The Kane County Chronicle Sports Photos of the YearDec. 31, 2018 The Sports Photos of the Year at the Kane County Chronicle for 2018. Captains for the St. Charles North football team, Daniel Daley, Ben Furtney, Alex Westendorf and Tyler Nubin, hold up their runner-up trophy during the awards ceremony at the IHSA State Football Finals on Nov. 24. The North Stars fought a 31-10 loss to the Roadrunners bringing home this year's Class 7A runner-up trophy. [Mary Beth Nolan for Shaw Media]Rosary's Sydney VanOvermeiren, front, and teammate Samantha Rankin celebrate after finishing 1-2 in the 200 yard IM with a time of 2:05.46 in the Metea Valley Sectional Nov. 10. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Batavia's Katrina Schlenker (7586) and Geneva's Sophia McDonnell (7609) take an early lead during the start of the Waubonsie Valley 3A Sectional Race in Aurora Oct. 27. [Sandy Bressner - firstname.lastname@example.org]Jillian Stachon, 16, practices with the St. Charles North swim team. A tumor was found in Stachon's leg when she was 11 years old, requiring surgery that removed her left femur and knee. Those were replaced with a titanium prosthesis. Stachon earned three medals in the 2017 IHSA state meet in the Athletes with Disabilities division. [Sean King for Shaw Media]St.Charles North's Ben Furtney (8) reacts after recording a sack against Mt. Carmel's Rad Premovic (not pictured) during a 7A semifinal playoff game in St. Charles Nov. 17. [Gary E Duncan Sr for Shaw Media]Batavia Bulldogs quarterback Jack Meyers is sacked during the semifinals 7A playoffs football game between the Batavia Bulldogs at the Nazareth Roadrunners Nov 17. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Geneva guard Stephanie Hart (right) fights Main West center Angela Dugalic (left) for a loose ball at Benet Academy in Lisle Jan. 6. [David Toney for Shaw Media]Jennifer Ciardiello of Carol Stream, left, and Joanna Kulevich of St. Charles finishes the Fox Valley half Marathon with a time of 3:50:08 [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]St. Charles East's Thomas Schroeder is safe as he slides across home plate during a game at St. Charles North on May 15. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Geneva's Ali Dierks (4) is hugged by Geneva's Sam Keller (1) after Ali Dierks hits a game winning homer against St. Charles North in Geneva May 4. [Sandy Bressner - firstname.lastname@example.org]St. Charles North's Gia Wahlberg (15) celebrates a goal in the first half of a home game against St. Charles East on April 24. [Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]Batavia's Jared Martin (center) and Cole Nelson (right) attempt on out on St. Charles East's Ryan Richa (left) during a game at Batavai on April 20. [Karen Naess for Shaw Media]Geneva raises the plaque after winning against Wheaton Warrenville South on Feb 22 at the Class 4A sectional final in Roselle. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Rosary guard Jenna Hernandez (5) hugs forward Sophia Kramer (30) in celebration after their victory over Aurora Central in Aurora Jan. 22. [Sean King for Shaw Media]St.Charles East's Justin Hardy (32) reacts after a Batavia turn-over at Batavia High School in Batavia Jan. 5. [Steven Buyansky]Kaneland's Tucker Jahns (21) bicycle kicks the ball towards the net but Yorkville's Nick Bivens (6) blocks the shot during a boys varsity soccer game at Yorkville High School on Sept. 18. [Sandy Bressner - firstname.lastname@example.org]Geneva's Rose McCormick (11) gets a kill past Rosary's Molly Sullivan (9) and Molly Mulvey (20) during Rosary's win over Geneva on Sept. 6. [Karen Naess for Shaw Media]St. Charles North Star's Tyler Nubin. [Photo: PhotoNews Media/Chris Johns]Burlington Central's Austin Macias after defeating Ottawa's Ethan Harsted in the Class 2A 126-pound division championship match at the IHSA Individual Wrestling State Final on Feb. 17. [Mary Beth Nolan for Shaw Media]Batavia's Trey Urwiler celebrates his second-quarter touchdown in the Bulldogs' 59-32 win over Moline in a Class 7A playoff Saturday Nov. 3 in Batavia. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Batavia's Adler Palos (9) and Oswego East's Dimitri Huitron (10) get tangled up during a challenge in midfield in Batavia Sept. 1.