Category Archives: Community Sports

KYSO registration online

KANELAND—Soccer enthusiasts between the ages of 4 and 17 years old can now register online to play in the KYSO fall season, which will run from Aug. 18 through Oct. 20. The registration deadline is Saturday, June 30. The fee, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks, is $85 for the first player and $60 for any additional players from the same family. Register now at www.kanelandyouthsoccer.com.

KYSO is an open-registration organization that serves soccer players all across Northern Illinois. All KYSO practices and games are held at the fields located just to the east of Kaneland High School (47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park).

Consider coaching your child’s team. Support and training will be provided. Open registration can also accommodate special needs players between the ages of 5 and 16 years old, who play with Buddy assistance —the fee is $25. More information can be found on www.kanelandyouthsoccer.com regarding the Kaneland United Soccer Club, as well.

Kaneland United Soccer Club holding tryouts

MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland United Soccer Club will be holding tryouts for its 2012 fall travel teams for boys and girls from U8 through U18. Tryouts will be held from May 29-June 1 at the Kaneland High School soccer fields east of the auditorium. Register ahead of time at www.kanelandunitedsoccerclub.com. Contact Brad Simmons at bradsimmons71@yahoo.com for questions.

Kaneland United Soccer Club holding tryouts

MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland United Soccer Club will be holding tryouts for its 2012 fall travel teams for boys and girls from U8 through U18. Tryouts will be held from May 29-June 1 at the Kaneland High School soccer fields east of the auditorium. Register ahead of time at www.kanelandunitedsoccerclub.com. Contact Brad Simmons at bradsimmons71@yahoo.com for questions.

Rockford now Outlaw country


The Maple Park Outlaws won the Rockford Riverhawks tournament at the Road Ranger Stadium in Rockford on April 7. Maple Park beat the Rockhounds 16-5 in game one, Lake Zurich 7-6 in game two and Wheaton 20-4 in game three to take home the first-place prize in the Round Robin Series. Jeff Violett (front, left to right), Sean O’Shea, Will Ring, Jack Coyle, Tyler Jarka, Matt O’Sullivan and bat boys Brendan O’Shea and Parker Violett. Coach Tom O’Shea (back, left to right), Jake Marczuk, Joe Laudont, Ryan David, Jason Edwards, Tanner Van Horn, Jacob Violett, Coach Jim Van Horn and Coach Tim Laudont.

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MP baseball hosts Parents Night Out

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Baseball will host its 4th annual Parents Night Out Raffle on Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m. Come to the Maple Park Pub and win meats, sports apparel, golf passes and many other prizes donated by local businesses. There will also be a “stock the bar” and a 50/50 raffle at the end of the evening. Enjoy an evening out and help raise money for the Maple Park Baseball, Softball and T-ball Association.

Anyone interested in donating raffle prizes, please contact Amy at amyj@mapleparkbaseball.net.

Wasco searching for umps

WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch is looking for 10U and 12U/14U umpires for the 2012 Spring/Summer season. For 10U games, applicants must be 14 years of age or older and complete umpire training in Lily Lake on Saturday, April 14. 12U and 14U should be patch umpires but will be considered applicants based on experience.

Visit wascofastpitch.com or leave a message at (630) 513-1200.

Vanik’s IKWF trip worth it


Photo: Riley Vanik of Sugar Grove is recognized at the IKWF championships in Rockford, Ill. for finishing second in his 138-pound novice class on Saturday. Courtesy Photo

Vanik Places second in State
ROCKFORD, Ill.—This past weekend 840 wrestlers met at the BMO Harris Bank Centre in Rockford for the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation (IKWF) State Championships.

The championships were to crown a State Champion in each of 35 weight classes in two age divisions. Riley Vanik of Sugar Grove placed second in the Novice 138-pound weight class. He was joined by teammate John McCaffrey in the Novice 70-pound class, also of Sugar Grove, who finished in the top 12, falling one win short of placing.

