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  • Weekend Chit-chat with Batavia girls cross country coach Chad Hillman

    Last Saturday was a banner day in the Hillman household, as Batavia girls cross country coach Chad Hillman celebrated the Bulldogs’ Upstate Eight Conf ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Kaneland girls tennis duo preps for next date with Dolphins

    Kaneland’s contingent of girls tennis state tournament athletes and coaches dined Friday at Maggiano’s in Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • St. Charles East boys soccer falls in regional title match

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles East boys soccer team suffered a hard-fought loss Friday, as West Chicago claimed a 1-0 victory in the IHSA Class 3A St. ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Prep roundup: Burlington Central football routs R. Christian, clinches playoff spot

    ROCKFORD – Playing without quarterback Adam Skirmont and rotating players liberally, the Burlington Central football team cruised past Rockford Christ ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Thorbjornsen leads Kaneland boys soccer into sectionals

    BURLINGTON – Midway through the second half of the IHSA Class 2A Burlington Regional championship soccer match, there still was no score between Kanel ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Vikings ‘just keep pushing’ in latest home football rout

    GENEVA – Geneva triggered the running clock with 9:48 remaining in the third quarter of Friday’s Upstate Eight Conference River Division football game ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Marmion football downed by Montini in regular-season finale

    LOMBARD – A host of penalties and two interceptions doomed the Marmion football team’s bid to grab a share of the conference crown Friday night.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • St. Charles East football dominates clock, West Chicago

    WEST CHICAGO – The St. Charles East football team sent its seniors out in style, cruising to a 36-14 win over West Chicago in its season finale.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Babler, Aurora Central Catholic football zoom into playoffs

    WEST CHICAGO – With its season on the line, the Aurora Central Catholic football team’s most explosive player rose to the occasion.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Batavia football cements outright UEC River title

    BATAVIA – The Batavia football team ended its regular season with an exclamation point Friday night.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 8:12 am
  • High school football: Week 9 Checkdowns

    PLAYOFF WATCHBatavia, Geneva, St. Charles North, Marmion and St. Francis all have clinched playoff b ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Prep Roundup Kaneland wins share of NI Big 12 title

    YORKVILLE – The Kaneland girls volleyball team earned a share of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title with Yorkville after beating the host Foxes, ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Druley: Rolling toward bowling season

    Prep bowling lacks a Midnight Madness or the similar preseason pomp of much of its brethren sports. ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Girls volleyball insider: North gets sneak peek at regionals foe

    Exactly one week before St. Charles North faces Neuqua Valley in an IHSA Class 4A Neuqua Valley Regional semifinal, the North Stars fell to the Wildca ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Kaneland doubles duo has long, eventful Day 1 at state meet

    Day 1 of the IHSA girls tennis state tournament couldn’t have unfolded much more oddly for Kaneland’s senior doubles tandem of Jelly Emmanouil and Mad ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • High school football: Week 9 Preview Capsules

    St. Charles East (3-5, 3-3 Upstate Eight Conference River Division) at West Chicago (3-5, 2-4), 7:30 p.m. today
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:18 am
  • High school football: KCChronicle.com/preps Game of the Week

    The buzz in the standsNew league, similar stakes. Longtime conference contenders in the now-dissolve ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • High school football: Marmion's Luke Juriga the strong, silent type

    AURORA – Marmion senior two-way lineman Luke Juriga speaks succinctly when discussing the similarities between his two primary spots on the football f ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Duber: Stone rolls with position change at Niagara

    The mental side of sports?Alex Stone has that covered.The St. Charles North graduate is now a sophom ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • St. Charles North boys soccer blanks Elk Grove in regional semi

    ELK GROVE – The time for style points is over with postseason soccer underway.Such was the case Wedn ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Widening enrollment gap favors East on St. Charles sports landscape

    A school’s head count isn’t everything when it comes to athletic prowess, as Friday’s 42-0 triumph for the St. Charles North football team over St. Ch ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:28 am
  • Saints still alive after remarkable rally

    ST. CHARLES – Less than 14 minutes away from an early exit in its own Class 3A regional, the St. Charles East boys soccer team rallied from a two-goal ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Prep Roundup: Wheaton Academy boys soccer wins in semis

    Senior midfielder Grant Rougas assisted on a pair of second-half goals Tuesday to help the Wheaton Academy boys soccer team defeat St. Francis, 3-0, i ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • High school football: Batavia's Eddie Golden Athlete of the Week

    Batavia senior cornerback Eddie Golden was part of a staunch defensive effort that propelled the Bulldogs past longtime archival Geneva, 26-20, Friday ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Schwab: State tennis tournament not as grueling as Einck’s future

    The IHSA state tennis tournament can tax players’ conditioning mightily, with multiple, high-pressu ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • High school soccer: Batavia beats Plainfield East to advance to Metea Valley Regional final

    AURORA – The Plainfield East boys soccer team arrived 15 minutes late to its Class 3A Metea Valley Regional semifinal against Batavia, but the added t ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • High school soccer: Kaneland tops Sycamore to advance to Burlington Central Regional final

    BURLINGTON – In the opening 25 minutes of the Class 2A Burlington Central Regional semifinal between Kaneland and Sycamore, nothing separated the two ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • High school soccer: Geneva bests Plainfield North in PKs to advance to regional final

    GENEVA – The Geneva boys soccer team found itself in a familiar position at the end of regulation play of Tuesday’s second Class 3A Geneva Regional se ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Geneva Soccer Regional Semifinal: 6 photos

    Geneva soccer takes on Plainfield North in their regional semifinal Tuesday. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:10 am
  • Football insider: Batavia takes bout of 'very serious competitors'

    Batavia takes bout of‘very serious competitors’Batavia’s biggest pass plays in Friday’s 26-20 home w ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:55 pm
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