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Record-setting day at Norge ski tournament
Daily Herald report
Oct 4, 2015 10:47 PM
Was it a great day for skiing? Depends on your definition of "great" and "skiing."Either way, it was a record-setting day at the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove.
Fox River Grove ski club fall jump this weekend
By Madhu Krishnamurthy
Sep 30, 2015 5:01 PM
Fall doesn't evoke images of skiing, yet the slick slopes in Fox River Grove will be hopping during this weekend's 30th annual Norge Ski Club Autumn Ski Jump. The event begins at noon Saturday and Sunday at Norge Ski Jump, 100 Ski Hill Road, north of routes 14 and 22 in Fox River Grove. Gates open at 11 a.m.
Winds force early end to Norge ski-jumping competition
By John Starks
Jan 25, 2015 6:02 PM
Weather conditions have never forced the cancellation of the Norge Ski Tournament in the event's 110-year history, but Sunday came close. Organizers were forced to cut the competition short Sunday as high winds -- at times gusting over 30 mph in the region -- made conditions at the Fox River Grove event unsafe for jumpers.
Warmer weather draws crowds to Norge ski competitions
By Anna Marie Kukec
Jan 24, 2015 5:56 PM
The Norge 110th Annual International Ski Jump Tournament on Saturday had unusually warm weather that attracted a crowd but slowed skiers down during competition. The tournament continues Sunday with gates opening at noon. About 5,000 enthusiasts are expected.
Fox River Grove ski tournament marks 110 years this weekend
By Madhu Krishnamurthy
Jan 23, 2015 5:16 AM
While most suburbanites would welcome this week's warmer temperatures, Fox River Grove residents are praying for snow. The Norge Ski Tournament marks its 110th year this weekend in Fox River Grove. Organizers said with temperatures rising keeping the slopes snowpacked will be a challenge.
American skier Lindsey Vonn breaks all-time World Cup wins record
By ANDREW DAMPF
Jan 19, 2015 8:49 AM
Lindsey Vonn provisionally won a super-G on Monday to break Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup victories. For win No. 63, the American clocked 1 minute 27.03 seconds down the Olympia delle Tofane course to finish 0.85 ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was third, 0.92 back.
Reasons (and places) to love snow, ice and cold
Jan 14, 2015 2:26 PM
Local TV news anchors are aghast, reporting on the recent cold snap as if it were a wild freak of nature that's descended upon us without warning. Pardon me, but … isn't this typical January weather? It's a time of snow, ice and cold that is best greeted with skis, sleds, snowshoes and skates. If it's going to be cold, that's how you make the best of it.
Bob Frisk: Best Sports Quotes of 2014
By Bob Frisk
Dec 26, 2014 10:58 AM
"Discipline? Those morons (the Bears) don't know even know to spell the word." Bob Frisk, who spent 50 years covering sports for the Daily Herald, offers up his annual column of favorite quotes from the world of sports. Here's his 2014 version of funny, witty and sarcastic quotes.
Norge Autumn Ski Jump concludes Sunday
Daily Herald report
Oct 4, 2014 7:08 PM
The 29th annual Norge Autumn Ski Jump continues Sunday at Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the competition is held rain or shine.
Morton Arboretum perfect setting to try cross-country skiing
By Mark Black
Mar 3, 2014 8:11 PM
A Batavia couple finds the Morton Arboretum in Lisle an ideal place to try their luck at cross-country skiing. As members of the arboretum, the couple knew they could rent skis, boots and poles at the outdoor museum to take a crack at the sport.
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