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Fall Reading Challenge a treat for young Homer residents

Library encourages

literacy with Book

Haunt Sheet

Abhinanda Datta

Assistant Editor

To instill good reading

habits in children, the

Homer Township Public

Library has organized a

special reading challenge

this month.

Fall Reading Club:

Book Haunt started Sept.

30, and it requires participants

to spend 15 minutes

reading or listening to their

favorite books. Each time

that goal is achieved, a

Halloween-themed pumpkin

sticker will be placed

on the Book Haunt Sheet.

“The library, especially

the kids department, is all

about keeping children

reading and hopefully

making it fast,” said Jody

Olivieri, youth services

manager at the library.

“This helps them develop

an interest in books.”

Children up to the age of

13 can go to the Youth Services

Department and pick

up one of the sheets that is

adorned with an image of

a haunted house, divided

into six different rooms

Participants are expected to place at least five stickers on the Book Haunt Sheet (right)

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Once they have filled up

at least five rooms with the

stickers, they can bring it

back to the library by Oct.

20 for a chance to win the

Frankenstein piñata and

books.

“They can choose any

book they like and either

read it themselves or have

a parent read to them, especially

for the younger

ones,” Olivieri said. “It is

very important that parents

share stories with them.”

She said since children

are always being told what

to read in school, she deliberately

left the choice of

books up to them so they

“practice reading for fun

and have a good time.”

“Some of them are even

planning to actually go into

their own bedrooms or living

rooms before placing

a sticker in those rooms,”

she said. “It is something

they can have fun with.”

When Olivieri was running

the library’s Bookmobile

in 2007, the librarians

involved were discussing

ideas for creative programs,

and the Book

Haunt was one of the suggestions.

Since then, this

has been organized periodically.

“We usually have shorter

reading challenges each

season, but this is something

different,” Olivieri

said. “We get a lot of great

feedback from parents

who are happy that their

kids are reading. This is

just a great incentive for

them to pick up a book.”

The Winter Reading

Challenge will begin in

February, and, according to

Olivieri, it will follow the

more traditional format.

“It will be a little more

involved where children

would be expected to read

for 100 minutes per week

during the four-week program,”

she said. “And

since the theme is Reading

is Sweet, there will be

many fun activities involving

sweet things.”

The library is committed

to fostering reading among

the community members,

and it keeps coming up

with unique initiatives.

“We think literacy and

reading well and enjoying

it is a pathway to a wonderful

future for our children,”

Olivieri said. “So

we are very interested in

helping children learn how

to read and support their

continuing investigation

of stories and anything

that they can learn out of

a book.”

Contests

Pumpkin-carving contest gets even

sweeter with additional prizes

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Publisher 22nd Century

Media’s pumpkin-carving

contest just got a little bit

sweeter.

In addition to the already

announced slate of

prizes, Culver’s in Orland

Park has agreed to donate

a dinner and dessert for

two to each of our winners.

Our pumpkin-carving

contest for 2019 has a category

for adults 16 and

older, as well as one for

children 15 and younger.

In both categories, it is all

about creativity and skill.

We will pick just one

winner across each category

from all seven of

our southwest suburban

towns: Orland Park, Tinley

Park, Frankfort, Mokena,

New Lenox, Homer Glen

and Lockport.

We have just a few rules.

1) You have to be the person

who carved the pumpkin.

You cannot submit for

anyone else, with the exception

of parents who submit

for their children.

2) Each person can

only submit one pumpkin

photo (can feature multiple

pumpkins if there is a

theme) for an entry, though

families can send one entry

per person from different

members of the family

(and they can be submitted

together).

3) We understand there

may be a bit in the way of

scary imagery (such is the

nature of the holiday), but

the pumpkins have to be

relatively family friendly

to be considered and published.

Nothing beyond

PG-13.

4) Entries must be submitted

no later than 2 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1, to bill@opprairie.com

or 22nd Century

Media, c/o Managing

Editor Bill Jones, at 11516

W. 183rd St. Unit SW Office

Condo 3, Orland Park,

IL, 60467 (physical entries

cannot be returned), along

with names, email addresses

and/or phone numbers,

and towns for each of

the entrants.

5) The entries will be

judged by 22nd Century

Media’s editorial staff,

with winners being chosen

based on creativity,

successful execution of an

idea, quality of craftsmanship

and consideration of

the holiday/season.

6) All entries are subject

to being published.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Prizes

Best Adult-Crafted

Pumpkin (16 and older)

— A certificate good for

two tickets for Blue Man

Group at the Briar Street

Theatre in Chicago; a free,

large cheese pizza from

Aurelio’s, 19836 Wolf

Road in Mokena; and coupons

good for one free

value basket and one free

one-scoop sundae at Culver’s,

9130 159th St. in

Orland Park.

Best Pumpkin Created

by a Child (15 and

younger) — Two hours

of free bowling for up to

six people, including shoe

rentals, along with a pizza

and pitcher full of pop, at

Laraway Lanes, 1009 West

Laraway Road in New

Lenox; a $25 gift certificate

for Odyssey Fun World,

19111 Oak Park Ave. in

Tinley Park; and coupons

good for one free value basket

and one free one-scoop

sundae at Culver’s, 9130

159th St. in Orland Park.


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Ichiban Ramen brings plethora of fresh cuisine to Homer Glen

Thomas Czaja, Editor

Between making a menu

of tasty and fresh dishes

and constructing a unique

and inviting interior space,

they want to become a destination

spot in town for

residents to eat.

Ichiban Ramen first

opened in Homer Glen in

June and celebrated its official

ribbon cutting Sept.

25 with Village of Homer

Glen and Heritage Corridor

Business Alliance

officials. It replaces Wow

Sushi, which opened in December

2017 and formerly

occupied the same space at

14407 S. Bell Road. There

is no affiliation between the

two restaurants.

At Ichiban Ramen, there

are a number of appetizers,

soups, salads, entrees, sushi

rolls, ramen, poke bowls

and more.

“Before, I had a restaurant

in Chicago, and this

area is very beautiful, so

I wanted to open here,”

Ichiban Ramen co-owner

Tingting Xu said, who

noted she studied in Japan

for years and learned more

about the cuisine there.

Andy Chen, son of Ichiban

Ramen co-owner Hua

Xie, said his parents always

also owned a restaurant

while he was growing up.

“[Xie] is excited,” Chen

said. “She knows [Xu], and

they have both been working

on trying to make it as

authentic as possible, as

good as possible.”

Village of Homer Glen and Heritage Corridor Business

Alliance officials gather with Ichiban Ramen staff on

Sept. 25 for the restaurant’s ribbon cutting.

Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

Under entrees, Bento

Box A ($15.95) contains

grilled steak teriyaki,

shrimp and vegetable tempura,

and California rolls.

Box B ($13.95) swaps in

grilled chicken teriyaki

for the steak, while Bento

Box C ($15.95) has grilled,

wild-caught ocean salmon

teriyaki in place of the

steak and chicken.

Those looking for ramen

and something with a kick

might enjoy the Dan Dan

Noodle ($12.95), which

has scallions and ground

pork stir-fried with hot

chilies and sesame sauce

that is served over a bed of

noodles. One example of

the number of sushi rolls

is the Sunset Roll ($12.95),

made up of shrimp tempura,

mango, avocado, cucumber

and topped with

salmon and mango sauce.

Ichiban, meaning “No.

1” in Japanese, looks to

keep earning that ranking

as the go-to spot for its cuisine

in the community.

“We are really excited

Ichiban Ramen opened

3

here,” Village of Homer

Glen Economic Development

Director Janie Patch

said. “They have taken a

space and turned it into the

feeling of sitting outdoors

in an old traditional Japanese

quarter in a restaurant

district.”

Patch said the business

also recently got its liquor

license and will be serving

beer and wine.

Ichiban Ramen is open

from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Monday through Thursday,

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and

Saturday, and noon-9 p.m.

on Sunday. Carryout is also

available.

For more information,

call the restaurant at (708)

737-7775 or visit ichibanramentogo.com.

Homer Glen Village Board

Change approved for bike trail

Community and Nature

in Harmony Awards

winners also named

Jessie Molloy, Freelance Reporter

The Homer Glen Village Board

voted on Sept. 25 at its regular

meeting to approve a change order

for the 151st Street Bike Trail

Project in the amount of $10,000.

The project originally created

an asphalt bike path connecting

Heritage Circle to Eagle Ridge

Drive in the Woodbine subdivision.

However, residents at the

corner of 151st Street and Eagle

Ridge Drive expressed concern

about pedestrians using their

driveways to access the bike path

from the existing sidewalk.

The change order allows D

Construction to extend sidewalk

to the east side of Eagle Ridge

Drive, including installation of

Americans with Disabilities Act

accessibility ramps instead of

curbs, to redirect pedestrian traffic

off of private property.

Community and Nature in

Harmony Awards winners

The Village also presented the

annual Community and Nature in

Harmony Awards before its regular

board meeting on Sept. 25.

