June 19, 2013
When Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson sat down with DeKalb running back Dre Brown in Ann Arbor, Mich., on June 13, the long-time coach told the junior he liked his game.
June 18, 2013
Stephanie Milroy never made the IHSA state track and field finals in her best event.
Daily Chronicle photographer Rob Winner captured these images of construction of the Chessick Practice Center at Northern Illinois University. The $9.5 million facility is scheduled to open this fall, in time for the IHSA state football championships.
GENEVA – Batavia boys basketball coach Jim Nazos put it simply.
June 17, 2013
The Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference began competition during the 2010-11 school year.
June 15, 2013
DeKALB – For Sycamore quarterback Devin Mottet, heading to a 7-on-7 competition is a way for him to really figure out his receivers.
SHABBONA – The gymnasium at Indian Creek High School is getting a much-needed face lift this summer. Along with a fresh coat of paint on the walls, the Timberwolves volleyball and basketball teams will play on a brand new floor while surrounded by updated bleachers in the 2013-14 season.
June 14, 2013
Batting average can be an overrated stat.
June 13, 2013
Here is the full list of our individual and overall male and female athletes of the year.
DeKALB – There were times after Matt Weckler was named DeKalb’s football coach when he was laughed at after introducing himself around the school.
June 12, 2013
Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson 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 choosing the 2013 Male Athlete of Year winner.
Austin Culton isn’t shy about saying football is his favorite sport.
The DeKalb boys and girls cross country teams have changed classifications so many times in the past decade, it is hard for coach Mike Wolf to keep track.
June 11, 2013
Check out who won the Daily Chronicle's Prep Male Athlete of the Year Award from 2007-13.
More than three months after the Indian Creek girls basketball team’s regional final loss to Hinckley-Big Rock, senior Kate Thuestad still couldn’t talk about it.
June 10, 2013
Check out who won the Daily Chronicle's Female Prep Athlete of the Year award from 2007-13.
DeKalb running back Dre Brown didn't even know Kent State and Toledo were keeping an eye on him, but coaches from the pair of Ohio Mid-American Conference schools approached him at a camp at Ohio State on Sunday and offered him scholarships on the spot.
Scott Nelson practiced throwing pitches outside the strike zone.
June 8, 2013
Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson 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 choice for the 2013 Daily Chronicle Softball Player of the Year.
It’s impossible to ignore Paige Keegan’s gaudy offensive statistics from the 2013 season.
June 7, 2013
Meet the Daily Chronicle's 2013 Softball All-Area First Team.
DeKalb senior Kelli Cardine has never been a fan of the spotlight.
June 6, 2013
Meet the 2013 Daily Chronicle Girls Soccer All-Area First Team.
First Team: Jasmine Brown, sr., DeKalb - Brown was named the Daily Chronicle Girls Track Athlete of the Year after winning the Class 3A state championship in the triple jump and taking third place in the long jump.
For the 40 days leading up to the state track and field finals Jasmine Brown did everything right.
June 5, 2013
Meet the Daily Chronicle's 2013 Girls Track All-Area First Team.
If the order of events at track and field meets was different, so too might have been the accomplishments of Dion Hooker.
Jason Schepler hopes his absence from the San Francisco 49ers is just temporary.
June 4, 2013
Meet the Daily Chronicle's 2013 Boys Track All-Area First Team.
What were the top 10 prep sports games that the Daily Chronicle covered during the 2012-13 season? Check out the list here.
The 2012-13 prep sports year has come to a close for our area schools, and what a memorable year it has been.
On days preceding basketball games during the 2012-13 season, senior David Compher noticed a buzz around Sycamore High School that didn’t exist during the previous three years.
June 3, 2013
What were the top 10 prep sports moments for the 2012-13 school year?
June 1, 2013
SYCAMORE – Sycamore pitcher Cole Nelson was in a rhythm early in Saturday's Class 3A Sycamore Sectional championship, sending the first nine St. Francis batters back to the dugout during a perfect first three innings.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The DeKalb softball team stood out in the right field stands and applauded Warren as the Blue Devils received their sectional championship plaque.
The Sycamore baseball team might have to get used to text messages filled with exclamation points from Jason Cavanaugh if its scoring binge continues.
For DeKalb junior Jessica Townsend, there came a point when she needed to step up and say something to do what was best for the Barbs softball team.
May 31, 2013
SYCAMORE – Midway through the season, Jason Cavanaugh knew the Sycamore baseball team’s offense couldn’t possibly stay as poor as it was. Entering the year, Cavanaugh envisioned an explosive offense, and when he saw his team practice, he knew that potential was still there.
May 30, 2013
Images from the Sycamore baseball team's victory against Rockford East in the Class 3A Sycamore Sectional semifinals.
One facet of the game matters most to Sycamore baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Haley Tadd was looking for an outside pitch the whole time.
May 29, 2013
Images from the DeKalb softball team's sectional win against Harlem.
DeKALB – DeKalb softball coach Jeff Davis likes to keep younger players toward the bottom of the order.
The DeKalb-Sycamore high school co-op girls and boys swim teams have participated in a number of community service projects this spring after their swim seasons.
Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson 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 potential of DeKalb softball and Sycamore baseball to win sectional titles.