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  • Tri-Cities police reports Jun 6, 2013 3:44 PM
    Joshua L. Allred, 22, of Aurora, was charged with aggravated battery to a victim over 60 and domestic battery at 7:40 p.m. Monday after an incident in the 500 block of Woodlyn near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report. Allred is accused of punching a family member who confronted him because he was drinking all day, the report said.

  • Police gun sale fundraiser a bad idea Jun 5, 2013 4:40 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County is strongly opposed to the St. Charles Police Department raising funds by selling confiscated or turned-in guns.

  • A tale of generosity from United Methodist Church Oct 20, 2012 10:01 PM
    A family from Thailand that came to Geneva 32 years ago after being sponsored by a church, is thriving today with their own business in South Elgin.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 9, 2012 4:55 PM
    Jordan L. Orchard, 19, and Wesely L. Nicolay, 18, both of St. Charles, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis and underage drinking at 11:01 p.m. Sept. 29 after authorities were called to Anson Creek and Wyngate roads near St. Charles for a suspicious vehicle that was blocking an intersection and had its lights off, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • St. Charles forum: Combat bullying with kindness Apr 16, 2012 5:52 PM
    St. Charles School District 303 and the Centennial Counseling Center will host a documentary viewing and panel discussion about female bullying from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Arcada Theatre. Officials hope the film, "Finding Kind," which follows two college girls across the country as they explore female bullying, will serve as a conversation starter for families and teens.

  • Images: St. Charles co-op vs Wheaton United, girls lacrosse Apr 12, 2012 8:50 PM
    The St. Charles co-op lacrosse team lost an overtime match 10-9 to Wheaton United girls on Thursday in St. Charles.

  • Scouting Tri-Cities boys track Mar 29, 2012 9:03 PM
    Previewing the 2012 boys track season for the Tri-Cities area.

  • Glenbard North wins sectional Feb 8, 2012 11:43 PM
    Very little has separated Glenbard West from Glenbard North in recent seasons. During sectional competition the last four years, a total of just 5.6 points — or 1.4 points per sectional — has been the difference between the two schools with each squad outscoring the other twice during the same span. They were back at it again Wednesday when the Panthers hosted a sectional for the first time since 1986.

  • Geneva sets school record, wins UEC meet Jan 28, 2012 11:09 PM
    Geneva’s coaching staff joked with their gymnasts about bringing home a ship during Saturday’s Upstate Eight Conference girls gymnastics meet in Roselle. Not a Vikings ship — like some of Geneva’s JV gymnasts wondered — but a championship. There was no joking in the gym though as Geneva established a school-record 144.725 to win Saturday’s meet.

  • St. Charles strong enough to beat Glenbard East Dec 20, 2011 10:41 PM
    The St. Charles co-op girls gymnastics team hopes to finally be at full strength sometime in 2012, but it was still strong enough to beat Glenbard East on Tuesday in a nonconference meet in Lombard.

  • Familiar faces fare best at Illinois Best Invitational Dec 17, 2011 10:23 PM
    Not much changed when first-place medals were handed out at Saturday’s 26th annual Illinois Best Invitational at Wheaton Warrenville South. Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley co-op senior Maddie Strick on the uneven parallel bars), St. Edward junior Abby Madden in the all-around and senior Jordyn Madden on vault won their events for the second year in a row at the 10-team invite that allows just one all-arounder and four gymnasts on one event each. Waubonsie/Metea co-op’s Nina Brandenburg won floor exercise. “I kind of got excited for this meet. Last night I was kind of pumped,” Abby Madden said. “I kind of liked coming into it because of how well we did last year. Hopefully we’d do the same.” For the second year in a row, Geneva also finished second as a team. Trying to win the invite for the first time, the Vikings (68.90) were edged by .2 points. Oswego co-op (69.10) won the meet for the first time since 2006. Waubonsie/Metea co-op (68.05), Wheaton Warrenville co-op (66.925), St. Charles co-op (66.425) and Batavia (64.125) were third through sixth. “Especially by .2, it’s a bummer, but we’re coming back,” Geneva junior Kaitlyn Kanarowski said. “We have our little wobbles here and there that we need to clean to get that .2 back.” At the invite only specialists are eligible for event awards. Jordyn Madden dominated the all-around and had the top event scores on everything but floor. Geneva’s Ashley Puff was second. Madden scored 9.475 on vault, 9.425 on beam and 9.125 on uneven bars. “It’s kind of weird. I’ve had three meets so far and I’ve been pretty consistent with all of them — the same scores all around,” Madden said. On Waubonsie/Metea co-op’s first event Strick scored an 8.85 to win uneven bars by .375. “It’s really nice for it to my last year and to win bars again. It’s really nice to go out with a title, go out with a bang,” Strick said. As the 17th of 19 competitors on floor, Brandenburg prevailed with an invite-best 9.375. She was second at the invite last year with an 8.8. “It’s nice to come back and win,” Brandenburg said. “It was a reallylong wait (to compete). I had to make sure I stayed warm and kept my muscles stretched, flexible.” Jordyn Madden eventually chose vault over beam as her one event and had a winning 9.425 on a tuck Yurchenko, topping her 9.35 from 2010. “I knew I was already in the book (as a vault champion) so I thought that was cool, but I also wanted to maybe do beam so then it would be a different event. But I was fine with vault,” Jordyn Madden said. Event runners-up included St. Charles co-op’s Jesi Ortiz, who notched a personal-best 9.25 on floor, and Wheaton Warrenville co-op’s Sarah Bradley’s 9.05 on vault, and Claire Dresselhaus, who scored an 8.5 on beam, 0.2 behind Oswego co-op’s Kathryn Maher. Waubonsie/Metea co-op’s Jessica Malon and Wheaton Warrenville co-op’s Emily Cook were fourth and fifth in all-around.

