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Darryl Rose lifts Get Dwell to new heights. P.22

Find out residents’ favorite movies, old and new. P.32

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Three North Shore teams claim state championships. P.52

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North Shore Weekend news 08 Home sweet home

There are plenty of attractive choices among multi-million-dollar houses on the North Shore.

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Paddleboarding is becoming more and more popular on the North Shore. With summer on tap, Lake Michigan is set to welcome even more participants.

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Honor Ride Chicago debuted in Skokie on Sunday, as cyclists and military veterans took to the streets.

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Though he’s not involved with day-to-day building anymore, Wilmette’s Darryl Rose has brought Get Dwell to new heights.

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Goings On About Towns

Find out about the best events coming up this week in the North Shore.

Social Whirl

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

Out and About

Discover the answers our roving photographer received to our weekly question to North Shore residents.

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North Shore Offerings

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Open Houses

T  wo intriguing houses in our towns are profiled.

Find out — complete with map — what houses you can walk through for possible purchase on the North Shore on Sunday.

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Two soccer teams — Lake Forest High School and New Trier — and one lacrosse team — Loyola Academy — claimed state championships last weekend.

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The lowdown on high-end homes Sales start to jump on North Shore

Luxury on the market Here are the top 10 homes for sale along the North Shore, based on listing price: Location Price 68 Locust Road, $18,750,000 Winnetka 210 S. Ridge Road, $16,500,000 Lake Forest 405 N. Mayflower, $12,000,000 Lake Forest 925 Sheridan Road, $9,995,000 Lake Bluff 300 Birch Street, $9,400,000 Winnetka 326 Essex Road, $8,950,000 Kenilworth 733 Ravine Avenue, $8,750,000 Lake Bluff 691 Sheridan Road, $8,500,000 Winnetka 255 N. Mayflower, $7,525,000 Lake Forest 191 Sheridan Road, $7,495,000 Winnetka Top luxury homes for sale in other communities — 510 Voltz Road, Northbrook ($3,295,000); 690 Brierhill Road, Deerfield ($2,999,000); 2500 Independence Avenue, Glenview ($2,795,000).

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■ by bill mclean R.I.P. basement. Real estate brokers and others in the field along the North Shore no longer use the word when they discuss or show what is featured below ground level of a luxury home listed at $3 million or higher. “We call it the ‘lower level,’ ” says Jean Wright of Jean Wright Real Estate in Winnetka. “ ‘Basement’ doesn’t sound right anymore. So much goes on down there, so much time is spent down there by owners and their families. It’s not unusual to have a party room, a wine-tasting room, a gym and an entertainment center with the best sound system in the area formerly known as the basement. “Gorgeous landscaping,” she adds, “has always been known to enhance the wow factor of a home that’s for sale. The same can now be said for what’s in the lower level of a home.” The current market for super high-end homes — $7 million-plus — has been a “challenging one, especially for homes that aren’t new construction,” according to one broker. But that could change as the days warm up. “The market in general is probably a month behind

because of the awful weather we had in the winter and spring,” says Jean Anderson, a broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group in Lake Forest. “August,” she adds, “is normally a quiet month for those in real estate, but it might not be so quiet this August because of the pent-up demand.” The numbers for homes on the market in the $3 million-$4 million range are encouraging. Broker Jeannie Kurtzhalts of @properties in Winnetka and Glenview notes North Shore homes sold in that range nearly doubled from six in 2013 to 11 for the same period in 2014. “The average sales price for that range,” Kurtzhalts adds, “is $170,000 higher than it was last year and the average time on the market for the homes has gone down about two months [from 367 days to 303].” A somewhat slack market for higher-end luxury homes hasn’t dampened brokers’ enthusiasm for such abodes. Susan Maman of @properties in Winnetka is the listing agent for the Pabst Manor in Glencoe ($5,950,000) and for the Kellogg Estate in Winnetka ($6.5 million). “Both are architecturally and historically significant,” says Maman, who also will work to sell a $7.9 million

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Glencoe lakefront property (45 Lakewood Drive, with 100plus feet of private white sandy beach) that was renovated by designer Tom Stringer and landscaped by Scott Byron and Bill Eiserman. “One of the many appeals of old homes,” she adds, “is that they have stood the test of time; they were built so well.” Many other attributes of homes contribute to their significant bump in price, with a significant one being proximity to that arresting, ocean-esque body of water known as Lake Michigan. “The value of a home is dependent on location and acreage,” says broker associate Roberta Miller of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Lake Forest. “Buyers need to ask, ‘What is it about a house that makes it worth a certain price?’ and, ‘What is unique and special about it?’ It might be a home reminiscent of a southwestern style that isn’t ‘standard’ in this area. Architectural elements mean a great deal to people looking to buy.” For others, the state-of-the-art amenities inside a picturesque house are “must haves.” Some buyers don’t just want smart homes; they want Mensa-worthy homes that help them lower their golf handicaps. The home for sale on 722 Prospect Avenue in Winnetka (co-listed for $7,195,000 by Milena Birov and Peter Cummins of @properties in Winnetka) boasts the latest in smart house and AV features and a golf simulator on the lower level. Buyers interested in looking at luxury homes certainly put square footage high on their checklist of attributes to consider. But it’s not all about a unit of area, notes broker Michele Vold of Coldwell Banker in Deerfield. “That would have to be square footage plus grand craftsmanship, architectural detail and high-end amenities,” she says. Among today’s additional head-turning amenities, inside and outside: large walk-in pantries, bathrooms with heated floors, first- and second-floor laundry rooms, media and game rooms, a tennis court abutting a pool and pool house and upscale bluestone patios. “Other factors that boost a house [into the luxury category],” Vold says, “are the prestige of the builder or architect, the historical significance of the property and the convenient proximity to shopping, transportation, recreation, city and airport.” Broker Mary Kay Burke of Coldwell Banker in Winnetka is well aware that what often helps a home fly off the market is the appeal and usefulness of the area farthest from the clouds. “That lower level … it has to be another level of perfection for high-end homes,” Burke insists. “More and more families are entertaining down there or letting their college students stay there during the summers. “It’s a level now,” she adds, “that has to have everything.” ■

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding makes waves on North Shore ■ by angelika labno

Growing up, Matt Barton of Northfield went sailing and wakeboarding. When Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) started gaining popularity on Lake Michigan, he purchased a board for himself and his wife about seven years ago. “It gives us another thing to do when it’s real flat out there,” he said of the activity, which had more first-time participants than any other outdoor sport in the United States last year. “Then when the wind turns and waves pick up, there can be some really fun times — you can actually ride a wave for a long time.”

“The vantage point of being on top of the water — it almost feels like you’re walking on water — is a real treat for folks.” | Keith Heger With summer set to arrive, more and more paddleboarders will flock to North Shore beaches. Only five years ago, perhaps dozens enjoyed the sport, but now it is estimated that hundreds are participating in the area. Barton buys a park district season pass to launch out of Winnetka’s Lloyd Beach, which costs $175 for residents, $350 for non-residents. Winnetka Park District also offers SUP classes in conjunction with

The Northwest Passage, a Wilmette-based adventure travel company. Keith Heger, program director at Northwest Passage, encourages beginners to join a training course to familiarize themselves with the equipment and to learn techniques in paddle strokes and board control. “First-time paddlers will find muscles they never knew they had,” said Heger. “The vantage point of being on top of the water — it almost feels like you’re walking on water — is a real treat for folks.” Barton says he enjoys strapping his board to the top of his car and getting into any body of water, as opposed to traveling with a kayak or boat. He sees more and more people buying their own boards, including handmade Hawaiian ones. The standard board is 11.5 feet long, but boards used for racing can reach 14 feet. Dimitry Burukhin, a Highland Park resident and member of the North Shore Yacht Club, has competed in several local races with Midwest SUP. “Last year we did an Olympic-sized triathlon — but instead of swimming, we were paddling three miles,” he said. “Two weekends ago, I did 18.5 miles on the Des Plaines River, and it took me almost three hours.” Paddlers from around the globe will gather in Chicago to compete in the World Series Races hosted by Chicago World Paddle Challenge from Aug. 8-10. “It’s unlike other sports because local people can also sign up and participate in the elite competition,” Burukhin added. “We have a few locals who are pretty strong.” ■

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Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is a clinical child psychologist and the director of the University of Maryland ADHD Program. This summer, she’s living in Highland Park so she can work with Camp STAR, which offers specialized care for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Reading: I’m an associate editor at a journal, so I do tons of writing and editing. I look forward to reading a little bit more this summer. Listening: I’m a huge ‘80s music fan. Watching: Not a lot of TV; I have two little boys, so I hang out with them a lot. Following: With attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, there’s been a lot of focus on genetics, as well as how the environment helps kids with ADHD navigate their social world and how to understand which kids with ADHD end up on a more productive trajectory. I read a lot about that and I write a lot about that, understanding that although there’s a huge genetic component, the environment can play a huge role in how successful the child is — and how happy they are. Camp STAR: In graduate school I worked in a program for children with ADHD — I worked as a counselor, a program supervisor, and a clinical director. I loved doing it; it was such appositive and incredible intensive program for children with ADHD. A friend and colleague wanted to set up a summer treatment program at UIC [which became Camp STAR. It’s a joint effort by the Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning

