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Alexander Domittner (left) and Gus Matkov check

out some of the new chairs in the newly renovated

Haskins 2.0 on Aug. 23,

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Movies at Lake Bluff


1:30-3:15 p.m. Aug. 31,

Lake Bluff Library, 123

E. Scranton Ave., Lake

Bluff. Join the library for

popcorn and a movie. Collateral

Beauty, rated PG-

13 will be on screen. For

more information, call

(847) 234-2540.


Once-A-Month Petei Santa

Needlepoint Class

1-3 p.m. Sept. 1, The

Forest Needle, 1341 Western

Ave., Lake Forest.

Choose from Bell Santa

and/or Farmer Santa.

Learn a different beard for

each one. Can finish as an

ornament or a stand-up.

Class is $100 per Santa.

$50 deposit required. Register

at (847) 235-2407.

Canvas Embellishment


10 a.m. - noon Sept. 1,

The Forest Needle, 1341

Western Ave., Lake Forest.

Choose a project to

work on or bring one with

you to receive expert advice.

Taught by nationallyrecognized

teacher Linda

Corirossi. She can give

you stitch ideas, and help

choose threads to personalize

your design. This

event costs $25. To sign

up, call (847) 235-2407.


Fall Fair ‘off the Square’

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 3-4,

Lake Forest Bank and Trust

parking lots, Westminster

and Bank Lane, Lake Forest.

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff

Artisan Guild will hold its’

annual Fall Fair ‘off the

Square’ with more than 40

Artists bringing unique creations

for sale. Daily Grind

cookout, live Jazz, Sweet

Pete’s ice cream, Reprise

Roaster coffee. Balloons,

children’s activities, henna

painting and more. For

more information, visit




Scout Aquatics Youth Swim

Team Placement Swim

6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 5,

Lake Forest High School,

1285 McKinley Road,

Lake Forest. Scout aquatics

will hold an open

placement swim for all

swimmers ages 6-18 to

make sure swimmers are

placed in the correct practice

group. Just bring

yourself, a towel and goggles.

Please contact Head

Coach Carolyn Grevers at

cgrevers@yahoo.com for

more information or are

unable to make the placement


Bubbles Academy – Fall


Classes being Sept. 5

10:15 – 11 a.m. (Music

+ Movement for Walkers

12-36 months), 11:15

a.m. – noon (Bubble Music:

Babies & Crawlers for

1 – 15 months), Gorton

Community Center, 400 E.

Illinois Road. Bubble Music

Classes explore your

child’s motor skills and engages

his or her eardrums.

Your teacher, accompanied

by a live instrument,

introduces new songs,

initiates dance and silly

behavior, and encourages

interaction between fellow

children and parents. $200

for the full 8 week session.

Enrollment is ongoing and

tuition prorated. There is

an option to purchase single

class drop ins for $27

per class. Signup at www.



Book Club: Between the

Covers with Alice Moody

7 p.m. Sept. 6, Gorton

Community Center, 400 E.

Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

Interested in discussing

new books and meeting

new people? If so, join

Alice Moody as she leads

a lively and engaging

book discussion exploring

contemporary fiction and

non-fiction. Explore notions

of theme, style, tone

and perspective. Connect

the reading with your own

personal experiences and

explore the author’s intent.

For those 21 and older.Fee

is $35 per single month or

$130 for the entire series.

For more information, call

(847) 234-5253.


Common Core: Parents,

What You Need to Know

1-2 p.m. Sept. 7, Lake

Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff.

Parents, get the lowdown

on Common Core Standards

in terms you can

understand. Parents attend

parent-teacher conferences

and have no idea what

questions to ask. Find out

what to ask your child’s

teacher for your upcoming

parent-teacher conference.

For more information, call

(847) 234-2540.


10th Annual Twilight 5k

Run, Walk, Roll

5:15 p.m. Sept. 9, Gorton

Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road, Lake

Forest. The 10th annual

Twilight 5K Run, Walk,

Roll and Post Party will

support athletes with physical

disabilities. To register

and for more information,

visit www.GLASATwilight.org.

Local Legends 2017: Ryne


3 p.m. Sept. 23, Lake

Forest Academy, 1500 W

.Kennedy Road, Lake Forest.

Baseball Hall of Famer

Ryne Sandberg, 1984 National

League MVP, is the

2017 Local Legend. Come

for a captivating conversation

with Ryne Sandberg

and radio host Barry Rozner.

Don’t miss this oncein-a-lifetime


for an up-close and personal

look at former Chicago

Cubs second baseman and

current Cubs Ambassador.

Tickets are $50 for adults,

$25 children under 12.

For more information, call

(847) 234-5253.


Eyeglass Recycling

Through Aug. 31, Lake

Forest Library, 360 E.

Deerpath Road, Lake Forest.

Donate glasses as a

part of the library’s campaign,

Changing Lives,

One Pair at a Time. Donated

eyeglasses are recycled

and reused to help children,

adults and seniors

read. For more information,

visit www.lakeforestlibrary.com.

Wildlife Discovery Center


11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays,

1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest. To

honor the 20th anniversary

of the Wildlife Discovery

center, the WDC is offering

family-friendly activities

every Saturday. For

more information, contact

Rob Carmichael at (847)


Elawa Farm Garden


8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays

and Saturdays, Elawa

Farm, 1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest. Head

to Elawa Farm’s weekly

garden market to buy farm

grown produced, seedlings

from the greenhouse and

home and garden gifts. For

more information, visit


Monthly Blood Pressure


10-11 a.m. on the second

Monday of every month,

Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road. Nurse Patti

Mikes will visit Dickinson

Hall to give free blood

pressure checks to anyone

50 years old and older. No

appointment needed. For

more information, call

(847) 234-2209.

Pickle Ball

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Wednesdays, Lake Forest

Recreation Center, 400

Hastings Road. Come on

out and play America’s

fastest growing sport. Purchase

four days of play for

$15 or pay a $5 drop-in


Toastmasters Club

Noon-1 p.m. first

and third Tuesdays of

the month, Lake Forest

Graduate School of Management,

1905 W. Field

Drive, Lake Forest. Toastmasters

is an international

organization that aims to

help communication and

leadership skills for professional

and personal

growth with unlimited potential.

This club is open

to all. Visit lfgsm.toastmastersclubs.org

for more


Wildlife Discovery Center

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday,

Friday, Saturday and

Sunday, Wildlife Discovery

Center, 1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest.

The Wildlife Discovery

Center is a living natural

history museum. The

learning journey brings

visitors face-to-face with

a variety of reptiles, amphibians,

birds and mammals.

Admission is free.

For more information, call

(847) 810-3663.

To submit an item for the

community calendar, contact

Editor Alyssa Groh at


or (847) 272-4565 ext. 21.

Entries are due by noon on

the Thursday prior to publication


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budget to board members

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“There’s not too many

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before,” said Board President

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For the 2017-18 fiscal

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“The budget is still balanced,”

said Kahn. “We

plan to spend exactly what

we take in.”

While the budget is balanced

for this year and the

ending fund balance remains

in line with District

policy, officials warned of

potential damage to the

District’s revenues if property

tax freezes are approved

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Since District 65 receives

most of its funding

through property taxes,

any change in property tax

policy could significantly

impact the district’s funding.

“We’re not out of the

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Superintendent Jean Sophie.

“We’ll continue to

update our budget based

on what we know.”

The board will hold a

public hearing on the budget

on Sept. 26 before voting

on its approval.

Also during the meeting,

the board discussed next

steps on reviewing and revising

a District Strategic

Plan created during the

2012-13 school year.

“We’re not going to reinvent

the wheel,” Sophie

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on the District’s mission,

vision and guiding principles,

looking at what exists

in the plan and altering to

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Deer Path Middle School completes renovations to Haskins 2.0

Alyssa Groh, Editor

On the first day of

school, students at Deer

Path Middle School waited

anxiously to check out the

newly renovated Hasinks

2.0, formerly known as

the Haskins Center, or

the library. Students and

staff came together to celebrate

the completion of

the $2 million renovation

of Haskins 2.0 during the

ribbon cutting ceremony

on the first day of school

on Aug. 23.

When Haskins 2.0

opened its doors, students

fled in with wide eyes,

taking in all of the bright

colors and unique designs

of the 11,000-square-foot

reimagined learning center.

Haskins 2.0 was renovated

to help achieve District

67’s new vision and

because it has not been

updated for 20 years.

A few years ago, the

Board of Education, with a

lot of help from the community,

defined a new vision

for the district, said

Mike Borkowski, president

of the Board.

“The vision is markedly

different than a lot of other

school districts and different

from where we have

been,” Borkowski said.

With the new vision, one

of the things the District is

now focusing on is the environment

of its physical


“[With a focus on environment]

we reimagined

learning spaces,”

Borkowski said. “That

means we take what

we consider traditional

learning spaces and reimagine

them to enhance

the learning experience

for 21st century learning

for every student.”

During the past year,

students and staff worked

with the designers to help

reimagine the learning

space. They pitched their

ideas for the space and the

designer took it all into

consideration when renovating

the space.

The first thing students

and staff see when walking

into Haskins 2.0 is the

gallery stairs, which came

from the idea of the Spanish

steps in Rome where

people go to collaborate

with one another. Underneath

the stairs is a large

opening, which is called

the nook, where students

can sit down comfortably

and work with one another

on projects.

As you walk farther into

Haskins 2.0, there is the

campfire, which is a circular

area with chairs where

students can work in small

groups. For students looking

to read a book in a

quite area, they can go to

the reading tree house,

which is a place for one to

two people.

Throughout Haskins

2.0 there are also three

glass studios which can be

thought of as classrooms.

There is also a Spark

Lab and Stem Lab where

students can go to make

things and be creative using

graphic design skills,

3-D printers and more.

“Haskins 2.0 is so much

more than a traditional library,

it is a reimagined

learning space,” Borkowski

said. “We have turned

Haskins 2.0 in to this collaborative

space where every

single student can go

and thrive.”

Renee DeVore, the principal

at Deer Path Middle

School, is impressed

with how the renovations

turned out and is eager for

students and staff to be

Grace Lutrey (left to right), Olivia Adams, Olivia Moore and Emma Lutrey visit with one another in the reading tree

house in the newly renovated Haskins 2.0 on Aug. 23. PHOTOS BY ALYSSA GROH/22nd Century Media

The gallery stairs is a gathering place for students to collaborate in Haskins 2.0.

back and school and start

using it.

“I don’t think I could

have imagined the space

to look the way it has,”

Devore said. “I am really

excited to see how the staff

and students use the space.

There is just so much freedom

to get out into a space

that is filled with a different

type of energy than being

in a classroom. I think

that opens up so much in

the realm of creativity, for

both teachers and students.

I think when you are in a

space like this, you can’t

help but want to be creative.”

The renovations could

not have been completed

without the help of the

Spirt of 67 Foundation,

which donated $250,000

for the project.

“The purpose of the

foundation is to partner

with our schools to award

grants that have a positive

and lasting impact on

every student,” said Martha

Zeeman, who was the

president of the Spirit of 67

from 2013-15. “The foundation

previously worked

with the District to update

the library on the 5/6 side

of the middle school. The

Haskins Center was last

updated 20 years ago. We

were thrilled to have the

opportunity to partner with

the District to update the

library on the 7/8 side.”

As students spent

the morning exploring

Haskins 2.0, they were excited

about the new space

and eager to start using it.

As Borkowski was walking

into Haskins 2.0 for the

ribbon cutting ceremony,

he walked next to a student

who could not contain his


“It is so great for students

to be excited to go into a

learning space and want to

be there,” Borkowski said.

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Lake Forest Historic Preservation Commission

LF home receives landmark designation

Apollo and Jupiter

The doppenberg/frantz/

krakora family, Lake


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boxer mix and Jupiter

is a lagotto Romagnolo.

Aka (Italian water dog)

Apollo is 5 months and

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Apollo is a quiet, nice

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The Lake Forest Preservation

Commission unanimously

approved a request

for a local landmark designation

at the residence at

1579 Conway Road during

its meeting on Wednesday,

Aug. 23.

