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Spring smorgasbord

Coach Sly's going to spray to all fields with some things that just can't go unmentioned after another wild week of spring sports:

• Whether it's at the pro level or the prep level, baseball can be wild. In what other sport do you have a team win the first two games of a series like St. Charles North did against Geneva, then just get destoyed, 19-1, as was the case on Friday? That makes for two straight ugly losses for the North Stars, who better stop the bleeding quick with St. Charles East lying in wait next week.

• There's something about western Kane County that just grooms softball excellence, especially in the Burlington area. The Rockets lost their stud pitcher, a Wisconsin recruit, to injury, yet they still roll out two pitchers who no-hit the same team in the same season? Some teams would kill for one legitimate ace pitcher, and BC apparently has three? Lucky ducks.

• Speakin' of softball, Sly thinks there's several teams that have the chance to make major postseason noise. Both St. Charles schools like they could be tough outs in the postseason, and Kaneland, St. Francis and the aforementioned Central Rockets also deserve nice seeds. Things can change, but at this point, looks to Sly like it's a lot more likely one of the local teams makes state in softball than baseball.

• Could we have two girls soccer state champions from the area this season? Came darn close last year with St. Francis winning in 2A and St. Charles North coming oh-so-close in 3A. Both of those teams look like they could well be in championship form this season, and don't count out St. Charles East as a darkhorse in 3A (and Central in 2A).

• Nice showing by the St. Charles East girls at the county track meet, but hat's off to West High. A four-peat? Wow. Looks like West Aurora will make its presence felt in more than just boys buckets when the Blackhawks join the UEC.


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