Beacon News http://beaconnews.suntimes.com Latest news from Beacon News Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/beaconnews.gif Beacon News http://beaconnews.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Baseball: St. Charles East pitcher 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 20:56:00 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27020333-419/baseball-st-charles-east-pitcher-boehmer-stymies-batavia.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27020333-419/baseball-st-charles-east-pitcher-boehmer-stymies-batavia.html <![CDATA[ Softball: Yorkville steps up to the plate for MadiStrong ]]> Lead story image

Prior to the start of the softball season, Yorkville coach Kathi Dockstader presented her team with what she termed “a real life challenge.” Raise money for the family of a young girl diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:44:01 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27034328-419/softball-yorkville-steps-up-to-the-plate-for-madistrong.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27034328-419/softball-yorkville-steps-up-to-the-plate-for-madistrong.html <![CDATA[ Boys Track: Three things we know ]]> Lead story image

Area trends and top performances at a glance. ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:24 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27034565-419/boys-track-three-things-we-know.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27034565-419/boys-track-three-things-we-know.html <![CDATA[ Boys Track Insider: No hurdle too high for Aurora Central Catholic’s Patrick Lefevre ]]> Lead story image

The Aurora native, an equally gifted student who will continue his career at the University of Chicago next fall, is once again one of the leading contenders for a top finish at the state meet. ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:24 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27034224-419/boys-track-insider-no-hurdle-too-high-for-aurora-central-catholics-patrick-lefevre.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27034224-419/boys-track-insider-no-hurdle-too-high-for-aurora-central-catholics-patrick-lefevre.html <![CDATA[ Girls Track Insider: Batavia’s 400 relay team has eye on state finals ]]> Lead story image

It’s been awhile — 2007 — since Batavia’s girls track team sent a 400-meter relay team to state. It could be time to do it again. Last weekend at Oswego East, junior Catie Ross, freshman Hannah Schlaman, junior Audrey Jonke and senior Taylor Stieve looked the part, finishing in 49.98 seconds to finish second to Bolingbrook (49.78). ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:09:01 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27015525-419/girls-track-insider-batavias-400-relay-team-has-eye-on-state-finals.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27015525-419/girls-track-insider-batavias-400-relay-team-has-eye-on-state-finals.html <![CDATA[ Girls Track: Three things we know ]]> Lead story image

Area trends and top performances at a glance. ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:41:15 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27015327-419/girls-track-three-things-we-know.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27015327-419/girls-track-three-things-we-know.html <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: New coach Kristy Kane helps rebuild Aurora Central ]]>

Eight matches into the new season, the 6-1-1 Aurora Central Catholic team has already surpassed last year’s win total of three and is a reinvigorated program under new coach Kristy Kane. ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:32:45 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27016217-419/girls-soccer-new-coach-kristy-kane-helps-rebuild-aurora-central.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27016217-419/girls-soccer-new-coach-kristy-kane-helps-rebuild-aurora-central.html <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Three things we know ]]> Lead story image

Area trends and top performances at a glance. ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:32:46 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27016303-419/girls-soccer-three-things-we-know.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27016303-419/girls-soccer-three-things-we-know.html <![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.” ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:31:32 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27013394-419/cougars-insider-infielder-carhart-gets-on-the-job-training-for-move-to-catcher.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27013394-419/cougars-insider-infielder-carhart-gets-on-the-job-training-for-move-to-catcher.html <![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. ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:31:42 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27014475-419/minor-league-baseball-remillards-hitting-propels-cougars-past-beloit.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27014475-419/minor-league-baseball-remillards-hitting-propels-cougars-past-beloit.html <![CDATA[ Area Roundup: April 23 ]]>

Scores and highlights from around Aurora area. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:46:00 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27022428-419/area-roundup-april-23.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27022428-419/area-roundup-april-23.html <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Oswego East rolls past IMSA ]]>

Oswego East’s offense ruled as the Wolves cruised to an 11-0 triumph over IMSA. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:44:00 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27020015-419/girls-soccer-oswego-east-rolls-past-imsa.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27020015-419/girls-soccer-oswego-east-rolls-past-imsa.html <![CDATA[ Men’s Lacrosse: Diorka, Obriecht help AU go into postseason on a high note ]]>

Senior Pat Diorka scored twice and junior Max Obriecht three times as Aurora University defeated Benedictine 16-6. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:28:00 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27019845-419/mens-lacrosse-diorka-obriecht-help-au-go-into-postseason-on-a-high-note.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27019845-419/mens-lacrosse-diorka-obriecht-help-au-go-into-postseason-on-a-high-note.html <![CDATA[ Baseball Insider: Waubonsie pitcher Jack Eddy taking last spin on the diamond ]]> Lead story image

Losing his mother last fall and with the knowledge that this is his last season in competitive baseball, Eddy is working extra hard to succeed this spring. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:00:15 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/26992298-419/baseball-insider-waubonsie-pitcher-jack-eddy-taking-last-spin-on-the-diamond.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/26992298-419/baseball-insider-waubonsie-pitcher-jack-eddy-taking-last-spin-on-the-diamond.html <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Surging Metea Valley upsets Naperville North ]]>

Metea Valley scored one goal early and another late and knocked off host Naperville North 2-0 on Tuesday in Naperville. It was Metea Valley’s first win over the two-time defending state champion Huskies. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:26:01 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27002360-419/girls-soccer-surging-metea-valley-upsets-naperville-north.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27002360-419/girls-soccer-surging-metea-valley-upsets-naperville-north.html <![CDATA[ College Softball: Lake County spoils WCC’s bid for unbeaten conference mark ]]>

After Lake County strolled to a 6-1 victory over Waubonsee in the opener, keeping Waubonsee from an undefeated Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference championship, the second game was suspended because of darkness with the teams tied 7-7 after 10 innings. It will be finished starting at 3 p.m. Thursday at Waubonsee. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:18:01 -0500 http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27002308-419/college-softball-lake-county-spoils-wccs-bid-for-unbeaten-conference-mark.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/sports/27002308-419/college-softball-lake-county-spoils-wccs-bid-for-unbeaten-conference-mark.html