Friday, August 24, 2012
All the information you need to cheer on the Spartans this football season.
Patch isn’t just the place for high school football scores and game recaps. It’s the premiere place for YOU to talk about and celebrate the teams you love. Post results. Share photos. Blog about a team. Don’t just read the news; be a part of it! In this page, we’ll keep you updated on the latest scores and the upcoming schedule for your Oak Lawn Spartans. But you can help. Division games are bolded. See freshman and sophomore game schedules. Patch Coverage Media Coverage Follow us on Facebook and sign up for the email newsletter.
Friday, January 27, 2012
It's going to be a purpley evening at Oak Lawn Community High School this Friday (Jan. 27).
Oak Lawn Community High School’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will take on archrival Reavis High School in a double dinger today (Friday, Jan. 27) at OLCHS. It’s “ladies first” with the girls facing off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 7 p.m. OLCHS will also host its annual “Paint the Gym Purple” event kicking off the school’s Relay for Life. Fans are encouraged to wear purple to Friday’s double dinger to generate cancer awareness at the school and throughout the community. Those wearing purple will be admitted free as well as receive a complimentary bag of popcorn. Oak Lawn Community High School has played host to a Relay for Life event for nine years and has raised more than $500,000 for cancer research. This year’s OLCHS Relay…
Monday, November 14, 2011
We highlight some of the region's best photos of superfans at football games this fall. Watch our video, then add your own photos from the season.
Whether you cheered on the Spartans, Bulldogs, Red Hawks or Crusaders—you the superfans—made it a season to remember. Our intrepid fan cam prowled the stands this season picking out the best-painted faces, the rowdiest students, the parents selling hot dogs and T-shirts, and the community members whose weekly entertainment is the game. (How about it, Richards dog house!) In this video, we highlight some of the best fans we found this season who came to cheer on the great football teams in the Oak Lawn area. Football season is over, but you can keep contributing news about other local sports: Add your photos/video: Just click on the box that says "Submit Your Photos." And you can give your favorite players a shout-out in the comments. Blog …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Spartans show their style.
Oak Lawn Community High School students danced the night away at the 2011 Homecoming Dance, "Spartans Through the Ages." The Spartan gym was transformed into a disco as students danced beneath the ubiquitous mirror ball that twirled above the pulsating strobe lights and pounding music that could be heard all the way out on Southwest Highway. CHECK OUT the video, 'Oak Lawn Students Pump Up the Jams.' Malcolm Simmons and Samantha Rogers were crowned homecoming king and queen. Patch was on hand to take some pix of students looking fabulous in thier new clothes. DID YOU take pictures? ADD THEM to the photo gallery. Here's how to submit your photo:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Oak Lawn Community High School celebrates homecoming 2011.
Judging by the volume of the music, which could be heard all the way on Southwest Highway, we’d say the Oak Lawn Community High School homecoming dance was a huge success. More than 1,000 students attended the dance in the Spartan gym on Saturday night. OLCHS assistant principal Joe McCurdy said that homecoming is the school’s most popular dance. SEE THE OLCHS homecoming dance photo gallery. Students pumped up the jams, showing off their best moves. Most of the girls danced in their bare feet, having stashed their gravity defying heels in the coat checkroom. In case parents were wondering if their kids had a good time, judging by this video we’d say the answer is yes. CHECK BACK Monday for more Oak Lawn homecoming dance photos.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A rundown of events for Oak Lawn Community High School's 2011 homecoming, Oct. 13-Oct. 15.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Oak Lawn Community High School Student Council is currently making plans for this weekend's homecoming celebration. The annual homecoming parade, under the theme of "Spartans Through the Ages" steps off at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 13) at 95th Street and Raymond and proceed west on 95th Street to the Warren O. Keneipp Athletic Stadium, located just west of the high school. The evening will conclude with a pep-rally and fireworks show. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced during the pep-rally. The recently renovated athletic field will be dedicated to Edward F. Napleton of Napleton Honda for his financial commitments to installing the new FieldTurf. Again this year, the homecoming parade is being planned in cooperation …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
After battling through injuries in his first varsity season, Spartan senior soccer midfielder Oscar Barragan has emerged as Oak Lawn's playmaker.
Oscar Barragan says his favorite soccer player is Leo Messi, the European star for FC Barcelona. And while Barragan doesn't play the same position as Messi, Oak Lawn coach Nate Joiner says his creativity is just as important. "Oscar's our playmaker, all the balls go through him and he distributes it," Joiner said of his senior center midfielder. "So far he's been playing lights out, really well." Barragan battled injuries throughout his first three seasons at Oak Lawn, but this season, he has been healthy and able to show off his playmaking abilities.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The sights, the sounds and the fans.
Technically, Oak Lawn High School’s first win on its new turf field belonged not to the varisty team but to the sophomores. The sophomores scored the first Spartan touchdown, the first sack and the first shutout – wining a defensive duel against the Niles North Vikings 6-0. "It was a typical sophomore game," said Dr. Michael Riordan, the D229 superintendent and school principal. Riordan explained that the schedule was "weird" this year. The Spartans' first four games are at home, then there are four road games. There is only one home game remaining after that. One of the new Spartan Boosters, the father of a freshman player who was working the concession stand on Friday night, told me his son was traveling to Niles North the next morning …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Following a summer of delays, the new artificial turf field at Oak Lawn High School is ready for action, though it's missing some key features and still needs to pass inspection.
Oak Lawn Community High School is making one last mad rush into the end zone to finish the school’s new artificial turf field in time for opening day of high school football in just five days. When the pads start popping, the Spartans will be playing on a new surface at their home field, hopefully. After several delays in renovation of the field, district officials say that the Spartans should be able to play on their nearly finished field when the lights come on Friday night. Though the field still needs to pass inspection on Tuesday, Aug. 23, and lacks the end zone details and mid-field Spartan head, the turf itself is finally in place. District 229 Superintendent Michael Riordan said the new field is basically completed and is a “safe …
Friday, July 22, 2011
A missing signature and weather delays puts the Spartans' first home game in jeopardy of not being held at Oak Lawn High School.
The Oak Lawn Community High School football team might have a little problem come week one of the upcoming season: no field to play on. Though the school does have a football field, complete with stands, goal posts and scoreboard, right now there is no turf for the players to compete on. Because of set backs due to an intergovernmental agreement, inclement weather in the spring and a missed signature in the contract, the school could miss having the turf in place by game time on Friday, Aug. 26. During the Oak Lawn High School District 229 Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, July 20, Assistant Superintendent Rick Hendricks discussed the problem with the board in open session. “The football field is moving along, not as quickly as I …