Monday, May 20, 2013
Athletes from Deerfield High School, Glenbrook South, New Trier, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame of Niles, Niles North, Glenbrook North, Maine East and Loyola competed for berths at the State Meet at the Niles West Sectional
Athletes from 17 area schools competed for berths in the State Track Meet during the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie. Take a look for your favorite athlete and see who is going to the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Patch gave you the story in words Friday and now we have it in pictures. Patch will have coverage of the State Meet and you check the results on the Illinois High Association website in real time starting with the first preliminary race Friday.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Glenbrook South, New Trier, Deerfield, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame, Niles North and Loyola athletes will join Wildkits at State Meet.
Taking home the team trophy for the sixth straight year, the Evanston High School boys track team won the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie sending five individuals and three relay teams to the State Meet May 24 and 25 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston The Wildkits compiled 85 points. Glenbrook South took home second place with 72 followed by Prospect in third with 70 and New Trier fourth with 58. Niles West accumulated 47 for fifth with Deerfield sixth, Main South seventh, Niles North eighth, Highland Park ninth place, Notre Dame of Niles tenth, Maine West 11th , Loyola Academy 12th, Maine East 13th\, Glenbrook North 14th and Von Steuben 15th. "Last year, a lot of guys, when they went downstate, were qualified just about…
Friday, May 10, 2013
With the Chicago Rush’s future in question, David Staral entered the scene as the new owner. Unfortunately, Staral is leaving the team’s future in question again.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
"These guidelines are based on the most recent scientific evidence, as well as the expertise of the coaches who will help implement them," said Dr. Preston M. Wolin, a member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
The Illinois High School Association approved new safety rules Wednesday to limit tackling in youth football practice in an effort to reduce head injuries, reported the Daily Herald. In March, a controversial bill sponsored by State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) proposing to limit the number of days players could have full contact hitting practice (twice a week) failed in the House committee. The new IHSA policy calls for coaches to gradually increase the time players can participate in preseason practice, along with the number of protective pads they can wear. On the seventh day of practice, players can participate in five hours of full contact drills wearing full pads, according to the IHSA. However, no single practice can exceed …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
When you just need to get out, there's MapMyRide.
Now that spring is finally here, it's time to get out and enjoy what Skokie has to offer outdoors. The website MapMyRide is a great tool for scouting out new routes or adding your favorite routes through Skokie whether you're into walking, running or biking it. Tell us: Do you have a favorite path? Unless it's a secret, share it with your neighbors in the comments!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The first 32 rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft can be live streamed via official NFL websites. The draft is today, April 25, 2013.
The NFL Draft is a really popular spectacle. Some experts just don't get why the event is so popular. To those experts, allow myself to explain: This country loves football. Period. For those of you who can't be in front of a TV tonight - or simply do not have the NFL Network - then don't fret. For the first time ever, all seven rounds will be streamed online. How to stream the event - Tonight, you can watch the first 32 picks. You can find the official NFL stream here. Fans can also watch the draft via WatchESPN on their computer, tablet or mobile device. This year, the Kansas City Chiefs have the number-one overall pick. They will be followed by the Jaguars, Raiders, Eagles and Lions. That's if no trades go down. You can also check out …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Quiet Storm has an impressive 211-10 record over the last six years.
Quiet Storm, a men’s basketball league consisting of many Skokie residents, has been making a lot of noise over the last six years. "What Quiet Storm has done in the past six seasons is pretty amazing,” said Allan Khnanisho, Assistant Athletic Supervisor for the Skokie Park District. “These group of guys have stuck together for a record of 211-10 over six years. Every now and then we get a team proclaiming that they'll be the ones to defeat Quiet Storm only to end up short - year after year." The team has an eye-popping record of 211-10 over the last six years. “Sometimes, it seems as if Quiet Storm is teasing its opponents by being down in the first half only to come out strong in the second half, as if they were saying, ‘We were just …
John Wroblewski takes you behind the scenes of the Chicago Rush.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Michael Harris finished the race approximately 45 minutes before the bomb went off as his wife, Lori Harris, watched him run past.
What is it like to stand 45 minutes and a few feet away from one of the nation’s most tragic moments? Michael and Lori Harris of Deerfield know the answer. Lori was a few feet away from the site of the second bomb explosion at Monday’ Boston Marathon as she watched her husband, Michael, run past on his way to crossing the finish line. Earlier: Three Deerfield Runners Finished Marathon Before Explosion “I was at the site of the second blast (when) I saw him (Michael) run by me,” Lori said. “I was so grateful I saw him. If you look away for a second you could miss.” He finished the race in 3:42.1 approximately 45 minutes before cheers turned into screams. After that they went through a very normal post race ritual. This was Michael’s fifth …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
See how the lady Vikings are doing this softball season.
The Niles North Vikings are 1-7 through several weeks of play. The softball team recently lost to Loyola 9-0 on Saturday. Despite the record, senior Jaclyn Lochner played a strong game, getting two hits against Loyola. Meanwhile, senior Kristin Reichert had a two run homer in the first inning against Rolling Meadows High School. Lochner is batting with a .444 average and has two doubles thus far. "We have four to five freshman starting at any given time, but [at the same time], we have some strong senior [players]," said coach Karin Wick. The team will be playing Highland Park on April 17. -- Patch on Facebook