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  • Big Ten golf titles on the line this spring Apr 22, 2014 6:35 PM
    Illinois and Northwestern have become perennial contenders for the men’s and women’s golf titles in the Big Ten Conference, and that’ll again be the case when collegiate postseason play begins this weekend. The NU women shared last year’s Big Ten title and are the highest-ranked conference team (No. 12) in the national polls. Last year coach Emily Fletcher’s team shared the title with Purdue, giving NU its first Big Ten crown in women’s golf. This year’s team doesn’t have any seniors and will defend on a different course starting on Friday.

     
  • Schaumburg Boomers ALS charity game May 12 Apr 17, 2014 12:44 PM
    The Schaumburg Boomers will play a charity game against the Les Turner All-Stars at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 12 to benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s battle against Lou Gehrig’s disease.Tickets for the charity game are on sale now through the Boomers box office for a suggested donation of $10.

     
  • Most area courses battling winter damage Apr 15, 2014 5:26 PM
    Chicago golfers beware. In most years virtually all Chicago courses are in full swing by the time the Masters tournament tees off in April. This year that wasn’t the case, and that’s not all. The Midwest Golf Course Superintendents Assn. is conducting a survey of its courses this week and executive director Luke Cella doesn’t expect the results to be encouraging.

     
  • Local pros struggling as they prep for Masters Apr 8, 2014 6:08 PM
    The 80th playing of the Masters tournament, which begins Thursday at Georgia’s Augusta National, won’t be like any previous stagings of golf’s first major championship of the year. Golf columnist Len Ziehm looks at the locals players in this year's tournament, and the first father-son qualifiers to play in the same Masters.

     
  • Schaumburg Boomers announce 2014 promotions Mar 27, 2014 1:30 PM
    Ninety-eight years earlier than promised, the Schaumburg Boomers baseball team will celebrate their Frontier League championship throughout their coming third season at Boomer Stadium with a summer full of fun promotions.

     
  • Getting into the swing of golf season at subscriber event Mar 26, 2014 9:36 PM
    With the Masters just two weeks away, Daily Herald subscribers got a jump on the golf season by taking part in a discussion Wednesday night with veteran sports writers Mike Spellman and Len Ziehm.

     
  • Top figure skaters set to compete at Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Mar 26, 2014 1:26 PM
    U.S. Figure Skating has chosen Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Arena as the host venue for the 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America. Last year's event featured performances from dozens of world-class skaters, including 2014 Olympic medalists Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Jason Brown and Ashley Wagner.

     
  • Bob Love, Luvabulls at new Dunkin’ Donuts Mar 20, 2014 12:37 PM
    Chicago Bulls Ambassador Bob Love, Benny the Bull and the Luvabulls will meet and greet guests from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the grand opening of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 2089 Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates. Mayor William McLeod and members of the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce will join the group for a ribbon-cutting at noon. Travel mugs will be given away to the first 100 guests.

     
  • U.S. Men’s Volleyball at Sears Centre June 20-21 Mar 11, 2014 5:28 PM
    The Chicago area will give fans of men’s volleyball four opportunities to see the U.S. National Team in action this summer as it hosts two weekends of FIVB World League action. The U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team will two matches against Bulgaria on June 20 and 21 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, one week after two matches against Serbia on June 13 and 14 at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion.

     
  • Carpentersville dodgeball tournament raises funds for local charities Mar 1, 2014 8:39 PM
    Forty teams competed at the fourth annual Carpentersville Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 4790 dodgeball tournament at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville on Saturday afternoon. Teams comprised of six players took to four courts as 10 games were played simultaneously from 12 to 5 p.m., with winners advancing, hoping to reach the grand championship game.

