July 15, 2014
MAPLE PARK – The looming threat of rain contributed to the late-inning drama between the Kaneland and Batavia baseball teams Tuesday during the second round of the summer state playoffs.
It didn't take long for Justin Keck to start feeling the itch.
July 13, 2014
When Jason Cavanaugh played youth baseball, his teammates held him accountable for his performance.
July 9, 2014
Drew Peters explains in several words the parameters of a baseball opportunity awaiting him at Bradley.
June 24, 2014
There were three games every year that Sycamore baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh and DeKalb coach Jake Howells hated: When their teams played each other in a conference series.
June 19, 2014
Haacker mixes power at the plate with an impenetrable defense
June 10, 2014
MOLINE – The Sycamore baseball team’s 10-0 loss Monday to Metamora at the Class 3A Augustana College Super-Sectional not only ended the Spartans’ baseball season.
June 9, 2014
MOLINE – Every ball that Metamora hit seemed to find the exact right spot.
June 7, 2014
ROCHELLE – After the high fly ball came down into Sycamore shortstop Michael Swanberg's glove for the final out of Saturday's Class 3A Rochelle Sectional final, Spartans pitcher Cole Nelson gave pumped his fist.
June 6, 2014
Class 3A Rochelle Sectional final
The wind was supposed to be too strong for anyone to hit a home run.
June 5, 2014
ROCHELLE – Three wins. Eighteen scoreless innings. A no-hitter.
ROCHELLE – The no-hitter credited to Colan Treml may have been open to debate, but his third win of the postseason was not.
June 3, 2014
Colan Treml was ready to pitch on Monday.
May 31, 2014
HAMPSHIRE – From the second the ball left Nate Haacker's bat, he knew it was bound for beyond the wall at Hampshire's baseball field.
PLANO – Nick Stahl doesn’t even take batting practice.
May 30, 2014
Holubecki, Henne combine on five-inning no-hitter
May 29, 2014
DeKALB – The DeKalb baseball team was holding a three-run lead entering the bottom of the seventh inning against Dundee-Crown. And, that is when it started to fall apart.
Conversation between batter and catcher normally is limited on a high school baseball field.
May 28, 2014
LENA – OK, so the Indian Creek baseball team’s sectional debut didn’t go well. At all.
HAMPSHIRE – With the wind blowing in, the Sycamore baseball team knew it couldn’t rely on one big inning to beat Genoa-Kingston.
May 26, 2014
GENOA – Brady Huffman is the number one pitcher for the Genoa-Kingston baseball team. And, he showed why against Hampshire in the Class 3A Hampshire Regional.
May 24, 2014
FULTON – For five innings, Fulton danced and dodged its way around trouble Saturday against Indian Creek.
BIG ROCK – With runners on second and third with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Hiawatha baseball team would have a chance to tie the game after trailing by two runs.
May 23, 2014
The DeKalb boys track team won the Class 3A Huntley Regional on Friday night in Huntley.
May 22, 2014
RICHMOND – The Genoa-Kingston softball team led for the first six innings in Thursday's Big Northern Conference East Division game against Richmond-Burton.
BIG ROCK – It was a true lesson in leaving the past behind you.
Indian Creek advanced to the Class 1A Fulton Regional final with a 12-1 win over Lanark Eastland on Wednesday. The Timberwolves will play the hosts on Saturday at 11 a.m.
May 21, 2014
DeKALB – Al Biancalana has 10 years of Division I coaching experience, which he'll be using with DeKalb's boys basketball program this upcoming season.
May 20, 2014
The Sycamore baseball team lost Tuesday, 9-8, at Yorkville.
May 19, 2014
John Crosby struck out eight in five innings for the DeKalb baseball team in a 10-0, six-inning win over Sterling on Monday in DeKalb.
BIG ROCK – Trailing by six runs after the first inning and a half, the outlook couldn't have looked much worse for the Hinckley-Big Rock baseball team. And if something didn’t change, its season would be over.
May 18, 2014
Indian Creek baseball coach Joe Piekarz had never seen Trevor Guerra play when Indian Creek reported for preseason practices.
May 17, 2014
Hiawtha beat Earlville-Leland, 14-4 on Saturday, and the Hawks lost to Somonauk, 7-6. Against Earlville-Leland, Mike Mercado went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for Hiawatha. Nick Doolittle finished 2 for 3 with an RBI for Hiawatha against Somonauk.. Adam Spear was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
May 15, 2014
SHABBONA – The combination of timely hitting and solid pitching helped Indian Creek keep its hopes for a share of the Little Ten Conference baseball title alive.
The DeKalb baseball team completed a Northern Illinois Big 12 East series sweep over Rochelle with a 7-1 victory Thursday at Dave Pettengell Field.
May 13, 2014
The Sycamore baseball team earned the No. 1 seed at the Class 3A Hampshire Regional.
Megan Menzel had two goals for the Hinckley-Big Rock girls soccer team in a 2-0 win over Aurora Central Catholic on Tuesday in the IHSA Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional semifinal.
Mark Skelley has continued to heed the message Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh has preached.
May 12, 2014
DeKALB – The DeKalb batters showed off some power in a 13-3 Northern Illinois Big 12 East Division baseball win against Rochelle on Monday.
May 10, 2014
The Hinckley-Big Rock baseball team defeated Hiawatha, 8-2, in five innings on Saturday.
May 9, 2014
The Kaneland baseball team defeated Sycamore, 2-1, on Thursday afternoon, scoring the winning run in the top of the seventh on an RBI from Joey Panico.
May 8, 2014
The Indian Creek baseball team improved to 11-1 with an 11-5 win over Hiawatha on Wednesday afternoon in a Little Ten Conference game.
May 5, 2014
Genoa-Kingston pitcher Baylie Ullmark allowed only three hits and only one walk in a 10-1 softball win over Sycamore on Monday afternoon in Genoa.
SYCAMORE – When Cole Nelson warmed up in the bullpen beyond the left-field fence at Sycamore Park, he knew he was going to have his good stuff for Monday's Northern Illinois Big 12 East series opener against Kaneland.
May 3, 2014
GENOA – The Genoa-Kingston high school baseball team scored 19 runs over its doubleheader sweep against Sandwich Saturday afternoon. The Cogs won Game 1, 9-5, and defeated the Indians 10-3 in Game 2.
The Kaneland girls track and field team finished second at the Kane County Meet with 92 points on Friday in Maple Park. West Aurora won with 137.
April 30, 2014
When Cam Godinsky starts a game for Sycamore’s baseball team, he can focus exclusively on pitching.
SYCAMORE – The Sycamore baseball team’s offense continued its white-hot hitting Wednesday as the Spartans notched a 14-1, five-inning home win against Rochelle.