Saturday April 25 7:04 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Sports

RAILCATS MCDONALDS HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE GAMES POSTPONED

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2015 McDonald’s High School Challenge games scheduled for Saturday, April 25th at U. S. Steel Yard have been postponed due to inclement weather. The games have been rescheduled for the following dates and times.

Chicago Fire Midfielder Shaun Maloney Voted MLS Player of the Week

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Chicago Fire midfielder Shaun Maloney has been voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the fifth week of the 2015 MLS season after scoring a goal and tallying an assist in the Fire's 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Toronto FC on Saturday, April 4.

RAILCATS TRADE CATCHER BABINEAU TO BRIDGEPORT BLUEFISH OF ATLANTIC LEAGUE

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Longtime catcher Ryan Babineau will be suiting up in the Atlantic League this year after being traded to the Bridgeport Bluefish for cash considerations. The RailCats signed Japanese pitcher Yusuke Inoue and traded pitcher Kagen Hopkins to the Schaumburg Boomers of the Frontier League for outfielder Nick Howell.

Chicago Fire Academy Players Named to United States Under-18 Men's National Team Training Camp Roster

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Chicago Fire Academy products Cameron Lindley and Mauricio Pineda have been named to the 20-man roster by U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team head coach Javier Perez to take part in the team's training camp in Medugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina from April 22-May 1.

BOOMERS ALL-STAR LUNCHEON TO FEATURE BLACKHAWKS PRESIDENT & CEO JOHN McDONOUGH

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The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, will feature Chicago Blackhawks President & CEO John McDonough as the keynote speaker at the Frontier League Hall-of Fame Luncheon on July 15th at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg.

Chicago Fire Soccer Club to Host Fifth Annual Art of Futbol: Club seeking Artwork to display at Event

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The Chicago Fire Soccer Club is set to host its fifth annual Art of Futbol event, benefiting the Chicago Fire Foundation on Wednesday, May 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Prairie Production Studio (1314 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607).

The one-of-a-kind art exhibition will once again feature talented local artists and their original work depicting the beautiful game of soccer.

GIVEAWAYS, GAME-WORN JERSEY AUCTIONS, AND FIREWORKS HIGHLIGHT RAILCATS’ 2015 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE

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The three-time league champion Gary SouthShore RailCats have just announced their 2015 promotional schedule at U. S. Steel Yard, which opens on Thursday, May 21st at 7:10pm vs. the Quebec Capitales of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball. Single game tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, April 10. RailCats fans can enjoy eight giveaways, two special jerseys auctions, eight TV giveaways, and eleven fireworks shows.

BOOMERS INDIVIDUAL GAME TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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Baseball is back! The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, announced that individual game tickets are available now for all 54 Boomers home games, plus the 2015 Frontier League All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.