• The Sandburg girls tennis team prepares for the 2014 season.

    Ostrander hoping to make net gains

    August 15, 2014 By Erik Schmidt, Assistant Editor Sports, High School

    Where most coaches would see only a giant crevasse at the heart of their roster, Brian Ostrander sees nothing but opportunity.

  • Jeremy Taulbee (left) shows the children of Stone Church Day Care a 2-year-old reticulated python.

    Local woman puts a bow on reptile show

    August 15, 2014 By Erik Schmidt, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Emmett Pierce is just 2 years old, with a birthday coming up in October.

  • Joey D’Attomo (left), an Eagle Scout candidate from Orland Park Troop 318, and his mother, Deborah, pose for a photo Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Back to School celebration for diabetic patients at La Rabida Children’s Hospital. The celebration was held at Oak View Community Center in Oak Lawn.

    Orland Scout organizes fun fair

    August 15, 2014 By Elissa Chudwin, Staff Writer News

    Orland Park Boy Scout Troop 318 set up handmade games, multicolored balloons and snacks at the Oak View in Oak Lawn as part of a Back to School Fun Fair.

  • Alaina Rea (right), of Orland Park, performs alongside Joshua DeVries during the St. Paul String Quartet Competition. Rea was recently accepted to The Juilliard School and is to begin her studies there in the fall.

    Orland Park musician prepares to study at Juilliard

    August 8, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Orland Park resident Alaina Rea is taking center stage — the result of years of hard work and thousands of hours of music practice.

  • Pictured is Sandburg graduate Dakota Hampton during her freshman girls volleyball season at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Hampton was recently invited to play for the national team.

    Dakota Hampton continues to find success at South Florida

    August 8, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports

    Dakota Hampton was hoping to have a good freshman season as a volleyball player at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

    For the former Sandburg standout, it was better than that.