Baseball

April 17, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF
The Genoa-Kingston softball team earned a 9-2 win Wednesday at Plano.
By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com
DeKALB – Sycamore designated hitter Austin Jacox went 1 for 2 with two sacrifice flies and a long two-run home run to left field in the Spartans’ 12-1, six-inning win Wednesday over DeKalb in both teams’ Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference East opener.
April 15, 2014
By JAMES NOKES - sports@daily-chronicle.com
Genoa-Kingston has been through hard times. The Cogs lost 26 games in 2013. But, if a revival is to happen this spring it will be due to performances like the one starting pitcher Andrew Caldwell (1-1) turned in on Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of Mendota.
April 14, 2014
By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com
DeKALB – In reality, a pitcher’s win-loss record is meaningless.
April 12, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF – sports@daily-chronicle.com
Katherine Kohler had two goals for the Sycamore girls soccer team in a 4-3 win over Rockton Hononegah. Mallory Wolf and Alexis Davita had the two other goals for the Spartans.
April 11, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com
The DeKalb baseball team improved to 5-1 with a 13-0, five-inning win over Rockford Jefferson on Thursday in Rockford.
April 10, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com
Nathan Haacker, Michael Swanberg and Cooper Vinz all had home runs for the Sycamore baseball team in a 13-3, six-inning win over Hampshire on Wednesday in Hampshire.
April 8, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF - sports@daily-chronicle.com
The DeKalb baseball team improved to 4-1 with a 12-0, six-inning win over Rockford Guilford on Tuesday.
April 7, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com
The Sycamore baseball team defeated Genoa-Kingston, 6-2, in a nonconference game Monday in Sycamore.
April 5, 2014
By DUSTIN KING – sports@daily-chronicle.com
DeKALB – The DeKalb baseball team swept a doubleheader over Rockford east on Saturday.
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF – sports@daily-chronicle.com
Sycamore’s Lyndsey Coddington hit for the cycle in Game 1 of a doubleheader softball game against Streator on Saturday.
By STEVE NITZ – snitz@shawmedia.com
SYCAMORE – When Sycamore junior Cam Godinsky took the mound for the Spartans in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against Harlem, the bar had already been set pretty high.
April 3, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com
The Genoa-Kingston girls soccer team beat Rockford Lutheran, 2-1, Thursday at home, giving the Crusaders their second Big Northern Conference loss in the past nine seasons.
April 2, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com
The Genoa-Kingston softball team defeated Woodstock North, 10-3, Wednesday afternoon in Woodstock, winning its second straight game to start the season.
April 1, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com
DeKalb girls soccer lost a tough match to Rockford Boylan, 2-1, at home, playing its first game in two weeks. The teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half.
March 31, 2014
By IAN MATTHEWS editorial@kcchronicle.com
CAROL STREAM – It can be tough to measure a baseball team’s potential by the first couple games, but if the early returns for Batavia stay true, the Bulldogs should have quite the season, with depth all over the field, including the pitcher’s mound. 
By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com
DeKALB – The DeKalb baseball team had only practiced outside a handful of times leading up Monday’s contest against Hampshire.
March 24, 2014
By JAMES NOKES – sports@daily-chronicle.com
SYCAMORE – When Jason Cavanaugh tells a group of high school students to clear their desks and take out a paper and pencil, a collective moan usually fills the classroom. 
By JAMES NOKES – sports@daily-chronicle.com
DeKALB
January 14, 2014
By ROSS JACOBSON- rjacobson@shawmedia.com
Will Corn knew almost immediately that the first college campus he visited was the one he wanted to play baseball at in the future.
November 13, 2013
By ROSS JACOBSON - rjacobson@shawmedia.com
SYCAMORE - Nathan Haacker was set on going to John Logan Community College.
October 8, 2013
By KEVIN DRULEY – kdruley@shawmedia.com
Anthony Holubecki’s fastball occasionally touched the lower 90s this summer, velocity the Kaneland sophomore right-hander only hopes to augment.
September 9, 2013
By ANTHONY ZILIS- sports@daily-chronicle.com
Her pencil may have shaken with every bump in the road, but Morgan Newport had little choice – the then-freshman starting pitcher had to do her homework on the bus to and from DeKalb softball games last year. Otherwise, her ability to play club volleyball may have been compromised.
July 18, 2013
By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com
KIRKLAND – When anyone comes into Kirkland from the east or west on Route 72, they eventually see the population sign.