This year’s honorees included

Atho Bastas, Nick Martin, the

Homer Glen Junior Woman’s

Club, Adam and Amanda Buglio,

Mike and Nancy Eleder, Debbie

Haslinger, Walter Konow, Glenn

and Kathy Kudla, Lorenzo and

Lisa Quintana, and Tom and Eileen

Roe.

7

Village provides

159th Street

construction update

All four lanes estimated to

be open for traffic before

Thanksgiving

Staff Report

Residents are advised to use caution on

159th Street as the Illinois Department of

Transportation has changed the traffic to

stage 3 — meaning traffic will now be using

the outermost lane in each direction —

according to a Friday, Oct. 4, release from

the Village of Homer Glen.

Construction will now focus on the median,

and lane shifting should also be expected

as the road contractor completes work on the

sides of the road, the release said. The Village

is passing concerns on to IDOT to ensure

proper signage and safety measures are used.

IDOT estimates all four lanes will be

open for traffic before Thanksgiving, per

the release.

Homer woman’s club announces

2019-2020 charity recipients

Submitted by Homer Glen

Junior Woman’s Club

The Homer Glen Junior

Woman’s Club is proud to

announce the recipients of

its fundraising efforts for

the 2019-2020 season.

Locally, Homer Glen

Juniors have chosen to

fundraise for Will-Grundy

Medical Clinic. The

mission of WGMC is to

promote a healthy community

by providing free

healthcare services to

adults in Will and Grundy

Counties who are unable

to receive care from other

sources. Funds raised

through the HGJWC will

facilitate various wellwomen

exams and treatments.

HGJWC President Lauren

Tetrick said the group

is honored to support the

clinic with their fundraising

efforts, and that they

believe in the mission of

the organization to provide

a healthy community

through healthcare services

and educational endeavors.

Nationally, HGJWC will

be supporting the National

Eating Disorder Association.

NEDA supports individuals

and families affected

by eating disorders

and serves as a catalyst for

prevention, cures and access

to quality care.

Each year, HGJWC fundraises

for worthwhile organizations

that affect the

local community and the

world as a whole. WGMC

and NEDA advocate for

causes HGJWC is honored

to support.


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Photo Op

Homer Glen

resident

Stanley

Augustyniak

shared these

photos of a

swallowtail

butterfly taken

in his garden.

Have you captured

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for “Photo Op”

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Office Condo 3

Unit SW, Orland

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Cinders

TLC Animal Shelter

13016 W. 151st St.

Homer Glen, IL 60491

Cinders is a female

domestic shorthair and

just one of many kittens

at the shelter. TLC seems

to be in the height of

kitten season, and those

interested are invited to come and check them out. Various colors and all

very sweet. To see more of them, visit tlcanimalshelter.org or go to the Tender

Loving Care Facebook page. One can stop by the shelter to see them between

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. One may also call during those

hours for more information at (708) 301-1594.

Do you want to see your pet pictured as The Homer Horizon’s Pet of the Week? Send your

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FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Officials vote to annex gas

station on Harlem Avenue

The Tinley Park Village

Board voted 5-1 on Oct.

1 to annex in a gas station

about which many area

residents shared concerns

last month.

The 4.87-acre gas station

— Lenny’s Food N

Fuel Harlem Avenue LLC,

owned by Leonard McEnery

— operates at 19420 S.

Harlem Ave. in unincorporated

land adjacent to the

Village. Lenny’s Food N

Fuel operates as a gas station

for automobiles and

trucks, two restaurants, a

carwash, and an outdoor

dispensing and filling station

for propane tanks.

As part of the annexation,

Trustee Michael

Mueller said a schedule

is in place for McEnery

to bring the property “into

compliance with Village

building and sign codes

with some noted exceptions.”

Reporting by Jon DePaolis,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit TinleyJunction

Daily.com.

FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Chamber luncheon helps

small business in Lockport

grow

With an aim to help

small business owners

in the city, the Lockport

Chamber of Commerce

organized an informative

session as part of its

luncheon Sept. 25 with

members of the U.S. Small

Business Administration.

“Since I took charge, I

wanted to reinstate some

programs that started to slip

away,” said Annette Parker,

executive director at the

Lockport Chamber. “One

of those programs was

our chamber luncheons. I

started looking for topics

and speakers that have a direct

impact on businesses. I

have done some work in the

past with the Small Business

Administration and,

since the Lockport Chamber

has so many small business

owners as members, I

thought the SBA would be

a great topic of interest.”

The presentation by

Phyllis Shelton, economic

development specialist at

SBA Illinois, focused on

programs and services, including

counseling, access

to capital and contracting.

“I enjoyed speaking to

the Lockport Chamber,”

Shelton said. “It was a

great experience. The attendees

were excited to

learn about the SBA’s programs

that can help them

start and expand their

small businesses.”

Reporting by Abhinanda

Datta, Assistant Editor. For

more, visit LockportLegend

Daily.com.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Shoppers spend Sunday

sifting through Community

Rummage Sale

Twister, Goofy Golf

Machine and shelves full

of children’s books lined

the front steps of the New

Lenox Public Library on

Sept. 29.

An overnight downpour

that lasted well into

the morning did not put a

damper on the thrift shopping

of local residents who

showed up to the Friends of

the New Lenox Public Library’s

Community Rummage

Sale.

In front of the library

steps and scattered along

the New Lenox Commons,

approximately seven

groups set up tents to sell

items ranging from Halloween

costumes to random

knickknacks to old

children’s toys to used

tools.

The event — originally

sold out at 120 booths and

scheduled for Sept. 28 —

benefitted the Friends’ mission

to support special programs

at the library.

Reporting by Kyle LaHucik,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit NewLenoxPatriot

Daily.com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Dogs, cats find forever

homes at annual adoption

event

Coldwell Banker Real

Estate Group brings joy

to thousands every year,

helping them find the

perfect homes, but there

are innumerable unhappy

faces at shelters across the

country, as only 2 out of 10

pets find a loving family.

“A house can only become

a home when you

have a dog,” said Tommy

King, vice president of

marketing at Coldwell

Banker. “For many, a

home is about having a

pet to share memories and

experiences with. Sadly,

most pets end up in the

shelters and we want to be

able to help find forever

homes for them.”

With that in mind, Coldwell

Banker and adopta-pet.com,

the country’s

largest nonprofit pet adoption

website, organized its

annual Homes for Dogs

adoption weekend on Sept.

28 at the NAWS Humane

Society in Mokena.

In its fifth year, this initiative

was aided by the

involvement of animal

shelters throughout the

Midwest, along with the

company’s 1,700 real estate

agents simultaneously

participating in more than

40 local events.

Reporting by Abhinanda

Datta, Assistant Editor. For

more, visit MokenaMesseng

erDaily.com

police reports

Woman reportedly has her purse

stolen from shopping cart at Meijer

Staff Report

A woman reportedly

told deputies that someone

stole her purse out of

a shopping cart while she

was shopping about 5 p.m.

Sept. 16 at the Meijer at

14169 S. Bell Road. The

woman did not notice her

purse was missing until

she went to check out, police

said.

Sept. 16

• Charlene Krogul, 67, of

13507 S. Potawatomi Trail

in Homer Glen, was cited

for failure to yield while

turning at S. Bell Road and

W. 151st St., according to

police.

Sept. 14

• Jay A. Jadron, 46, of

1012 W. 151st St. in Lockport,

was cited for allegedly

driving while his license

was revoked and operating

an uninsured motor vehicle

at W. Bruce Road and

S. Bruce Circle.

Sept. 12

• Devontay Rowsey, 19, of

4242 S. Michigan Avenue

7

in Chicago, was cited for

failure to signal, no valid

driver’s license and operating

an uninsured motor

vehicle at W. 143rd Street

and S. Lemont Road, police

said.

Editor’s note: The Homer

Horizon’s police reports

come from the Will County

Sheriff’s Department’s online

news bulletin service. Anyone

listed in these reports is considered

to be innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.


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Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

From HomerHorizon.com from Monday,

Oct. 7.

1. Orland Park: Police investigating

shooting on I-80 near LaGrange Road

2. Police Reports: Woman reportedly has

her purse stolen from shopping cart at

Meijer

3. Breaking: Police pursue stolen vehicle,

driver along Interstate 80 corridor

4. Village provides 159th Street

construction update

5. Homer native transforms medical

mystery into inspiring theatrical

performance

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“A big round of applause goes out to

the students at Oak Prairie Junior High

in Homer Glen raised $1,012.97! They

raised the money with their pennies for

pets drive and a pets photo contest.

Thank you so much for your generous

donation that will help a great number of

homeless animals at TLC. As you can see

in the picture they also collected a goodly

amount of food and supplies! Thank you!”

Tender Loving Care Animal Shelter, from

Friday, Oct. 4.

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“The Engineering Design team of Matthew

Stonis, Alexa Kemp, Cassandra Rasp &

Michael Cheehy competed in the first ever

IBEW-NECA & Northwestern University

STEM Competition. In a tight contest, the

team finished 4th out of 40 teams. Congrats!

#PorterPride”

@LockportHS205, Lockport Township High

School, from Oct. 4.

