Friday, October 21, 2011
Annual meeting of Libertyville and Warren turns into a major rout.
Just maybe the Wildcats football team was favored to beat visiting Warren last Friday night. If the Blue Devils had sprung an upset, few folks would have been surprised. What really happened was a total hammering of the visitors. How else to explain Libertyville scoring 38 straight points on the way to a stunning 38-6 romp. “It was one of the biggest wins that we have had in the last couple of years,” said Libertyville football coach Randy Kuceyeski. “And it secured a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2008.” OK, let’s be honest. Warren won’t be going to playoffs this season. But in a two-week span in late September, the Blue Devils outscored two foes by a combined score of 107-26. Of course turnovers played a role in …
Friday, October 14, 2011
In addition to racing, this team raises money for good causes.
The most important part of the boys cross country season is coming up in the next few weeks. So before that takes place, let's take a look at what the Libertyville High School boys team has been up to. How about the $1,600 the team raised for the Semper Fi Fund in September? And a special salute to Alex Zoellick and Tyler Chen, who were the top fundraisers on the team. The team sold plenty of cookie dough and helped fund this organization that helps injured members of the armed forces. In another outstanding effort, this team joined forces with the Lake Zurich team to raise funds for the family of Gabby Drozdz, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in July. On the Course: Libertyville has had its share of gifted cross country runners in …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Libertyville Boys Club Lightweight Football team with students from Highland Middle School read aloud to Copeland Manor kindergartners on Oct. 5.
Monday, October 10, 2011
The Libertyville High School swimmer recently broke the school's pool record.
Monday, October 10, 2011
In a recent home meet vs. Palatine, Morgan Dickson of Libertyville High School's girls swim team set the school pool record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:54.49. Dickson has started out the season with top finishes at both the Lake County Meet and the Glenbrook North Invite. The girls swimming and diving team will be in action again this Thursday at Mundelein High School. Information provided by Libertyville High School. More related articles:
Friday, October 7, 2011
Camilla Ou and Darinka Sutic of Libertyville High School's girls golf team advance to sectional golf.
The state champion was still out. But Libertyville High School's girls golf team was in a great position. The only thing stopping a team trip was if Stevenson's Stephanie Miller shot a brilliant 67. "We knew if Stephanie Miller did not shoot a 67 that we would qualify for sectionals,'' said Libertyville girls golf coach Greg Pedersen. "And we knew very well that she could do it. When the word came in that she actually shot a 67 we were pretty dejected." Libertyville finished fourth in Tuesday's Lake Forest Regional. The Wildcats shot a respectable 351. "That's our best score in years,'' Pedersen said. "We have a good team and we're shooting some really good scores, so it just feels like a punch in the gut. It's too early for our season to …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Libero Kristen Webb and setter Cindy Zhou lead this Wildcats team
Sure Stevenson coach Tim Crow was in a good mood after his team came back to beat Libertyville on Wednesday night. But then he thought for a moment and remarked that both setter Cindy Zhou and libero Kristen Webb were the two top players in the conference. It was just last fall when these two sophomores broke into coach Greg Loika's starting lineup. And then the Wildcats went on quite a ride, winning 26 matches in a row. Off to college are the two special hitters Paige Hopper and Catie Steffen. It's a new season for the Libertyville volleyball team. Tested veterans in Zhou, Webb And it's a good thing that the Wildcats have two tested veterans in Zhou and Webb. "I think they are maturing into the leaders they are, and this year they will be…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Libertyville High School soccer team enjoys a sweet victory (2-1) against Lyons in the 2011 Pepsi Showdown Tournament.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Beshel, now living in North Carolina, looks back at his high school days in Libertyville.
Cooper Beshel, now approaching his second birthday, probably wouldn’t appreciate the stories his dad would tell him. Cooper wouldn’t find it funny that basketball fans all over Lake County used to hate his dad, Tim. Tim Beshel is busy these days opening up a chiropractic business in North Carolina. But he still looks back at his high school sports days with great fondness. There was that sectional basketball game his junior year at the storied Waukegan gym. It was the winter of 1996. The Libertyville High School basketball team was facing a very good Deerfield squad with a special player named Ryan Hogan. “I was an intense player,” Beshel said. “Opposing crowds hated me. I was the villain.” Beshel recalled the crowd throwing gum at him. “I…
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Wisniewski is the new softball coach at Libertyville High School.
That Stevenson High School pitching coach sure looked familiar. Wait a minute, it was the former superstar pitcher Elissa Wisniewski. The new Libertyville High School girls softball coach brings quite the resume with her to her former rival. Former Stevenson star pitcher is the Illinois High School Association's Of course she was a great pitcher but can she rescue the Libertyville softball team? In the last decade the program has struggled. "I don't know the history,'' Wisniewski said. "We need to get down to basics. I like the Libertyville community. I like that it's a one community high school." Mentality of Pitching One thing Wisniewski can help right away with is pitching. This woman knows pitching. "I need to teach the mental part of …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Moore's stellar high school career at Libertyville closed with a state championship in 2001. Only a head injury slowed her down prior to college. She now teaches school in Lake Zurich.
Former Carmel star baseball player Pat McMahon made a name for himself in college. He was an All-Big-10 first baseman for Northwestern University in 2006. But the question does come up. Is he the most famous athlete in his new family? You might get a serious argument from Libertyville soccer coach Scott Schinto. That's because McMahon's wife, the former Lindsay Moore, was quite the soccer player in her days at Libertyville High School. "I have yet to see another player with the personal drive that Lindsay displayed daily,'' Schinto said. "I have seen many good players through the years but nobody can even come close to the consistently high level of intensity that she brought to the field." Wait there is more about Moore. Also coaching for…