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  • Defense lets Burlington C. down in loss to Marengo May 8, 2014 8:53 PM
    Coaches like to use the old cliché that defense wins championships. In some cases, though, defense can also lose championships. That was the unfortunate case for the Burlington Central softball team Thursday on Rocket Hill. BC made 3 of its 5 errors in the top of the sixth inning, allowing Marengo to score 3 unearned runs without a hit, and go on to beat the Rockets 3-1 to claim the Big Northern East title outright.

     
  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winners May 4, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

     
  • Big second half carries Burlington Central May 1, 2014 9:35 PM
    The first half belonged to Kassidy Grimscheid and Marengo, but the second half was all Burlington Central. The Rockets outscored the Indians 7-0 after halftime to win going away, 8-3, in the Big Northern East girls soccer matchup in Marengo Thursday.

     
  • The journey back from an eating disorder Apr 22, 2014 5:30 AM
    Esther Martin describes the day she discovered her daughter Brooke needed help: Brooke had flown home from college for a visit. She was shocked by Brooke's appearance. In just a few short months, Brooke had lost so much weight that she was “almost unrecognizable.”

     
  • Carlson’s blast lifts Marengo over Burlington Central Apr 21, 2014 9:22 PM
    Hitting coaches would pay to have a video of Taylor Carlson’s at-bat in the sixth inning Monday. The Marengo senior catcher’s swing on a pitch on the outside corner from Burlington Central senior left-hander Brooke Gaylord was picture perfect and turned out to be a game-winning 2-run home run to right-center field that catapulted the host Indians to a 4-2 win over the defending Big Northern East champion Rockets.

     
  • Lee’s bat stays warm for Burlington Central Apr 8, 2014 7:46 PM
    Michael Lee homered in the Burlington Central baseball team’s final game last week at the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The senior’s bat continued to be hot Tuesday in Burlington as well. Lee went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in 2 runs as the Rockets opened BNC East play with a 9-2 victory over Marengo.

     
  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

     
  • Cary-Grove a surprising No. 1 seed Feb 20, 2014 11:34 PM
    Cary-Grove coach Ralph Schuetzle and Jacobs coach Jimmy Roberts expressed surprise for different reasons when seeds for the upcoming Class 4A Elgin boys basketball sectional were released on the IHSA website Thursday afternoon. Cary-Grove (15-10, 7-4) was named the No. 1 seed at the Crystal Lake Central regional, followed by Fox Valley Conference Valley Division brethren Prairie Ridge (15-10, 6-5), Jacobs (13-12, 7-3), Crystal Lake South (14-10, 3-7) and Dundee-Crown (6-16, 2-8). Crystal Lake Central (3-21, 2-8 FVC Fox) is the No. 6 seed.

     
  • Marengo tops Burlington Central again Feb 18, 2014 10:55 PM
    The final momentum swing went in Marengo’s favor. The Indians’ boys basketball team went ahead on the game’s 14th and final lead change and held on to beat Burlington Central, 56-50, in Burlington Tuesday night. The Big Northern East loss all but ended the Rockets’ hopes for a conference title, dropping them 2 games behind Richmond-Burton with 2 to play.

     
  • Poor shooting fells Burlington Central Feb 4, 2014 10:31 PM
    Burlington Central’s shooting woes finally caught up with the Rockets. They shot just 30 percent from the field and 58 percent from the free-throw line in a 61-54 Big Northern East loss at Marengo Tuesday night. The loss knocked Central (15-6, 5-2) out of a first-place tie in the division.

     
  • Burlington Central preparing to leave Big Northern Nov 18, 2013 10:57 PM
    Burlington Central intends to leave the Big Northern Conference to join a new league, and the Rockets have company. Under a proposal presented to the District 301 school board by Burlington Central principal Matthew Haug and athletic director Steve Diversey at Monday’s meeting, the school would withdraw from the Big Northern Conference’s East Division following the 2014-15 school year along with Marengo, Harvard and Genoa-Kingston, all original members of the BNC, founded in 1991.

     
  • Burlington Central blanks Marengo Oct 5, 2013 12:32 AM
    You don’t always see their names in a game recap story or the box score, but there are players who make a difference in games in ways that don’t always wind up in the game stats. Burlington Central’s Casey Matthews’ 2 rushing touchdowns and 1 passing touchdown helped the Rockets defeat the Marengo Indians 27-0 for their first Big Northern East Conference win of the season Friday night at Rocket Hill.

     
  • Scouting Week 6 in the Fox Valley Oct 3, 2013 11:02 PM
    Scouting Week 5 football games in the Fox Valley.

     
  • Burlington C. has tough competition in Big Northern East Aug 28, 2013 7:58 PM
    Opportunities abound for the Burlington Central football team. Third-year coach Rich Crabel has plenty of options at his disposal, particularly on offense where he said between 6-10 running backs and receivers, six different tight ends and four different fullbacks could play on any given night. That’s just on offense. Crabel added six to eight defensive linemen and between eight and 10 cornerbacks could see action. Central is coming off a 2012 season where it went 5-4 and 4-2 in Big Northern Conference East Division play. The Rockets were playoff-eligible, but missed on points.

     
  • Marengo comes back to down Burlington Central May 25, 2013 7:57 PM
    Marengo’s softball team may have lost its two battles with Burlington Central in April, but on Saturday the Indians won the war. Marengo, the 2011 Class 3A state champion and last year’s runner-up, showed its mettle by trailing the Rockets until the sixth inning before coming back to win. The Indians finally broke through against BC junior left-hander Brooke Gaylord, scoring 3 runs and then adding one in the top of the seventh to beat Central 4-2 in the championship game of the Class 3A Sycamore sectional.

     
  • Top moments in high school sports Apr 30, 2013 2:29 PM
    High school athletes across the suburbs face off on basketball courts, football fields and baseball diamonds; they size each other up in tennis matches, around golf tees and across wrestling mats. The give it their all for their schools, their teams, their classmates and their coaches. The Daily Herald put together a video to honor athletes at our suburban high schools. Watch this feature to see some of the top moments in high school sports.

     
  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Mar 26, 2013 1:00 AM
    The Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures by Daily Herald photographers. This week's gallery features photos from boys volleyball, gymnastics, softball, girls soccer and water polo.

     
  • Burlington Central stays perfect in BN-East Jan 12, 2013 11:20 PM
    sThe Burlington Central boys basketball team demonstrated improvement in aspects of the game coach Brett Porto has been stressing in Saturday’s 63-48 victory over Marengo on Rocket Hill. Porto wants to see more scoring from his reserves. The Rockets obliged with 22 points off the bench, led by 6 from junior James Raney, who splashed a pair of 3-pointers.

     
  • Burlington Central rolls over Marengo Jan 4, 2013 9:59 PM
    Burlington Central's offense looked a bit rusty coming out of Christmas break, but the defense looked plenty sharp. The Rockets forced 33 turnovers and held Marengo to 6 first-half points in posting a 46-21 win Friday night. Central knocked the rust off the offense in the second half as Alison Colby scored 10 of her game-high 14 points in the Big Northern East matchup in Burlington.

     
  • Images: Marengo vs. Hampshire, boys basketball Dec 11, 2012 9:22 PM
    The Indians of Marengo traveled to Hampshire Tuesday night for a boys basketball matchup against the Whip-Purs.

     
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