Lake County News Sun Latest news from Lake County News Sun Online en-us (Editor) Lake County News Sun 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Warren’s tennis team chases Batavia across finish line ]]> Lead story image

One of the things successful athletic programs do at the high school level is figuring out a way to keep afloat during the years when the elite talent is simply just not there. ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:52:55 -0500 <![CDATA[ Educational Foundation’s goal is to become community Cornerstone ]]> Lead story image

Recently, the Cornerstone Educational Foundation held a fundraising golf outing at Bonnie Brook in Waukegan, at which time it awarded a half-dozen scholarships to graduating high school seniors (5) and a college freshman (1). ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:43:07 -0500 <![CDATA[ Wanted: Not just a few good men, but 1,000 of them ]]> Lead story image

EXTRA POINT: The wedding bells will be ringing on Aug. 9 and at one point during the reception, the bride and groom will be donning Blackhawks jerseys — his with a No. 14 on the back and hers with a No. 89. When they stand next to each other, the numbers on their backs will read across 8914 ...8/9/14 ... their wedding day. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:43:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ 2014 season a high-water mark for NSC softball ]]> Lead story image

It’s hard to imaging picking a 42-member North Suburban All-Conference Softball Team, and realizing after you picked it that some really good players were left off the team. But that’s the many of the league’s coaches had to have when voting for this year’s all-conference team was complete. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:42:54 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ex-Bulls star Love to head outing in Vernon Hills ]]> Lead story image

Bob Love, a Chicago Bulls legend, will be honorary chairman for the 18th annual Riverside Foundation Golf Outing on Monday at White Deer Run Golf Course in Vernon Hills. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:36:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Flamboyant Guillen to visit Simmons Field on June 28 ]]> Lead story image

On Saturday, June 28 — a week from this coming Saturday — former White Sox player and manager Ozzie Guillen will be on hand a Simmons Field in Kenosha, attending a Kenosha Kingfish game in the Northwoods College Baseball League. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:38:21 -0500 <![CDATA[ Gurnee, Lake Villa sit atop Legion baseball standings ]]>

Gurnee and Lake Villa have rocketed out of the blocks and are the early-season leaders in the American Legion’s 10th District (Lake County) pennant race. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:35:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ Track legends to be honored on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway ]]>

Saturday at Wilmot Raceway has been designated IRA Founders Night, and will feature recognition of the three founders of the original IRA back on March 11, 1968: Ray Toft, Whitey Harris and the late Junior Dodd will be recognized for their contribution to the origination of the IRA sanctioning body. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:38:10 -0500 <![CDATA[ Under-15 girls to compete on national stage ]]> Lead story image

The Bureau of Tourism in Greenville, S.C., proudly lists 93 things a visitor can do in the city of 62,000 people. But it’s the one thing not on the list that members of the Warren United travel soccer program are most interested in. That would be winning the U.S. Youth Soccer-sanctioned Presidents Cup national tournament, which will be held in Greenville on July 10-13. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:35:52 -0500 <![CDATA[ POSITIVE SPIN ]]> Lead story image

High school can be a stressful time for kids who are just looking to fit in. Sometimes it takes a leap of faith to put yourself out there, like Evelyn Felipez of Lakes High School is doing. The sophomore is among the pioneers in the Illinois High School Association’s efforts to expand the experience of high school athletics to kids with disabilities. ]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:36:39 -0500 <![CDATA[ We love football ... and futball ]]> Lead story image

EXTRA POINT: June marks the start of OTA’s for area high school football teams. Throughout the county, players are working up a sweat and learning offense and defense while not wearing pads. ]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:38:31 -0500 <![CDATA[ 5 ]]> Lead story image

One Warren Blue Devil softball fan’s five favorite moments from this team’s unbelievably exciting and unexpected run to the state softball championship. In chronological order: 1. In the May 14 showdown for the North Suburban Conference Lake Division lead, Warren was bad beyond belief, playing like a 12-under house-league team in a 15-3 beatdown at the hands of division champ Lake Zurich. Yet, after the train wreck, Warren coach Bryan McNulty didn’t throw his team under bus, opting to run himself over instead. “When you commit eight fielding errors, and with the mental mistakes we made, that’s 100 percent on … ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:35:37 -0500 <![CDATA[ Real story about ‘East of the Tollwayers’ ]]> Lead story image

EXTRA POINT: Random thoughts from an old dog who still was able to learn during Week 1 of the World Cup soccer tournament, that saying “Get Real” in America does not mean the same as “Get Real” in Brazil. ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:34:07 -0500 <![CDATA[ Warren rides wave of success to state softball title ]]> Lead story image

If first-year Warren High School softball coach Bryan McNulty was trying to keep his team off the radar this season, he did a pretty good job of it when they started 9-6 and lost three in a row on two separate occasions. He can forget about doing that from this point on, after his team earned an 8-4 Class 4A state- title win over Sandburg in East Peoria on Saturday. ]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 02:31:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ FIRST FOREVER ]]> Lead story image

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After losing a heartbreaker in the semifinals, Grayslake Central High School’s baseball team got steamrolled 10-1 by Metamora in the third-place game Saturday morning in Joliet. ]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 02:30:51 -0500