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Wide receiver Fran O’Malley catches 12 passes to spark Loyola. P. 59

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any of us are familiar with the Dos Equis commercial which features The Most Interesting Man in the World. Though not as well-traveled as that fictional character — and unable to parallel park a train like the bearded TV actor — Robert Ritholz of Highland Park may be the Most Interesting Man in Lake County. When he gets the chance, he races his 1953 Morgan up in Wisconsin. His home collection of unusual items includes a wooden mummy mask from the 26th Dynasty of Egypt (600 B.C.); a bit of coal from the Titanic, and Spanish galleon musket balls. His Gene-Shalit-like moustache is so massive it has stopped growing. He sleeps until 2 p.m. most days; no need to work since his father designed one of the first talking dolls and one of the original contact lenses. In fact, the 63-year-old Ritholz lives in his parents’ house, which turns 60 years old this year. Read about him in our Sunday Breakfast feature this week, authored by Bill McLean. Stay thirsty, my friends. Reading Power helps youngsters who thirst to

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Cutting a fine figure A home’s value is dependent on a host of factors ■ by bill mclean The ugliest dog in the world is adorable to some. An attractive outfit on a person in the Midwest gets ridiculed at an international fashion show in Milan. Perspective … it’s all about perspective. As is real estate, particularly when it comes to how one views the value of a property. “Many factors play a part in a home’s value,” said Roberta Miller, a broker/marketing specialist at Baird & Warner in Lake Forest. “What matters to the buyer is one of them. The amenities in a kitchen might mean a lot to a buyer, but another buyer might believe the feel of the kitchen is worth more than amenities. Feeling comfortable in that part of a house certainly adds value.

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we’d all be driving around in the least expensive car,” she said. Peter Moulton, @properties Vice President of Brokerage Services-North Shore, and Dinny Dwyer, a broker at Jean Wright Real Estate in Winnetka, each pointed to the critical factor of time in determining whether a home has a wonderful value from a buyer’s perspective. “Today’s consumer,” Moulton said, “really scrutinizes the condition of a house, largely because the lives of people these days are so busy. So many people don’t have the time to either renovate or rehab a house after purchasing it. “There’s value,” he added, “in not having to improve a property.” Dwyer thinks the value of the home for sale at 895 Pine Tree Lane ($3,195,000) in Winnetka is an exceptional one because of significant improvements made by the current owners. “They have done extensive landscaping, including mature plantings, and added a perimeter stone privacy wall and heated driveway with electronic entry gates,” said Dwyer, the home’s listing agent. “They have upgraded and added extensive audio-visual security systems, custom light fixtures and window treatments. “The new owner,” Dwyer added, “will not have to do anything except move in and enjoy the fabulous home.” The home at 1106 Seneca ($2,395,000) in Wilmette was built in 1935 and completely renovated in 2004 by renowned architect Brininstool & Lynch Ltd. Some the features in the 5-plus bedroom, 4.1-bath home include custom millwork, top-line appliances, manicured grounds that would make the most meticulous golf club superintendent green with envy, and a refurbished existing façade and roof to preserve harmony with the environment and neighborhood. “What I love about it, and why I think it’s such a great value, is that the original integrity of the home has always been maintained,” said Trish Capitanini, a member of the Sharon Friedman/Capitanini (SFC) Team at Coldwell Banker-Winnetka. “Buyers are feeling it’s close to a turnkey house. It’s one of those houses where you could fall asleep in any of its rooms. “It gets people,” she added, “to think, ‘I’m ready to live here now.’ ” Broker Judy Simon of Coldwell Banker-Deerfield was the listing agent of the home at 1148 Cherry Street in Deerfield. It sold for $1,180,000; its list price was $1,195,000. The property boasts a three-car attached garage, his and her closets (towels not included), a bonus room, three baths on the second floor and a full bath on the first floor. It was on the market for a scant two days. “It was bought quickly because there is a lot to like about it, a lot of amenities for the price, and the buyers … they knew immediately they’d be getting something that has significant value,” Simon said. “Plus its location is outstanding, on a street full of high-end homes.” The home at 1745 W. Broadland Lane in Lake Forest sits about a chip shot from the 4th hole at Conway Farms Golf Club. It hit the market on Sept. 27, with a listing price of $1,575,000. You can’t put a price tag on a home’s flow, which, to listing agent Tina Nobbe of @properties-Lake Forest, is another one of real estate’s many intangible assets. Flow is a close cousin of a home’s feel. “It’s a fantastic home,” Nobbe said. “The setting, the views — they’re all spectacular. The owners were able to watch Tiger Woods play from their home last month [as well as dozens of other professional golfers at the BMW Championship]. “The flow, from room to room, is comfortable and easy,” she added, “and that’s important to a lot of people. The space inside the home, it’s what you need. It’s not at all overwhelming.” Among other factors that typically figure in a property’s value are the schools and recreational facilities in the community, market trends and the proximity to public transportation and a major metropolitan area. “It’s not just about dollars,” said Baird & Warner’s Miller, who recently sold the home at 350 Everett Road in Lake Forest for $620,000 — a price she described as “compelling.” The sturdy house — built in 1962 on a 1.5-acre site and owned by the same family since then — has updating potential. “It’s on a lovely rectangular lot, ideally suited for expanding the house or building something new on the property, as long as it follows City of Lake Forest guidelines,” Miller said. “The seller was a very smart seller, offering those two opportunities in a central location that’s conveniently

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■ by angelika labno Being a former elementary school teacher comes in handy when you have five children and a slew of homework assignments. It is a wonder Anne Winebrenner of Lake Forest still finds the time to dedicate Monday mornings to tutor North Chicago students through Reading Power. But it is extremely important to her. “It’s such an interesting perspective what these kids have compared to my own,” she says. “You forget that not everybody has that kind of access and support.” For Winebrenner, volunteering is a family affair. Her mother, Karol Karlblom, knew Reading Power cofounder Mary Jane Hender when their kids were in school together. Karlblom, a former kindergarten teacher, saw tutoring as a perfect way to get back in the classroom after retirement. Ten years later, as the non-profit prepares to celebrate its anniversary, she still serves three hours a week in the school. Her husband Bob sat on the board for several years, and since Winebrenner started volunteering five years ago, he switches shifts with her. Reading Power is a nonprofit organization that offers one-on-one reading tutoring to children in North Chicago schools with a mission of accelerating literacy and instilling a love of reading and writing. The students, who range from kindergarten to second grade, are pulled from their classrooms once a week to have a personal session with a fully trained volunteer tutor. Last year, the program saw its peak with 219 children.

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Reading Power also recognizes the importance of extending the teachings past the classroom and into the home. Fundraisers put up to 30 books in each student’s hands, and Reading Power hosts a library night for families. Family literacy is also offered for those learning English as a second language. “There’s no better way to help the outcome of a student than to catch reading difficulties early,” said Karlblom. “It makes such a difference in how their school journey goes.” Reading Power has come a long way since founders Mary Jane Hender and Rev. Gordon Butcher put it in action a decade ago. Starting in one school with 25 volunteers, it now extends to five schools with close to 170 tutors. Executive Director Rebecca Mullen, also a reading specialist, revamped training materials and formed YouTube tutorials for volunteers, making it easier for those without a teaching background. “It’s been a thrill to see this program grow as it has,” said Karlblom, remembering the first little classroom with five workstations. “It’s wonderful to be able to impact the way students learn.” In addition to helping with literacy needs, Winebrenner adds that the tutors double as special friends for the students. Her experiences always send her away brimming with energy and a new outlook on her family. “These kids are like our kids, really — they just don’t have the same advantages,” she says. The program is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 16. It will honor the Gorter Family Foundation. To register, please go to www. ■

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Northfield Mrs. Illinois International Amy Gregorio, 40, of Northfield was crowned Mrs. International 2013 at the 28th annual Mrs. International Pageant in Skokie. Gregorio said she will devote her year as Mrs. International representing Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lake County to increase awareness about how people can help abused children to make a positive difference in their lives. It was through her experience as a police reporter that she witnessed children who were hungry, abused and helpless. She saw the results of extreme poverty and neglect and decided to volunteer for CASA in 2008.

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Lake Bluff The Lake Bluff History Museum will host a Cottontail Club Speakeasy & Casino on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Entry is at 10 E. Scranton Avenue in Lake Bluff. The speakeasy, casino and gangster theme has its origin in local stories from the 1920s. Local lore indicates that Al Capone used the beach near Crab Tree Farm, during Prohibition, to unload shipments of liquor drew dernavich/the new yorker collection/ transported via Lake Michigan. For additional information, call 847 482This work complements the signpost work recently com1571 or e-mail pleted by the Public Works Department. The project is expected to last until mid-October. If Lake Bluff you have any questions, please call the Water & Electric Paula Lillard Preschlack, head of Forest Bluff Montessori Department at 847-716-3558. School, will give a talk for parents and expectant parents about “Preparing our Children for Challenges” on Tuesday, Oct. 24 PREVIEW from 8:45-10 a.m. at the school’s 8 W. Scranton Ave. location. The Parent Child Series provides an introduction to Highwood Montessori education for families with young children; The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest looks to set the also throughout the fall are Practical Sessions, in which world record for most people carving pumpkins at one parents and young children under eighteen months time on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. explore a Montessori environment together. A full schedMore than 1,000 pumpkins will be numbered, and parule is at ticipants will be required to carve simultaneously for five To attend the event, call 847-295-8338. minutes straight.


