#UpCloseAndPersonal with The Lady Warriors of McHenry HS

Happy Thursday, my good friends. Thanks to the awesome hospitality extended to yours truly, I got #UpCloseAndPersonal with the basketball juggernaut known as McHenry HS Lady Warriors (21-1, 10-0). Wowsers!!!. Please download this on your favorite device and share with family!!

Below you will find our great interview with Liz, Izzy, Ava, Aannah and HC Rob Niemic. We also have links to some other very cool stuff:

 

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Lady Skyhawks Enjoying the Journey

 

Lake in the Hills, IL- I have never opened a feature with a video. I hope I’m not breaking any dumb rules. Brad Frey, head coach of the Lady Skyhawks basketball team from Johnsburg High School, was kind enough to invite me to have an inside look at his successful team on this chilly Thursday afternoon in Johnsburg.

The practice included heated efforts practicing last-second game scenarios. I also saw some very good situational coaching from Coach Frey, but that was nothing compared to the ‘Rock/Paper/Scissors’ battle.  See below…

We had a great time talking with Cortland and Aannah. Their cool interviews are right here:

 

 

 

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MCC S-A of the Month: Tyler Baker

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MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Tyler Baker earning the MCC Student-Athlete of the Month honor for December.  The Crystal Lake South HS graduate is a sophomore on our Men’s Basketball Team.

Tyler is a 5’11” starting guard for the Scots.  He is averaging 7 points per game, 3 assists a game, and nearly 40% Field Goal from the three-point line.  He plays an important role on the team as the point guard with contributions reaching far beyond the stat sheets.

Head Coach David Pettit states, “Tyler has been an integral part of our team’s success.  He has remained a constant worker, tenacious defender and workhorse for us on the floor.  His leadership has proven to be an important part of what we do on the floor and off.  He has a high intensity class load, requiring him to spend extra time in class and studying.  He manages his time with great efficiency, maintaining a very high GPA these past two years.  I have enjoyed coaching Tyler and watching him grow as a player and student.”

As hard as Tyler works on the basketball court, he works even harder in the classroom.  Academically, Ryan has been a member of the Dean’s List all three semesters that he has attended MCC.  He will again earn All-Conference Academic Honors this year.  He plans on furthering his education at UIC, majoring in engineering. Tyler is the true embodiment of the Student-Athlete.

“Tyler has represented MCC Athletics with a great deal of maturity and focus for two years. He has led his team on the floor and has maintained a high level of work and consistency in the classroom.  We are proud to have a student-athlete of Tyler’s caliber part of our program and department.  Tyler will be successful in his future endeavors, and we are proud we could be part of his development as a MCC student-athlete,” adds Athletic Director Karen Wiley.

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Inside With Wiles: Chargers Basketball Christmas

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Carpentersville, Il- This week, I got the chance to interview three Dundee-Crown basketball players. Seniors Sean Jay & Brett Buske and Sophomore Jack Orndahl. Since it is so close to Christmas, the interviews were Christmas related. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did sitting down with my Chargers! Happy Holidays!

First, I interviewed Sophomore guard, Jack Orndahl.

Ethan: If you could get one gift for anyone on the team, what would it be, who would you get it for and why?

Jack: I would get Tariq (Senior forward, Tariq Burns) some black or white shorts so we dont have to see his booty sweat, or Sean (Senior guard, Sean Jay) a visit to the Chiropractor for all those charges he takes.

Ethan: Who on the team is most likely to get coal for Christmas?

Jack: Definitely Gabe (Sophomore forward Gabe Bergeron) because of how disrespectful that dunk was. (Referring to a dunk against Hampshire last week.)

Ethan: Who on the team would win at a Christmas cookie eating contest?

Jack: I’m pretty confident for this one. I truly believe I could win in an eating contest versus anyone.

Ethan: What would you get Coach Huber for Christmas and why?

Jack: I would get Coach Huber some new dress clothes so he could look even more fresh at the games.

Ethan: If you could ask for anything in the world for Christmas, what would you ask for?

Jack: I would ask for a tan, four door Jeep Wrangler because it’s my dream car.

Ethan: What was the best gift you’ve ever received for Christmas?

Jack: The best gift I’ve ever gotten for Christmas was getting Air Jordan Grape 5’s by surprise.

Ethan: What is one thing you look forward to on Christmas Day?

Jack: On Christmas Day, I’m just looking forward to having a stress free day while my family and I relax. All the anxiety of sports and school can be put aside for the day.

Next, I interviewed Senior forward, Brett Buske.

Ethan: If you could get one gift for anyone on the team, what would it be, who would you get it for and why?

Brett: I would probably buy Khiry (Senior guard, Khiry Powell) some headphones. He’s always asking for somebody to lend him some headphones on game day. He’s gotta get in the zone somehow, so we all take care of him. But I’m sure he’d love to have his own.

Ethan: Who on the team is most likely to get coal for Christmas?

Brett: I would say Ethan (Senior guard Ethan Buhrow). He’s a funny guy, but i’m not sure whether or not Santa shares his sense of humor.

Ethan: Who on the team would win at a Christmas cookie eating contest?

Brett: If Tariq’s cookie eating skills are anything like his pizza eating skills, then he would blow us all out of the water.

Ethan: What would you get Coach Huber for Christmas and why?

Brett: I would buy Coach Huber some new underwear, one practice he and (Senior guard) Sean Jay were matching. I would buy him a new pair to save him the embarrassment of having to match Sean.

Ethan: If you could ask for anything in the world for Christmas, what would you ask for?

Brett: If I could ask for anything in the world for Christmas it would probably be some warmer weather. Not to be a Scrooge but I personally can’t stand the snow and the cold.

Ethan: What was the best gift you’ve ever received for Christmas?

Brett: One year for Christmas I received an electric guitar and amp. At the time I couldn’t play guitar, but since I’ve tried to make time to teach myself a few things here and there.

Ethan: What is one thing you look forward to on Christmas Day?

Brett: I look forward to sleeping in, and then making a big breakfast with my sister and my parents. It’s a tradition that we’ve been doing for years.

Finally, I interviewed Senior guard, Sean Jay.

Ethan: If you could get one gift for anyone on the team, what would it be, who would you get it for and why?

Sean: I would buy Coach (Jason) Russell a gift card because whenever I need something to eat or gum to chew he is always the guy that takes care of me and I’d like to give back to him.

Ethan: Who on the team is most likely to get coal for Christmas?

Sean: No one

Ethan: Who on the team would win at a Christmas Cookie eating contest?

Sean: Tariq.

Ethan: What would you get Coach Huber for Christmas and why?

Sean: I would buy him an appropriate Christmas sweater because he doesn’t have any.

Ethan: If you could ask for anything in the world for Christmas, what would you ask for?

Sean: I would ask for a job that I would love that would make me a ton of money to live happy

Ethan: What was the best gift you’ve ever received for Christmas?

Sean: Probably my iPod because I had it for a long time and I used it 24/7

Ethan: What is one thing you look forward to on Christmas Day?

Sean: Seeing all my cousins and family

Story by Ethan Wiles