The Forest Scout

Joe Thomas is a staff writer for The Forest Scout who has a burning passion for sports. He covers high school football, hockey and baseball along with the MLB and college basketball. He constantly dreams of being a writer for a professional sports organization when he is older. You can find the majority of his work in the In Between The Lines section.

Joe Thomas, Author

May 29, 2018
Scouts fall in thrilling, extra-inning Regional Final (Story)
May 24, 2018
Baseball Defeats GBN 3-2 in Regional Semi-final (Story)
May 23, 2018
Scouts topple Waukegan, face GBN in Regional Semifinal (Story)
May 21, 2018
Scouts split weekend slate of games, eye state playoffs (Story)
May 17, 2018
Scouts sweep season series against Waukegan (Story)
May 16, 2018
Scouts, Wix cruise past Waukegan (Story)
May 10, 2018
Durbin eclipses LFHS hits record (Story)
May 10, 2018
Scouts fall to Mundelein in series finale (Story)
May 10, 2018
Scouts badminton sends three to state meet in Charleston (Story)
May 09, 2018
Scouts take down Mustangs for consecutive night (Story)
May 08, 2018
Scouts stun Sanchez, Mundelein, keep winning streak alive (Story)
May 07, 2018
Scouts climb back to .500 after another weekend sweep (Story)
May 04, 2018
Scouts sweep Z-B, extend win streak to six (Story)
May 02, 2018
Nowik, Scouts roll to fifth straight win (Story)
May 01, 2018
Scouts demolish Zee-Bees (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
Lochiatto, Scouts take down Prospect en route to third straight win (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
Scouts stay hot in series-clinching win over Lake Zurich (Story)
Apr 25, 2018
Nowik, Scouts turn in excellent performance at Lake Zurich (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Scouts hang close with Bears but are unable to secure victory (Story)
Apr 23, 2018
Scouts pick up win on Friday, endure first inning struggles in Saturday’s doubleheader (Story)
Apr 20, 2018
Scouts’ struggles continue against Warren (Story)
Apr 18, 2018
Scouts struggle at the plate against Gowens, Libertyville (Story)
Apr 13, 2018
Patriots cruise past Scouts as offensive woes continue (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
Turelli’s no-hitter propels Scouts to first NSC win (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
Scouts’ late rally falls short on the road against Warren (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
Scouts fall to Stevenson in NSC opener at West Campus (Story)
Apr 05, 2018
Scouts experience both ups and downs in annual trip to Myrtle Beach (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
The Forest Scout’s Sweet Sixteen Preview (Story)
Mar 15, 2018
The Forest Scout March Madness Bracket Preview (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Del Fava finalizes 2018 Scouts Baseball Roster (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
College Basketball Weekly Watch List: Conference Tournament Preview (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
Boys Baseball Season Preview (Story)
Feb 27, 2018
College Basketball Weekly Watch List: 2/26-3/4 (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
College Basketball Weekly Watch List: 2/20-2/26 (Story)
Feb 15, 2018
Never doubt a Durbin: senior Caleb Durbin looks to become second in family to become IHSA State Champion (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
College Basketball Weekly Watch List: 2/13-2/19 (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
College Basketball Weekly Watch List: 2/5-2/12 (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
College Basketball Weekly Watch-list: 1/29-2/2 (Story)
Jan 23, 2018
College Basketball Weekly Watch List: 1/22-1/28 (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Baseball team releases schedule for 2018 season (Story)
Jan 16, 2018
College Basketball Weekly Watch List 1/15-1/22 (Story)
Jan 08, 2018
Scouts hockey suffers loss to Crystal Lake South in high-scoring affair (Story)
Jan 08, 2018
College Basketball Weekly Watch List: January 8-January 14 (Story)
Jan 03, 2018
College Basketball Weekly Watch List: January 3-January 7 (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
Former Scouts star Boudreaux chooses Xavier for final two years (Story)
Dec 11, 2017
College Basketball Weekly Watch List: December 11-December 18 (Story)
Dec 04, 2017
College Basketball Weekly Watch List: December 4-December 10 (Story)
Dec 04, 2017
Scouts hockey falls to Loyola in low-scoring affair (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
College Basketball Weekly Watch List: November 27-December 3 (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Scouts set to take on New Trier at Pucks and Poms (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
NCAA Basketball tournaments to watch over Thanksgiving (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Scouts hockey stampedes Evanston (Story)
Nov 20, 2017
Deering earns IHSFCA All-State Honorable Mention honors (Story)
