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  • Sage, Lakes hang on against Richmond-Burton Mar 6, 2015 11:02 PM
    The Lakes High School boys basketball fans took a collective sigh of relief before exploding with jubilation in Class 3A regional final action on their home court. Their Eagles had just survived a 3-point attempt that rimmed out, followed by a rebound and missed bunny at the buzzer that helped preserve a thrilling 38-36 victory over Richmond-Burton on Friday for the school’s third regional title since opening its doors in 2004.

  • Images: Burlington Central vs Richmond-Burton, girls basketball Feb 9, 2015 9:21 PM
    Burlington Central High School hosted Richmond-Burton for girls basketball action Monday, Feb. 9, in Burlington. Burlington’s Sam Pryor scored her 1000th career point.

  • Pryor reaches 1,000 in Burlington C. win Feb 9, 2015 10:09 PM
    Burlington Central junior Samantha Pryor had to endure 13 minutes of anxiety Monday night but the milestone finally came. Pryor hit a jumper in the lane with 2:19 to play in the third quarter, which put her over the 1,000-point mark for her career, and helped the Rockets to an eventual 50-31 win over Richmond-Burton on Rocket Hill.

  • Richmond too tall for Burlington Central Dec 16, 2014 10:42 PM
    Burlington Central’s student section was dead silent, besides a few squeaks and gasps, for the first 6 minutes of Tuesday night’s boys basketball game against Richmond-Burton. That’s how long it took the Rockets to score 10 points and the crowd to erupt in a tradition known as Silent Night. Their jubilation was short-lived, however, as Richmond-Burton went up by 9 at the half and Burlington Central could not hit its shots in a 61-48 Big Northern East loss at Rocket Hill.

  • Burlington C. rolls to 25th straight BN-East win Dec 9, 2014 10:30 PM
    Opponents would likely view Burlington Central as a different team with Sam Pryor back on the court. The state’s second-ranked girls basketball team in Class 3A sees Pryor’s return from a knee injury differently. Pryor had a game-high double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds in her second game of the season Tuesday night. But juniors Shelby Holt and Kayla Ross also scored in double figures as visiting Burlington (7-0) opened defense of its Big Northern East title with a 65-22 victory over Richmond-Burton at Lou Ramirez Gymnasium.

  • Wauconda loses but still wins big opportunity Nov 28, 2014 11:57 PM
    Wauconda lost for the first time this season Friday night but still found itself headed to the championship game of the Richmond-Burton/Johnsburg Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament. Two shots in the final three seconds fell short and so did the Bulldogs 71-70 to the host Rockets at Lou Ramirez Gymnasium in Richmond. But Wauconda held the fewest points allowed tiebreaker at 162 as it finished pool play at 2-1 with R-B (173) and Crystal Lake South (175). So, the Bulldogs get a shot at Zion-Benton (3-0) and 6-foot-5 Tennessee recruit Admiral Schofield in the title game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Johnsburg.

  • Better effort but still a loss for Elgin Nov 25, 2014 10:41 PM
    Elgin senior Mike Miller was not giving in even though he was giving up nearly a foot and at least 70 pounds to Richmond-Burton sophomore Joey St. Pierre on Tuesday night. The 5-foot-10 Miller drew a charging foul to start the game on the 6-foot-9, 250-pound St. Pierre in the second round of the Richmond-Burton/Johnsburg Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament. Miller’s aggressiveness and fearlessness sparked a 30-20 rebounding advantage that showed the Maroons did not come up short in terms of effort despite falling 51-35 to the taller Rockets in Richmond.

  • Larkin gets the message, tops Richmond-Burton Nov 22, 2014 6:39 PM
    Larkin girls basketball coach Ruben Flores must have gotten his message across. Flores subbed all five players — including four starters — with 4:44 remaining in the first quarter Saturday afternoon, trailing Richmond-Burton 7-4. That group returned a minute later, down 10-6. The Royals outscored the Rockets by 10-4 the rest of the quarter and never trailed again in a 61-45 victory in Pool B play at the Burlington Central Thanksgiving Tournament.

  • Burlington Central soccer blanks Johnsburg Oct 16, 2014 11:11 PM
    It was only fitting Thursday that on senior night at Burlington Central 3 seniors would spearhead a defensive effort that resulted in a 3-0 shutout win over visiting Johnsburg in Big Northern East Conference boys soccer action. It was the regular season finale for the Rockets (13-5-2, 12-2), who finished second in the conference behind Harvard and begin regional play on Tuesday.

  • Burlington Central now playoff eligible Oct 10, 2014 11:12 PM
    Richmond-Burton found out the hard way that it’s not how you start, but rather how you finish at Burlington Central Friday night. The visiting Rockets scored first against the host Rockets but Burlington Central, depleted by injuries and suspensions to several starters including top running back Jason Berango being out with a bad knee, scored 27 unanswered points to cruise to a 34-13 Big Northern East win.

  • Burlington Central makes easy work of Richmond Oct 1, 2014 10:15 PM
    Lauren Wiltsie doesn’t walk into a gym and command much of a presence on the volleyball court. Until the match starts, that is. The 5-foot-7 Burlington Central senior was at her best Wednesday, pounding 13 kills from all over the court to lead the Rockets to a dominating 25-18, 25-12 Big Northern East win over Richmond-Burton.

  • 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.

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