Friday, May 25, 2012
Warrior duo each win first three matches to advance to round of 16.
Deerfield High School tennis standouts Jason Brown and Toby Ma won their three opening round matches in the State Tournament Thursday at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. The top seeded Brown, who placed third last year, stopped Matt Bisbee of Chicago Marist, 7-5, 6-1, in the first round before breezing past Nate Campanile of Grayslake North, 6-0, 6-2. Earlier: Warriors Head to State Tennis Meet In the third round, Brown dropped the first set against Brandon Metzler of Rockford Auburn before taking control in the next two sets, 6-3, 6-0, to advance to the fourth round. Ma, who is seeded fifth through eighth, had an easy time with Carson Burke of Prospect in the opening round, 6-2, 6-0. His second round match against Bobby Alter of …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Top qualifiers to compete at State Finals this weekend
Even small seeds can grow into a surprisingly strong crop. That is what the Deerfield High School boys’ track team will be looking for Friday and Saturday at the Illinois High School Association’s State Finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. The IHSA seeding formula, which is based on how the Warriors placed at the Sectionals May 17, forecasts the Warriors to come away with zero points. But Coach Jeremy Kauffman and his team know that seeding is not what runs the races. “The state meet isn’t about seeds,” Kauffman said. “It is about who performs that weekend. The State Meet is every man for himself. If you are there you got a shot. We have been very lucky in past years to go down there and come home with medals.” “Seeding …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Soccer team falls in Sectional semifinal, 1-0.
May 22 Volleyball The Final Score: Deerfield defeated Highland Park, 25-19, 25-19. Warriors Star Performers: Scott Laner dished out 15 assists and had three digs while Adam Nadler and Andrew Hector spiked seven kills. Hector added a pair of blocks and three digs while Nadler blocked two shots and dug two more balls out. Ross Lehrman had 10 digs. Other Notable Warrior Performances: Jerome Fine chipped in with nine assists, an ace and three digs as John Harlan had six kills and three blocks. Kenison Ready killed three balls and blocked three more. Andrew Devendorf also had three kills as well as a pair of blocks. Jacob Brody served two aces and had dove for two digs. Who’s Next: The Warriors meet Barrington at 7 p.m. …
Brown is seeded first in Illinois with Ma fifth through eighth.
Jason Brown and Toby Ma will try to do for the Deerfield High School tennis team in three days starting Thursday what competitors at Wimbledon have two weeks to accomplish. The Two Warriors carry the team’s hopes into the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights hoping to improve on their solid finishes a year ago. Earlier: Brown Tops Ma for Sectional Title in All Deerfield Match Top seeded Brown and Ma, with a fifth through eighth seed, will have to play six matches before having the opportunity to face each other as they did Saturday for the Deerfield Sectional Title. In most tournaments, players play fewer matches a day, according to Warrior Coach Josh Leighton. “These guys are well conditioned …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Friends since fourth grade, trio lead Warriors
The three amigos will soon be making their final ride soon for Deerfield High School. Megan Buranosky, Emily Shanker and Nicki Chamberlain-Simon have been stalwarts on the Deerfield softball team for the past two seasons. But the trio, who are also tri-captains, have been friends since fourth grade. They will lead the Warriors into the New Trier Regional at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday against Glenbrook South. “We met playing travel softball,” said Shanker, who plays third base for the Warriors. “And we became good friends since. The three of us do so much together.” “It is not just softball,” said Chamberlain-Simon, who plays shortstop and has been a three-year starter. “We are in a lot of the same clubs and have AP classes together. We are just …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Deerfield drops its three final season games of regular season. Lake Forest will be Regional opponent.
Monday, May 21, 2012
May 18 The Final Score: Grayslake North 5, Deerfield 1 Warriors Star Performers: Ethan Cohen and Zack Wade each collected key hits for Deerfield while Xander Horwitz threw three solid innings of relief, according to Coach Kevin Marsh. Who’s Next: The Warriors entertain Lake Forest at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the opening round of their own Regional. May 17 The Final Score: Niles West 8, Deerfield 1 Warriors Star Performers: Brad Holway went 2 – for – 4 with his team’s lone RBI. Other Notable Warrior Performances: Eli Berlin, Alex Karkazis, Dillon Wallace and Zack Wade each collected a hit. May 16 The Final Score: Glenbrook North 8, Deerfield 0 Warriors Star Performers: Eli Berlin and Xander Howritz …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Katy McIntyre, Devon Gold and Christine Stitcher give solid performances at State Finals.
Katy McIntyre, Christine Stitcher and Devon Gold gave solid performances for the Deerfield High School girls’ track team at the State Track Meet Friday at Eastern Illinois University. Though none made Saturday’s finals, all three did “very well for themselves,” according to Coach Jeff Beaumont. McIntyre participated in both the discus and shot put while Gold competed in the triple jump and Stitcher set a personal best in the pole vault. McIntyre earned the right to say she is among the 25 best in Illinois in both events, according to Beaumont. She also kept very busy Friday. After throwing the shot 37-1, McIntyre had little time to rest before the discus. “She had to rush right over to the disc ring and jump right into that competition,” …
Both Warriors qualify for State Meet.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Jason Brown defeated Toby Ma for the Sectional tennis singles championship Saturday in what has become an intramural affair for the Deerfield High School tennis team. For the third year in a row the two Warriors met for the title after both had secured a return trip to the State Meet Thursday through Saturday in Arlington Heights. Brown, a senior, topped Ma, a junior, 6-2 in the first set when Ma defaulted after falling behind, 1-0, in the second. “I can’t beat him,” Ma said. “It’s impossible.” With the top four finishers in singles and doubles qualifying for the State Finals, the only suspense left when the semifinals began Saturday was individual accomplishments. Deerfield tied for second with Highland Park. Each team had 22 points. Lake…
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Deerfield girls’ soccer team blanks Vernon Hills for title as Warriors go undefeated at home this year.
Deerfield High School’s girls’ soccer team completed an undefeated home season at Adams Field Friday night going unscored upon throughout its own Regional by defeating Vernon Hills, 2-0, for the title. The Warriors made it 8-0-5 for the year at home and 12-4-8 so far this year overall by taking the school’s first ever girls’ regional soccer crown. A 5-0 semifinal win Wednesday over Von Steuben left Deerfield unscored upon in league play. The team has yielded only six goals at home all year. The teams were scoreless for the first 32 minutes when one of the Cougars touched the ball with her hand near the goal. Amanda Kellow kicked the ball through the goal on a penalty kick to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later Kellow and…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Volleyball squad upends Maine East, girls’ lacrosse unit ends season with loss.
May 17 Boys’ Lacrosse The Final Score: Deerfield 8, Hoffman Estates 7 (overtime) Warriors Star Performers: Andrew Small scored four goals. Other Notable Warrior Performances: Ben Singer, Jimmy Weissbond, Ross Leviton added scores for Deerfield. Who’s Next: The Warriors begin the post season with parings to be announced in the next few days. The Bottom Line: With the score tied 7-7 in overtime, Small, a freshman, scored one of his four goals for the game winner. Volleyball The Final Score: Deerfield defeated Maine East 25-23 and 25-19. Warriors Star Performers: Andrew Hector spiked eight kills and blocked two shots. Scott Laner dished out 15 assists, aced two serves and had four digs. Other Notable …