Sunday, March 24, 2013
Titus, a 2-year-old basketball phenom, loves shooting trick shots.
Once Titus learned to walk, he started shooting baskets. These trick shots were filmed when Titus was between 18 and 24 months old, posted by Joseph Ashby in this YouTube video. If he keeps this up, we may see Titus in the NCAA Tournament - in about 17 years.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Check to see when the Fighting Illini will be playing.
Update 10:05 p.m. Thursday: Finals and Friday's matchups. Illinois defeated Minnesota 51-49. Michigan over Penn State 83-56. Iowa beat Northwestern 73-59 Nebraska beat Purdue 57-55 Friday's Matchups: Illinois v. Indiana Wisconsin v. Michigan Iowa v. MSU OSU v. Nebraska Bracket and Schedule Below Performing well in or winning the Big Ten Tournament is likely the only way the Iowa Hawkeyes will make their way into the NCAA Tournament. To do so they must defeat Michigan tonight at 7:00 p.m. CST. If they do they will get the quality win over an upper tier Big Ten team that has narrowly eluded them all year, setting up a better resume for the NCAA Tournament. They will then advance to play the winner of the Ohio State v. Nebraska game on …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Tal Brody taught more than 100 children some cool new tricks when he stopped by Deerfield's Berto Center for a basketball clinic earlier this month. Former NBA state Kenny Battle was also there.
Monday, February 18
The Jewish National Fund hosted a basketball clinic with former University of Illinois and Israel basketball legend Tal Brody on Feb. 7 at the Berto Center in Deerfield. More than 100 children and parents braved the heavy snow and ice to come learn basketball moves from Brody and 1989 University of Illinois All American and former NBA star Kenny Battle. These basketball pros coached children ages 8 to16, and it was a great opportunity for members of the community to learn basketball basics straight from the experts. Participants also competed in shoot offs, and raffle winners received a variety of autographed prizes. Submitted by Jewish National Fund
Monday, February 11, 2013
Leading consistently by a few points each period, Deerfield High School's varsity boys basketball team beat Highland Park 56 to 48 on Friday.
Leading consistently by a few points each period, Deerfield High School's varsity boys basketball team beat Highland Park 56 to 48 on Friday. DHS ended the first period leading 16 to 13, and stayed ahead of the Giants for the remainder of the game. Though the scoring remained close throughout the second two periods, with Highland Park only scoring one point less than the Warriors in periods two and three, the team never pulled ahead. Deerfield's stand-out players include Eric Porter, who scored 12 points and made three assists. Michael Alfieri also did a stellar job, scoring 16 points for the Warriors. Deerfield's Sam Kuznetsky scored 11 points. Highland Park's San Iden led the Giants with nine points. Deerfield finishes 3-6 in the …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Deerfield High School Warriors won 59 to 54.
A strong fourth quarter helped Deerfield High School's girls basketball team beat Highland Park High School 59 to 54 Friday. DHS outscored Highland Park 17 to 10 in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Stand-out performances included those from freshmen Margot Sylvan and Haley Greer, who both finished with 20 points each. Deerfield finishes 6-4 in the conference and 8-17 overall. The team's next game is Regionals Monday at 6 p.m. at Grayslake North against Hoffman Estates.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Tamika Catchings, who played for Stevenson High School in the mid-1990s, is a member of the 2012 women's basketball team.
Update: Aug. 12 The U.S. women's basketball team won the gold medal Saturday in its final Olympic game, beating France 86-50. Tamika Catchings, a member of the team who played basketball for Stevenson in the '90s, Tweeted the news Saturday afternoon. "Wow #Soblessed!! #OperationGOLD ACCOMPLISHED!!! Such an amazing experience w/ an amazing team! Luv ya'll! Dreams do cm true... : )," she wrote. The gold medal was the third for Catchings, and the seventh consecutive for the U.S. ------------------------------------------------------------------- A former star basketball player for Stevenson High School is shooting for the Olympic gold for the third time as part of the U.S. women’s basketball team. Tamika Catchings, who as a sophomore led the…
Monday, March 26, 2012
Josh Bartelstein's high school injuries didn't stop him from becoming a star Giant.
Cornell University basketball player Chris Wroblewski still wonders what kind of basketball career Josh Bartelstein would have had if injuries didn't slow down the former Highland Park star. "I felt he was unlucky with dealing with those injuries," Wroblewski said. Now it's true Bartelstein did have a hamstring problem during his junior year at Highland Park High School (2006-07). And his sophomore season was lost to a broken ankle. "I had two screws in my ankle," Bartelstein said. "At the time it was awful. I wish I could have redshirted." You might think this player would have hung his head a little. Not Bartelstein. In many ways he was the perfect teammate. "He never got down," Wroblewski said. "I never saw him pout. He had the best …
Monday, March 12, 2012
The nominees for Athlete of the Week are: Glenbrook North's Jared Prost, Evanston's Josh Irving, New Trier's Isabelle Baneaux, Niles West's Casey Mahoney-Muno and Glenbrook South's J.J. Connor
Editor’s note: Patch will be trying a new method for voting our Athlete of the Week. We’re asking readers to post their vote in the comments section. Loyola's Michelle Ricolcol was last week's Athlete of the Week. Ricolcol led Loyola with 17 points in the Ramblers’ overtime loss to Barlett in the Class 4A state championship third-place game. It was the first time Loyola has gotten to the state semifinals since 1998. She garnered 328 votes, or 78 percent The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, March 5 – March 11: J.J. Connor, senior, boys water polo, Glenbrook South - Connor scored six goals in Glenbrook South’s 12-8 victory over Niles West. Connor helped the Titans to their first win of the season and a 1-0 record in Central Suburban …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
More than 400 votes were cast in last week's contest, see who won Athlete of the Week.
Loyola's Michelle Ricolcol is this week's Athlete of the Week. Ricolcol led Loyola with 17 points in the Ramblers’ overtime loss to Barlett in the Class 4A state championship third-place game. It was the first time Loyola has gotten to the state semifinals since 1998. She garnered 328 votes, or 78 percent HONORABLE MENTION Lucas Nudelman, junior, boys track and field, Highland Park – Nudelman took first place in the 1600 in a dual meet against Glenbrook North and Northside Prep. The Highland Park junior was also highly involved with organizing the school’s 24-Hour Run, an annual charity event that has raised more than $100,000 in less than 10 years. Ethan Smith, senior, boys track and field, New Trier – Smith won the shot put event at the…
Monday, March 5, 2012
The nominees for Athlete of the Week are: Niles North's Lorenzo Dillard, Loyola Academy's Michelle Ricolcol, New Trier's Ethan Smith, Highland Park's Lucas Nudelman and
In last week's poll, almost 300,000 votes were cast and Deerfield's Danny Katz was proclaimed the winner. The nominees for North Shore Patch Athlete of the Week, Feb. 27 – March 4: Lucas Nudelman, junior, boys track and field, Highland Park – Nudelman took first place in the 1600 in a dual meet against Glenbrook North and Northside Prep. The Highland Park junior was also highly involved with organizing the school’s 24-Hour Run, an annual charity event that has raised more than $100,000 in less than 10 years. Ethan Smith, senior, boys track and field, New Trier – Smith won the shot put event at the 46th Maine East Invitational with a throw of 48 feet-9 ½ inches. Smith’s victory helped New Trier to a team championship, beating out six other …