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  • Burlington Central squeaks past N. Boone Jan 23, 2014 10:49 PM
    It wasn’t exactly Pack the Place, but the relatively few hardy souls who turned out on Rocket Hill on a frigid weeknight saw a pretty entertaining basketball game. In the end, Burlington Central held off North Boone, 72-70, in a Big Northern East boys thriller.

     
  • Sycamore controls Burlington Central Jan 21, 2014 11:53 PM
    It was a far different Sycamore boys basketball team that controlled host Burlington Central throughout Tuesday’s 64-49 nonconference game than the one the Rockets defeated 54-51 on Nov. 30. Nine players on the Sycamore basketball roster also played football for a successful team that lost to Montini in a Class 5A state semifinal on Nov. 23. Those players had only the benefit a walk-through before they faced Central at the Spartans’ annual Thanksgiving tournament, according to Spartans coach Drew Stacy.

     
  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Jan 21, 2014 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring the best from girls basketball, wrestling, swimming, gymnastics and boys basketball.

     
  • ECC receives grant to help workers over 50 get back to work Jan 20, 2014 12:37 PM
    Elgin Community College has been awarded a grant from AARP for its Back to Work 50+ program. Students will receive training in the areas of healthcare, office administration, and human services. They also will be provided orientation, coaching, financial literacy, training scholarships, and special access to employers.

     
  • ECC to hold free session on new social media courses Jan 20, 2014 8:51 AM
    The ECC Continuing Education Department will host a free information session on social media marketing Thursday, Jan. 23, at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The session will be held from 6-7 p.m. in Building E, room 100.01.

     
  • Frazier’s title highlights Batavia’s 7th-place finish Jan 18, 2014 11:14 PM
    Noah Frazier was on the defensive the entire day. But the Batavia 195-pound wrestler is having a junior year to remember. A defensive stalwart on its championship football team, Frazier did not allow any offensive points against him in storming to the title of the Bulldogs’ 18-team invitational on Saturday afternoon in Batavia.

     
  • Fremd’s fast start finishes Burlington Central Jan 18, 2014 10:40 PM
    Fremd wasted little time jumping out to an early lead against Burlington Central. The Vikings led from start to finish as junior guard Haley Gorecki scored the game’s first 8 points during a 55-35 victory over the Rockets in Saturday’s 24th annual McDonald’s Shootout at Willowbrook.

     
  • Farmers lobby Kane forest officials to keep ComEd off local farms Jan 17, 2014 7:19 PM
    Kane County Forest Preserve District officials are interested in haggling with ComEd over the rights to run new power lines and towers through the Muirhead preserve. In short, if ComEd comes up without enough money, commissioners may be willing to allow the lines to run along existing railroad tracks. That would make private farmers in the area happy. The lines will run through their property in the current plan.

     
  • Huntley improving with every match Jan 16, 2014 7:49 PM
    The Huntley wrestling team has put together an impressive body of work thus far this season. To start the week, the Red Raiders were 14-1 overall in duals and 2-1 in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division action. Huntley also has fared well in tournament action, placing third out of 10 teams at Fenton, third out of 15 at Harvard and fifth out of 25 at Sycamore.

     
  • Larkin ready for challenge from O’Mara, Benet Jan 16, 2014 7:20 PM
    Following last Friday’s convincing win at No. 16 Neuqua Valley, No. 4 Larkin faces another tough road test at No. 7 Benet Academy on Saturday. The challenge facing Larkin (14-2) senior forwards Drew Jones (6-5), Brayden Royse (6-5) and freshman Christian Negron (6-5) is Benet 6-foot-9 center Sean O’Mara. Committed to Xavier, O’Mara scored 17 points last Friday in the Redwings’ 61-56 win at No. 8 York (14-2). Like Benet (9-4), Larkin has played a tough nonconference schedule, including games against Morgan Park and Zion-Benton. However, the Royals have yet to face a big man as skilled as O’Mara.

