Thursday, February 21, 2013
Lake Forest High School Swim Coach Cindy Dell discusses how she's going to help her team get the most points at the swim meet this weekend at New Trier.
From Matt Grevers to Mitch Stoehr, the Lake Forest High School Swim team has experienced success at the State Meet. The expectations this year are no exception. See what Coach Cindy Dell has to say about this year's edtion of the Scouts as the State Finals approach Friday and Saturday at New Trier in Winnetka. Friday, Patch will feature interviews with the swimmers and Dell as they talk about their hopes. Want more Lake Forest swim news in your inbox? Sign up for the newsletter.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Lake Forest High School captain plays a solid role as the Scout swimmers become one of state’s elite teams.
Leadership comes in many forms and Lake Forest High School swim team captain Peter McCormick is using his personality to guide the Scouts on what is becoming a very successful season. Success is nothing new to the Lake Forest swim program. There have been state championships and one Scout, Matt Grevers, has six Olympics, three of them gold. This year is turning into something special and McCormick is a big part of it. Want more Lake Forest-Lake Bluff business news? Sign up for our free newsletter. Over the last two weeks, Lake Forest has finished just behind two-time defending state champion New Trier at invitational meets defeating Trevian relay teams three of four times while finishing second to them once. Though not the fastest swimmer …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Lake Forest High School’s Nina Nissly swims in first athletes with disability competition and becomes Illinois’s first triple individual champion.
Three week ago Lake Forest High School senior Nina Nissly was a member of the Scout junior varsity swim team getting ready for the North Suburban Conference Meet as she had during all four years of her career. On Saturday she became the first triple high school swimming champion in Illinois history. It took a lawsuit and help from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as three gold medals came her way at the State Meet Friday and Saturday in Evanston. Earlier: Athletes With Disabilities Make History at ETHS This Weekend Nissly was one of seven swimmers to compete in the inaugural Athletes with Disabilities heats of the State Finals after the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) settled a lawsuit filed by Fenwick High School’s Mary Kay …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The gold medalist posed for photos and signed posters at his dad's landscaping business in Wilmette.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers made an appearance at his father’s business, Chalet Nursery, in Wilmette Wednesday afternoon to meet with fans, sign posters and pose for photos. Grevers, who grew up and began his swimming career in Lake Forest, took home two gold and one silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics. He did the same in Beijing in 2008. As the son of award-winning landscape designer Ed Grevers, Matt joined his dad to talk “best practices” in the garden and swimming pool after meeting with fans. Interested in reading more about Matt and his history with the Olympics? Check out Patch’s multiple stories on the award-winning athlete:
Hundreds flock to Lake Forest High School to greet the Olympian as the city declares Tuesday "Matt Grevers" day in Lake Forest.
- Jon Kerr
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
It’s not very often you get close enough to touch an Olympic Gold Medalist. Tuesday night at Lake Forest High School’s Commons area, hundreds of Lake Foresters, many of whom children and their parents, had just that opportunity. Just weeks after he gripped a worldwide audience of millions with his 100-meter backstroke gold medal performance in London, Matt Grevers looked relaxed and comfortable in front of an adoring, local audience of a few hundred. Earlier: Photo of the Day—LFHS Students Anticipate Grevers' Homecoming Flanked by his fiancee, Annie Chandler, mother, Anja and father Ed, Grevers returned to the city where he first piled up records on the junior swimming circuit. In 2003, the Grevers-led Scouts won their only state high …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Hometown Olympic Gold Medalist Matt Grevers returns Tuesday afternoon.
As the community awaits the return of its gold medal swimmer, Lake Forest High School Students are sharing their congratulatory messages. On Friday, LFHS students began signing a welcome home banner for Matt Grevers, who won his first individual gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke during the 2012 Olympics in London. Earlier: Olympic Gold Medalist Matt Grevers at Chalet Nursery Grevers' official homecoming celebration will be Tuesday, but residents are already highly anticpating his return. Lake Forest High School and the Lake Forest City Council are joining forces to honor Olympic Gold Medal winner Matt Grevers at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Commons at the high school. Mayor James Cowhey will give Grevers a plaque commemorating Tuesday as …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
City Council and Lake Forest High School Boosters join forces to honor Olympic hero.
Tuesday will be proclaimed Matt Grevers Day in Lake Forest. Lake Forest High School and the Lake Forest City Council are joining forces to honor Olympic Gold Medal winner Matt Grevers at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Commons at the high school. Earlier: Grevers, Phelps Lead U.S. to More Gold Mayor James Cowhey will give Grevers a plaque commemorating Tuesday as Matt Grevers Day in Lake Forest. “Everyone will have a chance to meet him,” Lake Forest High School Communications Director Anne Whipple said. “We are so proud of our hometown hero.” Cowhey was also enthusiastic. "Lake Forest is proud and excited to honor Matt Grevers on Sept. 4 at the high school, which will be proclaimed as 'Matt Grevers Day,'" he said. "He is a role model for the …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Lake Forest swimmer pays tribute to everyone who helped him achieve Olympic success in an interview with 'Millionaires Corner'.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Being the best 100-meter backstroke swimmer in the world makes Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers feel very special, according to an interview published Tuesday on the Millionaire Corner. Winning a pair of Olympic gold medals and a silver at the London Olympic Games completed last week “was a pretty cool feeling,” Grevers said in the interview with Millionaire Corner’s Donald Liebenson. “To know that you’re the best in the world at something feels pretty good.” Talking to the financial on line publication, the Lake Forest High School and Northwestern University graduate applied the language of finance to his sport. “Every investment can have a great return,” Grevers said in the interview giving tribute to his hard work and that of everyone who has…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
NBC's broadcast of the Olympics has, at times, been preempted by technology.
NBC's Olympics broadcast was the most watched Olympics ever through its first three days, the Washington Post reported. The network has garnered some criticism for its decision to hold the broadcast of popular events until primetime, the newspaper reported. The tape delay decision has at times caused conflict between the media reporting results when they happen and those who want to wait for the Olympics broadcast to find out who won. Patch, for example, sent out a breaking news email alert when Lake Forest's Matt Grevers won gold in the 100-meter backstroke and set an Olympic record. Patch received complaints from some readers that the alert ruined the upcoming Olympics broadcast. The Patch sites in the north Chicago suburbs decided to …