Saturday, February 9, 2013
Lincoln-Way West High School celebrated five athletic standouts on National Athletic Letter of Intent Day.
At a long table Feb. 6 at the front of the room reserved for special occasions, the Warrior's Lodge, five standouts from Lincoln-Way West High School sat, awaiting the traditional accolades from their coaches who'd share bits about what makes them tick. Parents and friends—the special people in their lives—would hear from a coach words that warmed their hearts. Their children were acknowledged for his or her athletic prowess, team spirit and the inner-drive that moved them heart and soul to top performance on the field and in the classroom. The students are: Emily Gallagher, swimming; Matt Galounis, football; Derek Gurnea, football; Colin McGovern, football and Alexis Skiniotes, diving. Read more details about the colleges these students …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Last week, the Lincoln-Way high schools in New Lenox held signing day celebrations for students who signed to play sports in college.
Lincoln-Way West celebrated its largest group of students to sign with college sports teams, and Lincoln-Way Central also honored its college commitments during National Signing Day ceremonies last week. Nine Knights and 19 Warriors made commitments in sixteen different sports. "This is a tremendous achievement to have the opportunity to continue to participate in athletics at the collegiate level," Central athletic director Hud Venerable said in a news release. "We thank your parents for the many sacrifices they made helping you children achieve excellence academically and athletically." "They all have been an integral part of not only their teams, but also of Lincoln-Way West and continued success of a new school and a new athletic …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Lincoln-Way Central players Matt Filkins and Jake Kozlowski signed to play baseball at Joliet Junior College on Thursday. They said they'll always remember the time they shared with late teammate Tommy Schuman.
In the midst of a tumultuous season, two Lincoln-Way Central baseball stars took the next step and signed to keep playing at Joliet Junior College. Matt Filkins, of Manhattan, and Jake Kozlowski, of New Lenox, were joined by their families and current and future coaches Thursday to sign with JJC. "It's a really good fit for both the guys," coach Sean Bieterman said. "These are two guys who, from start to finish, have gotten better every day. Their best baseball continues to be ahead of them." They'll join another teammate, Jack Krull, at JJC next year. Krull signed earlier this season. Filkins and Kozlowski said they're looking forward to getting a fresh start in college, but they still want to finish the job this season. That means …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Junior offensive lineman Colin McGovern, of Lincoln-Way West, gave his verbal commitment to the Fighting Irish over the weekend.
As Lincoln-Way West's football program continues to grow, the colleges seeking its players are, too. According to the South Bend Tribune, junior offensive lineman Colin McGovern gave his verbal commitment to the Fighting Irish over the weekend. McGovern, a 6-foot-6, 295-pound tackle, has drawn lots of interest from major football programs. He received 14 offers thus far, including nine from Big Ten schools and other big programs that included national champion Alabama and recent Big 12 transplant West Virginia, according to 247sports.com. Do you have news about other local recruits? Email editor Michael Sewall at email@example.com.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Lincoln-Way athletes in New Lenox celebrated National Signing Day on Wednesday by putting pen to paper to play their sports in college.
Illinois football fans will get to cheer on a local leader next year, after BJ Bello of Lincoln-Way West signed with the Illini on Wednesday. Bello and five other New Lenox student-athletes celebrated National Signing Day this week with ceremonies at their schools. Bello originally committed to Western Michigan University before geting an offer from the University of Illinois. "It's a lot of hard work and something I've always dreamed about since I was a kid," Bello said. "It was a hard decision, but being on the home state team it's a dream come true." About two weeks ago he heard from Illinois, followed by other Division-I schools, including Boston College, Minnesota and Tennessee. Illinois recently went through a coaching change, hiring…