Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Oak Forest football standout Kyle Hullinger outpolled 10 others in voting for Southland Patch's MVP, Oct. 22-28. Hullinger is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Ex-Eagle long-distance running sensation Lukas Verzbicas captured the world junior triathlon championship on trip to China, then presented his gold medal to an ailing friend.
Sandburg alum Lukas Verzbicas might just be good enough to run in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Over the weekend, he took another giant step toward achieving that goal. Verzbicas was running in the host city of the 2008 Summer Games as a competitor in the World Junior Triathalon in Beijing. He showcased his talent with a first-place finish and displayed a heart of gold, too. According to the Chicago Tribune's Philip Hersh, Verzbicas gave his gold medal to a friend from Geneva who recently was diagnosed with cancer. Verzbicas is one of several highly touted freshmen running for the University of Oregon. The Ducks men's cross country team is ranked fourth in the nation. The Sandburg boys soccer team put together a 7-0 rout of …