The North Shore Weekend EAST, Issue 56

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No. 56 | A JWC Media publication

saturday november 02 | sunday november 03 2013

sunday breakfast

A matter of taste

Emilie Amrein guides Lake Forest Lyrica into new era. P. 24

Isaac Nava stays busy in restaurant world. P. 32


Girls’ tennis team grabs third state title in four years. P. 36

featuring the news and personalities of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, evanston, Lake Forest & Lake Bluff


beauty Miles of ravines delight — but need protection. P8

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Social whirl Take a look at some of the top parties attended by North Shore residents recently.

Cutting edge The miles of ravines — often privately owned — that wind their way through North Shore towns are treasures. But does anything threaten their existence?

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Ravines cut a wide swath on North Shore


ay back when, many decades ago, when my body was half its size and my head of hair was twice as thick, I roamed the ravines near our North

Shore home. I could follow one right to Lake Michigan. Another surrounded an old estate that had become a monastery. In one, I lost a shoe in the innumerable leaves, which may be unearthed in an archaeological dig 5,000 years hence (“Interesting creatures; only needed one shoe back then”). As a boy, a ravine might as well have been a canyon; it seemed that deep and steep. Later on, when I started collecting beer cans, I found plenty of aging punch-tops in ravines. They became a place to collect items — once considered trash — that had now become valuable due to a trend. Throughout the years, little idea had I how rare ravines were in the United States — or how old. These small, stream-filled valleys have wound there way through the North Shore far longer than the term North Shore has existed. Homeowners have found they enhance property values (many ravines are privately owned), but their erosion also causes major problems. Bill McLean fills us in on the following page.


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‘Ravines are fragile — and important’

Lake Forest's city forester Peter Gordon takes a look in the ravine at Bluff's Edge.

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North Shore looks to protect natural treasures ■ by bill mclean Rebecca Grill once found a bicycle in a ravine in Highland Park. And a large wooden door. “And components of a home computer,” said Grill, natural areas manager of the Park District of Highland Park. Millions of moviegoers got their first look of a ravine in Highland Park in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” In the scene, shot above a ravine near Beech Street, a red Ferrari crashes through a glass garage and lands in one of the North Shore’s rare ecologic and geologic formations. “A ravine should be considered a regional asset,” insisted Highland Park resident Derek Norman, 76. “Ravines are peaceful sanctuaries, good for walks and the soul. They’re therapeutic. “Sadly,” he added, “they’re too often unrecognized and underappreciated by too many — even by homeowners who live right next to one.” But concerned leaders in municipalities along the North Shore are battling to restore and preserve ravines, or “valleys that are carved by water action,” Grill said. Highland Park is home to a North Shore-high 10 ravines, including one — Ravine 10L, located below Moraine Park — which, sadly, was ranked No. 1 for erosion potential among 47 North Section ravines (from Winnetka to just north of the Illinois-Wisconsin border). Lake Forest contains 13 miles of ravines, with 91 percent of the terrain privately owned. “Ravines are truly ecological treasures,” said Mary Van Arsdale, Director of Parks and Recreation at City of Lake Forest. “Their biodiversity is unique. They are remnants of glacial melting all those years ago. More than 200 different bird species utilize ravine environment as part of their habitat in Lake Forest. “Homeowners can do things … little things to protect them,” she added. “Limiting paving on a property near a ravine is one example. By doing that, water stays on the property. More water in ravines accelerates erosion of ravines.” Leaf dumping also damages ravines. It is an act Norman would like to see curbed. Yesterday. “Gardeners hired by homeowners do it,” said Norman, who moved from Europe to Highland Park with his wife, Ursel, in 1976, and lives near a ravine that runs parallel to Cedar Avenue, north of Ravinia. “It’s one of the worst

The Moraine Ravine offers picturesque beauty in the fall.

things you can do to a ravine because it retards the growth of native species in a ravine.” Angela Larsen is the Coastal Conservation Manager of Alliance for the Great Lakes. The Alliance coordinates the Lake Michigan Watershed Ecosystem Partnership (aka Watershed Partnership). It is a coalition of 350 public, private and not-for-profit entities that collaborates to promote, preserve and enhance the natural, cultural, recreational and economic resources in Illinois’ Lake Michigan watershed. “In addition to making sure residents and municipalities have the information and resources they need to be good stewards of their coastal habitats and Lake Michigan, folks here at the Alliance also work closely with our federal partners to make sure they keep funding Great Lakes restoration,” Larsen noted. Coastal communities in Illinois have prioritized ravine restoration and are investing resources to protect and conserve ravines. “We see ravines as having highly aesthetic qualities,” Larsen said. “Homeowners should, too, because when the ravine on their property is stable, it’s good for the environment and the value of the property usually goes up.” The federal government has allocated more than $6 million — for 17 projects, from 2010-2013 — to help conserve publicly owned ravines in Illinois. But more than 65 percent of Illinois ravines, bluffs and beaches are privately owned, according to the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Restoring a ravine that is sometimes only a ball-toss-to-Rover distance from a homeowner’s patio is voluntary. Enter education and outreach. Rebecca Grill of the Park District of Highland Park examines the Moriane Ra“We need property owners to get out and do vine off of Sheridan Road. what they can to help us address what’s going photography by joel lerner on with ravines, especially those with a high

photography by joel lerner potential for erosion,” Grill said. “Ravines aren’t wastelands; they’re unique and cool and beautiful … highways for deer. They help define the landscape of the North Shore. “We’re partnering with the City of Highland Park to conduct workshops and produce brochures for homeowners and landscape contractors. The plan is to inform people on what they can do to best maintain privately owned ravines. Some of the reminders are basic, so simple, like covering up recyclables so plastic bottles don’t get blown off the property and end up in a ravine.” Another is to plant native plants, not invasive ones, as buffers between the edge of a back yard and a ravine. Native plants absorb water; invasive plants unleash runoff. The City of Highland Park’s website —www.cityhpil. com — lists native plants. Illinois’ Coastal Management Program (CMP) recently awarded the City of Highland Park a $48,000 grant. Some of the funds will go toward educational efforts related to ravines. The Lake Forest Environmental Collaborative submitted an application for a similar grant. On Oct. 12, the City of Lake Forest received $158,000. One of Lake Forest’s ravines traverses from Lake Forest College to the southern tip of Forest Park Beach. “We’ll use that money to remove invasive plants, produce educational materials and clean up and restore ravines,” said Van Arsdale, Lake Forest’s Director of Parks and Recreation. “All of our schools will be involved, from elementary to Lake Forest College. “Our ravines are fragile — and important.” Highland Park was founded in 1869, with a population of 500. Its designers back then were well aware of the importance of the city’s meandering, eye-grabbing ravines. “They built winding roads near ravines to accentuate and celebrate the ravines,” said Grill, whose reaction to viewing a North Shore ravine for the first time was, “I can’t believe I’m in Illinois.” Highland Park annexed a village 1899. A village named … Ravinia. ■

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Art of Beer is dedicated to good taste

Art of Beer owner Roy Hernandez enjoyed his first taste of craft beer nearly 20 year ago.

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■ by angelika labno The Chicago Craft Beer Festival may have ended months ago, but North Shore residents still have more than 200 kinds of brews within reach, thanks to the Art of Beer, a new store in Highwood. “Customers have been surprised we could get something up so quickly under their nose without a lot of fanfare,” said manager Roy Hernandez. His craft beer experience came full circle recently. One of the two breweries that he was first introduced to while at Indiana University in Bloomington had just arrived. As a representative from Upland Brewery set up in his shop, he recalled his unconventional journey to the space next door to Froggy’s French Restaurant. Since taking his first sip of craft beer in 1995, Hernandez developed a craving for quality beer. While in between jobs, he took a position at a craft beer store last fall. He was also doing YouTube tutorials on beer tasting, honing his knowledge of the various liquids. Through his experience, he was able to see the missing ingredients in the business formula. With an idea in mind, all he needed was a partnership — and he found it in Froggy’s co-owners. “They showed me the place we’re in now and we had a handshake deal,” said Hernandez. “Two months later, we opened shop.” So what does Art of Beer do differently? Aesthetically, the beer is organized by style, whereas the standard is to sort by region or brand. From pale ales to milk stouts, this way of stocking makes it easier to match one’s taste

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buds to the beer. Not sure how to experiment? Art of Beer also offers daily tastings — from their own inventory. “Most stores won’t do tastings from their own stock so that it’s no cost to them,” said Hernandez. “That’s penny wise and pound foolish, because when customers want to try new beer, they don’t want to shell out for a whole pack unless they’ve tasted it.” The tastings are based on the weather, says Hernandez, as well as themes. Thursdays have been large-format bottles and Saturday Showdown features up to five different brews. The past few weekends have been dominated by an Oktoberfest theme, where one could get a pack of 18 pumpkin beers for $10. Hernandez ensures the tastings as are “exotic and tasty” as they can be as well as educational. Traditional tastings, where the breweries come to the store, are also offered. Art of Beer has featured Finches from Chicago, Big Bay from Wisconsin and expects Lagunitas this month. It’s nothing new that craft beer comes with a higher price tag, as a four pack can go for up to $20. That is why every bottle is also available as a single. “It encourages people to experiment and try new brands,” said Hernandez. “It’s been an eye-opening experience for even our customers who are hardcore beer guys.” Given the upward trend of craft beer, Hernandez is confident that the store will be around for a while. “The North Shore is fortunate to have us, because there’s no store like this anywhere,” he notes. “You’d have to go to San Diego to get the whole combination of what we do.” ■

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Veteran Spotlight

He deserves a medal — or four — after nearly 70-year wait ■ by angelika labno

Dr. Irving Distelheim

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A Francophile is someone who loves all things French. Another definition would be Dr. Irving Distelheim of Highland Park. He has vacationed in Paris 28 times since serving in Rouen, France, during World War II. “It’s a city of vibrance with so much going on” the 95-yearold says. However, the evidence of his service was limited to mere memories, he realized, as he sat down to pen a memoir. “It’s like the old conundrum of the tree falling in a forest: if no one heard it, did it make a sound?” he asked. “I went to the service, but with no record, did I serve?” He contacted U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, and the mission to unite him with his Army medals was put into action. On Aug. 29 — 67 years after his duty ended — Durbin presented Distelheim with four medals in a ceremony at Highland Park’s Memorial Park. They were the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with German Clasp and Honorable Service Lapel Button. “I thought I would only have one medal,” Distelheim says. He did not expect to go to war. After attending University of Illinois Medical School, he completed a shortened internship and was off to Los Angeles County Hospital. When it came time to enlist, he chose the Army and endured six weeks of basic training in Texas before reporting for duty on Jan. 3, 1944. 

 “It was a comic scene because we were not great warriors — we went to medical school,” he said laughing. “During a lecture, the loudest bomb went off to get us used to hearing bombs.”

