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.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Lincoln-Way East 12, Andrew 4: Sam Stewart and Nicolle Miskowicz each had three hits as the Griffins remained red hot even as the temperature plummeted on Thursday afternoon in Tinley Park.
Touching All the Bases: The wind turned completely around. The temperature dropped 20 degrees. And by the time Lincoln-Way East put the finishing touches on a 12-4 softball victory over Andrew, Griffins coach Elizabeth Pawlicki said she was freezing. Her team’s bats remained red hot on Tuesday in Tinley Park. East pounded around two Andrew pitchers—Brooke Hofer and Katie Christner—for 13 hits and took advantage of some uncharacteristic fielding lapses by the Thunderbolts to pull away in the late innings. Sam Stewart and Nicolle Miskowicz each had three hits to top the East batting barrage. Alexis Huss blasted a three-run homer into the teeth of the wind in straightaway center, and the Griffins scored eight or more runs for the seventh time…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Lincoln-Way North volleyball standout Ryan McFarland outpolled 11 others in Patch's weeklly MVP balloting. He is now eligible for March Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
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Saturday, August 6, 2011
T-Bolt junior Kelly Christner has committed to play softball for Big Ten power Michigan.
After she earned all-area honors as a freshman and a sophomore year, Kelly Christner started to draw the attention of college recruiters for her work on the softball field. No surprise there. With a handful of top-flight schools on her short list, Christner finally chose to take her talents to perennial powerhouse Michigan. Michigan won the national championship in 2005, and the Wolverines are a threat to compete for the Big Ten title every year. Last spring, Christner helped lead Andrew to a Southwest Suburban Red Conference title and a 28-10 record. She sizzled at the plate, batting .431 with four home runs and 32 RBIs. Christner’s older sister, Katie, a senior at Andrew, has committed to play for Big Ten rival Wisconsin. The first …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Kelly Christner helped the T-Bolts softball team to the sectional finals.
Clutch hitting is one of many facets to Andrew center fielder Kelly Christner’s game, but during postseason play, it’s been her strength. Facing a tough Lincoln-Way East squad for a regional title, Christner blasted her fifth homer of the year, a two-run shot over the right-field wall, to propel the Thunderbolts to a 2-0 win. Christner wouldn’t have to wait long to show off her bat again. Facing Homewood-Flossmoor in the sectional semifinals, Christner went 4-for-4, knocking in two runs from the plate and scoring twice. Christner scored the game-winning run, as the T-Bolts rallied from a 3-2 deficit to beat the Vikings 6-3. “I just wanted to stay stay aggressive and aim for base hits,” Christner said. The T-Bolts lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to…
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Sandburg 2, Andrew 1. Eagles score two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to stun rival T-Bolts in Class 4A sectional championship game at Lockport.
Touching All the Bases: After both teams threatened to score on numerous occasions, it was Andrew that struck first in the Class 4A Lockport Sectional softball championship game on Saturday. The T-Bolts scored their only run in a 2-1 loss to rival Sandburg in the top of the sixth inning. With one out, Kelly Christner singled and then Katie Christner tripled to knock her in. Andrew was able to record the first out in the bottom of the seventh and looked to be on the verge of pulling off the upset. But the Eagles showed they still have plans of defending their state title by score two runs to win the game in dramatic fashion. Candice Koch walked and Lizzi Wojtowicz doubled, putting runners on second and third. Then, catcher Lexi Bryant won …
The T-Bolts defeated L-W East and H-F to set up a rematch today with Sandburg.
The Andrew softball team continues to find ways to win in the Class 4A postseason tournament, and much of the T-Bolts' success can be contributed to Kelly Christner. A home run by Kelly Christner helped the T-Bolts escape with a 2-0 win over Lincoln-Way East, and she led the charge again, going 4-for-4 in a 6-3 comeback win over Homewood-Flossmoor on Thursday. The T-Bolts will play Sandburg for the sectional championship 11 a.m. on Saturday in Lockport. When the two met during the regular season, Sandburg defeated Andrew 4-1. Reaching the sectional finals for the first time in school history, the Tinley Park girls soccer team had a great season come to an end in a hard fought 1-0 loss to Lemont. The Tinley Park boys track and field team …
Friday, June 3, 2011
True to her sister's words, junior Kelly Christner rallies the T-Bolts from a late-game deficit in a 6-3 sectional semifinal victory over Homewood-Flossmoor.
Andrew junior Kelly Christner has had plenty of stellar games for the T-Bolts throughout the season. But in the biggest game of Andrew’s year--playing a tough Homewood-Flossmoor squad that just upset second-seeded Stagg--Christner turned in a perfect performance, enabling Andrew to notch a 6-3 victory over the Vikings Thursday and advance to the Class 4A Lockport Sectional finals. “It’s actually funny (I hit well) because earlier today me and my sister (T-Bolts shortstop Katie Christner) were hitting whiffle balls in the yard, and I was hitting really bad," Kelly Christner said. "My sister told me, ‘Even though you are hitting bad, you are going to go out there and go 3-for-3.’ After the game, she said she told me so." Christner actually …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Andrew 6, Homewood Flossmoor 3. T-Bolts used a four-run sixth inning to get the job done in Class 4A sectional semifinal at Lockport.
Touching All the Bases: Down 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Andrew center fielder Kelly Christner helped spark the T-Bolt offense to life. Andrew scored four runs and went on to defeat Homewood-Flossmoor 6-3 in a semifinal matchup at the Class 4A Lockport Sectional. Andrew third baseman Shannon Rust led off the comeback inning. She reached first after being hit by a pitch and was sent to second on a sacrifice bunt from Dani Bestwina. Christner stepped up next and put her final stamp on the game. She was 3-for-3 heading into her final at-bat, and she was not about to be denied with her team down in the sixth inning. Christner singled again, driving in Rust for the tying run, but she didn’t stop there. Christner went from …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Top-ranked Providence advances to Neuqua Valley baseball sectional. H-F scores big on soccer, softball fronts.
As the school year draws to a close, the IHSA playoffs heat up. Matt Trowbridge tossed 6.1 innings of shutout ball in Providence Catholic's 3-0 regional championship baseball victory over Benet Academy. The Celtics utilized some heads-up baserunning to push across a couple of runs. Eric Chmielewski's one-hit pitching gem powered Sandburg to a 6-0 regional championship baseball victory over T.F. South. He struck out seven. Kelly Christner smacked a two-run homer, and Brooke Hofer fired a four-hit shutout in Andrew's 2-0 regional championship softball victory over Lincoln-Way East. Kaitlyn Shereyk hit two homers and drove in three runs in Homewood-Flossmoor's 4-1 upset of Stagg. H-F's Kelly Lewers scored two goals in a 3-0 sectional soccer …