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The Orland Park Prairie 041218

42 | April 12, 2018 |

42 | April 12, 2018 | The orland park prairie Sports opprairie.com CJB sixth graders win three tournaments STAFF REPORT The Cardinal Joseph Bernardin sixth grade boys basketball team won three tournaments this season en route to a 32-7 campaign. The Cardinals capped the season off by winning the South Suburban League championship. They also won the Ridge Park and Queen of Martyrs tournaments earlier in the season. THIS WEEK IN... EAGLE VARSITY ATHLETICS BASEBALL ■April ■ 18 – hosts Tinley Park- , 4:30 p.m. ■April ■ 19 – hosts Bolingbrook, 4:30 p.m. Members of the team are Orland Park’s Alec Hickey, Josh Montalvo and Jack Nolan, Tinley Park’s Matt Cotter and Corey Hansen, Homer Glen’s Logan Stafford, Frankfort’s Aiden Cech, Chicago Heights’ Issac Krabbe and Christo Krabbe, Monee’s Chris McGrath and Crete’s Zach Rhein The coaches are Joe Hickey, Mario Montalvo and Russ Cech. BOYS CO-OP GYMNASTICS ■April ■ 19 – hosts Andrew Triangular with Fenton and Glenbard South, 5:30 p.m. BOYS TENNIS ■April ■ 12 – hosts Lincoln-Way West, 4:30 p.m. ■April ■ 19 – hosts Bolingbook, 4:30 p.m. BOYS CO-OP LACROSSE ■April ■ 9 – hosts Downers Grove South, 6:30 p.m. at Andrew LowerSchoolShowcase At atime when curriculums arebeing cut, MPA’sschool dayisinfused with art,music, drama, worldlanguages, technology,and physical education. Come see whythese classes, in addition to our core curriculum, makeusspecial. Thursday, April26th |6p.m. in Barker Hall RSVP: morganparkacademy.org Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s sixth-grade basketball team finished 32-7 and won three tournaments this season. PHOTO SUBMITTED | 2153 W. 111th Street,Chicago ■April ■ 11 – hosts Plainfield, 6 p.m. BOYS TRACK AND FIELD ■April ■ 10 – hosts Bolingbrook/Andrew, 4:30 p.m. BOYS VOLLEYBALL ■April ■ 12 – hosts Marist, 5:30 p.m. BOYS WATER POLO ■April ■ 12 – hosts Stagg, 5 p.m. ■April ■ 13 – hosts Sandburg Varsity Invitational, 4:30 p.m. ■April ■ 14 – hosts Sandburg Varsity Invitational, 8 a.m. GIRLS CO-OP LACROSSE ■April ■ 12 – hosts Minooka, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER ■April ■ 17 – hosts Stagg, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS SOFTBALL ■April ■ 13 – hosts Bolingbrook, 4:30 p.m. ■April ■ 14 – hosts New Trier, 11 a.m. GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD ■April ■ 13 – at Wheaton North Invitational, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS WATER POLO ■April ■ 17 – hosts Andrew, 5 p.m. ■April ■ 19 – at Lockport, 5 p.m. ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 10 Questions with Heather Vetter Sandburg senior Heather Vetter is a second baseman for the softball team and is heading to Aurora University in the fall to play softball and pursue a nursing degree. What do you love about softball? I like how on every single team I’ve played for, the players have been so close. There is a bond between all of the softball players. Even though its spelled different, do people think you are related to Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder? Everybody asks me that. My nickname is “Eddie.” Do you know Eddie Vedder’s music? I think I might have heard of one song before but I don’t have any favorites. What is your proudest moment in softball? Starting in the regional finals last year. I always wanted to play in a big game and play well. I actually played one of my best games. Do you have any embarrassing moments? Last year we were running out onto the field and I had to jump and my head hit the (dugout) roof and I fell onto the field. I had to awkwardly get up and play it off like I meant to do it. Why are you shooting for a nursing degree? JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA My uncle (Todd Vetter) passed away from leukemia and my grandparents always tell stories about how the nurses impacted their lives so it’s always been a goal of mine to impact someone’s life like that. Do you have a movie you can watch 100 times without getting tired of it. Probably the “Lion King.” It’s my all-time favorite. My sister and I have watched that movie growing up and we still watch it. I got my tonsils out in December and we watched it four times. Is the TV show you could binge forever? “Gray’s Anatomy.” I am hooked into it. I feel like I am a part of their lives even though I do absolutely nothing with them. If they made a movie about your life, who should play you? Jennifer Aniston. I like “Friends” and she seems quirky and funny. What would the title be? “Softball” or “The Life of a Softball Player.” Something like that. Interview conducted by Sports Editor Jeff Vorva

