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26 | November 9, 2017 | The lake forest leader SPORTS PGA From Page 31 his career by defeating Al Geiberger by one stroke at the Hawaiian Open. He shot a 14 under par 274 (68-68-70-68). Some of the sport’s most accomplished players finished behind them. The VIP list included Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Billy Casper, Hale Irwin, Ben Crenshaw and Ray Floyd. On the plane ride back to the mainland Groh said he showed his wife, Fay, the $44,000 paycheck he had earned for winning the tournament and told her: “We’ve got it made. Higher Cut Styles Built for the Changing Weather Ahead 608 990 1400 I’ll never have to work again.” He played in the Masters and the U.S. Open later that year and ended the year with $68,296 in earnings, putting him 31st on the list of PGA moneywinners. But there were no more major triumphs on the PGA tour. “I got stuck,” recalled Groh. “My last year was 1980. I made $35,000 and I spent $35,000. “And then the job at Bob O’Link opened up and I stayed there until I retired 35 years later.” While working as head pro at the Highland Park course, Groh won eight major state tournaments, 608 MID 990 MID 1400 BOOT The feel of a lightweight everyday trainer with the protection of an outdoor mid-cut. Our premiere 990 series now in a mid-cut with a lugged outsole and a weather-resistant upper. Waterproof and ready for winter with a leather upper, gusseted tongue and extra support. Vote for Athlete of the Month Help support young athletes. Vote online November 10 - 25 at: including the 1994 Illinois Open, and four Illinois PGA titles, the last in 2002 at age 57. In senior competition he won 15 significant state tournaments from 1995 through 2004. He was undefeated in Radix Cup play from 1986- 1999, compiling a 10-3-2 record. “He was the man to beat for a generation,” Cronin said. “You would have to go a long way in this section to find a player with as much daring as Gary.” During the course of his career, Groh also established seven course records, one of which is a 64 at Ballybunion in Ireland. Congratulations to this week’s Athlete of the Week. We’re pleased to be a sponsor of this program. New Balance North Shore 610 Central Avenue • Port Clinton Square Downtown Highland Park 847-266-8323 • Open 7 Days • Athlete of the Week 10 Questions with Kendra Joachim Kendra Joachim is a sophomore at Lake Forest High School and is a swimmer on the varsity team for the school. How did you get started swimming? I had been taking swim lessons since I was about 2 or 3 [years old]. When I was in first grade I broke my arm and the doctor said that swimming would be good for me. I wasn’t really moving up in swim lessons, so I just decided to start swim team and it kind of continued on from there. Why do you love the sport? I really like the people. It’s a great community. I have a lot of friends from all over the state and a couple that are from different states. It’s just great to see them. Do you have any superstitions that you do before a race? I have a specific color of nail polish I like to wear for big meets and I also have a pair of stripped socks that I wear. [The nail polish] is blue and purple, and in the light it turns purple; it’s like a color changing [polish]. What is your favorite race to swim? Probably the 500-yard [freestyle] or the 100-yard [butterfly]. I guess I kind of like how there is a little bit of a strategical aspect to it because you have to learn how to pace yourself and swim your own race and not kind of pay attention to what other people are doing. What race is your least favorite to swim? Probably anything breaststroke, I do not like breaststroke at all. I can never really get the rhythm right and if I do the kick too much my knees start to hurt a little bit. What are your goals going into the sectional race? I really want to make State in the events that I’m swimming, so that’s the main goal for sectionals. I’m swimming the 500- free, 100-fly and two relays. What is the best advice you’ve gotten from Coach Caroline Grevers? Probably to just always stay positive and to always be there for each other. She always tells us to have a good time and just know that everyone else is going through the same thing you are and that everyone is going to be there for you and 22nd Century Media File Photo to be there for each other, also. What is a hobby you do outside of swimming? I like reading a lot. I read a lot of young adult books. I recently read the whole “Harry Potter” series [by J.K. Rowling] over the summer. What was your favorite book from the ‘Harry Potter’ series? Probably, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” I had read the fifth book in sixth grade, but at that time I didn’t like reading as much. A couple years ago I started liking it again and then I took the task of reading them all over the summer. If you could go on a dream vacation, where would you go? Probably to Japan. I’ve always really like the culture and I’ve always been interested in Japanese history. I