OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO:
Head Coach of the Year
Illinois High School Girls Gymnastics Coaches
2015 Laura Blake
2016 Anika Boyd
*2013 Kylie Carlson
2015 Tabby Jeffers
2013 Katherine McKeon
2014 Brittany Moccia
2013 Carly Schmidt
*4th year participation
NSC SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
MOST CONSISTENT PERFORMER
MOST SPIRITED GYMNASTS
MOST SPIRITED ROOKIE
LION HEART AWARD
W: 5 L: 0
W: 7 L: 1
2015 Kennedy Best
2013 Madeleine Foley
2013 Olivia Hill
2016 Lisa Johnson
2013 Elizabeth Anna Kerndl
2013 Claire Lawrence
2015 Diana Mzyk
2015 Maeve ODonovan
MOST SPIRITED JV GYMNAST
W: 2 L: 3
W: 2 L: 6
Scouts Place 6th at State!
Scouts Finish Second Behind New Trier
at Sectionals and Qualify Entire Team for State for the Fourth Straight
It was truly a special night and total team effort as the Scouts team
hit 18 of their 20 routines. Their combined total of 142.450
narrowly defeated defending state champion Carmel with a score of 142.425. This
second-place finish secured the final at-large team spot for state.
The night began a bit shaky when the Scouts began
on Floor. The
scores were a bit lower than expected, but the Scouts hit 4 of 5
routines. Kylie Carlson finished 4th on the event and qualified
to state as an individual and Brittany Moccia finished 7th.
The Scouts held tough and moved to Vault. The team
got a needed boost from Brittany Moccia returning to the vault line-up. Kylie
Carlson, Kat McKeon and Carly Schmidt all had strong vaults and the
Scouts made up a little ground. Kylie’s score of 9.55
finished in a tie for 3rd place and qualified to state.
On Bars the Scouts went 5 for 5 just as they did last year at Sectionals. Tabby
Jeffers, Laura Blake and Kylie Carlson all had their season high
scores, while Kat McKeon and Carly Schmidt had very solid routines. When
the event was over, Kylie finished tied for 4th and Kat finished
6th. Both routines have qualified to state for the Scouts.
The final event was Beam. It always comes down to
beam. For just the second time this season the Scouts hit 4 of 5
Scouts also went 4 of 5 at Regionals. Laura Blake started the
team off with a strong hit routine followed by Carly Schmidt. Both
Kat and Kylie nailed their routines. Kylie finished the night
with a second place finish and Kat was 6th. Both routines have
qualified for state.
Finally in the All-around competition, Kylie finished
with her season high score, averaging 9.4625 and placing 2nd. Kat
finished 11th in the all-around and both gymnasts have qualified
to state as individuals.
The state meet will be held on Friday 2/15
and Saturday 2/16 at Palatine High School. The team competition will be Friday beginning
at 5:00. Saturday night will be finals and will begin at 5:30. Tickets
will on sale beginning Tuesday in the athletic office. The
cost for each session is $10.00
Way to go Scouts! Hope to see you there
Congratulations to the Scouts---Regional Champions!
Sectionals at Stevenson on Thursday, February 7
Congratulations to the Varsity Scouts on
winning their fourth straight regional championship on Saturday
night at Lake Forest. The
Scouts placed 1st with a score of 143.45; 2nd place went to Deerfield,
134.175; 3rd place was Vernon
Hills, 133.95 and 4th was Niles North with a 122.05
The Scouts team performance was truly outstanding as the team hit
19/20 routines! This was the Scouts third-highest team score
of the season, but best overall team performance.
Scoring was kept tight as 2 judges were used and scores were
averaged. The same judges were used in all 4 regionals that feed
into our sectional. They did a great job keeping scores consistent
from one meet to the next.
The Scouts got a huge boost as they welcomed back Brittany Moccia
into the line-up for two events. Brittany had been sidelined
for 5 weeks with a badly broken finger.
The team began the evening on Bars. Katherine
McKeon led the team with an excellent routine and a 2nd-place finish.
She scored a 9.35. Kylie Carlson was 4th with a strong 9.275
routine, and Carly Schmidt was a solid 5th with a 8.65 score. Laura
Blake and Tabby Jeffers also had solid bar routines.
On Vault the Scouts finished 1st, 2nd and 5th. Kylie
was 1st with a 9.45, followed by Katherine with a 9.4 and Carly with
a 9.175. Laura
Blake and Anika Boyd also competed on vault for the Scouts and had
The fun continued on Floor when Kylie placed 1st
with a beautiful 9.5 routine. Brittany was 4th with a very
gutsy strong performance and a score of 9.15. Kat was 5th with
an 8.95 and Carly was 7th with an 8.7.