  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week gallery Nov 1, 2011 1:00 AM
    This Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures taken by Daily Herald photographers featuring football, soccer, cross country and volleyball.

  • Boys lacrosse all-area team Jun 15, 2011 3:19 PM
    Meet the members of the first all-Daily Herald boys lacrosse team.

  • Back-and-forth All-Star Game closes season with a bang Jun 9, 2011 11:19 PM
    A lacrosse season that was filled with so much excitement for so many players and teams culminated on Thursday night with a back-and-forth A-Class All-Star Game.

  • Neuqua Valley’s Rippy a key in ‘grassroots movement’ May 22, 2011 6:08 PM
    Every sport has people that are considered groundbreakers passionate about the cause and willing to help with the advancement of their particular profession. High school girls lacrosse is no different. One of those particular groundbreakers/advocates of the advancement of the sport in the state of Illinois has been Neuqua Valley coach Lauren Rippy.

  • Rain? Snow? These games go on Apr 17, 2011 6:29 PM
    Cold, wet and windy conditions forced the cancellation of most of the outdoor high school softball and baseball games on Friday. Thankfully, Mother Nature didn’t postpone any of the local lacrosse games on Friday.

  • Loyola, New Trier set the standard Mar 18, 2011 9:38 PM
    They are the Los Angeles Lakers of Illinois high school girls lacrosse. Wilmette-based Loyola Academy has won the last two Illinois High School Women's Lacrosse Association state titles. The Ramblers' 2010 title was its sixth state crown. So what's the trick to developing an elite high school girls' lacrosse program in Illinois?

