Friday, September 14, 2012
Lake Forest High School teachers strike causes forfeit of football game between Lake Zurich Bears and Lake Forest Scouts.
Update, Sept. 14, 4:39 p.m. The match between the varsity football teams at Lake Zurich and Lake Forest was being touted by sports writers as being one of the top games to watch this week. But that game won’t happen. Lake Zurich High School just announced that the game is officially cancelled. Lake Zurich will take a forfeit win, according to Jean Malek, communications director for Lake Zurich Community Unit District 95. Update, Sept. 14, 2:10 p.m. Lake Zurich High School announced that the sophomore football game for this evening has been cancelled. Update, Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m. Lake Zurich High School is expected to announce a decision about tonight's footall games this afternoon. But, if tonight's games are cancelled, the Bears still…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Lake Zurich Patch is seeking high school sports bloggers.
Do you love the Lake Zurich Bears sports teams? Can you write colorful game highlights and snap great action photos? If you can, why not consider being a D95 sports blogger for Patch? We're looking for enthusiastic students (this isn't a paid position but bylined writing and photography will look great on your college application), parents, community members and District 95 staff. Coaches, you're always welcome to submit your game schedules, highlights and photos! Ready, set, click here. You're also welcome to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
David Proffitt will take over the reins as the head football coach.
For David Proffitt, becoming Lake Zurich High School’s head football coach was never on his radar. “I was perfectly satisfied in what I was doing,” said Proffitt, a member of the high school’s physical education department and the football team’s defensive coordinator for the past six years. Proffitt said he and outgoing coach Bryan Stortz have a great relationship. “He gave me freedom and flexibility,” said Proffitt. “To be the guy in charge was never on my mind.” Proffitt will be the guy in charge. Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 announced Wednesday that it has named Proffitt the new head football coach. “I am confident that Dave will continue with the many traditions he helped build in his last six years of coaching here …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Voting started today and runs through Dec. 23.
Lake Zurich High School is in the running to be crowned Comcast's 2011 "Battle of the Fans" champion. Voting started today for the competition, which will result in the winner receiving a "Battle of the Fans" banner to display. Seven other schools are in the running for the title, including: Carmel Catholic's Crazy Corsairs, Cary-Grove's CG Super Fans, Glenbrook South's Gold Rush, Loyola Academy's White Noise, Naperville Central's Redhawk Rowdies, Naperville North's Dawg Pound and Nazareth Academy's Freddie's Fanatics. Voting will run through Dec. 23 on the CN100 website. Standings updates can be seen on the website and at www.facebook.com/battleofthefans. CN100 provided this information.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Titans match the Bears on defense and get a TD after an interception
On a cloudy Saturday afternoon on a wind-swept field, the Lake Zurich Bears came up short, losing to the Boylan-Rockford Titans 16-10 and concluding their season in a close contest. “A few big plays were the difference,” said Lake Zurich senior linebacker Jack Lynn, playing in his final game for the Bears. Lynn acknowledged that a loss in the playoffs is that much more painful because it brings to a close the playing careers for all of the seniors on the team. “They’ll (Lake Zurich) be back. They’re good and they’ll be getting some good new players next year," said Lynn. Both teams displayed excellent defense throughout the game. Boylan (13-0), who averaged over 40 points per game this season, was held to just 16. But their defense matched…
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Can't make it to the game? Listen online!
The Lake County Sports Network will offer a live broadcast stream of Saturday's football semifinals game. Lake Zurich will take on Boylan Catholic at 1 p.m. Coverage of the game will start at 12:30 p.m. on www.lcsports.net. Play-by-play commentary will be provided by Rusty Silber and Dennis Whiton. For more information, visit the Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 website. For more coverage of the Lake Zurich football season, check out the Lake Zurich Football 2011 guide.
Vote in our Patch Poll!
Our Lake Zurich High School Bears will travel to Rockford Saturday to take on Boylan Catholic High School in the semifinals. The game is set to start at 1 p.m. If you have any words of encouragement you'd like to share with the team, email them to editor Korrina Grom at email@example.com. Or, feel free to post your comments in the comments section below. Also, please check out our Lake Zurich Football 2011 guide, which features every story we've written about the team this season. So, who do you think is going to win this match-up? Vote in our Patch Poll below!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Solid defense, Mike Shield's 108 yards rushing and Mark Weber's kicking lead the Bears to quarterfinal win over Elk Grove.
Regarded as a dark horse for getting deep into the Class 7A playoffs, the Lake Zurich Bears are proving a lot of so-called experts wrong, as they continue to defy the odds by beating their post-season opponents. Saturday afternoon, the Elk Grove Grenadiers were their latest victims, as the Bears notched a 17-10 victory in a game that was not as close as the score indicated. The Bears let the Grenadiers work the ball downfield on a drive that started with 3:08 remaining in the fourth quarter, and Elk Grove eventually scored their first and only touchdown with 0:28 remaining in the game. “That was the plan,” admitted defensive back Chris Rantis, “to let them run out the clock on that last drive." It worked — with under 30 seconds remaining, …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Let's cheer on our team!
Editor's note: As the Lake Zurich Bears prepare to take on the Elk Grove Grenadiers in the quarterfinals tomorrow, a couple of "Mama Bears" have shared some words of encouragement for their sons — and the team in general. Please feel free to add your own messages in the comments section to cheer on our team. Go Bears! And don't forget to vote in our Patch Poll! From Tricia Bohn: I am a "Mama Bear." My oldest is a senior, No. 59 and left tackle for the Bears. His name is Jimmy Bohn. We are so excited to be going through this experience, especially for my son's senior year. We, as Mama Bears, have been rallying around the theme of this years team, which is "ALL IN!" "ALL IN" is not just about the team, but about the families, students, …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Let's see those votes!
The Lake Zurich Bears are set to take on the Elk Grove Grenadiers in the quarterfinals at 1 p.m. Saturday. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. Here's what we want to know: Who do you think is going to win the big game?