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U. of C prevails in Memphis Holiday Classic

U. of C prevails in Memphis Holiday Classic

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Thanks to 19 points and five three pointers by sophomore shooting guard Noah Karras, the University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team prevailed over Monmouth College 93-77 at the Rhodes College Holiday Classic in Memphis, Tenn. The Maroons took their 6-1 record on the road with one goal in mind:(…)

Eugene Julian Huffine, 88

Eugene Julian Huffine, 88

Eugene “Gene” Huffine was born on November 19, 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Chester Huffine and Elizabeth Minch Huffine, the oldest of six children. He grew up in a poor family, spending his early years living with his family in his grandmother’s house. His early memories included living on a farm and his father cleaning(…)

U.of C. men’s basketball team defeats Kalamazoo

U.of C. men’s basketball team defeats Kalamazoo

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer With a five game winning streak on the line, the University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team improved to 6-1 on the season after an 83-69 victory over Kalamazoo College on the road. In the first half, both coaches were forced to use their benches due to early foul trouble.(…)

Kenwood defeats Hyde Park in neighborhood rivalry game

Kenwood defeats Hyde Park in neighborhood rivalry game

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS  Sports Writer In the battle for neighborhood bragging rights, the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos upset the Hyde Park High School Thunderbirds 56-45 in their basketball home opener on Thursday night, Dec. 8. “It was our first home game (of the season),” said Marlo Finner, head coach at Kenwood. “It was very(…)

Kenwood prevails over Whitney Young in Chicago Elite Classic

Kenwood prevails over Whitney Young in Chicago Elite Classic

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In the final game of the 2016 Fifth Annual Chicago Elite Classic, the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos defeated the Whitney Young Dolphins 67-65 in front of a packed house at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday night, Dec 3. “Tonight we felt like we had something to prove,” said Bryson Langon, starting point guard(…)

University of Chicago women’s soccer team loses in the final four 

University of Chicago women’s soccer team loses in the final four 

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In spite of great defense played by both teams, the number 11th ranked University of Chicago Maroons women’s soccer team fell short of its goal after1-0 loss to Messiah College in overtime of the NCAA Division III Championship Final Four hosted in Salem, Va. “What a great game,” said Amy(…)

Sue Purrington, 78

Sue Purrington, 78

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Longtime activist and Hyde Park resident Suzanna “Sue” Juliet Purrington passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, after a short illness. Her life’s work involved social and political activism. Many of her friends also recall her love for gardening and pets. Purrington was born to Reverend and Mrs. Robert Purrington on(…)

Dr. Janellen Huttenlocher, 84

Dr. Janellen Huttenlocher, 84

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Dr. Janellen Huttenlocher, a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, died in Chicago, Nov. 20, due to complications from acute pancreatitis and heart disease. She was 84. Huttenlocher was a pioneer in the field of childhood development whose research explored how children acquire language, understand space and learn(…)

Celebration of life for the Selbys

Celebration of life for the Selbys

Celebration of life for Ursula and Carl Selby on their marriage anniversary Date:  Sunday, December 11 Location:  1700 E. 56th St. Time:  2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Kenwood golf program sees increase in student participation

Kenwood golf program sees increase in student participation

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS  Sports Writer Known as the baby of the group of the school’s seven major sports programs, which are basketball, football, baseball, track and field, bowling and tennis, the Kenwood Academy High School Golf Team has come a long way after being five member’s strong back in 2013 under third-year head coach Bill(…)

Kenwood High School welcomes new football coach

Kenwood High School welcomes new football coach

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Entering his first full season as head football coach for the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos Football Team, Sinque Turner, a former three sport athlete standout from Simeon Career Academy and Eastern Illinois University graduate, is looking to lead the Broncos to their first ever city championship with dream’s and aspirations of one(…)

Marjorie McConeghey Veghte, 88

Marjorie McConeghey Veghte, 88

Marjorie M. “Marnie” Veghte (nee McConeghey) passed away on November 15, 2016. Veghte was a loyal employee to the University of Chicago Department of History for more than 50 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Willis Veghte, and a dear mother of Christine Deering, John Deering and Linda (David Cook) Deering. Veghte was the(…)