December 6, 2013
DeKALB – The 200-yard medley relay has become routine for DeKalb-Sycamore’s quartet of sophomores.
Kaneland defeated Sycamore, 33-29, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East wrestling dual meet Thursday at Northern Illinois’ Convocation Center in DeKalb.
December 5, 2013
Drew David, Kaneland, sr., PG
Kaneland at Sycamore
Genoa-Kingston point guard Tommy Lucca scored only two points in the first half of Tuesday’s game against Hinckley-Big Rock, but the sophomore’s influence is felt whether he’s leading the team in scoring, which he did throughout the first four games of the season, or dishing out passes.
SYCAMORE – Sycamore’s leading scorer during its season-opening Strombom Tournament was hardly even a factor on last year’s team.
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 upcoming boys basketball season.
SYCAMORE - Andy Hampton compares leading the Sycamore girls bowling team to driving a bus.
Sycamore girls bowling won its first match of the season with a 2,870-2,693 win over Rochelle. The Spartans won all three games and the overall series against their Northern Illinois Big 12 East rival at Four Seasons Sports.
December 4, 2013
DeKALB – The DeKalb girls basketball team’s 2012-13 season came to an end more quickly than they thought.
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TAKE 2: DeKalb girls basketball still the favorite for conference crown, but Sycamore not far behindBy BY ROSS JACOBSON – firstname.lastname@example.org AND STEVE NITZ – email@example.com
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 upcoming girls basketball season.
SYCAMORE – Julia Moll could immediately tell this year’s Sycamore girls basketball team was different.
HINCKLEY – Hinckley-Big Rock boys basketball coach Bill Sambrookes knew the improvement would come, even after his team was drubbed by Byron last week by more than 40 points.
A late rally wasn’t enough as Sycamore girls basketball fell to Sterling, 46-42, Tuesday in Sterling. Bailey Gilbert led Sycamore (3-2) with 21 points.
December 3, 2013
HINCKLEY – One big run can make all the difference. And for the Hinckley-Big Rock girls basketball team, that run didn’t go its way.
December 2, 2013
In a season that featured four local playoff teams, there were many incredible moments and exciting games over the nine-game regular season and into the postseason.
SYCAMORE – Three years ago, Ben Niemann was just worried about making friends.
November 30, 2013
DeKALB – Winning high school state championships is nothing new to Ken and Derek Leonard.
Madelyne Johnson had 17 points and 10 rebounds for DeKalb girls basketball in a 40-34 win over Oswego at the Lady Warhawk Tournament. Brittney Patrick added 13 points and five assists for the Barbs, who improved to 4-1 on the season.
SYCAMORE – Three-pointers helped bring Sycamore back in the game.
DeKALB – The Lena-Winslow football team won its second Class 1A state title Friday, defeating Downs Tri-Valley, 28-21, in the state finals. The Panthers gave the Daily Chronicle all-access from their arrival Thursday in DeKalb on through their victory celebration in the locker room Friday afternoon.
AURORA – Britney Patrick and Madelyne Johnson aren’t seniors, but coach Chris Davenport knows the two will have to learn to be veteran leaders quickly.
DeKALB – For Stillman Valley football coach Mike Lalor, making the trip down to Champaign for the IHSA State Football Championships was somewhat of a ritual.
DeKalb boys basketball got its first win of the season with a 65-56 victory over Rockford East at the Boylan Thanksgiving tournament on Friday.
November 29, 2013
Behind the scenes of Lena-Winslow's Class 1A state football championship at Huskie Stadium.
DeKALB – Congestion in the of the DeKalb wrestling lineup relegated Ulises Jacobo to the junior varsity team last season.
November 28, 2013
BATAVIA – The Kaneland boys basketball team rallied to beat Batavia, 81-74, in overtime on Wednesday at the Windmill City Classic.
SYCAMORE – Sycamore basketball coach Andrew Stacy wants his team to pride itself on wearing opponents down this season, but in the first half of Wednesday’s Leland G. Strombom Tournament game against Hampshire, Stacy thought the Spartans were sluggish.
November 26, 2013
DeKALB – Madison Lord was DeKalb’s main setter last season, and she was expected to be a key part for the Barbs in 2013.
The Genoa-Kingston boys basketball team won its opening game of the season with a 50-35 win over Morrison on Monday in its first matchup of the Oregon tournament.
SYCAMORE – Throughout preseason practice, Sycamore was missing nine of its players because of their duties with the Spartans’ football team.
November 23, 2013
Genoa-Kingston girls basketball split a pair of games and finished in second place at the Harvard tournament on Saturday.
LOMBARD – Sycamore had a magnificent season.
Click here for highlights of the Class 5A Sycamore-Montini playoff football game.
Photos from Sycamore's loss to Montini during the Class 5A semifinals at Montini.
LOMBARD – Sycamore’s seniors, led by players like Ben Niemann and Devin Mottet, accomplished so much within the Spartan program, but for the second year in a row the season ended with a loss at Montini.
As a sophomore, Adam Millburg watched teammate Mark Stice compete in the Class 2A cross country state championships.
Joe Scianna will sit in the stands for Sycamore football home games and instantly recognize the Spartans’ offensive plays.
The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swim team saw its season end in the preliminary round of the IHSA state swimming finals at New Trier High School on Friday.
The final moments of last year’s second-round loss against Montini re-emerged as Sycamore watched film in preparation for this afternoon’s long-anticipated rematch with the Broncos in Lombard.
November 22, 2013
DeKALB – With less than a week to go, Debbie Armstrong knows DeKalb County is primed for two days of high school football state championship games expected to draw 30,000 fans.
As Angelina Ye warmed up on the Palatine tennis courts to start the first day of the state tennis tournament, Dave Hillmer noticed something strange.
On any given Sunday, an analyst on an NFL broadcast will discuss injuries a team has had on its offensive line and how players have found themselves playing different positions than they’re accustomed to, and how difficult the transition can be.
DeKalb junior Michael Belluzzi normally has a calm disposition while bowling, but coach Ernie Pinne could tell something was different when the Barbs faced LaSalle-Peru on the road last Wednesday.
Northern Illinois University club hockey forward Rob Bock dresses in the same Fox Valley Ice Arena stall now as he did during his developmental days.