Thursday, April 25, 2013
Steve Herbst was paralyzed after a tragic accident occurred while he was playing football for Palatine High School in 1980. Now he is in the running to win a mobility van to help with his needs, and he needs the local community to help him win.
While attending Palatine High School in 1980, lifelong Palatine resident Steve Herbst suffered a catastrophic injury which severed his spinal cord, making him a quadriplegic before he even graduated high school. Since the middle of March 2013, Herbst has been in the running to win a new mobility van in a contest sponsored by the National Mobility Equipment Dealer's Assocation (NMEDA). And he needs your help every day for the next 15 days to get there. Herbst is currently within the top 10 percent of vote getters out of more than 1,100 people who have entered the contest. Votes can be cast every day up until May 10, and people can vote twice per day from the same IP address. Simply log on to http://www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com/entrant/…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The state meet was held over the weekend in Palatine.
Sunday, February 17
Prairie Ridge's co-op gymnastics team placed second at the state meet at Palatine High School over the weekend. Lyons High School in LaGrange claimed the state title with a total score of 149.625. Prairie Ridge had a total score of 149.300, according to results posted on the Illinois High School Associations website. Helping Prairie Ridge to their second place finish was Rachel Underwood, a sophomore, who placed third in the vault and second in the uneven parallel bars; and Riley Mahoney, a sophomore, who placed fifth in the balance beam, eighth in the floor exercise, and sixth in the vault, according to the IHSA. Palatine's Fremd High School placed third at the state meet with a total score of 146.050 and Winnetka's New Trier High …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Gymnasts from the Prairie Ridge High School co-op team will compete at the state meet this weekend at Palatine High School.
Follow Crystal Lake-Cary Patch on Facebook — Sign up for Crystal Lake-Cary Patch breaking news alerts and daily e-mail updates Crystal Lake's Prairie Ridge co-op gymnastics team soared at its sectional meet, bringing home the championship on Feb. 4 at Fremd High School. The team will now head to the state gymnastics meet, which will be held Feb. 15 and 16 at Palatine High School. The Prairie Ridge High School co-op team qualified for the state meet with a total score of 149.525 at its sectional meet, according to the Illinois High School Association website. Several Prairie Ridge gymnasts also qualified individually for the state meet. Here is a list of the Prairie Ridge gymnasts who have qualified for state, as well as their …