Thursday, September 29, 2011
Antioch vs. Lakes game wins NBC-5's challenge for game-day destination.
I thought it was a lock. Really. NBC-5? Home of hometown hero, Matt Rodewald ? How could we miss? Well, apparently, there are a lot of folks in Antioch and Lakes, who have nothing better to do with their time than to click away at the computer. (Wait a minute. That's what I do all day!) At any rate, the sad news is that—when the cutoff came at noon Wednesday—the Batavia-Geneva game was just short in the NBC-5 game-day destination challenge. This just in from Matt: "Antioch won by 100 votes — 0.6 percent of 15,445 votes." Talk about a travesty. If you go to the poll now, Geneva/Batavia has more votes than Lakes/Anitoch. You'll also see some weird selections, but that's OK. Check out our previous story for background and links.
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…
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The girls basketball Vikings scored a big win over the Bulldogs in a crosstown rivalry and Upstate Eight Conference game.
Geneva basketball fans are all smiles as the Geneva girls basketball team came back Thursday from their two-game losing streak with a big win against crosstown rival and Upstate Eight Conference (UEC) opponent, the Batavia Bulldogs. After a comfortable 44-17 lead at halftime, the Vikings soared through the last two quarters and defeated the Bulldogs, 67-32. "It was a good game. I think we needed a game like this after the loss to St. Charles North," said assistant coach Katie Steele. "It was nice to get all the kids in, and with this win, we can hopefully stay in the running for the conference championship." Although Batavia's freshman Liza Fruendt hit some clutch shots throughout the game, the Bulldogs could not stop the Vikings' offense…