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Oak Lawn’s Meyers recognized as top SSC hoops coach

  Oak Lawn High School girls’ basketball coach Janet Meyers was recently feted as the South Suburban Conference Coach of the Year in her sport at an awards dinner at Gaelic Park.
  The Lady Spartans reigned as SSC Red champs during the 2012-13 season.
  With the baseball team’s divisional crown and five second-place finishes also factored in, Oak Lawn athletics ranked fifth among 14 schools in the chase for the SSC President Cup’s Award, which goes to the school that has the highest cumulative placements in the league’s 22 sponsored sports. Gaining runner-up positions for the Spartans were the girls’ volleyball, boys’ volleyball, boys’ bowling, boys’ track and cheerleading squads.
  Oak Lawn did even better in the conduct category, where it wound up third for the SSC Sportsmanship Award. Oak Forest captured that honor, while Lemont claimed the President’s Cup.

Summer baseball roundup

  • Written by Ken Karrson

Liking what he sees

Knights coach Brauer pleased with progress

  First impressions were quite favorable.
  Although the summer baseball season was already four weeks old, Chicago Christian coach Eric Brauer had yet to see his Knights in action before last week. Following his club’s sectional-semifinal loss in the spring Class 2A state tournament, Brauer prepared for a trip to the Dominican Republic.
  There, he helped coach a college baseball team representing Athletes in Action, which competed against a half-dozen different universities during a five-week stay. Brauer once played for AIA, which combines sports with Christian ministry.
  “It was cool to come back and give back to the organization,” he said. “It was a very special experience.”
  Guiding the Knights in Brauer’s absence was assistant coach Alex Bolyanatz, who oversaw an 8-3 start to the summer campaign. Upon his return to the area, Brauer watched Christian complete its regular schedule on a high note by winning three times last week.

Bartosh

Crime doesn’t punish collectibles

 
  Contrary to popular opinion, crime does sometimes pay.
  Now, I’m not advising anyone to immediately go on a spree of rampant lawlessness. Societal reprobates certainly don’t need any encouragement from me to misbehave badly, and hopefully those of you currently found among the law-abiding ranks remain strong enough in your convictions to avoid being convicted in the future.

Community sports news

Worth 12U girls win softball championship

  The Worth 12U girls’ softball team took first place in the Southwest Interleague by defeating Burbank 12-3 in the championship game on June 29.
  Comprising the Wildcats’ roster were Cassidy McCarthy, Samantha Lhotak, Mikayla Flanagan, Alyssa Stergiopoulos, Genelle Grabowski, Skylar Lisante, Andrianna Patty, Madelyn Powers, Becca Harkala, Savannah Templeton, Hailey Gershon, Kelly Walinski, Kayla Strezo and Diana Vargas. 

Summer baseball roundup

  • Written by Ken Karrson

Lighter work week for area clubs

 
  Independence Day meant freedom from baseball for most area teams.
  Even the busiest squads took a break from Thursday through this past weekend, but a few lightened their summer-league loads before that. Chicago Christian, in fact, did not schedule any contests the entire week.
  Oak Lawn, Sandburg and Shepard all took the field just one time, the latter pair doing so against each other last Monday. The Eagles won in a romp, as did the Spartans over Stagg on Wednesday.
  One club that tackled a full slate was Brother Rice, and the Crusaders made the most of their opportunities as they went 4-1 on the week. Their only loss came by a 2-0 score against Bremen, which was somewhat surprising seeing as how Rice included among its conquests Chicago Catholic League heavyweights St. Rita (8-2) and De La Salle (6-2).