Scott Verschoor, a resident

of Lake Forest and

the homeowner of the

property, requested the

nomination. The house

was nominated under the

historic name “Balfour

Ames Lanza House,” recognizing

the home’s original

architect and owner.

Work was completed

on the home prior to the

nomination including a garage

addition, an addition

to the side of the home and

modifications to the driveway.

While alterations to a

home generally occur after

an owner’s request to become

a local landmark is

approved, at the time of

renovation, Verschoor had

not thought to nominate

his property.

Despite these changes

the foundation approved

the motion, stating that the

original design and integrity

of the home was not

compromised after modifications.

“I had an opportunity to

get introduced to Lanza’s

second wife and spent the

day with her,” Verschoor

said. “She gave me drawings

of the plans and said,

‘Please make sure, whatever

you do, that you’re

building within the style

and architecture that Mr.

Lanza had originally laid


The property at Conway

Road is just one of

20 significant architectural

works within Lake Forest

and Illinois built by Balfour

Ames Lanza.

“When we were going

about bringing changes to

the board for our property,

we had an opportunity

to visit at least 15 [of the

homes],” Verschoor said.

“[We captured] pictures of

them to make sure what we

were doing was consistent

with the rest of the style.”

Kate McManus, the assistant

planner, said the

nomination was thoroughly

researched by Verschoor.

Her staff was in

support of the nomination,

as well as the Preservation


“The additions that were

recently completed were

approved by the Building

Review Board in 2016,”

she said.

As the board began

commenting and asking

questions, it became apparent

many of the members

felt a certain passion

toward this particular case.

Commissioner Carol Gale

mentioned she had passed

by the home earlier to observe

the changes.

“I thought the house appeared

seamless. The addition

and the older material,

I was impressed with that,”

she said. “[The house]

seems like it’s a small

jewel. It’s relatively small

compared to Lake Forest,

and yet very appealing.”

Commissioner Elizabeth

Sperry asked Verschoor

why he sought 1579 Conway

Road as a historic

designation. Among other

reasons, Verschoor said after

learning about Lanza’s

body of work, he felt the

home should display some

form of recognition.

“[Lanza’s wife] has

a room dedicated with

blueprints of every single

house he built in

Lake Forest,” he said.

“There were pictures and

stories behind it. I felt

like it was something I

should do.”

Chairman Bruce Grieve

made it clear that along

with the recognition the

home will gain, there is

responsibility Verschoor

must take on as homeowner.

“There are standards

that have been established

for this, and they are rigorous

standards,” he said.

“While we may not have

articulated our view on

every one of our feelings

about those, these comments

suggest that we

feel very comfortable that

those standards have been


Verschoor said he fully

understood the standards,

and expects the board to

“hold him to them.”



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Winnetka unveils

remodeled Dwyer Park

for patrons young and old

Following months of

local anticipation, families

gathered at the newly

designed Dwyer Park on

Aug. 24, celebrating the

changes that now make

the park a haven for everyone

from tiny tots to

teens and anyone in between.

According to Winnetka

Park District Board

Commissioner Teresa

Claybrook, Dwyer Park

hadn’t received a makeover

since 1999, and the

time had come to bring it

up to code while making

improvements to attract a

variety of parkgoers.

With Dwyer Park located

so close to District

36’s middle school, The

Skokie School, students

often walk right by. Those

behind the park’s renovation

wanted to give middle-schoolers

a reason to

stop instead, making for a

local hangout.

“We gathered at least

25 preteens to come test

equipment and give us

their thoughts and opinions,”

Claybrook explained.

“This information

was invaluable. I’m

proud to say we were able

to accommodate many of

their requests.”

Reporting by Alexa Burnell,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WinnetkaCurrent.



Glenview residents

continue two-year fight

for school district change

Homeowners in the

“forgotten corner” of

Glenview have banded together

in hopes of switching

from East Maine

School District 63 and

Maine Township High

School District 207 to

Glenview Public School

District 34 and Northfield

Township High School

District 225.

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the lake forest leader | August 31, 2017 | 7

Police Reports

More than 5 vehicles in Lake Bluff broken into in one night

More than 5 vehicles

were entered on the night

on Aug. 15 in Lake Bluff.

A officer observed a

Toyota Prius leave the

area of E. Scranton and

Oak avenues at a high rate

of speed at 1:57 a.m. The

officer located the vehicle

at Evanston and Prospect

avenues and the driver had

already fled on foot. It was

later determined the vehicle

was stolen. Officers

from Lake Bluff and Lake

Forest conducted a search

of the area, along with a

K-9 from Bannockburn

Police Department, and

met with negative results.

The vehicle was returned

to the owner.

Burglaries to two motor

vehicles were reported at

3:56 a.m. in the 200 block

of E. Scranton Avenue.

Criminal trespass to a

motor vehicle was reported

at 4:05 a.m. in the 200

block of E. Scranton Avenue.

Criminal trespass to a

motor vehicle was reported

at 4:06 a.m. in the 200 block

of E. Scranton Avenue.

A homeowner reported

an unknown person illegally

entered her vehicle

overnight while it was

parked unlocked in the

driveway at 7:52 a.m. in

the 500 block of E. North


A homeowner reported

an unknown person illegally

entered a vehicle

overnight while it was

parked unlocked in the

driveway at 8:23 a.m. in

the 200 block of E. Washington


Burglary to a motor vehicle

was reported at 9:44

a.m. in the 0-100 block of

E. Woodland Road.

A homeowner reported

an unknown person illegally

entered her vehicle overnight

while it was parked

unlocked in the driveway at

1:08 a.m. in the 500 block

of E. Scranton Avenue.

Delayed burglary to a

motor vehicle was reported

at 8:03 p.m. in the 300

block of E. Washington


In other police news:

Lake Bluff

Aug. 19

• A possible road rage incident

that occurred in the

front parking lot of Lake

Bluff Police Department

was reported at 6:11 a.m.

The complainants passenger

side rear window was

broken out and she fled the

scene trying to get away

from the driver. A officer

made contact with the

victim who did not want a


• Retail theft was reported

at 4:47 p.m. in the 900

block of Rockland Road.

The reported loss is less

than $300.

Aug. 18

• A two vehicle accident

was reported at 4:04 p.m. at

the Public Safety Building.

A man reported he collided

with another vehicle while

pulling onto Route 176 from

Rockland Road. Unit No. 2

did not stop to file a report

and Unit No. 1 did not want

to file a complete report.

• A driver was arrested for

driving with one headlight

out and driving with no

valid driver’s license at

9:25 p.m. on Route 41.

Aug. 17

• A driver was charged

with speeding and driving

with a suspended driver’s

license at 9:51 a.m. in the

area of Route 41 and Gage


• A wallet was reported

taken from an unlocked

vehicle at 12:11 p.m. in the

600 block of Evanston Avenue.

The theft occurred

on Aug. 15.

• A report of accidental

damage occurring with

another vehicle was reported

at 1:30 p.m. in the

900 block of Rockland

Road. A officer arrived on

scene and took both parties

information for a miscellaneous

traffic report.

The officer gave both parties

a business card with

the case number written

on the back. Both parties

exchanged insurance information.

No other assistance

was needed and the

officer cleared.

• A driver was arrested for

operating a vehicle with

suspended registration,

driving with a suspended

driver’s license and no insurance

at 7:14 p.m. in the

800 block of Smith Avenue.

• A officer located a vehicle

from a driving complaint

out of Lake Forest

at 11:32 p.m. at Waukegan

Road and Sherwood Road.

The officer conducted a

traffic stop on the vehicle.

The driver was ultimately

arrested for failure to signal

when required, no

valid driver’s license, operating

an uninsured motor

vehicle, illegal transportation

of alcohol, DUI and a

DUI with a BAC of more

than .08.

Aug. 15

• A two vehicle property

damage accident was reported

at 8:03 a.m. in the

area of W. Scranton Avenue

and Green Bay Road.

• Delayed retail theft was

reported at 5:25 p.m. on

Rockland Road. The reported

loss is less than


Aug. 14

• A two vehicle accident in

a parking lot was reported

at 5:08 p.m. in the 400

block of Skokie Highway.

Aug. 13

• A driver was arrested for

a DUI and was stopped for

speeding at 12:30 a.m. in

the intersection of Route

176 and Green Bay Road.

Aug. 12

• A vehicle was reported

stolen at a dealership at

11:20 a.m. on Skokie

Highway. A officer arrived

on scene and spoke with

the complainant who started

the vehicle has been

missing for approximately

six days. The vehicle is

described as a S550 black

four door Mercedes-Benz.

Aug. 11

• A wallet was reported

lost, missing or stolen

from the Artesian Park

picnic tables at 11:27 a.m.

The complainant stated

she was playing in the

park with friends and laid

the wallet along with assorted

balloons down on

the picnic table. When

the group was done playing

she noticed that her

wallet, along with the balloons,

had been taken. The

incident occurred around

10:20 a.m. The complainant

stated once she called

her parents, they responded

to the Lake Bluff Police

Department to report the


Aug. 10

• A single vehicle accident

with minor damage to the

windshield by roadway debris

was reported at 12:23

a.m. in the intersection of

Route 41 and EJ&E Bridge.

• A officer discovered a

two vehicle accident with

minor damage and no injuries

at 2:07 p.m. on Route

176. The two parties involved

wanted to handle

the situation on their own.

• A three vehicle property

damage accident was

reported at 3:14 p.m. on

Route 176.

Aug. 9

• A two vehicle private

property accident was reported

at 3:38 p.m. at the

Park District.

• A driver was charged

with speeding and driving

with a suspended driver’s

license at Green Bay Road

and W. Washington Ave.

Aug. 8

• A two vehicle accident

on private property involving

two tractor trailers was

reported at 1:19 p.m. in the

0-100 block of Albrecht


Aug. 6

•A driver was charged with

improper lane usage, texting

while driving and DUI

of alcohol with a BAC of

more than .08 at 12:54

a.m. in the intersection of

Route 43 and Foster Ave.


Lake Forest Leader’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file

at the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff Police Department

headquarters. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charged until proven guilty in

the court of law.


From Page 6

The initiative, which

began nearly two years

ago in October 2015, argues

that the 62 Glenview

homes assigned to

D63 and D207 would be

better served in the Glenview

school system. The

respective homeowners

filed a joint petition for

detachment from Maine

Township schools and annexation

into Glenview

and Northfield schools,

arguing child safety, social

implications and

quality of education.

The petition was denied

in a unanimous 6-0 vote

on May 31 by the Joint

Boards of School Trustees

of Maine Township

and Northfield Township.

The six township trustees

reviewing the case did not

find just cause; D207 Director

of Communications

David Beery explained

that the board could not

justify a district boundaries

change unless there

was “a significant direct

educational benefit to the

children,” per a recent

change in Section 7-6 of

the school code.

Nonetheless, the coalition

is not backing down

and is working to appeal

the ruling. The case returns

to court on Sept. 20,

where the denial could be

dismissed and the petition

could be reviewed again

at a later date.

Reporting by Lauren Kiggins,

Freelance Reporter. Full story

at GlenviewLantern.com.

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Dickinson Hall welcomes dog show to end summer

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Sailor, a 3-year-old

black Standard Poodle,

has been working hard

to break records for his

whole life, with the help of

his owner and dog trainer,

Alex Rothacker. Sailor

and Rothacker put on a

show during Dickinson

Halls Dog Days of Summer

event on Thursday,

Aug. 24.

Since Rothacker was in

high school he has been

working on training dogs

and has now owned three

dogs who hold records in

the “Guinness World Records”

book. Among his

dogs who hold records is

his current dog, sailor, who

holds the record for walking

forwards and backwards

between poles on

his hind legs and walking

backwards and forwards

Sailor demonstrates how he can walk forwards and

backwards on a large ball, which he also hold a record

in the “Guinness World Records” book for.

while standing on top of a

large ball.

Residents who were at

the Dog Days of Summer

event witnessed some of

Sailors tricks, including

his world record tricks.

