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  • Geneva girls volleyball learns lessons from third-place finish

    GLEN ELLYN – The Geneva girls volleyball team welcomed the chance to face rival Glenbard West in the semifinals Saturday afternoon at the Glenbard Wes ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Saturday's prep roundup: Change of venue suits Kaneland XC invitational

    MAPLE PARK – Kaneland cross country coaches and administrators rivaled athletes' fatigue levels at the end of Saturday's Eddington Invitational.
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 1:14 am
  • Batavia football dampens Saints' homecoming with win

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles East football team’s homecoming mojo was a sight to behold early in Friday’s game against Batavia.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Defensive woes cost Kaneland football against Yorkville

    YORKVILLE – Kaneland’s football team hoped the return of running back Isaac Swithers would spark its offense Friday night against Yorkville in the tea ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:22 am
  • Aurora Christian football makes late defensive stand in win

    CHICAGO – The lights got brighter in a lot of ways Friday night for Aurora Christian football. Making its first appearance in the Chicago Catholic Lea ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:20 am
  • St. Francis football falls to Brother Rice

    WHEATON – The St. Francis football team went punch-for-punch with Brother Rice on Friday night on the Spartans’ homecoming, but St. Francis suffered a ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:21 am
  • Marmion football stopped by powerful Providence

    NEW LENOX – Already fighting a slew of injuries on both sides of the ball, the Marmion football team knew it had its work cut out for it with a visit ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:23 am
  • Prep roundup: Burlington Central football beats Harvard in league play

    HARVARD – The gameplan was clear for Burlington Central in their game at Big Northern East opponent Harvard on Friday night – give the ball to Jason B ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 12:55 am
  • East's Claussner disproves skeptics, commits to play basketball at Division III Washington

    At 5-foot-4, Katie Claussner’s goal of playing college basketball was an ambitious one.But Claussner ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 12:52 am
  • Temple, Vikings win battle of unbeatens

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles North’s marching band performed such retro hits as Bon Jovi’s “Bad Medicine” and Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” as part of ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Prep football week 4 preview capsules

    Batavia (2-1, 1-0 Upstate Eight Conference River Division) at St. Charles East (1-2, 1-0), 7:30 p.m. today
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • KCChronicle.com/preps Game of the Week: Geneva at St. Charles North, 7:30 p.m. today

    The buzz in the standsSomebody’s going home with loss No. 1 of 2014 in the River’s first riveting ma ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Geneva girls tennis dominates singles, beats Batavia

    GENEVA – The top two doubles teams for the Batavia and Geneva girls tennis teams pushed themselves to their limits in Thursday’s meet between the two ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Prep roundup: Late goal by Sheehan earns East boys soccer tie with Waubonsie

    AURORA – Coming off its first loss of the season, the last thing the St. Charles East boys soccer team wanted to do was drop two in a row.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Girls volleyball insider: North looking for conference help

    After Geneva defeated St. Charles North on Tuesday, the North Stars likely will need to rely on help from their friendly, crosstown rival to find them ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Quick Read: Cougars' groundskeeper still looks to make majors

    As did several Cubs executives who descended on Fifth Third Bank Ballpark this season, Cougars groundskeeper Dave Wasielewski commuted to Geneva from ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:15 am
  • Balance of power clear in football in UEC River

    Geneva football coach Rob Wicinski and Batavia counterpart Dennis Piron occasionally alternate colorful euphemisms about one another’s football teams.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Schwab: ‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ shot comes twice for Ruggles

    Josh Ruggles returns to Spain a little savvier this year.He knows the cheese on Domino’s pizza in Sp ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Golf insider: Kaneland girls 'root each other on'

    Four golfers, fourth place out of 21 teams.The newly-formed Kaneland girls golf team embraced that e ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Geneva makes lone goal count

    GENEVA – A first-half rout turned into anything but for the Geneva soccer team on Tuesday night as it hosted conference rival West Chicago.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • STC East topples Batavia in 3 games

    BATAVIA – The St. Charles East girls volleyball team came into a rowdy Batavia gym Wednesday night and quieted the Bulldogs in three games, 19-25, 25- ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Early returns favorable on Williams’ transfer

    After going through an unanticipated transition, it always helps to see some familiar faces.Matt Wil ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Boys soccer insider: Burlington Central's Fitzgerald stands tall in goal

    Burlington Central goalkeeper Ryan Fitzgerald strikes an imposing physique in net, and he has the game to match.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Batavia hands East soccer its first loss

    ST. CHARLES – Batavia defended three St. Charles East corner kicks in the final two minutes of Tuesday’s boys soccer match.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Geneva girls volleyball prevails in high-powered matchup

    ST. CHARLES – A Geneva girls volleyball team that intends to play in multiple much-hyped, high-pressure matches come the postseason gave an early indi ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 7:04 am
  • Navigato decides on Buffalo, Hurley

    Visits to Geneva basketball open gym sessions back-to-back weeks spoke volumes about how seriously the Buffalo coaching staff prioritized Geneva senio ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • North girls golf rules invite

    ELGIN – The St. Charles North girls golf team won the South Elgin Invitational on a rainy Monday afternoon at Elgin County Club. The victorious North ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Football insider: New coaches 'carry the vision for the team'

    Dave Beebe recalls countless exchanges with former players during his 10 seasons as Aurora Christian defensive coordinator. Most of them transpired du ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Prep roundup: Marmion soccer stays hot at home

    AURORA – The Marmion boys soccer team got goals from four different players Monday in winning its Chicago Catholic League debut against Mt. Carmel, 4- ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Saturday's roundup: Wheaton Academy, Aurora Christian football move to 3-0

    RIVER GROVE – The Wheaton Academy football team collected its third lopsided, shutout win in as many weeks Saturday, throttling Metro Suburban Confere ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 6:54 pm
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