Kenwood and the Thunderbirds soar, even if lofty goals weren’t met
CHICAGO — Kenwood Academy’s baseball season may not have ended how they wanted it to, but that didn’t stop them from having a historic year, thanks in part to the contributions of a trio of brothers. Kevin Jr., K’Vion and Kevari Thunderbird were among the headliners of a deep, talented — and albeit, young — […]
NASCAR Bringing the Heat to Chicago
For the first time in the history of NASCAR, they will hold a motor racing event inside a major metropolitan area. The “Windy City” will be hosting the NASCAR Cup Series Street Race in downtown Chicago; the NASCAR Chicago Street Race weekend will be held on July 1 & 2. The Cup Series Race is aptly named “Grant Park 220” and will be a 220-mile race with 100 laps, and the Xfinity Series Race is called “The Loop 121” will be a 121 mile with 55 laps. The course will take drivers onto the roads of Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, and Columbus Drive, driving them around Grant Park and all along Lake Michigan.
SKATE for Girls program helps girls gain confidence on the ice and in the classroom
WILMETTE. Ill. — Mathematics and figure skating came together Saturday to help young girls develop their skills on the ice and in the classroom. Just as Chicagoland celebrated the unofficial start of summer and warmer weather with the opening of beaches across the area Friday for Memorial Day weekend, nearly two dozen girls took to […]
Family day for youth outreach program at Wrigley Field
CHICAGO (CBS)-- Some local families will be spending this Memorial Day at Wrigley Field for a family fun day.Families involved in MLB's youth outreach program Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities are invited to the friendly confines Monday. The organization, which has been around since 1989, works to get kids involved in the sport and spread joy.Coach Chris Thompson, manager of youth baseball and softball for Cubs charities. "It was reviving baseball in the inner city. Baseball and softball is an expensive sport," He said. "We're trying to break down barriers and alleviate all those so kids don't have to pay to play."Players from several teams and their families are spending time together. Then, they'll watch the Cubs take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:20 p.m.
‘The Last Word’ on Saving Street Basketball in Chicago
Every summer, Chicago’s parks come alive with children and adults enjoying the outdoors, and especially playing sports. But in recent years, basketball nets and even rims in some Chicago parks have been removed, leaving kids who want to play without a shot. My Block My Hood My City founder Jahmal Cole says that’s not fair. Here, he gives “the last word” on why bringing back basketball to our parks will lead to a safer city.
‘I want to win. That’s what you go after.’ Chicago Sky begin to find their identity with Kahleah Copper at the helm.
In an offseason dominated by uncertainty for the Chicago Sky, one truth emerged almost immediately: This is Kahleah Copper’s team now. Copper quickly embraced her role as the primary star, jokingly dubbing herself the team’s assistant general manager. Throughout training camp, she often stood beside coach James Wade in the center circle at the training center in Deerfield, hands on her hips, ...
Northwestern defeats Boston College to capture NCAA women's lacrosse title
The Wildcats rolled to an 18-6 win, the largest margin of victory in the NCAA Championship game in 15 years.
Track & Field competes in NCAA prelims after historic season
DePaul’s track and field team sent four athletes to compete in the NCAA first round in Sacramento, California. Sophomores Alex Bernstein and Darius Brown represented the men’s team, while senior Tori Carroll and freshman Jaiah Hopf took part for DePaul’s women’s team. The events each athlete...
Aurora FC gets second straight shutout in 4-0 win over Chicago Dutch Lions
CHICAGO -- Minnesota Aurora FC shut out a second straight opponent and continued their scoring frenzy with a 4-0 win over Chicago Dutch Lions Saturday.Aurora scored three of its goals in the first half, then added the fourth in the 89th minute. "Starting games as strong as we can is huge," said Maya Hansen. "We're catching teams on their heels as much as we can. We've emphasized picking our moment about when to go forward." Hansen scored twice, and now has three goals and an assist on the season. Kennedy Faulknor also scored, and the final goal of the match was Mariah Nguyen's first of the season.Aurora won its season opener 5-0 against Rochester FC.