Sailor and Rothacker

have been working together

for years, and Rothacker

says it can take

years to learn a single

trick. They work together

every day on new tricks,

maintaining his health and

gaining muscle. Each day

Sailor walks and runs on

a treadmill and works on

Sailor impresses his audience by walking forwards and backwards between poles

during the Dog Days of Summer event at Dickinson Hall on Thursday, Aug. 24. PHOTOS


perfecting a new trick. Rothacker

says he never asks

Sailor to perform a trick in

a show until he is 110 percent

at it.

To begin the show Rothacker

showed guests

basic obedience tricks

such as sitting, healing and

playing dead. But it wasn’t

before long the duo raised

the bar and performed

much harder tasks.

Sailor jump roped,

walked on his hind legs

backwards and forwards

around poles, walked

backwards and forwards

on top of a large ball and

jumped over hurdles and

through hula hoops.

Rothacker explained to

the audience Sailor enjoys

performing and practicing

his tricks every day, but it

comes with a lot of praise

and training.

“We put on the show to

gives people something fun

to watch,” Rothacker said.

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Lake Forest resident opens art studio in Lake Bluff

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Julie Whitehead Holdsworth,

a resident of Lake

Forest, says art has always

been a part of her for as

long as she can remember.

The first time she remembers

being fascinated with

art was when she was a

little girl sitting at her

grandma’s house reaching

into a big bag of buttons

and feeling the textiles of

the buttons. Since then

Holdsworth has been using

a variety of textiles to

create artwork.

Holdsworth has been

creating a variety of artistic

pieces ranging from

paintings, pillows, Christmas

ornaments and more

for decades. With a masters

in art from the Art Institute

of Chicago, Holdsworth,

knows a lot about

art and took her talents

to Highwood where she

opened her own studio,

Whitehead Studios, four

years ago.

This year a space came

available in Lake Bluff

and on a mission to do

more each year, Holdsworth

decided to open a

second location.

“I am very fortunate

to have a good following,”

Holdsworth said of

her ability to open two

art studios. “What keeps

my small and little business

alive is being unique

and one of a kind. And I

know that phrase is used

too much but I truly feel

that the public has a good

trained eye and they like

to shop and look around.”

Inside her art studio in

Lake Bluff, which is set to

open 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 16,

Julie Whitehead Holdworth (left to right), her dog

Brulee, and her daughter Kristen Holdsworth, sit inside

Whitehead Studios in Lake Bluff, which is set to open

on Sept. 16. Alyssa Groh/22nd Century Media

guests can find a variety of

art made by Holdsworth,

or art purchased by Holdsworth

and then she adds

a bit of her own flair to it.

She creates artwork using

a variety of colors, fabrics,

textiles and shapes.

“I am always looking

at different materials and

thinking about using them

in different ways,” Holdsworth


Among the many things

in her studio are her famous

Christmas ornaments,

which can be displayed

year round. When

she first began making the

ornaments years ago she

used 3 to 4 inch glass balls

and painted them. Eventually

they grew bigger and

are now up to the size of a

beach ball and the designs

are made out of fabric.

“I was doing some fine

art shows and being a

mom and I had this ‘What

if’ idea,” Holdsworth said.

“What if I found a way to

apply beautiful fabric to a

ball so I figured out a way

to apply fabric onto these


Now she says the ornaments

are typically displayed

as artwork on candlesticks

instead of actual

Christmas ornaments on a


In her new studio guests

will be able to view both

her fine art line and commercial

line. She will

also be holding galleries

throughout the year.

When people walk into

Whitehead Studios, Holdworth

said she wants them

to feel the “wow” factor

and “feel good to be in

this place.”

Whitehead Studios is set

to open on Sept. 16 and its

hours will be Wednesday

through Saturday from 10

a.m. to 5 p.m.

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at Gorton Community


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A pond on the periphery of the lawn and an example of Cliff Miller’s landscape


Late Summer Garden Walk shows

off landscape of historic property


Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

One of Lake Forest’s

most well-known landscape

architects opened

his own gardens to the

Lake Forest Preservation

Foundation (LFPF)

on Friday, Aug. 25. Cliff

Miller and his wife Ann

were the hosts for the

LFPF’s second summer

garden stroll, attended by

more than 150 people.

The Millers’ home was

originally the gardener’s

cottage for the estate

of Byron Laflin Smith,

which stretched from

Lake Michigan to Sheridan

Road when it was

built in the 1880s. The

current gardens occupy

just under an acre on their

lot, which was part of the

subdivision of the property

in the 1950s or 1960s.

Miller has designed and

constructed many private

and public gardens in the

north suburbs, including

the formal garden of David

Adler’s Italian villa

on Lake Road, the reforestation

of Lake Forest

College, the restoration at

Forest Park, which overlooks

the Lake Forest

Beach, and the restoration

of Sunrise Park in Lake

Bluff. He is presently a

design director for Mariani

Landscape in Lake


Residents from the area

who know of Miller’s

work and reputation were

excited for the chance to

see what he has done with

his own property, where

he and his wife have lived

for 10 years.

“I do large-scale nature

restoration,” Miller said.

“In reality, I’m a gardener.”

He has divided their

backyard into five gardens:

a rose garden, shade

garden, rain garden, wild

garden and the main garden,

inspired by landscape

architect Beatrix Farrand.

“Beatrix taught me that

an area can look a lot bigger

by chopping it up into

many different spaces or

rooms, using hedges to

delineate and define certain

spaces,” Miller explained.

Landscape architect Cliff

Miller, the owner of the

former Smith gardener’s

cottage and the designer

of the current gardens,

describes his creative

process at the Lake

Summer Garden Walk on

Friday, Aug. 25

He had the opportunity

to learn from Farrand’s

work at the Dumbarton

Oaks estate in Washington

D.C., which was built

in 1920 and now operates

as a museum.

Please see GARDEN, 13

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the lake forest leader | August 31, 2017 | 13

Library opens first escape room

Alyssa Groh, Editor

There was a mystery to

be solved at Lake Bluff

Public Library and the library

needed the communities

help to solve it. The

library opened its doors

to its first escape room on

Aug. 18 and 19 welcoming

brave guests who tried to

solve the mystery.

With the ever growing

popularity of escape rooms

the library thought it would

try making its own escape

room, according to Liliana

LaValle, the head of circulation

and reference at the


The mystery to be

solved was someone stole

a rare book from the library

and community

These escape room attendees were able to beat the

clock and solve the mystery at Lake Bluff Public

Library’s first Escape Room on Aug. 19. PHOTO


members needed to try and

find the book. With a clock

ticking down guests had to

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and solve clues to solve

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From Page 12

Miller’s main garden is

an open grassy area bordered

by a pond with fountain,

numerous trees and

hedges and pathways leading

to the other gardens.

“The wild garden is

called ‘My Ode to Jensen

and Johnson’ because of

their impact on my career

and on the North Shore,”

Miller said, referring to

the Chicago-based landscape

architects Jens Jensen

and Marshall Johnson,

whose work was known

for its prairie-style design.

The focal point of the

wild gardens are cypress

knees, which are taken

from the roots of cypress

trees that grow in swamps

in southern regions. Miller

has placed them like

wood sculptures in the

center, with paths and live

trees encircling them.

The rose garden, with

its geometric design of

hedges, was created for

Miller’s wife while the

shade garden features a

bird bath built on a stonework

design known as

a compass rose, which

comes from English garden

design, Miller said.

The rain garden uses civil

engineering techniques to

slow, filter and store storm

water beneath numerous

container plants.

The Millers’ gardens

are not only beautiful, but

they are also a tribute to

the previous gardens on the

property. The Smith family

employed O.C. Simonds, a

preeminent landscape designer

of the 1900s, to create

a number of gardens, including

an English walled

garden for Mrs. Smith, who

was of Scottish descent,

said Art Miller, an historian

with the LFPF.

Like Cliff Miller, Simonds

believed that the

best design is inspired by

the natural landforms on a

site and then executed using

indigenous plants.

The garden stroll was

managed by Lake Forest

Preservation Foundation

Executive Director Marcy

Kerr, who explained, “It’s

a more casual way for us

to get together with fellow

preservationists and

educate them.”

Jim Opsitnik, who has

been the LFPF president

since May, was also in

attendance at the garden

stroll. He has worked as

a restoration contractor in

Lake Forest, and is proud

of the foundation’s largest

current project of renovating

the city’s Metra station.

He said the exterior

of the station is complete

while the interior work


“The thing that makes

Lake Forest so special is

the people. They really care

about preserving the visual

integrity of this city.”

Next up for the Lake

Forest Preservation Foundation

is the Annual Benefit

Architectural House

and Garden Tour on Sept.

30. For more information

and to purchase tickets, go

to www.lfpf.org.






14 | August 31, 2017 | The lake forest leader NEWS


Woodlands Academy blesses freshmen, celebrates seniors on first day

Submitted by Woodlands


The start of the 2017-18

school year at Woodlands

Academy of the Sacred

Heart Aug. 23, combined

a traditional candlelight

service blessing its newest

students with the fun

of “Seniors Rule Day” celebrations

both inside and

outside the Lake Forest


Head of School Meg

Steele officially welcomed

freshmen – members of

the Class of 2021 – to their

new home at Woodlands.

“You are becoming part

of a school that was founded

near downtown Chicago

on Taylor Street in 1858

and then moved to Lake

Forest in 1904. In addition,

you are joining a tradition

of Sacred Heart education

that traces its roots back to

France in 1800,” she said.

“We have 24 Sacred Heart

schools in the United States

and Canada and more than

150 schools around the

world. As a member of this

Sacred Heart community,

you are personally welcome

to visit in every one

of these schools. On behalf

of the thousands of members

of the International

Sacred Heart Community, I


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Deer Path Middle School garden receives awards

Submitted by Deer Path

Middle School

Deer Path Middle School

students who took care of

the schools’ garden over

the summer participated in

the Gardeners of the North

Shore Annual Flower and

Garden Show at the Chicago

Botanic Garden on

Aug. 5. The week before

the show, students chose

the flowers and vegetables

they wanted to enter and

did some research on how

to best present their entries.

Teachers transported the

entries early that morning

for the 10:15 a.m. judging.

Gerry Palmer, President

of the Gardeners of

the North Shore, emailed

to inform Deer Path that

the entries had won nine

blue ribbons, six second

place ribbons, Junior Best

in Show for a watermelon

entry and the John Dusold

Trophy for the Best Children’s


The mood was festive as members of the senior class celebrated their newfound

status on the first day of classes, Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Woodlands Academy of the

Sacred Heart. Photo Submitted

am deeply honored to welcome

you to Woodlands


During the service in

the Chapel of the Sacred

Heart each freshman – and

transfer student – was given

a candle, which she lit

from a candle burning on

the altar. This year’s new

students then positioned

themselves behind the altar

prior to exiting the chapel

in pairs as “This Little

Light of Mine” was sung.

Woodlands Academy is a

Catholic day-and-boarding

college-preparatory high

school for young women

in grades nine through 12

that promotes academic,

artistic and athletic excellence

along with global

awareness, social responsibility

and strong faith.

Deer Path Middle

School’s name will be engraved

on the trophy and

the school will get to keep

it until next year’s show.

A committed group of

about seven middle school

and National Honor Society

Lake Forest High

School volunteers tended

the garden every Tuesday

morning during the summer.

The students enjoyed

seeing what had bloomed

or ripened each week.

Students took home kale,

cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes,

chives, basil and

several pieces of watermelon.

In the coming weeks,

they are looking forward

to harvesting cantaloupe,

decorative pumpkin gourds

and more tomatoes and cucumbers.

A Garden Club is

planned for the upcoming

school year to continue the

success, and to possibly expand

the garden.

In 2018 it will join with

network schools across

the continent to celebrate

the 200th anniversary of

Sacred Heart education in

North America.

This watermelon won first place at the annual Flower

and Garden Show on Aug. 5. Photo submitted

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From the Editor

Another summer has come to an end

Alyssa Groh


Anyone else feel

like this summer

flew by? It is hard

to believe almost all of the

schools are back in session


I spent this past week

heading to a few schools

to cover events and meet

with new staff members.

One of the highlights

was being able to see

the new Haskins 2.0 at

Deer Path Middle School,

which can be seen on

Page 4. I was in pure awe

of the amazing new space.