Problems Clinic at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS).] I’m really excited that this year UIC and JCYS invited me to move to Highland Park for the summer to run Camp STAR, which is based on my graduate advisor’s summer treatment program — I’ve participated in the first week of the program every year since it started in 2008. Kids with ADHD get so much negative feedback in their lives — this is a really intensive behavioral treatment program that designed to help them gain more control over their behavior, learn friendships, sports skills, and I think the level of positive reinforcement makes these kids feel good. And we work with their parents to help them use the same strategies at home — the goal is to give kids with ADHD the skills to live better lives. I’ve never lived in Highland Park before, so I’m looking forward to Ravinia and being close to the Botanic Garden, taking the train downtown — it will be an adventure for my family and I! I haven’t lived in [the area] for 12 years now, so I think it will be really fun. Eating: I love food. I love outdoor patios. I love so many different cuisines. What is your favorite mistake? When I went to graduate school, I went to work with somebody who was retiring — that’s how I ended up with Dr. Pelham, who developed the summer treatment program: my advisor was never around. I basically asked if I could work with him, and he said sure, but I had to move to Pittsburgh in two

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weeks and start the summer program, and learn everything I could about it. So that’s my favorite mistake: choosing the wrong grad program and having everything work out really well in the end. It’s interesting; I was someone who never

wanted to move away from Chicago but when I did, with was a great opportunity for growth. I still miss it, but it gave me a new perspective on things. For more information about Camp STAR, visit jcys.org. ■

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Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart announced a $1 million endowment gift to help support the Lake Forest preparatory high school for young women. Susan Brennan Morrison, Woodlands Academy class of 1969, and her husband, Bob, explained that their gift is in honor of Susan’s late mother, Eileen Bruck Brennan, a 1949 graduate of Barat College of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest. “My mother was a lovely and courageous woman,” said Morrison. “Her Barat experience was everything to her, especially because her own mother died when my mom was only 7 years old. She learned the Sacred Heart values and continued to live them her entire life.”

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Banner Day Camp will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a camp reunion for all former campers and staff on Friday, July 4 from noon to 3 p.m. at 1225 Riverwoods Rd. In lieu of a fee for attending, Banner Day Camp is encouraging its camp community to make donations to The Bradley Schwartz Campership Fund through SCOPE Midwest, a charitable organization that provides campers a chance to attend not-for-profit, overnight summer camps. For every $500 raised, an economically disadvantaged child will experience the joy and growth of a summer spent at overnight camp.

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Polo, Parties, and Panache: Lake Forest During the Great Gatsby Era will be held Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. at Knollwood Club. The term Jazz Age was coined by F. Scott Fitzgerald to capture the spirit of rebellion that overtook his generation in the 1920s. The Lake ForestLake Bluff Historical Society explores what was happening locally during this time in a lecture. Tickets are $10 for Historical Society members, $15 for nonmembers. Knollwood Club members get in free. Tickets are required and may be purchased by visiting www.lflbhistory.org or by calling 847-2345253. ■

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North Shore Community Bank invested in the Community Investment Corporation’s 1-4 Unit Rental Redevelopment program. The new program is among the first in the United States to finance the redevelopment of smaller buildings for affordable rental housing. The program will finance approximately 200 buildings and 400 apartments over three years. “Headlines might be touting a rental comeback, but many neighborhoods still struggle with distressed buildings and a significant need for affordable rental housing,” said Jack Markowski, chief executive officer of Community Investment Corporation.

the Ground Up,” will show how to plant an organic container garden on Thursday, June 19 from 6 p.m.8 p.m. at the Glencoe Community Garden at 385 Old Green Bay Road. At the end of the demonstration, Nolan’s creation will be raffled off to a workshop participant. For more information, go to www.glencoecommunitygarden.com.


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Cyclists roll during inaugural ride ■ by sam eichner

It’s 7:15 a.m. on Sunday — the sky is the color of chalk, while the sun jostles with the clouds. And Rob Paddor is wide awake. He’s a jovial, emotive man with a thick grey mustache and the hair to match, and inside his Evanston Subaru dealership in Skokie he is the de-facto leader of a phalanx of cyclists. Ride 2 Recovery is an organization that raises money to fund cycling programs at military and Veterans Administration locations; as a form of rehabilitation, cycling is effective because it’s a physical activity almost anyone can do.

“We love the public. Their cheers and support give us the energy to go the extra mile.” | Nathan Green Since his first jaunt with Ride 2 Recovery three years ago, Paddor says he has become “emotionally hooked.” Naturally, he decided to host the first Honor Ride Chicago — a one-day event supporting the Ride 2 Recovery program — last weekend. About 300 cyclists registered to ride with 50 or so “healing heroes” on one of three non-competitive

routes around the North Shore. The honorary lead rider was highly decorated war veteran John Masson. Though he lost his left hand, part of his left leg and his entire right leg in Afghanistan, Masson is quick to emphasize the significant physical and emotional impact Ride 2 Recovery has had on him, as well as on other veterans. “The military is about camaraderie anyway, but we’re not in the military anymore,” he says. “When we show up here, though, it’s like we haven’t missed a beat.” Camaraderie becomes an especially important aspect of the event considering that isolation is a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder. In a way, Air Force veteran Nathan Green says, doing these rides is a way to “conquer those demons together.” Having the public join them in the ride is an added benefit. “We love the public,” Green says. “Their cheers and support give us the energy to go the extra mile.” “We came out because we wanted to honor the veterans,” Evanston Bicycle Club member Joanne Lake says. “We’re a group of people who ride together, just like them.” As Masson leads the riders out onto the street in front of Evanston Subaru around 8 a.m., a cool breeze picks up, and the sun tucks its head behind the clouds. It looks like it’s about to rain. No one seems to notice. ■

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Nick Mancuso has not known life without Ferraris. Reared by a family that owns Lake Forest Sportscars, Mancuso has been around the high-performance vehicles on a daily basis. “I had a poster of a Ferrari on my wall as a kid,” the Lake Forest native says. “It’s an iconic car.” Mancuso is following in his father Rick’s footsteps, racing Ferraris professionally. The younger Mancuso got a late start in the racing business at 18 years old (before that he was successfully breeding Green Tree Pythons in his bedroom), but he has made up for lost time. The 27-year-old won his first race and almost every race his first year in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). He sits seventh in the SCCA standings. Mancuso said racing is more demanding than people think. “I will burn a few thousand calories in a race. I will lose a few pounds,” Mancuso said. “But you can’t lose your mental focus at all. You lose your focus for a second and you can make a $600,000 mistake.” He has totaled several cars on the racetrack. “It happens,” he said. Mancuso and his teammate Anthony

Lazzaro will provide a racecar demonstration and answer questions from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 at Lake Forest Sportscars, 990 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff. Residents can get up an up-close look at the No. 16 Ferrari Lake Forest/Wounded Wear Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 racecar — a two-door coupe — and meet the R. Ferri Motorsports team at a cocktail party before they head to the Road America race in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Mancuso said it is great to be around a car company like Ferrari that does everything right. “They have been making race cars for 60 years. It is well-refined,” said Mancuso, a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. “Everything is done properly. The engine is great and reliable. It is one of the strongest cars in the (Pirelli) World Challenge.” Asked about the experience of racing a Ferrari, Mancuso chuckled and said, “It’s awesome.” Mancuso said he is always asked about how fast the vehicle goes. “It does not even have a speedometer in it,” he said, noting that the vehicle tops out at 175 or 180 mph. “All you want to do is get out the last corner as fast as possible.” To attend the cocktail party, e-mail Cassie at cmancuso@lfsc.com. ■


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“I thought, ‘Doesn’t everyone want this?’ You get home, and everything’s working.” | Darryl Rose What he’s doing is putting Get Dwell in the best shape of its nine years. The business — which does everything from replacing doors to cleaning attics — set a revenue record of $600,000 in 2012 and $750,000-$850,00 is expected this year, thanks in part to 25 ice-dam projects during the usually slow winter. Last month, Rose graced the cover on Remodeling magazine, a national trade publication, and was named a winner of the publication’s Big50 award, which honors those who “have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity.” Rose credits the 10,000 Small Businesses program run by Goldman Sachs, which he was accepted into with a few dozen others in the Chicago area last year, for propelling his firm to new heights. “It’s a laser-focused entrepreneurial program. You dissect your company,” says Rose, who notes none of the participants possessed an MBA. “We don’t offer all the products we used to because of what I learned. We’re more efficient. Now that I understand accounting reports better, I can make better decisions.” A native of Rhode Island, Rose became interested in handyman work and its business

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Summer sun poised to shine on Elawa again ■ by sam eichner

A cool breeze coming off a not-so-distant lake. The clink of champagne glasses, gently colliding under a moonlit sky. Picnics in the gloaming. Everyone has a different image of summer; for Claire Simpson, it’s Elawa Farm’s Here Comes the Sun event during the summer solstice.