 He was first stationed at a general hospital in Rouen and was soon promoted to captain in command of the 252nd Medical Detachment, a mobile unit that followed the German retreat. As his unit crossed the Rhine River, the Germans were on their last legs. The Americans captured 300,000 prisoners, and Distelheim was put in medical charge of 80,000 of them. The Germans first made their own prison

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Lake Forest Ragdale’s Novel Affair 2013 offered guests from the North Shore and Chicago an opportunity to engage with authors and artists from around the country. The seventh annual event was chaired by Ann Merritt with the support of a newly formed Curatorial Board responsible for the selection of the guest artists. Approximately $75,000 was raised to support The Ragdale Foundation. This year’s featured guests included choreographer Victor Alexander, composer Elbio Barilari, visual artist Amanda Ross Ho in addition to six authors: Karen Joy Fowler, Lisa Genova, Lauren Groff, Ruth Ozeki, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Marisa Silver.

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Highland Park resident Roberta Dietzen just published an e-book titled “Gypsy Music Street,” a family history about love, loss, the endless ramifications of the Holocaust — and the journey she and her husband made to Eastern Europe to explore her heritage. Available on and Kindle for $4.99, the memoir — which starts on the eve of World War II — examines “one woman’s endless sorrow and guilt she suffers at the loss of her family, the family she left behind to die alone.”

Susan Hahn and Michael Silverstein of Winnetka were honored along with 75 other authors with ties to Chicago at the 14th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on Oct. 23. Hahn is the author of nine books of poetry, two plays and one novel, “The Six Granddaughters of Cecil Slaughter,” published in 2012. She is the first writerin-residence at the Ernest Hemingway Foundation in Oak Park. Silverstein is the coauthor, with Neil Fiske, of the bestselling business book “Trading Up” and its sequel “Treasure Hunt.” His latest book is “Women Want More: How to Capture Your Share of the World’s Largest, Fastest-Growing Market.”

PREVIEW Highland Park The City of Highland Park will host its second blood drive on Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in partnership with Life-Source. The drive will be located at the Fire Department at 1130 Central Ave., Station #33. Donors will receive refreshments and a giveaway. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins will be welcomed. To schedule an appointment, call Life-Source at 877-LIFESOURCE or go to and enter Highland Park’s code F813. Call (847) 926-1000 for more information.

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Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart will host an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Tour the school, meet with teachers and coaches, and learn about clubs and activities. Located at 760 E. Westleigh Road in Lake Forest, Woodlands Academy is a Catholic day and boarding college-preparatory high school for young women in grades nine through 12. It was founded in 1858.

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■ by kevin beese John L. and Marjorie Hines have a good reason for driving three times a week from their home in Chicago to Charlie Beinlich's Food and Tap in Northbrook. “We can't get anyone else to take our business,” quipped John Hines during a recent lunch at the North Shore institution. The Hineses have been going to Beinlich's since 1951 — a year after the establishment opened — and their sass fits right in with the place. Then again so do the mounted fish, the wooden walls and floors, the signboard menu and the Michelob on tap. If it were not for peeks of Skokie Boulevard through the windows, Beinlich's could easily be mistaken for a fish-fry haven in upper Wisconsin. John Hines has traveled to all 50 states and eaten at supposed marquis burger joints. Nothing, he says, tops Beinlich's. “It's the flavor and the personality,” Hines said, when given a chance to provide a more serious answer for being a Beinlich's regular. “They have an excellent product and they are nice to their customers. “If you have a good product and good service, you can have success in any business. You will succeed if you are General Motors or Beinlich's.” It is hard to argue with Beinlich's recipe for success. There is often a line to get in the joint for dinner or lunch and patrons keep coming back, time after time, week after week, year after year. Their only disappointment comes when they arrive and see a “Gone Fishing” sign when the restaurant and its proprietors take a vacation. Rita Piacenza of Highwood and Sandie von Holst of Northbrook have been going to Beinlich's every Friday for three years. “It's the hamburgers and the service,” Piacenza said as the reason for the co-workers' continued allegiance. “They have fantastic service.” Beinlich's owners Tom and Linda Rainey keep with an “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” mentality and maintain Beinlich's pretty much like it was 63 years ago when Linda's grandfather, Charlie Beinlich, started the establishment. Her parents, John and Karen Barnes, ran the family business after Charlie. The business doesn't have menus, doesn't ever put tomatoes on its burgers and doesn't accept credit cards. It hasn't served a cup of coffee since 1963. Cups of Joe went when Beinlich

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realized it was keeping tables from turning over. “Plus, now there's a Starbucks like every thousand feet,” Tom Rainey said. Charlie Beinlich's doesn't even have its number in the telephone book. “I think Charlie didn't want wives to be able to call their husbands when they were here drinking,” Rainey said. Booster seats for the kids? Don't even think about asking. “We have phone books and duct tape,” Rainey smiled. The Raineys don't want to mess with success and customers don't want the place to change. Rainey said he rarely rocks the boat. When he put a couple of television sets in the establishment a few years ago, regulars gave him an earful. When he added a chicken wrap to the menu because “people eat more chicken these days,” he also heard about it from patrons. “We add a sandwich about every 28 years,” Rainey joked, noting that the last addition to the menu before the chicken wrap 3 ½ years ago was a tuna salad sandwich added in the 1970s or early 1980s. The road house has earned visits from actor Chris O'Donnell, who has plugged the joint on “Oprah” and radio shows; golfer Luke Donald; current and alumni members of the Chicago Blackhawks; former Chicago Bear Jim McMahon; Chicago Bulls' general manager John Paxson; and actor/director Harold Ramis. Andy Del Real has been a bartender at the Northbrook establishment for 28 years. He stays for the burgers and because “where else am I going to be able to eat lunch for free?” Del Real mused. “I am here because of the great people,” Del Real said. “You come to work and you really enjoy yourself … when you have great clients, it is easy to be nice.” Rainey believes it is the Beinlich's consistency that brings people back. “All the cooks have been here 17 to 20 years. They do everything the same way. If you order something 'well done,' you are going to get it 'well done.' “We have fourth-generation customers coming here. You should see all the family happenings we have here, all the 100-year-old birthday parties we have.” Just don't ask for a booster seat for the grandkids. Charlie Beinlich's is located at 290 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook. It can be reached at (847) 291-0420. It is closed Sundays and Mondays. ■

‘Minute’ man’s book wastes no time getting to point ■ by jenna schubert In 2012, the average American had an attention span of eight seconds — one second less than that of a goldfish, according to Riverwoods-based writer Mike Lubow understands this phenomenon. As a copywriter and creative director for major television and radio advertising campaigns, he honed his talent for writing concise yet powerful copy, which proved helpful when he began writing short features for the Chicago Tribune. Recently, he published his first book, “In a Chicago Minute,” which features a collection of his “Got A Minute?” columns — brief, quirky “literary tidbits” published in the Tribune from 2004 to 2008.

How did you come up with the “Got A Minute?” column? The editor that I knew at the Tribune, Ross Werland, who was in charge of the “Q” — Quality of Life section, which included a page for men — said that they had done some research and discovered that men, especially, prefer short pieces of writing to long ones. So he was looking for short, interesting pieces for the paper. I said, “That’s similar to what I do when I write television and radio commercials; they have to be 160 words, or one minute, max. Since I’m so used to doing this, I could give you little tidbits of writing about anything.” He liked the idea, and we called the column “Got A Minute?” Where did you draw inspiration for each “Got A Minute?” topic? Every “minute” is based on a true event. For example, in one of the “minutes,” there’s a funny incident where a guy accidentally spills coffee on his new boss – I did that. And another is about a father and son rolling malted milk balls down a sloped sidewalk while people walk by; I really did that with my son. Everything is based on my own experiences. How did the Tribune readers respond? The “Got a Minute?” columns ran for a couple of years, every Sunday, and they became somewhat popular. In fact, I heard from people who lived in other cities who would get them in the mail from their friends in Chicago. That was surprising and it showed — not so much the power of my writing — but the power of a minute. It coincided with how people like everything to be short and sweet.

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Why did you decide to compile the “minutes” into your book? The newspaper business changed, and the Tribune stopped publishing the men’s page in the Q section. So the “minutes” stopped appearing. And that was it, life went on and I continued doing my advertising business. But about a year ago, I decided it would be fun to collect all the “Got A Minute?” columns that ran in the Tribune, and put them into a book — to have as a family record for my kids and grandkids in the future. After publishing the book through Amazon, what feedback have you heard? Surprisingly, I started to get phone calls and emails from people a few days after they received the book, and they would say, “I never read books, but I started this book you gave me, and the next thing I knew, I had read the whole thing. And now my friend’s reading it.” Because the quirky tidbits are about sports, books, movies, food, dogs, and more, there’s always something to keep you turning the pages. And on every other page, it tells you how many words you have to read. People end up really enjoying themselves while they read this, because there’s no real commitment — it’s a quick read, and it reflects the tastes of people today, in terms of their reading habits. “In a Chicago Minute” is available in bookstores and at (in paperback or on Kindle). ■

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after raising enough money. Construction of the dormitory was completed in October 2011. After the success of the first goal, the group ran fundraisers to fund the June trip to Uganda. They are currently raising money to build kitchens at two of the five schools that are run by KidsUganda. “We’re not just writing checks and sending money; we want to get to know them, talk to them and have them show us their schoolwork,” she said. “I see myself staying involved for as long as possible, and I hope I can find a career where I can make a global impact, whether it’s small like 1,300 people or helping a whole country.” One of her ideas combines her love for numbers and interest in business: going into economics to help development in a Third-World country. While KidsUganda is a major part of her life, the junior has plenty to focus on in school. Through her involvement with CROYA, Andersen became the Woodlands liaison for CROYA this year. She plays on the school’s field hockey and soccer teams, both on the defensive side. She is class president, stepping up from last year’s treasurer role, and is also co-president of the baking club for the second year. Baking, she says, is one of her biggest stress relievers, and it further develops her love of chemistry and the sciences. “It’s cool to me how you can add all the ingredients together, and in the end, you have a totally new piece of food,” she said. Despite all of the commitments that fill up her time, Andersen’s heart lies with the little ones in a country halfway around the world. No goal on the field quite compares to the weight of a child in the safety of her arms. Says she, “Their hearts are so huge, and despite their home situations, they are honestly happier than a lot of the people — with all their materials — that are here.” ■

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■ by david sweet Ensconced in a new office on the second floor of Reid Hall, Emilie Amrein is surrounded by musical touches, from the organ in front of her desk to the books about music resting on her shelves. But it’s a simple needlepoint hanging on the wall that perhaps best describes the tenor of the Lake Forest College assistant professor. “How Can I Keep From Singing?” it reads, as two birds engage in song.

