Sunday, December 30, 2012
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Sports in the Deerfield area kept residents captivated this year, and Deerfield Patch has been there to cover it all. Here we recap the top 10 sports-related stories of the year. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Patch has listed the most read stories and columns on the subject of sports, though there were many. The links for the top 10, listed in order, are as follows: 1. 52 Deerfield Runners Finish Chicago Marathon Deerfield runners Nate McPherson and Scott Friedlander were among the top 1,000 finishers in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. In all, 52 people from the Village finished the race, according to the official marathon website. 2. Calistri, Jones Ink College …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Senior Mark Pagano has lined up at just about every offensive position this season for DHS.
Marc Pagano may only stand at 5'8" and he may only weigh 150 pounds, but his importance to the Deerfield football team is beyond measure. "He's our Mr. Everything," Warriors Head Coach Steve Winiecki said. Pagano has certainly lived up to that nickname so far this season. The senior captain has been the most important part of the Warriors offensive attack so far this season. He returns kicks. He returns punts. He's a duel threat halfback who can beat you by taking handoffs or catching the ball out of the backfield. And when Deerfield was missing starting quarterback Brad Holway for the first three weeks of the season, Pagano took the snaps, even though he had never played quarterback before. In his first game under center, Pagano ran for …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Lake Forest tops Deerfield 1-0 in Mundelein Regional Semifinal.
As the No. 15 seed in the class 3A Mundelein Regional, the Deerfield girls soccer team wasn't expected to make much noise. But they gave No. 2 seed Lake Forest all they could handle in a 1-0 loss on Wednesday. The games only goal was scored in the 70th minute. The Warriors were riding a six-game winning streak into their semifinal matchup with the Scouts and Deerfield Head Coach Rich Grady could not have asked for much more from his team down the final stretch of the 2011 season. "You always like to be playing your best soccer at the end of the season," Grady said. "I know that with this group we got that." Deerfield (13-9-2) was in control of the game for much of the first half, but missed out on several scoring opportunities. They …
Friday, May 6, 2011
The Deerfield baseball team picked up two wins over rival Highland Park in a three day time span.
Final Score: Highland Park 5 Deerfield 9 Records: Highland Park (11-11, 5-4) Deerfield (7-12, 4-5) Quick Summary: Highland Park jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead thanks to a two-run home run by Christian Biondi in the top of the first inning. Deerfield's Jon Smirles responded with a two-run blast of his own in the bottom of the first inning to bring Deerfield back within one. Highland Park then took a 5-3 lead after an RBI single off the bat of Frank Maione in the fourth inning. Deerfield came back to tie the game at five and took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth inning. Ben Pineless delivered the go-ahead, two-run single to put the Warriors ahead 7-5 and they would lead 9-5 after the fifth. Aidan Epstein closed things out …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Incredible moves by Deerfield seniors net 7-0 victory against Main East.
The Deerfield girls soccer team pounded Main East Tuesday night with a 7-0 victory. Five different players scored goals for the Warriors, all of them seniors. With the win, they improve to 2-1 in league play. But something a little out of the ordinary happened at Tuesday night's match-up. Checkout our highlights.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
HPHS senior helps lead Giant/Warriors water polo to team's best conference finish.
The Highland Park/Deerfield coop water polo team has proved they can't be taken lightly. "We're just trying to show that Highland Park/Deerfield coop is not the team it used to be," Highland Park High School senior Notie Moyer said. "We're not going to go down without a fight." Moyer is a big reason why HP/Deerfield is having one of their best seasons in recent years. They beat Evanston 13-12 on Tuesday night with the help of five goals from Moyer and the game winner from Clay Weber with 53 seconds left in the game (Shown in the second video above). Moyer is averaging five goals per game this season. He posted a season-high nine goals against New Trier and has recorded seven-goal games on three different occasions. The senior from …
Monday, April 25, 2011
Deerfield sports establishment under new management as of Monday afternoon.
Joy of the Game, the popular North Shore sports facility, was sold to Deerfield resident Josh Carl on Monday. “I am thrilled to be getting back to my roots in basketball,” Carl stated in a press release to Patch. The 34-year-old has grown up loving the game of basketball. His father, Howie “Hershey” Carl was an All-American at DePaul and played in the NBA for the Chicago Packers. Josh followed in his father’s footsteps and starred on the Glenbrook North High School basketball team. Among other titles he was named Conference MVP. “Growing up around basketball I now realize that sports was not only about competition, but an outlet to teach life’s valuable lessons, on and off the court,” Carl said in the release. “I want Joy of the Game …
Two sophomores are leading the way for the Deerfield soccer team this season; one is scoring goals and the other is stopping them.
Deerfield girls soccer coach Rich Grady has been trying to get his defense ready before the conference schedule begins the last week of April, but it hasn't been easy. "From last years team we graduated an all-state goalkeeper," Grady said, listing the changes that have been made on defense this year. "We graduated a four-year starter who was a sweeper, another four-year starter who was a defender and a three-year starter who was a defender. So it's new combinations at the back and we're figuring out how to play together." Replacing all-state goalie Emily Gilbert is sophomore Skyller Hughes. She's posted four shutout wins this season and the video to the right shows her athletic potential. Offensively, the Warriors are also led by …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Warriors see early success in 2011, head lacrosse coach Krista Settles reflects on development.
Deerfield girls lacrosse head coach Krista Settles has been coaching the team since its first year of existence in 2003. During that time, the Warriors have gone from having one JV team to now fielding full rosters on every level of competition. "This sport has grown a ton in eight years," Settles said. "We just got a feeder program which will really help our sport and really help our area so that girls will be practicing and playing prior to getting to high school." The vast majority of players Settles has coachED during her eight years have little or no game experience in lacrosse. Her main goal has been to develop skill and discipline that can be passed down from one class to the next. Her group of six seniors this year are all on …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Deerfield boys lacrosse team is off to a fast start and even an early-season loss to New Trier is only going to help the them improve.
The Deerfield boys lacrosse team is quickly establishing itself as a team to be reckoned with this season. According to laxpower.com, the Warriors are ranked third in the state in Illinois' B-division. They have only suffered two losses so far in 2011. Those losses have come against Glenbrook North and New Trier, two of the top teams in the state in the A-division. The Warriors used Wednesday's loss to the Trevians, the six-time defending state champs, as a learning experience to better understand some of the things they need to improve upon as the season continues. "We've had a couple tough games against GBN and New Trier," Deerfield senior midfielder Nick Manfredini said. "But they were good games for us to learn and we definitely …