Thursday, July 26, 2012
On the eve of the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games, those who coached Matt Grevers share their stories and experiences about the former Lake Forest state champion.
As assistant head coach at Lake Forest Swim Club for 27 years, Michael Lawrence has coached dozens of champion swimmers. Upon first glance, his most famous student, Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers now favored to win an Olympic gold medal in the backstroke, was nothing special. Earlier: Local Olympic Diver Set for London “He was a little awkward, a little clumsy and didn’t have control over his limbs,” said Lawrence, recalling his first encounter with the 8-year-old Grevers. It didn’t take long before Lawrence realized Grevers was different. He was taller than most his age — five feet — while possessing another trait not God-given. “Over time, watching him in the water, he was able to take simple instruction and move better in the water,” said …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Congressman talks about common sense regulation, same sex marriage and Iran.
A combination of more than 80 government and environmental studies students at Lake Forest High School came to class Friday prepared to ask Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) about his work in Congress, and they did not leave disappointed. A number of students pressed Dold on the environment, and he responded with specific answers. He also answered questions about same sex marriage and the Iranian nuclear threat. Dold made a case for what he has often termed smart regulation, told the students he was for civil unions between same sex couples but wanted to keep marriage between a man and a woman. He will not take a military option off the table if necessary to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. One student, Sam Tauke, asked Dold about…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Loyola, Glenbrook South, Lake Forest, Stevenson finish in top 10.
Dates: Feb. 23-24 The Final Score: 1. New Trier, 250; 2. Naperville North, 130; 3. Warren, 80 4. (tie) Hinsdale Central and Sandburg, 73; 6. Mundelein, 71; 7. Loyola, 67; 8. Normal Community, 54: 9. Glenbrook South, 45. 10. (tie) Lake Forest and Stevenson, 34. Top Performer: New Trier's Max Grodecki, who won five State titles. Grodecki touched first in the 50-and 100-yard freestyle events, and was also part of the Trevians' winning 200-and 400 freestyle relay teams. Other Notable Performances: New Trier’s 400 free style relay team of Sam Skinner, Reed Malone, Jack Mangan and Grodecki. The group broke a national record set 13 years ago in Friday’s prelims, swimming the distance in 2:59.76 to break the record of 3:01.80. They came back …
Monday, November 21, 2011
The New Trier girls swim team made it back-to-back state championships on Saturday, as they captured the 12th title in school history. Loyola, Glenbrook South, Lake Forest, Deerfield and Glenbrook North also stand out.
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Saturday, November 19, 2011
Smoliga, Stoehr and Purdy win individual crowns.
Nov. 19 The Final Score: 1. New Trier 177, 2. Fenwick 162, 3. Rosary 136.5, 4. Loyola Academy 126, 5. Glenbrook South 97, 6. Neuqua Valley 85, 7. Downers Grove North 82, 8. Lyons 60.5, 9. Hinsdale Central 47, 10. Lake Forest 39, 12. Deerfield 29, 19. Glenbrook North 14, 24. North Shore Country Day 12, 29. Niles West 10.. Area’s Star Performers: Olivia Smoliga of Glenbrook South repeated as state champion in the 50-yard freestyle in state record time of 22.55 and took the 100 freestyle setting a state standard of 48.88 in Friday’s preliminaries. Rachael Stoehr of Lake Forest also had double titles in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle while Erin Purdy of Deerfield was the champion diver. Other Notable Area Performances: …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Passing legislation is harder than it looks.
More than 120 students from the area gathered for a model congress sponsored by Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) on Saturday at Stevenson High School, hoping to leave knowing more about the legislative process. What students from New Trier, Glenbrook South, Highland Park, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Stevenson, Buffalo Grove and other high schools learned was that Dold’s job was a lot harder than they imagined. “The process is a lot more complicated than I thought it would be,” Glenbrook South senior Edwin Belogorlov said. “There is so much more in real life.” The students were given legislation to develop that involved work in three committees—ways and means, appropriations and foreign affairs. They met in committee and later general session…