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  • Boys basketball: Week 9 MVP Feb 4, 2015 8:36 PM
    West Aurora senior forward Roland Griffin has earned Daily Herald boys basketball MVP honors for his recent performances.

  • West Aurora starts fast, beats Batavia Jan 31, 2015 11:26 PM
    It’s really hard to beat West Aurora’s boys basketball team by starting a game missing the first 11 shots.

  • Images: Batavia vs. West Aurora boys basketball Jan 31, 2015 10:02 PM
    Batavia High School hosted West Aurora for boys basketball action on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Batavia's Night of Hoops.

  • West Aurora’s defense throttles Glenbard East Jan 30, 2015 10:58 PM
    It was a not a first half to remember for Glenbard East on Friday night in Aurora.

  • Images: West Aurora vs Waubonsie Valley, boys basketball Jan 27, 2015 8:53 PM
    Waubonsie Valley hosted West Aurora for boys basketball action on Tuesday in Aurora.

  • W. Aurora leaves Waubonsie behind Jan 27, 2015 11:26 PM
    All that prevented West Aurora from recording a first-quarter shutout Tuesday at Waubonsie Valley was Chris Karkazis’ one-handed, half-court swish at the buzzer. “I really thought the ball went underneath the rim and hit the net,” said West Aurora coach Gordie Kerkman. Merely wishful thinking, but his Blackhawks fulfilled most wishes in a 73-38 win over Waubonsie, the Aurora teams’ first boys basketball game as Valley Division opponents in the Upstate Eight Conference.

  • West Aurora almost steals one Jan 24, 2015 11:29 PM
    West Aurora could manage only two first-quarter ties in its boys basketball game against defending Class 4A state champion Whitney Young Saturday night in Lombard.

  • St. Charles East defends UEC title Jan 24, 2015 10:54 PM
    St. Charles East captured the ultimate consolation prize at the Upstate Eight Conference wrestling tournament at Geneva on Saturday afternoon.

  • St. Charles East, Metea lead UEC semifinalists Jan 23, 2015 11:53 PM
    There is certainly not a dearth of potential all-state wrestlers in the Upstate Eight Conference this season. Friday night at Geneva, St. Charles East, the defending tournament champion, and Metea Valley, on the cusp of its first Valley Division title in program history, advanced seven competitors to the semifinals on Saturday.

  • West Aurora avenges loss to Bartlett Jan 16, 2015 11:23 PM
    After opening its game against Bartlett with seven 3-point attempts missed in succession, West Aurora was showing the rust of not playing in 16 days. But the Blackhawks’ boys basketball team authored final quarter to remember Friday in a critical Upstate Eight Valley game in Aurora.

  • Naperville Central defeats West Aurora Jan 14, 2015 12:04 AM
    Naperville Central coach Andy Nussbaum did some math in his head after Tuesday’s 53-42 nonconference girls basketball win over visiting West Aurora.

  • It’s that time again — predictions sure to go wrong Jan 8, 2015 2:57 PM
    It is that time. Good, bad or just so-so, it is time to write my annual predictions column for 2015.

  • Coaches hand out midseason grades Jan 7, 2015 5:53 PM
    Moving from the holiday tournaments into the second half of the season is a fine time for midterm assessments of Tri-Cities boys basketball teams.

  • Training puts St. Charles schools in prime position Jan 6, 2015 3:56 PM
    Every high school sport gets a preseason. Boys swimming gets two. First is the traditional preseason, which takes place the two weeks before the early December start to the season. The second of these heavy training periods comes over Christmas Break, when most teams take a competitive break or limit themselves to one meet and train heavily.

  • Deep lineup keys Marmion’s Dvorak title Jan 5, 2015 10:23 PM
    The Dvorak Tournament, arguably the most important wrestling invitational in the state during the regular season, crowned Marmion as its champion for the second time in the last four years over the holidays.

  • Looking back at a year filled with champions Jan 3, 2015 4:33 PM
    While we are a few days into the New Year, I’d like to take one last look at a memorable 2014 for area high school athletics.

  • Simeon trumps West Aurora in Pontiac semi Dec 31, 2014 6:06 PM
    With three Big Ten recruits on its frontline, Simeon presents an insuperable challenge to any team in the state. West Aurora has a long history — dating back to the 1984 Class AA state semifinals — with the Wolverines. The programs met once again at the famed Pontiac Holiday Tournament on Wednesday afternoon in the second semifinal. Top-seeded Simeon was operating on all cylinders in the opening half in building a 17-point lead. The Blackhawks never quit, though, hitting the Wolverines with a 15-2 run over parts of the final two quarters. But the West Aurora run was too late to impact the outcome of the Wolverines’ 59-43 victory.

  • Griffin comes alive against Oak Park Dec 30, 2014 10:01 PM
    Roland Griffin was not terribly pleased with his first game of the holiday season Monday against Lockport.

  • West Aurora advances to Pontiac quarterfinals Dec 30, 2014 1:01 AM
    PONTIAC — West Aurora had moments of sluggishness Monday evening during its first-round game of the historic Pontiac Holiday Tournament.

  • Batavia wins at the buzzer Dec 29, 2014 2:59 PM
    Danny Pieczynski swished a 3-pointer from the left wing at the buzzer to give Batavia a 41-40 victory over Downers Grove South on Monday at York’s Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament.

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