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Sports shorts: FV Hawks hockey spring registration open

FV Hawks hockey spring registration open

GENEVA – The Fox Valley Hawks high school hockey club – available to players from St. Charles East, St. Charles North, Batavia, Geneva and Kaneland – is open for spring registration and will hold an open skate for new and returning players at Fox Valley Ice Arena next weekend.

Open skates are scheduled from 12:10-1:30 p.m. March 16 and 1-2:20 p.m. March 17. The fee is $20 for each day, and will be applied to a player’s spring fees. Players are encouraged to attend both sessions. All players must bring a copy of current USA Hockey Insurance. Registration can be done online at

For information, call club president Judy Bondarowicz at 630-263-4388 or email

Mooseheart’s Puou, Deng earn all-state honors

MOOSEHEART – For the first time in school history, Mooseheart has a first-team All-State basketball player.

Power forward Makur Puou, a 6-foot-10 junior, on Friday was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Class 1A All-state team. Fellow junior Mangisto Deng, a guard, was named as an IBCA second team all-state selection.

Puou averaged 19.0 points and 10.8 rebounds a game while blocking 106 shots during Moosheart’s 24-6 season.

ACS’ McQuade bows out in Showdown

PEORIA – Aurora Christian senior Ryan McQuade was unable advance from Thursday’s preliminaries to Friday’s finals of the Class 2A Three-Point Showdown state final.

Competing at Carver Arena, site of this weekend’s Class 1A and 2A state tournaments, McQuade swished nine 3s in prelims, tying him with six others for the final spot in Friday’s four-man finals. McQuade hit five 3s in the playoff, three shy of the advancing total.

Batavia graduate wins national long jump title

Illinois College senior Melissa Norville won her fourth NCAA individual title Friday, taking first place in the long jump at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at North Central College in Naperville. The title is Norville’s first in the long jump.

Norville, a Batavia graduate, posted a mark of 19 feet, 8 3⁄4 inches in the event, eight inches better than the second-place finisher. The mark is less than four inches shorter than Norville’s best mark this season, which set an NCAA Division III indoor record.

“It’s good to finally win long jump,” Norville said in a news release. “I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”
Norville also qualified for the finals of the 60-meter hurdles Friday.

Norville ran a preliminary time of 8.70 seconds, which was adjusted to 8.694 seconds, just three thousands of a second behind Buffalo State’s Jazmin Dunham (8.691). Camesha Goods ran the best time in the field, clocking in at 8.64 seconds.

Norville will compete in both the 60-meter hurdles finals and the triple jump today at the NCAA Championships.

– Kane County Chronicle

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