“It’s just truly, to me, what summer means: being outside and enjoying the weather, enjoying the garden.” | Claire Simpson “It’s a beautiful evening,” Simpson says. “It’s just truly, to me, what summer means: being outside and enjoying the weather, enjoying the garden.” Simpson is an associate board member of the Elawa Farm Foundation, and one of the co-chairs of this year’s event. Since its establishment in 2002, the foundation has been dedicated to both preserving and building upon Elawa Farm’s historic legacy. Originally conceived as a “gentleman’s farm” in 1917 for A. Watson Armour — think Lake Forest’s more subdued version of Gatsby’s West Egg estate — Elawa occupies 16 acres of picturesque land between the Middlefork Savannah and Lake Forest Open Lands. Armour’s living quarters, now restored to their historical significance, are pastorally chic, a clean assemblage of red brick and

white trim. The hay barn, often the host of bars or musical acts, boasts high ceilings strewn with myriad white string lights. Even the wagon shed, with its chalkboard menu and display of colorful jams, is the epitome of refined rusticity; one could easily imagine it serving as inspiration for a Crate & Barrel catalogue. “The event is really about showcasing the farm itself,” associate board member and event co-chair Don Johansson says. “It’s about realizing Elawa for what it really is.” And for more than 10 years, the Summer Solstice event has been doing just that — while also raising money for the foundation that helps nurture its programs, which include cooking classes with their in-house chef, a weekly garden market, and activities for children. Yet despite being, as executive director Joanne Miller calls it, Elawa’s “one big annual fundraiser,” Simpson insists that the event has none of the formal trappings so prevalent in the North Shore’s other seasonal benefits: “Casual dress, casual food, casual evening in the garden…I think most parties [on the North Shore] are a little fancier, have a little more fanfare and to do.” In addition to the Southern-style barbecue food, local band and event staple Rollover will play in the large white tent erected in the field behind the wagon shed. There will also be a silent auction, offering such items as a spot in chef Gale Gand’s cooking class, and the opportunity to spend half a day on the farm with Elawa’s resident farmer, Jesse Rosenbluth. “When the weather’s nice, it’s really just an exceptional evening,” Simpson says. “Looking at the scenery, wandering through the garden, having a cocktail…”

Don Johansson and Claire Simpson, co-chairs of the Elawa Farm Here Comes the Sun fundraiser. photography by joel lerner.

The event takes place on Saturday, June Because for all that’s new at Elawa, the real draw is the same as it was over half a 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are century ago, when Armour still used the $95 per person (tax deductible donor tickets estate as his weekend home: a retreat to the are $125) and are available to purchase at country for a midsummer night under the www.elawafarm.org. Event is limited to stars. approximately 200 people. Ravinia North Shore 6-13 Mahoney AC ad_Layout 1 6/3/14 8:32 AM Page 1 ■

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be “misleading” according to recent OSHA reports, with formaldehyde derivatives used under a different name. According to Dr. Andrew Scheman, a Northbrookbased dermatologist with expertise in contact allergy and occupational dermatology, and co-author of Consumer Reports Cosmetic Buying Guide, “even some Keratin (top-of-the-line) hair straighteners contain formaldehyde, which can be listed on product labels under other names. Responsible salons using these products will have proper ventilation systems to ensure client safety.” Dr. Michael Heniff, a Chicago area pulmonologist, agrees with the importance of proper ventilation to mitigate any chemical effects or reactions. “Particularly for asthma sufferers or anyone with lung or general breathing deficiencies, it’s important to minimize exposure to formaldehyde and like chemicals, and to only be exposed, if necessary, when proper ventilation is in use.” To that end, we have recently invested in and introduced in our salons a fume extraction system to reduce the risk of harmful vapors. During a Keratin treatment, built-in ventilation chambers above

the flatiron suck in the fumes – such as formaldehyde or derivative gas and odors – and put back out purified air. As salon owners and employers: •W  e should all agree to facilitate the safest possible work environment for our staff and the customers they serve. • We should strive to use only products with zero derivatives of formaldehyde. • We should provide our stylists with certifications and ongoing training in the art of hair straightening.    As salon patrons and guests: • Seek out salons that prioritize training and require certification of their staff. • Inquire about a stylist’s specific area of expertise and certification.  • A sk about brands in use and their respective formaldehyde content  • V isually inspect cleanliness, and inquire about ventilated workspace and the use of up-to-date tools such as fume irons.

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It’s the sole occurrence of Friday the 13th in the year 2014. Fear of the day didn’t come into vogue until the 20th century, and the threat of treachery was not mentioned in print prior to 1907. Bottom line: You’re going to be fine.

Expressive Arts Festival Clarkson Park Building 401 Wagner Road, Northfield 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Contact Gail Fried at gfried@newfoundationcenter. org or 847-501-4718 This event celebrates New Foundation Center members on their path to recovery by showcasing some of their artwork. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase the art and to enjoy live entertainment.

Lake Forest Book Store Courtyard, Market Square, Lake Forest, 1 p.m. To register for the event or for more information, call Lake Forest Book Store at 847-234-4420 Four authors will be present to discuss and sign copies of their books for young readers.

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Monday Night Car Show Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center 4905 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, 6-9 p.m. westfield.com/oldorchard Vehicle enthusiasts can take part in this weekly event that boasts as many as 400 cars.

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Friends of the Highland Park Library 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 15 from 1 p.m.4:30 p.m. in the main lobby of the library. www.hplibrary.org. Pick up paperbacks for your summer reading at low prices. Information will also be available on how to join the Friends of the Library (FOL), an advisory and fund-raising arm.

Daniel Szefer Piano Recital

Winnetka Presbyterian Church 1255 Willow Road, Winnetka, 6 p.m. Free Fifteen-year-old pianist Daniel Szefer was introduced to the public at age 9 by the Chopin Foundation of America in Miami. He was accepted to participate in the 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, which will take place from June 23 July 3 in Moscow.

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Evening Gourmet Farmer’s Market

City of Highwood 103 Highwood Avenue, Everts Park, Highwood 4-9 p.m. celebratehighwood.com Highwood’s evening Farmer’s Market meets Wednesday evenings and features a variety of local food vendors, live music, and more.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

French Market

Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center 4905 Old Orchard Center, Skokie 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. westfield.com/oldorchard This market offers everything from fresh produce, breads, cheeses, and gifts from artisan vendors. In partnership with Benisidoun USA, this Parisian-style street market will transport you to an afternoon on the streets of France.  Want to submit your North Shore event to Goings On About Towns? Send an email with the subject heading “GOAT” along with the particulars — Event Name, Event Location/Sponsor, Event Address, Event Time/Date, Event Cost, contact information (web or phone) and a 30-word description of the event — to katierose@jwcmedia.com at least 14 days before publication, and we will do our best to get it in.

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Celebrate Dad in this Backyard! Check it Out!

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This French country style home has great curb appeal and a gracious presence. This 3900 + sq. ft. home has lots of room for family and friends including huge formal rooms with gleaming hardwood floors, central family room which potentially could be opened up to the sunny large kitchen. Off the back are the 2 additions - the inlaw suite which was tucked behind the garage with walk in closet, full bath just off the first floor laundry and the light sunroom addition with vaulted ceiling overlooks the wonderful back yard with new patio. Upstairs there are four large bedrooms with hardwood floors and two more baths. So much to offer and so much potential. · $875,000

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This wonderful Cape Cod has had a complete makeover with new kitchen, flooring and fresh clean color palette for todays buyer. Beautiful formal rooms with original quartersawn oak, huge new social kitchen all ready for friends and family alike, family room with French doors to the gardens and huge fenced backyard with gazebo, brick patio and swimming pool just waiting for you to dive in to Summer. All this in one of east Lake Forest’s most coveted neighborhoods with walk to town convenience to train, shops, Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest Library and historic Market Square. · $1,275,000

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America, helping people find sustainable, real food with no waste. I am confident that I can do real food in budget. Best recipe tweak? Almost everybody buys premade hamburgers. I use local meat from Black Earth Meats in Wisconsin, and I blend it 50/50 with conventional beef to make it better but more affordable. I hand-patty the burgers. What do you like to eat at home? I make a big pot of food on Sunday and eat it a couple of days in a row, but it change it every day, I add things to it. It would be hard for you to tell you’re eating the same basic food. Worthwhile gadget? You have to cook over high heat. I almost exclusively cook in cast-iron pans. Favorite cookbook? I’m religiously a subscriber to Art Culinaire, a hardcover magazine that comes out four times a year. It’s the Cadillac of food-ness to me. I never make anything from it, but I dream about it. Favorite vegetable? Garlic. Funniest or most memorable kitchen incident? I was catering a fancy party for a lady whose garden was on a national garden walk. I forgot flowers to decorate the hors d’oeuvres tray—this was maybe 15 years ago. It was super-fancy. I told one of my waiters to go pick some flowers and greens from the garden for garnish. He didn’t want to do it, so I told him to jump the fence to the neighbor’s yard to get flowers. He did, but he was really mad. I thought it was funny; you just have to solve the problem. For more information, visit beyondgreenpartners. com ■

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Celebrating the partnership between Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) and the women of the North Shore, “Finding the Balance” served as an informational evening sponsored by the Auxiliary of the Woman’s Board, held at Winnetka Community House. Speaker Patricia Normand, director of the Mindful Life Program at RUMC, spoke about mindfulness and building resilience toward stress. Not only was the evening a focus on women’s health issues, it also kicked off the Cooks’ Tour, a North Shore housewalk to be held this year on September 17. The event raised $3,000, going toward the purchasing of intraoperative imaging equipment necessary to remove brain tumors, making RUMC the first hospital in Chicago to have this capability. Katy Kilborn serves as president of the Auxiliary, and Veronica Lefkovitz served as the chairperson of the event. thewomansboard.org

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out & about

“What is your favorite old movie, and what is your favorite new movie?”