On Beam the Scouts nailed 4 out of 5 routines. Laura
Blake started the Scouts off with a solid stuck routine, and everyone
then followed her lead. Brittany led the Scouts with
her 2nd place finish and a score of 9.30. Carly was 3rd--nailing
her routine and a score of 8.95. Katherine was 4th with a 8.925,
and Kylie was 5th with an 8.875
Finally in the All-Around, Kylie finished in 2nd place with a 37.1
average. Katherine was 3rd with a 36.625 average. Carly
was 6th with her season-high 35.475 average, and Laura finished in
10th with a 31.1
Twenty-four teams and individual qualifiers now remain in the
state series as the team moves on to sectionals. The top 8 teams
will advance to state.
Sectionals with be held at Stevenson High School
on Thursday night, February 7, at 6:30 pm. The meet will be
held in the sports center. Hope to see you there.
JV Prairie Lake Invite at Libertyville.
Congratulations to the JV Scouts who finished the season in 4th place
at the Prairie Lake Invite on Saturday. The team was led
by Anika Boyd who had a great day. Anika finished 4th on
vault, 5th on bars,4th on floor and 3rd in all-around. In addition
Diana Mzyk finished the day 3rd on vault, and 9th in all around.
The JV Scouts had a strong season, rarely competing at full strength. In
addition to Anika and Diana, congrats go out to the rest of the girls:
Kennedy Best competed on bars, beam and floor;
Maddie Foley on vault, beam and floor;
Claire Lawrence, Maeve O’Donovan, Liz Kerndl, Olivia Hill,
and Lisa Johnson competed on beam and floor.
Congratulations Conference Champions!
01/24/13--Conference Championship at Lake
Congratulations to the Scouts, who secured the NSC conference
championship over the weekend. The Scouts, who went undefeated
in the dual season, scored 140.10 and finished just behind
Stevenson in the meet. The combined dual season and the
NSC meet determines the final conference champs.
The final standings have the Scouts in 1st, Stevenson 2nd, Vernon
Hills 3rd, Libertyville 4th, Mundelein 5th and Warren 6th.
Each of the Scouts had a nice meet. Kat
Mckeon led the
team with a solid 3rd place finish in All-around. In
addition she was 3rd on bars, 2nd on beam and 4th on floor.
Kylie Carlson had a strong vault--finishing 3rd. She was
also 3rd on floor and 5th all-around.
Carly Schmidt had her season best all-around performance and
finished 8th. Carly also finished 6th
on floor, 8th on vault and 10th on beam. She was also
honored with the NSC sportsmanship award for the Scouts.
Laura Blake also had a strong all-around day. Her stuck
beam routine was a highlight for the team.
Tabby Jeffers also helped out the Scouts on all-around. She
upgraded her vault and hopes to continue to upgrade floor and
bars in time for Regionals.
The Scouts are looking forward to Regionals,
which we will host on Saturday night, February 2 at 6:30. Hope
to see you there.
Lake County Meet
1/12/13 - Lake County Invite:
The theme of the
meet was the "Sounds of Lake County." The Scouts
were part of a pool. Their pool mates for the day included
Stevenson and Libertyville. The team jazz pool finished second
in the pool competition and fourth place overall with a score of
The Scout team was led by Katherine McKeon with
a solid all-around performance. Kat finished the day fifth
all-around, seventh on vault, third on bars and fourth on beam.
Kylie Carlson finished the day with an eighth place
finish in all around, ninth on vault and sixth on floor.
Carly Schmidt placed tenth on vault with a beautiful
9.3 vault. In
addition, the Scouts placed first as a team on vault.
Laura Blake (AA) Anika Boyd (V) and Tabby Jeffers (BA, BE,
FX) also competed for the varsity Scouts and did a solid job.
Next up for the Scouts will be senior night
on Friday. 6:00
vs. Vernon Hills. Hope to see you there.
1/11/13 - Stevenson JV Invite
On Friday, the JV Scouts traveled to Stevenson for the 12-team JV invite. The
Scouts did a great job finishing in sixth place out of
12 teams. The team
finished with its season-high score of 80.775 points. The team beat out
all the other NSC conference teams--even without being at full strength. Anika
and Tabby saw double duty for the Scouts by competing on Friday and then again
The Scouts were led by all-arounder and Captain Diana Mzyk. Diana finished
with her season best all around score of 26.85. She also stuck her first
beam routine of the season, and led the team on floor with a 7.55 Way to go!
