Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Nine student athletes made their college choices official during a signing-day ceremony Wednesday at Andrew High School.
Division I men's and women's basektball. Check and check. Big Ten baseball and softball. Check and check. The list of Andrew students making their college plans official during a signing-day ceremony Wednesday at school read like a Who's Who of area high school athletics. 1. Jubril Adekoya (basektball), Valparaiso. 2. Lauren Bialas (soccer), Wisconsin-Parkside. 3. Kelly Christner (softball), Michigan. 4. Nicole Dominguez (soccer), Lewis. 5. Dan Durkin (baseball), Michigan State. 6. Tiana Karopulos (basketball), Loyola. 7. Jenna Lenza (softball), Grand Valley State. 8. Megan Ricketts (softball), Purdue North Central. 9. Austin Stariha (soccer), Lewis.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Lincoln-Way North 6, Andrew 3: Jack Troike's run-scoring single in the bottom of the fifth inning snapped a 3-3 deadlock as the two teams battled for first place in the Southwest Suburban Red on Wednesday afternoon in Frankfort.
Touching All the Bases: A “been there, done that” feeling served as inspiration for Jack Troike in Lincoln-Way North’s 6-3 baseball victory over Andrew on Wednesday afternoon in Frankfort. Troike, a senior third baseman in his third season playing varsity ball with the Phoenix, delivered a run-scoring single to snap a 3-3 deadlock in the bottom of the fifth inning as the two teams battled back and forth to gain the upper hand in the Southwest Suburban Red Conference race. Andrew had gone ahead moments earlier on an RBI double by Steve Carrabotta and a run-scoring single by Pat Elget. Troike’s hit was one of the highlights in a four-run fifth for the Phoenix. Junior right-hander Mike Miller (7-0) retired seven of the last nine hitters he …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Andrew baseball standout Dan Durkin notched 10 straight hits in one three-game stretch. He also outpolled 11 others in Patch's weekly MVP balloting. He is now eligible for March Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
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Saturday, March 31, 2012
With a cold wind blowing in, Andrew's bats went silent. Still, the Thunderbolts were able to rally for a 4-3 victory over Homewood-Flossmoor thanks to the solid pitching of senior right-hander Justin Silverman and a small-ball offensive attack.
Like the chilly breeze blowing over the center field fence, the Andrew bats went cold. The Thunderbolts didn’t hit much and didn’t score much. Still, they found a way to eke out a 4-3 baseball victory over Homewood-Flossmoor on Thursday afternoon in Tinley Park. Senior right-handed pitcher Justin Silverman deserves much of the credit for picking up the slack on the mound for Andrew. Silverman pitched six innings and allowed three runs—two earned—on five hits. He struck out five and walked five. And he picked up his first victory on a day when the T-Bolts made a statement. They can win without putting up double-digit numbers on the scoreboard. And they can find a way to get the job done against good pitching, too. The Vikings (2-1) threw …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Andrew 4, Homewood-Flossmoor 3: Senior right-hander Justin Silverman pitched a gem, and the T-Bolts pushed across two runs in the bottom of the fifth to eke out a narrow victory in a non-conference baseball matinee on Thursday.
Touching All the Bases: After scoring 36 runs in two previous victories, Andrew’s baseball team turned to small ball to eke out a 4-3 victory over Homewood-Flossmoor in a non-conference matinee on Thursday in Tinley Park. The Thunderbolts scored the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the fifth inning without hitting a ball out of the infield. Until then, Homewood-Flossmoor left-hander Dan Lietz (1-1) was in position to gain his second straight victory. He scattered four hits and struck out eight over six innings. Lietz retired the first two Andrew hitters in the bottom of the fifth—no problem. Then, the Vikings’ defense failed him. Three errors allowed the T-Bolts to load the bases with two outs. Lietz, after recording two strikes on…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Andrew graduate Jeff Zimmerman has made a seamless transition from high school baseball to the Division I ranks.
It didn’t take Jeff Zimmerman very long to recognize he had some special athletic gifts. The Tinley Park native--who now calls DeKalb home as he stars for the Northern Illinois University baseball team--can pinpoint the exact game when he thought he might have something going for him. “I remember it vividly," Zimmerman said. "I was 13 and playing with the Tinley Park Bobcats. Someone threw me a fastball down the middle. As soon as it hit my bat, I knew it was gone. It went over the 300-foot fence and past the parking lot. It ended up landing in a playground park. That's when I realized I might have some special talents.” It’s not surprising, really. While most 3-year-olds watch Sesame Street and practice riding their tricycle, Zimmerman …