Glencoe’s Hometown Newspaper • November 7, 2019 • Vol. 5 No. 10 • $1 A



Blair Kelly, 5,

(center), of

Glencoe, smashes

a pumpkin with

the help of Stanley

Nitzberg (right)

and students from

Glencoe Central

School during the

second annual

Pumpkin Smash

Saturday, Nov. 2,

at the Glencoe


Garden. Taylor

Hartz/22nd Century




Boo Bash attracts

families for Halloween

fun, Page 3

open for


Resident behind

Winnetka’s new Sarah

Dippold Design, Page 7

Glencoe Community Garden offers alternative for residents throwing away pumpkins, Page 4

sketchy show

Glencoe gallery

exhibits unique

artwork at downtown

location, Page 10









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In this week’s


Police Reports.......................6

Pet of the Week........................8



Faith ............................................20

Dining Out21

Home of the Week22

Athlete of the Week25

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Fine Art of Fiber

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.

8-10, Chicago Botanic

Garden, 1000 Lake Cook

Road, Glencoe. The area’s

oldest, largest, and most

unique fiber art event. Admission

is free. Regular

parking fees apply.

Paint and Sip

6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 8,

Takiff Center, 999 Green

Bay Road, Glencoe. Grab

a friend for an evening of

painting and wine. Painting

instructor Rino Liberatore

will guide you through

the process of creating

your own masterpiece.

No experience or supplies

necessary; new and seasoned

artists are welcome.


Thanksgiving Wine Tasting

2-5 p.m. Nov. 9, Binny’s

Beverage Depot, 85 Green

Bay Road, Glencoe. The

biggest feast of the year

calls for the best wines.

With bubbles for toasting,

special reds and whites for

turkey, and luscious dessert

wines. Staff is excited

to share their favorites to

pair with your special dinner.

Open house. No fee

to Binny’s card members.

Must be 21 years of age.

Nerf Battle

1-3 p.m. Nov. 9, Takiff

Center, 999 Green Bay

Road, Glencoe. Battle it

out with a friendly Nerf

battle among friends. Experience

interactive battles

to the finish where each

player receives a blaster,

goggles, and additional

darts. Hide behind inflatable

barriers to save yourself

from brutal battlefield.

Register online. Ages 8-12

from 1-2 p.m.; ages 10-12

from 2-3 p.m.


Meatless Mondays

6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 14,

Takiff Center, 999 Green

Bay Road, Glencoe. Evey

Schweig, certified health

coach, will show you what

makes a healthy vegetarian

meal and how to make

nutritious recipes. Evey

will introduce the concept

of Meatless Mondays,

discuss what should be in

a balanced meal, and prepare

delectable vegetarian

dishes your family will

love. RSVP before Nov. 12


K9 Reading Buddies

4:15 p.m. Nov. 14, Glencoe

Library, 320 Park Ave.

Share some of your favorite

books with a fourlegged

furry friend! Practice

your reading skills by

signing up for a 15-minute

slot to read to a trained

therapy dog. Registration

required. To register, visit

the library or call (847)



10-10:45 a.m. Nov. 15,

Glencoe Library, 320 Park

Ave. Rock out with Jim

and Jayne of ScribbleMonster,

a dynamic duo whose

fun lyrics and unique

“kindie rock” sound will

have you up and moving

in no time.

Faith in Glencoe

7:30-8:30 p.m. Nov.

19, Glencoe Library, 320

Park Ave. Over the subsequent

150 years, Glencoe

has become a religiously

diverse community with

many active churches and

synagogues. This final

sesquicentennial program

presents a lively look at

the role that these groups

and their faith have played

in the development of the

town as we know it today.

Cosponsored with the

Glencoe Historical Society.


Nov. 22-Jan. 5, Chicago

Botanic Garden, 1000

Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.

Direct from London,

Lightscape is making its

U.S. debut at the garden.

Along a mile-long path,

the night comes alive with

color, imagination, and

sound, from a playful choir

of singing trees to a spectacular

waterfall of light.

At times, you’ll find yourself

in the center of it all —

stepping inside a cathedral

of golden light, walking

down an avenue of luminous

linden trees, moving

through colorful ribbons of

light. Visit chicagobotanic.


Snoopy Thanksgiving

10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 23,

Takiff Center, 999 Green

Bay Road, Glencoe. Watch

the Thanksgiving special

on the big screen, enjoy

a re-creation of Snoopy’s

most unusual Thanksgiving

meal - popcorn, toast,

pretzels, and jelly beans -

along with hands on crafts,

and other fun family activities.

Child must be accompanied

by a parent or


Light the Lights

4-7 p.m. Nov. 29, Downtown

Glencoe. Save the

Date for the Village’s annual

tree lighting ceremony

and evening of festivities

to welcome in the start

of the holiday season in

downtown Glencoe. Enjoy

shopping specials, trackless

train rides, a visit from

Santa and his reindeer as

well as a Beer and Wine

Stroll. More details, including

pre-sale information

for the Beer and Wine

Stroll, will be posted online

at www.glencoe150.

org as they become available.


Monthly Senior Discussion


1-2:30 p.m. third Thursday

of each month, Hammond

Room, Glencoe

Public Library. Starting in

September, facilitated by

Joan Merlo, LCSW, Family

Service of Glencoe

therapist, FSG’s monthly

senior discussion groups

meet the third Thursday of

each month. Each meeting

addresses various topics

such as mindfulness, being

a role model and healthy

ways to handle challenges

of aging. Occasionally the

group welcomes a guest

speaker. All meetings

are held in the Hammond

Room at the Glencoe Public

Library (Please Note:

the Sept. 19, 2019 meeting

will be held in Council

Chamber, Village Hall,

due to construction at the

library). For questions

please contact Joan – (847)

835-5111 or

Sesquicentennial Planning


Every other Tuesday,

Glencoe Village Hall, 675


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Village Court. The Sesquicentennial

Planning Committee

meets in the First

Floor Conference Room.

For the schedule and agenda,


North Shore Chess Club

7-9 p.m. Thursdays,

Starbucks, 347 Park

Ave., Glencoe. The North

Shore Chess Club meets

with players at all levels

of chess skill, beginner,

intermediate, advanced.

Very friendly, casual atmosphere.

No fees. Open

to teens and adults. Bring

your chess set if you have

one. For more information,

email guntherrice@gmail.


Sit N’ Sip

6:30 p.m. last Thursday

of every month, Guildhall,

694 Vernon Ave. All are

welcome to this event to

get out and socialize with

other Glencoe residents.

Device Advice

6-7 p.m. the first Tuesday

of every month, Glencoe

Public Library, 320

Park Ave., Glencoe. Have

questions regarding any of

your new or old devices?

Bring these questions to

the library at the start of

each month for help with

your technology. These are

agenda-free drop-in sessions.

If possible, email

questions to the library

ahead of time. news

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Residents engage in Halloween activities at Boo Bash

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter


Halloween is so fun that

more than 400 Glencoe

residents decided it should

be celebrated twice, finding

just what they were

looking for at the Park

District’s Boo Bash held

on Oct. 29 at the Takiff


Once there, little ghosts

and goblins enjoyed the

chance to play games,

watch magic shows, make

crafts and even trick-ortreat,

celebrating the spooky

holiday in the most fun and

scare-free way possible.

The long-standing, annual

tradition is one that

puts a smile on the faces

of many, including Superintendent

of Marketing

and Communications Erin

Eliza Wallis decorates pumpkins.


“There is no question

about it, the Boo Bash is

one popular event and one

we all look forward to as

well,” Classen said. “My

favorite part is seeing all

the costumes. These kids

are so cute and I love that

parents often dress-up

with their children.”

True to Classen’s sentiments,

Fatima Hussain

and her family dressed as

the characters from Toy

Story. For her, the chance

to celebrate the holiday in

Please see boo bash, 6

Glencoe’s Fatima Hussain and her 3-year-old son Adam dress as Toy Story

characters and make crafts at Glencoe Park District’s Boo Bash on Oct. 29.

photos by Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media

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Residents take a sledgehammer to 400 pumpkins in ‘green’ effort


Taylor Hartz

Freelance Reporter

More than 400 pumpkins

were smashed to pieces

on Saturday morning Nov.

2, during the second annual

Pumpkin Smash at

the Glencoe Community


In an effort to help keep

jack-o’-lanterns from piling

up in local landfills,

this event offered residents

a chance to take a sledgehammer

to their Halloween

decorations and send them

off to be composted.

The smash — hosted by

the community garden with

the help of the Village of

Glencoe — drew dozens

of residents, who brought

piles of pumpkins to smash

themselves, let their kids

destroy or hand over to a

group of Central Glencoe

School students eager to

swing the sledgehammer.

“They’re having a blast,”

said Jennifer Meyer, a

teacher at Central and an

advisor for the school’s

Green Club.

Meyer brought a group

of fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade

students who

are involved in the club to

the event to extend their inschool

curriculum on composting.

“They are learning that

anytime there’s food waste,

food biodegrades and creates

methane gas, so composting

is a great way to help

the environment, and it really

can be fun,” Meyer said.







“And what fun the kids

are having here, all while

being green,” she added.

David Napier, who lives

just around the corner from

the garden, brought his

12-year-old son Brooks,

9-year-old son Beckett and

a wagon full of pumpkins

to the smash.

“It’s a fun event and certainly

it’s nice for them to

learn about the composting

and recycling process,”

Napier said. “And it doesn’t

hurt to use a sledgehammer.”

Ashley Kelly brought

her two daughters, 3-yearold

Shea and 5-year-old

Blair and said she thought

the event was a fun way to

compost locally.

“Usually we do composting

through Public Works

but saw this instead and

decided to support local by

coming here,” Kelly said.

According to garden cofounder

Vivian Nitzberg,

the idea behind the event

is exactly that: composting

and community.

“Our mission is largely

environmental to inspire

people to think about ways

they can help their environment

which is composting,”

Nitzberg said. “It’s

really to get people to think

about not sending their

kitchen waste and pumpkins

to a landfill.”

Cofounder Nina Schroeder

said during the inaugural

event last year, they

learned people want to help

their environment and be

involved in the community.

This year, the founders

made a goal to smash 150

pumpkins for the 150th anniversary

of Glencoe.

“We shattered it,” Nitzberg

said. “It’s a great way

to green out Halloween.”

As of Saturday evening,

more than 400 pumpkins

had been smashed for compost.

A student from Glencoe Central School smashes a pumpkin at the second annual Pumpkin Smash Saturday, Nov.

2, at the Glencoe Community Garden. Photos by Taylor Hartz/22nd Century Media

Shae Kelly, 3, peeks into the dumpster filled with smashed pumpkins that will be composted. glencoe

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police reports


Suspect attempts to scam resident after meeting on Poshmark

After an unknown offender

contacted a resident

via the Poshmark app, they

deceived the resident into

working with them outside

the app. On Poshmark,

customers can buy and

sell new or used clothing,

shoes, and accessories.

On Oct. 26, the offender

sent the resident a check

for $1,500 instead of the

$70 that resident was requesting.

The resident

contacted the offender and

they said it was a mistake,

but to go ahead and deposit

the check and send

the overage with the item


The resident realized

it was a scam and did not

send the item or the money.

In other police news:

Oct. 29

• An unlocked bike was reported

stolen at 1:36 p.m.

in the 400 block of Woodlawn


Oct. 28

• Sprint and Verizon accounts

were opened using

a victim’s identifiers.

There was no monetary

loss and the accounts have

been closed.

Oct. 24

• Unknown offender(s)

attempted to file for unemployment

with victim’s

info, however, there is no

monetary losses.

• Unknown offender(s)

withdrew $15,000 from

a victim’s Wintrust bank

account, which was refunded.

Oct. 23

• An unlocked 2014

Mazda was entered and

rummaged through, but

nothing was taken at 8:49

a.m. in the 500 block of

South Avenue.

Oct. 17

• An unlocked 2002 Hyundai

was entered and rummaged

through in the 300

block of Jefferson Avenue,

but nothing was taken.

Oct. 11

• Deandre S. Brown, 19,

of Chicago, was arrested

for possession of a stolen

vehicle out of Glencoe at 1

p.m. in the 5600 block of

Old Orchard Road.


Anchor’s Police Reports are

compiled from official reports

found on file at Glencoe

Public Safety. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.

From the Village

Leaf Collection Program

Now Underway

The Leaf Collection

crew paused operations

Friday, Nov. 1, due to the

cold and wet conditions

that have frozen the leaf

piles. The Leaf Collection

crew resumed work in

Area 2 on Monday, Nov. 4.

