Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A four-run third inning put the Hornets ahead, but they needed a strong finish to hold off the Red Devils.
The score: Hinsdale South 5, Hinsdale Central 4 The way it happened: Senior outfielder Matt Reschke keyed the Hinsdale South offense with a three-run triple in the third inning and senior Mike Rizzo pitched a complete game during the Hornets' home win Tuesday over the Red Devils. Central jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by junior Matt Muellner, but South rallied with a four-run third that saw Red Devils senior pitcher Basil Arain give up two singles, hit a batter, and walk in a run before Reschke's triple cleared the bases. Rizzo gave up three runs in the fifth inning before retiring the Red Devils in order in both the sixth and seventh. The play: With one out and nobody in the top of the sixth inning, junior …
Monday, May 13, 2013
One hundred lucky winners will receive tickets to any DuPage County Hounds baseball game this summer. Just sign up for our free daily newsletter and you'll be entered into the drawing.
Summer is well on its way to the western suburbs, and with that comes baseball season. Patch is partnering with the DuPage County Hounds to offer 100 lucky readers a pair of tickets to any one of their baseball games this summer, played at Benedictine University's Sports Complex. We want to send you to a game for free. All you have to do is sign up for our free daily newsletter. The deadline to enter is noon Friday, May 31, the day of the Hounds' home opener, when we'll draw 100 names and contact the lucky winners by email. Good luck to all of our new newsletter subscribers, and don't forget to tell your friends! OK, now for the rules:
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The 6-foot-6 junior chose Ann Arbor in part because of a recently deceased family member's hope that he would be a Wolverine.
Hinsdale Central tight end Ian Bunting has committed to play his college ball at the University of Michigan after he graduates next year, the Chicago Tribune reports. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound Hinsdale resident had scholarship offers from big-program schools including Notre Dame and USC, according to SB Nation. Bunting told the Tribune that he chose Michigan in part because his recently-deceased grandmother was a Wolverine and was hoping he'd have the opportunity to play in Ann Arbor. See the full Chicago Tribune story here. "Has a nice, long frame with a lot of room to add weight," a Scouts.com scouting report of Bunting by Allen Trieu reads. "Good, reliable hands and shows ability to make grabs in traffic and along the sideline. Adjusts …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Baseball fans flocked to Wrigley field on Monday for the Cubs' home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Sunday, March 31, 2013
What is it that has the president so pessimistic as spring unfolds? Oh ... that.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A current gay NFL player could come out in a few months and continue to play in the league, according to an online columnist. His biggest concern? Harm from homophobic fans. How would you react if he played for your favorite team?
In the same week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage case, a CBS Sports online columnist says a current gay NFL player could come out publicly within the next few months. This player would become the first athlete in one of America's major team sports to be openly gay and continue to play. READ: Check Out the Full CBSSports.com Column for More Details But the obstacle keeping this unidentified player from revealing his sexual orientation isn't the fear of how teammates or even opposing players will react, writes CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman, citing former and current NFL players as sources for this information. It's a worry of what fans might do, Freeman …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Downers Grove South teacher Kevin Ahrens credits a friendship from his days at Lyons Township High School for setting into motion his career as a special needs educator.
A high school friendship changed the course of Kevin Ahrens’ life. Ahrens played varsity baseball while a student at Lyons Township High School. His coach, Terry Sullivan, asked him to help the team’s manager, a student with special needs, learn some tasks, such as how to organize baseballs and where to store equipment. That partnership blossomed into a friendship that shaped Ahrens’ career as a special needs teacher at Downers Grove South High School. On St. Patrick’s Day, Ahrens, now a coach himself, led the DGS Special Olympics basketball team to victory at the state championship. “It was a magical year,” said Ahrens, of La Grange, who began coaching the team this fall. Every single player got to play for at least part of each game …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The 12-member team was celebrated after school Wednesday, just a few days after they won the Special Olympics Illinois State Basketball Tournament in Bloomington-Normal.
The Downers Grove South community came together in full force Wednesday to celebrate a crowning achievement for the school—a state title for its Special Olympics basketball program. The 12-member team wrapped up a 21-6 season by winning the championship at the Special Olympics Illinois State Basketball Tournament on March 17 at the Illinois State University campus in Bloomington-Normal. On Wednesday, the school held an after-school celebration to toast the team and present the players with championship T-shirts. The team's coach, Kevin Ahrens, said the players' positive attitudes and "team-first approach" led them to the state title. "It was a magical year where everything just fell into place," Ahrens said, fighting back tears. "I'm …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The star linebacker claims he got a raw deal as his career in Chicago ends.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Hinsdale Central exited the playoffs with an upset loss, while Hinsdale South finished 7-19, but both teams stayed upbeat about their 2013 seasons.