“I started choir in third grade and never stopped … I’ve felt called to sing and conduct.” | Emilie Amrein “I started choir in third grade and never stopped,” says Amrein, who grew up in Fort Wayne, Ind. “That’s where I developed my love of music. I’ve felt called to sing and conduct.” Aside from teaching music at the college and singing in choirs today, she has a new role: running Lake Forest Lyrica, a four-concerts-a-year series that draws professional musicians to the small liberal arts college. skin tightening Taking over from Rami Levin, who founded the wrinkle reduction Sunday chamber music series nearly 20 years ago, Amrein is quick to sing her predecessor’s praises sun damage reversal while emphasizing she is making some changes. skin texture rejuvenation “The big difference is we’re trying to have the artists interact with the students in full-day workshops before the concerts,” says Amrein, who can see the performance venue — Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel — from her office. “By engaging students more, I’m hoping we’ll get a larger crowd. “Also, I’m trying to integrate one world concert a year, and we may branch out into jazz and blues.” Emilie Amrein After earning a bachelor of arts from Indiana University as a voice major and then picking up a

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With the 50th anniversary of the Allendale Boutique coming up, Jane Hodges — boutique co-chair of Lake Forest — Lisa Zenni, vice president of Lake Bluff, Meredith Lytle, boutique co-chair of Lake Forest and president Jodie Nedeau of Lake Bluff get together.

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Boutique geared to providing shelter for youths ■ by joanna brown Jodie Nedeau needs a pair of white gloves, a bouffant, and maybe a brooch — pronto. President of the Allendale Shelter Club, Nedeau will be the first in line to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club’s Allendale Boutique when it opens Nov. 4 with a Mad Men-themed Ladies Night shopping event at the Lake Forest Club. Nearly 30 vendors will bring shoes, bags, jewelry, gifts and clothes for men, women and children to local shoppers Nov. 5-7. A portion of each sale benefits the Shelter Club’s work at The Allendale Association, a non-profit child welfare agency based in Lake Villa. Allendale will serve 1,300 families and youths with behavioral and emotional disorders annually through residential and day programs.

“This club is more than just fundraisers. They spend hours on our campus throughout the school year working beside our staff.” | Mary Shahbazian “We work really hard to bring in different vendors and change it up year to year,” said Nedeau of Lake Bluff. “Come support the kids who need our help; they count on our help.” The 50th anniversary of the boutique is significant for two reasons: the longevity of the show — it’s the primary fundraiser for the Shelter Club — and the good work it has enabled the women of the Shelter

Club to do at the Lake Villa campus. The Shelter Club has contributed $13 million to Allendale over the years. Among its largest gifts were a new cottage for 18 boys in the 1990s; a vocational center where students learn woodworking, auto repair and embroidery in 2002; and a new cafeteria two years ago. Allendale Association president Mary Shahbazian said a Shelter Club scholarship program has provided $165,000 to 20 students since the 2000-2001 academic year. “They make the difference in our ability to be on the cutting edge of programming, and they also understand the balance of enrichment for the students with the importance of the competency of treatment they receive here,” Shahbazian said. “Some of our students come to use with very serious concerns. But this club is more than just fundraisers. They spend hours on our campus throughout the school year working beside our staff.” The Allendale Shelter Club was formed in 1906 to support the growing population of homeless boys in the Chicago area. Sixteen women from the Children’s Hospital Society rented a flat on Harrison Street for 50 such boys to have a clean bed and meal tickets while attending public school. The shelter eventually merged with the Allendale Association. Today, the Shelter Club lists 68 active members, primarily from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, and 65 associate members. They work in the vocational center, library and greenhouse, and also organize graduation parties, a Christmas brunch, proms, and summer days at private pools. They’ll also help the students manage their own table of gifts made in the Allendale vocational center at the boutique, including a lesson in gross vs. net profit at the close of business. Find more information about the Allendale Boutique and purchase tickets at http://allendaleshelterclub. org/ ■





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goings on about towns SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Lake Forest Open Lands: Fall Volunteer Work Day | Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve | 9 a.m.–noon | | Join land management staff at a public workday. Appropriate for families and all ages. Trail access and parking are located at the Elawa Farm parking lot, 1401 Middlefork Drive (located half mile off of Waukegan Road on Middlefork Drive). 10th Annual Healthy Lifestyle Expo | West Deerfield Township | Sachs Recreation Center in Deerfield | 10 a.m. –1 p.m. | Free | | The expo will include fitness demonstrations, healthy cooking demonstrations, free sampling of healthy snacks and kids activities. Flu shots and pneumonia vaccine will be administered by Walgreen’s and available to everyone — including those over 65 with Medicare Part B. More than 30 exhibitors with products and services targeted at all ages will be in attendance “Celestial Harmony” | Lake Forest Symphony | James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County’s Grayslake Campus 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake | 8 p.m. | Tickets $32-$54 | | The Lake Forest Symphony’s November “Celestial Harmony” concert will be led by Music Director candidate Russell Ger. There will be another performance Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Mistletoe Market | Immaculate Conception Parish Women’s Guild | 770 Deerfield Road at Green Bay Road, Highland Park | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Free Admission | 847-433-0130 | In addition to more than 50 vendors selling their handcrafted wares, the Mistletoe Market features a cookie walk with thousands of homemade cookies and luncheon with a baked potato bar and minestrone made from a family recipe. Chicago Political Item Collectors


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History buffs and collectors of political campaign ephemera are invited to join members at their fall meeting. Members and guests will enjoy displays of buttons, bumper stickers, posters, and other campaign material covering the 19th and 20th century. There will be items for sale or trade and a silent auction and special exhibits of items related to President Bill Clinton. Richard Smolev Reading | Glencoe Public Library | 320 Park Ave., Glencoe | 2:30 p.m. | | Excerpts from the novels of former Glencoe resident Richard Smolev (“Offerings” and “In Praise of Angels”) will be read by his friend Alan Wolf (due to illness, Richard won’t be able to attend the reading). tuesday, NOVEMBER 5 Rich Cohen | The Book Stall at Chestnut Court | 811 Elm Street, Winnetka | 6 p.m. | | Glencoe native Rich Cohen will appear at The Book Stall to promote his new book, “Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football.” The book will be available for purchase. Holiday Boutique | The Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood | 3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook. | 4-9 p.m.; continues Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Call 847-4984100, ext. 72 for more information | Jewelry, baby gifts, personalized items, stationery, art, clothing, serving pieces, lunch and more. Credit cards will be accepted; admission is free. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7 Obamacare, Just The Facts! Part II | First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest | 700 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest | 7 p.m. | | Get your questions answered about health insurance available through the Affordable Care Act. The League of Women VotersLake Forest/Lake Bluff Area is hosting a panel of speakers to explain the practical and technical aspects of enrolling in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. Speakers include John Shustitzky, CEO, The Alliance for Human Services. 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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The Isaac brothers keep serving up hits ■ by katie rose mceneely

Isaac Nava owns La Casa de Isaac, la Casa De Isaac & Moishe and Isaac & Moishe’s Deli in Highwood and Highland Park. How did you start cooking? Back in Mexico, my parents owned a Mercado. It just ate up so much of people’s time. My mother used to cook for us, but sometimes my parents were busy. I was number four out of 12 kids. When I got out from school it was the rush hour for the business. I was very hungry. I remember entering my grandma’s kitchen — my grandmother got so mad at me. She said, “Your sister should be cooking for you; kitchens are for girls.” But I was hungry; I wasn’t going to wait for my sister. So I made eggs with green tomatillo sauce, with the help of my grandmother. How many years have you been cooking? I didn’t get into the food business all the way until I came to the U.S., when I was 15. It was like 1986. What led you to open your restaurants? My brother Moishe and I opened our first business in the spring of 2007. We didn’t pay ourselves a salary for three months. I worked 18-hour days. To make a long story short, people liked what we put out. All of a sudden we had 10 cooks, eight servers, a bartender, three dishwashers and busboys. Seven years later, it’s no difference — if anything, better. The original place is still very busy. I have five of my brothers working with me now. God bless my brother Israel, the baby! He has been doing this unbelievable job in the kitchen. We have a long way to go. But this is thanks to all the support from the North Shore community. I cannot be any happier than this. I’m the happiest person of the world. Signature dish? One of the very first dishes people got to know is Isaac’s Mother’s Favorite Enchiladas. I had customers who, since the day they tried the enchiladas, have kept coming back for seven years. Favorite kitchen gadget? A big tool for me will be the molkajete (a lava stone mortar and pestle.) You’ll make the best salsa. It’s my Mexican blender. The flavors you gain with this are out of the world. Favorite reference? We do it just the way my mother would be doing it. Every time we come out with a dish my mother taught us how to make, it’s an honor to my mother. Favorite fruit? Watermelon. Funniest kitchen incident? When I opened up my second restaurant, we had a fryer next to a six-burner stove. My brother was cooking something with the flame up, and he couldn’t start the fryer. I bent to look at what was wrong and my suit started on fire, all the cooks were throwing water on me. I was scared at the moment, but those are things you learn in the kitchen — you have to be real careful. La Casa de Isaac, La Casa De Isaac & Moishe and Isaac & Moishe’s Deli are located in Highland Park and Highwood. For more information, visit ■

Isaac Nava

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Recipe: Isaac’s Mother’s Favorite Enchiladas

Marinate 1 pound each of boneless, skinless chicken breast and thigh with 1 teaspoon garlic, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes and shred chicken while still hot. Combine with Isaac & Moishe red salsa and assemble by placing ½ cup chicken/salsa mixture on a warm tortilla, roll closed and garnish with green salsa, crumbled cheese, sliced avocado, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. Repeat.

