Courier News Latest news from Courier News Online en-us (Editor) Courier News 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Baseball: St. Charles East’s Boehmer stymies Batavia ]]> Lead story image

St. Charles East pitcher Mike Boehmer backed Adam Eck’s strong start Tuesday with a masterpiece of his own Wednesday in St. Charles, holding down hard-hitting Batavia 3-1 for the second straight day. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:54:33 -0500 <![CDATA[ Area Roundup: April 23 ]]>

Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:42:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Baseball: Sitter’s grand slam sparks Elgin in rout of Streamwood ]]>

While many teams have struggled with power numbers in a cold early season, an Elgin Maroons team notorious in recent years for hitting woes has been the exception to the rule. The Maroons aren’t ready to be tagged murderer’s row yet, but after Ryan Sitter’s grand slam for the team’s sixth home run of the season, and a 12-3 victory over visiting Streamwood in Upstate Eight River play Wednesday, it’s safe to say no one on Elgin is worried about scoring. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:10:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Volleyball: Nothing set in stone for South Elgin’s Chris Gibadlo ]]> Lead story image

Most high school volleyball teams simply lack the luxury of putting 6-5 players like South Elgin’s Chris Gibadlo at setter instead of middle blocker or outside. Through 15 matches, Gibadlo averaged 8.6 assists per game and 318 total assists setting up players like his senior brother Dan and Nate Marotta for the 13-2 Storm. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:26:58 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: G-K Alyssa Edwards finds time to achieve excellence in soccer and music ]]> Lead story image

Alyssa Edwards is now in her third season as Genoa-Kingston’s starting goalie, and the all-state musician is not only a mainstay in every Genoa-Kingston band, she also earned her chair in the Rockford Junior Symphony and the CSA (Community School of Arts) Symphony — all while compiling a 4.20 grade-point-average thanks to Advanced Placement classes. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:14:33 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cougars Insider: Infielder Carhart gets on-the-job training for move to catcher ]]> Lead story image

Kane County’s Carhart spent all of last season at high-Class A Daytona playing third base, helping his team win the Florida State League championship. But at the end of the season, he got a call from Cubs brass. “They wanted me to be a full-blown catcher in instructional league, and that was fine with me,” said Carhart, who had never caught in his life before last fall. “I came back (to spring training) and I was a catcher.” ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:34:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Minor League Baseball: Remillard’s hitting propels Cougars past Beloit ]]>

The Cougars banged out 14 hits in a 10-4 win over Beloit, including a four-hit outing by catcher Will Remillard. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:14:33 -0500 <![CDATA[ College Baseball: Judson splits doubleheader with St. Francis ]]>

In the opener, Judson’s Ryan Perez outdueled St. Francis’ Jake Butler in the 1-0 seven-inning win. The Eagles fell 18-2 in the second game. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:34:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Area Schedule ]]>

Local high school and college listings for the week of April 21-27. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:28:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Baseball Insider: Dundee-Crown’s Chase Bloch gets the feel for leadoff spot ]]> Lead story image

Chase Bloch didn’t exactly get out of the blocks the way he wanted with an 0-for-10 start over the first three games. Since then, however, Dundee-Crown’s senior leadoff man has been a catalyst for an offense averaging more than six runs per game, and he’s on an 11-game hitting streak thanks to some sound advice. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:43:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: St. Charles North’s late goal saves tie with rival East ]]>

In the battle of St. Charles, East dominated much of the match but a late goal from host North led to a 1-1 draw that meant both teams stay in the title hunt for the Upstate Eight River title. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:40:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Area Roundup: April 22 ]]>

Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:24:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Volleyball: South Elgin rolls past shorthanded Bartlett ]]> Lead story image

When Bartlett arrived Tuesday without 6-5 Loyola-bound star middle hitter Mike Gulczynski, the focus for South Elgin became not taking the Hawks too lightly in their Upstate Eight Valley opener. Mission accomplished, as South Elgin dispatched Bartlett 25-15, 25-14. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:04:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Softball: Bartlett pitcher Holly Pagan shuts down Elgin ]]>

Bartlett pitcher Holly Pagan struck out 10 and only gave up three hits in the Hawks’ 6-1 win over Elgin. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:50:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Baseball: Three things we know ]]> Lead story image

Area trends and top performances at a glance. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:36:33 -0500 <![CDATA[ Baseball: Peltier survives control issues, leads Jacobs past Huntley ]]>

Reilly Peltier danced around trouble for six innings and ended up winning a pitcher’s duel over Eric Luecht as Jacobs earned a 2-1 victory over Huntley in a Fox Valley Valley battle between the two top teams. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:40:00 -0500