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  • Schwab: Time for Tri-Cities hoops teams to seize the moment

    All five teams carry winning records, three of which with 20-plus victories and conference champion credentials. Rivalry matchups galore. Mixed result ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Druley: Kane County Cougars mascot prospects strut their stuff

    Five weeks and six days before the start of their 25th season, the Kane County Cougars still seek a face of the franchise.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Duber: Grams, Harner recruit former Kaneland teammate for Waubonsee

    “Positive peer pressure.”Growing up learning the supposed dangers of peer pressure in elementary sch ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Schwab: East softball’s Kolb back in business

    St. Charles East softball outfielder Katie Kolb played through agonizing back pain as a sophomore but was determined to remain in the Saints’ lineup.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Druley: Wrestling drama shifts to team duals

    Please pardon my fuzzy math; that sheepskin came from Missouri, not Illinois, remember.On Saturday e ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Schwab: Volleyball clinic to help fund Nicaragua trip

    Several of the Tri-Cities’ elite girls volleyball players will try their hand at playing mentor.St. ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Druley: East wrestling’s Derain, Lopez know the drill

    Keone Derain offered playful, would-be fightin’ words for St. Charles East wrestling teammate and longtime pal Ramon Lopez before turning sentimental.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Duber: Geneva alumna surprised she has played so much soccer with Loras College

    They say you can’t teach speed. And although she’s not trying to learn speed, there’s no doubt Molly Stanfa is working to get faster.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Schwab: East's Woods irked about postseason setup

    As postseason seeds for Class 3A and 4A boys basketball teams are set to be unveiled Thursday, what’s long been known around the Tri-Cities moves clos ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • On Campus: For Lulek, trip nets ‘a whole new love for soccer’

    The phrase “life-changing experience” is thrown around an awful lot. But when Amanda Lulek uses it, she means it.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Druley: Newcomer Grootens adds to Geneva gymnastics mix

    Geneva sophomore Julia Grootens returned to competitive gymnastics this winter after a one-year sojourn to power tumbling.
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Schwab: Life father like son, all the way to Hall

    They share high school and college alma maters, diminutive statures, a willingness to run through – not just around – tacklers and, of course, a last ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 7:28 pm
  • Druley: Shallow pool for Marmion’s Schalz to mold this winter

    Even when he’s submerged under water, Marmion boys swimmer Andrew Kasper figures he can at least sense the scope of coach Bill Schalz’s tutelage.
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Schwab: Temple’s route leads to Butler

    Pace Temple was tugged in many directions when it came to his college football recruitment.Should he ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 4:15 pm