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2016 Winter Training at Northwestern Begins!


Registration, Forms Required of all Blaze Parents, and Payment Online

Every player must fill out the Medical Release, Playing Time and Sportsmanship Consent, and Appointment of Guardian Session.  You will be required to log into the Blaze website with your previous or new log in information.  Click here to access the registration session: https://glenviewblazebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/344320978

You can also pay your registration fees via credit card or bank account online.


TEAM SPONSORSHIP

If you are interested in sponsoring a team for the 2016 season please email david.waldherr@comcast.net or call 847-774-7661.


2016 GLENVIEW BLAZE SALUTE TO THE TROOPS MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT DONATION

You can make a tax deductible contribution towards player scholarships, equipment, and the Wounded Warrior Project and Heart of a Marine Foundation.

https://glenviewblazebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/701307635


US Air Force Captain Nick Grieco Flies Flag During Refueling over Afghanistan in Honor of Late Lance Captain Phillip E. Frank (The Journal, Nov. 22, 2015)

Glenview native and U.S. Air Force Captain Nick Grieco flew an American flag over Afghanistan in honor of the the Late Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank.  Grieco is the son of Jim Grieco Glenview Blaze Treasurer.  Nick, graduate of OLPH and Loyola Academy got his wings with the Air Force in 2009 and has been stationed in Korea, Italy and Afghanistan.

Frank, of Elk Grove Village was killed April 8, 2004 while serving the U.S. during Operation Iragi Freedom.  Each year, the Blaze hosts the Salute to the Troops Tournament over Memorial Day weekend and raises money for the Heart of a Marine Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project and American Legion Post 166. Franks parents Roy and Georgette Frank started the Heart of a Marine Foundation in 2005 in honor of their son.  This year marks the 10th year anniversary of the Foundation. 

Lloyd Kuehn Presents Flag to Roy Frank (left), Founder Heart of a Marine Foundation

 

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 American Legion Glenview Post 166 Commander Lloyd Kuehn presented the folded and framed American flag flown over Afghanistan by Nick Grieco to the Frank Family in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Heart of a Marine Foundation.  


Nick Grieco, pictured 2nd from left, took an American Flag in his jet fighter over Afghanistan in Honor of Late Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank, son of Roy Frank, Gold Star Father and co-founder, The Heart of a Marine Foundation;


Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Proceeds to Co-Founder, Roy Franks, Gold Star Father and The Heart of a Marine Foundation and Lloyd Kuehn, Post Commander Glenview American Legion

Jim Grieco (on left) gives Memorial Day Salute the Troops proceeds to Roy Frank, Gold Star Father and co-founder, The Heart of a Marine Foundation; Steve Libman (on right) gives proceeds check to Lloyd Kuehn, Glenview American Legion Post Commander

SALUTE TO THE TROOPS MEMORIAL WEEKEND TOURNAMENT A HUGE SUCCESS

The Salute To the Troops Tournament was a huge success.  48 Teams competed with Glenview's own 10U and 11U making it to the semi-finals, 14U Red finishing second and 13U Red first place.

Teams and fans brought donations and wrote letters to honor our veterans.  A portion of the Tribute to our Troops donations is sent to our armed forces including the Wounded Warrior Project and Heart of a Marine Foundation.  

In attendance were Roy and Georgette Frank, Gold Star Parents of Lt. Corporal Phillip Frank, who founded the Heart of a Marine Foundation.  Glenview Joseph Sesterhenn Local American Legion Post 166 led the color guard, and provided a 21-gun Salute. Megan Heublein sang God Bless America while Jack Kelly played a moving rendition of Taps.  

Additional donations were given to the Wounded Warriors Project assisting wounded veterans.  Proceeds also benefit American Legion Post 166.

Blaze Academy Tune-Up Program!

We thank all of you who signed up for the Blaze Tune-up Program.  All players are having a great time honing their skills in advance of the season.

