Monday, May 13, 2013
The team also had several athletes place in individual events.
The Lyons Township High School boys’ gymnastics team placed fifth at the Illinios High School Association state meet this weekend. The team also had several athletes place in the all-around and individual events at the meet held May 11-12 at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfurt, according to the IHSA website. All-Around: Floor Exercise: Pommel Horse: Still Rings: Parallel Bars: Horizontal Bars:
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Finally, one of my autistic daughter’s fixations has morphed into something constructive.
High on the list of autistic traits are “narrow interests,” which can range from the fairly benign, like a nerdlinger obsession with American presidents and dinosaurs, to the mildly annoying, like Thomas the Tank Engine, to the more, shall we say, impactful, like dismantling toilets. There is virtually no obsession too esoteric that it cannot be indulged today via the Internet, specifically sites like YouTube. We have many little friends that are into elevators, and you would be amazed at how many videos can be found of random people riding elevators … and helpfully telling you details about them. Suffice to say that if I ever find myself at the Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke, VA, I will never have to wonder if their JC Penney has a Dover …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Lyons Township High School takes fourth place at Lake Forest Invitational.
Date: Jan. 7 - Lake Forest Invitational Final Score: 1. Carmel Catholic 153.725; 2. Prairie Ridge 146.225; 3. Lake Forest 145.100; 4. Lyons Township 140.550; 5. St. Charles East Coop 136.725; 6. Lake Park 136.650; 7. Warren 134.550; 8. Conant 133.100; 9. Deerfield 132.600; 10. Vernon Hills 129.900; 11. Niles North 124.350; 12. Hoffman Estates 114.700. Scouts’ Star Performer: Kat McKeon finished in a tie for fifth place in the all-around with a 37.475 score. Her best event was the balance beam where she placed third (9.625). Other Notable Performances: Outside of the Carmel stars, Prairie Ridge has a promising freshman in Riley Mahoney, who took second in the all-around (38.150). Lyons had a strong night from Kelsy Kurfirst. Her best …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
On Monday night, the District 204 Board of Education approved their tax levy and an increase in summer fees for gymnastics and football.
Board Approves Levy Increase On Dec. 19, the District 204 Board of Education approved a 3.54 percent increase from the 2011 tax levy. The levy is estimated to rise $1.9 million in 2011 to $59.6 million up from $57.7 million last year. For more on this story, click here. Summer Fees Rise for Football, Gymnastics The board unanimously approved an increase in summer fees for the football gymnastics programs. Fees for both programs will increase this summer because of a deficit in the programs last year, Scott Eggerding, director of curriculum said. Fees for the first and second levels of football and for the first level of gymnastics will increase from $50 to $75. Fees for the third and fourth levels of football and the second level of …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Taylor Southworth in action for the Lions during Friday's preliminaries; Cozza performs well Saturday.
The uneven parallel bars have not been very good to Carolyn Cozza and the rest of the Lyons Township girls gymnastics team. As for Cozza's vault and floor exercise, that's a completely different story. A handful of stumbles and falls on the bars during the Hinsdale Central sectional kept the Lions from advancing to the state finals for the fifth straight year. The Lions were the runner-up to Carmel last season and Carmel won once again this year with a 149.450. While the disappointment of failing to qualify for state lingered with the team, Cozza and Taylor Southworth had to quickly put the team behind them and turn their focus to individual success since both advanced to Palatine for last week's IHSA State Finals. Cozza posted the fourth …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Balance Institute of Gymnastics is hosting its third annual meet this weekend at Lyons Township High School.
The dream of competing in the Olympics and winning a gold medal inspires many young gymnasts. A few may come closer to that goal as they compete in this weekend's BIG Dream Classic. On Feb. 19 and 20, the Burr Ridge-based Balance Institute of Gymnastics (BIG) will host a competitive gymnastics meet with Jr. Olympians from throughout Illinois and elsewhere. The meet, which will also include vendors and raffles, is open to the public and will begin at 8 a.m. at Lyons Township High School in La Grange. “This is our third annual meet,” said BIG Public Relations and Marketing Director Lauren Reiken. “We have over 850 girls competing from 15 different gyms from all around the state and out of state, as well.” Reiken said the annual event …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Red Devils fall to Glenbard West in Saturday's conference meet but still win conference; Lyons Township takes third place.
The Hinsdale Central girls gymnastics team went undefeated during the regular season of the West Suburban Conference Silver this winter, but the Red Devils knew Saturday's conference meet would be highly contested against Lyons Township and Glenbard West. The Hilltoppers edged Hinsdale Central, 144.625 to 144.450 to win Saturday's meet, but the Red Devils still were awarded the conference title based on a combination of regular season results and Saturday's meet. "It's a huge deal to win this, and one of our goals going into this season was to win conference," Hinsdale Central's Erin Usher said. "We were the only team to go undefeated this year so that felt good, and to also come away as conference champions feels very good." Usher …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Lyons Township graduate and Western Springs resident, Kathryn Mahoney, was injured while practicing for the Michigan State gymnastics team.
Kathryn Mahoney, a Lyons Township High School graduate and Western Springs resident, is paralyzed from the neck down following a horrific fall on vault in December, Dr. Larry Nassar, team doctor for the Michigan State gymnastics team, confirmed with Patch on Thursday. “I expect her to be able to live an independent life, regardless if she gains her legs or not," Nassar said. Mahoney has had some, not full, feeling in her upper extremities, Nassar said. He said it is his belief that she will eventually recover use of her upper extremities and that those close to her are hopeful that she will continue to make progress. Mahoney, who Michigan State coach Kathie Klages had anticipated to be the team’s top all-arounder this season, is now …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Kathryn Mahoney, a Lyons Township graduate, Western Springs resident, and standout on the Michigan State gymnastics team, sustained the injury while preparing for her senior season.
Western Springs resident Kathryn Mahoney suffered a fractured C6 vertebra while practicing for the Michigan State gymnastics team on Dec. 29. The 2007 Lyons Township High School graduate was working on her vault when she sustained the injury. "Kathryn is a strong, determined and positive individual," said Michigan State head coach Kathie Klages in a news release. "I believe these qualities will carry her through the difficult months that will follow. We all love Kathryn and she has an amazing support system, beginning with her family and extending down to her teammates and the Michigan State administration." According to the Michigan State sports information department, surgery to stabilize Mahoney's C6 vertebra was successful. The senior …
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Maren Craig takes third place in the all-around with a 33.725 to pace the Lions.
Last year Lyons Township almost ended Fremd's ridiculously long consecutive titles streak in the Mike Williams Big Purple Invite at Downers Grove North. Almost is the key word as the Vikings did what they needed to do on beam and held off the Lions. On Saturday, Fremd edged Libertyville, 103.750 to 103.00 while Lyons Township took third with a 101.425 as Fremd claimed its 18th straight title, a streak that started the same year that Pearl Jam jumped on the music scene with "Ten." None of the Lions gymnasts came close to scoring a Perfect 10, but the team came away satisfied with some of the things they were able to accomplish. "I don't have a blanket statement of what we wanted to do today because it was different for each girl," Lyons …