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  • Jacobs’ Van Vlierbergen reflects on her amazing Heisman weekend Dec 19, 2014 6:16 PM
    Lauren Van Vlierbergen was back in her comfort zone this week at Jacobs High School in Algonquin. But last weekend is not one Van Vlierbergen or her family will forget anytime soon. It was one of those weekends that will live in the archives forever. Maybe not a life-changing experience but most certainly a weekend that proves being a well-rounded student-athlete can pay off in a big way.

     
  • Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen wins Wendy's Heisman Award Dec 13, 2014 8:39 AM
    Jacobs senior Lauren Van Vlierbergen was named the national female winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award Friday night at Best Buy Theatre in New York. “Oh my gosh, it's unbelievable,” Van Vlierbergen told the Daily Herald just as she and her family got back to their hotel from the ceremony. “It's such a huge award and such a huge honor.”

     
  • Jacobs’ Van Vlierbergen excited for Heisman trip Dec 10, 2014 8:54 PM
    Lauren Van Vlierbergen has stood on many podiums and had many medals draped around her neck during her illustrious high school running career. But the medal the Jacobs senior will receive this weekend, and another one she could win, may be the most significant of this young student-athlete’s life.

     
  • Santa Run brings merriment to downtown Arlington Hts. Dec 6, 2014 7:18 PM
    Hundreds of runners dressed as Santa Claus too to the streets of Arlington Heights on Saturday for the 7th annual Rotary 5K Santa Run.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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