Friday, October 26, 2012
The Lake Forest High School Girls Field Hockey Team will compete this weekend at LFHS.
Lake Forest High School will be hosting the Field Hockey State Playoffs this weekend at the West Campus Varsity Field, with the gates opening an hour before game time. The talented LFHS team is seeded second for the tournament! They'll be playing Oak Park-River Forest Friday at 1 p.m. Playoffs will continue to Sat. Oct. 27, with games at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. We will keep you updated as more information comes in. Congratulations on an awesome season so far, and best of luck in playoffs! To stay updated on this, as well as other important stories in the community, follow the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch on Twitter and "Like" us on Facebook!
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Scouts will be younger in 2012 but deeper than last season's state runner-up team. With more games on West Campus's turf field, they will play a style that is fast and furious.
The reality of the 2012 season for the Lake Forest High School Scouts Field Hockey team is this: the most challenging opponent they face might be players on their own roster. After losing four all-state players off last season’s state runner-up team (Kelsey Adams, Katherine Skinner, Lauren Yarkony and Lina Trucco), the Scouts coach believes they will be deeper this fall. “We have a strong junior class. Our talent pool is ridiculously deep,” Melanie Walsh, in her fifth year as head coach, said. Consider this: at a recent morning scrimmage, there was no scoring. This is in contrast to recent years when the talent disparity would heavily favor the starters. “We told our girls their hardest days should be when they scrimmage each other. And …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Runner-up finish marks 12th straight time in State finale.
Being the second best team in the state is an achievement for the Lake Forest High School field hockey team. However, the distinction does not feel that good when it was attained by a 2-0 loss to New Trier Saturday in the Illinois High School Field Hockey State title game in Glenview. The Scouts reached the State championship game for the 12th straight time since 2000. Eight times they have been crowned champions in that span, but the last three consecutive years have belonged to the Trevians. “Second place is a thing to be celebrated,” Lake Forest coach Melanie Walsh said. “We have to remember that. By Monday they will feel better about it.” “Ten years from now what they will remember are the friendships,” assistant coach Julie …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Trevians score first, add late tally to three-peat as champs.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Date: Oct. 29 The Final Score: New Trier 2, Lake Forest 0 Scouts’ Star Performer: This game did not end the way Lake Forest wanted it to, almost mirroring a 1-0 loss to New Trier in the 2009 State finals. However, several players did receive some good news prior to the game. Morgan Dever, Kelsey Adams, Katie Skinner, goalie Lina Trucco and Lauren Yarkony earned all-state recognition. Other Notable Scout Performances: Lake Forest's defense was under attack for much of the second half and kept the Scouts within striking distance before giving up a late goal. Goalie Lina Trucco was supported by defenders Katie Skinner, Lauren Yarkony, Caroline Marwede, Amanda McMahon and Izzie Montagne. The Bottom Line: New Trier struck first on a goal by …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Scouts face New Trier Saturday for their first state championship since 2008.
Date: Oct. 28 The Final Score: Lake Forest 2, Oak Park-River Forest 0 Scouts’ Star Performers: Kelsey Adams scored her 15th goal of the season while Mackenzie Mick added the other score. Other Notable Scout Performances: Brenna Carberry and Abby Sirus contributed assists and Lina Trucco had a save. Who’s Next: The Scouts play defending champion New Trier at 1 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 29) at Loyola Academy's athletic complex in Glenview for the state championship. Bottom Line: The Scouts have not allowed a goal so far in the tournament. They seek their first state title since 2008 and their eighth in the last 12 years.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Scouts create positive ways to recognize everyone's contributions.
After a 0-0 tie with Oak Park-River Forest left Lake Forest High School's field hockey team with an 8-2-2 record on Sept. 26, coaches Melanie Walsh and Julie Chantler decided the Scouts needed some positive reinforcement. Walsh and Chantler started awarding stickers to be placed on the players’ sticks for specific achievements in each game as well as a Spirit Stick to the most valuable player in each game. The Scouts responded by going on a nine-game winning streak, including Tuesday’s 6-0 State Tournament quarterfinal victory over Glenbard West on the Front Lawn to land in the Final Four for the 12th straight year. Lake Forest (17-2-2) plays Oak Park-River Forest at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the semifinals of the Illinois High School …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Scouts volleyball advances to Thursday's Regional final.
