Friday, May 17, 2013
Glenbrook South, New Trier, Deerfield, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame, Niles North and Loyola athletes will join Wildkits at State Meet.
Taking home the team trophy for the sixth straight year, the Evanston High School boys track team won the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie sending five individuals and three relay teams to the State Meet May 24 and 25 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston The Wildkits compiled 85 points. Glenbrook South took home second place with 72 followed by Prospect in third with 70 and New Trier fourth with 58. Niles West accumulated 47 for fifth with Deerfield sixth, Main South seventh, Niles North eighth, Highland Park ninth place, Notre Dame of Niles tenth, Maine West 11th , Loyola Academy 12th, Maine East 13th\, Glenbrook North 14th and Von Steuben 15th. "Last year, a lot of guys, when they went downstate, were qualified just about…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The president of Loyola Academy, a Jesuit high school, describes his reaction; local students, staff and alums say his Jesuit training will help him grapple with the problems of the modern world.
When Pope Francis I emerged onto the balcony of St. Peter's in Rome Wednesday, it created an awe-filled moment for Catholics worldwide. But many local Chicago suburbanites felt an instant connection with Francis, the first Jesuit pope, because they have attended Jesuit schools. The Jesuits, the world's largest order of Catholic priests, are known for intellectual curiosity, social justice and founding and operating schools and colleges, according to International Business Times. Many north suburbanites have attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette and Loyola University of Chicago, both named after the order's founder, St. Ignacius Loyola, who lived in 16th century Spain. Rev. Patrick McGrath, president of Loyola Academy, said Wednesday …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Ashley Walker's art will be available to view on Feb. 14.
A Morton Grove senior at Loyola Academy has a gift for art, the Morton Grove Champion reports. Ashley Walker, who mostly creates portraits, will have her artwork on display this month at the Evanston Art Center beginning Feb. 14. Her talents haven’t gone unnoticed by area colleges. She’s been accepted as an art major at St. Xavier University and Purdue University, The Champion reports.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Ramblers late rally fell short in Saturday's semifinal 27-24 loss
Loyola’s hopes for a second consecutive trip to the state finals were dashed Saturday in Wilmette. Glenbard North held off a furious late fourth quarter rally by the Ramblers to beat Loyola 27-24. “I am really proud of our boys,” Loyola coach John Holocek said. “We made some mistakes early and fell behind. But the boys never quit up until the end.” Loyola (11-2), which was making its fourth consecutive trip to the semifinals, had a punt blocked early to set up the first of four Justin Jackson touchdowns for the Panthers. The Ramblers fell behind 14-0 when Jackson hauled in a 19-yard touchdown pass from Brian Murphy late in the first half. Loyola then began to find its offensive legs, driving down to the Glenbard North 8-yard line. The …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Ramblers dropped the playoff semifinal to Glenbard North 27-24.
Loyola came up a bit short in their quest to return to the Class 8A state finals. The Ramblers staged a late fourth quarter rally, only to drop a 27-24 decision to Glenbard North in the semifinals Saturday In Wilmette. “I am really proud of our boys,” Loyola coach John Holocek said. “We made some mistakes early and fell behind. But the boys never quit up until the end.” Loyola fell behind 14-0 late in the first half until a 25-yard field goal by the Ramblers’ Mike Kurzydlowski with five seconds left in the half cut the margin to 14-3. After a key defensive stop to begin the third quarter, Loyola quarterback Peter Pujals got the Ramblers back on track offensively. Loyola drove 60 yards in three plays with Pujals connecting with Richie …
Friday, July 27, 2012
See Winnetka native Dwyer's schedule and events and how to see him on TV.
