Community sports news

Oak Lawn High School to host ‘Green & White Night’ Friday

  Oak Lawn High School will host its “Green & White Night” on Friday to celebrate the beginning of the 2013-14 winter sports season.
  The event starts at 5 p.m. with a Green versus White freshman basketball game, followed by sophomore and varsity contests at 6 and 7 p.m., respectively, and a staff versus student game at 8. Other entertainment will include performances by the school’s cheerleaders and dance team, as well as two student shooting contests.
  The auditorium gymnasium will host competitions for the Spartans varsity and JV wrestling teams starting at 6, with a jousting event to follow. The school’s pool will be the site of an open swim from 5:30-8.
  For more information, call 424-5200.

ST. Pat’s track team hosts ‘Monster Dash’
  St. Patricia’s track-and-field team hosted its annual Halloween ‘Monster Dash’ on Oct. 29, and nearly 100 runners and their families were involved with the event.
  In addition to St. Pat’s, attendees represented St. Gerald and St. Gabriel perishes. Several members of St. Pat’s track team were among the first-place-award recipients.

Early-bird registration for Oak Lawn Baseball
  Early-bird registration for Oak Lawn Baseball is continuing through Nov. 30.
  Signups can be made online at Fees will increase on Dec. 1.

Openings for Diamond in the Rough
  Diamond in the Rough fast-pitch softball has player openings in its girls’ windmill pitching, beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
  For more information, call Bill Lammel at 289-3438 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Palos Park to host winter basketball league
  Palos Park, in conjunction with the Palos Heights Recreation Department and Worth Park District, will host a winter basketball league for youngsters in grades 1-8 that will play games each Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. beginning Jan. 18 and running through March 15.
  Each child will have one practice and one game per week, with an emphasis being placed on skills development. Separate leagues will be formed for boys and girls, and play will be conducted in a total of four different age groups.
  Volunteer coaches are also needed and must be registered before Nov. 22. Player evaluations will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
  For more information, call 671-3760.

Oak Lawn High School to host baseball camp in January
  Oak Lawn High School will host a six-week baseball camp, in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy, starting Jan. 5, 2014.
  Former Spartans varsity coach Brian Clifton will direct the program, which has classes available for players in grades 1-12. Sessions will be offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning, but space is limited.
  Registration is currently underway. For more information, visit or call 1-866-622-4487.