Monday, January 7, 2013
Carter Bass demonstrates traits of Lake Forest High School boys’ basketball team as four seniors average double figure scoring.
An intense desire to improve every day mixed with a strong dose of senior leadership has propelled the Lake Forest High School boys’ basketball team to its best start in four years with a 10-3 record and 6-4 Co-captain Carter Bass is a personification of those qualities. Bass understands Coach Phil LaScala’s charge to the team to strive to play its best basketball toward the end of the season when regional play begins. The Scouts spend each day in practice moving toward that goal. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. “Let’s get better today,” LaScala tells the team at each practice. “If all 13 guys can go out and improve on a daily basis we’ll be OK at the end of the year.” He also …
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…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Quarterback will not play Sept. 1 against Navy in Ireland.
Former Lake Forest High School quarterback Tommy Rees will not be playing in the season opener Sept. 1 against Navy in Ireland for disciplinary reasons, according to a report on boston.com. Rees, who was the Fighting Irish starter most of last season, was arrested May 3 for an altercation with South Bend Police after running away from an off campus party. He later pleaded guilty to some of the charges, was given a suspended sentence, agreed to 50 hours of community service and 11 months of probation. The action was taken by Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly who said “players understand it is a privilege” to play for Notre Dame” on boston.com. He said Rees and a teammate, Carlo Calabrese, who was also arrested in the incident, did not meet their…
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, June 28, 2012
Former Lake Forest High star quarterback has a status hearing July 17 in St. Joseph County Court.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Former Lake Forest High School quarterback Tommy Rees is spending the summer in South Bend, Ind., working out with his Notre Dame football teammates while attending summer school classes. Rees, who has been charged and pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanors after his May 3 arrest at a house party in South Bend, has been allowed to participate in team workouts by Irish head coach Brian Kelly, who confirmed that to the South Bend Tribune at a golf outing Monday. Rees started 16 of the past 17 games at Notre Dame, and remains in a four-way battle for the starting job with Andrew Hendrix, Everett Golson and Gunner Kiel. The legal ramifications of his arrest return to the forefront July 17 with a status hearing in St. Joseph County court. Rees…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Will return to court for a status hearing July 17.
Former Lake Forest High School standout Tommy Rees, the starting quarterback last year at Notre Dame, pled not guilty to four misdemeanor charges stemming from his arrest earlier this month at a house party in South Bend, Ind., according to the Chicago Tribune. Rees, of Lake Bluff, appeared Thursday morning in St. Joseph County courthouse in South Bend. Rees is charged with one count of battery, two counts of resisting law enforcement and one count of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. The battery charge was originally listed as a felony, but later reduced by St. Joseph County prosecutors. A status hearing has been set for July 17, according to the Tribune. See our previous stories on Rees.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Felony battery charge reduced from house party arrest at Notre Dame.
Former Lake Forest High School product Tommy Rees will face four misdemeanor counts resulting from his arrest at a house party at the University of Notre Dame early Thursday morning, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. Rees, 19 who will turn 20 later this month, originally faced a felony battery charge for assaulting a Sound Bend (Ind.) police officer, but the charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. Rees used his right knee to strike a police officer in the lower chest area, according to the Tribune report. The remaining charges include resisting law enforcement, minor consumption of alcohol and public intoxication, according to police. Rees posted a $250 bond Thursday afternoon and was released from jail. He will return to court …
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 …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Former Scout star takes the first snaps, but the question of who will start in the fall remains.
Tommy Rees is back. For how long remains uncertain. The sophomore prepared for his third season at Notre Dame by starting for the Blue team in the team's annual Blue-Gold Spring Football Scrimmage Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Rees' statistics were rather ordinary: 7-for-14 for 84 yards and one bad interception during his second series under center. He played better later in the game -- won by the defense 42-31 -- leading the offense on two scoring drives. With just over four months until Notre Dame's opening game, the conversation all summer will be dominated by who will lead the Irish when they play Navy in Dublin, Ireland in September. Rees' backups - Andrew Hendrix, Everett Golson and Gunner Kiel - all saw playing time Saturday. …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Website's unofficial poll puts freshman Everett Golson as the fans' pick.
Notre Dame's annual Blue-Gold spring game on April 21 may very well predict whether former Lake Forest High School standout Tommy Rees will be a starter or a backup in the fall. According to The Bleacher Report, writer Ian Hanford is picking Gunner Kiel to emerge as the starter. The highly touted freshman, who has never taken a snap as an Irish quafrterback, chose Notre Dame over Indiana and LSU. He is the nephew of former Notre Dame quarterback Blair Kiel. The Bleacher Report cited Rees' 14 interceptions last year as the need for a change at the quarterback position. In the website's unscientific poll to name the starting quarterback, Everett Golson leads vote-getters with 48.6 percent, followed by Kiel (24.9 percent), Andrew Hendrix (…