Monday, May 20, 2013
Evanston Township High School junior Parker English took second in the 200-meter dash and third in the 400-meter dash at Saturday’s state track meet in Charleston.
Evanston’s Parker English took home four state medals from Saturday’s state track meet, including second place in the 200-meter dash and third place in the 400-meter dash. The junior from Evanston Township High School finished the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.48 seconds, behind Lincoln-Way East’s Aaliyah Brown. English took third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.48, behind Gurnee’s Brittny Ellis and Payton’s Cameron Pettigrew. English jumped 18 feet three inches in the long jump, good for sixth place, and also took sixth in the 4x100 meter relay along with fellow Wildkits Joppa Banks, Alexia Harvey and Grace Sarkor.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Evanston Township High School boys varsity baseball team defeated Niles North 6-3 Thursday. Evanston is now 22-12 and plays its final regular season game on Saturday at 9:30am at Evanston Stadium.
The following information was submitted by coach Ross Freeland. Eli Otting was 3 for 4 and Brandon Vamarasi hit a homerun with 3 RBI as the visiting Wildkits won their 3rd consecutive game in a 6-3 win over Niles North. The Kits overcame a 2-1 deficit with 2 runs in the 4th and 2 more in the 5th. Vamarasi's solo home run in the sixth added an insurance run. Mackenzie O'Neil started on the mound and went 2 2/3 innings. Russell Snapp provided a solid 2 1/3 innings of relief to earn the win and closer James Hageman pitched the final 2 innings to earn his sixth save of the season. Evanston is now 22-12 and play its final regular season game on Saturday at 9:30am at Evanston Stadium.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Evanston police say the homicide of Blake Ross, who was shot nine times on the south side of Chicago May 12, could have ties to local gun violence.
Evanston police say the shooting death of Blake Ross, 20, a former Evanston Township High School student who was killed on the south side of Chicago, may be tied to ongoing, gang-related violence in Evanston. Ross, who lived in the 2300 block of Greenwood Street in Evanston, died of multiple gunshot wounds on May 12, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. He was killed in the 2800 block of E. 76th Street in Chicago, near Rainbow Beach Park. Evanston Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott said Ross may have been an "intended target” in a May 7 shooting near the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. Police questioned four people after the shooting, including Ross, but he did not provide any information to police, …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Wildkits rallied back twice from 3 run deficits to finally take a 7-6 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Closer James Hageman induced a 1-6-3 double play to end the game.
The following story was submitted by coach Ross Freeland. It was a very special senior day for the Evanston Wildkit Varsity baseball team on a beautiful afternoon in front of a packed house at Evanston Stadium. The Kits rallied back twice from 3 run deficits to finally take a 7-6 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Closer James Hageman induced a 1-6-3 double play to end the game and the Kits second straight victory, this one over CSL South champion and state ranked Glenbrook South. The Kits fell behind 3-0 into the bottom of the 4th. In that inning, Eli Otting and Chris Rudnicki started a one out rally with base hits. Then, Mackenzie O'Neil hit a ball deep to left center field plating 2 runs. O'Neil took third on the play at the …
The Wildkits defeated Loyola 3-0 Tuesday, when pitcher Hunter Bailey threw a complete game no-hitter in his first-ever varsity start.
The following article was submitted by Coach Ross Freeland. In his first ever varsity start, Hunter Bailey threw a complete game no-hitter to lead the Kits to a 3-0 victory over Loyola. Bailey walked 2 and hit two batters but kept Rambler batters off-balance all day striking out 4 including 2 in the last inning. The game was tied 0-0 into the bottom of the sixth inning. With one out in the inning, Brandon Vamarasi and Joe Franke drew walks. Julian GonzaleZ then singled to left loading the bases. Eli Otting's ground ball to short scored pinch runner Martin Fenn unlock the scoreless game. Eli Miller's RBI single made the game 2-0 and then a 1st and 3rd double steal gave the Kits a 3-0 lead. Bailey struck out 2 batters in the seventh …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Eli Otting keyed a 5-run fifth inning for the Wildkits with a home run to right center field during a game Saturday afternoon.
The following information was submitted by Coach Ross Freeland. The Evanston varsity baseball team got a much needed 11-4 victory over Highland Park Saturday afternoon to win its second straight game. Eli Otting keyed a 5 run fifth inning for the Kits with a home run to right center field. The Highland Park centerfielder actually had the catch but lost control of it as he ran into the centerfield fence. The ball popped out of his glove and went over the fence. Otting's homerun came immediately after Michael Pope ripped a double scoring Jack Blanchard. Pope was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI in the game and Blanchard was 2 for 3. Brandon Vamarasi also had 2 hits for Evanston. James Hageman came up big in a clutch start on the mound going 4 …
Friday, May 10, 2013
School and city officials recently discussed creating a safe school zone around Evanston Township High School.
Evanston police could have more authority around Evanston Township High School if school and city officials move forward with a proposed safety ordinance that would allow police to step in before a situation escalates to violence, the Daily Northwestern reported. Under Illinois law, municipalities can create “safe school zones” near school areas, in which police can arrest individuals deemed a threat who refused to leave the zone after police request. The city and Evanston Township High School would work to determine the zone boundaries and District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon says the proposed ordinance would target what he says are the two biggest threats to student safety: gang members and drug dealers, the Daily Northwestern…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Evanston Township High School was ranked among the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation. Click on the red dots for more information.
On mobile? You can see the interactive map here. Evanston Township High School was ranked 1267 among Newsweek’s 2013 Best High School list, which the magazine released Monday. Here’s a look at how other North Shore high schools ranked among the magazine’s list of the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation. Rank School Name 158 New Trier Township High School 182 Glenbrook North High School 325 Glenbrook South High School 785 Niles West High School 833 Niles North High School 1267 Evanston Township High School Weigh in: Do you agree with Newsweek’s ranking? For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Student Aaron Clarke finished fourth in congressional debate at the national Tournament of Champions, an ETHS team finished fifth in a national math challenge and more school news.
The following items were submitted by Evanston Township High School: Evanston High School students celebrated among community volunteers Evanston community members joined the city of Evanston, Evanston Township High School (ETHS), the Evanston Community Foundation, and Northwestern University (NU) to celebrate outstanding volunteers on April 24, 2013. Local organizations and agencies nominated individuals to be recognized at the ninth annual Evanston Volunteer Recognition Reception at the McCormick Tribune Center. ETHS seniors Rools Jean, Connor Siegel and Jernone Smith were honored this year for their outstanding service. As members of the ETHS Community Service Club, the students have logged hundreds of volunteer hours and have been …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Wildkits won their second game against Waukegan on the road Thursday afternoon.
The following game summary was submitted by varsity baseball coach Ross Freeland: The Evanston Varsity Baseball team finished a two-game sweep of Waukegan by beating the Bulldogs on the road 7-3 on Thursday afternoon. Evanston scored twice in the 1st and three more times in the 3rd to jump out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back. Eli Otting had an RBI single in the 1st and Kevin Kleschen had a 2 RBI single in the 2nd. Joe Franke led the Kits offensively going 2 for 4 with two doubles. Miles Shatkin overcame shaky Evanston fielding with a solid outing on the mound. He pitched 6 innings giving up only 2 hits, walking 4 and striking out 4. Michael Pope came in and pitched the 7th for the Kits. Evanston is now 16-7 and 6-3 in the CSL. …