Friday, March 1, 2013
Viking boys basketball team pulls off the upset, 55-49, over the West Suburban Silver champs and face West
In the annals of Geneva High School boys basketball history, second only to the 1963 team's march to Champaign was the Vikings' upset win over East Aurora in 1981. These days, East is still a great team, but West Aurora is the perennial powerhouse. The team to beat. The talented and confident opponent who, like East way back when, might already have chalked up the "W" when Geneva advanced into its bracket. Geneva has a chance to repeat a little bit of history tonight as the Vikings face off against West Aurora in the third round of the Class 4A Bolingbrook Sectional. But to do it, the Vikings will have to play their best basketball game of the year after playing what may have been their best game of the year last night—a stunning 55-49 win…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Geneva comes out on top in the first round of the 2012-13 Batavia-Geneva rivalry in low-scoring, hard-fought boys basketball game.
In a physical, tense defensive struggle, the Vikings boys basketball team held on to beat the Bulldogs 49-38 in Friday's rivalry match at Geneva. It wasn't pretty, and the game was anything but fast-paced, but it was a work of art for the Vikings, who advance to 6-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Upstate Eight River Division. Batavia moves to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the UEC. Geneva jumped to a 12-2 start, but a basket and free throw by Luke Horton cut it to 12-5 at the end of the first quarter, and Batavia took the lead halfway through the second period on a 3-pointer by Micah Coffey. The lead changed five times in the back half of the quarter, and Batavia came out on top 20-19 with a Zach Strittmatter basket to close out the half. Geneva …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Schiller's uncle, Charles Siebert, writes about "The Hard Life of an N.F.L. Long Shot."
In case you missed it, yes, that guy on the cover of the Nov. 21 New York Times magazine is none other than Geneva's very own Patrick Schiller. The cover story, titled "The Burden of Dreams—Hanging on to the fragile hope of an NFL career," was written by Schiller's uncle, author and NYT contributing writer Charles Siebert, and it's a wonderfully told tale of The Hard Life of an N.F.L. Long Shot. We all know Schiller's story, from Geneva Viking to Northern Illinois University standout linebacker, to his selection by the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL draft. But we don't know about the struggle to get there and the sacrifices and tough times his family went through. This story is nothing short of excellent. It's 13 pages of online reading, …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Vikings coast past South Elgin, improve season record to 27-9.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Vikings won a tremendous match against South Elgin in the first round of regionals; continuing their season on to Thursday. Taylor Marmitt came outswinging hard as she gained a total of 5 kills and contributed 4 blocks for the team. Hannah Buck and Jess Wicinski both led the team with 6 kills each, helping the Vikings keep the momentum. Geneva dominated in game two as they started with a 10-4 lead against the Storm. Maddie Courter put up solid blocks gaining 6 for the Vikings and Kelly Dalheim backed up the blockers as she ended the match with 15 digs. Courtney Caruso ran a successful offense, leading with 10 assists, and Sammy Gola followed close behind with 9 assists for the match. The Vikings will play against Batavia this Thursday…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Sophs finish season 6-3.
It's been a very good season for Geneva's sophomore football team, which racked up a 6-3 overall record, captured an Upstate Eight Conference River Division title, won some close games and trounced some teams along the way. Friday night at Streamwood was no exception, as the Vikings rolled to a 56-8 halftime lead and a 56-14 win. Geneva scored 35 unanswered points in the first quarter and led 56-0 until the Sabres scored on a 30-yard pass play with 24 seconds left in the half. SCORE BY QUARTERS: SCORING GENEVA STATS Rushing Total: 174 yards, 5 TDs Passing Receiving
Monday, October 15, 2012
Geneva wins the Upstate Eight crossover game, hopes to finish with a win and a 4-5 record.
Monday, October 8, 2012
And a losing season certainly doesn't make it any easier.
Mid 20th century Cincinnati Reds utility infielder Rocky Bridges once said, “There are three things that the average man thinks he can do better than anybody else. Build a fire, run a hotel and manage a baseball team.” Were I allowed to update that statement, I’d probably revise it to something like, “There are two things the average person thinks they can do better than anyone else. Write a column and coach a sports team.” As for the former, you can’t. Look no further than Geneva Patch for irrefutable proof of that. I’ve given up on challenging my staunchest critics to give it their best shot because we all know how badly it would end. But thankfully, it’s the latter we’ll be discussing here. Because even if you had the skill and nerve to…
Friday, October 5, 2012
After a 49-0 halftime lead, Geneva goes on to post 63 points on the way to a win.
The Vikings shot out to an early lead over the Maroons and never looked back Friday at Burgess Field. SCORE BY QUARTERS: Scoring GENEVA STATS Rushing Total: 274 yards, 8 TDs Passing Receiving
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Students and faculty at Geneva High School organize a fundraising game night to raise critical funds and cancer awareness during the home game against Metea Valley High School on Friday, Oct. 12, for breast cancer prevention and early detection.
As the nation marks the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Cancer Society is partnering with the National Football League and high school football teams nationwide for a breast cancer awareness initiative called “A Crucial Catch: Annual Screening Saves Lives.” Joining other coaches from around the state, students and faculty at Geneva High School have organized a fundraising game night to raise critical funds and cancer awareness during the home game against Metea Valley High School on Friday, Oct. 12, for breast cancer prevention and early detection. The game will feature Geneva High students selling pink T-shirts and rally towels to raise funds for breast cancer research. Breast cancer survivors …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Vikings beat Streamwood in straight sets, improve season record to 15-6 overall, 4-0 in the UEC.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Vikings had a victorious performance against Streamwood, winning the match in two. Streamwood couldn’t hit past Geneva’s defense as Kelly Dalheim led the team with 15 digs and Hannah Buck followed with 12 digs for the match. Jess Wicinski played a great game as she came out swinging aggressively against the Sabres. J.Wicinski added 5 kills for the Vikings as Buck led the team with 8 kills. After a thriving performance in game one, Geneva struggled as Streamwood caught the momentum early in game two. The Vikings put a stop to the Sabres andfinished the match through great defense. The Vikings play in the St. Charles East Mizuno Cup on Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6. Current Record: 15-6 / 4-0 in conference). Geneva 25-25 …