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  • Rosales’ goal helps Batavia past FremdMay 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Karina Rosales’ magnificent late goal stunned No. 9 seed Fremd and sent No. 8 Batavia into the Addison Trail regional final Friday against top-seed St. Charles North. The junior’s stunning 22-yard blast helped her club earn a hard fought 1-0 victory Thursday afternoon to end the hopes of the Vikings (7-11-1).

  • George LeClaire/ ¬ St. Charles East Anastasia Honea, right, hands the baton off to Corrin Adams, who is running the last leg of 4 x 800 meter relay final in an Upstate Eight Conference indoor track meet on Saturday at Batavia. ¬

    Tri-Cities girls track and field state previewMay 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    There are a grand total of five Class 3A schools in the Tri-Cities when it comes to girls track and field. But St. Charles East, West Aurora and Geneva produced three of the top-five times in the state in the 1,600-meter relay last week at the Metea Valley sectional.

  • Richard Perez waves to friends calling out his name from the stands.

    Images: Batavia High School graduationMay 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Batavia High School held its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 21, at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb

  • Batavia clinches Upstate Eight River championshipMay 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    For the second time in a week Streamwood and Batavia were unable to complete a seven-inning baseball game.

  • Batavia’s Willie Firth dives safely back to first base as Kaneland’s Danny Hammermeister dives for the throw Monday.

    Kaneland, Batavia team up to strike out cancerMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    High school baseball took a backseat to community support for cancer Monday night at Fifth Third Ballpark in Geneva.

  • St. Charles East overwhelms Batavia in 5th inningMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    The fifth inning started innocently enough for the Batavia softball team when St. Charles East starting pitcher Haley Beno grounded out to third. But it would be the final batter the Bulldogs would retire. Ten consecutive batters reached base for the Saints, and pinch-runner MacKenzie Meadows terminated the schools’ Upstate Eight Conference River matchup by scoring the ninth run of the inning on a wild pitch.

  • Baseball / Top 20 rankingsMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mundelein, Libertyville and Batavia have secrured the top three spots in the Daily Herald's ranking of the top area high school baseball teams.

  • St. Charles North’s Aaron Amburgey returns a shot against Batavia during the Upstate Eight Conference boys tennis tournament at Geneva High School Saturday.

    Batavia rallies to repeat River titleMay 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Once again the race for the Upstate Eight Conference River Division boys tennis title was a dogfight right down to the end and once again for the third straight year the Batavia Bulldogs rallied from behind to pull it out at the wire.

  • Batavia sweeps St. Charles NorthMay 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    With each passing game, Batavia’s baseball team is inching closer toward capturing the Upstate Eight Conference River Division championship. The Bulldogs (23-3-1, 18-2-1) took another major step on their title pursuit with Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of visiting St. Charles North (17-10, 12-9).

  • Neuqua Valley’s Grayson Jenkins leads Batavia’s David Morrison and teammate Daniel Weiss in the 3,200 meter run Thursday at the Upstate Eight Conference boys track meet at Memorial Field at Elgin High School. Jenkins won while Morrison placed second and Weiss ended in fourth place.

    Wins, PRs come for Neuqua ValleyMay 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Neuqua Valley boys track coach Mike Kennedy provided his athletes a simple message for Thursday’s Upstate Eight Conference meet at Elgin’s Memorial Stadium. “He told us, every race you go into, either you win or you PR, because you win either way,” said Wildcats junior Zac Espinosa. He achieved both in the 400-meter run, edging teammate Nick Rafacz while setting a personal record at 49.33 seconds. Neuqua Valley did win either way, both in the Valley Division and among all 14 UEC teams. In the first year of a post-Lake Park UEC, the Wildcats earned a total of 131 points, a fair cushion over Waubonsie Valley’s 109 and River Division winner Batavia’s 103.

  • St. Charles North puts Batavia in early holeMay 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The hits and runs keep coming for the St. Charles North softball team — and so do the wins.