Both are members of the Martinez Fox Valley Elite Wrestling Club who won the team championship for the Novice Division (11 and 12-year-olds). Zach Parker (Senior, 177pounds), the third wrestler from Sugar Grove and member of the Knights Wrestling Club also participated in the event.

Men in Blue


On March 3 at Harter Middle School, the Elburn “Smurfs” won the 4th grade tournament championship over Sugar Grove, 22-13. The team is made up of Mike Patroll (front, left to right), William Haley, Ryan Milton and Guy Screenan. Coach George Milton (back, left to right), Trevor Carlson, Patrick Milton, Corey Beck, Markus Suggs, Jack Haley and coach Josh Carlson.
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KYFL and Cheer begin

KANELAND—Kaneland Youth Football and Cheer (KYFL) is a youth sports league that plays and cheers in the the Midwest Youth “Big 12” Football Conference (MYFC). KYFL plays against other leagues in the MYFC; plus the Yorkville Foxes, Burlington Central Panthers and the DeKalb Bengals.

Registration for (KYFL) for the 2012 football season runs through May 31. The registration will be held online at www.KYFL.com KYFL is a tackle, flag and cheer program for children ages 5-11. The football season begins the last week of July and ends mid-October.

The flag program is for 5-and 6-year-olds and begins on Aug. 6. The season runs through Oct. The practices and games are held during the week.

The tackle program has teams for ages 7-8, 9, 10, and 11-year-olds. All age requirements are as of Sept. 1, 2012. There is no residency requirement. Practices begin on July 30, and games are played on Saturdays beginning Aug. 25. The season ends Oct. 12. Playoffs and championship are the next two weekends.

The cheer program has squads for children ages 6-11. Their practices begin on Aug. 1 and their season runs along with flag and tackle programs.

There are family discounts and payment plans and early bird pricing available through March 31. For more information, go to www.kyfl.com, or contact Jason Born at (630) 940-4239.

KYFL and Cheer begin

KANELAND—Kaneland Youth Football and Cheer (KYFL) is a youth sports league that plays and cheers in the the Midwest Youth “Big 12” Football Conference (MYFC). KYFL plays against other leagues in the MYFC; plus the Yorkville Foxes, Burlington Central Panthers and the DeKalb Bengals.

KYFL has a mission to ensure all participants learn football and cheer fundamentals, as well as team play, good sportsmanship and fair play, in a manner that allows them to enjoy the game.

KYFL strives so that each and every player receives the opportunity to maximize his or her individual potential through fair and equitable instruction.

Registration for (KYFL) for the 2012 Football season runs through May 31. The registration will be held online at www.KYFL.com KYFL is a tackle, flag and cheer program for children ages 5-11. The football season begins the last week of July and ends mid-October.

The flag program is for 5 and 6-year-olds and begins on Aug. 6. The season runs through Oct. The practices and games are held during the week.

The tackle program has teams for ages 7-8, 9, 10, and 11-year-olds. All age requirements are as of Sept. 1, 2012. There is no residency requirement. Practices begin on July 30 and games are played on Saturdays beginning Aug. 25. The season ends Oct. 12. Playoffs and championship are the next two weekends.

The cheer program has squads for children ages 6-11. Their practices begin on Aug. 1 and their season runs along with flag and tackle programs.

There are family discounts and payment plans and early bird pricing available through March 31. For more information, go to www.kyfl.com, or contact Jason Born at (630) 940-4239.

Maple Park registration

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Baseball, Softball and T-Ball registration is open for the 2012 season. To register, visit the Maple Park baseball website at mapleparkbaseball.net. Children ages 4-14 are welcome to join. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 24.

3-on-3 fever at old KMS

MAPLE PARK—Kaneland Youth Basketball League presents the second annual 3-on-3 Presidents Day Tourney for boys and girls on Monday, Feb. 20, at the old Kaneland Middle School. Create your own team of boys and girls from fourth through eighth grade.

