Matt Starai was the story yet again, striking out 10 as St. Charles East won Game 1 of an Upstate Eight River doubleheader against Geneva 5-0. But the Vikings came back to win 5-4 in Game 2 to earn the splt.
Trailing by five runs going into the bottom of the seventh Saturday, Elgin mounted an improbable six-run rally for a 10-9 victory against rival Larkin as the Maroons took the rubber game of the three-game Upstate Eight River set for their first series win against the Royals in over a decade.
St. Edward suffered a 1-0 loss against Plainfield South in the semifinals of the Rosary Invitational on Saturday, but Green Wave coach Tim Brieger still found positives despite falling short of the title match.
After a 3-2 loss to Joliet West in the semifinals, Elgin bounced back for third place at the Larkin Slugfest with a 10-4 win over St. Edward.
Scores and highlights from around the area Saturday, including the South Elgin baseball team’s doubleheader sweep of rival Bartlett. The Hawks entered the twinbill on a nine-game winning streak.
St. Charles North junior Ashley England made quite a splash at the Kane County Invitational on Friday night at Geneva High by upsetting the host school favorite McKenzie Altmayer to win the 3,200-meter run. It was the first time England ran the event at an outdoor meet.
Mike Featherly is the new girls basketball coach at Hampshire High. He spent the past seven years as an assistant on Bob Barnett’s boys basketball coaching staff at the school.
One day after mustering a season-low two runs in a loss at Crystal Lake South, Huntley got back to business as usual Friday as it plowed past visiting Dundee-Crown 10-0 in six innings.
Softball news and notes from around the Elgin area, including a preview of this weekend’s 20th annual Larkin Slugfest. The host Royals will take on St. Edward in their first game at the event.
Crystal Lake South rallied from an early deficit to edge Huntley 3-2 in a showdown of Fox Valley Valley powerhouses Thursday. The Red Raiders were limited to only five hits by Gators pitcher Tyler Hall.
Paul Kowalyszyn is officially on board as the new face of Streamwood’s boys basketball program. The 27-year-old Larkin graduate was introduced as the team’s coach Thursday. He replaces Tim Jones, who is retiring after six years at the helm.
Elgin mounted a four-run rally in the top of the sixth and pushed past Larkin 6-5 in the opener of a three-game Upstate Eight River series at Trout Park. Isaac Narayan went 2-for-3 with two RBI and scored the go-ahead run on Alex Buttell’s one out double in the sixth.
IMSA locked up a share of its third Northeast Athletic Conference crown with a dominating 6-0 shutout Thursday of Harvest Christian.
St. Charles North made a series of adjustments after dropping the opening game and rallied to knock off South Elgin 21-25, 25-14, 25-17 on Thursday in Upstate Eight crossover action.
Batavia rallied for a 5-4 win against St. Charles East behind ace Austin Shanahan on Wednesday to salvage one game out of the three-game Upstate Eight River set. The Saints jumped out to a 4-0 lead but couldn’t hang on to complete the sweep.
Jim Roberts officially was named the new boys basketball coach at Jacobs on Wednesday, marking his return to the Fox Valley Conference. The 1996 Lake Zurich graduate was the FVC Player of the Year his senior season.