Stories about St. Charles East high school sports
Grace Williams scored a goal and assisted two others, and St. Charles East scored three goals in the final 15 minutes to cruise past Wheaton North to the Saints' eighth straight regional title.
St. Charles North senior sprinter Josh Duncan bested his own 100-meter dash state top time and Wheaton Warrenville South's Reece Young ran the second-fastes time, while Batavia dominated as a team to capture the Class 3A St. Charles North Sectional title.
St. Charles East sent 12 batters to the plate in an eight-run first inning and went on to a 13-5 win over Wheaton North to celebrate Senior Day in St. Charles in style.
DuKane Conference's throwers, led by St. Charles North's Paolo Gennarelli, are poised for a big postseason with sectionals this week and state next week. That, plus notes on Burlington Central's Zac Schmidt and St. Charles East's Micah Wilson in Kevin McGavin's boys track notes.
Jake Liska threw two innings of clutch relief, and Jake Zitella's grand slam highlighted St. Charles East's seven-run seventh inning as the Saints rallied past Wheaton North 10-3 to clinch the outright DuKane Conference title and give head coach Len Asquini his 450th career win.
Winning six of the seven championship matches in Saturday’s DuKane Conference Tournament, Wheaton North clinched the DuKane Conference title for the third time in a row.
Jalen Buckley broke a 31-year-old Batavia record in the triple jump, one of four wins for the Bulldogs who soared to the DuKane Conference title. On the track,St. Charles North's Joshua Duncan – already owner of the state's fastest 100 – won the 200 in a state-best 21.10 seconds.
Sophomore Grace Hautzinger spun a three-hit shutout with seven strikeouts, as St. Charles East beat St. Charles North 4-0 to pull even in the DuKane Conference race.
Charlie Saul had three hits, including a home run, and Batavia stayed alive in the DuKane Conference race with a 6-5 win over St. Charles East on Wednesday.
Dylan D’Andrea drilled a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning, as St. Charles East rallied for a wild 14-10 win over Batavia in a showdown between DuKane Conference leaders.
Led by three relay victories and three wins in the field events, Batavia was a runaway champion at Monday's Kane County Invitational. Meanwhile, St. Charles North's Joshua Duncan ran the fastest 100-meter dash in county history.
Sophomore Parker Reinke's two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning scored Aidan Pieper with the winning run, as St. Charles North stunned St. Charles East 5-4 in the rubber game of the three-game series.
Led by three championships in the sprint relays and Katrina Schlenker's championship in the 1,600, Batavia ran away with the DuKane Conference girls track championship. St. Charles East, led by three event winner Katie Kempff, took second followed by Wheaton Warrenville South.
Kansas State recruit Jayden Lobliner's three-run homer highlighted a 16-hit attack as St. Charles North beat St. Charles East 13-3 in Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday, but the Saints came back to win the second game 6-3.
Max Payleitner, the St. Charles East assistant football, wrestling and softball coach, found his passion for coaching from a summer baseball league opportunity. It all comes together for him in the classroom and out in the fields.