Category Archives: Sports

OPINION: High school athletics remain important despite potential head injuries

Between the years 2009-2014 a federal law was passed called “return-to-play.” According to Milken Institute School of Public Health, the return-to-play law indicates that athletes should immediately stop playing if a concussion is suspected. Players may return to practice or

Winter Olympics improving world since ’24

By Erin Golden and Katie Cole The 23rd Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea have been highly anticipated by the several countries competing, sports fans, and the athletes themselves for the past three years. On Feb. 9, families from

Three questions on the Philadelphia Eagles heading into Super Bowl LLI

By Michael Lanterman As the coaching trio of Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels, and Patricia prepare to make their final run together in Super Bowl LII, another coaching staff prepares to take on an empire. The 2000’s have been dominated by

Batavia Dance Team on the road to Nationals

By Erin Golden and Allison Bleakley The Batavia High School dance team attended IHSA sectionals last weekend (1/19/18) at Geneva High School. The dance team pulled out a win for BHS, placing first in the Class 2A division, a first

Girls’ track set to defend UEC crown

By Katie Cole Head coach: Coach Justin Allison Years coaching at BHS:  8 years Asst. coaches: Coach Bernardoni, Coach Hillman, Coach Theriault, Coach Plate, Coach Firnbach, Coach Kelsay, Coach Owen Last season’s highlights: Some of the highlights and achievements from

Q&A: Freshman Haug contributing on Varsity basketball

By Allison Bleakley For many freshman athletes at Batavia High School, it’s a dream to be able to play a varsity sport. It takes a lot of hard work and motivation to reach the goal.  For some freshman, including Morgan

Q&A: Bayer considers “The Event” a success

By Grace Cozzi Scott Bayer is a head wrestling coach, assistant football coach and a history teacher at Batavia High School. The wrestling programs featured home match, “ the event was held on Jan.11  on the stage in the auditorium at

Q&A: Sterne hopeful that youth will improve this lacrosse season

By Neal Patel Danny Sterne, a 17-year-old attack player and captain for the Batavia Bulldogs lacrosse team, sat down with The Spectator for an interview. Sterne has been on varsity ever since freshman year so he has experience and is

Hawkins motivated to swim at state, score this year

By Xander Lundblad Last season, Keegan Hawkins, captain of the Batavia-West Chicago swim team, qualified for the IHSA State swim meet for the first time in the 200 freestyle with 1:44.04 and in the 100 breaststroke with 59.19. However, he

Cubs rock the World Series

By Maggie Boersma On Wed., Nov. 2, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. The Chicago Cubs had been denied a World Series win for 108 years. After their last win in 1908, they definitely deserved this win. It’s been