Deerfield High School grad seeks medal in Olympic 3-meter diving finals.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
See Deerfield High School graduate and Riverwoods native Christina Loukas' schedule and how to see her on TV.
Deerfield High School graduate and Riverwoods native Christina Loukas will be competing in the 3-meter springboard at the London Olympics. Loukas’ diving competition at the Olympics will stretch over three days August 3. On August 3 competition begins at 8:30 a.m., Chicago time. Loukas will have five dives. Should her cumulative score on the five dives be one of the 18 highest scores, the she native will advance to Saturday’s semifinals. On August 4, again at 8:30 a.m. here, the 18 divers will complete their five dives. The highest 12 scores will then advance to the August 5 finals which will begin at 7 p.m. London time or 1 p.m. here. Loukas can be seen streamed live on Comcast for all of her competition. The diving finals will also been…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Former Deerfield High diver Christina Loukas to compete in London Olympics in early morning hours here.
It will be coffee and bagels with Christina if you want to catch the Riverwoods native and Deerfield High School graduate in this 2012 Olympics this year. Christina Loukas, who graduated from Deerfield High School in 2004, will be one of the area’s few representatives at the Olympics in London, which open this Friday. Earlier: North Suburban Olympian’s Journey Twists and Turns “Londonbound” is what Loukas tweeted last week when she left for the Olympics. If you want to watch Loukas compete live, you will need to get up early since London is six hours ahead of the time here in Midwest. The diving competition at the Olympics will stretch over three days beginning Friday, Aug. 3. On that Friday competition begins at 8:30 a.m. Chicago time. …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Almost 10,000 votes were cast during Patch's week-long poll; see who came out on top.
Patch Athlete of the Week, Nov. 21- Nov. 27: Erin Purdy is this week's Patch Athlete of the Week. Garnering about 56 percent of the vote, Purdy topped a deep field that included local basketball and football players. There were nearly 10,000 votes, but Purdy's state championship win in diving gave her the edge and made her this week's winner. See last week's nominees HONORABLE MENTION Dashae Shumate, sophomore, basketball forward, Niles West – The dynamic sophomore forward scored a season-high 22 points in Niles West’s 73-57 victory over defending state runner-up Zion Benton in the Deerfield Thanksgiving Challenge on Nov. 21. Shumate scored 10 points in the fourth quarter and should be a second scoring option to Jewell Loyd for Niles West…
Monday, November 28, 2011
Please helps us choose our Patch Athlete of the Week, Nov. 21 - Nov. 27: Niles West's Dashae Sumate, New Trier's Connor Boehm, Deerfield's Erin Purdy, Loyola Academy's Luke Ford and Glenbrook North's Kurt Karis.
With more than 38,000 votes last week, Highland Park's Lena Munzer is our Patch Athlete of the Week. The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, Nov. 21- Nov. 27 are: Erin Purdy, senior, girls diving, Deerfield – Purdy captured the state championship in the diving competition with a total of 405.95 points. She became Deerfield’s second diving state champion, following Christina Loukas, who won three straight years from 2001-2003. Purdy had finished in the top five as a sophomore and junior, but finally topped the podium in her last year. Dashae Shumate, sophomore, basketball forward, Niles West – The dynamic sophomore forward scored a season-high 22 points in Niles West’s 73-57 victory over defending state runner-up Zion Benton in the …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Please helps us choose our North Shore Patch Athlete of the Week, Nov. 7 - Nov. 13: Alli Mack, Glenbrook South; Caroline Grant, New Trier; Edan Scott, Niles West; Malcolm Weaver, Loyola Academy; Olivia Smoliga, Glenbrook South.
More than 2,300 readers voted last week to crown Peter Pujals as the first North Shore Patch Athlete of the Week. The following are nominees for Nov. 7- Nov. 13: Alli Mack, senior, field hockey and karate, Glenbrook South – Mack recently took third place at the World Shotokan Karate Championships back in September. She is a nine-time state champion in karate and has three bronze and three silver medals from the Junior Olympics. In the Fall, Mack was the captain of Glenbrook South’s field hockey squad and made the all-state team. Caroline Grant, senior, girls diving, New Trier – Grant won the diving competition at the Glenbrook South sectional championships, leading New Trier to an easy team victory. Grant’s victory was one of four wins of…
Sunday, February 13, 2011
A high school senior reflects on swim season and shares some insights about what it means to be on this team.
It hadn’t really struck me that swimming would ever end. Once you’re about halfway though the season, it just becomes part of your life, for better or for worse. It wasn’t until about five weeks ago that I remembered the team and I were not going to be swimming together forever. I put a countdown in my assignment notebook for the bittersweet end when I recalled it existed. Sectionals are next week, but because I have the orchestra trip to New York, the countdown is over for me. (And the majority of the team whose last swim was either senior night or conference.) Swimming ending is something I knew I wanted to write about in this Patch column, but I didn’t know how. There is a lot to say, too much to say. Swimming has been a significant …