Maeve O’Donovan, Lake Forest “Miracle on 34th Street” “The Heat” Michelle Vein – Buffalo Grove “White Christmas” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

George Thomas – Lake Bluff “The Lego Movie” Sally Allgyer – Lake Bluff I loved ‘The Sound of Music’ and as far as new movies…I just don’t go to the movies anymore!

Martin Mceela - Glenview “Gladiator” Ivan Iskorpstenskyi - Glenview “Stand by Me”

George Rocklein – Lake Forest I can’t think of any new movies, but my favorite old movie is “Bladerunner”

Yelena Pozin, Winnetka “The Game” “Sherlock Holmes”

Jimmy Malles, Winnetka “Scarface” “Dark Night Rises”

Carly Travis, Glencoe “Annie Hall” “This is 40” — I could watch it a million times! Tamara Villalon, Glencoe “Speed” “Inception”

Marla Schachtel – Highland Park “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” “Chef” Wayne Schachtel – Highland Park “Pulp Fiction” “Django Unchained”


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Welcome To....

547 Roslyn Road | Kenilworth | $3,295,000 | 547Roslyn.com

The spectacular reception hall with handsome staircase, fresco ceiling, exquisite leaded windows and beautiful millwork invites you into this rare Tudor Manor home. Unique architectural features and grand rooms are throughout the home which combines old world craftsmanship with the amenities of today. Stunning living room and gourmet kitchen with fireplaces. Extraordinary formal dining room and sun-filled family room. 7 bedrooms, 4.1 baths. 3 car garage. Walk to Sears School (Jr.Kdg- 8th Grade), New Trier, train and the beach!

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455 Madison ave | Glencoe | New ListiNg 4 Bedrooms, 2½ Baths | $899,000 Beautifully updated four bedroom home in desirable location combines charm and modern day living style with gorgeous park views! www.455Madison.info

©2014 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International, the Coldwell Banker Previews International logo and “Dedicated to Luxury Real Estate” are registered and unregistered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

A Rare Find! | Winnetka Mews

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business | 35 JWC Media announces new editor of Sheridan Road Dustin O’Regan to be face of North Shore glossy

John Conatser, founder and chief executive officer of JWC Media, announced the appointment of Dustin O’Regan as editor at large of Sheridan Road Magazine on Monday. “Dustin’s experience and reputation will enhance our strong team of editors, writers, photographers, and designers,” Conatser said. “We welcome her to the JWC Media family and hope that our readers and partners will relish our refreshing new approach to Sheridan Road.”

“I am thrilled to take such a well-respected magazine as Sheridan Road to the next level.” | Dustin O’Regan O’Regan, a former attorney and book editor, is the president of the Auxiliary Board of The Art Institute of Chicago, which is celebrating 40 years of “legendary events, exceptional gifts and philanthropic leadership” this year. “I am thrilled to take such a well-respected magazine as Sheridan Road to the next level,” said O’Regan, who lives in Lake Forest. Additionally, Ann Marie Scheidler has been promoted to managing editor of all JWC magazines including The Polo Book, Sheridan Road, Forest & Bluff and Hinsdale Living. Scheidler, who has played a number of roles within the company for the better part of a decade, will ensure that the new voice of Sheridan Road is consistent with JWC’s brand, which includes The North Shore Weekend. Sheridan Road — whose circulation exceeds 40,000 — is a luxury lifestyle magazine that delivers a colorful telling of events, fashion, beauty, finance, and the pursuit of leisure. It observes the social scene with intelligence, glamour, and style. Sheridan Road offers insight into the extraordinary people and lifestyles that make up Chicago’s most exclusive address — the North Shore. ■

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Nearing 90, Pedian still puts his foot to the floor ■ by dianne cotton caplan Walk into Oscar Isberian Rugs’ Highland Park store most weekdays, and you’ll likely run into 89-year-old Haig Pedian, decked out in a suit and tie. After all, what are you supposed to do when you realize retirement isn’t for you? Haig Pedian is the name behind Pedian’s flooring company, which dominated the Chicagoland area from 1946 until 2003, when he sold the multi-store, family-run business started by his father. Like most new retirees, Pedian had big plans to enjoy a life of leisure — but that didn’t happen. “I tried it for three years, but I couldn’t stand being retired,” he said. “I can’t stand golfing. I’ve been around the world 50 times. When you’ve been active all your life, you shouldn’t have to stop working — especially when you are healthy.” So in 2006, Pedian got back to business, carving out a new niche for himself in flooring, alongside his son, Haig Jr. In 2010, an opportunity presented itself for Pedian to work with his nephews, Oscar and Sarkis Tatosian, owners of Oscar Isberian Rugs. The mission was to add highend carpeting to the retailer’s mix of high-end area rugs. “Uncle Haig is an institution in the floor covering industry,” said Sarkis Tatosian. “There is no one better to help

expand our broadloom business than him.” It all started with Haig Pedian’s father, Vartan, who began the family business in Armenia in 1906. When he moved to the United States, he brought the business with him. Haig’s destiny was set. Born into the industry in Chicago in 1924, Haig worked summers and after school in the family story, but it wasn’t until 1946, after a tour of duty in the Air Force, that his flooring career really began. There, he learned the ins and outs of Oriental rugs and repair. Along the way, brothers Ava and Vahan joined Haig in expanding Pedian’s, which serviced a 70-mile radius from Chicago north to Lake Bluff and west to Oak Park and Arlington Heights. As trends changed, so did the makeup of product Pedian’s sold. “In the late 1940s, my father was smart enough to realize that Orientals were no longer in vogue; people were rolling them up and installing carpeting,” Haig said. “In those days, we bought rolls, not just samples like today.” In the 1950s, hard surface flooring became more important, so Pedian’s dove into vinyl, marble, ceramic and wood. “By the 1960s, we were doing it all,” said Haig, whose firm built a 25,000-square-foot warehouse in Morton Grove during that time. “We were so successful because we were

leading the trends just as they were happening.” Today, he says the two most important looks are sisal and custom-made wool products, both in wall-to-wall carpeting and rugs. “Designers come in today looking for natural-fiber sisal carpeting and its wool counterparts. But they are not interested in simple flat weaves to cover large spaces,” Haig says. “Instead, they want interesting patterns, which give a room added dimension and more layers of interest. This design and texture combination is so important right now.” Top designs, according to Haig, include abstract artistic patterns and striking geometric looks, especially when they are finished in palettes of soft grays and greens. “These styles are being asked for in both carpeting and rugs,” he said. After nearly 68 years in the floor covering business, perhaps the biggest surprise to Mr. Pedian is customer loyalty. “People come in and ask Haig Jr. and me if we are the same Pedian’s that were on Lincoln Avenue. The name is golden to this day,” he said. “Add to that the exceptional reputation that my nephews have continued to build at Oscar Isberian Rugs, and the result is customers who feel truly taken care of.” Dianne Cotton Caplan is the editor of Rug Insider. ■


36 | real estate NORTH SHORE OFFERINGS Houses of the Week

$1,595,000

244 Mary Street, Winnetka Exclusively presented by: Martha Glass Baird & Warner Highland Park 847- 432-0500 martha.glass@bairdwarner.com Newer Colonial with many recent improvements. New hardwood floors throughout. Upgraded gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters, tile back splash, island and walk-in pantry. PRESENTED By baird & warner.

$4,600,000

$6,500,000

97 Indian Hill Road, Winnetka Exclusively presented by: Dinny Brennan Dwyer Jean Wright Real Estate 847-217-5146 ddwyer@jeanwright.com

80 Locust Road, Winnetka Exclusively presented by: Susan Maman @properties 847.878.5235 susanmaman@ atproperties. com

Impressive brick French provincial home situated on a manicured acre overlooking Indian Hill Golf Course. Cook’s kitchen includes white wood cabinets, island, high-end appliances, granite counters, and spacious breakfast area with fantastic vistas. Lower level has room for everyone including recreation room with fireplace, kitchen/bar area, wine room, media room, second laundry, and exercise room. Special features include rear staircase, screened porch, attached 4 car heated garage, six fireplaces, walk out basement, and planning area. PRESENTED By JEAN WRIGHT REAL ESTATE.

Rich in architectural history and design, the Kellogg Estate sits on approximately 3 acres. This Mediterranean/ Spanish style retreat is surrounded by a swimming pool, pool house, tennis court, golf practice hole and terraces. Interior features include a DeGuilio expansive kitchen/breakfast room, an elegant dining room/living room, a luxurious master bedroom suite and bath, custom moldings and arched windows and doors. PRESENTED By @properties.

