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New Feeder Program Designed to Boost Shepard Wrestling

Scott Richardson and Dominic Passolano plan to launch Astro Wrestling Club with orientation meeting later this month.

At the IHSA state meet, right before final round begins comes the familiar call, "Let's wrestle."

Now, that call will be ringing throughout the portion of Palos served by District 218. Never has the district had a feeder wrestling program--until now.

Scott Richardson and Dominic Passolano are starting a youth wrestling club for Shepard High School this coming year. The club is going to be called the Astro Wrestling Club.

"It is going to serve as a direct feeder for Shepard High School and serve the Shepard High School communities," Passolano said.

There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 25, at Shepard High School to discuss the program's philosophy and goals. The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. in the Shepard cafeteria.

Shepard Baseball Finds a Way to Win

On Wednesday, the Shepard baseball team defeated Richards 8-2. The Astros were led by Ramsey Hamdan. He went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Pitcher Nick Medlicott was the winner. He allowed one earned run on seven hits over seven innings. He struck out three. The victory over Shepard came as a turnabout. Richards took the first game in the series 7-1.

Andrew Softball Bests Stagg

Stagg dropped to 7-3 in the SWSC Red after a weekend loss to Bradley-Bourbonnais and a Monday . In Monday's game, Lea LaSota struck out eight but the Chargers were unable to mount any offense.

Chargers Water Polo Wins in Sectionals

Stagg defeated St. Rita 21-13 in a boys water polo matchup that was more exciting than the score might indicate. The Chargers charged to an 18-4 lead heading in to the final quarter, then managed to stave off a nine-point Mustangs comeback bid. Drew Stoffel and Pat McHale led the Chargers with four goals each. Juan Valdez and Zach Golob each added three goals and Christian Villanueva made six saves.

Chicago Christian Wraps Up Conference Title

The Chicago Christian baseball team defeated St. Edward's 10-0 on Monday to conclude the SCC schedule with a 12-4 record. The Knights' 25th win overall tied the second-best single-season total in school history, which was set in 2009.

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