Flynn Robinson, an Elgin native who went on to play eight seasons in the NBA, died Thursday at age 72 at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related to cancer. Robinson was a 1959 Elgin High graduate and a member of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 1980
Kyle Rohde’s ties to Elgin High’s football program run deep. The 2002 Elgin graduate was hired as the new head coach of the Maroons on Wednesday. He spent the past three years as defensive coordinator under Dave Bierman, who stepped down last fall following five seasons at the helm.
Larkin pushed across a run in the top of the first inning, but its lead didn’t last long as top-seeded Huntley scored in every inning but the fifth on the way to a 10-2 victory in the Class 4A DeKalb Regional semifinals.
Parker scored three goals in the final 14 minutes to rally for a 3-1 win against St. Edward on Tuesday in the Class 1A Concordia Supersectional in River Forest. The loss marks the second supersectional defeat in as many years for the Green Wave.
With the pressure on, Larkin pitcher Brayden Royse rose to the occasion Monday and turned in one of his best outings of the year as the host Royals knocked off Rockford Jefferson 7-0 in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A DeKalb Regional.
Erik Jacobsen previews the Class 4A and 3A baseball playoffs. Huntley, St. Charles East and Hampshire enter the postseason with particularly high hopes as the favorites to win their respective regionals.
St. Edward put up a good fight, but senior ace Matt Miller struck out 10 as Aurora Central Catholic’s breakthrough season continued Saturday with a 4-2 win in the championship game of the Class 2A Westminster Christian Regional.
Huntley baseball coach Andy Jakubowski has been suspended for the remainder of the season, including the upcoming the state playoffs, in the wake of his arrest for driving under the influence last weekend.
With a steady breeze blowing out to left, Jack Tierney and Tighe Koehring both sent fly balls into the jet stream for home runs to account for all of St. Edward’s scoring in a 3-2 win against Aurora Christian in the Class 2A Westminster Christian Regional semifinals.
Huntley managed only six hits Tuesday in an 8-7 nonconference win against Burlington Central, but the Red Raiders still produced enough offense as they capitalized on seven walks, two hit batters, three errors and six wild pitches.
Baseball news and notes from around the Elgin area, including a look at Burlington Central, which locked up its fourth Big Northern East title in five years last week and is in the midst of a season best five-game win streak.
The ups and downs of the regular season will be nothing more than an afterthought this week as St. Edward tries to accomplish its primary objective at the Class 2A Westminster Christian Regional.
Judson University has developed one of the more successful small college baseball programs in the region in recent years, and the Eagles are doing it with a roster that in many ways resembles a local all-star team.
Baseball news and notes from around the Elgin area, including a look at South Elgin, which is trying to stay alive in the race for the Upstate Eight Valley championship. Pitching could be key for the Storm down the stretch as it boasts a 1.99 team ERA.
Judson left no doubt about its status as the CCAC’s best team by pounding Trinity Christian 13-3 in the championship game of the league tournament Friday at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, Ind. The victory pushed the Eagles’ program-record win streak to 17.
St. Edward is one of the seven schools on the move from the Suburban Christian to Metro Suburban, marking a big change for the Elgin institution as it ventures into unfamiliar territory as part of a new 14-team league made up of both public and private schools.