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Senegal native thrives at Lake Forest Academy ■ by angelika labno

Khadidiatou Diouf — also known as Dija — is a world apart from her sophomore self. Two years ago, the high school senior chose to leave her home country, Senegal, for an education in Lake Forest. She barely knew English. Leaving everyone she knows behind, she began an independent life boarding at Lake Forest Academy. “It taught me so much about life, like how to be a responsible person when your parents are not here,” she said. “Now everything is clicking.” One of the fruits of her hard work was being named to the 2013 Illinois AAU Girls Basketball All-State Team for outstanding play during the spring championships. Diouf plays basketball for the school as well as for the club Full Package. She also plays volleyball in the fall and track in the spring. “It (basketball) is a sport that I fell in love with and it’s helped me grow a lot — it completes my life,” she said. Although she would love to go pro, Diouf recognizes that basketball is not her only goal in life. She is prepping for her plan of becoming a doctor by taking anatomy, physiology and AP chemistry. “You have to have other doors open, because you never know what can happen on the court,” she said. “I always work hard in and out of basketball.” Because she came not knowing the language, the school transition was

understandably harder for Diouf. She was put in an English as a Second Language class and had to focus on catching up. Today, she is proud of her grades and progress. Actually, she may argue about the word “proud”—Diouf is modest about her achievements. “She kind of threw herself in and reaped all the benefits from it, but she has also given so much back to the community,” said Chris Tennyson, the dean of students and basketball coach at LFA. Through basketball, the quiet and reserved student came out of her shell and bloomed into a leader in her dorm and a staff-nominated prefect, a student leadership position based on academics and social involvement. Diversity is one of the things Diouf appreciates most about LFA, and it shows through her involvement in the Muslim Student Association, Black Awareness Table and Cultural Diversity Club. “I really like how America is so diverse; it makes you learn about other people and differences about them in order to live in peace with them,” she said. Colleges are pursuing the senior star, but she has yet to commit to one. She is planning visits to out-of-state colleges to help narrow her choices and is excited to start both her college basketball career and pre-med track. “She’s come halfway across the world to experience all of this,” added Tennyson. “You hope every student could be like her in terms of taking advantage of the opportunities.” ■

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DOn’t Let these three FaCts sLIP thrOuGh the CraCks! Buying a new home often involves facing a torrent of new information, from convoluted rates and percentages, to forewarnings, suggestions, tips, advisements, and downright imploration. Unfortunately, few home buyers ever feel truly prepared to make the big decision, and so it becomes incredibly important to find a broker or agent you can truly trust while conducting as much research as possible on your own. All too often, despite this safety net of expert advice and self-directed study, some things still go unnoticed. Here is a brief list of three facts that routinely go unmentioned, undiscovered, and undisclosed. Knowledge is Power Fact #1: Don’t count yourself out until you gather all the information. While the traditional notion behind previous foreclosure would contend that you are financially sunk and therefore ineligible from qualifying for a loan to become a home-owner, in actuality this circumstance is less dire than typically assumed. While it is true that foreclosure remains on your credit rating for up to seven years, large scale governmentbacked lenders such as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have begun imposing just three year penalties for foreclosure. Though you may be required to pay a higher down payment or pay slightly higher interest rates, you aren’t disqualified from the dream of home ownership as easily as you may assume. Fact #2: Be sure to check into the housing codes and regulations pertaining to properties you are interested in. Prospective buyers would do well to work diligently to ensure that recent renovations, additions, and improvements were conducted in conjunction with guidelines set by now-starving city planning departments. If you purchase a home with violations, you may be saddled with the responsibility of bringing them to code. Fact #3: Hire your own people. It is important not to expose yourself to liability by accepting the seller’s offer to use their agent, appraiser, or inspector. These professionals owe an allegiance to the person paying for their service, so it’s best to hire your own team of licensed home specialists.

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■ by katie rose mceneely Originally from Chicago and Evanston, Lena Waithe is a Los Angeles-based writer, producer and director. She’s producing the satirical film “Dear White People,” now in production in Minnesota, and is working on a pilot project for “Twenties,” a television coming-of-age narrative about three black women. Reading: I still go back and read Mindy Kaling’s book, “Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns,” and I want to read Iyanla Vanzant’s book, “Peace from Broken Pieces.” Listening: Wale, Big Sean, and Janelle Monáe. Watching: A documentary called “Stories We Tell,” and I’ve been watching “Copper,” a BBC show streaming on Netflix. Tessa Thompson, one of the actresses in “Dear White People,” is in that, and I really like it. Following: I’m following a group of poets called “The Strivers Row” who were on HBO’s “Brave New Voices.” They’re a group of spokenword poets. They’re very Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston. And they have a Web documentary series of them travelling to schools and preforming spoken-word poetry. Also, too, I’m into the whole Netflix TV show trend: “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” the new season of “Arrested Development.” It’s a new way of television, and it’s all about cutting out the executive — it’s very exciting to people like me, who don’t make commercial projects. I’m also very interested in crowdsourcing and Kickstarter — it’s the new wave of putting the power in the audience’s hands. Back in the day you had artists who created art and it was so interesting and thought-provoking that audiences gravitated towards it. Now it’s the studio determining what people want.

With “Twenties,” it’s more about making your voice heard. I think if we can get this show on the air just by plain old word of mouth — that’s the new wave of television. It’s a trending topic. People were talking about it, and that’s what network TV has lost. Cable still has it, but network shows? People don’t talk about that. For me, what are people responding to? What’s creating conversation? With “Twenties,” I’m asking people: would you watch this? Art should create a dialogue. Activity: I’m a person who likes to write poetry —I’ve never performed it, but it’s kind of a vacation from the structured writing I normally do. Poetry is a free-fall, a freestyle. I’m also on set for “Dear White People” every day. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes, so you should follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@ DearWhitePeople). The writer/director, Justin Simien and I are coming up with a few Web series that we’re collaborating on. One’s an extension of “Dear White People,” the other follows the lives of a couple of gay black men. I want people to keep sharing and talking about “Twenties,” to keep it part of the conversation. Things are brewing and things are percolating, but we aren’t there yet. Eating: I’ve been eating everything under the sun. What is your favorite mistake? I think there’s a thing people say — it’s better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. And I make decisions very fast, I don’t take a lot of time. I go with my gut, which can be a mistake. But other times, it’s worked to my benefit. Your first mind is usually your best, and there are often times where the gut reaction has been “yes.” I enjoy that thing about myself — it’s who I am. It’s a favorite of mine, and I think I’m known for it. I accept it. Our failures form us. ■

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The heir to a contact lens inventor has seen it all — from finish lines in vintage car races to zebra hoof curios to a most unusual passenger in his Rolls-Royce. ■ by bill mclean The human skeleton Robert Ritholz had purchased at an antique auction in Chicago did not quite fit in the back seat of his 1977 Rolls-Royce. There was only one recourse for the Highland Park native that day in 2001. “I placed it in the passenger seat and strapped it in with the seat belt,” the 63-year-old Ritholz recalled. “I didn’t want it flopping around the car while on my way home. “It took me a while to realize that people in other cars on the road might think it to be odd, a man driving alongside a skeleton. I received a lot of strange looks, and I’m sure many of the people who saw me driving that day started an interesting conversation at the dinner table later that night.” Ritholz owns three other collectible cars, including a 1951 Bentley Mark VI. His other Rolls — a 1953 Silver Dawn Drophead Coupe, one of only five in the world — has amassed 282,000 miles, and he has raced his 1953 Morgan in vintage races at Road America near Elkhart Lake, Wis. “Old guys racing old cars,” he cracked. “It’s the most exciting thing I do. It requires an enormous amount of sustained concentration, and you have to be constantly aware at all times. I love it.” His father, the late Donald Ritholz, was driven — as an inventor. In the 1940s he designed one of the first talking dolls ever, one that had a slightly better vocabulary than a newborn’s. It bleated “Mama” at the pull of a string. He later invented one of the earliest forms of contact lenses. “They were huge things, covering the whole pupil,” Robert Ritholz said. “They were hard, difficult to use.” Donald Ritholz eventually sold the patents to both products. Donald and his wife, the late Vera, liked to ride horses in Lincoln Park, back when Chicago featured bridle paths. “I was never interested in horses,” said their only child. “I liked horsepower and anything else that had to do with cars.” Robert Ritholz has been a serial collector of a vast array of items for decades, beginning with his affinity for toy cars as a tot. Dinky Toys — die-cast miniature vehicles produced in a factory in Liverpool, England — were a big deal to him. Up in his current guest bedroom, which could easily pass for the most eclectic mini museum in North America, an Asian elephant leg abutting the bed could double as a stool or an end table. Other items in the room include zebra hoof curios; countless military medals and helmets (some from before World War I); and the human skeleton that once rode shotgun next to Ritholz. “I like unusual things,” he admitted. In his spacious office on the first floor: more stuff, with much of it resting either on bookshelves or a desk that rivals the size of a billiards table. There’s a wooden mummy mask from the 26th Dynasty of Egypt (600 B.C.); a bit of coal from the Titanic; a bunch of a Spanish galleon musket balls; and an iron cross from 700-800 A.D. But the best parts of Ritholz’s collections are the gripping stories behind the pieces — and Ritholz himself, an enthralling, engaging storyteller with perpetually twinkling eyes. A 1968 Highland Park High School graduate, he got his undergraduate degree in history and education at Northwestern University and earned a pair of master’s degrees in American history and education policy studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The collector also

picked up a Ph.D. in history of higher education at Madison. “I guess I was trained to be a college professor,” said Ritholz, who has never taught a college class. “I don’t have time to work; I’m too busy doing the many things I enjoy. I know a lot of people out there are defined by their work. I don’t

know how Robert Ritholz people do it, working 40 hours a week like they do and somehow finding time to do what they really like to do. “I consider myself exceedingly lucky.” Ritholz served as a volunteer during Ronald Reagan’s campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 1976. He’s been affiliated with the Bentley Drivers Club for more than 15 years, currently fulfilling his duties as USA-Midwest chairman of the London-based club’s board. Ritholz, who returned from a trip to see friends in Costa Rica last week, plans to head to England in November to attend the Bentley Driver Club’s next board meeting.

