Zach Tieke Leads Fenwick Friars With His Voice

For Zach Tieke, leadership is about being vocal and creating a sense of unity among all members of the Fenwick boys swimming team.  A senior captain for the Friars, Tieke uses his role as one of the most experienced athletes on the team to get his teammates motivated in their training and preparation. “He’s differentContinue reading “Zach Tieke Leads Fenwick Friars With His Voice”

Jonathan Ramoska’s work ethic helps to propel Maine South

While the Maine South boys swimming team had a competitiveness to it last season, this year’s squad has taken its intensity to a new level. A big reason for the change has been the addition of Jonathan Ramoska, a junior transfer from Marmion. “Before he arrived, practice was more of a ‘just do what youContinue reading “Jonathan Ramoska’s work ethic helps to propel Maine South”

Four @ 4: Jan. 24 Update

1. Whole Foods to Lincoln Park? Twitter was buzzing Friday afternoon about the possibility of Whole Foods moving into the abandoned Dominick’s location at Fullerton and Sheffield avenues near DePaul University. A Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce source confirmed Friday that an announcement about the location could come as early as late Friday afternoon. We’llContinue reading “Four @ 4: Jan. 24 Update”

Undersized Anton Vazhinskiy holds his own against the heavyweight

NORTHBROOK — For many wrestlers, gaining just one or two pounds can mean not making weight. For Glenbrook North senior Anton Vazhinskiy, that isn’t a worry. Weighing in at 218 pounds before Friday’s dual, Vazhinskiy would have been able to wrestle at 220 pounds. Instead, he’s been wrestling up at the 285-pound weight class for muchContinue reading “Undersized Anton Vazhinskiy holds his own against the heavyweight”

Hadiya Pendleton a Year Later: What Has Changed in Chicago

During his State of the Union Address on Feb. 12, 2013, President Barack Obama spoke to the House of Representatives—as the nation watched on—about gun violence and the death of one Chicago high school student. “One of those we lost was a young girl named Hadiya Pendleton. She was 15 years old,” Obama said. “JustContinue reading “Hadiya Pendleton a Year Later: What Has Changed in Chicago”

Promotion of D.J. Penick has steadied Highland Park

NORTHBROOK — A midseason injury left a hole in the Highland Park wrestling team’s lineup, but a freshman team call-up has provided the Giants with stability and excitement for the future. When John Ciancio went down with an injury, it was freshman D.J. Penick who was brought up to the varsity team to help fillContinue reading “Promotion of D.J. Penick has steadied Highland Park”

Four @ 4: Jan. 20 Update

1) Two Stabbed on the Northwest Side According to DNAinfo Chicago, two people in Portage Park were stabbed around 6 a.m. today and were hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition. A 17-year-old girl and 20-year-old man were in an apartment when they were stabbed by two men. They were able to escape and call police from a McDonald’sContinue reading “Four @ 4: Jan. 20 Update”

Highland Park has little trouble against Glenbrook North

Highland Park 54, Glenbrook North 18 THE SKINNY With multiple athletes recently returning from injury, Highland Park wrestling coach Chris Riley had some extra flexibility in his matchups against Glenbrook North on Friday in Northbrook. Three Giants wrestled up a weight class and earned a victory as Highland Park earned a 54-18 team victory. TURNING POINTContinue reading “Highland Park has little trouble against Glenbrook North”

Three of a kind: Weinman sisters all playing Glenbrook South girls basketball

GLENVIEW — By all accounts, the Glenbrook South girls basketball team is a close-knit group, but three of the players have an especially close bond. “How many players get to be on the same team with their sibling?” Titans coach Steve Weissenstein asked. “Let alone with two siblings.” The Weinman sisters — Carly, Catie andContinue reading “Three of a kind: Weinman sisters all playing Glenbrook South girls basketball”

Depth proves to be a difference maker for New Trier

GLENVIEW — When New Trier girls basketball coach Teri Rodgers announced at the end of tryouts how many players would be kept on the varsity roster, some players were taken back. “When 20 girls made it, it was a bit of a concern,” said senior guard Isabella Bosco, who had initially worried about team chemistryContinue reading “Depth proves to be a difference maker for New Trier”