a two-match winning streak. The Lady Knights defeated Rich East on Dec. 5 and Shepard 1,259-1,244 last Monday at Centennial Lanes to square their season record at 2-2.

Moraine athletics wrap

  • Written by Maura Vizza

Kentner receives another volleyball award

  The volleyball season is over, but what’s continuing is the handing out of awards to Kara Kentner.
  Moraine Valley College’s sophomore standout was most recently chosen as a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Two-Year College All-America second team. Previous to this latest honor, Kentner received recognition as a National Junior College Athletic Association Division II All-American first-teamer, All-Region IV performer and the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Player of the Year.

Scratching a five-year itch

  • Written by Ken Karrson

Bulldogs strike early, take down Hillcrest

  Only five years had passed, not the clichéd seven, but that didn’t lessen the urge to scratch the itch.
  And that’s what Richards was able to do Friday night at D-Wade Court. Squaring off against perennial south suburban power Hillcrest in the South Suburban Conference opener for both schools, the Bulldogs showed that their Thanksgiving-week romp past four foes at the District 218 Tournament was no fluke.
  They did so by shaking off the negative effects of both an uninspired week of practice and the Hawks’ 7-2 start to the contest. Once Richards moved ahead in the first quarter, it stayed there the rest of the evening, albeit with occasional Hillcrest threats thrown into the mix.
  A series of free throws by returning football players Dedrick Shannon and Spencer Tears in the last half-minute finally slammed the door on the Hawks for good and sealed the deal on an 80-72 Bulldogs victory, their first over Hillcrest since January of 2009.