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  • Larkin’s dominance over Elgin continues Jan 31, 2015 1:11 AM
    The Larkin boys basketball team parlayed its dominance on the glass into a new level of dominance in the crosstown series against rival Elgin with a 75-55 victory at Chesbrough Field House on Friday. The taller Royals used their considerable height advantage to control the rebounding battle 39-22 and win their eighth straight against Elgin, thereby setting a record for consecutive Larkin victories in the series.

     
  • Images: Elgin vs. Larkin, boys basketball Jan 30, 2015 9:33 PM
    Elgin High School hosted rival Larkin for boys basketball action on Friday, Jan. 30 in Elgin.

     
  • Boys bowling: Jacobs’ Bionda 9th at state Jan 30, 2015 11:12 PM
    Jacobs junior Brandon Bionda is in ninth place after the first day of action at the IHSA state boys bowling tournament in downstate O’Fallon.

     
  • Girls basketball: Fox Valley roundup Thursday, Jan. 29 Jan 29, 2015 10:52 PM
    Bartlett’s girls basketball team avoided an upset bid at East Aurora Thursday night and stayed tied with Neuqua Valley for the lead in the Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division race with a 39-34 win.

     
  • Fox Valley residents can walk to help provide clean drinking water Jan 29, 2015 11:37 AM
    When it comes to changing the world, every small step counts, says Bill Klaves, associate director for Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley. That’s the idea behind the organization’s 25th annual Walk-A-Thon Feb. 28 at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. The event will raise funds for providing clean drinking water in Guatemala. “It would allow families in rural communities to have safe, drinkable water,” Klaves said.

     
  • Geneva dominates UEC meet Jan 29, 2015 10:52 PM
    The Upstate Eight Conference meet appeared to be a two-team race between Geneva and St. Charles co-op, but ended up not being much of a race at all.

     
  • IHSA’s Johnson to receive NFHS Citation Jan 29, 2015 7:36 PM
    Elgin High School graduate Scott Johnson, a longtime assistant executive director of the Illinois High School Association, is among 12 leaders in high school activity programs across the country who have been selected to receive National Federation of State High School Associations Citations. An award designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, state high school associations, athletic director and coaching professions, the officiating avocation and fine arts/performing arts programs, the NFHS Citation is one of the most highly regarded achievements in high school athletics and performing arts.

     
  • Rapp, Scully power St. Edward past ACC Jan 29, 2015 11:01 PM
    It was an inside-outside combination that Aurora Central Catholic couldn’t detain. Senior center Cece Rapp provided the inside presence for St. Edward with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocked shots while Ryann Scully poured in 5 shots from beyond the arc in scoring 16 points, all in the first half. The Green Wave’s dynamic duo keyed a 61-39 win over ACC in Metro Suburban West girls basketball action in Elgin Thursday night.

     
  • Girls gymnastics: Mahoney injury tough loss for Prairie Ridge co-op Jan 28, 2015 6:32 PM
    State runner-up Prairie Ridge (a co-op team comprised of all the District 155 schools) heads into the girls gymnastics postseason looking to overcome a major loss to the team. Cary-Grove senior Riley Mahoney, one of the team’s top all-rounders, is out for the season after suffering a knee injury in early January. Mahoney suffered an injury to the other knee last year.

     
  • Girls basketball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Jan. 27 Jan 27, 2015 11:14 PM
    Girls basketball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Jan. 27

     
  • Geneva’s size overwhelms Elgin Jan 27, 2015 11:23 PM
    The Elgin boys basketball team must have felt it was surrounded by giants at Chesbrough Field House in Elgin on Tuesday night. The Maroons were just no match for a Geneva team that boasts nine players 6-foot-6 or taller. The Vikings dominated inside and cruised to a 72-53 Upstate Eight Conference River Division win. The win keeps Geneva a game behind St. Charles East in the River Division and extends its winning streak to 9 games.