Follow The Homer Horizon: @homerhorizon

From the Editor

An eerie and challenging bit of entertainment

Thomas Czaja

tom@homerhorizon.com

I

remember the first

time I did an escape

room. I did not know

what to expect.

I knew my group and I

would be solving a series

of puzzles via a number of

clues in the room. We did

not escape in time on that

particular occasion, but it

was still a thrill to figure

out each thing as we made

our way closer to the end.

I have never done a

horror-themed escape

room, but I imagine that

would bring with it extra

layers of intrigue and a

spooky vibe while trying

to solve the puzzles. Each

escape room always has

a different theme, and

the decor and backstory I

think are also what makes

these escape rooms so

popular and a burgeoning

business, in general.

At We Escape in Homer

Glen, which opened

in summer 2018, they

already had their Titanic

Room, involving a mystery

story they created tied

to the ship. They also have

Lily’s Birthday Surprise,

geared toward children

and involving solving

puzzles to help celebrate

their dog, Lily’s, birthday.

This past weekend, We

Escape introduced their

newest room: an HH

Holmes Murder Hotel

horror-themed room. Just

in time for the Halloween

season, the room is

supposed to be the inside

of Holmes’ hotel, where

there has been a murder.

Participants are entrusted

with helping solve a police

case there.

You can read the full

story on this new escape

room experience on Page

17 of this issue. I went to

do the story and photos

there, and I can verify the

room is definitely smaller

than their Titanic offering,

adding perhaps a confined

and uncomfortable setting

for some to play off the

theme of dread.

With lights off, lights

flickering, a bit of eerie

music playing and tricks

and turns around every

corner, the horror-loving

Ouimette family who

owns and operates the

business is excited to have

this room open. While it

is meant to be a bit scary,

they still compare it to a

PG-13 movie.

Homer Glen, already

known for its popular fall

festivals, now has this to

add on to the list of local

attractions for the season.

It will also remain open

past Halloween and be

year-round.

The success of a good

escape room may rest with

how much it lets one sink

into their own imagination.

At We Escape, it

would seem for the Titanic

and Holmes rooms, they

favor doing historic backdrops.

If these rooms can help

spark a desire to learn

more about history, both

pertaining to the Chicago

area and beyond, as well

as encourage quick thinking

and problem-solving

skills, they can be quite

beneficial.

All who enter the

escape room spend 60

minutes in a different

world, and, in the process

of working through an autumn

haunt, may just learn

a thing or two along the

way while bonding with

family and friends.

Sound Off Policy

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The recently opened HH Holmes Murder Hotelthemed

escape room is a well-decorated space

from a bygone era ready for customers to solve

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FAITH BRIEFS

Cross of Glory Lutheran Church (14719

W. 163rd St., Homer Glen)

Nursery for Children

9:30 a.m. Sundays, 6:30

p.m. Wednesdays. Parishioners

may use the nursery

for their children up to age

3 during services. There is

a Kids Klub for children

in grades 4-5 during the

service.

Bible Study

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Open to anyone ready to

discuss the Bible.

Christian Life Church (15609 W. 159th

St., Homer Glen)

EDGE Youth Service

7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish

(16043 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen)

Daily Mass

8 a.m. Monday-Saturday

Weekend Mass

5 p.m. Saturday

8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5

p.m. Sunday

Confessions

4-4:45 p.m. Saturdays;

9:30-10:15 a.m. Sundays;

8:30 a.m. every first Friday

Holy Hour

First Friday of each

month with 8 a.m. Mass

followed by exposition of

the blessed sacrament at

8:30 a.m. and concluding

with benediction at 9 a.m.

Council of Catholic Women

7 p.m. Second Tuesday

of the month.

Women of the parish

meet to discuss its needs.

The group also hosts a

monthly charity bake sale.

St. Bernard Parish (13030 W. 143rd

St., Homer Glen)

Happy Hours (Seniors)

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Seniors meet monthly

for food, fun and fellowship.

St. Bernards Kids’ Choir

4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays.

All children in grades

first through eighth are

welcome to join choir.

A permission slip to join

can be obtained through

FUNERAL SERVICES DIRECTORY

Julie Kane at the table by

the church exit or through

one’s RE teacher.

Weekend Worship

4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and

11:30 a.m. every Sunday.

Confession

3:30-4:15 p.m. First

and third Saturday of the

month. Confessions are

also available upon request

at any time.

Community Choir Practice

7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays.

Parish members ages 16

and older may join the

choir. The choir needs vocalists

and instrumentalists.

For more information,

join the weekly rehearsal

or contact the music director,

Julie Kane, after Mass

on Sundays.

Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church

(14610 S. Will Cook Road, Homer Glen)

Sunday Services

8:15 a.m. Orthros; 9:30

a.m. Divine Liturgy; 10

a.m. Sunday School. For

more information, call

(708) 645-0652.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Abhinanda Datta at

a.datta@22ndcenturymedia.

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St. Bernard Rocktober Dinner

Show to be put on Oct. 25

Submitted by St. Bernard

Parish

A group of parishioners

at St. Bernard Catholic

Church in Homer Glen has

decided to create an event

to celebrate their community

and hopefully bridge

the older and younger generations.

On Friday, Oct. 25, the

parish is presenting its St.

Bernard Rocktober Dinner

Show at Crystal Grand Banquets

at 12416 S. Archer

Ave. in Lemont. It will be a

five-and-a-half hour event

filled with raffles, split-thepot,

open bar, family style

dinner, a DJ, dancing and a

full 90-minute dinner show

featuring parishioners performing

the music of pop

icons throughout the years,

such as Celine Dion, The

Beatles, Johnny Cash and

much more.

The show runs from

6:30 p.m. through midnight.

Cocktails are at

6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:15

p.m., the dinner show from

8-9:30 p.m. and the DJ,

dancing, raffles and more

from 9:30 p.m.-midnight.

For the show, there

will be 20 singers and an

11-piece band of St. Bernard

parishioners, not necessarily

choir members.

Both committee meetings

and musical rehearsals

have been ongoing since

June.

Tickets are on sale now

for $60 a plate. For those

who can purchase an entire

table at once, there is

a $100 discount coming to

$500 a table.

Attire for the evening

is dressy, and tickets must

be bought ahead of time.

Tickets can be purchased

via credit card, check or

cash during any Masses at

St. Bernard Parish or Our

Mother of Good Counsel

Parish.

Those interested can

also email stbernardsdin

nershow@gmail.com for

tickets.


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HH Holmes Murder Hotel-themed room arrives at We Escape

Guests have one

hour to solve

murder mystery at

local attraction

Thomas Czaja, Editor

Herman Webster Mudgett,

known by many as

HH Holmes, was the infamous

serial killer who

lured his victims to his

Murder Castle during the

1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.

This building, which the

man had constructed with

a number of secret passages,

trapdoors and more,

was said to also contain a

hotel, though it has been

determined a hotel might

never have actually been

open for business there.

Nonetheless, much has

been made of Holmes

and his story, and Homer

Glen’s We Escape business

opened a new HH

Holmes Murder Hotel

horror-themed room Sunday,

Oct. 6, to begin in

time for the Halloween

season. It is an attraction

that will remain open

year-round.

The escape room business

now has three options

– with this new one

joining a Titanic-themed

room and a Lily’s Birthday

Surprise dog-themed room

for children – with guests

learning a backstory and

having one hour to solve a

series of puzzles and clues

to “escape” the room successfully.

We Escape remains family

owned and operated by

the Ouimette family since

it opened in June 2018.

The Ouimettes are a family

who loves all things

horror, so this Holmes

room ended up being a

perfect fit for where they

wanted to go next with a

theme.

“Our ideas sort of

changed and evolved over

the course of the year,” Jason

Ouimette said. “This

room room was originally

supposed to be something

different. We’re kind of

like a horror family. We

like to do haunted houses

and things like that.

“This is sort of our

thing, so we thought we’d

put [the Holmes theme] in

there.”

The key was they

wanted the puzzles in the

Holmes room to be notably

different than in the

Titanic space. For the Titanic

room, guests follow

the diary of a fictional

character, something they

made sure to avoid for the

new story.

“HH Holmes kept diaries

and things like that,

but we didn’t want to do

the same storyline,” Jason

said. “We wanted something

different.”

While Jason and the

Ouimette family were

silent on giving away

much detail about the new

Holmes room to avoid

any potential spoilers, he

noted they wanted to play

off the same idea as the

Titanic room in regard to

transporting people back

in time.

The HH Holmes room

has a number of photographs

and items from

what appears to be a bygone

era, setting the stage

for one’s imagination to

actually picture themselves

inside a room in Holmes’

hotel. Guests watch an introduction

video and learn

detectives are asking them

to help solve a murder.

“It has the immersive

aspect of sending people

back in time to HH

Holmes’ room to find the

The HH Holmes Murder Hotel room is a horror-themed space at We Escape in Homer

Glen, where guests pretend there has been a murder and help examine findings to

help police solve the case. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

A lock guarding one of the clues in the series of puzzles guests must solve in an

hour in the new escape room.

body and figure out who is

next,” Jason said, adding

he feels people appreciate

the uniqueness of being

able to be transported back

in time and enter into these

worlds.

