Our top 10 sports stories of 2016 have a national flavor

Our top 10 sports stories of 2016 have a national flavor

  Since this newspaper came up with the top 10 sports stories of the year in 2013, many of the lists featured local athletes who had an impact on area and state sports. Photo by Jeff Vorva Mother McAuley's volleyball team won state and national titles in 2016. This year, there are some stories that reached national attention as well. The area produced a couple of national champions in volleyball, a Super Bowl champ,... Read more


Marist keeps streaking against Mother Mc…

Marist keeps streaking against Mother McAuley

Photo by Jeff Vorva Marist’s Ally Corcoran, left, collides with Mother McAuley’s Hannah Swiatek during Monday night’s neighborhood battle as the RedHawks beat the Mighty Macs, 56-39.   The way Marist’s Julia Ruzevich sees it, the rivalry game against Mother McAuley has the entire South Side buzzing. “This is the date I always look forward to,” she said. “There is always a full house and everyone from the South Side comes down to watch this game. It’s an... Read more

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‘Ted 2’ sequel should have stayed in hibernation The comedy “Ted 2” is an unneeded sequel to the film “Ted.” The first brought us Mark Wahlberg as John, along with Seth MacFarlane as Ted, his foul-mouthed Teddy bear of a best friend. This film picks up a little after the first film ended. We see the bear getting married to his sleazy fiancee, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), at a wedding officiated by Sam... Read more


We come up empty looking for logic after…


  I recall a few lines from “The Dark Knight,” the second installment of the Batman movie trilogy that seems somewhat pertinent this past week. Michael Caine, who portrays the loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth, listens as Bruce Wayne, portrayed by Christian Bale, complains about The Joker. Wayne angrily question what his motives are as the demonic figures terrorizes Gotham City. The older Alfred listens and then has this to say about The... Read more