Saturday, April 27, 2013
Palatine High School hosted 16 boys and girls track teams at the event Saturday.
Palatine High School hosted 16 boys and girls track teams at the Saturday event. We have video of St. Francis' Michael Wilson clearing 13 feet 3 inches in the pole vault.
Friday, January 18, 2013
St. Francis High School starts campaign to upgrade its athletic field and facilities.
St. Francis High School has kicked off a campaign to upgrade its athletic complex with a new synthetic turf field, a six-lane, weather-resistent track, bleachers, a press box and a practice and concessions facility, with hopes to break ground in May. St. Francis graduates Ron and Theresa Kuhn donated an "early Christmas present" of $1 million to put toward the $5 million project, and four other donors donated another $1 million, according to a message from school president Tom Bednar and board chair Phil Kerr on the school's website. The St. Francis school board has approved the campaign, "Bring it All Back Home," to allow Spartan athletes who routinely leave campus for sports to have a home field, and implement a two-phased capital …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The St. Francis girls volleyball team wins the ninth state title for the Spartans, the first since 2006.
The St. Francis High School girls volleyball team won the school's ninth state title Saturday with a 25-21, 25-20 over Richmond-Burton. Molly Haggerty had 12 kills, Maddie Haggerty had seven and Mary Boken had three, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Spartans, led by coach Peg Kopec, last won a state title in 2006 when Megan Boken, the victim of a fatal shooting Aug. 18 in St. Louis, led the team to a victory. Mary Boken, who told the Tribune she was just a little girl when Megan Boken's team won in 2006, said her teammates have been like sisters to her this year, "It means so much to me," she said. Kopec told the Tribune: "We've though a lot about Megan this year... It wasn't much that we spoke out a lot about this year until right …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Case Western Reserve University senior Ryan Ferguson, a St. Francis High School alum, is named the University Athletic Association Football Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
Following a career-high 19-tackle effort this past Saturday, Case Western Reserve University senior linebacker and St. Francis High School alum Ryan Ferguson has been selected as the University Athletic Association Football Co-Defensive Player of the Week. He earns the UAA weekly honor for the second time in his career. Ferguson racked up 19 tackles, including a career-best 15 solo stops, and made a key interception as the Spartans won 24-17 in overtime at Oberlin College. For the season, the fourth-year Spartan leads the UAA and ranks in the top 20 in Division III with 81 tackles. He also has a forced fumble and four pass break-ups. Last fall, Ferguson won the league tackles' title with 95 stops and was named first-team All-UAA. His first…
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Wheaton native killed in St. Louis was talking to her mom on her cell phone when she was shot, according to Fox Chicago News.
St. Louis Police detectives believe Megan Boken struggled with her killer and was shot to death in a random attempted robbery — and the chief of police says "no concrete leads" have emerged. "We're really here to make a public appeal and ask for more information," Police Chief Dan Isom told reporters Monday afternoon. Fox Chicago reported Monday night that 23-year-old Boken was talking on a cell phone to her mother when she was shot in her car. She was in St. Louis to play in an alumni volleyball game at her alma mater, St. Louis University. Business owners in the neighborhood have put up $10,000 as a reward for information leading to the capture of Boken's killer. Reports the St. Louis Post Dispatch: A friend and former SLU teammate, …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Authorities say Wheaton's Megan Boken was gunned down outside an apartment building in St. Louis.
A 23-year-old Wheaton native was shot to death while outside a St. Louis apartment building, authorities said. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Megan Boken was found about 2:20 p.m. Saturday with gunshots to her neck and chest. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Witnesses told police they’d seen Boken arguing with a man who was either exiting her vehicle or had opened the door to it. St. Louis police do not have anyone in custody, according to ABC 7 News. Police describe the suspected gunman as an African-American male, in his mid-20's, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, with a thin build and short hair, according to CBS News. According to the Post-Dispatch: The shooter was seen firing two shots into the vehicle…
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Chicago Sky Foundation will honor Peg Kopec for her commitment to the St. Francis girls' volleyball team at the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX Aug. 17.
The Chicago Sky will honor Coach, Peg Kopec from St. Francis High School in Wheaton for her outstanding commitment as a leader of young women at its celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX during its Aug. 17 game. The Chicago Sky Foundation chose nine local women to be a part of the Honorary Title IX team, who will be celebrated at a pre-game reception and during half-time at the Aug. 17 game against the Atlanta Dreams at the Allstate Arena. We would be pleased to arrange an interview for you with Chicago Sky leadership who were instrumental in choosing the honorary team and of course with your own local hero, Ms. Kopec. Kopec completed her 33rd year as varsity volleyball coach this year, according to a press release. Her teams …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
St. Francis High School Girls win state championship game against Chatham Glenwood. The title is the first ever for the St. Francis girls soccer team.
The St. Francis girls soccer team won the Class 2A State Championship game 2-1 against Chatham Glenwood Saturday, Jun. 2 at North Central College. To read about the game, visit the Daily Herald website. The Spartans (24-3) were led by seniors Sydney Fox, Kaitlin Ramsey and Amanda Gaggioli. The team also included juniors Jenna DiTusa, Katherine Roback, Lauren Shields, Sarah Rahman, Alyssa Mastroianni, Meghan Wagner, Emma Fickle, Kaitlin Bucaro, Taylor Bucaro and Anna Vonderhaar; sophomores Christine Peplow, Andrea Ravlin and Brianna Miulli; and freshmen, Courtenay Hart and Taylor Van Thournout. Congratulations to the team for making Spartan history and for a great season!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
St. Francis High School officials consider building parking, an access road and a football field in the neighboring Belleau Woods Forest Preserve in Wheaton. DuPage County Forest Preserve officials aren't interested, the Daily Herald reports.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The show runs Thursday, March 15 through Sunday.
St. Francis High School in Wheaton presents "Legally Blonde" the musical March 15, 16, 17 and 18. There will be two matinee performances at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18. Director/Music Director - Ms. Carolyn Brady Producer: Lauren Ladley Choreographer - Mr. Kevin Bellie Cast List Elle - Julia Murphy /Allison Slattery Margot – Dylan Zito /Maggie Gallagher Serena –Niki Prociuk /Liz Smiley Pilar – Hannah Star /Catherine Fitzgerald Kate –Caroline French Laelani – Jenna Fagan Gaelan – Genna Greundeman Store Manager/Chutney /Delta Nu – Mary Kate Carragher H & H Salesgirl/Kiki the Colorist/Delta Nu - Vaughn Richardson Dana/Delta Nu - Jacqueline Rodgers Bookish Client/Delta Nu - Julianna Furlano Delta Nu – Riley Lippencott …