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Scenes from the Hidden Gem Half Marathon

Organizers of the inaugural Hidden Gem Half Marathon in Flossmoor were delighted with the result on Saturday, and they thanked the hundreds of runners, spectators and volunteers who made the event a success.

The race began about 7:45 a.m. following the singing of the national anthem by Oliv Blu of Flossmoor, a contestant on "The Voice" TV talent show this spring. Then about 600 runners took off west on Flossmoor Road to begin the journey through most of the village's neighborhoods. 

Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle. More photos and information to follow.

Local runners club eager to compete in Hidden Gem

When organizers announced the Hidden Gem Half Marathon in Flossmoor, local runners leaped at the chance. Kaila Konecki, a regular runner with the HF Community Running Club, said she was excited when she heard the news. 
 
“I was actually like the fifth person to register. I was all over it,” she said.

Flossmoor’s ‘hidden gems’ given chance to shine for Sept. 7 race

Flossmoor will have a number of “hidden gems” to show off on Saturday, Sept. 7, when more than 650 people from 14 states are expected to arrive for the inaugural Hidden Gem Half Marathon.
 
Tom Dobrez, one of the lead organizers of the Hidden Gem Half Marathon, ticks off a list of the “hidden gems” of Flossmoor that the race is designed to reveal to the runners and spectators but notes that the most important gem is the villagers who will come out to make the event work.

Dozens of skaters involved in the H-F Vikings Youth Hockey program

The H-F Vikings Youth Hockey program involved more than 100 skaters ages 5 through 14 last season in hockey training and competitions.
 
The organization’s supporters are hosting a golf outing to support the program and enhancements at the H-F Ice Arena.

H-F girls track and field brings home first place trophy

It’s a first place state title for the Homewood-Flossmoor girls track and field. The victory fulfills a dream to bring the first-place trophy to H-F after the team won second place at the Illinois High School Association’s state meet in 2017 and 2018.
 

IHSA inducts local ref into basketball hall of fame

For more than 30 years, John Messaglia’s side job as a referee had him calling personal fouls, three-second violations and double dribbles at basketball games. The Illinois High School Association recently inducted Messaglia inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement in basketball.

 

H-F Unified Basketball winners of state championship for third time

For the third year in a row, the boys Unified Basketball team has brought the state championship trophy to Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
The team defeated Andrew High School 60-57 in a game Saturday, March 16, in Peoria.

Stanback, Ogom lead H-F to OT win over Bloom

Homewood-Flossmoor senior forward Issac Stanback helped will the Vikings to a win in an overtime thriller against Bloom 64-61. H-F advances to the second game of the state basketball tournament's sectional round.  

H-F beats Lockport to finish off senior night

Homewood-Flossmoor’s Vikings dominated Lockport 74-57 to give the team the perfect ending to their Senior Night celebration. Senior Issac Stanback led the way for the Vikings with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

Certification course for tennis instructors meets at racquet club

Tennis instructors can work for an adult development certification at a two-day workshop at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Racquet & Fitness Club, 2920 W. 183rd St. in Homewood.
 
Sessions are from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.
 

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