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  • Football recruiting notebook: Commits, future commits reflect on college choices

    Colin Thurston posted a picture on Twitter of himself and Kyle Niemiec at Chuck-E-Cheese when they were in preschool for Niemiec’s birthday.Colin Thur ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • Sports briefs: Batavia approves turf project

    Batavia approvesturf projectBATAVIA – In a unanimous 7-0 vote Tuesday, the Batavia School District 1 ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • College football: North soccer product gets kicks at Penn State

    Tyler Davis drilled a 34-yard field goal and a pair of extra points for the Penn State football team in the Taxslayer Bowl against Georgia this month. ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 8:54 am
  • Batavia high school officials optimistic about turf, track plan

    The booster club at Batavia High School is something a number of people associated with athletics are proud of.The booster club at Batavia High School ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Geneva Dance: Bowl performance with 'stars' memorable

    Diana Brognia and Mary Kafer had been to Florida before, but for a family vacation.Diana Brognia and Mary Kafer had been to Florida before, but for a ...
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • State-of-the-art excitement: Our top sports stories of 2015

    Note to readers: 2015 offered agony, ecstacy and everything in between to athletes, coaches and fans in the Kane County Chronicle-area sports scene. T ...
    Dec. 30, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Sis-boom-bah: A gaze at 2016 predictions

    My late mother habitually allowed her growing boy to stretch bedtime on Fridays to watch episodes of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” a past ...
    Dec. 30, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • 2015 Kane County Chronicle All-Area football team

    FIRST TEAMOFFENSEKyle Niemiec, Batavia, sr., QBThe Upstate Eight Conference River Division's Offensi ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • ‘Best place in the world to be head coach’

    Dennis Piron could not have walked into a better situation when he became head coach at Batavia five years ago.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Coffey relationship with Batavia QB Niemiec ignited him to record-setting season

    BATAVIA – Dennis Piron has seen a number of football players come through Batavia High School in his time teaching and coaching, but he never has seen ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • A pick-eight as IHSA football championships hit DeKalb

    DeKALB – Making picks in a column is a tricky thing in community sports journalism.Pick the hometown ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm
  • Locals highlight Marching Illini at Macy's Parade

    NEW YORK CITY – Get ready for the Marching Illini, Big Apple.NEW YORK CITY – Get ready for the Marching Illini, Big Apple.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Sports briefs: Niemiec, Kray earn all-state honors

    Niemiec, Kray earn all-state honorsBatavia senior quarterback Kyle Niemiec (Class 7A) and Kaneland s ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 8:14 am
  • Prep Football Notebook: Bulldogs couldn't 'get any breaks' in season-ending loss

    BATAVIA – While feeling evenly matched heading into Saturday's 7A quarterfinal with Cary-Grove, the Batavia football team knew it would need a break o ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Cary-Grove too much for Batavia in 7A quarterfinals

    BATAVIA – Batavia coach Dennis Piron was feeling pretty good after one quarter of the Bulldogs' Class 7A quarterfinal matchup with Cary-Grove Saturday ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 6:43 am
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