Friday, October 12, 2012
Students have organized a "Pink Out" for Friday's home game against Matea Valley. So wear pink and honor breast cancer survivors at halftime.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Friday, October 12, 2012
Geneva High School students have organized a “Pink Out” for the Oct. 12 football game in honor of breast cancer survivors. Everyone who is planning on attending the last home varsity game of the year is asked to wear pink to show their support for curing breast cancer. The varsity game versus Metea Valley High School will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Burgess Field. Breast cancer survivors will be honored on the field at half-time. This event is being sponsored by many Geneva High School activities and student groups, which have rallied together to help find a cure. The American Cancer Society is also collaborating on this event. Students were also able to purchase T-shirts and pink rally towels at school during this week leading up to the "pink …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Marquise Jenkins tweets before the game that "it's time to kill Geneva" and follows with a tweet on game night that he broke Geneva quarterback Dan Santacaterina's collarbone.
Officials from both Batavia and Geneva high schools say a tweet sent by a Batavia player after Friday's football game won't affect a 100-year friendly rivalry among the two schools. A Twitter post by a Batavia defensive lineman Marquise Jenkins with a hashtag "vikingkiller" announces that he broke Geneva sophomore quarterback Dan Santacaterina's collarbone. The tweet on Marquise Jenkins @JenkinsMarquise says: "Broke his collar bone out for the season #vikingkiller." The immediate @JenkinsMarquise tweet prior to that one, posted at 10:18 a.m. Friday, offers some fairly typical high school trash talk: "YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS!!! IT'S GAME DAY!!! TIME TO KILL GENEVA!!!!" The hit came in the second half of Friday's Batavia-Geneva game, which the …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Vikings fell to the Bulldogs, but not before walking away with some 80-yard touchdown runs in another high-energy game for the history books. Santacatarina was taken out of the game with a broken collarbone.
After 100 years, the rivalry is stronger than ever. Batavia wowed their home crowd tonight with a 35-21 victory over Geneva to start conference play. Batavia had five touchdowns, two kicks and a successful two-point conversion. Junior running backs Anthony Thielk and Anthony Scaccia each had two touchdowns, in that order. Senior wide receiver Zach Strittmatter caught for a touchdown and completed the two-point conversion after Thielk touchdown #2 in the first-half of the game. Geneva fought through the field of Bulldogs at Batavia High School to eventually put points on the board from two 80 yard-plus touchdown runs. One of the runs was from senior Bobby Hess, the other from senior Luke Cella. Hess also ran in the Viking's first touchdown …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Really nice articles by Rick Armstrong and Matt Trowbridge as well as some other kudos for the NIU linebacker who's got an All-Star invite and a shot at the pros. He's also training in Batavia.
NIU lineback Pat Schiller of Geneva is going to start training for the pros by doing some yoga and pilates at Pro Force in Batavia. That is, after he plays in the 2012 Astroturf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 21 at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. Rick Armstrong of The Beacon-News has a great story on the former Geneva Viking, who was NIU's last scholarship pick in 2007. During his senior year, Schiller had 115 tackles for NIU's Huskies—the 11-win team that won the Mid-American Conference title and beat Arkansas State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl. Matt Trowbridge of the Rockford Register Star has an equally great article on Schiller. I knew Schiller had been an underdog, but I had no idea just how far under until I read that story. Former …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This is your chance to weigh in on one of the biggest and best rivalry matches in Illinois high school football history.
In high school football, there are great games, and there are GREAT GAMES. This one deserves the all-caps. Batavia vs. Geneva—one of the oldest and most revered rivalries in the grand history of Illinois high school football, going back to 1912. The neighbor schools have played 94 times. Geneva has won 50, Batavia 39—and there have been five ties, according to bataviabulldogfootball.com. As of 7 p.m. Friday, Geneva is the winner of the Patch poll, 290-144. The poll ran on both the Geneva and Batavia Patch sites and concluded at 7 p.m. So far this season, both teams are undefeated. Both have dreams of making the playoffs, and maybe even a state title game. Batavia has outscored opponents 212-39. The most any team has scored off the Bulldogs…
Friday, September 23, 2011
The September Equinox will welcome fall.
Apparently, there's an "Awesome Garage Sale" in Geneva that could prove to be a bargain-hunter's dream. If want to check out all the great stuff before it's all gone, keep reading to get more details. And, pamper your feet and toes with discounted manicure and pedicure services in Geneva. Plus, head over to St. Charles North High School tonight to watch the Vikings step into the lion's den that is the North Star's Homecoming game. Here are five things going on today, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011: 1. Just in time for Geneva High School Homecoming 2011, Prairie Path Podiatry and Spa is offering discount make-up and spa services. Make-up consultations will be free; manicures and pedicures are $20 each. For more information see, http://www.…