Please avoid parking in

front of leaf piles and be

observant of temporary

“No Parking” signs. Crew

location information will

continue to be posted online,

on the village website.

Please call (847) 461-

1153 with any questions.

The Village’s annual

curbside leaf collection

program begins mid-October

and continues through

the end of November. For

the second year, the Village’s

garbage and recycling

collection contractor,

LRS, will collect leaves

on behalf of the Village. If

you are participating in the

program, please remember

the following:

• Pile leaves in a row

along the parkway in front

of your property. Leaf

piles in the street are a

traffic hazard and clog the

storm sewers, which can

cause flooding.

• A long, low row of

leaves is better than a

single large pile and helps

limit the blowing of leaves

into the street or back to

the yard.

• Residents who use a

landscape contractor are

urged to have the contractor

remove leaves at the

time their yard is serviced

(this is often included).

• As a reminder, the

use of gasoline powered

leaf blowers is permitted

from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15.

Commercial landscape

maintenance contractors

may operate 7 a.m.-7 p.m.,

Monday to Friday, and

Saturdays from 9 a.m.-6

p.m. Work is prohibited on

Sundays and holidays.

Public Works Temporary


Are you an energetic,

service-oriented person

who loves working outdoors?

The Village of

Glencoe is seeking temporary

employees in the Public

Works Department.

The Public Works Department

is a full-service

department that integrates

traditional operational services,

infrastructure maintenance,

capital projects,

engineering, community

development and planning

services. Temporary

employees work in crews

within the operational

services divisions of the

Public Works Department,

including street and

sidewalk maintenance,

water and sewer utility

maintenance, forestry and

grounds maintenance.

Temporary employees are

seasonal positions and

typically work seasons not

longer than six months.

The next season will begin

on or around December 1

and end on or around May

31; however, the length of

the season may be adjusted

by the Village.

From the Village is compiled

from the Village of Glencoe

website, villageofglencoe.


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boo bash

From Page 3

a fun, safe and spook-free

environment was appreciated

by her entire family.

“This is really a wonderful

event for the entire

community to enjoy. The

kids have the chance to do

so many different activities

and crafts; they even

get an extra opportunity

to trick-or-treat tonight,”

Hussain said.

As guests floated around

the Takiff Center, they

discovered a variety of

chances to have fun. For

the crafty type, Ceramic

Studio Assistant Maya Ostroff

helped children make

cat-themed Halloween

crafts, using the evening

to help children embrace

their inner artist.

“Even those these children

are young, they can

still experience stress and

pressure and I believe that

art provides a creative

and healthy way to reduce

stress and create feelings of

happiness,” Ostroff said.

Upstairs, those seeking

additional artistic interventions

found hundreds

of little pumpkins ready to

be decorated with stickers,

glitter, sparkly glue, rhinestones

and more.

Glencoe’s Radhika (left) and Aarav Mathur make crafts

in the ceramic studio. Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media

For children looking to

let loose, multiple bounce

houses did the trick, as

did the chance to take a

“Thriller” dance lesson.

For the little gamer, activities

like Bingo and other

Halloween games gave

kids the chance to win

prizes galore.

After all the fun, many

took to a Gary Kantor

magic show, while they

dined on cheesy pizza and

popcorn before searching

for more ways to keep the

evening going all night


The newest edition to the

evening included a Candy

Land-themed trick-or-treat

trail that occupied the entire

early childhood corridor

of the Park District.

There, park district staff

such as Jill Siragusa and

Liz Stowick handed out

candy, enjoying the chance

to see the big smiles on the

faces of little ones.

“The addition of the

trick-or-treating is clearly

a very good one,” Stowick

said. “There are so many

people in here and everyone

is having a great time

celebrating the upcoming

holiday.” news

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Glencoe resident opens Sarah Dippold Design in Winnetka

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

Glencoe resident Sarah Dippold (center), owner of Sarah Dippold Home/Design

Studio, cuts the ribbon to open her business at 906 Green Bay Road, Winnetka.

Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media

The Village of Winnetka

is becoming more ornate

thanks to the addition of

Sarah Dippold Home/Design

Studio, officially open

for business at 906 Green

Bay Road.

Dippold, a Wilmette native

and current resident of

Glencoe, is a graduate of the

Harrington School of Design,

influenced early on by

her similarly artistic mother.

“I grew up in Wilmette

and was highly influenced

by my mother, a jewelry

designer. From a very

young age, I was drawn to

the creative world, with a

strong interest in interiors,”

Dippold said. “This

has been passion for me

since day one.”

After graduation, Dippold

worked with Chicago’s

prestigious Handman

Associates. She then

joined her husband, Matt,

a local real estate broker,

honing skills that have

given her a leg-up in the

design world today.

“While working alongside

my husband, I became

so much more knowledgeable

about construction

and project management.

I realize the importance

of managing a client’s expectations

and consider

different elements of architecture

more than ever

before. Most important, I

can empathize with a client

who is undergoing a

major renovation. While

it’s exciting, it’s also a

very stressful time and I

am more equipped to walk

clients through every last

detail of a project,” Dippold


Over the years, Dippold’s

creativity and ingenuity

along with her

business sense and ability

to handle all facets of a

project have earned her a

well-deserved reputation

around town.

Due to her professional

growth, it was only natural

for Dippold to open

her own brick and mortar

shop, a decision that she

said was long overdue.

After meeting with clients

in her home or on

construction sites, she realized

a storefront property

would allow her to serve

customers in the best way

possible. Her new shop

means she is able to provide

both a showroom for

her clients, while providing

interior design services

for luxury residential and

commercial projects, too.

“I’m thrilled to provide

access to products

that North Shore residents

may not ordinarily get

their hands on this close

to home,” she said. “I’ve

curated a wonderful collection

of materials and

now clients can come into

the showroom to see and

feel them. The new space

allows me the chance to

hold meetings and presentations

along with allowing

me to host upcoming

workshops and lectures to

educate the public on the

interior design world.”

The Executive Director

of the Winnetka/Northfield

Chamber of Commerce

Terry Dason believes Dippold’s

presence will only

enhance the creative hub

the village is becoming.

“Winnetka has quickly

become a wonderful design

experience and Sarah’s arrival

will only elevate our

village further,” Dason

said. “Her presence lends

itself to our community and

I know her business will be


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grand opening on Nov.







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belly rubs, cuddling, squeaky toys and long walks

in our neighborhood. He’s always up for a good

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Police, paramedics lauded

for saving man’s life in


A heartwarming presentation

of Life Saving

Awards by Kenilworth

Police Chief Dave Miller

began the Monday, Oct. 28

meeting of the Kenilworth

Board of Trustees.

Making the presentations

even more meaningful

and emotional was

the presence of the man

whose life was saved, Jeff

McBride, and his wife,


In mid-September, the

couple came from their

home in Basking Ridge,

N.J. to attend his Joseph

Sears School 50th reunion.

On Sept. 15, the morning

after the reunion, Jeff,

John Hart, Jim Lawson,

Tom McElin and Mark

Klein were playing basketball

when suddenly Jeff


Miller recounted what

transpired when Donna

rushed to her fallen husband

and determined that

he wasn’t breathing and

had no detectable pulse:

“Tom McElin and Mark

Klein immediately went

for their phones to call

911. John Hart immediately

started performing

CPR with Jim Lawson’s

support. 911 Telecommunicator

Matt Rutledge

received the call and calmly

walked Jeff’s friends

through emergency medical

dispatch protocols to

assess Jeff’s condition and

provide instruction while

police and fire were being


The Winnetka and Wilmette

paramedics arrived

and promptly began advanced

life support protocols.

Reporting by Neil Milbert,

Freelance Reporter. Story at


D67 board accepts

principal’s resignation

amid boos, unanswered


In a room filled to capacity

by supporters of

Deer Path Middle School

principal Tom Cardamone,

marked by blue ribbons

pinned to their shirts, the

District 67 Board of Education

unanimously accepted

Cardamone’s resignation,

effective Dec.

31, 2019, at its regular

meeting on Oct. 29. This

decision came after a recommendation

from Superintendent

Michael Simeck

to do so.

Cardamone has been on

a leave of absence since

late September, though the

reasoning behind this has

not been identified by district

administration or the

school board. And though

both parents and teachers

demanded more information,

little was disclosed.

Board President Mike

Borkowski read a letter

from Cardamone, wherein

he discussed resigning and

requested privacy.

“During my time as

principal, I’ve always tried

my hardest to lead with

integrity while following

district policies and protocols,”

Cardamone wrote.

“Yet I recognize there

were certain aspects of

my recent administrative

responsibilities that I did

not fulfill to the district’s

expectations with respect

to information reporting.

“I know this is an unexpected

announcement, but

the best way you can support

me is to respect my

privacy and to continue to

support Deer Path Middle

School staff as they move


Reporting by Christa Rooks,

Freelance Reporter. Story at


North Shore Place worker

sued for alleged sexual

abuse, physcial assault of

former resident

A worker at a senior living

facility in Northbrook

is being sued for allegedly

sexually abusing and

physically assaulting a former

resident there, according

to a civil lawsuit filed

in Cook County circuit

court and obtained by The


The estate of a 61-yearold

man, who lived at

North Shore Place from

June 2017 to June 2018, is

suing Snezana “Sue” Djuricic,

a worker at the retirement

residence, according

to the lawsuit. The lawsuit,

filed Oct. 11, also names

North Shore Place as a defendant

for its “failure to

protect the resident.”

The lawsuit states staff

members at North Shore

Place notified their employer

on approximately

April 23, 2018, that Djuricic

was “strangely over

protective” and “overly

friendly” with the resident.

A client services coordinator

visited North Shore

Place several days later

to investigate and found

Djuricic showering in the

resident’s bathroom, according

to the lawsuit.

Djuricic admitted, on the

same day, she had a sexual

relationship with the resident,

the lawsuit states.

The resident, who according

to the lawsuit was

suffering from dementia,

cognitive decline, behavioral

disturbances and other

disabilities at the time,

“could not competently

consent to sexual activity

as a result of his overall


Reporting by The Northbrook

Tower Staff. Full story at


Former HPHS tennis coach

files federal lawsuit

against district, parents

After losing his job last

year and filing a lawsuit

in the Lake County courts

against Township High

School District 113, former

Highland Park High

School tennis coach Stephen

Rudman has filed

another lawsuit in federal

court on Aug. 15.

The lawsuit was filed

by Northbrook attorney

Steven Glink on behalf

of Rudman. He is seeking

$150,000 for a civil rights

violation and defamation

by the district, members

of the district’s administration

and parents of students

who played on Rudman’s

tennis team.

Rudman was let go from

his position at the school

Aug. 1, 2018, after officials

at the district received

a letter from attorney Neal

Takiff, alleging Rudman

was physically and verbally

abusive toward his

tennis players.

According to the lawsuit,

Rudman was made

aware of the letter on July

23, 2018, and met with

Thomas Krieger, the assistant

superintendent of

human resources and administrative

services for

the district, and Dr. Ben

Martindale, the district’s

interim co-superintendent

at the time.

A parent identified in the

lawsuit by their initials,

who wished to remain

anonymous, spoke to The

Landmark and said their

family members were firsthand

witnesses to Rudman’s

verbal abuse.

Reporting by Erin Yarnall,

Editor, and Nick Frazier,

Sports Editor. Full story at

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the glencoe anchor | November 7, 2019 | 9

North Shore residents volunteer to make a difference with day of goodwill


Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

The Indian Hills Train

Station was the warmest

place in town on a cool

Oct. 26, thanks to the

Volunteer Center of NE

Metro Chicago’s annual

Make a Difference Day

collection. Dozens of nonprofits

benefitted from the

goodwill of others during

the event.

The Volunteer Center

helps residents and service

groups of all ages

and abilities in the New

Trier Township, the North

Shore and the greater NE

Metro Chicago area find

volunteer opportunities or

participate in days of service

with their nonprofit


On the morning of the

26, Glencoe’s Margot Flanagin,

co-chair of Make

A Difference Day, helped

guide folks who brought

cars full of gear to be given

to specific nonprofits.

For her, the day is about

gathering needed items

and allowing non-profits

the chance to spread their

message and build personal


“What I most love

about this day is watching

the nonprofits receive

the specific donations that

they know will benefit

those they serve,” Flanagin

said. “At the same time,

the annual day of collection

means our nonprofit

partners can connect with

other nonprofits and make

connections with families

who may be interested in

helping out at other times

Members of the Loyola Academy boys soccer team (left

to right) Drew Jimenez, of Glenview, Niko Douvalakis,

of Chicago, Jack Latterman, of Kenilworth, and Tommy

Zipprich, of Evanston, help out during The Volunteer

Center’s Make A Difference Day Oct. 26 at the Indian

Hills Train Station in Winnetka. Alexa Burnell/22nd

Century Media

of the year.”

