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  • Marmion’s Troop turns in dominating senior season Jun 12, 2014 1:07 PM
    Marmion fans spent much of the past few months cheering for senior Alex Troop, a left-handed pitcher who was nearly unhittable in leading the Cadets to another conference championship. Before that, Troop was leading the cheers, watching his classmates on the hard court playing a sport that he also used to excel at.

  • Kaneland’s runner-up featured mix of veterans, youth Jun 5, 2014 6:12 PM
    On Sunday, Kaneland graduated a slew of athletes who led the Knights to second place in Class 2A at the Boys Track and Field State Finals in Charleston. They’ll also return key members who in 2015 will try to prevent Cahokia from winning a boys record fifth straight state championship.

  • Downers Grove South blanks Marmion May 31, 2014 8:05 PM
    Downers Grove South’s one-two combo was too much for Marmion Academy to handle in the class 4A Downers Grove south regional final on Saturday.

  • Kaneland leads all teams with 16 entries in finals May 30, 2014 9:58 PM
    Pumped up after winning his heat of the 300 hurdles, his fourth qualifying event of the day, Kaneland’s Dylan Nauert summarized his physical status. “I feel better than I ever have on the track,” said the mustachioed senior, who overcame midseason hamstring and groin injuries to feel “100 percent.”

  • Troop pitches Marmion to 1st Class 4A regional win May 29, 2014 9:54 PM
    Marmion entered the Class 4A Downers Grove South regional Thursday in an offensive funk, scoring no runs in its previous three games. The Cadets didn’t exactly break out against Downers Grove North righty Brett Pryburn with just 4 singles and 2 runs in 7 innings. But with Alex Troop pitching, that was more than enough.

  • Marmion coach recovering after shot put injury May 28, 2014 7:46 PM
    Six days after being struck in the head by a 12-pound shot put, Marmion Academy coach Ed DeGeeter is looking forward to being released from the hospital today. DeGeeter was hit during warm-ups at the sectional track and field meet at Elgin High School Friday. Speaking from his hospital bed at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, DeGeeter said his mind is still foggy from the medication, and his recollection of the event sketchy.

  • Naperville Central cruises through sectional May 24, 2014 7:39 PM
    lNaperville Central dominated the Waubonsie Valley sectional, earning its first sectional plaque since 2011. Naperville Central finished with 29 points, followed by Marmion with 16 and Metea Valley with 13.

  • Schaumburg pushes to sectional crown May 24, 2014 12:32 AM
    Schaumburg won its first boys track and field sectional title since 1983 by prevailing when pushed. Take the 800-meter relay, for instance. The Saxons entered Friday’s Class 3A Bartlett sectional held at Memorial Field in Elgin as the clear favorite with the best seed time, but a bad handoff tested their composure and their coach’s nerves.

  • Images: Marmion Academy Graduation May 22, 2014 10:09 PM
    Marmion Academy held their graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 22nd at the school in Aurora.

  • Marmion clinches 4th SCC title in 5 years May 20, 2014 10:24 PM
    Marmion baseball coach Dave Rakow has grown accustomed to watching Alex Troop accomplish just about everything for his team throughout the past few years — pitch, hit, catch, run. However, Troop saved up something special during the Cadets’ 10-0, 6-inning victory over St. Francis Tuesday afternoon at Joe Nardone Field in Aurora.

  • Troop’s been terrific in senior season at Marmion May 16, 2014 9:40 PM
    Catcher Brady Roberts is enjoying a big senior season for Marmion in the No. 3 hole, entering the week hitting .339 with 4 triples and 14 RBI for the Suburban Christian Conference leading Cadets.

  • After tough choice between sports, Marmion’s Graft loving tennis May 15, 2014 7:26 PM
    John Graft misses track and field. For the spring of his senior year, though, he really didn’t want to miss tennis.

  • Marmion makes it 9 straight SCC titles May 14, 2014 11:44 PM
    At the end of the 400-meter run, Marmion senior Andrew Grahovec sprinted right behind his twin brother, Kevin, drawing a laugh just before they finished in third and fourth place. “He didn’t know I was there till I got up to him,” Andrew Grahovec said. “Then we both laughed because it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s us.’” Yes it was. Marmion won eight events, double-scored in 11 and scored in all 18 events, the landslide winner of the Suburban Christian Conference boys track meet Wednesday at Aurora Central Catholic’s Bob Stewart Field.

  • Rosary teacher Falguni Soni has a passion for science May 12, 2014 7:35 AM
    Rosary High School teacher Falguni Soni is passionate about getting girls to consider a career in science. "I see my role not only as a teacher and a coach but also as a role model in the field of science," she says.

  • Kaneland claims Kane County crown May 10, 2014 12:33 AM
    Kaneland coach Eric Baron established the proper mindset for Friday’s Kane County boys track meet a day early. And the Knights delivered, winning their third straight Kane County boys track championship.

  • Meet the 2013-2014 Fox Valley Academic Team May 8, 2014 3:34 PM
    "Throughout my life, I have never been satisfied with simply meeting the minimum requirements," Kevin Wilde of Cary-Grove High School writes in an essay. "While some people may ask, 'What is the least amount of work I need to do to get by?' I ask, 'What could I do to get the most out of this situation?'" Wilde, who was named to the Daily Herald's Fox Valley Academic Team for 2013-14, is not alone in his mindset. The students on the team look for opportunities to not only further their own achievements, but to lead, and to make a difference.

  • 2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions May 8, 2014 3:00 PM
    2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions

  • Marmion honors seniors with win over Aurora Central May 8, 2014 9:31 PM
    Baseball coaches often talk about the little things that win games; moving runners over, taking extra bases, two-out hits with runners in scoring position on offense and being sound defensively with efficient pitching. Marmion did all of those things Thursday in a Suburban Christian Conference crossover game against rival Aurora Central Catholic.

  • Marmion edges Montini in 10 innings, extends SCC lead May 5, 2014 10:33 PM
    Marmion’s Michigan State-bound senior lefty Alex Troop did everything he could to win Monday’s Suburban Christian Conference showdown with Montini by himself, but in the end it took a little help from his friends.

  • Batavia snaps Marmion’s 36-match winning streak Apr 28, 2014 11:02 PM
    Marmion Academy entered Monday’s nonconference tennis clash at Batavia High School boasting one of the state’s longest winning streaks. The Cadets had won 36 consecutive dual meets dating back to May 7, 2011. Their last defeat was a 4-3 Batavia victory on the Bulldogs’ home courts. In the words of Yogi Berra, it was déjà vu all over again Monday night.

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