Schaumburg defeats Fremd in conference showdown


Schaumburg defeats Fremd in conference showdown

By Marco Scola

Hanging in Fremds gym was a makeshift sign proclaiming, Welcome to the loudest gym in the MSL West,

Schaumburg silenced the home crowd Friday night, however, defeating the Vikings 42-37 in a Mid-Suburban West thriller.

Neither team held a lead larger than six points in the second half. After a flurry of fouls by both the Saxons and Vikings, Schaumburg led 40-37 with less than 10 seconds remaining.

Saxons forward Jimmy Lundquist went to the foul line for a one-and-one and made both free throws to clinch the conference victory for Schaumburg (17-5, 7-1).

Lundquist finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and two assists.

I just knew what I had to do, and got the job done, said Lundquist.

The boys played well, and I was proud with the way they played with a large crowd working against them, said Schaumburg coach Matt Walsh.

Schaumburg jumped out to a 13-0 lead, capitalizing on four Viking turnovers. Fremd (13-9, 5-3) finally got on the board with 1:16 left in the first quarter on a basket by Adam Gorecki.

The Saxons went on to miss eight consecutive shots, helping Fremd to go on a 13-2 run before the half. But Schaumburg still held a 17-13 halftime lead.

Schaumburgs Christian Spandiary and Michael Mallet, who finished with 10 and nine points respectively, traded blows with Fremds Garrett Peters and Gorecki, making it a 26-23 game going into the fourth quarter.

Peters finished with 10 points for the Vikings, while Gorecki had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Watch: Ben Zobrist belts 'Let It Go' at Disneyland

Watch: Ben Zobrist belts 'Let It Go' at Disneyland

In case you were wondering whether Ben Zobrist knows all the words to "Let It Go," he does.

The Cubs' All-Star second baseman spent at least part of the team's off day with his family at Disneyland, and he posted this Instagram video of him and his daughter screaming along to the song from the movie "Frozen."

Check it out:

Some great family time for Zobrist. His wife has a challenger for the family's best singer. But not really.

Hank Aaron to follow Michael Jordan as honorary captain at Michigan


Hank Aaron to follow Michael Jordan as honorary captain at Michigan

Back in June, Jim Harbaugh asked Hank Aaron if he'd be an honorary captain at a Michigan football game this season.

Aaron has taken him up on it.

A look at Michigan's official website revealed to the Internet that one of the greatest baseball players of all-time will be the honorary captain for Michigan's Homecoming game against Illinois on Oct. 22.

Harbaugh chatted with Hammerin' Hank and donned a No. 44 Braves jersey during a stop in Atlanta on his whirlwind satellite-camp tour this summer, with Aaron sporting a Michigan hat.

Aaron will follow Michael Jordan, another all-time great who will serve as Michigan's honorary captain for the season-opener against Hawaii.

But while Jordan's connection to Michigan is all business — the Wolverines are the first football team to be outfitted by Jordan Brand — Aaron has a different reason to visit Ann Arbor, as his granddaughter attends the university.

(h/t Wolverine 24/7)

CSN to feature one inning of Vin Scully during Sunday's Cubs-Dodgers game

CSN to feature one inning of Vin Scully during Sunday's Cubs-Dodgers game

Baseball fans are in for a treat when they tune in to CSN for Sunday's Cubs-Dodgers broadcast.

CSN will carry the live audio call for one inning of Los Angeles Dodgers legendary broadcaster Vin Scully's final Cubs-Dodgers game. CSN will have the SportsNet LA audio feed with Scully's live game call during the third inning.

Scully, in his 67th and final year of calling Dodgers games, has earned multiple awards during his career including the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence, a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award, induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, along with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Leading up to Sunday's telecast, fans are encouraged to post their favorite memories of Scully by using #VinOnCSN on Twitter. CSN will also feature a select number of tweets on air during the telecast.

In honor of #VinOnCSN, check out Scully's iconic speech from "Field of Dreams" in the video below.