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  • Fitzgerald fits for St. FrancisFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Securing former Marist offensive coordinator Mike Fitzgerald as new St. Francis head varsity football coach, St. Francis athletic director Dan Hardwick believes they’ve got a like-minded individual.

  • Glenbard South adjustment takes momentum from St. FrancisFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Despite a rough start, success was just one adjustment away for Glenbard South. “Defensively, I should have switched when I saw who he was starting and I decided to stick with my defensive plan,” Raiders girls basketball coach Julie Fonda said. “We went to the press and that was the adjustment we needed to make. That fueled (the Raiders’) flame and got them going.” The press helped the Raiders go on a 25-0 run and take a 49-33 victory from St. Francis, and the Raiders earned the Class 3A St. Francis regional championship Friday in Wheaton.

  • St. Francis overcomes slow start, Glenbard SouthFeb 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Most high school boys basketball teams in this area face this challenge at least a couple of times a season, back-to-back games Friday and Saturday.

  • St. Francis builds momentumFeb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    While only one team left Tuesday’s nonconference game with a win, both sides left feeling pretty good heading into next week’s Class 3A playoffs.

  •  Benet will meet state power Stevenson on Saturday night at the Batavia Night of Hoops.

    Benet ready for next challenge Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Anyone hoping to follow Benet’s boys basketball team better have a good GPS system. The Redwings have played in every corner of the Chicago area in search of the best competition they can find. The journey comes to a bit of an end on Saturday when they travel to Batavia’s Night of Hoops event to take on state power Stevenson (18-1) and elite junior guard Jalen Brunson. Saturday’s game marks the fifth and final shootout appearance of the season for Benet (13-6), which will enter the postseason among the state’s most battle-tested teams.

  • St. Francis’ Ward earns 300th victory Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    St. Francis boys basketball coach Bob Ward earned his 300th win with a 54-39 victory over Chicago Christian on Tuesday in Wheaton. “I’m fortunate to get a chance to coach again,” Ward said of his three seasons at St. Francis. “I took 11 years off there and wasn’t sure if I was ever gonna come back as a head coach and I came back to a great school and really good kids. I will tell you this, as an assistant or a head coach, this is my fifth school and I’ve been at five great schools. I mean really, really good schools.”

  • McKaila Hays

    Hays, Versluys reach milestones in Westminster win Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    It was a night of milestones and records Tuesday for the Westminster Christian girls basketball team. And, the Warriors notched an impressive come-from-behind win to boot. Senior McKaila Hays became just the third Westminster girl in program history to reach 1,000 career points, sophomore Maddie Verluys scored a school-record 32 points and Westminster registered its 20th win of the season in defeating St. Francis 68-60 in a nonconference game in Elgin. Trailing 33-24 at halftime and then 43-24 after St. Francis senior Caroline Pins hit a 3-pointer with 6:10 left in the third quarter, Westminster (20-3) looked to be on the verge of its second straight loss.

  • Carmel Catholic High School competes in the Large Team category Sunday during the IHSA Cheerleading Sectional at Grayslake North High School.

    Suburban cheer teams step it up at sectionals Feb 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dozens of cheerleading squads from across the suburbs competed in IHSA Sectional tournaments Sunday, trying to qualify to a trip to the State Final in Bloomington. “I'm amazed at how tough and skilled these kids are now,” said on spectator.

  • Part of the performance by St. Francis High School in Wheaton that earned the team a spot in Saturday's finals.

    Stage is set for Saturday's state dance championships Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Plenty of suburban high schools have made the finals of the IHSA state competitive dance championships, which will be held Saturday in Bloomington. Ninety teams qualified to go downstate, but now only 30 remain.

  • The Naperville Central High School dance team takes part in the Competitive Dance preliminary round Friday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

    Images: Competitive Dance Prelims, DuPage and the Fox Valley Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The preliminary round for DuPage County and Fox Valley schools at the IHSA Competitive Dance state championships on Friday, January 30th, in Bloomington.

  • The Libertyville High School dance team takes part in the Competitive Dance preliminary round Friday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

    Images: Competitive Dance Prelims, Northwest and Lake County Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The preliminary round for Northwest suburban and Lake County teams of the IHSA Competitive Dance state championships took place Friday, January 30th, in Bloomington.

  • Montini’s Rainey Kuykendall, top, controls the ball over Bolingbrook’s Daija Hurks during Monday’s 24th annual McDonald’s Shootout at Willowbrook High School.

    Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring the best from girls basketball, wrestling, swimming, gymnastics and boys basketball.

  • Sheehan’s shooting sparks Marmion Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Michael Sheehan has the blessing of his head coach to shoot the basketball. After the Marmion senior guard hit just 1 of his 6 first-half field goal attempts, he kept his head up and followed his coach’s advice. Sheehan scored 21 of his career-high 24 points in the second half, as the Cadets (9-10, 3-1) rallied from a 7-point halftime deficit to defeat St. Francis 59-53 in Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division basketball action Friday night in Aurora.

  •  Glenbard South’s Megan Smith and St. Francis’ Caroline Pins scramble for control of the ball during girls basketball at South.

    Ball, Bauman combine to pace Glenbard South Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    With 12 points in the first quarter, you would have thought it would be Sydney Bauman who would have the game high for the Glenbard South girls basketball team against St. Francis. Instead it was teammate Tomei Ball who stole the show.

  • St. Francis showing respect for its past Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Among St. Francis coach Bob Ward’s many facets is a respect and appreciation for Illinois basketball history, taking special pride in local boys, and men, made good.

  •  Glenbard South’s Jenna Brambora and St. Francis’s Danielle Ament struggle for control of the ball.

    Images: St. Francis at Glenbard South girls basketball Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Glenbard South hosted St. Francis Thursday, Jan. 23 for girls basketball in Glen Ellyn.

  •  St. Francis’ Kilian Brown drives to the basket against Walther Christian Academy at home in boys basketball.

    St. Francis gets restarted quickly Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The St. Francis boys basketball team had only played twice during this month before Wednesday night’s 66-41 home win over Walther Christian.

  •  Photos from the Walther Christian at St. Francis boys basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Wheaton.

    Images: St. Francis vs. Walther Christian Academy boys basketball Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Saint Francis High School hosted Walther Christian Wednesday, Jan. 22 for boys basketball.

  • Aurora Christian defeats St. Francis Jan 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Many factors contributed to the Aurora Christian boys basketball team’s 58-48 win at St. Francis on Tuesday night. And put respect for their opponent near the top of that list as well.

  •  Vernon Hills’ Sam Rattner moves the ball against Wheeling during Monday’s boys basketball tournament in Wheeling.

    Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Dec 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring the best from boys and girls holiday basketball tournaments.

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