Thursday, May 23, 2013
Get the latest news on LT and Nazareth and how they're doing in postseason play for all sports. Participate in making the news by sharing photos and posting updates in the comments!
It's playoff season for high school spring sports, and we're tracking all the action at Lyons Township and Nazareth. With such a rich history of sporting success at our high schools, here's a quick and easy way to track the teams. You can also help us by sharing photos from games and meet. Follow a certain team? You can also post photos and updates to our Local Voices section here. ***"Next game" indicates the teams' next playoff game, not necessarily their next regular season game. State finals are May 10-11. State finals are May 31-June 1. State finals meet is May 10-11. State finals are May 31-June 1. State finals are June 7-8. State finals meet is May 23-25. State finals meet is May 23-25. State finals meet is May 16-18. …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Lions' Luke Gallagher led the way with three goals and give assists to give LT the 12-6 win.
Lyons Township's boys lacrosse team scored two goals in an eight-second span Tuesday, making the lead too much for St. Charles East to recover from in the opening round of the playoffs. LT won 12-6 following the second-half outburst. The Saints opened the game with two goals by Alex O'Brien and Brett Hickey, Lyons tied the it at 2 with 39 seconds left in the first half thanks to a goal and assist by Luke Gallagher, who led the way with three goals and five assists. "He's the best goal-scorer in the state," Lyons coach Bill Kalbfleisch said. "He's the best offensive player we've ever had. He sees the field really well." Follow more spring sports playoff action in our Playoff Tracker. Some confusion on LT's defensive side during a power …
The Lions won their home sectional and are looking to accomplish more at the state meet next weekend.
The Lyons Township boys track team has been ranked highly all year by area media, and the Lions showed why at the sectional meet last weekend. LT won its Class 3A home sectional and qualified for 17 events at state. Nick Demes, Matthew Harris and Lino Mogorovic each qualified for two events, and the team qualified for every relay event. Check out the full sectional results on IHSA's website. Nazareth competed in the Class 2A Fenwick sectional last week, and Zachery Manuel was the lone state qualifier in the long jump and 100-meter dash events. See a full list of the state qualifiers here, and read below to see all of LT's qualifiers: And the team qualified in the 4x800-meter, 4x100-meter, 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relays. Follow more…
Lin, a Lyons Township sophomore, said she surprised herself with the run she made, which included wins over top competitors she had lost to five times this season.
Lyons Township's Stephanie Lin made a goal for her sophomore season on the Lions badminton team: make it to the state quarterfinals. She did that and then kept on rolling, upsetting top seeds en route to the Illinois singles badminton championship. "It was just a big surprise," Lin said. "I wasn't really expecting to get that far. I was in a dream-like state." Lin, a Burr Ridge resident, topped Marissa Levy of Deerfield, Beatrice Jin of Naperville North and Julia Carson of York to make the final eight. Then came the biggest challenge: facing the undefeated Ailynna Chen, of Hinsdale Central, also one of her closest friends and a fellow club team member. Lin had already lost three times to Chen this season. "I know her style, but it was a …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
English teacher Frank Alletto also performs weekly at Aurelio's pizza in La Grange. His magic show focused on kids, but most adults were turning their heads to watch the magic.
How and when did you get started with magic? Frank Alletto: I remember taking magic lessons at the La Grange Park District when I was 8 years old, and I've been performing it ever since! When I was 20 years old, I saw a close up magician at TGIFriday's by the name of Eddie Raymond, and his comedy and magic was so entertaining. I knew I had to try this! So, over the next 10 years, I performed many restaurants in the suburbs: 3 different TGIFriday's, Max and Erma's, Bennigans, Chi-Chis. Soon, I was being hired for private parties for all ages and all occasions. What do you enjoy about it? Frank Alletto: I've often wondered about this. I love the mystery of magic, of course, but it's not like I'm trying to inspire awe in my audiences. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The district brokered a deal with former Lyons Township Treasurer Robert Healy that relieved it of certain fees to the school treasurer’s office—until now, according to a Better Government Association report.
Embattled former Lyons Township Treasurer Robert Healy resigned last year amid allegations he misused more than $500,000 worth of sick, vacation and personal time. Now the Better Government Association (BGA) is saying that a decade-old deal he made with Lyons Township District 204 could end up costing the district more than $2 million in unpaid fees. The report, published Monday, said that Healy made an arrangement with District 204 that allowed it to take a pass on certain administrative fees charged to other Lyons Township districts. The district uses its own staff to perform most payroll, billing and bookkeeping tasks. But according to the BGA, state law requires the district to pay these fees even if it handles the jobs in-house. …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Only one run was scored through five innings, but LT came back from a 4-1 hole to win 5-4 on a walk-off hit by Sam Cybulski.
It was a pitchers' duel between rivals Lyons Township and Hinsdale Central through five innings Monday, but offensive attacks by both teams down the stretch led to an exciting 5-4 LT win. Lyons pitcher Alex Vannucci was impressive through five innings, allowing seven hits but striking out five Central batters, including Matt Muellner to escape a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning. But the wheels came off in the sixth inning when Vannucci surrendered five straight hits, including three doubles and a triple, to put LT in a 4-1 hole. The Lions tied the game in the bottom half of the inning. They loaded the bases with three straight singles, including a bunt by Tom Prescott that resulted in a miscommunication about where to throw. Jim …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Western Springs resident will be replacing Tony Peraica, who resigned Dec. 31.
Western Springs resident Jim Falvey will be filling Tony Peraica’s shoes as Republican Committeeman for Lyons Township, the Doings reports. “We need to make sure our message is clear,” the attorney told the Doings, “more limited government, lower taxes and less regulations.” Cook County Republican Party Chairman Aaron Del Mar said in a statement he looks forward to Falvey “strengthening Republican efforts in this important township.” Falvey lost his bid in last year’s 3rd Congressional District primary to Rich Grabowski. Peraica resigned his post Dec. 31.
Friday, January 11, 2013
High School Cube is broadcasting Friday night's game, and all the action can be seen right here.
High School Cube is broadcasting live tonight's Hinsdale Central-Lyons Township boys basketball game beginning at 7:30 p.m. It can be watched in its entirety right here on Patch. If you want to see the game in person, here are the basics: Who: Hinsdale Central at Lyons Township When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Lyons Township High School, 100 S. Brainard Ave., La Grange.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Junior Christian Meyer scored two goals for the Red Devils, who took home the Silver Brick after three straight losses to the Lions from 2009 to 2011.
Hinsdale Central scored three first-half goals Saturday and weathered the storm defensively in the second half of a 3-2 home win over Lyons Township, the Red Devils' first Silver Brick victory over the Lions in four years. Hinsdale Central (8-3-2) went up 1-0 on LT in the 12th minute, when a Lions corner kick was turned around by the Red Devils defense, and senior midfielder Phillip Gutman hit junior forward Christian Meyer with a long through-pass across midfield. Meyer caught up to the ball behind the Lions defense and put an uncontested shot past junior LT keeper Peter Nolan. The Lions quickly tied the game in the 13th minute on senior forward Jack Thomas' goal, but the Red Devils scored two goals in the final 18 minutes of the first …