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Hinsdale’s Mac McClear won the Illinois State Amateur in July, carding a 5-under-par score of 283 over four rounds at Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette. McClear, a University of Iowa senior and two-time All-Big Ten honoree, avenged his loss in last year’s tournament in a three-way playoff.

McClear had a busy summer, including reaching the final U.S. Open qualifying event in June in Springfield, Ohio, and competing in the U.S. Amateur Championship last month at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. He earned PING All-Midwest honors at Iowa his junior year for the second consecutive year after leading the Hawkeyes with four top-10 finishes and a 72.2 stroke average. As a sophomore McClear first at the 2021 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championship.


While primarily a defender, Hinsdale native Andrew Gutman has been making an impact on the offensive end for Atlanta United of Major League Soccer of late.

The Five Stripes’ starting left back scored all three of his goals this season in a span of six games last month. His first goal Aug. 6 was the game-winner against the visiting Seattle Sounders as he unleashed a strike from 25 yards out in stoppage time to seal the 2-1 victory. The feat earned him MLS Team of the Week honors. His second came in the very next game against Cincinnati in a 2-2 result — a goal that was also recognized as the 20,000th goal scored in MLS history.


The following teams were named division champions in The Community House’s 8th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament Aug. 13.

Fourth-grade boys — Team Gorilla’s

Fourth-grade girls — Team Swoosh

Fifth-grade boys — Team in the Zone

Fifth-grade girls — Team Red Crush

Sixth-grade boys — Team Irishman

Sixth- and seventh-grade girls — Team Fire

Seventh-grade boys — Team Goon Squad

Eighth-grade boys — Team Nothing But Net


Nathan Zander, a freshman at Culver Military Academy, was selected to represent the USA in the 2022 World U16 Lacrosse Championship Sept. 2-5 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Zander and his teammates fought Poland for the bronze medal, losing the game 13-25.

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