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.
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.
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.
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.
Sean Donnelly has a lot of faith in Nick Doolittle.
August 11, 2014
GENOA – Before a football coach even worries about offensive and defensive schemes, there's one aspect of the prep game that's extremely important to a team's success.
SYCAMORE – Given their performance last year, the players and coaches on the Sycamore football team have some high hopes for the upcoming season.
DeKALB – Paper work and pep talks.
August 5, 2014
DeKalb senior running back Dre Brown officially signed a scholarship tender Monday to enroll in the University of Illinois.
July 24, 2014
Pat Schiller (above right) tabled some of the accelerated football jargon on reserve in his brain upon joining his alma mater as an assistant coach last season.
July 16, 2014
Former Genoa-Kingston football player Sean McIntyre was named to the NCAA Division III All American Team.
July 14, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan offensive lineman Graham Glasgow has been sentenced to 12 months’ probation after pleading guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired.
July 10, 2014
The Dekalb football team returns 17 starters this season, but the Barbs will have a new face at the game’s most important position.
July 9, 2014
In addition to being a defensive captain and a 3-year starter, Sycamore linebacker Brett Weaver is looking to add one more title to his decorated resume – college athlete.
July 6, 2014
Don Beebe loves a good challenge, and his budding movie project certainly is providing one.
June 24, 2014
The incoming seniors on DeKalb's football team are primed to end their prep playing careers with a bang this fall.
June 22, 2014
Heading into its fifth year of competition, the Northern Illinois Big 12 already has a new look.
June 17, 2014
DeKALB – Dre Brown wanted to make the most of his high school career.
The IHSA has decided to delay the implementation of the “success factor,” which it approved in February.
June 10, 2014
MOLINE – The Sycamore baseball team’s 10-0 loss Monday to Metamora at the Class 3A Augustana College Super-Sectional not only ended the Spartans’ baseball season.
April 22, 2014
The IHSA membership voted to eliminate full contact football practice during the summer by a 170-87 vote.
April 12, 2014
It was only a couple years ago that Kaneland junior Zack Thielk was close to ground zero in the weight room.
April 1, 2014
More than a year after she started investigating head injuries among high school athletes, State Rep. Carol Sente understands unanswered questions still exist.
March 18, 2014
Whether high school football players in Illinois will be permitted to participate in full-padded summer camps will come down to a vote of IHSA member schools.
March 7, 2014
Dre Brown took a visit to the University of Illinois this weekend.
February 27, 2014
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.
February 13, 2014
Between basketball games in the pool, fishing trips and football practices, Michael Stinnett and Josh Hunt have hung around together a lot over the past four years.
February 6, 2014
Teammate Short headed to FCS Northern Colorado
February 5, 2014
Kaneland senior Dylan Nauert called St. Cloud State football assistant coach Mitchell Kleinschrodt on Saturday night to offer his verbal commitment, and Nauert said Kleinschrodt "just went nuts. It was awesome."
January 25, 2014
Tyler Slamans has only versed himself briefly in Western Illinois’ offense. He just took an official visit to the school this month, and committed Thursday to play football there.
January 3, 2014
Jason Schepler had been working out in his hometown of Sycamore, just waiting for another opportunity in the NFL.
December 25, 2013
DeKALB – Matt Williams snagged his share of screen time during the Northern Illinois football team’s Orange Bowl appearance last season.
December 17, 2013
DeKALB – The biggest push is done in Dre Brown's college recruitment.
Kaneland senior right tackle Joe Komel lamented a lack of motivation early in his football career.
December 16, 2013
Attendance figures top the 2012 state finals in Champaign
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.
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.
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.
November 29, 2013