Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The early bird deadline is July 14 for the Aug. 18 tournament.
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Schwinger Memorial 4v4 Tournament. The fundraiser honors Joe Schwinger, a former Woodridge Storm Coach who died in a 2007 car accident at the age of 44. Schwinger helped the Woodridge Storm develop into what it has become today, said his wife, Alice. Soccer wasn’t Joe Schwinger’s initial sport-of-choice for his two sons. As a college baseball player, he first encouraged his children to play baseball. But they didn’t want to play baseball. They wanted to play soccer. So Schwinger started coaching soccer with Woodridge Storm. He came from a soccer family – his cousin is Willy Roy, a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Cindy Kinnaman started as the soccer tournament to help Alice …
Monday, May 7, 2012
See the Wolverines are doing in soccer, softball, volleyball, swimming and track and field.
From the track and field team recruiting more than 100 students to compete to undefeated girls soccer and boys volleyball teams, get a spring athletic update from Jefferson Jr. High School. Girls Soccer: The Lady Wolverine Soccer Team is currently undefeated with a 6-0 record. The team has defeated Old Quarry, Lakeview, Butler, Gower, Westview Hills and Lisle. The girls are led by mid-fielder Grace Maletich and forwards Lexi Dimovski and Simone Gardner. Lexi and Simone have both scored over 15 goals each in their first 6 games. The girls soccer program is coached by Jen Riskus and Gail Hartig. The girls are currently in first place in the SDEAA Conference and have three more games to win before claiming a first place trophy. Boys Soccer: …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A track newbie, DGN Senior Jordan Munar continues his impressive debut track season.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Dusan Strmcnik is a U-14 Boys Woodridge Storm team.
The following is a press release from the Woodridge Park District. The Woodridge Park District recently chose Dusan Strmcnik as the 2011 Coach of the Year. As part of the award’s criteria, Dusan has demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship, player development and leadership during his time as the coach of the U14 Boys Woodridge Storm team. Dusan started coaching in the Woodridge Storm program two and a half years ago and has been with the same team ever since. He is extremely thankful for the award and believes the award should really go to the boys. “The boys have been playing with some fantastic offensive soccer skills. With a bit of talent and a lot of hard work, the kids keep pushing their limits,” said Dusan. He hopes that they will …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Three Downers Grove South boys soccer players were named to the Chicago Fire's All-State All-Academic Team for 2011.
Editor's note: The following information was provided by District 99. The Chicago Fire Soccer Club has named three Downers Grove South High School students to its 10th Annual All-State All-Academic Team for 2011. Cory Mosiman, Joe Sombeck and Andrew Donnelly all received the honor. According to the Chicago Fire, the students represent a group of talented, intelligent, hard-working and community-oriented young men. Senior Cory Mosiman was selected as one of 23 players on the first team as a midfielder. Seniors Joseph Sombeck was selected as a defender on the second team and Andrew Donnelly was named an honorable mention member. “We are proud of Cory, Joe and Andrew for their achievements both on and off the soccer field,” said Jon …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
These photos were submitted to Patch by Richard Maletich. Downers Grove North won the game.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Woodridge natives and sisters Sarah and Lauren Rusk share their experiences playing for Eastern Illinois University's soccer team.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
DGN, DGS aiming for confidence-boosting victory in Thursday's crosstown match with postseason right around the corner.
Neither Downers Grove North or Downers Grove South has been lighting the soccer world on fire this fall, but both sides will be stoked when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in their annual battle for crosstown bragging rights. The host Mustangs are 5-7-2 while the Trojans are just 3-11-1, but that doesn’t mean the intensity will be any less than last year, when both teams came into the game ranked. “No matter what the records are, it’s going to be a high-energy game,” Downers South coach Jon Stapleton said. “It’s two hungry teams. It’s the end of September and you don’t think about the end of the year but you’re talking about only two weeks until the playoffs, so you’re trying to get a little momentum heading into the state tournament.” …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Downers South soccer team beats nationally ranked Chaminade en route to second place at Great Midwest Classic.
Downers Grove South is hoping Jack Freko scores many more goals in his high school soccer career, but it’s going to be tough for the sophomore forward to top his first in importance. Freko scored the only goal of the game in the Mustangs’ stunning 1-0 upset of nationally ranked Chaminade, the perennial Missouri power, last Saturday in the semifinals of the 15th annual Great Midwest Classic in Indianapolis. “He was in the middle third of the field, got a pass from left wing, took a touch and took an early shot on goal and kind of a floater and the keeper was off his line and [Jack] chipped it,” Downers South coach Jon Stapleton said. “So it was kind of nice recognition on his part to put it on frame.” The goal, which came early in the …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Scores submitted from boys golf, girls tennis and boys soccer.
Freshman Boys Soccer The Downers Grove South freshman boys soccer team defeated Oswego East High School Aug. 24 by a score of 4-1. Girls Tennis The Downers Grove South JV girls tennis team beat Downers Grove North last night Aug. 24 in the team's first dual match of the season. The team won six out of the seven matches. Here were the scores: Singles 1. Elena Gonzalez - won 6-4, 6-1 2. Blake Mueller - won 6-2, 6-1 3. Kaanan Raja - won 6-4, 5-7, 7-1 tiebreak Doubles 1. Aura Evans/Joanna Domanski - won 6-1, 6-0 2. Marina Sasnau/Hannah Joseph- won 4-6, 6-3, tiebreak 15-13 (in a 10 point tie-breaker!) 3. Taylor Wold/Apoorva - won 6-4, 6-1 4. 4. Samantha Pienlazek/Courtney Scott - lost 0-6, 1-6 Boys golf The Downers Grove South Frosh/Soph …