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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St. Charles North hands Larkin 1st River loss

Feb 16 2018 | 10:41 pm - St. Charles North’s boys basketball team defeated Larkin 71-57 on Friday.

Feuerbach, Sycamore too much for Kaneland

Feb 15 2018 | 10:15 pm - Kaneland’s girls basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 50-43 loss to Sycamore Thursday in the Class 3A Sycamore regional championship game.

Shorthanded Kaneland rallies past St. Edward

Feb 13 2018 | 10:28 pm - Kaneland’s girls basketball team rallied from a 12-point deficit to defeat St. Edward 53-50 on Tuesday in the Class 3A Sycamore regional semifinals.

Larkin erases late deficit, ousts Jacobs

Feb 12 2018 | 9:19 pm - Larkin’s girls basketball team rallied from a 9-point deficit in the second half to beat Jacobs 44-39 Monday in the opening round of the Class 4A South Elgin regional.

Newark denies Aurora Christian in regional championship game

Feb 10 2018 | 5:28 pm - Aurora Christian’s girls basketball team lost to Newark 43-40 Saturday in a Class 1A regional final.

Scouting Fox Valley area 3A/4A girls basketball postseason

Feb 07 2018 | 8:44 pm - Geneva, Dundee-Crown and Burlington Central are among the Fox Valley area teams to watch when the Class 3A and 4A girls basketball postseason begins next week.

Bartlett clinches outright UEC Valley title

Feb 06 2018 | 9:52 pm - The Bartlett girls basketball team clinched the outright Upstate Eight Valley championship with a 62-43 win over East Aurora Tuesday.

No. 1 Aurora Christian rallies to stay unbeaten

Feb 03 2018 | 10:26 pm - Aurora Christian kept its perfect season alive with a 62-54 come-from-behind win over Oswego East Saturday.

Kaneland stymies Batavia, renames shootout to honor Colombe

Feb 03 2018 | 10:52 pm - Kaneland’s girls basketball team defeated Batavia 42-33 Saturday at the Kristina M. Colombe Hoops for the Cure Shootout.

Kmieciak, Westminster steal win from Harvest

Feb 02 2018 | 10:28 pm - Westminster Christian’s boys basketball team won a wild 49-47 game over Harvest Christian Friday night in Elgin.

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