  • Boys basketball: Tri-Cities all-area team Mar 10, 2011 6:51 PM
    Jesse Coffey Batavia A repeat All-Area selection, Coffey added to his repertoire as a dangerous outside shooter. “He also improved his ability to attack the basket off the dribble,” said Batavia coach Jim Roberts. A 6-foot-3 senior guard, Coffey averaged 13.5 points fueled by 68 3-point baskets. His all-around game included clutch 80 percent free-throw shooting. All-tournament at Elgin, the Bulldogs co-captain scored a career-high 25 points twice, against Rockford Guilford and at Batavia's Night of Hoops against Simeon. In a three-day stretch in December he scored 17 points, 22 and 24. Coffey also averaged 2.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He'll play basketball at Taylor University in Indiana. “He has hit some big free throws to enable us to win games,” Roberts said. Dean Danos Aurora Christian Transferring from Richards, the 5-foot-8 junior point guard spearheaded Aurora Christian's first sectional championship since 2000. In his Aurora Christian debut Danos scored 31 points. He's since had games of 34, 37 and, in Aurora Christian's sectional win over Uplift, 36. “He's the complete package offensively,” Eagles coach Steve Hanson said. All-Suburban Christian Gold, all-tourney at Oswego/Naperville North, Danos can fire the 3, drive to the hoop, stop fast for a midrange jumper or spot an open teammate. He seems to relish defensive pressure. Entering supersectionals Danos averaged 20.3 points and 4.4 assists, hit 65 3-pointers and made 84 percent of a whopping 188 free throws. “He gets the most out of his God-given ability every single day,” Hanson said. Chaon Denlinger Kaneland First, Kaneland's 6-foot-3 senior forward added 10 pounds of muscle. Then he evolved his game. Known primarily as a perimeter shooter, Denlinger accepted coach Brian Johnson's challenge to take the ball to the basket. Results included Denlinger's 26-point, 8-rebound game against Rochelle that earned the Knights the inaugural title of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East — Kaneland's first conference title in 29 years. All-tournament at Sycamore and at Plano and the conference player of the year, Denlinger hit 45 3-pointers, made 60 percent of his 2-pointers, and averaged 13 points and 4.5 rebounds. “He was probably offensively one of our most versatile players, and he really did a nice job down the stretch when every game mattered,” Johnson said. Cole Gardner Batavia A strong 6-foot-5 blessed with soft hands, the junior forward provided power in the paint. “If it's in his area he usually catches it and presents it strong,” said Batavia coach Jim Roberts. All-tourney at Batavia's Ken Peddy Windmill Classic, Gardner scored 30 points with 15 rebounds against St. Charles North, one of 11 double-doubles. He closed the regular season with games of 25 and 24 points. Adding a spot-up jumper, he averaged 14.4 points on 54 percent shooting, plus 8.7 rebounds. Perhaps the best thing is Gardner will return for a third varsity season. “I think he's utilized his physical size and agility really well, and hopefully he will continue to grow and improve as a player,” Roberts said. Eddy Grahovec Marmion Perhaps the area's smoothest shooter, Marmion's co-captain set school records with ten 3-pointers in a 57-51 win over Chicago Christian and 93 in a season. The 5-foot-10 senior guard rocked Walther Lutheran for 30 points, beat Marian Central with a game-winning 3 and averaged 20.5 points at Waubonsie Valley's holiday tournament to earn all-tourney honors. “He's one of the best pure shooters I've seen in a long time — and I've seen a lot of them,” said Marmion coach Ryan Paradise. Grahovec averaged 16.6 points and 2 rebounds, and earned Suburban Christian Blue All-Conference honors. He's good-natured win or lose, hard working and instinctive. “He's the type of guy who will go through a brick wall for you,” Paradise said. Ryan Harreld Aurora Central Catholic As a junior Harreld mainly came off the bench. He worked to improve every aspect of his game and, as a senior, was voted All-Suburban Christian Gold. “He probably exceeded even my expectations,” said Chargers coach Nathan Drye. The 6-foot guard may have surprised foes with two December games of 26 points, but as a known commodity he torched Marian Central for 25 and Kaneland for 22 in ACC's playoff opener. Smart and clutch, Harreld entered sectionals averaging 15.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2 steals and nearly a 2-to-1 assist-turnover ratio. He made 71 3-pointers and shot 76 percent at the foul line. “He's been a joy to watch,” Drye said. “I like to see kids step up their senior year.” Josh Mikes St. Charles North This three-year starter initially relied on physical skills that'll have him playing football at Winona State. “He's always been an incredible athlete and as the years went on he was thinking the game more,” said coach Tom Poulin. Blessed with great hops and hands, the consistent 6-foot-4 senior forward developed a jumper to accompany his inside game. Repeat Upstate Eight All-Conference, all-tourney at St. Charles East and Jacobs, Mikes averaged 13.