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.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Homewood-Flossmoor 36, Andrew 22: Tyrone Sherman supplied the offense for the Vikings in Wednesday night's Class 4A Lockport sectional semifinal victory. Antonio Bishop and Tim Williams dominated on defense.
The Skinny: Tyrone Sherman mustered up just enough offense. Antonio Bishop and Tim Williams did much of the heavy lifting on defense. The three led Homewood-Flossmoor to a 36-22 victory over Andrew in a semifinal game at the Class 4A Lockport Sectional on Wednesday night. The game played out like a NFL matchup of the Ravens vs. the Steelers. It was a slugfest. Four players scored in the first half, but only three of them made field goals. Sherman, H-F’s senior point guard, led all scorers with 17 points. Bishop and Williams combined to shut out Andrew’s Jubril Adekoya in the first half. Adekoya finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Patch’s MVP: Tyrone Sherman, 5-10 senior guard, Homewood-Flossmoor. Sherman made 7-of-11 shots and 3-of-4 …
Marist's L.J. McIntosh gained the most support in Patch's weekly "Roar of the Crowd" MVP polling. He is now eligible for March Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
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Friday, March 2, 2012
Andrew defeated Marian Catholic in a low-scoring, defensive battle to win the Class 4A regional championship on its own gym floor Friday night.
Top-ranked Bloom faces No. 4 Sandburg in a battle for the Class 4A Joliet Central Regional championship tonight. Andrew, Marist and Homewood-Flossmoor also will be playing for regional titles.
1. Bloom (24-3): Donald Moore battled back after being called for a technical foul and led the Blazing Trojans to a 41-37 victory over upstart Thornton Fractional North. Moore made 11-of-13 free throws and scored a game-high 15 points. Bloom faces Sandburg in the Class 4A Joliet Central Regional championship game at 7:30 tonight. 2. Andrew (24-2): The Adekoya brothers helped the T-Bolts set up a bit of March Madness. Jubril Adekoya scored 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in a 54-37 victory over Lincoln-Way Central. Jawad Adekoya added 12 points and six rebounds. Andrew faces Marian Catholic at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Thunderdome. 3. Marist (24-5): L.J. McIntosh was the McHero in the Battle on Pulaski. McIntosh erupted for 30 points …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Jubril Adekoya put up another double-double in Andrew's 54-37 victory over Lincoln-Way Central in a semifinal game at the Class 4A Andrew Regoinal on Tuesday.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The Blazing Trojans face Kankakee tonight, then will look toward postseason play. Andrew, Marist, Sandburg and Brother Rice are gearing up for some March Madness, too.
1. Bloom (22-3): Lejavius Johnson powered the Bloom past Thornton 58-47. He scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds. Donald Moore (14 points) and Johnny Griffin (11 rebounds) backed him up. The Blazing Trojans play host to Kankakee in their regular-season finale tonight. Then, it’s on to the Joliet Central Regional Feb. 28. 2. Andrew (22-2): A 3-pointer in the final seconds? Yep. The T-Bolts dropped a 57-55 decision to Thornwood despite strong play from Jubril Adekoya (26 points, 10 rebounds) and Glorind Lisha (10 points). Andrew faces Lincoln-Way Central or Eisenhower in a regional semifinal on its home floor Tuesday, Feb. 28. 3. Marist (23-5): Matt O’Reilly’s 3-point shooting propelled the RedHawks to a 64-37 victory over Joliet …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Oak Forest's Courtney Kachlik busted loose in a career-high scoring performance in the championship game of the Evergreen Park Class 3A Regional. Then, she outpolled five others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week honors.
Oak Forest's Courtney Kachlik outpolled five others in voting for Patch's Athlete of the Week, Feb. 12-18. Now, she is eligible for February Patch Athlete of the Month recognition. The candidates: Jubril Adekoya, junior, center/forward, boys basketball, Andrew. Adekoya delivered two more double-doubles as the T-Bolts notched victories No. 20 and 21 and became the winningest Andrew boys basketball team since 1989-90. Adekoya had 18 points and 16 rebounds in a 53-43 victory over Sandburg. Then, he followed up with 19 points and nine rebounds in a 58-31 victory over Thornridge. Mark Duda, sophomore, wrestling, Marist. Duda won 3-of-4 matches and placed second in the 113-pound weight class in the Class 3A state tournament at Assembly Hall in …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Jubril Adekoya scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Andrew's 58-31 boys basketball victory over Thornridge on Friday night. The win was No. 21 for the T-Bolts.
Friday, February 17, 2012
A balanced attack has served Bloom well as it remains the choice for No. 1 in the weekly Patch Power Rankings. Andrew is poised to make a move at No. 2. And don't forget about Marist, Homewood-Flossmoor or Sandburg.
1. Bloom (21-3): Bloom’s balance was on display in a 59-52 victory over Rich South. Donald Moore scored 22 points. L.J. Johnson had 13 and Johnny Griffin chipped in nine. The Blazing Trojans look to take undisputed possession of the Southland Athletic Conference crown in a 6:30 p.m. game at Crete-Monee tonight. 2. Andrew (20-1): Jubril Adekoya set the T-Bolts’ single-season rebounding record in a 53-43 victory over Sandburg at the Thunderdome. He boosted his total to 230 heading into a 6 p.m. game today at Thornridge. Keep an eye on the status of Andrew’s Glorind Lisha. He was limping on a bum ankle after taking a spill vs. the Eagles. 3. Marist (21-5): Tyler Oden rained down a 3-ball and the RedHawks went on a 20-4 second half run to pull…