Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Seven student-athletes made their college plans official during a signing-day ceremony Wednesday at Marian Catholic High School.
Last May, Marian Catholic softball standout Alex Nickel was named Southland Patch's Athlete of the Month. On Wednesday, she was at the head of Marian Catholic's recruiting class. Seven Marian Catholic standouts made the college plans official during a ceremony at school. Following is a rundown: 1. Brad Bohlen (baseball), Northern Kentucky. 2. Aliyah Isaac (basketball), Valparaiso. 3. Reggie Johnson (baseball), Missouri. 4. Jasmine King (volleyball), Steon Hall. 5. Alex Nickel (softball), St. Louis. 6. Melanie Ransom (basketball), Davidson. 7. Megan Walsh (basketball), Truman State.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Despite missing a slew of layups, Marian Catholic was able to take care of business in a 62-48 girls basketball victory over Fenwick Saturday.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Marist concludes regular-season play atop the weekly Patch Power Rankings for girls basketball. Lincoln-Way East, Homewood-Flossmoor, Stagg and Marian Catholic build momentum for IHSA playoffs, too.
1. Marist (28-1): How ready are the RedHawks for postseason play? They went into Wednesday night’s game vs. Fenwick with a 378-161 scoring edge over their East Suburban Catholic Conference rivals. Four Marist players ranked in the top 15 in conference scoring—JeTaun Rouse (4th), Leah Bolton (9th), Asiana Bey (14th) and Claire Ryan (15th). 2. Lincoln-Way East (23-3): Taylor Johnson and Caitlin McMahon were up to their old tricks in a 52-35 victory over Lockport. Johnson scored 23 points. McMahon added 12 points and 12 rebounds. The Griffins conclude the regular season with a game at Bolingbrook Thursday. 3. Homewood-Flossmoor (19-7): Danielle Woolfork scored 17 points in a 57-29 victory over Lincoln-Way Central. Amena Brent chipped in with …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
In what Marist coach Mary Pat Connoly called an 'odd' game, the RedHawks finished strong to seal their 47-43 victory over Marian Catholic on Monday night.
When the Marist RedHawks and the Marian Catholic Spartans take the court in girls basketball, it's a good bet you can throw the records out. The rivalry between the two squads is always fierce. On Monday in Chicago Heights, the two teams dueled to the final buzzer. At the end, though, it was Marist's low-post presence that sealed the game for a 47-43 RedHawks victory. “We're glad we won; we survived,” Marist coach Mary Pat Connolly said. “We're big conference rivals, we're big South Side rivals, so it's going to be an 'odd' game. The whole game is going to be odd because of the rivalry. If it was somebody else, the game would've ran smoother … They gave us a good run.” As for the RedHawks effort in the low post, it came as no surprise to …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Marist 47, Marian Catholic 43: Low post presence, scoring push RedHawks past Spartans in Chicago Heights.
The Skinny: Marist's team height was the story of the game for the RedHawks, who came into their girls basketball game with Marian Catholic on Monday night ready for battle. The post presence of the RedHawks powered the team, as nearly every timely rebound found its way into a RedHawks' hands. Marian kept the game close in their home gym with an uptempo style, but Marist's post dominance proved to be too much in its 47-43 victory. Patch’s MVP: Marist's Asianna Bey finished with nine points in the victory, but more importantly held Marian's Megan Walsh, who was averaging 20 points, to 14. Bey was dominant in the paint. Key Stats: Aside from outrebounding the Spartans, Marist also got to the free throw line more than three times as much as …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Marian Catholic junior forward Megan Walsh put up big numbers for the Spartans in the Chi-Town Showdown. And she put up big numbers in Patch Athlete of the Week voting, too.
Megan Walsh outpolled five others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week, Dec. 4-10. Walsh is now eligible for December Patch Athlete of the Month recognition. The candidates were: Jubril Adekoya, junior, forward, boys basketball, Andrew. Adekoya scored 20 points and hauled down 13 rebounds in the T-Bolts’ 81-51 victory over Stagg. Brooke Annerino, sophomore, guard, girls basketball, Oak Lawn. Annerino was pretty in pink in the Spartans’ 67-59 victory over Oak Forest on Pink Out Night. She scored 20 points and helped promote Oak Lawn’s breast cancer awareness fundraising efforts. Colin Holler, junior, wrestling, Sandburg. Holler won the 152-pound championship in the Wildcat Invitational at Wheeling. He scored a fall and two major …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Megan Walsh scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Marian Catholic's 57-48 girls basketball loss to Elkhart (Ind.) Penn Saturday at the Chi-Town Showdown.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Ashton Millender and Dajhae Mullins power Spartans in tip-off classic at Maine West.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Spartans lost a number of standouts to graduation, but coach Annie Basic-Byrne already is implementing a three-stage plan to keep the beat going strong.
Top programs don’t rebuild they reload. That is what the Marian Catholic girls’ basketball team will be doing this upcoming season. “Depending on how well we accept that and come together will determine how quickly we can be a premier team again," Spartans coach Annie-Basic-Byrne said. Marian Catholic will look to overcome the loss of six seniors from last year’s team, including Maryssa Cladis (North Central), Jamie Johnson (Lewis), Simone Law (Loyola) and Jasmine Matthews (Bowling Green). All six will be playing in the collegiate ranks next season. The Spartans have seen their seasons end with losses the last three years in the supersectionals to Chicago power Whitney Young, including last season’s 22-point setback. Still, the Spartans …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Spartans' senior racked up the awards and records during a memorable girls basketball season.
Simone Law, Marian Catholic, senior, girls basketball When Simone Law leaves Marian Catholic this coming spring, just how will she be missed? “The better question to be asked is how she won’t be missed,” Marian coach Annie Basic-Byrne said. Here’s Law's list of honors from this season: McDonald's All-American nominee, ESPN All-Area, MVP of the East Suburban Catholic Conference. Second-Team IBCA, Chicago Sun-Times All-Area, Southtown Star Player of the Year and Northwest Indiana Times Player of the Year. Now, Law can add one more award to her stack: Chicago Heights Patch pick as Top Winter Sports Athlete. * Law averaged 17.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. She is the Marian Catholic record holder for career rebounds and single-season …