Thursday, August 23, 2012
As negotiations drag on between the union and school board, fall sports seasons could be impacted by strike
With negotiating teams from the Lake Forest High School District 115 School Board and the Lake Forest Education Association teachers’ union meeting with a federal mediator today, what would a strike mean to the football season opening Friday? Should the two sides reach an agreement there will be no worries for the many Lake Forest High School student athletes but if they do not, there could be a work stoppage as early as Sept. 11, three games into the football season. Earlier: Lake Forest Teachers Release Final Offer, Board Decries Tactics A teacher's strike would not just send students home from school just as they begin fall classes. It could also leave athletes not just out of the classroom, but from the field of play. All fall sports …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Carmichael, Schmidt hit runway this weekend in Charleston.
Carolina Carmichael and Carly Schmidt aren’t just two of the premier female pole vaulters in the state of Illinois; they are students of the sport. When time allows, the Lake Forest High School standouts can be found watching videos of some of the best vaulters in the world. Carmichael admits she fixates on Steve Hooker, the Olympic gold medalist from Australia (see attached video), and U.S. women’s record holder Jenn Schur. Schmidt can be found studying women’s world record holder Yelena Isinbaeva of Russia (video attached). “I’ll watch as many videos and YouTube highlights as I can, especially in slow motion,” said Carmichael, a 5-foot-4 senior. “The men are so explosive and I enjoy watching different drills.” Carmichael and Schmidt head…
Monday, February 27, 2012
Grumhaus, Bunning, Marsh each secure top 10 individual finishes.
For the first time in three years, Lake Forest High School's boys' swim team is back in the top 10 at this past weekend's State swim meet at Evanston High School. The Scouts shared 10th place with North Suburban Conference co-hort Stevenson with 34 points.In 2009, Lake Forest finished eighth with 53 points, but were shut out in 2010 and 2011. Peter Grumhaus, Bryan Bunning and Andrew Marsh led the charge as each placed in the top 10 in their respective State events. Grumhaus, a junior, placed in both the 200-and 500-yard freestyle swims, earning seventh in the 500 with a time of 4:31.90 and added an eighth place in the 20 in 1:41.80. A year ago, Grumhaus placed ninth at State in the 500 freestyle in 4:37.23. “I swam well today,” said …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Loyola, Glenbrook South, Lake Forest, Stevenson finish in top 10.
Dates: Feb. 23-24 The Final Score: 1. New Trier, 250; 2. Naperville North, 130; 3. Warren, 80 4. (tie) Hinsdale Central and Sandburg, 73; 6. Mundelein, 71; 7. Loyola, 67; 8. Normal Community, 54: 9. Glenbrook South, 45. 10. (tie) Lake Forest and Stevenson, 34. Top Performer: New Trier's Max Grodecki, who won five State titles. Grodecki touched first in the 50-and 100-yard freestyle events, and was also part of the Trevians' winning 200-and 400 freestyle relay teams. Other Notable Performances: New Trier’s 400 free style relay team of Sam Skinner, Reed Malone, Jack Mangan and Grodecki. The group broke a national record set 13 years ago in Friday’s prelims, swimming the distance in 2:59.76 to break the record of 3:01.80. They came back …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Stevenson, Prairie Ridge, Fremd, Lake Forest round out top five.
Dates: Feb. 16, 17 The Final Score: 1. Carmel 151.175; 2. Stevenson 149.175; 3. Prairie Ridge 148.175; 4. Fremd 146.65; 5. Lake Forest 144.50; 6. Lyons 144.475; 7. Glenbard North 143.55; 8. New Trier 141.775 Top Performer: DeKalb’s Alyssa Lopez scored a 38.45 to edge Carmel’s Kristin Mirski, who finished with a 38.40, and win the state all-around title. Other Notable Performances: Carmel’s Sarah Cohen-Smith captured the vault with a 9.875; Glenbard North’s Amanda Quinn and Lyons’ Kelsy Kurfirst tied for first on the uneven parallel bars with a 9.60; Carmel’s Laura Feely won the balance beam with a 9.575, and Lopez and Mirski tied for first in floor exercise with a 9.7. The Bottom Line: Carmel collected its third consecutive state title. …
Friday, October 21, 2011
IHSA announces pairings Saturday night.
Friday, October 21, 2011
BLOOMINGTON--The Illinois High School Association and Comcast SportsNet Chicago have announced jointly that the “2011 IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Release Show” will air live from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday (Oct 22) on Comcast SportsNet PLUS (CSN+). The two-hour program will be the first time that the postseason football brackets are revealed, as 256 qualifying teams across eight classes discover their first round opponents. Comcast Cable and RCN viewers in the Chicago market can watch this CSN+ program on CLTV. For all other distributors/affiliates carrying Comcast SportsNet Chicago on their systems, the pairings show will be made available on CSN+. Viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com or IHSA.org for exact channel location information …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Tarwid finishes in top 16 in State Tennis tournament.
Date: May 28 The Final Score: The Lake Forest High School boys’ tennis team finished 21st in the State Meet. The boys’ track team did not earn team points. Scouts’ Star Performer: In the State Track Meet at Eastern Illinois University, Matt Miller finished 10th in the Discus with a throw of 158 feet, 1 inch. Other Notable Scout Performances: In the State Tennis Tournament at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Peter Tarwid had one of the best freshman performances in recent years by finishing in the top 16. Who’s Next: For Tarwid, he will play on the junior circuit this summer trying to improve his No. 5 Midwest ranking for the 14-and-under age bracket. Miller’s next meet will be for Brown University. The Bottom Line: Miller …
Lake Forest's girls’ soccer team falls to Fremd to close season.
Lake Forest High School's first half goal by junior midfielder Catherine Traut in Friday’s 3-1 loss to Fremd in the title game of the Glenbrook South Sectional is a building moment for a team that graduates 12 seniors from its 24-player roster. Traut will be one of the Scouts' three captains along with juniors Marina Katz and Abby Shipp to form the leadership corps of the 2012 team. They will be joined by standout freshmen like Lucy Edwards and already nationally renowned Ginny McGowan among others. The talents of Traut and McGowan were prominently on display against Fremd. With the Scouts trailing 1-0 early in the game, Traut took a pass from Katie Murphy, paused a brief moment to freeze the Viking goalie and tied the game. “She (Traut…
Friday, May 27, 2011
Traut scores Lake Forest’s lone goal.
Date: May 27 The Final Score: Fremd 3, Lake Forest 1 Scouts’ Star Performer: Catherine Traut scored the Scouts only goal to tie the game at 1-1 midway through the first half. Other Notable Scout Performances: Ginny McGowan shut down Viking star Elise Kotsakis in the second half after the Fremd senior scored a pair of goals in the opening half. Who’s Next: The Scouts' next outing will be the 2012 season opener. The Bottom Line: Fremd kept the ball in Lake Forest’s half of the field much of the time to make it hard for the Scouts to mount an attack.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
After Regional final loss to Palatine Fremd, Scouts return 4 starters for next season.
A dejected group of Lake Forest High School basketball players took their first steps toward advancing to Sectional play in 2012 Friday night as they walked out of Fremd’s gym after falling to the host Vikings, 44-38, in the Regional final. While the Vikings received their championship trophy and cut the nets from the hoops, the Scouts closed out the season, trudged out of the arena with a 13-16 record and into next season ready to turn dejection into success. “This feeling really sucks,” sophomore guard Carter Bass said. “We don’t want to feel this way again.” Bass is one of four starters returning next year. He will be joined by Thomas Durrett, John Hayes and Creighton Titus. All four developed through the season to display leadership…