Prep sports

  • Prep track insider: Dogs' days, indeed

    Host teams naturally cast bigger shadows at invitationals given the abundance of lower-level athletes and volunteers wearing school garb.
    April 17, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Prep Roundup: Marmion boys tennis edges St. Francis

    AURORA – Marmion maintained its recent edge in Suburban Christian Conference boys tennis with a 3-2 victory against St. Francis Thursday.
    April 17, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Geneva baseball given first loss

    AURORA – After the Geneva baseball team rallied in the top of the seventh to tie Waubonsie Valley at 5 Thursday afternoon, the Warriors responded with ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Kaneland softball sputters early in defeat to Yorkville

    MAPLE PARK – A sluggish early performance on offense and defense translated into a slow start for the Kaneland softball team in the Northern Illinois ...
    April 17, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • St. Charles North boys tennis nips East in tense dual

    ST. CHARLES – Shouting and clapping intensified Thursday with each new visitor to the alley bisecting St. Charles East’s tennis courts.
    April 17, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Prep roundup: Batavia softball seizes first win

    AURORA – A nine-run seventh inning punctuated an offensive outburst that netted the Batavia softball team its first victory of the season Wednesday.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • St. Francis softball works extras to beat Rosary

    WHEATON – It took the St. Francis softball team nine innings to wear down Rosary starting pitcher Elayne Young on Wednesday afternoon.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Geneva softball nipped by Waubonsie Valley

    AURORA – Geneva softball coach Greg Dierks refuses to use youth as an excuse for some of the Vikings’ early-season missteps. 
    April 16, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • St. Charles North softball holds off late-charging Bartlett

    BARTLETT – Wednesday afternoon’s softball game between St. Charles North and host Bartlett grew tense as the bottom of the seventh inning unfolded. It ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Duber: Hoscheit off to 'unexpected' start at NU

    Your first year of college is all about new experiences. And for Joe Hoscheit, that meant turning on the jets.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Batavia's Stieve relishes track amid military moves

    BATAVIA – Taylor Stieve picked up track and field in eighth grade, long after she’d grown accustomed to constantly picking up her bags and moving.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Girls soccer insider: Owens, Vikings relish Augsburg Drach title

    Geneva coach Megan Owens was especially gratified to win the Rose Augsburg Drach tournament title given the Vikings’ past performance there.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Sports shorts: Kaneland girls soccer rolls in league opener

    MORRIS – Another complete effort propelled the Kaneland girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory at Morris in its Northern Illinois Big 12 East opener Tuesd ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Prep baseball insider: Marmion 'on the cusp'

    Marmion coach Dave Rakow presided over one of the wilder wins of his career Thursday, shaking his head and grinning after the Cadets erased a 12-run, ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • KCChronicle/Preps Athlete of the Week: Geneva baseball player Nick Derr

    Nick Derr Geneva Sophomore Baseball Why he was selected: Derr belted three home runs in Saturday's ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • North boys volleyball finds energy, wins in 3

    ST. CHARLES – As the old saying goes, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.The St. Charles No ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • St. Charles East boys volleyball falls in three again

    ST. CHARLES – Habitually glancing at the scoreboard Tuesday confirmed what St. Charles East boys volleyball players already knew.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:05 am
  • Schwab: Kaneland quartet shut out of lacrosse season

    Anne Shaw said her son, Nick, tried baseball and soccer when he was younger, but those sports did not kindle his passion the way lacrosse eventually d ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Prep Roundup: New conference closer to forming

    Marengo’s school board voted unanimously Monday night to leave the Big Northern Conference and join the new Kishwaukee River Conference in 2016.Mareng ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Druley: Cougars catch their bearings

    A 1,030-mile road trip from Geneva to Bowling Green (Ky.) to Dayton (Ohio) to Geneva figures to acquaint the Cougars with the midwest on their longest ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Softball insider: Bats awakening for Knights

    The way Kaneland coach Brian Willis figured, it was only a matter of time before the Knights' offense erupted.
    April 14, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • St. Charles North water polo enjoying banner year

    ST. CHARLES – Tread water. Lunge. Stay rinsed. Repeat. Monday’s St. Charles North boys water polo pr ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Saturday's Prep Roundup: Third homer the charm for Derr, Geneva baseball

    GENEVA – Sophomore shortstop Nick Derr clubbed three home runs Saturday, including a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, as the Gen ...
    April 12, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Geneva girls soccer blanks St. Charles East, wins tourney

    ST. CHARLES – Geneva girls soccer goalkeeper Samantha Hauser missed three matches while recovering from mono, including the Vikings' only loss so far ...
    April 12, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Kaneland softball smashes Batavia for doubleheader sweep

    MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland softball team broke out of its hitting slump in a major way Saturday, pounding out 30 hits to sweep Batavia in a non-confere ...
    April 17, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • St. Charles North boys lacrosse handles Geneva

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles North boys lacrosse didn’t have success during its spring break to St. Louis, nor did the North Stars have any earlier this ...
    April 13, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Prep roundup: Kaneland softball falls to Marengo

    MAPLE PARK – One bad inning was the difference in the Kaneland softball team’s contest against Marengo on Friday afternoon.
    April 11, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • St. Charles East hoops standout Adduci picks Drake

    Dom Adduci sought a highly regarded academic school that played in a competitive, Division I conference, preferably somewhat close to home.
    April 11, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Schwab: Kaneland’s Thielk muscles up

    It was only a couple years ago that Kaneland junior Zack Thielk was close to ground zero in the weightroom.
    April 14, 2014 - 8:01 am
  • St. Charles North softball batters Storm in late innings

    SOUTH ELGIN – St. Charles North softball coach Tom Poulin’s decision to pitch to South Elgin cleanup hitter Alyssa Buddle instead of walking her when ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:05 pm
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