Flossmoor Baseball and Softball will host a free Major League Baseball Junior Home Run Derby for local youth at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Flossmoor Park, 2525 Flossmoor Road. The competition, sponsored by Major League Baseball, is a way for talented youngsters to showcase their hitting talents, with[Read More…]
Raising the bar. The expression comes from the high jump and pole vault events of track and field. Each athlete tries to jump over a bar at a set height. Then the bar is raised. Those who succeeded make more attempts at the new height, until only one athlete remains as[Read More…]
Racquetball is a family tradition for Bob Adams of Homewood. Today three generations play the game, and Bob and his sons meet each week for a friendly game or two at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s H-F Racquet & Fitness Center.
The Homewood-Flossmoor High School hockey team won both games with 3-2 scores to defeat Lake Central High in Indiana and walk away with top honors and the Hayes Cup on March 10.
Jeff Griffin lost only one bout in the recent IHSA state wrestling tournament – and a wager with himself. “Since sophomore year, I knew that I wanted to be in the state finals. I told myself that if I didn’t win the state championship, I would wrestle in college,” Griffin joked.[Read More…]
It’s the time of year when high school seniors and their parents start to show off new college colors — a Drake ball cap, a Western Kentucky hoodie, a Northern Illinois track jacket. There was an added twist for 10 Homewood-Flossmoor High School families on Feb. 7, when Vikings seniors[Read More…]
Nancy Hoekstra’s dedication to making the game of tennis accessible to all won her Member of the Year-Illinois honors from the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) during its 2018 International Tennis Symposium in Hilton Head, South Carolina, in February.
Forget Zorro. He wasn’t a fencer. The masked man’s swashbuckling movie scenes that capture the clatter from dueling rapiers as opponents fight on isn’t what today’s fencing is about. Today’s fencing requires one-on-one strategy, physical agility and intensity and it’s drawing the attention of students at Homewood-Flossmoor and Marian Catholic High[Read More…]
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor had its longest season on record — 310 days. Dave Ward, superintendent of golf, reported to the park board that the unseasonably mild winter allowed the park district to open the course Feb. 17, 2017, the earliest opening day in[Read More…]
Five ice hockey teams at the H-F Ice Arena brought home top prizes in tournaments. From the youngest to the more advanced, the teams beat competitors in games at Chicago, St. Louis and Madison, Wisconsin, in January. The teams are part of HF Vikings Youth Hockey Association, serving 126 players[Read More…]