September 15, 2014
What a difference a couple hours make.
September 13, 2014
ALRINGTON HEIGHTS — It was just another at the office for the Nick Doolittle and the Hiawatha football team.
MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland football team visited the end zone only once Friday, but with the way its defense was playing and the way Drew Franklin was kicking, that wasn’t necessarily daunting.
GENOA – After starting the season 0-2, the Genoa-Kingston High School football team needed something to change if the it didn’t want to start its Big Northern campaign winless.
September 12, 2014
After two Friday nights away from the field, Dion Hooker made his presence felt in a big way for the Sycamore football team.
MCHENRY – On DeKalb’s first play from scrimmage, Dre Brown took the handoff, and burst through the line. About 10 yards down the field, he bounced off an incoming safety and darted toward the sidelines.
September 11, 2014
Some key players will be returning to the Sycamore football team on Friday, and coach Joe Ryan said that’s good for more than just the obvious reasons.
The online archives for the Illinois High School Association go back to 1996.
DeKALB – The DeKalb volleyball team faced a major test against unbeaten Geneva. And, things began to look bleak when Barbs lost the first game of the match.
The Sycamore girls tennis team defeated Kaneland, 3-2, Thursday.
DeKalb boys golfer Austin Freeman shot a 39 to earn medalist honors Wednesday in a dual meet against Yorkville. The Barbs defeated the Foxes, 165-183.
September 10, 2014
In the pool, everything looks the same to the 23 members of the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op girls swim team.
September 9, 2014
Erica Hansel and Rachel Hughes combined for 10 blocks as the Genoa-Kingston volleyball team opened conference play Tuesday with a 25-11, 25-9 win at North Boone. Hughes also had 10 aces. Bree Rogalla had eight assists and Carli Smith had nine digs for the Cogs (5-2 overall, 1-0 Big Northern Conference East).
SYCAMORE – In an exciting six-goal thriller, the Sycamore boys soccer team played to a back-and-forth 3-3 draw Tuesday against Morris.
DeKalb High School graduate and current Wisconsin senior Courtney Thomas was named Big Ten Volleyball Player of the Week on Monday.
The Genoa-Kingston boys soccer team defeated Rockford Christian, 2-0, to improve to 5-1-1 and 3-0-0 in conference play.
September 7, 2014
Nick Doolittle scored twice as part of a 164-yard performance as the Hiawatha football team, winners of three games last year, improved to 2-0 with a 20-6 win Saturday at North Shore Country Day in Winnetka.
CHICAGO – With seven players on the Sycamore football team suspended, the Spartans needed someone to fill the void.
September 6, 2014
MAPLE PARK — After the Kaneland football team struggled with turnovers in its week one win over Brooks, the Knights were looking to show that they can click on all cylinders on offense.
Tommy Hansen had two goals to lead Genoa-Kingston to a 4-0 win Friday against Indian Creek at the Stillman tournament.
Barbs’ back has 216 yards, 5 TDs in win
BYRON – Before the Genoa-Kingston offense could take the field, the Cogs trailed Byron by 13 points and the first quarter was nearly over.
September 5, 2014
After 19 long practices before its first game the Genoa-Kingston volleyball game finally got on the court.
Daily Chronicle sports editor Eddie Carifio and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, hey discuss what they saw in Week 1 and expect in Week 2 of the prep football season.
Five yards. Four yards. Six yards.
West Chicago opened the season with a win at East Aurora.
September 4, 2014
Last week, the DeKalb boys golf team suffered a disappointing one-stroke loss in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference opener to Kaneland.
September 2, 2014
The DeKalb girls volleyball team earned a close, 25-22, 29-27, win Tuesday over Rockford Lutheran.
Sycamore girls finish in 10th place
It was the wrong week to be going with a short lineup.
September 1, 2014
The DeKalb boys cross country team will have a different look to it than in past years. For the Barbs to be successful this season, every runner on the team will need to compete at a high level, not just one elite runner.
August 30, 2014
Trailing by 12 at halftime, Hiawatha head coach Sean Donnelly said all his team needed was a little jump start.
SYCAMORE – At times football can be a subtle game, with nuances that decide the game not being detected by coaches until they see film.
Defending against the wind, and with the metaphorical winds potentially out of their sails, the players on the DeKalb boys soccer team need a goal.
DeKALB – The way DeKalb quarterback Derek Kyler ran the ball on the Barbs' first play from scrimmage Friday night, it looked like he had waited an extra two hours to get that chance.
August 29, 2014
GENOA — In the season opener for the Genoa-Kingston football team against St. Edward Friday night, nothing seemed to go the Cogs’ way.
For the second straight season, Mother Nature blitzed area football teams on their opening day.
Daily Chronicle sports editor Eddie Carifio and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they discuss the opening week of high school football.
ALGONQUIN – In his first season with the DeKalb girls volleyball team, head coach Kyle Milborn is off to a solid start after Thursday night’s 26-24, 25-17 nonconference victory over Jacobs.
The DeKalb boys soccer team secured a place in the Barb Cup final Saturday with a 1-1 tie against Burlington Central on Thursday.
August 28, 2014
The offense hadn’t scored – in fact, it gave up seven points. The defense was sharp, but on the whole something needed to change.
No definite starter at running back. Same thing at wide receiver.
Rochelle won only one game in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East Division last year.
It’s not always pretty, Genoa-Kingston football coach Travis Frederick said.
With Illinois signee and reigning Daily Chronicle Male Athlete of the Year Dre Brown anchoring a high-octane pistol-option offense, the defense on the DeKalb football team can get overlooked.
They won the conference. They made the state semifinals.
Tom Fedderly and the Kaneland football team aren’t going to let history get in the way of appreciating a good season.