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  • Warren’s Ellis warms to Miami Nov 17, 2014 8:05 PM
    A teen sat in class and looked outside, where temperatures were in the teens. Flurries floated around Warren’s Almond Road campus. “I saw the snow in geology,” a smiling Brittny Ellis said Monday. “I think it’s pretty for the first two weeks. Give me two weeks (of snow). And then I’ll be done with it.” The weather may have influenced Ellis’ decision to sign a national letter of intent to run track for the University of Miami, but it wasn’t the main reason she opted to continue her education and athletic career in Florida. After cramming in five official college visits since returning from the Youth Olympic Games in China in late August, the Warren senior chose “The U” because of its nursing program. She specifically wants to pursue anesthesiology.

     
  • Elgin Academy duo savor Division-I opportunities Nov 17, 2014 9:15 PM
    Talk about quick studies. Elgin Academy seniors Kaitlyn Pearson and Allyson Wittmeyer signed National Letters of Intent Monday to continue their athletic careers — Pearson in track and field at Illinois State University and Wittmeyer in rowing at the University of Iowa. Both are realizing dreams of competing in college athletics after relatively short periods of time in their respective sports.

     
  • Kenyans sweep NYC Marathon Nov 2, 2014 8:02 PM
    Wilson Kipsang pulled away in the final mile of the New York City Marathon for his third major marathon title in just over 13 months. Mary Keitany also took the lead late in the women’s race for a Kenyan sweep on Sunday.

     
  • Bekele to make his Chicago Marathon debut Oct 10, 2014 5:15 PM
    Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia, one of the greatest track and cross country runnesr of all time, heads the field of Sunday’s 37th running of the Chicago Marathon (7-11 a.m., NBC). The women’s elite field is led by defending champion Rita Jeptoo, who ran her first career sub 2:20 in last year’s race.

     
  • Kern ready to assume ‘opportunity’ at York Sep 17, 2014 8:17 PM
    One might think there’d be pressure coming in as York’s new boys track and field coach. Charlie Kern doesn’t think so.

     
  • Barrington Dist. 220 Special Olympics team honored Sep 4, 2014 4:54 PM
    Some members of the Barrington High School Special Olympics track and field, basketball and soccer teams were honored at this week’s meeting of the Barrington Area Unit District 220 school board. The after-school program has been growing steadily since it was introduced by Shandra Nosal, who started the track and field team six years ago.

     
  • Bolt expects to run under 10 seconds on beach Aug 15, 2014 5:51 PM
    Usain Bolt expects to run under 10 seconds in a 100-meter race set up on a Rio de Janeiro beach this weekend. Bolt will be competing against three other sprinters in the “Mano a Mano Challenge” on a track at Leme beach.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Local gold medalists: Jun 23, 2014 4:16 PM
    Two Special Olympics athletes from Lake County received gold medals in a weeklong competition in New Jersey last week.

     
  • Burlington Central’s Ege wants more Jun 14, 2014 4:58 PM
    It takes a lot to satisfy Burlington Central state champion hurdler Lucas Ege. At the boys state track and field meet in Charleston on May 31, The 17-year-old won the title in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in Class 2A record-setting time (37.34). He also finished third in the 110 high hurdles and ran the opening legs for both Burlington Central’s third-place, school record-setting 1,600-meter relay and its fourth-place 400-meter relay.

     
  • Mundelein’s Parola fulfills legacy of all-around excellence Jun 14, 2014 4:57 PM
    Mundelein three-sport athlete Derek Parola, the Daily Herald's Lake County male athlete of the year, shared much of his distinguished career with his father Todd, who coached him in golf and baseball.

     
  • There was no quit in Schaumburg’s Smith Jun 14, 2014 5:01 PM
    For all of the athletic prowess he displayed in a standout sports career at Schaumburg, what ended up separating Stacey Smith was simply determination.

     
  • Switch to track and field pays off for Lincolshire Special Olympian Jun 12, 2014 11:06 AM
    Peter Hill has been competing in the Special Olympics since he was a young child living in Virginia. But last year, the 34-year-old Lincolnshire resident switched from softball to track and field. The move paid off, as Peter earned a spot representing Illinois in the upcoming Special Olympics 2014 USA Games, kicking off Saturday in New Jersey.

     
  • Girls soccer: Saturday, June 7 results Jun 7, 2014 8:59 PM
    Results of area high school girls soccer games for Saturday, June 7.

     
  • Girls soccer: Friday, June 6 results Jun 6, 2014 9:48 PM
    Results of area high school girls soccer games for Friday, June 6.

     
  • Kaneland’s runner-up featured mix of veterans, youth Jun 5, 2014 6:12 PM
    On Sunday, Kaneland graduated a slew of athletes who led the Knights to second place in Class 2A at the Boys Track and Field State Finals in Charleston. They’ll also return key members who in 2015 will try to prevent Cahokia from winning a boys record fifth straight state championship.

     
  • Girls soccer: Tuesday, June 3 results Jun 4, 2014 12:08 AM
    Results of area high school girls soccer games for Tuesday, june 3.

     
  • Kaneland pushes but can’t topple Cahokia May 31, 2014 11:52 PM
    Ben Barnes saw the opening and took it. Cahokia’s Jamari Ward, who had led Class 2A long jump since he went 22 feet, 10½ inches on his first attempt in Friday’s preliinaries of the Boys Track and Field Championships, didn’t go any farther his first try in Saturday’s finals. The next time around, he passed. Barnes, the junior from Kaneland, responded with an 8-inch personal-record leap of 23-5 that catapulted him into first place.

     
  • Winning show from Grant’s Wells May 31, 2014 11:11 PM
    All through his senior season and for most of his career at Grant, Jonathan Wells hasn’t been known for being much of a showman. Wells always went about his business respectfully, with the class of a champion. But on Saturday, during the Class 3A boys track and field state finals at O’Brien Field, Wells decided to give the people what they wanted.

     
  • Schaumburg hunts down 800 relay title May 31, 2014 10:44 PM
    Being at the top of the mountain since the very first outdoor boys track meet of the season made Schaumburg’s 800-meter relay the team to beat. Or, as senior Stacey Smith put it, “The hunted.”

     
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