Thursday, June 14, 2012
The initiative would allow students with abilities to compete in parallel events at state finals in a select group of sports, the Chicago Tribune reports.
After a special committee discussed the issue in April, the Illinois High School Association announced Monday the launch of a state finals pilot program in certain sports for disabled student-athletes, the Chicago Tribune reports. READ: Should the IHSA Create Different Sports Programs for Disabled Students? This two-year program, which begins in the 2012-13 school year, will be centered on cross country, bowling, swimming and diving, and track and field, and will give student-athletes with disabilities more ways to compete in parallel events at IHSA state finals, the report stated. The IHSA already has accommodations for student-athletes with prosthetics, in wheelchairs and with visual or hearing impairments who compete in high school …
Sunday, October 3, 2010
A quick recap of last week's news, including a last-minute victory for Lemont football, a fire that killed five animals, a missing teen originally thought to be in Lemont and notes from Monday's village board meeting.
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Saturday, October 2, 2010
The Lemont chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes gathered Sept. 23 to explore their faith and stand up for their beliefs.
Once a year, on the fourth Wednesday of September, youth on school campuses across the nation exercise their right to one of our Constitutional freedoms by participating in "See You at the Pole"-- an annual gathering where Christian students pray at the flagpoles in front of their schools. Last year during "See you at the Pole," Andy Manganiello, a father and member of First Church of the Nazarene, was one of those meeting at the flag pole in front of Lemont High School. While standing there together, a desire was expressed to expound on this meeting of students who wished to share their faith. With the support of Manganiello and LHS parent Jackie Brown, an informational meeting was set for October 2009 to see if there was interest in …
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tim Duda, Jeff Festin, George McDevitt, Bob Nona and Bill Bozue will be honored at an induction ceremony Sunday at Cog Hill.
The Lemont High School Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome five new members Sunday with an induction ceremony and reception at Cog Hill Golf Club. Longtime coach Bill Bozue, "super fan" Bob Nona, and athletes Tim Duda, Jeff Festin and George McDevitt have been selected as the seventh class of inductees for the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2004. Nominations are accepted every year in three categories: Athlete, Coach and Parent/Community Member. Nominees "must be of good character, reflecting the qualities and ideals set forth in the school's Athletic Code of Conduct," according to the school's Web site. Lemont High School provided the following information about this year's honorees: Bill Bozue With more than 550 wins in 32 years …
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wildcat superbacks Aaron and Brett trace their love of the game back to their days playing for the Lemont Hornets.
When Aaron and Brett Nagel started playing football with the Lemont Hornets as kids, they were far from standouts. "When I first started playing with the Hornets, I was just getting knocked over all the time and crying," Aaron mused as he recalled his early days of youth football. "I think we were both like that," Brett added. That's how it is with the Nagel brothers. Both are now superbacks (hybrids of fullback, H-back and tight end) for the Northwestern Wildcats. They're humble about their talents, and they support each other in football and beyond. "It's good to see [Brett] excel," Aaron said. "When he makes a play, I feel like I'm making a play, too." "I think it would be weird not to play on the same team," Brett added. If that's the …
Monday, September 27, 2010
Halftime performances from the Varsity Cheerleading and Poms teams.
Lemont High School cheerleaders and dancers helped celebrate Homecoming with special performances during halftime of Friday's football game.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Snapshots from Lemont Homecoming game vs. T.F. South.
Lemont High School's Football team extended their season to 5-0 with a Homecoming victory against T.F. South on Friday.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Senior Dylan Blaha is back to tell us how Lemont gears up for its annual Homecoming celebration.
Any other time during the school year, men in tights and girls in princess costumes would be met with a lot of apprehension. This week, however, Lemont High School students make the ridiculous seem normal. During the five days leading up to the homecoming dance, LHS holds its annual Spirit Week to raise both school spirit and charitable donations. Each class (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior) earns "spirit points" by showing generosity and dressing up as wacky as possible. Every day, the top five costumes are announced during first period. So far this week, cowboys roamed the halls on Western Day, a mix of babies and the elderly took the school by storm on Generation Day and princesses and j Medieval Times Day With Class Color Day …