Friday, September 2, 2011
George Orwell was right!
All that whooping and hollering you just heard was me! I couldn’t help but get a little excited over Houston, TX, removing every last one of its 70 red-light cameras. Despite a despicable legal attack and being outspent 10-to-1, a citizen’s group started by two brothers got the removal measure on the ballot and then prevailed. Not one to admit defeat, the camera company tried a last-ditch legal end run and, when the city council wouldn’t buckle, sued Houston for $25 million. It’s all about safety, isn’t it! That second round of loud applause you heard was also me. After calling every single West Suburban Patch police department, I was astonished to find that only four cities—Geneva, St. Charles, Lisle and Western Springs—employ the heinous…
Saturday, October 2, 2010
The victory brings Lyons to 12-1-2.
After a dramatic victory over Hinsdale Central High School earlier this week, the Lyons Township High School soccer team made their Homecoming Senior Night memorable Friday evening, leveling off Reavis High School, 7-1. The Lions improved to 12-1-2 after the match—held at Bennet Field, LT's football home ground—which was a triumph not to be soon forgotten. "The atmosphere was amazing for senior night," said starting goalkeeper Kevin Beglen. "It was great to see a huge crowd come out and support us. To win on senior night when I'm a senior is a great feeling." In what was expected to be a tightly contested match, LTHS looked dominant from the opening kickoff, and took the lead just seven minutes in as senior midfielder Sean Davy lofted a …
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Consistent defense allows the Lions' offense
time to clinch 14-9 win in 4th quarter
The Lyons Township High School football team had scored 149 total points going into Friday evening's away game at Oak Park- River Forest High School. Yet it took only 14 points to overcome the host Huskies as the Lions forged ahead to claim their 5th win of the season by a score of 14-9, bringing the varsity program's overall record to a flawless 5-0. In what was a scrappy, hard-fought game to the end, Lyons head coach Kurt Weinberg thinks the close call victory will keep the squad on the right track. "Tonight will keep us focused," Weinberg said. "Any team can beat you in the [West Suburban Silver] conference. Tonight was ugly, but it's a win." LT was gifted a boost before the game even began, as OPRF's star running back, Tony Stapleton, …
Saturday, September 11, 2010
LTHS football defeats Downers Grove
North at home, improves to 3-0 record.
After a roller-coaster ride of a game, it was mission accomplished for the boys in blue as the Lyons Township High School varsity football team emerged victorious 35-28 over Downers Grove North High School. After handily defeating Addison Trail High School on the road one week ago, LT was looking to inspire the home crowd in their return to Bennet Field Friday night. Head coach Kurt Weinberg highlighted the importance of the team winning its opening conference game of the season. "Any win in the [West] Suburban Silver Conference is great," Weinberg said. "It was a two point game last year, and we always knew it was going to be a close game." It was a game filled with big plays, and LT got things started early in the first quarter when …