Wednesday, April 24, 2013
North Shore Country Day School Assistant Coach Kevin Darling has been named the team's new head coach.
North Shore Country Day School has named Kevin Darling, who served as the assistant coach last season, the team's new head coach, an article by Wilmette Life states. Darling will be taking over the program from Jim Deuble and Fred Miller. Miller is leaving NSCDS to pursue coaching at the college or NFL level. Deuble, after 23 years, will be scaling back and working as an assistant coach. “I am looking forward to having the opportunity to have a positive impact on student-athletes,” Darling, works full-time as a personal trainer at Redefined Fitness and Physical Therapy in Wilmette, told the Wilmette Life. “I want them to have the same well-rounded experience as I had playing the game.” For more news on high school sports, 'like' Patch on …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A group of local cyclists taped a parody of the famous AT&T "Which is Better?" ad campaign — and the product is fast becoming a Youtube sensation.
A group of local bicyclists taped a commercial at the Glencoe South School on Friday, April 19 to promote the upcoming June 1 Glencoe Grand Prix Pro Cycling Race. The video is a spoof of the AT&T "Which is Better?" campaign, in which children have a round table discussion and provide silly answers to a variety of suggestions. The video earned over 1,000 views in its first 24 hours on Youtube. For updates on the Glencoe Grand Prix Pro Cycling Race, 'like' Patch on Facebook and sign up for our free daily newsletters and breaking news alerts here.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Michael Harris finished the race approximately 45 minutes before the bomb went off as his wife, Lori Harris, watched him run past.
What is it like to stand 45 minutes and a few feet away from one of the nation’s most tragic moments? Michael and Lori Harris of Deerfield know the answer. Lori was a few feet away from the site of the second bomb explosion at Monday’ Boston Marathon as she watched her husband, Michael, run past on his way to crossing the finish line. Earlier: Three Deerfield Runners Finished Marathon Before Explosion “I was at the site of the second blast (when) I saw him (Michael) run by me,” Lori said. “I was so grateful I saw him. If you look away for a second you could miss.” He finished the race in 3:42.1 approximately 45 minutes before cheers turned into screams. After that they went through a very normal post race ritual. This was Michael’s fifth …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle took place on April 7 in Chicago.
Congratulations to the 26 residents who took part in the Bank of America Shamrock Shurffle 8k race in Chicago on April 7. The popular race started and ended in Chicago’s Grant Park and took participants through the city’s downtown. To see full race results, visit: shamrockshuffle.com. Have photos from the event? Add it to the article!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Hockey player Tommy Wingels, who graduated from New Trier High School, talked to Patch about starting his NHL career and standing up for a cause he believes in: same sex marriage.
With the same determination he brings to the ice rinks, Tommy Wingels is trying to change perceptions and culture. Whether he will be successful in the National Hockey League, social advocacy or in the business world one day, no doubt Wingels is taking his “shot.” This is the first full NHL season for the Evanston-born, Wilmette raised-Wingels, who plays for the San Jose Sharks in this year's truncated campaign. Wingels is making a contribution to his team by doing what he can to get victories in northern California, yet at the same time he is standing up for a cause that was thrust upon through a combination of friendship and tragedy. ********** Tommy Wingels is one of four children born to Bob Wingels, a now retired partner at a major …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Check to see when the Fighting Illini will be playing.
Update 10:05 p.m. Thursday: Finals and Friday's matchups Illinois defeated Minnesota 51-49. Michigan over Penn State 83-56. Iowa beat Northwestern 73-59 Nebraska beat Purdue 57-55 Friday's Matchups: Illinois v. Indiana Wisconsin v. Michigan Iowa v. MSU OSU v. Nebraska Bracket and Schedule Below Performing well in or winning the Big Ten Tournament is likely the only way the Iowa Hawkeyes will make their way into the NCAA Tournament. To do so they must defeat Michigan tonight at 7:00 p.m. CST. If they do they will get the quality win over an upper tier Big Ten team that has narrowly eluded them all year, setting up a better resume for the NCAA Tournament. They will then advance to play the winner of the Ohio State v. Nebraska game on …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Chicago Bears quarterback and his fiancé Kristin Cavallari have rented a nine-room mansion in Winnetka.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and his fiancé, Kristin Cavallari, have rented a 6,718-square-foot mansion with nine rooms in Winnetka, Chicago Tribune reported. The home features a three-car garage, seven fireplaces, six full baths, a wood-paneled library and a kitchen with marble counters, Chicago Tribune reported. “I’m a suburbanite now…In L.A. you have to be so careful about what you say and who you trust. It’s such an awful way to live. [In Chicago] people want to get to know you for you. I feel like I can just breathe,” Cavallari told Splash on her move to Winnetka.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Chicagoland Jewish High School basketball team's deep post-season run brought the entire community together and made winners of the Tigers off the court as well as on.
The Chicagoland Jewish High School basketball team won’t win a state trophy this year after falling to Newark, 67-64, during Saturday’s Class 1A Mooseheart sectional championship game. But they won over the Jewish community, garnered the attention of their classmates and alumni and crafted wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Earlier: Dream Season Ends for CJHS in Sectional Final They truly are champions of their school and their community. “We talk about building memories that’ll last a lifetime, and life is so short,” Coach Marty Dello. “I’m more proud of our kids on what they do off the court.” Because of their Jewish faith, the Tigers, thanks to assistance from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), had Saturday’s game …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Chicagoland Jewish High School's rally falls short as Tigers drop Sectional title game Saturday night.
The Chicagoland Jewish High School basketball team proved this week that it can rally late to come out victorious in a win-or-go-home game. The Tigers found themselves in such a predicament again during Saturday’s Class 1A Mooseheart Sectional championship game against Newark, falling 67-64. Earlier: CJHS Nips Mooseheart in Sectional, Makes History While the Tigers were able to turn around an 11-point deficit against Mooseheart in the sectional semifinals Wednesday, they were not able to fully recover from a 59-51 deficit against Newark falling three points short at the final buzzer. “We knew we could come back and we did but not enough,” Tigers sophomore Josh Newlander, who led his team with 22 points and 13 rebounds, said. “But we kept …
Friday, March 1, 2013
If Chicagoland Jewish High School advances to the state semifinals, the Illinois High School Association will change the schedule so that the team can observe the Sabbath. Today's Sectional Title game is already moved to Saturday night.
The Chicagoland Jewish High School boys basketball is only two wins away from heading to the Class 1A state semifinals. If they make it, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has agreed to tweak the schedule so the team can observe the Sabbath. The IHSA made its first schedule change when it moved the Tigers' Sectional title game against Newark from 7:30 p.m. today to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Should they win the next two games, the state semifinal match, originally scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday in Peoria, will be rescheduled for Saturday evening. That way, the Deerfield team can observe the Jewish Sabbath, according to a press release issued by the Illinois High School Association. The Class 2A games would be played during the first …