Sports

Harlem seeks qualifying 5th victory Friday night in Belvidere

Harlem seeks qualifying 5th victory Friday night in Belvidere

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Winning five football games doesn’t guarantee a berth in the annual Illinois High School Association’s annual playoffs. But five wins is needed to become eligible and that’s what Harlem will be looking to do when it travels to Belvidere for a 7:15 p.m. game Friday. The […]

 
 

Bilderback clinches Big 8 title at Rockford Speedway

Bilderback clinches Big 8 title at Rockford Speedway

By Eric Huenefeld ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY Saturday night at Rockford Speedway, Michael Bilderback did what he’s done more than anyone else since the beginning of the 2015 racing season; win races. The South Beloit native bagged his 24th win in three years in a dominant effort during the 108-lap Big 8 […]

 
 

Girls finish up; boys have week to go in HCC Summerball 2017

Girls finish up; boys have week to go in HCC Summerball 2017

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Champions have been crowned in the four softball divisions as the regular season comes to a close in this year’s Harlem Community Center Summerball program. Meanwhile, the four baseball divisions are in their final week, with the concluding tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Three of the […]

 
 

Harlem graduates a presence in sports at the college level

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER When he was an athlete at Harlem High School, Drake Robison no doubt heard coaches talk often about playing sports at the next level. He did that and made a name for himself in helping the University of Iowa’s baseball team win its first-ever Big 10 […]

 
 

Early baseball, softball showdowns take place in Summerball

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER June 13 was the day for early showdowns among some of the front-runners in baseball and softball divisions, during Harlem Community Center’s Summerball 2017. One of them came in the Coach Pitch Girls division where, in a battle for first place among undefeated teams, head coach […]

 
 

Harlem celebrates triumphs of spring sports teams, players

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER State qualifiers in track, a conference champion in softball and standout individual performances, such as a second straight NIC-10 MVP in softball and the conference MVP selection in field events for girls track, recently were celebrated during Harlem High School’s annual awards night for spring sports […]

 
 

Harlem athletics announces new head boys basketball coach

Harlem athletics announces new head boys basketball coach Harlem High School Athletic Director Kurt Weight announces the hiring of Mike Winters as the new Head Boys Basketball Coach at Harlem HS. Coach Mike Winters was approved by the Harlem School Board at their monthly meeting on June 12. “We are […]

 
 

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Members of Harlem’s girls track team just keep getting better, individually, as the season continues. There recently was a boatload of personal bests as the Lady Huskies made sure the championship trophy from their fifth annual invitational […]

 
 

Late Boylan rally stuns Harlem in NIC-10 baseball showdown

Late Boylan rally stuns Harlem in NIC-10 baseball showdown

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem was on the verge of a key NIC-10 baseball victory over Boylan at home. But the Titans spoiled that hope by scoring four runs in the top of the sixth inning Friday evening to remain unbeaten in conference play with a 6-5 victory. Things were […]

 
 

As spring weather warms up, so do Harlem’s Lady Huskies

As spring weather warms up, so do Harlem’s Lady Huskies

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The 2017 spring weather continues to be inconsistent, but Harlem’s varsity softball team is beginning to get in sync as it plays more games. That’s especially true of the offense, which ran roughshod over Crystal Lake South and Rochelle in recent games. The Lady Huskies routed […]