What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 5, 2022: 6A softball powers vie for section title

By: Don Rebel Wednesday, May 4, 2022 | 11:49 PM Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review Canon-McMillan’s Taylor Eckles connects on a bases-clearing double during a 2021 WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Norwin. The Section 1-6A softball championship will be decided Thursday when Mt. Lebanon visits Canon-McMillan. The Blue Devils are 6-1 in the section and have … Read more

Is Barty the greatest all-round sportsperson of our times?

The last time Ashleigh Barty took a break from tennis, in 2014, the winner of three Grand Slam titles decided she would play professional cricket, and signed up for Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia. Now, eight years later, having retired from tennis as world No. 1, she has taken up … Read more

Reason Nick Kyrgios went all-out with controversial play in charity basketball game

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios said he was worried the media would slam him if he was on the losing team at a celebrity basketball game to raise money for sick children just before turning in a performance that saw him labels a ‘jerk’ by a legend of the sport. American NBL great Steve Carfino was … Read more

The Reset: Girls tennis wins state again

Over the course of the year, Village Living will keep you up to date on various Mountain Brook High School athletic teams. To see the previous weekly updates, click here. BASEBALL The Mountain Brook baseball team swept its Class 6A first round playoff series last Friday. The Spartans beat Scottsboro 3-0 and 4-2 to advance … Read more

Tennis news today: Emma Raducanu lands in Madrid Open for Spain, Carlos Alcaraz plays exhibition match in Greece after a day at Barcelona victory

Emma Raducanu has touched down in Spain ahead of her next tournament, the Madrid Open, which has been hit by three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber and World No. 6 Anett Kontaveit. Just a day after winning the Barcelona Open, Carlos Alcaraz heads to Greece to play an exhibition match against Hubert Hurkacz. Roger Federer … Read more

Northwestern Men’s Tennis Ends Regular Season with Perfect Homestand

Indiana at Simen Bratholm charges his forehand. 2 singles against Patrick Fletchall. (Ross Shinberg / Wildcats Daily) With a pair of sweeps, Northwestern completes its most successful regular season in five years. No. 28 Northwestern solidified its regular-season record this weekend with dominant performers over Purdue and Indiana, earning their 17th and 18th wins of … Read more

The Day – HS tennis roundup: East Lyme boys outlast Stonington 5-2 in ECC Div. I play

STONINGTON – An Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys’ tennis match in Stonington over a 5-2 win over a pair of three-set victories for East Lyme rallied Monday. Jiarui Peng won his number. Rohan Purohit and David Chung came back to win their No. 1 singles match 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. 1 doubles match 6-7 (3), … Read more

“Li Na, you are my favorite tennis star.”

Laureus World Sports ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ award after Emma Raducanu has more than Li Na. The 19-year-old Brit sent shockwaves through a tennis fraternity scripting an unexpected triumph at the US Open last year, launching her campaign as a qualifier. Following her dream run at Flushing Meadows, the then-150th-ranked Raducanu broke into the Top … Read more

Thomas Jefferson tennis player aces academic competition, wins Saint Vincent scholarship

By: Ray Fisher Sunday, April 24, 2022 | It was 9:01 AM Alex Byers | St. Vincent College Heather Kabala, St. Vincent College Director of Admissions with Thomas Jefferson senior Anthony Sparta (left) poses. Thomas Jefferson senior Anthony Sparta Previous Next Thomas Jefferson senior Anthony Sparta does not cause a racket on the tennis court. … Read more

Buffalo Grove at Stevenson’s Strong Doubles Play Nets title

All three flights of doubles were clean enough to help Stevenson lift his first major trophy of the season on Saturday afternoon at the Buffalo Grove Invitational, and in doing so gave new head coach Izzy Balase his first big title. A long three-set contest at no. 2 doubles saw Patriots duo Ervin Perkowski and … Read more