December 19, 2013
Genoa-Kingston is off to a quick start this year and some of those games have come without the services of sophomore point guard Tommy Lucca, who sprained his knee against Hinckley-Big Rock.
The Genoa-Kingston girls basketball team fell to North Boone, 51-40, in its third game of the Pecatonica tournament Wednesday.
DeKALB – Last year, even DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swimming coach Leah Eames could tell by Daniel Hein's size and physique that he was a freshman.
GENEVA – If the Fox Valley Hawks have to take a step back to taste some success, it’s a sacrifice the team is glad to make.
December 18, 2013
Wisconsin junior Courtney Thomas always considered herself having the personality of an outside hitter, even when the DeKalb graduate was a setter during her first two years on the Badgers’ volleyball team.
Kaneland boys basketball defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 63-38, in Hinckley on Tuesday night.
December 17, 2013
DeKALB – The biggest push is done in Dre Brown's college recruitment.
DeKalb has one of the most experienced teams in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East. It’s showed in the early going as the Barbs (6-2, 2-0 NI Big 12 East) pushed Grant in a close loss last week.
The Genoa-Kingston girls basketball team moved closer to .500 with a 35-26 win over Pecatonica in the first game of the Pecatonica Holiday Tournament.
SHABBONA – Indian Creek hopes to get out and run in transition this year.
Kaneland senior right tackle Joe Komel lamented a lack of motivation early in his football career.
December 16, 2013
Attendance figures top the 2012 state finals in Champaign
DeKALB – Coach Dave Rohlman and the DeKalb basketball team know they need to change something about their halftime routine because momentum seems to go to the Barbs’ locker room to die.
December 15, 2013
Kelsey Schrader was looking for three specific things in picking a college.
December 14, 2013
The DeKalb girls basketball team suffered a 52-51 loss at East Moline United Saturday afternoon, with EMU hitting a three-pointer to beat the Barbs at the buzzer.
DeKALB – Eleven straight times, the DeKalb boys basketball team had beaten Sycamore before the Spartans finally broke through last year, starting a two-game winning streak by sweeping the season series.
The Indian Creek boys basketball team defeated Leland-Earlville, 66-41, on Friday.
Kyle Carter’s decorated cross country career at Kaneland closed in anticlimactic fashion.
DeKALB – The Sycamore girls basketball team had shown tangible progress over the past two seasons under coach Brett Goff.
MAPLE PARK – When all five players on the floor can score, a team can be dangerous. And that was the case for the Kaneland boys basketball team Friday night against Rochelle.
December 13, 2013
Hinckley-Big Rock girls basketball edged Indian Creek at home, 45-40, in the Little Ten Conference rivals’ first regular-season matchup of the year.
DeKALB – The Sycamore girls bowling team looked down and out heading into the third game of Thursday’s dual meet with DeKalb, trailing by 11 after co-captain Kelsey Johnston suffered a wrist injury in Game 2.
SYCAMORE – Sycamore senior Kyle Akins may be wrestling a weight class up this year, but the 120-pounder walked into the ring Thursday to take on Yorkville’s Dan Cikauskas as confident as ever.
MAPLE PARK – Win or lose, home team wrestlers routinely scurry to roll up the mats at the end of each dual.
December 12, 2013
Hinckley-Big Rock grad recovering, leading Loras College basketball
Genoa-Kingston girls basketball lost a tight nonconference matchup to Somonauk, 35-34, on Wednesday.
December 11, 2013
SHABBONA – Samantha Mosley is one of only two seniors on the Indian Creek girls basketball team, but she refused to say youth or inexperience were reasons for Tuesday’s 68-47 loss to Morris.
December 10, 2013
The Indian Creek girls basketball team defeated Leland-Earlville, 65-45, on Monday night to remain undefeated in the Little Ten Conference.
KIRKLAND – After losing to Marquette and IC Catholic last week, the Hinckley-Big Rock girls basketball team wanted to get out to a fast start against Hiawatha on Monday night.
December 7, 2013
Rudy Lopez had a season-high 21 points for the DeKalb boys basketball team on Saturday, but it wasn't enough in a 59-52 loss to Peoria Richwoods.
DeKALB – Plenty has changed on the defensive end of the court for the DeKalb girls basketball team this season after losing a pair of Daily Chronicle All-Area guards, Courtney Patrick and Rachel Torres, and a 6-foot-2 center, Courtney Bemis.
December 6, 2013
DeKALB – The 200-yard medley relay has become routine for DeKalb-Sycamore’s quartet of sophomores.
Kaneland defeated Sycamore, 33-29, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East wrestling dual meet Thursday at Northern Illinois’ Convocation Center in DeKalb.
December 5, 2013
Drew David, Kaneland, sr., PG
Kaneland at Sycamore
Genoa-Kingston point guard Tommy Lucca scored only two points in the first half of Tuesday’s game against Hinckley-Big Rock, but the sophomore’s influence is felt whether he’s leading the team in scoring, which he did throughout the first four games of the season, or dishing out passes.
SYCAMORE – Sycamore’s leading scorer during its season-opening Strombom Tournament was hardly even a factor on last year’s team.
Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they discuss the upcoming boys basketball season.
SYCAMORE - Andy Hampton compares leading the Sycamore girls bowling team to driving a bus.
Sycamore girls bowling won its first match of the season with a 2,870-2,693 win over Rochelle. The Spartans won all three games and the overall series against their Northern Illinois Big 12 East rival at Four Seasons Sports.
December 4, 2013
DeKALB – The DeKalb girls basketball team’s 2012-13 season came to an end more quickly than they thought.
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TAKE 2: DeKalb girls basketball still the favorite for conference crown, but Sycamore not far behindBy BY ROSS JACOBSON – email@example.com AND STEVE NITZ – firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they discuss the upcoming girls basketball season.
SYCAMORE – Julia Moll could immediately tell this year’s Sycamore girls basketball team was different.
HINCKLEY – Hinckley-Big Rock boys basketball coach Bill Sambrookes knew the improvement would come, even after his team was drubbed by Byron last week by more than 40 points.
A late rally wasn’t enough as Sycamore girls basketball fell to Sterling, 46-42, Tuesday in Sterling. Bailey Gilbert led Sycamore (3-2) with 21 points.
December 3, 2013
HINCKLEY – One big run can make all the difference. And for the Hinckley-Big Rock girls basketball team, that run didn’t go its way.