Monday, February 11, 2013
The Woodridge Park District is asking for nominations for coach of the year. All nominees will be recognized.
A youth sports coach can have a special impact on a child, and the Woodridge Park District wants to recognize the best local coaches. "Coaching youth sports is more than just teaching the X’s and the O’s," A Park District news release stated. "Good sportsmanship, a positive attitude and self-discipline are expected by parents and nowadays expectations couldn’t be higher." The Park District wants to recognize the efforts of the volunteer coaches, and nominations are being accepted for any coach who participated during the 2012 calendar year. Read about past winners This coach should have demonstrated at minimum the following qualities: Good sportsmanship: Are players encouraged to be respectful of opponents? Does the coach place the well-…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Senior Daniellle Conrad will play at University of St. Francis in Joliet this fall.
Danielle Conrad, a senior at South High School in Downers Grove, will signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play volleyball at the University of St. Francis in Joliet in the fall. Conrad led South High in assists this season as a three-year varsity player and was a key asset to both the offense and defense. She was a co-captain this year and was a leader on and off the court in her commitment to being a student athlete. “It has been an honor to coach Danielle for her four years here at South High,” said Coach Trisha Kurth in a release. Danielle is a two-year all-conference award winner and MVP of this year’s varsity team. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Just because the Bears aren’t playing on Sunday doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the big game. So pick a team to root for this weekend and meet your friends at one of the many spots in Darien and Woodridge that are offering super deals.
Sunday’s Super Bowl looks to be a really good one, pitting rookie QB Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49’ers against the more seasoned Baltimore Ravens’ leader Joe Flacco. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on CBS. And even if you’re a loyal Bears fan through and through, let’s face it – there’s no sense sitting home all by yourself on Sunday. So why not meet your friends at one of these spots in Darien or Woodridge and enjoy their food and drink specials while watching the big game? Darien’s Q Sports Bar and Grill features more than 20 HDTVs so you won’t miss a minute of football action – or you can challenge your friends to a round of pool, darts, beanbags or arcade games. On Sunday, “Qs” customers can enjoy a free buffet…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Downers Grove North Athenas and Downers Grove South Fillies will travel to Bloomington, IL, on Friday and Saturday after placing among the top 12 teams at the 3A sectional in Palatine.
Thursday, January 24
Both Downers Grove high schools have something to dance about. The Downers Grove North Athenas and Downers Grove South Fillies will both compete in the IHSA competitive dance state final Friday and Saturday after placing among the top 12 teams at the 3A sectional in Palatine on Jan. 19. The Fillies finished second in its group behind St. Charles North, with a score of 83.50. The Athenas finished sixth with a score of 75.50. Both teams are set to perform Saturday evening at the state finals competition. This year marks the first year competitive dance is recognized as an IHSA sport. Over the past eight years, the Downers Grove South Fillies have won six state championships through TeamDance Illinois. At a December competition, the school's …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Peter Freischlag will be recognized later this month by the Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association.
The Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association (IHSTCA) has named Downers Grove South High School's boys tennis coach Peter Freischlag “Coach of the Year” for 2012. Freischlag, who is also a teacher in the special services department at South High, will be recognized later this month following his team's successful fall season, according to District 99 officials. Each year, the IHSTCA recognizes a coach based on team record, obstacles the team faced, contributions the coach made to the sport outside of the high school season and player development. Led by Freischlag, the boys tennis team achieved the following accomplishments in 2012: In addition to the team’s record, the IHSTCA committee noted Freischlag’s challenge after a tornado …
Friday, January 11, 2013
A ceremony will be held Feb. 7 to welcome South High's newest Hall of Fame inductees.
Downers Grove South High School will welcome seven new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame next month, school officials announced Thursday. The inductees include three former athletes and two coaches—all of whom have made substantial contributions to South High's athletic programs. “We are pleased to honor these people for their athletic accomplishments and vast contributions to our programs,” said South High School Athletic Director Randall Konstans. “Each one of them has set an example for all of us and a foundation of athletic success at our school.” The inductees will be welcomed into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday, Feb. 9, at South High, 1436 Norfolk St. A social hour will be held at 4 p.m., followed by the sophomore …
A ceremony will be held Feb. 2 to welcome North High's newest Hall of Fame inductees.
North High School in Downers Grove will welcome two new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame next month. Athletes Laura DeBruler, who graduated in 2007, and athlete Allison Barrett-Bourn, who graduated in 2001, will both be inducted to the Hall of Fame on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. The induction celebration will be held in the main gym following the girls varsity basketball game, which starts at 6 p.m., and before the boys varsity game. Feb. 2 is the cross-town “basketball showdown” between North High and South High Schools; games begin at 2:30 p.m. and will be held at North High, 4426 Main St. Laura DeBruler’s accomplishments include: Allison Barrett-Bourn's accomplishments include: “Both Laura and Allison made impressive athletic contributions …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Village and park district officials are scheduled to discuss a five-year plan and intergovernmental lease agreement for Village Greens of Woodridge golf course during the village board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Woodridge Park District officials will present a five-year strategic plan to the village board Thursday, assessing the future viability of Village Greens of Woodridge golf course. The presentation will preface the finalization of a long-term lease agreement between the two governmental bodies. The agreement would permit continued management of the golf course by Woodridge Park District. The Woodridge Village Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Werch Board Room at Village Hall, located at 5 Plaza Drive. According to the park district, the five-year strategic plan being presented to the village board Thursday night is the result of efforts by park district staff to “facilitate a clear vision for the highest and best use of our …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
2012 Year in Review: We look back at some of the biggest sporting moments in the Darien and Woodridge that were covered by Patch this year.
We all know there's a lot of talent that comes from the Darien and Woodridge area. In 2012, our headlines highlighted some of the best and brightest youth our towns have to offer: Girls Swimming: Downers Grove North's Gabby Sims Wins State Title Downers Grove North junior Gabby Sims won her second individual state title in dramatic fashion Saturday, breaking the pool record in the 100-yard freestyle at the IHSA girls swimming and diving finals in Evanston. Four Downers Grove South Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores Seniors Emma Chaplin, Marjorie Fera, Ammar Kalimullah and Samarth Malhotra each received a perfect composite score of 36 on the exam, which is administered to high school juniors nationwide. Woodridge Native Finalist for Most …
Friday, December 21, 2012
There are a lot of athletes from Chicago suburbs—and Patch towns—on some of the best teams in college football this season.
The BCS bowl season has begun, but two area schools will wait until after the new year to play in some of the most prestigious bowl games—and their rosters feature lots of area talent from Chicago suburbs and Patch towns. Notre Dame, the No. 1 team in the country, plays Alabama in the BCS National Championship game Jan. 7. And No. 15 Northern Illinois, a surprise BCS team, heads to the Orange Bowl to play No. 12 Florida State on New Year's Day. A number of athletes from Patch towns are on the rosters of these teams, as well as others playing in bowl games over the next few weeks. Many are underclassmen probably yet to see game action, but their names are among some of the most powerful rosters in college football. If we've missed out on …