it's mc legend time...

by Prez Ro 

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This years' McLegends game not only changed venues from Homewood-Flossmoor to Thornton, but their will be some new faces on our local courts including the one and only Terrell Owens! Yup, word has it that the six-time NFL Pro Bowl player is trying to play but it is a game-day decision due to knee surgery he had earlier this year.

Nonetheless, the talent levels of the McLegends will be thick and competitive including, Chicago's very own Antwaan Randle El, Rodney Harrison, Napoleon Harris, Tai Streets and Kenyea Beach.

As for the Lady McLegends, they are packed with their own fire power. Many of the lady's not only had high-caliber college careers but they also played all over the world. For example, Missy Mitidiero played in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Netherlands, and a few others have played in the WNBA.

Sounds like fun to me....

The game itself will take place April 16 at Thornton High School, 151st and Broadway, Harvey. The first game is
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set for 11am featuring the Beggars Pizza Lady McLegends vs. the 2011 High School Girls All-Stars, immediately followed by the Coca-Coca McLegends vs. the 2011 High School Boys All-Stars at 2pm.  Admission is $7. You can get your tickets at Thornton High School, contact Bill Mosel at (708) 255-4122; the SouthtownStar office, 6901 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, contact Phil Arvia at (708) 633-5949; the Olympia Fields McDonald’s, 2400 W. Lincoln Highway; and the Lincoln Oasis McDonald’s, I-80/294 east of Halsted Street.

This year, there is an extra event, the McLegends X Pre-Party, April 15, 4 to 10 p.m. at the Lincoln Oasis (over I-80/294 in South Holland, east of Halsted Street), where there will be a silent auction of sports memorabilia; games and giveaways for the kids. In addition, there will be special appearances by magician Blake Alexander (4 p.m.), the Thornton High School pep band (5 p.m.), Ronald McDonald (6:30 p.m.), the Jesse White Tumblers (7 p.m.), singer/songwriter Julian Keyz (7:30 p.m.) and the Southtown All-Stars (8 p.m.).

Here are the rosters going into the games...
2011 Lady McLegends
Coach: Jenna Rubino
  2011 McLegends Roster
Coach: LaMarr Thomas, 1966 Thornton/Michigan State
*Nadia Bibbs, Hillcrest/Northwestern
*Kim Harris-Fudge, Bloom/Lewis
Joy Rauch-Bacino
*Roslyn Turner Bloom/Calumet
Missy Mitidiero, Marian Catholic/DePaul
Jacqie Storm, Sandburg/Univ of St. Francis
Erin Cattell, Sandburg/DePaul
Kathlyn McClain, Marian Catholic/St Xavier
Kate Grunauer, Marist/Lake Forest
*Sonya Harris, Thornton/Bradley
*Rachel Gromala-Binole, Marian Catholic/Millikin
Kristin Kwasny, Oak Forest/Millikin
Zaneta Lane, Rich East/Arkansas St
Joy Bacino, Rich Central/Lewis
Maureen Downs, Marist/St Xavier

GAME NOTES - click here

*BOLD indicates the players is starting
Jason Avant, 2002 Carver/Michigan
Kenyea Beach, 1996 Crete-Monee/East Central Oklahoma State
Dawayne Burton, Fairdale (Ky.)/Point Loma Nazarene
Marquice Cole, 2002 Hillcrest/Northwestern
Dave Daniel, 1988 Bloom/St. Xavier
Winfield Garnett, 1994 Thornton/Ohio State
Jermaine Hampton, 1997 Thornton/Northern Illinois
*Napoleon Harris, 1997 Thornton/Northwestern
*Rodney Harrison, 1991 Marian Catholic/Western Illinois
Tim Jamison, 2004 Thornton/Michigan
Terrell Owens, 1992 Russell (Ala.)/Tennessee-Chattanooga
*Antwaan Randle El, 1997 Thornton/Indiana
*Curtis Randle El, 1996 Thornton/Indiana
*Tai Streets, 1995 Thornton/Michigan
Earnest Sutton, 1985 Bremen/Illinois Benedictine
Sammy Williams, 1994 Thornton/Oklahoma
Ryan Yarborough, 1989 Rich East/Wyoming

GAME NOTES - click here

*BOLD indicates the players is starting
2011 Girls High School All-Stars
Coach: Bobby Matz, Andrew

Nikki Anderson, T.F. North
Sarah Barracca, Andrew
*Jasmine Collins, Rich South
*Yolanda De La Torre, Hillcrest
*Simone Law, Marian Catholic
*Jasmine Matthews, Marian Catholic
Bridget Niemiec, Oak Lawn
Julia Piech, Lincoln-Way East
Erynn Schuh, Lincoln-Way North
Molly Stasaitis, Mother McAuley
*Gintare Surdokaite, Lockport
Angenay Williams, Bloom
Katie Winchel, Sandburg
Bridget Adams, Stagg
Kierra Morris, Morgan Park Academy

GAME NOTES - click here

*BOLD indicates the players is starting
  2011 Boys High School All-Stars
Coach: Sam Cameli, Thornton

Stefan Beard, Thornton
Bernard Brame, Thornton
Julius Brown, Hillcrest
*Darius Draper, Stagg
Dominique Gaddis, Richards
*Brian Greene Jr., Thornton
Dimitrius Hardwick, Thornton
*Deji Ibitayo, Rich Central
Charles Knowles, Thornton
Antonio Levy, Thornton
*Julian Lewis, H-F
Greg Mays, Crete-Monee
*Jay Parker, Thornton
Montero Rice, T.F. North
Jeremy Parker, Thornton
Sinclaire Stevenson, Thornridge

GAME NOTES - click here

*BOLD indicates the players is starting

See you at the baseline...


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