Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Lake Zurich’s Chicago Bear impresses Coach Mark Trestman.
LZHS graduate Mark Blanchard was back at Chicago Bears mini-camp this past weekend. Blanchard joined the Bears last year as an undrafted free agent after participating in mini-camp. This year, Blanchard wore a helmet with a camera attached. The purpose of the experiment was to study what a quarterback sees as the play develops, according to the Chicago Tribune. Sports reporters are saying that Blanchard impressed new Bears head coach Mark Trestman. Blanchard came back in far better shape and displayed what coaches thought was comfort in the pocket, a better ability to throw the ball and high intelligence, according to Rant Sports. Blanchard is hoping to make the active roster after spending last season on the practice squad. ESPN …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Enjoy an evening with former Chicago Bear Gary Fencik during a special event March 11, sponsored by the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation and BHS Alumni Association.
Gary Fencik knows what it takes to be a champion. As a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Championship team, as someone who was named twice to the Pro Bowl, and now, as a successful businessman, Fencik will share the secrets of his success and reminisce about his days back at Barrington High School. The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation and BHS Alumni Association are presenting a special Alumni Legends event at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11 at Barrington High School. A reception for adults only will follow at the Barrington Country Bistro. "After attending Barrington High School, Gary went to Northwestern University and Yale so he has an impressive resume in addition to being a Chicago Bear," said Marquerita Geleske, president of …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Educational Foundation brings back Super Bowl champion to BHS for Alumni Legends series.
Chicago Bears Super Bowl champion Gary Fencik will return to Barrington High School on Monday, March 11, as the first in the Educational Foundation’s Alumni Legends series, according to the Barrington 220 website. The March 11 event at the high school is open to the public and ticket details will soon be available at the foundation's website. The event will be held at 7 p.m., at Barrington High School. A reception for adults will follow at Barrington Country Bistro. Fencik will share lessons he has learned on and off the field. After graduating from Barrington High School in 1972 and Yale University in 1976, Fencik played 12 seasons for the Chicago Bears and was a member of the 1985 Super Bowl champions. Remember the Super Bowl …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Chicago Bears announced this week that ticket prices are increasing for the 2013 season by an average of 4.2 percent.
Friday, February 8
The Chicago Bears have announced ticket prices for the 2013 season. Invoices are scheduled to be sent to season ticket holders beginning Wednesday with full payment due by Friday, April 5, according to www.chicagobears.com. Price increases range from $3 to $10 for 90 percent of the seating bowl, with some United Club seats remaining flat. Lower-level mid-field seating price increases range from $15 to $30. The overall average increase for 2013 season tickets is 4.2 percent. Non-club season ticket prices now range from $79 to $165 and account for approximately 85 percent of the seating at Soldier Field. United Club season tickets range from $265 to $540. Season ticket holders will continue to see a $25 per game savings for each regular …
Monday, December 31, 2012
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired.
Monday, December 31, 2012
NFL.com is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired. The Bears failed to make the playoffs despite starting the season 7-1. The team struggled to a 10-6 finish and lost out on the final playoff spot to the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears have not made the playoffs in five of the last six seasons. Smith did get the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006. In recent years the Bears offense has been inconsistent, despite trading two first round picks for quarterback Jay Cutler. The Chicago Tribune noted that Smith had gone through four offensive coordinators during his tenure. Smith compiled an 80-63 record as head coach of the Chicago Bears since 2004, Yahoo! Sports reported.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The hometown crowd gives the Bears a fighting chance today.
The Sunday Comics Patch by illustrator Charley Krebs.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Four cornerstones and the cover-two defense add up to victory.
The Sunday Comics Patch by Illustrator Charley Krebs.
Monday, September 24, 2012
4th grade teacher Michelle Jackson won the award presented by Symetra, Gallagher Benefit Services and the Chicago Bears.
Grove Avenue Elementary School teacher Michelle Jackson received a huge surprise on Sept. 20. Principal Dr. Cindy Kalogeropolous interrupted her class along with representatives from the Heroes in the Classroom program. The group announced that Jackson had won the award and presented her with a slew of prizes. Jackson was selected for the award because she continues to go above and beyond in her role as a teacher and makes a difference in the lives of children. Jackson was awarded with: Watch our video to see Jackson's reaction to the award and learn more about why she was nominated. To learn more about the program, visit symetraheroes.com
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The Chicago Bears kick off their season at noon Sunday, Sept. 9 against the Indianapolis Colts at home in Soldier Field.
Hopes are high as the Chicago Bears kick off their season at noon Sunday, Sept. 9, against the Indianapolis Colts and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. To put everyone in the football mood, we uploaded a video compiliation of Devin Hester kick returns to this post. Enjoy the most exciting moment in football – for a full 10 minutes! The Bears had a busy offseason adding a playmaker at wide receiver in Brandon Marshall, and depth at runningback and quarterback with free agent signings Michael Bush and Jason Campbell. Rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery also looked promising in presseason. But will it be enough? Or will their failure to upgrade the offensive line doom the team to another lackluster season?
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The new Chicago Bear with Barrington ties has made the practice squad.
Catch up on the latest news about Lake Zurich High School graduate Matt Blanchard. Blanchard is also the son of Barrington Economic & Community Development Director, Peggy Blanchard. Matt Blanchard was signed to the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in May. The quarterback performed well in pre-season games, but was cut prior to the final pre-season game. Of course, Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell made the Bears roster as quarterbacks. The Bears terminated the contract of Josh McCown as third quarterback on Friday. On Saturday, they signed Blanchard to the eight-man practice squad. Here are some highlights in the news: Carrying only two QB’s gave the Bears flexibility at any other position that can use an extra man for depth. If …