Category: Sports

Aurora honors 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Aurora Police team

Aurora City Council honors 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Major League champions Aurora Police Department team

The Aurora City Council honors the 2018 Boys Baseball of Aurora Major League champions, the Aurora Police team, above, Tuesday at the City Council meeting. • Honored was the inaugural Aurora Youth Council for its community participation (Click here to see photo). Alex Perez, former city of Aurora government employee...

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Jackson, Thorsen, superb facilities, Northwestern University recruiting tools

By Joe Ruklick –  Last of two parts Northwestern University football success has been elevated by the success of running back Justin Jackson of Wheaton North High School and quarterback Clayton Thorsen of Glenbard North. They have been a part of the 13-year success of head coach Pat Fitzgerald It’s...

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Kevin Harvick, son, celebrate success in NASCAR Monster Energy series

By John Schutt –  NASCAR Monster Energy series, Consumers Energy 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 12. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch shared front row pole positions on the two-mile unrestricted oval. With no restrictions they reached speeds of more than 215 miles per hour during the race!...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Batavia, West Aurora, among elite in football this season

High school football and other Fall sports are on the horizon. Actually golf meets have started and all other sports, except football, can begin Monday. The first football games will be Friday, Aug. 24 and there are changes. Two items are consistent with the last few years of football: Both...

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Yanise Ho Roller blade travel to raise scholarship funds stranger kindness

Roller blade travel to raise scholarship funds and to prove the kindness of strangers

Victoria Schmitt of Yorkville bid farewell recently to a new friend, 23-year-old Yanise Ho, originally from Hong Kong (click here for her website). The immediate destination for Ho was Iowa and ultimately Portland, Ore., all by roller blades. Yes, the college student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass....

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Kirhofer's Sports champion: Kirhofer's Sports Aurora American Legion League baseball team members pose for photos shortly after capturing the 2018 playoffs championship Friday. Kirhofer's Sports defeated New Life Mechanical, 5-0, in the championship game at Solfisburg Park's Joe Bernard Field in the John Galles Sports Complex in Aurora. Joe Healy photo

Kirhofer’s Sports, former UAW 145, captures Aurora Legion League Championship

By Joe Healy –  I had the pleasure for several seasons of coaching Kirhofer’s Sports when it was known as U.A.W. Local #145 in Aurora American Legion League baseball. I handed over the managerial reins to former player and current manager, Alex Varvarezos. There were a handful of other former...

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Football, Fitzgerald, fundraising, fuel for Northwestern University

By Joe Ruklick –  First of two parts –  This Summer’s football practice marks three months of fierce dedication by Northwestern University’s football Wildcats. Amid heat, annoying injuries, and ferocious rivalries, players are looking toward the this season’s schedule certain that last season’s success proved the Purple are capable of...

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West Aurora School Board superintendent Jeff Craig Board Ira Lathan

Brian Urlacher example for youth, West Aurora School Board examines options

By Carter Crane –  High School practices in football and boys and girls golf started Monday with the rest of the sports’ practices to begin Wednesday. Golf meets will begin Thursday, Aug. 9. First football games will be no sooner than Friday, Aug. 24 and this season should be interesting...

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Woodrow Carroll

Optimism accompanies Chicago White Sox sweep

The Chicago White Sox want last weekend’s three-game sweep of the host Tampa Bay Rays to be a sign of better things to come and not a momentary aberration. There have been fleeting moments earlier this season when the Sox showed signs of life, only to revert to the team...

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Chuck Roberts and Charlie Zine reach the dock Monday, July 23 in Ottawa at the end of their eight-day, 202-mile trip in Ottawa at the confluence of the Fox River and Illinois River.

Following the flow down Fox River: All 202 miles

By Charlie Zine –  Editor’s note: Charlie Zine and Chuck Roberts completed an eight-day, 202-mile journey from Colgate, Wis. to Ottawa and finished Monday, July 23. There were two photos on the front page of The Voice last week. Here is Charlie Zine’s focus on the trip. I have enjoyed...

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