also really like the food, so that always helps. Interview by Sports Editor Brittany Kapa SPORTS the lake forest leader | November 9, 2017 | 27 Field hockey Local athletes take part in all-star game Michael Wojtychiw Sports Editor This Week In Scouts varsity athletics Girls Diving ■Nov. ■ 11 - at Vernon Hills Sectional Illinois Field Hockey and Windy City hosted its second annual Windy City Field Hockey High School All-Star Classic Oct. 29, at Northwestern’s Lakeside Field in Evanston. The game, played one day after Lake Forest’s 2-0 win over North Shore Country Day in the state title game, featured 40 players from 21 high schools. Lake Forest, North Shore Country Day, New Trier and Glenbard West, the top four teams in the state, each had four players representing their squads during the game. The game ended in a 1-0 win for the Navy squad on a goal scored by a player from Edwardsville High School, the only school outside of the Chicagoland area represented during the game. 22nd Century Media was at the game and had an opportunity to talk to team members from some of the local schools. What they’re saying “This is really cool because I know that field hockey, especially at my school, is a pretty young program. So getting involved with all these schools that are more experienced is cool to be in the mix with all these talented players and to have this opportunity and to play one last game in this setting, on this field, is an honor.” -Nancy Iden, HP forward “I think it’s a big honor, showing that everything I’ve worked for, with my team, has helped me to Cat Nicholson, Lake Forest midfielder, pictured here during the field hockey state finals game, participated in the Windy City Field Hockey high School All-Star Classic. 22nd Media File Photo get a place like this and be able to showcase everything I’ve been working on. This weekend’s been surreal; it’s been awesome.” -Cat Nicholson, LF midfielder “This is great. It’s really fun to be able to play with everyone because I only know like half the girls and they’re from all over. That’s fun. Playing on this field is so great. My high school plays on grass, so this is quite a change from that because it’s faster and easier to move the ball. That’s what makes it fun.” -Izzy Moody, LFA defender “It’s an honor to get selected to play in the All- Star game, it gives you a lot of confidence and shows that you’re playing with the best people in the state. The game is really fun and gives us a chance just to show everyone why we deserve to be there and our achievements throughout the season.” -Anya Kavanagh, LA forward “Being nominated for the all-star game was definitely an honor this year. I went last year as well and both years it has definitely been a competitive game with great players. I didn’t know a lot of the girls on my team so it was fun to play with different schools and girls of different ages. The level of play was very high and competitive but fun at the same time, and I think it elevated all of us to play with the best in the state.” -Xas Morgan, NSCDS midfielder “It’s awesome because a lot of these girls are my friends and teammates 22CM student-athletes on All-Star Game Rosters White Student-Athlete School Position Alexandra Morgan North Shore Country Day School Midfield Amy Griffin New Trier High School Defender Cat Nicholson Lake Forest High School Midfield Emma Lauber New Trier High School GK Grace Ballestrery Loyola Academy Defender Grace McGowan Lake Forest High School Midfield Jessica Hourihane North Shore Country Day School Forward Lena Ansari Lake Forest Academy Forward Nancy Iden Highland Park High School Forward Shannon Schmitt Glenbrook South High School Forward Navy Abby Renaud North Shore Country Day School GK Anya Kavanagh Loyola Academy Forward Izzy Moody Lake Forest Academy Defender Jenn Kirby New Trier High School Midfield Julia Fortier North Shore Country Day School Defender Lucy Murray New Trier High School Defender Maggie Mick Lake Forest High School Midfield MaryJane McNary Glenbrook South High School Defender Sarah Considine Lake Forest High School Defender from club. We haven’t played much together because of high school season, so it’s fun to reunite. It used to be a little nerve wracking playing in games like these, but I forget I’m an underclassman and go out and have fun.” -MJ McNary, GBS defender Girls Swimming ■Nov. ■ 11 - at Vernon Hills Sectional Boys Hockey Varsity Blue ■Nov. ■ 11 - at Latin, 6:30 p.m. ■Nov. ■ 12 - hosts Loyola Maroon, 7:30 p.m. ■Nov. ■ 15 - hosts D155 Predators, 8 p.m. Varsity Gold ■Nov. ■ 12 - at Crystal Lake South, 5:50 p.m. ■Nov. ■ 14 - at D211 Chiefs, 9:10 p.m. Girls Hockey ■Nov. ■ 13 - hosts Fenwick, 8 p.m. Caxys varsity athletics Boys Hockey ■Nov. ■ 10-12 - at MPHL Kickoff Tournament Wildcats varsity athletics Girls Basketball ■Nov. ■ 14 - at Northtown Academy Tournament, 7 p.m. ■Nov. ■ 15 - at Uplift Tournament, 6 p.m. Calling all PET BOUTIQUES WALKERS GROOMERS BOARDERS & MORE! DOES YOUR BUSINESS PAMPER PETS? Advertise Today! Contact the Classified Department 708-326-9170