Posts Tagged “Lyons Township”

One strange season

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One strange season

        One strange season Prep football 2021: A year we will remember  By Steve Metsch High school football fans, coaches, players and reporters may disagree about which team is the best. But one thing they all agree on is that this season won’t be soon forgotten. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the…

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Safety paves way

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Safety paves way

Safety paves way Hatter’s blocked punt sets tone as Lyons rolls   By Steve Metsch The Lyons Township football team works on blocking punts every day of practice, defensive lineman Ryan Hatter, Jr., said. “Just run at the football (and) put your hands up,” Hatter said. “It’s that simple.” While it may be simple, it…

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Sweet silent start

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Sweet silent start

Sweet silent start In empty gym, Lyons boys beat Morton, 69-61 By Steve Metsch Echoing a sentiment heard often around Illinois these days after the long-delayed boys’ basketball season finally started, Lyons Township Coach Tom Sloan said, “the biggest thing was the kids had fun.” “They got out here, they got to play a real…

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Pohl leads Lyons golfers

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Pohl leads Lyons golfers

Pohl leads Lyons golfers Shoots two-under as Lions roll to regional win By Steve Metsch Standing in a sand trap beside the 18th green at Harborside International’s Starboard course, Lyons Township senior Griffin Pohl knew he “had to get up and down.” If he did, he’d win the Class 3A boys golf regional. Pohl neatly…

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Cool under pressure

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Cool under pressure Lyons boys rally late past Bulldogs By Steve Metsch Capping an intense rally, Lyons Township seniors Josh Heath and Michael Niedermeyer were cool when the heat was on. Each senior hit two free throws in the closing moments to seal a 56-49 victory over Riverside-Brookfield (19-10) in La Grange on Feb. 22….

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Poise pays off

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Poise pays off Lyons boys rally at hostile Hinsdale Central  By Steve Metsch When playing in a hostile environment – with pre-game jeers by Hinsdale Central students that would make their grandmothers blush – it’s important for a team to prepare mentally. That’s why Lyons Township senior Grant Niego, who’s played there before, reminded his…

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Leyden dominates Lyons, 31-3

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Leyden dominates Lyons, 31-3 Senior lineman Cushing injured as team falls to 1-4 By Steve Metsch Here’s hoping the dance went better than the football game. Leyden, with three touchdowns by junior running back Vincent Fredrickson, pounded Lyons Township 31-3 Saturday, spoiling the Lions’ homecoming. To make matters worse, lineman Emmett Cushing suffered what appeared…

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Lyons football seeks answers

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Lyons football seeks answers Team is 0-3, and loses starting QB By Steve Metsch Lyons Township’s football team finds itself in an unenviable situation. The Lions are winless in three games after being blanked 28-0 at home Sept. 7 by York. And, starting quarterback J.J. Dutton is out with a broken wrist on his throwing…

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Profirio resigns as Summit administrator

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Profirio resigns as Summit administrator

Profirio resigns as Summit administrator Will stay through year on to help find replacement By Steve Metsch After two years as Summit’s part-time village administrator, Mike Porfirio has decided to resign effective the end of this year. The village board voted 6-1 on Oct. 16 to accept his resignation. The lone exception was trustee Sam…

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Common Core and our failing high schools

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Common Core and our failing high schools. Too many high schools are graduating students who are “not ready” for college, achieving under 21 on ACT testing. By Ray Hanania When I was young, if my grade point average was under 60 percent, I flunked. The grading system we used then applies today: A=90+; B=80+; C=70+;…

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