     
  • Andrew Weibrecht takes silver, Norway wins super-G race Feb 16, 2014 8:50 AM
    A Norwegian skier earned his country’s fourth consecutive Olympic title in men’s super-G. Kjetil Jansrud continued Norway’s dominance in the Alpine skiing event, outracing two Americans and a Canadian for the Scandinavian country’s fifth super-G gold in the past seven games. Andrew Weibrecht of the U.S. earned the silver medal with a time that was less just 0.3 seconds slower than Jansrud’s, while American teammate Bode Miller and Jan Hudec of Canada tied for bronze.

     
  • Runners, walkers make a date at train station in Palatine Feb 3, 2014 3:53 PM
    Once a month, the Palatine Metra Station is a bustling place to be on a Saturday morning. Fourteen vendors bring the Palatine Farmers Market inside, and they’re attracting more and more customers, including Leo Tyska and his running club, HIP.

     
  • Suburban events Saturday being canceled due to snow Feb 1, 2014 8:09 AM
    With a major winter storm looming Friday night, many local events planned for Saturday were being canceled. Among the cancellations announced Friday afternoon were the IHSA cheerleading sectional competitions, which have been moved to the same time Sunday in Grayslake and Rolling Meadows.

     
  • Boomers offer ‘21 and Over Night’ May 29 Jan 20, 2014 10:32 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers are inviting their adult fans to leave the kids at home and join them for an evening of grown-up fun at the ballpark at a special “21 and Over Night” game at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. From live music and Jell-O shots to shot girls (and guys) serving you drinks, “21 and Over Night” will have a little something for everyone — as the name suggests — ages 21 and over.

     
  • NEDSRA to host wheelchair basketball tournament Jan 10, 2014 11:21 AM
    Fifteen teams from across the Midwest will display their skills Saturday, Jan. 18, in a wheelchair basketball tournament hosted by the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association’s Junior Bulls.

     
  • Winter dodgeball championships in Schaumburg Dec 22, 2013 4:34 PM
    The National Amateur Dodgeball Association (NADA) and dodgeball enthusiasts will take over the Schaumburg Park District’s Sport Center during the Winter Nationals Indoor Dodgeball Championships Jan. 3 and 4. The youth competition will begin at 4 p.m. Jan. 3 and the adult competition at 10 a.m. Jan. 4.

     
  • Boomers launch ‘12 Days of Giveways’ Dec 6, 2013 5:27 PM
    Beginning Dec. 12, the Schaumburg Boomers will announce a daily "mission" for your chance to win a unusual prize in its “12 Days of Giveaways.” These include such opportunities as lunch with the 2013 Frontier League Championship Trophy, having the Boomers grounds crew mow your lawn, marching with Coop in a Fourth of July parade, participating in batting practice before a 2014 game and having an autographed game-used base from the stadium.

     
  • Schaumburg Boomers seeking on-field emcee Nov 29, 2013 2:00 PM
    The Schaumburg Boomers professional baseball team is seeking a fun, outgoing and energetic individual to serve as on-field emcee during the 2014 season. The club is soliciting 60-second YouTube video auditions from applicants. Interested parties who are able to commit to all 51 home games in 2014, comfortable interacting with fans and quickly adaptable to changes should submit their videos to Mike Kline at mkline@boomersbaseball.com.

     
  • Local doctor a cancer buster and carrom champ Nov 17, 2013 8:18 AM
    Trying to defeat cancer is what Lake County oncologist Dr. Nilesh Metah does for a living. In his free time, he's a national doubles champion in his boyhood game of carroms. “In my house, we didn't play this to fool around. You played to win,” remembers Mehta, who often did. “I was the carrom champ throughout my medical school.”

     
  • Runners dodge zombies for charity in Grayslake Oct 12, 2013 6:03 PM
    When does a light sprinkling of rain actually enhance a sporting event? One example would be Saturday’s inaugural Dead Last 5K Zombie Run in Grayslake to benefit The Oasis teen center. “We like the somber notion of it,” said Grayslake High School District 127 Superintendent Catherine Finger, a founding member of The Oasis and the creator of Saturday’s fundraiser.

     
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