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Scout Nation Mission Statement

The mission of Scout Nation is to create a positive atmosphere and establish school unity by supporting the teams and clubs of Lake Forest High School. Scout Nation will lead the charge with cheering for our teams' successes while following good sportsmanship guidelines.


Head Girls Basketball Coach – Lake Forest High School

Lake Forest High School is pleased to announce their new Head Girls Basketball Coach – Ms. Stacey Leach.  Stacey grew up in Gurnee, Illinois and graduated from Warren Township High School.  While at Warren, Stacey played varsity basketball all four years.  She was an All-Conference and All-Area guard that led the Blue Devils to 4 consecutive NSC Titles, two "Sweet Sixteen" appearances, and an "Elite 8" appearance.  Upon graduation, Stacey continued her basketball career at the University of Chicago.  During her four years on the roster, the Maroons won the UAA Conference Title twice and made three NCAA postseason appearances, advancing to the "Sweet Sixteen" her freshman year and the "Elite 8" her senior year.  The Maroons made school history when they went undefeated in UAA Conference play her senior year. 

Stacey has spent the previous two seasons serving as the assistant women's varsity basketball coach at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein.  Stacey played a key role in the Corsairs improving their win total each year of her tenure, while also helping them win a Class 3A Regional Championship.  Prior to her role as varsity assistant at Carmel, Stacey has been on the coaching staffs at Trinity International University, the University School of Milwaukee, and All-In Athletics.

The Lake Forest Athletic Department is excited to bring Coach Leach onboard to work with our student-athletes, coaches, and community.

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Congratulations to the following student athletes on the day of signing their letters of intent--April 29, 2020.
View the virtual signing day here!

Here is an edited video by Connor Clark & Steve Douglass of the virtual signing day (Updated 5/6/20)

Salma Alsikafi
Bates College
Women's Tennis


Steve Antrim on National Letter of Intent signing

Steve Antrim
Carleton College

Matthew Garrigan signing letter of intent to play lacrosse at DePauw University

Matthew Garrigan
DePauw University
Men's Lacrosse

Robert Gray's signing letter of intent to play baseball at Tufts University

Robert Gray
Tufts University

Kendra Joachim signing letter of intent to swim at the US Air Force Academy.

Kendra Joachim
US Air Force Academy
Women's Swimming

Alma Mackic signs letter of intent to play  volleyball/track at Bates College.

Alma Mackic
Bates College


Brennan Marzella
Carthage College
Men's Volleyball

Konrad Ziaja signs his letter of intent to play soccer at  UW-Platteville

Konrad Ziaja
Men's Soccer


 Virtual Signing Day

virtual screen of  showing participants in the signing day on April 29.


Read more about View Eight Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent on a Virtual Signing Day--April 29 (Updated 5/6/20)
With this tweet on March 2,  Coach Kyle Wilhelm announced that he would be stepping down as head coach of the girls' basketball team after nine years to spend more time with his family.

tweet announcing that Kyle Wilhelm is stepping down as Varsity Girls Basketball coach.

Kyle became the head coach in 2011. He went on to win 142 games--the most in the program's history.  Ninety eight of those wins came in the last four years.  Moreover, he led the Scouts to three Regional championships in 2017, 2019, and 2020 and a Sectional championship in 2019 and was named the IBCA Head Coach of the Year in 2019--a well-deserved accolade for a job well done. Our thanks to you and your family. 


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Lake Forest 48 - Hersey 44

The Scouts upset number one seed Hersey 48-44 and will play the number three seed Fremd Vikings, who defeated Libertyville 55-49 to advance to the Palatine Sectional Championship game on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 pm.

The low-scoring first quarter ended with Hersey ahead 10-9 and remained just ahead of the Scouts 23-20 at halftime.  The Scouts came alive in the third quarter and outscored their opponent 16-8 to build a 36-31 lead by the end of the third quarter.  The teams traded baskets in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to catch the determined Scouts.

Halle Douglass led the offense with 20 points, 5 assists, 7 rebounds.  Molly Fisher added 9 points, 2 assists and Bella Ranallo had 8 points, 4 rebounds. Finola Summerville also contributed 7 points and 7 rebounds.  


Read more about Varsity Girls Basketball Upset Hersey and Advance to Sectional Championship


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Scout Nation meets Tuesday at 3:30 in the Wedge Cafe.


  • Support ALL Lake Forest High School Sports
  • Meet and decide which games will make the "Highlighted" games of the week
  • Go to as many games as possible and cheer in a positive way by cheering for LFHS rather than cheering against an opponent.
  • Create different themes & ideas for each game to create interest and fun for fans to participate in


Play it while you sing along!

Cheer, cheer for Lake Forest High
the school whose spirit never dies.
Cheer for the team that has made it famous in the years gone by
and we will cheer for the blue and the gold,
the colors ever wave on high.
So let’s add to the score and win here once more,
come on and fight Lake Forest High.