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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.

H-F High presents honors to top senior athletes

Homewood-Flossmoor High School presented honors to its top athletes at the 40th annual senior athletic banquet May 31.

Boys track brings 2nd place trophy home to H-F High

It was an exciting season for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School boys track and field team that culminated in a second place finish in the 3A division at the IHSA track and field state championship meet May 26.
 

Two H-F sophomores to represent Illinois at national track meet

Kaylah McCall and Asanti Denton, two sophomore members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School girls track and field team, will be representing Illinois at a national track meet June 1 and 2 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
They will travel by bus with the rest of the team to the Great Southwest Track and Field Classic. They will have a few days of practice before the meet begins.
 

H-F's Unified Basketball team wins state title for second time

It’s the unified team of special education and regular students, but coaches say that name is also emblematic of how students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School have worked together to make the sport of basketball a winning endeavor for all — not once, but twice.

Local kids can compete at MLB Junior Home Run Derby

Flossmoor Baseball and Softball will host a free Major League Baseball Junior Home Run Derby for local youth at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Flossmoor Park, 2525 Flossmoor Road.
 
The competition, sponsored by Major League Baseball, is a way for talented youngsters to showcase their hitting talents, with the opportunity of competing at the national finals during MLB All-Star Week.
 

High expectations as H-F boys track team aims for state title

Raising the bar. The expression comes from the high jump and pole vault events of track and field. Each athlete tries to jump over a bar at a set height. Then the bar is raised. Those who succeeded make more attempts at the new height, until only one athlete remains as the winner. This year, the entire boys track team at Homewood-Flossmoor Hight School is raising the bar.

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