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Scouts claim a share of state title as the meet goes down to the wire ■ by bill mclean While senior Elizabeth Zordani was battling in the singles match for fifth place at the state tennis meet, her Lake Forest High School teammates occasionally shouted, “Come on, Tiffany,” and, “Nice shot, Tiffany.” It made perfect sense. Naperville North sophomore Tiffany Chen was on another court at Buffalo Grove High School on a chilly, windy Oct. 26, taking on Hinsdale Central freshman Isabelle Lorenzini for the singles title. A lot was at stake for LF’s Scouts — in both matches. Hinsdale Central had owned a 39-38 edge on Lake Forest in the team standings at the time. LF needed a Zordani win and a Chen win in order to tie HC for the state championship. “I did wonder what was going on,” Zordani would admit later. “I’d look over, and some of my teammates were paying attention to the other match. But I eventually figured it out.” Zordani ended up beating Glenbrook South junior Annemarie Emme 6-4, 7-5 for fifth place. Chen ended up beating Lorenzini 6-3, 7-6 (5) for the singles championship. Scouts and Red Devils ended up sharing the best hardware. It marked Lake Forest’s third state championship in four years under Scouts coach Denise Murphy and fifth in program history. “Their tenacity is unbelievable,” Murphy said of her 2013 netters. “Their talent is ridiculous.” Elizabeth Zordani is clutch. She won three critical backdraw matches at last year’s state meet to take fifth in singles; her team won state by three points over runner-up Hinsdale Central. In 2010, as a freshman, Zordani and Haleigh McPeek teamed up to take runner-up honors in doubles for a state championship crew. Zordani’s overall record at four state meets: 23-4. On Oct. 25 — Day 2 of the state meet — the talk of threeday tourney was a 17-32 seed in doubles: Lake Forest senior Victoria Falk and junior Colleen Morris. They reached the state semifinals on three good ankles. Morris had suffered a severe left ankle injury the week before last month’s North Suburban Conference Meet. She inadvertently stepped on a tennis ball during a practice, resulting in a Grade 2 sprain and small fracture. “I didn’t know what to think after I rolled it,” Morris recalled after she and Falk finished fourth at state on Oct. 26. But she did know one thing for sure. “It was very painful,” she said. Morris underwent a series of electrical stimulation treatments in an Accelerated Recovery Program. But her ankle didn’t fully heal before the start of the state meet. No matter. Morris gutted it out alongside an aggressive partner in Falk, a three-time state qualifier in doubles. “Colleen gained confidence in each match,” Falk said. Morris played some of her best tennis in a 6-4, 6-2 quarterfinal win against Hinsdale Central freshmen Danielle Burich/Erika Oku, a 3-4 seed. “They hit great groundstrokes,” Morris said. Morris hit better volleys, and Falk’s play also prevented the Red Devils from establishing a rhythm from the baseline. “Mind over matter,” Murphy said of Morris’ courageous performance. “Just amazing. Just awesome.” Falk/Morris also knocked off higher seeds in the third and fourth rounds. The tandem of Carmel Catholic’s Michelle Kannenberg/Kathleen Felicelli was seeded 9-16; York’s pair of Blaire Porter/Angela Avgerinos earned a 5-8 seed. Falk/Morris topped both in straight sets. The Scouts’ run in the main doubles draw ended with a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Oak Park-River Forest’s Taylor Arends/Tess Trinka. Falk/Morris then fell 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 to New Trier’s Cammy Frei/Lily Schroeder in the match for third place. Lake Forest sophomore Christina Zordani, half of last year’s state doubles champion (with ’13 graduate and Northwestern freshman Maddie Lipp), went 6-2 in singles

Sweet spot: Lake Forest High School’s Elizabeth Zordani smacks a forehand during the decisive fifth-place singles match at the state tennis tournament. The senior played on three state title teams.

photography by joel lerner last weekend. She was the first to take a set off Lorenzini (a 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 loss) and later reached the semifinals of the back draw. Her seventh-eighth place finished netted nine team points. Lake Forest senior Catherine Orfanos and junior Margaux Miller won their first three doubles matches and split a pair of back-draw contests. In between: a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 fourth-round loss to eventual state champions Alexxis Kiven/Kendall Kirsch of Stevenson. As team trophies and medals were awarded on Oct. 26, the spectators’ applause in the late afternoon was muffled. Gloves covering hands had something to do with that. Murphy, meanwhile, was basking — in the warmth of

another state championship. “This team … it played so well. It never gave up,” she said. “You know what else? I arrived at the school today at 6:15 a.m., and there were four kids (not on the state team) waiting to get on our team bus.” Notable: One of Hinsdale Central’s assistant coaches is Corky King. After his name was announced during the trophy presentation at the state meet on Oct. 26, someone from the throng of Lake Forest fans said, “Corky? Wait … there’s only one Corky.” Among those chuckling after the comment was Scouts assistant coach Corky Leighton. … Lake Forest’s first two girls state tennis championship seasons came in 2001 and ’02. ■

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Armed — and marvelous Classy Finke uses all of her ‘weapons’ to take fourth in state singles

Forest High School 6-3, 7-5 in a quarterfinal at Hersey High School on Oct. 25, after racing through her first four foes. Finke’s strong showing in singles — along with the thirdplace effort in doubles from NT senior Lily Schroeder and sophomore Cammy Frei — helped the Trevians finish third (38 points) for the second straight year. Lake Forest and Hinsdale Central high schools tied for the team championship with 39 points apiece. The NT tandem of Schroeder/Frei was also a 9-16 seed. Morse-Karzen had paired the players in doubles early in the season. But a back injury sidelined Schroeder for nearly month. “I am thankful for the support I received from my teammates,” said Schroeder, who hopes to play tennis at a Division III school. “They helped me so much as I was going through physical therapy. “This was so exciting, taking third,” she added. “Cammy and I stayed positive and picked each other up when we needed it.” Schroeder/Frei topped a 5-8 seed, Hinsdale Central’s Katie Lee/Rugile Valiunaite 6-4, 7-6 (7), in a fourth-round match on Oct. 25, before sending 3-4 seed Evelyn Youel/ Jillian Wallace of Crystal Lake Central to the back draw with a 6-4, 6-3 victory. “Lily volleys very well. She has quick hands,” Frei said after her second state appearance. “Her serve … it kept improving.” Eventual state champions Kendall Kirsch/Alexxis Kiven of Stevenson finally solved Schroeder/Frei, recording a 6-3, 6-1 semifinal win on Oct. 26. The pair of Trevs then downed Lake Forest’s Victoria Falk/Colleen Morris 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in the match for third place. Frei, also a standout singles player, played fearlessly all That's a wrap: New Trier High School’s Carol Finke is all smiles after finishing fourth in the singles at the state tennis championships. weekend. Her shot-making on critical points often returned momentum to the Trevs’ side. photography by joel lerner Her steady, calm demeanor often rattled those on the other side. coach Jerry Morse-Karzen said of his two-time captain “Lily and Cammy got it together at the right time,” Morse■ by bill mclean and Yale-bound netter. “Most players like to stay back and Karzen said. “Since we put them together again some three hit nothing but topspin. Not Carol. Carol is fun to watch. weeks ago, they got better each day. Cammy — she’s been Carol’s game is quite diversified.” solid all year for us, a really good player. Where Cammy Carol Finke has at least 243 shots in her arsenal. Or so it seemed in a state semifinal singles match on Chen, though, has about as much on-court guile as Finke and Lily finished for us this weekend … nice, very nice.” Oct. 26. The New Trier High School senior tennis ace put has. The eventual state champion used every ounce of it to NT junior Taylor Tamblyn won four of six singles matches. on quite a variety show against Naperville Central sopho- edge Finke 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 in the seesaw semi. She lost to eventual sixth-place finisher Annemarie Emme more Tiffany Chen at Buffalo Grove High School. Finke fought back from a 5-3 deficit in the third set. of Glenbrook South in the Round of 16 and eliminated Finke ripped shots crosscourt and down the line. Chen responded with a 2-0 run of her own. Warren’s Alex Mella in her first back-draw match. Finke tapped deft drop shots. Game, set … hello, final. Senior Alex Wolkoff and sophomore Catherine MacKinnon Finke lifted defensive lobs and rolled offensive lobs. “I went for my shots,” Finke said after finishing fourth went 4-2 as the Trevians’ other doubles entrant. Finke sliced forehands and backhands. at her final state meet. “My whole mindset for the weekNotable: The Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Finke executed feathery half volleys for winners. end was, ‘No regrets.’ I don’t have any. This was such an Association named Finke its 2013 Sportsmanship Award Like a Cy Young Award winner in baseball, Finke knew amazing way to end, being on an amazing team like this winner. She was recognized at the state meet on Oct. 26. exactly when to change the speed of her deliveries — and my senior year. Finke had been honored for her sportsmanship after a “I can’t say enough about the team experience.” thus the eye level of her opponent. Midwest Closed qualifying tournament this past sum“She’s a complete player, a big-time talent,” Trevians Finke, a 9-16 seed, beat 3-4 seed Elizabeth Zordani of Lake mer. ■

HP’s top tandem has some serious fun at state ■ by bill mclean Steve Rudman lightened up a somewhat tense moment at the girls state tennis meet with a couple of words. “Welcome back,” the Highland Park High School coach said to seniors Nicole Berkman and Janice Cooper in between games in a fourth-round doubles match on Oct. 25. The pair of Giants had just broken serve — to get back on serve — in the second set against Homewood-Flossmoor’s Timara Maxwell/Sophia Osabuohien at Buffalo Grove High School. “It’s good to be back,” a smiling Cooper replied. Rudman then did some serious coaching, urging his tandem to stay focused and play sound, aggressive doubles. Berkman/Cooper, seeded 5-8, had won the first set, 6-1. But they trailed 2-1 when Rudman delivered his mixture of levity and intensity. Alas, Berkman/Cooper lost 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3. They regrouped impressively in the back draw, winning

two of three matches to place ninth-12th. “They found a way to get it done,” Rudman said of Berkman/ Cooper’s oh-so-tight 6-2, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (2) defeat of Naperville North’s Julia Li/Jessica Hu in their first back-draw test. The Giants faced two match points against them while down 5-3 in the decisive test. “We were thinking [during those points], ‘Losing this match is not the way we want to end our state meet,’ ” Cooper recalled. Next up — 20 minutes later —was Catherine Orfanos/ Margaux Miller of eventual state champion Lake Forest HS. Berkman/Cooper played their best tennis of the weekend in a 6-2, 6-4 victory. “That’s the match I’ll remember more than any of the others,” Berkman said. “We played very well. We used our strengths. “We also were very motivated.” Their state run ended with a 6-3, 6-2 loss to 3-4 seed Evelyn Youel/Jillian Wallace of Crystal Lake Central in the consolation quarterfinals. The Giants’ other three state entrants combined for eight

triumphs, including four from doubles partners Lizzie Raab, a junior, and Kimberly Rhum, a senior. The duo upset a 17-32 seed 6-3, 6-2 in the second round and eliminated pairs from Warren and Lyons in the back draw. HP juniors Casey Frommer and Jessica Rosenberg each won a first-round singles match on Oct. 24. Frommer ended up with 3-2 record in her first state appearance. HP — the Central Suburban League North champion and a sectional champion — tied H-F for eighth place (20 points) at state. “A lot of positives this weekend. A lot of positives all season,” Rudman said Notable: Former Giants tennis coach Katie Lashbrook watched Berkman/Cooper play at state last weekend. She also coached against them in the back draw. Lashbrook was named coach at Crystal Lake Central, her alma mater, before the 2012 season. CLC Tigers Youel/Wallace went a combined 11-4 in doubles at state meets under Lashbrook. The pair placed sixth on Oct. 26, two rounds after defeating Berkman/Cooper. ■

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Front and center Runners from New Trier, Loyola feel right at home at Niles West Regional

Loyola Academy’s Kathryn House drives to a second-place finish at the Niles West Regional.

