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  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 3 home runs power Cougars to win Aug 16, 2014 12:27 AM
    Three home runs helped Kane County to a 7-2 victory at Fox Cities Stadium over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, giving the Cougars a five-game winning streak.

  • Martin helps Cougars sweep Bandits Aug 14, 2014 10:51 PM
    Coverage of Kane County Cougars baseball: The Kane County Cougars rallied with 4 runs in the eighth inning to complete a sweep of the River Bandits 4-1 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva on Thursday night.

  • Cougars topple Quad Cities 6-3 Aug 13, 2014 11:49 PM
    The Kane County bullpen retired 19 of the last 20 Quad Cities hitters as the Cougars (31-21, 76-45) guaranteed a series victory over the River Bandits (25-26, 60-60) with a 6-3 win Wednesday at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

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