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Baseball’s hot start not enough

Ryan Ostry

March 9, 2017

DeKALB — The baseball team dropped its fifth consecutive game Tuesday as the University of Iowa Hawkeyes beat the Huskies, 12-8.“We didn’t get a quality start, we were chasing [pitches] all game,” said Head Coach Mike Kunigonis. “The game’s won and lost in the first inning on, not in the ...

Baseball gets swept in Edwardsville

Junior pitcher Donovan Sims hurls a pitch towards home plate over the weekend against Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. NIU lost all four games it played this weekend. 

Ryan Ostry

March 5, 2017

DeKALB — The NIU baseball team had a four-game weekend series as they took on the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars and got swept in the series. ”We were one pitch, one at-bat [and] one play away in each game,” Head Coach Mike Kunigonis said. “We battled but didn’t get it don...

Cubs win the World Series

Northern Star staff

November 3, 2016

CHICAGO | The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series!Utility man Ben Zobrist hit an RBI double, and catcher Miguel Montero added an RBI single in the top of the 10th inning to put the Cubs in front 8-6 in a gut-wrenching game for Cubs fans.The Cubs ended their 108-year World Series drought with an 8-7...

Sports editor prediction game seven: CUBS WIN!

A Chicago Cubs fan cheers at Progressive Field after game six of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday in Cleveland. The Cubs won 9-3 to tie the series 3-3.

Scott Nicol

November 2, 2016

DeKALB | Throw everything you know about baseball out the window as game seven of the World Series is set to begin 7 p.m. tonight. The Chicago Cubs bats were showcased early and often last night as the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-3 to even the series at three games apiece. This has led to th...

Chicago Cubs force game seven for title

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo hita two run home rum against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning of Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday Nov. 1 in Cleveland.

Northern Star staff

November 1, 2016

CLEVELAND | Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs third baseman, hit a solo home run in the top of the first inning and the Cubs never looked back as they defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-3 in game six of the World Series.The win will force a game seven, and marked the first time in franchise history the Cubs have...

Sports editor prediction for game six: Cubs win

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (left) and catcher Willson Contreras celebrates their win against the Cleveland Indians after Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday in Cleveland. The Cubs won 5-1 to tie the series 1-1. 

Scott Nicol

November 1, 2016

The Chicago Cubs inched closer to making a comeback Sunday when they defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in an anxiety filled game. The Indians are still ahead in the series 3-2, but for the first time all season the pressure is off of the Cubs.14 out of 31 ESPN analysts picked the Cubs to win the World S...

Series helps local business

Eddie Garcia

October 31, 2016

DeKALB | After 108 years without a title, Cubs fans are starved for a championship, and DeKalb’s businesses are benefiting from the successful season.“I don’t go to bars unless it is for the World Series,” said Peggy Franklin, Rochelle Township High School English teacher during the Sunday nig...

Chicago Cubs clutch to possible series title

Tom Burton

October 31, 2016

Cubs beat Indians in game five, 3-2DeKALB | The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in game five of the World Series on Sunday night, forcing a game six with the Indians up 3-1 in the World Series.The Cubs got another good performance in six innings from Jon Lester, but were led by their str...

Sports editor prediction game five: Cubs win

Scott Nicol

October 30, 2016

It’s do-or-die time for the Chicago Cubs in game five of the World Series. The Cleveland Indians won 7-2 in Saturday’s game at Wrigley Field to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. IIndians starting pitcher Corey Kluber didn’t have the same dominating stuff he had in game one of the series, but was...

Cubs look at high-pressure game tomorrow

Chicago Cubs fans watch during the eighth inning of Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians today in Chicago.

Northern Star staff

October 29, 2016

CHICAGO | The Cubs are one game away from being eliminated from the World Series after a 7-2 defeat against the Cleveland Indians tonight in Chicago.The loss also brings the Cubs all-time World Series record to an abysmal 2-13 which is the worst percentage of all time.The Cubs struck first in the gam...

Sports editor prediction game four: Cubs win

The statue of famed Cubs broadcaster Harry Carey is seen Friday outside Wrigley Field before game three of the Major League Baseball World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians.

Scott Nicol

October 29, 2016

The Cleveland Indians took a 2-1 lead in the series after defeating the Chicago Cubs 1-0 last night at Wrigley Field in Chicago. It was a great pitching duel even though neither starting pitcher made it out of the fifth inning; both teams flaunted its high-powered bullpen.This marked the fourth tim...

Sports editor prediction game 3: Cubs win

Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs designated hitter, walks out to the field to work out for Friday's Game 3 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, in Chicago. 

Scott Nicol

October 28, 2016

The World Series is headed to Chicago tonight after the Chicago Cubs tied the series at one game a piece with a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians.The major storyline for the Cubs is designated hitter Kyle Schwarber not being cleared to play the field. This means Schwarber, whose driven in two r...