Tag Archives: Football

Batavia decides to follow UEC neighbors to new DuKane Conference

By Jackson Lambert and Liam Hellard Over the past several weeks, a new conference called the DuKane Conference (composed of Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles East, St. Charles North, Wheaton North, Wheaton South, Glenbard North, and Lake Park) has gained traction

PREVIEW: IHSA football playoff outlook

By Jackson Lambert Chilly night and often chillier Saturday games that any football lover will associate with one monumental mark in their football season, high school playoffs. Illinois, a state nationally recognized for its degree of high school football, is

Batavia talks of conference realignment

By Jackson Lambert and Liam Hellard Though many may not know it yet, the Upstate Eight Conference (UEC) which has been the longtime home of Batavia, is in danger of dissolving this upcoming December due to the possibility of a

OPINION: Daily fantasy should be illegal

By Xander Lundblad It’s hard to stay away from Draft Kings or FanDuel commercials these days, especially now that  New York has allowed these sites to run again on a temporary permit after being shut down last fall. The issue

College football analysis pt 2

By Maty Baines College Football is now in full swing and the rankings have been posted for week three. Already this year there have been game winning hail mary’s, eight touchdown performances, and Heisman hopefuls. Upsets are becoming common; three

NFL equipment rules too restrictive

By Maty Baines Football is the most physical sport in America. The equipment world has done a fantastic job providing comfort, flash, and most importantly protection.   Lately, though, the National Football League  has been cracking down on the equipment

Eighth-grader behind ‘Thatguyphotos’ already making an impact on BHS athletics

By Rachel Morano Sports have always been a big part of Batavia High School, but especially now more than ever because of the way “Thatguyphotos” captures the action. Samuel Thiem is an eighth-grader at Rotolo Middle School and has already

Batavia/Geneva rivalry still a strong one

By Rachel Morano Team rivalries spike interest throughout a high school better than anything else, especially when it comes to football and cheer. Batavia and Geneva have had a strong rivalry since 1912.  This rivalry is the 72nd oldest in