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Coach Matt Somodi, standing right, talks with boystrying out for the new James Hart baseball team.(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/HF Chronicle)

Students at James Hart Junior High will be taking swings at the baseball as the school’s first organized baseball and softball teams start their season this month.

The school board agreed to start organized teams after surveys found great interest in the competitive sports. The Hart teams will face other regional teams in the Illinois Elementary Education Association league, including schools in Chicago Heights, Lansing, Steger, Flossmoor and communities farther south.

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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