Community sports news

St. Laurence seeking JV hockey coach

 St. Laurence is seeking an individual to serve as its junior-varsity hockey coach.

Interested candidates must have previous high school coaching experience or an equivalent and must meet all AHAI and Archdiocesan requirements to be considered. St. Laurence does not presently have a varsity team, so the JV coach will head up the entire hockey program. The goal is to begin varsity play in a few years, with the JV coach being an integral part of the process.
Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to athletic director Tim Chandler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Queen of Peace sponsoring fundraiser
Queen of Peace will sponsor its "Swing for Peace" fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 14, beginning with a 9 a.m. check-in.
The event is for individuals 21 and over to participate in a softball game that will benefit the Pride's athletic programs. Play starts at 10 and a barbecue will be held afterward.
The cost before Aug. 31 is $35 per person, $400 for teams numbering no more than 15 members. Those prices become $40 and $480, respectively, after Aug. 31. T-shirts and food are included.
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Tryouts to be held for Southside Shooters
Tryouts for the Southside Shooters boys' basketball club will be conducted Sept. 2 at Moraine Valley College.

Tryout times are as follows: 4th- and 5th-graders 6-7 p.m., 6th-graders 7-8 p.m., and 7th- and 8th-graders 8-9 p.m. Eight 6th-grade players are sought for a new team, while 5-to-7 players are needed to fill out teams at the 7th- and 8th-grade levels. New teams are forming at the youngest level.

For more information, contact Bill Finn at 508-0170 or