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  • Hampshire High School's cheer team performs in the medium team category in preliminary rounds of IHSA state championships on Friday in Bloomington.

    Suburban cheerleading teams make cutFeb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The many local teams that journeyed to Bloomington Friday with high hopes in the state cheerleading competition were whittled to a smaller number of finalists in a long day of competition at U.S. Cellular Coliseum. Preliminary results are in for all four divisions, and the competition will resume Saturday morning at 11.

     
  • Neuqua Valley slows down Bartlett Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    After a win against East Aurora on Thursday, snapping a four-game losing streak, the Bartlett boys basketball team was looking to get back to .500 in Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division play. Unfortunately for the Hawks, another poor shooting night doomed them from the start. Valley leader Neuqua Valley led from start to finish, beating host Bartlett 65-50.

     
  •  Fifth-grader Noah Ranson, sporting a snazzy cape, has a word with author Jeramey Kraatz, author of the “Cloak Society” series, after a Naperville READS presentation Thursday at Longwood Elementary School.

    Naperville READS brings heroes, villains, athletes to schools Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Superheroes and villains squared off not against each other on Thursday, but against athletes like football players. The battle was far from literal, but it was, in fact, literary, as it took place during a Naperville READS assembly at Longwood Elementary School in Indian Prairie Unit District 204.

     
  •  Benet will meet state power Stevenson on Saturday night at the Batavia Night of Hoops.

    Benet ready for next challenge Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Anyone hoping to follow Benet’s boys basketball team better have a good GPS system. The Redwings have played in every corner of the Chicago area in search of the best competition they can find. The journey comes to a bit of an end on Saturday when they travel to Batavia’s Night of Hoops event to take on state power Stevenson (18-1) and elite junior guard Jalen Brunson. Saturday’s game marks the fifth and final shootout appearance of the season for Benet (13-6), which will enter the postseason among the state’s most battle-tested teams.

     
  •  Fourth-grader Adam Read hoists the book “Zombie Chasers #5: Nothing Left to Ooze” on Wednesday as he introduces the book’s author, John Kloepfer. Authors Tom Watson and Jenny Lee also presented at May Watts Elementary School in Naperville, where the authors led a pep rally-style assembly as part of the 13th annual Naperville READS program.

    Students cheer for books in Naperville READS pep rallies Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Pep rallies about reading came to several Naperville-area elementary schools Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the 13th annual Naperville READS program, which this year is highlighting 12 children’s authors. Students from May Watts and Steck elementary schools in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 heard Wednesday from authors Tom Watson, Jenny Lee and John Kloepfer during a presentation in which students were divided into teams rooting for different books.

     
  • Visitors on Thursday can get a sneak peek at the new Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage's Glen Ellyn campus. The 1,850-square-foot gallery is part of the 14-month, $35 million MAC renovation and opens its doors from noon until 2 p.m. for a preview of its inaugural exhibition, “Selection of Artworks from the Cleve Carney Collection.”

    Cleve Carney Art Gallery opening at College of DuPageFeb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Visitors can get a sneak peek Thursday of the new Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage's Glen Ellyn campus. The 1,850-square-foot gallery is part of the 14-month, $35 million MAC renovation and opens its doors from noon until 2 p.m. for a preview of its inaugural exhibition, “Selection of Artworks from the Cleve Carney Collection.”

     
  •  Anneli Kawaoka of Naperville North on the Vault during the Naperville North girls gymnastics regional Thursday at Naperville North High School in Naperville,

    Naperville North answers regional question Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gymnastics regionals can bring tears of joy and of sorry.Hit your routines and finish in the top five in an event and you qualify for sectionals individually and perhaps also help your team do so. Wobble too much or fall and you might be left wondering, “What could have been?” Naperville North doesn’t have to answer that question, nor did the Huskies shed any tears after they won Wednesday’s Naperville North regional with 138.3 points, finishing comfortably ahead of runner-up Oswego co-op’s 133.975.

