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  • ‘Sparkplug’ Burns, Batavia softball upset Waubonsie Valley

    OSWEGO – Every time senior shortstop Elyse Burns came to the plate, she was met with a raucous chorus of some version of “Let’s go, Sparky!” from the ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Prep Roundup: St. Charles East boys volleyball wins regional opener

    GENEVA – The St. Charles East boys volleyball team swept South Elgin, 25-19, 25-14, in a Geneva Regional quarterfinal Monday, advancing to a semifinal ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Batavia softball outlasts rain, outscores East Aurora in Oswego Class 4A Regional play-in

    BATAVIA – The skies, which looked ominous throughout Monday’s Class 4A Oswego Regional first-round game between Batavia and East Aurora, opened up in ...
    May 26, 2015 - 6:48 am
  • Quill the umpire: Perspective aplenty surrounds eventful stretch

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who sometimes forgets baseball is just a game.It’s easy to get caught ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Batavia girls soccer falls to Conant in regional final

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – The Batavia girls soccer team seemed to be on its way to a Class 3A Hoffman Estates Regional title after scoring the first two goals ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Local athletes extend seasons to girls state track and field finals

    CHARLESTON – St. Charles East recently launched a “Saints supporting Saints” initiative in which student-athletes from one sport attend the events of ...
    May 23, 2015 - 8:21 am
  • Baseball regionals breakdown

    BEST AREA BET TO WIN A REGIONAL: St. Charles North at the Class 4A Schaumburg Regional. North comes into the playoffs as hot as any team in the state. ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Prep Roundup: Kaneland, Rosary girls soccer set for battle

    The Kaneland girls soccer team will try to earn the first regional title in program history today. A ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • ‘Keep calm and hang banners’

    AURORA – Not too many teams can say they have won a county, conference and sectional boys track meet. On Thursday, Batavia joined that rarefied air.
    May 22, 2015 - 7:09 am
  • Burlington Central boys track, Ege primed for sectionals

    Superstitious boys track and field athletes might be inclined to look both ways before using the idiom “calm before the storm.”
    May 20, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Prep Roundup: St. Charles North boys v’ball falls in home finale

    ST. CHARLES – A shaky stretch continued for the St. Charles North boys volleyball team Tuesday, as the North Stars lost, 25-15, 25-18 to Glenbard East ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Batavia girls soccer responds to advance to regional final

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – After an early mishap that led to a goal against, the Batavia girls soccer team was in complete control of its Class 3A Hoffman Esta ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Kaneland baseball edges Batavia at Fifth Third

    GENEVA – After all the necessary pomp and circumstance that comes with a senior night hosted at a minor league ballpark, Batavia and Kaneland got down ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Track insider: Batavia girls' success goes deep

    Searching for the words to quantify the first sectional title in Batavia girls program history, Bulldogs coach Justin Allison ultimately found six.
    May 18, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • UEC champion North tennis 'aggressive every point'

    ELGIN – St. Charles North’s Aaron Amburgey convincingly handled Batavia’s Adam Maris to capture the Update Eight Conference No. 1 singles title Saturd ...
    May 16, 2015 - 4:48 pm