Join Shane Lynch, J.R. Naughton, Duncan Ward, and Cade Coughlin as they report live from the LFHS varsity basketball game on Wednesday.
Join Shane Lynch, Ben Gibson, Duncan Ward, and J.R. Naughton as they welcome gymnast Jessica Pasquesi and Boys Basketball beat reporter Bobby Winebrenner onto the show to discuss the latest in LFHS athletics.
The varsity girls tennis team took to the West Campus tennis courts this weekend for the NSC Championships. Never was the bitter rivalry between Lake Forest and Stevenson more heightened than in the finals for each position as every single match featured Lake Forest and Stevenson.
Freshman Kiley Rabjohns was able to take the number one singles title in her first ever conference meet while the fourth doubles team of Emily Gorczynski and Teresa Fawcett were able to win conference at their position. The third singles player, Alex Slomba, was able to take home the individual title for the Scouts as well.
Cody Avis, the number two singles player, the first doubles team of Salma Alsikafi and Nika Belova, the second doubles team of Julianna Roman and Emily Asmussen, and the third doubles team of Kelly Kunz and Olivia Weldon, all finished second in the NSC behind Stevenson.
As a team, the Scouts were second only to Stevenson after seven hard-fought matches in the championship round.
The Scouts’ next match is IHSA Sectional at Highland Park High School this coming weekend. Traditionally, the Scouts have performed very well in IHSA postseason play, with five IHSA State Championship trophies and twelve trophies overall in the school’s history.
The Scouts are coached by Denise Murphy, who has led the Scouts to state titles in 2011, 2013, and 2014. The Scouts qualified for the IHSA State Finals a year ago, perennially held at Buffalo Grove High School, but failed to place.
The flag football season is already in full swing and has started practice for their big state tournament on November 4th at Halas Hall. The Scouts’ flag team has won the state championship two times, in 2013 and 2015, while placing second last year. This is familiar territory for captains Cade Coughlin, Andrew Gough, Frank Phillips, and Jason Amari. In reference to this year’s roster, Coughlin mentioned, “There is a lot of athleticism this year. Many guys came out and we are a team that has plenty of athletes.”
The team takes pride in what they do and senior leader Andrew Gough argues that the team is taking a serious approach to bringing home another trophy to LFHS. “There is intensity in practice, we do a good job simulating the actual tournament environment,” added Gough, a senior.
The flag football team, despite its lack of IHSA affiliation, is a school sport that needs to be recognized. Anyone who can make the tournament in November is encouraged to make the trip down the street at the Chicago Bears practice facility located in west Lake Forest.
Cade Coughlin: After a stellar season last year, Cade provides a spark as a big wide receiver.
Ryan Lee: A first year player, Lee has a lot of potential and will be the quarterback for the Scouts this year.
Adam Johnson and Owen Clarke: These wideouts are very athletic. Both stand at 6’4″ and are very strong. Both players could be potential deep threats for Lee in tournament action.
Andrew Gough, Jason Amari and Frank Phillips: These three captains have been in this position before and know what to expect the have a solid team presence.
Players to watch:
Peter Carney, Peter Janotta, Dewar Prom, and Ethan Talbot haven’t been on the team in the past, but are all athletic and bring potential for the tournament.