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April 11, 2018
September 8, 2017
Lia Pelech, a Junior at Vernon Hills High School, and a member of the Great Lakes Fencing Academy, won gold and bronze medals at the 2017 Maccabiah World Games in Israel this summer. Pelech captured a gold medal as one of three members of Team USA’s saber squad. Lia also earned a bronze medal in the age 15-18 junior ...more
July 7, 2017
It is with profound sadness that I relay the news that Coach Gordon Gandy died on July 5th.
Gordy, as he was known to his friends, had stopped to help a women who had crashed her car, and in the process, was struck and killed by a passing motorist. Since many of our team members (past and present) learned to fence with ...more
April 26, 2017
We are proud to announce that Lia Pelech, a saber fencer and sophomore at Vernon Hills High School, has been selected to represent United States in fencing at the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer.
These games are the third largest sporting event in the world with over 70 countries attending.
Congratulations and ...more
December 19, 2016
The JV team did a fantastic job yesterday bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals in four events.
The Women's Foil team eared a bronzed medal. The Men's Epee earned a silver medal. The Men's and Women's saber squads each brought home gold medals. A great day for Libertyville and Vernon Hills fencers. Congratu...more
December 5, 2016
The Thundercats from Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools turned in another strong showing at their first Conference Dual Meet at Brookfield Academy competing against other high schools in the North Division. Our Varsity Men's Saber team was undefeated. The results are below.
November 20, 2016
Congratulations to everyone who fenced at the Catholic Memorial High School tournament yesterday. Everyone did well, but we had several standouts including one Gold medal, two Bronze medals and 9 fencers who finished in the top sixteen in their events. Great job everyone!
Below is the link to see your results on AskFred...more
September 20, 2016
The LHS & VHHS Fencing Team will have it's first day of practice on Monday, October 24th at the Libertyville Sports Complex from 5 PM to 7 PM.
Open to everyone. No experience necessary. We will provide new fencers with all the equipment you need.more
August 30, 2016
Please join us for a pre-season meeting to learn about the LHS-VHHS fencing program, meet your teammates and the the coaches, learn about our up-coming practice and tournament schedule, equipment changes, etc.
When: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Where: LHS Studio Theatermore
February 7, 2016
The LHS-VHHS fencing team won the Conference Championship in Men's Epee and Men's Saber at New Trier High School yesterday. We defeated thirteen teams from WI, IN and IL.
This is in addition to winning the Varsity Dual Meet Championship and the Illinois State Championship over the last few weeks.
This is an incredible ...more