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■ by kevin reiterman Once again, New Trier High School’s Mimi Smith brought the house down. And, in the end, took down a House. The fabulous junior finished the threemile layout at Niles West High School in under 17 minutes to take first place in the Class 3A regional on Oct. 26. This race, however, featured another formidable front-runner. Like Smith, Loyola Academy’s Kathryn House is on her way to becoming a household name in the state. The sophomore, who raced to first-place finishes at the GCAC meet on Oct. 19 and Gordon Tech Invite on Sept. 14, captured runner-up honors in 17:41.8.

House wasn’t looking to surpass Smith on this day. She just wanted to stay close and be mentioned in the same breath. “I just tried to keep an eye on her,” House said. “I wanted to make sure I could see her. I didn’t want her to get too far ahead. “My time was pretty good,” she added. “So I’m happy with that.” Elite runners aren’t looking to get too carried away at regional meets — especially with the all-important sectional meet set for this Saturday at Lake Park (1 p.m.). Nevertheless, the 5-foot-9 House was able to build off an earlier race on the Niles West course. On Oct. 5, at the Pat Savage Invite, she cruised the course in 17:49.9 to place second overall. “She’s got a lot more in her,” said LA head coach Chris Jon Simon.

House is a unique athlete. Hockey is her other sport, and she started at left wing last winter for the Loyola varsity. With her blood lines, playing the two sports makes sense. Her dad, Ken House, played center for the Miami of Ohio hockey team and later was drafted by the Washington Capitals. He ended up playing three seasons of minor league hockey. Meanwhile, her mother, Molly (Cullen) House, was an All-American distance runner at Miami of Ohio. Loyola advanced to the sectional by taking third in the team standings (68 points) behind New Trier (22) and Evanston (66). Senior Sarah Kelley, who is trying to shake off some injuries, placed 10th in 18:30. Junior Caroline Zaworski (16th, 19:09), senior Jackie McDonnell (17th, 19:25) and senior Samantha Evans (23rd, 19:37) rounded out the team’s top five. In the boys race, the Ramblers, under the direction of coach Dan Seeberg, tallied 41 points to take runner-up honors behind New Trier (27 points). “We got out of this meet what we wanted. Our guys went out and ran controlled races,” said the veteran coach, who guided LA to a second-place finish at state in 2009. “I love the race we ran. All seven of our runners were together at the two-mile mark.” Junior Jack Carroll was the lead man. He finished the three miles in 15:26 and placed third overall, which was two spots better the junior Christian Swenson (15:30) and five spots better than senior Teddy Brombach (15:37). The rest of the pack finished in the top 20: Spencer Kelly (11th, 15:40), Matthew Randolph (14th, 15:42), Matthew Scherer (16th, 15:58) and Michael Banks (20th, 16:07).

New Trier Usually, Chase Silverman runs with his senior sidekick, Peter Cotsirilos. They are a formidable duo. But on Oct. 26 at the Niles West Regional, Cotsirilos was pulled from the lineup to rest his sore shins. Silverman didn’t exactly run solo — New Trier placed six runners in the top 10 — and not having Cotsirilos nearby didn’t keep this senior standout from blowing by the field. He won the race in 15:09, which was 12 seconds better than the time turned in by Glenbrook South’s David O’Gara. “It feels amazing to win, especially on



such a windy day,” said Silverman. “I like to get out hot and then keep the pace.” “That’s how Chase likes to run,” said NT head coach David Wisner, pleased with his team’s first-place showing (27 points). “He likes that aggressive start.” Silverman was able to knock 16 seconds off his fourth-place finish time at the CSL meet on Oct. 19 at Niles West. In that race, he finished eight seconds behind O’Gara. “I hope he didn’t empty the tank,” said Wisner, pointing to this Saturday’s sectional meet at Lake Park. The Trevians coach certainly was excited with Tarek Afifi’s race. The junior, who took first in the CSL JV meet a week earlier, had one of his best efforts of the season: 4th, 15:28. “He’ll be running at the sectional,” Wisner said. The Trevians also received solid performances from Om Kanwar (6th, 15:31), Connor Trapp (7th, 15:35), Austin Santacruz (9th, 15:39) and Luke Duros (10th, 15:39). In the girls race, New Trier simply was dominant. With Mimi Smith leading the way in 16:59, the Trevians tallied just 22 points to win the meet by 44 points over runnerup Evanston. “Mimi keeps getting better at crafting and constructing her race,” said NT head coach John Burnside. The Schmidt sisters are coming into their own. Kelli Schmidt, a sophomore, placed third in 17:50. Molly Schmidt, a freshman, was fourth overall (18:05). Burnside loves what he sees in these siblings. “They get excited when they have good workouts,” said the NT coach. Youth is being served here. Sophomore Oona Jung-Beeman took fifth (18:08), while a pair of first-year runners, Katie Glew and Caroline Fix, finished 11th and 12th respectively (18:34 and 18:35). Senior Kaitlin Frei is bringing leadership. She place ninth overall in 18:18.

Highland Park In a tight race, senior Angel Estrada came away with a regional title on Oct. 26 at Libertyville’s Adler Park. Estrada was clocked in 15:39.80. Sam Oh of Stevenson was on his heels, finishing second in 15:40.22. Oh also lost to Cross-country>> page 39

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Hitting all the right notes New Trier’s Fauntleroy majors in volleyball — and music

Fauntleroy and her passport aren’t going anywhere this month. She has too much business to take care of in Illinois — postseason business, for NT’s Trevs. “Everybody is willing to put in the extra hours, to give it their all,” Fauntleroy said. “We don’t question anything. The drills and the conditioning have been designed to help us reach one common goal. “We all feed off each other.” A word of the day sets a tone for Trevians at each volleyball practice. It is written on a poster board and hangs in the gym. One day it was “encourage.” Last week, on the eve of the match at Maine South, it was “relentless.” Fauntleroy’s favorite word is “scrappy.” She personified the word during a match at Stevenson on Sept. 12. “It was a tight [first set],” Tashima recalled. “It was late. Haley made an incredible run, a hustling, saving play. It was the perfect example of relentless pursuit. We needed that. It got us all excited.” NT wound up winning 25-23, 25-19 for its seventh straight win to start the season. “Haley has grown a lot as a volleyball player,” Trevians coach Hannah Hsieh said. “She has the wickedest, fastest arm swing, and she’s smart, very smart. She’s also very effective wherever we put her [middle, outside, right side].” Fauntleroy stands by Tashima’s side on Sunday mornings. Volleyballs sit still then. Fauntleroy’s piccolo rests in its tiny case. The teammates sing for a church choir. “Haley,” Tashima said, “rocks as a musician.” Notable: New Trier, seeded first in its Class 4A sectional, was scheduled to play Schurz in a Trinity Regional semifinal in River Forest on Oct. 29. … NT sophomore defensive specialist Isabelle Tashima delivered a team-high three aces in NT’s win at Maine South on Oct. 24. Two of them came on consecutive points, giving the Trevians a 5-1 lead in the second set. Taylor Tashima put down four kills in the first set, and senior right-side hitter Abbey Boyd recorded kills for NT’s 24th and 25th points in the same set. ■

■ by bill mclean

Not so l'il: Haley Fauntleroy, a 6-foot-3 middle, huddles with her teammates during earlier action this fall.

photography by joel lerner grade-school years. “I found it to be too individual of a sport,” said Fauntleroy, who ranked first among Trevians in blocks and third in kills for last fall’s Class 4A state runner-up squad. “I felt I had to be aggressive on my own. “In volleyball,” she added, “I love the team dynamic. It’s huge. One of the best things about the sport is taking part in the team reaction — after a kill or a block. The cheering that goes on in volleyball … it’s so uplifting.” Two summers ago, Fauntleroy had to cheer from the bench as her USA High Performance volleyball teammates battled a team from the Dominican Republic in a gold medal match in Iowa. She had suffered a concussion during the warm-up session of a previous match. A ball whacked by an opponent struck the

back of Fauntleroy’s head as she shagged balls. “While watching and learning from the bench, it became clear to me just how passionate I am about volleyball,” she recalled. “I was thankful to be there.” Fauntleroy, a Wildcat Juniors club volleyball player since the eighth grade, received some super news shortly after that match. She was named to the Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team, which went 4-1 and took the bronze medal at the 2012 NORCECA Women’s Junior (U-20) Continental Championship in Managua, Nicaragua. Fauntleroy traveled to Croatia this past summer as a member of an A-1 Women’s Junior National Team. The squad placed fourth in a tournament, after members of the team met and trained in Slovenia.



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Haley Fauntleroy stands 6-foot-3. A piccolo measures about 12.5 inches. It’s the little sister in the flute family. The long and short of it: Fauntleroy, a New Trier High School senior volleyball player, plays the instrument for her school’s band. “It’s the loudest instrument, and I’m probably the loudest person on my team,” she cracked. The fun-loving Fauntleroy has been making plenty of serious noise on volleyball courts as well. The Trevians’ reliable middle and University of Virginia recruit gets downright percussive after she pops for a block or hammers a kill. She pounded a pair a late kills in the first set of New Trier’s 25-13, 25-21 defeat of host Maine South on Oct. 24. The win upped New Trier’s mark in the Central Suburban League South to 9-1 and clinched the division championship. New Trier finished its regular season with a fifth-place finish at the Lyons Tournament Oct. 25-26. It entered the postseason with a 26-3 record. “Haley impresses me,” New Trier senior setter and Northwestern-bound Taylor Tashima said of Fauntleroy’s ability to juggle commitments to volleyball and band. “I don’t know how she does it. Both activities require a lot of time. “Her volleyball IQ this year,” she added, “is higher than it was last year.” Fauntleroy’s first instrument was the piano. In the fifth grade, she shifted her focus to the trumpet. Next up was the flute, in the sixth grade. She started playing the piccolo last year. “People don’t expect a dedicated athlete to also be a dedicated musician,” said Fauntleroy, whose favorite musical group is Zac Brown Band, a country/folk band. “I’ve been super passionate about volleyball and band for many years.” Fauntleroy tried her hand in basketball before majoring in volleyball. Hoops didn’t appeal to her for very long in her


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Pull-‘E’: New Trier High School's Jack Johnson wraps himself around Evanston quarterback Chris Little during Friday's game in Evanston.

