Trinity volleyball coach gets 200th career win
When Trinity Christian College defeated St. Ambrose University in a volleyball match on Saturday, it meant more than just another entry on the left side of the 2014 ledger.
The victory also represented a landmark for Trolls coach Bill Schepel as it was the 200th of his eight-year career at the school. He is just the second coach in program history to reach that total and currently ranks 18th in winning percentage among active NAIA volleyball coaches.
Through his first seven years as head coach Schepel’s teams posted a 198-96 record. Trinity has averaged more than 30 wins per season over the past four years, including a school-record 38 in 2011, the same year Schepel collected his 100th career triumph.
During his tenure the Trolls have claimed two regular-season Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships (2010 and 2013) and the 2013 conference tournament title, made two other appearances in the tourney championship match and earned five national tournament berths.
Trinity qualified for the NAIA National Championship in both 2010 and 2013 and was part of the National Christian College Athletic Association National Championship field on three occasions, including 2011 when the Trolls were runners-up.
Marist holding free baseball clinics
Marist baseball coach Kevin Sefcik is hosting free baseball clinics every Tuesday through the month of September for 8th-grade boys. Late comers are welcome.
In the remaining weeks instruction specific to the following positions will be given: Sept. 9 catchers, Sept. 16 outfielders, Sept. 23 first and third baseman, and Sept. 30 pitchers. All players must bring gloves, cleats and water bottles, but no bats or helmets are needed. Catchers should bring their own gear for workouts.
No preregistration is required. Follow @MaristBaseball on Twitter for any weather cancellations or updates. For more information on the clinics, email Sefcik at email@example.com or call (773) 881-5300.
South Side Shooters holding hoops sessions
The South Side Shooters Girls Basketball Club will conduct its “Skills, Drills and Scrimmages” session for players in grades 4-12 beginning Tuesday at Stagg.
Sessions will run 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, contact Gary Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 935-1150, or visit www.shootersbball.com.
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 is $40 per person, $480 for teams numbering no more than 15 members. T-shirts and food are included.
For more information, visit our website at www.queenofpeacehs.org/events.