Dr. Warren Bruhl and

John Redmond, both

of Northbrook, are the

founders of Dream Weaver,

an organization that

New Trier students and Junior Board members for the

Hadley School for the Visually Impaired (left to right)

Vivi Adams, of Winnetka, Kelly Janetzko, of Wilmette,

and Molly Warden, of Winnetka.

helps the needy become

needed. A facet of their

organization — Gear for

Goals — gathers used

sporting equipment to be

given to kids who can’t

afford the baseball bats,

soccer balls, hockey

equipment and more that

so many children on the

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North Shore artist exhibits sketchbook work at AIR Gallery

Sam Rakestraw

Freelance Reporter


AIR Gallery and Studio

is showcasing a Highland

Park resident’s artwork

through Sunday, Nov. 10.

Peggy Shearn, an illustrator

from Highland Park,

creates “calligraphic abstractions.”

At her gallery

opening Saturday, Nov. 2,

at 348 Tudor Court, Glencoe,

she explained some of

her sketchbook work while

live music played in the

background from a folk/

rock group, The Repeat


“With my paintings, I

always start with a word,”

Shearn said. “Long ago, I

did completely abstract.

Since some of these are

sketchbook drawings,

they’re a little different

from paintings.”

Shearn’s pieces take on

the linear form of writing

and contorts it into different

directions and shapes,

hence the “calligraphic abstraction.”

The unframed sketchbook

pages posted on the

wall demonstrates way

more than the bold, black

designs that were as if one

unraveled a cursive letter

and placed littler creations

around it.

Shearn also works in twoand

three-dimensional collages

with her color cubes.

In the back of the gallery,

The Repeat Offenders play live music for the art


there is also a 3D painting,

showing the four elements

in word and visual. She’s

also able to draw a degree

of face design and nature.

“It’s also about mark

making. I start with one

mark with my brush pens,

and I go from there. Some

happen to turn into more

formal compositions,”

Shearn said.

Shearn said a lot of the

pages on the wall illustrate

a lot more spontaneous

pieces. In fact, there’s a

few pieces that take inspiration

from her daughter’s

trip to Japan 12 years ago.

Shearn has some appreciation

and admiration for

Asian calligraphy, having

even taken a Chinese writing

class. She incorporates

what she learned with the

brush and could easily apply

it to calligraphy.

“There was kind of an

explosion of popularity for

calligraphy like 20 or 30

years ago,” she added. “A

lot of it is based on learning

the letter forms exactly

and being able to reproduce

them exactly.

“With Chinese calligraphy,

it’s about expressing

your personality and philosophy

through the color

and graphics, unlike a formal

alphabet. Some of it is

not even readable, it’s just

more of the graphic form

you make with the brush.

I like how it’s about letting

your personality come

through the brush work,”

Shearn said.

Fellow artist in residence

Sally Haglund was

present and also commented

on Shearn’s calligraphic

art style.

“We’ve never had a

Guests admire Peggy Shearn’s artwork at an opening reception Saturday, Nov. 2, at

AIR Gallery and Studio in Glencoe. Photos by Sam Rakestraw/22nd Century Media

gallery showing like this

before,” Haglund said.

“It’s so casual, there’s usually

less pictures and all in

frames — not this time.”

In fact, many of the visitors

praised the gallery for

such a “light” place that

simply invites people to


Before attending art

classes at Columbia College

20 years ago, Shearn

worked in packaging design

and product illustration

as a freelancer. That

ability seems to be one

of the driving factors in

Shearn’s art.

“I never really thought

about being a fine artist because

I wanted to pay the

rent,” she said. “It never

occurred to me that I had

the ability to do that. I started

doing graphic design

and just kind of learned on

the job. Newsletter labels,

whatever came my way. I

used to paint in secret.”

At Columbia College,

she studied computers, but

also took art classes.

“It was there, that this

one teacher said, ‘You all

need to start keeping journals.’

I went nuts with a

journal because I like to

write and draw, and I’ve

always kept them going,”

she added.

Shearn’s art will be on

display through Sunday,

Nov. 10, at AIR Gallery

and Studio across from

Writers Theatre. The gallery

is open every weekend

from 12-5 p.m.


From Page 9

North Shore have access

too. Bruhl and Redmond

brought the Loyola Academy

varsity soccer team

along, helping collect and

sort the goods. Bruhl explained

how a day of giving

can positively impact

a child in need.

“There are so many

benefits of team sports.

They teach the value of

teamwork and problem

solving, while also boosting

confidence and bringing

joy,” Bruhl said. “But

one quality baseball bat

can cost as much as $200.

We know there is a surplus

of unused sporting equipment

in homes across the

North Shore. Those items

can be put to good use,

providing an opportunity

for a kid who may not

otherwise have the chance

to reap the benefits sports


Similarly, Orphans of

the Storm animal shelter

were on hand to gather

used animal carriers, old

newspaper, blankets, towels

and any other supply

that can make the life of

an orphaned pet a happier

one. Kristen Tump,

a Volunteer coordinator,

said the annual day of giving

often leads to new and

repeat business, meaning

her goal of providing care

for animals is easier to accomplish.

“What can I say? We

just simply cannot do this

without our amazing donors.

The goods we gather

allow us to continue to

care of animals,” Tump

said. “We are so grateful

for each and every contribution

and we’ve always

had such success at the

Volunteer Center’s Make

A Difference Day event.”

For more info on the

Volunteer Center and their

nonprofit partners, visit news

the glencoe anchor | November 7, 2019 | 11

The Great Pumpkin Contest

3 residents carve their way to victory

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

Though we’re not sure

if The Great Pumpkin visited

Linus this year, we do

know that the North Shore

is filled with some talented


Entries to the annual

Halloween contest came

in fast and furiously once

the calendar neared Oct.

31 as many entrants wait

until the last minute to

dust off their special carving


We’re sure many of you

wonder how we go about

deciding which creation

is the best so I’m going to

take you behind the scenes

for the first time this year:

When our deadline for

entries concluded on Friday,

Nov. 1, the editors

printed up photos of each

submission and we began

lining them up along the

floor in the middle of our

office. With so many entries,

they took up some

space. We then started

walking around the pile

and commenting on the

ones we liked best. We

even brought in our sales

team and the publisher to

help narrow things down.

In the end, though it

was admittedly difficult,

we made choices of our

favorite pumpkin carving

for three different categories:

Best in Show, Most

Scary and Most Funny.

Here are the winners:

Best in Show

Mary Roberts, of Highland

Park. In this ode

to “The Nightmare Before

Christmas,” Roberts

carved characters Jack

Skellington on one side

Mary Roberts, of Highland Park, won Best in Show in

our annual The Great Pumpkin Contest with her entry of

Jack and Sally from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Photos submitted

Karen Graves, of

Glenview, takes home

some delicious treats

from Gail’s Brownies for

Most Scary.

and Sally on the other. For

her win, Roberts will receive

(2) tickets to see the

Blue Man Group.

Most Scary

Karen Graves, of Glenview.

Speaking of nightmares,

this entry of what

appears to be a cannibalistic

clown definitely scared

us and that’s worth something.

In this case, the

winner will receive some

brownies from our friends

at Gail’s Brownies, featuring

decadent desserts.

Andrew Attea, of

Glenview, takes home

some delicious treats

from Gail’s Brownies for

Most Funny.

Find out more at www.

Most Funny

Andrew Attea, of Glenview.

Just one look at the

toothy grin on this jacko’-lantern

and you can tell

the creator had some fun

carving it. The winner will

also receive some brownies

from Gail’s Brownies.

Thanks again for all

your entries. Keep an eye

out for our next contest

— Holiday Greeting Card


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the glencoe anchor | November 7, 2019 | 13

NT alumna runs Senior Checks and Balances business to help elderly community

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

A Winnetka woman has created

a unique business that insures

that the home and money management

obligations of the senior

community are being efficiently

met so their retirement remains

safe and secure.

Founded in 2017 by 1992

New Trier graduated Jill (Kilroy)

Dillingham, Senior Checks

and Balances, Inc. offers one-toone,

tailored services including

management of monthly bills

and Medicare and insurance payments,

home maintenance and

savings/investment oversight,

and projects such as move assistance,

tax prep, end of life reconciliation,

and home watch.

“Senior Checks and Balances

will design a plan that you understand

and can control. We are

simply that extra set of eyes that

is familiar with the nuances and

possible pitfalls inherent in retirement

and healthcare budgeting,”

Dillingham said. “I call it the

flip side to home health care. We

are a financial care giver. We are

there as a wing man, to support,

facilitate and just keep everything


Dillingham conceived the idea

of Senior Checks and Balances as

her own family members began

to age, and as the avalanche of

money management issues began

to create more pressure and anxiety

and overwhelm their lives.

“With the added barriers of

technology, on-line payments,

statements and enrollment forms,

they needed an extra set of eyes

and hands to insure that their lives

were running smoothly and that

all obligations were being met

to insure their safety and wellbeing,”

she said.

As she examined the senior services

landscape, Dillingham also

saw that while there is ample help

to allow seniors physically stay in

their home, there is little support

to allow them to maintain their

autonomy financially. Money

management can be “a full time

job,” she said, not to mention that

“it increases and creates more

pressure. It is not what retirement

is supposed to be about. We say

we are a personal assistant who

understands the business of being

a senior.”

Dillingham earned a degree in

economics from Miami of Ohio

in 1996. She began her career

as with Arthur Anderson with an

expertise in Medicare, medical

coding and managed care contracting.

She is a member of the

Illinois Continuity of Care Association,

a Certified Senior Advisor®

and member of the Association

of Daily Money Managers.

She and her husband and two

children have lived in Winnetka

for ten years.

Jill Dillingham is the founder of

Senior Checks and Balances.

photo submitted

She or one of her staff of two

certified senior advisors starts the

process of working with a client

with a one-on-one meeting in

their home, where they discuss

the specifics of what services the

client wants. “We call it a first

date,” she said. “No two clients

have been the same.”

Dillingham emphasized that

at no time is a client required to

hand over control over their finances

and most duties are performed

without any access to personal

information. “You decide

to what extent SCB will engage

with your accounts and information,”

she said.

She further emphasized that

Senior Checks & Balances does

not take the place of other legal,

investment or financial professionals.

“SCB does not provide

any counsel on matters of tax,

law or investment. By working in

concert with your existing team

of professionals, we can insure

efficiency and maximized return.

Be it working with your physician

to select the correct Part D

product or coordinating with your

CFA for end of year distributions,

SCB’s goal is to do the heavy lifting

for you so you can enjoy the

best possible outcome.”

Clients are insured. Senior

Checks & Balances, Inc., as an S

Corp, carries liability insurance

underwritten through Lloyd’s of

London. All clients are also supplied

a detailed privacy agreement.

Dillingham posts a blog on the

company website. On a recent

one, she addressed the reality

that taking control of a parents’

finances can be a difficult matter

for the entire family.

“It can be tough for a person

to admit that they need help with

their finances, especially when

the signs are clear. If they are not

keeping up with bill payment, are

confused about their statements,

or are making poor financial decisions,

then it is time to intervene.

In any event, you should be gentle

when bringing up this topic,”

she said.

Among the tips she offers: process

your feelings before talking


to your parent, if your parent is

still able to manage their daily

finances, then respect their financial

decisions, get their documents

in order, get access to their

financial accounts, keep financial

conversations brief, and allow

you parents control whenever

possible, and prepare for their


“If your parents don’t have an

estate or will prepare, then now is

the time to book an appointment

with a lawyer and get the process

started,” she said. “These documents

will protect their physical

and financial assets from probate

and document their wishes. This

is also a good time to create other

legal documents prepared such

as a living will and Power of Attorney.

These documents will be

your guide to their financial and

medical wishes, especially during

a health crisis.”

Charges for services vary based

on the type of engagement. Those

who require help on a regular basis

are billed on an hourly basis

with cost depending on the intricacy

of the needs. Projects such

as move assistance, tax prep, end

of life reconciliation, short term

bill pay, and home watch that

have a defined start and end are

calculated at a flat rate.

For more information, go to

School News

Hamilton College

Burnham matriculates into


Katherine Burnham, of

Glencoe, recently matriculated

as a first-year student at Hamilton


Burnham, a graduate of New

Trier Township High School,

was selected from a pool of

8,339 applicants to the college,

and joins a class of 474.

