SouthtownStar’s three things to know

SHARE SouthtownStar’s three things to know

No. 1: De La Salle bears watching. The Meteors (15-6) took Mother McAuley to the limit in the second set of their Sept. 12 match, losing 28-26. Saturday, Carleigh Barringer led them to an impressive second-place at the Elk Grove Invitational with nine kills and 20 digs in a 25-17, 25-22 championship loss to Crystal Lake South. Barringer was the GCAC White Player of the Year in 2012.

No. 2: Stagg is on a roll. The Chargers have put together six victories in their last seven matches after going 4-6 through their first 10. Their latest win was a three-setter over Lincoln-Way West in which Lexi Mantas had a triple-double (16 kills, 10 service points. 10 digs). A tough early schedule should have Stagg ready for Thursday’s SouthWest Suburban Blue opener against visiting Homewood-Flossmoor.

No. 3: Look out for Lemont. The Indians (19-5, 7-1) threw the South Suburban Blue race up for grabs Wednesday by knocking off T.F. South. They had a couple of opposing coaches talking them up during the Rich East Invitational, in which they were 4-1 and beat Andrew, Lyons, Chicago Christian and Lockport. Setters Katy Klein and Shae Millinowisch are working well with hitters Kelly Ferguson, Ali Lund and Cara Howell.

The Latest
The man was fighting with a woman when two other men intervened and began battering him, police said.
State Sen. Napoleon Harris III chairs the Illinois Senate’s Insurance Committee and has partnered with two men who run an insurance brokerage.
Plans to add housing in the downtown corridor will help reinvigorate the district, architects and developers said, but there are still construction challenges with turning office spaces into residential units.
Illinois is one of the safest states in the nation for members of the LGBTQ+ community, with many protections, guest columnist Christopher Bigelow says. It’s the right thing to do as other states are making the opposite choice.
It’s a confusing new turn in a marriage where wife works hard to make the man feel cared for.