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Lacrosse Thu Jan 24 2013

OWLS Holds Inner City Lacrosse Camp on MLK Day

lacrossecoach.jpgMartin Luther King Jr. once said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

The kids participating in the Outreach With Lacrosse and Schools, or OWLS, hope to live in such a world.

Last Monday in the West Loop, a group of kids from the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls learned the fundamentals of lacrosse from the folks at OWLS. The event is a part of a continuing effort to expose inner-city children to the sport; one that is traditionally played by the affluent.

OWLS is a volunteer organization dedicated to starting lacrosse programs for inner-city schools and communities. It stresses team-building, healthy lifestyles and academic achievement. The OWLS program is spearheaded by Sam Angelotta, a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at St. Malachy School on the city's West side. Angelotta played collegiate lacrosse at Indiana University and DePaul University. He says the program started out as need for an after school program.

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News Thu Jun 25 2009

Short Hops

  • The Chicago chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America is meeting tomorrow to figure out once and for all how they should regard players of the Steroid Era in their future Hall of Fame voting. One Delaware sports writer is urging them to "do the right thing."
  • When the dust clears after tonight's NBA draft, will Kirk Hinrich end up wearing a new uniform?
  • The White Sox youngsters Jayson Nix and Josh Fields made the most of their rare starting assignments.
  • Local Iowa State and Duke basketball fans might have something to do next January 6.
  • The Fire is gearing up for its next match in the Super Liga against fellow MLS club Chivas USA Tuesday at Toyota Park.
  • ChicagoNow blogger Matt Olsen lists 10 Chicago sports surprises that weren't really surprises. Personally, I'd add the continually rising cost projections for hosting the Olympics.
  • It'll be Mark Brown (no, not this Mark Brown) instead of Gonzalo Omar Basile who will take on Fres Oquendo at "Windy City Fight Night 3" this Friday at the UIC Pavilion. On the undercard, Rita "La Guera" Figueroa has a rematch with Tammie "The Tasmanian Devil" Johnson. Man, I love nicknames.
  • Weekend warriors, get caught up with the Chicago Open paintball tournament being held in Bollingbrook.
  • The Chicago Machine hope to end a three-game losing streak when they take on the Washington Bayhawks this Saturday at Toyota Park in Major League Lacrosse action.
  • If you just can't let go of the 1985 Bears, you might have a reason to watch the Cleveland Browns a bit closer this season.
  • The Lou Malnati's Pizza Bronco team does a worst-to-first run in the Wilmette House women's baseball league. Meanwhile, it's the Riveters versus the Skyline and the Comets versus the Turtle Rock in Chicago Gems Women's Baseball League action at Bedford Park Fields.

Ken Green

Lacrosse Fri Jun 05 2009

Welcome to the Machine

chicagomachine.jpgThis Sunday, Major League Lacrosse returns to Toyota Park when the Chicago Machine face the Denver Outlaws. The Machine is 1-2, their only win coming against the Outlaws in the season opener; conversely, that was the only loss so far for Denver -- and both teams played the same opponents in the interim. Tickets start at $20 for the 3pm match.

As an aside, is it me or does the lacrosse stick in the Machine's logo remind you of a parking meter? Maybe I'm just being influenced by all the parking meter deal controversy in the news...

Andrew Huff

Lacrosse Thu Dec 18 2008

Short Hops

  • When they last met, the Packers beat the Bears 37-3. While the Green Bay tries to figure out how to do it again, the Bears are working on how to avoid a repeat this Monday night.
  • The Bleacher Report asks: What if Terrell Owens was a Bear? We answer: All hell would break loose.
  • White Sox World: Ozzie plays Alan Greenspan, Jenks shrugs off trade talk and the Sox and Dodgers start acting like roomies.
  • The Cubs announce a minor league managerial switch. No, not this guy. This guy.
  • The city's annual Holiday Sports Festival kicks off soon. This year it has an ulterior motive.
  • The Sporting News' reaction to the Wrigley Field hockey spectacular: meh.
  • Meanwhile, the Hawks' Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are first and sixth, respectively, among forwards in NHL All-Star Western Conference balloting. Brian "Soup" Campbell is third in balloting for defensemen.
  • The Gay Games and the Outgames kiss and make up. Er...
  • Sure, they have Derrick Rose. But what exactly are the Bulls building?
  • Bo knows indoor sports facilities.
  • Bollingbrook and Whitney Young are at 10 and 15, respectively, in the rankings of the top 50 girls high school basketball teams. And on the boys side? De La Salle manages to squeak in at No. 44.

Ken Green

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