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34 | January 25, 2018 | The lake forest leader SPORTS high school highlights The rest of the week in high school sports Girls Basketball Lake Forest 61, Lakes 34 Halle Douglass led her team to another win Jan. 15 at home with 14 points. The team’s win over Lake Villa marked their fourth win of the MLK tournament at Lake Forest. The team won their tournament and improve to 17-7 for the season. Lily Trkla and Grace Tirzmalis contributed 12 points each in the final game. Lake Forest 62, Buffalo Grove 40 Grace Tirzmalis scored 18 points Jan. 15 at home during a game against Buffalo Grove at Lake Forest’s MLK Tournament. Halle Douglass helped with 16 points and three steals. Audrey Kaus led the team in rebounds with six. Athlete of the Week 10 Questions with Kennedy Stein Kennedy Stein is a sophomore at Lake Forest High School and is a forward on the Scouts hockey team. Don’t just list your real estate property... 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What is the most challenging part of the sport? Sometimes it’s hard to get into a game if you’re not focused or ready for it, that can be hard. But once you’re in the game then you’re ready to go. Why did you want to play for the Scouts and Team Illinois? For the high school I like playing because I have friends from school that I can play with. It’s people from six different schools, so I get to know a lot more people. For Team Illinois it’s more competitive and you just get to meet more people. I like playing for two teams, it gives me a lot to do. What is a goal of yours for the season with the Scouts? It’s just to win a few games and have fun with my team. Who is your favorite professional athlete? I really like Jonathan Toews. I think he’s a really smart hockey player and he always knows what’s going on on the ice. He’s also been playing for a really long time, so I just look up to him as a role model. What do you think about the success of the USA Women’s hockey team? It’s really cool to watch the recent games and I’m excited for the Olympics to come up. It’s cool to see not just professional men hockey players, now there’s a new women’s Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media hockey league so it’s cool to see that start to develop. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? I’ve always wanted to go to Australia because I think it’s really nice there. We always have cold weather here, so it would be nice to go somewhere war for a change. I could do more outdoor activities instead of being in an ice rink all day. What is your favorite subject in school? I really like math. My mom is a math tutor, so it’s just what she does and I like doing it too. What is your go-to drink at Starbucks? I either get hot chocolate or green tea lemonade. Interview by Sports Editor Brittany Kapa SPORTS the lake forest leader | January 25, 2018 | 35 Girls Hockey No goalie, no problem: Scouts step up in absence Gary Larsen Freelance Reporter It’s not common for both teams to skate away happy after a 4-1 hockey game, but Glenbrook and Lake Forest managed the feat. Glenbrook was pleased with its solid play throughout its win at the Northbrook Sports Center on Saturday, Jan. 20, especially after a choppy performance one day prior in a loss to Naper Valley. “We had a tough night last night in Naperville. They took it to us,” Glenbrook coach Steve Hamelin said. “Tonight it was hard work, we played as a team and kept it simple, and were very disciplined. We won the foot battles and kept the pressure on.” The offensive star for Glenbrook was stalwart senior defenseman Koby Wilcox, who scored the first and fourth goals in the win. Chloe Carroll and Alicia Kim scored the other two goals for Glenbrook. Kim liked the way her side bounced back after the loss to Naper Valley. Lake Forest’s Sarah Newtown (left) tries to clear Glenbrook’s Alicia Kim (right) in front of the net Saturday, Jan. 20 at Northbrook Sports Center. Photos by Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media “We had opportunities in that game but at times we weren’t communicating, and that’s what broke our defense down,” Kim said. “But not tonight. And I think we have a good chance to win it all if we keep progressing the way we have been.” Lake Forest was happy with its effort against defending state champion Glenbrook, especially since Scouts defenseman Hannah Matthews was forced to play in net with starting goalie Amanda Peter absent Hannah Matthews, normally a defenseman, plays in net against Glenbrook. due to injury. Matthews is a defenseman whose experience in net consisted of one threeon-three game during the spring of 2017 and one practice leading up to Saturday’s game. She