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Sunday 1-3 $3,999,000 Jeanie Moysey, Berkshire Hathaway 847.800.8110

Happ Road 02 | 308 Northfield

Buckley Rd

E. Westminster 08 | 351 Lake Forest

Sunday 1-3 $289,000 Jeanne Stogin, Berkshire Hathaway 847.917.0109

Lake Bluff 19

Sunday 1-3 $750,000 Margy Lagrotteria, Berkshire Hathaway 847.341.0835

Clavey Lane 03 | 420 Highland Park

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Sunday 2-3 $374,900 Joan Conlisk, Berkshire Hathaway 847.721.5690

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Sunday 1-3 $157,000 Meg Sudekum, Baird & Warner 847.446.1855 Road #116 10 | 800 Ridge Wilmette

Sunday 12-1 $998,000 Joan Conlisk, Berkshire Hathaway 847.721.5690

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Sunday 1-3 $1,035,000 Linda Wolff, Berkshire Hathaway 847.917.5544

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Sunday 1-3 $575,000 AG Krone, Berkshire Hathaway 847.732.3055

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Abbotsford Road 20 | 314 Kenilworth

Sunday 3-4:30 $1,625,000 Linda Martin, Coldwell Banker 847.446.4000

Chestnut Avenue 22 | 2138 Wilmette

Cherokee Road 14 | 1055 Wilmette

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Sunday 2-4 $969,900 Julian Harkleroad, Berkshire Hathaway 224.456.5019.

Sunday 1:30-2:30 $1,325,000 Linda Martin, Coldwell Banker 847.446.4000

Sunday 1-3 $1,195,000 Blanche Egan Romey, Coldwell Banker 847.446.4000

Sunday 2:15-4:30 $840,000 Fleischman, Coldwell Banker 847.217.0494

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Sunset Ridge Rd

Shermer Rd

Willow Rd

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Wimbledon Road 19 | 51 Lake Bluff

Edgewood Road 13 | 767 Highland Park

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Sunday 2-5 $1,199,000 Rina Du Toit, Berkshire Hathaway 847.814.8648

Middlefork Road 21 | 2117 Northfield

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Kimmer Court 18 | 1293 Lake Forest

Sheridan 7D 12 | 1420 Wilmette

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Sunday 1 - 4 $1,249,000 Brunhild Baass, Baird & Warner 847.804.0092

Sunday 12-2 $1,150,000 Fleischman, Coldwell Banker 847.217.0494

Highland Park

Deerfield

Pinecroft Lane 17 | 945 Lake Forest

Sunday 12-2 $549,000 Fleischman, Coldwell Banker 847.217.0494

Eaton Street 06 | 243 Northfield

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Sunday 11 - 1 $749,900 Laura Henderson, Baird & Warner 708.997.7778

Sunday 12-2 $112,500 Kevin Rutherford, Baird & Warner 847.446.1855

Laurel Avenue 05 | 711 Wilmette

Half Day Rd

Shermer Road 16 | 928 Northbrook

Hill Road 04 | 1250 Winnetka

Lake Forest

E Townline Rd

Everett Rd

Sheridan Road 07 | 695 Winnetka

Sunday 11-1 $539,000 Jeanne Stogin, Berkshire Hathaway 847.917.0109

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Cherokee Rd. 23 | 1042 Wilmette

Sunday 12-2 $969,000 Sue Hertzberg, Coldwell Banker 847.446.4000

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915 Pine Tree Lane Winnetka

Sunday 11:30-1 $1,500,000 Linda Martin, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847.446.4000

Regentwood Road 25 | 24 Northfield

Sunday 1:30-3:30 $969,000 Julie Rogers, Coldwell Banker Winnetka 847.446.4000

Foss Court 26 | 358 Lake Bluff

Sunday 1-3 $519,500 Carol Peckham, Coldwell Banker 847.234.8000

Whitebridge Hill 27 | 1207 Winnetka

Sunday 1-3 $3,750,000 Megan Beidler, Coldwell Banker 847.234.8000

Lancaster Court 28 | 215 Lake Bluff

Sunday 2-4 $1,099,000 Patricia Carter, Coldwell Banker 847.234.8000

Armour Circle 29 | 992 Lake Forest

Sunday 2-4 $549,000 Patricia Carter, Coldwell Banker 847.234.8000

Tower Road 30 | 1158 Winnetka

Sunday 2:30-4:30 $639,000 Nancy Blake, @properties 847.881.0200

Laurel Avenue 31 | 261 Highland Park

Sunday 1-3 $799,000 Scully/Abreu, @properties 847.432.0700

Hill Terrace 32 | 579 Winnetka

Sunday 1-3 $1,595,000 Maria Kernahan, @properties 847.881.0200

Happ Road Unit 310 33 | 308 Northfield

Sunday 1-3 $287,000 Susan Corley Turk, @properties 847.998.0200

NORTH SHORE OPEN HOUSES Rosemary Road 34 | 567 Lake Forest

Sunday 1-3 $1,275,000 Lisa Hathaway, @properties 847.295.0700

Arlington Avenue 35 | 2848 Highland Park

Sunday 12-2 $575,000 Alan Meyerowitz, @properties 847.432.0700

Lake Avenue 36 | 1500 Wilmette

Sunday 12-2 $997,000 Lori Neuschel, @properties 847.881.0200

Greenleaf 37 | 317 Wilmette

Sunday 12-2 $729,000 John & Ted Nash, Jameson Sotheby’s 847.338.2756

Elder 38 | 354 Winnetka

Sunday 1-3 $1,550,000 John Phillips, Jameson Sotheby’s 847.722.1059


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7 Kent Road, WinnetKa 5 Bed/4.2 Bath

Cheryl Chambers mobile: 847.977.3924 Office: 847.881.0200 cheryl@atproperties.com

$2,600,000

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Debut dandies: Lake Forest High School’s Lucy Edwards, Delaney Williams, Kendall Hoke and Carly Hoke celebrate their first-half goal against Normal West. The Scouts ended up winning the Class 2A state title on penalty kicks in their first finals appearance. photography by joel lerner

Hugs galore

Scouts capture state crown after beating Normal in stressful final ■ by bill mclean

sports@northshoreweekend.com Butterflies in Ty Stuckslager’s stomach turned 40 years old last fall. They fluttered for the first time in 1974, when Stuckslager — a midfielder for New Trier West’s boys soccer team — and other Cowboys edged Wheaton Central 1-0 in four overtimes to capture the program’s first state championship. Lake Forest High School’s girls soccer team made its first appearance in a state championship match at North Central College in Naperville on June 7. It needed two OTs and penalty kicks to down Normal West Community High School 2-1 for the Class 2A title. The Scouts’ coach? None other than Stuckslager, harbor for flapping, middle-aged insects. “They felt the same,” he said shortly after LFHS sophomore midfielder Paige Bourne blasted the clinching PK past Wildcats junior goalkeeper Natalie Freeman. “Same tension, too,” he added. Lake Forest sophomore defender Adrian Walker didn’t freeze when she faced a taut moment in the first half. With 11:10 remaining, chaos in front of Scouts senior keeper Ginnie Revenaugh caused the ball to travel somewhat leisurely toward the goal line — behind Revenaugh. Walker, stationed nearby, eyed the ball but didn’t walk. An alert Walker dashed to clear the ball, just as the ball was about to roll over the line.

It was quite a save for a field player. “I knew, as soon as Ginnie bobbled the ball, I had to get back there and do something,” Walker recalled. “The bobble wasn’t her fault; defenders and offensive players blocked her view.” Walker’s heady play — with her left foot — preserved the Scouts’ 1-0 lead. Lake Forest’s splendid defender, senior all-stater Lucy Edwards, could do nothing but watch the brief drama. “I was freaking out,” the DePaul recruit admitted. “Great recovery by her, great recovery.” Edwards tallied the Scouts’ goal in regulation when her right shoulder deflected a shot by junior defender Kendall Hoke at the 21:13 mark of the first half. The ball had pinballed around and off players from both teams before it glanced off the top of Edwards’ right wing. Normal West (26-2) scored only the second goal allowed by Revenaugh this postseason at 27:22 of the second half. A lengthy flip throw-in by junior midfielder-defender Tess Marcordes found classmate Carolyn Peters, whose 14th goal of the season knotted it at 1-1. Both teams failed to score in two 10-minute overtimes, triggering a shootout session. After Scouts senior Sydney Johnston made her PK and Peters made hers for Normal West, Edwards’ attempt banged off the right post. The miss stunned Lake Forest’s faithful. But hope resurfaced when the next Wildcat up booted the ball over the crossbar. Junior midfielder Carly Hoke converted

