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Area Sports Roundup: Andrew dancers have a full head of steam heading into state competition

January 26, 2020 by Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School

Andrew’s competitive dance team qualified for state for the sixth time in school history, but this year the Thunderbolts are heading to the Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington on Friday, Jan. 31 with more confidence than ever.


10 Questions with Evan Veres, TPHS bowler and baseball player

by Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School, Athlete of the Week

Evan Veres is a sophomore baseball player and bowler at Tinley Park High School who qualified for sectional play earlier this month.

How did you get started in bowling?...

Longtime friends, big-time prospects ready to rumble when TPHS visits Oak Forest

by Phil Arvia, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

A.J. Casey, 6-foot-8 Tinley Park sophomore, remembers the first time he met Robbie Avila, 6-foot-8 Oak Forest sophomore.

“It’s kind of a funny story,” he said. “It was probably third or fourth grade …”

“It was fourth grade,”...

Andrew's boys basketball conference is easier but still not easy

by Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School

Life in the basketball world of the SouthWest Suburban Conference Red division got a little easier when the Thorns bolted for a new conference.

Thornton, Thornwood and Thornridge are all in the Southland Conference and Thornton is...