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  • Pauly to lead Palatine softball program Jul 3, 2014 12:01 PM
    A onetime multi-sport standout at Palatine, Nicole Pauly has been named the Pirates' softball head coach. She succeeds Jeff Manz, who recently finished up a 12-year run with a record of 257-155-2.

     
  • Schroeder caps prep softball career with multiple honors Jul 3, 2014 10:01 AM
    Maria Schroeder capped her high school softball career the same way she did following her junior season. The Lake Zurich senior was named to the first team all-stater by the Illinois Coaches Softball Association for the second straight year and was also named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region North second team. Schroeder finished this spring with a .593 batting average and hit .481 for her career. She finished her career with 200 hits and is tied for tenth in Illinois high school history for career triples with 28.

     
  • Dutch national women’s softball team to play in Elgin Jul 1, 2014 6:18 PM
    A longtime staple on the summer fastpitch softball circuit will have an international flavor this year as the Netherlands national team will take part in the 10th annual John Radtke Memorial Women’s Fastpitch Classic this weekend at the Elgin Sports Complex.

     
  • Palatine picks Pauly to run softball program Jun 30, 2014 11:47 AM
    Nicole Pauly, one of the top players in Palatine High School softball history, is the new head coach of the Pirates program, school officials announced Monday. A former professional softball player, Pauly served as an assistant at PHS this spring under head coach Jeff Manz. She also completed her first year at Palatine as a counselor. “Nicole is a standout athlete, and has been a great addition to our student services team,” said Palatine High School Principal Gary Steiger. “Athletically, she has left her mark on every program she’s been associated with, from her playing days at PHS, Northwestern, and professionally to her previous coaching experience. We’re very excited about the direction our softball program is headed and the mark Nicole will leave here.” Pauly has a master’s degree in school counseling from Loyola University Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern. As a four-year starter at Northwestern, Pauly had 53 home runs, 168 RBI, 149 runs scored and a .604 slugging percentage in 215 collegiate games. A Palatine native, Pauly was a four-year letter winner in both basketball and softball at Palatine High School. She holds Palatine’s single-season record with a .496 batting average and an overall career average of .460. She was the Daily Herald’s All-Area captain in 2006. On the basketball court, she became the career-leader in steals and is second in career points, and was a member of the All-Area basketball team for the Daily Herald. Pauly played professionally for both the Chicago Bandits and Akron Racers in the National Professional Fastpitch league. She earned All-NPF honors with Akron in 2012.

     
  • Gurnee’s Warren Township High School recognizes spring sports success Jun 26, 2014 1:01 AM
    Warren Township High School's state championship girls softball team and other squads that made a splash in the spring season were recognized at a meeting Tuesday night.

     
  • Pennsylvania tops Bandits to end losing streak Jun 18, 2014 9:42 PM
    Locked in a pitching duel for much of the night, the Chicago Bandits came up just short in their first road game against the Pennsylvania Rebellion, falling 2-1 in Washington, PA, on Wednesday night at Consol Energy Park.

     
  • High schoolers play annual all-star softball game in Elgin Jun 17, 2014 9:44 AM
    Some of the suburbs’ best high school softball players got the chance to play in a different kind of all-star game Monday evening at Judson University in Elgin. Before the 11th annual Fehlman Memorial Senior All-Star Softball Game, John Radtke, event organizer and Daily Herald Fox Valley Prep sports editor, said although the name of the event has changed through the years, the purpose remains the same. “It’s threefold,” he said. “Play hard, play to win, and have fun.”

     
  • Palatine’s English authors a winning final chapter Jun 16, 2014 11:38 PM
    The scrapbook of a first-grade teacher at Virginia Lake Elementary School in Palatine received a final item on Monday night to complete Courtney’s English’s high school softball career. The Pirates senior belted a two-out, 2-1 pitch for a 3-run homer to right-center field in the top of the seventh inning to lift the West to a dramatic 8-7 victory over the East in the 21st annual Mid-Suburban League Senior All-Star Softball Game at Barrington’s Fields of Dreams.

     
  • Gaylord, Beal earn MVP honors in Fehlman Memorial Jun 16, 2014 11:25 PM
    The 11th Annual Fehlman Memorial Senior All-Star Game was played Monday night at Judson University. The event honors the memory of Dave and Robbie Fehlman, whose daughter and sister Lissa is a former Daily Herall All-Area standout from St. Edward High School. Monday’s MVPs were Brooke Gaylord of Burlington Central and Andi Beal of St. Charles North. The teams were coached by Kelly Horan of St. Charles East and Stacey Stepek of Hampshire. Team Stepek won the game 5-4.

     
  • Softball: Saturday, June 14 results Jun 14, 2014 11:08 PM
    High school softbal results from Saturday, June 14.

     
  • Top 20 / softball Jun 14, 2014 7:41 PM
    Warren, Glenbard North and Naperville Central claim the top three spots in the Daily Herald's softball rankings.

     
  • Warren claims softball state championship Jun 14, 2014 10:22 PM
    Amber Leneau had an unforgettable final Saturday to her junior year. The Warren second-baseman stroked the first softball home run of her career with two outs in the seventh inning of the Blue Devils' Class 4A state championship game Saturday afternoon at Eastside Centre. Six batters later, Leneau squeezed the final out of the Devils' 8-4 victory over Sandburg on an infield pop-up. The Devils' players mobbed each other near the second-base bag as the girls made history at the Gurnee school: the first state championship for a female team sports program in its history.

     
  • Glenbard North grabs third-place finish Jun 14, 2014 9:52 PM
    Sydney Benz had one final game leadoff at-bat for Glenbard North. “You can’t start a game with a strikeout, a groundout,” Benz said. “It’s too emotionally draining.” Benz opened the Panthers’ third-place Class 4A softball game against Lincoln-Way East with a double to right center. Juniors Stephanie Campos and Sarah Petzold followed with solid basehits as Glenbard North scored early and never looked back in its 6-0 victory Saturday afternoon at Eastside Centre.

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

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Fehlman Memorial event set for Monday Jun 12, 2014 4:40 PM
    The 11th Annual Fehlman Memorial Senior All-Star Game is set for Monday night at Judson University in Elgin. The event features some of the top senior softball players from high schools throughout the Fox Valley, and honors the memory of Dave Fehlman and his son, Robbie. Dave Fehlman was a longtime supporter of high school and youth softball in the Fox Valley area and a past president of the Fox Valley Renegades. He passed away in 2007. Dave’s son, Robbie, was killed in a tragic auto accident in Colorado in 2012.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Rabin one of St. Charles North’s best both on, off field Jun 12, 2014 1:30 PM
    In his years coaching football, basketball and softball at St. Charles North, not to mention his lifetime of both playing and watching sports in St. Charles, few people have seen the top athletes come and go the last 20-plus years as North Stars softball coach Tom Poulin. He’s said goodbye to plenty of seniors in all those sports, the vast majority hardworking, talented kids that Poulin has loved coaching and will sincerely miss working with on the basketball court or softball field. It says something then with all those players that he’s seen Poulin’s reaction after Sabrina Rabin played her last softball game in a St. Charles North uniform last week at the Class 4A Bartlett sectional.

     
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