FIELD HOCKEY Date: Oct. 25 - Illinois High School Field Hockey Association State Tournament The Final Score: Lake Forest 6, Glenbard West 0 Scouts’ Star Performers: Kelsey Adams scored two goals while Mackenzie Mick had a pair of assists. Other Notable Scout Performances: Abby Sirus, Jordan Amos, Lauren Graves and Natalie Asher tallied goals. Morgan Dever, Brenna Carberry, and Emily Cavalaris contributed an assist each. Who’s Next: Lake Forest (17-2-2) plays Oak Park-River Forest at 1 p.m. Friday (Oct. 28) in the semifinals of the Illinois High School Field Hockey Association State Tournament in Glenview. Friday's winner will meet for the State title at 1 p.m. Saturday at the same site. The losers meet in the consolation game at 11 a.m…
Monday, October 24, 2011
Field Hockey moves closer to State tourney; Girls' Tennis finished tied for 8th at State.
Monday, October 24, 2011
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY Date: Oct. 22 - Libertyville Regional The Final Score: 1. Libertyville 52; 2. Highland Park 55; 3. Warren 77; 4. Deerfield 81; 5. Lake Forest 115; 6. Stevenson 131; 7. Zion-Benton 191; 8. Mundelein 194; 9. Waukegan 245. Scouts’ Star Performer: Chris Charhut finished in the top 10, running a three-mile time of 16 minutes, 14.5 seconds for sixth place at Adler Park in Libertyville. Charhut was the Scouts' top finisher a week ago (eighth) at the North Suburban Conference meet to earn all-conference honors. Other Notable Scout Performances: The rest of Lake Forest's top six included William Martin (23rd, 16:49.3), Eshwar Nandam (24th, 16:52.4), Sean Jones (28th, 16:55.9), Liam Gayter (34th, 17:04.3), Peter Grum (51st, 17:50…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Field Hockey wins three, starts state play. Swimmers fourth at New Trier Relays. Volleyball team plays for league title tonight.
BOYS' SOCCER - SEE THE VIDEO Date: Oct. 18 The Final Score: Lake Forest 2, Conant 1 (double overtime) Scouts’ Star Performers: Kevin Goon and James Ankenman scored their team’s goals. Other Notable Scout Performances: Peter Passalino and John Moderwell contributed an assist each. Who’s Next: The Scouts play Fremd for the Regional title at 5:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 21) at Fremd High School in Palatine. The Bottom Line: Conant took the lead in the first half before Goon tied the contest on an assist from Passalino with four minutes left to send the game into overtime. Ankenman put the winner into the net with an assist from Moderwell midway through the second extra period. FIELD HOCKEY Date: Oct. 13 The Final Score: Lake Forest 5, Latin …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Lake Forest remains undefeated after winning its pool in the Gateway Classic.
Date: Sept. 2-3 The Final Score: Lake Forest 3, Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day 1; Lake Forest 3, St. Ursula (Cincinnati) 1; Lake Forest 0, Cor Jesu (St. Louis) 0 Scouts’ Star Performers: Brenna Carberry and Kelsey Adams each had a pair of goals in the tournament while goalie Lina Trucco collected 13 saves. Other Notable Scout Performances: Morgan Dever had a goal and an assist while Emily Cavalaris added a score. Halle Frain and Margot Mayer each contributed an assist. Strong defense by Katie Skinner, Lauren Yarkony, Caroline Marwede, Katie Sullivan and Laura Beshilas helped make the difference, according to Lake Forest coach Melanie Walsh. Who’s Next: The Scouts entertain Oak Park River Forest at 6 p.m. today (Sept. 6) on the …