     
  • Burlington Central wins with defense Jan 15, 2014 9:28 PM
    On a night when its offense was as frigid as the temperature outside, the Burlington Central boys basketball team relied on defense to win. The Rockets, who made just 13 of 56 shots for 23 percent, wreaked havoc on Woodstock defensively and pulled away late in the fourth quarter for a 37-28 nonconference win on Rocket Hill. “We battled and found a way to get the W,” said Central coach Brett Porto. “It wasn’t pretty and there were a lot of people shaking their heads but someone had to win and we won.”

     
  • Images: Woodstock vs. Burlington Central boys basketball Jan 15, 2014 8:55 PM
    Woodstock visited Burlington Central for a boys basketball matchup on Wednesday, January 15.

     
  • South Elgin has just enough to topple Burlington Central Jan 14, 2014 10:45 PM
    South Elgin girls basketball coach Tim Prendergast doesn’t look at Mackie Kelleher as a freshman anymore. And the 6-foot-2 varsity rookie didn’t play like a freshman Tuesday night. Kelleher scored a game-high 15 points and the Storm held off a late Burlington Central rally to beat the Rockets 47-45 in a nonconference game at South Elgin.

     
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in and around the Fox Valley aim to inspire Jan 14, 2014 3:28 PM
    A great leader deserves to be honored and remembered. Here’s where you can find Martin Luther King Jr. events in and around the Fox Valley.

     
  • Big Tuesday night on tap in Fox Valley Jan 13, 2014 8:21 PM
    It may not qualify as “rivalry night” across the board but it most definitely is an interesting and busy Tuesday around the Fox Valley in girls basketball. There are two rivalry games on tap — Bartlett at Streamwood and Dundee-Crown at Jacobs — as well as three other games that should draw some fan interest, one of which could have some conference implications to it.

     
  • Big early run sends Burlington C. past Kaneland Jan 11, 2014 9:31 PM
    Burlington Central left no doubt this time. The Rockets used an 18-2 run spanning the first and second quarters to break the game wide open and defeat Kaneland, 54-33, in nonconference girls basketball action on Pack the Place night in Burlington Saturday.

     
  • Burlington Central routs Kaneland Jan 11, 2014 11:41 PM
    Saturday’s nonconference meeting between the boys basketball teams from visiting Kaneland and Burlington Central on Pack the Place Night figured to be a close one.The Knights were coming off a thrilling 1-point victory a day earlier against Morris, a team that defeated Burlington Central by 7 points two weeks ago at the Plano Christmas Tournament. However, the Rockets turned it into a one-sided affair. Central shot 7 of 10 from 3-point range and 25 of 49 overall, won the rebounding battle 27-14, turned the ball over only 9 times and held Kaneland top scorers John Pruett and Tyler Carlson to 19 combined points in a 67-43 win.

     
  • Larkin, Elgin notch City Classic wins Jan 9, 2014 11:07 PM
    The Elgin City Classic girls basketball tournament got under way Thursday night with Elgin and Larkin each registering wins ahead of their matchup tonight at 5 p.m. at Elgin Academy.

     
  • Larkin-Benet leads list of rescheduled games Jan 9, 2014 8:57 PM
    Most of Tuesday’s boys basketball games canceled by the extreme cold in the Fox Valley area have been rescheduled, including a meeting between teams ranked in the Daily Herald Top 20. No. 5 Larkin’s nonconference test at No. 8 Benet Academy (8-4) is now slated for Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. It will be the second game in two nights for the Redwings and 6-foot-9 Xavier-bound senior Sean O’Mara. Benet hosts Notre Dame on Jan. 17, while Larkin is idle.

     
  • Time to get these conference races restarted Jan 7, 2014 8:38 PM
    While the teenagers who play girls basketball around the Fox Valley may have been happy about a couple extra days off school, coaches surely were champing at the bit the last two days to get the season restarted. But Mother Nature took care of that. And even though I was missing all the subzero cold while vacationing in Florida, I too am anxious to get the second half of the season going, because the first half has provided enough excitement to lead us to believe the 2014 portion of the campaign is going to be an interesting one.

     
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