Originally founded in 1793 as

the Hamilton-Oneida Academy,

Hamilton College offers an open

curriculum that gives students

the freedom to shape their own

liberal arts education within a

research- and writing-intensive


University of Iowa

Fox begins collegiate experience

The University of Iowa recently

welcomed the most academically

accomplished class in its

172-year history.

Included among the UI’s Class

of 2023 — a group that is a little

less than 5,000 in total number

— is Lily Fox, of Glencoe, a

first-year student in the College

of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

This fall’s incoming undergraduate

class at the UI topped

previous records in achievement

with a higher average high

school GPA, at 3.76, than any

previous class. The average high

school GPA for the Classes of

2022 and 2021 — the two previous

bests — were 3.71 and 3.69.

Colgate University

Forester named on dean’s list

Dillon Forester, a member of

the Colgate University Class of

2020, has earned the spring 2019

Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Forester is from Glencoe, and

is a graduate of North Shore

Country Day School.

Students who receive a term

grade point average of 3.3 or

higher while completing at least

three courses earn the award.

Colby College

Graboys enrolls at college

Jedediah S. Graboys, of Glencoe,

enrolled at Colby College

in Waterville, Maine, this fall.

Before classes began Sept. 4,

Graboys took part in a weeklong

orientation that included an introduction

to academic and intellectual

life at Colby.

A graduate of North Shore

Country Day School, Graboys is

the son of Kenneth and Sharon

Graboys, of Glencoe.

14 | November 7, 2019 | The glencoe anchor sound off

Back in the Day

Illuminating the past: Glencoe’s lighthouse

Glencoe Historical


Contributing Columnist

Looking back on

the 150 years of

Glencoe’s history,

one aspect that few

people know about is the

existence of the Taylorsport

Lighthouse. Now

highlighted in the Glencoe

Historical Society’s exhibit

of 150 Years of Glencoe

history, the idea that a light

shown off Glencoe’s coast

looking east into Lake

Michigan surprises many

visitors when they encounter

the lighthouse replica in

the exhibit’s first room.

Why there was a

Glencoe lighthouse and

how long it lasted is not a

mystery. The Great Lakes

in the 19th century were

among the most heavily

trafficked waterways in

the world. Between 1860

and 1890, more ships arrived

at and departed from

the port of Chicago than at

most of the eastern United

States ports combined.

The most popular vessel

on the Great Lakes in the

late 19th century was the

three-masted schooner. The

lumber industry, which

provided wood for the

rapidly growing city of

Chicago, first used sailing

ships and later lumbercarrying

barges. It wasn’t

until the 1880s that the first

iron-hulled vessels began

to appear in Lake Michigan

Discussion about a possible

need for a lighthouse

off the coast to prevent

shipwrecks began in

June 1853, when letters

were sent to the federal

Lighthouse Board asking

for a tower in Taylorsport.

Nothing happened,

however, until 1855, when

local political pressure

reached its peak.

In February of 1855,

Illinois ceded jurisdiction

of land at Taylorsport to

the U.S. government. The

land was owned by Mary

C. Taylor, Anson Taylor’s

mother, and on March 13,

1855, she deeded approximately

two acres of

land to the government for

$100. When the Lighthouse

Board received the

land, and after some time

lost due to legal maneuvering,

the lighthouse was

approved in 1855.

A deed for the Taylorsport

Lighthouse was

submitted in March 1855,

signed by Anson Taylor,

Justice of the Peace for

New Trier Township.

Taylor, who was the first

non-Native American

settler in the Glencoe area,

wanted the lighthouse to

aid boat traffic along the

coast where he operated

a pier 500 feet into the

lake off Harbor Street.

The lighthouse contract

spelled out details for the

site, which was to include

a dwelling of two stories

created in “burned brick”

with walls to be 1-foot

thick and a lantern tower

21 feet high.

The lighthouse was

officially open in 1856

and discontinued a very

quick three years later,

in 1859. What happened

that negated the need for

the lighthouse so quickly?

Quite simply, the railroad,

which began its run

through Glencoe along the

Although there are no known photos of the Taylorsport Lighthouse, it was

constructed pursuant to the exact same specification as the Port Clinton Lighthouse

in Highland Park. This photo of the Port Clinton Lighthouse was taken long after it

had been abandoned. Photo Submitted

North Shore in the 1850s

and slowly began to take

all trade and freight movement

away from boats.

Various people wanted

to buy the former lighthouse

and its two-acre

property during the 1860s

and early 1870s. First,

Anson Taylor asked that

the property be returned

to him through a quitclaim

deed at no cost. The

Lighthouse Board refused.

Instead, an auction was

held on Aug. 6, 1878, at

which point Augustine D.

Taylor, Anson’s brother,

bought the property for

$1,700. The lighthouse

structure lasted until 1900,

when it was demolished.

A strange but true story

for this lighthouse, and a

similar one for a lighthouse

that existed for Port

Clinton, or Highland Park,

built at the same time

and discontinued just as

quickly. According to one

historian of lighthouses,

these two were “never of

importance to the shipping

traffic of the area. The

railroad completely overshadowed

the need for

harbor lights at these locations.”

So the Taylorsport

Lighthouse remains as a

small part of Glencoe’s

lore, a three-year interval

in the community’s long

and colorful history.

Glencoe: Yesterday and

Today is a biweekly column

submitted by the Glencoe

Historical Society. Go to or


From Page 8


New Northfield business

focuses on wellness and


Glenview’s Ilyse Tariq

is looking to use her healing

hands to soothe the

body, mind and soul at

her new business called

Therapeutic Bodywork by

Ilyse, 540 Frontage Road,


Tariq, a mom of two,

has always been drawn

to wellness, earning her

massage therapy license

with specialties in oncology

massage, craniosacral

therapy, lymphatic drainage,

cupping and Table

Thai Shiatsu.

With her in-home practice

booming, she took a

leap of faith opening the

doors to her new Frontage

Road location this past


Now, with her new

space solidified, Tariq is

eager to grow and expand,

doing the one thing she

loves most: helping others


“I have been focused on

wellness most of my life

and have seen the remarkable

healing powers that

different massage modalities

can provide,” Tariq

said. “It is my passion

to promote wellness and

healing; I want to educate

my clients on how their

bodies function. I want

to help people understand

how and why their body

holds on to stress. Most of

all, I want to help others

lead kinder, happier, painfree


Along with a natural

devotion to wellness

and helping others, Tariq

credits her most influential

client for truly putting

her wheels in motion: her

13-year-old son, who was

diagnosed with Asperger’s

syndrome at a young


Determined to help

him, she learned craniosacral

therapy. After solidifying

her understanding,

skills and certifications of

how this style of massage

works, she applied it to

her young son.

Reporting by Alexa Burnell,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WinnetkaCurrent- sound off

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From the Editor

Editor’s choice: Noteworthy local pumpkins

Megan Bernard

This year, we

decided to mix up

our annual Great

Pumpkin Contest at 22nd

Century Media.

Earlier this fall, we

asked for pumpkin carving

entries from all our

readers across the North

Shore, from Lake Forest

down to Wilmette. We

combined all our photo

submissions, printed

them out and laid them

out for all the editors in

the newsroom to decide

which carving took home

best in show, the funniest

and the scariest.

Seeing all the unique

carvings across the board

was a fun time. Your

creativity always blows

me away.

While the Glencoe

pumpkins didn’t make

the cut in the big contest,

they still have a special

place in my heart!

Here are some of the

entries that stood out to


• A baby (Brady Bombicino,

4 months old) in a

large carved pumpkin

• A pumpkin with seeds

coming out of its mouth

submitted by Brooks


• Disney’s Rapunzel

submitted by Jennifer and

Annabelle Napier

• A penguin and Batman

submitted by Grace

and Patrick O’Toole

Thank you to all our

readers who took some

time to send us your

special carving. I hope

you had a fun and safe


go figure

An intriguing number from this week’s edition


Village of Glencoe posted this photo on Oct.

28 with the caption: “After extensive renovation,

the Glencoe Starbucks re-opened last

week! Make sure to stop by, grab a coffee and

check out the spacious new interior! #ourtownglencoe


Brooks Napier’s sick


The pumpkins composted at

Glencoe Community Garden,

which exceeded its goal of

150 pumpkins. (Page 4)

The Glencoe


Like The Glencoe Anchor:

“Restoration of the historic Halfway House

at Glencoe Beach is underway. The project

includes tuckpointing, a new roof, and updating

the building’s lights.”

@GlencoeParks, Glencoe Park District,

posted on Oct. 29

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Brady Bombicino, 4 months old, sits inside a carving

pumpkin. Photos Submitted

Rapunzel was carved by

Jennifer and Annabelle


Grace (left) and Patrick

O’Toole with their


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new barbecue joint

Papa Willie’s satisfies foodies on North Shore, Page 21

Glencoe literacy teacher to

launch debut thriller novel at The

Book Stall, Page 19

Glencoe teacher Kimberly Gabriel

points to the spot on the bookshelf

where her debut young adult thriller

“Every Stolen Breath” (inset) will be

when it goes on sale.

photo submitted

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55. Where the Wizard

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56. Confusion

57. Couple

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60. W.W. II battle site,

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Writers Theatre

(325 Tudor Court)

■Ongoing: ■ Performances

of “The Niceties”

Takiff Center

(999 Green Bay Road)

■6:30 ■ p.m. Friday, Nov.

8: Paint and Sip



(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling and


Northbrook Theatre

(3323 Walters Ave.)

■Running ■ until Nov. 3:

Performances of “The

Cat in the Hat”

Leisure Center

(3323 Walters Ave.)

■9:45 ■ a.m. Friday,

Nov. 1: Listen to

the sounds of the

Chicago Symphony



Johnny’s Kitchen

(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

(847) 699-9999)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday

and Saturday: Live


Ten Ninety Brewing Co.

(1025 N. Waukegan

Road, (224) 432-5472)

■7-9 ■ p.m. every Thursday:

Trivia Night

Oil Lamp Theater

(1723 Glenview Road)

■Ongoing ■ performances

of “Murder on the


Flick Park Sled Hill

(3600 Glenview Road)

■1-2 ■ p.m. Saturday,

Nov. 2: Pumpkin

Smash and Bash


Little Tails Bar and Grill

(840 S. Waukegan


■Live ■ music every

Friday night

The Gorton Center

(400 E. Illinois Road)

■7-9 ■ p.m. Friday, Nov.

1: Palettes and Pours

with the Deer Path

Art League

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the glencoe anchor | November 7, 2019 | 19

Glencoe teacher channels classroom experience, love of writing

Debut novel to launch

Nov. 7 in Winnetka

Jason Addy, Contributing Editor

As a seventh-grade literacy

teacher, Kimberly Gabriel knows

a thing or two about what makes

a good book for young adults.

After almost two decades of

teaching, Gabriel has channeled

her classroom knowledge and

her love for writing in her debut

young-adult thriller “Every

Stolen Breath,” which hit bookshelves

the first week of November.

The book is centered around

a “very strong” young student

named Lia, whose father is killed

in one of a string of “flashmob

attacks,” similar to those that occurred

in Chicago in 2011.

Lia believes “somebody who

is pretty powerful” in Chicago

is orchestrating the attacks, and

she sets out to find them with the

help of “a teen hacker, an unethical

reporter and a mysterious boy

who might have had something

to do with her father’s death,”

Gabriel said.

“She decides that she’ll take

down this mastermind, but the

closer she gets to the mastermind

— the closer she gets to figuring

out who it is — the more likely

she is to become their next victim,”

Gabriel said.

Lia, the main protagonist,

struggles with asthma, anxiety

and post traumatic stress disorder,

but she is a “very strong

character,” Gabriel said.

“One thing I really wanted

readers to see is that sometimes

strength can be seen in pushing

past perceived weaknesses. Just

because you have something that

you’re not proud of or you perceive

as a weakness, it doesn’t

mean you’re not strong.”

“Every Stolen Breath” is

geared toward readers ages 12-

18, and Gabriel said she “wrote

it very much with my students in


Gabriel said her students love

Glencoe Central School teacher Kimberly Gabriel is pictured signing a book at the HarperCollins booth

during the American Library Association Conference in Washington, D.C. Photo submitted

to read thriller novels with “constant

action” and they love to

“get caught up in the characters

and the emotions that those characters

are feeling,” so she used

that as a blueprint for “Every

Stolen Breath.”

“I tried to write the book my

students were asking for,” Gabriel


Gabriel has lived in Glenview

for about six or seven years since

leaving Chicago to be closer to

her job as a seventh-grade teacher

at Glencoe Central School,

where she has taught for a decade

and a half.

