October 31, 2014
HAMPSHIRE – A few strategic adjustments helped. Keeping Ellie Dunn stranded in the back row might have loomed even larger.
HUNTLEY – It happened again.
PAW PAW – In volleyball, it is all about momentum. And in the championship game of the Class 1A Paw Paw Regional, long runs proved to be the difference in the contest between the Indian Creek and Newark.
October 30, 2014
DeKalb high school football: With focus solely on defense, Tommy Lowie stabilizing force for Barbs' secondaryBy EDDIE CARIFIO - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dre Brown, Eriq Torrey, Rudy Lopez – the DeKalb secondary features many of the Barbs’ speedy offensive players pulling double duty.
When DeKalb and Marmion face off tonight in a Class 6A first-round playoff game, they may not look like their regular season selves.
October 29, 2014
Since Chauncey Carrick arrived at Sycamore in 1993, the school has been a part of seven different conference alignments.
Just typing out loud.
HUNTLEY – For a moment, everything seemed like it was spiraling.
On Tuesday, the Illinois High School Association announced 16 by-law amendment proposals, ranging from separating public and private schools in postseason play to adding a preseason football game.
October 28, 2014
HAMPSHIRE – The Kaneland boys soccer team found out first-hand why Wheaton Academy is considered a front-runner to win this year’s IHSA Class 2A state championship.
HAMPSHIRE – In Game 1 between the Genoa-Kingston volleyball team and Burlington Central, neither team was giving an inch. Both squads were fighting hard to get the upper hand early.
Knights in regional final with victory
October 27, 2014
H-BR volleyball advances to regional semifinals
HAMPSHIRE – With his team’s backs against the wall Monday, Genoa-Kingston volleyball coach Keith Foster challenged his team’s defense.
October 26, 2014
The Genoa-Kingston girls volleyball team rolled through the regular season with almost 30 wins.
October 25, 2014
The Sycamore football team qualified for the playoffs in the last week of the regular season. The last week may have cost DeKalb a No. 1 seed.
BYRON – It was too little, too late for the Hinckley-Big Rock boys soccer team in the Class 1A Byron Sectional title game against Harvard on Saturday afternoon in a 3-2 loss.
Both Sycamore girls tennis player Angelina Ye and the Kaneland doubles team of Jelly Emmanouil and Madi Jurcenko entered Saturday in the consolation quarterfinals of the IHSA girls state tennis tournament.
Hiawatha’s Phillip Nordgren was seventh at the Class 1A Winnebago Cross Country Regional on Saturday, one of six area individuals to qualify for the sectional next week.
October 24, 2014
SYCAMORE – Entering its final game of the season against Sterling, the Sycamore football team’s streak of five straight playoff appearances was on the line. The Spartans had to treat senior night as a playoff game.
RICHMOND – Coming into its regular-season finale against Big Northern Conference foe Richmond-Burton, the Genoa-Kingston football team knew a win could have been a return trip to the playoffs.
DeKALB – Dre Brown played only one drive for the DeKalb football team. It was the only drive on which the Barbs scored.
Progress will have to be measured for the Hiawatha football team in a record-setting start and an improved record.
DeKalb ended their undefeated season to Geneseo on Friday night.
The wins just kept coming for Angelina Ye at the girls tennis state tournament.
BURLINGTON – Midway through the second half of the Burlington Regional championship soccer match, there still was no score between Kaneland and Hampshire.
MORRIS– Before the season started, DeKalb girls volleyball coach Kyle Milborn knew his team would be built on defense.
Sycamore’s Angelina Ye and a pair of Kaneland entries survived the first day at the IHSA state tennis tournament at various sites Thursday throughout the Northwest Suburbs.
BURLINGTON – In its final Big Northern East Conference match of the season, Genoa-Kingston ran into a wall. That wall was called regular-season conference champion Burlington Central.
As do most coaches, Joe Ryan preaches having a one-game-at-a-time attitude to his Sycamore football players.
On paper, there’s not much on the line for the DeKalb football team when it faces Geneseo at home tonight.
October 23, 2014
At the beginning of the girls tennis season, both Sycamore tennis coach David Hillmer and No. 1 singles player Angelina Ye said that junior Katherine Sullivan had a chance to qualify for the state tournament. And, they were both correct.
October 22, 2014
The Genoa-Kingston volleyball team topped Johnsburg in Big Northern East play Tuesday, defeating the Skyhawks 25-21, 25-19.
HUNTLEY – For much of Tuesday’s Class 3A Huntley Regional semifinal against Rockford Jefferson, the DeKalb boys soccer team looked like the team in control.
DeKALB – The stage was set for an emotional night at DeKalb High school when the Barbs played their senior night match against rival Sycamore.
BYRON – It took Eric Phillips all of 87 seconds to score Tuesday in the Class 1A Byron Sectional semifinal against Harvest Christian.
October 21, 2014
HAMPSHIRE – In the opening 25 minutes of the 2A Burlington Central Regional semifinals between Kaneland and Sycamore, nothing separated the two Northern Illinois Big 12 foes.
October 20, 2014
Thorbjornsen, Knights gear up for postseason play at Burlington Central Regional
GENOA – As far as the Genoa-Kingston football team is concerned, the Cogs’ past two games have been playoff games.
October 18, 2014
The regular season has been a breeze for Sycamore girls tennis player Angelina Ye. Why should the playoffs be any different?
DeKalb clinched the Northern Illinois Big 12 East conference title with a 26-14 win over Yorkville on Friday, October 17, 2014.
At every practice this week, the Hiawatha football team focused on stopping Rockford Christian Life quarterback Brady Pond.
LaSALLE – After losing five straight contests to fall out of playoff contention, the Kaneland football team didn’t waste any time piling on the points against winless LaSalle-Peru on Friday night.
HARVARD – Genoa-Kingston football coach Travis Frederick said that halftime of Friday’s game against Harvard was the most disappointed he’s been after a first half of play this year.
They’re both juniors. They’re both representing Genoa-Kingston. And they both shot the same score.
HINCKLEY – The Hinckley-Big Rock boys soccer team played its brand of soccer and forced Genoa-Kingston out of its comfort zone in Friday’s Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional championship game.
MORRIS – On paper, it looked as if Sycamore and Morris were evenly matched coming into Friday night's football game on Morris' homecoming.
DeKALB – It took the DeKalb football team 20 seconds to erase almost a quarter century of frustration.
October 17, 2014
MORRIS – Despite the muddy conditions, DeKalb beat Morris 2-1 to tie Yorkville for the league crown – the fifth straight title for the Barbs.