Anika Boyd led the team on beam and bars. Both scores
were her season high performances. Anika stuck her second beam routine
of the season and scored a 6.7
Tabby Jeffers led the team on vault with an 8.05, while Kennedy
Best was solid
on 3 events
Maddie Foley learned a new vault just in time to compete it on Friday. She
competed on beam as well. Both scores were her season personal best.
Claire Lawrence, Carolyn Kendall, Olivia Hill and Liz Kerndl also competed well
for the Scouts.
Next up for the JV Scouts will be senior night next Friday vs. Vernon Hills, which
will be their last conference home meet. It will begin at 6:00. Hope
to see you all there.
1/9/12 - Lake Forest vs. Warren
On Wednesday the Scouts played host to the Warren Blue Devils. The Varsity
Scouts had a strong night defeating the blue devils by a score of 141.0 to 133.9.
It was a total team effort. The Scouts hit 16/20 events.
On vault the Scouts finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Kylie led the way with a
9.6, followed by Kat with a 9.5 and Carly with a 9.3
On bars, Kat led the team with a solid 9.5 and Carly had her
season-best routine--finishing third with an 8.85.
On beam, Kat and Kylie
finished 1st and 2nd. Laura
Blake also had a nice solid stuck routine.
On floor, Kylie and Kat nailed their routines for season-high
9.7 scores. Laura
Blake, Tabby Jeffers and Anika Boyd also competed on floor and received their
On all-around Kat scored a 38.1 for first, and Kylie placed
had her season best all-around and finished fifth for the meet.
The Scouts are now 4-0 in conference with 1 conference meet to go. The
Scouts will compete against Vernon Hills on Friday at 6pm. It will be senior
night. Hope you can join us.
12/14/12 Holiday Quad held at Lake Forest
On Friday night the Scouts began celebrating the holidays by playing
host to Carmel, Deerfield and Schaumburg in our annual holiday quad
The Varsity Scouts placed second and just missed defeating
Carmel, who is the reigning state champion. Carmel scored 144.925. Schaumburg
placed 3rd with a 139.85 and Deerfield was 4th with a 134.575
The Scouts' 143.80 was their second highest
score of the season. The
Scouts did have their season-high team score on vault, bars and beam.
It was a total team effort on Friday for the Scouts. who hit 17/19
On vault the Scouts' Brittany Moccia led Lake Fores
twith a 3rd place finish score of 9.6
She was followed by 4th place finishers Kylie Carlson and Katherine
Mckeon with scores of 9.5
Carly Schmidt finished in 6th with a 9.2
On bars, Katherine and Brittany tied for first with 9.45 scores.
On beam, Kylie, Brittany and Kat nailed their routines
and placed 1st, 2nd and 5th. Laura Blake had a nasty fall
on beam. As a result, Lake Forest had to scramble the line-up for
had her season-high score on beam with an 8.0 and also competed on
vault and bars.
On floor, Olivia Hill stepped up for the Scouts
to fill in at the varsity level and did a very nice job. Brittany
tied for first with a beautiful 9.7. Kylie had her
season high with a 9.5 and Kat scored a 9.3.
Finally in all-around, LF placed 2nd, 3rd and 5th. Brittany
had her career-best score of 38.250. Kat scored 37.65 and Kylie
Congratulations Scouts on a wonderful effort. Keep it up!
12/14/12 JV results: Holiday Quad
The JV Scouts finished 4th on Friday night to Carmel, Schaumburg
Lake Forest was a bit short handed as all-arounder Anika Boyd was
The highlights for the meet included a stuck beam routine
for Kennedy Best, who scored 7.1. Kennedy also threw her first floor routine,
which counted toward the team total.
Teammate Tabby Jeffers placed 4th with a score of 7.4 on beam. Tabby
also placed 8th in the all-around with a score of 26.3
Other competitors included:
Diana Mzyk on vault and bars
Claire Lawrence on beam and floor
Niles West Star is Born Meet.
On Thursday the JV Scouts traveled to Niles West for a 13 team invitational. This
is considered a varsity meet for most teams. It gives the lower
level varsity a chance to win awards. Only girls whose average
scores are below 7.8 are eligible to compete. Our girls held
their own and finished 11th out of 13 teams.
On vault Anika Boyd scored a 7.95 and finished 15th. Diana
Mzyk finished 18th with a score of 7.8
Other competitors included:
Diana and Tabby Jeffers on bars
Kennedy and Tabby on beam and Olivia
and Anika on floor.
Lake Forest vs. Mundelein
The Varsity Scouts started the week in a big way by defeating
Mundelein 145.80-139.00 The Scouts are now 2-0 in conference. The
score is the highest one posted in the conference to date.
