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  • Saturday's prep roundup: Geneva girls gymnastics wins invite

    WHEATON – The Geneva girls gymnastics team won the 14-team Illinois Best Invite with a team score of 72.250 on Saturday, less than a point ahead of ru ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Geneva wrestling overcomes illness, Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK – After two recuperating wrestlers came through, Geneva appeared to be in command at the halfway point of its meet with Kaneland on Saturda ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Burlington Central football coach Crabel steps aside

    Rich Crabel intended to bring a more community-minded approach to the Burlington Central football program.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Frazier hits 1,000 points but Batavia girls fade late

    OSWEGO – Hannah Frazier had a milestone afternoon but a sluggish second half saw the Batavia girls basketball team drop the fifth-place game in the Ho ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 7:23 am
  • Smith erupts as Wheaton Academy snaps losing skid

    WEST CHICAGO – With less than 10 seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Wheaton Academy boys basketball team’s 70-56 win Friday night over IC C ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Prep roundup: North wrestling nipped by Larkin

    ELGIN – Kolbe O’Brien (106 pounds), Chris Ting (126) and Conrad Noverini (132) each earned falls Friday to help the St. Charles North wrestling team w ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Schwab: Former North soccer star switching schools, sports

    Noting solid fan support for the Bradley University men’s soccer team, St. Charles North product Tyler Davis said he was impressed that crowds sometim ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Weekend Chit-chat with Aurora Christian grad Joel Bouagnon

    Northern Illinois sophomore running back Joel Bouagnon enters Tuesday’s Boca Raton Bowl against Marshall with 100 carries for 573 yards and five touch ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Geneva romps to doubleheader hoops sweep of Streamwood

    GENEVA – Intermittent public address announcements during Friday’s girls-boys basketball doubleheader between Geneva and Streamwood appealed to last-m ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Batavia boys basketball blows out Elgin in second-half rout

    BATAVIA – The Batavia boys basketball team’s bench saw plenty of playing time again as the Bulldogs cruised past Elgin, 85-47, on Friday in Upstate Ei ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • St. Charles North boys basketball’s climb continues

    ST. CHARLES – It was less than two weeks ago that the St. Charles North boys basketball team was floundering badly, losers of three straight games, an ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Prep Wrestling Insider: Bulldogs-Saints redux

    St. Charles East still is dealing with a season-opening spate of injuries that includes veteran senior Ramon Lopez (160 pounds) and a pair of other st ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • On Campus: Batavia grad Arlis savoring last months as mat man

    Logan Arlis had to get back to the mat. Because this is it.Knocked out of much of last season with w ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Druley: St. Charles North swimmers learn ‘instantaneous’ doesn’t apply

    Sometime early in the boys swimming season, St. Charles North coach Rob Rooney starts updating a handful of countdowns on the team whiteboard.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • St. Charles North girls basketball corrects early funk, rolls

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles North girls basketball team forgot who it was for a few minutes Thursday night en route to a convincing 74-49 victory ag ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Prep Roundup: St. Charles East girls basketball romps past Wildcats

    ST. CHARLES – Senior Kyra Washington led the St. Charles East girls basketball team’s effort in Thursday’s 58-28 rout of Upstate Eight Conference Rive ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Angels and Athletes seeks to soothe hurting athletes

    Taylor Williams is halfway home on her recovery from ACL surgery, but the Geneva junior already has been through the wringer.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Prep roundup: Batavia girls basketball falls to Marian Catholic

    OSWEGO – Perennial girls basketball power Marian Catholic topped Batavia, 73-30, in an Oswego Hoops For The Troops matchup Wednesday.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Third quarter woes costly for Batavia against Larkin

    ELGIN – Batavia forward Chasen Peez went wild in the fourth quarter Wednesday night, scoring 18 points in the final 8 minutes of the Bulldogs’ Upstate ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Geneva girls hoops cruises past Glenbard North

    GENEVA – Geneva junior guard Jen Cale usually smirks when public address announcer Jason Santo gives her teammates the big-shot treatment during home ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Boys basketball insider: Saints lay down 'gauntlet'

    Friday’s postseason pairings announcement revealed DeKalb, Batavia, St. Charles East and St. Charles North will join host Geneva in an IHSA Class 4A r ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • Girls basketball insider: 'Totally different world' for 'Dogs

    In the name of civility, there's no need for "NO BOYS ALLOWED" signs at Batavia girls basketball practices.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Geneva boys bowlers stay sharp, defeat North

    ST. CHARLES – Bowling is one of those competitive team sports where a squad cannot strategize to thwart an opponent, it just has to play a little bett ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Prep Roundup: Burlington Central boys basketball struggles at home

    BURLINGTON – The Richmond-Burton boys basketball team dominated Burlington Central for stretches Tuesday night in a 61-48 Big Northern Conference East ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • KCChronicle.com/preps Athlete of the Week: Geneva girls basketball's Grace Loberg

    Why she was selected: Contributed a game-high 22 points and 17 rebounds in Saturday's 57-49 win at St. Charles East.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Schwab: St. Charles North softball’s Wolfe links up with Louisville

    St. Charles North outfielder Jordyn Wolfe is known for her speed on the softball diamond, and she was just as swift in making her college decision.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • North grad Brown wraps up achievement-rich career

    DeKALB – Ryan Brown versed himself in whirlwinds even in the earliest stages of his Northern Illinois football career.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • St. Charles North boys basketball starts fast, withstands rally

    WEST CHICAGO – St. Charles North guard Michael Schroeder never imagined he would have to take some meaningful free throws after his team took a 23-poi ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Druley: Miami marvels St. Francis’ Calcagno

    Pressure quarterbacks, study business, enjoy the underrated scenery of Oxford, Ohio.In no particular ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Shorthanded Batavia girls basketball handles Thornwood

    OSWEGO – The Batavia girls basketball team has come to rely heavily on Bethany Orman’s ball-handling.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:27 pm
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