Sports : Bear Facts

Outside the playing zone: travelling as a team

May 28, 2014 • madison hart, bear facts staff  
Filed under Sports

The saying, “Play for the name on the front of your jersey, not the back,” can have a lot more meaning for certain teams. Though every sport competes locally in and out of the conference, some teams have the privilege to go above and beyond the handful of schools they play annually; they... Read more »

Stay active during the summer

May 27, 2014 • meagan bens, bear facts staff  
Filed under Sports

Although summer is known as the time to relax, sit by the pool, read a good book, sleep for hours, and enjoy leisure activities, it can also be the time to create or modify a workout routine. With the extra time available, some students may be interested in working out at home or working out at a local... Read more »

Boys’ lacrosse adapts to playing in Division A

Boys' lacrosse adapts to playing in Division A

May 27, 2014 • jemma kim, bear facts staff  
Filed under Sports

Winning the State title was a first for the boys’ lacrosse team last year. This season, the team has a chance of losing the title of reigning champions, or even losing the chance to qualify for State. The boys’ varsity lacrosse team gained a Division B State Title in 2013, last season, beating Naperville... Read more »

Up and Coming: Matt Pereira

Up and Coming: Matt Pereira

May 27, 2014 • adam griffith, bf graduating staff  
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

  Matthew Pereira, freshman, clocked a 4.17.7 1600 meter run at the Warren Invitational track meet on April 19, making him the fastest mile runner in the state and the secone fastest freshman in the country as of May 22. At the Bear Invite on April 25, Pereira ran a 9:18.19 in the 3200 meter run... Read more »

Girls’ track and field team hosts sectional meet

May 21, 2014 • brian mcnair, bear facts contributor  
Filed under News, Sports

The girls’ track and field team ran a successful sectional meet Friday after the IHSA added the school to a rotation to host the event. “We had a lot of coaches come up to us and tell us how smoothly [the meet] ran,” David Antczak, head coach of the girls’ track and field team, said. Not only... Read more »

Athletes of the month

April 15, 2014 • lexi miranda, sports editor  
Filed under Sports

Each head coach of a varsity spring sport was asked to nominate an athlete who they believe to be the “athlete of the month”. These athletes have shown hard work and determination throughout the past month. Each month, a new athlete will be nominated by the coach of the sports currently playing... Read more »

Athletes take the jump from high school sports to NCAA

Athletes take the jump from high school sports to NCAA

April 15, 2014 • meagan bens, sports writer  
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

  Although millions of kids in the nation compete in sports at the high school level, 98 out of 100 students will never play at the collegiate level, according to Georgia State University’s website. The transition from high school to college is already difficult, according to Healthy Children’s... Read more »

Pledge cards should only be signed once

April 15, 2014 • jenna roach, sports writer  
Filed under Sports

Life is short, and there is no time to waste. Because of this, student athletes should only have to attend one pledge card meeting a school year and only sign one pledge card, because having to attend multiple meetings is too time consuming. By signing a pledge card, a student is promising to follow... Read more »

Stay off the bench with stable knees

Stay off the bench with stable knees

March 11, 2014 • meagan bens, sports writer  
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Hearing a loud pop, feeling their knee give out, and having intense pain surround their knee, the athlete walks off the field with assistance. Within a few hours, the athlete is hopelessly sitting on a couch with a swollen knee, fearing the worst. About 75 percent of all torn ACLs happen without contact,... Read more »

Playing a bigger role: spring sports volunteer for Special Olympics

March 11, 2014 • lexi miranda, sports editor  
Filed under Sports

Sprinters, long distance runners, jumpers, and throwers will be participating in the same event this season: community service. David Antczak, social studies teacher and first year varsity girls’ track coach, is requiring the girls’ track team to participate in a community project of their choice.... Read more »

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