He described the room

as being scary, but at the

level of being less frightening

than a PG-13 movie.

There will be nothing popping

out or any live actor

jumping at guests, but the

owners definitely want to

establish a vibe with the

Holmes theme.

“It keeps you sort of

feeling uneasy,” Jason said

of the new escape room.

“That’s kind of what we

want with the lights off.

There will be music playing

and scary music. …

We want to put you in that

sort of feel.”

Remaining cryptic, Jason

added there will be

some surprises guests will

see in the HH Holmes

room that they have not

seen before.

“I’ve never been to an

escape room that does sort

of what this room does,”

Jason said. “I think it’s a

very cool game, and I think

people will really enjoy it.

It’s spooky and perfect for

Halloween.”

Jason’s mother, Eileen,

and sister, Amanda, run

the majority of the games.

Amanda is the mastermind

behind the puzzles, and Jason

and Amanda’s brother,

Jeremy, has also been involved

in the business.

Eileen said the family

is very excited to get the

room up and going, since

it is more their speed with

the horror theme.

“We like scary things,”

3

she said. “Hopefully, it

will be scary, and people

will be a little scared in it.

We look forward to seeing

how it goes.”

She noted they have

been getting a lot of calls

from people asking about

when the room is opening.

They hope that translates

to many coming in to

check out their version of

Holmes’ hotel for not only

the Halloween season, but

beyond, as well.

According to Eileen, the

escape rooms have been

interesting, in general, to

see how everyone who enters

thinks about the same

room and puzzles differently

and has various reactions.

The feedback they

have gotten has helped

them both presently and

going forward to optimize

the escape experience, the

family noted.

“It’s been a long journey,

and we’ve enjoyed all

the games,” Eileen said.

The HH Holmes Murder

Hotel-themed room is $28

per person, and the business

is open seven days

per week. Upon completion

of the room, whether

guests escape in time or

not, they can take a picture

with a variety of signs

in the lobby pertaining to

their adventure.

We Escape is located at

15738 S. Bell Road in the

Bell Tower Plaza.

For more information on

We Escape and to book the

Holmes room or the other

rooms, visit weescape

homerglen.com.

Those interested in

learning more can also

email info@weescape

homerglen.com.

The HH Holmes room

is recommended for ages

13 and up and can have a

maximum of five participants.


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Quick Bites

Tailgate time: A look at the area’s most interesting game-day options

Staff Report

Fact: It’s almost impossible to

truly enjoy a sporting event without

at least a little snack or something

to drink.

And whether fans are going out

or having friends over for the big

game, the southwest suburbs offer

no shortage of interesting options.

What follows are a few of

the area’s biggest attention-grabbers

this football season.

Totchos: The un-nachos

Stoney Point Grill, 19031 Old

LaGrange Road in Mokena

What would happen if potatoes

and nachos got together and had a

love child? It might end up being

something akin to totchos, Stoney

Point Grill’s take on two beloved

tailgate appetizers.

Totchos replace the triangular

tortillas with tater tots, then

smother them in sour cream,

bacon bits, provolone cheese,

garlic and taco seasoning, all

served in a skillet for an easy,

shareable snacking during a

Bears game, where customers

can order the Frankensteinian

creation for $8.

Gameday specials include

Miller buckets, boneless wings,

pull pork potato skins, Buffalo

chicken nachos and an assortment

of drinks.

Reporting by T.J. Kremer, Contributing

Editor

The Bomber: A unique take on the

cheese dog

Bailey’s Bar & Grill, 17731 Oak

Park Ave. in Tinley Park

Most Chicago-area folks are

always game to indulge in a Chicago-style

hot dog.

But most probably have not

had The Bomber, which is sure

to take taste buds to a whole new

dimension.

The hot dog is by no means ordinary.

Owner Tamir Bailey said customers

certainly cannot find it

anywhere else, because it was

concocted nine years ago in their

kitchen.

“This is our creation,” she said.

The Bomber is sliced down the

middle and filled with American

cheese, then wrapped in bacon and

deep-fried. Tomato, onion, relish,

sport peppers and cucumber complete

the hot dog.

“It’s pretty filling,” Tamir said.

“You have just one, and then

you’re good.”

The meal is $6 and comes with

a side of fries. On Sundays when

the Bears play, the hotdog by itself

is $3.50.

Reporting by Jacquelyn Schlabach,

Contributing Editor

Ribs: St. Louis-style

Bear Down Barbecue, 20857

South LaGrange Road in Frankfort

Frankfort’s Bear Down Barbecue

has two main claims to fame:

the Chicago Bears memorabilia

lining its walls and the St. Louisstyle

spare ribs that earned it a

spot on WGN-TV’s “Chicago’s

Best BBQ” list in 2017.

Owner Rashid Riggins said the

restaurant only purchases premium

ribs and seasons them with a

special dry rub blend before they

go into the smoker. A live fire grill

gets the meat “nice and crispy on

the outside, while completely tender

on the inside,” he said.

Diners have the option to have

the ribs slathered with the restaurant’s

signature barbecue sauce,

or just dry rub with the sauce on

the side.

“The rub definitely has sweetness

to it, because of the brown

sugar, but it’s a very complex

flavor, and it has 21 different seasonings

and spices in it,” Riggins

said.

Reporting by Nuria Mathog, Contributing

Editor

Loaded Bloody Mary: A noon

starter

Coom’s Corner Sports Grill in

1225 E. 9th St. in Lockport

The Loaded Bloody Mary ($6) at

Coom’s Corner Sports Grill in

Lockport is a bold concoction,

with tomato juice, vodka,

special condiments, and olive,

sausage and cheese on a stick.

Abhinanda Datta/22nd Century

Media

The bold Loaded Bloody Mary

at Coom’s Corner Sports Grill is

designed to incite passionate reactions.

Priced at just $6, the concoction

is prepared from scratch, with tomato

juice and the restaurant’s

special homemade spices, along

with pickles, olives, sausage and

cheese on a stick, as well as a

generous sprinkling of celery salt

along the rim.

This vodka-based cocktail has

a kick and, according to owner

Candy McWilliams, it pairs well

with any of the items on the

menu, especially a burger.

“It’s not your typical, out-ofthe-jar

Bloody Mary mix,” Mc-

Williams said. “It is bold and

unlike anything you will find at

another bar.”

Sundays are dedicated to the

Loaded Bloody Mary, and it attracts

a large tailgate crowd.

“We sell a lot of these on the

weekends, especially when guests

come in to watch the games,” she

said. “This drink is not for those

who don’t like spicy things, but

if you want something hardy with

a strong flavor, it meets all the requirements.”

Reporting by Abhinanda Datta, Assistant

Editor

Beer: Taking it to-go

Arrowhead Ales Brewing Company,

2101 Calistoga Drive in

New Lenox

Few things go together better

than football and beer. And if the

game day festivities are taking

place at home, Arrowhead Ales

Brewing Company has a variety

of to-go beer options to take care

of game day needs.

Arrowhead sells 64-ounce

growlers and 32-ounce crowlers,

and 16-ounce four-pack cans to

take home. Growlers and crowlers

can be filled with any beer on

tap, though four-pack availability

varies.

“Growlers and crowlers are

great for getting a good amount

of beer in bulk for sharing with a

group,” Arrowhead owner Mike

Bacon said. “Four packs are great

for trying a few different options.”

Bacon said Odessa, a Mexican

Lager that is easy to drink, is Arrowhead’s

“perfect football beer.”

Reporting by Sean Hastings, Contributing

Editor

Game-day gathering

Pelican Harry’s Sports Grill,

14807 Founders Crossing in

Homer Glen

One place that pulls out all the

stops for Sunday games is Pelican

Harry’s Sports Grill.

The Homer Glen bar and eatery

features the likes of a free

halftime buffet, a Bears jersey

giveaway and Sunday specials to

keep fans of the Monsters of the

Midway happy.

For Pelican Harry’s co-owners

Jim Dobek and John Hoffenkamp,

it is a football season tradition

spanning more than a decade.

“We’ve had chicken Parmesan,

a taco bar; it varies,” Hoffenkamp

said of the buffet, which typically

also includes a pasta and side salad.

“It’s not beans and weenies.

Each buffet is different.”

As for the jerseys, patrons may

be surprised when they come in

for a game, with some of them

autographed.

And for ravenous fans wanting

a bite outside of halftime,

the Sunday specials include tacos;

domestic pitchers, pints and

buckets; and Bloody Marys.

“We usually have a full house,”

Hoffenkamp said of the gameday

crowd. “Usually, every seat

is taken. We extended our patio,

and that has been full every game.

It’s usually a pretty great atmosphere.”

Reporting by Thomas Czaja, Contributing

Editor

Pizza in the parking lot? The

ultimate party

Wooden Paddle, 212 Stephen St.

in Lemont

There is nothing wrong with

ordering pizza to feed the party.