Feelin’ it!

photography by joel lerner

Johnson turns in standout effort as Trevians earn state berth ■ by bill mclean A helmetless Matt McCaffrey did not have to ask the question. He knew exactly what the reply would be. But that didn’t stop the New Trier High School senior quarterback on Oct. 25. He and his teammates had just defeated host Evanston 17-0. McCaffrey stood before his football brethren on the field. Most were on one knee after forming a circle, awaiting words from Trevians coach Dan Starkey. “How do you feel?!” an ecstatic, hoarse McCaffrey screamed to his teammates. “Great!” his teammates responded immediately and

thunderously. The translation of their collective roar on The Shore: The win was not an ordinary one. The triumph also clinched a playoff berth. NT (5-4), a 14th seed in Class 8A, will travel to Carol Stream to face third-seeded Glenbard North (8-1) on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. In a way, though, it will be New Trier’s third playoff game in as many weeks. The Trevians had to defeat Niles West on Oct. 18 and Evanston to qualify for the postseason. “Our mindset in practices the last two weeks was, ‘Win or go home,’ ” NT senior defensive lineman Jack Johnson said. “It’s been a difficult, up-and-down season. But we pushed through. We’re in the playoffs. “The game tonight … we played great. It was fun.”



Johnson and his mates along the D-line spooked Wildkits quarterback Chris Little all night — less than a week before Halloween. Little, a dual threat, passed for 124 yards and ran for only 38 on 19 carries. Johnson, senior Michael Sernus and juniors Andrew Hauser and James Doan practically took up residence in Evanston’s backfield. NT’s amped-up linemen combined for five sacks in the second half and countless hurries. They were Little’s big problems. Evanston (5-4), which visits second-seeded Barrington (8-1) for an 8A opener, rushed 25 times for a pedestrian 46 yards (1.8 yards per carry). “Our mix of press packages worked well. Our D-linemen — they’re all tenacious,” said Starkey, who also praised his defensive backs for frustrating the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Little. The Trevians’ game plan was simple: Contain Little or risk settling for a 4-5 season and early team banquet. “He is a very skilled quarterback,” Johnson said. “Our linemen stayed in their lanes, and that kept him in the pocket. Things would get cleaned up from there. Everybody played well on defense tonight.” New Trier defensive line coach, Jim Davis, was an offensive lineman at New Trier and ran and blocked as a fullback at Knox College in Galesburg. He also serves NT’s football program as its strength and conditioning coach. “He’s in the trenches with the guys,” Starkey said. “He’s a high-energy guy, all the time.” Junior running back Kevin Mulhern stood out on offense for the victors, rushing for 147 yards on 25 carries. His 65-yard touchdown run gave NT (3-2 in the Central Suburban League South) a 16-0 lead at 11:18 of the third quarter. “That TD was huge,” Starkey said. “He reads his blocks well. He gives us that breakaway speed. He’s fun to watch.” McCaffrey (41 yards rushing, 34 yards passing) opened the scoring with a 1-yard keeper at 4:21 of the first quarter. It capped a 13-play, 78-yard drive. Mulhern ran behind senior lineman Rijad Pekmez for a three-yard gain on a fourth-and-1 from Evanston’s 47-yard line. An eight-yard gain on a reverse from junior wideout Scott Hammes also highlighted New Trier’s first possession. NT senior Charlie Durbin booted a career-long 47-yard field goal midway through the second quarter. His previous best was a 42-yarder. Notable: Doan recovered an Evanston fumble at 9:11 of the second quarter. … NT junior Dan Morton recovered a mishandled punt by Evanston in the third quarter. … Trevians senior wideout Spencer Cotten caught two passes for a team-high 26 yards. … Evanston’s Little produced the most entertaining play of the night. He zigged and zagged all over the field and avoided a number of tackles on a run, as time expired in the first half. It took forever to unfold. It resulted in a 27-yard gain, though the QB must have traveled at least 54 yards on the stop-sprint-stopdash journey. It drew oohs and aahs — and a few whoas — from spectators. … Former New Trier starting quarterback Frank Nicholas played in the defensive backfield against Evanston (2-3 in the CSL South). The senior had to sit out games after sustaining a shoulder injury earlier this fall. ■

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Giants miss chance to win CSL North title — but team’s star linebacker is going places ■ by kevin reiterman It’s hard to knock Jason Goldsmith off his game. When it comes to making plays on the defensive side of the ball, the Highland Park High School inside linebacker is locked in. He’s focused. On Glenbrook North’s opening set of plays on Oct. 25 at Wolters Field, the kid they call “Goldie” ripped through the line and totally dunked A.J. Spitz. He not only sacked the Spartan quarterback with the famous swim name, but he forced No. 10 to cough up the ball. In the fourth quarter, Goldsmith was at it again. He shot through the GBN interior and recorded a six-yard sack. And moments later, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior, who recently received a preferred walk-on offer from a Big Ten football school, made an open-field, nine-yard tackle for loss on GBN’s Brice Call following a muffed punt. Goldsmith’s highlight reel was impressive. He was in line to be one of the game’s heroes. But things got messy for HP. In a battle for first place in the CSL North, the host Giants were unable to protect a 17-0 first-half lead and wound up losing in heart-breaking fashion, 21-17. The game had a madhouse ending. The Spartans (6-3, 5-0) came up with a goal-line stand on HP’s final possession. And then, all heck broke loose as the game ended on a controversial play. As the song goes, “Mama Said There Would Be Days like This.” Some tough calls might have gone against the Giants (7-2, 4-1). But, a day after the game, Goldsmith was taking the high road. “The end of the game was rough,” Goldsmith said. “But it was nobody’s fault but our own that we put it into the officials’ hands. “As much as we want to blame the refs, we can’t,” he added. “You don’t forget a game like this but you move on. We’re not done by any means.” Football can be a brutal game. It’s not for the feint of heart, or the uncommitted. The game will test you. Goldsmith’s main role model is a former swimmer at Purdue University. Her name is Mary. It’s his mother. “I’m trying to make my life as much like hers as I can,” said Goldsmith. Jason has a passion for football. Mary has a passion for swimming. And sometimes the two enthusiasms meet — head on. “She tried to push swimming on me,” said Goldsmith, whose aunt and uncle also swam at Purdue. “But (ultimately), she allowed me to choose my sport.” On occasion, though, after a tough game, she’d suggest, “ ‘There’s always the 100 freestyle,’ ” joked Goldsmith. Football is king with Goldsmith, and mama is all in. “She’s instilled the work ethic and the drive in me to want to play college football,” he said. “She’s played a big part. I’ve been doing everything I can. For me, it’s 24-7, 365-days a year.” Goldsmith received his preferred walk-on offer from Illinois. He also has drawn interest from some other schools, including Purdue, Harvard and San Diego. “It’s pretty awesome. Just knowing that I will be playing football somewhere next year takes a weight off my shoulders,” said Goldsmith, who used to count hockey as his No. 1 sport. Highland Park head coach Hal Chiodo saw the potential in him. “Playing college football has been a dream of his,” he said. “Some guys talk about playing at the college level, but they don’t do the work that it takes. But Jason walks the walk. His work ethic is second to none. “He’ll put in the time and effort with us, and then he’ll go out and do some more work on his own,” Chiodo said. “He goes above and beyond. And he’ll have to continue to put out that effort when he gets to college.” The HP coach believes that Goldsmith, who leads the Giants in tackles (80), projects well at the next level. “College coaches have told him to improve his speed, and he’s done that. He’s added range,” said Chiodo. “And he’s got a good frame. He’s got a lot of room to fill out.” On a squad with only 29 players, Goldsmith has been

In the swim of things: Highland Park High School linebacker Jason Goldstein sacks GBN quarterback A.J. Spitz for a six-yard loss in the second half. Goldstein has received a preferred walk-on offer from Illinois.

photography by george proertner used in a variety of ways. He owns two jerseys — No. 4 for when he’s used at LB and tight end and No. 55 for when he’s needed on the offensive line. “We’ve taken that ‘next man up’ mentality,” said Goldsmith. “Everyone is expected to make plays.” Linebacker is where it’s at for Goldsmith. “I love the ‘Mike’ linebacker position,” said Goldsmith. “Besides quarterback, it’s the toughest position to play in football. You have a chance to make an impact on the game on every single play. On every down, you’re trying to do something disruptive.” Teammate Jared Korn has come to trust in Goldsmith. The 5-7, 165-pound nose guard, who forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and recorded two tackles against GBN, was pumped by Goldsmith’s first-quarter sack. “That was huge,” Korn said. “(After HP fumbled the opening kickoff) it turned the momentum back in our favor.” The Giants finished the game with an unheard of 14 tackles for loss, including nine quarterback sacks. The big plays were made by Teddy Sutker (2 sacks), Jacob Wiczer (sack and 41-yard fumble recovery for a TD), Jason Shulruff (2 TFLs), Arrie Mitchell (2 sacks) and Jeremy Trudell (TFL). “Our ‘D’ played great except for a couple of mistakes,” said Goldsmith. “We played great but we needed to play a complete game.” Spitz got hot in the second half. He had touchdown passes of 16, 36 and 26. “His receivers made some great plays on some 50/50 balls,” said Goldsmith. “His throws were perfect.” The Controversy: Goldsmith was lined up at tight end on the fourth-and-1 play at the end of the game. “I thought he (HP running back Kelshawn Shields) had the ball over

the line for the touchdown, but the refs waved it off.” And on the final play of the game? More controversy. Goldsmith moved from middle linebacker and joined Korn at nose tackle. On the final snap inside the 1-yard line, Spitz had no room to line up in the victory formation. “I was just trying to create some havoc (at the snap),” said Goldsmith. Havoc? There was plenty of that. Spitz avoided a tackle in the end zone and raced out to right side. And in his haste to celebrate, he flipped the ball to the referee. But, according to Korn, never took a knee. And that’s when things got crazy. HP’s Hallvard Lundeville took the ball from the ref, got tackled by a GBN player and fumbled the ball into the end zone where Korn recovered. “Smart play by Hallvard,” said Korn. “It was a live ball.” The officials didn’t think so. They ruled the ball dead. No fumble recovery. No HP touchdown. Game over. “We’re not going to blame the refs,” said Korn. Notable: HP was trying to win its first CSL North title in five years. The Giants also were looking for their first eight-win regular season. And they were looking to earn a first-round home playoff game in the Class 7A state playoffs. Instead, the ninth-seeded Giants will have a road game at No. 8 Rockton Hononegah (2 p.m.). HP senior quarterback Tommy Sutker finished the game with 130 rushing yards on 24 attempts. He completed 9 of 25 passes for 110 yards. Sutker tossed a 19-yard TD pass to Luke Norcia with 57 second left in the first quarter. Norcia (2-42) made a stellar leaping grab to beat double coverage. In addition to Wiczer’s fumble recovery, HP’s other score came on Josh Pollack’s 28-yard field goal in the first quarter. ■