I also really enjoyed

having the opportunity to

watch the kids rush in to

see the newly renovated

space. The students were

so excited about it and

could not wait to touch

everything and check it

all out.

But with the new year

comes some changes in

routines and we need

to stick together to help

make the transition back

to school go smoothly.

While students are getting

back into the swing

of the school year, it is

important for parents to

prepare for the new year

as well.

When you are driving to

work, please pay attention

to school zone speed

limits and put your phones

down. Every single day, I

see cars driving above the

speed limit while passing

schools. These speed

zones are in place for a

reason. It is important to

obey them to keep the

children safe. As we all

know, children can sometimes

be unpredictable,

so you never know when

they are going to run out

into the street, which is

why it is important to

slow down and pay attention

around schools.

As kids get older and

become more independent

,is it also important to

continue talking to your

kids. Ask them about their

days and find out what is

going on at school.

I remember when I was

a kid I loved when my parents

asked me how my day

was and what I was learning

in class. Some days I

had more to say than others

but my parents always

made sure to ask how

school was going, which

made me feel important.

Letter to the Editor

Controversy on shortterm

Airbnb in Lake Bluff

The controversial shortterm

Airbnb type rentals

continue to be the buzz in

Lake Bluff as it is in cities

across the nation, because

it is disruptive. The particular

conflict that plagues

Lake Bluff is the intrusion

of obvious commercial

activity in what is otherwise

a totally residential

environment, the Village

areas so designated.

There is enough passion

to go around, but not

enough reality. For the past

many decades the residential

parts of the Village

have been designated residential.

Proponents of the

Airbnb are quick to point

out, history of the late 19

century shows Lake Bluff

as a tourist destination,

and while interesting, is a

completely irrelevant fact

in today’s discussion and

zoning considerations.

Those against the Airbnb

concept invading our

Lake Forest Fire Department posted this

photo on Aug. 21. Lake Fire Department

posted this photo to welcome Firefighter

Chrissy Stelter to the department.

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Check out Laura Jackson “Our new

fourth grade Cherokee Cheetahs! What

a beautiful group! #cherokeeinspires

#bestyearever #findingjoy67” @


On Aug. 24, Laura Jackson, tweeted about

her new fourth grade class at Cherokee

Elementary School.

Follow The Lake Forest Leader: @TheLFLeader

go figure



An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Path Middle School

opened Hasinks 2.0, a re

imagined learning space

for students, Page 4

village have raised many

legitimate concerns, not

the least of which is the

slippery slope that ultimately

emasculates the

legal and moral authority

of the rule of law. If an

Airbnb is ok, what else

then becomes ok?

Perhaps in an abundance

of passion the antishort

term rental group

has put forward a rational

series of concerns and

risks associated with the

Airbnb concept, among

them; erosion of property

values and marketability,

safety, limited enforcement

resources of existing

laws, loss of sense of


The pro short term rental

crowd, largely anonymous

or silent, except for

Village Trustee or PCZB

meetings, have yet to

bring forward compelling

reasons for, or desirability

of Airbnb’s. Aside from

claims of hardship and

victimization from high

taxes and personal tragedies

which to be sure require

sympathy and compassion,

have no place in

the conversation. Playing

the “free to do what I want

in my own home” card is

not exactly a winner because

we can all think

of what you are not free

to do in your own home,

be illegal, immoral, and

impactful to your neighbors.

Free speech does not

include shouting fire in a

crowded theatre.

I believe most of us

love Lake Bluff as it is

without Airbnb’s and no

reasonable case has been

advanced to suggest otherwise.

If we need to

change some rules and

laws to ensure we do not

have this matter to contend

with, then do so unambiguously;

no rental

less than 90 days and no

special use permits.

So in the end we must

ask, what is the benefit?

We have yet to hear

that answer.

Al Boese, a resident of

Lake Bluff

The Lake Forest


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16 | August 31, 2017 | The lake forest leader LAKE FOREST


The lake forest leader | August 31, 2017 | LakeForestLeader.com

Community raises money to help 10-year-old

boy fight rare form of brain cancer, Page 19

Better with age

Frank and Betsie’s celebrates

20th anniversary in Glencoe, Page 21

From the top: Landon

Dragicevich, 10, sits

on a motorcycle at a

fundraising event on

Aug. 24 at Lake Forest

Sportscars to help

raise money for his

treatments to fight a rare

form of brain cancer.

Melinda Dragicevich

(left), embraces her son

Landon. Becky Marsh,

Landon’s step-mom (left

to right), step-brother

Chase, Landon, and his

dad Travis Dragicevich

pose for a photo at

the Love For Landon

fundraising event.


ESKER/22nd Century Media

18 | August 31, 2017 | The lake forest leader PUZZLES


north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

THE NORTH SHORE: Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Wails

5. Estimator’s phrase

9. Boys lacrosse goalkeeer

for Glenview

South, Cameron ____

14. Halo, e.g.

15. No-no in some


16. Stage direction

17. Pack away

18. Gray’s subj.

19. Reagan’s first

Treasury secretary

20. Military rank, abbr.

21. Often misused

word in grammar

23. Cry of excitement

25. T.S Eliot or Robert


26. Codgers’ replies

29. Delete

32. Small bird

34. Gwyneth Paltrow

film which had scenes

from Glencoe

39. “Yipes!”

40. It can be gray

41. Troy lady

43. “Shave ___ haircut”

44. New York’s Carnegie


45. Conclude

47. “The Lord of the

Rings” creature

50. Home to many

John Constable works,

with “the”

51. Twisty curve

52. Goodbye from a


55. Cut down, as in a


58. Meets

61. Court do-over

63. Remove a latch

66. Middle Eastern


67. Give up

68. Rimes of country


69. Actress Russo

70. City west of Tulsa

71. Cheesy sandwiches

72. Badlands Natl.

Park locale

73. Chest muscles,



1. Audacity

2. Expenditure

3. Gravy ingredient

4. Proverb

5. Sunfish

6. City near Sparks

7. Philatelic prize

8. Bony prefix

9. __ dream: optimist’s


10. Manual reader, say

11. Worthless amount

12. Med. regulators

13. It’s tender to the


21. “Slow down!”

22. Scrutinize

24. Kind of soup

26. Cultural, in combinations

27. Gandhi, e.g.

28. Type of weasel

30. “Gross!”

31. Stage

33. Complainer

34. Mooch

35. Round, sweet


36. Carter and Gwyn

37. Córdoba cry

38. Like some drinks

42. Government security

agency, abbr.

46. “Laura” director


48. 180s

49. Word before and

after “oh”

53. Rulers

54. Intended

56. Soap opera actress


57. “M*A*S*H” extra

58. Go wild and crazy

59. American artist,

___ Kuriloff

60. Taxing trip

62. “Bill & ___ Excellent

Adventure” (1989


63. German city on

the Danube

64. Once called, in

wedding notices

65. Account amt.

67. Mushroom


Lake Bluff Brewing


(16 E. Scranton Ave.

(224) 544-5179)

■2 ■ p.m. Saturday,

Sept. 23: Oktoberfest

Lake Bluff


Market Square

(724 N. Western Ave.

(847) 234-6700)

■6:30-8:30 ■ p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 31:

Concerts in the



Johnny’s Kitchen

(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

(847) 699-9999)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday

and Saturday: Live



Good Grapes

(821 Chestnut Court,

(847) 242-9800)

■Every ■ Saturday: 50

percent off a glass

of wine with glass of

wine at regular price

and same day Writers

Theatre Saturday

matinee tickets.



(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling

and bocce


Writers Theatre

(325 Tudor Court, (847)


■Through ■ Sept. 17:



The Rock House

(1150 Central Ave.

(847) 256-7625)

■6:30 ■ p.m. Friday,

Sept. 1: Family Night

+ Karaoke

Wilmette Theatre

(1122 Central Ave.

(847) 251-7424)

■7 ■ p.m. Thursday,

Sept. 7: Scole — The

Afterlife Experiment

To place an event in The

Scene, email chris@GlenviewLantern.com


How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle each row, column

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

LakeForestLeader.com LIFE & ARTS

the lake forest leader | August 31, 2017 | 19

Bringing in the forces to beat cancer

Community raises

money to support

10-year-old boy

with cancer

Daniel I. Dorfman

Freelance Reporter

As Highland Park police

officer Travis Dragicevich

sized up the crowd that

came to support his son,

who has a rare form of

brain cancer, at Lake Forest

Sportscars Thursday,

Aug. 24, he found himself

practically speechless.

“You know you have

a lot of extended family,

but it is amazing to see

this many people that I

don’t frankly know,” Travis

Dragicevich said. “It’s

extremely overwhelming.”

What drew an estimated

1,100 people to Lake Forest

Sportscars was a fundraiser

to support Glenview

Public Safety Dispatcher,

Melinda Dragicevich, and

Travis’ son, Landon, a

10-year-old who was diagnosed

with anaplastic

astrocytoma in late June.

Anaplastic astrocytoma is

a rare type of brain cancer

and not only is the family

facing the difficult medical

situation, but also the

medical costs that come

with treatment.

With Landon’s dad being

a Highland Park police officer,

his mother a Glenview

public safety dispatcher

and his step-grandfather

a Lake Bluff fire deputy

chief, law enforcement

personnel from all over the

area joined forces to support

the family.

“Public safety is a unique

situation where you are

working with these people

at all times, and sometimes

you spend more waking

hours with them [than your

family], so they become

your family,” said Kasey

Dunn Morgan, the chairwoman

of the Lake Forest

Police Foundation and one

of the event’s organizers.

“We all decided to get together

to raise funds to alleviate

some medical costs

and help them create some

incredible memories.”

What had been originally

envisioned as a pancake

breakfast drew so much

interest that a larger event

was planned. With social

media serving as the catalyst,

Morgan said in just

three weeks, 1,300 tickets

sold which would help

meet the $150,000 target.

“[The fundraiser] was so

overwhelming,” Melinda

Dragicevich said. “It was

humbling to see so many

people come together to

support Landon and our

family. People we didn’t

even know were showing

up. This event was planned

in such a short amount of

time, yet it exceeded all of

my expectations. Overall,

I am just so thankful and

grateful for everything.”

During the event, Fool

House, a Chicago-based

band, played live music

while attendees ate food

and participated in a raffle

where 143 items were given

away. The highest valued

prizes were awarded

at the end of the evening

in the form of a series of

high-priced firearms then

followed by a Harley Davidson


Amid the celebratory atmosphere,

there were many

thoughts about Landon,

who made an appearance

and then received a special

send-off, where law enforcement

dotted a portion

of Waukegan Road as he

Landon Dragicevich, 10, arrives at the fundraiser at

Lake Forest Sportscars on Thursday, Aug. 24, helmet

in hand and ready to examine a Harley Davidson up for

auction. PHOTOS BY CLAIRE ESKER/22nd Century Media

made his way back to his

father’s home in Lake Bluff.

“I’m just happy that everyone

can come and my

family is going to be there

and hopefully some of my

friends can come,” Landon

said before the event.

His mother said Landon

is thankful to have support

from the community.

“Landon is happy and

excited to do things and

see everyone,” she said.

“He is overwhelmed with

the outpouring of love and

support and he is thankful

for everyone.”

The benefit capped what

has been a difficult few

months for Landon, who

seemingly was living the

normal life of a child until

March, when he started

The Guitarist of Fool House plays music to entertain

the crowd of more than 1,000 people to raise money for

10-year-old boy fighting rare form of brain cancer.

experiencing seizures out

of nowhere.

His family reported he

was treated for the seizures,

and for nearly three

months, there were no

subsequent problems until

the morning of Memorial

Day, when his stepmother,

Becky Marsh, found him

in his room unable to talk.

After being admitted to

a local hospital, Landon

came home only to be

struck by a third set of

seizures in June. He was

airlifted to the Cleveland

Clinic in Cleveland, which

known for its pediatric

neurology department. In

late June at the Cleveland

Clinic, Landon and his

family received the diagnosis

of anaplastic astrocytoma,

which is described

as a grade III tumor according

to the American

Brain Tumor Association.

Marsh said the tumor

has spread to the entire left

side of his brain, rendering

surgery impossible.

