Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lemont will play No. 1-ranked Benet Academy, the defending Class 4A champion, at 7 p.m. tonight at Neuqua Valley High School. If you can’t be there in person to cheer the girls on, you can watch the game here!
The LHS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Plainfield North Tuesday night in the Class 4A Neuqua Valley Sectional semifinal to advance to tonight’s sectional final against defending state champion Benet Academy of Lisle. Click here to read an account of Tuesday’s game in the Herald News.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Benet Academy senior Suzanne Beecher will vie for a chance to advance to the National Finals competition this June in Mobile, Alabama.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Lemont resident Suzanne Beecher will compete against seven other high school seniors from across the state this Sunday in the 55th annual Distinguished Young Women of Illinois scholarship competition. Formerly known as Illinois’ Junior Miss, the program will be held at 3 p.m. at the Levy Centerin Bolingbrook, 251 Canterbury Lane. Contestants will be evaluated based on scholastics, interview, talent, fitness, and self-expression. Beecher is a senior at Benet Academy, where she has received First Honors every semester. She is a National Merit Semifinalist, an Illinois State Scholar, and a member of the National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society. She is an accomplished pianist, having earned second place at the Illinois Music …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Three Benet students from Lemont received honors for their scores on Advanced Placement tests last spring.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Four students at Benet Academy from Lemont have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards based on their AP test scores from last spring. The scores are graded out of 5. Chris Zakhem qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Brian Borosky and Bethany Hoster were recognized as AP Scholars by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher. Only 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million high school students worldwide who took AP exams through May 2011 performed at a sufficiently high level to merit these recognitions, according to a Benet release.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Vote for your favorite prep sports athlete in the southwest suburbs or write in an athlete you think deserves recognition.
Be heard by picking our Patch Athlete of the Week of the southwest for the week ending Oct. 23. Vote for one of the following (or write in your own candidate in the comments): Bolingbrook High School: Aaron Bailey, junior, quarterback. Bailey completed 6-of-8 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and also rushed 10 times for 135 yards in a regular-season finale win over Lockport. Lemont High School: Damon Aleman, senior, quarterback. Aleman helped Lemont complete a perfect regular season by completing 6-of-10 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns in the last game of the regular season. Benet: Kim Simmons, senior; Madeline Carney, senior, tennis players: Simmons and Carney won three matches to earn Benet six team points in the state meet…
Friday, February 25, 2011
Sports Writer Paul Johnson ranks the top five teams in the region, plus a short list of the next best teams.
1. Benet Academy (27-0): Benet is the talk of the nation after taking down the state’s No. 1 team, Simeon on Saturday. The Redwings soared to No. 6 in the USA Today poll and No. 1 in the Midwest. They’ll take their perfect record into the postseason next week at the Naperville North Regional. 2. Downers Grove South (23-3): The Mustangs quietly will ride into the postseason in Benet’s shadow, not having lost a game since Dec. 18. They’ll ride a 16-game win streak into the West Aurora Regional next week. 3. East Aurora (20-5): The Tomcats have won five straight after a three-game hiccup and still have a non-conference tune-up with Batavia Friday before starting their postseason journey. East Aurora headlines the Bolingbrook Regional next …
Friday, February 18, 2011
Sports writer Paul Johnson ranks the region's top five boys basketball teams, plus a list of five knocking on the door.
1. Benet Academy (25-0): The game Illinois basketball fans have awaited for all season is finally here, the Redwings’ showdown with No. 1 Simeon Saturday at the UIC Pavilion. Simeon was knocking on the door of a No. 1 national ranking, but was knocked off by Whitney Young this week. Could a Benet win make it the state’s No. 1 team? 2. Downers Grove South (21-3): A 10-day layoff didn’t slow down the Mustangs against Leyden. Friday features a chance for DGS to wrap up the West Suburban Gold as the Mustangs host a tough Proviso East team. DGS beat the Pirates by 12 in January. 3. East Aurora (17-5): The Tomcats rebounded from three straight losses with three straight wins, including Neuqua Valley and cross-town rival West Aurora. They …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sports writer Paul Johnson ranks the region's top five girls basketball teams, plus a list of the five next best.
1. Bolingbrook (22-2): The Raiders continue to steamroll toward Normal, dominating a solid Homewood-Flossmoor team by 50 points and pummeling Plainfield East in the regional opener. Next up, Romeoville in the regional title game Thursday. 2. Benet Academy (22-6): The Redwings survived a tough test from Naperville North in the regional semifinals to set up a regional-title game against Wheaton Warrenville South at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Naperville North. 3. Naperville Central (23-8): The DuPage Valley Conference champions could face Neuqua Valley Friday for the regional title at East Aurora. The Redhawks slipped past Downers Grove North by nine in the regional opener, giving them 13 wins in their last 14 games. 4. Waubonsie Valley (23-4): …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Sports writer Paul Johnson ranks the top five boys basketball teams in the region, plus a list of the five next best.
1. Benet Academy (24-0): The margins of victory keep getting smaller, but the wins keep coming for the Redwings. Last week’s wins clinched their second straight East Suburban Catholic championship. 2. Downers Grove South (20-3): The Mustangs continue to roll, overwhelming Willowbrook and Downers Grove North to make it 13 straight wins. DGS gave up only 46 combined points in the two wins. 3. Neuqua Valley (20-4): The Wildcats recovered from a mid-season lull to win four of their last five games. Avenging their first loss of the year at East Aurora Thursday would give them a great shot at winning the Upstate Eight Valley title. 4. East Aurora (16-5): The Tomcats join the region with this week’s launch of the Montgomery site. UConn-bound Ryan…
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Sports writer Paul Johnson ranks the region's top five girls basketball teams, followed by a list of the next best.
1. Bolingbrook (19-2): The Raiders have been so dominant in 13 games against Illinois opponents that anything short of another Class 4A state title will not do. The average margin of victory thus far in Illinois has been 80-30. Astonishing. 2. Benet Academy (19-6): A non-conference win over Hinsdale Central has given the Redwings 11 wins in their last 12 games as they prepare for Naperville North in regionals next week. 3. Naperville Central (21-8): The Redhawks continue to storm up the rankings after a big win over Wheaton North Monday clinched at least a tie for the DuPage Valley Conference crown with one game to go. 4. Waubonsie Valley (20-4): Warriors have a couple of winnable road games left in the regular season before preparing to …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Thirty-four students from Lemont were honored for their academic success.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Thirty-four Lemont students' fall academic performance earned them a spot on Benet Academy's first semester Honor Roll. Students who received First Honors had an academic average of 92 to 100. Students who received Second Honors had an academic average of 85-91. Seniors: Brian Borosky, Bethany Hoster, Mary Kate Lawler, Chris Zakhem Juniors: Suzanne Beecher, Joseph Boyle Sophomores: Jack Corrigan, Alexandra O’Connell, Samuel Rea Freshmen: Caroline Beecher, Natalie Boyle, Claire Elenteny, Clarice Kluge, Patrick Lawler, James Lee Seniors: Natalie Casey, Alexander Gardner, Daina Kiela, Aaron Westbrook Juniors: Sean Powers, Thomas Predey Sophomores: Katherine Arnold, Daniel Lawler, Andrius Lelis, Sarah McKernin, Amanda Nawrocki, Kelly O’Reilly…