We look forward to Northwestern Training after the Holidays.


2016 BLAZE TEAMS ARE ANNOUNCED

The 2016 Blaze teams are posted.  See the top left menu bar entitled "2016 Blaze Teams".

 



2015 GREAT LAKES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 11U


Tryouts for 2016 Baseball Season

Tryout dates and times for the 2016 season have been released. Please click on the "Open Tryouts 2016" tab on the left-hand side of this page for more information.


IN THE NEWS! FORMER BLAZE PLAYERS 2015 HIGH SCHOOL ACCOLADES:

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Fitz Stadler, All Conference, Drafted by Chicago Cubs

Among 18 pitchers drafted was former Blaze and 2015 Glenbrook South graduate standout Fitz Stadler. Stadler, 18, signed a his letter of intent to Arizona State University.  

Stadler was one of 11 right handers who also drafted seven left-handed pitchers. Stadler is 6 foot 7 and 215 pounds and was picked in the 32nd round of the three-day amateur draft that included 40 selections.

Fitz was also named All Conference and NorthShore Weekend Pitcher of the Year.

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Paul Solka, former Blaze Player and Bradley University Standout, was recently 3/4 with a home run earning the Braves its first NCAA Tournament since the third round of the 1956 College World Series!

Jack Yalowitz All Conference and Northshore Weekend 1st Team

Jack Yalowitz, former Blaze Player and Loyola Academy Graduate pitched and played outfield, batting left and right and throwing right.  Yalowitz received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 1st Team Honors.  In addition, Jack was named Northshore Weekend Player of the Year.

Michael Oh All Conference and Northshore Weekend 1st Team

Michael Oh, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook North Class of 2016 Graduate pitched, batting right and throwing right.  Oh received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 1st Team Honors.

Ben Sanborn All Conference and Northshore Weekend 1st Team

Ben Sanborn, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Class of 2015 Graduate played first base, batting left and throwing right.  Sanborn received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 1st Team Honors.

Jordan Libman All Conference and Northshore Weekend 2nd Team

Jordan Libman, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Class of 2016 Graduate played outfield, batting left and throwing left.  Libman received ALL Conference  and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 2nd Team Honors.

Billy Loggarakis Northshore Weekend 2nd Team

Billy, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Graduate of 2016 played catcher, batting right and throwing right.  Loggarakis received NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 2nd Team Honors.

Danny Katz Northshore Weekend 2nd Team

Danny Katz, former Blaze Player and New Trier 2015 Graduate pitched, batting left and right and throwing right.  Danny received NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 2nd Team Honors.

George Karavidas All Conference and Northshore Weekend 3rd Team

George, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South class of 2015 Graduate played 2nd base, batting left and throwing right.  Karavidas received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 3rd Team Honors.

Justin Machado Northshore Weekend 4th Team

Justin, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Class of 2016 Graduate played third base, batting right and throwing right.  Machado received NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 4th Team Honors.

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Former Blaze Player Exposes His Secret to Success

Current Northwestern Player Zach Zones goes 2 for 3 against Dartmouth at Snowbird Classic Tournament in Port Charlotte, Florida

New Trier's Katz Commits to Northwestern

Last year the 5-10 Katz parlayed a strong May into an even stronger summer season.  Katz entered this spring committed to pitch at Northwestern University.  Katz got most of his work early on starting junior varsity games. However, after several solid outings in relief on varsity, Trevians coach Mike Napoleon felt confident starting Katz towards the end of last season. 

Napoleon said. "He was able to throw consistent strikes with three pitches. I love the way he competes on the mound. I saw it in the spring, then again in the summer. He had a phenomenal summer, and I think that’s what took him over the edge as far as Northwestern goes.

"When I was younger I went to Northwestern baseball camps during the summer," Katz said. "Then when I played on the Glenview Blaze as a 13 and 14 year old, we got a chance to practice in Northwestern’s indoor fieldhouse when it was cold outside every once and a while. I got to meet some of the players, and it was really cool to look up to them. So I’ve always kind of been around the program.

