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TPHS's McClelland, Veres ready for tough Lockport boys bowling sectional

January 18, 2020 by Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School

A good way to not make it to the sectional if you are a bowler is to open regional action tossing a 109.

Tinley Park High School sophomore Evan Veres opened the Bremen Regional with that nightmarish score on Saturday, Jan. 18 at...

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

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.

The...

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...