Early registration discount for youth football program ends Tuesday.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Lake Zurich resident is on the team.
Kelly Tufano of Lake Zurich, IL, is one of 38 student-athletes on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls 2013 women's track & field roster. UW-River Falls, with 18 varsity teams, has an enrollment of about 6,400 students and competes in the NCAA Div. III and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. For more information on all Falcon teams, visit www.uwrfsports.com.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Abby O'Connor became the first player to ever hit a home run over the fence at the school.
Stevenson High School’s Abby O’Connor made school history last weekend. The softball star became the first Stevenson player to ever hit a home run over the fence during a game against Evanston on Saturday. The Stevenson High School softball field fence is one of the longest in Illinois, measuring 255 feet in center field. High school softball fences are typically 180 feet to 200 feet from home plate. Barrington High School’s Ashley Berggren and Zion-Benton’s Jennifer Lotz are the only other players to hit a home run over the fence at Stevenson, the Daily Herald reports.
Monday, April 15, 2013
The team beat Deefield in the championship game, the Daily Herald reports.
The Stevenson Boys Volleyball team came out on top in the Lake County Invitational Tournament this weekend, the Daily Herald reports. The team beat Deerfield 25-19, 25-20 in the championship game. It’s been three years since Stevenson has won the tournament. Barrington came in third place and Vernon Hills finished fourth, the newspaper reports.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle took place on April 7 in Chicago.
Congratulations to the 60 Lake Zurich residents who participated in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k race in Chicago on April 7. The popular race started and ended in Chicago’s Grant Park and took participants through the city’s downtown. To see full race results, visit shamrockshuffle.com. Lake Zurich participants: Carmen Reyes David Jarcik Katy Turner Andrea Fitzgerald Ryan Aurand Brent Eck Patrick McPartian Hannah McPartian Owen McPartian Patrick McPartian John Meyers Bob Uliks David Moslander Richard Lange Amy Mescha Charles Budianto Trinidad Sanchez Anna Salamacha Joseph Lavanne Paige Paulsen Yesenia Reyes Monique Runnels Kellie Poliquin Stephen Gould Ryan Zicco David Moslander Linda Bocage Paul Washburn Linda Leighton Laura …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Ballroom dance students will compete for individual and studio titles in April.
Sharon Elkin of Hawthorn Woodsis among a group of Buffalo Grove-trained dancers will put their skills to the test this month at a national dance competition. Nine students at Fred Astaire Dance Studio will travel to Las Vegas in mid-April to compete in the Cross Country Dance Championship. They will be judged in American Rhythm (cha cha, rumba, swing, mambo and bolero) and American Smooth (waltz, tango, foxtrot, Viennese waltz) competitions. The dancers are not professionals; some took ballet when they were young, but “most of them haven’t had very much dance experience” before enrolling in the Buffalo Grove studio, manager Elle Sprague said. “A lot of them have been taking lessons for two to six years,” Sprague said. The students take …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
LZHS Bears' coach says he's concerned about friction in the community and friction between boys.
Lake Zurich High School Coach Dave Proffitt says he's concerned that the friction between parents that led to Lake Zurich youth football splitting into two leagues, will filter down to the children. "I don't think anything good can come out of this. I hate to see this happen in Lake Zurich," Proffitt said. He said he's concerned boys from two different leagues will come into high school feeling animosity towards each other. "I support the Lake Zurich Flames 100 percent. I do think another program starting up is not a good idea because I believe there will be some friction within the community," he said. Proffitt said he supports the Flames because they have done a good job of providing youth football for the community. "They've done …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Registration deadline is May 1.
Coaches Gear Up For 2013 On March 20th and 21st, over 60 Lake Zurich Flames coaches gathered for 2 nights of informative meetings at the Old Firehouse to kick off the 2013 season. The Flames Coaching Committee discussed topics including player's safety, coaching expectations for the upcoming season, and the recent move to the new league. Flames coaches are starting to prepare for 2013. Read the recap as well as see some pictures of Flames' visit from Lake Zurich Bears coaches Proffitt, Williams, and Towne on the Flames website. Registration is officially open Registration Details Please note that registration is officially open. To reigster go online now to the website and get registered. You can pay online, or choose offline and mail in a…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Middle school athletes from all communities including Deerfield, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Buffalo Grove and others can participate in the free HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games to be held at Deerfield High School in May.
The Deerfield Park District is hoping to get the word out to more middle school athletes about the upcoming HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games at Deerfield High School May 19. In previous years, more than 40 students participated in the event but attendance is now down to about 12 to 25, reported the Chicago Tribune. "I'm surprised we don't get more because it is a free event," Deerfield Park District recreation Supervisor Jim Gariti told the Tribune. "The kids who do come to the event have a great time. For those who don't play baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and just want to run — this is great." The HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games are the largest youth sports program of its kind in North America, with hundreds of thousands of children …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
LZHS Football Coach Dave Profitt says he supports both leagues as long as safety, fun and good coaching are the priorities.
A second Lake Zurich youth football league has formed, the Lake Zurich Bears, prompted by the Lake Zurich Flames decision to switch football leagues. Wil Juarez, a long-time coach and former board member with the Flames, said he started the Lake Zurich Bears after the Flames decided to switch from The Chicago Youth Football League (TCYFL) to the smaller Northwest Youth Football League (NWYFL). Juarez said he was contacted by parents who wanted to remain with TCYFL. “I think the parents want to compete and they feel the program was moving backwards instead of forward. That was one of the biggest complaints,” Juarez said. Juarez called a meeting last month with the Lake Zurich High School coaches, including head football Coach Dave …