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  • Hampshire blanked in opener Mar 25, 2015 9:33 PM
    Rarely are games won in the first 10 minutes. This one was. Spearheaded by 2 goals during the first 10 minutes of the contest, Sycamore’s early surge keyed an easy 8-0 win over Hampshire in action at the South Elgin Spring Fling Girls Soccer Tournament held at Streamwood’s Millennium Field Wednesday.

  • Valkner’s heroics lift South Elgin Mar 21, 2015 6:52 PM
    Jourdan Valkner didn’t blink at the moment of truth Saturday afternoon — either time. The South Elgin goalkeeper saved four shots in her team’s 2-0 victory over Sycamore in the first round of the Storm’s Spring Fling girls soccer tournament at Streamwood’s Millennium Field, but none bigger than two in the 51st minute as her team clung to a 1-0 lead.

  • Images: Burlington Central vs. Sycamore, girls basketball Feb 20, 2015 9:14 PM
    Sycamore hosted Burlington Central in the girls basketball Class 3A regional final on Friday, Feb. 20 in Sycamore.

  • Sycamore stuns Burlington Central Feb 20, 2015 11:00 PM
    Sycamore coach Brett Goff knew his team would have to play a strong defensive game if the Spartans were to upset No. 2 Burlington Central Friday night. Goff’s girls basketball team gave him more than his wildest dreams. Sycamore clamped down on the Rockets like no team has in the past three years and the Spartans pulled off the upset, 37-21, in the championship game of the Class 3A Sycamore regional.

  • Hampshire can’t come back against Sycamore Feb 18, 2015 11:02 PM
    Hampshire could never quite dig itself out of the hole. After falling behind Sycamore by 7 points after one quarter, the Whip-Purs hung around, but could never get over the hump. The result was a 46-38 defeat in the semifinals of the Class 3A Sycamore girls basketball regional Wednesday night.

  • Kaneland stuns Sycamore with late rally Feb 5, 2015 11:31 PM
    Mark Lilly ended the game the same way he took the third quarter to its conclusion: with the final field goal. The first bucket brought the Kaneland boys basketball team to within striking distance of Sycamore. But the second field goal was far more important.

  • Images: Hampshire vs. Sycamore, girls basketball Jan 13, 2015 8:25 PM
    The Hampshire High School girls basketball team hosted the Sycamore girls on Tuesday, January 13, in Hampshire.

  • Tough fourth quarter does in Hampshire Jan 13, 2015 10:14 PM
    Hampshire’s girls basketball team appeared to be in a good position to knock off Sycamore Tuesday night. Until the fourth quarter. Junior Nikki Dumoulin stole the basketball at midcourt and went in for a layup with four seconds left in the third quarter to send the nonconference game with regional seeding implications on the line into the fourth quarter tied at 24-24. But the Whip-Purs couldn’t sustain the momentum and Sycamore leading scorer Bailey Gilbert hit for 7 of her 10 points in the final frame as the Spartans, who are receiving votes in the AP Class 3A state poll, downed host Hampshire 41-29.

  • Class 5A football playoffs: St. Viator falls to Sycamore Nov 8, 2014 6:43 PM
    An ill wind did not blow St. Viator’s way in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs at Sycamore. The Lions were hoping to defeat the Spartans in a playoff game for the second time in 13 years. However, trailing 15-14 with 58 seconds left, Joe McCollum’s 37-yard field goal attempt was about five yards to the right of the goal post. The No. 12-seeded Spartans were able to escape with the 15-14 victory over the No. 13 Lions, who had defeated Sycamore 25-13 in 2001.

  • Live video: St. Viator vs. Sycamore Nov 8, 2014 7:41 AM
    St. Viator vs. Sycamore football

  • St. Edward moves on; tough loss for Hampshire Oct 27, 2014 10:20 PM
    St. Edward girls volleyball coach Jaime Dovichi gave her team a game plan Monday night, and the Green Wave went out an executed it. Now they get to try to do the same thing against a No. 1 seed. The Green Wave roared back from a 22-19 deficit in Game 3 to upend Sycamore 25-19, 23-25, 25-19 in the first round of the Class 3A Hampshire regional, advancing to play No. 1 seed Kaneland (22-8) in a 5:30 p.m. semifinal on Tuesday. In Monday’s second game, No. 6 seed Hampshire gave No. 3 Genoa-Kingston all it could handle before the Cogs prevailed 23-25, 26-24, 25-18. G-K (26-9) takes on No. 2 Burlington Central (29-6) in Tuesday’s second semifinal.

  • Sycamore hands Kaneland another last-second loss Oct 3, 2014 11:43 PM
    The 12th man is usually reserved for a boisterous home crowd that propels a team to victory, but with all due respect to the Sycamore home faithful, the Spartans may have benefited from a “12th person” known at Mother Nature. Sycamore held off Kaneland to defeat its Northern Illinois Big XII East rival 14-7 with the help of cold temperatures and a 20 mile per hour wind.

  • Sycamore tops Kaneland in pitchers’ duel Jun 4, 2014 9:31 PM
    After throwing four no-hit innings last week in the Class 3A Plano regional, Kaneland sophomore Anthony Holubecki picked up where he left off Wednesday against Sycamore in the Class 3A Rochelle sectional.

  • Sycamore beats Burlington Central in 10th May 31, 2014 5:19 PM
    Burlington Central’s Jacob Schutta tied the game with a disputed home run in the top of the seventh inning Saturday afternoon. There was no doubt about Nathaniel Haacker’s game-winning blast for Sycamore. Haacker hit a one-out solo home run to left-center off Brenden Bushy in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Spartans a 6-5 victory in the Class 3A Hampshire regional championship game.

  • Sheriff: Hampshire man gave alcohol to minor in April fatal crash May 27, 2014 2:54 PM
    A 25-year-old man has been charged with providing alcohol to a minor who crashed his car, killing his sister, after leaving a Hampshire bonfire last month. Derrick L. Buttrum of Hampshire faces up to three years in prison if convicted of providing hard liquor to Tyrus Taylor, 19, who crashed his 1994 Honda Accord near Sycamore, killing his 20-year-old sister, Tiffany, on April 12, according to authorities.

  • Burlington Central rolls in regional opener May 27, 2014 8:32 PM
    There’s nothing like starting the postseason by scoring 4 runs before the other team records an out. The Burlington Central softball team scored quickly and often Tuesday, beating both Sycamore and the weather in the semifinals of the Class 3A Central regional on Rocket Hill. The Rockets (22-9) rapped out 13 hits and sophomore Emily Kisch tossed a 4-hitter in the 12-0 win as top-seeded Central advanced to Saturday’s 10 a.m. championship game against the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between No. 2 Kaneland and No. 3 Genoa-Kingston.

  • Burlington Central to meet DeKalb for title May 21, 2014 11:22 PM
    The third-seeded Burlington Central girls soccer team may have come back from a 2-goal deficit to beat No. 2 Sycamore 4-3 in a Class 2A regional semifinal Wednesday, but the comeback win can really be labeled directly as a more defiant victory than anything else on Rocket Hill.

  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winners May 4, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

  • Ex-St. Charles teacher gets 6 years for child porn possession Apr 28, 2014 2:25 PM
    A former St. Charles middle school teacher was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography possession in DeKalb County. Jerome McCauley, 46, of Sycamore, resigned from his job at a seventh-grade Wredling Middle School teacher after his arrest in October 2013.

  • Burgess aims for a car in every condo unit Apr 28, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Tom Burgess of Geneva, a car enthusiast, is also building a special condo development in Naperville -- just for other car enthusiasts. Now they can store all their classic or luxury cars in a special development.

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