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    SHOOT FOR STEINER FUNDRAISER, May 31st, 1-4pm, OLPH Playdium

    Patrick is an OLPH, Loyola Academy and GBS alumnus who suffered a debilitating stroke in 2010 at the age of 17.  Patrick now faces extensive medical and therapy expenses.  

    All ages are welcome to participate in the Shoot For Steiner Free Throw Contest. 100% of all donations will support the ongoing treatments and care demanded of Patrick's condition.  

    T-shirts are given to all participants who register by May 10th.  To To register in advance go to http://shootforsteiner.weebly.com.  Walk-ins are also welcome.

    Call the Bordignons at 847-774-5993 for questions.

    Congratulations Blaze On Your Many Accomplishments!

    Congratulations to our 2014 Glenview Blaze teams for their impressive performances in the 2014 season!  This season has once again been a huge success for the Blaze!   Highlights for each of the teams include:
     
    Blaze 10
    MSBL Roberto Clemente Division Champion
    Salute to the Troops Runner-up
    CABA Illinois State Championship Semi-Finalist
    8 game win streak!
     
    Blaze 11 Red
    Casey Pohl Tournament Runner-up
    Salute to the Troops Semi-finalist (tie for 3rd)
    Elizabethtown National Quarter-finalist (tie for 5th)
    Chi-Turf Semi-finalist (tie for 3rd)
    CABA Illinois State Tournament Semi-finalist
     
    Blaze 12 Black
    12th place finish out of 104 teams Cooperstown Dreams Park 
    Sweet 16 Cooperstown Dreams Park
    Carlos American League Division Champs
    Ho-Chunk Lynwood 3rd Place
    Glenview Salute to the Troops Quarter-finalist
    Best of the Midwest Challenge Quarter finalist
     
    Blaze 12 Red
    MSBL Ralph Garr Elite Division Champion
    Blaze Salute to the Troops Semi-finalist
    Ho Chunk June Slamfest Runner-up
    Seminole Fastballs and Fireworks Semi-finalist
    Cooperstown Dreams Park 6-3 (only losses to two semi-finalists and the 3 seed)
     
    Blaze 13 Black
    T-9 out of 40 teams in MSBL American Division
    Crystal Lake Mother's Day Bash Semi-finalist
    Omaha Slumpbuster Division 3 Quarter-finalist
    USA National Championships Consolation Semi-finalist
     
    Blaze 13 Red
    Best of the Midwest Challenge Champions
    CABA Midwest Regional Third Place
    Omaha Slump Buster Third Place
    Seminole Classic Second Place
    MSBL Elite Tournament Third Place
     
    Blaze 14 Red
    1. The Ripken Experience National Ocean Breeze Tournament Champion Great 8 Bracket
    2. Glenview Blaze Salute to the Troops Semifinalist
    3. Best of the Midwest Jerry May Memorial Father's Day Tournament Semifinalist
    4. Best of the Midwest Challenge VI Semifinalist
     
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    Blaze Brunswick Bowling Alley Kick-off Party

    The Blaze once again held its Annual Kick-off Bowling Party at Brunswick Bowling Center in Deerfield.  Parents, siblings and players enjoyed the evening complete with pizza, drinks, and strikes.

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    SPONSOR APPRECIATION FIRE TRUCK PICTURE

    The Blaze took its annual Fire Truck picture at Attea Middle School, Wednesday, June 18th.

    This picture is given to all our sponsors to show our appreciation for their support.  

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    Salute the Troops Donations Sent

    The Glenview Blaze 11U delivers 691 pounds of donations to Operatioin Support Our Troops in Lisle, IL

    MAKE YOUR DONATION TO WOUNDED WARRIORS AND HEART OF A MARINE HERE

    If you would like to support our troops please contribute any amount above $1 by clicking the link below.

