John Lemon

Tri-Cities High School Sports Coordinator
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John Lemon was named Tri-Cities High School Sports Coordinator in July 2003. He is responsible for covering Batavia, Elburn, Geneva, North Aurora, St. Charles and Sugar Grove. Lemon organizes a staff of freelance writers, works with photographers, decides which games will be covered and photographed, designs the Local Sports pages each night, edits stories and covers a variety of high school sports with columns, features and game stories.

In addition, Lemon has assisted with coverage of college football, Cubs, White Sox, Bears and Bulls. While he has covered many memorable sporting events, Lemon's favorite part of the job is getting to know high school coaches, parents, athletes and fans in the community and chronicling all the accomplishments of the area's tremendous teams and student-athletes.

Lemon previously held the same position overseeing DuPage County sports. He started at the Daily Herald as a freelancer in 1995. Lemon also worked at Press-Republican newspapers in St. Charles from 1995-1998 where he first grew to love the passion the Tri-Cities communities have for supporting high school athletics.

Lemon graduated from the University of Illinois in 1994 with a journalism major. He worked as sports editor of the Daily Illini and covered the men's basketball team for two years, among other positions at the student paper.

Born in Memphis, Tenn., and raised in Monmouth, Ill., Lemon now lives in Aurora.

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St. Joseph’s size sinks St. Charles East

Nov 27 2015 | 11:00 pm - St. Joseph defeated St. Charles East 67-52 Friday in boys basketball action.

St. Charles North tops East Aurora for 5th at SCE tourney

Nov 28 2015 | 8:22 pm - St. Charles North defeated East Aurora to take fifth in St. Charles East's boys basketball tournament.

Geneva stymies Downers Grove North

Nov 24 2015 | 9:47 pm - Geneva improved to 3-0 with a 49-28 win over Downers Grove North in girls basketball action Tuesday.

Oswego East outlasts Bartlett in overtime

Nov 21 2015 | 7:58 pm - Oswego East defeated Bartlett 51-46 in overtime Saturday in girls basketball action.

Bartlett wins 1st game under new coach Mello

Nov 20 2015 | 9:26 pm - Bartlett's girls basketball team beat Providence 61-26 Friday giving new coach Dave Mello his first win.

Scouting: Kaneland

Nov 19 2015 | 8:26 am - Scouting the Kaneland girls basketball team for the 2015-16 season.

Scouting: Aurora Christian

Nov 19 2015 | 8:26 am - Scouting the Aurora Christian girls basketball team for 2015-16

Scouting: Kaneland

Nov 19 2015 | 8:24 am - Scouting the Kaneland boys basketball season for 2015-16

Scouting: Aurora Christian

Nov 19 2015 | 8:21 am - Scouting the Aurora Christian boys basketball season for 2015-16.

Yorkville’s pressure rattles Rosary

Nov 19 2015 | 9:20 pm - Yorkville's defense stymied Rosary in girls basketball action Thursday night at IMSA's Hoop Happenings Tournament.

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