Nov 20, 2017
Scouts hockey ends winless streak, beats Lane Tech (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
Scouts Hockey ties D155 in thriller (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Q & A: Interview with Turelli Award Winner Matthew Barigazzi (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Rough 2nd period results in Scouts loss to Loyola (Story)
Nov 10, 2017
The Forest Scout 2017-18 College Basketball Preview (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Scouts suffer loss at the hands of rival Highland Park Giants (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
Scouts allow two late goals, tie Nazareth (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
Scouts’ season ends at the hands of talented Hoffman-Estates squad (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
Game Preview: Hoffman Estates (8-2) vs. Lake Forest (6-4) (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Scouts stun Bulldogs in opening round action in 6A (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Game Preview: Lake Forest (5-4) vs. Riverside-Brookfield (8-1) (Story)
Oct 24, 2017
The Forest Scout 2017 World Series Preview (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Scouts cruise past Waukegan, earn playoff bid (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Game Preview: Lake Forest Scouts (4-4, 2-4) vs. Waukegan Bulldogs (0-8, 0-6) (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Scouts Offense Comes Alive in Victory over Mundelein (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
Magic is in the Air: Cubs Return to NLCS After Epic Game 5 Win (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
Game Preview: Mundelein (2-5, 1-4) vs. Lake Forest (3-4, 1-4) (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
Scouts Earn Must-Win Victory on the Road at Zion-Benton (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
Game Preview: Lake Forest (2-4, 0-4) vs. Zion-Benton (3-3, 2-2) (Story)
Oct 03, 2017
MLB Postseason Preview (Story)
Sep 29, 2017
Scouts Blanked by Red-Hot Lake Zurich (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Game Preview: Lake Zurich Bears (5-0, 3-0) vs. Lake Forest Scouts (2-3, 0-3) (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Scouts’ Struggles Persist on the Road at Libertyville (Story)
Sep 22, 2017
Game Preview: Lake Forest (2-2) vs. Libertyville (2-2) (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
MLB Postseason Play is Upon Us (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
Warren Spoils Homecoming Game at Varsity Field (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
Game Preview: Warren (2-1) vs. Lake Forest (2-1) (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
Patriots Blank Scouts in NSC Opener (Story)
Sep 08, 2017
Game Preview: Stevenson (1-1) vs. Lake Forest (2-0) (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
Scouts Outlast Lions in Early Season Classic (Story)
Sep 01, 2017
Game Preview: Lake Forest Scouts (1-0) vs. St. Viator Lions (1-0) (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
Mislinski’s Dual Threat Effort Powers Scouts over Glenbard East (Story)
Aug 25, 2017
Game Preview: Glenbard East Rams (0-0) vs. Lake Forest Scouts (0-0) (Story)
May 25, 2017
Daily Dose: 5/25/17 (Story)
May 25, 2017
Scouts Baseball Falls in Regional Semifinal to Warren (Story)
May 23, 2017
Scouts Cruise in Regional Quarterfinal vs. Waukegan (Story)
May 19, 2017
Scouts Handle Deerfield for Fourth Straight Victory (Story)
May 18, 2017
Lake Forest’s Offense Continues Their Dominance in Victory over Waukegan (Story)
May 17, 2017
Scouts Score Season-High in Runs in Consecutive Victory Over Waukegan (Story)
May 16, 2017
Athenson Leads the Way for Scouts in Rout of Waukegan (Story)
May 12, 2017
Durbin Powers Scouts to Victory in Series Finale (Story)
May 10, 2017
Scouts Valiant Effort Falls Short at Mundelein (Story)
May 09, 2017
Scouts Shutout by Mundelein on the Road (Story)
May 06, 2017
Durbin and Salm’s Clutch At-Bats Lead Scouts to Victory (Story)
May 05, 2017
Defense Helps Scouts Take Series Over Zion-Benton (Story)
May 04, 2017
Offense and Pitching Lead Lake Forest to Blowout Victory over Zion-Benton (Story)
May 03, 2017
Scouts Defeated by Zion-Benton in Low-Scoring Affair (Story)
Apr 28, 2017
Scouts Valiant Comeback Falls Short at Notre Dame (Story)
Apr 27, 2017
Epic Comeback Grants Scouts Series Victory (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
Turelli Brothers Shine in Scouts’ Dismantling of Lake Zurich (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
Scouts Struggles Continue in Series Opener Against Lake Zurich (Story)
Apr 20, 2017
Late Run Helps Libertyville Sweep Scouts (Story)
Apr 19, 2017
Late Rally Proves to be Too Little for Scouts (Story)
Apr 18, 2017
Scouts Drop Home Opener to Libertyville (Story)
Apr 17, 2017
Sweet Revenge: Scouts Salvage Split in Shortened Series with Warren (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
