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  • Images: St. Charles North vs. West Chicago, boys basketball Dec 16, 2014 9:28 PM
    The West Chicago boys basketball team hosted St. Charles North Tuesday, Dec. 16, in West Chicago.

     
  • Ludwig lights up West Chicago with 28 Dec 16, 2014 11:10 PM
    A Tuesday school night can’t match the atmosphere of a weekend boys basketball game. Still, St. Charles North had an early spark and it was sufficient to hold off host West Chicago’s second-half burst. Getting 28 points from Jake Ludwig and 19 from Mike Schroeder, the North Stars won the Upstate Eight Conference River Division contest 60-46.

     
  • Neuqua Valley too good in too many races Dec 13, 2014 10:41 PM
    Neuqua Valley’s strategy going into Saturday’s West Chicago Wildcat Relays Invitational was clear, and it worked out fine.

     
  • No drop-off for Larkin in win over West Chicago Dec 13, 2014 11:08 PM
    Larkin boys basketball coach Deryn Carter was concerned going into Saturday’s game at West Chicago that his Royals would get caught up in all the hoopla surrounding Friday’s blowout win over archrival Elgin. As it turned out, Carter’s pregame warning wasn’t a prelude to anything bigger, as Larkin carried the momentum over and buried three 3-pointers in the game’s first 1:44, eventually turning back West Chicago 62-42 in Upstate Eight Conference River Division action.

     
  • Geneva scores 33 in 1st quarter of easy win Dec 12, 2014 11:35 PM
    Geneva’s girls basketball team put on a first-quarter clinic during Friday night’s 64-38 Upstate Eight Conference River Division victory over visiting West Chicago. Seven different players etched their names in the scorebook as the Vikings (7-0, 3-0) exploded out to a 33-9 first-quarter lead while shooting 74 percent from the field.

     
  • Geneva pulls away from West Chicago Dec 12, 2014 11:20 PM
    Sometimes the final score is not a reflection of the way things played out during the game. Geneva (6-0, 2-0) remained unbeaten with Friday night’s 62-46 victory over visiting West Chicago (2-3, 2-1). However, the Wildcats proved pesky throughout the game, trailing 28-24 at halftime and 40-33 after 3 quarters before the Vikings finally put it away.

     
  • Willowbrook already moving on to next goal for season Dec 10, 2014 9:11 PM
    When Willowbrook’s boys basketball team beat Stagg on Nov. 28, the Warriors celebrated a little bit. After three games — and three wins — they’d already eclipsed their entire victory total from last season. “It was funny because when we won our third we were like, ‘Oh, we already beat last year’,” said Warriors coach Chris Perkins. “But our goal wasn’t just to beat last year.”

     
  • West Chicago fends off Elgin rally Dec 6, 2014 11:38 PM
    West Chicago sophomore Devonte Pascal might have been in the doghouse with Wildcats’ boys basketball coach Bill Recchia for being late to practice prior to the Wildcats’ 59-53 win over Elgin Saturday, but the forward certainly made sure after sitting out the first quarter that he would redeem himself.

     
  • West Chicago starts fast, holds off Batavia Dec 5, 2014 11:31 PM
    Last season, West Chicago’s basketball team won 17 games and finished fourth place with a 6-6 record in the Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division. On Friday night, the Wildcats (1-2, 1-0) began life as a member of the Upstate Eight Conference River Division in a positive manner by hanging on for a 58-56 victory over host Batavia (4-1, 0-1).

     
  • West Chicago beats Lisle in OT, still in hunt for tourney title Nov 28, 2014 5:39 PM
    Senior guard Mae Elizabeth Gimre entered this season as the lone returning starter for an inexperienced West Chicago girls basketball team.

     
  • Scouting DuPage County girls basketball Nov 20, 2014 9:17 AM
    A team-by-team look at DuPage County girls basketball for the 2014-15 season.

     
  • Glenbard North slows down West Chicago Nov 20, 2014 10:26 PM
    Glenbard North might not be the deepest girls basketball team around, but when the Panthers stick to their game plan they are hard to beat.

     
  • ‘Good Man, Charlie Brown’ coming to West Chicago Nov 11, 2014 1:34 PM
    The family-friendly musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” set for a three-night run at West Chicago’s Community High School, brings to life classic Peanuts characters created by Charles Schultz.

     
  • West Chicago loses, looks to the future Oct 27, 2014 9:28 PM
    With 10 of the 15 players on this season’s West Chicago girls volleyball team set to return in 2015, Monday’s Oswego East regional quarterfinal against the host Wolves was a lesson in what’s needed for the future.

     
  • St. Charles East takes advantage of West Chicago mistakes Oct 25, 2014 12:07 AM
    St. Charles East’s 36-14 season-ending victory over West Chicago on Friday served as a prime example of how penalties can affect the outcome of a football game.

     
  • West Chicago upsets St. Charles East for regional crown Oct 24, 2014 10:33 PM
    Trailing upstart, determined West Chicago 1-0 in the second half, St. Charles East pressed harder and harder for the equalizing goal Friday night in the Class 3A St. Charles East regional championship game. That goal never came, thanks to West Chicago’s freshman goalkeeper Ricardo Porcayo, some gritty defending from Jesus Fernandez, Antonio Velazquez, Sean Sweeney and Josh Guercio, and the No. 8 seeded Wildcats stunned the No. 1 seeded Saints, 1-0.

     
  • Visa honors West Chicago teacher for classroom financial lessons Oct 22, 2014 4:48 PM
    Candace Fikis, who teaches social studies and economics at West Chicago’s Community High School, has been selected as Visa’s Practical Money Skills Educator of the Month for October. Fikis is featured in the Practical Money Skills email newsletter sent Oct. 8 to more than 88,000 subscribers.

     
  • Addison Trail must move on without injured Rybarczyk Oct 22, 2014 5:17 PM
    Addison Trail senior quarterback Mike Rybarczyk saw his three-year varsity football career end in a tough way on Saturday when he went down with a first-half ankle injury in the Blazers’ 33-15 loss to Glenbard West.

     
  • Streamwood ends West Chicago’s playoff hopes Oct 18, 2014 10:17 PM
    West Chicago drove the length of the field for a touchdown early in Saturday’s Upstate Eight River game, but Streamwood’s defense never let it happen again in a 28-8 victory at Millennium Field. Hungry to earn a fourth win and stay in the playoff race, West Chicago mounted an impressive opening drive. The Wildcats marched 70-yards in 16 plays and ate 7:32 off the clock.

     
  • St. Charles North takes 2nd at own invite Oct 11, 2014 9:12 PM
    For the past two weeks, St. Charles North’s girls swim team has done some serious training without any competitive interruptions. The North Stars went a midseason fortnight without dual meets or invitationals. That training-only period ended Saturday when the North Stars hosted the 15th annual St. Charles North Invitational, and they showed the hard work is paying off with a second-place finish to Neuqua Valley.

     
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