her PK for the Scouts, giving Stuckslager’s crew a 2-1 advantage. Revenaugh then came up with her biggest save of the weekend, tilting to her right and batting a shot from Allison Hieb away with her right palm. “It felt good,” Revenaugh recalled. Lake Forest junior defender Bailey Ehrens swelled her team’s cushion in the PK session to 3-1. A Wildcat answered with a successful PK. That set the stage for Bourne. A miss would extend the session. A make would … make program history. Bourne made hers, turned around immediately and screamed joyously — with her arms up — as she sprinted toward her ecstatic teammates for rollicking hugs. Edwards stopped leaking sad teardrops. And started dealing with the happy kind. “Lucy,” Stuckslager said, “went from the deepest of depths to the highest mountain in less than two minutes.” A relieved Edwards stood near the goal post she hit and reflected on an afternoon when most of her classmates to the north wore a cap and gown while she got to wear a state championship medal. “It’s bittersweet because it feels great now, but I can’t come back and win it again,” she said. Stuckslager pointed to two pivotal moments for his 19-6-1 club, which faced several formidable Class 3A foes, including eventual 3A state champion New Trier and perennial power Loyola Academy. “In February,” he said, “I saw [Revenaugh] in a health club and asked her, ‘Are you coming out for soccer?’ She said, ‘Yes,’ and I told

her, ‘Good, you’re the last piece of the puzzle.’ “After we lost [5-1] to Loyola [on April 29],” the coach added, “the coaches and three captains [Edwards, Revenaugh and Johnston] got together and met in a room at the school. It was a good time to get together and talk things out, and the captains were so helpful.” The Scouts went 12-1 after the meeting, ending the season on a nine-match winning streak. Notable: LFHS beat Chatham Glenwood 2-0 in a Class 2A state semifinal on June 6. Sophomore forward Jenny McKendry scored her team-high 13th goal of the season before Carly Hoke tallied her ninth of 2014; Walker and Edwards delivered the assists. Revenaugh recorded her 13th shutout of the spring. … Stuckslager, in his 21st season at LFHS, improved his career mark to 291-119-63. The Scouts’ win total (19) this spring was the most in Stuckslager’s coaching career at the school, surpassing the 18 wins his squads notched in 2003 and 2009. That New Trier West state team that won a state championship with Stuckslager on its roster went 18-3 in 1974. … Lake Forest’s state appearance last weekend was the program’s first. … Bourne paced the team in assists (16) this spring. … Revenaugh allowed only 23 goals in 26 matches for a goals-against average of 0.88. … Johnston and Carly Hoke were all-sectional picks. … The all-conference selections were Edwards, Ehrens, Johnston, Walker, Bourne and Carly Hoke. The honorable mentions were Sheridan Bufe and Kendall Hoke.. ■


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Uplifting: New Trier’s Sarah Connors leaps into the arms of Jackie Welch after scoring the lone goal in the Class 3A state title game. Bina Saipi (No. 20) also gets into the fun. photography

by joel lerner

‘Four’-tified effort

Stout defense produces memorable postseason run for state champion New Trier ■ by bill mclean

sports@northshoreweekend.com After the long hugs, emphatic high fives and smiles for at least 342 cameras following the Class 3A girls soccer state championship, New Trier’s Trevians finally started to walk off the damp field at North Central College in Naperville. It was the ideal time for a male teen to yell a message from the stands on June 7: “Dani, you’re my idol!” New Trier sophomore goalie Dani Kaufman certainly deserved the shout-out on that night. Kaufman (4 saves) and her tenacious defensive cohorts had blanked another foe, this time St. Charles East in a 1-0 decision for the program’s fourth state championship. Not once during the postseason did Kaufman have to retrieve a ball in the goal behind her. The last time a team scored on NT was way back on May 3, when Waubonsie Valley claimed a 1-0 victory at the Naperville Invite. Kaufman’s goals-against average of 0.26 in 23 matches is grain-of-sand dinky. “Dani was phenomenal,” Trevians coach Jim Burnside said after his 18th NT club finished with a record of 31-1. “Her positioning is what makes her so good. Had other keepers faced the shots she had to face, they would have had to fly to make saves. “Not Dani,” he added. “She knows where she has to be. She was a star this season, along with our entire defense.” Trevians senior defender Sarah Connors got to bask in the spotlight after the final — as the match’s offensive star. Her majestic 42-yard goal at the 33:22 mark of the first half stunned Fighting Saints senior keeper Kendra Sheehan. “I saw her move up a little,” Connors recounted after

doubling — yes, doubling — her season-goal total with one memorable kick. “So I chipped it. “We wanted to score more. Defense was key.” Connors, a co-captain, and junior Caroline Smith served as the team’s outside backs, with senior Alex Bukovac and junior Jackie Welch taking care of the center-back duties. “We call our ‘D’ the ‘D-4,’ ” Bukovac said. “But we add Dani to that. Our defense’s thinking was, ‘Win every punt, every corner kick, every goalie kick, every ball that’s in the air.’ We never, ever wanted to get beat 1-on-1. “All season we wanted our defense to provide energy for the rest of the team every chance we got.” NT’s defense had to be sharp and tireless against St. Charles East’s slick dribblers, particularly junior forward Darcy Cunningham and senior midfielder Amanda Hilton. The Fighting Saints (19-5-5) won the possession battle behind that pair’s skill set. “They were a handful,” Burnside said of East’s entire team. “Very organized, very well-coached. Our team … we gut it out. It’s what we had to do tonight.” The Trevians had to face Waubonsie Valley’s 22-1-3 Warriors in a dandy state semifinal matchup on June 6. Valley’s only loss came at the feet of Lyons Township in its season opener on March 17. New Trier notched its sixth 1-0 victory of the spring to advance to the fifth final in program history. Sophomore forward Kelly Maday, an all-state pick, scored the goal, her 19th of the spring. The goal total ranked second among teammates behind senior co-captain and AllAmerican Maddie Mulford’s 25. Kaufman collected four saves for her sixth straight postseason shutout. Following her seventh straight postseason shutout the next night, the American idol sang the praises of Connors.

“I can’t say enough good things about her,” Kaufman said. “She’s been great for us, as a player and as a captain. “I want to be just like her when I’m a senior.” Notable: New Trier topped eventual Class 1A state champ Manteno 2-0 on April 12 and defeated eventual 2A state champ Lake Forest High School by the same score on May 10. … Burnside now has guided two NT squads to at least 30 wins. His second state championship team won all 30 of its matches in 2004. His first title team went 28-0-2 in 2003, and NT’s ’06 state champion finished 28-2. “He’s a great coach to have at our school,” Kaufman said. “He’s big on getting us ready by watching film. I’m so lucky he gave me the opportunity to play for this team.” … Quoteworthy: Burnside, on Connors’ second goal of the season in last weekend’s 3A championship: “It’s not a matter of how many you score; it’s when you score them. That was a big one for us.” … Connors plans to play soccer at Trinity College in Connecticut. One of TC’s sisters in the New England Small College Athletic Conference is Connecticut College, where Bukovac intends to play more stellar defense. … Maday ended up as the Trevians’ leader in assists (22) this spring. Bucknell-bound Mulford and junior forward Maggie Armstrong each finished with 11. … Burnside’s overall record at New Trier is an impressive 407-66-27. His appearance as a coach at state last weekend was his eighth — a state record. It broke a tie with Libertyville High School’s Andrew Bitta and Granite City High School’s Gene Baker. … Burnside guided a 12-loss Trevians team to a state quarterfinal appearance in 2007. … Welch, Armstrong, Bukovac, senior center-midfielder Molly Cahill and sophomore midfielders Celia Frei and Bina Saipi earned allCentral Suburban League South honors. … Connors and Kaufman were all-sectional picks. ■


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Ramblers win state girls lacrosse title for sixth straight year

Fantastic dynastic: Members of the Loyola Academy girls lacrosse team hug after claiming the state championship at Northwestern’s Lakeside Field.

■ by bill mclean

sports@northshoreweekend.com As John Dwyer stood on a sideline at Lakeside Field on Northwestern University’s campus, he crossed his right leg over his left. Loyola Academy’s girls lacrosse coach appeared to be relaxed and calm. He assumed the posture, at various spots along the sideline, for most of the lacrosse state championship game against New Trier on June 6. Golfers assume a similar stance when they’re casually waiting for a partner to hit a shot from a fairway. “That’s what he does,” said Ramblers freshman middie/attack Brennan Dwyer, John’s daughter. What LA’s girls lax program does: win state championships. Year after year after year. Loyola beat New Trier 12-8 for its sixth straight state title last weekend, getting a career-high-tying five goals from junior attack Caroline Heldring and avenging an 8-7 loss in Northfield on April 30. NT entered the contest with a 22-0-1 record. “We knew, if we worked to get the ball to Caroline, she’d have a great game because of her size,” John Dwyer said of the 6-footer, who also used her considerable skills to strike for four first-half goals. “It seemed when New Trier made a push at us, we had an answer. We played with controlled urgency. These kids kept their composure all night.”

