Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Bess paces Deerfield High School basketball team with 12 points.
Nov. 13 The Final Score: Lake Zurich 43, Deerfield 41 (overtime) Warriors Star Performer: Jessie Bess scored 12 points for Deerfield. Who’s Next: The Warriors entertain Lincoln Park High School at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in their opening game of the Deerfield Invitational. The Bottom Line: After battling the Bears to a tie through regulation, Deerfield dropped a two-point contest to open its season. For complete Deerfield High School sports coverage, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
New head coach working well with players as they react well to new mentor.
Although the high school basketball season is five months away, Deerfield High School’s new head Coach Dan McKendrick and his Warriors are becoming quite acquainted this summer. It has been a great experience for all of us,” McKendrick said. “I am really enjoying the kids and learning more about them.” Earlier: Humility Helped Shape McKendrick Into Coach McKendrick replaced J.J. Pearl, last month. He is looking to have his team improve from their 14-21 mark last year. “It is everything I have anticipated,” McKendrick said. “There is a lot of administrative stuff. Getting on the court is the easy part. The things that are away from the court I am in the learning curve on now. “It is something you can never prepare for. It is something you …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Lessons in high school and college helped shape philosophy for new Warrior basketball coach.
A lesson in humility as a freshman at Trinity International University in Bannockburn was a major force in the professional development of Dan McKendrick, Deerfield High School’s new varsity boys’ basketball coach. A star at Willowbrook High School, McKendrick, 31, did not know what to expect when he stepped into the world of college basketball at Trinity. What he learned was how to be an integral member of a group. Earlier: McKendrick To Become Warrior Hoop Coach “When I was in high school I was the man, every play was designed for me,” McKendrick said. “All of a sudden I was just one of the guys in college. I learned to appreciate being part of a team.” As he takes the helm of the Warriors basketball program, McKendrick will be able to …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
District 113 Board scheduled to vote on McKendrick’s appointment Monday.
Dan McKendrick’s appointment as the next head basketball coach at Deerfield High School is on the agenda of Monday’s Township High School District 113 Board meeting, according to Communications Director Natalie Kaplan. McKendrick, 31, has coached the Warrior sophomore team the last four years, assisted on the varsity and freshman levels for five years before that, teaches in the math department and is a basketball lifer, according to a story in the Lake County News Sun. “Basketball is a passion with me,” McKendrick said in the News Sun article. “Coaching is an addictive thing. Everything about it is a blast.” Before joining the Deerfield faculty, he played college basketball at Trinity International University in Bannockburn. For more …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Rivals to meet in Regional Opener at Rolling Meadows.
March Madness gets an early start for thy Deerfield High School boys’ basketball team tonight and it will be a tournament opener unlike other post seasons. Not only are the Warriors getting a rebirth on a 10-16 campaign with hopes of making a post season run, they start against rival Highland Park at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Rolling Meadows Regional. The fact the Giants have topped Deerfield twice this season—57-39 Jan. 6 and a 37-35 overtime thriller Feb. 10—is not lost on senior captains Mack Watts and Alex Sacks or Coach J.J. Pearl. “It’s a great rivalry. It’s always a good game when we play them,” Pearl said. “We found out about the pairing that night,” he added referring to learning of the Regional match up with Highland Park Feb. 10…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Sacks’ 21 points paces Deerfield. Watts gets 14 rebounds.
Feb. 21 The Final Score: Niles West 55, Deerfield 54 Warriors Star Performer: Alex Sacks poured in 21 points including five for eight from three point range. He also snagged three rebounds, dished out three assists and stole the ball twice. Other Notable Warrior Performance: Mack Watts grabbed a season high 14 rebounds to go with his nine points, three assists and three steals. Michael Alfieri added 11 tallies and five rebounds Who’s Next: The Warriors open post season play at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Rolling Meadows Regional against rival Highland Park. The Bottom Line: After the first quarter ended in an 18-18 tie, the Warriors went on a 13-5 run in the second quarter to take a 31-23 halftime lead. The Wolves …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Ewing, Roberts, Scarry and Church qualify at Sectional. Boys’ basketball team falls to Lakes.
Swimming Feb. 18 The Final Score: 1. Glenbrook South 328.5, 2. Conant 282, Glenbrook North 209.5, 4. Deerfield 45, 5. Hersey 187. Warriors Star Performer: Kevin Ewing won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:56.17 and took second in the 100 backstroke (52.94) to qualify for the State Meet in both events. Ewing also joined with Chris Roberts, Mark Stern and Dan Perlovsky to place fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:38.86) giving Ewing three berths in the State Finals Other Notable Warrior Performance: Roberts won the 50 freestyle (21.59) to earn a trip to the State Finals as an individual as did Sean Scarry with a victory in diving (458.6). Ryan Church was the runner-up diver (390.51) to earn an at large bid to State. Who’s…
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Warriors fall to Niles North. Stitcher places 26th in overall competition at State Meet.
Boys’ Basketball Feb. 17 The Final Score: Niles North 55, Deerfield 51 Warriors Star Performer: Mack Watts scored 22 points, including six from three point range, as well as four rebounds, a pair of steals and an assist. He also made a half court shot at the final buzzer. Other Notable Warrior Performances: Michael Alfieri added 13 tallies and brought down nine rebounds. Alexander Glantz chipped in 10 points and dished out three assists. Who’s Next: The Warriors entertain Lakes at 5:30 p.m. today. The Bottom Line: Watts’ heroics at the end were not enough for the Warriors. Deerfield led at the intermission, 26-21, but fell behind by two points at the end of three periods, 35-33. Deerfield finished the Central …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Top Seeded Fremd eliminates Deerfield in Regional semifinal.
Feb. 15 The Final Score: Fremd 60, Deerfield 35 Warriors Star Performer: Liz Yucknut led Deerfield with seven points. Other Notable Warrior Performances: Seniors Amanda Kellow, Kerry Glass, Alexandra Ranallo, Haley Bess and Madeline Hageman made contributions against Fremd and all year. Who’s Next: The Warriors concluded their season with a 6-21 mark. The Bottom Line: Top seeded Fremd proved a tough opponent for the senior led Warriors.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Point Guard’s half court three pointer gives Deerfield the spark to advance.
Feb. 14 The Final Score: Deerfield 40, Lake Forest 37 Warriors Star Performer: Amanda Kellow led the team with 10 points including a half court three pointer at the halftime buzzer. Other Notable Warrior Performances: Allie Ranallo added 10 points while Liz Yucknut chipped in nine. Who’s Next: The Warriors play top seeded Fremd at 6 p.m. tonight in the semi finals of the Palatine Regional. The Bottom Line: Kellow’s three pointer gave Deerfield a 14-13 halftime lead and the spark to go on a 15-point third quarter scoring binge to lead 29-18 at the end of three periods. Lake Forest narrowed the gap in the final stanza with a pressing defense but the Warriors persevered for the win. This was the third meeting of the…