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Ravinia North Shore 10-11 Heating ad_Layout 1 10/2/13 7:24 AM Page 1 Lauren Garriques turned into a Learjet at the recent IESA state cross country meet. The Deer Path Middle school seventhgrader rocketed through the course at Maxwell Park in downstate Normal and left a stream of runners behind her to win the state race by a wide margin. Garriques finished the two-mile course in 11:31 and beat the runner-up, Emma Stephens of Batavia Rotolo, by 10 seconds. “After the race, I went up to her and asked her how she felt during the race,” said Deer Path’s Martha Sostre, who cocoaches the team with her husband, Ivan. “And she told me that she felt like she was flying.” Wings … not included. Later on, Sostre went to thank meet officials, including the volunteer fire fighters who were on hand. “One of them said, ‘I remember the Deer Path runner (Garriques). She’s the one who was speaking in complete sentences right after the race,” said Sostre. Interpretation: Garriques was not out of breath. This race was a piece of cake for her. “Lauren is very tough, resilient and fast,” said Sostre, noting that her star placed sixth in state last year (11:56) and 24th in 2011 (12:17). She finished the season undefeated. But, in the end, Garriques, a three-time all-stater, wasn’t the only Deer Path runner taking flight. This meet was a team affair for the runnin’ Braves. They scored 52 points to win easily over second-place Rotolo (69 points). The other medalists included eighthgrader Emma Milburn (4th, 11:47), seventh-grader Courtney Schmidt (6 th , 11:53) and eighth-grader Mary Gregg




Garriques leads the way as Deer Path wins state ■ by kevin reiterman


(10 th, 11:54). The other finishers were eighth-grader Emily Silge (42nd, 12:17), eighth-grader Brett Chody (13:14) and fifth-grader Lauren Zarek (13:35). In a team meeting prior to the state race, Sostre compared the finish line to a block of cheese. In other words, be like hungry mice and get to the chute as fast as you can. “(Winning this meet) comes down to who really wants it the most,” said Sostre, a fan of sharp cheddar. “I told them to put everything aside and (trust) their training.” The signs were good early. Garriques flew out of the box and claimed a commanding lead at the ¾ mark. She was paving the way for Milburn, Schmidt, Gregg and the others. “As soon as the gun went off, I went, ‘Whoa,’ ” said Sostre. It got better from there. Milburn and Schmidt came up with head-turning efforts. Last year, they finished in the 50s at state. Milburn knocked nearly a whole minute off of her 2012 time (12:43). Schmidt, who also is known for her dancing, nearly equaled that. “They’ve made tremendous improvements,” said Sostre. “They were key.” Gregg, who also is a top-flight soccer player, is now a two-time all-stater. She placed 16th a year ago (12:09). “She’s got a lot of guts,” said Sostre. “She definitely knows how to get the job done.” Deer Path figured to fare well at this year’s state meet. Last year, the Braves overcame some adversity and claimed third place on a rain-drenched course. One of their key runners, Alex Manley, lost a shoe in that race and wound up taking 45th place. “Since the end of last season, these girls set this (winning state) as their goal,” said Sostre. “Ivan and I have been blessed, honored and privilege to be their coaches.”. ■

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Woodlands Senior Caroline Watts is on track to advancing to the IHSA state meet in Class 1A. She placed third at Luther North Regional on Oct. 26 in a time of 18:54.10. She will compete in the Lisle Sectional on Nov. 2 (10 a.m.).

Regina Dominican The Panthers kept their season alive by placing sixth (123 points) at the Lake View Regional on Oct. 26. The team, which will run in the Chicago University Sectional on Nov. 2, was paced by Kate McDonough (14th, 20:19), Audrey Jahns (17th, 20:34), Niahm Ryan (25th, 21:09), Michelle Delana (27th, 21:18) and Maeve Degnan (42nd, 21:59). ■

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Lake Forest Claire Yandell is finishing strong. The Lake Forest senior captured runnerup honors at the Class 2A Burlington Central Regional on Oct. 26. She finished the threemile layout in 18:26.6, which was eight seconds behind Vernon Hills’ Vivian Overbeck. Sophomore Nora Burgener remains a runner to watch. She placed 12th overall in 19:24.7. The Scouts, who finished third with 69 points to qualify to the Belvidere Sectional on Nov. 2, also received solid work from Emma Allen (14th, 19:36), Gabrielle Simeck (15th, 19:39) and Haley Click (26th, 20:15). In the boys race, sophomore Mark Myers continues to make strides. He came in sixth overall (16:00.1) at the Burlington Regional to help the Scouts to a fifth-place finish

(131 points). Myers was followed in by Sean Jones (24th, 16:43.5), Liam Gayter (30th, 16:58.8), Etienne Najman (35 th , 17:10.5) and Matthew Mekaelian (36th, 17:10.8).

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Estrada at the Art Campbell Lake County Invite on Sept. 3. The Giants, who scored 109 points to qualify to the Schaumburg Regional at Busse Woods on Nov. 2 (10 a.m.), also received strong efforts from junior Ben Casey (10th, 16:18.34) and sophomore Brett Davidson (13th, 16:30.51). Jeremy Bloom (37th, 17:04.19) and Griffin Bojan (48th, 17:23.60) rounded out the top five. Buffalo Grove defeated Libertyville 47-93 for the team title. In the girls race, the Giants advanced two runners to Saturday’s sectional. Marni Pine finished 17th (20:17.68), while Mallory Sonenthal was 31st (21:00.80). Lily Pickus just missed qualifying: 34th, 21:04.11.




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Joyce, Ramblers hosting Lane in Class 8A opener ■ by t.j. brown They were three big catches for Loyola Academy, but to senior wideout Joe Joyce they were a proxy for his motivational speech. Trailing 31-13 in the third quarter to host St. Rita on Oct. 25, the Ramblers took the ball over at their eight-yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Jack Penn connected with Joyce on a 22-yard pass. Three plays later, on third-and-eight, a pressured Penn made a low throw to Joyce, who somehow stayed inbounds and held on to the football for an 11-yard gain and a first down. “To be honest, I have no idea how I stayed inbounds,” Joyce said. “I just saw Penn throwing and I laid out for the sideline.” Later in the possession, Joyce came up with a touchdown reception on a six-yard fade route to cut St. Rita’s deficit to 31-19. “I’m not the most vocal leader on the team,” Joyce said. “I’m not the guy who’s just rah-rah trying to get guys riled up. I like to get guys riled up by the way I play.” Joyce didn’t catch any other passes, and Loyola (8-1, 3-1) wound up sustaining a 31-19 loss to the Mustangs (8-1, 3-1) in this Catholic League Blue season finale. Mount Carmel (8-1) also finished the conference season with a 3-1 record. Joyce and the Ramblers open the Class 8A playoffs on Nov. 2 with a home game against Lane (1 p.m.). “We need him (Joyce) to play big, if we’re going to do something this playoff run,” said Loyola coach John Holecek. “He’s a captain. He’s mature. He’s a solid leader. He’s everything you want in a football player.” And he’s still smarting from last year’s 27-24 loss to Glenbard North in a Class 8A state semifinal. “Last year, I remember saying to [tight end and classmate] Joe Dixon ‘We’re never feeling the way we did after the semis,’ ” Joyce said. “This loss (to St. Rita) hurts, but it’s such a worse feeling in the playoffs. And we’re not going to feel it again this year. We say ‘State’ at the end of every huddle for a reason.” Notable: It was tough enough for Loyola to contend with St. Rita star Tommy Mister, an Iowa State-bound quarterback who rushed for 222 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries. But Holecek said that as the game started, the coaching staff struggled as their headsets weren’t working. “Unfortunate circumstances,” Holecek said. “We didn’t put the kids in great spots early, and obviously (Mister) is a great athlete. He made our guys miss left and right. There’s no putting a nice spin on that.” Penn, who had been sidelined with an injury for two weeks, completed 19-of-35 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns. Besides Joyce, his top targets were Owen Buscaglia (5 catches, 60 yards), Fran O’Malley (3 catches, 90 yards, one TD) and Dixon (five catches, 51 yards, one TD). ■



Joseph Beible/Hub Cirame Lake Forest Football: Beible starred on the defensive side of the ball in LF’s 31-19 victory over host Warren (6-3) on Oct. 25. The senior finished the regular-season finale with a seven tackles, including a quarterback sack and tackle for loss. Cirame was unstoppable on offense. He collected 138 yards on 22 carries and rushed for two touchdowns (4 and 14 yards). The senior also caught four passes for 40 yards, including a 14-yard TD pass . Senior quarterback Regis Durbin had good numbers. He completed 13 of 23 passes for 152 yards and added 38 yards on the ground. The leading receiver was senior David Glynn (4 catches, 74 yards). Junior Matt Hargitt had two catches for 28 yards. The Scouts (7-2, 4-2) also were helped out by Kyle Gattari’s leg. He made a 34-yard field in the third quarter. The other defensive leaders were Jack Kutschke (7 tackles), Jack Traynor (5 ½ tackles), Geno Quaid (4 ½ tackles), Ben Audley (4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL), Jake Cirame (1 sack, 1 TFL), Matt Harmon (1 sack, 1 TFL), Trent Williams (1 TFL) and Virgil Young (1 interception). Emily Cavalaris/Lake Forest Field Hockey: She scored twice in LF’s 3-1 win over Loyola on Oct. 21 and finished the regular season with team-high 23 goals. Caroline Blank also scored against LA, while Nicole Beshilas and Halle Frain had assists. The Scouts defeated Lake Forest Academy 2-0 on Oct. 23 to wind up 18-1 in the regular season. Ginny McGowan had one goal and one assist in the win. Emily George also scored. Chandler Scoco had five saves and recorded her 12th shutout of the season. The other defensive leaders were Lizzy Zavitz, Payton Mickey, Elise Wong, Frain and Beshilas. Mackenzie Mick also stood out. Anna Bleck/Lake Forest Girls Hockey: The senior forward scored twice as LF defeated Barrington 3-1 on Oct. 27 to improve its record to 4-1. She now has three goals on the season. Chandler Scoco also scored against Barrington, while Caroline Knop added an assist. In other action, the Scouts defeated Andrew 1-0 on Oct. 15, Upper Fox Valley 2-1 on Oct. 13 and Naper Valley 5-0 on Sept. 29. Their lone setback came against Latin 2-0 on Oct. 11. Ava Applebaum had the gamewinner against Andrew. She also scored in the win over Upper Fox Valley. Jack Cornelo/Joey Long/Will Belliel New Trier Soccer: Cornelo played a major role in NT’s 4-0

