Courier News Latest news from Courier News Online en-us (Editor) Courier News 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Girls Track: St. Charles East, Neuqua Valley share Upstate Eight indoor title ]]> Lead story image

Jordan Shead didn’t need to hear the announcement that Saturday’s Upstate Eight girls track and field indoor championship would come down to the last race. She already knew. ]]> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:23:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Mooseheart holds celebration to honor first team championship in school history ]]> Lead story image

The Mooseheart Red Ramblers wrote a page in history when they took home their first team state championship trophy of any kind in 101 years, and Friday the school went all out to celebrate. “We know it is the first team title in history, but what is really great about this is that 25 years from now these guys are going to be able to walk through the fieldhouse and see the trophy case with their families,” head basketball coach Ron Ahrens said. On Friday, Mooseheart held an all-school assembly to celebrate the boys basketball team’s 63-47 victory in the … ]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 02:42:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Hunger Games’ star says series rests on four strong women ]]> Lead story image

ELGIN — More than 100 dedicated fans of a battle-savvy female teenager named Katniss Everdeen showed up at 11 p.m. Thursday at the Elgin Walmart store. Their goal: to be the first in their circle to buy a DVD of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and get it autographed by one of the 2013 movie’s stars, Bruno Gunn, who is the tribute Brutus in the film. Featuring cake, big-screen TVs playing scenes from the DVD and two Walmart employees dressed up like the movies’ heroine and villain, this was one of only three such DVD-release parties being held for the … ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:31:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Kleczynski fuels Westminster charge in rout of Universal ]]> Lead story image

Robert Kleczynski raced up and down the court for Westminster Christian’s first seven points and nine of their first 12 en route to 17 for the game in an 84-34 Warriors victory over Universal in the Class 1A Harvest Christian Regional. ]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:47:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ Soaring with the Norge Ski Club ]]> Lead story image

FOX RIVER GROVE — If the winter sun beams bright when the Norge Ski Club hosts its 109th annual ski jump tournament Jan. 25 and 26, you can’t blame those there who think the rays are symbolically shining a light on the organization. Coach Scott Smith can tell you that three young men he has coached through the club’s training center and teams are finding success in the sport and competing internationally in ski jumping. Kevin Bickner, 17, of Wauconda and A.J. Brown, 18, of Fox River Grove are in Europe right now as part of the U.S. junior national … ]]> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:04:46 -0500