Wednesday, May 22, 2013
One of the most popular Chicago Bears is now calling it quits, according to CBS Chicago.
Chicago Bears veteran of 13 years Brian Urlacher officially retired Wednesday morning, according to CBS Chicago. The 34-year-old linebacker says he has no regrets ending a professional career playing exclusively for the Chicago Bears. “Although I could continue playing, I’m not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that’s up to my standards,” Urlacher told CBS news. "When considering this, along with the fact that I could retire after a 13 year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear.” Urlacher recently made news in March when he couldn’t strike a new contract deal with the Bears—claiming the one-year, $2 million offer was “a slap in the face.” What's your reaction to …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Grayslake Central High School and Lemont High School will provide an opportunity for college coaches to discuss their incoming senior class with coaching staffs from colleges and universities throughout the midwest.
College and high school football coaches are invited to attend the College Football Recruitment Nights next month. Grayslake Central High School (GCHS) will be hosting its second annual College Football Recruitment Night on Wednesday, May 2 and Lemont High School will be hosting its 9th annual College Football Recruitment Night on Thursday, May 3. The Football Recruitment Night provides an opportunity for college coaches to discuss the recruitment class of 2013 with the north and south suburban high school football coaches. Grayslake is the location for schools in the north suburbs, and Lemont is the location for schools in the south suburbs. "Last year, GCHS had 15 or so high schools and roughly 40 to 45 colleges/universities attend the …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The Wildcats' cheerleading team heads to the Illinois High School Association state competition today. The girls hoops team is tied with Stevenson High School for the NSC Lake Division Champion.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Cheerleading Qualified from the Illinois High School Association Sectionals to the IHSA State Competition on Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4. Poms Finished in second place with their hip-hop routine at the Lake Zurich competition. This finish qualified them for the TDI state competition; they will compete in Peoria on Sunday, March 4. Girls Basketball Defeated Lake Forest 56-31 on Tuesday and finished the North Suburban Conference with a 9-3 record. They tied with Stevenson High School for the NSC Lake Division Championship. The NSC Conference Championship will be played at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Vernon Hills High School. Girls Gymnastics Finished in fourth place at the NSC conference meet. The team will compete in the IHSA …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Libertyville's Griffin Pils has a special night on the basketball court; Wildcats hire longtime assistant Mike Jones to guide the football team.
Since players so rarely score 40 or more points in a basketball game, it is hard to figure out the best way to tally that many points in a high school contest. Twenty in the first half and 20 in the second half would be the most balanced approach. Libertyville High School senior Griffin Pils did not score a single point for 15 minutes of Saturday's game against Carmel. The Wildcats had to go to overtime to trip the Corsairs 83-77. When the first half expired, Pils was up to 5 points. That is because he drained two free throws and hit a 3-pointer with two seconds to play. "In the first half, I was trying to get everyone involved,'' Pils said. That little 5-point run by Pils did help because his Wildcats were getting handled by Carmel. A …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Wildcat boys wrestling team defeated Cary-Grove and Fremd on Saturday.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Boys Bowling Finished in seventh place in a tough IHSA Sectionals at Lakeside Lanes Jan. 21. Jake Thompson bowled a 1,291 for six games and finished in fifth place as an individual. Thompson's placing qualified him to the IHSA State Meet this Friday and Saturday in O’Fallon, Miss. Boys Wrestling Defeated both Cary-Grove (49-12) and Fremd (68-4) on Jan. 21. They will wrestle at Zion-Benton tonight in a dual match. The NSC Conference Wrestling Meet will be at Libertyville High School on Jan. 28 and 29. Girls Basketball Defeated Stevenson on Jan. 21 in a comeback thriller, as they trailed for most of the game. The final score was 39-36 in overtime. The team has a busy week with against Carmel on Jan. 25 and Mundelein on Jan. 27. Boys …
Jones was on the coaching staff for the Libertyville High School State Football Championship in 2004.
Community High School District 128 board on Monday approved hiring Mike Jones, 48, as the new head coach for Libertyville High School's football team. This past season, Jones served as the assistant coach for Libertyville head coach Randy Kuceyeski. Kuceyeski, who has been battling throat cancer, stepped down in 2011. Jones began his teaching career at Grayslake High School, where he taught math and coached football and basketball for 13 years. He has been a member of the Libertyville Math Department since 2003 and was on the coaching staff for the Libertyville High School State Football Championship in 2004. For the past 10 years, Jones has served as the defensive coordinator for the Wildcats. "Mike will follow in the footsteps of a…
Monday, January 23, 2012
A hard fought rivalry between Libertyville and Carmel high schools played out on the basketball court Saturday night at Libertyville High School. The Wildcats won 83-76.
All the smart money would have been on Carmel High School at halftime. The Carmel boys basketball team dominated the first two quarters going into halftime with a 13-point advantage. After a 3-point foul in the last three seconds of the fourth quarter, Libertyville High School's Griffin Pils tied the game at 71-71, forcing overtime play. With five fouls in the final minute of the game, Libertyville won the game 83-76. Pils finished the night with 39 points and the determination to bring the victory home.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Libertyville High School freshman Matt Harrington makes it on varsity team. It's sectional time for bowling and Libertyville and Carmel meet in hoops
Libertyville High School freshman Matt Harrington gets it. He understands how cool it is to be a freshman swimming on a varsity team. "It seems kind of surreal,'' Harrington said. "When I tell people I'm on varsity as a freshman the expressions on their faces are priceless." Libertyville swimming got a boost when the Harrington family moved to Libertyville from Wisconsin. Harrington moved here in the fifth grade. "It was really hard to move,'' Harrington said. "I went from a school that had 50 kids a grade to 150 a grade. It was a big culture shock." He's adjusted quite well. And now he's a big fan of Libertyville. "It's going wonderfully,'' he said. "I love high school swimming. The team camaraderie is new to me. I can now lean on my …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Libertyville High School wrestler has a 23-8 record so far this season.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Swimmer Alex Snarski is one to watch in the pool; Nicole Kruckman is a key performer for the Libertyville High School girls basketball team.
Simply, it’s best to keep this sophomore in the water. Here are some examples from the life of Libertyville High School swimmer Alex Snarski. “I tried lacrosse and karate,” Snarski said. “My mom forced me to do that. In baseball, I didn’t get a single hit. I’m just not good on land.” Not good on land? Who is not good on land? Don’t worry there is a place where Snarski can escape and succeed in sports. He just happens to be very good in the water. “My main goal to place in the top 12,” Snarski said. That means he has his sights on the state swim meet in February in Evanston. Snarski’s specialties in the water include the backstroke and the butterfly. “My back is faster than my fly,” he said. Swimming is an individual sport, but in high …