Sports Photos of the YearDec. 28, 2017 [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]Kaneland's Danny Walker competes in the pole vault during the Kane County Meet at St. Charles East May 5. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Burlington Central raises their third place trophy in celebration during a Class 2A third place final at North Central College in Naperville June 3. [Sandy Bressner - firstname.lastname@example.org]Ice dancer Chloe Ryan, 15, of Geneva practices at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva. Ryan, a student at St. Francis High School in Wheaton, was recently named the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Association USFSA National Solo Ice Dance Champion. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]Marmion Academy player James Durant performs a tackling drill during practice at the Aurora school Aug. 10. [Larry W. Kane for Shaw Media]Marmion Academy player Nick Brummel (center, with trophy) celebrates with his teammates and the third place trophy after defeating Champaign Central 7-1 June 10 in the IHSA 3A state tournament held at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. [Sandy Bressner - firstname.lastname@example.org]Glenn Albanese of Batavia goes after a ground ball in the infield during a home game against St. Charles North April 21. [PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks]Geneva's Margaret Whitley and Emily Uplegger react after their championship game victory over Edwardsville at the IHSA Girls Basketball State Finals on March 4. The Vikings defeated the Tigers 41-40 to win the program's first girls' state basketball title in school history. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]St. Charles North head coach Lindsey Hawkins celebrates the team's Class 4A Geneva Supersectional win against Downers Grove North on Nov. 3. St. Charles North won the supersectional 17-25, 25-16, 25-15. [Sandy Bressner - firstname.lastname@example.org]The Geneva bench erupts as the clock runs out on the Vikings' IHSA Class 4A Supersectional win over Maine West at Addison Trail High School Feb. 27. Geneva faces Fremd in a state semifinal March 3. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]Geneva's Jack McDonald (3) reaches for the basket during a non-conference game against Woodstock at Geneva Jan. 12. [H. Rick Bamman - firstname.lastname@example.org]St. Charles North players celebrate their 2-0 win over Jacobs in the IHSA Class 3A soccer super-sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in St. Charles. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]St. Charles East players lift quarterback B.J. Crossen following a touchdown against Larkin Oct. 6. East won the game 35-0. [Sandy Bressner - firstname.lastname@example.org]St. Charles North's Gia Wahlberg shows her frustration after missing a goal in the final minutes of the North Stars' 1-0 Bartlett Supersectional loss to New Trier May 30. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]Kane County Cougars mascots Ozzie and Annie pose for photos with fans during the team's home opener against the Clinton LumberKings at Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva April 6. [H. Rick Bamman - firstname.lastname@example.org]St. Charles East's Justin Hardy (from left) Zach Mitchell and Zach Robinson walk back to the locker room March 2, 2017 after falling to Bartlett 54-52 in the Class 4A Larkin regional semifinals. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]St. Charles East player Clayton Isbell walks with Alex, a participant from Giant Steps, during a special football camp hosted by the Tri City Chargers Youth Football Association at James O. Breen Park in St. Charles. Giant Steps provides education, therapeutic and recreational programs for elementary, junior high and high school students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and is based in Lisle. [Matthew Apgar / Daily Chronicle]Kaneland's Cody Delarme lands in the sand pit during long jump portion of the Northern Illinois Big 12 boys track meet on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Sycamore High School in Sycamore. DeLarme placed third with a distance of 20'2.5". [Matthew Apgar / Daily Chronicle]Kaneland Knights wander the sidelines, silhouetted only by the scoreboard with 9:06 left in the 4th quarter during their IHSA class 5A second round football playoff game against Sterling on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at Kaneland High School in Maple Park. Sterling won 46-20 in a game where the stadium lights abruptly shut off twice.