LA GRANGE PARK — The odds of Kathleen Doyle being a college athlete were always pretty high. After all, it runs in the family.
Brother Mick played baseball at Notre Dame, sister Annie was a basketball player at Saint Mary’s College and sister Sheila plays volleyball at North Carolina. Brother Colin and sister Bridget were prep athletes at Benet Academy.
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URBANA — Chris Mennig has learned that clouds of doubt can give way to an outpouring of suspicion.
URBANA — Urbana senior volleyball player Sophie Davenport will head to Olivet Nazarene University to continue her volleyball career. The Tigers, who compete in NAIA Division II, finished 24-19 last season and won the South Division of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
CHICAGO — Tori McCoy wanted to prove something, she said a few weeks before Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-American Game.
The St. Thomas More senior hoped to show that she was still one of the top players in the nation, like she was before an ACL injury robbed her of most of her junior year. She wanted to wow the crowd and even suggested that she might try to throw down a dunk.
CHICAGO — Tori McCoy took a few steps, leapt in the air and casually tapped the rim after practicing with the best seniors in the nation on Tuesday.
During today’s McDonald’s All-American Game (5:30 p.m., ESPNU) at the United Center, the 6-foot-4 St. Thomas More senior hopes she can leap even higher.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Roger McClendon ran into former Kansas and NBA star Danny Manning on the AAU circuit last summer.
McClendon was there as a dad, with both of his sons playing. Manning was there as the newly-minted Wake Forest men’s basketball coach.
The 1984 McDonald’s All-American teammates didn’t reminisce too much.
Drew Waddell’s byline hasn’t appeared in The News-Gazette. Yet.
The St. Thomas More senior, however, will get a chance to test out his sports writing chops this week in Chicago.