Sunday, October 2, 2011
T-Bolts running back Jarvis Franklin rushed all over Thornwood in Andrew's 21-6 win on Friday night.
With rain sporadically pelting the Andrew field throughout Friday night’s game, the T-Bolts used an old-school football formula of stingy defense and a pounding ground attack to beat Thornwood 21-6 in front of a Homecoming crowd in Tinley Park. Driving the ground game was senior running back Jarvis Franklin, who rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. Franklin looked like he was running with a chip on his shoulder, and after the game he expressed as much. “Everybody left us out to dry because everyone thinks we are going to finish fifth (in conference),” he said. “We wanted to show everyone what we’re about and keep the streak going. It’s a new season now.” Franklin plays both ways for the T-Bolts and is rarely off the …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Thunderbolts toughed out a 21-6 victory over Thornwood to keep spirits high on a night of bad weather.
Andrew celebrated homecoming with a 21-6 victory over Thornwood on Friday night in Tinley Park. The game wasn’t pretty and the weather was less than ideal, but the Thunderbolts’ defense was opportunistic and running back Jarvis Franklin led the way on offense with 155 rushing yards. Check out the photo gallery for some of the highlights.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tinley Park Bulldog Football and Cheer celebrated its 50th Homecoming with a victory and family-focused festivities.
When a group of Tinley Park parents decided to organize a football team back in 1961, they wanted to give their kids an opportunity to play the game they loved. Little did they know that their efforts would develop into Tinley Park’s largest and oldest athletic organization—the Tinley Park Bulldogs. “The organization has lasted so long because it’s built on the work and dedication of volunteers, many of whom were former Bulldogs,” said Scott Lefko, the team's athletic director. The Tinley Park Bulldogs Football and Cheer organization celebrated its 50th Homecoming last weekend at Bulldog Field, where 330 football players and 120 cheerleaders took to the field against neighboring rivals, the Orland Park Pioneers. Players ran the ball and …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The dance is only days away for many Andrew High School students.
Still looking for the perfect outfit for the dance? We'll help you do it. Although homecomings for Lincoln-Way North and Tinley Park high schools are over, festivities at Andrew High School are underway. They will come to a head this weekend with a football game and of course, the big dance. If you've hesitated or are second guessing your outfit choice, don't fret. Patch complied a fashion guide to help you score a perfect 10. And most importantly: DON’T sweat over the details, and DO enjoy yourself. That’s what high school is all about. Here's more coverage of homecoming on Tinley Park Patch: Oh and don't forget to Like us on Facebook!
Friday, September 23, 2011
We asked the cheerleading squads from each school to perform their crowd-pleasing routines in anticipation for Friday's battle between the two undefeated teams.
If you can't get excited for a game between two undefeated high school football teams at the height of your powers, then you might want to consider the idea that you might be a zombie. Sandburg High School visits Lincoln-Way East on Friday to take on the Griffins for their homecoming game. One team will leave with bragging rights, and one team will leave with its first loss. As a way to get fans on both sides into the right football frame of mind, Patch asked the cheerleading squads at L-W East and Sandburg to perform a couple routines to support their teams. Check Patch later tonight and Saturday for complete coverage of this big game.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The editors from your local Patch sites are wagering on the big matchup between these undefeated high school football teams. Don't worry, illegal bookmaking isn't involved.
This week, two Southland high school football powerhouses face off when Lincoln-Way East takes on Sandburg on Friday. It's not just a big game because both teams are undefeated. Or because it's L-W East's homecoming. No, it's a big game because the Patch editors have a friendly wager of epic proportions riding on it. Don't worry, this bet has nothing to do with money. In fact, the stakes are much higher. For this wager, the Patch editors representing L-W East--Joe Vince in Frankfort and Paul Dailing in Mokena--and the Patch editors representing Sandburg--Ben Feldheim in Orland Park and Carrie Frillman in Tinley Park--are putting their dignity on the line. Here's the bet: If the Eagles win, Joe and Paul will spend a day decked out in …
Marching bands, cheerleaders and even Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland participated in the procession Sunday.
The sun didn't come out, but the community sure did. Lincoln-Way North High School celebrated the start of Homecoming Week with a parade Sunday. The procession included scouts, the Summit Hill Junior High School marching band, cheer squads, members from the Frankfort Square Wildcats Football Association and Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland. L-W North plays Lincoln-Way West High School for its homecoming game Friday, Sept. 23. Take a look at our photo gallery for highlights of the event.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The Titans employ a dynamic backfield with bruiser Preston Thompson and the speedy Gregory Wallace. Now, about that defense ...
Tinley Park High School's football team held serve at home Friday night. With a scheduling rarity that saw their first four games in a friendly atmosphere, the Titans improved to 4-0 with a 44-27 dispatching of Evergreen Park (2-2) in front of their homecoming crowd. “We wanted to show (the homecoming crowd) what Titans football is all about,” Tinley Park head coach Nick Johnson said. “The kids hustled on and off the field tonight. I’m proud of our team and our players for their win.” Behind shifty quarterback Kyle Sheridan and an experienced offensive line, the Titans continue to rack up big plays on the ground. Tinley Park employs a thunder-and-lightning approach—sophomore running back Preston Thompson rumbles between the tackles, while …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
A king and queen were crowned and a Titan ran a kickoff back for a touchdown in Tinley Park's homecoming game on a chilly Friday night.
Ryan Adamski and Betty Contreras were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during halftime, Friday, Sept. 16, and it was a homecoming to remember. The Tinley Park Titans trounced Evergreen Park, 42-27. In just three plays, the Titans took the lead and then they never let up. Tinley Park running back Gregory Wallace returned a kickoff for a touchdown for the second week in a row, this one for 99 yards. The Titans are now 4-0. For more gameday details, read "Tinley Park Celebrates Homecoming with Win Over Evergreen Park"
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Andrew High School let the neighborhood in on their homecoming celebration with a parade down Cambridge Place.
Andrew High School students provided the neighborhood with sweets and sounds before their homecoming game against Lincoln-Way West. Joined by Tinley Park war veterans, the school's band, basketball team, cheerleading squad and other students marched down Cambridge Place throwing candy to children and playing music. Andrew students beamed with excitement about the big game. "It's my first year so it's kind of new," said freshman Kerry Nemec. "I like seeing how everybody gets all crazy for just one football game. It's a lot of fun." But the game wasn't the only thing that had students wound up. "The game should be pretty crazy, and the dance too," said Nathan Furry, a junior. "It's my first time going to a dance so I'm a little nervous, …