Sweets and spirit mark baseball opening day

Marian Catholic varsity players Cleveland Hardy, left, and Tommy Klupchak listen to Coach Mike Taylor during a practice session at the school. (Photos by Mary Compton)

Marian Catholic High School coach Mike Taylor hit a magic number this basketball season – 300 victories. 

He said he was surprised he’d crossed that threshold when Marian beat Nazareth Academy 55-37 on Jan. 28. It really wasn’t on his mind.

“It’s not something I really keep track of. It just means you’ve been around for a long time,” he joked. “With . . .

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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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