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Orland Park's Richardson gets carried away kicking for NIU

January 20, 2020 by Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, Alumni-College

John Richardson remembers when he first tried kicking back in sixth grade at St. Michael School in Orland Park.

“I started playing football in fifth grade, and I started kicking in sixth,” said Richardson, who...

Thursday Morning Quarterback: Coyne gets King-sized kudos for video and scrimmage

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

There was a time when Billie Jean King was one of the biggest sports stars on the planet.

The tennis great won countless tournaments, including 39 Grand Slam titles. In 1973, a goofy exhibition with 55-year-old Bobby...

OP athletes aim to take MVCC women's basketball team back to nationals

by Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, Alumni-College

Moraine Valley’s women’s basketball team qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II national tournament with a handful of Orland Park athletes on the roster last season.

Two players are...

Crowe wins U.S. Amateur bowling championship and hangs with former Sandburg teammates

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

Sandburg boys bowling coach Jeff Kwilose watched Cameron Crowe have a great career with the Eagles program for the past four years and nothing much Crowe does surprises him.

But the veteran coach was taken aback when Crowe, at age 18, won...