News and notes
Updated: September 2, 2011 11:58AM
Senior basketball star Aaric Armstead, up-and-coming junior Adam Armstead and talented freshman Austin Armstead have transferred from Hales to Bullard High School in Fresno, Calif. Aaric and Austin lost friends to murders this summer. And 16-year-old Adam was recently in a scary situation at a Dollar Store when the store was held up at gunpoint. “That was pretty much the last straw,” said Phil Armstead, the boys’ father. “There is a growing safety issue in the city. The violence has gotten too close. The boys are going to be able to experience something entirely different in California.”
Longtime New Trier boys basketball coach Rick Malnati joined Porter Moser’s staff at Loyola University. Malnati will serve various roles as the assistant to the head coach. “This was a position I really wanted to have in our program,” Moser said. “Rick was the guy I wanted to fill that role. He can be very valuable and prove to be an underrated asset.” Jeff Tylka, who led Antioch to more than 90 wins and one state trophy in a successful three-season run, has resigned to join head softball coach Missy Beseres’ staff as an assistant at Loyola. Tylka’s teams went 91-17 overall and won a school-record 32 games in 2010, the year the Sequoits finished third in Class 3A.
Evanston plans to pay tribute to the late John Riehle, who had a successful run as its football coach, before its home game against Glenbrook North on Sept. 16. Riehle, who died in December after battling cancer, led Evanston to a 97-31 record from 1988 to ’99, 10 IHSA playoff berths and seven conference titles. He helped 45 players receive Division I scholarships. The tribute is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (847) 424-7299.
IHSA on TV
The Illinois High School Association announced a local outlet for the IHSA TV Network: Chicago NonStop, which is NBC 5’s digital channel 5.2. The channel also can be seen on Comcast Cable (Ch. 341), RCN (Ch. 50) and WOW (Ch. 130). The network will carry the IHSA football playoff pairings show next month, all eight football state championship games and all 32 games in the boys and girls state basketball tournaments.