Beacon News Latest news from Beacon News Online en-us (Editor) Beacon News 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Cougar Notes: Kyle Schwarber callup excites Cubs faithful in Kane County ]]> Lead story image

The way first-round pick Kyle Schwarber started out his Cubs career last week at short-season Class A Boise turned him into a social media legend. With every bomb Schwarber dropped on Northwest League pitching, Cubs fans began salivating over their latest top prospect. After going 12-for-20 with four home runs in five games with an almost comical 1.975 OPS, he was promoted to Kane County. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:33:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ Minor League Baseball: Cubs’ No. 1 pick Schwarber opens with hit, RBI in Cougars’ win ]]>

Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs’ first-round (fourth overall) pick in this month’s First-Year Player Draft, went 1-for-3 with an RBI in his first game with the Cougars, who scored all of their runs in the third inning en route to a 7-0 win in a game called with two outs in the fifth due to rain. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:00:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Notes: Award caps great season for AU men’s lacrosse ]]> Lead story image

Coach Kylor Berkman and his Aurora University men’s lacrosse team have been singled out for the James “Ace” Adams Sportsmanship Award for the 2014 season. AU went 16-4 this past season, winning its second consecutive Midwest Lacrosse Conference regular season and tournament championship. The Spartans also advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 for the second straight season. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:34:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Women’s Soccer: Vanessa DiBernardo keeps her head in the game ]]> Lead story image

Waubonsie Valley graduate has started every game for the third-place Chicago Red Stars. Her humble, hard-working approach has impressed teammates and coaches. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:28:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football: Sandwich names Chris VanDyke as new head coach ]]>

Kook for new Sandwich football coach Chris VanDyke to implement an offensive weapon the Indians haven’t utilized in quite a while, the forward pass. VanDyke, who last year served as Minooka’s offensive coordinator, brings 14 years of high school coaching experience to the job. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:28:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Golf Notes: Taylor Arenson wins Naperville women’s golf title ]]> Lead story image

Taylor Arenson, a 2014 Naperville North High School graduate, Monday shot even par 72 at Naperbrook Golf Course to claim the Naperville Women’s City Golf Championship. Defending champion Carolyn Wong took second with a 79 and was followed by Kathleen Giradot (82), Martha Rash (83) and Katrina Carter (90). ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:28:14 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cougars Insider: Dr. Bob Froehlich on being the owner — ‘This is, like, ours’ ]]> Lead story image

When the Cougars announced their affiliation with the Cubs going into the 2013 season, people assumed fan interest would be piqued by the news. Which it was. But it also had another unintended effect. It caught the interest of the couple that wound up becoming the team’s new majority owners. ]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:25:49 -0500 <![CDATA[ Minor League Baseball: Powell leads West All-Stars to victory ]]>

The Beloit centerfielder was named MVP of the Midwest League All-Star game as the West All-Stars blanked the East 7-0. The Cougars are a member of the Western division. ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:28:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: Panther Soccer Club makes history by reaching national tournament ]]> Lead story image

No team from the Panther Soccer Club of Oswego had ever qualified for a national tournament until Sunday. ]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:26:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Softball: Bandits’ All-Star doubleheader a talented tale of the tape ]]> Lead story image

There will be a bevy of talent on display Wednesday at The Ballpark in Rosemont. A Bandits’ squad made up of players from their 14-U and 16-U teams will take on the frosh-soph High School All-Stars at 6 p.m. and the Bandits’ 18-U team will face off with the junior-senior High School All-Stars at 8 p.m. ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:43:47 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girl Soccer: Waubonsie Valley’s Kristen Dodson is the Beacon-News’ Player of the Year ]]> Lead story image

The Auburn University recruit added National Soccer Coaches Association All-America and All-Midwest honors as well as being named the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association’s Player of the Year. ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:28:33 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Soccer: The Beacon-News All-Area Team ]]> Lead story image

The Beacon-News All-Area team for girls soccer for the 2014 season. ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:04:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ College Track: Waubonsie Valley grad Morolake Akinosun has another day in the sun for Texas ]]> Lead story image

She stepped in for injured teammate and defending 400-meter champion Ashley Spencer to run the third 400 leg of the 1,600 relay for Texas. That group ran a meet-record time of 3:24.21 that stands as the second fastest in collegiate history in the event. ]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:28:14 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Basketball: Summer Sectional Shootout set at Oswego on Monday ]]> Lead story image

All 21 teams from last spring’s Class 4A East Aurora Sectional were invited. Although only 12 can make it, the stage is set for what should be an interesting one-day hoops event Monday at Oswego High School. ]]> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 02:37:44 -0500 <![CDATA[ Minor League Baseball: Cougars fall to Beloit in back-and-forth affair ]]>

Host Beloit won the game with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning in a back-and-forth game. The teams combined for 30 hits, with the Cougars collecting 19 of those. ]]> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:52:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ College Report: EB Keeve stands tall in goal for Arizona State water polo ]]> Lead story image

Waubonsie Valley graduate Keeve has become one of the top goalies in the nation and has earned a spot on Team USA competing at the FINA World League Super Final in Kunshun, China. ]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 02:23:46 -0500