    The Blaze organizaiton wishes to thank you for your support of our Memorial Day Salute the Troops Tournament. 

    https://glenviewblazebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/832677090


    Glenview Blaze

    2012 Blaze at Northwestern University

    2012 Blaze at Northwestern University

    Congratulations Blaze On Your Many Accomplishments!

    Congratulations to our 2013 Glenview Blaze teams for their impressive performances in the 2013 season!  This season has once again been a huge success for the Blaze!   Highlights for each of the teams include:
     
    Blaze 13 Red
    Vernon Hills 9th Annual Cougar Kick-off Baseball Tournament
    Best of the Midwest Mother's Day Tournament Semi-Finalist
    Glenview Blaze Salute to the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Quarterfinalist
    CABA World Series Division Quarterfinalist
     
    Blaze 11 Red
    MSBL Ty Cobb Division Champion
    Casey Pohl Memorial Tournament Second Place
    Vernon Hills Cougar Classic Champion
    Plainfield Invitational Tournament Semi-finalist
    Ace of Diamonds Summer Classic Champion
     
    Blaze 11 Black
    Warren Invitational Tournament Second Place
    Naperville Father's Day Classic Semi-finalist
    Notre Dame Golden Dome Tournament Semi-finalist
    Salute the Troups Quarter-finalist
    Ho Chunk Mother's Day Classic Semi-finalist
    Arlington Heights Tournament Runner-up
     
    Congratulations to our 2012 Glenview Blaze teams for their impressive performances in the 2012 season!  This season has once again been a huge success for the Blaze!   Highlights for each of the teams include:
     
    Blaze 10U
    MSBL League Frank Thomas Division Champion
    Arlington Heights Spring Fever Tournament Champion
    Schaumburg Seminole Midwest Classic Champion
    Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament 2nd Place
    ESBA Stars and Stripes Summer Bash Tournament 2nd Place
    Omaha Slumpbuster Tournament 3rd Place
    Best of the Midwest Challenge Semi Finalist
     
    Blaze 11U
    MSBL  Elite Level Division Champion
    MSBL  Elite Level Tournament Champion
    Illini Blast Tournament Champions
    Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament 2nd Place
    Best of the Midwest Challenge Semi Finalist
    Duneland Tournament Semi Finalist
    Libertyville Tournament Semi Finalist
     
    Blaze 12 Red
    MSBL Jackie Robinson Division Champion
    Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Champion
    Vernon Hills Cougar Classic Champion
    26th Seed of 104 Teams at Cooperstown Dreams Park
     
    Blaze 12 Black
    MSBL Lou Gehrig Division Champion
    MSBL National League Tournament 2nd Place
    Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Semi Finalist
     
    Blaze 14U
    MSBL Elite Level Division Champion
    Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament National Champion
    Evanston Tourney Nation Best of the Sandlot Tournament Champion
    GameDay USA Shamrock Showdown Tournament Champion
    Best of the Midwest World Series Champions
    Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Champion
    USSSA Illinois State Championship 2nd Place

    BLAZE ALUMNI

    Congratulations to our Blaze 2008 Alumni who signed their Letters of Intent to play collegiate baseball next season. Best of luck to you in your collegiate career! 

    Brady Arenson - Coastal Carolina University

    Josiah Carlson - North Park University

    Zac Jones - Northwestern University

    Josh Perlmutter - Northwestern University

    Michael Reinisch - North Central College

    Sully Stadler - Indiana University

    The mission of the Glenview Blaze Travel Organization shall be to promote, organize and conduct a full time Travel Baseball program for the highly skilled players who are interested in a more intense and competitive baseball environment.

    The Glenview Blaze Baseball Program will also provide the focus and positive pursuit for our youth where both discipline and good sportsmanship are expected and rigidly enforced. It is our hope that these principles will continue to remain with each player throughout their life both on and off the baseball field.

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