But what if that pizza instead was

being made in a wood-fired oven,

at the party, and it did not require

any effort or further cleanup?

Well, Wooden Paddle — which

started in Orland Park before its

move to Lemont — has made

a name for itself in the mobile

pizza oven business. And while

it would be a first, the business is

not opposed to the idea of catering

a tailgate.

“Jon’s a huge Bears fan,” coowner

Brianna Cowan said of

her husband. “We haven’t catered

a game before — we usually do

weddings — but we’d definitely

be up for it.”

Provided money is no object

for the game-day festivities, of

course.

Movies have taught us you

can’t put a price tag on the biggest

party of the season. But Wooden

Paddle can.

And the oven and effort will

cost fans a $1,500 food and beverage

minimum, $395 for setup,

10 percent for sales tax and another

15 percent for gratuity on

non-wedding weekends.

Reporting by Bill Jones, Managing

Editor


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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Trick taker, often

4. Paddle

7. Circus performer

14. It goes with eggs

15. Sports ___

16. Lively musical

with Richard Gere

starring

17. Creative genre

19. Sea cow

20. Kind of permit

22. Greek salad cheese

25. One to thank

26. Bag holder

31. Taste that’s not

sweet, sour, bitter or

salty

33. Backgammon

equipment

35. Attraction

36. Tinley Park

resident won “Best

in Show” at Gallery

Seven’s Open Lens X

juried photography

show, ____ Dietz

38. Crag

39. Reject

40. Questioning sounds

42. Married

44. Game of Thrones

character

48. Needle hole

50. Adjust, in a way

55. Baseball’s Tony or

Alejandro

56. Nylon boo-boo

58. Transported

59. TV journalist

Mitchell

61. 2004 biographical

film

63. Community rules

64. Tinley Park

sports teams nickname

67. Main character

who isn’t a good guy

71. Reduces friction

75. Throw

76. Wide shoe spec

77. U.N. workers’ grp.

78. Wee

79. Sound of impatience

80. UPS. delivery,

abbr.

Down

1. “So it’s you!”

2. It may be driven

3. CPR expert

4. Double reed instrument

5. Ordered display

6. Accomplish using

force

7. Zenith

8. Tour operator, at times

9. Dentist’s directive

10. Edible tuber

11. Dracula, at times

12. Fine wine attribute

13. Foot digit

18. Heartthrob

21. Ravel’s “Gaspard de

la ___”

22. Astrakhan, for one

23. Expressive rock

genre

24. Check

27. Dictionary abbreviation

28. Before: Prefix

29. Cereal tidbit

30. Low card

32. Belligerence

34. Bull’s lady

37. Reference book

41. Dict. listing

43. Belle at the ball

44. Hot springs

45. Clucker

46. Word in the name of

many duos

47. Sound processing

unit

49. Rank

51. City on the Arkansas

River

52. Land of opportunity

53. Moon phase

54. Journal VIPs

57. Remote, say

60. 1975 Pulitzer-winning

critic

62. Yesteryears

65. Lacking energy

66. Computer nerd, for

example

67. Turner of note

68. Vein contents,

perhaps

69. Wedding notice

word, perhaps

70. Chinese river

72. Little drink

73. Forest denizen

ORLAND PARK

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S Harlem Ave,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■5-7 ■ p.m. Mondays:

Free bar bingo

TINLEY PARK

350 Brewing

(7144 W. 183rd St.,

Tinley Park (708) 825-

7339)

■6:30 ■ p.m. First Thursday

of each month:

Laugh Riot. Cost is

$25 and includes

dinner, two beers

and a comedy show.

For tickets, email

todd@350brewing.

com.

The Whistle Sports Bar

& Grill

(7537 W. 159th St.,

Tinley Park; (708) 904-

4990)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Bar Bingo

■2-5 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Happy Hour

■3-5 ■ p.m. Fridays:

Teacher Appreciation

■3-5 ■ p.m. Saturdays

and Sundays: Happy

Hour

LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St.,

Lockport; (815) 834-

9463)

■6p.m. ■ - 12 a.m. Thursdays:

Comedy Bingo

■6p.m. ■ - 12 a.m. Fridays

and Saturdays:

Live Band

■6p.m. ■ - 12 a.m.

Sundays: Open Mic

Night

Strike N Spare II

(811 Northern Drive,

Lockport; (708) 301-

1477)

■9:30 ■ p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Mondays: Quartermania

NEW LENOX

Little Joe’s Restaurant

(1300 N. Cedar Road,

New Lenox; (815) 463-

1099)

■5-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Piano Styles by Joe

To place an event

in The Scene, email

a.datta@22ndcentury

media.com.

answers

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids

of 3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle, each row,

column and box must contain each of the

numbers 1-9.

LEVEL: Medium

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Firehouse Pub

Looking for Bartenders

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(708) 612-5040

Fox’s on Wolf and

Fox’s Orland is now hiring

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Apply in Person

Full-Time experienced

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Call Kim at 815-955-4650

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info@calscrew.com

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Alternating Shift

Winter bonus, Paid vacation

Employee discount

No phone calls! Apply within:

Sox Outlet 6220 W. 159th St.

Oak Forest, IL

School Bus Drivers Wanted

Homer School District 33C

seeks quality individuals

to join our family of

school bus drivers.

$17.42/hr. + full benefits

available

Training provided.

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or visit homerschools.org

employment tab

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New Lenox Hancock Drive,

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Filing Date: 09/30/2019

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Publication Title: Homer Horizon

Issue Date for Circulation Data Below: 09/05/2019

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Total Number of Copies (Average No. Copies Each Issues During Preceding 12 Months): 8,268

Total Number of Copies (No. Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date): 8,376

Legitimate Paid and/or Requested Distribution By Mail and Outside the Mail [Outside County

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rate subscriptions, employer requests, advertiser’s proof copies, and exchange copies)]: Average

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employer requests, advertiser’s proof copies, and exchange copies)]: Average No. Copies

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to Filing Date – 5,386

Legitimate Paid and/or Requested Distribution ByMail and Outside the Mail (Sales Through Dealers

and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Paid orRequested Distribution Outside

USPS®): Average No. Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12Months -0; No. Copies of Single Issue

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Legitimate Paid and/or Requested Distribution ByMail and Outside the Mail [Requested Copies

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Stated on PS Form 3541 (include Sample copies, Requests Over 3 years old, Requests induced bya

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– 2,205; No. Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date – 2,349

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on PS Form 3541 (include Sample Copies, Requests Over 3years old, Requests induced by aPremium,

Bulk Sales and Requests including Association Requests, Names obtained from Business Directories,

Lists, and other sources)]: Average No. Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12Months -

530; No. Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date - 537

Nonrequested Distribution ByMail and Outside the Mail [Nonrequested Copies Distributed

Through the USPS by Other Classes ofMail (e.g. First-Class Mail, Nonrequestor Copies mailed in

excess of 10% Limit mailed at Standard Mail® or Package Services Rates): Average No. Copies

Each Issue During Preceding 12Months – 0;No. Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing

Date – 0

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the Mail (Include Pickup Stands, Trade Shows, Showrooms and Other Sources)]: Average No. Copies

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2016 Mazda 3 front and rear

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Binoculars w/case $60 Call

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original box $20, 4 foot

chrome vanity fixture holds 8

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Good condition. Perfect

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Malik Makhlouf

Malik Makhlouf is a senior

at Lockport Township. He

is a wide receiver on the

football team and has 31

receptions for 515 yards

and three touchdowns on

the season through Week 5.

He is also a sprinter on the

track and field team.

After having two

wins in the previous

two seasons, the

Porters had two in

three weeks through

the Sandburg game.

What has been the

difference?

It’s been really fun to be

a part of. Last year (0-9),

we didn’t have a lot of seniors.

We had a lot of juniors,

and we were thrown

into it and taught to do it

on the fly. This year, we

added a lot more good juniors,

and the seniors had a

lot more games under their

belts to help the juniors.

Coach [George] Czart tells

us we have to learn how to

win, and we’ve been slowly

doing that.

You have over 500

receiving yards in the

first five games. What

has been the key for

you?

Marcos

[Voulgaris]

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went down [in Week 2

with a broken left hand],

and I had to click with

Riley [Pfeiffer] on the go.

But we’ve bonded, and it’s

really helped both of our

games, and we are slowly

taking it to the next level.

Riley deserves all sorts of

credit, too.

How did you get

started playing

football?

Back in sixth grade at

Homer Jr. High, I was a

basketball player. But my

uncle, Mikey Makhlouf,

who was a coach at Richards

High School, and my

dad, Kal Makhlouf, drove

me to play football. I played

for the Homer Stallions and

first played tight end.

You also run track,

correct?

Yes. Our football offensive

coordinator, Cory

Dillard, drove me to do it

to improve as a football

player. That’s helped me,

and I run the 100-yard and

200-yard dash. But football

is my sport.

What is it about the

sport of football that

makes it the game for

you?

It’s just that I’m able to

express a lot of my emotions

and feelings on the

football field. I feel like I

can be myself playing the

game. It’s a distraction

from everyday life. I’m in

my own little world, and I

have fun with it,

What have you learned

from Lockport football

coach George Czart?

