Following their record-setting performance at the York sectional last week, the girls swim and dive team will compete in 11 events at the state meet at Evanston High School on Friday and Saturday.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Christopher Lindsey, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Dog Gone cartoon: Sorry Mitt. I decided it was safer to take the bus this time.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Check out who has advanced to the state competition Nov. 18-19.
The Downers Grove North swimming and diving team took second at its sectional meet Saturday. The Trojans had 236 points. Benet Academy took first with 249 points. Senior Meghan Downey took first in the diving competition with 468 points, topping Benet Junior Taylor Kramer, who posted a score of 396.10 points. Sophomore Maddy Sims took second in the 200-yard freestyle and third in the 100-yard butterfly. She is currently seeded fourth in state in the 200-yard freestyle and 12th in state in the 100-yard butterfly. Her twin sister, Gabby Sims, took first in the 100-yard butterly and first in the 100-yard backstroke. Gabby Sims is currently seeded first in state for both events. Gabby Sims was selected for a National Club Swimming …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
In Part One of a two-part series, Patch looks at the aquatic options available to residents.
For as many years as anyone can remember, the absence of an outdoor public pool has been a hot topic in Downers Grove. Without fail, the issue rears its ugly head when the temperatures break 70 degrees and the kids have long empty hours on their hands. However, while the convenience and, in some cases, the affordability of a pool may be as lacking as the facility itself, there places where area residents can go to cool off. The Pool Pass Exchange program is an agreement negotiated by the Downers Grove Park District which allows residents to swim at pools in neighboring communities at resident rates. These include Woodridge Park District’s Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Center, Lombard’s Paradise Bay Water Park, and the Butterfield Park …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Swimmer is Patch's 2010 High School Athlete of the Year
Downers Grove North senior Haley Sims recently went two weeks without getting in the water. It was her first real break from swimming in 18 months and a well-deserved rest after a whirlwind six-month period that saw her compete for the United States on two continents, finalize her college decision after an exhausting recruiting process, lead the Trojans to their best season ever and become the most decorated female athlete in school history. "It was really nice," Sims said of the break. "It's the first time I've been out of the pool in one-and-a-half years." During that period, which included year-round training that averaged over 15 hours of practice per week, Sims swam at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii and the Irish Long …