To fight the tumors,

Landon is taking oral chemotherapy

by taking five

pills every day and radiation

sessions took place

over the summer. He returned

to school and is on a

two week break from oral


The family senses a positive

attitude from Landon,

despite the overwhelming


“He is handling everything

very well,” Travis

Dragicevich said.

He acknowledged some

tough days these past few

weeks, but is not downtrodden.

“Everybody is very hopeful,

but with the rarity of

the type of brain cancer, the

prognosis is not great, but

with the way he has been

responding the doctors are

very hopeful,” he said.

While the circumstances

that brought everyone to

the event were difficult,

there was a sense of determination

among many

at the benefit to support

Landon and their fellow

public safety colleagues.

“It is an amazing cause

to support a young boy

who has struggled quite a

bit,” said Aaron Towle, a

Lake Bluff Village Board

trustee, who is also a volunteer

member of the community’s

fire department.

“It is a very eclectic group

of people. Of course, a

cause like this generates so

much support and I am so

glad to see it.”

During a difficult time,

the Dragicevich family

was thankful for the support

of the community.

“If this did not restore

your faith in humanity, I

am not sure what will,”

Melinda Dragicevich said.

20 | August 31, 2017 | The lake forest leader FAITH


Faith Briefs

Christian Science Society (Gorton Center, 400 E.

Illinois Road, Lake Forest)

Testimony Meeting

Come to Gorton Center the

first Wednesday of each month

at 7:30 p.m. There will be prayer,

hymns, and readings from the

Bible, with related passages

from the “Christian Science”

textbook, “Science and Health

with Key to the Scriptures” by

Mary Baker Eddy. Then participants

share their own healings

and inspiration. For more information,

call (847) 234-0820

or email cssocietylakeforest@


The Church of the Holy Spirit (400 E.

Westminster Road, Lake Forest)

Camp Out-Getting S’more Out

Of Jesus

Held Sundays 10-11 a.m.

through Sept. 10 for children

ages 3 through third grade. This

is a VBS-style Children’s Chapel

program are going where attendees

will pitch a tent and discover

that Jesus is the light of the world

though this outdoor-themed

camping adventure. For more information,

please contact Debbie

Stockert at dstockert@chslf.org


The church will host “Craft

Hour in the Church Kitchen,”

also known as C.H.I.C.K.s, on

the third Wednesday of every

month. The even is held from

7-9 p.m. and includes crafts, fellowship

and refreshments. For

more information, contact nancyconover@mac.com

or dstockert@chslf.org.

Welcome Cafe

On Sundays between the 9 and

11 a.m. service, you are invited

to the “Welcome Café” in the

Parish Hall. All are welcome:

newcomers and long-timers,

young and the young at heart,

rich, poor and in-between. The

Welcome Café is a safe space

to connect with old friends and

make new ones, and where we

can share our stories.

Grace United Methodist Church (244 East Center

Ave., Lake Bluff)

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 42 will meet

in Fellowship Hall from 7-9 p.m.

Monday nights.

Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois Road, Lake


Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the Church

of St. Mary offers Eucharistic

Adoration following the 8 a.m.

Mass. A rosary will be prayed

each week at 6:40 p.m. with

Benediction following at 7


Union Church of Lake Bluff (525 E. Prospect

Ave., Lake Bluff)

Kickoff Sunday

UCLB will host its Kickoff

Sunday picnic in the side yard

after church on Sunday, Sept, 10.

There will be food and fun, music

and dancing as it celebrates

the groundbreaking of the new


Live Wires

Live Wires is the Union

Church youth group for fourththrough

sixth-graders. The group

meets on Wednesdays in Fellowship

Hall at the church from 4 to

5 p.m. for lively discussion and

fun activities.

Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N. Waukegan


The Bridge Young Adults Group

Every Wednesday from 7-9

p.m. If you think you’re a young

adult, you are welcome to join.

Contact TheBridgeCCLF@

gmail.com for more information.

Bible Blast

Sunday evenings, 5-6 p.m. Bible

Blast is a family program for

children 4 years old through fifth

grade. Guide your child’s spiritual

growth and biblical literacy

to a new level through Bible

Blast. There is a one-time registration

fee of $45. Free childcare

is provided for 3 years old and


Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page to


media.com. The deadline is noon

on Thursday. Questions? Call (847)

272-4565 ext. 35.

In Memoriam

Albert Pawlick

Albert Pawlick,

93, of Lake Bluff,

died on Aug. 16. He

was born to Otto Albert Pawlick

and Marie Edna Mauss on

August 31, 1923 in New York

City. He and his younger brother,

Edward, were raised in a loving

family in South Orange, NJ.

He joined the Boy Scouts in his

early years and earned the rank of

Eagle Scout. He entered Williams

College in the fall of 1941 after

graduating from Columbia High

School in Maplewood, NJ. When

Pearl Harbor was attacked three

months later, he joined the V-12

Naval Reserve Training Program

at Williams and was later admitted

to the Midshipman’s School

at Columbia University. Upon

his commission as an Ensign in

1945, he was assigned to an amphibious

assault ship, USS LSM-

129, in the South Pacific. He was

awarded two battle stars for amphibious

landings in the Philippines

and New Guinea. Upon his

discharge in 1946 as Lieutenant

(jg), he returned to Williams and

graduated with a Bachelors of

Arts in economics. Pawlick spent

the next seven years at J. Walter

Thompson, an advertising firm in

New York City. He met Margaret

“Peggy” Bingham Lockwood in

1953 while playing baseball on a

beach on Long Island. After their

wedding in Indianapolis, the couple

moved to Cambridge, Mass.,

where Al attended the Harvard

Business School. He graduated

in 1955, and with two young

children, Peggy and Al moved

to Lake Forest and later Lake

Bluff, IL, where they had a third

child. Al worked as a marketing

executive for many years at

the Gillette Company, including

VP of Marketing for Gillette of

Canada. He later worked in similar

capacities for Helene Curtis,

the John O. Butler Company and

others. He retired as President of

the Lawyer’s Weekly Publication,

a chain of newspapers for

the legal profession, which he

expanded into six states. Al was

active at the Winter Club and

the Republican Committee and

was an avid player of golf, tennis,

paddle tennis and squash in

Lake Forest and Leland, Mich.,

where he and Peggy maintained

a summer home for many years.

Al was predeceased in 1995 by

his first wife of 41 years, and he

later married Marian (Phelps)

Douglass Tyler. Together, they

traveled extensively, occasionally

with their combined family

of more than 40 people. He

is survived by his second wife,

three children, Lock (Ann), Rob

(Katherine) and Peter (Mary),

and six grandchildren, along with

five step-children, Louise, Scott

(Susan), Tim (Joanne), Rob (Sue)

and Kathy, 11 step grand-children

and four step great grand-children.

A service was held Aug. 25

at the Church of the Holy Spirit

in Lake Forest. Contributions in

lieu of flowers may be made to

the Leelanau Conservancy or

Fishtown Preservation, both in

Leland, Mich.

Theodore Andrew

Theodore Andrew,

78, of Lake Forest,

died Aug. 15 with his

wife, Kay, of 55 years, and his

daughers Kristin Jaman and Kimberly

Healy (Greg) at his side. He

is also survived by his grandchildren

Erik Jaman, Maya Healy

and Ryan Healy as well as his

sisters Pam Wheeler (Rick) and

Paula Ellwein (Jack) and many

friends. He was born January

28, 1939 to Ruth and Theodore

Ellwein in Mitchell, SD. Andy

graduated from Carleton College

and attended Harvard Business

School. He served as an officer

in the US Navy during the Cuban

Missile Crisis and spent his professional

career at Inland Steel.

Services will be private. In lieu

of flowers, donations to the On-

Belay.org charity are appreciated.

Barbara Nelson Mortimer

Barbara Nelson Mortimer,

66, of Lake Bluff, died Aug. 7

at JourneyCare Hospice Center

in Glenview. She was born in

Concord, NH on June 29, 1951

to Arthur and Edythe (Fredeen)

Nelson. After graduating from

Glenbrook South High School

in 1969, she attended Arizona

State University and received

her Bachelor of Education in

1973. In 1974, Mortimer married

her high school sweetheart,

Steven Mortimer, at Glenview

Community Church in Glenview

and a reception followed at

the Deerpath Inn of Lake Forest.

Steven and Barbara celebrated

their 43rd wedding anniversary

this past March. They have three


Upon college graduation, Barbara

was a teacher at Cherokee

Elementary School in Lake Forest.

She resigned from teaching

to focus on raising her first child

and expanding their family in

1979. In 1985, Steven and Barbara

moved to Lake Bluff and

Barbara quickly became an active

member of the community

in many capacities. She volunteered

on countless committees

and boards such as the Lake

Bluff Farmer’s Market Committee,

Lake Bluff PTO, Lake Bluff

Village Board and was a proud

and active member of the congregation

at the Union Church

of Lake Bluff.

Barbara is survived by her

husband Steven; children Katharine

(Michael) Kreissl, Christine

(Michael) Cwienkala and James

Mortimer as well as grandsons

Maxwell and Bennett Kreissl;

siblings Lenore Nelson of

Easton, Mass., and her brother

Daniel Nelson of Easton, Mass.

She is also survived by her niece

Kari Valcourt of Columbus,

Ohio and her nephew Matthew

Zimmerman of Boulder, Colo.

as well as Robert and Pauline

Nelson (paternal aunt and uncle)

of Northbrook and Phyllis

Hjerpe (maternal aunt) of Kensington,

Conn., as well as several

cousins. A celebration of her life

was held Aug. 26, at the Union

Church of Lake Bluff with Barbara’s

dear friend, Pastor Mark

Hindman, presiding. In lieu of

flowers, memorial gifts can be

made in Barbara’s memory to

the Union Church of Lake Bluff.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email


with information about a loved one

who was part of the Lake Forest/

Lake Bluff community.

LakeForestLeader.com DINING OUT

the lake forest leader | August 31, 2017 | 21

Fine dining, artisinal pastries mix at Frank and Betsie’s

Chris Pullam

Contributing Editor

Frank and Betsie Zadeh

have spent the past 33

years refining their craft on

the North Shore — and it


The couple opened Maison

de Patisserie, a “ladieswho-lunch-type

place,” in

Highland Park in 1984, but

made the move to Glencoe

in 1997 to accommodate an

ever-expanding list of ardent

customers. But Frank,

a Hiat-trained chef, and

Betsie, a New Trier graduate

and Winnetka native,

didn’t sacrifice quality for

quantity. The Glencoe location

seats only about 90

diners between the main

dining room and the outdoor

patio, and the low

lighting, white tablecloths

and floral centerpieces all

add to the restaurant’s intimacy.

But they did make a few

changes, including, surprisingly,

to the restaurant’s


“Well, no one could pronounce

Maison de Patisserie,”

Betsie said. “They

always called it Frank and

Frank and Betsie’s

51 Green Bay Road,


(847) 446-0404



Monday-Thursday: lunch

11 a.m.-3 p.m. and

dinner 5-9 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: lunch 11

a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner

5-10 p.m.

Sunday: private parties


Betsie’s anyway, so we

went with it. It’s a lot easier.”

Frank and Betsie’s will

celebrate its 20th anniversary

on Green Bay Road

over the Labor Day weekend.

In order to survive so

many years in such a tough

business, the couple had

to embrace and overcome

multiple changes to the industry.

According to Betsie, the

restaurant has embraced

the latest trends toward

healthy eating.

Some diners have even

contributed to the menu.

For example, the Richie

B’s Salad ($10 for entree

salad, $6 for appetizer) —

lettuce with ripe tomatoes,

English cucumbers, grated

carrots, homemade croutons

and Romano cheese

tossed with homemade balsamic

vinaigrette — originated

when a returning customer,

named Richie, made

a special request for his favorite

type of salad.

“Why don’t you call

it Richie B’s Salad?” he

asked. “You’d have a line

out the door.”

Betsie also added her

own masterpiece, called

My Wife’s Favorite Salad

($15 for entree salad, $11

for appetizer), which includes

lettuce tossed with

grilled lemon chicken,

sliced tomato wedges,

red bell peppers, English

cucumbers, artichoke

hearts, chopped pecans and

crumbled Feta cheese with

homemade balsamic vinaigrette

on the side.

