Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Culver’s in Tinley Park will donate 10 percent of sales to Bremen District Water Polo this upcoming Thursday.
Water polo players from Oak Forest, Tinley Park and Bremen High Schools could use your help on Thursday. And all you need to do is eat a burger. On April 25, Culver’s at 18248 Sayre Ave in Tinley Park will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Bremen District Water Polo team. Simply go to the store on Thursday at any time throughout operating hours (10 a.m. to 11 p.m.), mention Bremen and turn your receipt into the cashier. Culver’s will be sharing 10 percent of sales with the team. Not sure what you want to get? Check out their menu online.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Patch spotlights videos that give you a different look at the community, past and present. This week, the spotlight is on Jeff Sprayberry, an Oak Forest High School varsity volleyball player.
Home Movies features videos from Patch, from around the web and from readers that showcase Oak Forest and its residents. Want your video featured? Upload it to our Neighborhood Gallery and email me at email@example.com to say you want to see it in Home Movies. If you're patient and you know where to look, YouTube can be your personal ESPN for local sports. For instance, a quick search for Oak Forest sports clips brought up a highlight reel for Oak Forest High School varsity volleyball player Jeff Sprayberry. So far this season, the junior outside hitter has 109 service points, 65 aces, 104 kills and 30 blocks. The team is 6-8 (3-4 in conference), and the next game is Tuesday, April 16, at Shepard High School in Palos Heights. YOUR TURN: Are …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Oak Forest Park Director Joe Conway, one of the vocal supporters of bringing lacrosse to the Bremen school district, writes in Patch's Local Voices section about where the sport is being offering throughout the city.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Patch spotlights videos that give you a different look at the community, past and present. This week features a first-place performance by the Oak Forest Raiders fourth-grade cheerleading team. Registration for the 2013 season is this month.
Home Movies features videos from Patch, from around the web and from readers that showcase Oak Forest and its residents. Want your video featured? Upload it to our Neighborhood Gallery and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to say you want to see it in Home Movies. Last week, Home Movies featured baseball, the quintessential spring and summer sport (at least in the United States). So it probably seems a bit odd to turn the spotlight on cheerleading, something that's tightly tethered to football, the king of cold weather competition (sorry, hockey). But there's a method to this seeming madness. The Oak Forest Raiders, a midget football and cheerleading program in the city, is getting ready for its 2013 season, which begins in August. Registration …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Take a look at images from U.S. Cellular Field as the Chicago White Sox kicked off the 2013 season, and see if you recognize a neighbor or two.
The smell of brats cooking on grills made its way through parking lot C off Shields Avenue. By 11 a.m. the beer was flowing. It was opening day on the southside. YOUR TURN: Show Us How You Spent Opening Day for a Chance to Win Chicago White Sox baseball is deep in traditions for southside families. With a growing number of baby bears in the south suburbs, it wasn't hard to find Sox fans from the North side. "I've been a lifelong Sox fan," says Dan Kochevar from Glen Ellyn. Brothers Tim and Dan Bergin from Chicago Heights hold a lifelong love for the Chicago White Sox. "We have been coming to the park since 1967," said Tim Bergin. "Of course it was Old Comiskey across the street. We have had some great memories. Remembering the 2005 season …
Monday, April 1, 2013
What do the White Sox, Cubs, snow flurries, Bill Murray and a chance to win free stuff for watching a baseball game? They're all part of Major League Baseball's Opening Day, past and present, and we've got the details.
The thermometer might only reach the upper 30s, but that's not going to stop Major League Baseball's Opening Day, which is Monday, April 1. (No, Patch does not call the game played Sunday night Opening Day. Or Opening Night. Or anything that can be shared in polite company.) It's that most cherished of days in a baseball season, the one where even the Cubs haven't been mathematically eliminated from postseason contention yet (but they're close). Patch helps you get the most out this big day in a few different ways. First, however, we'll get you started with what you need to know about what Chicago's teams are doing today. Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals Where: U.S. Cellular Field When: 3:10 p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet Weather: The …
The Bengals beat Andrew High School, 6-4, during the team's season opener last week. Check out this Local Voices gallery of the game.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Patch spotlights videos that give you a different look at the community, past and present. This week features a pair of memorable performances by Bengal players over the past two years.
Home Movies features videos from Patch, from around the web and from readers that showcase Oak Forest and its residents. Want your video featured? Upload it to our Neighborhood Gallery and email me at email@example.com to say you want to see it in Home Movies. The weather doesn't feel like it's baseball season, but the calendar says it's time to play ball. Major League Baseball plays its first game of the season Sunday night between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros. WATCH: How Does Oak Forest Do the Harlem Shake? The White Sox and the Cubs—along with the rest of the league—have their season openers Monday; the Sox face the Kansas City Royals at 3:10 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Field, and the Cubs are in Pittsburgh to play the Pirates at 12:…
What is it that has the president so pessimistic as spring unfolds? Oh ... that.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Following the signing of the emerging sports letter by Bremen High School District 228, a club lacrosse team is forming for the 2013 season, with hopes that the team will grow to both boys and girls teams in the coming year.
Lacrosse players, fans and parents in Bremen High School District 228, rejoice! After more than two years of pushing, pulling and prodding, district administration finally signed off on an Illinois High School Association emerging sports agreement letter, allowing for lacrosse to become a district sponsored sport. READ: D228 Agrees to Waiver, Allows Lacrosse Although the district signed off on the letter and will sponsor the sport, Oak Forest Park District Commissioner Joe Conway, who helped spearhead the latest efforts to get lacrosse into District 228, said the sport will be a co-op club activity, led by parents, players and coaches. “The district is on board, they're happy,” Conway said. “We met at a common level and now we're going to …