Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Siblings Peter and Gabby Marzano—now regulars on the morning news show—chime in on the Chicago Blackhawks' record points streak.
Lemont's very own Chicago Blackhawks "Super Fans" appeared on WGN News on Wednesday morning to offer their take on the team's historic season. Lemont High School junior Peter Marzano, 16, and his sister, Gabby, 14, have become WGN regulars over the years after a producer found videos of their Blackhawks commentary on YouTube. Although they typically appear on television during the NHL playoffs, clips of Peter and Gabby's latest video were featured Wednesday morning, just hours after the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3. The win brought the team's record to 20-0-3, and marked their 23rd straight game without a regulation loss—an NHL record. "You don't see teams like this very often," Peter Marzano said of the 2013 Blackhawks. "In …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Team will face Plainfield North in semifinal round at Neuqua Valley Sectional semi-finals at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Lemont High School Volleyball Team will battle against Plainfield North High School at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the sectional semi-finals at Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th St. in Naperville. The Indians defeated Lockport in the Class 4A Romeoville Regional contest on Thursday to advance to the sectional semi-finals. Click here for a link to the Chicago Sun Times’ account of Lemont’s win Tuesday night at the Class 4A Romeoville Regionals.
Monday, August 20, 2012
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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 …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Students committed to collegiate baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, football, tennis and swimming programs during a ceremony Wednesday.
Seventeen Lemont High School students signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday for various collegiate athletic programs. For complete information on each of the athletes, visit www.lhs210.net. Kyle Millinowisch Senior outfielder Kyle Millinowisch will play baseball at North Central College beginning in Fall 2012. He earned all-conference accolades as a junior in 2011, batting a team-high .420 with 24 RBIs and a school-record 49 runs scored. He also set a single-season record for walks (25) and stolen bases (36). Giovanni Schmitt Senior infielder Giovanni Schmitt will play baseball at Robert Morris University in Illinois beginning in Fall 2012. He batted .310 as a junior in 2011, driving in 22 runs and scoring 29 times. He posted a .…
Friday, May 18, 2012
The rising senior offensive tackle has yet to pick a college, but has already received offers from nearly every major football program in the country.
Lemont High School junior Ethan Pocic—a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive lineman—is one of seven Illinois high school football players to be nominated for the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the Chicago Tribune reports. The seven rising seniors were among 400 players across the country nominated for the team. The nominating commitee will ultimately select 90 players to participate in the game on Jan. 5. Pocic is considered one of the top offensive recruits in the state, and has already received offers from nearly every major college football program in the country. In February, the Chicago Tribune reported that Pocic's top choices, in alphabetical order, are: Auburn, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, …
Friday, May 4, 2012
A NY Times article explores the era of the $250 baseball bat
Friday, May 4, 2012
Have you bought a baseball glove for your Little Leaguer or Pony Baseball player lately? Did you pay more than $100 for it? How about a $250 bat? A New York Times story headlined "Big Price Tags Attached to Even the Littlest Leagues," looks at the big business of equipping youngsters for participation in youth baseball and softball leagues, quoting those costs and more. "A batting helmet protects tiny heads for $39.99," the Times reports. "A pair of Nike Jordan Black Cat cleats will make your child fast and fashionable at $51.99 until he or she outgrows them." So what do you think? Has the cost of bats and gloves taken our kids too far from the simpler days of sandlot and playground ballgames? Or have you had better luck finding more …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Hundreds of runners will participate in the seventh annual 5K and 10-mile race on Saturday, May 12.
Runners searching for a unique 5K or 10-mile race need look no further than the hills of Lemont, where the Advocate Good Samaritan Quarryman Challenge will take place on Saturday, May 12. Now in its seventh year, the Quarryman Challenge starts and finishes in downtown Lemont, weaving through scenic areas of the village throughout both courses. The 5K (3.1 miles) will begin at 7:30 a.m. in front of Village Hall, 418 Main St. The 10-mile race starts five minutes later, at the intersection of Main and Julia streets. Race director Dave Fako said more than 600 people have already registered to run, and is hopeful this will be the race’s biggest year yet. “It’s different and unique,” he said, adding that participants range from elite runners to …
Friday, April 13, 2012
The No. 8 Indians (14-2, 10-1) beat their South Suburban Blue rival 8-7 on Thursday.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Peter and Gabby Marzano have become regulars on the morning news show thanks to their post-game recaps on YouTube.
Peter Marzano was just 14 when he decided he wanted to try his hand at NHL commentary. The Lemont teen had been an avid sports fan for years, and had religiously followed the Chicago Blackhawks since 2008. He spent almost every night watching ESPN and the NHL Network, listening intently to his favorite sportscasters as they recapped games around the league. By 2010—the year the Blackhawks captured their first Stanley Cup since 1961—Marzano had become a walking encyclopedia on his favorite team. He memorized game stats and specific plays, and could speak intelligently about any player on the roster. Following Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, in which the Blackhawks beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1, Marzano was inspired to offer his own …