Tuesday, June 14, 2011
A weekly video recap of the Southland's top sports coverage.
After compiling fantastic seasons, two Southland baseball teams fell just short of the ultimate goal this weekend. Oak Forest lost in the Class 3A state championship against Kaneland, and Providence Catholic dropped just its fourth game of the season, this time to Lyons Township in the Class 4A title game. To read more about the games and athletes featured in this week's Sportscast, check out the links below: Lyons Ends Providence's Title Hopes Oak Forest Falls Short in Class 3A State Title Game Verzbicas Runs Mile in Under 4 Minutes to Win NYC Race Longtime Andrew Coach Fondly Recalls 1992 State Championship Team
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Sandburg grad and Orland Hills running sensation Lukas Verzbicas repeats as Adidas Grand Prix Dream Mile champion by finishing in under 4 minutes, establishing a new personal best.
Lukas Verzbicas defended his Dream Mile title in spectacular fashion Saturday. As reported by the Chicago Tribune, the Sandburg graduate and Orland Hills resident won the High School Dream Mile at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York with a time of 3:59.71, becoming one of only four U.S. high school runners to break the four-minute mark. The Dream Mile field featured top runners from across the country. Athletes competing in the Dream Mile and Dream 100 had the chance to receive coaching from mile legend Jim Ryun and Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene. Last weekend, Verzbicas broke the national high school record in the 2-mile run with a time of 8:29.46—five seconds better than the previous mark—while competing in Eugene, Ore. Verzbicas …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A weekly video roundup of sports in the south suburbs.
The Sox and Cubs might not be worth the price of admission this season, but there's a lot of good ball being played in the south suburbs. Playoffs began this week, and the Southland is packed with talented team, whether it's Providence Catholic and Lincoln-Way North baseball or Richards and Sandburgh softball. For a rundown of the top sports coverage from this week, click on the links below. Baseball Rankings: Wetzel Wets Providence Appetite for Postseason Party Softball Rankings: Unbeaten No More, Richards Can Relax and Play Ball Boys Water Polo: Gintautas, Sandburg Place Fourth in State Tourney Brown, L-W East Girls Bring Home First State Track Trophy in School History Ehimwenman Claims Two State Titles--Heartbreak in Team Race for H-F …