Maine South, Notre Dame will send two athletes, Niles North will send one.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
David Wooten set up a fictitious business in Park Ridge where he would befriend customers looking to sell art, sports memorabilia or even vehicles. His scheme reached several states, Park Ridge police said, and they're seeking more victims.
Meet David Ray Wooten. Yet his victims may know him by several other names. According to police, Wooten established a fictitious company in Park Ridge in an effort to gain the trust of his victims. He then conducted business transactions with his victims, taking possession of their vehicles, sports memorabilia, cash, artwork among other things without providing the agreed upon compensation. In addition, Wooten would befriend people, often assuming the name of his previous victim, establish credibility and then commit acts of fraud, authorities said. His scheme reached states beyond Illinois, including Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri. Police believe his ruse affected some 100 victims throughout the Midwest. Given that and the fact that a …
Glenbrook South, New Trier, Deerfield, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame, Niles North and Loyola athletes will join Wildkits at State Meet.
Taking home the team trophy for the sixth straight year, the Evanston High School boys track team won the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie sending five individuals and three relay teams to the State Meet May 24 and 25 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston The Wildkits compiled 85 points. Glenbrook South took home second place with 72 followed by Prospect in third with 70 and New Trier fourth with 58. Niles West accumulated 47 for fifth with Deerfield sixth, Main South seventh, Niles North eighth, Highland Park ninth place, Notre Dame of Niles tenth, Maine West 11th , Loyola Academy 12th, Maine East 13th\, Glenbrook North 14th and Von Steuben 15th. "Last year, a lot of guys, when they went downstate, were qualified just about…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Michael Divincenzo faces eight misdemeanor charges related to reports of physical assaults at Maine West High School in Des Plaines in 2012, according to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
A former varsity boys soccer coach and teacher at Maine West High School faces multiple criminal charges related to reports of bullying and hazing, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez stated on Wednesday. Michael Divincenzo was charged with eight misdemeanor counts including three counts of battery, one count of hazing and four counts of failure to report abuse as mandated, in incidents on June 1, 2012, Aug. 31, 2012 and Sept. 26, 2012, according to court documents. Divincenzo is accused of threatening freshmen students to have the varsity players stick their thumbs up their buttocks if they did not communicate properly during a soccer drill, according to the charges. Freshmen team players were held down by varsity players against …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Athletes will compete in 800 meter relay, 3200 meter run, discus, high jump and more. They include Elanta Slowek of Maine East and Emily Leonard, Olivia Cattau, Megan Lemersal of Maine South.
Several Maine East and Maine South track and field stars are heading to state finals Thursday through Saturday at O'Brien Stadium in Charleston, Ill. In the sectional results: Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch, or Park Ridge Patch, or both, on Facebook
A former Maine West High School soccer coach, Michael Divincenzo, faces multiple misdemeanor charges related to reports of hazing at the Des Plaines high school, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Michael Divincenzo, the former varsity boys soccer coach named in a bullying and hazing lawsuit filed by current and former students and their families, was charged on May 15 with multiple misdemeanor charges related to the reports of hazing incidents, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The criminal charges are separate from the civil lawsuit, which was filed by four current and former students. Antonio Romanucci, an attorney representing the students and their families, released the following statement in response to the criminal charges filed against Divincenzo: "The fact that Coach Divincenzo has been criminally charged brings no joy to the families whose children were brutally sexually abused while educators stood idly by allowing it to…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Sydney McGinnis, a junior who plays with an elite soccer club, had her first game this weekend after sitting out 18 months with an ACL injury.
For a 17-year-old soccer player, sitting out for a year and a half with an ACL injury feels like forever. So Sydney McGinnis, a Maine South junior who plays with the Eclipse Select Soccer Club, was pretty happy to play her first competitive games in a long time this weekend. She played about 15 minutes in Saturday's game, and about 30 minutes in Sunday's. "I had some great chances and I felt a lot better in (Sunday's) game," she emailed to Patch. "We won against the Michigan Hawks (1-0) who are tough competitors for us so that was a plus." There's more excitement ahead for her. McGinnis has signed to play for the University of Wisconsin when she enters in Fall 2014. Much of her decision had to do with the fact Coach Paula Wilkins …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Booster Club leader asked Maine High School District 207 to change its policy so members of Maine South's Hawkettes dance team could take lessons at a Niles dance studio owned by the coach. D207 bars it as a conflict of interest.
About 15 members of Maine South High School's Hawkettes dance team, which has won state and national competitions in recent years, came to the Maine Township High School District 207 board meeting Monday with an issue on their minds. The president of the Hawkettes' booster club, Aurora Austriaco, asked the board to change its policy so that team members would be able to once again take dance lessons at Studio 22 High Tek at Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles. Earlier: Hawkettes win community service award Jackie Graney, who coaches the Hawkettes at Maine South, owns Studio 22, and the district's policy bars employees from "recruiting students to participate in private business-type activities operated by an employee of the district …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The team won by a score of 13-0.
The Maine South baseball team beat out Maine East in a crossover game at Maine East Saturday, the Journal & Topics reports. By a score of 13-0, the Hawks catcher Zack Jones helped bring his team to victory with 3 hits and 4 RBIs. Marty Barlow also got 2 hits, the newspaper reports.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
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