Monday, February 11, 2013
A forum on preventing football head injuries hosted by State Rep. Carole Sente will be held at Vernon Hills High School on Monday, Feb. 25.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) recently approved new rules for the 2013 football season in an effort to minimize player injuries related to helmets coming off during the game. As a follow-up to last year’s rules change requiring players to sit out one play if their helmet comes off while the ball is live, the NFHS Football Rules Committee approved three additional rules that are extensions of that change. An illegal personal contact foul was added to Rule 9-4-3 to state that “no player or nonplayer shall initiate contact with an opposing player whose helmet has come completely off.” “Player safety has been and will continue to be the top priority for members of the NFHS Football Rules Committee,” said Brad…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Congrats go to Heineman Middle School's boys and girls Cross Country teams.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Heineman Middle School Cross Country boys and girls teams both qualified for the Illinois Elementary School Association’s State Championship meets in Normal, Il., on Oct. 13. The boys’ team finished 12th in the state; the girls’ team finished 14th. Eighth grader Matt Kapolnek was awarded a 25th place medal.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Jim Ryan fell 24 feet onto a concrete driveway March 2 shattering his arms and his face. Friends have set up a fund to help his family with the medical costs.
Huntley youth sports coach Jim Ryan organized a successful fundraiser for a traveling baseball team in early March, raising money to help out the nonprofit. It's just something he does, help anyone who needs it. A few days later, his life changed dramatically and left him in need of help. Ryan, of Huntley, was on a roof March 2 when the ladder underneath him slid and caused him to fall 24 feet onto the concrete driveway. He broke the fall with his arms, saving himself from death or paralysis. The fall crushed his hand, wrist and elbow on each arm and broke nearly every bone in his face, his father, Jim Ryan Sr., said. Now, Ryan and his family need help to help pay for his medical bills during his long recovery. Friends and colleagues …
Monday, October 11, 2010
The stakes are high for Huntley in its quest as team prepares to battle Jacobs.
The Huntley football team's senior class will run onto the field before Friday night's game against Jacobs High School and the stakes for their match-up with their Fox Valley Conference Valley Division rival will be absolutely clear. Win and the Red Raiders keep their playoff hopes alive. Last week, Huntley defeated Dundee-Crown. Many teams across Illinois are in a similar position as Huntley. But for the Red Raiders, these final two games of the 2010 campaign carry a little more weight given the program's history. Huntley, traditionally, has not had strong football teams. But that has changed over the last two years with the team making the playoffs in both seasons. Now, in their season's final game, the 2010 Huntley team has the chance …