Monday, February 25, 2013
Lake Forest High School swimming Coach Cindy Dell talks about the hardware her team won.
Lake Forest High School Swim Coach Cindy Dell took a new tactic this season in hopes of helping the team earn a trophy. She trained the Scouts the same way perennial powers New Trier, Hinsdale Central and St. Charles North approach a season. It worked as the Scouts joined New Trier and Hinsdale in the quest for a trophy. She has been preaching it to the team and she talks about it here. For complete Lake Forest News, sign up for our free newsletter,"like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Lake Forest hosts Sectional on Saturday; junior has big goals for state meet and beyond.
You might think Lake Forest High School junior Peter Grumhaus has a hard time finding shoes that fit. “He’s one of the top swimmers in the state,” said Lake Forest swim coach Cindy Dell. “His feet are like paddles in the water.” Feet like paddles? How do you ask for that size in a shoe store? Not that Grumhaus spends that much time on land. He has not become one of the state’s top distance freestylers by not dedicating time in the pool. A year ago as a sophomore, Grumhaus earned All-State honors with a ninth-place showing in the 500-yard freestyle. He will make his repeat bid in the 500 freestyle at Saturday’s sectional meet at Lake Forest, and add the 200 freestyle along with a leg in the Scouts’ 200 medley (butterfly) and 400 freestyle …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Strong tournament performance marks turnaround point as Sectionals approach next week.
A young Lake Forest High School boys’ water polo team found something special within itself in the fourth quarter of the Titan Invitational April 23 at Glenbrook South. That’s when a torrid final period turned into a 14-4 drubbing of Hersey and put the previously 5-16 Scouts on a four game winning streak heading into next week's Vernon Hills Sectional. Lake Forest entertain Deer Park — the Highland Park-Deerfield coop team — at 5:45 p.m. May 10 to open state tourney play. After stopping Hersey at Glenbrook South, Lake Forest blanked Prospect, 10-0, to complete a 2-2 tourney performance before victories last week over Rolling Meadows and Glenbrook North around an 8-6 overtime loss to Stevenson. What the Scouts discovered was teamwork and …
Monday, February 28, 2011
Malone, Bunning and Grumhaus evolve into team leaders.
At last year’s State Meet, Lake Forest High School swimmers like Davis Malone, Bryan Bunning and Peter Grumhaus had the benefit of leadership from people like two-time state champion Matt Stoehr. When this season began, it was their turn. Malone, Bunning and Grumhaus took the torch from Stoehr and their leadership was on display Friday and Saturday when it was their time to shine in the State Finals at New Trier. “He (Stoehr) was very quiet. He led by example,” Malone said, the only senior of the three. “You never saw him slack and we wouldn’t either.” Bunning, a junior, got the message as well. “He didn’t need to say anything. We just knew.” Malone, Bunning and Grumhaus all followed Stoehr’s lesson of showing by example. It made it …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Malone, Bunning and Grumhaus record their best times of the season to earn points for Lake Forest.
Date: Feb. 26 The Final Score: 1. New Trier, 217; 2. Naperville Central, 163; 3. University Normal), 96; 4. Loyola Academy, 92; 5. St. Charles North, 73; 6. Notre Dame (Peoria), 54; 7. Mundelein, 50; 8. Neuqua Valley, 48; 9. Naperville North, 44; 10. Hinsdale Central, 11. Sandburg, 40; 12. Glenbrook South, 37; 13. Peoria Richwoods, 32; 14. Warren, 27; 15. Downers Grove North, Wheaton North, 23; 17. Lyons, Niles West, 22; 19. Bloomington, 20; 20. Willowbrook, 19; 21. Hinsdale South, 18; 22. Lake Forest, Champaign Centennial, 16; 24. Champaign Central, Stagg, 12; 26. Rockford Guilford, 10; 27. DeKalb, Downers Grove South, Oswego East, 9; 30. Lake Park, 8; 31. Buffalo Grove, Fenwick, 7; 34. Waubonsie Valley, 6; 35. St. Ignatius College …
Friday, February 18, 2011
Saturday's Sectional will give six individuals and a pair of relay teams their shot.