     
  • Henry toughs out injury, lifts Naperville C. Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Naperville Central senior Vanessa Henry wasn’t going to let an ankle injury get in the way of her final girls gymnastics regional.

     
  •  Grant’s Christian Kanzler, left, wins the 106-pound final match against Antioch’s Briley Schultz Saturday.

    Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring the best from boys basketball, gymnastics and wrestling.

     
  •  South Elgin’s Laura McIntosh falls over Neuqua Valley’s Malia Smith Monday as they chase a loose ball in South Elgin.

    Crazy game, UEC Valley title to Neuqua Valley Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Of the many words that could be used to describe Neuqua Valley’s 65-61 girls basketball win at South Elgin Monday night, one is all that’s needed. Craziness. In a game that saw 47 fouls called, 71 free throws attempted, two bloody lips, three technical fouls and one coach ejection, the end result was the Wildcats claiming their second straight Upstate Eight Valley championship.

     
  •  Neuqua Valley’s Najee Smith falls as South Elgin’s Nadia Yang defends.

    Images: South Elgin vs. Neuqua Valley girls basketball Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    South Elgin played Neuqua Valley Monday, Feb. 3 for girls basketball.

     
  • The Soapbox Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    There's still much to say about the weather, editors find, as well as topics like school air-conditioning (yes, in February) and the governor's speech.

     
  • Part of the performance by St. Francis High School in Wheaton that earned the team a spot in Saturday's finals.

    Stage is set for Saturday's state dance championships Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Plenty of suburban high schools have made the finals of the IHSA state competitive dance championships, which will be held Saturday in Bloomington. Ninety teams qualified to go downstate, but now only 30 remain.

     
  • Waubonsie Valley tops Neuqua Valley in OT Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Great timing for Waubonsie Valley’s student cheering section to go with a pajama theme. Their boys made a dream come true.

     
  • The Naperville Central High School dance team takes part in the Competitive Dance preliminary round Friday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

    Images: Competitive Dance Prelims, DuPage and the Fox Valley Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The preliminary round for DuPage County and Fox Valley schools at the IHSA Competitive Dance state championships on Friday, January 30th, in Bloomington.

     
  • The Libertyville High School dance team takes part in the Competitive Dance preliminary round Friday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

    Images: Competitive Dance Prelims, Northwest and Lake County Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The preliminary round for Northwest suburban and Lake County teams of the IHSA Competitive Dance state championships took place Friday, January 30th, in Bloomington.

     
  • Indian Prairie considering referendum to add air conditioning at 20 schools Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Indian Prairie Unit District 204 might look to voters for additional money to pay for air-conditioning units for 20 of its schools that don't have cooling systems. The school board this week began considering ways to pay the estimated $13.6 million cost of installing units called ductless air conditioners to cool roughly 650 classrooms.

     
  • Geneva shatters school record, wins UEC Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    It was a night of bests for one of the best girls gymnastics teams in the state, as well as others, during Thursday’s Upstate Eight Conference Meet at Neuqua Valley in Naperville. Geneva’s Claire Ginsberg, Dominique Brognia, Grace Ginsberg, Megan Beitzel, McKenna Merges and Claire Scatterday made school history with, by far, the best gymnastics performance in Vikings history. They shattered the previous school scoring record of 146.275, established at last year’s Geneva regional, with 149.15 points to easily win the conference meet.

     
  • Neuqua Valley handles South Elgin Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Neuqua Valley may have had a different coach running the team Thursday night, but it was the usual Wildcats effort and yet another Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division win.

     
  •  Photos from the Wheaton North at Addison Trail boys basketball game on Monday, Dec. 9.

    Addison Trail takes a leap forward Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Addison Trail boys basketball coach Brendan Lyons talks often about the process of becoming a better team. Last weekend he was able to talk about the rewards of the process.

     
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