Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Glenbard West Boosters have been helping to provide program funding at the school for more than 50 years. On Feb. 2, the group will hold a Vegas-inspired fundraiser.
In the last 10 years, the Glenbard West Boosters have helped raise and donate more than $1million to help fund programs ranging from academics to co-curricular activities at the high school. The boosters fundraising tradition continues with its upcoming Vegas-themed event being held Feb. 2 at the Crowne Plaza. Time is running out to reserve a place at the dinner. “This past year was another successful fundraising year and thanks to the ongoing generosity of families and merchants in the Glenbard West community,” said Laura Henkel, co-chair of the booster's auction said. “Funds were disbursed to support a wide array of academic, athletic, and co-curricular programs at Glenbard West, and our financial grants touch nearly every student in a …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Class 7A Illinois football championship is a game two years in the making. After Glenbard West and Lincoln-Way East were upset as favorites in 2011, they found their way back in 2012.
I could have written this column last year. After all, Glenbard West and Lincoln-Way East were destined to meet in the Class 7A state championship game. They were both 9-0 heading into the playoffs, were ranked Nos. 2 and 4 in state by The Chicago Tribune and were on opposite sides of the 7A bracket, ensuring a likely showdown between the Hilltoppers and the Griffins. Then, in the second round of the 2011 playoffs, the offenses (which both averaged 38 points per game heading into that round) sputtered. Lake Zurich topped Glenbard West, 10-3, while Wheaton-Warrenville South blanked East 7-0. Keep talking about the game on Facebook: Frankfort Patch / Glen Ellyn Patch / Mokena Patch While there were many upsets last season, "Even more …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Residents are encouraged to come out and show support for the Hitters as they head to state Saturday morning and rally around them when they return.
As the Glenbard West Hilltoppers head off to the 7A state championship game, and what is probably the biggest game for the team’s players, the Glen Ellyn community is being asked to rally around the Hitters. At 9:30 a.m. Saturday the Hitter players, cheer, dance and band buses will be departing from the school in front of Biester. The community is invited to come out and show support for the team as they head down to Champaign for the game. “We are hoping to have a huge send off for the student athletes and band members with people lining the streets in front of Biester and going as far as our GBW fans can, lining their bus route out of town down Park Boulevard,” said Kim Peters Lutz, one of the presidents of the Glenbard West Boosters. …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Hilltoppers will take on the Wildcats in the second round of IHSA football playoffs. Can’t make it to the game, watch it live Saturday on Patch.
After an outstanding undefeated season of play, the Hilltoppers continue to excel. Saturday, the team faces Libertyville on the Wildcats home turf. If you can’t make it out to watch the game, we will be streaming it live with the help of High School Cube. The game begins at 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Then, check back in with Glen Ellyn Patch to view a photo gallery from the game!
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The Hilltoppers produced an avalanche of points Saturday afternoon, dominating the Lions with stingy defense and a running game that couldn't be stopped.
Breaking It Down: Glenbard West scored one minute and three seconds into the game against Lyons Township, on a blocked put that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown by Nick Garland. The block and score set the tone for a game that saw the Hilltoppers find the paint seven times against Lyons, including the touchdown on special teams and a score on defense as well. The Lions had their chances but couldn't finish, as twice the Lions were at the 1-yard-line poised to score and twice Lyons players were stripped of the ball. The turnovers quickly turned into Glendbard West points, building to the 49-7 final. Patch’s MVP: Joseph Zito, running back, Glenbard West. Bouncing back from a slight ankle injury, Zito showed no ill effects, …
Friday, August 24, 2012
A family-friendly cookout will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at J & R Auto Repair. The Tap House Grill is hosting the event.
What could become a new Glen Ellyn tradition kicks off Saturday morning. The Tap House Grill will be hosting the first of five planned “Family Cookouts” before Glenbard West High School Football games. The family-friendly events will be held on the site of J & R Auto Repair at Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Boulevard. The cookouts are planned for five choice Saturdays over the course of the football season, said Danny Sronkoski, owner of the Tap House Grill and North Side Bar & Grill. The first game of the season, the Hilltoppers will host Wheaton Warrenville South. “I have had this idea for a while. I really had to find some private property to do it on. J & R was really nice to let us use his property,” Sronkoski said. “The idea has been …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Representatives of the school district spent three hours making the case for lights during Thursday's plan commission meeting.
Officials from Glenbard High School District 87 spent three hours during Thursday's plan commission meeting correcting what they called "misinformation" about a proposed lighting system for an athletic field at Glenbard West High School. The district wants to install lights at Memorial Field to allow for increased usage for athletes but first, the district needs approval from the village of Glen Ellyn. And after almost a year of debate, Thursday's plan commission meeting was the first step in the process for the approval of the lights, in addition to other field enhancements. Crowds spilled out of the village board room as dozens turned out to express their support or opposition for the $300,000 lighting system at Memorial Field. But only …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Seniors steal the show in Glenbard West's 5-1 triumph over York. Taylor Steinhilber pitches a four-hitter and delivers a two-run double in the sixth inning.
Wednesday was Senior Day at Glenbard West, and the Hilltoppers’ softball team had eight seniors in its starting lineup against York. Those seniors figured prominently in Glenbard West’s 5-1 victory over the Dukes—a game that also was the final West Suburban Silver contest of 2011 for both squads. -- Taylor Steinhilber pitched a four-hitter and delivered a two-out double in the sixth inning that plated two runs. -- First baseman Dayle Comerford contributed two hits, including an RBI triple in the first inning, which tied the game 1-1. -- Right-fielder Emily Rooney had two hits, drove in one run and scored another. -- Haley Cappozzo got the start in left field and singled in the sixth. -- Second baseman Michelle Waggoner singled and scored …
Friday, February 18, 2011
Check out a collection of our best photos of the Hilltoppers and Raiders girls basketball teams.
Another girls high school basketball season in Glen Ellyn has drawn to a close. The Glenbard South Raiders and Glenbard West Hilltoppers have once again provided exciting basketball for their many fans. Glenbard South was the conference champion and went undefeated in their new conference, the Metro Suburban Conference. Glenbard West was in the running for conference champs in the West Suburban Silver Conference all the way through the last day of the regular season. Both teams will be losing six seniors that have meant a lot to their respective teams. Their basketball abilities—as well as their leadership—have been an important part of the success of the teams this year. But both teams also have a group of juniors and sophomores that …
Monday, January 24, 2011
Justin Taylor hits a two pointer with 1.9 seconds left to give the Hilltoppers their second conference victory
It came down to this in front of the packed crowd at Biester Gymnasium: Glenbard West and Hinsdale Central were tied at 46 with 9.9 seconds to go. An aggressive fourth quarter surge by the Red Devil defense brought them from nine down to give them their first lead of the game at 42-41. But now the game was tied and the ball was in the hands of the Hilltoppers. The Hilltoppers started out right, but the Red Devils quickly doubled on the ball. The ball swung left to Egan Montgomery, but the defenders quickly closed on him. Montgomery passed the ball to an open Justin Taylor in the corner who calmly drained the winning shot. The Red Devils’ desperation shot was no good and the Hilltoppers came away with the win, 48-46. Did that winning …