Sunday, March 24, 2013
Titus, a 2-year-old basketball phenom, loves shooting trick shots.
Once Titus learned to walk, he started shooting baskets. These trick shots were filmed when Titus was between 18 and 24 months old, posted by Joseph Ashby in this YouTube video. If he keeps this up, we may see Titus in the NCAA Tournament - in about 17 years.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The team will take on Mundelein tonight for the chance to advance to the regional finals.
Wednesday, February 27
The Lake Zurich boys’ basketball team will take on Mundelein tonight in the Class 4A regional semi-finals game. The team beat out Libertyville Monday night by a score of 70-65 for the chance to advance in the tournament, the Daily Herald reports. John Repplinger was a player of note for Lake Zurich, scoring 19 points for the team, helping them secure a victory. Tonight’s game against Mundelein will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Zurich. The winner will advance to the Regional Finals.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Tamika Catchings, who played for Stevenson High School in the mid-1990s, is a member of the 2012 women's basketball team.
Update: Aug. 12 The U.S. women's basketball team won the gold medal Saturday in its final Olympic game, beating France 86-50. Tamika Catchings, a member of the team who played basketball for Stevenson in the '90s, Tweeted the news Saturday afternoon. "Wow #Soblessed!! #OperationGOLD ACCOMPLISHED!!! Such an amazing experience w/ an amazing team! Luv ya'll! Dreams do cm true... : )," she wrote. The gold medal was the third for Catchings, and the seventh consecutive for the U.S. ------------------------------------------------------------------- A former star basketball player for Stevenson High School is shooting for the Olympic gold for the third time as part of the U.S. women’s basketball team. Tamika Catchings, who as a sophomore led the…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Team finished in top four of the Fox Valley Lutheran Athletic Conference.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The St. Matthew Lutheran boys basketball team earned enough wins to finish in the top four of the Fox Valley Lutheran Athletic Conference and were the No. 4 seed in the end-of-year Conference Tournament. This was the first time in St. Matthew Lutheran School history that the boys team did this! For a team with four seventh-graders and four sixth-graders, this is most impressive. They played well against the No. 1 seed team from Zion Lutheran in Marengo — a team of eighth-graders that towered over our guys. The boys from St. Matthew came up short but put the conference on notice that a new era is beginning the conference. This information was provided by Pastor Ed Blonski.
Monday, May 16, 2011
New hire Richard Drake will also serve as club's high school programs director and elite staff coach
The Ela Soccer Club has announced the hiring of Richard Drake as their full-time assistant director of coaching, high school programs director and elite staff coach. Drake will oversee an organization that includes 1,200 participants. Drake has been the assistant women’s soccer coach at Loyola University for the past six years. Before that, he served as an assistant coach at DePaul, Marshall, University of Minnesota and University of Cincinnati. Drake has a total of 14 years of experience as an assistant coach. In charge of player recruitment and team training during his tenure at these NCAA Division I programs, Drake saw his teams log six NCAA playoff berths. Besides building the high school and elite level programs and assisting players …
Monday, March 21, 2011
Mirko Grcic named to All-Patch Hardwood Tour First Team.
Seventeenth in a series The Patch Hardwood Tour examines boys high school basketball on a weekly rotational basis, focusing on teams in a 12-town region. Its intent is to celebrate and inform about prep hoops; the best high school sport in the state. With this column, The Tour officially concludes for this season. Excellence was abundant on The Patch Hardwood Tour during this past hoops season. From the gloriously outstanding campaigns of the Huntley Red Raiders and Crystal Lake Central Tigers to the late-season victories finally garnered by struggling squads from Prairie Ridge and Lake Zurich, effort earned rewards. In that same spirit, this column wraps up the 2010-11 basketball season by acknowledging the teams and individuals who…
Monday, March 14, 2011
The uncompromising tournament known as March Madness had swallowed the quartet whole.
Sixteenth in a series. The Patch Hardwood Tour examines boys high school basketball on a weekly rotational basis, focusing on teams in a 12-town region. Its intent is to celebrate and inform about prep hoops; the best high school sport in the state. The Tour will be stopping in your town soon. Four remaining survivors of the 17 Patch Hardwood Tour teams advanced into week 16 of the high school basketball season, but by the end of the seven-day stretch, the uncompromising tournament known as March Madness had swallowed the quartet whole. Such is the one-and-done nature of the IHSA prep basketball tournament, which snuffed the hopes of Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Grayslake Central and Fremd. Each had managed to survive the first week of…
Monday, March 7, 2011
Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Fremd and Grayslake Central remain in the hunt.
The attrition that accompanies the beginning of March Madness is startling in its callous swiftness. Teams build all year for a run in the state hoops tournament, but most hopes are snuffed almost immediately, and oft-times cruelly. After one week, just four of the 17 Patch Hardwood Tour teams are still standing, proudly hoisting Regional championship plaques. Three of those (Huntley, Crystal Lake Central and Fremd) were listed as this column’s top four teams in the final regular season poll. The fourth (Grayslake Central) is no real surprise, based on potential demonstrated numerous times during the year that belied its record. The advancing quartet in equally divided, with two of the squads (Huntley and Fremd) advancing to Class 4A …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Local version of March Madness begins with roundup of 17 teams.
Fourteenth in a series The Patch Hardwood Tour examines boys high school basketball on a weekly rotational basis, focusing on teams in a 12-town region. Its intent is to celebrate and inform about prep hoops; the best high school sport in the state. The Tour will be stopping in your town soon. At halftime, a cheerleader from each Crystal Lake team flip-flopped wildly across the basketball court from opposite ends, then slammed violently together in mid-spin near the center line to the concerned gasp of the full-house crowd. Thankfully, neither of the young girls suffered serious injury, but their unintended meeting symbolized the full-bore battle that took place Friday night between the Crystal Lake Central Tigers (22-4) and the…
Lake Forest ties the game on a 3-point shot at the end of regulation before surging to a 60-49 overtime win.
So close yet so far. Through careful, well-executed ball control, Lake Zurich nursed a slender lead against Lake Forest in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter in their Monday night IHSA quarterfinals game. Leading 45-42 with seven seconds left on the clock, the Scouts’ coach Phil LaScala called a time out. “I told our guys that we’ll probably get one shot, and make it a good one,” said LaScala. That’s exactly what junior guard Thomas Durrett did. Aided by a perfect kick-out by teammate John Hayes, Durrett nailed a 3-pointer up left of the free throw line, tying the game at 45 to send it into overtime. Unfortunately for the Bears, the Scouts then proceeded to play their best basketball of the evening, outscoring Lake Zurich in the four…