Monday, November 19, 2012
Sims, a junior, broke a pool record in the 100-yard freestyle, leading the Trojans to a sixth-place finish at the IHSA swimming and diving finals.
Downers Grove North junior Gabby Sims won her second individual state title in dramatic fashion Saturday, breaking the pool record in the 100-yard freestyle at the IHSA girls swimming and diving finals in Evanston. Sims posted a pool-record 49.57 in the freestyle final—the second-fastest time ever swum at a state meet. She also became one of only four swimmers in Illinois history to break the 50-second mark at a state meet, according to mom Janice Sims. Gabby Sims finished second in the 100-yard backstroke (54:02), the event she won last year. Finishing first was Glenbrook South senior Olivia Smoliga (51.43), who also won the 50-yard freestyle (21.99). Going into Saturday's final, Sims was ranked first in the 100-yard freestyle and second …
Friday, November 9, 2012
LISTEN LIVE: The Trojans will hit the field at 1 p.m. Saturday as they look to extend their playoff run. Use Patch to listen to the game live, courtesy of High School Cube.
The Downers Grove North football team will look to build on its back-to-back upsets Saturday as it hosts Benet Academy for the IHSA Class 7A quarterfinals. After losing their last three regular-season games to finish sixth in the West Suburban Silver Conference, the Trojans (7-4) have defied all odds in their 2012 playoff run. They knocked out top-seeded Batavia 38-26 in Round 1, and beat Thornton 29-13 last week in Round 2. Coming off 1-8, 2-7 and 2-7 seasons, Downers Grove North will again be the underdog as it hosts Benet (10-1) for quarterfinal play. The game will be held at 1 p.m. at North High, 4436 Main St. Through High School Cube, we are able to bring you a live audio feed of the game. Streaming video can be found at IHSA.org. …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Mustangs (1-3, 1-1) and Trojans (3-1, 1-1) will hit the football field at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Use Patch to watch the game live, courtesy of High School Cube.
Downers Grove South and Downers Grove North high schools will play for town bragging rights Friday night as they hit the field for their annual gridiron showdown. The Trojans (3-1, 1-1) will host the Mustangs (1-3, 1-1) at 7:30 p.m. at Carstens Field, 4436 Main St. Through High School Cube, we are able to bring you a live stream of the game. Leave your predictions on the game below. Follow all the high school scores on our updated Score Tracker. If you are a super fan of any sports team you should be blogging on Patch. CLICK HERE to give your team an even bigger presence on Patch. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news: From Darien or Woodridge? We've got you covered:
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Friday, August 31, 2012
The Trojans (1-0) will take on the Mustangs (1-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Berwyn.
Downers Grove North will head to Morton on Friday night for Game 2 of the 2012 football season. Last week, the Trojans (1-0) beat Lockport 27-7, giving the Porter their first season-opener loss since 2002. Morton (1-0) also picked up their first victory of the season last week, defeating the Chicago Perspectives team 34-6. Downers Grove will look to repeat its success from last year, when it beat the Mustangs 49-0. Friday's game will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Morton's football stadium, located at 2400 Home Ave. in Berwyn. This year, Darien and Woodridge Patch aim to be the premiere place for YOU to talk about the teams you love. Post results. Share photos. Blog about a team. Don’t just read the news; be a part of it. We're seeking sports …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Trojans start out strong, but the Hornets finish strong to prevail, 57-49.
The Hinsdale South girls team’s 57-49 triumph over host Downers Grove North Saturday—a game that was part of the six-game Winter Classic held all day Saturday—can best be described as a tale of two halves. Behind a combined 15 points from Katie Hunzinger and Amelia Echemann, Downers North dominated most of the first half. The Trojans, in fact, led 24-10 midway through the second quarter when Hunzinger, who led all scorers with 18 points, hit a three-pointer. But the pendulum swung the other way during the second half. Toni Romiti and Uzo Okoro—limited to just one free throw between them in the first half—combined for 23 of the Hornets’ 39 second-half points as Hinsdale South went on to defeat the Trojans. The Hornets, who cut Downers North…