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IHSA: Former South Elgin student's lawsuit 'threatens high school football'

Apr 14, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
According to the lawsuit, Alex Pierscionek, a 2014 South Elgin High School graduate, had a long and difficult recovery and didn't play another down after he was hurt during a practice in 2012. The suit alleges his grades slipped from average to barely ... More

South Elgin High teacher/coach remembered as jack of all trades

Apr 6, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
In this photo shot by the staff at South Elgin High School last summer, tutor Michael Bruno showed off a promotional brochure he created for the school's Run for the Lights fundraiser. He died unexpectedly over the weekend. (South Elgin High School, ... More

Boys basketball: Petersen won't be back as South Elgin coach

Mar 31, 2015 • Chicago Daily Herald
South Elgin went on to defeat Jacobs in an Elgin sectional semifinal without the help of Petersen, who was suspended for the remainder of the postseason by the Illinois High School Association when it was learned the team had played too many ... More

Chasing a Family Legacy, Jake Kumerow's NFL Draft Dream Comes Full Circle

Apr 25, 2015 • Bleacher Report
He was a pitcher for the University of Illinois and went on to throw two years in the minors. After marrying Marie .... They were on local coaches' radar right away, especially as they were districted into Bartlett's brand-new South Elgin high school ... More

Bruno's death casts pall over Elgin tennis event

Apr 4, 2015 • Chicago Daily Herald
While Howell was pleased his team won, it was overshadowed by the fact that South Elgin, the meet's fourth team, wasn't present due to the fact that first-year coach Michael Bruno died Friday night, reportedly of a sudden heart attack. "It's really ... More

Football concussions: If I only knew then...

Apr 24, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
Alex Pierscionek,19, former South Elgin football player, waits for a meeting with attorney Joseph Siprut at his office in Chicago on Tuesday. Alex Pierscionek,19, former South Elgin football player, waits for a meeting with attorney Joseph Siprut at ... More

Plaintiff given window to respond in IHSA lawsuit

Apr 23, 2015 • Northwest Herald
Pierscionek was a lineman at South Elgin High School from 2010 to 2014. He alleges that he ... The IHSA's 16-page motion for dismissal, filed on April 10, argued that if the suit prevails, it could kill high school football programs across Illinois ... More

Dela Merced Awarded Centennial Honors Scholarship

Apr 8, 2015 • Western Illinois University News
MACOMB, ILSouth Elgin High School senior Ian Dela Merced, of South Elgin, IL, has been selected for Western Illinois University's Centennial Honors Scholarship, which awards $10,000 per year to academically high-achieving students. High school ... More

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