Stateside he rarely has time for Sunday breakfast — or any breakfast, on any day. Ritholz’s head typically hits his pillow for a good night’s — make that, a good day’s — sleep at 5 a.m., sometimes at 6 a.m. He likes to start seizing his days at around 2 p.m., after which he takes care of his cat, Bunthorne, named after a character in “Patience,” a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. “I read, pay bills and sometimes do laundry late at night,” Ritholz said. “My friends, they all know how late I stay up, and if they can’t get to sleep at night, they know I’m up and always available to talk if they need to talk to someone. “I’m happy to say that I’ve never heard a caller snore during one of t ho s e l at e -n i g ht conversations.” He can’t exactly remember when he last ate brunch, but he’s pretty sure it was about 12 years ago at Feast in Chicago. “I like Eggs Benedict, so I probably ordered that,” Ritholz said, smiling behind his bushy handlebar mustache. He also likes to talk about one of his late aunts, Sophie, who worked with a neurologist in Austria and later in London. The neurologist died in 1939 in London after a bout of cancer. Sigmund Freud was 83. Ritholz and his wife, Michelle, got married in his parents’ back yard in Highland Park, behind the house in which he has been living for 12 years after residing in Chicago. They were husband and wife for only three months and nine days; Michelle died from a cerebral hemorrhage in 1994. As winter approaches, Ritholz will increase the time he devotes to reading at home because of fewer car-related events. In addition to steering a vintage car around tracks, Ritholz has also competed in 24 Hours of LeMons races, a cleverly illustration by barry blitt named endurance circuit for drivers (four to six per team) who race in cars that cannot exceed $500 in the combined cost of the engine and the chassis; safety equipment does not count toward the $500 total. He will also continue to savor the view and sounds of Lake Michigan every chance he gets. Ritholz’s house sits about 100 feet above the body of water. “I’ve been told it takes 102, 103 steps to reach the beach from my house,” he said. It won’t be long before Ritholz steps outside his house and feels cold temperatures — the teeth-chattering, bonechilling kind. ■

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Even U.S. presidents must respect their wives ■ by joanna brown To the President of the United States: I couldn’t help but notice last month that you were caught telling a colleague you quit smoking. While non-smokers nationwide — including me — applauded, I have a few things to say about your choice of words. “That’s ‘cause I’m afraid of my wife,” you were heard telling the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur for the rights of freedom of peaceful assembly Maina Kiai. First, the good: congratulations on your accomplishment. Smoking kills more than 5 million people globally each year; this includes 440,000 people in the U.S. It seems that the long-term decline in smoking here has slowed, prompting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch a new anti-smoking campaign, Tips from Former Smokers. Maybe, Mr. President, you’ve seen the one with the late Terrie Hall of North Carolina; it got nearly 3 million views on YouTube alone. Ms. Hall was 53 at the time of her death last month, but she was filmed in 2011 putting on a wig and false teeth and concealing a hole in her throat with a scarf. She lost her voice box many years ago and told the camera through her artificial replacement that the buzzing voice was the only one her grandson had ever heard. She ultimately died because oral and throat cancer (rooted in a smoking habit she picked up in high school) spread to her brain. I can’t believe that any wife is scarier than that scenario. I could have laughed off your comment about fearing Mrs. Obama if it had been made in the private residence, on your beloved basketball court, or in some other social setting. I believe your wife might even tell people that she scared you into quitting with that devilish grin we’ve all seen her shine. But that’s not how it happened. You were miked at the United Nations General Assembly and speaking with a respected colleague. You are a role model for men and fathers worldwide, and Mr. Kiai has devoted his life to

working for peace. He is not your golf buddy, and you were not at the 19th hole. In our 24-hour news cycle, you cannot be caught disrespecting any woman. In Mr. Kiai’s native Kenya, women were given the constitutional right to own and inherit property and exert control over the family’s finances in 2010. It is for that reason that the number of girls in Kenyan schools is growing and nearly equal to the number of boys. In your defense, I can think of countless ways in which you have held up the First Lady (and your many female

“She ultimately died because oral and throat cancer spread to her brain. I can’t believe that any wife is scarier than that scenario.” political appointees) as a role model to women nationwide. She’s campaigned for you and with you, and you’ve enjoyed countless public displays of affection. She speaks beautifully at political conventions, and Chicagoans know that she held prominent jobs at City Hall and the University of Chicago before your move East. If she did scare you into quitting, good for her because she and your daughters are likely to suffer the consequences of your bad habit. The American Cancer Society reports that nonsmoking wives of husbands who smoke have a 20 percent increased risk of lung cancer compared with women whose husbands don’t smoke, and secondhand smoke causes thousands of deaths each year from lung cancer in healthy non-smokers Make no mistake: you wife is your partner and she should be respected as such all the time. She leads your family in your absence, and you expect your children and staff to respect her. Therefore, so must you. Love & Marriage columnist Joanna Brown can be reached at ■

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Hollywood native Stern a natural to guide film festival ■ by gregg shapiro You can thank Highland Park resident Cindy Stern if you ever had a Starbucks on United Airlines. It was her idea for them to serve the java brand on their jets. You can also thank her for making your weddinggift-shopping experience at Target less stressful since she helped develop the Club Wedd gift registry at that store. A longtime participant in the charitable giving community as a volunteer and board member, Stern helped to raise millions of dollars for Dance for Life Chicago, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and multiple Jewish charities. But it’s her current role as executive director at Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema — a position she began this year — that has her most stoked at present. Running until Oct. 13, a majority of the film screenings take place at AMC Northbrook Court, 1525 Lake Cook Rd. in Northbrook. More information about the festival can be found at Gregg Shapiro: Cindy, how long has the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema been in existence? Cindy Stern: As a completely independent festival, seven years. From 1999 to 2006 it was part of the original Israeli Film Festival that still exists in Miami and L.A. GS: Have you been involved with it from the start? CS: Only as an audience member. I was hired by Cindy Stern

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■ by angelika labno In 2010, Jamie Weiss of Highland Park received stunning news: her three-year-old daughter, Alexa, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The next few years were filled with surgeries, therapy and scares. Today, Alexa lives as normally as a Lincoln School first-grader can — but there is no cure. “We still need answers, and the doctors need the money to figure it out,” said Weiss. She decided to be proactive in her quest for her daughter’s cure by joining the North Suburban Medical Research Junior Board, a non-profit affiliate of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  When she came on board three years ago, Weiss directed the focus of its annual fundraiser, which has benefited autism and stem cell research in the past, to pediatric brain tumor research.   “When Karen Segal founded the board, it was based on raising money for neuroblastoma research, so it’s kind of come full circle,” said Weiss, a co-chair of the event.

“It’s a double-edged sword. [Alexa’s tumor] is unfortunate, but I’m thankful that this board exists and that the community is willing to support us.” | Jamie Weiss

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festival founder Beverly Braverman four years ago. Bev taught me a lot, and I will forever be inspired by her example, and the example of Ophira Ben Arieh, her festival co-founder. Both of these great women unfortunately passed away this year. GS: Are there other Festivals of Israeli Cinema across the U.S.? CS: There are only approximately 10 strictly Israeli film festivals in North America, compared to about 85 Jewish film festivals. In fact, the JCCs in Chicago will inaugurate a new Jewish Film Festival here next spring. We’re very excited about it, and look forward to partnering with them by providing the Israeli films and other support. GS: Why do you think it’s necessary to have a Festival of Israeli Cinema? CS: The first reason is to showcase the wide range of incredible, innovative, artistic and world-class quality work being produced in Israel today, in feature films, documentaries and on TV, over a period of time — say 9 or 10-plus days — which does the work justice. When you add to that the entire annual budget of the Israeli film industry equals the cost of one American blockbuster, and, despite that, Israeli films have been nominated for Academy Awards every year for the past six years, it’s even more amazing. You see that ideas matter, a little ingenuity goes a long way, and that good storytelling needs little translation (still, all of our films are subtitled!) to reveal a common humanity. The second reason is that this tiny country, Israel, thousands of miles away is in the headlines a lot, but it’s usually only about the conflict. What some folks don’t realize is that there are people from 120 different countries living in Israel today — a microcosm of the world. What’s that like? In the festival, we’re able to share so much more about the complexity of the culture that’s worth exploring and celebrating. Additionally, many of the same ethnic and social groups (Hispanic, African, and others) also live in Chicago. We don’t want to miss out on this opportunity for exchange and learning. It’s good for everybody. GS: How has the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema changed under your direction? CS: We probably have a bit more of a marketing orientation, because that’s my background, but most of the change is organic, as more and more people discover the festival and realize that it not only checks off their Sophisticated Entertainment box, but their Something Different, Time Well Spent, Social and Feeling of Community boxes as well. We’re also partnering with an increasingly diverse group of organizations to “build a bigger tent,” a broader audience of international cinephiles in the city and suburbs. We’re also constantly looking for ways — like this year, bringing in more filmmakers to speak, initiating the Bevie Awards (named after Beverly Braverman) for “Best audience-voted Feature and Documentary”, hosting our third annual night of “Films By and About Women” — to improve our audience’s overall experience. GS: Please say something about your background and interest in film. CS: It’s very much a Hollywood story, because that’s where I was born — right down the street from Paramount Studios. My grandmother, who came to this country via Slovakia and her native Hungary, learned English by going to the movies. It’s something my family always continued to do, and I remember tagging along to the local theatre or the drive-in with my parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends starting at a very young age. When I was 10, we moved to Anaheim, within walking distance of Disneyland, so my fate as a participant in a world of tales, wonder, creativity and originality was sealed! Of course, it helped that the 60’s and early 70’s were not cookie-cutter times. In college, as an anthropology and then