He is really inspiring.

Just tells you day to day to

be the best player, the best

person that you can be. He

always drives you to be

the best. He has an aura

to him. His knowledge of

the game demands respect,

and he’s changed a lot of

things here.

What do you do to

pump yourself up

before a game?

I listen to music. A lot of

high-energy stuff, and it’s

really good for me. Also

our assistant coach, Mark

Carmen who we picked up

from Mount Carmel, tells

us to visualize it and ourselves

making the plays. I

love doing what I’m doing

and playing. But it’s all

about being yourself.

If you could be a

superhero, who would

it be?

Batman. He’s a utility

guy, and he can do a lot of

different things. Being Batman

would be a crazy life.

Do you plan to play

football in college?

I’ve been looking. With

the season I’m having so

far, I’d gladly play college

football at this point. But

I’m going to wait until the

end of the season and see

where it goes. But I’d say

playing college football is

the expectation for me now.

What is the best thing

about being an athlete

at Lockport?

The community. That’s

what really shows out. You

get the support, and there’s

a family aspect to it, and

everyone is supporting.

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Porters show plenty of promise in first half before Bolingbrook comeback

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Collin Schmutzler was a

bit banged up.

“I feel sore, very sore,”

the Lockport Township senior

said.

Schmutzler ran the ball

36 times for 166 yards

and scored a pair of touchdowns.

Plus, he doubled as

a defensive back.

But although Schmutzler’s

Herculean effort

helped stake the Lockport

Township football team to

an early two-touchdown

lead, it was not enough.

Bolingbrook scored the final

29 points of the game

and went onto a 29-14 win

over the Porters in a South-

West Suburban Conference

Blue Division battle on Friday,

Oct. 4, at the Lockport

Stadium.

With the victory, Bolingbrook

(5-1, 1-1) is now

playoff eligible. The Raiders

almost certainly will

make the playoffs, which

will be their 27th time in

the past 28 seasons, only

missing out in 2016 in that

span. The Porters (2-4, 1-2)

last made the playoffs in

2016. But with the amount

of playoff points they have,

are holding out hope they

can make it again this season

even if they finish with

four wins.

“Four wins could make

the playoffs,” Lockport

coach George Czart said.

“So, we’ve got to find two

more wins.”

For Czart, a 1980

Bolingbrook graduate, this

was his second game as a

head coach against his alma

mater. When he was at Lincoln-Way

North in his first

season in 2008, the Phoenix

lost 47-7 to Bolingbrook in

the fourth week.

“Bolingbrook took it

to us in the second half,”

Czart said. “But at no point

did our kids give up. I will

take the positives we did

but the goal is to win the

game.”

Schmutzler felt that

the Porters’ performance

against a perennial power

like Bolingbrook put some

people on notice.

“I hope it opened a few

people’s eyes,” Schmutzler

said. “This team has heart

and potential. We just have

to stick with the plan and

do our jobs. We got away

from that in the second

half. I don’t think I’ve ever

carried the ball 36 times in

a game.”

Schmutzler had 24 of

Bolingbrook vs. Lockport

1 2 3 4 F

Bolingbrook 7 0 16 6 29

Lockport 14 0 0 0 14

THREE STARS OF THE GAME

1. Jaquan Howard, Bolingbrook, sophomore running back:

17 carries - 212 yards, three TDs of 61, 16 and 6 yards

2. Collin Schmutzler, Lockport senior, running back/

defensive back: 36 carries - 166 yards, two TDs of 2

and 16 yards

3. Devyn Suggs, Bolingbrook senior, quarterback: 4-of-6

passing, 82 yards, 30-yard TD pass and 13 carries -

58 yards

those carries for 139 yards

in the first half. He capped

the Porters first drive by

plowing in from 2 yards out

with less than three minutes

elapsed in the game. After

that the Lockport defense

stuffed the Raiders inches

short on a fourth-down

play,

With the help of fourstraight

runs from sophomore

running back Ty

Schultz (6 carries, 44

yards) that netted 39 yards,

the Porters drove 67 yards

in seven plays. They scored

when Schmutzler scampered

in from 15 yards

out, shaking off a pair of

tackles in the process. Senior

Sean Lyons added the

extra point, and Lockport

led 14-0 with 2:20 left in

the first quarter, and the

L-Town section was in a

frenzy.

“You can’t leave anything

in the cupboard,”

Czart said of running Schmutzler

that many times.

“We came out and got right

at it, and Collin ran hard.

It’s nice to be able to tell the

team, ‘Look, this is what

we can do.’”

Down 14-0, Bolingbrook

started its comeback immediately.

On the second

play from scrimmage following

the Porters’ second

TD, sophomore running

back Jaquan Howard (17

carries, 212 yards, 3 TDs)

showed his speed by bursting

through for a 61-yard

touchdown run. That made

it 14-7 with 1:36 left in

the opening quarter. There

was no more scoring in the

first half, but Howard had

shown what he could do

and did more of it in the

second half.

“They are a very good

team,” Schmutzler said of

the Raiders. “We got away

from what we were doing

and didn’t pursue to the

ball on defense as well in

the second half. They broke

some on us.”

But the Porters nearly

added another touchdown

midway through the second

quarter. They drove from

their 37 to the a first-andgoal

at the Bolingbrook

8. But the 15-play drive

stalled from there and only

gained a yard. Two-straight

incompletions ended the

march and turned the ball

over on downs.

Did Lockport consider

attempting a 25-yard field

goal?

“We didn’t think a field

goal would be enough,”

Czart said. “We thought we

needed seven.”

The Porters probably

did. At halftime, they still

led 14-7, had outgained

Bolingbrook 214-185 and

the Raiders only ran 17

plays and held the ball for

just 7:49.

4

But the second half was

a different story. Bolingbrook

got the ball to open

the half, and five plays later

Howard (17 carries, 212

yards) scampered in from

16 yards out. He added a

two-point conversion run,

and the Raiders led 15-14

with 9:33 left in the third

quarter.

Lockport had an important

player go down with

four minutes left in the

third quarter. That was senior

wide receiver Malik

Makhlouf (2 receptions,

29 yards). After hauling in

a 7-yard pass from junior

quarterback Riley Pfeiffer

(8-of-18, 73 yards),

Makhlouf took a hard hit

and didn’t return.

As of Sunday, Oct. 6,

his status wasn’t known,

and he was going to be

reevaluated for a possible

concussion.

Getting the ball back at

their own 13 to start the

fourth quarter, the Porters

held the ball for 16 plays

and nearly six minutes.

The Raiders finished

with 451 yards, with 266

of them in the second half.

Lockport was limited to

81 yards in the second

half and finished with 295

total.

Our staff’s predictions for the top games in Week 7

Blowouts are in the air. The average margin of

victory in games involving our local teams was

25.9 points – and that included Andrew’s thrilling

four-point win over Bradley. This week, it could

be worse.

33-9

33-9

31-11

30-12

Sean Hastings |

Contributing Editor

30-12

29-13

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Steve Millar |

Sports Editor

• Andrew 17, LW Central 10: The

Knights defense is good enough to

keep it close, but Andrew keeps rolling

toward a high playoff seed.

Jeff Vorva |

Sports Editor

• Andrew 21, LW Central 14. Bolts

have not beaten the Knights since

2013, but that should change

this year.

Thomas Czaja |

Editor

• Andrew 20, LW Central 17. The

Knights lose another close game

against a playoff-bound T-Bolt

squad.

• Andrew 21, LW Central 7. T-Bolts

continue success and take care of

struggling Knights.

Joe Coughlin |

Publisher

• Andrew 31, LW Central 14. T-Bolts

superb season continues as they run

past the Knights.

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• Andrew 14, LW Central 10. T-Bolts

bring the thunder for victory at

home.

• Sandburg (2-4) at Bolingbrook (5-1)

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• Lockport (2-4) at Lincoln-Way East (6-0)

• Tinley Park (2-4) at Hillcrest (5-1)

• H-F (5-1) at LW West (4-2)

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Boys Golf

Individual champ Sluzas fights through

adversity to lead Porters to SWSC Blue title

Steve Millar, Sports Editor

Defending Class 3A

state champion Ben Sluzas

has a good day on the golf

course more often than

not. When he has his entire

game clicking, the Lockport

junior can be pretty

much impossible to beat.

Just as important for

Sluzas, though, is finding a

way to push through when

not everything is clicking,

making the most out of the

rare days when things are

not going smoothly.

“A big thing is how good

your bad rounds are,” Sluzas

said.

On a rainy day Oct. 2 at

Coyote Run Golf Course

in Flossmoor, Sluzas

struggled early but came

on strong late to run away

with his first SouthWest

Suburban Blue championship.

His one-under 70

was five shots better than

runner-up Quinn Henry of

Homewood-Flossmoor.

The Porters (310) edged

Sandburg (313) for their

second-straight conference

championship and fourth

in seven years. H-F (326),

Lincoln-Way East (329)

and Bolingbrook (421)

rounded out the field.

