Thursday, July 14, 2011
Cary completes summer schedule, looks ahead to winter.
It was a long weekend for Cary-Grove’s boys basketball team, playing seven one-hour games in the span of just 26 hours, with the Trojans going 4-3 overall while falling in the consolation championship game at the Crystal Lake South Shootout. The tournament ended the summer schedule for Cary, which will head back to the court in early November to begin the 2011-12 season. During Saturday’s last two games, Cary made 13 three-pointers in advancing past Prairie Ridge before losing to Rockford Jefferson. Cary coach Ralph Schuetzle said that it is something that’s part of the game and why Jefferson took advantage early Saturday evening. “It’s part of the offense, but we got to attack the basket a little bit better,” Schuetzle said. “That’s the …
Friday, April 1, 2011
This week's photo and description is the 19th edition of the Harper-Freeman collection, which is now maintained by the Village of Cary
Harry Hope's existed off of Cary-Algonquin Road on the property where the Fox Bluff Conservation Area is now located. It was a very happy place to be, especially on weekends. Many longtime Cary residents have fond memories of going to Harry Hope's to see wonderful, live entertainment. The photo is a playbill from a period of time from August 15 through October 5 (year unknown). There are some great acts on the playbill, including Corky Siegel and Jim Post. Look closely at the poster...the telephone number for Harry Hope's is listed as 312-639-2636. Now that was quite a few years ago. (Information and photo provided by the Village of Cary, via their weekly email)
Friday, December 17, 2010
Down 15-2 after one quarter on Tuesday night, the Trojans fall to Grayslake Central
At first glance, Cary-Grove junior center Ben Bradshaw might look to be a load for opposing teams. He's built like a football player at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds. Only the folks around him know how hard it is for him to play on a nightly basis. That's because he went under the knife in July for a torn MCL. And it's taken some time for him to get back in playing shape. "He's still not 100 percent,'' said Cary-Grove coach Ralph Schuetzle. "It's ice and Advil after games." Cary fans in attendance in Grayslake Central on Tuesday night watched the visitors tie Central at 2-2 and that's a close as the Trojans would come all night. Central scored the next 15 points and went on to post a 57-33 win. "It was a disaster,'' Schuetzle said. "We had 10 …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Inspired Art Studio features work from local artists.
Due to popular demand, Inspired Art Studio decided to bring back the Artists Holiday Shop, and will be taking an additional 10 percent off today. The studio, owned by artist Kris Blum, featured works by: Mark Kleinke, George Benjamin, Diane Wlezien, David Peterson, Lois DiPerna, Mary Telfer, Heather, Hal and the owner. They have many items for sale including jewelry, blown glass, holiday crafts, hand-painted ornaments, pottery, photography, watercolor and pastel paintings, colored pencil drawings, oil paintings, knitted ad fabric items, prints, and cards. Blum said that they sold over $780 of art last weekend and were expecting a great turnout this weekend as well. For more information please contact owner Kris Blum at 847-516-2384.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Teammates react to Jakubicek breaking school scoring record
There have been many great players who have passed through the Cary-Grove girls' basketball program throughout the years like Amy Kaplan, Ellen Jaeschke, Eve Barry and many more. After Saturday night, one name stands above the others in terms of scoring prowess after Claire Jakubicek scored 1,233rd point to pass Barry on the all-time scoring list. Jakubicek now has 1,244 points after her 30-point effort in the Trojans' win over Johnsburg. Jakubicek said that the record is something she gives a lot of credit to others as well. "I think it is a real honor," Jakubicek said. "I couldn't have done it without my team so it's all them too." Meg Straumann, who has played with Jakubicek all four years on the varsity team, said that she has seen …
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Trojans face Skyhawks, who have reached the supersectionals the past three seasons. This game has moved to Cary-Grove.
Over the past five years, girls' basketball teams in McHenry County have had to look at Johnsburg as the school of success, going to three straight super sectionals. Tonight, Cary-Grove's girls' basketball team will look to knock off the Skyhawks in non-conference play at 7 p.m. at Elroy Fitzgerald Gymnasium. The Trojans came into the game with a 5-1 record on the season behind seniors Claire Jakubicek and Meg Straumann. Jakubicek said that it is a game that you look ahead to. "It should be a real fun game, I'm really looking forward to it," Jakubicek said. Straumann added that the team's focus is more on themselves than looking at what Johnsburg has. "We are definitely going to look at their strengths but we always try to focus on what we…
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The four year varsity point guard looks to get everyone involved in return from ACL injury last season
Meg Straumann rarely sits down when she is on the bench, always on her feet ready to get back into the game. Last season, Straumann was forced to sit on the bench after tearing her ACL during the Mundelein Tournament in December. This year, Straumann is back and has led the Cary girls' basketball team to a 5-1 start in 2010-11. Straumann, who is a four-year varsity player, said that being the vocal leader started early. "Ever since freshman and sophomore year, it's all been about communication," Straumann said. "It's been instilled in me early that if you want to get anything done, you have to be vocal and being the point guard, it takes on the job of being a vocal person so I have kind of accepted the role." One thing that did change when…
Mens' team at 1-7 while women at 1-6 as Scots look to find victories in non-conference play.
McHenry County College's basketball teams have had a rough start to their 2010-11 seasons with men's basketball at 1-7 and women's basketball at 1-6. On the men's side, coach Jason Robinson has watched his team have trouble going from playing in high school to college and said it's been an uphill battle. "We're struggling learning the college basketball game. We got a lot of freshmen still making the adjustment and transition from high school to college basketball," Robinson said. "We lost our first home game of the year on a half-court buzzer-beater and when you have a bunch of freshmen, it's been tough for us to bounce back." There have been some bright spots however for the Scots earlier on like point guard Jermarkus Lovett, who …
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The Cary library hold many programs throughout the year and they are gearing up to help your career.
The Cary Area Library is ending the year and beginning anew with programs that will better your future. Don't Give Up: Job Searching Through the Holidays (Wednesday, December 1, 7-8pm) - Have you included the holiday season into your job search plan? Jim Pacholski will challenge you to not take a holiday from your future. Resumes & Cover Letters (Thursday, December 2, 7-8pm) - Jim Pacholski is back to discuss various types of resumes, cover letters and the all important thank you notes. Interviewing Techniques (Thursday, January 6, 7-8:30pm) - What questions should you ask, how should you dress and what questions will they ask? Jim Pacholski will answer your questions and more as he helps you prepare for job interviews. Job Search Help (…
Boys go 2-2 in Hoops for Healing while Girls go 3-1 at Dundee-Crown
The last week has seen both of Cary's basketball teams go through their Thanksgiving tournaments. With the boys' and girls' teams heading back into non-conference and Fox Valley Conference crossover play, now is a good time to recap how the teams and where they go from here. Boys Basketball: Ralph Schuetzle's team went 2-2 at the Hoops for Healing Tournament in Woodstock with victories over Larkin and Round Lake along with losses to Belvidere and Hononegah. While the team got outstanding scoring performances during individual games including Jon Guay's 22 points against Hononegah and Nick Richter's 23 point game against Larkin, Schuetzle said that there are always things to continue working on early in the season. "We attacked Hononegah's …