Tuesday, December 27, 2011
We feature the most popular stories of the year, according to page views.
2011 was filled with dramatic local news including deaths and school controversies, but national issues like stagnation in Congress and Occupy Wall Street also made waves in Wilmette and Kenilworth. This week we commemorate the year with a look back at the top viewed stories of 2011. No. 10: New Trier's Charlie Tilson Talks About Draft Day No. 9: North Shore Bike Thieves Nabbed Think we're missing something? Let us know what your favorite stories were, or perhaps what struck you as most remarkable. Our New Year's resolution is to make more friends. "Like" us on Facebook to help out!
Monday, August 15, 2011
The former Trevian centerfielder gave up a scholarship to the University of Illinois and will start in the Cardinals' minor league system.
Former New Trier centerfielder Charlie Tilson agreed to terms with the St. Louis Cardinals and forego his scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, according to ESPN Chicago. Tilson and the Cardinals came to an agreement on the final day that players selected in this year's draft could sign with their terms. The deal is reportedly worth $1.275 million. Earlier: Watch Patch's video of Charlie Tilson Talking About Draft Day The Cardinals selected Tilson in the second round of the MLB Draft, taking the New Trier prospect with the 79th pick overall. "I have two of the best options in the world in my opinion," Tilson told Patch just after being selected back in June. "The coaching staff at Illinois has been so good to me, …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Patch is keeping you in the know on one of the best high school teams in Illinois.
Patch knows how important the New Trier baseball team is to the Trevian community. We've compiled our coverage of the 2011 season, as well as special highlights, like Charlie Tilson's looming St. Louis Cardinals' decision. Check out what's live on the site and stay tuned for more updates:
Friday, June 10, 2011
Boys lacrosse won its seventh straight championship while swimming teams were dominant at the state championships.
Here are Patch's top 10 sports moments for New Trier during the past school year. 10. Basketball Teams Sweep Evanston at Northwestern: While both Trevian teams were bounced early in the playoffs, they each won the second of their two annual meetings with CSL South rival Evanston. The boys were led byConnor Boehm in a second-half comeback while the girls welcomed back Abby Schmitt with a decisive victory. 9. Softball Rallies to Win Super-Sectional: Down to its last six outs, New Trier scored two runs in the sixth inning to tie the game, 2-2, on a bases-loaded single by Eileen Hurley. Brigit Ieuter held Lake Zurich scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings and Molly Morrison delivered an RBI double to score Chelsea Delaney for the winning …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tilson calls it "a dream come true" to be selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft.
Former New Trier standout center fielder Charlie Tilson was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 79th overall pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday. Shortly after learning of his selection, Tilson sat down with Patch to talk about his excitement and the pending contract negotiations that will take place this summer. Tilson has also committed to play for the University of Illinois, and still has the option to do so if he is unable to secure the desired contract from the Cardinals. "Right now I just think that I have two of the best options in the world in my opinion," Tilson said. "The coaching staff at Illinois has been so good to me, but at the same time, the professional route is also a great option." For …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Charlie Tilson was named Illinois Baseball Player of the Year by Gatorade.
One of New Trier's star athletes received a state-wide honor for his achievements on and off the baseball field. Charlie Tilson, a senior outfielder on the baseball team, was named the Illinois Baseball Player of the Year and is in the running for Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year. Previous honorees include Derek Jeter, Chipper Jones and Derek Lee, among others. Tilson is the first New Trier baseball player to earn the recognition. In school, he has a 3.82 GPA and volunteers to several sports-related organizations. Tilson told Patch earlier this year that he signed a letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Illinois but was meeting with the Boston Red Sox too. He will take part in the draft for Major League …