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Kaneland hires 2 as interim athletics directors Dec 10, 2013 12:00 AM
Kaneland will spend up to $60,000 for two men to fill in as athletic director, while it looks for a permanent replacement. Only one board member, Tony Valente, voted against the measure Monday; he said it was too much to spend.
The Soapbox Dec 7, 2013 12:00 AM
Daily Herald editors offer their quick thoughts on grocery stores, medical saviors and underage liquor sales, among other topics.
Images: Neuqua Valley vs. Waubonsie Valley girls basketball Dec 7, 2013 12:00 AM
Nequa Valley hosted Waubonsie Valley for girls basketball action on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Images: Naperville Central vs. Lake Park boys basketball Dec 6, 2013 12:00 AM
The Naperville Central Redhawks hosted the Lake Park Lancers for boys basketball action on Friday, Dec. 6.
Naperville’s champ Redhawks learn value of hard work Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
Members of the Naperville Central High School football team don’t really know what to do with themselves now that the season is over and their goal of winning a state championship achieved. But on Wednesday afternoon, they celebrated as the grand finale of an all-school recognition assembly for fall athletics and activities. “I’ve been saying since August, this is a special group of guys,” Head Coach Mike Stine said. “All the success they’ve gotten, they’ve earned and I told them that before we took the field Saturday.”
Palatine High sports legend ‘Chic’ Anderson dies Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
For more than 30 years, Gerald J. “Chic” Anderson was one of the pioneers clearing the way for athletic excellence during the booming growth period for Palatine Township District 211. And before he retired in 1988, Anderson had built a solid foundation at Palatine High School that still thrives today. Anderson, who died Wednesday at home at age 84 after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, was a true champion of high school sports, according to family and friends, and his positive attitude and tireless work ethic were recognized throughout the state and by many national organizations.
MHS students to collect toys at basketball game Dec 3, 2013 12:00 AM
Two Mundelein High School student organizations will collect toys during the varsity boys basketball game against Warren Township High on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Home-schooler petitions Dist. 207 to play sports Dec 3, 2013 12:00 AM
As a home-schooled student, 15-year-old Nick Peterson was told he couldn’t join the Maine West wrestling team — unless Maine Township District 207 rules changed. That’s why Nick and his parents are appealing to school board members and district administrators to change a district policy that prevents home-schooled students from participating in interscholastic athletics.
Lake Zurich celebrates football team at parade, rallyDec 1, 2013 12:00 AM
While Lake Zurich High School fell short of winning a state title, the community treated the players and coaches like champions with a parade and rally Sunday afternoon. Lake Zurich Mayor Thomas Poynton was among the rally speakers in the high school field house. “You were a state championship game finalist,” Poynton told the squad. “You are in very rare company. It’s a phenomenal achievement that I will celebrate through you."
Dancing in Batavia streets after state footbal title Nov 30, 2013 12:00 AM
Students and supporters gathered in downtown Batavia Saturday to celebrate the Batavia High School football team's state championship. Players sang "We Are the Champions" and posed with the trophy while students danced on River Street in the school's first state title since 1912.
Batavia High gets ready for title football gameNov 25, 2013 12:00 AM
Batavia High School is gearing up this week for its Class 6A state championship football game Saturday in DeKalb. There will be a pratice open to the public, a meet-the-players session, and some fun with Batavia Youth Football on Thanksgiving Day.
The Soapbox Nov 23, 2013 12:00 AM
Daily Herald editors offer their observations on children's health, pro and prep football, and one way to avoid a future tragedy, among other topics.
Sacred Heart-Griffin stands tall helping Washington Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
How can you not root for Washington Community High School when it takes on Sacred Heart-Griffin in a state semifinal football game this weekend? You can't. But the same could be said for SHG,if just for the sportsmanship and class those folks have exhibited in what has been such a trying week.
IHSA crackdown has coaches, refs worried Nov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
Illinois high school basketball coaches, players and officials are all being watched closely by the IHSA after an incident in the Class 2A championship game last March. The overreaction and crackdown on rules has nearly everyone involved on edge.
Dist. 204 likely switching to DuPage Valley Conference in 2015 Nov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
High school principals in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 are recommending a change in athletic conferences that could bring Metea, Neuqua and Waubonsie valley high schools into the DuPage Valley Conference by fall 2015. A final decision will be made by sometime next month. “Essentially what we’re looking for is a partnership,” Barb Barrow, athletic director at Neuqua Valley High School, said. “A partnership that we can compete equitably in athletics and our activities program.”
Elgin Hall of Fame welcomes new class Nov 3, 2013 12:00 AM
The Elgin Sports Hall of Fame held its 34th annual induction ceremony and banquet Sunday night at The Centre of Elgin, inducting five new members into the Hall of Fame, awarding $25,000 in scholarships to local student-athletes, and recognizing more than 50 Outstanding Achievement Award winners.
Have mercy? Not in Texas high school football Oct 24, 2013 12:00 AM
No one likes a bully. So when a recent Texas high school football game ended in a score of 91-0, one angry parent filed a complaint alleging the contest had crossed the line from tough loss to unlawful torment. In a state where football is king, school investigators found no bullying. But the blowout has spurred deep discussion over sportsmanship and whether it’s time to enact a “mercy rule.”
Texas parent alleges bullying in 91-0 game Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
Texas high school coach Tim Buchanan benched his starters after only 21 plays, kept to a conservative ground game and even allowed the clock to run uninterrupted after halftime to hasten the final whistle. Still, his Bearcats won 91-0. Now the coach is facing formal accusations of bullying.
See games live now at Football Focus Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
Suburban high school football games are going on live on our Football Focus website. That’s where you can go to see live scores as well as streaming video of selected games.
Kentucky high schools told to stop postgame handshakes Oct 9, 2013 12:00 AM
Kentucky's athletic sanctioning body has ordered high schools not to conduct postgame handshakes in all sports following more than two dozen physical confrontations the last three years. Tuesday's directive from Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian Tackett posted on its web site didn't mention specific fights or conflicts but said several fall sports have had postgame incidents. The organization says it's “disappointing” to take such action but that it became necessary because of occurrences statewide and nationally.
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