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and converted 59 percent of his 2-pointers. His career-high 29 points came Nov. 17 at St. Charles East. In February against the Saints Mikes capped a senior night win with two dunks and 19 points. “He really was able to create some great memories,” Poulin said. Juwan Starks West Aurora Blackhawks coach Gordie Kerkman believes only one DuPage Valley Conference player, Wheaton North's Kent Graham, has been a unanimous all-conference selection all four years. Having earned a third straight unanimous vote this season, Starks may become the second. The 6-foot-4 junior forward, who drew mention at the Rock Island and Pontiac tournaments, averaged 17 points, 5.5 rebounds, and canned 43 3-pointers, typically against each opponent's best defender. Attracting college interest, he scored 28 points against Naperville Central, 26 against Wheaton North and finished with 23 in a playoff loss to Wheaton Warrenville South. Very quick, great jumper, solid jump shot and, best of all, a wonderful teammate. “He's a great kid to work with,” Kerkman said. “Very coachable, excellent attitude.” Kendall Stephens St. Charles East With a vast wingspan, good leaping ability and a sweet jump shot, 6-foot-4 sophomore swingman's upside is enormous. The reality is the All-Area Team's honorary captain garnered five Division I scholarship honors during the season and verbally committed to play basketball at Purdue University. Silky smooth from the 3-point arc, against a steady diet of box-and-1 defenses Stephens averaged 17.1 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. He hit 72 3's, hitting 40 percent from the arc, and converted 74 percent of his free throws. Upstate Eight River Division all-conference, all-tourney at York and St. Charles East. Despite all the attention, Stephens remains humble and is a player his teammates pull for. “He's handled it unbelievably,” said Saints coach Brian Clodi. Dan Trimble Geneva “One thing you find is you can't teach height,” Geneva coach Phil Ralston said. It's also hard to teach the shooting touch this 6-foot-8 senior swingman has. Trimble drew college interest averaging 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds, and blocked 38 shots. In just his second full high school season due to a shoulder injury Trimble made three all-tournament teams using his combination of a quick release on perimeter jump shots and matchup-busting post moves. He scored 29 points against DeKalb, 28 against Walther Lutheran and 25 against Bartlett, a game in which he both hit a couple 3s and dunked the ball. “He really has done a nice job of making himself more of a dynamic basketball player,” Ralston said. 2010-11 Basketball All-Area roster Player School Pos. Yr. Jesse Coffey Batavia G Sr. Dean Danos Aurora Christian G Jr. Chaon Denlinger Kaneland F Sr. Cole Gardner Batavia C-F Jr. Eddy Grahovec Marmion G Sr. Ryan Harreld Aurora Central G Sr. Josh Mikes St. Charles North F Sr. Juwan Starks West Aurora F Jr. Kendall Stephens* St. Charles East G-F So. Dan Trimble Geneva F Sr. * — Honorary captain Special mention Mark Berdelle, Marmion, sr., F; Robert DeMyers, Aurora Central, jr., F; Kyle Nelson, St. Charles North, jr., C; Quinten Payne, St. Charles North, so., G; Elliott Vaughn, Batavia, sr., C-F Honorable mention Brad Bernhard, Geneva, sr., F; Tim Fernandez, Aurora Central, sr., F; Charlie Fisher, St. Charles East, jr., G; Graham Glasgow, Marmion, sr., C; Brandon Hayes, West Aurora, sr., G; Trever Heinle, Kaneland, jr., G-F; Daniel Helm, Kaneland, fr., F; Johnny Hondlik, St. Charles East, jr., F; Brendan Leahy, Geneva, jr., G-F; Nick Marema, Aurora Christian, jr., F; Joey McEachern, Aurora Central, jr., G; Ryan McQuade, Aurora Christian, so., F; Spencer Motley, St. Charles East, sr., G; Kyle Pilmer, West Aurora, sr., C; C.J. Schutt, Aurora Christian, jr., F So young, so good Top freshmen and sophomores Daniel Helm, Kaneland, fr. F; Ryan McQuade, Aurora Christian, so., F; Joe Medgyesi, Aurora Central, so., G; Tony Neari, St. Charles North, so., G; Quinten Payne, St. Charles North, so., G; Mike Rueffer, Batavia, so., G; Kendall Stephens, St. Charles East, so., G-F; Zach Strittmatter, Batavia, so., F; Ryan Suttle, Aurora Christian, so., G; Jontrel Walker, West Aurora, fr., G Past captains 1998: Eric Dodson, St. Charles 1999: P.J. Fleck, Kaneland 2000: Pete Schmit, St. Charles 2001: Eric Regan, St. Charles East 2002: Brian Schmit, St. Charles East 2003: Dan Izzo, St. Charles East 2004: Shaun Pruitt, West Aurora 2005: T.J. Marion, West Aurora 2006: T.J. Marion, West Aurora 2007: Nick Fruendt, Batavia 2008: Nick Fruendt, Batavia 2009: Jeremy D'Amico, Geneva 2010: Dave Dudzinski, Kaneland The winners Conference champions Kaneland Regional champions Aurora Central, Aurora Christian Sectional champions Aurora Christian The future Teams to watch in 2011-12 Aurora Christian, Batavia, Kaneland, St. Charles East, St. Charles North

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