Courier News Latest news from Courier News Online en-us (Editor) Courier News 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Girls Track: St. Charles East takes third at Gus Scott Invite ]]> Lead story image

Morgan Schulz of Cary-Grove, named the meet MVP, won the A-level 100 hurdles and the 800, anchored a third-place 800 relay and then came back to win the 300. Cary-Grove won the event with 349 points. Naperville North was second with 313. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:14:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Track: Waubonsie Valley takes third place at Gus Scott Invite ]]>

Naperville North senior Jake Pecorin edged New Trier’s Josh Rosenkranz by less than a second in the 3,200 with an effort of 9:31.83 Thursday in his school’s Gus Scott Invitational. Oak Park-River Forest won the team title with 306 points and Waubonsie Valley took third with 281. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:04:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Loyola ends St. Charles North’s shutout streak ]]>

Tori Iatarola’s score dramatically altered the complexity of the game and propelled the No. 2 Ramblers to the 2-0 victory over the No. 8 North Stars in a PepsiCo Showdown quarterfinal Thursday in Northfield. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:24:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Baseball: Bases-loaded walk lifts Marmion over St. Edward ]]>

With the game tied at 1 in the top of the seventh inning, Marmion’s Brady Roberts drew a bases-loaded, two-out walk from St. Edward pitcher Jake Lafrenz on a full count to break the tie and give the Cadets (5-3, 5-0) the winning run in a 3-1 victory. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:50:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Baseball: South Elgin edges St. Charles North in 10-error game ]]>

South Elgin fell back on an insurance run scored in the bottom of the sixth inning to get Michigan recruit Ryan Nutof his first win of the year, 3-2, over St. Charles North in a contest marred by 10 errors and five unearned runs. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:40:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Baseball: Neuqua Valley’s offense comes alive in win over St. Charles East ]]>

With 16 hits and well-timed rallies, Neuqua Valley gained a 10-9 win over St. Charles East on Thursday. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:32:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Track Insider: Lesson learned for St. Charles North’s Jordan Duncan ]]>

St. Charles North’s Jordan Duncan is a solid state contender in the sprints this spring. He has redeemed himself with stellar performances after he was disqualified for false starting in the 200 during the indoor Upstate Eight Conference meet. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:58:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Track: Three things to know ]]> Lead story image

1. Lucas Ege is on a mission. The Burlington Central junior, coming off a runner-up performance at Top Times in the 60-meter hurdles to conclude the indoor boys track and field season, was unstoppable Saturday in Batavia. Ege won titles in the 110 high hurdles and 300 intermediate variety by more than a second-plus in each event at the Les Hodge Invitational. The Rockets’ leader is a leading contender for a Class 2A state championship in the 300 hurdles. 2. Double dash winner. Among the multiple-event champions at Batavia, few doubles were as impressive as St. Charles North’s Jack Feeney … ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:41:14 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Track Insider: Huntley’s Macy Tramblay combines skill with heart ]]> Lead story image

Junior eyes success this season in hurdles, triple jump. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:00:10 -0500 <![CDATA[ Area Roundup: April 17 ]]>

Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:56:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Softball: Bremer-Perryman combo lifts Elgin past South Elgin ]]> Lead story image

Kelly Bremer went 4-for-5 and Jennah Perryman struck out 12 in the picking up the win in the 8-3 victory. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:41:19 -0500 <![CDATA[ Minor League Baseball: Cougars rally with five in ninth to beat Bowling Green ]]>

Kane County wins seventh straight Wednesday night. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:54:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Volleyball: Metea Valley rallies to beat St. Charles North in three games ]]>

Metea Valley played its second three-set match in as many nights Wednesday against St. Charles North. The Mustangs rallied from a 25-23, 16-14 deficit to defeat the North Stars 23-25, 25-20, 25-15 in an Upstate Eight Conference crossover. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:48:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Area Roundup: April 16 ]]>

Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:36:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Baseball Notes: Bitter-cold early season is common opponent for local teams ]]> Lead story image

Battling the cold has become an art form for baseball players this spring, with coping the order of the day. St. Charles East pitcher Mike Boehmer relies on a pitcher’s best friend, the hand warmer, so he can control the baseball with a cold hand. But he says the bottom line isn’t this or extra clothing layers. It’s simply mental toughness. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:36:08 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jacobs’ Vosnos to take helm of troubled H-F program ]]>

Dan Vosnos wants to create a new billboard for Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The day after a controversial school board meeting that ended with the dismissal of girls basketball coach Anthony Smith, the newly named athletic director, who is currently assistant AD at Jacobs, says that he is relishing the challenge of turning the athletic programs back in the right direction. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:02:30 -0500