Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Plainfield School District 202 considers what to do about students who don't pay athletic or club fees; one option could mean students will be forced to withdraw from their sport.
The Plainfield School District 202 school board and administration are considering options when it comes to student athletes who do not pay for the sport they play. This year, the district issued $350,000 in fees for high school students who participate in athletics or clubs, and nearly half, or $172,000, of those fees still have not been paid, said Angela Smith, the district’s assistant superintendent for business and operations. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter For the district’s four football teams alone, $40,000 out of $87,000 in fees issued has not been collected, Smith said. Supt. John Harper said those families who have not demonstrated any financial hardship, who do not qualify for waivers or who have not asked for a …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
We're looking for coaches, players, parents, booster-club members and fans who want to share news, information and photos about local school teams and other area youth sports teams.
Are you a sports fanatic? Whether you’re an expert, a player, a coach, a parent or just a fan, the Plainfield community wants to hear from you! Plainfield Patch is seeking youth sports bloggers who are interested in sharing their thoughts on local school and other youth sports. Sports bloggers can post photos, game coverage and even just their opinions on situations, events and games. If you have inside information on what goes on at Plainfield-area sports matchups, we want you to blog on Plainfield Patch’s free Local Voices platform. Get started right here. What You Get Out of It As a Local Voices blogger, you’ll have the ear of local residents, so you can keep the community posted on all of your games, fundraisers, news, events and more…
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
New ticket rate designed to ensure students are there for 'right reasons,' not to cause trouble, board vice president says.
Starting this fall, Plainfield students wanting to attend a sporting event in which their school is not participating will have to pay an entry fee. The Plainfield School District 202 board Monday approved the new policy, but a fee for attending the athletic events has not been determined. Students need to show their school ID to be admitted to the game. If their school is not one of the two teams participating in the game or if they forget their ID card, they will be charged, said board Vice President Michelle Smith. The move was done as a safety precaution and to maintain crowd control, she said. The board also wants to ensure that students are at the athletic events for the “right reasons” – to support and cheer on their school – and …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Neuqua Valley 8, Plainfield South 5: Drew Bailey's three-run homer, lucky breaks help Wildcats to 10th win.
There was plenty of weirdness to go around in Friday’s baseball game between Neuqua Valleyand Plainfield South. The game, which was supposed to be at Plainfield, was switched to Neuqua at the last minute due to field conditions. The Wildcats (10-3-1), although they were playing at home, was listed as the road team. “We definitely got thrown out of our rhythm,” Neuqua Valley coach Robin Renner said. That was especially true early. Wildcats pitcher Alan Foresta gave up a three-run homer to first baseman Victor Garcia after the defense missed two close plays. Foresta got a break, however, when Darrell Collins accidentally hit ahead of Ricky Salazar. After Collins struck out, Renner noticed the mistake and Salazar was automatically called …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Plainfield North 10, Naperville North 0 (5 inn.). Tigers rough up Huskies starter Brennan McClung for eight runs; Sean Renzi throws one-hitter in shortened game.
The Naperville North High SchoolHuskies got into an early hole against the Plainfield North Tigers. Tigers pitcher Sean Renzi made certain they never got out in a 10-0 game that lasted only five innings. “We’re a really young team and our pitching staff didn’t have any innings last season,” Huskies coach Carl Hunckler said. The pitching inexperience was on display early as Huskies starter Brennan McClung struggled to gain momentum. Renzi was an offense catalyst, with a two-run double in the top of the first. Four batters scored later on a two-run single by first baseman Pat Cashman. After a scoreless second inning, the Tigers (3-0) were at it again in the third. McClung gave up three straight singles to load the bases for leadoff man Evan …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Plainfield North, East and Central knock out their competition, head into playoffs.
There was plenty of top-notch sports action this past week. The Bolingbrook Lady Raiders moved a few games closer to claiming their third-straight state championship. The boys basketball season came to a close before playoffs start tomorrow. And a state champion was crowned in boys swimming. Looking for a quick guide to catch up? Look no further. Here's a look at what games and scores made headlines this week. Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Basketball College Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Wrestling Boys Swimming Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Wrestling Boys Basketball Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Basketball Boys Swimming Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Swimming Boys Wrestling