Monday, May 13, 2013
One hundred lucky winners will receive tickets to any DuPage County Hounds baseball game this summer. Just sign up for our free daily newsletter and you'll be entered into the drawing.
Summer is well on its way to the western suburbs, and with that comes baseball season. Patch is partnering with the DuPage County Hounds to offer 100 lucky readers a pair of tickets to any one of their baseball games this summer, played at Benedictine University's Sports Complex. We want to send you to a game for free. All you have to do is sign up for our free daily newsletter. The deadline to enter is noon Friday, May 31, the day of the Hounds' home opener, when we'll draw 100 names and contact the lucky winners by email. Good luck to all of our new newsletter subscribers, and don't forget to tell your friends! OK, now for the rules:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Seven Glenbard West, South students to compete in IHSA state final this weekend.
Seven Glen Ellyn students have qualified for the IHSA boys gymnastics state finals this weekend at Lincoln-Way East. From Glenbard South, Paul Steger, Eugene Boguslavsky will compete for the title Saturday, coached by Steve Young. Coached by Frank Novakowski, Glenbard West students Joey Mandarino, Jon McNamara, Jonah Nguyen, Luke Skala and Perry Zumbrook will compete this weekend. Information courtesy of District 87.
Eleven Glen Ellyn girls badminton players will compete in the IHSA state final tournament this weekend.
Eleven Glen Ellyn badminton players have qualified to compete in the girls IHSA state final this weekend at Eastern Illinois University. Coached by Marc Woodcock, Glenbard South students Kathryn Washam, Julie Bedoy, Allie Spontak, Jennifer Lipa, Samantha Woldman will compete for the title this weekend. Glenbard West students, coached by Karen Judge, to compete for the title include Rachel Chester, Emily Evangelist, Sarah Haggerty, Mirian Loraca, Nicole Gorcsos and Katelyn Keane. Information courtesy of District 87.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Crown Vic that shuttled the oversleeping then-World-No.-1 to Medinah CC may have saved the Ryder Cup for Europe; it sold for about $7300 on Monday.
In the same week as golf's biggest tournament, the Masters, a piece of the sport's local lore—the Lombard Police car that shuttled golf's then-World-No.-1, Rory McIlroy, to the final day of the Ryder Cup in September—has been sold for $7,351, the Chicago Tribune reports. "It certainly exceeded the value assigned to a Crown Victoria that's been in the police fleet," Lombard Director of Public Works Carl Goldsmith told the paper. "We're pleased with the results." Staying in a Lombard hotel, McIlroy overslept on the tournament's final day due to mixing up Central and Eastern time zones, and was raced to the golf course in the car by Lombard Deputy Chief Pat Rollins, arriving minutes before he would have been disqualified. The European team …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Take a look at images from U.S. Cellular Field as the Chicago White Sox kicked off the 2013 season, and see if you recognize a neighbor or two.
The smell of brats cooking on grills made its way through parking lot C off Shields Avenue. By 11 a.m. the beer was flowing. It was opening day on the southside. Chicago White Sox baseball is deep in traditions for southside families. With a growing number of baby bears in the south suburbs, it wasn't hard to find Sox fans from the North side. "I've been a lifelong Sox fan," says Dan Kochevar from Glen Ellyn. Brothers Tim and Dan Bergin from Chicago Heights hold a lifelong love for the Chicago White Sox. "We have been coming to the park since 1967," said Tim Bergin. "Of course it was Old Comiskey across the street. We have had some great memories. Remembering the 2005 season when the team beat Boston in the division." Dan Bergin …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
What is it that has the president so pessimistic as spring unfolds? Oh ... that.
Friday, March 29, 2013
District 87 enters agreement for event streaming, digital and scoreboard ads for its four high schools.
Glenbard District 87 has entered an agreement with PlayOn! Sports after its agreement with iHigh for advertising online and on LED boards fell through, District 87 officials said earlier this month. According to the Daily Herald, the District 87 school board voted last fall to approve an eight-year agreement with iHigh for coordination of advertising sponsorships for eight scoreboards at the four district high schools. But since then the company has indicated they don't sell scoreboard ads. iHigh's COO Black Brickman told the Herald selling scoreboard ads is not part of the company's business model. The agreement with iHigh ends June 30. District 87 will pay $8,000 for the 30-month contract with PlayOn! Sports. The district will have …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A current gay NFL player could come out in a few months and continue to play in the league, according to an online columnist. His biggest concern? Harm from homophobic fans. How would you react if he played for your favorite team?
In the same week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage case, a CBS Sports online columnist says a current gay NFL player could come out publicly within the next few months. This player would become the first athlete in one of America's major team sports to be openly gay and continue to play. READ: Check Out the Full CBSSports.com Column for More Details But the obstacle keeping this unidentified player from revealing his sexual orientation isn't the fear of how teammates or even opposing players will react, writes CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman, citing former and current NFL players as sources for this information. It's a worry of what fans might do, Freeman …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The star linebacker claims he got a raw deal as his career in Chicago ends.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Glen Ellyn junior offensive lineman from the undefeated Illinois state-champion Hilltoppers got his seventh offer, from the Broncos, on Monday.
With an offer from the Western Michigan Broncos on Monday, Glenbard West junior offensive lineman Eric Shute now has at least seven choices for where to take his 6’5”, 270-pound, state title-winning talents, Writing Illini reports . According to the site, Shute also has offers from the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Illinois Fighting Illini, the Syracuse Orange, the Toldeo Rockets, the Kentucky Wildcats and the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Shute was a starter on the 14-0 Glenbard West team that defeated Lincoln-Way East 10-8 to win the Illinois state championship in November. Read the full story at the Writing Ilini website.