John Lemon

Tri-Cities High School Sports Coordinator
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John Lemon was named Tri-Cities High School Sports Coordinator in July 2003. He is responsible for covering Batavia, Elburn, Geneva, North Aurora, St. Charles and Sugar Grove. Lemon organizes a staff of freelance writers, works with photographers, decides which games will be covered and photographed, designs the Local Sports pages each night, edits stories and covers a variety of high school sports with columns, features and game stories.

In addition, Lemon has assisted with coverage of college football, Cubs, White Sox, Bears and Bulls. While he has covered many memorable sporting events, Lemon's favorite part of the job is getting to know high school coaches, parents, athletes and fans in the community and chronicling all the accomplishments of the area's tremendous teams and student-athletes.

Lemon previously held the same position overseeing DuPage County sports. He started at the Daily Herald as a freelancer in 1995. Lemon also worked at Press-Republican newspapers in St. Charles from 1995-1998 where he first grew to love the passion the Tri-Cities communities have for supporting high school athletics.

Lemon graduated from the University of Illinois in 1994 with a journalism major. He worked as sports editor of the Daily Illini and covered the men's basketball team for two years, among other positions at the student paper.

Born in Memphis, Tenn., and raised in Monmouth, Ill., Lemon now lives in Aurora.

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Boys soccer: Hampshire tops Prairie Ridge for regional title

Oct 22 2016 | 7:58 pm - After 100 minutes of scoreless soccer, Hampshire defeated Prairie Ridge 4-3 on penalty kicks Saturday to win the Class 2A Burlington Central regional.

Girls volleyball: Scouting Fox Valley postseason

Oct 22 2016 | 3:08 pm - Geneva and Huntley’s volleyball teams are seeded first in their respective Class 4A sectionals.

St. Charles North wins thriller over Batavia

Oct 21 2016 | 11:43 pm - St. Charles North brought the hammer to a showdown of top 10 Class 7A teams Friday night in Batavia, while the Bulldogs proved to be tough as nails.

Girls volleyball: Huntley holds on, clinches share of FVC crown

Oct 18 2016 | 10:39 pm - Huntley’s girls volleyball team defeated Crystal Lake South on Tuesday to clinch a share of the Fox Valley Conference championship.

Cross country: Geneva boys, girls dominate Upstate Eight meet

Oct 15 2016 | 5:21 pm - Geneva’s boys and girls cross country teams both won Upstate Eight Conference championships Saturday at Stuart Sports Complex in Aurora.

Hampshire’s playoff hopes dashed by McHenry

Oct 14 2016 | 11:33 pm - Hampshire fell behind 21-0 halftime and couldn’t recover Friday night in a 34-22 loss to McHenry.

Girls volleyball: Geneva shakes off slow start, beats Libertyville

Oct 13 2016 | 9:13 pm - In a matchup of Top 20 teams, No. 1 Geneva rallied for a nonconference win over No. 15 Libertyville on Thursday, 22-25, 25-13, 25-16 in Geneva.

Girls volleyball: St. Charles East sweeps rival

Oct 11 2016 | 9:39 pm - St. Charles East defeated St. Charles North on Tuesday at Volley for the Cure night at St. Charles East.

Kaneland’s offense sputters vs. Morris

Oct 07 2016 | 11:01 pm - Kaneland failed to score a touchdown for a second straight week in a 34-3 loss to Morris.

Batavia puts Geneva’s back against playoff wall

Sep 30 2016 | 11:37 pm - Batavia handed Geneva a 21-7 loss Friday night, the Vikings’ fourth loss of the season. Meanwhile, Batavia became playoff eligible with the win.

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