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  • Burlington Central closing in on BN-East title May 6, 2014 9:23 PM
    Dan Gerke and his Burlington Central teammates didn’t clinch anything Tuesday, but their 7-3 victory over visiting rival Richmond-Burton gave them the inside track to a Big Northern East repeat. Defending champion Central (13-7, 6-1) extended its BNC-East lead over R-B to 2 games in the loss column with 5 games remaining by prevailing in a battle between unbeaten aces.

  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winners May 4, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    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.

  • Richmond denies Burlington C. share of title Feb 28, 2014 10:39 PM
    Even though Burlington Central lost to Richmond-Burton, Central coach Brett Porto had a big smile on his face afterward. Then he darted off to be with his wife, who just gave birth to the couple’s second child. That made what happened on the court — a 76-67 Richmond victory — something of an afterthought.

  • Burlington Central overwhelms Richmond-Burton Jan 3, 2014 8:54 PM
    The Burlington Central girls basketball team wanted to start the new year on a high note. Coming off a 2-2 Charger Classic at Dundee-Crown against bigger schools, Central certainly began the year well Friday night. Central dominated Richmond-Burton from the start and cruised to a 51-28 Big Northern East victory.

  • Wauconda pushes aside Richmond-Burton Nov 29, 2013 11:51 PM
    Richmond-Burtonís boys basketball team delivered the first push. Joe St. Pierre, the Rocketsí 6-foot-8, thickly built freshman, provided a sample of his strength and athleticism early in Friday nightís tournament game against Wauconda at Richmond-Burton. St. Pierre made a steal at center court, crashing into the scorers table and moving it backward in the process. Richmond-Burton pushed again in the fourth quarter behind thrilling sophomore Sam Kaufman. But Wauconda pushed last. The Bulldogs scored the gameís final eight points to pull out a 60-52 win over the host school.

  • Burlington Central preparing to leave Big Northern Nov 18, 2013 10:57 PM
    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 Mondayís meeting, the school would withdraw from the Big Northern Conferenceís 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 Centralís postseason chances end Oct 12, 2013 12:19 AM
    There are numerous ways for a high-school football teamís playoff aspirations to evaporate. And then there was the way it dissipated for Burlington Central Friday night in Richmond. The visiting Rockets were left to a stunned-silience when Richmond-Burton scored the game-tying touchdown and game-winning extra point in a 14-13 Big Northern East overtime victory, which made R-B (5-2, 3-2) eligible for the playoffs and erased the postseason hopes and a major comeback for the Rockets, whose backs were against the wall with 4 losses.

  • Burlington Central knocks off Frantti, Richmond Sep 24, 2013 8:35 PM
    Richmond-Burton has one of the best volleyball players in the country. Burlington Central can spread the ball around and has a balanced attacked. The balance won Tuesday night. Central overcame 22 kills from R-B star Ali Frantti to win the Big Northern East contest, 26-24, 16-25, 25-15.

  • Burlington C. has tough competition in Big Northern East Aug 28, 2013 7:58 PM
    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. Thatís 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.

  • Stevenson, Loyola top-ranked in Class 8A Aug 28, 2013 8:30 PM
    The Stevenson Patriots have been voted the No. 1 team in Class 8A by an Associated Press statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters who cast votes in the first poll of the season. Loyola Academy earned the same number of points to tie for first place.

  • Wauconda thunders past Richmond-Burton May 30, 2013 11:06 PM
    In the grand scheme of things, an hour delay for a lightning sighting was no big deal. After all, the Wauconda baseball team had already been waiting and waiting and waiting for years, if not decades, for the chance to play in a sectional championship game. So the Bulldogs weren't thrown off by having to sit inside Grayslake Central High School on Thursday afternoon for what seemed like, in comparison, a blink of an eye, to wait out some bad weather. In fact, the extra time only seemed to sharpen the Bulldogs' focus even more. Wauconda jumped all over Richmond-Burton in the semifinals of the Grayslake Central Class 3A sectional. The Bulldogs went from sitting to hitting, and hitting a lot. They scored 4 runs on 6 hits over the first two innings alone and rolled up 14 hits overall en route to a 9-1 victory.

  • Burlington Central outright BN-East champ Feb 22, 2013 11:05 PM
    Burlington Central threw a block party to start its celebration of an outright Big Northern Conference East Division boys basketball title Friday night at Richmond-Burton. Six-foot-9 junior Duncan Ozburn and 6-5 seniors Moter Deng and Dan McCurdy made it clear there would be no easy strolls down the lane to the basket by combining for 6 first-quarter blocks. And when Central wasn't swatting shots it was significantly increasing the degree of scoring difficulty for defending BNC East champion R-B. Sharing the ball offensively and one of the primary defensive responsibilities also played into the visiting Rockets' objective to make sure they didn't share the championship. As a result, they were posing for pictures at Lou Ramirez Gymnasium after a 60-42 victory extended their winning streak to seven games and capped a recovery from an 0-7 start to the season.

