Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Downers Grove North ranked 36th out of 667 Illinois high schools, while South High placed 52nd, according to the annual list published by U.S. News and World Report.
Both schools in Downers Grove's Community High School District 99 are among the best in state, according to annual rankings published Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report. Downers Grove North ranked 36th out of 667 public high schools in Illinois, up one spot from 2012. Downers Grove South ranked 52nd, up five spots from last year. The 2013 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings are based on data collected from more than 21,000 public U.S. high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare them for college-level work, a press release from U.S. News said. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Downers Grove North Athenas and Downers Grove South Fillies will travel to Bloomington, IL, on Friday and Saturday after placing among the top 12 teams at the 3A sectional in Palatine.
Thursday, January 24
Both Downers Grove high schools have something to dance about. The Downers Grove North Athenas and Downers Grove South Fillies will both compete in the IHSA competitive dance state final Friday and Saturday after placing among the top 12 teams at the 3A sectional in Palatine on Jan. 19. The Fillies finished second in its group behind St. Charles North, with a score of 83.50. The Athenas finished sixth with a score of 75.50. Both teams are set to perform Saturday evening at the state finals competition. This year marks the first year competitive dance is recognized as an IHSA sport. Over the past eight years, the Downers Grove South Fillies have won six state championships through TeamDance Illinois. At a December competition, the school's …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Hornets' sophomore 112-pounder wins the sectional crown and heads to Champaign at 40-1 on the season.
DOWNERS GROVE–Hinsdale South sophomore wrestler Sebastian Pique had quite the eventful day at Saturday’s Class 3A Downers Grove North Sectional. First, the 112-pounder knocked off Glenbard North standout Johnny Gosinski in the semifinals. Then, he was able to avenge, for the second time this season, his only loss of the year in the finals. After losing to Glenbard East junior Angelo San Juan (36-7) in the first tournament of the year, he turned around and beat him for the title at Palatine. Then Saturday, he continued his redemption tour with a 13-8 decision in the finals. “I don’t really like to hold grudges, but I’m really happy,” said Pique, who advances to next weekend’s state tournament at Assembly Hall in Champaign. “I wrestled a …