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  • When Jacobs’ Van Vlierbergen runs, people stop to watch Jun 13, 2014 8:05 PM
    Jacobs senior-to-be Lauren Van Vlierbergen might have a future as a spokeswoman for E.F. Hutton, the investment banking firm famous for its commercials with the tag line, “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.” In the case of the ultra-talented Golden Eagles’ distance runner, when she sets foot on the track, people stop what they’re doing to watch her races.

  • Felicelli was quite a catch for Carmel Jun 13, 2014 8:18 PM
    For the second year in a row, Carmel Catholic's Kathleen Felicelli is the Daily Herald’s Lake County female athlete of the year. All did she during her senior year was advance to state with tennis doubles partner Michelle Kannenberg, lead Carmel to its first sectional championship in girls basketball and hit 11 home runs in softball to graduate as the school’s all-time leader with 37 long balls.

  • Rolling Meadows’ Kemph proves to be the complete student-athlete Jun 13, 2014 8:35 PM
    Being able to finish in any sport is so important for an athlete. Nobody did it better than Rolling Meadows’ Jackie Kemph. On the basketball court, she seemed to always finish with a flare. Her moves to the basket were of the A+ plus variety, and her soft bank shots or lay-ins seemed to always finish right through the net. And she finished strong in the classroom, receiving straight A’s her final two years after receiving only 3 B’s as a freshman and one as a sophomore. The finishing results? Kemph is the Daily Herald’s Northwest Female Athlete of the Year.

  • Baseball: Friday, June 13 results Jun 14, 2014 12:29 AM
    High school baseball results from Friday, June 13.

  • Softball: Friday, June 13 results Jun 14, 2014 12:29 AM
    High school softball results from Friday, June 13.

  • Semifinal disappointment for South Elgin Jun 13, 2014 11:44 PM
    The looks on the faces of South Elgin baseball players spoke volumes after Friday’s 3-2 loss to St. Rita in a Class 4A semifinal at Silver Cross Field Friday night.

  • Warren finds winning mix against Glenbard North Jun 13, 2014 9:45 PM
    Warren topped Glenbard North 6-3 in the Class 4A softball state semifinals Friday, putting the Blue Devils on the verge of history. Warren (29-7) has a chance to earn the school's first team state championship in a girls sport with a victory over Sandburg (24-15), which denied Lincoln-Way East in the first semifinal 5-1 Saturday evening. Glenbard North (30-6) faces the Griffins (27-11) for the consolation championship.

  • Painful loss for Grayslake Central Jun 13, 2014 8:17 PM
    Ouch! Grayslake Central loses to Sacred Heart-Griffin 3-2 in the Class 3A state semifinals by hitting a batter to bring in the winning run.

  • Flickinger’s run ends at Westminster Christian Jun 13, 2014 8:26 PM
    Westminster Christian athletic director Rick Palmer announced Friday that girls basketball coach Ken Flickinger has resigned to pursue a non-coaching career in Colorado.

  • Nothing crazy about Crystal Lake South’s McLean Jun 12, 2014 1:09 PM
    Crystal Lake South softball coach Scott Busam freely admits people thought he and assistant coach Mark Hardie were “crazy” in the spring of 2011. Sam McLean was not one of those.

  • Baseball all-area team / Tri-Cities Jun 12, 2014 1:06 PM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's baseball all-area team for the Tri-Cities area.

  • Girls soccer all-area team / Tri-Cities Jun 12, 2014 1:06 PM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's girls soccer all-area team for the Tri-Cities area.

  • Softball all-area team / Tri-Cities Jun 12, 2014 1:06 PM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's softball all-area team for the Tri-Cities area.

  • Boys volleyball all-area team / Lake County Jun 12, 2014 1:12 PM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's all-area boys volleyball team for Lake County.

  • Former St. Charles prep stars selected in MLB Draft Jun 12, 2014 10:58 PM
    Being a left-handed pitcher can have its advantages. If you want proof, just ask St. Charles’ Wes Benjamin and Zach Hirsch, who were among the 1,215 picks selected during the 3-day Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft that concluded Saturday.

  • Girls soccer all-area team / Lake County Jun 12, 2014 1:11 PM
    Introducing the Daily Herald's all-area girls soccer team for Lake County.

  • Girls soccer all-area team / Fox Valley Jun 12, 2014 1:08 PM
    Presenting the 2014 Fox Valley all-area girls soccer team.

  • 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.

  • Waldoch’s smarts match her skills Jun 12, 2014 1:07 PM
    The World Cup started Thursday in Brazil, and if you’re looking for an area girls soccer player who’d been counting the days until the tournament began, you’d want to start with Geneva’s Annie Waldoch. That’s not just an idle factoid either. Poll most rosters and there will be a devoted handful who keep track of the games beyond those they play. But if you want a link to the advanced way in which Waldoch played midfield or defense in her time in the Vikings program, her devotion to the world’s most popular sport would be a good starting point.

  • For York’s Santos, it’s good to be green Jun 12, 2014 12:32 PM
    From the moment Anthony Santos put on a York baseball uniform, he was hooked. Hooked not only on the sport or the team, but the entire school. For four years, Santos bled the Dukes’ signature Kelly Green. “They were four great years,” he said. “I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.” As for the Dukes, they’d have been lost without Santos up on varsity the last three years. This senior season in particular, the pitcher and first baseman put the team on his back and carried it to a share of the West Suburban Silver Conference title. Excellence he achieved on the mound, he matched at the plate. The combination made Santos one of the state’s elite two-way players, and has earned him selection as the 2014 Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area baseball captain.

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