LA (24-5) raced to a 4-0 lead. Brennan Dwyer and junior middie Megan Schulte scored goals after Heldring opened the scoring with a goal at the 19:32 mark and struck again 56 seconds later. “We’d been practicing to beat [New Trier’s] backer zone [defense],” said Heldring, who dished a team-high 54 assists this spring. “The keys to doing that are moving quickly and looking for the open girl in the middle. “I guess I was the best option at times tonight.” Dwyer was one of the best freshmen in the state this spring, racking up 69 goals and 33 assists and earning first-team all-state honors. The savvy, speedy rookie also was adept at winning face-offs. “She had a pretty darn good freshman year,” John Dwyer said. “Possession is a critical and huge part of the game, especially in a game like this. Brennan certainly helped us [in that phase].” His daughter scored twice to help LA capture its 10th state title in program history. The Ramblers also got goals from senior cocaptain and Stanford-bound Maggie Nick, junior Kathleen Hulseman and seniors Gieriet Bowen an Dee Dee Snediker. Senior co-captain and goalie Rita Brandstrader collected four saves for the victors. The daughter of one of John Dwyer’s cousins played another superb game for New Trier. Senior middie and first-team all-stater Charlotte McGuire poured in four of her five goals in the second half. “Super kid, great leader, special player,”

Trevians coach Pete Collins said of the Marquette-bound standout. “Unselfish, too. She made everybody on the team feel good throughout the season.” Collins felt the difference in the title game was Loyola’s knack for winning draws. Those little triumphs led to lengthy possessions and made it difficult for the Trevians to establish a rhythm on offense. “Draws were so important,” said Collins. “We didn’t possess the ball enough tonight. When I see the film, I’m sure I’ll notice we often had sticks to the ball or close to it. We just weren’t able to finish, to get possession. “Loyola’s players are go-getters,” he added. “They’re not going to back down.” Betsey Kvam, Tace Sutherland and Emily Carothers also scored for NT (22-11), which trailed 6-2 at the half and 11-6 at the 8:21 mark of the second half. McGuire and Carothers scored the final two goals in the final 1:12. “Great season, great season,” Collins said. “This team worked hard, played well. We beat Loyola this year. But it’s hard to beat a very good team twice.” It’s not easy to solve a team coached by Dwyer, who had to quickly dart out of his trademark stance to avoid the brunt of a celebratory water-cooler shower after the championship game. “Somebody gave him a bobblehead figure not too long ago,” Nick said. “The figure is standing exactly like [Dwyer] likes to stand during game. It’s hysterical. “It helps during games, looking over at him and seeing him stand that way when

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we’re all riled up or feeling down. Games are usually filled with ups and downs. During an up or a down, you want to notice a coach who looks composed.” Notable: John Dwyer praised Ramblers assistant coach Elizabeth O’Connor following the state title game after noting O’Connor will step aside for a while because she is expecting. O’Connor served as a coach for the past five years. “That’s an enormous loss for us,” Dwyer said. “I don’t think we would have won five state championships without her as a coach.” … LA and NT each escaped with a one-goal victory in state semifinal action at Evanston Township High School on June 4. LA edged Hinsdale Central 11-10; NT slipped past Glenbrook South 6-5. Dwyer scored five goals against the Red Devils, who led the entire game until only four seconds remained. McGuire tallied three goals, including the game-winner at 2:05 of the second half, in the other semi. NT senior middie Julie Ball beat South’s goalie to tie the game at 5-5 with 7:09 left. … Snediker and junior defender Laine Dolan joined Nick and Dwyer as first-team all-state picks. McGuire, Ball, Kvam and Trevians junior goalie Danni LeServe also earned all-state first-team status. Among the second-team all-state selections were Loyola’s Bowen, Brandstrader and Claire Rushin, as well as New Trier’s Grace Hemmer. All-state honorable mention honorees: LA’s Heldring, Hulseman, Karina de Hueck and Annie Dooley, along with NT’s Darby Tingue. ■


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Razor sharp Earvolino delivers quality relief work for Trevians

‘Side’ show: New Trier junior reliever Andrew Earvolino picked up a save in his team’s 4-3 win over Loyola Academy in the Class 4A sectional semifinal on June 5.

■ by kevin reiterman

sports@northshoreweekend.com An unsuspecting Andrew Earvolino got Big-Leagued. While being interviewed by reporters near the New Trier High School dugout, the ace relief pitcher got his face splattered with shaving cream. Compliments of a teammate: Max Thoma. “Max is the jokester on the team,” said a stunned, but delighted, Earvolino, following New Trier’s 4-3 win over Loyola Academy in the Class 4A sectional final on June 5. Thoma simply was taking a page out of the Major League celebration book. Have shaving cream, will lather. Meanwhile, Earvolino has taken a page out of Dan Quisenberry’s book. Or, Kent Tekulve’s. Or, Ted Abernathy’s. Earvolino is Mr. Submariner. In a game played at the Munz Athletic Campus in Glenview, the New Trier righthander came up with a sublime performance against the host Ramblers. Talk about a close shave. With things tensing up in the top of the seventh — 2 on, 0 outs in a 1-run game — Earvolino calmly came out of the bullpen and used his unique drop and drive delivery to record two strikeouts. The junior left the potential tying run on

third to make a winner out of NT starter Drew Fischer. This was not Earvolino’s first quality outing — far from it. He finished the spring with a 0.00 earned run average. “Not allowing an earned run in 20-plus innings,” said NT head coach Mike Napolean, “is kind of ridiculous.” But the fresh-faced Earvolino did record a first against the Ramblers. “This was,” he said, “the first time that I’ve ever had shaving cream on my face.” Earvolino also was a late-inning specialist in the sectional title game on June 7. In a losing cause — Evanston eliminated the Trevians from postseason by a 3-2 score — the 5-foot-8, 140-pounder once again was on top of his game. Earvolino put out a fire in the top of the sixth, when he got Evanston’s No. 3 hitter, Eli Otting, who has belted 12 home runs this spring, to pop out with the bases loaded. He also worked a scoreless seventh inning — with one strikeout — to keep the game within reach. “I’ve grown accustomed to these kinds of situations,” said Earvolino, who allowed only 16 hits in 21.1 innings with 17 Ks and six walks. But he can’t lie. “I had some butterflies,” said Earvolino, referring to the sectional semifinal game.

“It was pretty intense.” Earvolino is effective, yes. Overpowering? Hardly. There’s no hum on his 75 mile-per-hour fastball. But there’s plenty of break. And he delivers his pitches with plenty of deception. “It’s kind of funny,” said New Trier catcher Logan Wible. “When he’s warming up, you hear the other team do some chirping. They’re getting antsy. They can’t wait to face him. And then, he throws the ball right past them. His stuff is tough to hit.” Getting hitters out runs in Earvolino’s family. His cousin, Jeff Snell, was a hurler at New Trier. He went on to pitch — submarine style — at Division I Lafayette College for four years with great effectiveness (18 career saves). Throwing submarine style is relatively new for Earvolino. He made the change after huddling with his pitching coach, Paul Kosinski of The Strike Zone Baseball Academy in Glenview, last year. The change of delivery has changed his course. Earvolino now is the cream of NT’s relief corps. Notable: Hitting stars were hard to come by for New Trier (21-18) in its 3-2 setback to Evanston (23-13-1). The Trevians were shut out on two hits through 6 2/3 innings.

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But senior catcher Logan Wible pumped some life into his team, when he drilled a pitch thrown by Evanston starter Russel Snapp over the left-field fence. Snap, crackle and pop. “With two outs, I didn’t think he was going to throw me something off speed,” said Wible, who will try to walk on at Illinois State University next season. “I was looking for a fastball away. After popping out in my last atbat, I was just trying to level out my swing.” “It was nice to see that (Wible’s homer),” said NT head coach Mike Napolean. “He put us on the board after six miserable innings.” The Trevians didn’t play pristine baseball. The infield committed four errors. That was not the case in the sectional semifinal game against Loyola. The Trevians made just one error, while the offense came up with timely hitting. First baseman Matt Boscow led the team’s sevenhit attack by going 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly. Grant Klenovich and Frank Nicholas had RBI singles, while Wible brought a run in on sac fly. New Trier placed three seniors on the allCSL South team: pitcher Matt Cohen, shortstop Sammy Visconti and third baseman Matt McCaffrey. Scott Hammes and Andrew Earvolino will represent the Trevians at the Showcase Tournament at St. Charles North next weekend. ■


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‘Charades loving’ Trevians highly competitive on the diamond ■ by bob gosman

sports@northshoreweekend.com In an age where teenagers often spend every spare moment looking at a screen of some sort, it must have seemed as if the New Trier softball team was in a time warp during its spring break trip to Normal. One night with about an hour to go before dinner, the girls gathered in the front lobby of the hotel where, unexpectedly, a game of Charades broke out. A highly competitive game of Charades. In fact, they had so much fun that it became a team tradition. “The numbers worked out. Juniors versus seniors. And the seniors won every time,” said senior centerfielder Abbey Boyd, with a smile. “We really got hooked on Charades,” the academic all-stater added. On the softball field, there were no charades by this Trevians team, which finished the spring with a 29-5-1 record. The Trevians just missed picking up win No. 30, when they were upset by Warren 3-2 in nine innings in the semifinal round of the Class 4A Stevenson Sectional on June 3. “I think how close we became off the field played a huge part in our success,” Boyd said. “The season ended early, but I was so proud to be part of this group of girls.” Added senior third baseman Megan Neuhaus: “We were so close outside of softball and that made practices and games so much fun.” New Trier also had frequent team dinners that often morphed into more games of Charades. “Every couple of weeks, we shortened practice a little bit and went out for a pasta or pizza dinner,” Boyd said. “That gave us another excuse to hang out with each other and build chemistry.” On offense, the depth and balance of the Trevians’ lineup wore out opposing pitchers. Boyd (.425, 17 doubles, 5 triples) and junior second baseman Lilly Novak (.407, 24 RBIs, 17 doubles) each hit better than .400. Junior outfielder Amanda Howell (.384, 5 home run, 33 RBI), junior infielder/outfielder Laura Bagan (.381, 19 RBIs), senior first baseman/pitcher Lauren Secaras (.365, 9 HRs, 37 RBIs), Allison Quigley (.363, 23 RBIs), Catrina Melidones (.315, 20 runs, 7 doubles) and Neuhaus (.311, 26 runs) all batted better than .300.

