Girls lacrosse coach Annie Lesch was named the Coach of the Year by the Illinois High School Womens Lacrosse Association. Well done Coach Lesch!
On March 20, the Central Suburban League athletic directors will be hosting a program entitled “The Recruiting Process and College Athletics.” The event will be held at New Trier’s West Campus at 7PM and is targeted at freshman, sophomore and junior student-athletes, and their parents and guardians. The program covers all sports. Guest speakers include Maureen Harty, NCAA Associate Director of Academic and Membership Affairs; Mike Swider, Wheaton College Head Football Coach; and Susie Thorngren, New Trier Career Development Coordinator. The program is free.
Field Hockey advances in State Tournament
The Titans defeated Woodlands Academy at John Davis Stadium this afternoon, 3-0, to advance to a Round of 16 game Friday afternoon against host New Trier. Game time is at 5 PM.
The team would love to see a sea of Titan fans in the stands tomorrow. It would be a great way to get ready for the Maine South football game a few hours later.
Ryba wins Three on Day 1 of State Tournament; Team in Fourth
After Day 1 at the Girls Tennis State Tournament, the Titans find themselves currently in fourth place behind Lake Forest, Hinsdale Central and New Trier.
Titan Caroline Ryba, the overall #1 seed in the singles tournament, steamrolled the three opponents she played today, dropping only a single game all day. She is now in the Round of 16.
Annemarie Emme notched two singles wins before dropping her Round of 32 match late today before the rains swept in. She enters the consolation bracket tomorrow.
A similar fate befell Titans Martina Dragoytchev and Jessica Chepurda in the doubles bracket, claiming two victories before dropping their next match to move to the consolation bracket.
GBS’ fourth state entry, Mary Freidman and Allie Sonneborn, won their first doubles match, 7-5, 6-2, before succumbing to a Hinsdale Central duo in the second round, and then their rivals from Glenbrook North in the consolation bracket.
Olivia Smoliga is Glenbrook South’s candidate for the coveted CSL Insider Female Athlete of the Year. Vote for her by visiting www.cslinsider.com and clicking on Fan Poll in the lower righthand corner under Extras. Olivia currently holds a narrow lead in the voting, but a big Booster Club turnout could increase the margin substantially. You may vote once a day.
The Titan Booster Club takes you back to the Sixties as it hosts “Titanstock” on March 10th, its annual fundraiser in support all the sports teams at GBS. Featuring both a silent and live auction, great music, and the biggest raffle on the North Shore, this year’s event will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Northbrook (map). Pre-register for the event here, and put it on your calendar today.
Second City is coming to Glenview! Don’t miss out on the chance to see this renowned improvisational comedy troupe in action as they perform their “LOL….Laugh Out Loud” tour at Glenbrook South High School on Saturday April 14th at 7:30 p.m.
This benefit event is made possible by a partnership between the Glenbrook South Instrumental League (Band Booster Group) and Glenbrook South Athletic Booster Club. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the students of GBS.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Tickets can only be purchased through the online “ticket window” at SeatYourself.com. Ticket pricing for this fundraising event is two-tiered: premium seats (center Orchestra sections) sell for $50 each, all other house seats sell for $25. Please follow this link to access the on-line ticketing system: http://www.seatyourself.biz/gbs.
Come on out to support GBS and enjoy an evening full of fun and laughter. Bring along your family, friends and neighbors and be prepared to LOL! (Note: This event is rated PG-13. Parental discretion is advised)
We expect this event to sell out and tickets are moving fast! Don’t wait another minute to purchase your tickets or they will be gone!
(Glenview Announcements) Athletic directors for Glenbrook North and South high schools want artificial turf.
And if there is any lingering doubt about why, just take a visit to their football stadiums following a November thunderstorm.
“It will be a huge benefit,” said John Catalano, athletic director for Glenbrook North. “Artificial turf is a safe surface even when weather is not optimal. Teams can get out there earlier in the spring when it’s wet and muddy. We don’t do that now.
“And our field gets beat up in the fall without time to recuperate by spring,” he added.
District 225 board members are scheduled Monday to vote on the projects. With approval, construction would begin in May of 2013, and be completed by the following August.