She said she has wanted to

publish her own book since

fourth grade, when she compiled

a book of poems she wrote with

help from her mother and sent it

to family.

Though the poems would be

“embarrassing to read” today,

“there was something about putting

all those little books together

and doing that with my mom

that made me decide I wanted to

publish a book one day,” Gabriel


Gabriel has always loved

writing, as evidenced by her

early poetry days, but she said

she didn’t take her writing seriously

until much later in life.

She wrote stories “for fun” for

a while, but “with this particular

book, I thought maybe I had


The 41-year-old debutante

said she wrote “Every Stolen


Breath” over a period of two and

a half years, completing the bulk

of the book by 2015.

The next year, Gabriel competed

in an online contest called

Pitch Wars, where her manuscript

was chosen by a published

author who helped her polish it.

That contest garnered a lot

of attention for Gabriel and her

book, and a few months later,

she hired an agent and started

revising her manuscript. Blink,

a young-adult division of HarperCollins

Publishers, started

showing interest around the fall

of 2017, Gabriel said.

About five years after starting

the writing process, Gabriel

will officially launch her debut

novel with an event Thursday,

Nov. 7, at The Book Stall in


She’s been criss-crossing the

state and country to promote

the book ahead of its official

release, with appearances in

Washington, D.C., Cleveland,

Baltimore and New York, as

well as events closer to home in

Chicago, Peoria, Oak Park and

the launch event in Winnetka.

Promoting “Every Stolen

Breath” has been a bit like entering

a new world for Gabriel,

who is now being mentioned

alongside some of the authors

whose books she has assigned

to her students for the past two


“My book became a Junior

Library Guild Gold Standard

Selection. To me that was huge.

I’ve been going to that magazine

and that website forever to

get book recommendations for

my students, and now my book

is on there,” Gabriel said.

Now that readers can get their

hands on the book, Gabriel said

the nerves have finally subsided.

“About two months ago, I was

nervous and a little bit stressed,”

Gabriel said. “But now I’m just

excited. I’m so ready to share

this with people.”

20 | November 7, 2019 | The glencoe anchor faith

Faith briefs


North Shore Congregation Israel (1185

Sheridan Road, Glencoe)

JBaby New Parents

Connect- Suburban Edition

New parents with babies

6 months and younger

connect with other local

parents in a comfortable

space as you navigate the

next chapter in your life.

Sessions include expert

presentations on Jewish

rituals in your home,

speech and language development,

sleep (or lack

of!), infant development

and changing family dynamics.

JBaby is from 11

a.m.-noon every Monday

between Nov. 4 and Dec.

2. More information and

registration at www.juf.


Senior Connections

Join the congregation

from 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20,

for an afternoon of Conversation,


Lunch and Entertainment

with David Chack, Yiddish

Theater in America.

Cost for lunch $12.00.


call 847-835-0724.

Am Shalom (840 Vernon Ave.)

Jewish Music Heritage

Series: A Janowski


Join the congregation

from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday,,

Nov. 8, for this initiative

of three services that helps

to expose and explore the

ever-evolving modes of

worship and musical expression

within the Jewish

prayer experience, and

features Koleinu, the Am

Shalom adult choir.

A prolific composer, arranger,

choral director and

accompanist, Max Janowski

(1912-1991) inspired

several generations in their

love of Jewish choral singing

as Music Director at

KAM Isaiah Israel in Chicago

for over 50 years. We

welcome musical scholar

Cantor David Berger and

Am Shalom’s first Cantorial

Soloist, Jeanne Diamond,

for a Shabbat service

celebrating some of

the greatest Jewish liturgical

music composed in

the 20th century, exploring

how he and others are reshaping

Janowski’s music

with new vibrancy for the


Women’s Spirituality

Women’s Spirituality is

a group that meets for a

potluck and for study and

reflection led by a member

of the group. The group

meets on the second Saturday

of each month at 11:30

a.m. For more information,

please call Lynn Tatar

at 847.831.3754. This

month’s meeting will be

Saturday, Nov. 10.

How the Caveman Found

God (History of Religion)

Join the congregation

from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 12

and 19 for these exploratory


Introduction to Judaism

Introduction to Judaism

is an engaging multisession

course for anyone

who wants to gain a deeper

understanding of Jewish

life. Discover what could

be meaningful to you in

liberal Judaism.

This course is designed

for individuals and couples

from various faith traditions

and cultural backgrounds

and those who

have had no religious upbringing.

It is perfect for

interfaith couples, those

raising Jewish children,

spiritual seekers, individuals

considering conversion,

and Jews who want

a meaningful adult Jewish

learning experience.

All people, perspectives,

and questions are welcome!

This course, which runs

from 7-9 p.m., began on

Monday, October 21, and

runs through Monday,

April 13 (20 sessions).

This class will rotate

between four North Shore

congregations: BJBE

(Deerfield), Am Shalom,

North Shore Congregation

Israel (Glencoe), and Temple

Jeremiah (Northfield).

The instructors are Rabbi

Ryan Daniels, Rabbi Jason

Fenster, Rabbi Rachel

Heaps, and Cantor Julie


Tuition is $250. Scholarships

are available.

To register, please visit


For more information,

please contact intro@urj.

org or 646.793.3196.

New Member Welcome


Join the congregation

from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday,

Nov. 10, at Rabbi Steve

and Julie’s house for this


St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church (556

Vernon Ave.)

Search Committee News

We want to hear from

you! Please, sign up to attend

one of our small group

meetings. These “listening

sessions” are your chance

to share with the search

committee your thoughts

about our next rector. The

sign-up sheet is on the

board by the sacristy. For

assistance with signing up

please call Pam in the office.

If you have any questions,

please contact Susan

Newcomb (312-752-7651)

or Leslie Alter (312-315-


Following are the dates:

Sunday, Nov. 10 after

church, two adult sessions,

one for teens and one for

12 and under

Monday, Nov. 18 at 7

p.m., adult session

Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4

p.m., adult session

Educational Forums

As we move into Fall,

the educational forum series

begins again. Up this


November 10 - Search

Committee Update

November 24 - Eyes on

Worship - Advent

Educational Forums

gather on the second and

fourth Sundays of the


Fall Clean Up

Building and Grounds

Committee members ask

you to join them at 9:30

a.m. on Nov. 9 for Fall

Clean Up. No experience

or special skills needed.

We’ll eat donuts and get

the Church ready for winter.

We realIy could use

help this year, as there are

many items that will need

to be tackled.

Soup Kitchen

We need helping hands

Thursday, Nov. 14, to pack

100 lunches during the afternoon

at 3 p.m. We also

need cooks at 5 p.m. and

servers ages 5 and up at 6

p.m. to help serve 80-90

diners ham, turkey, beans,

and salad during the supper

hour at First Methodist

Church in Evanston.

After everyone is served,

we go for pizza together.

The signup sheet is on the

bulletin board. For more

information, please contact

John Tuohy (JohnL- or


North Shore United Methodist Church

(213 Hazel Ave)

Family Promise

North Shore United

Methodist Church regularly

provides overnight

accommodations, meals,

and companionship to

families with young children

who are homeless, or

at risk for becoming homeless.

Volunteers are needed

to provide food, dine and

spend the evening with our

guests, or serve as overnight


Glencoe Union Church (263 Park Ave.)

Women’s Breakfast

Every third Saturday

morning, we gather for a

pot luck style meal at 8:30

a.m. Coffee is brewed and

ready, just bring a dish to

share. Following our meal

we spend a few moments

reading and reflecting on

a selected writing that

will lead to meaningful

engagement. Join us Saturday,

Nov. 16, for this casual


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■1-2 ■ p.m. Saturday,

Nov. 2: Gorton Center

presents Roald Dahl’s

“The Witches”

■5-6:30 ■ p.m. Monday,

Nov. 4: Active Improv

Adult Jam


Fred’s Garage

(574 Green Bay Road)

■Every ■ Friday: Fred’s

Garage Fish Fry Fridays

Winnetka Village Hall

(510 Green Bay Road)

■7:30 ■ a.m. on Saturdays:

Winnetka Farmers


New Trier High School

(385 Winnetka Ave.)

■Friday, ■ Nov. 1: New

Trier Alumni Art Exhibit



Tapas Gitana

(310 N. Happ Road)

■6 ■ p.m. every other

Sunday: Live music


Wilmette Bowling Center

(1901 Schiller Ave.,(847)


■11 ■ a.m.-9 p.m. (10

p.m. on Friday, Saturday):

Glow bowling and

pizza all week long

Wilmette Rec Center

(3000 Glenview Road)

■5-7 ■ p.m. Friday, Nov. 1:

Mother-Son Night

Wilmette Historical Museum

(609 Ridge Road)

■2 ■ p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3:

Picture Postcards: The

Happy Invention


The Humble Pub

(336 Green Bay Road,

(847) 433-6360)

■9 ■ p.m. every Wednesday

night: Open Jam

■9 ■ p.m. every Friday:



(431 Sheridan Road,

(847) 432-0301)

■7 ■ p.m. every Monday:



Norton’s Restaurant

(1905 Sheridan Road)

9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov.

2: Roger That

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the glencoe anchor | November 7, 2019 | 21

Papa Willie’s BBQ sells out on first day in business


Peter Kaspari

Contributing Editor

When Brian Merel

opened up Papa Willie’s

BBQ in Highwood last

month, he had no idea how

popular it would end up being.

On his first day in business,

Oct. 20, he had to

close the restaurant after

just 90 minutes.


Because he ran out of


“I was way under (the

demand),” he said.

Despite running out of

food, Merel said he’s happy

he opened the business that

day, because it gave him

a glimpse of what people

in Highwood and the surrounding

areas want.

“I think people are

ready,” he said. “There’s

a pretty deep desire to fill

bellies with what I’ve got


The opening also allowed

him to make a few

adjustments to his system.

After his opening, Merel

said he added a new iPad

to his counter, giving a second

place to take orders. He

also rearranged the kitchen

a bit so that orders don’t get

mixed up.

For Merel, opening Papa

Willie’s BBQ, located at

148 Green Bay Road in

Highwood, was all about


Previously a private chef

for 10 years, Merel realized

he needed to do something

to support his growing


“When gigs were busy

and times were busy, it was

great,” he said. “But when

you add a wife and two

kids, there needs to be a bit

more consistency.”

Merel considered other

careers, and even looked at

opportunities in the corporate

world, but quickly realized

the idea of working

a 9-to-5 job wasn’t going to

be satisfying to him.

In the end, he decided to

stick with what he knew

and open up a restaurant.

“This was an idea that

was on the backburner and

the frontburner for the last

few years,” Merel said.

For Papa Willie’s BBQ,

everything seemed to come

together all at once.

He was originally going

to open up in downtown

Chicago, but eventually decided

to look on the North

Shore for a place. Merel

looked at property in Highland

Park, but chose the

Highwood location after

his stepmother was driving

past it one day and suggested

he look into it.

Merel, who lives two

blocks away from the restaurant,

checked it out and

realized that it was the perfect

location for him; he’s

been told the intersection

outside the restaurant is the

second-busiest intersection

in the area, plus the fact

that there’s a three-way

stop means everybody who

drives there sees the restaurant.

“All stars needed to

align,” he said.

Family plays into more

than just the reason he

started the restaurant. It’s

actually named after his

grandfather, and his uncle

created the barbecue sauce

that Merel uses on all of his


“It’s got some heat to it,

it’s got some smoke, sweet,”

Merel said. “I happen to

think it’s my favorite barbecue

sauce I’ve ever had, so I

think that automatically sets

me apart from other barbecue


Merel said his uncle

taught him all about barbecue.

“He taught me the style of

putting it up after it’s nearly

done and taking it off the

grill and chopping it up and

tossing it in the sauce and

throwing it back on,” Merel

said. “It’s such an erratic

style of cooking because it’s

pure chaos on the grill.”

Merel’s uncle also taught

him to be careful when

grilling with the sauce.

“There’s sugar in the

sauce, so if you leave it too

long, there’s a fine line between

burnt and carmel,”

he said.

Papa Willie’s BBQ is

take-out only, and Merel

said there’s a reason for


He believes that what

leads many restaurants to

fail are labor, food, waste

and overhead, so he decided

to minimize that as

much as he could.

“I can do a whole restaurant

and staff, food if

I wanted to,” he said. “I

don’t want to do that.”

He’s also only open for


All of it goes back to


“I want a life,” he said.

“I want to see my wife, I

want to see my kids. My

endgame isn’t the almighty


Merel added, “I want to

provide for them, but I’m

not going to be away from

them 15 hours a day, seven

days a week. That’s not going

to happen.”

