With two Class AA girls golf state titles and one runner-up finish in the past three years, Prospect coach Jim Hamann has one of the most successful programs in the state.
Now he is hoping for another successful John Hamann Golf Outing on June 12 at the Maple Meadows Golf Club In Wood Dale.
The John Hamann Athletic Scholarship Fund was founded in 2010 after the passing of the long time Willowbrook High School teacher, basketball coach and golf coach John Hamann.
John's wife Jalaine, his daughter Julie, his sons Jim and Jeff, and daughters in law Katie and Gina have been instrumental in honoring John's legacy at the high school.
The foundation awards two athletic scholarships to student-athletes at Willowbrook High School every spring.
It also awards scholarships to seniors that attend John and Jalaine's church, The Community Congregational Church of Villa Park.
In 2013, 88 players participated and more than 140 people attended the dinner. Numerous contributions were made for gifts, prizes, raffles and silent auctions.
Visit johnhamannscholarship.org for information about signing up to play and for sponsorship opportunities.
Case Western Reserve's Eric Klawitter (Hersey) and his doubles partner Christopher Krimbill joined elite company by winning the NCAA Division III men's tennis doubles championship.
Klawitter and Krimbill become just the 17th and 18th NCAA champions in the 45-year history of Spartans athletics.
The last CWRU student-athlete to win a title was track and field star Obinna Nwanna, who won the decathlon in 2010.
Entering Saturday's competition, Klawitter and Krimbill had already advanced further than any individual singles or doubles qualifiers in program history.
The duo started the day with a straight-set victory (6-2, 6-2) in the national semifinals against Jeremy Bush and Ross Putterman of University Athletic Association rival Washington (Mo.).
Then in the championship match, Klawitter and Krimbill triumphed in straight sets (6-3, 6-4) once again versus Timmy Berg and Pierre Planche of Bates College (Maine).
As a pair, Klawitter and Krimbill ended the season at 21-4.
Klawitter finishes his career second all-time in program history with 137 combined victories, just 2 shy of 2013 graduate Kyle Gerber's record of 139.
The performance put an exclamation point on the best season in program history. On Monday, the Spartans (17-8) became the first team from CWRU to play in the quarterfinals.
Prospect senior Frankie Corrado, who was a first-varsity player on the Knights' state championship team last fall, has made a commitment to the Lake Forest College program.
"I'm very proud of Frankie and I am glad she has decided to keep working on her golf game," said Prospect girls golf coach Jim Hamann. "She improved in all four years in our program and she will continue to improve. I know she can help contribute to Lake Forest College. We are all rooting for Frankie."
Rollins sophomore Matt Hendricks (Rolling Meadows) capped off his second collegiate season by being named to the Daktronics Baseball All-South Region Team.
Hendricks earned a spot on the first team as a utility pitcher.
He appeared in 32 games for the Tars and batted .295 on the year, collecting 33 hits, including 9 extra-base hits, 16 runs, 21 RBI and 11 stolen bases.
On the mound, Hendricks led the Tars pitching staff with a 3.75 ERA in 15 appearances and 7 starts. The right-hander went 5-4 on the year in 72.0 innings of work. He struck out a team-best 50 and held opponents to a .226 average.
• Illinois Wesleyan freshman second baseman Jarrod Juskiewicz (Palatine) was selected as "Top Newcomer" for the Titans, who finished 24-20, won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin tournament title and played in the NCAA Division III postseason tournament.
Juskiewicz started 36 of the 37 games in which he played, batted .288 with 3 home runs, 20 RBI and 23 runs scored. He finished second on the team with 18 walks.
Hersey senior Grant Burke, a multisport standout, announced that he will be continuing his football career at Augustana.
The 5-foot-11, 205-pound linebacker won three letters in football, two in basketball and four in lacrosse at Hersey.
A three-year starter at linebacker for coach Dragan Teonic, Burke was the Mid-Suburban League East Defensive Player of the Year and a first team all-area selection by the Daily Herald.
He helped lead Hersey to a 6-4 record, a Mid-Suburban East co-championship and an IHSA Class 7A playoff appearance.
Burke recorded 70 solo tackles and 40 assists as a senior. He was in on 16 tackles for loss, had 5 sacks, one forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries, one of which went for a touchdown against Buffalo Grove.
He also put in time at tight end, making 5 catches for 32 yards and a touchdown.
Winona State sophomore Hanna Lythberg (Prospect) has been named to the Daktronics All-Central Region second team after helping the Warriors earn their eighth consecutive bid into the NCAA Regional Tournament.
Lythberg made an immediate impact on the mound for the Warriors after transferring into the program from Valdosta State.
She posted a 22-4 record with a 2.36 ERA on the season, throwing 19 complete games and four shutouts. Lythberg also became just the ninth player in Winona State history to win at least 20 games in a season. Ashley Walker (20-5) joined Lythberg in the 20-win club this season, becoming the first teammates to reach that mark in a season in program history.
Winona State finished 48-9 overall record, winning the NSIC Tournament Championship while making its eighth straight trip to the NCAA postseason.
North Central senior Nora Ferguson (Schaumburg) finished first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17.07 and second in the 1,500 meters with a personal best time of 4:37.60 at the CCIW Conference meet in Naperville.
Purdue sophomore Laura Maibuecher (Prospect) finished 24th in the 5000 meters with a personal best time of 17:23.99 at the Big Ten meet in West Lafayette, Ind.
Illinois freshman David Kendziera (Prospect) qualified for the NCAA Championship West preliminary round in the 110-meter hurdles (13.93) and 400-meter hurdles (51.27).
• Butler sophomore Eric Peterson (Barrington) finished third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:27.04 at the Big East Conference meet at Villanova University.
• Illinois-Chicago senior Angelos Karkalis (Rolling Meadows) finished second in the 800 meters in 1:54.28 at the Horizon League Conference meet held in Youngstown, Ohio.
Fremd softball camp
Fremd summer softball clinics for second through eighth grade will be administrated at the Inverness Park District.
For more information, contact the Inverness Park District at
(847) 934-6300. The web address for information: Invernessparkdistrict.com.
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