Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Checking in with New Trier alumni before the 40th year reunion in September.
On that hot, sticky New Trier West graduation day in 1971, Rob Reilly might have been surprised to learn that 40 years later, he would be retired Rear Admiral Rob Reilly. He might also think that saying he has truly traveled the world was just hyperbole. After 30 years at sea, it's no exaggeration. Earlier: Read more "You Did WHAT?" alumni profiles. At that time, Rob was getting ready to attend the University of Washington in Seattle to study oceanography. Joining the military was not his immediate goal, rather something he had loved since he was a child. “The hook was set in me as a youngster,” Rob said. He can pinpoint the exact day that he fell in love with the U.S. Navy. “My interest in the Navy started when my uncle, a U.S. Navy …
Monday, April 25, 2011
This weeks Patch Portraits also features a Niles Boy Scout helping to restore community history and a Wilmette pastor delivering his final Easter sermon.
This week's Patch Portraits was produced and edited by Pam DeFiglio, Jennifer Fisher and Andrea Hart. Check back on Mondays for the next installment. Also showcased: a Wilmette pastor delivering his final Easter sermon and a Niles Boy Scout helping to restore community history. Four years after winning the two major high school debate contests as a team, Matt Fisher and Stephanie Spies united again at Northwestern University to win the biggest college competition—the National Debate Tournament (NDT). The two Glenbrook North graduates, both seniors, can now add the 2011 NDT crown to their successes, along with the 2007 Tournament of Champions and National Forensic League Competition. “What’s served us very well in debate rounds is the fact …
Monday, April 11, 2011
A roundup of the region’s major developments for Monday, April 11.
UPDATE: Car Accident Shuts Down Dempster Highway Exit Church Bans NU Students Over Sex Toy Demonstration VIDEO: Dairy Bar Opens for Spring, Locals Camp Out to Enjoy First Taste
Friday, April 1, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Friday April 1.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Waitress Serves Beer to 12-Year-Old During Police Sting. Glencoe Blotter: Mini-Cooper Stolen From Fields Infiniti. Notre Dame Legend Jim Seymour Dies at 64 Northwestern 'Cage Match' Canceled Due to Copyright Issue
Thursday, March 31, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Thursday March 31.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: NEW DETAILS: Carjacking Ends in Fatal Crash, Police Release Dead Man's Name. Loyola Freshman Proves 3-Point Marksman at Showdown. Northwestern Students 'Cage Match' for Charity
Friday, March 4, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Friday, March 4.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Professor Defends Sex Toy Demonstration Marni Yang Jury Picked, Deerfield Scientist 1 of 12 Friday Blotter: Bomb Squad Visits Skokie Morton Grove Native Scores Oscar with Alice in Wonderland
Monday, February 14, 2011
Connor Boehm dominated the second half for New Trier and the Trevians eked out a 47-43 victory.
It was only a month ago that the Trevians seemed in disarray. New Trier had lost four of their last five games and coach Scott Fricke ripped his team for the lack of effort they showed on the road against Maine South. But since their 52-35 drubbing against the Hawks, New Trier has rallied, winning seven of eight and getting back into contention for the conference championship. Their hot streak continued against Evanston on Saturday night as the Trevians rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat their CSL South rival, 47-43. “We wanted our young team to grow up and be good at the end of the year and it’s turned out like that,” Fricke said. Evanston looked inside early and often to start Saturday’s game. The Wildkits’ 6-foot-8 …
Monday, January 10, 2011
After struggling with turnovers in the first half, New Trier won the second half and beat Evanston at Northwestern.
Maybe it was the college-like atmosphere, the emotions of playing in a big rivalry game, or Northwestern’s longer court at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Something wasn’t right with the Trevians in the first half. They looked tentative, weren’t aggressive and had trouble figuring out Evanston’s (9-7, 2-3 CSL South) defense. But New Trier (13-5, 2-3 CSL South) turned it around in the second half to pull out a key conference victory, 47-45. “I think we were playing a little bit scared. They were really going after us and we weren’t going after them as much,” New Trier guard Maggie Lyon said. “Second half, we came out more focused and more ready to take over the game. We still had some turnovers, but we were playing harder, playing more aggressive.” Both …