Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Most of the roster is back and hungry for success after going 6-15 last fall.
There weren't a whole lot of highlights last season for the Yorkville High School's boys soccer team. The team only left the field after a victory on six occasions and even those weren't too memorable. A couple of the wins came against a struggling Sandwich program that the Foxes hammered 12-2, two others came against a pair of Class 1A schools (Coal City and Plano), another against a school known more for its rigorous courses in various academic fields (IMSA) and finally a thrilling 1-0 victory against Morris. Normally this kind of victory would be remembered fondly, but it was dampened when the Foxes dropped a 5-0 decision to this same Redskins later in the season.. Now, the slate is clean, but the bodies in the uniforms are pretty much …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
This Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department camp teaches children the basic rules of soccer.
Fun soccer lessons are taught at the Beecher Community Park on Saturdays. This camp has been going on since early June and has two more sessions to go. To learn more check out the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department. This week Coaches Davis and Brent showed 5 young children different soccer techniques in fun and educational ways.
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 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…
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Yorkville features nice mix of veteran returnees, underclassmen newcomers.
The Yorkville girls soccer team is ready for a new beginning this season. Standout goal-scoring machine Nicole Steller has graduated and is playing at Bethel College, three freshmen and six sophomores have been added to this year's roster and new coach Michael Jacobs is committed to winning. "We have quite a few players coming back," Jacobs said. "We graduated Nicole who was a great player, but we've also added some girls from other sports who have decided to join, so we really have the best athletes in Yorkville out there." Yorkville struggled through a 5-15-1 campaign last spring, but the Foxes will catch a major break with the end of the Western Sun Conference which eliminates tough match-ups with bigger schools and programs like …