Jack Lydon


Gordon Tech Sinks St. Laurence

January 19, 2013
Gordon Tech Sinks St. Laurence

The Gordon Tech Rams won a thriller Friday evening defeating the St. Laurence Vikings 53 to 50 at GT’s Tom Weinicki Gym. After the Rams slept walked through the first half falling behind 28 to 18, GT Coach Tom Kleinschmidt taught, cajoled, shouted, encouraged, threatened, cheered and somehow got his Rams focused on moving the...
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Gordon Tech Falls in Overtime at Fenwick

January 11, 2013
Gordon Tech Falls in Overtime at Fenwick

Coach Tom Kleinschmidt’s Gordon Tech Rams suffered a frustrating overtime loss to the Fenwick Friars, 42-35, Friday night at Fenwick. Coming off their first Catholic League victory in three seasons against powerhouse St. Joseph, the Rams (10-6, 1-6) looked to surprise Coach John Quinn’s Fenwick Friars. The Rams’ solid defense continued but they fall behind...
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Gordon Tech Defeats Maria

January 10, 2013
Gordon Tech Defeats Maria

  The Gordon Tech girls varsity basketball team handled the overmatched Maria High School Mystics, 55-2, Thursday evening at Gordon’s Tom Weinicki Gym. The 9-5 Rams were clearly too much for the Maria Mystics. Maria struggled to get off shots against the Gordon Tech defense. Next up for the Rams is a G.C.A.C. Conference...
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Local Pols Host Discussion on Pension Issues

January 10, 2013
Local Pols Host Discussion on Pension Issues

Local politicians, 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar, County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (D-10th Dist.), County Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12th Dist.)  and State Representative Ann Williams (D-11th Dist.), hosted a town hall meeting Thursday evening at St. Benedict High School to discuss the pension crises facing the City, County and State.  The overflow crowd heard what could only...
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St. Ben’s Pulls Away from Francis Parker

January 10, 2013
St. Ben’s Pulls Away from Francis Parker

The St. Benedict girls varsity defeated Francis Parker, 58 to 36, Thursday evening at the St. Ben’s Gym. The Bengals out scored the Lancers, 31-8, from midway through the third quarter to improve their record to 10 wins against 4 loses. The Bengals are 5 and 3 in the G.C.A.C. Next up for the Bengals is...
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Gordon Tech Wins Luther North Tournament

December 30, 2012
Gordon Tech Wins Luther North Tournament

The Gordon Tech Rams defeated the Jones College Prep Eagles, 51 to 29, Sunday evening to win the 48th Annual Luther North Holiday Classic. The Rams improved their record to 9-5 and return to Chicago Catholic League play against St. Joseph at GT on Friday evening at 7:00. Full coverage of the game to follow...
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Gordon Tech Crushes Taft at Luther North Tournament

December 28, 2012
Gordon Tech Crushes Taft at Luther North Tournament

The Gordon Tech Rams (7-5) scored a somewhat unexpectedly lopsided victory, 63 to 34, over the Taft High School Eagles (6-6) at the Luther North High School’s 48th Annual Boys Basketball Holiday Classic. The Rams avenged last year’s 74 to 65 loss to Taft in the Luther North championship game. The Rams relentless defense set...
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Gordon Tech Returns to Win Column

December 28, 2012
Gordon Tech Returns to Win Column

The Gordon Tech Rams (6-5) easily dispatched the Maine East Blue Demons, 42 to 27, Thursday evening in the 48th Annual Luther North Boys Basketball Holiday Classic. The Rams face Taft High School (6-5) Friday evening as the tournament continues.  The Taft/GT match may well decide the eventual tournament winner. Taft defeated GT in...
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Gordon Tech’s Catholic League Struggles Continue

December 22, 2012
Gordon Tech’s Catholic League Struggles Continue

The Gordon Tech Rams suffered tough loss, 39 to 38, to Bishop McNamara on Friday evening at Gordon Tech. The Rams lead most of the game and looked to be on the way to their first Catholic League victory in thirty-five tries. The Rams’ stifling defense frustrated the Fightin’ Irish all game long but the...
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St. Ben’s Defeats Gordon Tech in Neighborhood Matchup

December 3, 2012
St. Ben’s Defeats Gordon Tech in Neighborhood Matchup

The St. Benedict girls varsity basketball team battled Gordon Tech to a 55 to 42 victory Monday evening at St. Ben’s gym. The Bengals jumped to an early lead but the Rams charged back in the second quarter with eight points from junior forward and St. Benedict grade school alumnae, Sarah Zarymbski.  A late lay-up by GT junior...
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