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  • Schwab: Hoops season begins with bang in Tri-Cities

    The boys basketball season only begins Monday but area hoops fans shouldn’t wait long to pick out a warm seat.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Druley: Figure this: a bustling week on ice

    GENEVA – May Wiza joked Thursday that some people think her surname is short for “Wizard.” By week’s ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Duber: Seiton a goal-setter and goal-stopper at North Central

    Nicki Seiton’s job is to stop goals.Then why does she have so many?A former Batavia Bulldog and curr ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Schwab: Measuring up to Geneva boys basketball won't be easy

    Geneva boys basketball coach Phil Ralston has to go back two decades to his time at Northwestern University to recall being around a team with compara ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Schwab: Mooseheart boys basketball won't shrink from challenge

    Show’s over, folks.Mooseheart boys basketball coach Ron Ahrens recognizes that’s the outlook most wi ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Duber: This time, ending for real for Fornek

    This time, it really is the end for Ben Fornek.He thought it might have been the end before, four ye ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Schwab: Kaneland's Ben Barnes jumps at Illini offer

    Kaneland senior Ben Barnes thinks his championship pedigree was his ultimate selling point on the recruiting trail.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 7:45 am
  • Druley: North's Ernst always in high gear

    St. Charles North freshman Audrey Ernst toted a litany of titles and responsibilities into Saturday's IHSA Class 3A state meet at Peoria's Detweiller ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Schwab: Public-private friction on display around Tri-Cities

    The past couple of weeks have given schools around the Tri-Cities a first-hand taste of why the concept of splitting public and private schools for po ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • On Campus: Kilbride leads way for Waubonsee Community College soccer

    Numbers, both big and small, have defined the season for Haley Kilbride. Kilbride – a Batavia native ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Schwab: Former Geneva lineman sets up shop in St. Charles

    Bryce Biel is proud of his new gymnasium, but the former Geneva football standout said his sports training business is more about mindset than equipme ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 5:47 pm
  • Prep Zone: Plenty of help for Larson for Batavia soccer

    As brilliantly as senior Ian Larson has played this season for the Batavia boys soccer team, the Bulldogs wouldn’t be playing into November if they we ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Schwab: Football playoffs tough from the get-go

    Escaping Round 1 of the football playoffs won’t come easily for teams in the area, and that includes Upstate Eight Conference River standard-bearers B ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Druley: Kaneland tandem jokes about past tiff

    Kaneland senior girls tennis athletes Jelly Emmanouil and Madi Jurcenko withstood the usual on-court challenges during two IHSA state tournament match ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:59 pm