March 9, 2014
The Kaneland girls track team finished in fifth place Saturday at the Hononegah Invite in Rockton.
March 8, 2014
The Kaneland girls indoor track team swept the relays at the Bureau Valley meet Thursday in Manlius.
The most prolific 3-point shooter in the area proved Friday to be one of the best in the state.
HANOVER – The Indian Creek boys basketball team knew it would have its hands full dealing with Eastland standout senior Dalton Shaner in the Class 1A River Ridge Sectional championship Friday.
March 7, 2014
MAPLE PARK – A back-and-forth matchup between Kaneland and Marmion developed into a classic in the boys basketball Class 3A Kaneland Regional championship game Friday night.
GENOA – Devin Mottet grabbed a rebound with 39 seconds remaining and let out a scream.
Dre Brown took a visit to the University of Illinois this weekend.
March 6, 2014
In 2012 and 2013, Sycamore’s Brendan Fank made the trip to O’Fallon for the bowling state tournament.
Indian Creek (22-8) vs. Lanark Eastland (25-4)
Sycamore's Bailey Gilbert advanced to the finals of the IHSA Class 3A Three-Point Showdown on Thursday at Redbird Arena in Normal.
Maddy Jouris can’t pinpoint exactly what went wrong at regionals.
March 4, 2014
The Indian Creek boys basketball team defeated River Ridge, 59-45, in Tuesday's Class 1A River Ridge Sectional semifinal.
BELVIDERE – The DeKalb boys basketball team stayed with top-seeded Huntley for three quarters, but the fourth proved to be too much. Huntley held off the Barbs, 58-45, ending their season.
MAPLE PARK – By the time he knew the shot went in, Kaneland guard Dylan Vaca had fallen on his backside on the other side of halfcourt.
GENOA – Every time a Sycamore player lined up to shoot a 3-pointer, they seemed to be wide open.
March 3, 2014
Tommy Lucca had a game-high 18 points for the Genoa-Kingston boys basketball team in Monday’s Class 3A G-K Regional quarterfinal, but it wasn’t enough in a 59-46 loss to Montini in Genoa.
BELVIDERE – It’s hard to find a better stretch of basketball than the one DeKalb played Monday night.
DeKALB – DeKalb junior point guard Rudy Lopez thinks the Barbs have just started to gel in the second half of the season.
March 1, 2014
EVANSTON – Daniel Hein repeated the word "history" several times after steering the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op boys swimming and diving team to a banner showing at Saturday's IHSA state finals.
February 28, 2014
The Sycamore girls track team picked up three first-places and finished in third place with 47.83 points at its home track in a five-team meet Thursday.
AMBOY – Seemingly every time an Indian Creek player drove to the hoop in Friday night’s Class 1A Amboy Regional final, good things happened.
MAPLE PARK – With three games remaining in the conference schedule, the Kaneland boys basketball team needed all three wins to have a chance for a share of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title.
DeKalb-Sycamore sophomore Daniel Hein found a little redemption in Friday’s boys swimming and diving state meet preliminaries.
SYCAMORE – Jake Winters and some of Sycamore’s other seniors talked during the summer about the possibility of winning the Northern Illinois Big 12 East in football, basketball and baseball.
February 27, 2014
Kaneland senior Nathaniel Kucera, a Stanford commit, was the only individual double winner Wednesday in the Sycamore quadrangular, as the Kaneland boys track team defeated three other teams including Sycamore.
Former Northern Illinois wide receiver and current Western Michigan football coach P.J. Fleck will be inducted into the Kaneland Hall of Fame this spring.
Sycamore junior Bailey Gilbert was named the Most Valuable Player of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East.
February 26, 2014
Indian Creek boys basketball defeated Annawan, 60-51, in the Class 1A Amboy Regional semifinals on Wednesday.
February 25, 2014
For much of the first part of the season, Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz preached consistency to his team.
The start of every meet has yielded the same result for the DeKalb-Sycamore boys co-op swim team.
Genoa-Kingston boys baskeball won its final regular-season game of the year, finishing with an 81-68 win on the road against Rochelle.
February 24, 2014
Hinckley-Big Rock boys basketball saw its season end with a 51-35 loss to Little Ten Conference rival Somonauk on Monday night in the Class 1A Somonauk Regional quarterfinals.
BELVIDERE – Sycamore looked poised to take yet another step in its progressive rise into one of the best girls basketball teams in the area.
DeKALB – Hinckley-Big Rock was able to get the ball into Jacqueline Madden’s hands.
Kaneland ended the first half of Friday’s Class 3A Plano Regional against Sycamore on a 10-2 run.
A simple, yet important quote sticks out for Andrea Binkley.
February 23, 2014
Genoa-Kingston boys basketball rallied from a halftime deficit to defeated Harvard, 47-43, at home in a Big Northern Conference matchup.
February 22, 2014
DeKalb-Sycamore boys swim coach Leah Eames had trouble keeping track of everything that happened at the St. Charles North Sectional meet on Saturday.
MAPLE PARK – The race for the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title got even more complicated on Saturday night.
CHAMPAIGN – Kyle Akins rushed to Austin Culton's side at this time last winter, supporting his Sycamore wrestling teammate after Culton suffered the lone defeat of his senior season in the 2A state title bout.
CHAMPAIGN – Sycamore senior wrestler Kyle Akins needs one more victory to cap an unbeaten season and win his second successive Class 2A state title.
MORRIS – Kaneland’s status as a thorn in the side of Morris since the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference formed might have reached a new depth Friday night.
DeKALB – The DeKalb boys basketball team wanted to get out to a fast start Friday night against Rochelle.
PLANO – After Friday's Class 3A Plano Regional final, the song "We Are the Champions" by Queen blared through the loudspeakers.
February 21, 2014
DeKALB – Only a few weeks into this year’s swim season, Ryan Schultz and his medley relay teammates could sense that the relay could be something special.
ELGIN – Hinckley-Big Rock’s group of three seniors was only freshmen when the Royals won their last sectional championship, cutting down the nets on their home court in 2011.
Sycamore senior Kyle Akins continued his quest for a second consecutive wrestling state championship with a win by technical fall in the preliminary round Thursday of the Class 2A state tournament at the University of Illinois’ State Farm Center in Champaign.
The life of an elite gymnast can be stressful – day after day, year after year, high school season flows into club season and back again, leaving little time for respite.
February 20, 2014
Genoa-Kingston girls basketball lost to Rockford Lutheran, 44-19, in the Class 3A Freeport Regional semifinals on Wednesday.