Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Lake Forest High School’s Nina Nissly swims in first athletes with disability competition and becomes Illinois’s first triple individual champion.
Three week ago Lake Forest High School senior Nina Nissly was a member of the Scout junior varsity swim team getting ready for the North Suburban Conference Meet as she had during all four years of her career. On Saturday she became the first triple high school swimming champion in Illinois history. It took a lawsuit and help from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as three gold medals came her way at the State Meet Friday and Saturday in Evanston. Earlier: Athletes With Disabilities Make History at ETHS This Weekend Nissly was one of seven swimmers to compete in the inaugural Athletes with Disabilities heats of the State Finals after the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) settled a lawsuit filed by Fenwick High School’s Mary Kay …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The gold medalist posed for photos and signed posters at his dad's landscaping business in Wilmette.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers made an appearance at his father’s business, Chalet Nursery, in Wilmette Wednesday afternoon to meet with fans, sign posters and pose for photos. Grevers, who grew up and began his swimming career in Lake Forest, took home two gold and one silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics. He did the same in Beijing in 2008. As the son of award-winning landscape designer Ed Grevers, Matt joined his dad to talk “best practices” in the garden and swimming pool after meeting with fans. Interested in reading more about Matt and his history with the Olympics? Check out Patch’s multiple stories on the award-winning athlete:
Monday, September 3, 2012
The two-time Olympic gold medalist will be visiting Wilmette on Sept. 5
Sunday, August 5, 2012
NBC's broadcast of the Olympics has, at times, been preempted by technology.
NBC's Olympics broadcast was the most watched Olympics ever through its first three days, the Washington Post reported. The network has garnered some criticism for its decision to hold the broadcast of popular events until primetime, the newspaper reported. The tape delay decision has at times caused conflict between the media reporting results when they happen and those who want to wait for the Olympics broadcast to find out who won. Patch, for example, sent out a breaking news email alert when Lake Forest's Matt Grevers won gold in the 100-meter backstroke and set an Olympic record. Patch received complaints from some readers that the alert ruined the upcoming Olympics broadcast. The Patch sites in the north Chicago suburbs decided to …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers now has six Olympic medals to his name; three gold and three silver.
Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers is golden again and he had company, Michael Phelps. Grevers, who won an Olympic gold medal Monday in 100-meter backstroke, doubled his collection Saturday at Aquatics Center of the London Olympics. Earlier: Grevers Claims Olympic Gold, Record Swimming backstroke, Grevers did the opening backstroke leg of the men’s’ 4 x 100 medley relay. The American team, which had never lost this event, did not disappoint, coming home in a time of 3:29.35. The Americans easily outdistanced Japan, who was second in 3:31.26 in the final swimming event of the London Olympic Games. The American team was the swimming version of the dream team with three gold medal winners and a bronze including Phelps, considered by many the greatest…
See when to watch Deerfield diver Christina Loukas and Lake Forest native Matt Grevers live.
Christina Loukas, a Deerfield High School alumna, has advanced to the Olympic diving semifinals after finishing with a score of 330.45 to finish seventh of the 30 divers in the preliminary of the three-meter Olympic springboard competition Friday at the Aquatics Center at the London Games. She’ll be competing in Saturday’s semifinals at 8:30 a.m. Chicago time, or 2:30 p.m. London time. Lake Forest native Matt Grevers will team with Michael Phelps Saturday in the 4 X 100 medley relay final at 2:27 p.m. Chicago time and 8:27 p.m. in London. If the U.S. team win the final event, Grevers would come home decked with two gold medals and a silver medal from the men’s 4 X 100 freestyle relay. Stay up to date on the latest news in Wilmette and …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Lake Forest native to team with Phelps to swim Saturday for second gold medal.
Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers didn’t even get wet today, but he will still have a chance at a gold medal. Grevers gave way to Nick Toman in today’s preliminary heat of the men’s 4 x 100 medley relay in London Olympics. Earlier: Grevers Claims Olympic Gold, Record Toman, who was second to Grevers in the 100 meter backstroke on Monday, joined Eric Shanteau, Tyler McGill and Cullen Jones in Friday’s preliminary race. The group swam the fastest time of the two preliminary heats with a 3:32.65 clocking. In tomorrow’s final, those four will be replaced by Grevers, Michael Phelps, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian for the 4 x 100 medley relay final at 2:27 p.m. Saturday Chicago time and 8:27 p.m. in London. The U.S. team is a strong favorite for the …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Lake Forest's Matt Grevers wins 100-meter backstroke in Olympic record time.
Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers is golden. Grevers, who grew up and began his swimming career in Lake Forest, came away with the city’s first individual Olympic gold medal when he won the 100-meter backstroke today at the London Olympics Aquatic Center. And Grevers did it in style as well, setting an Olympic record in the process with a time of 52.16, breaking the old mark of 52.54 seconds. Earlier: Grevers To Swim For Olympic Gold After realizing his dream, Grevers threw a fist pump into the air and then slid over to the next lane and embraced fellow American Nick Thoman, who finished second. Thoman won the silver medal in 52.92. Grevers got off to a good start, but trailed France’s Camille LaCourt at the 50 meter mark by .05 of a second. But …
Friday, July 27, 2012
See Lake Forest's Grevers' schedule and events and how to see him on TV.
Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers will be making his second appearance at the Olympics competing in men’s swimming. The Northwestern graduate will be looking to improve on his 2008 silver medal performance in the backstroke. Grevers will begin his competition in the 100m backstroke. His competition will begin with the preliminaries on Sunday at 11 a.m. London time or 5 a.m. here. Should Grevers advance to the semifinals, they will also be Sunday at 10:25 p.m. in London and 4:25 p.m. in Chicago. The top eight times in the semifinals will advance to the finals Monday at 7:56 p.m. in London time or 1:56 p.m. here. Grevers will be part of the 4x100 freestyle relay along with Cullen Jones, Nathan Adrian and Ricky Berens. The group will compete in the …
Patch has compiled a full schedule for Jillian Schwartz, Christina Loukas, Matt Grevers and Conor Dwyer.
Four local athletes begin their quest for Olympic gold when the 2012 London Olympic Games start at 1:30 p.m. today (London Time) with the opening ceremonies. American swimmers Matt Grevers of Lake Forest and Conor Dwyer of Winnetka start racing Saturday while Deerfield High School graduate and Riverwoods native Christina Loukas will wait until August 3. Lake Forest High School graduate and Israeli team member, Jillian Schwartz, starts competing in the pole vault August 4. Though only some of their performances will be on national television, every jump, dive and swim can be seen live by computer streaming through Comcast or other Internet providers. Patch has compiled a schedule for all four athletes. Just click on their name below to see …