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  • Former St. Charles prep stars selected in MLB Draft Jun 12, 2014 10:58 PM
    Being a left-handed pitcher can have its advantages. If you want proof, just ask St. Charles’ Wes Benjamin and Zach Hirsch, who were among the 1,215 picks selected during the 3-day Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft that concluded Saturday.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Hirsch finishing college career with a bang May 5, 2014 10:33 PM
    Zach Hirsch has been through just about everything during his collegiate baseball career at the University of Nebraska.

     
  • St. Charles loses ‘community treasure’ in Wheeler Apr 25, 2014 10:21 PM
    This is a story I never imagined writing. When I first heard the news earlier this week that longtime Pottawatomie Golf Course professional Jim Wheeler had passed away suddenly at the age of 68 on Tuesday, a number of things entered my mind.

     
  • Long, winding recruiting road ends with Adduci at Drake Apr 21, 2014 9:03 PM
    Dom Adduci is a self-confessed Midwestern boy at heart. Therefore, he should feel right at home over the next 4 years in Iowa’s capitol city of Des Moines. Earlier this month, the St. Charles East senior basketball standout verbally committed to attend Drake University this fall.

     
  • Kaneland, St. Charles North experience mixed results on spring trips Apr 8, 2014 10:42 PM
    Spring break is not what it used to be.

     
  • Conrad enjoys special season coaching at Benet Mar 25, 2014 10:44 PM
    How often have you asked someone if he or she enjoyed the weekend upon your arrival at work on a Monday morning? It would be difficult to find somebody who enjoyed the weekend any more than Kevin Conrad. The longtime St. Charles resident virtually hit the trifecta this past weekend in Peoria.

     
  • Time to award the best of a banner boys basketball season Mar 19, 2014 5:40 PM
    Area boys basketball fans had plenty to cheer about this season. Geneva (25-6), West Aurora (24-5), Kaneland (18-10), St. Charles East (18-12) and St. Charles North (16-10) combined for a 101-43 record (.701 winning percentage) and 3 regional championships. Led by Nate Navigato and Chris Parrilli, the Vikings were the epitome of true team basketball as they captured their first regional title since 1963 with a come-from-behind 66-63 victory over Bolingbrook. Here’s a recap of the 2013-14 season:

     
  • Scouting Tri-Cities water polo teams Mar 15, 2014 6:32 PM
    St. Charles North girls water polo coach Nick Engel has a great deal of faith in his team’s defense.

     
  • Looking back at one of area’s best girls basketball seasons Mar 11, 2014 8:27 PM
    The state of girls basketball arguably has never been better than it was this season for our local high school teams.

     
  • St. Charles East's Adduci reflects on 'time of his life' Mar 4, 2014 8:43 PM
    Like any other high school senior basketball player in the state, Dom Adduci hopes his prep career doesn't end this week. Adduci wants a few more chances to put on his St. Charles East uniform.

     
  • St. Charles squads trying to clear Larkin hurdle Mar 1, 2014 9:49 PM
    It is go time. As in win or go home time for our local high school basketball teams that begin Illinois High School Association Class 4A and 3A regional tournament action this week.

     
  • Stephens enjoying strong freshman season at Purdue Feb 17, 2014 9:12 PM
    Making the huge step from high school hoops to college basketball at a Division 1 school can be a daunting task for any freshman. Kendall Stephens is not your average freshman.

     
  • Batavia looking to end regional drought Feb 15, 2014 9:43 PM
    Ask any high school basketball coach and he or she will tell you about turning points — in quarters, halves, games and seasons.

     
  • Boys, girls River races take different turns Feb 4, 2014 12:01 AM
    One of the best things about sports is its unpredictability.

     
  • Three kids, 10 years of Batavia basketball winding down for Fruendts Jan 27, 2014 10:45 PM
    Joel and Suzanne Fruendt remember the first time that then-Batavia basketball coach Jim Roberts dropped by their house.

     
  • This backcourt features pair of Stars Jan 22, 2014 9:54 PM
    Goetz and Ludwig — their names sound a little more like a law firm than the starting backcourt for a high school basketball team.

     
  • Two soccer stantouts among 2014 STC Harrison recipients Jan 13, 2014 10:27 PM
    Their names are Gary Cole, Chris Hagemann, Rod Osborne and Brian Rogers, and they’re the 2014 inductees to the St. Charles East Fighting Saints’ Hall of Fame. The Jodie Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award recipients will be honored prior to Saturday’s 6 p.m. boys basketball game between St. Charles North and St. Charles East.

     
  • Predicting big things for Tri-Cities teams in 2014 Jan 8, 2014 9:29 AM
    It is that time again. Good, bad or in-between, it is time to write my annual predictions column.

     
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