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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Apr 22 2017 | 4:24 pm - Glenbard West won both the first singles and first doubles championships Saturday on its way to taking the St. Charles East tournament title.

Schuett named new St. Charles East coach

Apr 22 2017 | 5:01 pm - Aubree Schuett, a Naperville Central graduate who coached IC Catholic Prep to the state tournament twice, has been named the new girls basketball coach at St. Charles East.

Softball: Bahlmann, Batavia blast Streamwood

Apr 21 2017 | 8:22 pm - Allison Bahlmann’s 2-run homer over the center-field fence in the bottom of the sixth inning capped Batavia’s 12-1 win over Streamwood on Friday in Batavia.

Softball: St. Charles East outslugs St. Charles North

Apr 19 2017 | 8:41 pm - St. Charles East pounded out 16 hits including 3 home runs in a 10-8 win over rival St. Charles North on Wednesday.

Softball: West Aurora, Beatus complete St. Charles sweep

Apr 17 2017 | 9:19 pm - West Aurora came from behind to defeat St. Charles North 3-2 in softball action Monday.

Softball: Kaneland surprises West Aurora to win Fox Valley Tournament

Apr 15 2017 | 7:46 pm - Kaneland upset No. 5 West Aurora to win the Fox Valley Tournament on Saturday.

Baseball: West Aurora wins thriller over St. Charles East

Apr 12 2017 | 9:04 pm - Kallie Rundle’s 2-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning gave No. 5 West Aurora a 3-2 win over No. 12 St. Charles East on Wednesday in Aurora.

Girls softball: St. Charles North stymies Bartlett

Apr 11 2017 | 8:47 pm - St. Charles North used its pitching depth and defense to earn a 2-1 win over Bartlett on Tuesday.

Softball: St. Charles North still trying to play 1st game

Apr 05 2017 | 8:30 pm - Four weeks into the softball season, St. Charles North has yet to play a game.

Softball: Kaneland edges Yorkville

Apr 04 2017 | 8:53 pm - Kaneland scored once in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and again in the eighth to edge Yorkville 6-5 Tuesday in its Northern Illinois Big XII East opener.

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