Author: David P. Funk

Murphy fitting her role, leading H-F from the point

Jaeda Murphy is a point guard’s point guard.  The diminutive Homewood-Flossmoor junior is a pass-first, defend-the-perimeter, make-things-happen sort of player who says she always thinks about the team before herself. “Coming into the season, I didn’t really have any goals set for me. I was just coming out here to[Read More…]

H-F’s Robinson brothers win at Powerade wrestling tourney

Homewood-Flossmoor High School wrestling’s Robinson brothers each brought home first-place finishes from the well-respected Powerade tournament in Pennsylvania this week. Jaydon Robinson, a junior, was coming off disappointing finishes at the last two major tournaments he wrestled in Ohio and Indiana. He won the 145-pound division at Powerade, topping Cameron[Read More…]

Homewood-Flossmoor 145-pounder Jaydon Robinson stands disappointed on the third-place step of the podium at the Carnahan Invitational on Dec. 17. (David P. Funk/H-F Chronicle)

Robinson pushing past disappointment for H-F wrestling

Winning third place at the Carnahan Invitational is a reason for a lot of wrestlers to celebrate. The Crown Point, Indiana, wrestling tournament has become one of the more respected high school events in the Great Lakes region in recent years. Homewood-Flossmoor’s Jaydon Robinson wasn’t happy with that Dec. 17[Read More…]

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)

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[Read More…]

H-F senior Schoen highlights fall season for Vikings

Caroline Schoen didn’t finish her high school cross country career quite like she’d hoped but the Homewood-Flossmoor senior still graduates as a two-time state qualifier with a running resume full of first-place finishes. She finished 42nd in the Class 3A state meet, crossing the finish line in 18 minutes, 37[Read More…]

Demi Chaney, 14, stands on second base during the MLB Trailblazers Series in the spring. Chaney won MVP of the event and will attend the World Series. (Provided photo)

Homewood teen to be honored at World Series

It couldn’t have worked out better for 14-year-old Demi Chaney, but she earned it. The Homewood resident will leave for Houston Friday at the invitation of Major League Baseball. Chaney was chosen as the MVP of MLB’s Girls Baseball Trailblazers series in April in Vero Beach, Fla., so the league[Read More…]

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