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  • Rockford Jefferson hands Burlington C. its first loss Nov 28, 2014 10:16 PM
    In winning its first two games at the 52nd annual Leland Strombom Thanksgiving Tournament in Sycamore, the Burlington Central boys basketball team was able to dictate the tempo. Not on Friday, though. The tempo and the win belonged to Rockford Jefferson, which handed the Rockets a 51-40 loss to advance to Saturday’s championship game.

  • Burlington Central upends Dundee-Crown Nov 26, 2014 10:42 PM
    Their 2-0 start will likely come to mind when the Burlington Central boys basketball players reflect on what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. The Rockets followed up Tuesday’s 34-point victory over Newark by shooting 60 percent from the field against Dundee-Crown in a 44-32 victory at the Leland Strombom Tournament in Sycamore on Wednesday.

  • Burlington Central claims tournament crown again Nov 25, 2014 10:35 PM
    After winning the first four games of its own Thanksgiving tournament by an average of 38 points, the Burlington Central girls basketball team relished the opportunity to be pushed a little Tuesday night. And even though the Rockets posted a 16-point win, this one took a little more work than the previous four. Junior Shelby Holt hit for five more 3-pointers in scoring 17 points as Burlington Central played through some adversity for the first time this season in beating Machesney Park Harlem 50-34 to win its second straight tournament championship.

  • Boys basketball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Nov. 25 Nov 25, 2014 11:36 PM
    Boys basketball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Nov. 25

  • Burlington Central rolls to 2 more wins Nov 22, 2014 8:08 PM
    Eight continued to be great — and enough — for Burlington Central’s girls basketball team Saturday. Continuing to play without starters Sam Pryor and Sam Cruz, the Rockets showed the depth they still have with a roster of eight instead of 10, rolling to two more wins in their own Thanksgiving tournament. Junior Becca Gerke scored 20 points in a 61-26 win over Woodstock, then junior Shelby Holt hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points in a 68-28 drubbing of Belvidere North.

  • Burlington Central rolls to another win Nov 19, 2014 11:34 PM
    While Burlington Central may still be working out a few kinks on offense with its leading scorer Samantha Pryor sidelined to start the season, the Rockets’ defense hasn’t missed a beat. For the second night in a row on Wednesday Central held its opponent scoreless in the first quarter. The Rockets went on to score the first 14 points of the game and cruised to a second straight win, 54-26 over Oak Forest in second round action of the Central Thanksgiving Tournament.

  • Boys basketball: Scouting the Fox Valley Nov 19, 2014 10:22 PM
    Scouting the 2014-15 boys basketball season in the Fox Valley.

  • Burlington Central has easy time in opener Nov 18, 2014 11:06 PM
    After finishing fourth in Class 3A a year ago, the Burlington Central girls basketball team knows in order to make it back to Redbird Arena it will have to be firing on all cylinders by the end of the year. Call Tuesday’s win over Crystal Lake Central in the Burlington Central Thanksgiving Tournament a successful test run. The Rockets forced 13 turnovers and went on a 17-0 streak in the first quarter alone before cruising to a comfortable 66-17 win in the season opener.

  • Girls basketball: Scouting the Fox Valley Nov 21, 2014 9:18 PM
    Scouting girls basketball in the Fox Valley.

  • Huntley’s Smith takes 9th in Class 3A Nov 8, 2014 10:15 PM
    Huntley senior Keegan Smith has been the anchor for Red Raiders all season, and he continued to pace his team in the Class 3A state cross country race at Detweiller Park Saturday. Smith jumped out with the leaders for the first two miles before settling in for a ninth place finish in 14:36.

  • Boys soccer: Fox Valley All-Area team Nov 6, 2014 6:23 PM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's boys soccer all-area team for the Fox Valley.

  • Girls volleyball: Fox Valley All-Area team Nov 11, 2014 8:46 PM
    Presenting the 2014 Fox Valley All-Area girls volleyball team.

  • Fox Valley runners poised to make an impact at state Nov 5, 2014 6:43 PM
    For Streamwood senior girls’ cross-country standout Gabby Juarez, it was time to play with the big dogs. Juarez adjusted her running strategy a bit this year and the results have been overwhelmingly positive. Juarez recently won a Class 3A sectional individual title and will try to add some more hardware to her collection at Saturday’s state finals race in Peoria at Detweiller Park.

  • Girls volleball: Dixon stuns Burlington Central Nov 4, 2014 10:41 PM
    The records were certainly deceiving Tuesday night in Rochelle for the second semifinal of the Class 3A girls volleyball sectional. “Volleyball is a strange game,” Burlington Central coach Marv Leavitt said after Dixon, which entered the match with four more losses than wins, stunned the Rockets — winners of 30-plus matches — in three sets.

  • Girls volleyball: Fox Valley’s ‘Fab Five’ set for sectionals Nov 3, 2014 8:51 PM
    Patty Langanis and Karen Naymola have coached their respective girls volleyball teams against each other many times since Naymola played for Langanis at Cary-Grove. Tuesday night, though, will be the first time they have matched wits in the postseason. Langanis’ Trojans will take on Naymola’s Huntley Red Raiders in the 5:30 p.m. semifinal of the Class 4A Crystal Lake South sectional, followed by the host Gators facing Hononegah.

  • Sterling knocks off Burlington Central Nov 1, 2014 8:12 PM
    Having possession of the lead or the football did not necessarily equate to having control of a Class 5A first-round playoff game where Burlington Central and visiting Sterling combined for 7 turnovers and four lead changes Saturday afternoon at Rocket Hill. When Trevor Davison wove 11 yards, dived and broke the plane of the goal line with 6:38 to play he put the seventh-seeded Rockets into a 3-point lead and in position for their first postseason victory in eight years. But the 10th-seeded Golden Warriors responded with touchdowns on their final two possessions and advanced with a 31-20 victory.

  • Vernon Hills, Grayslake Central headed to state Nov 1, 2014 7:30 PM
    Perhaps it was the cold, the wind, or the flat course that led to the fast first mile pace at the Kaneland sectional. Or maybe it was just the strategy of the two senior brothers from Yorkville. Either way, the fast start led to new personal records for some of the runners, or a learning experience for those who couldn’t adjust to the pace.

  • Vernon Hills nabs final state spot Nov 1, 2014 7:43 PM
    Yorkville’s girls cross country team started the day off in great fashion, placing its top five runners in the top 22 to win the Class 2A Kaneland sectional with 72 points. Belvidere North finished second with 89 points. Blue Thunder sophomore Jenna Lutzow won the race in a time of 17:12, while Marengo’s Kitty Allen finished second in 17:17. Crystal Lake Central (105), Lake Forest (115), and Vernon Hills (137) rounded out the top five qualifiers for next weekend’s state meet in Peoria.

  • Scouting Saturday’s Fox Valley playoff games Oct 31, 2014 10:02 PM
    St. Edward, Burlington Central, Cary-Grove and Huntley all host first round football playoff games Saturday. Here's a look at the matchups.

  • Burlington Central storms back to take crown Oct 30, 2014 10:36 PM
    Kaneland’s girls volleyball team may have dominated urlington Central in Game 1 Thursday night more than any team has in a single set all season. But that’s why volleyball matches are played best-of-three. The Rockets stormed back from a disastrous opening set to win the next two and beat the Knights 14-25, 25-25-20, 25-20 in the championship match of the Class 3A Hampshire regional.

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