Category: Sports

Football and volleyball

By Bobby Narang –  Marmion Academy senior John Roche isn’t resting on his football laurels. After shining at linebacker for the football team the last three years, Roche is quickly becoming a sensation on the volleyball court. Marmion head volleyball coach Barb Ebert said Roche has developed into a next-level…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Baseball April alumni activities for Aurora Central, Waubonsee Community College

April is a collection of variable weather events. Intrepid souls plan for good weather courageously in April. Such is the case for the weekend of April 27-28 for baseball reunions. Aurora Central Catholic Chargers will focus on 50 years of baseball with an alumni salute at the school Saturday, April…...

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Piron, Janca, earn track honors in College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin

North Central College’s Peyton Piron and Nick Janca were selected as the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) men’s outdoor track and field Athletes of the Week Tuesday. • Piron, a senior from Batavia and Batavia High School (actuarial science/finance major), won the 400-meter run at the Benedictine Relays…...

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Jimenez, Anderson, balance to Palka problems

In the future, knowing who led the 2018 Chicago White Sox in home runs might be a head-scratching trivia question and with good reason. Answer: It was Daniel Palka with 27 home runs. Conventional wisdom at last season’s start was Jose Abreu would lead the Sox in home runs. However,…...

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Truex, Jr. takes first 2019 victory

By John Schutt –  NASCAR Monster Energy Series, Toyota Owners 400, Richmond Raceway, Richmond Va., Saturday, April 13. Martin Truex, Jr. held off Joe Logano in final laps to get his first victory in 25 races and his first victory of the 2019 season. Following Logano in third place were…...

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2019 NFL draft

The draft will be through seven rounds. The first round will take place Thursday, April 25. Rounds two and three will be Friday, April 26 and rounds four through seven will be Saturday, April 27. The draft will be held in Nashville, Tenn. Bears selections Round 1, no pick; Round…...

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State champion: Waubonsie Valley High School/Metea Valley High School ice hockey team of Aurora receives a salute from the Aurora City Council Tuesday evening at Aurora City Hall for recently capturing the Illinois State high school hockey championship in the Combined Varsity tournament. Both schools are in District 204. There are five levels. Wheaton West Black captured the Junior Varsity Combined championship. Jason Crane/The Voice

Waubonsie Valley High School/Metea Valley High School ice hockey team of Aurora receives a salute from the Aurora City Council

State champion: Waubonsie Valley High School/Metea Valley High School ice hockey team of Aurora receives a salute from the Aurora City Council Tuesday evening at Aurora City Hall for recently capturing the Illinois State high school hockey championship in the Combined Varsity tournament. Both schools are in District 204. There…...

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St. Charles North in DuKane baseball mix

By Bobby Narang –  The DuKane Conference is fully in swing in high school baseball. After Batavia captured the football championship and Geneva claimed the boys basketball championship, St. Charles North is seeking to win the inaugural Conference baseball championship. The North Stars notched their first Conference victory with an…...

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Kane County Cougars pitcher Erin Baldwin delivers Friday in the team’s second game of the Class A Midwest Baseball League season. Visiting Clinton won, 5-1, in the game in Geneva. The Cougars were 3-2 through Monday and will return home Friday for a pair of three-game series against Peoria and Burlington (Ia.). Al Benson/The Voice

Kane County Cougars return home Friday for a pair of three-game series against Peoria and Burlington (Ia.)

Kane County Cougars pitcher Erin Baldwin delivers Friday in the team’s second game of the Class A Midwest Baseball League season. Visiting Clinton won, 5-1, in the game in Geneva. The Cougars were 3-2 through Monday and will return home Friday for a pair of three-game series against Peoria and…...

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Sox seek to surpass last year’s start

The Chicago White Sox opened the season last year with a pair of road victories at Kansas City. The two victories didn’t fool anyone familiar with the Sox. Reality soon set in for the Sox and by the time the team had played 36 games. The Sox record was 9-27,…...

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Oswego East High School's High Jumper Keylen Williams

Oswego East High School’s High Jumper Keylen Williams

Oswego East High School’s Keylen Williams clears six-foot, two-inches to win the high jump at the Wolves’ boys track meet Wednesday, April 3 with Oswego and Joliet West. Williams captured the A.A. Stagg High School Invitational Saturday in Palos Heights by clearing 6-6. Oswego East will be in Friday’s Matt…...

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CBI reward, positive work: DePaul coach

By Craig Lynch –  After a loss to St. John’s University in the men’s college basketball Big East tournament, DePaul University took its 15-15 record to the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) tournament. The Demons defeated Central Michigan, Longwood, and Costal Carolina to qualify for the best of three finals. They…...

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Matt Airy at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.. Submitted photo

Whitman’s Matt Airy new Aurora head basketball coach

By Carter Crane –  In a match of winning Division III college basketball programs, Aurora University announced Tuesday that Matt Airy of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., is Aurora’s 28th men’s head basketball coach in the program’s 107-year history and only the fourth since the 1980 season. Aurora has…...

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2019 NFL Draft, which will be held in Nashville, April 25-27

1. Arizona 2. San Francisco 3. New York Jets 4. Oakland 5. Tampa Bay 6. New York Giants 7. Jacksonville 8. Detroit 9. Buffalo 10. Denver 11. Cincinnati 12. Green Bay 13. Miami 14. Atlanta 15. Washington 16. Carolina 17. New York Giants (via Browns) 18. Minnesota 19. Tennessee 20…....

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College basketball

Recent NCAA men’s D-I champions 2019 Virginia def. Texas Tech. 85-77 (ot) 2018 Villanova def. Michigan  79-62 2017 N.Carolina def. Gonzaga  71-65 2016 Villanova def. N. Carolina 77-74 2015 Duke def. Wisconsin 68-63 2014 Connecticut def. Kentucky 60-54 2013 Louisville def. Michigan 82-76 2012 Kentucky def. Kansas 67-59 2011 Connecticut…...

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NIT Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden

Men’s Semifinals – April 2 Lipscomb 71 def. Wichita St. 64, Texas 58 def. TCU 44 Final – April 4 Texas 81 def. Lipscomb 66 WNIT Basketball Tournament Women’s Semifinals – April 3 Northwestern 74 def. James Madison 69 Arizona 59 def. TCU 53 Final – April 6 Arizona 56…...

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