journalism major, I began to study film formally. I even worked in the Film Studies office, doing publicity for the international and experimental film series on campus. After a long career as a copywriter and creative director in the ad and promotional world, it seems I’ve come full circle. GS: Please say something about your background and interest in Israeli film, specifically. CS: I love the energy, depth and substance of Israeli films, because it mirrors my experience in the country. I’ve lived on a kibbutz and have visited about 10 other times. Israelis are a very diverse bunch, but they do share an appreciation for pushing the boundaries of possibility and making the most of whatever resources they have. That comes across in cutting-edge films, like one we’re showing this year, Sharon Bar-Ziv’s Room 514, an intense drama that essentially takes place in one small space. GS: What is involved in the process of select-

“You see that ideas matter, a little ingenuity goes a long way, and that good storytelling needs little translation to reveal a common humanity.” | Cindy Stern ing films to be screened at the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema? CS: It’s not an exact science, but it works for us. First, all of our films have been produced in Israel within the past 12 months, so we have to act very preemptively with our distributors around the world to preview and secure the ones we want. Thankfully, we have good relationships with them. (Still we do lose a few films due to their commercial release.) The board and I watch at least 50 films collectively to reach the “Final 15.” The first films to be considered are the ones that have won international awards — at Cannes (like this year’s God’s Neighbors by Meni Yaesh), Venice, Berlin, Toronto, Tribeca, Sundance, Jerusalem, Haifa.…The second group includes films that have been very well received in Israel —broken box office records (like our opening night film, Shemi Zarhin’s The World is Funny) or won Ophir Awards, the Israeli equivalent of the Oscars. The last are highquality Israeli films we feel would really resonate with our audience. We try to strike a nice balance between feature films and documentaries, with some episodes of popular Israeli TV shows thrown into the mix whenever it makes sense. GS: What is involved in the process of selecting venues for film screening? CS: There are practical, as well as artistic considerations. Last year, in the city, we were at four venues — the Shedd Aquarium, Spertus, the Center on Halsted and Thorne Auditorium of the Northwestern University Law School. This year we’re just having one huge event at Thorne. Next year it will be different again, as we continue to explore our options in the city to effectively bring our programs to our diverse audience. In the ‘burbs, everyone seems to like the convenience of the AMC Northbrook Court. GS: Do you have an all-time favorite Israeli film? CS: There are so many great ones. It’s hard to choose. Let’s just say I have watched Tamar Tal’s documentary Life in Stills six or seven times. Beyond being an absolute delight, it epitomizes the laughing-while-you’re-crying (and vice versa) nature of many Israel films. I also very much appreciate the work of Shemi Zarhin, Eytan Fox, Eran Riklis, Nir Bergman, Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir…and then the actors are so good. ■

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Over the moon about PigPen play ■ by s.h. sweet In a world filled with high-tech special effects and celebrities anchoring productions, the PigPen Theatre Co. brings a breath of fresh air to the Writers Theatre in Glencoe. This “play with music” entitled “The Old Man and the Old Moon” — which runs through Nov. 10 — takes a little under two hours to tell a story that could be called a love story, a cautionary tale, and a whopper. And all would be correct. The inventive story is the brainchild of seven young men – all of them wrote the play, composed and played the music for the show, acted out the scenes, worked the shadow puppets, and even helped contribute a design for the stage. These seven young men met while attending Carnegie Mellon University and began collaborating in 2007 as freshmen during the school’s Playground Festival, for which students devise and perform original work, and classes are suspended. The use of shadow puppets may be a direct result of operating on a shoestring student budget. They could afford one clip light from Home Depot and had to make it a worthwhile investment, so shadow puppets became part of the repertoire. Recently, with success of a version of this play in New York, the company hired a lighting designer and set/puppet designer to assist them. These seven (Alex Falberg, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen, Ryan Melia, Matt Nuernberger, Arya Shahl, and Dan Weschler) tell the tale of an old man and his wife as they reconnect. The old man has been filling up the light in a leaky moon for as long as he can remember so that every night is a full moon. His wife asks if he remembers when they first met. Neither one recalls, but the wife sings a snippet of a melody that they both find familiar but don’t know why. She takes off on the adventure they had always planned to have, sailing west to the end of the earth. And the old man, despite hating the water and sailing, follows her masquerading as a famous lieutenant to get on board a ship and then diverting its

Ryan Melia, Curtis Gillen, Ben Ferguson, Matt Nuernberger, and Dan Weschler during a scene of “The Old Man and The Old Moon” at Writers Theatre in Glencoe.

photography by liz lauren route from south — to fight a war — to west themselves these skills. Not to be limited to follow his wife. Without giving away too to theater, the group has recorded an album much of the plot involving dangerous sea and will be performing in concerts in 30 journeys, shaggy dogs, storms and odd tides cities next year. that result from a darkened moon, thereskin is tightening In this North Shore production, the seven a happy ending. are reunited with a former teacher, Stuart wrinkle reduction There is also plenty of wonderful indie- Carden, who directed the show in his role sun reversal artistic director at Writers folk music to accompany us as we follow thedamage as associate skin textureTheatre rejuvenation old man’s journey. The songs are all original (PigPen’s first time having a direcand composed by the group. Not only do tor). Carden first met these young men while they write and sing the music, but also these teaching a class on collaboration at Carnegie seven talented young men accompany them- Mellon. And the students obviously took the selves on guitars, banjoes, drums, violins, skills they learned seriously. Carden says piano, and an accordion. Although the accor- “all seven members of the company particidion player indicated his transition from pate in every aspect of the creative process.” piano to accordion was easy, most of the He was in a room with “all seven on seven others did not play instruments prior to different laptops as they were editing, being part of PigPen and have taught updating, and writing the same script while

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also passionately arguing about what is being written.” Already immensely accomplished, the seven PigPen men seem to know no boundaries. In addition to theater productions, concerts, and albums, the group also is writing children’s books. They also said they would like to create a production with a larger cast and even add women into the mix. This delightful show is an opportunity for North Shore audiences to appreciate how one golden nugget of an idea can become an evening of fanciful entertainment in the hands of these seven talented young men. Writers Theatre is at 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. Prices for all performances range from $35-$70. For more information, go to ■

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2013 Chicago Hunter Jumper Derby photography by mantas ivanauskas The Occasion: Presented by Equestrians for a Cause, The 2013 Chicago Hunter Jumper Derby brought hundreds out to Annali Farm in Antioch in September. The Details: The Mill Creek Hunt Club and Foxhounds signaled the opening of the show with a spirited run of the course, all before the jumpers took the field, as guests watched the riders under a large tent, enjoying a brunch and an open bar. The End Result: The event, now in its fifth year, raised over $200,000 to benefit The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, and The United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation.

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Deborah Rosen Reading & Poetry Open-Mic

| Highland Park Poetry at The Art Center — Highland Park | 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park | 8 p.m. | | Highland Park Poetry welcomes Deborah Nodler Rosen as its guest poet. She is an editor of the poetry journal RHINO. Refreshments will be served, and copies of “Sight/Seer” will be available for purchase. The open-microphone portion immediately follows. Poets may bring up to six poems to share.

“Cultural Identities: Mixed Blood”

| Mitchell Museum of the American Indian | 3001 Central St., Evanston | Museum admission: $5 for adults/$3 for children, seniors, students, teachers (with valid school ID) | | The vast and complex topic of American Indian identity — how it’s expressed through language, art, religion, and cultural practices and how it’s affected by U.S. federal and tribal laws — is the focus of a new exhibit, on view through January.


Lake Forest Open Lands: Native Tree Sale

| Elawa Farm Hay Barn | 1401 Middlefork Road, Lake Forest | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | | Lake Forest Open Lands Association and the City of Lake Forest are partnering in the sale. All trees will be sold at discounted prices, and a portion of the proceeds will go to plant trees and re-green open spaces.

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Nature Inspires: Photographic Artwork

| Midwest Palliative and Hospice’s Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion Gallery | 2050 Claire Court, Glenview | Opening Reception: 4-8 p.m. | | Suzanne M. Coleman›s artwork will be on display. It focuses on the beauty of nature in an effort to draw in people to appreciate and love the natural world.


Learn2Curl: Curling Sessions

| The Chicago Curling Club | 555 Dundee Road, Northbrook | 2:30 p.m. | $75 per participant | | The Chicago Curling Club is offering Learn2Curl sessions this fall and winter. The sessions last about 2 ½ hours and include a video introduction, on-ice instruction, a simulated game, pizza and beer. Numerous dates available.