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victory over Lane Tech in a Class 3A regional title game on Oct. 25. He scored two goals in the shutout. Long and Belliel also supplied some offensive spark. Both scored against Lane. That duo also came through in a big way on Oct. 22 in the team’s 5-0 victory over Mather in the regional semifinal. Long scored twice, while Belliel netted one goal. Phil Spevok and Conor Rife also tallied goals against Mather. The Trevians (12-3-7) were scheduled to play Wheeling in the semifinal round of the Evanston Sectional on Oct. 29. John O’Connor/Robert Schyns Lake Forest Soccer: O’Connor and Schyns supplied the firepower as the Scouts claimed a Class 3A regional championship on Oct. 26 by topping Hersey 2-1 in double overtime. O’Connor, who now has eight goals on the season, tallied his goal late in first half on an assist by Jack Duffy. Then, in overtime, O’Connor came up with an assist as Schyns netted the game-winner. It was Schyns’ sixth goal of the season. Senior Jack Sentell was a standout in goal, recording 10 saves. On Oct. 23, in a regional semifinal game, the Scouts, who were slated to play No. 1 seeded Barrington in a Mundelein Sectional semifinal on Oct. 29, needed penalty kicks to earn a 3-2 victory over Lake Zurich. John Moderwell scored two unassisted goals during regulation. He now has 14 goals on the season. The PK goals were scored by Duffy, Keegan Kullby, O’Connor and Scott Dent. Sentell had nine saves, including one in the PK shootout. Omar Rodriquez/Highland Park Soccer: He scored the team’s lone goal in a regional semifinal loss to Hersey on Oct. 23. The Giants fell 3-1 in double overtime. Rodriquez was assisted by Zach Kohn. The Giants finished the season 8-9-5. According to coach Blake Novotny, the team will return eight starters next season. Julia Solem/Highland Park Swimming: Solem won two races — 200 IM (2:26.91) and 100 backstroke (1:07.71) — as the Giants downed Maine West 117-69 on Oct. 25. She also teamed up with Molly Solem, Nina Sonneborn and Sophia Livney in the winning 400 free relay (4:11.62). Livney also took first in the 200 free (2:10.63). The other Giant winners were Erin Cullather in diving (171.80), Natalie Gelberg in the 500 free (5:40.81), Maddie Cavanaugh in the 100 free (1:01.32) and Sam Lask in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.40). HP also edged Deerfield 93.5-92.5 on Oct. 18. The individual winners were Caroline Kane in the 100 butterfly (1:04.82), Cullather in diving (195.15) and Livney in the 100 breast (1:13.84). The foursome of Julia Solem, Lask, Kane and Danni Cole won the 200 medley relay (2:02.15). ■


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With Kevin Reiterman & Bill McLean Circling the Bases • Lake Forest: Here’s a curve ball. Connor Hanrahan, a 2013 graduate of LFHS, has made the Denison University baseball team as a … walk-on pitcher. The 6-foot-5 right-hander, who stood 5-3 during his freshman year at LFHS, will be moving into new territory. According to his father, Greg, he has not pitched since he was in the eighth grade. Last spring, he was a second baseman/outfielder for the Scouts. The Big Red coaching staff plans to take advantage of his fresh arm and unorthodox delivery. Denison’s roster last spring was full of local products: Joe LaPlaca (Glenview/Loyola Academy), Andrew Touhy (Wilmette/Loyola), Charlie Apfelbach (Glenbrook North), Tim Duxbury (New Trier), Lowell Hall (Lake Forest) and Connor Murphy (New Trier). The team finished 25-16. Drop Shots • New Trier senior tennis player Carol Finke committed to attend Yale University last week. Finke finished fourth in singles at the state meet on Oct. 26. Her mother, Lisa, and uncle, David Gollob, attended Yale. Footnotes • FC United: This area soccer club claimed a pair of State Cups in mid-October. The U-16 girls squad, which is coached by Craig Snower, defeated Eclipse Elite 1-0 in the title game. Olivia Peters booted in the game-winner. She was assisted by Kelly Maday. The other team members include Lila Adler, Allison Banta, Paige Bourne, Sheridan Bufe, Devin Burns, Lauren Chrisman, Isabella Ebihara, Jennifer Fishman, Celia Frei, Natalie Joyce, Danielle Kaufman, Shannon Powers, Molly Purcell, Blerina Saipi, Hannah von Kreuter, Adrian Walker and Alexandra Yasko. The U-15 squad also claimed a crown after downing the Chicago Fire Juniors West 2-1 in overtime. Natalie Laser tallied both goals in the final. The roster also includes Hannah Arment, Hope Baisley, Bella Broccolo, Maia Cella, Margot Dooley, Mirelle Haas, Melanie Imyak, Lauren Kaplinsky, Emily Lindblad, Maile Lunardi, Maggie Miller, Megan Murdoch, Kayleigh Purcell, Nell Van Schaack, Avery Schuldt, Anastasia Tsingas and Samantha Urban. The team is coached by Baer Fischer. Both teams will advance to the 2014 Midwest Regional Championships, which will be held in June. Poolside • Highland Park: This was a long time coming. On Oct. 18, the Giants scored 93.5

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Head's up: Lake Forest High School’s Katie Bertram performs a pom-pon routine at a recent football game at the school.

photography by joel lerner points to edge host Deerfield by one point in a CSL North dual meet. It’s news. It ended a 12-year drought. Highland Park’s divers took 1st, 3rd and 4th to set the tone. The meet came down to the very last event where the Giants went 2-3 in the 400 free relay. HP also defeated Maine West 11769 on Oct. 25 to run their league record to 4-0. It’s the team’s best start since 2001.


• Highland Park: It was a long road back for Ali Perlman. After sustaining a concussion at a practice last October, the junior setter wasn’t cleared by doctors to play again until the summer. She finally found her way back into the Giants’ starting lineup on Oct. 10. And she was a difference maker. Despite missing the club season, the three-year varsity player helped to spark the Giants at the end of the regular season. With Perlman running the 5-1 offense, the Giants won seven of their last 13 matches. The highlight of her season was making the all-tournament team at the Stevenson Invite. The team saw its season come to a conclusion on Monday, when host HP fell to Prospect 25-22, 18-25, 25-11 in the regional opener. The Giants’ final record was 14-22. Perlman plans to play water polo in the spring.

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• Cross Country: According to New Trier girls cross country coach John Burnside, 240 runners came out for the team this fall. At the conference meet on Oct. 19 at Niles West, 170 runners ran personal bests. Most of PRs came in the JV race. • Football: The Trevians have allowed a combined seven points in their

last two games. The Trevians had yielded 31.4 points per game in their first seven games. NT (5-4, 3-2 in the Central Suburban League South) beat Evanston 17-0 on Oct. 25, a week after defeating Niles West 36-7. • Football: Lake Forest senior running back Hub Cirame scored three touchdowns — two rushing (4 and 14 yards) and one receiving (14 yards) — in the Scouts’ 31-19 win over host Warren on Oct. 25. His TD season total is 26. • Tennis: Three is the number of state championships won by Lake Forest High School’s girls tennis team in four years under Scouts coach Denise Murphy. LFHS tied Hinsdale Central for first place at the state meet on Oct. 24-26. • Volleyball: The Trevians, under the direction of coach Hannah Hsieh, finished the regular season with 26-3 record. The team went 9-1 in the CSL North. Last year, the Trevians finished 39-2 and took second in state. At the Next Level • At Yale: College bios can be gold mines for news nuggets. Yale University defensive tackle John “Jack” Rushin, a 2013 graduate of Loyola Academy, has listed two interesting tidbits about himself on the school’s website. Rushin, who earned All-State honors, has a pet rabbit named “Pepper,” and he’s the nephew of Sports Illustrated sports writer and columnist Steve Rushin. Name Game • Deer Path Middle School: Paige Speed, a seventh-grader, is one of the runners on the school’s girls cross country team. On Oct. 19, Deer Path claimed the IESA state cross country championship. • New Trier: Too bad New Trier

senior Alex Wolkoff doesn’t play softball. Too bad headline writers won’t be able to type, “Wolkoff’s walk-off homer lifts Trevians.” Tennis is her game. Wolkoff played doubles with sophomore Catherine MacKinnon and helped the Trevians place third at the state tennis meet Oct. 24-26. They went 4-2 at state. A Tip of the Cap to … • Wes Dixon: The Lake Forest Country Day eighth-grader organized an exhibition game between the LFCD varsity football team and the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) wheelchair football team, which is sponsored by the Chicago Bears, on Oct. 24. Dixon was first introduced to GLASA last winter, when his hockey team played the GLASA sled hockey team at the Winter Club. He also volunteered at GLASA’s Twilight Run in September. Hot Tickets Football Playoffs Opening Round Class 8A No. 14 New Trier (5-4) at No. 3 Glenbard North (8-1): Friday, Nov. 1 (7:30 p.m.) No. 16 Lane (5-4) at No. 1 Loyola (8-1): Saturday, Nov. 2 (1 p.m.) Class 7A No. 9 Highland Park (7-2) at No. 8 Rockton-Hononegah (7-2): Saturday, Nov. 2 (2 p.m.) Class 6A No. 11 Chicago Hubbard (6-3) at No. 6 Lake Forest (7-2): Saturday, Nov. 2 (6 p.m.) ■





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For Susan and Denny nothing but blue skies for trip to New York

We all met last year at the hangar at Waukegan Airport. I (Susan) brought six friends for the flight to New York on one of Denny’s planes. Denny was the co-captain for the flight. We had a lot of fun on the ride out talking about the itinerary for New York. We had breakfast on the airplane, and the crew gave us little slippers to wear. We landed at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. We went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York first. We had our dog Sunny. We baptized her there.

“We had dinner at 21, and then went to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. That was fabulous.”

Susan and Denny Banner, head of Banner Aviation, live in Lake Bluff.

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We went to Le Cirque for lunch and afterwards went shopping. We had dinner at 21, and then went to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. That was fabulous. We had a limousine take us back to the airport after that. We had the little slippers again coming home, which was nice — we were so tired, but we were on such a high. The crew was so happy for us. We were home by 12:30 a.m. that night. It was a remarkable thing to be able to do all that. It was the greatest day. Susan and Denny Banner, as told to David Sweet ■

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Offered at $2,375,000 Call us for more info or to set up a meeting with the builder.

come home north shore

come home north shore

Paula Weiss | Anne West come home north shore

(847) 881-6657

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THe North shore weekend


11/02 – 11/03/13

THE THRILL OF THE CHASE. THE LAP OF LUXURY. THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. As a true Aston Martin, motorsport has played its part in the development of our four door sports car. In May 2010, Aston Martin contested the annual Nürburgring 24 hours in a near-standard roadregistered Rapide. With only minor changes to satisfy racing safety requirements, this car – complete with standard Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission – ran fast and faultlessly throughout, achieving second in class and 34th overall from a starting grid of 200 purpose-built racing cars. As with all our racing activity, lessons learned in that gruelling event have directly influenced the development of future road car products, including the Rapide S.


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EVORA S Now you can own your own high-powered, lightweight ground missile featuring sublime handling and a powerful V6, 345 hp engine. Lotus…unplugged, unparalleled, unmissable.


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the north shore weekend | saturday november 02 2013 | sunday november 03 2013

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