Winnetka’s Conor Dwyer will be making his first Olympic appearance when he competes in men’s swimming at the London Olympics. The Loyola Academy graduate and Lake Forest Swim Club member will be competing in the 400 freestyle and will be part of the 800-relay team along with Charlie Houchin, Ryan Lochte, Matt McLean, Michael Phelps and Davis Tarwater. Dwyer will compete in the 400 freestyle preliminary heats Saturday at 10:50 a.m. London time or 4:50 a.m. Chicago team. The top eight swimmers from all the heats will move to the finals later Saturday at 7:49 p.m. in London or 1:49 p.m. here. Dwyer may also been seen as part of the 4x200 freestyle relay team. The qualification heats for that race are at 11:02 a.m. Tuesday in London and 5:02 a…
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The Loyola Academy graduate and Winnetka native placed 2nd in the 400-meter freestyle and 3rd in the 200-individual medley at the Olympic Trials in Omaha; he will represent the U.S. in London starting July 27.
North Shore native Conor Dwyer is headed to the Olympics, to represent the United States, and his hometown of Winnetka, in London later this month. Dwyer, 23, a Loyola Academy graduate, took second place in the 400-meter freestyle event June 25 at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. That placement qualified him for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, along with 47 others who vied for the coveted honor. “It was unbelievable after the 400; it was a lot of emotion and it was hard for me to put it into words, I’ve put so much work in over the last 11 months,” Dwyer said. “It was breathtaking.” Dwyer also placed third in the 200-meter individual medley (IM) and fourth in the 200-meter freestyle events during the 10-day trials that ended July …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
More than 400 votes were cast in last week's contest, see who won Athlete of the Week.
Loyola's Michelle Ricolcol is this week's Athlete of the Week. Ricolcol led Loyola with 17 points in the Ramblers’ overtime loss to Barlett in the Class 4A state championship third-place game. It was the first time Loyola has gotten to the state semifinals since 1998. She garnered 328 votes, or 78 percent HONORABLE MENTION Lucas Nudelman, junior, boys track and field, Highland Park – Nudelman took first place in the 1600 in a dual meet against Glenbrook North and Northside Prep. The Highland Park junior was also highly involved with organizing the school’s 24-Hour Run, an annual charity event that has raised more than $100,000 in less than 10 years. Ethan Smith, senior, boys track and field, New Trier – Smith won the shot put event at the…
Monday, February 20, 2012
Nominees for Athlete of the Week are Deerfield's Artie Bess, New Trier's Elana Benishay, Niles North's Mariyah Henley, Glenbrook North's Andrew McAuliffe and Loyola's Lauren Kriz.
More than 1,600 votes were cast in last week's competition and Deerfield's Christine Stitcher was named Patch Athlete of the Week. The nominees for North Shore Patch Athlete of the Week, Feb. 13 - Feb. 19: Artie Bess, senior, wrestling, Deerfield – Bess took third place in the 220-pound division at the Class 3A wrestling state championships last weekend. Bess beat Mt. Carmel junior David Denne 3-1 in the third-place match and finished the season with a record of 40-2. Lauren Kriz, senior, girl’s basketball, Loyola Academy – Kriz tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Ramblers’ 46-31 win over Evanston in the Class 4A Evanston Regional finals. The Ramblers moved to 23-7 on the season and defeated Evanston for the second time this season. …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Please helps us choose our Patch Athlete of the Week, Nov. 14 - Nov. 20: Maine West's Brittany Collins, Fenwick's Mimi Schneider, Glenbrook North's Rachel Blitt, Loyola Academy's Will Palivos and Highland Park's Lena Munzer.
Almost 1,000 people voted last week to make Glenbrook South's Alli Mack our Athlete of the Week. The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, Nov. 14- Nov. 20 are: Brittany Collins, sophomore, basketball center, Maine West – The 6-foot center isn’t planning on having any sophomore slumps in her second varsity basketball season as she scored a game-high 20 points in Maine West’s season-opening 55-35 loss to Palatine on Nov. 14. The Warriors will host their Tip-Off Classic tournament later this week. Mimi Schneider, sophomore, girls swimming, Fenwick –Schneider racked up four victories at Saturday’s state championships, winning the 100-yard butterfly and swimming a leg in all three of Fenwick’s relay teams. Schneider finished the 100 fly in …