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International journalist and Chicagoan Lisa Barr will be autographing copies of her historical fiction novel “Fugitive Colors,” which won first prize at the Hollywood Film Festival for “Best Unpublished Manuscript” and is being launched by Arcade Publishing.

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The Culture of Violence — Why? And What Can Be Done?

| Winnetka Congregational Church | 725 Pine Street, Winnetka | 7 p.m. | Free | Rev. William Mueller, 847-441-3400, ext. 23 | Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago, will speak on the culture of violence. This lecture, with conversation to follow, is free and open to the public. Want to submit your North Shore event to Goings On About Towns? Send an email with the particulars and the subject heading “GOAT” to at least 10 days before publication, and we will do our best to get it in.

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O’Malley serves as a lightning rod as Loyola bolts past Mount Carmel ■ by kevin reiterman Where have you been, Fran O’Malley? The re-emergence of this Loyola Academy senior, a red-headed wide receiver with quick feet and sure hands, may have caught visiting Mount Carmel by surprise. The 6-foot, 180-pound O’Malley, who made two receptions in LA’s season-opening win over Milwaukee Marquette on Aug. 31, had been on the shelf for the past four weeks with an injury. Heading into this Chicago Catholic League “Game of the Year” on Oct. 5 in Wilmette, the No. 1 ranked Caravan probably had very little film on No. 6. Like the lightning that struck — which forced the game (19.8 seconds left in the third quarter) to be suspended and then completed on Oct. 6 — O’Malley turned in a high-voltage performance as the No. 2 Ramblers (6-0) pulled out a thunderous 24-17 victory. “Fran made some tough catches in some bigtime moments,” said Ramblers quarterback Jack Penn. “He had a great week of practice, got the start and made a statement.” O’Malley was targeted 14 times and snagged 12 balls for 110 yards with one drop. He came up with critical grabs in three of LA’s four scoring drives. “It’s awesome,” said O’Malley, a Park Ridge resident. “And what makes it even better is to have a game like this against a team like Mt. Carmel.” Seven of O’Malley’s catches went 10 yards or more. “I’ve been throwing to Fran since freshman year,” Penn said. “I’ve got a lot of confidence in him.” “He’s just another guy who has emerged at receiver for us,” said Loyola head coach John Holecek. “He brings a lot of quickness as well as a mature presence. He’s playing like a senior. He’s playing with a sense of urgency.” O’Malley is a trained receiver. He’s a catcher/ outfielder for the LA baseball team. “I just watch it come in,” said a matter-of-fact Fran O’Malley of the Ramblers (No. 6) hauls in a pass against Mount Carmel. The senior returned to the lineup and caught 12 passes in the team’s 24-17 win. O’Malley. And if it moves — think curve ball — he just goes and gets it. photography by joel lerner O’Malley showed feathery hands on a couple of passes in the flat. And he also displayed the ability to understood.” Senior tackle Charlie Pontarelli recovered the other catch the ball across his body on passes slightly off target. The return: Defenses ruled when play resumed on Sunday fumble, while junior cornerback Mark Dowdle and senior He’s a believer in Penn, who passed for 173 yards (19- at noon. linebacker Andrew Cerney made the fourth-quarter 35-2) and rushed for 72 yards (10 attempts). The Ramblers forced four turnovers — two interceptions, interceptions. “Jack just does a great job of sharing the ball and mak- two fumble recoveries — in the final 12 minutes. Notable: Running back Julius Holley had a productive ing great decisions,” said O’Malley. “Our defense had our backs,” said Penn. “They closed outing for the Ramblers: 19 carries, 63 yards. The senior Penn, one of the most dynamic players in the state, it out.” bulled his way into the end zone on a tackle-breaking opened the scoring by racing 56 yards on a zone read on Junior Thomas Dreher came to the forefront in the final 10-yard run with 9:37 left in third frame to put his team LA’s third play of the game. quarter. The 6-2, 215-pound nose tackle forced a fumble ahead 17-14. His lone TD pass went to senior wideout Joe Joyce (4 with 10:45 left. The other scorer for LA was junior kicker Mike catches, 38 yards) on a nine-yard corner route with 19.8 And then, with 1:23 remaining, Dreher recovered a Kurzydlowski. He connected on a 37-yarder field goal just seconds left in the third quarter, which broke a 17-17 tie. fumble. before halftime. He also made three PATs, including a The unattended football was there for the taking, when long-awaited one after play resumed on Sunday. The delay: This was homecoming weekend for Loyola. Senior Bobby Reedy helped the LA cause with a couple Thus, the timing of a delayed game was not ideal. Mount Carmel quarterback Marko Boricich lost possession Or was it? during his drop back. of booming punts, including a 52-yarder with a minute “I took pictures with my (homecoming) date, but then I Sporting red and white batting gloves, Dreher fell to the left to play. left the dance and went home to watch game film (of the ground and used his long reach to gather in the loose ball. The leading tacklers were Cerney (9), Tim Sullivan (8), first three quarters),” said O’Malley. “I was getting blocked by their center and saw the ball Brian O’Brien (6) and Calvin Falkenhayn (5). “I didn’t even go to the dance,” Penn said. “I just went pop out,” said Dreher. “Things got a little crazy. I lunged Pontarelli was a force inside, finishing with a QB hit, home and watched game film. Trying to get the W.” for it and was able to grab it. tackle for loss and forced fumble. “Our guys weren’t going to blow this opportunity for a “I remember just being in the moment.” “He was pressuring their quarterback all game,” said fleeting moment (like staying up late at a school dance), “That’s a junior stepping up for us,” said Holecek, noting Dreher. especially when they had a chance to beat the No. 1 (ranked) that Dreher was moved from defensive end to nose tackle The Ramblers will face another quality opponent on Oct. team in the state,” said Holecek. “I’m sure their girlfriends prior to this game. 11 (7:30 p.m.), when it travels to De La Salle. ■




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Garrett’s rugby-like score a highlight in New Trier's loss to Maine South ■ by kevin reiterman At first, it appeared to be nothing out of the ordinary. This is what you saw from the stands: Jordan Garrett taking a handoff on a counter play, waiting for a block, running into a wall of defenders and getting covered up. This is what you missed (if you turned your head away): Garrett staying upright, emerging from the pile, breaking tackles and racing down the right sideline and into the end zone. Ho-hum turned into Holy Cow. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, the New Trier High School senior running back gave the home crowd something to crow about just before halftime. Garrett turned a no-gain into a fable-like 67-yard touchdown run. “It was pretty clogged up, but I was able to bounce outside,” said Garrett, coming up with his team’s main highlight in a 42-17 loss to visiting Maine South on Oct. 4. “I just kept my feet moving.” “He never gave up,” added New Trier quarterback Matt McCaffrey. “He did everything he could on that play.” The play, which came with 3:11 remaining in the first half, resembled a scrum in rugby. Which is perfectly cool with Garrett, who plays outside center for the New Trier Rugby Club. And the 5-foot-7, 175-pound Garrett was more than willing to share the glory. While he was speeding towards the end zone, a New Trier motorcade — headed up by wide receiver Scott Hammes — had formed. It was a good thing. Hammes came to the rescue, when he took out a hard-rushing Maine South defensive back — a potential spoiler — at the tail end of the run. “That was an awesome block by Scott,” said Garrett, who loves to watch professional soccer on TV when he’s not donning jersey No. 34. “He saved my butt. “My legs were starting to roll up,” he added. “But there was no chance that I was going to pull up before I reached the end zone.” Garrett, who averaged 4.68 yards per carry as a junior, ran the ball 10 times for 88 yards against Maine South, which now has won 62 straight CSL South games. “That was a great effort on Jordan’s part,” said Dan Starkey, who is in his fourth season as New Trier’s head coach. “He kept going on a play where you really thought he was down.” Garrett, who hopes to play Division III football at one of three schools — Denison, Kenyon or DePauw — next fall, likes the physicality and fraternal nature of football. “I’ve played every sport under the sun,” he said. “But I’ve gravitated to football. I like going out and trying to smash people. “And I also love the team (aspect),” Garrett added. “I’d do anything for my teammates.” Devin Hester-like: Charlie Schoder and Hammes managed to rev up the home crowd on a couple of kick returns. Hammes nearly took one to the house in the first quarter. He ran it back 50 yards before being pushed out of bounds at the Maine South 32. In the second quarter, Schoder gave the

New Trier High School wide receiver Spencer Cotton tries to make a fingertip catch against the Hawks. He had two receptions for 54 yards.

photography by ting shen Trevians (3-3) great field position with a 52-yard return. “We got some great special teams play,” said McCaffrey. “We just didn’t capitalize.” “We left some plays on the field tonight,” said Starkey. “Our kids played hard but we didn’t execute. You can’t keep giving the ball back to a potent offense.” Second-half shutdown: Maine South (4-2), which sustained losses to Montini and Wheaton Warrenville South in the opening two weeks of the 2013 campaign, managed zero points in the second half. What was stated at halftime? “We talked about winning the second half,” said McCaffrey. “And then taking that momentum into the Glenbrook South game (in Glenview on Oct. 11, 7 p.m.).” NT’s defense ended the game with nine tackles for loss, including three quarterback sacks. Senior defensive lineman Mick Donahue put six points on the board with 2:21 left to play on a 16-yard fumble recovery after a muffed punt attempt. Teammate Michael Sernus, a senior defensive tackle, blasted in and popped the ball loose for Donahue. Sernus (5 tackles) and Donahue (6 tackles) also recorded sacks in the second half. Junior linebacker Will Francke had the other sack. He finished the game with six tackles — three for losses. The other TFLs were made by senior linebacker Matt Klem, junior lineman Andrew

Senior running back Jordan Garrett takes a breather after his 67-yard touchdown run.

photography by ting shen Hauser and Schoder. Notable: Charlie Durbin scored the team’s other points. He connected on a 25-yard field goal with 8:28 left in the first

half. Meanwhile, star wide receive Spencer Cotten sustained a “hip flexor” in the second quarter. He had two catches for 54 yards. ■

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Explosive Kukoc leaving her mark on Highland Park volleyball program

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Highland Park High School’s Stela Kukoc travels through her teammates' tunnel prior to her team’s match against Glenbrook North.