Merel said he loves


“I get goosebumps a lot

when I talk about food,” he

said, adding that he can’t

wait to see how people react

to eating his food.

“That might render me

speechless,” he said, then

added what he believes

Papa Willie’s BBQ’s signature dish is its Bag o’ Ribs ($14 for a half slab, $24 for a full

slab), covered in the barbecue sauce that owner Brian Merel’s uncle makes.

Photos by Erin Yarnall/22nd Century Media

Papa Willie’s BBQ

148 Green Bay Road,


(847) 748-8599

4 p.m.-9 p.m.


Closed Tuesdays and


The restaurant offers a seasonal salad ($9) filled with

baby field greens, charred corn, candied pecans, dried

cranberries, queso fresco and topped with a roasted

shallot cranberry white balsamic vinaigrette.

about food.

“Cooking is cooking,

but cooking is nothing until

you share it with someone,”

he said. “So as soon

as people start eating my

food and I can see it, then

I’ll know.”

A group of 22nd Century

Media editors recently visited

Papa Willie’s BBQ to

taste the food and the famous

barbecue sauce.

We started with the Bag

O’ Ribs ($14 half-slab, $24

full-slab), which is literally

a bag filled with ribs.

Papa Willie’s barbecue

sauce added a smoky, delicious

flavor to the ribs, and

editors enjoyed the food so

much, the ribs were gone

within just a few minutes.

We also got to try the

seasonal salad, which currently

contains baby field

greens, charred corn, candied

pecans, dried cranberries,

queso fresco and

roasted shallot cranberry

with white balsamic vinaigrette

($9). Editors enjoyed

the dressing as well as the

variety of flavors that came

with the salad. The price of

the salad varies depending

on the season.

Editors also got to try the

mac ’n cheese ($3), which

is served as a side option

for the ribs. It’s made with

a “rich homemade five

cheese blend.”

Finally, we ended our

visit to Papa Willie’s BBQ

by trying both dessert options;

Uncle JJ’s Blueberry

Crumb Pie ($6) and

Possum Pie ($6). Both are

served layered and in Mason


Uncle JJ’s Blueberry

Crumb pie includes a buttery

graham cracker crust,

wild blueberry filling and a

sweet cream cheese lemon

zest layer. It’s topped with

graham cracker clusters.

Possum Pie has a thick

Oreo crust, chocolate

hazelnut cream, chocolate

cream pudding and

whipped cream, topped

with hazelnut Pirouline


Merel said the trick to

both desserts is to stick the

spoon down to the bottom

of the Mason jar, that way

all layers end up on the

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Mac Zelazny

The New Trier senior is a

member of the New Trier

Green hockey team.

When did you start

playing hockey?

I think I started around

the age of four or five,

because my uncle played

hockey at Notre Dame,

and my mom’s side of the

family was a big hockey

family and she got me into

it. I just started with coach

Rafe Aybar, who recently

passed away. But he was

kind of my first instructor

and ever since then I’ve

loved it.

What’s the best part

about playing hockey?

I think just during the

winter months, being able

to play outdoor hockey,

like pond hockey and just

getting to know a locker

room, too. Boys, the relationships

you build

over the course of a long

seven months season with

a group of 19, 20 guys is

all... You just get to know

people so well and the

hockey locker room was

so much fun.

If you could play

another sport, what

would it be?

I think it would be

football just because I’ve

always loved watching

football and playing pickup

football and I used to

play football when I was

younger. But football has

always been a passion of

mine. Too bad it’s not a

spring sport.

If you could have one

meal for the rest of

your life, what would

it be?

I think just the steak

and potatoes that my dad

makes. Classic meal that

I have on the weekends

usually. It’s a great, great


If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

I think New Zealand,

because it’s a foreign

country, different culture

and they have really good

surfing and skiing on an

island, too. Jus beautiful

mountains and coasts.

What’s one item on

your bucket list?

To see the Northern

lights one day.

If you had $5 at

Walgreens, what

would you get and


I would get the cinnamon

raisin swirl bread

and some Sour Patch watermelon

candies because

that sounds amazing.

If you won the lottery,

what would you do

with the money?

I would get a bunch of

different properties in different

places around the

country, in California, the

Cape Cod area, and in

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Denver, in Utah and just

travel the world places.

If you had a

superpower, what

would it be?

Invisible. Just being able

to be places where no one

knows you are, do stuff

and be alone, sit down. I

don’t know. That’s a hard


What has been your

favorite moment at

New Trier?

Definitely winning state

last year. For sure. Just the

whole entire season, working

to that point was amazing

to finally get in there

and being at the United

Center in front of all those

people and winning the

state championship was


Interview by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap postseason football,

announce boys soccer honors

Staff Report

In this week’s episode of

The Varsity: North Shore,

the only podcast focused

on North Shore sports,

hosts Michal Dwojak,

Nick Frazier and Michael

Wojtychiw recap the start

of playoff football. The

guys recap Loyola Academy

and Lake Forest

playoff football games, announce

boys soccer Team

22 all-area teams and the

Boys Soccer Coach and

Player of the Year, preview

another week of postseason

football and talk


From Page 26

“Our communication, a

couple of us seniors have

been playing together for

four years, so we know

how each other play,”

Julia Fortier said. “Our

communication, constant

support and being on each

other, holding each other

responsible and pulling

for each other has really

helped us a lot.”

While the defense was

doing its job, the offense

was trying to get the Raiders

on the board to give

them a lead they wouldn’t

relinquish. After multiple

attempts throughout the

entire game, senior Caroline

Segal broke through

with a goal with a minute,

11 seconds remaining.

“It had been a really

long game, especially

since we had played a

tough game last night,”

Segal said. “I had the support

of my teammates and

had wanted to go in and

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about some other postseason

headlines in the North


First Period

finish what we had started

and I just did what I could.



went in.”

Last year’s season ended

with an overtime loss

to the same Glenbard West

team, so North Shore was

looking for a little bit of

revenge in Saturday’s tilt.

Even though the Raiders

had easily defeated

the Glenbard West in the

regular season, they knew

their fourth-seeded opponents

wouldn’t be an easy


“They came out really

strong but we knew we

had to leave everything on

the field and for our one

last game for North Shore

field hockey,” Morgan


Segal (Middlebury College),

Morgan (University

of Virginia) and Fortier

(Yale University) will all

be continuing their field

hockey careers at the collegiate

level next fall, so

going out in their senior

season with a win was a

special moment.

The three recap both

Loyola and Lake Forest

football games.

Second Period

With soccer ending for

the area teams, the guys

announce the all-area

teams and best player and


Third Period

With the playoffs continuing,

the three hosts

preview the next games.


The guys recap the other

postseason headlines.

“It’s unreal,” Morgan

said. “Our culture here at

North Shore is so strong

and we love each other

so much. This was really

special. The juniors

wanted to finish off for

us and that means the

world to us. To finish off

the year with a win is really

great and we’re happy

about it.”

Doar, in her second year

as the Raiders head coach,

couldn’t have been prouder

of her squad, especially

the seniors who really

stepped up and put North

Shore in the spotlight as a

team not to take lightly.

“They came in an athletic

bunch and they fell

in love with the sport and

with each other and decided

they were going to

do big things,” she said.

“And they did.

“They’ve put in the

work in the offseason

and have accomplished

their goals. They’ve rallied

their young teammates

and it’s really


26 | November 7, 2019 | The glencoe anchor sports

This Week In...

Trevian varsity


Boys bowling

■Nov. ■ 9 - at Glenbrook

North Invite (at Brunswick

Zone Mount Prospect), 8:30


■Nov. ■ 12 - at Glenbrook

North (at Brunswick Zone

Mount Prospect), 4:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 14 - host Niles North

(at Classic Lanes), 4:30 p.m.

Boys cross-country

■Nov. ■ 9 - IHSA State Finals

Field hockey

NSCD seniors end historic careers with win

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

North Shore Country

Day’s senior class has put

up some gaudy numbers.

The seniors on this

year’s squad went undefeated

in conference

play over all four years,

not giving up a goal in

conference play during

that span. They’d

also made four consecutive

final fours and outscored

their opponents

319-56 over four years.

Out of the 14 goals given

up this season, 11 had

come against New Trier

and Lake Forest in three


After fourth-, secondand

fourth-place finishes

at state, the Raiders added

another impressive finish,

taking third at this

year’s state finals after

defeating Glenbard West

1-0 Saturday, Nov. 2, in

Oak Park.

“I think our freshman

year, we were coming

onto a really strong team,

once they had built a really

good culture at North

Shore and we really wanted

to feed off of that,”

Xas Morgan said. “Our

first final four was a such

(at Detweiller Park), 2 p.m.

Girls cross-country

■Nov. ■ 9 - IHSA State Finals

(at Detweiller Park), 2 p.m.

Girls swimming and


■Nov. ■ 9 - at CSL Invite (at

Glenbrook South), 1 p.m.

Rambler varsity


Boys bowling

■Nov. ■ 12 - vs. Fenwick (at

Habetler Bowl), 4:30 p.m.

Boys cross-country

■Nov. ■ 9 - IHSA State Finals

(at Detweiller Park), 2 p.m.

Girls cross-country

■Nov. ■ 9 - IHSA State Finals

(at Detweiller Park), 2 p.m.

Girls volleyball

■Nov. ■ 8 - vs. TBD (IHSA

Supersectional at Fremd),

6 p.m.

Panther varsity


Girls cross-country

■Nov. ■ 9 - IHSA State Finals

(at Detweiller Park), 2 p.m.

North Shore Country Day poses with its third-place

trophy after beating Glenbard West Saturday, Nov. 2, in

Oak Park. Michael Wojtychiw/22nd Century Media


a team win and we knew

from that point on out, we

wanted to continue that.

“We have really, really

strong seniors and we’ve

been able to work together

and continue building.

Yesterday was really

devastating for us, but we

knew we wanted to come

back on a high and finish

off strong and finish off

what we started at North


Much like many of their

previous contests, the

Raiders’ defense stood out

and didn’t allow their opponent

to really get anything

going toward their


What made the defense’s

performance even

more impressive was that

it was breaking in a new

goalie after Abby Renaud

graduated and headed off

to play at Northwestern

University. According to

coach Mullery Doar, goalie

Charlize Guillen made

14 saves in the semifinal

loss to Lake Forest, after

need to make only a combined

11 saves the rest of

the season.

Please see hockey, 25

Athlete of the Month

New Trier’s Katie Lipsey was named 22nd Century Media’s September Athlete of the

Month. 22nd Century Media File Photo

Lipsey hands Trevians second

monthly honor of year

MichaEl wojTYCHIW

Sports Editor

Katie Lipsey has had a

lot of success in the pool

as one of New Trier’s top

divers. She’s finished in

the top three at the state

meet the past two seasons

and now has another honor

as well: November’s Athlete

of the Month.

The Trevian senior took

a lead early in 22nd Century

Media’s latest Athlete of

the Month competition and

never gave it up, giving the

school its second monthly

honor in 2019.

Lipsey finished in first

place with 730 votes,

knocking off Highland Park

field hockey player Maddie

Gordon, who finished

with 425 votes, and fellow

Giants field hockey player

Sabrina Stefani, who finished

with 238 votes. New

Trier football player Sean

McNeely finished fourth

and Highland Park girls

volleyball player Georgia

Sullivan finished fifth.

October Athlete of the Month Candidates

Loyola Academy

Grace Kryscio, girls golf

Jackie Yau, girls volleyball

New Trier

Aidan Crowder, boys soccer

Kate McLaughlin, field hockey

Daniel Tanaka, boys golf

Glenbrook North

Yusuf Shaaban, boys soccer

David Schueler, boys soccer

Kevin O’Regan, boys golf

Lara Pick, girls tennis

Victoria Grzesiuk, girls

swimming and diving

Glenbrook South

The senior has been a

big part of New Trier’s

success in the pool, finishing

second and third,

at the past two state tournaments.

She also medaled

her freshman year

as well.

Voting lasted from Oct.

10-25. The Athlete of the

Month contest for athletes

selected in the month of

October gets underway

on Nov. 10 and will end

on Nov. 25. Vote at

Olivia Vamos, cheerleading

Coley Scott, field hockey


Highland Park

Corey Fairchild, boys cross-country

Chris lee, football

Michelle Nava, girls cross-country

Matt Holleman, boys soccer

Chris Hernandez, football

Lake Forest

Julia Hender, field hockey

Jahari Scott, football

Kai Kroeger, football

Sophie Gambit, field hockey

Woodlands Academy

Genevieve Hessy, girls tennis sports

the glencoe anchor | November 7, 2019 | 27

Boys soccer Coach of the Year

Historic season propels

Jones to annual award

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

North Shore Country

Day has been on quite the

run athletically over the

past couple years. Multiple

trips to the state’s final four

spread out among multiple

sports, including a couple

state titles and runner-up


One of those teams that

has had success has been

the boys soccer team, winning

back-to-back regionals

last year and this season.