The significant advantage of turf fields is teams could still practice and play, whereas rain-soaked grass often cancels both activities, they said.
Among the sports benefitting from new turf installation are lacrosse, football and soccer. In addition, marching bands could rehearse on turf, instead of their current practice sites, school parking lots.
Physical education classes and community sports also could take advantage of the new facilities,
On Oct. 24, the Glenbrook High School Board of Education proposed artificial turf at both campuses for a total $3.4 million, partly paid for by a $1 million fund-raising effort.
The total cost included $1.2 million for new running tracks and water detentions.
Of the $3.4 million price tag, $400,000 would come from building funds and $900,000 in capital reserve funds. Another $1.8 million could be found in federal Build America Bonds that were signed into law with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009.
Steven Rockrohr, athletic director at Glenbrook South, agreed with Catalano, saying weather often forced sports teams to practice indoors.
Last week, he said the South football team prepared for its playoff game against Lyons by traveling to Wheeling High School and using its artificial turf field.
“A lot of schools get a jump on us (in spring sports) because they have turf and can start practice right away on a full field, usually by March,” Rockrohr said.
Another reason for turf, Catalano said, is District 225 sports teams often share athletic fields and travel for games and practices to other locations, such Wood Oaks Green and Techny Park, which wastes time.
Some teams practice until as late as 9 p.m., while switching to turf could mean 5:30 or 6:30 p.m., Catalano said.
“We’re a little landlocked here. It’s a lot of back and forth,” he said.
The school report stated only 130 students per school benefited from grass field stadiums, and hours used would increase from 170 to 3,500 per year.
Steve Stanicek, physical education supervisor at Glenbrook South, told the board nine gym classes could be scheduled per day on turf.
“They would be huge facilities for us all day long. I’ve talked to other schools with turf, and their PE classes are excelling,” he said.
Brian Robinson, athletic trainer at Glenbrook South, said the impact turf has on injuries was unclear.
“At the high school level, there seems to be no difference between grass and turf, mainly because schools haven’t been using turf for that long,” he said.
He said since 2005, more high schools have decided to install turf fields.
“It’s not a luxury anymore. So many schools now have them,” he said.
The district report counted 130 Illinois high school fields with turf, among them nearby Deerfield, Maine South, Evanston, Niles West and North and Loyola Academy.
This year, the Glenbrook North football team played all five away games on turf, while South played four of its five away games on turf. That’s in addition to Saturday’s playoff game at Lyons in Western Springs.
( Glenview Announcements) Was that Ferris Bueller twisting and shouting perched atop a float again — this time in Glenview?
Parade-goers may scratch their heads and think so when Glenbrook South High School celebrates Homecoming Saturday.
This year marks the school’s 50th anniversary, and the annual Homecoming Parade will represent each decade with a theme-decorated float.
The 1980s’ float is devoted to John Hughes’ revered movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
Filmed in 1986, the slacker comedy classic featured several north suburban and North Shore locales, such as Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, a Highland Park home and the Glencoe Beach bluffs, both between Sheridan Road and Lake Michigan.
The school’s mascot, Tommy the Titan, will walk in the parade with a famous boy band of the 1990s.
Glenbrook South alumni are encouraged to march in the parade and show off their best tie-dye, polyester, neon shirts or other articles of clothing they wore in high school.
“Students will carry banners in the parade that show the different physical structures of our high school over the decades,” said Jim Shellard, director of student activities.
This year’s Homecoming Parade will traverse a new route. Parade participants should meet at 9:15 a.m. in the parking lot of the Glenview Police Department, 2500 E. Lake Ave.
The parade begins at 10 a.m., going south on Shermer Road to Glenview Road, east on Glenview Road and finishing on Lehigh Avenue at Jackman Park.
Following the parade, join the Titan Tailgate Party for grilled burgers and hotdogs in the Cafeteria Courtyard 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Friday, weekend festivities start with a 7 p.m. street dance in the Autos Courtyard at Glenbrook South, followed by the 9 p.m. Homecoming Pep Assembly where the queen and court will be announced.
The Titans varsity football game kick offs at 1:30 p.m. against Niles West High School.
The Homecoming Dance concludes the week in the West Cafeteria from 8 to 11 p.m., entertaining about 1,000 students.