At least a few moments worth remembering

  Where were you when?
  That question gets raised every time the anniversary date of a significant world event comes back around. For Baby Boomers, nothing may be more frequently asked than their whereabouts on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
  The first moon landing in 1969 receives similar recall treatment, as does the Challenger explosion in 1986, the latter largely because so many people witnessed the craft’s takeoff on television and then, sadly, its fiery demise.
  Of course, a more recent example of a where-were-you-when moment was the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

Sports wrap

  • Written by Anthony Nasella

At Saturday’s Shepard Doubles Quadrangular, Stagg’s girls played almost perfect tennis while facing off against Chicago Christian, Morton and the host Lady Astros.

  In 18 matches, which encompassed six doubles contests against each school, the Lady Chargers went 17-1 to come away with a dominating team victory. The Lady Knights were second with nine wins, Morton totaled eight and the Lady Astros logged two.
  Stagg’s winners versus Christian included the tandems of Nicole Pamphilis-Jillian Atkenson, who defeated Grace Furlong-Haley Reiher 6-1, 6-3; Leeza Bodnar-Silvia Kulbokas, who topped Rachel Hamstra-Jill Kuipers 7-5, 6-2; and Natalia Rodzyk-Serena George, who prevailed 6-2, 6-0. Also victorious were the teams of Jenny Stamos-Aneta Dziadowiec (7-6 (7-5), 6-3 over Bre Vollan-Kyla Mitchell), Jovia Manolis-Noor Elmosa (7-5, 6-3 over Jill Dowdy-Kayla Bulthuis) and Dovile Guzaskaite-Ashley Dettlaff (6-4, 6-3 over Cali Fiandaca-Ann Tang).

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.

Moraine athletics wrap

  • Written by Maura Vizza

Breakthrough soccer moment for Cyclones women


  Suddenly, things are looking a whole lot better for Moraine Valley College’s women’s soccer team.
  Defensive lapses and an ongoing lack of offensive pop had combined to sabotage the Cyclones several times thus far in the 2013 season. And while Moraine’s attack still didn’t generate big numbers last Tuesday, the locals were able to prevent Morton College from doing the same.
  What made the Cyclones’ performance all the more eye opening was that their opponent entered the match as the No. 1 team in Region IV of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Despite their elite status, the Panthers managed to punch just one shot past Moraine netminder Diana Lozano.
  The Richards alumnus didn’t lack for tests — she was called on to make a total of 19 saves. This time, though, the yeoman work got at least partially rewarded as a Cyclones goal in the latter portion of regulation forged a 1-1 tie.

Trinity sports report

  • Written by Tim Cronin

Trolls take a step up

 Here’s a sign of a solid team: When Trinity Christian College’s women’s volleyball competition stepped up in class last weekend, so did the Trolls.

  A couple of losses were needed to jump-start it, but Trinity bounced back with two victories on Saturday to leave the Olivet Nazarene campus in Bourbonnais with a 2-2 mark in the Tigers’ invitational.
  That gave the Trolls a 3-2 record for the week and a 14-4 reading for the season, which now gets heavily into Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference action.
  Friday night’s grind began with a five-set loss to Campbellsville. The Kentucky school scored a 13-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 15-10 victory, with Trinity having numerous chances to swing the momentum in the critical third set — and beyond — but being unable to do so.
  And there was no rest for the weary as Grand View, from Iowa, was waiting in the wings. The Trolls won the first set, but Grand View stormed back to take the next three, winning 24-26, 25-19, 25-21, 25-18.