Friday, June 1, 2012
Seniors will have something else to look forward to besides graduation Saturday.
Lake Forest High School seniors on the boys' lacrosse team have another outing to add to their Saturday calendar. After graduation ceremonies end around 4 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn at the high school, the Scouts will board a bus for Palatine High School to face No. 1 ranked Loyola for the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association State championship. The game starts at 6 p.m. Lake Forest (21-2), ranked No. 2, advanced with literally a hard-fought 8-5 semifinal victory over Waubonsee Valley Thursday at Lake Forest. Loyola (16-5) earned a berth with an 11-5 win over Wheaton South on Thursday as well. The Scouts trailed 3-2 at halftime, but just like in Tuesday's win over Glenbrook North, they came out with guns blazing in the third …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Host Waubonsie Valley in Thursday's State semifinals at home.
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Monday, May 7, 2012
Lake Forest middie poised for big finish to career.
According to Charles Cook, the transition was an easy one. With a hockey background, he decided to take a shot at his middle school lacrosse team as a sixth-grader. Little did he know at the time that he was setting out on a path to becoming one of the top lacrosse players in Lake Forest High School history. “Lacrosse is actually a mix of both basketball and hockey,” Cook said. “Defense is similar to basketball and the pace of play, along with multiple substitutions, is a lot like hockey.” Finding His Niche Trying to find his niche in the sport when he entered high school, Cook approached the freshman coach to find out where he would have the best opportunity of making the squad. He was told to become a long stick midfielder, or middie. “I…