Thursday, May 23, 2013
Get the latest results as they unfold straight from Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.
Tennis players from all over Illinois including the north and northwest suburbs will compete in the Illinois High School Association State Tournament today, Friday and Saturday at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights and other area courts. Results are available here as they unfold.
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, May 21, 2013
There is concern about whether the Vernon Hills Athletic Association can sustain itself financially.
To help get the Vernon Hills Cougars Youth Athletic Association back on its feet financially, the Village of Vernon Hills has agreed to forgive the organization of approximately $21,000 in unpaid bills related to its use of the village-owned Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, reported the Lake County News-Sun. At a recent special meeting, association officials asked village trustees to waive more than $12,000 in unpaid electric bills incurred by the organization last year along with six years worth of unpaid concession stand revenue totaling about $9,000, reported the News-Sun. The association cites negative football publicity, decreased corporate donations and the economy as reasons why it is struggling.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The team lost by a score of 10-4.
Stevenson High School fell to Fenwick in the state water polo championships this weekend. The team lost by a score of 10-4 to the powerful Fenwick team, who has won the state title in water polo nine times in the last 10 years, the Stevenson Daily Digest reports. This was the second time Stevenson made it to the state finals in the sport, also coming in second in 2004, the Sun Times reports. Check out the Box Score on the IHSA website for complete details on the game.
The sectional boys track and field meet was held Friday at Vernon Hills High School.
Six Vernon Hills High School boys track and field athletes have advanced to the state finals, to be held May 23-25 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. The IHSA's Class 2A Vernon Hills Sectional boys track and field meet was held Friday. Under the direction of head coach Mark Whitney, VHHS placed third in the overall team scores, according to the IHSA. Lakes Community High School placed first, while Grayslake Central High School placed second. Senior Oleg Babin placed first in the pole vault. Senior Nick Foley placed third in the pole vault. Freshman Noah Agnew placed first in the high jump. Junior Ben Mohrdieck placed first in the 1600-meter run. Senior Gabe Cotton placed first in the 200-meter dash. Junior Kyle Whitney placed …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The results are in for the Leaning Tower YMCA's youth triathlon and triathlon, held in Niles Saturday and Sunday.
Results are in for the annual triathlon hosted by the Leaning Tower YMCA in Niles. The youth triathlon was held Saturday, and the adult triathlon took place Sunday. Vernon Hills residents Kylie Schuldt and Tyler Schuldt were among the youth participants. Other area youth participants included Long Grove residents Liana McGhee, Jai Khurmi and Serena Mehta. See how they and other athletes fared:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Village officials acknowledged the Stevenson High School team's second-place state finish.
Stevenson High School's boys basketball team was honored May 7 by the Village of Vernon Hills, which issued a proclamation acknowleding the athletes' second-place state finish. The team ended the 2012-13 season with a 29-5 record. The players and coaches were also honored last month by the Village of Buffalo Grove.
Submissions are due May 27. Selected artwork will be used on promotional materials for this summer's "Run from the Cops" 5K.
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Thursday, May 16
The Vernon Hills Police Department is looking for children's artistic touches as it plans this year's 5K run/walk fundraiser. The department's race committee is seeking original artwork from any student in kindergarten through eighth grade that can be used on posters, flyers and other promotional materials. This year will mark the sixth year "Run from the Cops" event. The proceeds from the July 21 run/walk will benefit Honor Flight Chicago, an organization dedicated to honoring our nation's World War II veterans. Participating veterans are flown to Washington, D.C., to experience the World War II Memorial. Submitted artwork should highlight themes of patriotism, service, and gratitude while promoting Honor Flight's mission. A maximum of …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The sectional girls track and field meet was held at Grayslake Central on Friday. Vernon Hills High School finished third overall, with five athletes qualifying for next weekend's state competition.
Five Vernon Hills High School girls track and field athletes have qualified to compete in the state meet this Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, according to sectional results posted on the IHSA website. Sectionals were held Friday at Grayslake Central High School. Under the direction of head coach Jason Rush, Vernon Hills High School placed third in the overall team scores. VHHS placed second overall in the 4x400-meter relay and fourth in the 4x800-meter relay. Senior Alli Tran placed first in the 300-meter low hurdles and second in the long jump. Sophomore Kasey Firnbach placed first in the discuss throw. Senior Taryn Rawles placed second in the pole vault. Senior Kristen Whitney placed fourth in the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Shannon Pohl, who was named the 2012 USA Badminton Developmental Coach of the Year, is also a finalist for an award from the U.S. Olympic Committee.
USA Badminton's Shannon Pohl is a finalist for the United States Olympic Committee's 2012 Developmental Coach of the Year Award. This is the first time a badminton coach has been selected as a finalist for this award. Finalists were selected in five categories, including National Coach of the Year, Paralympic National Coach of the Year, Developmental Coach of the Year, Volunteer Coach of the Year and the Doc Councilman Science Award. The Developmental Coach of the Year Award is presented to a coach at a youth club, high school or junior level, or a coach who is directly responsible for training athletes to reach the junior and/or elite level. Pohl grew up in Arlington Heights, where she learned to play badminton at Prospect High School. …