Scouts Drop Series Opener to Warren (Story)
Apr 11, 2017
Cubs Weekly Wrap-Up (Story)
Apr 07, 2017
The Forest Scout’s Chicago Cubs 2017 Season Preview (Story)
Apr 05, 2017
McCauley, Scouts Silence Stevenson in NSC Opener (Story)
Apr 03, 2017
Will it Happen…Again? Championship Contenders Preview for 2017 (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
2017 Lake Forest High School Baseball Preview (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
For All of the Marbles: Lake Forest Hockey Team Set to Play for Championship (Story)
Feb 22, 2017
LFHS Graduate Rob Pelinka (’88) Takes Over as Lakers GM (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
Top 10: Sports Venues in the American Midwest (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
Scouts Guard Delaney Williams Wins Daily North Shore Athlete of the Month (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
The Return of The Joshua Tree: U2 Set to Return to Tour Featuring Their Iconic Album (Story)
Jan 18, 2017
Beyond the Plaque: Keep Steroid Era Stars Out of MLB’s Hall of Fame (Story)
Jan 12, 2017
Chargers Head to Los Angeles, Leave San Diego Behind (Story)
Dec 09, 2016
The Future Gets Brighter on the South Side: White Sox Trade Adam Eaton to Nationals for Top Pitching Prospects (Story)
Dec 09, 2016
This Week in Sports History: MLB Commissioner Allows Any MLB Club to Sign African-American Athletes (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
Cubs Move Jorge Soler for Elite Closer Wade Davis (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
Sale Shipped to Boston for Moncada and Prospects (Story)
Dec 06, 2016
‘Tis the Season to Open Your Wallet: MLB Winter Meetings (Story)
Dec 02, 2016
Replaced: Jon Jay Signing Signals Dexter Fowler’s Departure from Chicago (Story)
Nov 29, 2016
This Week in Sports History: America’s First Auto Race (Story)
Nov 22, 2016
Time to Feast: College Basketball’s Opening Slate of Tournaments (Story)
Nov 21, 2016
One Step Closer to Cooperstown: Trout and Bryant Earn MVP Honors (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Reborn: The Historical Events of 1908 (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Well, It Happened: Cubs Win Game 7 in Epic Fashion (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
108 Years Comes Down to This: Cubs Win Game 6 and Force Game 7 (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
Don’t Stop Believin’: Cubs Inch Closer to Commissioner’s Trophy after Game 5 Win (Story)
Oct 30, 2016
One and Done: Cubs only one loss away from losing World Series (Story)
Oct 29, 2016
Down but not Out: Cubs blanked by Tribe in Game 3 (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
Bigger than Baseball: Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo has an inspiring story beyond the World Series (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
Arrieta, Schwarber Step Up for Cubs’ First World Series Win Since ’45 (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
Game One, No Fun: Cubs Blanked by Indians 6-0 in World Series Debut (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
Here We Go: 2016 World Series Preview (Story)
Oct 24, 2016
Party Like It’s 1945–Cubs earn 1st World Series berth since 1945 (Story)
Oct 21, 2016
You Can Almost Smell It: Cubs Win Pivotal Game 5, Just One Game Away From World Series (Story)
Oct 20, 2016
The Bats are Back: Cubs explode for double digit scoring output in 10-2 win (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
More of the Same: Cubs’ bats stay cold in 6-0 loss in LA (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
It Will Always Be His City: The Legacy of David “Big Papi” Ortiz (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
When the Lights Go Out: Kershaw Shuts out Cubs 1-0 in Game 2 (Story)
Oct 16, 2016
Did You Have Any Doubt? It May be Destiny: Cubs Win Game 1 Thriller in Epic Fashion (Story)
Oct 14, 2016
Final Four: ALCS/NLCS Preview (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
It’s Not Magic, It’s Cubs’ Baseball: 9th Inning Rally Earns Cubs the Series (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
A Loss for the Cubs, a Win for October: Cubs Lose Game 3 in 13 Innings (Story)
Oct 09, 2016
Even the Pitchers Can Hit: Cubs Advance Series Lead in Saturday Night’s Win (Story)
Oct 08, 2016
One Done: Cubs Edge Giants in Game 1 Thriller (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
2016 MLB Postseason Preview (Story)
Sep 26, 2016
Marlins Ace Jose Fernandez Dies at 24 (Story)
Sep 16, 2016
No More Next Year: Cubs Clinch NL Central Title and Playoff Berth (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Colin Kaepernick’s Protest: Not the Right Place to Exercise Freedom (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Guaranteed Fate: Sox Stadium Name Changes Sparks Feedback from Fans (Story)
Sep 01, 2016
The United Center Welcomes Back The Boss (Story)
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