- Kaneland preschool screening Dec. 13
- Blessing of the Manger tradition carries on at Conley Corner
- ‘Drew’ grit: Senior signal-caller earns pinnacle All-State honor
- Elburn Leos to present Breakfast with Santa Dec. 1
- Between Friends Food Pantry sponsors toy, book drive
- Old-fashioned Christmas celebration in Kaneville
Alef headed to State swim meet
Kaneland High School junior Grant Alef, as an individual swimmer, has one destination during the winter.
For the third season in a row, heâ€™s making good once again.
Alef, of Maple Park, finished second in the 500 yard freestyle event with a time of 4 minutes, 43.68 seconds, and third in the 100 yard backstroke at 52.97 at the St. Charles East Sectional.
â€œI want to get into finals,â€ Alef said on Tuesday. â€œI came so close last year, and it could come down to a slip here or a flipturn there. I want to get good times.â€
Alef hopes to make it out of the meet in Evanston this weekend with a goal.
â€œI want to have my name on the group of State qualifiers for Kaneland and be the first swimmer,â€ Alef said.