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Players of the Year in basketball and wrestling

Players of the Year in basketball and wrestling

  BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Josh Niego, Brother Rice Photo by Jeff Vorva Brother Rice's Josh Niego embraces the role of the underdog. The Crusaders' senior forward took it as a challenge when his squad was absent from Chicago-area news outlets' preseason boy's rankings. “I always read what the so-called 'expert' reporters say, and this year there were a lot of them doubting us, saying we were too small, whatever,” he said. “I... Read more

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Might as well JUMP

Might as well JUMP

  Photo by Jeff Vorva Brother Rice’s Jimmy Baker practices a jump on Saturday. The senior is participating in both volleyball and track this season, a year after suffering serious leg injuries.   Brother Rice volleyball player Jimmy Baker entered the spring sports season with an eye on competing for a state title.  In the long jump. Perhaps the triple jump, too. And he might as well go for the gold in the 200-meter dash and four-by-200-meter relay.  Baker, a senior from... Read more

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BEAR UNNECISSITIES

BEAR UNNECISSITIES

‘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

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Memories of tornado are still clear 50 y…

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Memories of tornado are still clear 50 years later

I can’t recall specifically the events that led up to the devastating tornado that ripped through Oak Lawn and portions of Evergreen Park and Hometown on April 21, 1967. It was raining hard late that afternoon. I can recall hail and the branches on large trees bending back and forth. I imagine there were some large branches that were on the street that neighbors pushed to the front lawns of homes... Read more