Thursday, April 14, 2011
The school held a ceremony on Wednesday in Frankfort for students-athletes who have committed to play sports in college.
There were so many college signees during Wednesday’s ceremony to recognize student-athletes at Lincoln-Way North, the group could have divided into two teams and played a baseball or softball game. There were 19 Phoenix student-athletes honored in Phoenix Hall. “We’re extremely proud of our student-athletes and especially honored to be a part of this experience,” Lincoln-Way North athletic director Matthew Lyke said. “(Their) representation of Lincoln-Way North is definitely unparalleled.” “They’re great kids going to great colleges,” Lincoln-Way North Principal Dr. Michael Gardner said. “It says a lot about them not only as athletes, but as the people that they are.” The 19 student-athletes are: Alex Arias Sport: Soccer Position: …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Lincoln-Way North 50, Lincoln-Way West 36. Phonenix use 35-4 scoring run to overcome fast start by Warriors.
- Ken Ryan
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The Hot Read: In a battle for second place in the Southwest Suburban Red, Lincoln-Way North overcame a fast start by Lincoln-Way West to earn a 50-36 girls basketball victory in New Lenox. The Warriors enjoyed a 14-2 lead with 5:51 left in the second quarter only to see the Phoenix explode with a 35-4 run stretching into the third quarter to grab a commanding 37-18 lead. Lincoln-Way West got within 46-36 with 2:40 remaining but could get no closer. Lincoln-Way North, which swept the season series, improved to 9-3 in the Red with two conference games remaining, while Lincoln-Way West fell to 9-4 with one conference game remaining. Andrew sits on top of the Red with an 11-1 record. Patch’s MVP: Lincoln-Way North freshman Sam Pietruszynski …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Andrew 44, Lincoln-Way North 29. Tough zone defense and a near-perfect night from the free throw line give Thunderbolts their 10th conference win.
The Hot Read: Andrew, clinging to a 15-14 lead early in the third quarter against rival Lincoln-Way North, went on a 13-2 scoring run and pulled away to notch a 44-29 girls basketball victory on Monday night. The T-Bolts’ aggressive 2-2-1 zone defense forced eight third-quarter turnovers and put the Phoenix in a double-digit hole for much of the fourth. The Andrew defense also kept 6-3 Phoenix forward Emily Jenkins silent for much of the night. She scored six second-half points. Patch’s MVP: Andrew freshman forward Molly Franson scored 12 points and picked up six rebounds off the bench as the T-Bolts' sixth man. Eight of her 12 points came on three-point plays. She did a credible job on defense, keeping Jenkins in check for much of the …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Senior Erynn Schuh has a night to remember as she leads leads Lincoln-Way North to a big girls basketball win over district rival Warriors.
Lincoln-Way North coach Jim Nair saw his standout senior forward Erynn Schuh have the game of her life as she led the Phoenix to a 62-49 Southwest Suburban Red girls basketball victory over district rival Lincoln-Way West on Thursday. With the win, the Phoenix gave West its first conference loss and knocked the Warriors out of sole possession of first place in conference play. North, West and Andrew share the lead, each with one loss. With North leading 7-6 midway through the second quarter, Schuh started her unbelievable night as she drained all three of her three-point shots in the quarter and sparked the Phoenix to a 11-0 run to end the quarter. North built an 18-6 lead during the flurry. “Tonight, the only thing that seemed to slow …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
T-Bolt girls basketball team improves to 4-1 in SWSC Red and hands Phoenix first league loss.
A year ago, Andrew's girls basketball team lost all three of the games that it played against Lincoln-Way North. So, it's understandable why T-Bolt coach Bobby Matz and his team were so excited about what happened on Tuesday. Andrew not only turned the tables on the Phoenix, it did so in Frankfort with both teams fighting to stay in the conference race. The T-Bolts outscored North 15-9 in the final quarter to claim a 52-45 Southwest Suburban Conference Red Division win. As a result, both Andrew (13-2, 4-1) and North (14-4, 4-1) are now one game behind Lincoln-Way West (5-0) in the league standings. Lauren Mangin scored 14 points, while Sarah Barracca added 12 points to lead the T-Bolts, who took control with a late 11-2 run. "They took us …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Lincoln-Way East guards Kelly McGovern and Taylor Johnson spark a convincing 46-26 win at the Medieval Classic.
With Thursday's girls championship game of the 2010 Medieval Classic featuring a rematch of the 2009 title game between Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way North, expectations of a fierce showdown between the top two seeds were justified. After all, many of the key players from last season's teams are back, and both teams sport gaudy records. Unfortunately for North's Phoenix, two of East's returning players are senior guard Kelly McGovern and junior guard Taylor Johnson, and that duo showed their chemistry from Thursday's opening tip. They helped Lincoln-Way East jump out to a big lead early and cruise to a 46-26 victory. East, which also won last year's Medieval championship game, 46-40, improved to 11-3 on the season. North fell to 14-3. …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Phoenix defeat Richards to advance to title game at Oak Lawn Holiday Tournament for the second straight year.
Lincoln-Way North girls basketball coach Jim Nair knows his team can play better than it has so far this season. And the good news for North fans is that despite not playing up to their capabilities, the Phoenix are off to a 10-1 start. Their latest victory came on Tuesday when they took on Richards to complete pool play in the Oak Lawn Holiday Tournament. North outscored the Bulldogs 13-6 in the second quarter to grab a 23-13 halftime lead and went on to claim a 48-36 win. With the victory, the Phoenix won their pool with a 3-0 mark and earned themselves a trip to Wednesday's 6.m. title game. North will meet up with Romeoville (6-5), which advanced after pulling out a 53-51 overtime victory over host Oak Lawn. North also advanced to the …
Monday, November 15, 2010
Big fourth-quarter run helps Phoenix tame Tigers in girls basketball opener.
With four returning starters, the Lincoln-Way North girls basketball team was looking to pick up where it left off from a 20-9 season of a year ago. Leading 41-36 early in the fourth quarter, the Phoenix went on a 16-0 run en route to a 61-38 season-opening victory over Plainfield North on Monday night. Lincoln-Way North (1-0) led 36-30 entering the fourth quarter, then outscored Plainfield North (0-1) 25-8 over the final eight minutes. "In the fourth quarter, we settled down and started executing some things," Lincoln-Way North coach Jim Nair said. "We got a few backdoors and some easy buckets for us." Senior forward Erynn Schuh led the Phoenix with 21 points to go along with eight rebounds. Emily Jenkins, a 6-foot-3 senior forward, added…
Friday, November 12, 2010
Lincoln-Way North girls basketball team has enough firepower to stand atop the Southwest Suburban Red once again.
After struggling as a first-year program in 2008-09, Lincoln-Way North's girls basketball team enjoyed a breakthrough season a year ago. North coach Jim Nair's Phoenix posted a 20-9 mark, which was highlighted by them sharing the Southwest Suburban Red Conference championship with Andrew. North loses only one senior player from last season's squad, Sam Nekola, who moved on to Trinity Christian College. With so many pieces to the puzzle in place, the third-year coach hopes to see the Phoenix back in the mix in a competitive SWSC Red race. "We will have some very tough conference battles with Andrew, Thornton and Lincoln-Way West again this year," Nair said. "Lincoln-Way West is well-coached and has all its players returning from a regional …