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■ by bill mclean Early in her volleyball career at Highland Park High School, outside hitter Stela Kukoc was more Muhammad Ali than she was Kerri Walsh. Kukoc’s swing was perfect — for action in a boxing ring. “It looked like a roundhouse [punch],” Giants volleyball coach Beth Peterson said, mimicking the maneuver after a match last week. “But she’s been working hard since then. “Stela,” she added, “is always looking to improve as a volleyball player, always. [After a swing], she’ll look over at me sometimes and ask, ‘Did you see my elbow? Was the elbow where it should have been?’ ” Where Kukoc, a 6-foot-2 junior, ranks in program history for most kills in a season: first. The daughter of former Chicago Bull Toni Kukoc achieved that feat as a sophomore and appears well on her way to surpassing the mark this fall. Kukoc struck for 58 kills in five matches at the Stevenson Invite on Oct. 5, as the Giants (7-13) went 2-3. Kukoc also finished with 22 blocks, 39 digs and seven aces and made the all-tournament team. Junior setter Alison Perlman was HP’s other all-tourney pick. “She’s real consistent and aggressive,” Perlman said of her co-captain. “And you can trust her.” Kukoc is already a two-time all-Central Suburban League selection and would like nothing more than to play volleyball in college. “I’ve been to a few summer volleyball camps,” Kukoc said. “The camp experiences, the instruction … have helped me fix my swing. I’m constantly working on it, hitting shots against a wall before practices and matches.” It’s potent combination, Kukoc’s admirable work ethic and talent. But it’s her versatility that will likely allow her to play — and thrive — at the next level. “She can play anywhere on the court,” said senior setter and former back row player Sarah Glazer, HP’s other co-captain. “Stela is not just a great hitter who jumps super high; she’s also one of our best passers and a great athlete.” And an aficionado of Disney movies

and songs. Kukoc has seen The Lion King too many times to count, and her favorite Disney soundtrack is “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. Disney made a volleyball movie in 2003 entitled Air Bud: Spikes Back, the fifth and final installment of the Air Bud series. The plot revolves around a dog discovering he has an uncanny ability to play volleyball. A talking parrot attempts to steal some scenes in the flick. Crooks appear. “That was a last-year thing,” a smiling Kukoc said of her deep adoration for anything attached to the Disney brand. A post-match thing for Kukoc is a breakdown of her performance with good ol’ No. 7, Dad Kukoc. Stela’s jersey number? No. 7. “We talk, yes,” said Stela, who played club soccer for years (as a defender) before opting to focus solely on her volleyball game near the middle of her freshman year. “It’s not always fun, especially after losses. But I listen, and he gives good advice.” Peterson, meanwhile, has the good fortune of getting to guide Kukoc for the rest of the 2013 season and all of next season. “Stela is super coachable, and she’s levelheaded,” the coach said. “On the floor, she’s very intense. Off it, she’s a great all-around kid.” Notable: HP beat Wheeling in three sets and Vernon Hills in two at the Stevenson Invite on Oct. 5; the Giants’ losses at the invite came at the hands of the hosts, Loyola Academy and McHenry. … HP lost 26-24, 25-20 to visiting Niles North on Oct. 3. The Giants nearly stunned the Vikings in the second set, producing a 5-0 run and a pair of 4-0 stretches after falling behind 12-0. Kukoc finished with 13 kills, 11 digs, three blocks and three aces; Perlman lofted eight assists and delivered a team-high six aces; and junior defensive specialist Julie Bloom contributed 12 digs and a pair of aces. Perlman struck for seven straight service points in the first set, with the seventh point knotting it at 17-17. A kill by HP sophomore middle blocker Mattie Giese, after a strong serve by sophomore Grace Rhoades, tied the first set at 24-24. It marked the 12th tie of the set. … The Giants solved Deerfield’s Warriors 25-17, 25-18 on Oct. 1. ■

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‘We’re a team of team players’ Talented, tight-knit Scouts set for stretch drive ■ by bill mclean The Power Quad at Lake Forest High School’s West campus was as much about peripheral vision as it was about the gathering of several of the state’s best girls tennis teams. Throughout their No. 1 doubles match against Hinsdale Central High School’s Katie Lee and Rugile Valiunaite on Oct. 5, Lake Forest seniors Elizabeth Zordani and Victoria Falk each managed to also keep an eye on their teammate — two courts down. Scouts sophomore Christina Zordani (Elizabeth’s sister) was engaged in a highly competitive No. 1 singles match with HC’s Bella Lorenzini at the same time. “Nice shot, Christina!” big sis and Falk would shout periodically in between their doubles points. At one point, Elizabeth even encouraged Christina in the few seconds before one of Falk’s second serves. “I wanted her to win … really wanted her to win,” Elizabeth said. “We’re a team of team players.” Christina Zordani lost, but not by much. Lorenzini took the super tie-breaker 10-4 after splitting sets (3-6, 6-4) with half of last year’s state doubles champion. Elizabeth Zordani/Falk, meanwhile, overwhelmed Lee/Valiunaite 6-1, 6-2 as first-time doubles partners. “We talked before the match and decided to give it our all, attack and be super aggressive,” said Falk, who has lost only once in doubles and once in singles all season. Senior Catherine Orfanos netted the Scouts’ other win in the dual with HC, downing a Red Devil 10-5 in a super tie-breaker played in lieu of a third set. HC edged LF 3-2 and won its other two duals (vs. New Trier and Deerfield) to capture the Power Quad title. LF went 2-1. Lake Forest juniors Colleen Morris and Margaux Miller played a couple of matches at No. 2 doubles at the quad, beating a New Trier duo after falling 7-5, 6-4 to a Hinsdale Central pair. “We did a good job of working together and trying new things [vs. HC],” Morris said. “We wanted to mix up our paces, hitting some rolls (topspin shots) instead of just flat drives. We also worked on using more spin serves so that it would keep them from hitting in their strike zones.” LF defeated Deerfield 5-1, with Orfanos (No. 1) and junior Natassia Najman (No. 2) notching singles wins. The Zordani sisters (No. 1), Falk/sophomore Brynn Carlson (No. 2) and senior Olivia Murphy/junior Caroline Asmussen (No. 3) triumphed in doubles. Najman and junior Sarah Geldermann won at No. 4 doubles in the Scouts’ 5-1 defeat of New Trier. LF’s four seniors — Elizabeth Zordani, Falk, Orfanos and Murphy — were honored immediately after the quad. Cake was served. Praise was dished.

Lake Forest High School’s Victoria Falk hits a volley in front of her doubles partner, Elizabeth Zordani, during the Lake Forest Quad.

photography by joel lerner “They’ve been positive examples,” said Scouts coach Denise Murphy, sporting a team T-shirt with the motto “You get what you give” featured on the back. “All,” she added, “have given in their own way, from how they compete to how they treat others to the sportsmanship they demonstrate in matches.” The Scouts were scheduled to start competing in the North Suburban Conference meet at several sites on Oct. 10. The meet will conclude on Oct. 12. Notable: LF clinched the NSC Lake division title when it won four matches in an unfinished dual against Stevenson on Oct. 3. One of the seven matches was scheduled to be completed on Oct. 8. Elizabeth Zordani (No. 1), Christina Zordani (No. 2) and sophomore Zoe Park (No. 3) swept the

singles matches, and Carlson/Asmussen earned a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 3 doubles. … Elizabeth Zordani’s list of colleges she’s considering includes Yale, Brown and Cornell University. … Falk is looking at West Point. She and her parents flew to the United States Military Academy in New York for a three-day visit on Oct. 6. … Carlson achieved a rare feat in her 6-0, 6-0 defeat of a Zion-Benton Zee Bee at No. 3 singles on Oct. 1, winning every point of every game in one of the sets. It’s called a “golden set” — tennis’ “perfect game.” “Playing a mistake-free set is not easy,” Coach Murphy wrote on the Scouts’ website. “It takes incredible concentration, control, consistency and competitiveness.” LF netters lost only six games in its 7-0 victory. Orfanos (No. 1) and Miller (No. 2) also cruised to 6-0, 6-0 wins in singles. ■

