Scenes from Roundball Classic Game 3: Oak Glen vs Lansing Christian

Final score: 16–11, Lansing Christian Story and photos by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (February 7, 2020) – The third game of the Roundball Classic and the first game of Friday’s action at Memorial Junior High School tipped off at 6:00pm Friday, when parents, grandparents, and others gathered in the gym to watch Oak Glen Elementary … Read more

Hot Shots, Concessions, and MVPs from Night 2 of the Roundball Classic

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 7, 2020) – The 2020 Roundball Classic continued with Games 3, 4, and 5 on Friday night. During halftime of each game a Hot Shot shootout gave the crowds an opportunity to cheer on the girls basketball players. Friday night Hot Shots Friday night concessions The concession stand is … Read more

Other highlights from Night 1 of the Roundball Classic

Hot Shots and MVPs by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 7, 2020) – In addition to the boys basketball games that comprise the Roundball Classic tournament, each game throughout the competition also includes a Hot Shot shootout for girls basketball players. Hot Shots MVPs The Roundball Classic also includes MVP designations for each game. MVPs … Read more

Scenes from Roundball Classic Game 2: Coolidge vs Heritage

Final score: 25–8, Coolidge by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 6, 2020) – Game 2 began at 7:00pm, and parents and grandparents of Heritage and Coolidge fifth-graders found seats in the bleachers of the Memorial Junior High gym. Heritage Middle School is located at 19250 Burnham Avenue, and Coolidge Elementary School is located at 17845 … Read more

Scenes from Roundball Classic Game 1: Reavis vs Lansing Christian

Final score: 31–7, Reavis by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 6, 2020) – Announcer Ken Reynolds introduced the opening night of the Roundball Classic by naming the outcome that makes this tournament unique. “Lansing Roundball—” he told the crowd, “the tournament that over the last 10 years has raised over $50,000 for Lansing charities.” Five … Read more

Marian Catholic head basketball coach Mike Taylor notches 300th win

Information provided by Marian Catholic High School CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (January 30, 2020) – Marian Catholic men’s basketball head coach Mike Taylor captured win number 300 in the Spartan’s Jan. 28 victory at home over Nazareth Academy. Coach Taylor is the winningest men’s and women’s basketball coach for the Spartans and becomes only the fifth … Read more

Lansing Little League to accept Calumet City ballplayers

Information provided by Lansing Little League Lansing Little League has received permission from Little League International to register kids from Calumet City. All children living in Calumet City between Torrence Ave. and State Line Rd. and south of Sibley are invited to play Little League baseball with the ballplayers in Lansing. According to Lansing Little … Read more

South Suburban College sophomore and team earn national honors

Sophomore guard Courtney Carter named NABC National Player of the Week Information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 30, 2020) – South Suburban College Men’s Basketball Program has earned two national honors this week on the heels of Head Coach John Pigatti’s 400th victory. The Bulldogs were named the National Association of … Read more

Call the right play for Super Bowl safety

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 30, 2020) – For the Super Bowl this Sunday, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and local law enforcement throughout the state are calling a timeout to spread two important safety messages – “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It … Read more

South Suburban College to host volleyball camp on Feb. 16

Camp runs 3-5pm for ages 8-14 Information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill (January 29, 2020) – The South Suburban College Volleyball Program is accepting registrations for its winter camp for boys and girls ages 8-14. The camp will take place on Sunday, February 16th from 3-5pm at South Suburban College and costs … Read more