Kids get a four-game guarantee with eight-minute games, with trophies for the champions. The price is $20 per player. Go to www.kanelandbasketball.org to register.

Maple Park registration open online, or in person

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Baseball, Softball and T-Ball registration is now open for the 2012 season. To register, visit the Maple Park baseball website at mapleparkbaseball.net, or walk-in registration will be available on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maple Park Civic Center. Children ages 4-14 are welcome to join. The registration deadline is Feb. 24.

Softball signup in Wasco

WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball is a recreational softball league open to all area girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The spring/summer registration begins Sunday, Jan. 1, with the season starting in April and going to late June/early July.

Fall Ball registration starts July 1, 2012 with the season starting in August and concluding in October. There are also 10U-12U-14U All-Star teams. Fees are the same regardless of where you live—no “out-of-district” fees.

More info can be found at www.wascofastpitch.com or the hotline at (630) 513-1200.

Fitness Fun Class in Elburn this winter

ELBURN—Is it too cold for the kids to go out to play? Come to Fitness Fun Class.

This class teaches young children stretching, strengthening, gross motor skills, and balance, thru a variety of games, activities, and sports.

The goal is to inspire young children to grow up loving physical activity and feeling good about fitness and themselves.

The class is scheduled for every Wednesday from Jan. 4- Feb. 8, 2012, from either 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. or 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., for boys and girls ages 4-6 without parent.

The class takes place at Elburn and Countryside Community Center with coordinators Karin Marshall and Laura Molitor and costs $60 per session. Go to www.kanelandbasketball.org to register.

KYSO signup a couple clicks away

ELBURN—Soccer enthusiasts between the ages of 4 and 17 years old can register online to play the KYSO spring season, which runs from April 28 through June 9. The registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2012. The fee, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks, is $85 for the first player and $60 for additional players from the same family. Register at www.kanelandyouthsoccer.com.

KYSO has open registration that serves players across northern Illinois. KYSO philosophy means everyone gets to play, coaches use positive coaching and training, and sportsmanship is promoted both on and off the field. All practices and games are located to the east of Kaneland High School.

Consider coaching your child’s team. Training is provided. Registration accommodates special needs players from ages 5-16, who play with “Buddy” assistance. The fee is $35.

KYSO signup a couple clicks away

Soccer enthusiasts between the ages of 4 and 17 years old can register online to play the KYSO Spring Season, which runs from April 28 through June 9. The registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2012. The fee, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks, is $85 for the first player and $60 for additional players from the same family. Register at www.kanelandyouthsoccer.com.

KYSO has open registration that serves players across northern Illinois. KYSO philosophy means everyone gets to play, coaches use positive coaching and training, and sportsmanship is promoted both on and off the field. All practices and games are located to the east of Kaneland High School.

Consider coaching your child’s team. Training is provided. Registration accommodates special needs players from ages 5-16, who play with “Buddy” assistance. The fee is $35.

White Knights of the gridiron


The Kaneland Youth Football league’s White Knights 9U took first place in the MYFC conference tournament. Team members are, front row (from left): Kolby Roye, Max Gagne, Trevor Carlson, Will Giffney, Jimmy Marczuk, Ryan Vanplew, Guy Sreenan, Will Niedzwiecki; Middle row: Tom Eberhardt, Carter Johnson, Max Drancik, Zack Beatty; back row: Water Girl Nicole Sreenan, Andrew Lindow, Mason Sweeney, Colton Doll, Ben Durbala, Seth Nosek, Connor Collins, Bryce Ebert; last row: Head Coach Danny Sreenan, Coach Brian Beatty, Coach Brian Roye. Not Pictured is Coach Scott Niedzwiecki, and Hans Griesinger. Courtesy Photo

Informational meeting for Kaneland Travel Baseball Feeder Program Dec. 7

The first-ever informational meeting concerning the Kaneland Travel Baseball Feeder Program is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Kaneland High School Library.