Pay dirt: New Trier catcher Dana Dolinka blocks the plate against Warren’s Michelle Vasen. But her tag was a hair too late as Vasen scored the tying run in the sectional semifinal game. The Trevians wound up losing the game 3-2 in nine innings. photography by joel lerner

As a team, the Trevians hit .334. “We were tough every single inning no matter who was up,” said Neuhaus, who will play at Wheaton College next season. “We didn’t have to wait for our top hitters to get a run.” Boyd will move on to Northwestern University in the fall. Novak also will play at NU in 2016. “I’m really excited to see her come to Northwestern,” Boyd said. “It’s (great) that New Trier was able to produce two Northwestern softball players.” Secaras, who stood out as a hitter and

pitcher (11-2, 2.89 ERA), will continue her career at Denison University in Ohio. One of New Trier’s few question marks coming into the year was the catcher position. With Lee Fisher out with a shoulder injury, infielder/pitcher Dana Dolinko was drafted to play catcher. “Lee helped out Dana who was willing to step up and try a new position,” said senior pitcher Allison Quigley, who will pitch at Middlebury College in Vermont. “She learned what my habits were and what I was going to do. I became very comfortable throwing to her.”

Quigley dominated the opposition for most of the season. She was 18-3-1 with a 0.61 ERA. She struck out 243 batters while issuing just 22 walks. She finished the campaign with 15 shutouts. Last spring, she earned all-state honors with a 21-1 record. “Most of the time we didn’t have to do a lot of work on defense because she was striking people out,” Boyd said. “Playing behind her gave us a lot of confidence.” All told, seven Trevians earned allCSL North honors: Bagan, Boyd, Howell, Neuhaus, Novak, Quigley and Secaras. ■

Loyola’s O’Malley gives his all in playoff loss ■ by kevin reiterman

sports@northshoreweekend.com Fran O’Malley, one of the top receivers on the Loyola Academy football team, spent the fall season making diving catches. So it only figures that he would dive into first base on his final at-bat as a member of the Ramblers baseball team. “Go out with a bang,” said O’Malley, following his team’s 4-3 setback to second-seeded New Trier in a Class 4A sectional semifinal game at the Munz Athletic Complex on June 5. “I did the same thing in last year’s regional final game. I was safe then, too.” By sliding head first and beating the

throw to first base on a double play attempt with one out in the top of the seventh, O’Malley was credited with his second RBI of the game to cut NT’s lead to 4-3. Hitting No. 5 in the batting order, O’Malley, who eventually was stranded at first base as the game ended, had a productive outing for Loyola (12-21-1). In addition to catching four fly balls in center field, he drew a walk in the fourth inning and added a twoout, run-scoring single in the fifth inning. “Getting Fran back in the lineup and having him healthy was huge for us,” said LA head coach Nick Bridich. O’Malley missed nearly six weeks of the baseball season after re-aggravating a back injury which he sustained in Week One of the football season.

“It was tough to run,” said O’Malley. The left-handed hitting senior outfielder managed to make up for some lost time. He had a strong finish and ended up as the team’s third leading hitter with a .351 batting average in 68 plate appearances. O’Malley will turn his full attention to football now. In the fall, he caught 40 passes for 489 yards for the Class 8A state runnerup. Along with high school teammates Joe Dixon and Tommy Nickele, he will play football this fall at the University of St. Thomas. The Minnesota school is loaded with LA talent. The roster includes Rambler grads Charlie Dowdle, Eric Bielinski, Darby Goodwin and Brendan Murphy. Tommy Bordignon, who will play baseball at Northwestern University, led the

Ramblers in hitting this spring. The allconference selectee hit .434 with 35 runs and 13 doubles. He had two hits, including a run-scoring double in the third inning, against the Trevians. The team’s other top hitter was first baseman Jacob Frank, who batted .382 with 15 doubles and 21 RBIs. He had a double in the fourth inning against NT. Junior Jack Yalowitz, who also made all-conference for LA, took the loss against New Trier. He struck out seven in five innings but gave up four runs on seven hits. “I was leaving some pitches up,” said Yalowitz, who ended the season with a 2.79 earned run average. “This was a tough loss, especially since we were catching fire at the end of the year.” ■


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Trevs fall at state; Chakravorti receives national nod ■ by bill mclean

sports@northshoreweekend.com Shortly after taking a seat at a table for a media session following a state volleyball quarterfinal, Dominick Terry looked up at a handful of journalists and uttered a word: “Wow,” the Lake Park High School senior outside hitter said at Hoffman Estates High School on June 6. But he wasn’t overly impressed with the question askers and scribblers. Terry reacted to his club’s 25-16, 26-24 defeat of New Trier. The match — NT’s first state appearance since 2011 — lasted a snappy 49 minutes. “That’s a good word, wow,” Lancers coach Tim Murphy chimed. “A good defense,” he added, “frustrates opponents. Our defense was fantastic today.” New Trier’s super season ended with a 32-8 record. The Trevians hadn’t lost a match since falling 25-27, 25-17, 15-11 to Lincoln-Way West at the Lincoln-Way East Tournament on May 3. “I was proud,” NT coach Sue Ellen Haak said at the state press conference. “We didn’t play our best, but we hung in. “We just missed on a couple of opportunities.” A kill by Trevians sophomore outside hitter Peter Hindsley (team-high six kills) cut LP’s lead to 12-11 in the first set. The Lancers (33-6), who ended up fourth at state in their third Elite Eight appearance, scored the next three points and capped the first set with a 7-0 run. “We knew them; they knew us,” Murphy said, referring to his squad’s 2-1 record against NT in the regular season. “We knew [New Trier senior middle blocker and MIT-bound Jack Serrino] is a beast. Our seniors had been here before [as state quarterfinalists two year ago], and that gave us a little advantage.” The teams were tied nine times in the second set. Trevians senior jump-serve specialist Eric Gantner knotted it at 24-24 with his fourth ace of the match following a Lake Park service error. “New Trier is a very good team,” Murphy said. “[It’s] a team somewhat similar to our team, in that you can’t key on one guy.” Serrino finished with four kills and a block. Senior rightside hitter Whitt Ryan pounded three kills. Trevians junior setter Dante Chakravorti lofted 15 assists, while junior libero Brian Hammes (5 digs) and Hindsley (4) paced NT’s defense. “We were good this year,” said Serrino, who was selected to compete in the Illinois High School Volleyball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Match at Brother Rice on June 9. “But next year’s team will be really good with a lot of depth.” Among New Trier’s significant highlights this spring were its runner-up showing at the highly competitive Wheaton Warrenville South Invitational in April and its sectional championship at home against Loyola Academy on June 3. New Trier last hosted a sectional in 2005. Haak’s crew enjoyed nine- and 11-match winning streaks. “Our team was close,” said Trevians senior Tanner Straker said. “Four or five of our guys have been best friends since birth.”

Hey, 19: New Trier’s Dante Chakravorti will be competing for a spot on the USA Volleyball’s Boys’ Youth National Training Team (BYNTT) U-19 team later this summer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. photography by george pfoertner

Notable: Hindsley struck 11 kills, and Chakravorti fed 25 assists in NT’s 29-27, 25-18 defeat of visiting Loyola in a sectional final on June 3. Serrino (6 kills, 5 blocks), Ryan (5 kills, 4 blocks), Hammes (8 digs) and sophomore outside hitter Henry Lindstrom (5 kills) also stood out for the victors. … Chakravorti, a Glencoe resident and club volleyball member of Glenview-based Vortex, was one of 19 boys under the age of 19 selected for USA Volleyball’s Boys’ Youth National Training Team (BYNTT). The team will be cut to 12 and

compete July 14-20 at the NORCECA Under-19 Continental Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in conjunction with the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. Twelve of the 19 live in California; Chakravorti is the lone player from Illinois. … New Trier’s appearance at state last weekend was its sixth in program history and third under Haak, who guided her ’07 team to state runner-up honors. New Trier captured the state championship in 1995 under

Debra Kirch. That squad went 33-4 and didn’t lose a set in three state matches. … Haak’s overall record in 13 seasons at New Trier is 351-142 (.712). … Hindsley, Serrino, Hammes and Chakravorti made the all-Central Suburban League South team. … Hammes amassed 18 of his teamhigh 285 digs in one match this spring. … Thirty-four of New Trier senior setter Matt Consolo’s 86 assists in 2014 came in one match. ■


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