When a group of 22nd

Century Media editors and

I stopped by Frank and Betsie’s

last week, we sampled

several items from both


We started with the pate,

a mixture of cooked liver

minced into a spreadable

paste with vegetables, herbs

and spices on the side. According

to The Highland

Park Editor Xavier Ward,

the dense and flavorful

spread expertly complemented

the fresh-baked,

homemade French bread.

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Athlete of the Week

Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media

10 Questions

with Christophe Wettermann

This Week In...

Caxys varsity


Boys Soccer

■Sept. ■ 2 - at Evanston

Soccer Invite, 11:30 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 5 - host Round Lake,

4:45 p.m.

Cross Country

■Sept. ■ 5 - host home meet,

4:30 p.m.

Field Hockey

■Sept. ■ 2 - at Parkway West,

SportPort Athletic Complex,

9:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 3 - at Barat Academy,

SportPort Athletic Complex,

12:15 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 3 - at Brentwood,

SportPort Athletic Complex,

2:15 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 6 - at Glenbard West,

6 p.m.


■Sept. ■ 1 - at Alden Hebron,

7 p.m.

Girls Swimming

■Sept. ■ 2 - at Highland Park

Invitational, 11:30 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 6 - host King -

Milwaukee, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis

■Sept. ■ 6 - at Trinity,

Keystone Park, 4:30 p.m.


■Sept. ■ 6 - at Wauconda,

Country Side GC, 4 p.m.

Scouts varsity


Boys Golf

■Sept. ■ 5 - at Libertyville, 4


Boys Soccer

■Sept. ■ 5 - host Mundelein,

6: 15 p.m.

Field Hockey

■Sept. ■ 1 - at Gateway

Tournament, SportPort

Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 2 - at Gateway

Tournament, SportPort

Athletic Complex, 8:45 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 5 - at GBS, 6:15 p.m.


■Sept. ■ 1 - at St. Viator, 7:30


Girls Cross Country

■Sept. ■ 2 - at Hinsdale

Central, Katherine Legge

Park, 9 a.m.

Girls Golf

■Sept. ■ 5 - host Libertyville,

4 p.m.

Girls Tennis

■Sept. ■ 5 - host Stevenson,

4:30 p.m.

Girls Volleyball

■Aug. ■ 29 - host GBS, 6 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 2 - at Champaign

Centennial, 8 a.m.

Christophe Wettermann

is a senior at Lake Forest

High School and midfielder

on the Scouts varsity

soccer team.

How did you start

playing soccer?

Soccer has just been in

my family forever. My dad

and oldest brother played

soccer in college, so when I

was 3 or 4, I started playing

and I’ve been doing it ever


What do you like

about it?

I like the team aspect,

the whole team chemistry

and the good social aspect.

What’s the toughest

part about soccer?

The toughest part is

probably the cardio when

you’ve been off for awhile.

After summer, you’ve

been off just hanging out

and you have to come back

and play immediately.

What are your goals

this year?

I feel like our team

should be able to get some

good wins — maybe seven

or eight — compared

to last season [when] we

were pretty weak.

Do you have any

pregame rituals?

I listen to music with my

friend Jake Danneker; electronic

dance music as people

call it. We just jam out.

If you had a ticket to

go anywhere in the

world, where would

you go and why?

Fiji because it’s super

nice there and I love tropical


If you could have any

superpower, what

would you want it to


Probably teleporting,

so I could just teleport to

wherever I want real quick.

If you could hang out

with any celebrity for

a day, who would you


Jennifer Aniston because

she’s attractive.

What is the one thing

you couldn’t live


Friends. Friends always

help me whenever.

What are your plans

for after graduation?

I want to go to college,

hopefully in California,

hopefully USC.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Erin Redmond



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Field Hockey

Lake Forest 4, Loyola 0

Cat Nicholson found the

back of the net twice as the

Scouts cruised to their third

shutout win of the season,

blanking Loyola 4-0 Saturday,

Aug. 26.

Sarah Considine and Eleanor

Vanantwerp scored

the other two goals for LF.

Gracie McGowan, Maggie

Mick and Sydney Steinberg

all tallied assists.

In net, Barbara Canty recorded

the shutout win.

Lake Forest 6, Oak Park-

River Forest 0

Barbara Canty was stellar

in net as the Scouts recorded

their second straight

shutout, beating Oak Park-

River Forest 6-0 Thursday,

Aug. 24, on the road.

Casey Slingerland struck

for two goals, while Sarah

Considine, Julia Hender,

Maggie Mick and Maden

Plante each had one a

piece. Considine also had

two assists. Mick and Cat

Nicholson also assisted on

goals in the game for Lake

Forest (2-0).

Lake Forest 6, Evanston 0

Charlotte Domittner

struck twice in Scouts season

opener and helped lift

them to a 6-0 shutout over

Evanston Tuesday, Aug.

22, at Northwestern University.

Lake Forest also saw

goals from Sarah Considine,

Olivia Douglass,

Maggie Mick and Eleanor

VanAntwerp. Considine,

Mick, Julia Hender and Cat

Nicholson all notched assists

in the game, too.

Girls Golf

New Trier 149, Lake Forest


Isabella Martino led

Lake Forest with a 41 in the

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

The Scouts varsity field hockey team poses for a picture following its 6-0 win over

Evanston Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Northwestern University. Photo submitted

Scouts’ best outing of the

year, but it wasn’t enough

to get them past New Trier.

The Trevians beat LF 149-

176 Thursday, Aug. 24, at

Deerpath Golf Course.

Erin Shalala and Sydney

Mullady each shot a

solid round of 43 for Lake

Forest. Kendall Kisselle

rounded out the scoring

with a 49.

Lake County Invite

Isabella Martino carded

a 86 and led Lake Forest

to a tie for fifth place at the

Lake County Invitational

Monday, Aug. 21, at the

Bonnie Dundee Golf Club

in Carpentersville.

The Scouts tied with Vernon

Hills for fifth as both

teams combined for a 347.

Deerfield won the invite by

a stroke (316) followed by

Stevenson (317), Highland

Park (322) and Barrington


Girls Tennis

Lake Forest 8, Loyola 2

Kiley Rabjohns swept

her Loyola counterpart 6-0,

6-0 and led the Scouts to an

8-2 victory over the Ramblers

in their season opener

Aug. 18 at home.

Rabjohns, playing as the

No. 1, helped the Scouts

sweep singles play. No. 2

singles Alex Slomba also

won her match in a dominant

6-0, 6-1 performance,

as did No. 3 Juliete Prindle,

who won 6-0, 6-2.

Emily Asmussen and

Gabby Jakubowski, the No.

3 doubles pair, had a strong

showing, winning 6-0, 6-1.

No. 4s Emily Gorczynski

and Kelly Kunz also won

6-2, 6-0 as did the No. 2

doubles team of Nika Belova

and Salma Alsikafi with

a 6-4, 6-1 final.

The No. 1 team of Julianna

Roman and Cody

Avis kept things close, but

couldn’t come away with a

win, faling 6-4, 7-6 (3) to


Girls Volleyball

Niles West 2, Lake Forest 0

Alyssa Thrash led the

Scouts with three kills,

but they couldn’t get past

a tough Niles West team,

falling 2-0 (7-25, 21-25)

Thursday, Aug. 24, on the


Cassidy Shaul recorded

10 digs in the match. Jill

Fontana contributed three

aces for the Scouts.

Wheeling 2, Lake Forest 0

Cassidy Shaul led the

Scouts with five kills, but

it wasn’t enough to get

past Wheeling in the season

opener. Lake Forest

22-25, 17-25 Aug. 22.

Rank and file

Top teams in 22nd Century Media’s

coverage area

1. Loyola Academy

The Ramblers

dropped a heartbreaker

to Phillips, the

Chicago Public League’s

top team, Aug. 26. Loyola

drove all the way to the

1-yard line but was stuffed

at the goal line on fourth

down as the clock hit zero.

Quinn Boyle looked sharp

in his debut but LA will

need some of its players to

heal before Friday’s game

against Bishop Amat of


2. New Trier

New Trier

started its season

off with a bang,

shutting out York 31-0.

The Trevians got stellar

debuts from Brian Sitzer

and Reid Bianucci as they

helped earn coach Brian

Doll’s first shutout as

coach of his alma mater.

The Trevs go on the road

on game 2.

3. Glenbrook


The Spartans

opener was a little

closer than they had

hoped, beating Wheeling

by five. Looks like they

might have a nice one-two

punch in running back

Jimmy Karfis and wide

receiver Chris Heywood.

Heywood, a transfer from

Loyola, played well in his

first game for GBN, accounted

for all 13 of the

Spartans points with a

27-yard touchdown grab

from senior quarterback

Burke Morley and a pair

of field goals.

4. Lake Forest

The Scouts’

quarterback Jack

Mislinski earned his starting

role and led the Lake

Forest charge, hammering

Glenbard East and leading

his team to 28 unanswered

points, turning a 16-10

deficit to a 38-16 lead, en

route to a win in the season

opener. Mislinski had

139 passing yards, 124

rushing yards and scored

three times for the Scouts.

5. Glenbrook


The Titans started

the season off on the

right foot, beating Urban

Prep-Englewood 42-0.

GBS’ the three-man running

crew of Ben Hides,

Jack Jerfita and sophomore

Andrew Gall led the

Titans to such a fast lead

that they were able to rest

all their starters in the second

half. The Scouts did

have some miscues, however,

including a fumble

Glenbard East captialized

on to jump out to a 16-10

lead late in the first half.

6. Highland Park

The Giants

dropped a close

one of the state’s better

programs, Libertyville.

HP may have found its

star this season in tight

end Tom Motzko, who had

three catches for 82 yards

and two touchdowns.

John Sakos was dynamic,

too, going 13-for-19 for

198 yards and two touchdowns

His only blemish

came in the final seconds

when he was intercepted.

The Giants go on the road

and seek their first win in

their first contest away

from the friendly confines

of Wolters Field when

they travel to Lakes.

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Boys Soccer

Lake Forest Academy aims

for team unity over record

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Erin Redmond, Sports Editor

Last season, Lake Forest

Academy graduated 13


That’s a large hole for

any team to fill, but it’s especially

tough for the Caxys

as most of those seniors

had been four-year varsity

players. And while they

had success in the record

books, the thing that stood

out most about last year’s

squad was its chemistry.

In their absence, coach

Paul Makovec is looking

for his team to not only

looking come together on

the field, but off it as well.

As non-league members,

LFA can pick and choose

it’s own schedule, he said,

and could easily craft one

in its favor.

But that’s not what he

is trying to teach his team

that soccer is about.

“First and foremost is

I think these guys need

to realize that they’re a

team now,” Makovec said.

“We’ve had such great

leadership over the last

few years ... and we actually

carried a much bigger

roster. We had a really, really

strong class last year

and most of those kids

were on varsity for four

years. They brought an energy

and excitement to the

team ... We’re just kind of

assuming [the chemistry]

is going to be there because

it’s going to be there,

so some of these boys need

to step up and fill those


The Caxys have proven

they can play — and win

— starting the season with

a 2-1 victory over Deerfield

Aug. 22 in the North

Shore Shootout at Lake

Forest. And that was on

just one day’s practice.

With the campus’ dorms

not officially opening until

Aug. 20, the Caxys had

just one official practice

together before starting

play. So to see his team

come together so quickly,

was a positive sign for the

LFA coach that the chemistry

he is hoping for was


The squad is looking to

three players in particular

to carry over what they

learned and pass it on to

the newcomers. Players the

likes of Dieter Villegas, a

Mexican-born athlete and

All-School president, is a

“great leader,” Makovec

said, with a talented leg. In

fact, Villegas will also be

kicking for the LFA football

team this season.