Though Sluzas is the defending

state champion, he

had never been a conference

champion. He tied for

second last season and tied

for fifth as a freshman.

The championship did

not come easy for Sluzas.

“On the front nine, I got

three bogeys in a row,” he

said. “It was on and off

raining. But toward the

end, I made a couple birdies

and finished strong.

“Instead of letting this

round go and possibly

shooting a 75 or so, I kept

The Porters edged Sandburg to win their secondstraight

conference championship on a rainy Oct. 2 at

Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor.

Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

grinding and ended up coming

out with a one-under.”

Sluzas said he was able

to forget about the rain and

get on track with some big

shots on the back nine.

“It was like an annoying

rain,” he said. “It was

never that bad, but it was

just kind of in your head

all day. But I birdied the

par-5 14 and then made

another birdie on the next

hole. That was a big turning

point for me.”

Heading into the postseason,

Lockport was set

to compete in the Class

3A Homewood-Flossmoor

Regional on Monday, Oct.

7. Sluzas knows all his opponents

will be striving to

take him down. He is trying

not to let any pressure

that comes with being the

defending state champion

bother him.

“Everyone’s gunning for

me, but I’m just trying to

keep the same mentality

as last year,” he said. “Just

keep playing good and

shoot the best score I can.”

Lockport sophomore

Brody McCarthy finished

fifth with a 77.

“I started off the season

really hot, kind of dropped

down a bit and now I’m

6 Girls Golf

6

trying to get back to where

I was at,” McCarthy said.

“This was a good step

in the right direction, so

hopefully I can compete

at regionals, sectionals and

state.”

Caleb Andrea (9th, 81)

and Vincent Greci (tied for

10th, 82) also earned All-

Conference honors for the

Porters.

“We practice in this kind

of weather, because you

know it’s going to happen

and you have to be ready,”

Lockport coach Matt Eber

said. “We played through

it and put up some good

scores; 310 is a little higher

than we want to be, but

with the conditions, I’ll

take it.”

Seniors Martin Clancy

(7th, 80) and TJ DeVries

(tied for 10th, 82) led Lincoln-Way

East, both earning

All-Conference medals.

“Our team is pretty

disappointed in how we

played,” East coach Jim

Nair said. “We didn’t do

too well in the rain. Some

of our top guys struggled

a bit.

“That said, it was really

nice to see Martin and TJ

shot well. They’re both capable

of going low for us.”

Porters finish third at conference

championship in Orland Park

Lockport Township,

Sandburg, Lincoln-

Way East battle it

out for title

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

The Lockport girls golf

team was the defending

champion of the Blue Division

of the SouthWest

Suburban Conference, but

the day to determine that

title in 2019 instead belonged

to Sandburg.

Behind a 74 from junior

medalist Athena Kwon,

the Eagles shot a 326 and

soared to the conference

This Week In...

Porters Varsity

Athletics

Girls Golf

■Oct. ■ 10 at IHSA Regional,

8 a.m.

■Oct. ■ 14 at IHSA Sectional,

8 a.m.

Boys Golf

■Oct. ■ 14 at IHSA Sectional,

8 a.m.

Girls Tennis

■Oct. ■ 10 at SWSC Blue

Division Championship

Tournament, 4 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 12 at SWSC Blue

Division Championship

Tournament, 8:30 a.m.

■Oct. ■ 14 host Plainfield

North, 8 a.m.

Football

■Oct. ■ 11 at Lincoln-Way

East , 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer

■Oct. ■ 12 host Bolingbrook,

10 a.m.

championship on Oct. 1 at

Silver Lake Country Club

in Orland Park.

Lincoln-Way East (339)

was second, just ahead

of defending champion

Lockport Township (343).

Bolingbrook (435) was

third, and Homewood-

Flossmoor (451) rounded

out the five-team field.

It was the sixth SWSC

Blue title in the past seven

seasons for the Eagles.

“We had three quality

teams vying for the coveted

conference championship,”

East coach Mary

McGivern said. “The girls

fought hard against good

competition. We just had a

hard time figuring out the

■Oct. ■ 15 host Bradley

(rescheduled from 9/19),

4:30 p.m.

Girls Swimming

■Oct. ■ 12 at Barrington High

School, Diving 8:30 a.m.,

Swim 1 p.m.

Girls Volleyball

■Oct. ■ 16 at Sandburg,

5:30 p.m.

Celtics Varsity

Athletics

Boys Cross Country

■Oct. ■ 12 at Oak Forest

Invite, 9 a.m.

Girls Cross Country

■Oct. ■ 12 at Oak Forest

Invite, 9 a.m.

Football

■Oct. ■ 12 vs. DePaul Prep at

Chicago Academy, Noon

Boys Golf

■Oct. ■ 14 IHSA Class 2A

Hinsdale South Sectional at

Prairie Bluff, 8 a.m.

greens because of the [recent]

rain.”

Lockport’s Top 3 players

made All-Conference.

They were junior Claire

Ancevicius (82, 3rd overall),

senior Rachel Kuzel

(84) and junior Katie Tomczuk

(88).

Ancevicius, a three-year

varsity veteran, is looking

forward to facing the

Eagles and everyone else

in the regional.

“I’m fine with the fact

that Sandburg won,” she

said. “They put their heart

into it, and I’m happy for

them. The best thing for

our team is that we support

each other.”

Girls Golf

■Oct. ■ 10 IHSA Class

1A Beecher Regional at

Balmoral Woods, 8 a.m.

■Oct. ■ 14 IHSA Class 1A St.

Bede Sectional at Spring

Creek, 8 a.m.

Boys Hockey

■Oct. ■ 11 host Marmion at

Arctic Ice Arena, 8:30 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 13 at St. Ignatius at

Fifth Third Ice Arena,

2:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

■Oct. ■ 10 host DePaul Prep,

6 p.m.

Girls Tennis

■Oct. ■ 10 host Nazareth,

4:30 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 12 GCAC Tournament

at Loyola, 9 a.m.

Girls Volleyball

■Oct. ■ 10 host De La Salle,

6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 15 at St. Ignatius,

6 p.m.


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Runners race through wet conditions at Locktoberfest

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

It was a big week for

Jared Kreis.

First the Lincoln-Way

Central standout cross

country runner announced

on Wednesday, Oct. 2 that

he had made his college

commitment, and it was a

pretty prestigious one. He

will continue his career at

Duke University.

In celebration of that he

capped off the week by

easily taking the individual

title at the Locktoberfest

boys cross country race on

Saturday, Oct. 5 at Dellwood

Park in Lockport.

Kreis finished with a

time of 15 minutes, 19.3

seconds to win his fifth

race this season. Seniors

Jake Allen (15:42) from

Naperville North and Tyler

Cushing (16:00.2) from

Bolingbrook were second

and third.

“I’m glad to commit to

Duke,” Kreis said. “It was

at the top of my list for

awhile.”

It was the first race in

two weeks for Kreis, who

won the First To Finish

Invite on on Saturday,

Sept. 14 at Detweiller

Park in Peoria, which is

the site of the State Finals.

He captured first in

the Minooka Flight Invite

at Channahon Park a

week later but the Sept. 28

race, the Bartlett Invite at

Sunrise Park was literally

rained out.

There were rains before

last weeks Locktoberfest

meet.

“It wasn’t the best conditions

here,” Kreis said of

Dellwood Park. “So I just

wanted to come out, run

and have fun on one of the

toughest courses.

“I did well at the end

of track season this past

spring. So my goal the rest

of this season is to place

in the top three at the state

meet and also to qualify

for one of the National

meets.”

Central coach John Taylor

was very happy for

Kreis.

“It’s a great highlight

for a great week,” Taylor

said. “What it does is get

that pressure off of him. It

[college] was a huge decision

to have and that’s

lifted. The coach [Norm

Ogilvie] at Duke is great

and Jared will do very

well there.

“Here [at Locktoberfest]

his first two miles went

out at 4:45 each for 9:30.

That beat least years time

for him in worse conditions.

He’s looking good

and he’s got it right there.

He’s a great student of the

sport.”

The Knights did not

run their full team in the

race. But running to personal

best times on varsity

were junior Jay Parker in

17:07.1 and senior Lucas

Dion in 17:57.9. Senior

Erik Johnson also came in

at 18:24.8 for Central.

Taylor wanted to give a

shoutout to his sophomore

team, which placed first

with 48 points with Plainfield

North (84) second.

Sophomore Caden Simone

(17:06.3) and freshman

Connor Lebeau (17:13.2)

placed first and second

overall in the race for the

Knights.

In the varsity race, Naperville

North (42 points)

won it. Neuqua Valley

(85), Wheaton North (97)

and host Lockport Township

(117) were the top

four teams. Plainfield

South (159), Stevenson

(206), Joliet Central (229),

Lockport Varsity team members including #410 Timothy Nielsen, #384-Ross

Cronholm, #394-Jacob Hinchley, #418-Josh Scholl, placed in the top four teams at

Locktoberfest Oct. 5. Bob Klein/22nd Century Media

Plainfield North (253),

Shepard (259), and Stagg

(290) rounded out the Top

10 teams of the complete

18-team field.

