Community sports news

Evergreen places 18 on Athletic Wall

  Eighteen student-athletes became the latest individuals chosen for inclusion on Evergreen Park High School’s Varsity Athletics Leaders Wall.
  The designation is given to athletes who have earned a minimum of five varsity letters during their prep careers. An induction ceremony was held in the school cafeteria.
  Leeza Campbell, Dorothy Kalafut and Zoe Monks headed up the latest group of honorees. Each girl was awarded eight letters. Sarah Klawitter, Jacquet McClendon and Corey Miller were right behind them with seven apiece, while Will Jones, Colleen Elzinga, Jaymell Sheppard and Kelly Shine all collected six letters.
  Rounding out the list of inductees were Tre’Shawn Burks, Alex Cheatham, Kevin Farmer, Nick Knieps, Justin Houle, Meghan Kress, Tobi Oladejo and Juwan Smith.

Marist splits pair of ESCC volleyball matches
  Despite engaging in a spirited three-game battle, Marist came up short against Benet Academy in an East Suburban Catholic Conference boys’ volleyball match.
  But after suffering a gut-wrenching 29-27, 20-25, 29-27 setback to the Redwings, the RedHawks rebounded to take down St. Patrick (25-19, 25-22) in another conference clash. Spearheading Marist’s winning effort was Jake Moran, who registered five kills and six digs. Tom Inzinga equaled Moran’s kill total, while Nick O’Gorman chipped in four kills and a service ace.
  Also lending a hand were Matt Munro (two blocks), Dan Anzelmo (three digs, one block), Tim Hauser (three digs) and Ivan DelBosque (one block, one ace).
  Moran put down 13 kills and Anzelmo added nine, but those displays weren’t enough to spare the RedHawks (15-16) from defeat versus Benet. Recording eight kills each were Inzinga and Munro. The latter also topped Marist with 11 blocks, while Moran had five, plus three aces.
  Hauser distributed 31 assists, Brian Barry had 15 digs, and Luke Mayer totaled 11 digs and two aces.

St. Laurence to host 25th annual golf outing
  The Alumni Association of St. Laurence will host its 25th annual golf outing on May 31 at Water’s Edge Golf Club in Worth.
  Play will be conducted in a scramble format and begin with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Tee times are limited to the first 144 golfers. Reservations must be made by May 26.
  The cost is $150 per person, and includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, on-course beverages, open bar and giveaways. Contests and a raffle will also be held, and sponsorship opportunities are available for both individuals and businesses.
  For more information, contact Ed Kozak at 458-6900, ext. 244, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Information is also available at

Moraine to conduct summer sports camps
  Moraine Valley College will conduct three youth sports camps this summer.
  Athletic director and former men’s basketball coach Bill Finn will lead a hoops camp from July 14-17 for youngsters entering grades 3-8. Each session will run from 9-10:30 a.m. The camp is designed to develop and improve fundamental basketball skills through instruction, group and individual drills, and team play.
  Former Cyclones volleyball coach Gloria Coughlin will host a camp in that sport July 14-17 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily. The program, which is open to players entering grades 5-9, will improve fundamental skills through individual attention and group work.
  Moraine women’s tennis coach Nicole Selvaggio will instruct youngsters entering grades 5-12 in the fundamentals of her sport July 7-10. Sessions for those in grades 5-8 will go from 9-10:30 a.m. each day, with ones for grades 9-12 to follow from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  The cost of each camp is $70, and all three will be held in the school’s new Health, Fitness & Recreation Center gymnasium. For more information, call 974-5727 or visit

Summer softball camp at Richards
  Richards coach Julie Folliard will host her annual softball camp for girls in grades 3-12 June 16-19 at the high school.
  Separate sessions will be conducted for those entering grades 8-12 and individuals who will be in grades 3-7 in the fall. The younger participants will be broken up into two groups (grades 3-5 and 6-7) as well. Hitting, bunting, baserunning, catching, throwing, strategies and mental approach to the game will be taught by Folliard, her staff and alumni.
  The cost is $40 and registration is currently being taken. Forms are available in Richards’ athletic office and online at Go to the “Richards softball” link.

NAYS tournament coming to Bolingbrook in July
  A National American Youth Sports basketball tournament will be held July 23-27 at various sites in Bolingbrook.
  Included among them will be Bolingbrook High School, the Annerino Recreation Center and Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center. The entry fee is $600 per team with a nine-game minimum, and the deadline to enter is July 1.
  For more information, call 1-866-352-9215 or visit

Girls’ basketball camp to be offered at SXU
  St. Xavier University women’s basketball coach Bob Hallberg will host his annual basketball camp for girls aged 7-15 the week of June 16-20 at the Shannon Center.
  Sessions will run from 1:30-4 p.m. daily. Participants will be grouped according to age and ability, and Hallberg will actively teach each day. SXU assistant coaches and players will also be on hand to instruct campers.

  The cost is $135 per individual, and includes a camp T-shirt. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are available through the SXU athletic department or online at under the “summer camps” link.
  For more information, call Laura Kurzeja at (773) 298-3785.

COMMUNITY-SPORTS-PHOTO5-22-14Submitteded Photo: Eighteen student-athletes at Evergreen Park were chosen for inclusion on the high school’s Varsity Athletics Leaders Wall.