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  • A win to remember for West Chicago Feb 8, 2014 10:53 PM
    West Chicago wasn’t going to let this girls basketball victory pass without enjoying it.

     
  • Keb’ Mo’ goes acoustic for DuPage concert Feb 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    A lot can change in 20 years, but inspiration still comes easy for Kevin Moore. “I love music and I love life and I love telling stories,” the Grammy-winning bluesman, better known as Keb’ Mo’, said in a recent interview. Moore’s performance Saturday at College of DuPage catches the renowned singer-songwriter in a reflective mood. This year marks the 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut under the nickname Keb’ Mo’ — a critically acclaimed album that started him on a path to become one of today’s most respected roots musicians.

     
  • Suburban cheerleading teams make cut Feb 8, 2014 10:54 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.

     
  • Images: Competitive Cheerleading prelims, DuPage County and Fox Valley Feb 7, 2014 9:35 PM
    Images of DuPage County and Fox Valley teams at the IHSA Competitive Cheerleading preliminary round on Friday, February 7 at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. The finals competition takes place Saturday.

     
  • Neuqua Valley slows down Bartlett Feb 7, 2014 11:11 PM
    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.

     
  • Benet ready for next challenge Feb 6, 2014 7:40 PM
    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.

     
  • Naperville READS brings heroes, villains, athletes to schools Feb 6, 2014 4:53 PM
    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.

     
  • Students cheer for books in Naperville READS pep rallies Feb 5, 2014 5:30 PM
    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.

     
  • Cleve Carney Art Gallery opening at College of DuPage Feb 5, 2014 9:04 PM
    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.”

     
  • Naperville North answers regional question Feb 5, 2014 11:14 PM
    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 4, 2014 11:37 PM
    Naperville Central senior Vanessa Henry wasn’t going to let an ankle injury get in the way of her final girls gymnastics regional.

     
  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Feb 4, 2014 1:00 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.

     
  • Images: South Elgin vs. Neuqua Valley girls basketball Feb 3, 2014 10:26 PM
    South Elgin played Neuqua Valley Monday, Feb. 3 for girls basketball.

     
  • Crazy game, UEC Valley title to Neuqua Valley Feb 3, 2014 11:23 PM
    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.

     
  • The Soapbox Feb 1, 2014 5:00 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.

     
  • Waubonsie Valley tops Neuqua Valley in OT Feb 1, 2014 12:06 AM
    Great timing for Waubonsie Valley’s student cheering section to go with a pajama theme. Their boys made a dream come true.

     
  • Images: Competitive Dance Prelims, DuPage and the Fox Valley Jan 31, 2014 9:24 PM
    The preliminary round for DuPage County and Fox Valley schools at the IHSA Competitive Dance state championships on Friday, January 30th, in Bloomington.

     
  • Images: Competitive Dance Prelims, Northwest and Lake County Jan 31, 2014 9:24 PM
    The preliminary round for Northwest suburban and Lake County teams of the IHSA Competitive Dance state championships took place Friday, January 30th, in Bloomington.

     
  • Stage is set for Saturday's state dance championships Feb 1, 2014 11:20 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.

     
  • Geneva shatters school record, wins UEC Jan 30, 2014 11:21 PM
    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.

     
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