Senior Ian Strudwick

will school his teammates

on scoring, having broken

the Caxys’ program record

last season. He along with

Jack Mahon and Villegas

will be Makovec’s go-to

players at each level on the


“[Strudwick is] kind

of the fire power up front

for us. Dieter plays in the

middle. Jack Mahon, he’s

our centerback, so we kind

of have a guy at each level

that’s coming back and

being leaders,” the LFA

coach said. “We haven’t

done captains yet even

those we’ve played games,

but there’s a good chance

they’ll be in the mix.”

Having lost such a large

number of seniors, Makovec

said he knows other

teams will see the Caxys

as weakened. But he is

hoping some of the players

who have moved up

display the “hungry and

gritty” attitude they gained

waiting for their shot on

varsity and that it translates

on the field — in

more ways than one.

“For us, it isn’t and it’s

never been about records,”

the LFA coach said. “...

We don’t ever have our

record be a factor in our

goal. These are fairly subjective

goals that are hard

to measure because we

want our kids to fill those

holes, become a team.

There’s a higher mountain

to climb this year because

of the gaps from last year

in terms of getting back to

that level. One of them is

we want these kids to love

[soccer], to come out everyday

and want to work

hard for each other. We

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play soccer the right way.”

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Girls tennis

Scouts top Glenbrook South, finish fifth at NT Invite

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

New Trier and Highland

Park are no strangers to

playing one another.

After the Trevians and

Giants finished in a sixthplace

tie at the Class 2A

state tournament last year,

the teams placed second

and third, respectively, at

the New Trier Tennis Invite

Saturday, Aug. 26.

The Trevians fell 4-1 to

Stevenson in the championship


“All the girls played

well, which was the most

important thing,” New

Trier coach Jerry Morse-

Karzen said. “This was

our first match of the year.

There was good competition.

We knew Stevenson

was the favorite to win

state this year. We went

toe to toe with them.

“We played well and all

the matches were really

very close. We were right

in there. As much as I’d

always like to win, I was

very pleased with how the

team played.”

Lake Forest defeated

Glenbrook South 4-1 in

the fifth place match. The

team went 3-1 over the

course of the two-day


Scouts’ No. 1 Kiley

Rabjohns breezed past

GBS’s Vanessa Uaisaner

(GBS) 6-0, 6-1. Emily

Gorczynski, the Scouts’

No. 2, also had an easy

going in her match, winning

6-0, 6-0 over her Titans’

counterpart Rachel


In doubles, the No. 2

team of Kelly Kunz and

Gabby Jakubowski picked

up a win, but needed

three sets to do it. After

winning the first set 6-2,

GBS rebounded with a

6-4 win of its own. Kunz

and Jakubowski sealed

the deal in Set 3, however,

winning 11-9.

Teresa Fawcett and

Grace Gesheidle played

as the No. 3 duo for LF

and notched a 7-5, 2-6,

10-2 win over Glenbrook


The Scouts’ only blemish

came in the No. 1

doubles spot. Salma Alsikaki

and Olivia Wheldon

won Set 1 for Lake Forest

6-2, but dropped the second

1-6. GBS proved too

much for them, however,

as they fell 10-7 in Set 3.

The Scouts opened the

tournament with a 5-0

shutout over New Trier’s

green squad on Friday,

Aug. 25.

Lake Forest ran into

some trouble in its second

match, however, as Fremd

blanked the Scouts 5-0.

They rebounded with

a 3-2 victory over Glenbrook

North to land themselves

in the fifth place

match. Rabjohns picked

up the lone win on singles,

winning in straight

sets 6-0, 6-0.

Nika Belova and Cody

Avis played as the No. 1

doubles duo against GBN

and won easily 6-1, 6-2.

Julianna Roman and

Emily Asmussen played at

No. 2 and notched a 6-1,

6-4 win for the Scouts’


Alex Slomba, playing

in the No. 2 singles position,

dropped her match

6-1, 6-0 to GBN’s Grace


In doubles, the No.3 duo

of Lucy Rubenstein and

Keaton Wilhelm forced a

third set with Glenbrook

North. After winning the

first set 6-3, the Scouts’

duo was blanked in the

second 6-0. Set 3 turned

out to be a battle, but Lake

Forest eventually fell 10-5

to round out the matches.

Stevenson’s Zoe Taylor

defeated New Trier senior

Amia Ross 6-4, 5-7, 10-6

in the No. 1 singles match.

In the No. 1 doubles

match, Stevenson’s Kate

Harvey and Elizabeth Ferdman

topped the Trevians

duo of Ali Benedetto and

Emily Dale, 6-4, 6-4.

“Amia played Zoe Taylor,

who is certainly one

of the top kids statewide,”

Morse-Korzen said. “She

went to a super breaker

with her and was knocking

at the door for a possible

win. So for Amia,

that was good stuff. Amia

has been very solid. [Ali

and Emily] played a good

doubles team. Kate Harvey

is a former state doubles

champ [in 2014]. [Ali

and Emily] lost a close

doubles match. If a few

points had been different,

maybe Ali and Emily

could’ve ended up winning

that match.”

Although Ross played

singles against Stevenson,

she typically plays doubles.

Ross and Michelle

Capone took fifth place at

state last year.

“It just shows how talented

Amia is,” Morse-

Karzen said. “She’s been

so successful playing doubles

at state. She got fifth

last year in the state and

was All-State first team.

She’s very good in singles.

It’s nice to have the

ability to be able to play

Amia either in singles or

doubles and know she’s

going to be able to be successful.

It’s a nice option

to have as a coach.”

Like Ross, Benedetto

competed against Stevenson

in a different position

than she found herself at

state last year. Despite

playing doubles against

Stevenson, Benedetto

competed in singles at

state last year, bowing out

of the tournament in the

second round of the consolation


“Ali had a great season

last season at state,”

Morse-Karzen said. “She

had a tough draw. She

had two good players in

the first round and the

second round in the back

draw and she was out. It’s

always good to have done

something once. You get a

feel for it and you’re more

comfortable the next time

you come to it.”

Morse-Karzen has seen

Benedetto’s game improve

since last year’s

freshman season.

“She’s always been very

poised,” Morse-Karzen

said. “She still has that

same poise and she’s got

a little more power. She’s

bigger and she’s grown

three, four or five inches

or so. She’s got a little

more power. Her game

is very complete. She’s

not one dimensional. She

can pop, drive a top spin,

slice, drop shot and volley.

She’s got a nice overall

game, which is great to

have and gives you lots of

options also. Ali is getting

better. She was good last

year and I think she’s gotten

better since last year.”

The Giants defeated

Fremd for third place,

3-2. Highland Park junior

Lily Tiemeyer and sophomore

Halle Michael were

doubles partners for the

first time against Fremd

and won the No. 1 doubles

match against the Vikings,

7-5, 6-0.

“I thought it went really

well,” Tiemeyer said.

“It was a lot of fun. We

tried really hard. I’m really

happy. We all worked

really hard to get the win

against the other school.

I’m really happy that we

really helped in getting

that win too. I just feel really

happy to get third.”

And her partner agreed.

“It was our first time

playing together and I

think we did a good job

communicating and just

doing what we need to

do,” Michael said.

Tiemeyer and Michael

both competed at state last

year. Tiemeyer played singles

and Michael played

doubles with senior Devin

Davidson. Tiemeyer went

0-2 at state, while Michael

and Davidson bowed out

of the tournament in the

fourth round of the consolation

bracket. Although

Tiemeyer played singles

at state in 2016, she is

no stranger to playing

doubles. Tiemeyer played

with junior Monique

Brual in doubles at state

in 2015 where the duo

bowed out of the tournament

in the fifth round of

the consolation bracket.

“It was my second time

going to state [in 2016],”

Tiemeyer said. “It was different.

My first year I was

playing doubles and my

second year I was playing

singles. It was a really

good experience to see

who’s out there and who’s

playing. It made me want

to work even harder in the

offseason and work on a

bunch of a different things

with my mental game and

my strokes and stuff.”

Michael feels the opportunity

to compete at

state last year as a freshman

was beneficial and

she improved her mental

game in the offseason.

“It was my first time going

to state and I think it

was a really cool experience

because there were a

lot of good players,” Michael

said. “It shows me

what’s out there and what

the competition is and it

just makes you want to

work harder and be the

best player I can be. My

mental game has probably

gotten a little stronger because

that hasn’t been my

best game. But working

on that during the offseason

has definitely helped

for this season so far. Even

at state, it’s hard to have

a strong mental game the

whole entire time, so that

was something I definitely

wanted to work on and I

think I improved.”

It’s nearly two months

until Highland Park has

the opportunity to compete

at state again from

Oct. 19-21. Even so, the

Giants are looking to improve

upon last year’s

sixth place finish and are

aiming for Top 3 this year.

“[Coach Steve] Rudman

says the goal for the

team is to get around third

place,” Tiemeyer said.

“My goal would be helping

and winning and getting

really good and playing

good people and being

competitive with them.”

“My goal is just playing

the best that I can so that

when it comes to the time

for sectionals or state I’m

ready all-around mentally

and physically just to do

what I need to do,” Michael


Glenbrook North was

eighth, falling 3-2 to Barrington

in the seventh

place match. Loyola also

competed, winning the

13th place match 4-1.

Additional reporting by

Sports Editor Erin Redmond.

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Girls Swimming and Diving

Lake Forest relays provide early, fun test for local swimmers

Host Scouts take

ninth place at meet

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

The many swimmers

and teams competing in

the Lake Forest Scout Relays

Saturday, Aug. 26,

believe it’s a very fun way

to begin the season with

several different relay

events they won’t otherwise

compete in during

the season.

Lake Forest coach Carolyn

Grevers believes this is

the perfect way to start the


The Scouts took ninth

as a team and tallied 185

points. And while they

didn’t win, the event was a

fun learning experience for

the young squad.

“This is a fun meet but

it’s also meant to be challenging,”

Grevers said.

“It helps bring the team

together and it’s been a

great way to get the season

going since we started

it four years ago. Kendra

Joachim won the [sophomore]

100 (55.67) and she

was outstanding. Our IM

relay got third [Ashley Updike,

Joachim, Miki Boveri,

Catherine Terkildsen,


Ashley Updike was also

second in the sophomore

50 (25.46).

Although the Scouts are

young, they are about as

ready to begin a season as

Grevers has seen from her


“I haven’t had a team

with this type of energy

in my 15 years of coaching

here,” Grevers said.

“They’re a young team but

they’re pushing and doing

everything for each other.”

Glenbrook South swimmer

Kate Solem has now

participated in the Scout

Relays three years and

continues to enjoy it.

“It’s a really nice way

to start the season,” Solem

said. “There’s a lot of energy

among everyone here

and the crowd is cheering

really loud. It’s always

one of my favorite meets

because there are a lot of

unique events.”

One was the 800-yard

freestyle combo relay

where someone from each

class swims a leg of the

relay. Although Solem is

a distance swimmer, it’s

still not an easy event. But

she, along with Emsela

Orucevic, Alexis Kachkin

and Bella Del Muro, finished

second in 8 minutes,

17.16 seconds.

“The 800 is definitely

one of the more challenging

events,” Solem said.

“It’s a hard event physically

and an even harder

one mentally. But we were

all in it together and did

a good job pushing ourselves.

That’s what helped

us do well.”

The Titans were fourth at

the 13 team meet with 342

points. Kachkin won the

sophomore 50 free (24.59),

while Orucevic (26.51) and

Catherine Devine (25.15)

were second in the freshman

and junior 50.

Glenbrook South took

third in the 500 free crescendo

relay with Catherine

Devine, Kachkin,

Orucevic and Solem

(4:51.74) and the 200

free relay with Erin Nitahara,

Nikki Dontcheva,

Chloe Konrad and Devine


Highland Park was seventh

with several strong

performances and was well

suited for the 400 individual

medley where everyone

swims every medley

event. The Giants relay of

Sarah Fishbein, Selin Sonmez,

Hannah Wander and

Abby Smith was second


“We have a lot of good

IM’ers and that showed

in this event,” Smith said.

“All four of us did a good

job at being effective on every

stroke. I’ve been training

every day in the offseason.

I feel more prepared

and I think everyone on

our team is ready to have a

strong season.”

Hannah Wander was

also part of the winning

200 breaststroke relay with

Sonmez, Fishbein and Rachel

Wander (2:13.50). The

Scout Relays are exactly

the type of meet she enjoys.

