News Tribune Sports Commentary
It was hard to avoid thinking about the Yiddish proverb “Man plans, God laughs” as Saturday unfolded.
With the offense a little stagnant, the Helias boys basketball team decided to go for a run to clear its head.
Wrestling is a funny thing: In the space of one day you can be thrilled with a sixth-place finish and heartbroken with a second-place result. That was the scenario for the Blair Oaks Falcons ....
The first day of the Class 1 state wrestling tournament had a little bit of everything for the Blair Oaks Falcons — some ups, some downs and one thing that was kind of a middle-of-the-road type of thing.
The Blair Oaks Falcons will enter the Class 1 state wrestling tournament that begins today as the defending champions, but they’re harboring no illusions of winning back-to-back titles.
Defense name of the game
The Father Tolton boys basketball team picked a perfect time for its best defensive effort of the season. Playing in front of a sold-out-for days, standing-room-only crowd at Rackers Fieldhouse, the Trailblazers clamped down in the second half and surged past the Helias Crusaders by a 63-44 score.
For the first three quarters, the Helias Crusaders couldn’t buy a free throw.
The head coach of the Lincoln baseball team might be unfamiliar to area fans, but his assistant coach is the exact opposite.
It didn’t take long for the new face at Lincoln University to determine coaching baseball was in his future.
This season will be all about newness for the Lincoln University baseball team.