On vault, the Scouts placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Brittany
Moccia and Kat Mckeon led the team with a 9.45 score, and Carly Schmidt
was 3rd with a season high score of 9.35
On bars, and beam Kat led the team with scores
of 9.6 and 9.55.
floor the Scouts swept, with Brittany placing first
(9.55), Kylie Carlson second (9.5) and Kat third (9.45).
On all-around Kat placed first with an all-around
of 38.05 and Britt was second with a 37.45.
At the JV level the
Scouts came up with their first conference win of the season. The
team score for the Scouts was 80.00 and 79.35 for Mundelein. Strong
performances were turned in by all -arounders Tabby Jeffers 28.40
for first and 26.25 for third by Anika Boyd.
Congrats to both teams.
Lake Forest gymnasts excel at Conant, placing
second at the ten-team invitational.
The team was led by Junior Brittany Moccia, who had a career-best meet on all
around and bars. Brittany placed in the top 5 on all events---finishing
tied for first on floor with a 9.5, second on bars with a 9.4, third on beam,
fifth on vault, and second place all-around with a 9.4375 average.
Senior Katherine Mckeon had a strong day as well. She led the Scouts
on vault with a 9.45 for a fourth-place finish. On bars Kat
placed seventh, beam--fifth, floor--eighth, and fifth place all-around.
Senior Carly Schmidt placed a strong seventh on
vault while senior Kylie Carlson placed in the top 15 on bars, beam
Sophomore Laura Blake had her season-high score on floor.
Lake Forest finished second to Carmel, who is the
reigning state champs. The
Scouts will get another chance to beat them on Friday when the Scouts
host Carmel, Deerfield and Schaumburg at the annual Holiday Quad
beginning at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there.
The Junior Varsity team placed sixth at the Libertyville JV
invite on Friday. The team scored a season-high score of 73.70
The team was led by all-arounders, Tabby Jeffers and Anika Boyd. Both
finished in the top 5 all-around. Tabby placed second with a score
of 26.4 and Anika finished fifth with a score of 25.4
Other competitors for the Scouts included Diana Myzk on vault and
bars, Kennedy Best on bars and beam, Maddie Foley on beam,
Olivia Hill and Liz Kerndall on floor.
Next up for the JV Scouts will be Mundelein
on Monday, December 10. The
Scouts will then compete at Niles West on Thursday at the "Star is
Born" meet. Both Varsity and JV squads then entertain
Deerfield, Carmel and Schaumburg at our annual Holiday Quad on Friday
night at 6:00pm, December 14.
Rolling Meadows Meet - The Scouts Place Fourth out of 19 Teams!
The team did a great job, as this meet's format is all about team
depth. Each team competes 8 gymnasts--2 per event. All
8 scores count towards the team score.
The Lake Forest team consisted of our 5 Varsity gymnasts and 3
JV gymnasts. Everyone
did a great job--hitting 7/8 routines.
Kylie Carlson placed first with a 9.4
Laura Blake scored a 7.35
Katherine Mckeon placed 2nd with a 9.2
Carly Schmidt placed 7th with an 8.35
Brittany Moccia placed 4th with a 9.4
Tabby Jeffers upgraded her tumbling passes and scored a 7.45
Anika Boyd and Diana Mzyk both had their season high scores on vault--each
Next up for the Scouts will be the Libertyville JV invite.
Proceeds of this meet will go to the American Cancer Society. Varsity
will compete at Conant on Saturday, Dec. 8, at noon.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Lake Forest 139.45 - Libertyville 126.50
Scouts off to a great start against Libertyville even without being
at full strength.
VAULT-- Scouts finished 1-3
Brittany Moccia 9.65
Katherine McKeon 9.4
Carly Schmidt 9.05
BARS: Scouts finished 1-4
Brittany Moccia led the
team with a 9.2
Katherine McKeon was 2nd with a 9.0
Carly Schmidt was 3rd with
Kylie Carlson was 4th with a 8.25
BEAM: Scouts finished 1-3
led the way with her 9.5 first-place finish
Brittany Moccia was 2nd with a 9.10
Kylie Carlson was 3rd with
Brittany Moccia led the team with a beautiful
Katherine Mckeon was 2nd with a 9.4
ALL-AROUND - Scouts finish 1-3
Brittany Moccia 37.45
Katherine McKeon 37.3
Kylie Carlson was 3rd.
Sophomore Tabby Jeffers also filled in for the
Varsity Scouts and placed 7th all around
Team score 75.45 for Libertyville and 60.15 for Lake Forest
Boyd led the JV Scouts, placing third on vault and first on floor
Next up for the Varsity Scouts is the Rolling Meadows Invite on
Saturday, December 1
the time has changed to an 11:00 start.
is leaving at 7:45 am