Sunday, May 5, 2013
About 2,000 runners trod over 13 miles on Route 83 Sunday morning for the annual First Midwest Half Marathon.
The sixth First Midwest Half Marathon was held Sunday, with about 2,000 participants joining the run. Security was heightened since the Boston Marathon, but it didn't lessen the mood, with sunny weather and smiles around the start/finish line. The first finishers completed the 13-plus mile run in just over an hour. The half marathon raised $5,000 each for the American Cancer Society, the South West Special Recreation Association and Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens. Read on for more stories about the First Midwest Half Marathon and local reactions to Boston. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Football standout, Patrick Ward, a 2009 graduate of Providence Catholic High School signed on to play with the Miami Dolphins.
Patrick Ward, a 2009 football standout from Providence Catholic High School, is an NFL pro. He signed April 27 with the Miami Dolphins. The 6-foot-7-inch, 310-pound offensive lineman announced his signing April 27 on Twitter. He tweeted: The 22-year-old son of Brian and Laurel Ward of Homer Glen, Ward played for the Northwestern Wildcats. Read his Wildcats bio here . The Wildcats bio describes him as having "excelled in his third year as a starter on NU offensive line, moving to left tackle in 2012 after spending the previous two seasons at right tackle. "Ward was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by both league media and coaches, the first such honor of his career. He is noted as one of Northwestern's top performing student-athletes …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Dan Giordano, 23, of Frankfort, signed as a free agent with the Cardinals on Saturday, his mom announced. Giordano was defensive standout for the Griffins before going on to play at the University of Cincinnati.
Lincoln-Way East defensive standout Dan Giordano signed as an NFL free agent with the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night. His mother, Denise, announced the signing in a Facebook message to Patch. Giordano, of Frankfort, wasn't chosen during the three-day NFL draft, which ran from Thursday, April 25, to Saturday, April 27. But his signing after the draft means he has a chance to earn a spot on the Cardinals' roster this upcoming season. A four-year starter at defensive end for the Griffins, Giordano was named defensive player of the year in the Southwest Suburban Conference for the 2007 season as a senior. He also was part of East's 2005 team that won the 8A state title. Giordano, 23, continued as a defensive player at the University of …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Lincolnway Special Recreation Assoication Walk n 'Roll-a-Thon benefit to maintain the multi-sports field for individuals with disabilities is April 28 in Manhattan.
The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association Walk n' Roll-a-Thon benefit to support both The Field of Dreams, a multi-sports field for individuals with disabilities, and the Les Turner ALS Foundation is April 28. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. at 25640 S. Gougar Road. Event sponsors are HomeStar Bank and Financial Services of Manhattan, 25640 S. Gougar Road, and Manhattan Park District. The LWSRA provides recreational services for people with disabilities living within the community park district boundaries of New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort, Manhattan, Peotone and Wilmington. LWSRA promises plenty of activities to enjoy before and after the race. The entry fee is $25. For information about registration …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Walk of Hope and 5K Fun Run is planned to raise awareness of the many programs that Cancer Centers in Mokena and Homewood have available to assist individuals and families in the battle against cancer.
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
A New Lenox 5th-grader brought home the winning trophy at the Illinois Midget Wrestling Championship.
New Lenox's 10-year-old Brock Pfeifer won the Illinois Midget Championship for Wrestling in Danville. This past wrestling season he earned a 46-2 record. A member of the Lincoln Way Wrestling Club, he won the 66-pound weight class for the 9 and 10-year-old category on March 16. Pfeifer said he matches a commitment to practice with a positive attitude, and the result is a winning strategy on the mat. With his dad, Phil Pfeifer, by his side, he has plenty of support and encouragement. Having started the sport when he was just 6-years-old, he smiled and revealed that he has a career record of 150-20. But this year his focus was a bit different. He started the season with a championship trophy in mind. "The goal was always to win the state …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Photo gallery and video of Cubs fans and Wrigley Field.
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Baseball fans flocked to Wrigley field on Monday for the Cubs' home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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New Lenox native Eddie Kilmara is back on the mat, and with a vengeance.
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