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Prep sports

  • Quill the Umpire: Games scarce, but baseball still on brain

    It felt strange to wake up and realize I wasn’t going to umpire any ballgames.I didn’t work any game ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Druley: Fargo ends grueling wrestling stretch, doncha know?

    Wrestlers who finish in the top eight of their respective weight classes at the famed Fargo (N.D.) Nationals earn All-American status.
    July 31, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Fleck building tradition at WMU

    DETROIT – During his playing days at Northern Illinois, PJ Fleck racked up the third-most receptions and fifth-most receiving yards during his four-ye ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Johnson takes command, shoots 2-under

    AURORA – After almost six hours of IJGA sectional competition at Phillips Park Golf Course, Aurora Christian’s Devin Johnson was the only player in th ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • CHANCE TO GET AWAY ... FOR SOME

    There’s no arguing that football provides one of the most grueling summer schedules of any high school sport.
    July 30, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Slamans turns redshirt into positive

    Tyler Slamans could have put his head down after getting word that he would redshirt his freshman football season at Western Illinois.
    July 29, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Druley: RHF, stacked field prepare for Western Am

    The world’s top 156 amateur men’s golfers will descend on Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove for next week’s Western Amateur, a five-day gantlet mixing ...
    July 29, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Batavia's Scara commits to SUNY Binghamton

    Everything kind of clicked for Batavia girls soccer goalkeeper Jenny Scara.An NCAA Division I offer ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • ‘Very knowledgeable’ Kuefler takes coaching reins

    Posing for photos with the Class 3A third-place softball trophy in June, several Kaneland athletes pictured assistant Mike Kuefler as their coach in w ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • ‘No guarantee’ for Knights

    The Kaneland girls soccer team headed into this offseason after the best season in program history.A ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • New Kaneland boys basketball coach Conroy eager to 'grind away'

    Joe Conroy learned of his approval as the next Kaneland boys basketball coach while visiting his brother on Florida's gulf coast Monday night.
    July 28, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Hawks prepare for more success

    The success of the Fox Valley Hawks Hockey Club came as surprise to many this past fall and spring season. But under the direction of coach Phil Gabri ...
    July 28, 2015 - 7:21 am
  • Geneva’s Chambers commits to Princeton

    GENEVA – Princeton had always been high on Sean Chambers’ list. Ever since his father played football at the Ivy League school, there had always been ...
    July 28, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • Party like it's 1985: Spring wins STC Men's golf tourney again

    ST. CHARLES – It took 30 years for Randy Spring to return to Sunday’s St. Charles Men’s Golf Tournament Championship flight title match.
    July 29, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Spring, Pessetti advance to STC Men's Golf Tournament final

    ST. CHARLES – Both Championship flight match play semifinal rounds of the St. Charles Men’s Tournament at Pottawatomie Golf Course needed all 18 holes ...
    July 27, 2015 - 6:31 am
  • Quill the umpire: The heat is on ... and then some

    “Buy me some peanuts, but forget the coconut water, I don’t believe it can get any hotter…”I didn’t ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Weekend Chit-chat with STC East running back Cam Canales

    St. Charles East senior running back Cam Canales watched the Saints football team finish 4-5 last season. And actually watched. Canales broke his coll ...
    July 25, 2015 - 6:12 am
  • Campton United teams find national treasures

    ST. CHARLES – The Campton United Soccer Club took its success to a whole new level this summer. Not ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Lillie edges Kurosky, then takes title

    ITASCA – In order to prevent getting nervous on the golf course, St. Charles North junior Kate Lillie just needs to take the lead on one hole. From th ...
    July 23, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Geneva product Novak pursuing women's basketball after all

    Recent Geneva graduate Abby Novak hoisted a few crisp-looking jump shots at the University of Iowa recreation center this month, and immediately somet ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Lillie, Kurosky set to tee off in semis

    ITASCA – St. Charles North girls golfer Kate Lillie knew that just squeezing into match play Wednesday at the 35th Chick Evans Junior Amateur was goin ...
    July 23, 2015 - 6:05 am
  • East building culture in offseason

    ST. CHARLES – Bryce Farquhar is heading into his second season as the St. Charles East football coach. But after being hired fairly late last offseaso ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Saints’ ‘good experience’ ends with loss

    LISLE – The St. Charles East baseball team couldn’t get much going with its bats Wednesday night.Sti ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Saints respond to advance to semifinals

    LISLE – St. Charles East baseball coach Len Asquini and his Saints came to Benedictine University on Tuesday with one goal in mind.
    July 21, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • McKay ‘very serious’ about improving stock

    With the Sycamore Speedway season well underway, the stakes are getting higher as Cory McKay of St. Charles is separated from third place in the Sycam ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Field narrows to match-play field

    ITASCA – After two rounds of play at Itasca Country Club, Burlington Central senior girls golfer Josie Kurosky is among the top players in the 35th an ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Jakaitis finds ‘perfect fit’ in Loyola Md.

    Claire Jakaitis built her stock as a women’s basketball recruit behind budding versatility.The St. C ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • St. Charles East baseball: 4 photos

    St. Charles East was defeated by Benet 2-0 in a Phil Lawler Classic summer baseball quarterfinal Tuesday at Benedictine University in Lisle.
    July 22, 2015 - 7:09 am
  • St. Charles East baseball stuns Libertyville, advances

    NAPERVILLE – Thomas Adams might not be an intimidating presence in the batter’s box, tipping the scale at only 135 pounds.
    July 21, 2015 - 8:02 am
  • Druley: Cougars, T-Rats know each other well

    St. Patrick purportedly drove the snakes out of Ireland sometime in the fifth century.Would Paddy ha ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:02 pm