By Michael O'Brien

July 2010 Archives

Summer state field set

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The summer baseball regionals are done and the Elite Eight is set for the Phil Lawler Summer Classic, which starts Monday in Lisle and Naperville.

Pool A openers at North Central College in Naperville are Palatine vs. St. Charles East at 10 a.m. and Streamwood vs. Nazareth at 12:30 p.m.

Pool B first-rounders at Benedictine University in Lisle are Providence vs. Neuqua Valley at 10 a.m. and Lake Zurich vs. St. Laurence at 12:30 p.m.

There will be elimination games at both sites at 3 p.m. Monday. Pool play wraps up Tuesday with games at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with the pools switching sites from Monday.

The semifinals will by Wednesday at Benedictine at 5 and 7:30 p.m., with the title game set for 7:30 Thursday night at Benedictine.

Olympic spirit

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Six local athletes have made the cut for the U.S. delegation heading to Singapore next month for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

The Youth Olympics, like its big brother, is held every four years and features the same 26 sports that will be contested at London in 2012. This year's event, which runs Aug. 14-26, is expected to draw around 3.600 athletes from 205 countries.

Geneva has two Youth Olympians, triathletes Kevin McDowell and Kelly Whitley. Max Schneider, a defending Class 3A wrestling champ from Lane, will compete in judo, while Washington's Michelle Silva and Morgan Park's Gregory English will compete in taekwondo. Chicago Christian's Madison Kamp is on the volleyball squad.

City/Suburban Showdown matchups announced

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The annual City/Suburban Showdown will take place Feb. 19 at UIC Pavilion:

4:30 pm: Lyons vs. Proviso East
6:30 pm: Rock Island vs. Morgan Park
8:30 pm: Simeon vs. Benet

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