Down but not out: Colosimo keeps dream alive ■ by angelika labno

Anthony Colosimo vividly remembers sitting at the doctor’s office, bent over and distressed. The doctor’s words cut deep, “You may never be able to pick up a ball again.” At the time, Colosimo was only a sophomore at Loyola Academy, and he was being told that his baseball career was already over. He was crushed. But then, he told his dad, “I won't let this be the end.” “I couldn't handle hearing that because I didn't want it to be over,” said Colosimo, a Lake Forest resident who had been playing baseball since age 5. “I'm so passionate about the game.” The injury happened on a cold day after practice. Colosimo stayed longer to throw the ball around, and he simply overdid it. The pain in his shoulder turned out to be a deep bone bruise on top of his humerus. It's an injury that heals on its own, but it takes a long time. That didn’t stop Colosimo’s determination to get back in the game. “It was a shot in the dark,” said Colosimo. He began going to rehab three times a week for up to an

hour and a half per session to strengthen his shoulder. In his downtime, he studied the ins and out of baseball, calling himself a “student of the game.” When he tried out for the school team his junior and senior year, he didn't make it. “I thought after all that hard work, it's just gonna end like this,” he said. Colosimo had been told, several times, that he wasn't good enough, that he wasn›t strong enough. Instead of breaking down, however, it motivated him to push through the odds and work as hard as he could. He also credits his faith for keeping his morale up. “I always make the sign of the cross before I step in the box,” said Colosimo. “I know He (God) has been with me through this whole thing.” When it came time to look into college ball, Colosimo knew he wanted to attend University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The coach, however, told him his chances of making the team were slim. So, at the last minute, Colosimo decided to attend Harper Junior College in Palatine after graduating in 2011. The coach gave him a shot, and he became the designated hitter on the team. Despite earning All-Academic All-North Central Community College Conference honors,

the school wasn’t the best fit for him, so he transferred to Kishwaukee College for his sophomore year. “We told him our expectations, and he knew the way we developed players here,” said Kishwaukee coach Josh Pethoud. “We try to get them to a point where they can transfer and be successful as students and athlete. He had to relearn how to be a student and play college-level baseball.» Kishwaukee introduced Colosimo to a more regimented routine and taught him to balance and prioritize his athletics with academics. The staff, in turn, worked on his confidence and ability. Colosimo started every game except one, led the team with 23 RBI and had a .288 batting average.  “We saw him really grow,” Pethoud said. “For the most part, on the field, he was solid.” Four-year colleges started noticing, too, and he eventually signed with Purdue University Calumet as a first baseman. He’s ecstatic to playing at a Division I NAIA school.  “This injury is kind of always going to haunt me, it's always going to be there, but I'll just work through it,” he said. “I know that it can be gone in an instant, so I don't want to take anything for granted.” ■

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New Trier’s Connelly turns in sparkling performance at Slovitt Invite ■ by kevin reiterman

coach Paul Harris. “He’s been a very consistent performer. But, because of the season Patrick (Flavin) has had, Sam hasn’t had a lot of (publicity).” On Oct. 1 at the CSL North Tournament at the Glencoe Golf Club, Meitus once again brought his A game. He earned all-league honors with a team-best 76 (two-way tie for fourth place). “I think what sets Sam apart is his ability to roll with things. He’s unflappable,” said Harris. “He’s able to forget about a bad hole and move on.” Junior Noah Apter (77, 6th place) and Flavin (79, tie for 8th) also earned all-conference recognition. Junior Noah Fishbein and senior Daniel Hetlinger shot 82s, which helped the Giants (314) to a second-place finish behind Glenbrook North (303). “Getting three in the top 10 is pretty good,” Harris said. “And there’s no shame in losing to GBN. I felt good about what we did at conference.” Flavin had a rough start with a remarkable ending. It took him 10 strokes to get through the first two holes. He wound up just two over par. “He’s been unbelievable,” said Harris. On Oct. 5 at the Bruce Slovitt Trevian Invite, Flavin shot a 74 to finish in a four-way tie for seventh. The Giants, who ended up in sixth place (313), received a 78 from Fishbein and a 79 from Meitus. The team was scheduled to compete in the Prospect Regional on Oct. 8. Beating Glenbrook North’s Nick Hardy is no easy task. In fact, you pretty much have to play out of your mind. Meet Will Connelly — the guy who played out of his mind. A few days after shooting a 76 to take third in the CSL South tournament at the Glencoe Golf Club, Connelly came up with a brilliant performance in the Bruce Slovitt Trevian Invite at the Winnetka Golf Club on Oct. 5. Connelly shot a 67. Hardy shot a 68. “We’ve been waiting for that from him,” said New Trier coach Peter Drevline. “He’s got that kind of talent. Beating Hardy is a feather in his cap.” Connelly wasn’t the only Trevian on fire. At the Slovitt meet, NT tallied a 295 to finish three strokes ahead of Hardy and his boys. Top 10 performances were turned by David Brandfonbrenner and Andrew Huber. Both shot 74s to share seventh place. At the conference meet on Oct. 1, the Trevians placed five players in the top 10. Nick Iserloth, Jack Junge and Brandfonbrenner shot 77s to share fourth place. Jack Hedstrom had a 78 to finish in a three-way tie for eighth place. “Our goal is be peaking as team at this time of the year,” said Drevline. The Trevians were scheduled to play in their own IHSA regional on Oct. 9.

Loyola Michael Banas had things all figured out at Cog Hill on Oct. 3. Lake Forest The Loyola Academy sophomore shot a 69 to The Drew and Mac Show did the trick. earn medalist honors in the Chicago Catholic League championship. The 1-2 punch of senior Drew Barrett and junior Mac Montagne helped to push the Lake His stellar performance helped the Ramblers Lofty status: New Trier High School’s Will Connelly, seen here during the recent Highland Forest golf team to a first-place showing at the shoot a 288 and successfully defend their league Park Quad, shot a 67 to win the Bruce Slovitt Trevian Invite on Oct. 6. North Suburban Conference at Willow Glen crown. Providence was the runner-up with a 297. on Oct. 1. “Michael played great,” said LA coach Tim photography by george pfoertner Kane. The Scouts repeated as champs with an over“He’s such a good player, but he had been all score of 306. They were two shots better than Mundelein, “He’s taking golf more seriously now.” going through a rough streak. He’s working hard to fix it. which won the tourney in 2011. Seven Scouts claimed all-league recognition. The list “(At the league tourney) he hit the ball the way he wanted “Drew and Mac played well,” said Lake Forest coach Jim includes Tommy Dee (79, tied for 8th), Joey Laughlin (80, tied to hit it,” the coach added. Matheson. “The other guys felt like they should’ve played for 10th), Graham Ganshirt (80, tied for 10th), Sean Casey Senior standout Michael Abrahamson carded a 72 to better. The wind definitely was a factor.” (82, tied for 17th) and Jacques Zureikat (83, tied for 23rd). finish third overall. The Scouts, who were scheduled to compete in the Zion“He’s dialed in right now,” said Kane. Barrett shot a 73 to match the 18-hole efforts of Mundelein’s Bret Cigelnik and Libertyville’s Billy Knutson. Benton Regional on Oct. 8, also competed in the Bruce It was a total team effort. The Ramblers had six players Cigelnik went on to take medalist honors by winning the Slovitt Trevian Invite on Oct. 5 and came home in fifth place shoot 77 or better: Nick Lavezzorio (73), George Galanis one-hole playoff. (311). Montagne led the way with a 76. The other scorers (74), Chris Nolan (76) and Peter Leinenweber (77). “Drew been very good this season,” Matheson said. “He’s were Jake Kunz (78), Alex Georges (78) and Barrett (79). Meanwhile Abrahamson was Loyola’s headliner at the got a great golf mentality. He doesn’t get too high or too low. Bruce Slovitt Trevian Invite at the Winnetka Golf Club on You can’t tell if he’s seven over or three under.” Oct. 5. He scored a 72 to take fifth place. Highland Park Montagne, a lacrosse standout. has developed into a topNolan had a strong showing (75) as did Galanis (77) and The PR machine has not been cranking for Sam Meitus. notch golfer. He finished fourth with a 74. Which is probably OK with the Highland Park senior golfer. Leinenweber (78). The Ramblers placed third in the team “He’s big and strong. And he swings hard,” said Matheson. “Sam has played well for us all season,” said HP golf standings (302). ■

Senior power: Salberg, Schuham lead NT at CSL tourney ■ by kevin reiterman

Shine the spotlight on Lexi Salberg and Julia Schuham. Salberg, a senior on the New Trier High School girls golf team, captured top honors in the CSL Tournament on Oct. 1 at Sunset Valley. Salberg scored a 77 and then secured the title by beating Glenbrook North’s Amy Hong in one-hole playoff. “She’s always had a lot of talent, and right now she’s putting it all together,” said NT coach Scott Fricke, who guided last year’s squad to a state title. “She’s playing her best golf at the right time.” Led by Salberg and Schuham, the Trevians coasted to another league tournament title. They beat runner-up Maine South by 12 strokes, 325-337. Schuham had the meet’s fifth-best score (80). “She’s always had a good short game,” said Fricke. “And

now she’s really hitting well off the tee.” Fricke, who rotates seven players in his lineup, also received strong efforts from Lauren Sigurdson (84, tied for 10th), Lois Suh (84, tied for 10th), Louise McColloch (85, tied for 13th) and Becca Lindblad (86, tied for 15th). The Trevians, who finished the dual-meet season with a 6-1 record to share the conference crown with Maine South (7-0 in duals), also took first in the Champaign Centennial Invite on Oct. 5. Salberg and Schuham shot 75s to finish in the top five. Along with Highland Park, Loyola Academy and Lake Forest, New Trier was scheduled to play in the Glenbrook South Regional on Oct. 9.

