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  • Schwab: Temple’s route leads to Butler

    Pace Temple was tugged in many directions when it came to his college football recruitment.Should he ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • St. Charles East wrestling dominates rival North

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles East wrestling team appears to be peaking at just the right time. Fres ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Kaneland-Morris basketball doubleheader a split decision

    MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland basketball teams split their Northern Illinois Big 12 East doubleheader with Morris on Friday.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Prep roundup: East boys bowling makes cut to final day

    O’FALLON – Given its whereabouts this weekend – the IHSA state meet at St. Clair Bowl – the St. Charles East boys bowling team is habitually within st ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Weekend Chit-chat with ... Amy VanWegenen

    Geneva competitive dance coach Amy VanWegenen routinely lauds the Vikings’ professionalism and work ethic. Those attributes have especially come in ha ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Geneva boys basketball runs winning streak to 10

    WEST CHICAGO – Bolstered by a strong defensive performance throughout, the Geneva boys basketball team cruised past West Chicago on Friday night for i ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • St. Charles East boys basketball still hard to guard in second win over Batavia

    ST. CHARLES – Technically, basketball teams must always guard five players on the other team. But fe ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Geneva girls basketball cruises

    STREAMWOOD – The Geneva girls basketball team rebounded from its lone Upstate Eight Conference River Division loss on Thursday, rolling past Streamwoo ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Wrestling insider: Yes ... there is another

    Following the lead of his bang-up bloodline, Marmion freshman Nate Jimenez steadied the middle of the Cadets' lineup at Saturday's Oak Park-River Fore ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Brown’s rebounding boosts Aurora Christian girls basketball past Rosary

    AURORA – Aurora Christian girls basketball coach Burney Wilkie considers senior forward Natasha Brown arguably the premier rebounder in the state.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Optimistic Geneva gymnastics earn Upstate Eight Conference crown

    GENEVA – Geneva girls gymnasts absorbed the attention of the rest of their Upstate Eight Conference counterparts as Thursday’s conference meet conclud ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Duber: Batavia graduate Grizaffi a 3-point specialist for North Central College basketball team

    Quiet maybe, but fearless and reliable are two better adjectives to describe Miranda Grizaffi.The fo ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Aurora Central Catholic's diversity of shots help in boys basketball win over Wheaton Academy

    WEST CHICAGO – Aurora Central Catholic and Wheaton Academy combined to attempt 17 times as many 3-pointers as free throws in the first half of Wednesd ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Fox Valley Ice Arena competing for lofty prize

    GENEVA – Fox Valley Ice Arena office manager James Sobucki sneaks an extra spiel to public skating patrons these days.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Rosary basketball rallies to top Nazareth

    AURORA – The Rosary girls basketball team rallied to top Nazareth Academy, 33-29, on Wednesday in nonconference action.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Boys basketball insider: Special events on weekend docket

    If these are the dog days of the basketball season, this weekend offers an ideal antidote to keep things fresh.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Strauss, Olsen come full circle for state-bound St. Charles East in boys bowling

    A memorable season for the St. Charles East boys bowling program likely would not have been possible if not for a pair of returning Saints.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • Prep roundup: Burlington Central boys basketball edged by Richmond-Burton

    RICHMOND – The Richmond-Burton boys basketball team looked like it finally might put Burlington Central away with a six-point lead and 2:31 remaining.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Geneva reserves close the deal against Elgin boys basketball

    ELGIN – Geneva boys basketball coach Phil Ralston trusted his bench guys to finish off Elgin.Ralston ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Kaneland girls basketball overtaken in fourth quarter by Sycamore

    MAPLE PARK – Ally Van Bogaert ran and rotated in the closing moments of Tuesday’s game against Sycamore, mirroring the rest of her Kaneland girls bask ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • Athlete of the Week, Ramon Lopez

    Ramon Lopez and the St. Charles East wrestling team again handled the rest of the Upstate Eight Conference this past weekend. Behind individual titles ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Girls basketball insider: Burlington Central braces for Broncos ... eventually

    Burlington Central braces for Broncos ... eventuallyBurlington Central girls basketbal ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Schwab: Loberg, Krusz add to Butler's local recruiting ties

    It’s not exactly surprising that the first person Matt Loberg saw when he showed up for his Butler football recruiting visit wore a Bulldog sweatshirt ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Kaneland AD to serve as interim softball coach

    SUGAR GROVE – Kaneland High School's athletic director will serve as the school's interim softball coach in the spring.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Prep roundup: Wheaton Academy girls basketball defeats Aurora Christian

    WEST CHICAGO – The Wheaton Academy girls basketball team defeated visiting Aurora Christian, 59-49, on Monday.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Druley: East swimmers channel learning experiences

    St. Charles East junior boys swimmer John Tarpey counted two separate youth movements afoot at the Norris Center last week.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Versatile Netzley boosts Wheaton Academy girls basketball

    WEST CHICAGO – Jamie Netzley missed two weeks of Wheaton Academy girls basketball last season when her chronic back trouble resurfaced.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Batavia's Hlava commits as preferred NIU football walk-on

    Jake Hlava registered four tackles in his first game at Northern Illinois' Huskie Stadium 14 months ago.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Threes frame: East boys basketball rolls behind treys

    ST. CHARLES – Before the start of Saturday’s boys basketball game between St. Charles East and West Chicago, the PA announcer congratulated East’s dri ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Saturday's prep roundup: Balanced East boys bowlers advance to state

    MUNDELEIN – Brothers Dean Mudlong and Aaron Mudlong paced the latest balanced attack from the St. Charles East boys bowling on Saturday.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 10:44 am
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