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Area Sports Roundup: Co-op gymnastics team opens with close loss to Lincoln-Way

December 8, 2019 by Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School, Alumni-College

Helen Wheeler may have placed ninth in the vault event, but she made history.

Wheeler made her two vault attempts and finished with an 8.10 to usher in a new era in area varsity girls gymnastics as she was the first athlete to compete for...

Two Orland Park athletes bring home state championship medals

by Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School, Alumni-College

There was a taste of Orland Park at the 2019 Illinois High School Association state football championships in DeKalb on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Two Orland Park athletes were on Mt. Carmel’s Class 7A state championship roster.

Junior Eddie...

Foster, Kobza enjoy rare wins at Orland Turkey Trot

by Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, Alumni-College

There is a phrase in sports, “Act like you have been there before,” which applies to shaming athletes who engage in excessive celebrations.

On Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28, and the following day, people across the nation were mistreated...

Area Sports Roundup: Jacobs wins All-America honor after run in NCAA Championships

by Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School, Alumni-College

In his first jaunt in the NCAA Championships, former Sandburg running star Dylan Jacobs earned an All-America honor.

Jacobs, who was red-shirted last year and did not compete for the University of Notre Dame, led the Fighting Irish men’s...