Thursday, May 2, 2013
This week's warm temperatures allowed water sport lovers to get out on the lake.
It may only be May 1, but it felt more like July 1 earlier this week with temperatures in the 80s. Sarah Gannon, 12, and Emma Gannon, 9, of Lake Zurich took to the lake to wakeboard due to the warm weather. Lake water temperatures reached 60 degrees, which was warm enough for the sisters to get out there and have fun.
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.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The camp will be held at Barbara Rose Elementary School from July 15-19.
With former Chicago Bears like Macey Brooks, Allan Ellis, Kris Haines, Al Harris, Jim Morrissey and Mickey Pruitt providing support, Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps will return this summer 19 locations, including a camp in Barrington at Barbara Rose Elementary School. Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps provide non-contact instruction to kids from ages 6 to 14 years old. With professional coaches and Chicago Bears heroes, kids learn to run, throw, catch, defend and compete the Bears way. All programs provide football non-contact instruction, athletic skill development, fitness and agility training. “It’s football--designed by the Chicago Bears and fit for kids,” said Executive Director Tom Finks. “Experienced players benefit from our …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Lake Zurich High School athlete has verbally committed to play softball at the Peoria-based university this fall, the Daily Herald reports.
Thursday, February 28
Congratulations to Lake Zurich High School's Maria Schroeder, who will play softball for Bradley University this fall. The senior softball star has verbally committed to the Division 1 university, the Daily Herald reports. Schroeder attended a camp at the school in January where they offered her a scholarship. She was also talking with recruiters at Northern Illinois University, Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania, the newspaper reports.
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.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Registration for the 36th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon is open to the first 45,000 entrants. Will Lake Zurich residents be among them?
For running enthusiasts hoping to register for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this week, technical difficulties have temporarily halted runner registration. Registration opened Tuesday for the 26.2-mile race, which begins and ends in Grant Park, but ended shortly after due to errors with the online registration process. "We have been working nonstop with our registration provider to find the root of the problem and a solution. Many runners were able to sign up before the registration process was suspended. There are currently 15,000 entries remaining. Before we re-open registration, we need to make sure all technical issues are permanently resolved. We will provide ample notice regarding when the registration process will re-open…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Play-On Sports Gear will be held April 12-14.
If you have an active family, you can appreciate just how expensive playing sports can be. From soccer cleats to lacrosse helmets, the costs certainly add up. A Barrington woman saw the need for more affordable sporting equipment for area families and Play-On Sports Gear, the areas first sporting goods consignment sale, was born. Tammy Kerr thought of the idea for a used sporting goods sale when she started to think about how much money she was spending on her own families gear. She thought there had to be a cheaper way to keep the family active. “Originally I was thinking about opening a storefront like Play It Again Sports, but I wanted it to be bigger. I wanted to have a big venue where people could cosign their sporting goods equipment…
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Lake Zurich Quarterback Club's annual fundraising party exceeds expectations.
This year’s theme for the Lake Zurich Quarterback Club (LZQC) was “Tradition Tailgate,” and if the spread of food provided by Eduardo’s Catering in Wauconda was at every tailgate party, the actual game might be in danger of becoming an afterthought. Held on Saturday, the 13th annual Spring Fling Fundraiser, helps to raise money for the entire football program. The event was held at the Knights of Columbus, on the second floor at 365 Surryse Rd. The evening’s festivities included an open bar, an assortment of tasty appetizers provided by the afforementioned Eduardo’s Catering, a silent auction, a raffle and a baggo tournament. “We had close to 200 people in attendance and raised over $11,0000,” said LZQC president Phil Johnson. “We …
Slaughter rule halts game after five innings.
The Bears two games against Libertyville on Tuesday and Wednesday couldn’t have been more different. In Tuesday’s contest in Libertyville, Bears pitcher Ben Gullo dueled the Wildcat’s Joey Eichmann as Libertyville squeezed out a narrow 2-0 victory. But in Wednesday's home game, the Wildcats routed the Bears 13-3, as the game ended after five innings because of the slaughter rule. On Wednesday, Libertyville did what they weren’t able to do on Tuesday: score early and often, knocking in four runs off Bears starter Mike Schnur in the first inning. Joey Ruppert walked on four pitches, and advanced to third when Schnur threw wildly to first baseman Parker Asmann. Moments later, Nick Coutre belted his second home run in two days—both shots in …