Hiawatha HawksHiawatha High School • 410 S. 1st St., Kirkland, IL • Phone: 815-522-3335
Colors: Navy/Gold • Conference: Little Ten • Stadium name: Hiawatha Field • Enrollment: 197
Directions: Head northwest on IL-38 W toward N 3rd St., turn right at N Annie Glidden Rd., continue onto Glidden Rd., turn left at IL-72 W, turn left at 1st St.
Mike Mercado trembled with nervousness in the batter’s box.
KIRKLAND – Hiawatha senior Dani Clark was on the Hawks’ girls basketball team that won a regional title in 2012.
Hiawatha defeated Alden-Hebron, 3-2, in nine innings to capture the team's first regional title since 2008.
BIG ROCK – A few weeks before the Hiawatha baseball team made program history by winning their first regional championship, Hiawatha baseball coach Sean Donnelly gathered his team in a classroom before practice and pulled up a video.
SYCAMORE – The opportunities had certainly been there, coming from a variety of angles, but each – whether sailing too high or just wide – had missed the mark.
BIG ROCK – Hinckley-Big Rock pitcher Dutch Schneeman fired a high fastball with his final pitch of the game.
In 2008, Ashley Tamraz watched Hiawatha’s postseason run from the stands.
Starting pitching determines momentum in baseball.
DeKalb girls soccer won its first playoff game with a 3-0 victory over Elgin in the Class 3A DeKalb Regional quarterfinals.
The Indian Creek girls soccer team defeated Genoa-Kingston, 1-0, in overtime Friday to win the Class 1A Genoa-Kingston Regional championship match.
GENOA – When Genoa-Kingston forward Viviana Beltran came out of Wednesday's Class 1A Genoa-Kingston Regional semifinal with two minutes left, there wasn't much else she could do.
Spartans’ bad timing: Sycamore needed a win Tuesday against Yorkville to wrap up the Northern Illinois Big 12 East conference title.
The Kaneland girls soccer team beat Sycamore, 1-0, as the Knights got a first-half goal from Kiandra Powell off an assist from Courtney Diddell for the only score.
Editor's Note: This is the first story in a three-part series on pitching in high school baseball.
DeKalb junior badminton player Tristan Draper qualified for the IHSA State Tournament after taking fourth place at Thursday’s Naperville North Sectional. Draper went 4-2, losing the third-place match to Lincoln-Way West’s Elizabeth Heise, 16-21, 11-21.
Scenes from the Hinckley-Big Rock baseball team's 5-4 win against Hiawatha on May 1. All photos by: Monica Maschak - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colin Eggleson threw a complete game for the Sycamore baseball team in a 6-1 win over Morris. Eggleson allowed a run on three hits in the first, but didn’t give up another hit until the seventh. He retired 17 hitters in a row at one point, and didn’t walk a batter.
In six games last week the Sycamore pitching staff gave up five earned runs.
BIG ROCK – There are always going to be those games where a team just has to take runs any way they can get them, Wednesday afternoon at Kenny Field was one of those games for Hinckley-Big Rock.
With DeKalb softball trailing Morris by a run in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday, Sarah Friedlund hit a two-run home run to give the Barbs a 4-3 win at home.
Genoa-Kingston softball got off to a quick start and the Cogs’ offense never relented in a 11-1 victory over Richmond-Burton on Monday.
The Sycamore baseball team swept a doubleheader with Sterling, winning 4-1 and 3-1.
Sycamore baseball dominated Rochelle with an 18-0 victory Wednesday at home.
DeKalb's win was dramatic tribute