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  • Fast-starting Hampshire sinks Kaneland Mar 6, 2015 10:31 PM
    Sometimes one quarter is all it takes. Hampshire blitzed Kaneland 30-10 during a jaw-dropping first quarter, then survived the Knights’ 3-point barrage for a 71-63 win to claim the title in the Class 3A Burlington Central regional on Friday. It’s Hampshire’s first regional title since 2005 and only its second since 1974. Matt Bridges scored 26 points and Brennen Woods added 23 for Hampshire (17-11), which takes on Belvidere regional winner Rockford Lutheran on Wednesday in the Rochelle sectional.

     
  • Boys basketball: Scouting Friday’s Fox Valley/Tri-Cities title games Mar 5, 2015 7:36 PM
    Previewing Friday's Class 2A, 3A and 4A championship boys basketball games in the Fox Valley and Tri-Cities.

     
  • Boys basketball: Fox Valley All-Area team Mar 5, 2015 2:06 PM
    Presenting the 2014-15 Daily Herald Fox Valley All-Area team for boys basketball.

     
  • Girls basketball: Fox Valley All-Area team Mar 6, 2015 8:43 AM
    Presenting the 2014-15 Daily Herald Fox Valley All-Area team for girls basketball.

     
  • Hampshire slips past Genoa-Kingston Mar 4, 2015 9:55 PM
    Not bad for a guy playing with one eye. Matt Llamas, his left eye nearly swollen shut after taking an inadvertent elbow, made a layup with 16 seconds left to lift Hampshire to a 62-61 victory against Genoa-Kingston in the semifinals of the Class 3A Burlington Central boys basketball regional Wednesday night.

     
  • Motivated Hampshire rolls over McHenry Feb 27, 2015 10:46 PM
    High school basketball careers are nearing the finish line for Hampshire’s seniors and retiring head coach Bob Barnett. But the Whip-Purs showed they could prolong the inevitable ending by playing at the level they did Friday night in a 53-32 Fox Valley Conference boys crossover victory at McHenry.

     
  • Hampshire’s Barnett announces coaching retirement Feb 23, 2015 9:32 PM
    Hampshire boys basketball coach Bob Barnett announced his retirement from coaching Monday afternoon, effective at the end of the season. Barnett, 54, said his decision is not directly related to his health, though he suffered two heart attacks on Nov. 20, 2012. He missed a game last week due to illness.

     
  • Cullen, Barone shine with championships Feb 21, 2015 11:38 PM
    Hail to the champions! Knowing that time was running out on their high school careers, and the chances of lifting a big trophy were down to just one more wrestling match, Michael Cullen and Eric Barone turned in the performance of their prep lives Saturday night and earned the first state titles of their careers at State Farm Arena.

     
  • Hampshire can’t get past Prairie Ridge Feb 21, 2015 12:11 AM
    Cory Lamb turned the game around in a heartbeat. With Hampshire trailing Prairie Ridge by a point, the Wolves’ junior swingman nailed a 3-pointer, made a steal and completed a conventional 3-point play, all in the span of about 20 seconds. Lamb’s spurt gave the Wolves a 49-42 lead and, although Hampshire got back within a point twice, the Whip-Purs could never get over the hump and fell to Prairie Ridge at home, 62-59.

     
  • State title shot for Cary-Grove’s Cullen Feb 20, 2015 11:41 PM
    Michael Cullen and Eric Barone will both be competing for a state wrestling title Saturday night. The dynamic duo from the Fox Valley Conference each produced yet another masterful performance on Friday. Cullen made it through to his first championship match after three previous trips here yielded three state medals while Barone’s victory over Phyllip DeLoach (39-1) sets up a potentially thrilling 145-pound final with No. 1 Larry Early III (Oak Park-River Forest), who defeated Barone a few weeks ago 3-2.

     
  • Cary-Grove’s Gomez impressive at state Feb 19, 2015 10:05 PM
    While tournament favorites Michael Cullen, Eric Barone and Christian Brunner dominated their first-day tournament opponents, the story at the IHSA Class 3A individual state wrestling tournament Thursday still has to be of Gomez, the Cary-Grove senior. The Trojans’ heavyweight did some wrecking business of his own at State Farm Arena, and in doing so has now set up a date with Brian Ditchman (40-3) of Lincoln-Way Central) in one of several key quarterfinal bouts to take place Friday at 11 a.m.

     
  • Scouting Fox Valley wrestlers at state Feb 18, 2015 3:19 PM
    Scouting Fox Valley wrestlers at state

     
  • Hampshire can’t come back against Sycamore Feb 18, 2015 11:02 PM
    Hampshire could never quite dig itself out of the hole. After falling behind Sycamore by 7 points after one quarter, the Whip-Purs hung around, but could never get over the hump. The result was a 46-38 defeat in the semifinals of the Class 3A Sycamore girls basketball regional Wednesday night.

     
  • Boys basketball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Feb. 17 Feb 17, 2015 11:22 PM
    The wins haven’t been many for Streamwood’s boys basketball team this season but the Sabres got one Tuesday night, knocking off Elk Grove 56-53 in a nonconference game at Streamwood.

     
  • Hampshire tops Genoa-Kingston; Sycamore up next Feb 16, 2015 11:17 PM
    Hampshire coach Mike Featherly said junior guard Nikki Dumoulin’s contributions often “go under the radar.” That is partly because the 5-foot-8 junior plays on the same girls basketball team as junior Emma Benoit (6-0), a 1,000-point scorer, and 5-9 sophomore Peyton DeChant, a duo that combined for 29 points in No. 3 Hampshire’s 49-30 Class 3A Sycamore regional quarterfinal victory over No. 6 Genoa-Kingston on Monday.

     
  • Girls basketball: Scouting the postseason in the Fox Valley Feb 14, 2015 10:13 PM
    Girls basketball: Scouting the postseason in the Fox Valley

     
  • Montini leads the way downstate at Antioch Feb 14, 2015 9:39 PM
    It was a banner day for Montini’s wrestling team in the Class 2A Antioch individual sectional Saturday. The top-ranked Broncos once again proved that they are in a class of their own. They boasted seven champions and a total of 10 wrestlers who will be heading downstate next weekend for the 78th annual state meet. Montini was led by two-time state champion Xavier Montalvo (37-3), who recorded 3 pins in rolling to the 182-pound championship.

     
  • Cary-Grove claims 8th straight FVC title Feb 14, 2015 11:40 PM
    Death, taxes and Cary-Grove winning Fox Valley Conference boys swimming championships. All these seem to be certainties. For the eighth consecutive season, Cary-Grove, which also has swimmers from District 155 schools Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central, claimed the FVC title Saturday at Woodstock North. Scoring 356 points, the Trojans easily defeated second place McHenry, which scored 285 points.

     
  • Boys basketball: Fox Valley roundup Saturday, Feb. 14 Feb 14, 2015 11:30 PM
    Boys basketball: Fox Valley roundup Saturday, Feb. 14

     
  • Andrews does it all for Huntley again Feb 13, 2015 10:28 PM
    Everybody knows about Ali Andrews’ offensive excellence. On Friday, Andrews’ defensive prowess was on display as well as her high-octane offense. The Huntley junior forward, who on Wednesday became the program’s all-time leading scorer, scored 31 points and held Hampshire standout Emma Benoit without a basket and just 2 points as Huntley won the battle of first place girls basketball teams the Fox Valley Conference 53-37 Friday night in Huntley.

     
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