Thursday, May 23, 2013
Indians seniors Juozas Balciunas and Joe Hehir will become a Coyote and a Troll, respectively, as they move into college basketball.
Lemont High School seniors Juozas Balciunas and Joe Hehir have committed to college basketball programs, with Balciunas set to attend Weatherford (Texas) College and Hehir to play for the very local Trinity Christian College. According to a Lemont High School press release, “Balciunas and Hehir have been two of the top competitors for head coach Rick Runaas as the Indians have enjoyed the most successful two-year run in program history,” going 48-7 over the 2011-2013 seasons and winning a share of the conference championship. Balciunas, who averaged nearly 20 points and five assists per game for the Indians in 2012-2013, will play as a Coyote for head coach Mark Osina at Weatherford, a junior college located in Weatherford, Texas. Hehir, …
The Indians defeated Joliet Catholic 3-1 on Wednesday to advance to the Lincoln-Way West Class 2A sectional championship.
The Lemont High School girls soccer team is headed to the Class 2A Lincoln-Way West Sectional championship after defeating Joliet Catholic 3-1 on Wednesday. The top-seeded Indians (19-3-2) will take on Marian Catholic at 11 a.m. Saturday. During Wednesday's game, junior Kim Jerantowski led Lemont with two goals. Leading scorer Alek Mihailovic also netted a goal in the first half. Should Lemont win Saturday, the team will head to the Normal Super-Sectional, where they will face either Charleston or Normal on Tuesday for a shot at making the IHSA state finals. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Lemont news:
Students in first grade through eighth grade can register for a variety of summer sports camps through May 31.
Registration now is open for the Lemont High School Summer Sports Academy, which provides enrichment opportunities in a variety of sports for students of all ages. Some of the camps are geared toward students who will be enrolled at Lemont High School in Fall 2013, but others are for students who will be in kindergarten through eighth grade. Summer Sports Academy registration ends Friday, May 31. Summer Sports Academy Registration Some of the most popular Summer Sports Academy choices are those camps at which local grade school students get the opportunity to learn from the head coaches of some of Lemont High School’s most successful programs. Students who will be in grades 6-8 this fall can take part in the following camps: Students who …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The spring musical will run Thursday through Saturday at the Lemont High School Performing Arts Center.
Children of all ages can expect grand, high-flying adventures as they join Peter, Wendy, John, Michael and Tinkerbell on a trip to Neverland, a timeless place where one never can grow old. Lemont High School’s Performing Arts Center will feature "Peter Pan" for nightly performances from Thursday, May 16, through Saturday, May 18. All performances, which will be produced by Terry Redford, will begin at 7 p.m. All tickets are $15, and all seats in the Performing Arts Center—including the balcony and main level—are reserved seats. Individuals who order tickets online in advance not only can skip the ticket lines the night of the show, but also can choose their own seats and print their tickets at home. To order and pay for tickets online via …
Senior Carly Jaworski allowed two hits and struck out five in Lemont's 1-0 win over South Suburban Blue rival Oak Forest.
The score: Lemont 1, Oak Forest 0 The way it happened: The South Suburban Blue conference title was on the line Thursday as Lemont took on rival Oak Forest. Lemont needed a victory to take the crown; a loss would have meant a three-way tie with Oak Forest and Tinley Park. After sharing the title with Oak Forest last year and repeatedly finishing second in years past, the Indians finally came out on top with a 1-0 win Thursday—ending the Bengals' eight-year reign as conference champions. Lemont improved to 21-5 on the season and 17-2 in conference play. The Bengals slipped to 20-14 overall and 15-4 in South Suburban Blue. Senior Carly Jarowski (9-5) led the Indians on the mound, allowing only two hits and tallying five strikeouts. She went …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Lemont High School students earned two top-ten finishes at the 2013 Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Finals on May 4.
The Lemont High School Mathletes squad competed at the 2013 Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Finals on the campus of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign on May 4, and finished 11th in Division 3AA. Lemont, which saw its students earn two top-ten finishes at the event, now has finished among the state’s top 20 in its division five of the last six years. The team placed among the top 20 in all 12 of the competition’s events, which helped it become the recipient of the Richard Rhoad Award as its division’s most improved team. Lemont’s top finish came from the Junior/Senior Relay squad. The quartet of seniors Nina Moeller and Szymon Krzeptowski-Mucha and juniors Zak Krepps and Robert Rigler tied for third of 36…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Lemont High School took first place in the National High School Skyscraper Challenge division at the 2013 Mock Firms Architectural Competition, which was contested April 25-26.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Lemont High School took first place in the National High School Skyscraper Challenge division at the 2013 Mock Firms Architectural Competition, which was
contested April 25-26.
For five years, Lemont High School has sent an entry to compete in one of the nation’s top architectural design contests, and while its students came back with an award from each of the first four trips, the top state-and national-level awards have been elusive. That changed in year five, as its entry - “5s Designs” - captured six awards, including first place in the National High School Skyscraper Challenge division, at the 2013 Mock Firms Architectural Competition, which was contested at Chicago’s Congress Plaza Hotel on April 25-26. The event was sponsored by Chicago Architecture Today. The 5s Designs team was composed of seniors Brian Dirst, Szymon Krzeptowski Mucha, Scott Matulik, Bryan Shamasko, Ray Stieber and Justin Stanwyck. The …
The show will be hosted at the Lemont Center for the Arts through June 30.
The Lemont High School art community debuted a new public art show at the Lemont Center for the Arts on Thursday that will run through June 30, titled “Eclectic: LHS Student Art Show” and featuring “the best of the best” of student artwork. According to a Lemont High press release, “The show, which will feature a variety of outstanding pieces representing a variety of media, is expected to become an annual showcase for the Lemont community’s young aspiring artists.” The show is open to the public at the Lemont Center for the Arts (1243 State Street, Lemont) from noon-4 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon-4 p.m. on Sundays. Art on the poster displayed to the left is from LHS sophomore Diana Vera.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Texans' new backup center said his disappointment at not being picked quickly turned to excitement when he was immediately signed as a free agent.
Newly-signed Houston Texans center/offensive lineman Graham Pocic, a graduate of Lemont High School and the University of Illinois, said watching the NFL draft was "nerve-wracking," and that his disappointment at not being selected quickly turned to excitement when he signed with the Texans shortly afterwards, in an interview with the Suburban Life. "Probably the biggest thing when you are undrafted," he told the paper, "is looking for the best opportunity to go in and make the team, make the 53-man roster. In talking with the Texans, they don't have a back-up center. The O-line coach made it clear to me that I could come in and be a back-up right away." According to the paper, Pocic, who had surgery on a torn labrum in December, is …