Monday, February 25, 2013
Deerfield High School sophomore diver started thinking about the future right after fourth place finish at State Meet.
Minutes after the fourth-place medal was placed around his neck for his diving efforts at the State Meet Saturday in Winnetka, Deerfield High School’s Sean Scary was already pondering next year. A sophomore, Scary was thinking about improving his performance and returning in 2014 and 2105 to continue a Warrior tradition on the one-meter springboard. Being part of a line of Deerfield state champion is a hope he holds. Earlier: Scary Dives to Fourth in State Meet That tradition includes Olympian Christine Loukas who won four straight state titles from 2001 through 2004 and Erin Purdy, who took the championship in 2011. This week Scary will return to his offseason routine. That means working with the Windy City Diving Club to continue to …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Deerfield High School diver enters finals in third place.
Deerfield High School diver Sean Scarry currently sits in third place after the preliminary rounds of the State Meet today at New Trier High School in Winnetka. A state championship is within his grasp. Scarry accumulated 318.1 points during his dives today. He carries those points with him into Saturday’s finals at 1 p.m. Earlier: Warrior Divers Take Varied Paths for State Medal Quest Brandis Heffner of University High in Normal is currently in first place with 325.75 points followed by Marian’ Joey Cifelli at 324.65. Scarry has some ground to make up to continue a Deerfield tradition of state champions but is guaranteed a medal. Two years ago Erin Purdy was the girls’ diving champion and Olympian Christina Loukas won the title four years…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Christina Loukas flips the coin at the football game and the Warriors throttle Maine West.
From pep rallies to a dance and other student organized activities, Deerfield High School celebrated Homecoming Friday and Saturday. Patch has captured highlights from the weekend in pictures from the time the crowds were filling up the Exhibition Gym for Friday’s pep rally through the football victory over Maine West. Earlier: Olympian Alumna Makes DHS Homecoming Appearance After students and community members filled the gym for Friday’s pep rally, all fall athletic teams ran into the gym as they were announced. After members of the football team completed that part of the event, a solitary familiar looking young woman appeared at the entrance of the gym flanked by a column of cheerleaders. “USA, USA,” the crowd shouted a 2004 graduate …
Friday, September 28, 2012
DHS homecoming starts with pep rally today before football game tonight and a dance tomorrow.
A very special Deerfield High School alumna will help kickoff the school’s annual homecoming celebration at the pep rally at 3:30 p.m. today in the Exhibition Gym. Olympic diver Christina Loukas, a member of the class of 2004, will be there to offer support to the Warrior teams. Loukas was eighth in the 3-meter springboard competition at the recently completed London Olympic Games. Earier: Loukas Friends, Family Gather for Olympic Watch In addition to the pep rally, the Warrior football team competes against Maine West at 7:30 p.m. today and there will be a dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the school. Though the football game is a major focus of the weekend, all Warrior fall sports teams will be honored at the pep rally, according to…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Read all the coverage of Christina Loukas and the rest of the North Shore Olympic heroes.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Watching the Olympic games at age 18 changes previous perspectives
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately watching TV, and for once, my mom isn’t yelling at me. In fact, she’s sitting right next to me, enjoying the competition of the 2012 Olympic Games. This opportunity comes along once every four years, but being a couch potato this year has become much more meaningful than in the past. Now that I’m 18, I’ve grown to appreciate the Olympics much more than when I was merely 14, 10 or 6. While watching the athletes compete in different sports, I am now able to recognize the amount of talent these competitors possess. In 2008, when the games were in Beijing, I watched the Olympics simply to cheer on the U.S. athletes. This year, I have much more of an interest in watching specific events and have more …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Impromptu party at Cubby Bear North organized to support Riverwoods’ Christina Loukas dive in Olympic finals.
When you want to watch a good friend or a girl you knew since infancy compete in the Olympics what do you do if you are not in London for the Games Sunday? In the case of more than 50 friends and family of Deerfield High School graduate Christina Loukas, you go to church in the morning and then head for the Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire, an establishment owned by Christina’s parents, Patty and George Loukas. Earlier: Loukas Finishes 8th in Olympic Diving The impromptu party was more than cheering for Loukas. It was a way of supporting a family which has been an important part of their lives as well. It was organized by Penny Amarantos of Lake Forest, a close friend of Patty Loukas. “We want to cheer from here since we can’t be there,” …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Thanks to Patty Loukas from Patch for her blogs.
Deerfield High School grad seeks medal in Olympic 3-meter diving finals.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
See how the Olympic Games wash away high school rivalries.