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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Three Foxes named Northern Illinois Big 12 All-Conference in baseball.
Josh M. Cooper, Luke Lucchetti and Jacob Mathre were named to the Northern Illinois Big 12 All-Conference baseball team. The three had a lot to do with the Foxes having their first winning season since 2002 before losing in the Class 3A Tinley Park regional title game to finish 19-16. “I’ll remember this group as the seniors that got us over the hump and laid the foundation for the future of this program,” said Yorkville coach Scott Luken. The Foxes almost doubled their win total from last year (10-24). They were competitive in almost every game, with eight games decided by a single run. “Our pitching staff was the team’s main strength,” Luken said. “They kept us in the game with a team ERA of 3.60. Through the course of the season we …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Yorkville softball makes it back-to-back regional titles.
Mistakes won't hurt a softball team too much if the opponent doesn't take advantage. Yorkville took advantage of Sandwich's mistakes and misfortune, and also hit the ball well in Saturday's Class 3A Yorkville regional title game. The Lady Foxes needed only six innings to dispose of Sandwich, 10-0, hammering out 15 hits and winning their second consecutive regional title. Yorkville advances to Wednesday's Rochelle sectional semifinal against Belvidere North at 4 p.m. Last season the Lady Foxes were overwhelmed 15-4 by Geneseo in sectional play. They are the only Yorkville spring sports team that will still be playing as June rolls around. In Saturday's game, Sandwich shortstop Hannah Prucha dislocated a finger in pregame warm-ups and was …
Monday, May 9, 2011
Yorkville wins three straight in Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference.
The week ended a whole lot better than it started for the Yorkville softball team. After dropping a non-conference game, 7-5, to Plainfield North on Monday, the Lady Foxes won three straight conference games to get back into the thick of the Northern Illinois Big 12 race. Yorkville received a great day at the plate from Nicole Hersam on Tuesday. Hersam was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. The winning ways continued Thursday with an 11-3 win against Morris. Tara Young had a pair of hits and drove in three runs, Cacey Maciejewski had three hits and scored three runs and Sonja Gilbertson heated up with a three hits, including a home run and drove in two runs. The big moment of the week, however, occurred Friday where the Lady …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Yorkville will honor former baseball coach Eric Miller on Tuesday.
Yorkville will try again to retire longtime coach Eric Miller’s number Tuesday at approximately 4:15 p.m. Poor weather caused the April 25 ceremony to be postponed. The Foxes will play DeKalb immediately following the ceremony. Boys track and field: Foxes stay focused The Yorkville boys track and field team took fourth place in the seven-team Plainfield Central Invite on Friday. The Foxes won the 4 x 800-meter relay and Matt Anzelc won the shot put with a throw of 47 feet 2 1/2 inches. During Tuesday’s Senior Night co-ed meet against Sycamore, the Foxes breezed to a 112-18 victory. “I think our distance team has done really well and our younger relays are coming together. At this point in the season that’s exciting to see,” said Yorkville …
Monday, April 25, 2011
Lady Foxes shatter 4 x 800 mark that had stood since 1994.
Yorkville’s Bri Stuepfert, Leena Palmer, Ali Hester and Esther Bell broke a record last Thursday that was established when Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction and Dumb and Dumber were dominating the box office. The aforementioned foursome won the 4 x 800-meter relay at the Oswego ABC Invite with a time of 9 minutes 43.19 seconds, breaking a record that had stood since Naperville Central set it in 1994. Hester, who had been battling an injury, also impressed coach Ben Draper with her 5:17.9 effort in the 1,600. “We were nervous because she’d been out with an injury but she had a great practice,” Draper said. In the B flight of the 1600, Casey Kramer ran a 5:34.0. Success from the distance runners is nothing new at Yorkville, and Thursday was simply…
Friday, April 1, 2011
Oswego East 5, Yorkville 2. Wolves break a 2-2 tie in the fifth and hang on for a non-conference win.
OSWEGO – This early in a baseball season, it’s too hard to get too up or down after a result. That’s why Yorkville’s baseball team wasn’t freaking out after dropping a 5-2 non-conference tilt to Oswego East Thursday. Since it was only the Foxes’ third game of the season, and first loss, Yorkville left Oswego still looking forward to the season ahead. “I think we’ve got a good group of kids,” Yorkville coach Scott Luken said. “They’ve been working real hard. The weather has kind of been our enemy. We took an eight-day layoff between opening day and yesterday. I think we’ll be OK. We’ll see how they rebound after today.” Yorkville (2-1) took the game’s first lead in the third, when Jacob Mathre was hit by a pitch and scored on a Luke …
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Foxes haven't had a winning season in eight years, but are ready to change that while battling for the new conference title.
At the beginning of the classic baseball comedy Major League, folks from all different socioeconomic classes agree that the Cleveland Indians aren't particularly good. When an organization struggles and gets a reputation of losing, it can become difficult to shed that image and redefine itself. Yorkville is looking to do that this season as the Foxes hope to end an eight-year streak of losing seasons. The Foxes last had a winning campaign when they went 22-17 and won a sectional title in 2002. The team struggled through a 10-24 season last spring. "We lost a lot of close games last year that could've went either way," Yorkville first-year coach Scott Luken said. "For whatever reason we'd allow the other team to score a couple runs late, …