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  • Former NIU golfer takes over St. Charles North's girls golf program

    Irish Whalen was a late-bloomer in golf, only taking up the sport her final two years in high school after an injury forced her out of her original fa ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Batavia girls soccer’s McEachern to carry on family tradition at ISU

    Megan McEachern knows the Illinois State University campus well, and her wardrobe already includes a starter set of Redbirds gear.
    July 30, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Schwab: Jaudon, Khoury make D-I commitments

    Maddie Jaudon was not looking to be coddled.The Batavia girls volleyball senior libero embraces bein ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • WIU trip helps St. Charles East football come together

    The St. Charles East football team set off for Macomb last week intending to return better for the experience on and off the field.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Kaneland's Holubecki ready for ‘big change’

    When the school year ended, Anthony Holubecki had barely heard of IMG Academy. A lot changed, and qu ...
    July 26, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Weekend Chit-Chat with ... Batavia wrestler Seth Winkle

    Wrestler Seth Winkle was part of a strong crop of Batavia freshmen last season, with accomplishments that included a fifth-place finish at 120 pounds ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Tri-Cities soccer trio basks in berth at nationals

    An overnight bus ride to Maryland might not have made for a great night of sleep, but the destination was well worth it for a trio of Tri-Cities boys ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Wasco Baseball enthused about partnership

    Wasco Baseball effectively nurtures its young ballplayers but could do more to mentor them once they move closer to high school age, the organization' ...
    July 24, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Former Huskie Fleck building for future at WMU

    DETROIT – P.J. Fleck's first season as a collegiate head coach wasn't anything to write home about, as his Western Michigan Broncos struggled to a 1-1 ...
    July 23, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Schiller gets another NFL shot in St. Louis

    Pat Schiller (above right) tabled some of the accelerated football jargon on reserve in his brain upon joining his alma mater as an assistant coach la ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Yonkovich advances after surviving playoff holes

    ITASCA – Just one day and a change of rules can make all the difference.Day 2 at the IJGA Chick Evan ...
    July 23, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Schwab: Summer camps winding down for Tri-Cities football teams

    We’re barely more than a month away from kickoff of the 2014 prep football season.As teams wind down ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Ruggles transferring from Wheaton Academy

    A difficult offseason for the Wheaton Academy boys basketball program just grew all the rockier. Sen ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Kaneland grad Yonkovich clicks at Chick Evans

    ITASCA – Recent Kaneland graduate Matt Yonkovich faces a decision between golfing at Waubonsee College or College of DuPage, a choice he knows he must ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Football teams showcase summer skills at ACC's 7-on-7

    AURORA – Saturday's ACC Charger 7-on-7 passing tournament provided Geneva safety Chris Barger another opportunity to get a grip on the speed of the ga ...
    July 19, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Camp a homecoming for former NFL quarterback from St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – Randy Wright moved around quite a bit in his youth but he said he found a home in St. Charles.
    July 21, 2014 - 7:35 am
  • Prep Zone: Stephens going, going ... not quite gone

    Everette Stephens and Kay Stephens are moving to West Lafayette, Indiana, which is just fine with their son, Kendall.
    July 18, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Weekend Chit-chat with Batavia girls basketball’s Hannah Frazier

    Batavia girls basketball forward Hannah Frazier enjoyed a breakout sophomore year, though the 6-foot-2 post force was able to be a secondary threat be ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Pin High: Busy Biddle braces for Amateur

    Blake Biddle excelled on one golf course he had never seen before to advance to another with which he is unfamiliar.
    July 17, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Quick Read: St. Charles North grad Holm to make cameo in Kane County

    Jeff Holm embraces the “versatile” label the parent Detroit Tigers gave him after drafting the St. Charles North and Michigan State product in 2011.
    July 17, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Curve confounds Batavia baseball in summer-ending loss

    ST. CHARLES – Available fastballs became an increasingly rare commodity for the Batavia baseball team's offense Thursday, and it's no coincidence the ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Champs Johnson, Furrie earn trophies, 2015 season passes

    ST. CHARLES – Pottawatomie Golf Course assistant pro Bill Ogiego downplayed the size and scope of the awards ceremonies that closed the St. Charles Ju ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Linemen get their due at ‘Big Butts’ competition

    AURORA – Coaches say that the seeds of success are planted in the offseason.Who knew they were talki ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Johnson roars to smoking start at St. Charles Junior Tournament

    ST. CHARLES – Recreational rounds resumed at Pottawatomie Golf Course Wednesday morning shortly after the last of 23 players boomed their opening tee ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Milroy enjoying minor league ride

    Matt Milroy knows he has a unique opportunity. Not every 23 year old has a chance to travel the country to chase his dreams of becoming a professional ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Sports briefs: Cougars’ Schwarber promoted to Daytona

    GENEVA – Cubs first-round draft pick Kyle Schwarber’s quick stay in Kane County is over. The Cubs ha ...
    July 15, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Geneva's Temple works toward promising senior year

    The Geneva football team averaged more than 35 points a game in 2013, and receiver Pace Temple was in the middle of much of the chain-moving.
    July 15, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • St. Charles East baseball stays alive with win over Geneva

    ST. CHARLES – This time of year, high school baseball coaches are generally willing to accentuate the good plays and chalk up the bad ones as learning ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Batavia holds off Kaneland baseball to advance in summer playoffs

    MAPLE PARK – The looming threat of rainy skies contributed to the late-inning drama between the Kaneland and Batavia baseball teams during the second ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Schwab: Newbill leaves robust legacy at Geneva

    Bill Koehn played baseball under Jim Newbill at Geneva High School, and later became an assistant baseball coach and assistant athletic director under ...
    July 15, 2014 - 11:15 pm
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