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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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Burlington Central’s hot shooting sinks Dundee-Crown

Nov 21 2017 | 9:57 pm - Burlington Central defeated Dundee-Crown 78-53 in boys basketball action Tuesday night.

Burlington Central rolls behind Schmidt’s career-high 31

Nov 16 2017 | 10:29 pm - Despite missing two starters, Burlington Central’s girls basketball team defeated Larkin 64-30 Thursday night.

Scouting the Fox Valley

Nov 16 2017 | 1:44 pm - Previewing the 2017-18 girls basketball season in the Fox Valley

Rockton Hononegah rolls past South Elgin

Nov 15 2017 | 9:31 pm - South Elgin’s girls basketball team lost its season opener to Rockton Hononegah on Wednesday.

St. Charles East drops Schaumburg

Nov 14 2017 | 10:13 pm - St. Charles East’s girls basketball team opened its season Tuesday with a 56-38 victory over Schaumburg.

Girls volleyball: St. Charles North settles for 4th at state

Nov 11 2017 | 10:03 pm - St. Charles North fell to Crystal Lake Central in 3 sets Saturday night in the third place game of the girls volleyball state tournament in Normal.

Girls volleyball: St. Viator goes down swinging to complete best-ever season

Nov 11 2017 | 7:07 pm - A day after setting a record for the most combined points in a state match, St. Viator’s girls volleyball team once again found itself in a long battle for third place in Class 3A Saturday against Normal U-High. For the second straight day,...

Girls volleyball: Despite loss, Harvest Christian savors state experience

Nov 11 2017 | 3:30 pm - Harvest Christian finishesd in fourth place Saturday at the Class 2A state girls volleyball tournament.

Girls volleyball: Resurrection outlasts St. Viator in state semifinals

Nov 10 2017 | 8:29 pm - St. Viator’s dream of playing for a state championship was derailed by Resurrection Friday as the Lions lost in 3 sets at the Class 3A state girls volleyball semifinals at Redbird Arena in Normal.

Girls volleyball: Powerful Minooka blows past St. Charles North

Nov 10 2017 | 9:38 pm - Powerful Minooka blasted past St. Charles North in 2 sets Friday night in the Class 4A state girls volleyball semifinals at Redbird Arena in Normal.

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