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  • Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Thursday, Oct. 23 Oct 23, 2014 10:49 PM
    Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Thursday, Oct. 23

  • South Elgin’s Derowski still alive at state Oct 23, 2014 10:41 PM
    South Elgin sophomore Lisa Derowski is the only remaining Fox Valley area player in the state girls tennis tournament, which is being played at several venues throughout the Northwest suburbs.

  • Fox Valley area teams gear up for volleyball postseason Oct 24, 2014 3:09 PM
    The Road to Redbird opens for business Monday night as girls volleyball teams in all four classes around the state embark on the postseason. In the Fox Valley area, several interesting scenarios could develop as teams vie for a spot in the IHSA Final Four at Redbird Arena in Normal the weekend of Nov. 14-15.

  • Scouting Week 9 in the Fox Valley Oct 24, 2014 3:12 PM
    Scouting Week 9 football games in the Fox Valley

  • Jacobs hoping its Halloween treat is a playoff game Oct 22, 2014 9:09 PM
    Jacobs football coach Bill Mitz doesn’t have anything against trick or treaters. It’s just that for the last 26 years he has rarely been home to hand out candy. Mitz is usually either coaching in or preparing his teams for the IHSA playoffs. His Stevenson teams made the playoffs 21 straight seasons from 1989-2009.

  • Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove will meet for soccer title Oct 21, 2014 10:55 PM
    Even though top-seeded Crystal Lake South earned a 3-2 win over No. 4 Jacobs in a Class 3A boys soccer regional semifinal hosted by the Golden Eagles in Algonquin Tuesday, the Gators learned something invaluable en route to the regional championship at 5 p.m. on Friday against No. 2 Cary-Grove, which beat McHenry 2-0 on Tuesday..

  • Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Oct. 21 Oct 21, 2014 10:11 PM
    Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, Oct. 21

  • Burlington Central’s Niesel 14th at state golf Oct 18, 2014 10:02 PM
    Burlington Central senior Austin Niesel shot a 76 on Saturday at Weibring Golf Course in Normal to finish tied for 14th place in Class 2A with a two-day total of 154.

  • Jacobs Van Vlierbergen makes it a FVC trifecta Oct 18, 2014 8:43 PM
    Muddy, wet conditions. Didn’t matter. Annoying mist. Didn’t matter. You get the picture. Nothing was going to deter Jacobs senior standout Lauren Van Vlierbergen from capturing her third straight Fox Valley Conference individual championship. Van Vlierbergen, who finished fourth in Class 3A in 2013, posted a 3-mile time of 17:53.8 to finish first at Saturday’s Fox Valley Conference girls cross country championship at Hickory Nut Grove Park in Cary.

  • Prairie Ridge turns the tables on Jacobs Oct 18, 2014 8:07 PM
    This time it was Prairie Ridge’s turn. Jacobs edged the Wolves at last week’s Fox Valley Conference girls tennis tournament, but it was Prairie Ridge taking the team title at the Huntley sectional Saturday. Prairie Ridge totaled 25 points to 19 for Jacobs. Crystal Lake Central was close behind in third with 16 points.

  • Boys golf: Burlington Central’s Niesel in 10th place Oct 17, 2014 9:28 PM
    Burlington Central senior Austin Niesel has a chance to bring home a medal from the Class 2A state boys golf tournament. Niesel shot a 6-over par 78 Friday at Weibring Golf Course in Normal and enters Saturday’s final round tied for 10th place.

  • Crystal Lake S. upends Jacobs, keeps hope alive Oct 17, 2014 11:15 PM
    The odds seemed against Crystal Lake South. Gators coach Chuck Ahsmann has been battling cancer. Sophomore quarterback Luke Nolan was making his varsity start. And the Gators had to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Gators defied the odds and knocked off Jacobs 24-14 in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division action in Crystal Lake Friday night.

  • Live video: Jacobs vs. Crystal Lake South Oct 17, 2014 9:02 AM
    Jacobs vs. Crystal Lake South football

  • Fox Valley area boys soccer teams gear up for postseason play Oct 16, 2014 10:59 PM
    With the winners of the Class 3A Streamwood, Jacobs and Huntley boys soccer regionals meeting Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the DeKalb sectional, here’s how the Fox Valley area teams stack up as regional play begins this weekend.

  • Scouting Week 8 in the Fox Valley Oct 16, 2014 10:51 PM
    Scouting Week 8 football games in the Fox Valley.

  • Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Thursday, Oct. 16 Oct 16, 2014 10:43 PM
    Girls volleyball: Fox Valley roundup Thursday, Oct. 16

  • Kosy, Jacobs having a banner girls tennis season Oct 15, 2014 6:17 PM
    Not all improvements in sports have to be of the physical nature. Jacobs junior girls tennis standout Ashley Kosy made one important change this season that had nothing to do with that part of her game. “My mentality has changed,” she said. “I used to get too unsettled in matches or I would get upset. Now, I try to improve what I did wrong, get over it and move on.”

  • Crystal Lake South’s Ahsmann fighting return of cancer Oct 15, 2014 6:12 PM
    Crystal Lake South football coach Chuck Ahsmann has lived with marginal zone lymphoma for 22 years, so when the 52-year-old felt fatigued in recent months he wasn’t sure if the source was his ongoing cancer fight or the natural effects of aging. However, a biopsy of bone marrow drawn from Ahsmann’s hip during an annual checkup three weeks ago revealed a rising cancer rate of 20 percent. The slow-growing tumor was depleting the red blood cells that carry oxygen to his muscles, causing fatigue and other symptoms.

  • Jacobs blanks Dundee-Crown Oct 14, 2014 9:56 PM
    Chris Rigby and the Jacobs soccer team will forever remember the night they upset District 300 rival Dundee-Crown to conclude the 2014 regular season in Algonquin Tuesday. Not because it was senior night and for bragging rights, as the Golden Eagles downed the Chargers 1-0 in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division finale but because they did so in downright ugly conditions: a heavy rain from start to finish which saturated the field, chilly temperatures in the low 50s and a biting north wind blowing in excess of 20 mph.

  • Burlington Central’s Kurosky will play at state Oct 14, 2014 9:51 PM
    Conditions at Fox Run in Elk Grove were not favorable for golf on Tuesday, so all four girls scheduled for a playoff to determine the final qualifier out of the Class AA Conant sectional will be allowed to play downstate this weekend. That includes Burlington Central junior Josie Kurosky, who shot an 83 on Monday.

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