Thursday, December 20, 2012
There are a lot of athletes from Lake Forest—and other North Shore towns—on some of the best teams in college football this season.
The BCS bowl season has begun, but two area schools will wait until after the new year to play in some of the most prestigious bowl games—and their rosters feature lots of area talent from Lake Forest and other Patch towns. Notre Dame, the No. 1 team in the country, plays Alabama in the BCS National Championship game Jan. 7. And No. 15 Northern Illinois, a surprise BCS team, heads to the Orange Bowl to play No. 12 Florida State on New Year's Day. A number of athletes from Lake Forest are on the rosters of these teams, as well as others playing in bowl games over the next few weeks. Many are underclassmen probably yet to see game action, but their names are among some of the most powerful rosters in college football. If we've missed out on…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
After sitting for the game’s first 58 minutes, Coach Brian Kelly called on the former Lake Forest High School star for the winning drive.
Lake Forest’s Tommy Rees came off the bench for Notre Dame to run a two minute drill and lead the Fighting Irish on a 12-play 55-yard scoring drive to defeat Purdue, 20-17, in the closing seconds today in South Bend. Rees entered the game in a backup role but when Purdue tied the contet, 17-17, with just over two minutes remaining, Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly decided to insert the veteran Rees. “We decided we would go with the guy who had experience in these situations,” Kelly said after the game on an interview with NBC Television. Tommy has been in these situations before.” Facing third and 10 on the Purdue 41 with just over 30 seconds remaining, Rees connected with Robbie Toma on a 21-yard completion to set up the winning 37-yard field…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Notre Dame quarterback from Lake Forest strikes plea bargain.
Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees from Lake Forest pleaded guilty today to two misdemeanors arising from his May 3 arrest that came after South Bend Police broke up a party, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. Rees agreed to charges of resisting law enforcement and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and authorities dropped counts for resisting arrest and battery. Rees will receive a 30-day suspended sentence as well as 11 months of probation and 50 hours of community service. He also gave letters of apology to the officers involved. Though the guilty plea ends Rees’ issues with legal authorities, the Notre Dame Office of Residence Life also held a hearing and has not issued a ruling. That office can add penalties or leave …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Charged with felony count for battery to law enforcement.
Updatd: 1:25 p.m. Thursday Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has said he will withhold from commenting or making any judgements until he has a chance to gather all of the facts and speak with Tommy Rees and Carolo Calabrese, according to the Chicago Tribune. Update: 12:45 p.m. Thursday According to posts by the South Bend Tribune, both Tommy Rees and Carlo Calabrese will not appear in court today. St. Joseph County Police have 48 hours to charge Rees, and then he must be released. However, prosecutors can still file charges today or after that 48-hour period. The media remains at the St. Joseph County courthouse. Update: 10 a.m. Thursday Tommy Rees could be arraigned at noon today or possibly remain in jail another day if charges are not …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Sophomore makes her choice early.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Lake Forest High School defender Ginny McGowan has made an early commitment to play women's soccer for 2010 national champion Notre Dame starting in 2014. The Lake Forest native has been a fixture for U.S. Soccer's under-15 Girls' National Team through various camps in Carson, Calif., and Sunrise, Fla. McGowan, who plays for Eclipse Select Soccer Club locally, was anticipating an extensive college search, but she quickly knew that Notre Dame had everything she wanted. "I never really planned on committing early -- I just wanted to start visiting schools and get all the facts," McGowan said. "My dad went to Notre Dame, so I grew up on campus there. I could have waited longer, but I felt that I didn't need to do that. It's the right fit …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
There are few stages bigger in college football than Notre Dame.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The former Lake Forest High School star is now the starting quarterback for the Fighting Irish. We will have full coverage from Notre Dame Stadium.
- Jon Kerr
Friday, September 16, 2011
Former Lake Fores High School product Tommy Rees is now the full-time starter at Notre Dame. He and the Irish will look to bounce back from a gut-wrenching loss to Michigan last week when they host Michigan State Saturday. Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch will have a reporting team covering Rees in South Bend. Here is where you can find us and how you can follow our coverage Saturday afternoon: Facebook: We will post photos and other multimedia content from the press box at Notre Dame Stadium. Just log into your Facebook account, and go to the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff fanpage. Twitter: We will be tweeting during the game, with stats, sights and sounds from South Bend. You can follow along by going to our football twitter page. As with any live…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Impressed with Lake Forest grad's poise on the road, late TD drive against Michigan.
This time Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly didn't have to start his weekly press conference by answering who is his starting quarterback. Or at least not until the very end. Lake Forest High School product Tommy Rees will start again Saturday when the Irish (0-2) seek their first victory of the season against No. 15 Michigan State (2-0) in South Bend. Rees, who took over for starter Dayne Crist in the second half of the season-opening loss to South Florida, looked like he would bail the Irish out of a nightmarish fourth quarter meltdown at Michigan last Saturday. The sophomore moved Notre Dame down the field, connecting on a 29-yard scoring pass to Theo Riddick for what turned out to be a temporary 31-28 lead with 30 seconds left to …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Read what is being written about the former Scout.
Lake Forest High School product Tommy Rees’ 29-yard scoring pass to Theo Riddick rallied the Notre Dame to a 31-28 lead over Michigan with 30 seconds left in Saturday night's nationally televised game. The Wolverines used those 30 seconds to drive 80 yards in three plays capped by Denard Robinson's 16-yard scoring pass to Roy Roundtree with two seconds left for a 35-31 win in front of 114,000 fans in Ann Arbor. The Irish are off to an 0-2 start and will try to avoid an 0-3 for only the fourth time in school history when they host Michigan State next Saturday. Rees finished 27-of-39 for 315 yards and three touchdowns, but also had two interceptions and a lost fumble. He connected with senior receiver Michael Floyd a career-high 13 times. …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Will start against Michigan on Saturday night.
Tommy Rees' elevation to starting quarterback at Notre Dame began at 5:55 p.m. Monday. That's the time Irish coach Brian Kelly put last weekend's 23-20 loss to South Florida in the rear-view mirror and moved onto Saturday night's upcoming clash at Michigan. Just two weeks after Kelly named Dayne Crist over Rees as his starting quarterback, he has switched gears and named the Lake Forest High School product his starter at his Tuesday press conference in South Bend, Ind. "Your roster has to be evaluated about how you win right now," Kelly said, "especially at Notre Dame. I don’t think we mortgage our future. We don’t just live in the future. We try to live in the now, and the now for me is winning football games, and Tommy Rees gives us the …