opprairie.com Sports The orland park prairie | April 12, 2018 | 43 BOYS TRACK Jacobs finishes 23rd among elite runners JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor During a week in which many outdoors events were postponed because of the weather, Sandburg senior state and national elite cross country runner Dylan Jacobs headed to California to take on some of the top track stars in the nation in the 3200-meter run. The weather was warmer. The competition was absolutely scalding. Jacobs finished 23rd out of 33 runners in the Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, California. He ran a time of 9 minutes, 6.75 seconds on Saturday, April 7. Sixteen runners broke the nine-minute barrier. To put that in perspective, last year at the Illinois High School Association the winning Class 3A time was 9:03.41. Jacobs’ time in the California race would have placed him second in the state last year. Marcus Kemp of St. Mary’s High School in California won the event in 8:50.95. a second. YOUTH BASKETBALL Lightning dancing in East Lansing STAFF REPORT The Orland Park Lightning seventh-grade girls basketball team travelled to East Lansing, Michigan and came home as a champion. The Lightning finished 6-0 and earned a championship in the 30-team Michigan State Spartan Showcase. Members of the team are Elise Ward, Cara Hall, Averey Bartley, Katy Cupp. Ixtel Guerrero, Claire Callaghan, SPORTS BRIEFS Attack Rookie Program registration open The Attack Volleyball Club’s Spring Rookie Program registration is open and it will run from Friday, April 13 through May 18. For more information and to register, visit: www.at tackvolleyballclub.net Shooters looking for players The Southside Shooters eighth grade basketball team The Lightning seventhgraders won a tournament at Michigan State. PHOTO SUBMITTED Megan Flynn and Camden McElligott,Sam Pagnucci and Yarrah Abdallah. is looking for two players to fill its spring roster. The team will consider strong seventh grade players, playing up. For more info or to schedule a tryout call coach Bill Finn at 708-508-0170 or email finn@morainevalley. edu. For further information, contact Bill Lammel at 708- 289-3438. Compiled by Sports Editor Jeff Vorva Dylan Jacobs, shown at the IHSA state track meet last year, competed with other elite runners in California over the weekend. FILE PHOTO BY CLARK BROOKS/ PHOTONEWS high school highlights The rest of the week in high school sports BASEBALL Sandburg 11, Bradley 0 Evan Tenuta threw a shutout on April 2 while Andrew Tenison, Seth Masters, Branden Comia and William Wirt drove in runs. LACROSSE Andrew co-op 8, District 228 5 Nick Redman scored two goals while Jack Teschke, Mark Teschke, Aiden McKernan, Tim Krafcisin and Danny Slater each scored goals in a game on April 4. BOYS GYMNASTICS Andrew co-op 111.6, Homewood-Floosmoor 106.8 Junior Sawyer Mackovitch led Andrew with a 40.8 all-around score in a South- West Suburban Conference tilt. Compiled by Sports Editor Jeff Vorva 3Bedrooms Plus Loft,2½Baths Large Open Kitchen with GraniteCountertops Full Walkout or Lookout Basement&Deck Chicago Water|Spacious Floorplans LennanII School SystemisAmong the Best in the State Situated on Unique Home Sitesthatback up to aNatural Setting Decorated Models areOpen Mon-Thu 10am-4pm Sat/Sun Noon-4pm | Friday byAppt. Since 1970 Exit I-80 at La Grange Road south for just under twomiles to La PorteRoad andturn east for one-half mile to Brookside Meadows. Contactthe Sales Center fordetails at 708.479.5111 and visit online anytime at www.cranahomes.com OPPORTUNITY