Friday, March 22, 2013
Report: After 22 years, the head coach is giving up his post for family reasons.
Romeoville High School head basketball coach Jeff Bambule won't return to the court next season, according to The Herald-News. After 22 years of coaching, including 13 as head coach, Bambule is resigning for family reasons, telling the paper, "It's been a rough year. My mom died. It's a family thing. I had to be there more for my dad." Bambule, who has been a special education teacher for 20 years, will continue teaching at RHS. Athletic director Jim Boudouris is accepting applications for a new head basetball coach. Click here to read the full article.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Brandon Tyson hits four clutch free throws in fourth quarter to help ice Tigers' win over Spartans.
- Ken Ryan
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Joliet West senior Brandon Tyson was getting tired of seeing all the glum looks on the faces of his teammates during a rough stretch in the schedule. He much prefers the smiles he witnessed Tuesday. The Tigers beat Romeoville 42-34 in a non-conference boys basketball game to end a four-game losing streak. "This was a major win," Tyson said. "We really needed to win this one to get our momentum back. It's been pretty tough. After every loss, we all kind of had our heads down. Today, we came with a plan to play defense and we came out with a victory. It's a nice feeling to get the win." Joliet West (4-7), which had dropped seven of eight games, looked poised for a comfortable victory Tuesday. The Tigers enjoyed a 9-2 lead after one quarter …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Fast start, hot shooting serve Spartans well on last day of boys basketball Christmas tourney.
LEMONT – The Romeoville boys basketball team finally found the iron on the rim to be kind during a 54-38 win over Westmont in the seventh-place game of the Lemont Christmas Classic Thursday afternoon. The Spartans (4-7) shot 59 percent from the floor in the first half to finish the tournament with a victory. Romeoville had lost two straight games after upsetting Stagg in the first round. "We shot it well, we played with intensity, got some good looks, played disciplined basketball and were unselfish," Romeoville coach Jeff Bambule said. "I'm really pleased with the effort." Romeoville shot 32.5 percent during its first three tourney games. "When they came out in the 3-2 zone, it was like, 'Ugh!' " Bambule said. "We did a good job, knocked …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sandburg's boys basketball squad holds off Romeoville in the Lemont Christmas Classic.
LEMONT—Sandburg High School's 56-44 win over Romeoville in the large school third-place game of the Lemont Christmas Classic Wednesday evening wasn't a Picasso. But, then again, not all victories are going to be suitable for framing. Despite missing seven free throws in the final 2:06, Sandburg (6-5) finished the game with an 11-2 run to advance to the tournament third-place game against Joliet Catholic (4-7), Thursday at 6 p.m. Romeoville (3-7) fell into the tournament fifth-place game against Westmont (5-8), which will tip off at 2 p.m. Thursday. "We talked about an emotional letdown because last night was a tough loss for us," Sandburg coach Todd Allen said, referring to a 44-43 loss to Plainfield Central. "I kind of felt we weren't …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Spartans part of tournament record low performance as cold shooting abounds and good defense abounds.
LEMONT—Romeoville High School's boys basketball team became part of a dubious record during a 31-25 loss to Reavis on Tuesday in the large school semifinals of the Lemont Christmas Classic. The teams combined for the lowest point total in the 33-year history of the tournament and made a record-low 17 field goals. Reavis hit just eight baskets, which is also a tournament record low. "We really struggled offensively," Romeoville coach Jeff Bambule said. "Some of them were good shots and some of them were poor decisions. Sometimes we get frustrated because we're not scoring and we force things." Romeoville (3-6) fell into the large school third-place game to face Sandburg (5-4) or Plainfield Central (9-3) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. "I feel for …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Chargers' potential game-tying 3-pointer comes a moment too late during the Spartans' 37-34 victory.
LEMONT—Some teams dread having to play the very first game of a tournament. They drag themselves to the gym early in the morning only to come out flat and lose, thus dropping into the consolation bracket. Romeoville High School's boys basketball team looked at the opening game of the 33rd and last Lemont Christmas Classic as good luck. "We had a big talk about that," Spartans coach Jeff Bambule said. "That's good luck for us. (Former) coach (Jack) Hermanski always wanted to play at 8:45 in the morning. I think these guys know we don't mind playing in that first game." Luck may have come for Romeoville when Stagg's Dan Ahern hit a 3-pointer just after the buzzer during the Spartans' 37-34 upset victory over the Chargers. Stagg, the No. 2 …
Friday, December 17, 2010
Sophomore scores 11 points in first quarter as Oswego East boys basketball gets first conference win on Friday night.
Oswego East guard C.J. Vaughan wanted no part of an 0-3 start in Southwest Prairie Conference play. So, he came out firing and his fast start played a huge role Friday night at Romeoville. With Vaughan dropping in a pair of quick 3-pointers, the Wolves (4-3, 1-2) jumped out to a 12-0 lead on the Spartans and went on to win 54-39 for their first conference win of the young season. “We knew we were 0-2 in conference and we had to pick it up,” said Vaughan, who exploded for 11 points as Oswego East built an 18-8 lead after one quarter. “We picked it up and we got a win.” Vaughan said he may have caught Romeoville by surprise with his first couple of threes, but said he felt good with his shot in the first quarter so he took advantage of…
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Jones twins get job done for Griffins in non-conference matchup.
Lincoln-Way East played well enough to give itself a chance to snap a five-game skid. Romeoville shot poorly enough to make sure the Griffins got that much-needed victory Tuesday night. East (3-5) stymied the Spartans with a 2-3 zone that led to a 12-2 Griffins' lead after one quarter of play in Romeoville and that spurt carried East to a 53-33 non-conference victory. Romeoville made just 1-for-11 shots in that first quarter and things were even worse in the third quarter as the Griffins held the Spartans scoreless until a late steal and basket by Donald Miller stopped a 16-0 run by the Griffins, who had built their lead to 39-13. "It was a combination of things," East coach Rich Kolimas said. "I think the defensive pressure was good…
Friday, December 10, 2010
Plainfield North senior's 27 points, team's hot free-throw shooting holds off Romeoville in boys basketball.
Just when it looked like a defense bent on stopping Plainfield North standout Jack Krieger might just carry Romeoville to a big win on the road, Krieger managed to explode in the second half and lead the Tigers to a 59-50 boys basketball victory on Friday night. The visiting Spartans (2-3, 1-1) blanked Krieger in the first quarter and held the Tigers’ senior to just one field goal and seven points in the first half. Meanwhile, Romeoville senior Bo Goshorn was having a career-best night and his 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter put the Spartans on top 39-38. But Krieger, who scored 20 of his game-high 27 points in the second half, proved to be just too good to contain and he used a 15-for-17 night from the free throw line to lift the …
Friday, December 3, 2010
Hill's 12 points sparks Spartans to Southwest Prairie Conference road victory.
The Romeoville boys basketball team earned a Southwest Prairie Conference road win and pulled into a tie for first place in the league via a 39-30 victory over Minooka on Friday night. The Spartans held the Indians to just two made baskets in each of the first and third quarters to run their record to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the SPC. Minooka fell to 2-3 and 0-1. "It is what it is, and I thought we earned it on the defensive end," Romeoville coach Jeff Bambule said. "We were worried about their shooters and inside game. I thought we did a nice job holding them down and forcing some turnovers. It was an ugly game, but we'll take it. A win's a win." Antwan Hill, who scored most of his points during the final seconds of each quarter, was the …