Friday, May 17, 2013
Andy Jakubowski suspended himself from coaching for the rest of the regular season, according to McHenryCountySports.com.
Huntley baseball coach Andy Jakubowski has suspended himself from coaching for the rest of the regular season after being arrested for driving under the influence and speeding early Sunday morning, according to McHenryCountySports.com. Jakubowski said he spent practice with his team on Monday and Tuesday before breaking the news to them on Wednesday about his decision not to coach, telling McHenryCountySports.com that "it was the hardest thing" he'd ever had to do. Read more on McHenryCountySports.com.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Huntley High School placed third overall at the sectional meet in Belvidere last week while Jacobs placed fourth overall.
Help Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch get to 1,500 "likes" on Facebook Several local girls track and field athletes will be headed to the state meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston this Thursday through Saturday. The Jacobs High School girls track team placed fourth overall at the Belvidere (North) girls sectional track and field meet on May 9 with 43 points. Rockton Hononegah came in first place with 85 points while Cary-Grove High School came in second place with 75 points and Huntley High School came in third place with 59 points, according to preliminary results posted on the IHSA website. Lauren VanVlierbergen, a sophomore at Jacobs, qualified for the 1600-meter run placing first overall at the sectional meet with a …
Friday, May 10, 2013
"These guidelines are based on the most recent scientific evidence, as well as the expertise of the coaches who will help implement them," said Dr. Preston M. Wolin, a member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
The Illinois High School Association approved new safety rules Wednesday to limit tackling in youth football practice in an effort to reduce head injuries, reported the Daily Herald. In March, a controversial bill sponsored by State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) proposing to limit the number of days players could have full contact hitting practice (once a week) failed in the House committee. The new IHSA policy calls for coaches to gradually increase the time players can participate in preseason practice, along with the number of protective pads they can wear. On the seventh day of practice, players can participate in five hours of full contact drills wearing full pads, according to the IHSA. However, no single practice can exceed …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Jager, a Jacobs High School graduate, competed in track and field at the Olympics in London.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Jacobs Dance Team created this YouTube video when the team performed at several events during the 2012-2013 season. It was the first team to every qualify for an Illinois High School Association State bid. But the team promises it won’t be the last.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
For the first time since 2009, the Gators defeated the Trojans.
A win by the Crystal Lake South softball team Monday against Cary-Grove was the team's first in four years, according to the Northwest Herald. Crystal Lake South won 2-1 during the Monday game after Cary-Grove beat the Gators 2-1 on Saturday, according to the Northwest Herald. The last time Crystal Lake South beat Cary-Grove was in 2009, according to the article.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Baseball fans flocked to Wrigley field on Monday for the Cubs' home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Opening day for the Chicago Cubs was full of interesting characters - as expected - including "Cubs Ivy Man." Cubs Ivy Man is the creation of Ward Tannhauser of Crystal Lake. Standing eight feet tall with an arm span of 13-feet wide, Cubs Ivy Man is a walking replica of the ivy-covered walls from Wrigley Field. He is so popular with Cubs fans that he has become a fixture at Chicago Cubs Opening Day celebrations, games, parades, fundraisers and other events. You may even spot Tannhauser zipping around Crystal Lake - in or out of costume - in a small black car with 'Ivy Man" license plates. More photographs and information about what Ivy Man has been up to lately can found on the Ivy Man Facebook page. "Like" Patch on Facebook. Algonquin-…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Opening day at U.S. Cellular ballpark kicks off today, April 1. Everything you need to know about the game, the lineup and tickets to other games is here.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
What is it that has the president so pessimistic as spring unfolds? Oh ... that.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Girls team ends season with a 10-0 record.