July 16, 2013
By KEVIN DRULEY– kdruley@shawmedia.com
GENEVA – Kaneland alumnus Drew Peters surveyed a Fifth Third Bank Ballpark clubhouse food spread Monday afternoon and smiled.
July 10, 2013
By JAY SCHWAB – jschwab@shawmedia.com
Ty Carlson was at a Kaneland basketball practice when Ernie Colombe dropped by with a hard-to-believe bulletin: Carlson’s summer baseball team, the Kane County Phantoms, would be coached by former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen’s son, Oney Guillen.
June 13, 2013
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June 10, 2013
By JAMES NOKES- sports@daily-chronicle.com
Scott Nelson practiced throwing pitches outside the strike zone. 
June 4, 2013
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June 3, 2013
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June 1, 2013
By ANTHONY ZILIS - sports@daily-chronicle.com
SYCAMORE – Sycamore pitcher Cole Nelson was in a rhythm early in Saturday's Class 3A Sycamore Sectional championship, sending the first nine St. Francis batters back to the dugout during a perfect first three innings.
By JAMES NOKES sports@daily-chronicle.com
The Sycamore baseball team might have to get used to text messages filled with exclamation points from Jason Cavanaugh if its scoring binge continues. 
May 31, 2013
By ANTHONY ZILIS- sports@daily-chronicle.com
SYCAMORE – Midway through the season, Jason Cavanaugh knew the Sycamore baseball team’s offense couldn’t possibly stay as poor as it was. Entering the year, Cavanaugh envisioned an explosive offense, and when he saw his team practice, he knew that potential was still there.
May 30, 2013
Images from the Sycamore baseball team's victory against Rockford East in the Class 3A Sycamore Sectional semifinals.
By JAMES NOKES sports@daily-chronicle.com
One facet of the game matters most to Sycamore baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh. 
May 29, 2013
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF - sports@daily-chronicle.com
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 potential of DeKalb softball and Sycamore baseball to win sectional titles.
May 28, 2013
By JAMES NOKES - sports@daily-chronicle.com
Editor’s Note: This is the third story in a three-part series on pitching in high school baseball.
May 25, 2013
By JARED BIRCHFIELD - sports@daily-chronicle.com
MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland baseball program has earned many honors over the years, including an IHSA Class 3A state title in 2011, but had never won a regional championship on its own field.
By STEVE NITZ - snitz@shawmedia.com
ROCHELLE – Mitchell Jordan heard the loud thump as his fifth-inning home run ball hit the left-center field scoreboard at Rochelle High School.
By JARED BIRCHFIELD – editorial@kcchronicle.com
MAPLE PARK – Kaneland batters knew it would be a challenge to get on base against Sandwich starting pitcher Jake Roehn in Friday’s IHSA Class 3A Kaneland Regional semifinal.
May 24, 2013
Images from the DeKalb baseball team's loss to Dundee-Crown.
By STEVE NITZ – snitz@shawmedia.com
DeKALB – When the wind is blowing in at DeKalb High School’s Dave Pettengell Field, hitting can be a daunting task.
By BRIAN HOXSEY – sports@daily-chronicle.com
In the past four years the Hinckley-Big Rock baseball team has never had to worry about the catchers’ position – Mitch Ruh has made sure of that.
May 23, 2013
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com
The Hiawatha baseball team’s season ended Wednesday with a 7-6 loss to Freeport in a Class 1A River Ridge Sectional semifinal. The Hawks fought back, scoring three runs in the seventh, and the final out was recorded with two runners in scoring position.
By ANTHONY ZILIS sports@daily-chronicle.com
ROCHELLE – Rochelle only had three wins coming into Wednesday’s Class 3A Rochelle Regional semifinal against Sycamore, but Spartans baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh said he was “scared to death” by the Hubs, and he had a good reason.
May 22, 2013
By JAMES NOKES sports@daily-chronicle.com
Mike Mercado trembled with nervousness in the batter’s box. 
May 21, 2013
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF - sports@daily-chronicle.com
Genoa-Kingston baseball lost to Wheaton Academy, 6-0, in the Class 3A Burlington Central Regional quarterfinals on Monday, ending the Cogs’ season.
May 20, 2013
By JAMES NOKES sports@daily-chronicle.com
Statistical analysis has led to changes for the Sycamore baseball team.
May 19, 2013
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF - sports@daily-chronicle.com
Hiawatha defeated Alden-Hebron, 3-2, in nine innings to capture the team's first regional title since 2008.

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