The meeting will discuss: Information in regards to the start of the 2013 Summer Travel Baseball Teams for U-10 through U-14, philosophy, guidelines, and general information and the direction of the high school baseball feeder programs and the endorsement of the high school baseball program and coaches.

The Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the High School Library at 7 p.m. Parents and coaches are encouraged to be in attendance to find out about the future direction of the new feeder system by the State Champion Kaneland Knights Baseball Program.

If you have questions about the meeting, contact Brian Aversa at Brian.Aversa@kaneland.org.

First place for U10


The Kaneland Knights U10 boys soccer team took first place at the Glen Ellyn Fall Classic last month. In four games, the Knights scored 24 goals, while allowing only one. The Knights play in the NISL’s Gold1 Division. Front row, left to right: Samy Awad, Zach Smith,Alexander Webster, Tommy Musaras, Connor Collins and Tucker Jahns. Back row, left to right: Jacob Simmons, Matthew Northrop,Erik Barragan, Alexander Miles ,Tyler Chapman and coach Brad Simmons. Courtesy Photo

Maple Park Youth basketball holds sign-up

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Youth Basketball Program for third-through-eighth grade boys runs from mid-January through mid-March. Registration is open through Saturday, Nov. 12. Forms are available at the Maple Park Library and are also posted on the village of Maple Park’s website.

For more information on signup, call Scott Willis at (630) 621-0736.

Maple Park Youth basketball holds sign-up

The Maple Park Youth Basketball Program for third-through-eighth grade boys runs from mid-January through mid-March. Registration is open through Saturday, Nov. 12. Forms are available at the Maple Park Library and are also posted on the village of Maple Park’s website.

For more information on signup, call Scott Willis at (630) 621-0736.

Knights Wrestling Club to the mat

Knights Wrestling Club holds registration on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at the KHS Cafeteria. First-year participants must bring a copy of birth certificate.

The first practice is Monday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with a parents’ meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Second- through eighth-graders are eligible, with younger wrestlers considered.

Interested assistant coaches should contact Coach Kenyeri at registration. There will be a mandatory introductory meeting for coaches.

If you have any questions, contact Steve Kenyeri at (630) 854-9625.

Elburn hoops holds signup

Elburn Basketball currently has three open registrations for the following programs:
• Third through Eighth Grade Girls Basketball—The Girls In-House program is a developmental and recreational league, running mid-October through early-December. The program is open to all children in the community. All participants, regardless of ability level, will be placed on a team. There will be some out-of-district games scheduled for the seventh and eighth grade girls In-House teams. This league is recreational.
• First and Second Grade Little Dribblers Basketball for Girls and Boys. This is a 3-on-3 basketball teaching program designed to instruct children on basketball fundamentals.
• All-Star Sports Instruction: Super Sports Ages 4-6 years old.This class teaches kids teamwork and sportsmanship. Sports covered include basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball, dodgeball and kickball.

More information or link to register can be found at www.elburnbasketball.com.

Elburn hoops holding signup

Elburn Basketball currently has three open registrations for the following programs:

• Third through Eighth Grade Girls Basketball—The Girls In-House program is a developmental and recreational league, running mid-October through early-December. The program is open to all children in the community. All participants, regardless of ability level, will be placed on a team. There will be some out of district games scheduled for the seventh and eighth grade girls In-House teams. This league is recreational, with emphasis on development and fun.

• First and Second Grade Little Dribblers Basketball for Girls and Boys. This is an innovative 3-on-3 basketball teaching program designed to instruct children on proper basketball fundamentals in a fun and entertaining way.

• All-Star Sports Instruction: Super Sports Ages 4-6 years old.This class teaches kids the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship while attempting to spark an interest in kids to play a variety of sports. Sports covered include basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball, dodge ball and kickball.

More information or link to register can be found at www.elburnbasketball.com.