Lincoln-Way West (380)

placed 13th, but coach

Jason Van Swol was very

happy.

“Today was ideal,” he

said of the Locktoberfest

race. “We’ve got a lot of

new guys and half the

team PR’ed. Last week

the Tinley Park Invite at

Midlothian Meadows got

cancelled and we were eager

to race.”

Bobby Ryan (17:21.6),

Jack Auchstetter (17:40.5)

Nicholas Reyes (18:36),

William Nash (19:06.4),

Robert Macie (19:18.3),

and Cameron Sparks

(19:22.7), who are all juniors,

along with senior

Francis Balquin (19:23.9),

junior Nathaniel Knutson

(19:27.2), and sophomore

Daniel Fish (20:31.9) were

the Warrior varsity runners.

“Bobby Ryan has been

our top guy all year,” Van

Swol said. “His uncle,

Mike Heilman, ran cross

country for Lincoln-Way

in the 1990’s, so he’s second

generation. Bobby,

Jack [Auchstetter], who

PR’ed here, and [senior]

Nolan Kroll [who didn’t

run at Locktoberfest] have

been our top three. But

we’ve had 11 different

guys in our top seven during

the season. It’s been

great.

“We’ve been in Class 3A

[since Lincoln-Way North

closed] but we still have a

small school feel. We have

29 guys out for the team

this season though and

that’s the biggest squad

we’ve ever had.”

With the wet conditions,

the varsity race was moved

up a half hour from 9:30

to 9 AM. Lockport coach

Tom Razo was happy with

his team for the most part

and also happy with how

the day went.

“The top teams here,

like Naperville North, are

solid,” Razo said. “We did

well though. We have a a

couple of guys who can

run a little better but they

know who they are. and

will have a few things to

work on for the [South-

West Suburban Conference

Blue Division] meet

[which is hosted by Lockport

on Saturday, Oct. 19

at the high school].

“We moved the race up

a little and still had the

fresh/soph and the open

races go off well. It was a

great day and having some

music, which was provided

by parents, made it even

better.”

The top four for Lockport

all finished in the

Top 25 overall. They were

junior Timothy Nielsen

(15th, 16:35.5), senior

Ross Cronholm (17th,

16:39.1), senior Jake

Hinchley (20th, 16:51.8),

and junior Devan Callahan

(25th, 16:59.4).

2

“I think we worked really

well as a pack,” Nielson

said. “Then we’d move up

and pass people. We know

running here at Dellwood

Park is more of a challenge.

[When it comes to

postseason] just as long

as we work as a team we

should place at sectional

and move on.”

As part of the Porter

team that made it to the

State Finals for the second

straight season last fall,

Hinchley knows what the

Porters have to do to get

back to Peoria on Nov. 9

of this year.

“We just have to stay

with the plan,” Hinchley

said. “We have to follow

the workout and stay right

on track. We just have to

stay back a little bit. We

can’t fly out and don’t

need to be anxious.”

It was the last scheduled

race for the Lockport seniors

at Dellwood Park.

“I like the environment

here,” Cronholm said of

Dellwood Park. “It’s not

so much about time, it’s

about racing. It’s a fun

experience. It’s not just a

race, it’s a unique experience

with the hills, the

mud, the crowd. That gets

you going.”

Senior Brendan Diamond

(17:18.8), junior

Austin Molitor (17:23.9),

senior Josh Scholl

(17:45.8), junior Wil Kiley

(17:48.6), senior Aidan

Pajeau (18:11.4), and

senior Colin Stapleton

(19:15.5) rounded out the

Porter lineup.

“We did well and got

some energy back,” Razo

said of his team. “We’re

looking better. The kids

went out a little hard but

they learned some things.

I’m excited, I’m fired up.

We will be OK.”


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fastbreak

Football

Injuries prove costly for Celtics in loss to St. Rita

4

22nd Century Media File

Photo

1st and 3

LTHS football leads

Bolingbrook at

halftime before

falling

1. A good start

The Lockport

football team led

Bolingbrook 14-0 in

the first quarter and

14-7 at halftime

before the Raiders

came back to win

29-14.

2. Do-it-all player

LTHS’s Collin Schmutzler

rushed 36

times for 166 yards

and two touchdowns

in the game

versus Bolingbrook,

as well as doubled

as a defensive

back.

3. Holding out hope

The Porters, with

the amount of

playoff points they

have, remain hopeful

they can make

the postseason

this year even if

they end with four

victories.

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

For 24 minutes, the

Providence Catholic football

team matched St. Rita

step for step.

But after two injuries to

key Providence starters to

start the second half Friday,

Oct. 4, the Mustangs

were able to capitalize en

route to a 22-0 Week 6 victory.

The Celtics injuries

were to starting quarterback

Kevin Conway

and defensive back Max

Pignotti – the latter of

whom required assistance

from paramedics.

“It was definitely different,”

Providence coach

Mark Coglianese said of

the second half troubles.

“Those are both the leaders

on both sides of the

ball for us. That’s not an

excuse. [St. Rita] played

well, and [Mustangs running

back Kaleb Brown]

ran hard. He was definitely

the difference.”

After being held to just

31 yards in the first half,

Brown exploded in the

second half to end the day

with 149 yards on 23 carries

and two touchdowns

– the first of which came

two plays after the Pignotti

injury. Brown took a

handoff and sprinted 35

yards for the score with

8:37 left in the third quarter.

The Mustangs missed

the extra point attempt but

took the 6-0 lead.

Then, after the Mustangs

got on the board again

with a 24-yard field goal,

Brown effectively iced the

game with a 9-yard touchdown

run with 4:55 left in

the fourth quarter to make

it 16-0.

St. Rita defensive back

Kyle James – who also had

two interceptions in the

game for the Mustangs –

added on a late score with

a 25-yard touchdown run.

The Mustangs missed the

extra point again, capping

the scoring at 22-0.

Offensively, the Celtics

couldn’t muster much

in the second half after

Conway (3-of-8, 25 yards,

INT) left the game with a

leg injury.

“Kevin hurt something

right before the half,” Coglianese

said. “He came

out in the second half and

didn’t feel right. He got

it checked out. We’re not

sure exactly, but it [might

be] some type of sprain.

We’ll have to see.”

But overall, Celtics

quarterbacks threw three

interceptions in the game,

leading to tough field position

all game for the defense.

“Defense kept answering

the bell, but field position

was just horrible all

night – both halves,” Coglianese

said. “It wasn’t

just one half, but [it was]

especially in the second

half. Then you’re a little

bit behind on the scoreboard,

and now you’re

Providence quarterback Kevin Conway is wrapped up by a St. Rita defender. Conway

was injured during the Celtics’ 22-0 loss Friday, Oct. 4, in New Lenox.

CHIP DELORENZO/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

backed up and you’ve got

a backup quarterback in.

We just couldn’t answer

that.

“I think we just mentally

and physically got

wore down late in that

third quarter and the

fourth quarter. A lot of our

linemen go both ways,

which traditionally we

don’t do. But, unfortunately,

we have to, and it

started to wear on them a

little bit.”

The loss dropped Providence

to 4-2 on the season,

while the Mustangs

improved to 3-3. Up next

for the Celtics is DePaul.

“Our goals are still

there,” Coglianese said.

“We’re not going to be

St. Rita vs. Providence

1 2 3 4 F

St. Rita 0 0 6 16 22

Providence 0 0 0 0 0

Catholic

THREE STARS OF THE GAME

1. Kaleb Brown, sophomore, St. Rita, running back – 23

rushing attempts, 149 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs

2. Kyle James, junior, St. Rita, defensive back – 2 INTs, 25-

yard rushing TD

3. Aaron Vaughn, sophomore, Providence Catholic, running

back – 27 rushing attempts, 67 rushing yards

able to win conference,

but I told them we’ve

won state with four losses.

We’ve got the talent.

We’ve just got to heal up

a little bit. It’s going to be

a rough couple of weeks.

I think Kevin’s going to

be out for a few weeks. I

don’t know about Max.

But some guys are going

to have to step up. We’re

thin to begin with, but I

still like our seniors and

like our chances. We’ll get

back to work.”

LISTEN UP

“I hope it opened a few people’s eyes. This team has heart and

potential. We just have to stick with the plan and do our jobs.”

Collin Schmutzler — Porters football player, on his

team’s fast start against Bolingbrook

Tune In

Football

Going to Frankfort — 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, vs.

Lincoln-Way East

• The Porters have their toughest game of the season

against the Griffins.

Index

37 - This Week In

35 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor Thomas Czaja, tom@

homerhorizon.com.


homer glen’s Hometown Newspaper | October 10, 2019

Costly injuries Providence

football falls to St.Rita during second

half, Page 39

Conquering conference

Lockport boys golf wins individual and team

conference titles, Page 37

Runners get

ready for the

Locktoberfest boys

cross country race

Oct. 5 at Dellwood

Park in Lockport.

Photo Submitted

Despite wet conditions, area runners dominate

Dellwood Park during Locktoberfest, Page 38

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