Friday, June 24, 2011
The athletic boosters in the Lincoln-Way district are always looking for volunteers to help create better opportunities for student-athletes.
A baseball team has to have a catcher, a football team is only going to go as far as the quarterback takes it and a basketball team needs a ballhander and playmaker at point guard. Similarly, a high school sports program needs athletics boosters. These hardworking volunteers play a vital role in an athletic program’s success. They advocate school spirit and sportsmanship, provide social opportunities for family members and help raise money for the many different programs offered by the athletic department. Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way West are both located in New Lenox, but while West is still a baby, having opened in 2009, Central is the original Lincoln-Way of the four current Lincoln-Way schools and opened in 1954 when the New …
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Lincoln-Way East sports boosters have supported, promoted and encouraged athletics programs for nearly 25 years thanks to the tireless efforts of its members.
Orville Redenbacher would be very proud. It was during a break in a freshman girls volleyball game. Dave Brost was jonesing for popcorn. He wasn't the athletic director at Lincoln-Way East back then; he was a parent cheering on his oldest daughter. "I went to the hallway to get a bag of popcorn and there were no concessions," Brost said. "I figured, 'What the heck is this?' So, I found this guy, Tom Lewis (former Lincoln-Way athletic director), and he said there was no concession stand. "I asked about boosters, and he said they hadn't had (a boosters organization) in five or six years. I said, 'That's not right.' He asked me if I was interested. I told him I was. My daughter was a freshman, and I was going to live the next four years there…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A weekly video roundup of sports in the south suburbs.
The Sox and Cubs might not be worth the price of admission this season, but there's a lot of good ball being played in the south suburbs. Playoffs began this week, and the Southland is packed with talented team, whether it's Providence Catholic and Lincoln-Way North baseball or Richards and Sandburgh softball. For a rundown of the top sports coverage from this week, click on the links below. Baseball Rankings: Wetzel Wets Providence Appetite for Postseason Party Softball Rankings: Unbeaten No More, Richards Can Relax and Play Ball Boys Water Polo: Gintautas, Sandburg Place Fourth in State Tourney Brown, L-W East Girls Bring Home First State Track Trophy in School History Ehimwenman Claims Two State Titles--Heartbreak in Team Race for H-F …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Phoenix outscored three opponents 35-6 and were on an offensive tear heading into weekend action.
The Lincoln-Way North softball team was looking for its fourth consecutive win when it faced Andrew on Friday. And for more offensive firepower. North blasted Thornwood 13-2 on Monday behind a few strong performances with the bat. Katie Plotke and Kelly Sweeney each had two hits, and Leann Buzzard had three hits. Plotke led the team with 3 RBIs, while Sweeney and Buzzard each chipped in with two. Sweeney continued with her hot bat on Wednesday, getting two more hits and two RBIs in a 17-0 blowout against Thornridge. Kirsten Iversen threw a no-hitter and fanned 10. Things got tighter on Thursday as the Phoenix survived Oak Lawn, 5-4. Shannon O’Donnell had a pair of hits, including a double. Lincoln-Way North went into the weekend with a …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Lincoln-Way North's Jake Roberts has become an offensive weapon for the Phoenix boys water polo team.
It's always a good thing when Jake Roberts finds the net for the Lincoln-Way North boys water polo team. It's even better when he does it often. Roberts has had plenty of multi-goal games this season, and now with the post-season starting this week, the Phoenix are going to count on the junior for big things if they hope have success in an underdog role. Hosting their own regional, the No. 8 Phoenix face No. 9 Bremen on Tuesday with the winner moving on to face top seed Homewood-Flossmoor.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Griffins have been getting it done non-stop since 2008.
The Lincoln-Way East boys tennis team put its streak of 31 consecutive Southwest Suburban Conference dual meet victories on the line against Homewood-Flossmoor on Wednesday. It wasn’t easy, but the Griffins survived 4-3. The Griffins conference winning streak started on April 17, 2008. No. 2. doubles team Adam Corazzi and Jacob Stoiber rallied from a 5-3 deficit in the third set to keep the winning streak alive. Singles player Jeremy Dancu and the doubles teams of Steve Adamitus and Dan Cesario and Luke Greenfield and Mike Prokop also were winners for East. The Lincoln-Way North baseball team had no problem at all whatsoever with Andrew on Thursday, hammering the Thunderbolts, 15-2. Jack Irace went 4-for-4 to lead the offense while Jake …
Friday, April 29, 2011
A daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
Timeless Fresco Murals Connect Classrooms and Careers: Bloom Archives New Board and New Leadership for D230 Boys Water Polo: Stagg Mounts Zach Attack, Wraps Up Conference Title Eye in the Sky Tracks Down Man on the Fly
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Lincoln-Way North's Trevor Kubik helps give the Phoenix boys water polo team a balanced scoring attack.
Lincoln-Way North senior Trevor Kubik is interested in science in the classroom and extreme sports like rock climbing and kayaking outdoors. That’s when he’s not busy in pool, where he’s spending a great deal of his spring as part of the Phoenix boys water polo team. The Phoenix (3-6) have had a difficult time in the past two weeks with tough competition with conference crossovers, but have had some success, too, while, at the very least, playing competitively against strong teams. Kubik scored twice when the Phoenix last played, a 10-7 loss to Lockport on April 8 in Frankfort.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Lincoln-Way North fails to take advantage of scoring opportunities and drops a 10-7 decision to the Porters.
It's been a week that's been filled with exciting finishes for the Lincoln-Way North boys water polo team. But, on Friday, the Phoenix fell behind 2-0 less than half a minute into play, never cut their deficit to less than two goals after the opening quarter and fell to Lockport 10-7 in a Southwest Suburban crossover contest. The Phoenix beat Lincoln-Way East for the first time in school history on Tuesday as Kenny Witt scored the game-winner in overtime for a 10-9 victory. On Wednesday, the Phoenix fell to Lincoln-Way Central 11-10. The teams were deadlocked until Petar Jackovich netted the game-winner with 1:05 left for the Knights. Friday presented another difficult challenge. "This is the hardest part of our season with Homewood-…
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Griffins take third at Marist Invite, start strong at Wheaton Warrenville South.
The Lincoln-Way East boys volleyball team was soaring as it headed to the Wheaton Warrenville South Tournament this weekend. The Griffins took third place in the Gold Flight of last weekend’s Marist tournament, hosted by the defending state champions. Lincoln-Way East beat Lincoln-Way Central, 25-22, 25-15, in the third-place game. Tournament leaders for the Griffins at Marist included Matt Murphy (18 kills, 17 blocks), John Kanapick (21 kills, 20 blocks) and Greg Magrum (32 kills, 31 digs). “Our team played very well over the weekend, beating some quality opponents, and we played Marist very tough as well,” Lincoln-Way East coach Kristopher Fiore said. “Right now we are dealing with some injuries, so we are looking for someone to step up …