Wednesday, May 22, 2013
One of the most popular Chicago Bears is now calling it quits, according to CBS Chicago.
Chicago Bears veteran of 13 years Brian Urlacher officially retired Wednesday morning, according to CBS Chicago. The 34-year-old linebacker says he has no regrets ending a professional career playing exclusively for the Chicago Bears. “Although I could continue playing, I’m not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that’s up to my standards,” Urlacher told CBS news. "When considering this, along with the fact that I could retire after a 13 year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear.” Urlacher recently made news in March when he couldn’t strike a new contract deal with the Bears—claiming the one-year, $2 million offer was “a slap in the face.” What's your reaction to …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Grayslake Central girls defeated Lakes High School at Saturday's regional soccer finals. The team takes on Lake Forest at Tuesday's sectional semi-finals.
The Grayslake Central High School girls soccer team beat Lakes Community High School 5 to 4 at Saturday's IHSA Class 2A regional finals. Grayslake North lost to Deerfield on Friday. The Rams will now face Lake Forest at the sectional semi-finals Tuesday. A win Tuesday will advance Grayslake Central to the sectional championships on May 25 at Lakes Community High School. At Saturday's regional finals, Grayslake Central bested Lakes in a 7-round shoot-out after 100 minutes with no score, reported the Lake County News-Sun, which cited goalie Kajal Chokshi as being "the ultimate hero" for her game-saving skills. Grayslake Central has won regionals two of the last three years, though Saturday was the first time the team got past Lakes, reported…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Congratulations to all of the Grayslake athletes who advanced to state!
Grayslake Central and Grayslake North athletes competed at the state track and field meet May 16-18. Grayslake Central ranked 36th in the state. Here's a look at how Grayslake Central athletes performed in various events in the state finals, according to the IHSA website: Grayslake North freshman Allie O'Connell, who took first place in the 100-meter high hurdles at the Palatine Sectional, came in seventh in the preliminaries at state. Only the top three finishers qualified for the state finals.
Both teams are headed to the state playoffs.
The Knights from Grayslake North finished off the regular season with a 17-7 win over Grayslake Central and improved to 15-4 on the season with their 12th straight win. In front of a huge crowd with the help of over 150 Grayslake Youth Lacrosse League participants, North jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The defense led by Goalie Eric York, as well as first team All-Conference selection Ben Smith, were steady all night. Shane Pech, Kevin Carter, Jake Lamb and Ian Pearce were rock solid in keeping Grayslake Central off balance all night. The offense was led by AJ Fish with 5 goals and 4 assists, and Brendan Walker added 4 goals and assist. Other top scorers were All-Conference performers: Jack Mattea (2 goals and assist), …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
See area high school athletes from throughout Lake County competing in the regional track and field meet.
Graylake North's Titus Booker won the 100 meter dash and Alex Shulga took the 400 meter dash at the 3A Track and Field Sectional in Buffalo Grove Thursday, May 16. Dylan Toole finished third in the high jump and jumped high enough to also qualify for state (See second video in gallery). Complete Sectional Results
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Let's cheer on our Knights and Rams!
It's going to be a big week for many Grayslake Central and Grayslake North athletes as they compete in regional, sectional and state events for various sports. Here's a look at the action coming up this week, according to the IHSA website: Girls Soccer Grayslake Central will face Chicago (CICS/Northtown) at 4:30 p.m. May 15 at Grayslake Central in the regional semifinals. The winner of this game will face winner of the Lakes Community High School-Chicago (Resurrection) game, which will be played at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at Grayslake Central. The regional finals are set for 11 a.m. May 18 at GCHS. The winner of the Grayslake Regional will face the winner of the Antioch Regional in the sectional semifinal at 6:30 p.m. May 21. Grayslake North …
The Knights defeated Lake Forest on Monday.
The Knights from Grayslake North won their 10th straight game with a 15-10 win over visiting Lake Forest. Trailing 9-6 heading into the final quarter, Grayslake outscored the Scouts 9-1 over the final 12 minutes for the victory. Ben Smith scored his first goal, and it was a big one to propel North to the win. Other scorers for the Knights were Brendan Walker, Farhan Khan and AJ Fish each with 4 goals. Ben Smith, Freddie Williams and Jack Mattea also found the back of the net. Fish also dished out 3 assists, as did Mattea. Eric York rebounded for a tough second half and active Long Poles Ian Pearce, Jake Lamb and Shane Pech held Lake Forest to 2 goals in the second half. Lake Forest was led by Joe Kurshner with 4 goals and Freshman Matthew …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The IESA's Track and Field Meet was held last weekend in East Peoria.
Congratulations to the Park School Campus seventh-grade boys who placed first in the 4x200-meter relay at the Illinois Elementary School Association's (IESA) Track and Field Meet in East Peoria on Saturday. The athletes, who competed in the Boys Class 7A State Track Meet, won with a time of 1:48.04. Congratulations also go out to the following students for their achievements:
Check out the results of the Grayslake Central and Palatine High School Sectional meets.
A number of Grayslake Central and Grayslake North runners qualified for the state track meet following the girls Grayslake Central Sectional, held May 9 and the Palatine High School Sectional, held May 10. GCHS placed second at the sectional meet with 89 points, with Lakes Community High School of Lake Villa taking first with 103 points, according to the IHSA website. GCHS senior Cara Engal took first place in the pole vault. Senior Jamie Mara took first in the 100-meter high hurdles; she also won third place in the 300-meter low hurdles. Runners also took first in the 4x200-meter relay, including Engal, Maddie Jacobs, Sara O'Malley and Leah Kloss. Kloss, a junior, also took first in the 200-meter dash. GCHS also scored a couple second-…