Prairie State freshman Josh Matiscik is mobbed by teammates after scoring what would be the game-winning goal in the NJCAA national championship. (Provided photo)
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Prairie State men’s soccer wins national title

Prairie State coach Carlos Reyes talked to his team before the NJCAA Division II men’s soccer national championship match against Morton College in Arizona. 

The Panthers beat Reyes’s Pioneers twice during the regular season, first when they were in a position to win an Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference championship and then again for a regional title.

Prairie State freshman Josh Matiscik is mobbed by teammates after scoring what would be the game-winning goal in the NJCAA national championship. (Provided photo)

“I told them, ‘We know this team. They bested us twice . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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