Community sports news

St. Laurence looking for new basketball coach

St. Laurence is seeking a new varsity basketball coach after previous coach Mark Sevedge was not retained.
Sevedge, who recently completed his fifth season in charge of the Vikings, posted a 31-106 record during his tenure. Prior to taking over for Tom Pallerdy, Sevedge spent six years in the program as an assistant. He also played for St. Laurence in the 1990s.
“We worked hard and I’m disappointed the kids weren’t able to enjoy more success,” Sevedge said.

“I want to thank Coach Sevedge for his 11 years of dedication to the St. Laurence basketball program,” school athletic director Tim Chandler said in a statement. “A decision like this is never easy, especially with a coach who is so passionate about the school. However, I felt that a change in leadership in the basketball program was necessary for the long-term success of the program.”

St. Laurence will conduct a full coaching search in the coming week. Resumes will be accepted through the end of March and interviews will begin in April.

Four Evergreen athletes feted
Four Evergreen Park High School student-athletes have been named as recipients of scholarships presented by the Mustang Athletic Boosters.
Representing the Class of 2014 were Sarah Klawitter, Jacquet McClendon, Zoe Monks and Frank Meisl.

More NAYS tournaments headed to south suburbs

Joliet, Romeoville and Homewood will be the sites of three more National American Youth Sports basketball tournaments this spring.

The events, which will feature competition for both boys and girls in six brackets apiece, will run as follows: April 25-27 at the Joliet Park District Multipurpose Center; May 2-4 at Romeoville High School; and May 23-25 at the Homewood Park District. The respective deadlines for entry are April 4, April 11 and May 2.
The cost for each tourney is $160, and every team is guaranteed a minimum of three games. For more information, call 1-866-352-9215 or visit


COMMUNITYSPORTS.PHOTO-3-27-14Submitted photo: Evergreen Park High School athletes (clockwise from upper left) Jacquet McClendon, Frank Meisl, Zoe Monks and Sarah Klawitter were chosen to receive scholarships from the Mustang Athletic Boosters.