Wednesday, May 22, 2013
One of the most popular Chicago Bears is now calling it quits, according to CBS Chicago.
Chicago Bears veteran of 13 years Brian Urlacher officially retired Wednesday morning, according to CBS Chicago. The 34-year-old linebacker says he has no regrets ending a professional career playing exclusively for the Chicago Bears. “Although I could continue playing, I’m not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that’s up to my standards,” Urlacher told CBS news. "When considering this, along with the fact that I could retire after a 13 year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear.” Urlacher recently made news in March when he couldn’t strike a new contract deal with the Bears—claiming the one-year, $2 million offer was “a slap in the face.” What's your reaction to …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Three Deerfield High School team members also took the top two spots in the diving competition to advance to the state finals, along with a third individual athlete.
The Deerfield High School boys swimming and diving team finished in fifth place at this weekend's sectional tournament at Glenbrook North High School. The team had 136 points, behind winner Glenbrook North, which earned 185 points. Sophmore Sean Scarry and Junior Ryan Church took the number one and two spots in the diving competition, earning them a trip to the state finals this weekend at New Trier High School. Also advancing in individual competition is Freshman Ryan Smith, who finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke. For more Warrior sports news, sign up for our free newsletter and like us on Facebook.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Deerfield High School varsity team lost by one point to Niles North and two to Lakes.
The Warrior boys basketball team had two very close games this weekend, but fell just short of the win each time. On Friday, Deerfield High School lost 56 to 55 against Niles North High School. The next day, they lost 58 to 56 to Lakes Community High School. Friday, the team shot a 52 percent field goal average. Samuel Kuznetsky, who had a season high 21 points, made 60 percent of his field goals. Michael Alfieri, who had 12 points, made 72 percent of his field goals. Saturday, the team stood out for its three-point game, making an average of 47 percent of their shots. Eric Porter, who had 19 points overall, made four of his seven three-point shots. Jack Gurvey, who totaled 13 points, made half of his six three-point attempts. For more …
Three DHS wrestlers competed in the state tournament this weekend in Champaign.
Three Deerfield High School wrestlers finished their season at the state championship meet this weekend in Palatine, though none were able to advance to the semi-final round. Andrew Mehrholz was beaten by Mike Burke, of Homewood-Flossmoor, Dec 6-2, in the 106-pound division. Ari Sapinsley was beaten by Notay Jackson of Mount Carmel, Dec 7-3, in the 152-pound division. And Jim Kirby was beaten by Jameer Thurman of Proviso West), Dec 7-0, in the 195-pound division. For more Warrior sports news, sign up for our free newsletter and like us on Facebook.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Three Deerfield High School wrestlers will compete this week in Champaign for the state title.
Feb. 9 Warriors Star Performers: Andrew Mehrholz (106), Ari Sapinsley (152), and Jim Kirby (195) all advanced from Sectionals to the State Finals. Mehrholz finished first in his division, Sapinsley fourth and Kirby fourth. Other notable performances: Colton Emmerich (170) finished fifth in his division, just short of qualifying. What's Next: The state finals run Thursday through Saturday in Champaign.
Deerfield High School Warriors won 59 to 54.
A strong fourth quarter helped Deerfield High School's girls basketball team beat Highland Park High School 59 to 54 Friday. DHS outscored Highland Park 17 to 10 in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Stand-out performances included those from freshmen Margot Sylvan and Haley Greer, who both finished with 20 points each. Deerfield finishes 6-4 in the conference and 8-17 overall. The team's next game is Regionals Monday at 6 p.m. at Grayslake North against Hoffman Estates.
Monday, June 4, 2012
The nominees are: Maine West's Katie Fitzgerald, Loyola's Anna Schueler, Highland Park's Max Mordini, Maine South's John Forsythe and Glenbrook North's Kyle Bedford.
Editor's note: To keep voting fair, we ask that you cast your vote by placing a comment below. Also, voting now ends Thursday, 5 p.m. Thanks! The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, May 28 – June 3: Katie Fitzgerald, senior, softball, Maine West - Fitzgerald's two-run double in the 10th inning gave Maine West a 4-2 lead over New Trier and helped lead the Warriors to the Class 4A Niles West Sectional championship. The senior was 2 for 4 in the game. Anna Schueler, junior, girls lacrosse, Loyola Academy - Schueler had a team-high five goals in the Ramblers' 11-7 win over New Trier in the lacrosse state championship game. It was the fourth consecutive state championship for Loyola. Max Mordini, senior, baseball, Highland Park - Mordini …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
We have another weekly winner in the Patch Athlete of the Week contest.
With 7 votes in the comments section, Niles West's Kyle Colletta was proclaimed the winner. Colletta helped the Wolves to a 6-0 win over Leyden for a Class 4A baseball regional championship. The senior pitcher yielded only six hits and had five strikeouts in the victory. HONORABLE MENTION Leland Later, senior, track and field, New Trier - Later won the Class 3A state championship in the 1600 last weekend. The senior ran a personal best, finishing in 4:09 and beating the next closest competitor by a full 4 seconds. Michal Filipczak, senior, track and field, Maine South - Filipczak won the Class 3A state championship in the 800 last weekend. He finished in a time of 1:51.93 and took second in the same event last year. Angela Cruz, senior, …
Monday, May 28, 2012
The nominees are: New Trier's Leland Later, Glenbrook South's April Cronin, Niles West's Kyle Colletta, Maine West's Angela Cruz and Maine South's Michal Filipczak.
Editor's note: To keep voting fair, we ask that you cast your vote by placing a comment below. Also, voting now ends Thursday, 5 p.m. Thanks! The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, May 21 – May 27: Leland Later, senior, track and field, New Trier - Later won the Class 3A state championship in the 1600 last weekend. The senior ran a personal best, finishing in 4:09 and beating the next closest competitor by a full 4 seconds. Michal Filipczak, senior, track and field, Maine South - Filipczak won the Class 3A state championship in the 800 last weekend. He finished in a time of 1:51.93 and took second in the same event last year. Kyle Colletta, junior, baseball, Niles West - Colletta helped the Wolves to a 6-0 win over Leyden for a Class …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
We had not one, but two Athletes of the Week this time around.
With 25 votes in the comments sections, twin sisters Courtney and Jessica Ackerman of New Trier were named the Patch Athletes of the Week. The twins doubled up in the distance races at the Class 3A state championships on Saturday. Courtney took second place in the 1600 and was sixth in the 3200 while Jessica was fourth in the 3200 and placed seventh in the 800. HONORABLE MENTION Alisha Barnaby, senior, track and field, Maine West - Barnaby took eighth place in the shot put for the Warriors, the best finish for Maine West at the track and field state championships. Barnaby threw 40 feet, 6.5 inches in Friday’s preliminary round for her best mark. Keeley Nolan, senior, soccer, Glenbrook South - Nolan had a goal and an assist in the Titans…