Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Cary-Grove and Prairie Ridge high schools among the top high schools in the United States. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the United States and about 2,500 schools responded in 2013. Cary-Grove High School was ranked as the 733rd best high school in the country while Prairie Ridge High School was ranked as the 767th best high school in the United States. Crystal Lake Central High School was not included in the rankings. You can see the details about local high school rankings, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
For the first time since 2009, the Gators defeated the Trojans.
A win by the Crystal Lake South softball team Monday against Cary-Grove was the team's first in four years, according to the Northwest Herald. Crystal Lake South won 2-1 during the Monday game after Cary-Grove beat the Gators 2-1 on Saturday, according to the Northwest Herald. The last time Crystal Lake South beat Cary-Grove was in 2009, according to the article.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The semifinal was held in Rockford Monday night.
Tuesday, February 19
The Cary-Grove girls basketball team lost to Streamwood in the Class 4A Rockford East Sectional semifinal in Rockford Monday night, according to the Northwest Herald. It was a close game with Cary-Grove falling to Streamwood 45-44, according to the Northwest Herald.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The state tournament will be held from Feb. 14 to 16.
Several Crystal Lake and Cary wrestlers qualified for the state wrestling tournament this past weekend after competing at sectional meets, according to the IHSA website. Area wrestlers competed at sectional meets in Antioch and Barrington over the past weekend. Cary-Grove's Michael Cullen, a sophomore, won the 113-pound title at the Barringrton meet while Crystal Lake Central's Andrew Marsden, a sophomore, won the 160-pound title at the Antioch meet. Three Crytal Lake South wrestlers qualified with second place finishes at the Barrington sectional, including: junior Nick Gil at 126 pounds, sophomore Eric Barone at 132 pounds and senior Nick Peters at 138 pounds. And two Crystal Lake Central wrestlers took home second place finishes at …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Senior plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall.
Cary-Grove High School has announced the salutatorian for the Class of 2012. Senior Alex Whitaker earned the title of salutatorian after earning a 4.639 grade-point average during his four years at Cary-Grove, 2208 Three Oaks Rd. in Cary. Whitaker, who spoke before his 433 classmates on Saturday during the school’s commencement program, plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall, said Jeff Puma, director of communications for Community High School District 155. The district has four high schools serving its communities. On Saturday, 1,715 students graduated from District 155, Puma said.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Cary-Grove graduate has become a Fulbright Fellow.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Eating disorders are complicated and chronic mental illnesses that threaten severe physiological and psychological consequences, with anorexia nervosa carrying the highest mortality rates of any mental illness. I developed a fascination in adolescence for these unique illnesses and wanted to study how they develop, how they take over young, bright adolescents, and then learn what can be done to combat them. I discovered that eating disorders are best attacked early in the illness, making adolescents the best treatment candidates. Adolescents’ dropout rates from treatment programs are significantly lower than in adult eating-disorder populations. Teens also attain remission in higher numbers than adults, with overall more favorable …
Trojans coaches discuss their thoughts on Johnsburg possibly leaving the Fox Valley Conference.
Over the past month, it has been reported that Johnsburg is looking to leave the Fox Valley Conference which would put the conference back at 13 teams if the Skyhawks were to bolt back to the Big Northern Conference. I took the opportunity to ask some coaches at Cary about what the conference should do if the conference goes back to 13 teams and if the conference should go to 16 teams instead of just looking for another 14th team. Softball coach Tammy Olson said that it probably wouldn’t have a major impact in her opinion. “It (would) be hard but it really wouldn’t affect our side of the conference,” Olson said. “It really doesn’t affect us that much but a lot depends on who would come in and that is totally a superintendent’s discussion …
Monday, March 26, 2012
The only returning starter from last season's sectional championship team discusses his move across the diamond and his new teammates.
Last season was a big one for Cary-Grove’s baseball team, going to the sectional championship game. This season has been a big change so far with 8 of the team’s nine starters all graduated from last year. The lone returner is shortstop Matt Byrne who will try to lead the Trojans back to the sectionals and beyond this season. Byrne said that he has had a lot to teach his newest teammates. “The game is a little faster on varsity,” Byrne said. “It just takes experience to play at this level. What I’m trying to do is put them up when they are down. I’m always looking out for them and telling them what to do in certain situations.” One other big change this season for Byrne has been switching sides of the diamond, moving from second base to …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Freshman Mike Cullen took his 42-2 record to the semifinals Friday and ended fourth.
Cary Top Seeded Freshman 106 pounder Mike Cullen took his 42-2 record to the semifinals before falling to eventual champion Kris Williams of Thornton Friday. Cullen bested Bobby Alexander of Hoffman Estates in a major decision, 12-1, and Mike Burke of Homewood-Flossmoor, 4-1, to reach the final four. Rebounding from the loss he recorded a 4-2 decision over David Kasper of Marist to move into the third place match before losing, 3-2, to Brian Rossi of Lockport to finish fourth. Libertyville All three Libertyville wrestlers dropped their first round matches Thursday. At 113, Steve Polakowski took a 31-9 mark against Angelo San Juan of Glenbard East and was pinned in 3:52. At 120, Pat Fitzgerald took Roderick Smith of Glenbard West to …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The 2011 Trojan graduate talks about getting ready for a new season at McHenry County College
Last season, Nick Richter was wearing a Cary-Grove uniform trying to get the Trojans back to the state finals before a sectional finals loss. This season, Richter begins a new challenge with the season approaching at McHenry County College. Richter said that it has been a smooth move from high school to college. “The transition has gone pretty well for me personally,” Richter said. “My teammates and coaches are awesome. We have a great group of guys who come to practice every day ready to work extremely hard. I have been blessed to come from a spectacular athletic high school where the coaches prepared me well for what I have experienced in college. The transition has been fairly smooth and I have had a lot of fun along the way.” The Scots…