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 …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Vernon Hills High School head boys' varsity volleyball coach Chris Curry, who has also coached at Libertyville High School, was named 2012 "Coach of the Year" by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Tuesday, February 12
Vernon Hills High School Volleyball Coach Chris Curry has received the 2012 Coach of the Year award at the state level in Boys’ Volleyball from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), according to a post on the school's Facebook page. The award recognizes his outstanding service and unselfish devotion to interscholastic activities. The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) nominated Curry for the award based upon his positive work with the athletes in the VHHS program. Curry is in his 18th year of coaching in District 128. In addition to his current position as head varsity boys’ volleyball coach, Curry has also coached volleyball, softball and baseball at Libertyville High School, and girls’ volleyball at VHHS…
Six Libertyville High School wrestlers qualified for state at a sectional tournament in Barrington last weekend.
Six Libertyville High School wrestlers qualified for the state wrestling tournament this past weekend after placing third at the Barrington sectional meet, according to IHSA results. The following LHS wrestlers will now compete at the state tournament, to be held Feb. 14 to 16 at Assembly Hall in Champaign: Learn more about the Libertyville High School Wildcats at http://lhswildcats.org/wrestling. Do you have photos from the sectionals? Upload them here.