When the season began, Lake Forest High School's boys' swim team focused its training effort for the State meet slated the last weekend in February. However, the Scouts have to conquer Saturday's 1 p.m. Sectional at Vernon Hills in order to make State the real moment of truth. Without a strong sectional performance, the state meet will lose much of its luster. Three Scouts have registered times below the state qualifying standard in four races. More are close in five events. Two relay teams are also near the required clocking. “This is the most important meet of the season. They have one chance to make it (to the State Meet),” said Scouts coach Cindy Dell. “They have to be mentally tough.” Dell hopes the Scouts take first or second place …
Monday, February 14, 2011
After breaking elbow in middle school, former pitcher becomes star swimmer for Scouts.
When Peter Grumhaus’ baseball career ended after the budding 11-year-old pitcher tumbled off his bicycle and broke his elbow in three places, swimming for a state championship was the furthest thing from his mind. Last year, as a Lake Forest High School freshman, Grumhaus did exactly that in two events. Now, as a sophomore and team leader, Grumhaus looks back without regret at the events that helped him lead the Scouts to a fourth-place finish at Saturday's North Suburban Conference meet at the Lake Forest pool. “Baseball was my only sport then. It was really disappointing,” said Grumhaus, recalling the injury five years ago. “My mom suggested swimming.” Peter’s mother, Diane Grumhaus, remembers she recognized very quickly a change was…
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Scouts claim13th as training for State intensifies.
Pain is the name of the game for Lake Forest High School's boys’ swim team as the season nears its halfway point. Pain management was the message after the Scouts 13th place finish at Saturday's Evanston Invitational, featuring many of the top teams that figure to compete for a State title. If that wasn't enough, the Scouts are also in the midst of prepping for this week's final exams. “They had no rest to prepare for this (the Evanston Invitational). No break from weight training or anything,” said Scouts coach Cindy Dell. From the time the season begins, Lake Forest is focused on the last weekend of February —the State meet —and focuses its training to get there. Whatever accolades are earned in between is gravy. Davis Malone took …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Meier scores career-high to win balance beam; Bunning leads Scout swimmers.
GIRLS' GYMNASTICS Date: Jan. 8 The Final Score: 1. Carmel 150.225, 2. Lyons Township 144.775, 3. Lake Forest 143.90, 4. Prairie Ridge co-op 139.625, 5. Conant 135.80, 6. St. Charles co-op 135.10, 7. Deerfield 134.475, 8. Warren 133.825, 9. Lake Park 130.625, 10. Niles North 129.125, 11. Vernon Hills 123.65, 12. Hoffman Estates 108.05 Scouts’ Star Performer: Junior Katie Meier scored a career-high 9.55 to win the balance beam. Her score is No. 3 on the school's all-time leader board for the event. Other Notable Scout Performances: Freshman Brittany Moccia placed fifth on vault (personal-best 9.65), and sophomore Kylie Carlson took fifth on floor exercise (9.3). Who’s Next: Lake Forest competes at the annual Lake County Invitational at 11 …
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Times come down across the board led by Malone.
Success in the pool can be measured many ways, and Lake Forest High School boys' swim coach Cindy Dell is calculating the Scouts' fifth place in seconds from Saturday's Lake County meet at Stevenson High School. Five individuals and all three relay squads contributed to Lake Forest's 147 team points, one less than fourth-place Libertyville. Stevenson won the meet with 260 points followed by Warren (236) and Mundelein (194). Barrington took sixth (140) trailed by Highland Park (104), Vernon Hills (96), Zion Benton (26) and Waukegan (20). "We were six seconds better today than we were at this meet a year ago," Dell said. "This was a good swim by the whole group. We're right where we should be now." "We have a clear picture of where we are…