Highland Park At the recent Giant Invite, senior Leah Chung ended her 18 holes at Sunset Valley Golf Course with an unflattering

102. “That,” said Highland Park coach Cathy Nachman, “obviously was not good. “But after that match, she looks right at me and says, ‘Coach, I’ll play better on Wednesday (the CSL Tournament).’ ” Moments later, HP senior Liza Kraff chimed in.“Liza tells Leah, ‘I think you can chop off 20 strokes,’” the coach said. And off they went … to the chopping block. Four days after posting that 102, Chung did the unthinkable at the CSL Tournament at Sunset on Oct. 1. She trimmed her score by 19 strokes and made the all-conference cut. “I’ve been waiting for this moment,” said Nachman, amazed by Chung’s ninth-place finish (83). “It’s a great moment for her and for her teammates. golf >> page 65



Kelshawn Shields, Highland Park

Football: He came up with a game to remember, rushing

for a career-high 152 yards on 27 yards in the Giants’ 27-12 victory over visting Maine West on Oct. 4. His night included a one-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. The Giants, who improved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the CSL North, had another fine game from senior quarterback Tommy Sutker. He was good on 17 of 31 passing for 161 yards, while he also rushed the ball 10 times for 38 yards. He tossed TD passes to Luke Norcia (6 yards) and Jason Goldsmith (2 yards). The leading receivers were Jack McGuire (6-58), Grant Paley (5-50) and Cole Greenberg (2-29). Sutker needs only 60 passing yards to surpass 1,000 for the season. Norcia’s night also featured a 51-yard punt return to the Maine West 1-yard line, setting up Shields’ TD. Josh Pollack was a factor in the win. The senior made two field goals and three PATs. On the defensive side, Norcia had seven solo tackles to go along with one pass breakup, while Jared Korn finished the game with four tackles for loss, including three quarterback sacks. Goldsmith had the team’s other sack. The other tackle leaders were McGuire (6 solos) and Daniel Echt (5 solos, 1 for loss). Teddy Sutker and Arrie Mitchell had tackles for loss, while Tommy Rudman had three tackles and three pass breakups. The Giants will travel to Maine East on Oct. 11 (7:30 p.m.)

Jack Traynor/Regis Durbin Lake Forest

Football: Traynor, a junior linebacker, led the defense

(8 tackles, interception), and Durbin, a senior quarterback, sparked the offense (7-15-0, 113 yards, 2 TDs) as the Scouts (5-1) raced out fast and claimed a 40-0 victory over visiting Zion-Benton on Oct. 4. Senior running back Hub Cirame also was in the thick of things. He carried the ball 14 times for 57 yards with three TD runs, including a long of 18 yards. One of Durbin’s TD passes went to Cirame (10 yards). The other went to senior wide-out Jack Preschlak (59 yards). golf >> from page 64

“She has a lot of skill. Her swing is beautiful,” the HP coach added. “I’m just glad that she has stuck it out. That’s a tribute to her.” Chung wasn’t the only Giant playing at a high level. Junior standout Kelli Ono just missed medalist honors with a 78, while Kraff recorded an 82 to finish in a tie for seventh. Senior Gabby Levine did not compete for HP.

Loyola The senior trio of Taylor Gentzkow, Isabelle Kane and Katie Boesen paved the way as Loyola Academy captured another GCAC tournament title at Cog Hill on Oct. 2. The Ramblers finished with a 316 to run away with the team title. McAuley placed second with a 394. De La Salle star Emily Brown took medalist honors with a 74, which was good enough to edge out Gentzkow (2nd, 75), Kane (3rd, 76) and Boesen (4th, 80). LA freshman Margaret

Durbin also carried the ball four times for 44 yards. And he added a 48-yard punt. His main receiver was David Glynn (4 catches, 39 yards). In addition to Traynor, the other pick-off artist for the Scouts was Andrew Nelson. The other leading tacklers include Jack Kutschke (5) and Jack Yale (4). Quarterback sacks were recorded by Benjamin Audley, Matthew Harmon and Trevor Morcott. Harmon also two other tackles for loss, while Audley had a forced fumble and fumble recovery. The Scouts will play a road game at Libertyville (3-3) on Oct. 11.

freshman Emma Patlovich (89 assits, 17 diges, 4 aces), senior Annie Keller (16 kills, 8 blocks), senior Maddie Wells (16 blocks, 6 kills), Maria Pesek (31 digs, 15 kills) and Maddie Locey (20 digs). On Oct. 3, the Scouts took care of Vernon Hills 25-8, 25-13 behind Keller (4 kills, 2 aces), Patlovich (18 assists), Williams (5 kills), Wells (4 kills) and Shelby White (9 digs). This win was a milestone for LF head coach Steve Rochon, who went over the 400-win mark for his career. He is a former coach at Libertyville and Vernon Hills.

Alec Msrobian, Lake Forest Academy Football: The junior starred on defense — 11 tackles, including 1 ½ for losses — as the Caxys improved to 2-4 with a 44-7 road win at Elmwood Park on Oct. 4. Nick Frystak (9 tackles, blocked punt), Daniel Joseph (8 tackles, sack), Thomas Schaffer (6 tackles, sack), Toks Onyekwuluje (5 tackles) and Christian Tchamitchian (4 tackles, interception) also got the job done defensively. Quarterback Chris Karamanos and Kurtis Burton-Rowe were standouts on offense. Karamanos rushed for 161 yards on 16 carries with three touchdowns. He also completed 4 of 10 passes for 47 yards, tossing TD passes to Dejon Brissett (26 yards) and Joseph (10 yards). Burton-Rowe also went over 100 yards rushing (12-125). He also scored.

Volleyball: She finished with three kills and four aces

Cammy Frei, New Trier

Tennis: The sophomore defeated Lake Forest High School

senior Victoria Falk 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 singles in the Trevians’ dual loss to the host school at the Lake Forest Power Quad on Oct. 5. Frei also teamed up with Lily Schroeder to top a Deerfield tandem at No. 1 doubles. Other NT victors in its 6-0 defeat of Deerfield were Tess Lubin (No. 1 singles), Michelle Buyer (No. 2), Alex Wolkoff/ Abby McCulloch (No. 2 doubles), Katie Huber/Kelly Rissman (No. 3) and Libby Grant/Allie Segal (No. 4). Jenna Dethlefsen, Lake Forest

Volleyball: This junior outside hitter earned all-tourna-

ment honors at the Lake Forest Invite on Oct. 5. In helping the Scouts to a third-place finish (3-0 in pool play), she finished the five matches with 34 kills and 11 digs. The Scouts (9-14), who defeated Grayslake North 25-14, 25-12 in the third-place match, also received strong play from freshman Ashley Williams (20 kills, 13 digs, 8 aces),

Hickey shot an 85. “Taylor has been a pleasant surprise,” said Loyola coach Jim Jackimiec. “She struggled at this time last year. But she’s been playing well now. She’s got a good mindset. Second in the conference meet is a very, very solid performance.” On Sept. 28, Loyola claimed the top spot in its own invite. The team shot a 337 to beat Glenbrook North (359), Lake Forest (360), Glenbrook South (366), McAuley (453) and St. Viator (463). Kane was the medalist (75).

Lake Forest Lake Forest High School coach Marlene Miller loves the mental approach of Emily Young. “She works hard and knows a lot about the game,” said Miller. “And having a good head for the game is really important.” The sophomore continues to head in the right direction. Young shot a 79 for runner-up honors in the North Suburban

Danielle Van Zelst, Loyola

as LA defeated host Lake Forest 25-19, 25-14 on Oct. 7 to improve its overall record to 19-4. Victoria Lord also stood out with six kills and four aces. On Oct. 3, the Ramblers topped Regina Dominican 25-16, 25-23. John Moderwell, Lake Forest

Soccer: He came up with his team-high 11th goal of the sea-

son on Oct. 7 in a 3-2 victory over Warren. Keegan Kullby and John O’Connor also scored as the Scouts improved to 11-5-1. On Oct. 5, LF had two goals from Moderwell and took down Glenbrook South 4-2. Matt Moderwell and Roberty Schyns also scored. The Scouts also edged Stevenson 1-0 on Oct. 3 thanks to penalty-kick goal by John Moderwell. And, on Oct. 1, O’Connor scored twice in a 5-0 win over Zion-Benton. Hunter Moore, Max Foster and Robert Schyns also scored. Cristian Porras, Highland Park

Soccer: He had two goals in HP’s 4-0 victory over Zion-

Benton on Oct. 7. Juan Marban added a goal and assist, while Juan Chavez and Carlos Pineda combined on the shutout. The Giants (8-6-4) defeated Elgin Larkin 4-0 on Oct. 2 and Glenbrook North 1-0 on Oct. 1. Miguel Juarez, Tony Barrios, Omar Rodriquez and Zach Kohn scored against Larkin, while Pineda earned the shutout. Against GBN, Porras scored on an assist by Matt Frisch. Pineda got the shutout. Emily Cavalaris, Lake Forest

Field Hockey: She came up with a hat trick in LF’s

6-2 victory over Loyola on Oct. 1. MacKenzie Adams finished with a goal and three assists, while Caroline Blank and Emily George also scored. Halle Frain and Katherine Kallergis were credited with assists.

Conference tournament at the Deerpath Golf Course on Oct. 1. The medalist was Stevenson senior Nikki Marquardt (78). It was a good day for the Scouts. Two other players — seniors Allie Hubbard (90) and Stephanie Pintas (95) — also earned all-conference recognition as the team finished second in the tourney (360), four strokes behind Libertyville. However, since it went undefeated in league dual meets, Lake Forest walked away with the conference team title for the second year in a row. Another key player at the tourney was senior Genevieve Foster. She shot a 96 and just missed a medal. At the Loyola Invite on Sept. 28, Lake Forest shot a 360 to take third place. Young finished in a tie for third (82). ■



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