NASCAR Has Requirement For All Drivers Racing In Chicago
Earlier this year, NASCAR announced that The Chainsmokers would headline a full-length concert for the first-ever street race in the NASCAR Cup Series. NASCAR will be in the Windy City from July 1-2 for the Chicago Street Race. Moments ago, NASCAR announced a requirement for the drivers ...
NASCAR, Sail Grand Prix teaming up at Navy Pier
CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — Residents might have heard about the big NASCAR race that is coming to the Chicago streets this summer, but there is another race happening before it. NASCAR and Sail Grand Prix are joining forces and swapping helmets to help promote their events. First up in the Sail Grand Prix’s Lake Michigan […]
Ellison High School's Class of 2021 Graduates with Achievements in Academics and Athletics
481 seniors graduated from Ellison High School in Texas over the weekend. Valedictorian Olivia Farmer recalled the Principal's orientation talk four years prior, in which he encouraged the incoming class to leave middle school drama and irresponsibility behind.
Sail Grand Prix Coming To Navy Pier 2 Weeks Before NASCAR Street Race Takes Over Downtown
DOWNTOWN — Chicago will host two races Downtown this summer: one on land and one on Lake Michigan. The Rolex United States Sail Grand Prix returns for a second year June 16-17 at Navy Pier, officials announced Wednesday. The grand prix features national teams competing in fast, short races on high-speed catamarans.
NASCAR Chicago and SailGP challenge kicks off racing season
In a press conference on Wednesday, May 24, at Navy Pier, the NASCAR Chicago Street Race and SailGP’s Lake Michigan Race came together to announce an exciting collaboration to kick off the summer. Both organizations — represented by the U.S.A. SailGP team athlete Cooper Dressler and NASCAR Chicago Street...
A Chicago ballpark the first in the country to install stop the bleed kits
Wrigley Field now has more than 20 bleeding control kits along the walls of the ball park. The kits include a tourniquet, gauze and trauma shears to cut through clothing. Staff at Wrigley have been trained on how to stop the bleed. The American College of Surgeons says bleeding is the number on cause of death after injury. The city of Chicago has over 300 kits available across the city, just recently a security guard used the kits after two children were injured in a shooting outside a West Garfield park library.
COLUMN: How landing Elijah Fisher should improve DePaul’s recruiting moving forward
For the past two decades, DePaul basketball was perceived by many as an afterthought in the realm of Chicago sports. With regular low attendance figures and limited local media coverage, the team has struggled to make a lasting impression in the college basketball landscape. However, a new chapter is unfolding...
How to get Northwestern Wildcats 2023 women’s lacrosse national championship gear
The Northwestern women’s lacrosse team on Sunday claimed its first national championship in 11 years and Fanatics has fresh gear to celebrate that title. Choose from the Under Armour 2023 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Champions team-Issued T-Shirt in black for $39,99, the Northwestern Wildcats Blue 84 2023 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Champions T-Shirt in purple for $29.99, the Northwestern Wildcats Champion 2023 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt in white for $29.99 and the Northwestern Wildcats Fanatics Branded 2023 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Champions T-Shirt in black for $39.99.
‘We just stayed strong’: Kenwood Academy baseball coach reflects on first city championship win
That sunny Monday afternoon on May 22 was a special day that Kenwood Academy will never forget as their baseball team captured its first Chicago Public League title in school history. The 27 - 4 Broncos went on to defeat Walter Payton College Prep in a tight 2 - 0 victory at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Alabama softball in weather delay during super regional Game 3 vs. Northwestern
Alabama softball and Northwestern are out a lightning delay in Game 3 of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional. Play is to resume at 4:52 p.m. CT, after a 15-minute warmup period. The game is in a scoreless tie with no outs in the bottom of the third inning. Crimson Tide outfielder Kristen White holds a 1-1 count with no runners on base.
Chicago, May 27 High School Baseball⚾ Game Notice
The Washington High School - Chicago baseball team will have a game with De La Salle Institute on May 27, 2023, 17:00:00 CST.
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