  • Images: IHSA state wrestling championships in Champaign Feb 16, 2013 11:59 PM
    A gallery of images from the IHSA state championship and third-place wrestling matches Friday in Champaign.

  • Burlington Central a step closer to conference title Feb 9, 2013 12:10 AM
    Rebounds of the physical and mental varieties themed Burlington Centralís 69-65 victory over Richmond-Burton in a key Big Northern East boys basketball matchup on Rocket Hill Friday. In a game between rivals with 1 division loss apiece, Burlington Centralís taller Rockets outrebounded R-Bís Rockets 37-26. From a mental standpoint Central summoned the fortitude to bounce back from the shock of seeing its 16-point, third-quarter lead transformed to a 4-point deficit with under three minutes to play. After Richmond-Burton used a 27-7 run to take a 61-57 lead, Central coach Brett Porto called a timeout and challenged his players.

  • Burlington Central nails down conference title Jan 26, 2013 8:05 PM
    Burlington Central girls basketball coach Mark Smith took his team to see DePaul's women, the team Smith's daughter Kelsey plays for, take on Providence last weekend as a team bonder for the Rockets. "They just let it fly," said Smith of Doug Bruno's Blue Demons. "Our girls were like, hey coach ...' So we decided if they've got an open shot, let them take it." Rocket freshman Shelby Holt had a bunch of open shots in Saturday's first quarter at Richmond-Burton. She took them. And made them. Holt, who was sick and did not play against Richmond in BC's 22-point win Dec. 18, hit an uncanny five 3-pointers in the first quarter on 7 attempts, on her way to six 3s for the day and a game-high 21 points as BC took down Richmond 56-34 to claim the outright championship of the Big Northern East, Central's first conference title since 2006-07. It's also the first conference crown for Smith, the veteran coach who is in his first year at Central.

  • R-B constructs victory over Round Lake Jan 4, 2013 11:23 PM
    They are building at Richmond-Burton. A brand new gym, that is. There's a gigantic addition being built to the school's old gym that is near completion. It will provide the Rockets with a state-of-the-art fieldhouse with plenty of seating for games as well as extra practice courts. Construction is due to be complete next month. The boys basketball team is hoping that it's on the verge of building something as well. It's been a rough start to the season for the young Rockets, who entered Friday's nonconference battle against visiting Round Lake with just one win in 13 games. But thanks to a decisive 63-45 victory over the Panthers in the old gym, which was separated from the new gym by a floor-to-ceiling white curtain, Richmond-Burton finally has something positive to build on.

  • Big second half carries Burlington Central Dec 19, 2012 12:07 AM
    With freshman scoring leader Shelby Holt out sick, the Burlington Central girls basketball team knew it would have to step up its game Tuesday night when the Rockets hosted Richmond-Burton in a battle of Big Northern East unbeatens. Central did just that, especially in the second half when it outscored the visiting Rockets 30-12 to roll to a 52-30 victory. The win was Burlington Central's first over Richmond in the last six meetings between the two, dating back to Jan. 28, 2010. And, it put BC in the driver's seat, for the moment at least, in the BN-East as Central vies for its first conference title since 2006-07.

  • Thomas, Wauconda shoot down R-B Nov 24, 2012 12:02 AM
    Kodey Thomas can thank his father, Vann, for his cool first name. "My dad saved me," Wauconda's 6-foot-3 senior forward said. "My mom (Laura) wanted to name me Edgar. ... I'm not a big fan (of the name Edgar)." On Friday night at Richmond-Burton, Wauconda could thank Kodey Thomas for his fourth-quarter cool. His 3-point play with 2:36 left was critical for the Bulldogs, who were in jeopardy of suffering a third straight tough loss. But when Richmond-Burton's Brian Wells couldn't get a tough 3-pointer from the right corner to go down, while he was being double-teamed, Wauconda had escaped with a 53-50 win in third-round action of the Johnsburg/Richmond-Burton tournament.

  • Taskovicís up to the task for Grayslake North Nov 21, 2012 10:10 PM
    Grayslake North junior guard Matt Taskovic earned the nickname "money" because of his free-throw shooting success. Taskovic gave his team a holiday bonus in Wednesday night's second round of pool play in the Richmond-Burton and Johnsburg Thanksgiving Tournament. Taskovic calmly deposited both ends of a 1-and-1 situation in a tie game with 30.5 seconds to help the Knights escape with a 50-48 victory over the host Rockets at Lou Ramirez Gym in Richmond. "Confident, because I do it at my house all the time," Taskovic said of his emotions after R-B tried to ice him with a timeout. "I always practice one to tie and two to win in that situation. But I was still nervous a little bit."

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