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Baseball: St. Charles East’s Boehmer stymies Batavia

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.


High School Sports

Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile


After suffering a heartbreaking overtimes loss to Joliet Catholic in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game last season, Lincoln-Way West has put in extra work in the offseason to complete it’s state title run. read more...

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Area Roundup: April 23

Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area.

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.

Boys Volleyball: Nothing set in stone for South Elgin’s Chris Gibadlo


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.

Girls Soccer: G-K Alyssa Edwards finds time to achieve excellence in soccer and music


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.

Cougars Insider: Infielder Carhart gets on-the-job training for move to catcher


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.”

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.

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.

Area Schedule

Local high school and college listings for the week of April 21-27.

Baseball Insider: Dundee-Crown’s Chase Bloch gets the feel for leadoff spot


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.

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.

Area Roundup: April 22

Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area.

Boys Volleyball: South Elgin rolls past shorthanded Bartlett


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.

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.

Baseball: Three things we know


Area trends and top performances at a glance.

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.