     
  • Girls basketball: Fox Valley roundup Saturday, Jan. 24 Jan 24, 2015 11:45 PM
    Girls basketball: Fox Valley roundup Saturday, Jan. 24

     
  • Poetker powers Stevenson downstate Jan 24, 2015 10:40 PM
    Only a 6-pin denied Matt Poetker perfection. The Stevenson bowler settled for a 299 in his fourth game Saturday as part of the Stevenson sectional at Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein on Saturday. After he rolled his final ball, he couldn’t even watch it spin down the lane. “It was something to experience,” said Poetker, who had a 300 game two years ago, but not in high school competition. “It really gave the team the push it needed. I got really nervous on the last shot. The ball stuck on the thumb. Whatever happened, happened at that point. I really didn’t look. I had my eyes closed.” Stevenson had highlights other than Poetker’s 299 game, as the Patriots qualified for state for the first time along with five other teams. Harlem won the sectional with one of the best 6-game pinfalls (6,552) in the state. Rockton Hononegah was a close second (6,537). Stevenson took third place (6,215), followed by St. Charles East (6,027), Lake Zurich (5,983) and Freeport (5,960) in the 16-team field. All six teams will compete in the state tournament beginning Friday at St. Clair Lanes in downstate O’Fallon.

     
  • Jacobs pulls away from Elgin Jan 24, 2015 10:34 PM
    With the seconds ticking off the clock at the end of the first half, and leading Elgin by just one, Jacobs’ Cory Boeckh lobbed a pass toward the basket where Kenton Mack snatched the ball out of the air. Instead of slamming it home, Mack let it gently roll off his fingers as time expired, giving the Golden Eagles a 3-point lead. Jacobs would expand its lead from there, rattling off an 11-0 run to start the third quarter before cruising to a comfortable 58-37 nonconference boys basketball win at Chesbrough Field House in Elgin Saturday.

     
  • St. Charles East defends UEC title Jan 24, 2015 10:54 PM
    St. Charles East captured the ultimate consolation prize at the Upstate Eight Conference wrestling tournament at Geneva on Saturday afternoon.

     
  • Larkin downs Elgin for 3rd time this season Jan 23, 2015 11:10 PM
    Getting off to a good start on both end of the floor is usually key to winning any basketball game. Larkin’s girls did that at Chesbrough Field House Friday night and cruised to a 53-23 Upstate Eight Conference River Division win over city rival Elgin.

     
  • St. Charles East, Metea lead UEC semifinalists Jan 23, 2015 11:53 PM
    There is certainly not a dearth of potential all-state wrestlers in the Upstate Eight Conference this season. Friday night at Geneva, St. Charles East, the defending tournament champion, and Metea Valley, on the cusp of its first Valley Division title in program history, advanced seven competitors to the semifinals on Saturday.

     
  • Wrestling: U-46 teams optimistic about UEC meet Jan 22, 2015 7:20 PM
    With February right around the corner, this is the time of year where high school wrestling kicks into high gear. Up first on the docket: conference tournaments, specifically Friday and Saturday’s Upstate Eight Conference gathering at Geneva High School. All 16 UEC teams will compete for the team title and medals will be awarded to the five place-finishers in each weight class.

     
  • Streamwood, basketball will miss retiring Prose’s presence Jan 22, 2015 10:20 PM
    There are some constants you just know you’re always going to see when you walk into a gym. At Streamwood, one of those is assistant girls basketball coach Carl Prose.

     
  • Elgin holds off West Chicago to snap skid Jan 22, 2015 11:17 PM
    The odds seemed to be stacked against the Elgin boys basketball team in the final seconds of its home game against West Chicago on Thursday night. For the third time in the game the Maroons had squandered a lead and allowed the Wildcats to tie the game with 46 seconds left. The Maroons were also without their leading scorer Lavion Baldwin, who had a game-high 26 points before departing with leg cramps midway through the fourth quarter. Not to mention the Maroons were trying to fight off the enigma of a 7-game losing streak.

     
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