Digital Access

Digital Access
Access mysuburbanlife.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Print Edition

Print Edition
Subscribe now to the print edition of Suburban Life.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Get text messages on your mobile phone or PDA with news, weather and more from mySuburbanLife.com.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Our My Suburban Life Daily Update will send you all of the news you need to keep up with the pace of news in DuPage and Cook County.
Sports

Third-place finish caps stellar summer for DG Rebels

DOWNERS GROVE – If the goal of any fastpitch softball team is to play its best at the end of a season, then the Downers Grove Rebels 14U A softball team did just that.

The Rebels placed third out of 37 teams in the Amateur Softball Association Northern National Tournament in Bowling Green, Ky., held July 24 to 27.

In the tourney, the Rebels dominated their first six opponents, outscoring them 59-7 for the highest scoring differential of all teams through six games. Additionally, the seven runs allowed were the fewest among the 37 teams. The Rebels shut out three opponents, second-most among tournament teams, while the 59 runs scored were also second-highest.

The third-place national finish added to the Rebels' trophy hall this summer. A week before the ASA tournament, the Rebels won the Summer Spectacular Tournament in Romeoville to match a first-place finish at the United States Specialty Sports Association World Series Qualifier in May.

The Rebels finished with a 48-15-1 record during the spring and summer season. Combined with the fall season, the 14U A Rebels put a 61-17-1 mark into the book. Separate winning streaks of 19 games and 13 games were included in the summer season, and of the 15 losses in the summer, eight were by one run.

The 12 members of the team represented eight different high schools in the western suburbs with strong softball programs. Team members included: Sam Martin, MacKenzie Bernhard, and Jade Mejia Wick from Downers Grove North; Rachel Davis and Sam Krupa from Downers Grove South; Emma Smith and Olivia Glass from Oak Park-River Forest; Katherine Porter (Glenbard West), Madison Collins (York), Lilja Carden (Hinsdale Central), Alaina Grosvenor (Bolingbrook) and Emma Zenkel (Metea Valley).

Sports to your phone

Visit http://shawurl.com/texts to sign up and receive sports scores and alerts from Suburban Life.

Loading more