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  • Siesennop pitches CL South past Batavia Jul 17, 2014 11:03 PM
    With Batavia hoping to see a few more fastballs Thursday in the championship game of the St. Charles East regional in the IHSBCA summer state tournament, Crystal Lake South starter Timmy Siesennop had other ideas.

  • Batavia woman epitomizes triumph over death Jul 13, 2014 6:01 AM
    A 57-year-old Batavia woman and heart transplant recipient is vying for a swimming medal today at the Transplant Games in Houston. “I was lying in a hospital bed near death, and look at me now,” she says. “It's such an amazing feeling as a nonathlete to walk in and walk around that stadium like real Olympic athletes do.”

  • 44 years later, BHS class ring returned to owner Jun 19, 2014 3:01 PM
    A Facebook page titled "If u grew up in Batavia" has done more than just help residents and former residents share memories. It was recently instrumental in helping a class ring that had been lost for more than 40 years find its way back to its owner.

  • Looking back at another season filled with memorable moments Jun 13, 2014 9:00 AM
    This is it. This is my last column of the 2013-2014 school year. That might elicit a chorus of cheers from some readers but for me it means that another high school sports season has come and gone.

  • South Elgin upsets Batavia to win 1st sectional Jun 7, 2014 8:51 PM
    Facing a pitcher who no-hit them earlier in the year — not to mention a No. 1 seed riding a 24-game winning streak — might seem like a daunting task to most teams. Most teams maybe, but not South Elgin. It’s going to take a lot more than that to phase the Storm, especially the way they are rolling through the postseason.

  • Batavia’s Piechota finishes off West Chicago Jun 4, 2014 10:35 PM
    Jacob Piechota wanted to finish what he started. Piechota, a senior left-hander, faced one of his bigger challenges of the day when West Chicago loaded the bases and put the tying run on first with 2 out while trailing Batavia 4-1 in the top of the seventh of Wednesday’s Class 4A sectional semifinals in Schaumburg.

  • Green, Batavia shut down Willowbrook May 31, 2014 5:43 PM
    Pitching with a heavy heart due to his grandfather’s death earlier this week, Colby Green didn’t let his emotions get the best of him Saturday afternoon. The senior right-hander tossed a 1-hit complete game to help lift top-seeded Batavia (31-3-1) to an 8-1 victory over ninth-seeded Willowbrook (21-12) in the York Class 4A regional championship in Elmhurst.

  • St. Charles East’s Koenen upset in quarterfinals May 30, 2014 9:58 PM
    Jasper Koenen’s route into championship bracket of the boys tennis state tournament was blocked by Eddie Grabill. The Hinsdale Central junior ended the title hopes for Koenen (29-1) on Friday at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.

  • Kaneland leads all teams with 16 entries in finals May 30, 2014 9:58 PM
    Pumped up after winning his heat of the 300 hurdles, his fourth qualifying event of the day, Kaneland’s Dylan Nauert summarized his physical status. “I feel better than I ever have on the track,” said the mustachioed senior, who overcame midseason hamstring and groin injuries to feel “100 percent.”

  • St. Charles East’s Koenen starts strong at state May 29, 2014 10:12 PM
    Jasper Koenen got off to a flying state tennis tournament start Thursday as he dominated three opponents in the heat and sun to easily advance into Friday’s round of 16 where he meets Brendon Harris of Edwardsville at tourney host Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.

  • Batavia survives scare from Bartlett, wins in 10th inning May 28, 2014 10:30 PM
    Nobody said it would be easy. Batavia, which earned the top seed in the Schaumburg Class 4A baseball sectional, faced the brink of elimination after 15th-seeded Bartlett (14-17) grabbed a 4-2 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning during Wednesday’s regional semifinal clash in Elmhurst.

  • Benet storms past Batavia May 27, 2014 9:07 PM
    Technically, Benet did come from behind in Tuesday’s regional semifinal with Batavia, but it took just one inning for the top-seeded Redwings to take command.

  • Batavia riding high heading into regionals May 27, 2014 9:54 AM
    To be the best you have to beat the best. The phrase certainly works at this time of year.

  • Zufan, Batavia slam Metea Valley May 26, 2014 4:04 PM
    Tara Zufan didn’t hesitate in stating how she would celebrate the first home run of her life. “I’m going to DQ,” the Batavia junior said. “It’s a little hot.” Zufan picked a perfect time for that first homer, socking a grand slam high over the left-field fence to cap Batavia’s 7-run fifth inning and lead the Bulldogs to a 10-4 win over Metea Valley Monday in Batavia.

  • Aurora Christian wins Class 1A state title May 24, 2014 9:49 PM
    Aurora Christin proved on Saturday that a track and field state championship can be earned with the same number of contributors as a basketball team. One year after finishing third in the girls Class 1A state finals, the Eagles’ five athletes to make the final day made the most of their skills.

  • West Aurora, St. Charles East win state trophies May 24, 2014 9:48 PM
    The team champion at the Class 3A girls state track and field championship had long been decided when West Aurora and St. Charles East had one final showdown in the 1,600-meter relay.

  • Doubles play nets St. Charles North sectional title May 24, 2014 9:19 PM
    St. Charles North’s Aaron Amburgey and Grant Spellman approached Saturday’s sectional doubles championship match against Lake Park’s Jack Millikan and Luke Szulczynski unaware of its overall significance. Perhaps that was a good thing. Amburgey and Spellman rallied from a 3-2 second-set deficit to earn a 6-2, 6-3 victory that ultimately propelled the North Stars to their first sectional team tennis title since 2011 at St. Charles East. St. Charles North finished with 22 points while the host Saints had 20.

  • Naperville Central cruises through sectional May 24, 2014 7:39 PM
    lNaperville Central dominated the Waubonsie Valley sectional, earning its first sectional plaque since 2011. Naperville Central finished with 29 points, followed by Marmion with 16 and Metea Valley with 13.

  • St. Charles North tops Batavia for 12th straight regional title May 23, 2014 10:26 PM
    Admittedly, St. Charles North girls soccer coach Ruth Vostal doesn’t keep track of how many consecutive regional championships her teams have captured. “I swear I keep saying it’s 10 in a row and someone said, ‘no, it’s 12,’” Vostal said after the North Stars’ 2-0 victory over Batavia (12-9-1) during Friday’s Class 3A Addison Trail regional finals. “Somebody must have figured out what it is.”

  • Koenen, St. Charles East start fast at sectionals May 23, 2014 10:35 PM
    To say that Jasper Koenen is leaving his mark on the St. Charles East boys tennis program is probably the biggest understatement of the spring sports season.

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