Community sports news

Marist dodges bullet vs. St. Patrick

  Marist’s defense had no answer for Jeremy Molina Saturday afternoon.
  Luckily for the RedHawks, he also wasn’t the right answer for St. Patrick.
  Certainly, the tailback did more than his fair share on the Shamrocks’ behalf as he accumulated 266 rushing yards on 34 carries and scored twice. But even with key offensive contributions from a couple other sources to augment his efforts, Molina’s sterling exhibition couldn’t dislodge a win from the RedHawks’ grasp.
  Marist pocketed the East Suburban Catholic Conference victory at Hanson Stadium by unleashing a furious offense of its own. While RedHawks running back Peter Andreotti was unable to duplicate Molina’s ground-gaining feats, he did match the latter’s touchdown total by tallying on a 1-yard run and 28-yard reception.
  And with a greater array of weapons at its disposal, Marist managed to survive St. Pat’s massive 512-yard output and return home with a 42-34 triumph in hand. The RedHawks, who the week before had to ward off a serious challenge issued by Nazareth Academy to win another high-scoring matchup by eight points, improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in league encounters.
  Also finding the Shamrocks’ end zone was Jawill Aldridge, whose 87-yard kickoff return shoved the hosts into a hole that proved inescapable. Flynn Nagel caught a 16-yard pass from Jack Donegan for another Marist TD.
  The RedHawks are back on the road Friday, when they tangle with Joliet Catholic Academy at Memorial Stadium.

Two holes-in-one recorded at Silver Lake
  Two Orland Park men recorded holes-in-one while playing recent rounds of golf at Silver Lake Country Club.
  Kevin Winston’s ace occurred on Sept. 12, when he used a 6-iron to play the 143-yard 18th hole of the North course. Sam Everett and Matt Byrdak, both of Orland, witnessed Winston’s feat.
  “It felt like winning the Stanley Cup,” Winston said.
  A couple weeks before that, Tim McFarland experienced the same thrill while playing on the South course. With partners Rich Beazley and Jack Spieser watching, McFarland handled the 148-yard third hole in one shot by employing a 6-iron.
  “[It was] awesome — a perfect shot,” McFarland said. “Amazing.”

Evergreen football gets corporate support
  At every Evergreen Park High School home football game this fall, Mustangs fans will have an opportunity to cheer the team on from the end zone as “couch potatoes.”
  The promotion is being corporately sponsored by Famous Dave’s restaurant, which will have its mascot, Wilbur, supply dinner to each of the designated couch potatoes and give one of them a chance to win a $150 catering package. Individuals competing for the package will throw four footballs and try to get three of them into each section of a net set up at the 50-yard line.
  For more information, visit Famous Dave’s is located at 2855 W. 95th St., in Evergreen Park.

Illinois Hoopla to conduct basketball events
  Illinois Hoopla will conduct two basketball programs during the month of October.
  PeeWee Basketball mini-camps for youngsters in grades 1-3 will run two nights a week during the following periods: Oct. 7-18, and Oct. 21-30. In addition, a 3-on-3 tournament for players in grades 3-8 will be held Oct. 7-16.
  For more information on either activity, contact Rick Palmer at 460.6513 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit

OL High School to co-host bass-fishing tourney
  Oak Lawn High School and Rayjus Outdoors will co-host a bass-fishing tournament on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Kankakee/Des Plaines River.
  The event begins with a 6 a.m. check-in. Competition will start at 7:15 and run through 2 p.m. Schools may register an unlimited number of boats, but the overall field will not exceed 50. Each boat, which must be captained by an adult, can include up to four anglers.
  The cost of entry is $40 per boat. For information, contact Chris Kuchyt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .