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  • Big-league bats help Cougars to 4-3 playoff win Sep 4, 2014 11:02 PM
    The Kane County Cougars advanced to the second round of the Midwest League playoffs Thursday night with a 4-3, 13-inning victory over Wisconsin at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. Jeimer Candelario drove in Trey Martin with a game-winning single.

  • Olt eager to rejoin Cubs Sep 4, 2014 6:55 PM
    Third baseman-first baseman Mike Olt finished an injury rehab assignment Thursday night with the Kane County Cougars in their Midwest League playoffs. Olt began the season with the Cubs but was demoted to Class AAA Iowa after batting .139. He said Thursday he's eager to get back and readty for a fresh start.

  • Olt homers in Cougars’ win Sep 3, 2014 10:32 PM
    The visiting Kane County Cougars’ victory Wednesday night reflected the entire season as it displayed solid pitching, clutch hitting and consistent defense in a 7-3 decision over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Fox Cities Stadium.

  • New high-definition video scoreboard, some special seating for next season Sep 3, 2014 7:38 AM
    The Kane County Cougars Tuesday announced a major capital improvement project that will include a new high-definition video board, special seating and a music pavilion in time for next season at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the franchise, the Cubs’ Class A affiliate.

  • Cougars finish with 91 wins; playoffs next Sep 1, 2014 10:01 PM
    Despite falling to the Peoria Chiefs in the finale Monday, the Kane County Cougars (91-49) finished the regular season with the best record in all of minor-league baseball and the best record in Cougars franchise history. Visiting Peoria edged the Cougars 6-5 in 12 innings.

  • Record-setting Kane County Cougars on a roll Sep 1, 2014 7:15 AM
    The Kane County Cougars, long a staple of good minor-league baseball in the suburbs, have enjoyed a record-setting year on the field this season. The Midwest League affiliate of the Cubs has established a franchise record for victories, and they're headed to the playoffs this week.

  • Cougars will face Wisconsin to open playoffs Aug 31, 2014 10:43 PM
    The Kane County Cougars decided their first-round playoff opponent by defeating the Peoria Chiefs 9-2 on Sunday night.

  • Saturday Soapbox: Talking politics, chickens, baseball and more Aug 30, 2014 1:01 AM
    This week's topics include the coming elections, chickens in Elgin, a memorial in Lombard, library cuts in Sugar Grove, great baseball in Schaumburg and Kane County and the new movie based on our late columnist Bill Granger's "Novermber Man" spy novel.

  • Cougars fall to Chiefs in 1st home loss this month Aug 30, 2014 11:58 PM
    The Kane County Cougars dropped a 4-2 decision to the Peoria Chiefs in Midwest League action before 10,314 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva on Saturday night. The Cougars (45-23, 90-48) suffered their first home loss during August as the pitchers for the Chiefs (34-34, 71-66) struck out 13 batters.

  • Cougars notch record 90th victory Aug 29, 2014 10:56 PM
    Coverage of Kane County Cougars baseball: The Kane County Cougars became the first team in franchise history to record 90 victories, reaching the milestone with a 6-1 rain-shortened win over Cedar Rapids on Friday night.

  • Cougars fall to Cedar Rapids in 11th inning Aug 27, 2014 11:57 PM
    In the Cougars’ last five trips to Cedar Rapids, three games have gone into extra innings and four games have been decided by 1 run. Wednesday night was no different as the Kernels (41-24, 72-63) walked off in the bottom of the 11th inning with a 3-2 win over the Cougars (43-22, 88-47).

  • Wounded veteran gets new truck at Cougars game Aug 25, 2014 2:32 PM
    Friday’s Kane County Cougars game offered more to celebrate than just the team’s win over the Clinton LumberKings. Members of the AFFI Warrior Program and local firefighters presented a new truck to a deserving Illinois wounded military veteran, Josh Kerber of West Chicago.

  • Cougars sting Bees 8-3 Aug 25, 2014 10:57 PM
    The visiting Kane County Cougars returned to their winning ways Monday night, scoring 5 straight runs late in the game for an 8-3 victory over the Burlington Bees. The Cougars (42-22, 87-46) are just 1 shy of tying the franchise record for victories in a season.

  • Cougars’ winning streak ends at 13 Aug 24, 2014 8:01 PM
    The visiting Kane County Cougars did not go down without a fight Sunday but still saw their 13-game winning streak come to an end with a 2-1 loss to the Burlington Bees.

  • Cougars’ winning streak at 13 Aug 23, 2014 11:00 PM
    The host Kane County Cougars (41-20, 86-45) picked up a 2-1 victory over the Clinton LumberKings on Saturday night for their 13th consecutive victory.

  • Cougars’ winning streak hits 11 Aug 21, 2014 11:15 PM
    A 7-3 victory over the visiting Clinton LumberKings extended the Kane County Cougars’ winning streak to 11 games. The victory also was a franchise-record 51st home win.

  • Cougars rally again to sting Bees for 10th straight win Aug 20, 2014 10:01 PM
    Coverage of Kane County Cougars baseball: The Kane County Cougars exploded for 5 runs in the eighth inning and captured their 10th straight victory, a 7-3 decision over the Burlington Bees on Wednesday at Fifth Third Ballpark in Geneva. The Cougars (38-20, 83-45) trail only the 2001 team, which set a franchise record with 88 wins and captured the Midwest League Championship. This edition of the Cougars tied a team mark with 50 home victories this season.

  • Cougars rally late, earn 9th straight victory Aug 19, 2014 10:12 PM
    The Kane County Cougars rallied with 2 runs in the bottom of the eighth inning en route to their ninth straight victory, a 4-3 win over the Burlington Bees in Midwest League action at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva on Tuesday night,

  • Cougars win 2-1 in 10 innings Aug 18, 2014 11:09 PM
    The Kane County Cougars used a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 10th inning for a 2-1 victory Monday night in front of 7,561 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

  • Double-shutout sweep for Cougars Aug 17, 2014 10:41 PM
    The Cougars (35-20, 80-45) pitching staff did not allow a run in the final 18 innings of a three-game series sweep over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (29-26, 65-59). A double-header shutout sweep of 9-0 and 3-0 at Fox Cities handed the Cougars their seventh straight win.

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