Fired up: The Riverside Brookfield Bulldogs 11U travel baseball team finished second at the 2008 Firecracker Tournament in Winnetka. Team members include, front row (left to right): Luke Surprenant, Joey Lagreco, Nick Fucinato, Tim Kmet and Nick Giurini. Back row: William Bloom, John Showel, Aldolfo Linares, John Szydlo, coach Lou Surprenant, Jake Surprenant, Bobby Schneider, and Sam Saltiel. Not pictured: Manager Ed Kmet and coach Bob Schneider.
Throwing a Bash: The Berwyn Bash girls fast-pitch softball team finished third at the Central Illinois State Championship. Top row, left to right: Assistant coach Jeff Boyajian, coach Robert Becker and assistant coach Martin Gomez. Second row: Jesse Sauzameda, Catherine Gutierrez, Stephanie Bova, Alicia Gomez and Alex Perkowski. First row, kneeling: Jenna Boyjian, Susan Ghuneim, Ashlee Haugh and Alyssa Galasso. Not pictured: Grace Cody.