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  • Lee’s bat stays warm for Burlington CentralApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Lake Zurich High School performs in the Varsity Flag Open Flag category during the TEAMDance Illinois 2014 Grand Championship in Peoria, Sunday March 2nd.

    Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand ChampionshipMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    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 seedFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    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 againFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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 4, 2013 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    Scouting Week 5 football games in the Fox Valley.

  •  A.J. Fisher runs the ball at a Burlington Central football practice.

    Burlington C. has tough competition in Big Northern East Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Athletes, from left, Olivia Jakubicek of Cary-Grove High School, Meri Bennett-Swanson of Vernon Hills High School, and Ashley McConnell of Fremd High School pose for pictures during the Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence event at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.

    Top moments in high school sportsApr 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Vernon Hills’ Max Spiglanin digs out a serve during Wednesday’s game against Glenbrook South in Vernon Hills.

    Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Mar 26, 2013 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Hampshire coach Bob Barnett directs his team Tuesday during a timeout in his first game of the season after suffering two heart attacks Nov. 20.

    Hampshire wins in Barnett’s return Dec 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    A stress-free game was exactly what Bob Barnett needed Tuesday night in his return to the bench. The Hampshire boys basketball team cruised to a 52-38 nonconference victory over Marengo as Barnett came back to coach in his first game this season. "I feel great," Barnett said. "My wife came up to me before the game, gave me a kiss and said, You're already red in the face. You've got to relax.' " Barnett suffered two heart attacks on Nov. 20 and missed the first six games of the season. Originally he was told he could not return until Dec. 20, but after meeting with his doctors the timeframe was moved up. He was given medical clearance to return to practice on Monday.

  •  Hampshire’s Ryan Cork steals the ball and heads up court as Marengo’s Justin Velasquez gives chase.

    Images: Marengo vs. Hampshire, boys basketball Dec 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Indians of Marengo traveled to Hampshire Tuesday night for a boys basketball matchup against the Whip-Purs.

  •  Burlington Central’s Trevor Davison moves the ball during the Rockets’ game at Rod Poppe Field in Marengo on Friday night.

    Burlington C. makes adjustments, wins No. 5 Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    There’s an old saying that lack of preparation leads to great perspiration, but after host Marengo scored a touchdown in the first two minutes of Friday night’s Big Northern East conference match-up, Burlington Central coaches may have felt as if they over-prepared for the host team. The Rockets’ coaching staff made adjustments after that initial drive and Burlington Central came back to capture a 28-6 victory and become playoff eligible for the second straight year.

  •  Burlington Central’s Lauren Peltonen block a spike by Marengo’s Logan Brettschneider in the second set on Wednesday at Burlington Central.

    Burlington Central doesn’t get trapped Sep 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Marv Leavitt called it a "trap game". It's that game you know you're supposed to win but after a tough road loss the night before and the goings on of homecoming week, Leavitt had cause to be a little concerned when his Burlington Central girls volleyball team hosted Marengo in Big Northern East action on Rocket Hill Wednesday evening. And even though Marengo was the aggressor early on, Burlington Central's superior defense and serving won out in the end as the Rockets notched a 25-14, 25-17 win just 24 hours after suffering a tough 3-set loss at Richmond-Burton in a battle for first place in the conference.

  • Big Northern East still goes through Richmond Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    When is a question more like an answer? When the question pertains to Richmond-Burton's ability to reload and still challenge for the Big Northern Conference's East Division title. Entering last season it seemed as though the Rockets' run of back-to-back division titles was in jeopardy. They opened the campaign with new players at 17 of 22 positions following an 11-1 finish in 2010. They were vulnerable, right?

  •  Kelsey Borders, left, and Jessica Davis shed a tear after Grayslake North’s 2-1 loss to Marengo in DeKalb on Tuesday.

    Marengo stops Grayslake North Jun 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Grayslake North fell to defending state champ 2-1 in Tuesday's Class 3A DeKalb supersectional, but it was a vast improvement over a 7-0 loss to the same team last year as the Knights wrapped up the most successful season in the program's history.

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