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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Softball: St. Charles East escapes jam, Batavia

Apr 20 2018 | 7:58 pm - St. Charles East’s softball team scored three runs in the first inning and held on for a 4-2 win over Batavia on Friday.

Waldinger named West Aurora coach

Apr 20 2018 | 3:54 pm - West Aurora named Teresa Waldinger as its new varsity girls basketball coach.

Softball: Kaneland finishes strong, beats Morris

Apr 19 2018 | 7:57 pm - Kaneland’s softball team spotted Morris a 3-0 lead and then scored six straight runs for a 6-3 victory Thursday.

Goff leaving Kaneland for DeKalb; Knights’ conference search continues

Apr 18 2018 | 6:23 pm - Peter Goff is leaving the athletic director job at Kaneland for the same position at DeKalb as Kaneland’s conference search continues.

Iverson selects Northern Iowa

Apr 17 2018 | 10:13 pm - Harvest Christian senior guard Alyssa Iverson will play college basketball at Northern Iowa.

Boys volleyball: Surging Geneva tops Elgin

Apr 18 2018 | 9:37 am - Geneva’s boys volleyball team defeated Elgin 25-23, 25-19 Tuesday night in Elgin.

Softball: Rain gets best of St. Charles North, West Aurora

Apr 13 2018 | 8:27 pm - St. Charles North’s softball team took a 2-1 lead over West Aurora in the third inning Friday before the game was rained out.

Softball: Keller, Dierks lead Geneva past Bartlett

Apr 12 2018 | 9:25 pm - Katie Keller hit a 2-run homer in the first inning and Ali Dierks tossed a complete game in the Geneva softball team’s 4-3 win at Bartlett Thursday.

Softball: St. Charles East stops Bartlett for 8th straight win

Apr 11 2018 | 9:44 pm - St. Charles East’s softball team defeated Bartlett 9-2 on Wednesday.

Boys volleyball: Bartlett sweeps South Elgin for 9th straight win

Apr 04 2018 | 8:42 pm - Bartlett’s boys volleyball team defeated South Elgin 25-23, 25-17 on Wednesday for their ninth straight win.

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