“I love relays and the

breaststroke is my event

which I get to do in a few

relays here,” Hannah Wander

said. “It makes it really

fun. I think this also builds

team camaraderie which is

what you want in the first

meet of the season.”

Smith was also second in

the junior 100 free (55.72).

Glenbrook North’s Natalie

Horwitz has been competing

in relays with teammates

Tiffany Qiao and

Ellen Gilbert for the last

few years. And she loves

closing out a meet in the

400 free. These three, along

with Maggie Li, finished

third in 3:46.51.

“The 400 relay is my favorite

event,” Horwitz said.

“The past three years I’ve

competed with Ellen and

Tiffany. We do that every

meet. We don’t have Sabrina

[Baxamusa] anymore

but know we can rely on

each other. And I love the

feeling of beating out the

team in the lane next to


Qiao took third in the senior

100 free (55.74) as did

the same four in the 200

butterfly relay (1:49.81).

GBN was eighth (224).


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fall apart. It’s not enjoyable.”

Highland Park’s defense

helped deny seven shots

on goal, but a late blunder

put the game out of reach

for good. While Danneker

got one last touch on the

ball, the Giants essentially

knocked his shot into their

own goal to put the Scouts

up 4-1 in the 70th minute.

“Our three seniors in

the midfield — Jake Danneker,

Austin Pinderski and

Christophe Wettermann —

did a good job controlling

the game, kinda dominated

the game,” Scouts coach

Rob Perry said. “Jake has

probably been the best

player in both games and

he was finding people today,

being creative. Those

three guys are leading us

and Joey Williams and Jack

Page, they played well. It’s

a great group of seniors.

They’re leading and they’re

helping out our new guys.”

The Giants (1-3) opened

the season with a win over

Hoffman Estates on Aug.

21. Their struggles from

the LF match continued,

however, when they were

shutout 2-0 by Deerfield

in the seventh place match

Saturday, Aug. 26.

“I think our physicality

and our intensity [needs

work],” the HP coach said.

“We let them win every

header in the first 20 minutes,

it was a free win for

them and it just put us on

the defensive. We have

to win some 50/50 balls.

We need to take control

of things instead of letting

things get dictated

to us.”

The win gave the Scouts

(1-2) a new sense of confidence.

Lake Forest wasn’t

able to get past Carmel in

the fifth place match, however,

falling 4-2 on Aug.


Lake Forest Academy

finished fourth after its

shutout loss, 3-0, to Lakes

in the third place game.

“[This tournament is]

great because I think all

eight teams are pretty

even,” Perry said. “… It’s

a real even eight teams,

so it’s a great test to find

out where you’re at. It’s

three games to find your

strengths and expose your

weaknesses. It’s a great

kick-off for the rest of the


Lake Forest junior Kean O’Connor (back) tries to work the ball away from Highland

Park’s Ronin Moore. Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media

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QB Mislinski shines in Scouts’ debut

Lake Forest downs

Glenbard East in


David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

The first game of the

season is an exciting time

for a football team, but

there can also be some

nerves when you go on

the field.

Lake Forest had to deal

with some unanticipated

adversity in its season

opener against Glenbard

East Friday, Aug. 25, and

the host Scouts faced a

six-point deficit late in the

first half.

But they settled down

and, led by quarterback

Jack Mislinski, who had

139 passing yards, 124

rushing yards and three

touchdowns for the Scouts,

and scored 28 unanswered

to take control and beat the

Rams 38-23.

“The first half was certainly

not our best half,”

Lake Forest coach Chuck

Spagnoli said. “We started

great, but they got some

tipped ball catches and

we made some mistakes.

We weren’t sharp. I don’t

know if it was a lack of

experience or not. But we

were able to get momentum

and go into halftime

with the lead. With kids,

doubt can creep in but I

think we did a good job

staying poised.”

The Scouts’ newlyminted

QB agreed.

“There seemed like there

may have been some butterflies

for the first game,”

Mislinksi said. “But after

the first half, we played

more physical and did the

things we had been practicing

all summer. I didn’t

know what to expect in my

first start as quarterback,

but this moment is what I

prepared for. While there

may be some things to

work on, I think the team

handled themselves very


Trailing 16-10, Mislinski

put the Scouts back on

top for good finding Ryan

Cekay for a 26-yard touchdown

pass making it 17-16

with 1:50 left in the half.

Then Mislinski broke free

for a 57-yard touchdown

run on the opening drive of

the second half to put Lake

Forest ahead 24-16.

“It was a zone read,”

Mislinski said. “I’ve been

working on that all summer

and I’m at the point

now where I’m comfortable

with it. The sea parted

thanks to the o-line and

there was open space the

rest of the way.”

Mislinski’s 17-yard run

with under five minutes

left in the third increased

the advantage to 31-16.

“There may have been

some things [Mislinski]

did early on we may not

have been enamored with

but he did a good job controlling

his emotions,”

Spagnoli said. “I think

he played well within

the means of our offense.

That’s what will be key for

him in the first few games.

Things will come to him

better with more repetition.”

The Scouts added another

score with four minutes

left in the game on Bryan

Ooms’ 3-yard touchdown

run set up by Jacob Thomas’

huge 54-yard run. The

Rams scored with a minute

and a half left on a 33-

yard touchdown pass from

backup quarterback Jared

Scouts’ quarterback Jack Mislinski (center) awaits the snap with Jack VanHyfte during the season opener against

Glenbard East Friday, Aug. 25, at Lake Forest. PHOTOS Aimee Bernardi Messner/22nd Century Media

Rech to Ben Campos.

Lake Forest scored the

first 10 points as Ryan

Marquis recovered a fumble

on the opening kickoff

leading to Jack Brush’s 28-

yard field goal. Jack Van-

Hyfte’s 2-yard touchdown

run increased the lead. But

then the Rams seized momentum

when a 70-yard

pass from Bret Bushka to

Matt Shockey set up Bushka’s

2-yard touchdown


Glenbard East took the

lead on Bushka’s 1-yard

touchdown pass to Kenny

Adam, but the extra point

was blocked. After the

Rams recovered a Scouts’

fumble, Rech’s 27-yard

field goal made it 16-10

with just over three minutes

left in the half.

Lake Forest was glad

to open the season with

a win, especially in a

game where it struggled

in the first half. Now, the

Scouts look to get better

and learn from their mistakes.

“We were happy to be

facing another team because

we had seen a lot

of each other the last few

weeks,” Spagnoli said.

“Right now the win is

what matters. But hopefully

we got this out of

our system. We can’t continue

to put ourselves in a

position where we aren’t

taking advantage of the

opportunities we’re getting.

A lot of guys played

today and we saw plenty

of good things but also

mistakes that can be corrected.”

The Scouts (1-0) hit

the road to play St. Viator

(1-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday,

Sept. 1, in Arlington


Spencer Yauch (51) chases down Glenbard East

quarterback Bret Bushka.

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Aimee Bernardi Messner


Three Stars

1. Jack Mislinski

(above). The

Scouts senior won

the quarterback


and proved he

earned it in the

Scouts’ season

opening win over

Glenbard East. He

accounted for 139

passing yards, 124

rushing yards and

three touchdowns.

2. Sarah Considine.

The Lake Forest

field hockey player

combined for three

goals and two

assists through

three games last

week for LF. Her

efforts helped the

Scouts start 3-0.

3. Christophe

Wettermann The

Scouts’ senior

midfielder struck

for two goals in

Lake Forest’s 4-1

win over Highland

Park Aug. 24.

Boys Soccer

Scouts’ offense ignites against HP

Erin Redmond, Sports Editor

Lake Forest struck early

and often in its 4-1 win

over Highland Park Thursday,

Aug. 24, at home.

The victory was imperative

for the Scouts, who

opened their tournament

— the North Shore Shootout

— with a 3-1 loss to

Dundee-Crown on Aug.


And Lake Forest wasted

no time getting to work.

Senior midfielder Christophe

Wettermann struck

twice within the first eight

minutes. His first was an

easy tap in from in front of

the net in the fourth minute.

Wettermann found the

net again just moments

later on the second of two

early penalty kicks the

Scouts were awarded.

“I thought we played


Game of the Week:

• Loyola Academy (0-1) vs. Bishop Amat

(Calif.) (0-1) at New Trier

Other matchups:

• New Trier (1-0) at Warren (0-1)

• Highland Park (0-1) at Lakes (1-0)

• Glenbrook South (1-0) hosts St. Patrick (0-1)

• Glenbrook North (1-0) at Grant (0-1)

• Lake Forest (1-0) at St. Viator (1-0)

• Lake Forest Academy (1-0) at Alden-Hebron


• Maine South (1-0) hosts Lincoln-Way East


Listen Up

“For us, it isn’t and it’s never been about records. ... We

don’t ever have our record be a factor in our goal.”

Paul Makovec — Lake Forest Academy boy’s soccer coach on his

team’s objectives for the season.

well through the middle,”

Wettermann said. “It

helped build up on the

wings and that’s how our

first goal came. … We did

well, our big guys used

their bodies like Alan [Cecherz],

he used his body to

score a goal as well. I just

feel like we used our bodies

and played well.”

Wettermann and fellow

senior mids, Jake Danneker

and Austin Pinderski,

helped control the tempo

of the game and maintain

the 2-0 lead at the half.

The Scouts had chances

to pad the lead before the

break, however, when

Alex White fed Alan Cecherz

a pass right in front

of the Giants’ net, but it

was scooped up almost

immediately by goalie Roi





• Loyola 24, Bishop Amat 14.

Both powers are 0-1 and in

need of a win. The Ramblers win

one for Illinois.

• New Trier

• Highland Park

• St. Patrick

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Maine South


tune in

Cecherz was able to find

the back of the net in the

51st minute off a pass from

Pinderski to put Lake Forest

up 3-0.

The goal seemed to energize

the Giants, who

answered almost immediately.

Senior forward Jeyson

Vasquez sent a rocket

past the hands of John

Walsh — who took over

as netminder in the second

half — to get the Giants on

the board.

That was all Highland

Park could muster up, despite

firing shot after shot

on Walsh as the clock

wound down. Vasquez,

Joey Schwartz, Emmanuel

Guzman Vega and Dario

Castillo all tried to get past

the sophomore goalie in

the final minutes, but were



Sports Editor

• Loyola 21, Bishop Amat 10.

Despite a slew of injuries, LA

kept things close in their Week

1 loss to Philips. Loyola has the

talent to finish 1-1 this week.

• New Trier

• Highland Park

• Glenbrook South

• Grant

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Lincoln-Way East


Michal Dwojak |

Assistant Editor

• Loyola 21, Bishop Amat 17. The

Ramblers rebound with a big

win after a tough loss to Phillips

to open the season.

• New Trier

• Lakes

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• St. Viator

• Alden-Hebron

• Maine South


The Scouts look to start out 2-0 as they hit the

road to take on St. Viator in Arlington Heights.

• Lake Forest at St. Viator, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Justin Illes (left) battles with Lake Forest’s Alan

Cecherz for the ball during the North Shore Shootout

Thursday, Aug. 24, at Lake Forest. Erin Redmond/22nd

Century Media



Sports Editor

• Loyola 21, Bishop Amat 20.

Loyola bounces back with

another close game, this one

ending in their favor.

• New Trier

• Highland Park

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Maine South


“We’ve been struggling,”

Giants coach Blake

Novotny said. “What I’ll

say is [it’s] either heart or

effort this year. My guys

have a nice skill set. Quite

a few of them are younger,

so I don’t know if they’re

quite in tune with the intensity

of the games or the

physicality of the games.

“We’ve just been playing

real timid and some

guys are just not stepping

up. When they get frustrated,

they go away from the

game plan and then things

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25 - Athlete of the Week

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Contributing Editor

• Bishop Amat 21, Loyola 20.

Early season injuries plague LA

as Bishop Amat does enough to

hand Loyola a second loss.

• New Trier

• Highland Park

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• St. Viator

• Lake Forest Academy

• Maine South

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Erin

Redmond. Send any questions or comments

to e.redmond@22ndcenturymedia.com

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