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  • Scouting area boys basketball holiday tournaments Dec 18, 2014 11:03 PM
    For a second straight year, York’s 32-team field will dominate the local boys basketball landscape this holiday tournament season. Beyond the Dukes’ 41st annual Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament — featuring 10 DuPage County representatives — teams will spread out among 12 tournaments from Wheeling to Centralia.

     
  • Wheaton North defense swarms St. Francis Dec 13, 2014 9:56 PM
    It was St. Francis’ misfortune to see Wheaton North on the night the Falcons played their best girls basketball game of the season.

     
  • Aurora Christian runs by St. Francis in 2nd half Dec 12, 2014 11:49 PM
    St. Francis and Aurora Christian’s boys basketball teams are a study in contrasting styles. Using speed limit parlance, St. Francis likes slow and steady city driving. Aurora Christian prefers life on the highway, revving the engine at 65 mph and up behind a fast-breaking offense. Most of the first half of Friday’s Suburban Christian Conference opener was played at St. Francis’ more methodical pace, as the Spartans ground out a 19-14 lead. But the Eagles pushed the proverbial pedal to the metal from there. The hosts sped up the tempo, powering past St. Francis to turn a 31-23 third quarter deficit into a 56-42 advantage before hanging on 62-56 for their fourth straight victory.

     
  • St. Francis’ Johnson earns family bragging rights Dec 9, 2014 11:48 PM
    It wasn’t a huge deal, but St. Francis junior Gabe Johnson felt slightly tickled he had something to hold over his big brother, former Wheaton Academy All-Area forward Luke Johnson, now playing at St. Leo University in Florida. On Tuesday Gabe Johnson scored a career-high 24 points to pace St. Francis’ 61-41 win over Luke’s alma mater. No longer conference opponents, they remain rivals.

     
  • St. Francis tops Wheaton Academy in OT Dec 8, 2014 10:55 PM
    St. Francis girls basketball coach Mike Phillips said the Spartans had not been in a game like Monday’s 59-47 overtime home win over Wheaton Academy, and he was very pleased with how they responded.

     
  • Images: Daily Herald all-area football team captains Dec 4, 2014 1:30 PM
    See the 2014 Daily Herald all-area football honorary team captains. Scotty Miller of Barrington, Clint Bobowski of St. Francis, Riley Lees of LIbertyville, Trevor Ruhland and Michael Gomez of Cary-Grove, and Pace Temple of Geneva are named as leaders of regional squads of the area's best.

     
  • For St. Francis’ Bobowski, name of the game was winning Dec 4, 2014 1:45 PM
    Speaking with St. Francis senior quarterback Clint Bobowski, a question arises in the back of the mind. Why not Justin or Jason or Patrick? Why Clint? “The honest truth is my dad thought it was a good quarterback name. I am not joking with you at all,” he said.

     
  • Peez lifts Batavia with pressure free throws Nov 28, 2014 11:51 PM
    Sitting on the bench following a St. Francis timeout, Batavia’s Chasen Peez had one thing on his mind — well, actually two. “Make these free throws, make these free throws, make these free throws,” said Peez. The 6-foot-7 senior center did just that, sinking both foul shots with 14.5 seconds remaining to give his team a 56-55 lead. When the Spartans’ Jason Sullivan misfired on a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer, the Bulldogs (3-0) erupted in celebration after their 1-point victory in Friday’s fourth day of the 39th annual Ken Peddy Windmill City Classic in Batavia.

     
  • St. Francis can’t stay with Love, Nazareth Nov 23, 2014 2:13 AM
    Love may not have been in the air during Saturday’s penalty-plagued Class 6A semifinal between St. Francis and Nazareth, but Love certainly found the end zone. Nazareth's Julian Love scored on 29- and 27-yard catches, a 22-yard interception return and a 93-yard kickoff return as No. 1 seed Nazareth ended No. 6 St. Francis’ magical season 56-28 in LaGrange Park.

     
  • Scouting this weekend’s DuPage County playoff football games Nov 20, 2014 8:03 PM
    A look at this weekend's DuPage County high school playoff football games.

     
  • Scouting DuPage County girls basketball Nov 20, 2014 9:17 AM
    A team-by-team look at DuPage County girls basketball for the 2014-15 season.

     
  • Football Focus: Semifinal preview Nov 20, 2014 10:29 PM
    See the preview for the semifinals of the IHSA playoffs as Joe Aguilar breaks down the games in Classes 5A, 6A, 7A and 8A.

     
  • Images: Class 3A Volleyball Finals Nov 15, 2014 9:46 PM
    Images of final contests in Class 3A state volleyball at Redbird Arena on the the campus of Illinois State University in Normal on Saturday . St. Francis faced Joliet Catholic for the championship.

     
  • Images: Hinsdale South at St. Francis playoff football Nov 15, 2014 8:51 PM
    Playoffs -Round Three- Photos from the Hinsdale South at St. Francis football game on Saturday, November 15.

     
  • A good hands day for St. Francis Nov 15, 2014 8:48 PM
    St. Francis football coach Mike Fitzgerald handed the Class 6A quarterfinal plaque to Matt Hanson. He knew Hanson wouldn’t drop it. The sixth-seeded Spartans dropped little but No. 10 seed Hinsdale South, 41-14 at Kuhn Memorial Stadium on Saturday in Wheaton.

     
  • St. Francis completes another three-peat Nov 15, 2014 8:08 PM
    When Mary Boken graduates from St. Francis and heads off to play volleyball and study at Clemson, she will take with her an accolade no other girls volleyball player in IHSA history has achieved.

     
  • St. Francis back in final again Nov 14, 2014 8:50 PM
    Many teams might play tentative and with some nervousness in a third game of a state semifinal. St. Francis, though, is not like many girls volleyball teams.

     
  • Images: Class 3A Girls Volleyball Semifinals Nov 14, 2014 7:57 PM
    Images of semifinal contests in Class 3A state volleyball at Redbird Arena on the the campus of Illinois State University in Normal on Friday . Montini fell to Joliet Catholic, and St. Francis won over Breese Mater Dei.

     
  • Scouting this weekend’s DuPage County playoff football games Nov 13, 2014 2:55 PM
    A look at this weekend's DuPage County high school playoff football games.

     
  • Yet another MSL foe for Glenbard West Nov 12, 2014 3:16 PM
    By the end of this weekend, Glenbard West’s football team might consider itself an unofficial member of the Mid-Suurban League.

     
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