This season, however,

was different.

The Raiders were able to

accomplish something that

no team had done in program

history: win sectional

and supersectional titles

and qualify for the state’s

final four.

While the team ended up

taking fourth place, it was

still a historic accomplishment

for the Winnetka


For that, the Raiders’

coach Kyle Jones has been

named 22nd Century Media’

Boys Soccer Coach of

the Year.

“We’ve got a good foundation

in terms of how to

be a great teammate during

preseason, having deeper

squads than we’ve had in

the past, and being able

to rest people throughout

the season,” Jones said. “I

think we play off the mindset

of just taking one day,

one play at a time rather

than looking forward

and overthinking things.

We’ve just been focused

on each game and each

day and each practice and

each play in practice.”

Most teams that get over

the proverbial hump are

made up of mostly upperclassmen

contributors, but

that hasn’t really been the

case this season for the


North Shore has gotten

contributions from

freshman Cole Sabia and

sophomores Mason Roberts-Jones

and Nick Potter,

as well as juniors Vincent

Luglio, Jacob Sherman

and Axel Garcia, to name a

few. Those, combined with

the senior leadership of the

likes of Adam Terhaerdt

really put the Raiders in a

good spot.

“I always say that players

in the middle school,

at our school, if you’re

good enough, you’re old

enough, you can play at

any level,” Jones said.

“We’ve got freshmen

making a contribution and

sophomores and juniors.

For me, I put the best 11

or 12 or 18, however many

people are playing, in the

game. To play, you have to

fall at the highest level on

a daily basis. Sometimes

that’s seniors and sometimes

that’s freshmen and

sophomores and juniors.”

Jones is in his 13th year

at North Shore, but that’s

been spread over 15 years.

He spent five years at

North Shore before heading

over to England to

be the coach and head of

coach education at Manchester

College for two

years, before coming back

to Winnetka and becoming

the Raiders’ head coach

for the past eight seasons.

While at Manchester

College he helped train

future coaches, as well as

picking up some pointers

himself that he was able

to bring back with him to


“I bring everything

back. Wherever you go,

you’re constantly learning

and growing,” he said.

“It’s something that I’ve

got to if I want my players

to pursue excellence and

improve on a daily basis,

I’ve got to be doing the


“That was part of the

journey, part of the coach

education. I was fortunate

enough to work with some

really good coaches and

take some courses and see

some of the academy programs

over there. I’ve got

a couple core friends at

Man United, and Man City

and I was fortunate enough

to see them in action and

see how they’re programs


The former Cornell University

soccer player has

loved every moment of

this historic ride, one he’ll

always remember.

“It’s been great. We’re

just enjoying it along the

way,” he said. “We’re remaining

focused. We’ve

just been so proud of the

boys. They’ve done really

well. The boys are loving

it. They’ve really bought

in and enjoying the ride.”

boys soccer Player of the Year

Crowder’s emergence leads to honor

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

A season after only

scoring three goals, New

Trier senior forward Aidan

Crowder set a goal for

himself for his last season

as a Trevian: score 20


Unfortunately for

Crowder, he fell short of

the goal, finishing with 17

goals, but his presence up

front is what made the Trevians

a scary team to face


For that, Crowder was

named this year’s 22nd

Century Media Boys Soccer

Player of the Year.

After scoring only 40

goals as a team during the

2018 season, New Trier

looked to gain more offensive

firepower and Crwoder

was going to be a big

part of that.

“I knew that I needed to

step up because I knew I

was capable of doing it,”

Crowder said.

Scoring goals had always

been in his blood,

ever since he was a kid

playing club soccer and

early on in his New Trier


“Early on in New Trier,

when I wasn’t on varsity,

I would score a lot and

I was usually looked at

as the main guy to score

goals because of my speed

and just being athletic,”

he said. “Yeah, so it was

kind of weird, my junior

year, not having that much

of an impact on the team,

but it kind of felt like there

wasn’t much else I could

do. “

New Trier Matt Ravenscraft

realized Crowder’s

potential early on at New

Trier, pulling him up to

the varsity level toward

the end of his sophomore


New Trier’s Aidan Crowder is this year’s 22nd Century

Media Boys Soccer Player of the Year. 22nd Century

Media File Photo

Even though he didn’t

get a lot of playing time

or get on the score sheet,

there were some key

things that the coaching

staff really liked, namely

his speed, tactical IQ and

realizing how to make runs

during games.

Ravenscraft saw a different

Crowder between

his junior and seasons,


“I think the primary

thing is Aidan himself,”

the coach said about the

differences between the

two years. “We see this every

year and there’s always

a couple of guys who put

in the work and Aidan put

in the time there. That can

be difficult in January or

February when your season

feels like it’s a long

ways away, but he did that.

“He was fast last year

and that was a weapon

that he had last year, but

his speed improved, his

strength improved. A lot of

that just goes down to Aidan

and his work and then

some of the just physical

growth. But he really took

the time, particularly in the

summer, to understand his

role in our playing style.”

Crowder combined with

fellow senior Alex Powell

to form a formidable duo

up top for the Trevians,

who saw their season end

in the sectional semifinals

with a 1-0 loss to rival

Evanston. However, the

Central Suburban League

and soccer coaches from

across the state recognized

Crowder’s achievements,

naming him to the conference-s


team, as well as an All-

Sectional player through

the Illinois High School

Soccer Coaches Association.

Included in his 17 goals,

were six game-winning

goals, an impressive number

for any team, especially

considering he scored

the game-winner in 38

percent of the team’s wins.

“I love having clutch

plays,” Crowder said. “To

me that’s one of the most

important things a player

can do, because when it

seems like the game might

be over or we’re not going

to have a chance, I always

just give it a little extra to

make sure that we can get

the goal or just win the


Crowder plans to play in

college but hasn’t made a

decision on where yet.

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beacoN sports


BoYS Soccer

FirST Team


Joey Martens, GBN senior

• 19 goals, 7 assists; Martens

returns to 22nd Century Media’s

First Team after an impressive

senior season. He increased both

his goals and assists statistics.


Nico Adducci, GBN senior

• 6 goals, 6 assists; North’s

two-year varsity starter ended

his career on a strong note,

helping the Spartans win an IHSA



Mario Hrvojevic, LA junior

• 4 goals, 12 assists; Loyola’s

junior helped move the ball

around the pitch, creating

different scoring chances. He

earned CCL All-Conference


Welcome to the 22nd Century Media All-Area team: Team 22. Thanks to the help of area

coaches, and the eyes of 22nd Century Media staff, the best players were selected from

eight high schools — Glenbrook North (GBN), Glenbrook South (GBS), Highland Park (HP),

Lake Forest Academy (LFA), Lake Forest (LF), Loyola Academy (LA), New Trier (NT) and

North Shore Country Day (NSCD) — in our coverage area.

Second Team


Aidan Crowder, NT senior

• 16 goals, 7 assists; New Trier’s

senior earned Central Suburban

League All-Conference and

All-Sectional honors. He finished

with five game-winning goals.


Oliver Akintade, LF senior

• 7 goals, 4 assists; Lake

Forest’s senior was a strong

leader for the Scouts on the

pitch, controlling the middle

portion of the field.


Konrad Ziaja, LF senior

• 1 goal, 3 assists; Lake Forest’s

defensive leader helped anchor

a strong wall against opponents’



Giuseppe Maida, LFA sophomore

• 37 goals, 6 assists; The

sophomore burst out onto the

scene with a big season. Lake

Forest Academy’s second-year

varsity player led the Caxys in a

big way after a nice freshman



Tommy Zipprich, LA junior

• 10 goals, 6 assists; Zipprich

returns to the First Team after

strong play in his junior season.

The Rambler earned Chicago

Catholic League All-Conference

and All-Sectional honors.


Christian Noordover, GBS senior

• 0.85 GAA, 4.5 shutouts; The

Titans’ goalkeeper limited what

opponents could do on the

offensive side of the ball. The CSL

All-Conference honoree allowed

13 goals in 1,230 minutes.


Will Franzen, NT junior

• 7 goals, 10 assists; The Trevian

impressed in his first season

playing high school soccer.

Franzen earned All-Conference

and All-Sectional honors.


David Schueler, GBN senior

• 4 goals; The three-year varsity

player and senior captain was a

major leader for the Spartans,

especially during a run to a

regional championship.

Honorable mentions:

Honorable mention: Danny Sergiev,

GBS senior F; Zach Ochab, GBS

senior F; Justin Leszynski, GBS

junior F; Luke Zucker, HP senior

F; Danny Barragan, HP senior

MF; Scott Skinner, LFA senior MF;

Antonio Ferraiolo, LFA junior MF;

Nico Defilippis, LF senior F; John

Walsh, LF senior GK; Nick Roscoe;

LA senior MF; Michael Sullivan, LA

junior MF; Ryan Ball, NT senior MF;

James Paden, NT sophomore D;

Cole Sabia NSCD freshman

F; Adam Terhaerdt NSCD

senior MF


Alex Powell, NT senior

• 10 goals, 11 assists; Powell returns to

the Second Team after a strong senior

campaign. The Trevian earned All-State

and CSL All-Conference honors.

Ronin Moore, HP senior

• 13 goals, 7 assists; The Giants captain

led his team with 33 points.

Vincent Luglio, NSCD junior

• 17 goals; The Raider helped lead his

team to a historic season, advancing to

their first-ever state semifinal. He earned

All-Sectional honors.


Jake Krueger, NT junior

• 4 goals, 9 assists; The Trevian scored

one game-winning goal and earned CSL

All-Conference honors.

Julian Issar, GBS senior

• 1 goals, 3 assists; South’s three-year

varsity player earned All-Sectional and

CSL All-Conference honors.

Jhovany Guadarrama, GBS senior

• 4 assists; Head coach Reggie Lara

called the senior “the heart and soul”

of the team. Guadarrama earned All-

Sectional honors.

Stefan Momcilovic, LFA sophomore

• 10 goals, 13 assists; Momcilovic was

another sophomore who came out and

helped the Caxys in a big way.


Jose Santos-DeSoto, GBS senior

• 1 goal, 3 assists; South’s CSL All-

Conference player helped the Titans

defense earn six shutouts.

Drew Maytum, GBS junior

• 3 goals, 2 assists; Maytum was the

vocal leader for the Titans backline and

thrived on set pieces.

Matt Holleman, HP senior

• HP’s senior played in every match this

season and helped his defense earn a

1.51 goals per game average.


Ethan Fineman, HP junior

• 1.52 GAA, 7 shutouts; Fineman

returned to the Second Team after

another solid year in net. sports

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Loyola outduels Maine South in first-round heavyweight battle

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

The rivalry between

Loyola Academy and

Maine South has become

a high school football version

of the classic boxing

matches pitting Muhammad

Ali against Joe Frazier.

The heavyweights went

at it again under the lights

at Maine South on Saturday,

Nov. 2, in the opening

round of the Class 8A


After being pinned

against the ropes, the defending

state champion

Ramblers counterattacked

in the closing 10 minutes

to knock out the team that

ended their 30-game winning

streak in the 2016

state title game.

When the game was on

the line, Loyola hit Maine

South with its best shot —

long passes thrown by JT

Thomas to Matt Mangan

— and the Hawks fell 14-6.

“That’s one (playoff opponent

down),” coach John

Holecek told his Ramblers

afterward. “Let’s not be

satisfied. We have a huge

challenge coming up.”

Next up is Glenbard West

(10-0) on Saturday, Nov. 9,

at Loyola. Glenbard West

is averaging more than 46

points-per-game and holding

opponents to under 10

points, and in the season

opener the Hilltoppers got

the best of Maine South


The Hawks also lost their

next regular season game

to Mount Carmel but then

won seven in a row to go

into the playoffs with momentum,

whereas the Ramblers

(7-3) were coming off

a 14-6 loss to Marist.

It seemed that the Ramblers

were vulnerable and

it took some big defensive

playoffs by free safety

Marty Auer to keep Maine

South off the scoreboard in

the first half.

With the Hawks on the

Loyola 4-yard line early in

the second quarter Auer intercepted

a pass and ran it

back 100 yards to the end

zone but an illegal use of

hands penalty wiped out

the touchdown and instead

the Ramblers took possession

on their own 3-yard


They managed to get out

of that precarious situation

and advance to the Hawks’

44 before losing the ball on


Maine South then went

back on the attack and advanced

to the 18 but Auer

broke up a third down pass

and on fourth down he

blocked John Sassan’s 35-

yard field goal attempt with

49 seconds left in the half.