  • Batavia battles back to beat Geneva in extra inningsMay 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Batavia’s baseball team hasn’t had to play from behind too often this season. So when the Bulldogs spotted rival Geneva a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning Tuesday afternoon and still trailed 4-1 after 4-and-a-half innings, they found themselves in some unfamiliar territory.

  • Geneva’s Nick Derr makes the tag on Batavia’s Kyle Nieniec Saturday in Geneva.

    Batavia keeps control of River raceMay 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Despite his team carrying a 3-game lead into the final 2 weeks of the regular season, Batavia baseball coach Matt Holm is not about to concede that the Upstate Eight Conference River Division title is the Bulldogs just yet. However, they’re getting closer to sealing the deal.

  • Kaneland’s Dylan Kuipers celebrates after clearing 15- 3 1/2 at the Kane County boys track and field meet in Streamwood Friday.

    Kaneland claims Kane County crownMay 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kaneland coach Eric Baron established the proper mindset for Friday’s Kane County boys track meet a day early. And the Knights delivered, winning their third straight Kane County boys track championship.

  • Backlit by the stadium lights, St. Charles East’s Elizabeth Chmelik streaks around turn one of her anchor leg of the winning 4x400 meter relay Thursday at the Upstate Eight Conference girls track meet at Geneva High School. The relay team set a personal best time and the Saints won the meet.

    St. Charles East runs away with UECMay 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    St. Charles East sophomore Keely Flanigan summed up the Saints’ winning approach to Thursday’s Upstate Eight Conference girls track meet at Geneva, the last primer before next week’s all-important sectional meets. “Our goal was just to do the best we can and improve ourselves,” said Flanigan, who ran the second leg of St. Charles East’s winning 1,600-meter relay. “And if we happen to win, that’s good, too.” It went pretty good for the Saints, who happened to win it all, as it turned out. In a meet that decided an overall champion as well as River and Valley Division champions, St. Charles East was the clear-cut winner. The Saints amassed 142 team points to run away with the overall and River Division titles.

  • Matt Ernst of St. Charles North returns a serve in a #1 singles match against Tim Murat of Batavia during tennis action at Batavia Thursday.

    St. Charles North tops defending UEC River champ BataviaMay 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    After losing to Batavia by two agonizing points for the Upstate Eight Conference River Division boys tennis championship in 2012 and by one tantalizing point in 2013, St. Charles North couldn’t wait to take the Bulldogs’ home courts on Thursday for a pivotal UEC River dual meet with the two-time defending league champs.

  • Hirsch finishing college career with a bangMay 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Zach Hirsch has been through just about everything during his collegiate baseball career at the University of Nebraska.

  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winnersMay 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

  • Nicole Giese, left, from Bartlett High School, plays a witness while “defense attorney” Lia Kruse from Batavia High School cross-examines her during a mock trial Friday at the Kane County Courthouse in St. Charles. Judge Kathryn Karayannis presided. The Kane County Bar Foundation’s Law Day Mock Trial Program featured students from Aurora Central Catholic, Bartlett High School, Batavia High School, Elgin Academy, St. Edward Central Catholic and West Aurora High School.

    Students hold ‘hands-on’ trials in Kane CountyMay 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students from six high schools held mock trials at the Kane Couty Judicial Center in St. Charles on Friday. Judges offered tips, and teachers said the annual exercise, organized by the Kane County Bar Foundation, helps students gain a greater appreciation of the judicial system. Aurora Central Catholic, Bartlett High School, Batavia High School, Elgin Academy, St. Edward Central Catholic and West Aurora High School students played roles of prosecutors, defense attorneys, witnesses and jurors.

  • Rabin, St. Charles North blank BataviaMay 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    St. Charles North coach Tom Poulin said he could not remember the last time the wind blew out on the North Stars’ home field, which turned out to be the only thing between Northern Illinois-bound Abby Howlett and a grand slam Friday against Batavia.

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