borrowed goalie equipment from her younger sister Sarah, an eighth-grader who plays goalie for the Falcons U14 team. Matthews made 24 saves on Saturday and wasn’t particularly nervous heading into the game. “It was fun and I was super excited,” she said. “The hard part was just trying to figure out the different muscle movements. I watched (Sarah) play yesterday and I was watching the other goalie, too.” Lake Forest coach Liz Zorn was grateful for the effort that Matthews gave her. “She volunteered and jumped right in. She was awesome,” Zorn said. “We had a good game. Our defense played well, our offense was getting shots off, and we played with energy.” Matthews appreciated the effort that defensemen Annika Sornson, Jessica Krug, Sarah Newtown, and Abby Benjamin put forth in front of her. “They blocked a lot of shots for me and they cleaned the puck pretty efficiently, so that was really helpful,” Matthews said. “I thought as a team we played really well.” Lake Forest led 1-0 in the first period on a Kennedy Stein goal but Wilcox tied the game on an assist from Carroll. Kim attacked the net from the right side and finished with a backhand shot in the second period, and three minutes later it was Kim’s rush up the ice and shot on net that allowed Carroll to bury the rebound to give Glenbrook a 3-1 lead. Addie Carr also assisted on Glenbrook’s third goal. Kim also defended hard throughout the win in a twoway effort that stood out. “(Kim’s) compete-level is off the charts,” Hamelin said. “She’s very coachable, she has some tenacity to her, and she wants to go to the net. She’s using her teammates well, too. “Eleni (Tasiopoulos) played really well, too. We needed a good all-around effort from everyone and we got it, but I thought that was probably the best game I’ve seen Alicia play this year.” Kim likes to play center but has mainly played wing for Glenbrook and the freshman can play almost anywhere on the ice. “I’ve played pretty much every position,” Kim said. “I started out as a defenseman so I’m defensive-minded and I’ve played center, too. So I know the offensive and defensive sides of the game. But I’m happy to play anywhere.” This Week In … Scouts Athletics Boys Basketball ■Jan. ■ 27 - at Warren Township, 5:30 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 30 - at Glenbrook South, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball ■Jan. ■ 27 - at Warren Township, 7 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 31 - at Libertyville, 7 p.m. Boys Swimming & Diving ■Jan. ■ 25 - hosts Mundelein (Senior Night), 5 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 30 - hosts Waukegan, 5 p.m. Wrestling ■Jan. ■ 26 - hosts Stevenson, 5:30 p.m. Girls Gymnastics ■Jan. ■ 25 - at NSC Championship, at Libertyville, 5:30 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 29 - at IHSA State Finals, 5:30 p.m. Boys Hockey ■Jan. ■ 28 - hosts D155 Predators, 8:50 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 29 - hosts Carmel, 9:10 p.m. Cheerleading ■Jan. ■ 27 - at IHSA State Finals, TBD Poms/Dance ■Jan. ■ 26-27 - at IHSA State Finals, TBD Caxys Athletics Boys Basketball ■Jan. ■ 26 - hosts CICS Longwood, 7 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 27 - at Monmouth- Roseville, 5 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 30 - at Highland Park, 6 p.m. Girls Basketball ■Jan. ■ 25 - hosts Round Lake, 6 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 26 - at Milwaukee Vincent, 6 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 30 - hosts Metea Valley, 6 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 31 - hosts Maine East, 6 p.m. Girls Ice Hockey ■Jan. ■ 28 - vs. Barrington (Johnny’s IceHouse East), 7:50 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 31 - hosts Maine High School, 6 p.m. Boys Ice Hockey ■Jan. ■ 25 - hosts Latin School of Chicago, 7 p.m. Prep Hockey ■Jan. ■ 26 - hosts MPHL Division Weekend vs. Shady Side, 10 a.m. ■Jan. ■ 26 - hosts MPHL Division Weekend vs. St. Francis, 6 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 27 - hosts MPHL Division Weekend vs. Gilmour, 12:15 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 27 - hosts MPHL Division Weekend vs. Chesire, 8:15 p.m. Squash Co-ed ■Jan. ■ 25 - hosts Beacon Academy, 5 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 31 - hosts Lake Forest High School, 4:30 p.m. Boys Swimming ■Jan. ■ 25 - hosts DeKalb High School, 4:30 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 27 - at Winter Splash Varsity, 9 a.m. WILDCATS Athletics Girls Basketball ■Jan. ■ 26 - hosts Cristo Rey/ St. Martin, 7:30 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 30 - hosts North Shore Country Day, 5:30 p.m. ■Jan. ■ 31 - at Elgin Academy, 5:30 p.m.