Saturday, February 2, 2013
Coach Roberts makes a return to the court tonight with his wife Sylvia for a special ceremony. Here are the details.
This evening's Night of Hoops event at Batavia High School will honor its founder, a longtime Batavia coach and his family. Before the 7:30 p.m. Batavia game today, Feb. 2, there will be a special ceremony honoring retired Batavia basketball coach Jim Roberts and his wife Sylvia. During the ceremony the Batavia High School Basketball Program and Administration will rename the event “The Jim and Sylvia Roberts Night of Hoops.” “They will be there,” Current Bulldogs coach Jim Nazos told CN100 Correspondent Paul Johnson. “I’ve always viewed it as a first-class event, even more when I saw it on the inside. (Nazos coached a team in the event last year, losing by just four points to Benet.) Everything is done first class and it’s because Coach (…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Here's the full lineup of games and other details for the Jim and Sylvia Roberts Night of Hoops. Go Bulldogs!
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 …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The rivalry continues at tonight's boys basketball game at Geneva High School.
The rivalry continues in another tough showdown tonight. Batavia boys basketball will visit Geneva. Coverage of this Bulldogs-Vikings matchup begins at 7:15 p.m. Catch the live webcast right on this page! The video goes live starting at about 7:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Get your tickets now. Who do you think will win the matchup?
Monday, January 9, 2012
The Batavia-Geneva boys basketball game always is a great rivalry. But it will have a great venue, as well, on Jan. 21. Geneva High School’s boys’ basketball team will play Batavia High School at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. The game is part of the Hoops Showdown, which also features games between Elgin and Huntley at 4:30 p.m. and Downers Grove South and Warren High School at 8:30 p.m. Geneva’s pep band will be playing during the Vikings game. Ticket prices for all three games are $13 for adults and $11 for high-school-age and younger. Single game tickets are not available. Tickets will be available at the door, but they may also be purchased pre-game by contacting Jim Kafer in the Geneva Athletic …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Gardner scores 12 points but Batavia drops a key UEC River basketball decision to Elgin.
Elgin basketball coach Mike Sitter called it “his team’s best game of the season.” Batavia senior forward/center Elliott Vaughn had very different thoughts about his team’s performance during Friday night’s 58-41 Upstate Eight Conference River Division loss to the Maroons in Batavia. “It was pretty bad,” said Vaughn, who finished with seven points and five rebounds, well below his season averages in both categories. “Some of the worst ball we’ve started out with (all season). “We didn’t start getting the ball inside real well and we turned the ball over a lot,” added Vaughn. That they did. The Bulldogs (10-9, 5-4) committed turnovers on their first three possessions, and the Maroons (14-5, 6-2) capitalized on all of them while building a 7…
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Batavia's boys basketball team drops dramatic 78-76 decision to Glenbrook South during the final day of the Elgin Holiday Tournament.
Playing in a down-to-the-wire game in late December might pay off for Batavia's boys basketball team come regional tournament time. But for the time being, Thursday's 78-76 loss to Glenbrook South (7-6) in the consolation championship game of the Elgin Holiday Tournament was just a tough pill to swallow. After Brett Gold split a pair of free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining to give the Titans a two-point lead, the Bulldogs (7-6) had one last chance to either win the game with a 3-pointer or force overtime with a conventional 2-point basket. Junior guard Mike Jorgensen received the inbounds pass from Mike Rueffer, dribbled across halfcourt and took dead aim at the basket from 15 feet out. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the shot caromed …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Batavia boys basketball own the boards in 43-34 win over Highland Park at the Elgin Tournament.
Batavia senior center Elliot Vaughn knew that a loss to Highland Park Tuesday at the Elgin tournament would mean an 8:45 a.m. tip-off Wednesday. He and his teammates were determined to avoid that, and keep the Bulldogs' hopes of winning the consolation championship alive. Batavia accomplished both of those goals with a 43-34 win to climb over .500 on the season yet again at 6-5. "That was kind of a goal for us, to not play an 8:45 game," Vaughn said. "We didn't come out and play our game (Monday in a 72-52 loss to Buffalo Grove), and that left a bad taste in our mouths. We wanted to come out today with a purpose and play well and do what we needed to do." A crippling rebounding advantage against an undermanned Highland Park team did the …
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Batavia's Cole Gardner and Elliot Vaughn control the interior in the Bulldogs' win over Waubonsie Valley Saturday.
After struggling from the free-throw line in a close loss to Elgin Thursday, the Batavia boys basketball team hit the fundamentals Friday. "After we run sprints, we want to try to get to the line right away, because we're tired," Batavia senior Elliot Vaughn said. "It really pays off." It certainly did in Saturday's 68-61 Upstate Eight crossover win over Waubonsie Valley. Vaughn led the charge, going 9-of-10 from the line on his own. Then he, Jesse Coffey, Mike Rueffer and Zach Strittmatter each hit a pair of free throws in the final minute to ice the win. "We had the mindset that we needed to hit free throws," Vaughn said. "If we hit free throws, we win that game (against Elgin). We knew that would be key for us." The free throw shooting …
Friday, December 17, 2010
Batavia's boys basketball team watches its six-point, second-half lead evaporate in an UEC River Division loss to host Elgin.
Elgin 59, Batavia 54 Batavia's boys basketball team will hope that its second trip to Elgin in less than a week fares better than Thursday night's 59-54 Upstate Eight Conference River Division loss to the host Maroons at Chesbrough Field House. The Bulldogs (4-4, 2-2), who will open play Monday, Dec. 20 in the Elgin Holiday Tournament against Buffalo Grove (5-4), let a six-point lead slip away over the final six minutes. After a basket by senior guard Jesse Coffey (14 points) extended the Bulldogs' lead to 45-39 with 6:00 remaining, the Maroons responded with a 20-9 run to improve to a 6-2 overall record, 2-1 in conference play. Dennis Moore's 3-pointer from the corner with 2:51 left was a back-breaker for the Bulldogs, as it snapped a 48-…