Thursday, May 9, 2013
"These guidelines are based on the most recent scientific evidence, as well as the expertise of the coaches who will help implement them," said Dr. Preston M. Wolin, a member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
The Illinois High School Association approved new safety rules Wednesday to limit tackling in youth football practice in an effort to reduce head injuries, reported the Daily Herald. In March, a controversial bill sponsored by State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) proposing to limit the number of days players could have full contact hitting practice (twice a week) failed in the House committee. The new IHSA policy calls for coaches to gradually increase the time players can participate in preseason practice, along with the number of protective pads they can wear. On the seventh day of practice, players can participate in five hours of full contact drills wearing full pads, according to the IHSA. However, no single practice can exceed …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
North Knights use multiple scorers to soundly defeat the Mundelein Mustangs.
The Grayslake North Knights beat host Mundelein 16-2 at the Mustangs' home field this week. Grayslake North was led by 10 different goal scorers, with Brendan Walker leading the way with three goals. Freddie Williams, Farhan Khan, and AJ Fish each added two goals apiece. The defense was again led by Shane Pech, Ben Smith, Ian Pearce, Jake Lamb and Eric York in goal. The Knights jumped out to a 14-1 halftime lead as Mundelein played tough throughout the second half. Next up for Grayslake North is Evanston at the Knights' home field on Wednesday, May 1. —Submitted by Head Coach Brad Fish.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Grayslake North Knights Cheerleaders took second place at the Illinois High School Association sectionals on Saturday, Jan. 26, securing a spot at the state championships in Bloomington next weekend.
The Grayslake North Knights varsity cheerleaders put out their best on the mat at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) sectionals competition on Saturday, Jan. 26. The team placed second and secured their spot at the state championships in Bloomington next weekend. Saturday morning's sectionals started with a rally cry from team leaders, "We are the Fighters," building on a theme from the music video Gym Class Heroes. The GNHS cheerleaders competed with an expanded team this year to meet the requirements of IHSA "Large School" category. A larger team means more coordination among more cheerleaders and constant practice to get the routine perfected, said head coach Jennifer Garza. In competition, you only have one chance, and the …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Show your support for the American Heart Association at Friday's game by wearing red.
At 7 p.m. Friday, hundreds of spectators will gather to see the varsity boys’ basketball match-up between the Grayslake North Knights and crosstown rivals the Grayslake Central Rams. The game will be held in the GNHS Fieldhouse. However, this year will be a little different. Rather than gold and black on one side of the court facing the white and green from the other, this year will be a sea of red. A "Red Out" will take place to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke. During the game, the schools will honor and remember loved ones while helping to fight heart disease and stroke. Teams, students and community members are encouraged to purchase and wear a “Rock The Beat” shirt to school, to work and to the game in honor of our loved …
Monday, January 21, 2013
GNHS and GCHS cheerleaders participated in the Huntley High School Cheerleading Invitational on Jan. 20.
Most cheerleading competitions include back to back high energy, carefully choreographed maneuvers featuring custom mixed music tracks cranked up loud. This event did not disappoint, nor did our Grayslake cheer squads. The Grayslake Central Rams and Grayslake North Knights freshman and junior varsity teams competed at the Jan. 20 event in the morning sessions and put on a fantastic show. Our Grayslake North Knights JV team placed first place in the small division, while the Grayslake Central Rams JV team placing fourth in the small division. Both North and Central's freshman teams placed for a Superior Performance. Over 60 teams converged on Huntley High School to participate in the cheerleading invitational competition. The squads …
Monday, October 29, 2012
They won their division for the first time in school history, but the Grayslake North Knights could not get past Friday's first playoff game where they were defeated 46-27.
The Grayslake North Knights ended their hard fought 2012 season with the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division title, sending the team to its first playoff game in the school's history. Patch blogged live from Friday's game, where the spirited GNHS fans clung tight to the old saying "It ain't over til it's over." The dream of a state championship ended, though, as the Knights were defeated by the Niles Notre Dame Dons 46-27. Coach Steve Wood told Patch: "I knew it was a very tough draw for my team. Notre Dame is really good and they play in a very tough conference. I am extremely proud of the way the knights fought back in the second half to make the game interesting. It shows the true character of everyone on the team." Check out these …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Check out our play-by-play live blog from Friday's playoff game at Grayslake North.
The No. 3 seeded Grayslake North Knights (8-1) won their division for the first time in school history, and are geared up for the playoffs. They have home field advantage for the first round game against No. 14 seeded Niles Notre Dame (5-4). Patch will be liveblogging from the stands during the game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at Grayslake North High School, 1925 N. Route 83, Grayslake. If you cannot make it to the game, but don't want to miss out on the action, Patch has got you covered. Just click on this space starting at 7 p.m. and we'll have live play by play commentary from sports fan and local resident Glenn Sagendorph. Local Editor Angela Sykora and I will be interacting with fans throughout the entire game. Join us! You can cheer …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
After defeating Woodstock North 35 to 29 on Friday, the Grayslake North Knights are the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division champions.
In their final game of the regular season before the IHSA playoffs, the Grayslake North Knights varsity football team defeated the Woodstock North Thunder 35 to 29 on Friday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times Season Pass Website. The victory gave Grayslake North the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division title all to itself (8-1 overall, 6-0 FVC Fox), according to mchenrycountysports.com, resulting in the Knights making the playoffs for the first time in its seven years. On Oct. 12, Grayslake North beat Grayslake Central 49 to 7 in the cross-town varsity football game. After that victory, Grayslake North Coach Steve Wood told Patch, "We have a great group of kids who work hard. The kids are having fun and the coaching staff is having fun. It’…
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Grayslake North Knights won Friday's cross-town varsity football game against the Grayslake Central Rams 49 to 7.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Grayslake resident and photographer Todd Landry shares his photos with Patch.
Led by the throwing arm and quick feet of quarterback AJ Fish, the Grayslake North Knights took cross-town rival Grayslake Central Rams 49 to 7 in Friday's varsity football game.
The stands were packed and the super fans for both schools were out in force for Friday's varsity football game between the Grayslake North Knights and Grayslake Central Rams. The Knights crew were dressed in red, white and blue, which was perfect for the opening ceremonies to honor local heroes who served in the Armed Forces. The visitors were dressed for a white out and banged white 5-gallon drums to cheer on their team. It was also senior night and the parents of the football team, marching band, cheerleaders and poms paraded out onto the field to the raucous adulation of the fans prior to the varsity game. The visiting Rams struck early and shocked the Knights on the third play from scrimmage when Natori Galmore galloped 74 yards down …