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Two teams advance to National Adaptive Tennis Tournament

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will have two teams competing in the United States Tennis Association’s National Adaptive Unified Doubles Tournament in Florida.

Parker Junior High runners end season strong

  Parker Junior High runners competed in the final meet
  of the season. Wearing their school colors of blue and
  gold are, from left, Daija Brown in the white head band,
  Caroline Schoen is No. 1513, and Haley Trojan

H-F girls tennis wins sectional championship, ready for state

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School girls tennis team won the Lincoln-Way Central Sectional Championship and will send four students to compete in the state championship tournament this weekend in Arlington Heights.
 
H-F was one of nine teams in competition at the Lincoln Way Central Sectional Championship on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. H-F had a total of 30 points from all rounds. It’s nearest competitor, Lincoln-Way Central, had 24 points.

H-F golf team advances to state championships

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School varsity golf team will take their skills to the Illinois High School Association state championships on Oct. 12 and 13 after winning the sectionals championship.

Rafa Nadal class Oct. 16 for tennis junior players

The Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Center is hosting a clinic for junior players Oct. 16 presented by the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre. The clinic will give young players an opportunity to train under the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar method.
 

Parker runners score high at cross country conference meet

Four Parker Junior High School runners were conference champions at the Sept. 28 SSJSA Conference cross country meet. Parker’s team competed agains nine other schools at the meet, which took place at Apollo Park in Homewood. 

Sister Mary Jo becomes internet sensation after throwing first pitch

Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, a nun of the Dominican Order of Springfield, who was bestowed the honor of throwing out a ceremonial first pitch in celebration of Marian Catholic High School’s 60th anniversary threw a strike — and went viral on social media.

Flossmoor resident honored as tennis co-captain

Kyle Scheffers of Flossmoor won numerous honors as co-captain of the Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, during his senior year.
 
An alumnus of Marian Catholic High School, Scheffers graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in economics. He is the son of Cathy and Todd Scheffers.
 

Rising above challenges, local tennis player heads to national games

Matt Boerema of Homewood, a tennis player for 25 years, has succeeded at a challenging sport while using just one of his hands. This week, Boerema is traveling to Seattle, where he is competing in the Special Olympics national games, taking place July 1 through July 6. He also competes each year in the Illinois Special Olympics tennis tournament.

Vikings drafted by MLB choose college

Two outstanding members of the Vikings baseball team at Homewood-Flossmoor High School were offered contracts in the Major League Baseball draft in June.

But left-handed pitcher Kyle Salley and outfielder Zaid Walker passed on the offers and instead will play ball in college. Both can be drafted by MLB after their third year of college.

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