In the third quarter, the

Ramblers continued to live

dangerously. They found

themselves deep in their

own territory three times

— at the 11-yard line, at

the 1 and at the 5 — and

each time they managed to


Then, with 15 seconds

elapsed in the fourth quarter,

they suffered a staggering

blow. The Hawks’

Liam Barry stripped the

football from a Loyola ballcarrier

and took the fumble

25 yards to the end zone.

The Hawks tried for a

two-point conversion — a

pass from Luke Leongas to

Jack Leyden — and when

an official raised his arms

it seemed as though they’d

succeeded. However, the

other officials saw it differently,

asserting that the diving

Leyden had fielded the

football after it had hit the

ground, and after they conferred

for nearly a minute,

Loyola’s Luke Desherow tackles a Maine South running

back during the teams’ first-round playoff matchup

Saturday, Nov. 2, in Park Ridge. Margo Grogan/22nd

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the two-point conversion

was invalidated.

Given a reprieve, Loyola

took advantage of the situation

and went 80 yards in

five plays for the touchdown

that decided the


Earlier in the game

Thomas had connected

with Mangan repeatedly on

relatively short passes.

On this drive, they went

long. A 35-yard pass to

Mangan put the ball on the

Hawks’ 35 and two plays

later the wide receiver outdueled

a defender to catch

Thomas’ pass in the left

corner of the end zone, tying

the score.

Then, Nate Van Zelst

kicked the extra point, putting

Loyola on top 7-6.

As is his custom, Mangan

downplayed his role.

“The credit goes to our

offensive coordinator,

coach (Tyler) Vradenburg,”

he insisted. “Coach Vradenburg

does an incredible job.

He knew their defense and

he called the play. He trusted

JT and me and JT threw

the perfect ball to make it


“Before that, our team

was a little down but when

we scored it picked us up.”

On their next possession

the Ramblers drove to the

Maine South 12 before being

stopped on downs with

just over three-and-a-half

minutes to play.

Two pass completions

put the ball on Loyola 44



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but on a first down rushing

attempt by Ryan Kilburg

linebacker Kyle Zupec

jarred the ball loose and

Auer took the recovered

fumble to the Hawks’ 36.

Two plays later — in a

third-and-six situation —

Thomas threw the ball to

James Kyle in the clear and

the big sophomore parlayed

the catch into a 32-yard insurance

touchdown with

63 seconds remaining. Van


1. JT Thomas, QB – 2 passing TD, 189 passing yards.

2. Matt Mangan, WR – 9 receptions, 116 yards, TD.

3. Marty Auer, DB – INT, blocked FG.

Zelst kicked the extra point

to seal the hard-earned triumph.

“Our defense played really

well,” Holecek said.

“Marty Auer showed what

a playmaker he is. He was

a cornerback but Kyle Zupec

has done a great job at

right corner and we also

have Artist Benjamin back


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New Trier repeats as champ in thrilling fashion

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Lake Forest and New

Trier have been the state’s

two premier field hockey

programs for what seems

like years. The Trevians’

lone in-state loss this season?

A one-goal setback to

Lake Forest. The Scouts’

lone in-state losses? Two

one-goal losses to the Trevians

and a two-goal loss

as well.

So it was only fitting that

the two faced off in the Illinois

High School Field

Hockey Association’s title

game Saturday, Nov. 2,

at Oak Park-River Forest

High School in Oak Park.

The fifth matchup ended

p being an epic battle as

well, as the Trevians repeated

as state champions

after holding off the Scouts

4-2 in overtime.

“I really don’t know

what to say, this is the best

feeling ever,” New Trier’s

Kate McLaughlin said. “I

love my team and I’m sad

it’s over now but it’s been a

great couple years playing

for New Trier field hockey

and I’m so glad we finished

out the best way possible.”

Like she has numerous

times this season,

McLaughlin led the way

for the Trevians, racking

up two goals, three minutes

apart, toward the end

of the first half. Her first

goal, with 4 minutes, 20

seconds left in the half got

the Trevians on the board

and her second, with 1:34

before the break gave the

top-seeded Trevians a 2-0


“Overall, our team

worked really hard together

and we knew that

any goal we were going

to get was going to be really

scrappy,” McLaughlin

said. “They have a great

goalie so we knew we

were going to have to keep

shooting and do everything

to put the ball past

her. “

The game looked to go

into the halftime break

with the 2-0 score, but the

Scouts were able to score a

goal after time had run out.

According to one of the

referees, per field hockey

rules, if a team earns a penalty

corner, the teams have

to complete the corner or

play until the ball goes

over the end line or past

the five-meter line. So the

Scouts were able to earn

multiple corners and got

to continue play even after

the clock read 0:00 and

eventually took advantage

when Mimi Gordon scored

to cut the Trevians lead

down to 2-1 at the half.

For the second day in a

row, the Scouts went into

the half trailing their opponent.

Lake Forest trailed

North Shore Country Day

1-0 at the half in Friday’s

semifinal, but rebounded

for the 3-1 win.

The Scouts were hoping

that something similar




New Trier’s Kate McLaughlin tries to control the ball in

the field hockey state title game against Lake Forest

Saturday, Nov. 2, in Oak Park. Michael Wojtychiw/22nd

Century Media






would happen against the

defending state champions.

“I feel like in the past,

we’ve had slow starts

and have always been a

second-half team, something

we knew from the

beginning,” Lake Forest’s

Gracie McGowan said. “It

shouldn’t really happen

but when it does it gives

us more internal drive and

more intensity in the second

half to turn things to

go our way.”

Lake Forest came out of

the break hungry to even

the score, putting shots on

goal, keeping the ball in

its opponent’s zone. The

Scouts’ efforts were rewarded

when Gordon put

in a goal with 9:55 remaining

in the contest.

“The goal gave us confidence,

but we had a game

plan and we just got away

from it in the first half,”

Lake Forest coach Catherine

Catanzaro said. “We

had to stick to the game

plan, keep surging, not

be afraid to lose because

if you’re afraid to lose,

you’re not going to win.”

Neither team scored for

the rest of the game, sending

the game into overtime

tied 2-2. The teams would

play a full 10-minute, 7v7

period to hopefully determine

the state champion.

“Overtime, you just have

to really go at it as hard as

possible because there are

only seven people on the

field and the goalie, so you

have to work really hard

at all times,” McLaughlin

said. “There’s a lot of field

and not a lot of players, so

it’s a lot of running and

definitely hard.

“But we made it work.”

“We haven’t played a

lot of overtime games, but


going in I was pretty confident,

not that we would

win, but that we would

dominate with our lineup,”

New Trier coach Stephanie

Nykaza said. “I had a

lot of confidence in them

going in, we’ve been practicing

7v7 a lot, so I knew

we were ready.

“The magic is you have

great athletes, great players

on both teams and they

work hard. To score two

goals in overtime is really


McLaughlin completed

her hat trick when she

put in a goal with 7:45

remaining and Grace Harris

sealed the contest with

1:06 remaining to send the

Trevians happy.

The Trevians graduate

12 seniors this season, one

of the best the program has


Unlike the Trevians,

Lake Forest had a younger

team this year hoping to

make a statement.

Piling up over 20 wins

and making another appearance

in the state finals

sure seems as if the Scouts

managed to do just that.

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Boys Soccer


Historic run ends in fourth place finish for North Shore Country Day

22nd Century Media FILE PHOTO




1. Kate McLaughlin

(above). The New

Trier senior field

hockey player

scored a hat

trick during the

Trevians’ 4-2

state-title win over

Lake Forest.

2. JT Thomas.

The Loyola


threw two

touchdowns to

help lead Loyola

to a first-round

playoff win over

Maine South.

3. Mia McGrath.

The Loyola


volleyball player

had three kills,

three aces and

nine digs a

regional-title win.

Hernan Gutierrez

Freelance Reporter

North Shore Country

Day seniors had seen the

program grow throughout

their time on the team.

After winning regionals

again this year, they knew

they had to draw inspiration

for the tough road

ahead of them.

Senior captain Tyler

Doornweerd credits graduated

teammates for inspiration

this season.

“The older players when

I was a freshman had a

really big impact on me,

“ Doornweerd said. “As

we’re winning this year,

thinking back to how much

those players cared and

how devastated they were

when we lost twice at the

regional final and last year

at the sectional semifinal.

“That really drove us.”

Game of the Week:

• Glenbard West (10-0) at Loyola (7-3)

Other matchups:

• Kaneland (8-2) at Lake Forest (6-4)

• South Elgin (9-1) at Brother Rice (6-4)

• Huntley (9-1) at Marist (6-4)

• Glenbard North (7-3) at Mount Carmel (10-0)

• Fremd (8-2) at Warren (10-0)

• Hersey (9-1) at Lake Zurich (7-3)

That would be a sentiment

that the rest of the

current seniors echoed.

Unfortunately for the seniors,

their program’s first

trip to the state tournament

did not end favorably. The

Raiders lost both the semifinal

and consolation game

at the EastSide Centre in

East Peoria.

On Friday, Nov. 1,

NSCD fell to Chicago

University High 3-0 in the

first semifinal of the day.

That loss led them to

face off against Quincy

Notre Dame the next day

Nov. 2. They lost the third

place match 2-0.

The first half was uneventful

with both teams’

defenses absorbing each

other’s offensive pressure

fairly well.

Quincy’s first goal came

early in the second half. In

the 41st minute, Quincy




• Loyola 24, Glenbard West 14:

‘Toppers haven’t faced adversity

like the Ramblers, who grind out

another W.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Marist

• Mount Carmel

• Warren

• Hersey



Contributing Sports Editor

• Loyola 21, Glenbard West 20: T he

Ramblers pull off another win over

a higher seed to advance to the


• Kaneland

• South Elgin

• Marist

• Mount Carmel

• Warren

• Hersey



Contributing Sports Editor

• Loyola 21, Glenbard West 20: Don’t

bet against the Ramblers on a

home, Saturday afternoon game.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Marist

• Mount Carmel

• Warren

• Hersey

North Shore Country Day’s boys soccer team poses

with the fourth-place trophy Saturday, Nov. 2, in East


drew a foul right outside

the 18-yard-line. Seth Anderson

took a shot straight

off the free kick for the

first goal of the match.

NSCD continued to

handle Quincy’s pressure,

however dealing with this

pressure forced their hand.

They only managed three

shots throughout the game,

freshmen Cole Sabia had

the only shot on goal.

The second goal came

off a defensive mistake

allowing for Anderson to

score once again in the

59th minute.

The Raiders did start to

play with urgency after

the second goal, creating

chances in the last minutes.

Despite not coming

away with a result, senior

Adam Terhaerdt touched

on the impact making it to

state has had on the program.

“The program has definitely

developed over

time,” Terhaerdt said. “We

came from being a lesser

known school to an actual

power house. Making

to state and being down

here you can really see

how we’ve developed as a


Head coach Kyle Jones

47-23 55-15


Sports Editor

• Loyola 17, Glenbard West 10: The

Ramblers are locked in and ready

to take down their west suburban


• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Marist

• Mount Carmel

• Warren

• Hersey

also recognized the impact

being at state had but

also did not shy away from

criticizing his team’s performance

this weekend.

“It’s been good for us

to get down here. Now we

keep working and building,”

he said.

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Contributing Editor

• Loyola 20, Glenbard West 17: T he

Ramblers haven’t loss a playoff

game in Wilmette since 2012.

The streak continues against the

undefeated Hilltoppers.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Huntley

• Mount Carmel

• Warren

• Hersey

Listen Up

“I really don’t know what to say, this is the

best feeling ever.”

Kate McLaughlin — New Trier field hockey player after

leading her team to a state title Saturday, Nov. 2.

tunE in

What to watch this week

FOOTBALL: The season is in do-or die mode now as the playoffs

have begun.

• Loyola hosts Glenbard West at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov.

9, in Wilmette.


28 - Team 22

27 - Boys soccer Coach/Player of the Year

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael


the glencoe anchor | November 7, 2019 |

Trip downstate NSCD boys soccer takes fourth

in first-ever state final four appearance, Page 31

Squeaking by

Loyola football wins first-round

matchup with Maine South, Page 29

New Trier takes down Lake Forest in extra session for field hockey state title, Page 30

New Trier celebrates with its trophy after defeating Lake Forest in the field hockey state title game Saturday, Nov. 2, in Oak Park. Michael Wojtychiw/22nd Century Media

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