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No. 1 Andrew boys track team is playing the waiting game

March 21, 2020 by Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School

When Andrew senior sprinting star John Bickel found out his team was ranked preseason No. 1 in the state in Class 3A by the respected MileSplit Illinois website, he was not stunned by the news.

“I was happy and not...

Ruchala's resilience paves way for remarkable diving career

by Jon Zaghloul, Freelance Reporter Sports, Alumni-College

At the time, it was a dream come true for former Andrew diver Emma Ruchala.

Following an impressive high school career that included four state finals appearances and four swimming and diving team MVP awards, she fulfilled her ultimate goal...

10 Questions with Ashley Kennedy, TPHS softball player

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

Ashley Kennedy is a senior softball player at Tinley Park High School who committed to Washington University in St. Louis. 


How did you connect with Washington or how did they connect with...

Haj blazes his own trail

by Jon Zaghloul, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

There were two moments early on in Zaki Haj’s high school baseball career that paved the way for his eventual college commitment. And, interestingly enough, both involved serious doubt in his abilities, which only fueled his quest to earn an...