All posts tagged "Ben Kovalick"

  • State of excellence: Wrestlers bring 4 to Champaign

    STERLING—You’d have to go back to 1994 to revisit the last time Kaneland High School wrestling had more than three State qualifiers.

    • Posted February 16, 2012
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  • Wrestling sends seven to Sterling Sectional

    DEKALB—When it comes time for postseason wrestling, a preferred mentality is “survive and advance.”

    • Posted February 9, 2012
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  • It pays to pin: Kaneland grapplers edge Batavia

    KANELAND—A roller coaster of emotions set upon the Kaneland wrestling mat at the end of Friday evening’s clash between the Knights and Batavia.

    • Posted February 2, 2012
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  • KHS wrestlers take third at NIB-12

    Gust, Goress secure conference bragging rights STERLING—If looking for incremental improvements that could go a long way, look at this year’s Northern Illinois Big XII conference meeting.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Kaneland wrestlers own Flott Invite

    KHS surge highlighted by 1st place, plus win vs. Morris KANELAND—A recent seasonal trend with Kaneland wrestling is an uphill climb at first, but once Kaneland gets tournaments under its belt and conference season hits the homestretch,...

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Mat warriors finish 14th at Sycamore

    KANELAND—It’s tough to stand out at a wrestling invite, 22 teams deep. For a select few KHS wrestlers, they were able to barrel through their fields for some noteworthy finishes at the 37th annual Sycamore Invite on Saturday.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • Grapplers go 2-3 at storied Flavin Invite

    DEKALB—Kaneland’s wrestling roster made its usual stop in a first-time locale as 2011 drew to a close.

    • Posted January 5, 2012
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  • KHS wrestlers go on Thursday tear in quad

    KANELAND—What's the best cure for a season that has given you the dual blues?

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Wrestlers grab two Saturday wins after losing to YHS

    KANELAND—Against conference rival Yorkville, the Knights (4-9) lost 39-26 to the host school.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
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  • KHS fall athletes recognized with awards

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School athletics released their slate of Fall Sports Awards, with each sport trumpeting the best it had to offer, with some All-Northern Illinois Big XII honors thrown in for good measure.

    • Posted December 15, 2011
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  • Kaneland wrestlers eclipsed by DeKalb

    KANELAND—Against the visiting DeKalb Barbs, KHS was hoping for its own indoor version of Friday Night Lights.

    • Posted December 15, 2011
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  • Grapplers solved by Sycamore, split Saturday excursion

    KANELAND—While there were some encouraging duels on Thursday, “some” won’t get it done against Sycamore wrestling when “all” are needed.

    • Posted December 8, 2011
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  • Buschbacher tops in NIB-12 with offensive MVP honors

    KANELAND—Honors for Kaneland Knights football are now coming as frequently as a monster gain on a Friday night in Maple Park.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Wrestlers see some success in Saturday meet

    KANELAND—The season opener featured a 45-34 loss to Wheaton-Warrenville South, a 34-28 win over the Pretzels of Freeport, and a 42-36 loss to Burlington Central.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Leadership key for KHS wrestling roster

    KANELAND—It’s no small task; to ask a group of grapplers to perform after losing graduates like State-goers Jimmy Boyle and Kyle Davidson of a year ago.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • the Knights ahead: Kaneland looks to reach similar heights from a year ago

    Photo: Knights football works on getting back to the playoff promised land at the high school. A year ago the Knights had their best season since 1998. Photo by Ben Draper KANELAND—Kaneland Knights football achieved such great heights...

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Winter sports awards, NIB-12 honors dished out

    A look through Kaneland's winter sports award winners.

    • Posted April 14, 2011
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  • Three Kaneland High School wrestlers qualified to travel this past weekend to Springfield, Ill. to compete in the Team Illinois Freshman/Sophomore State Championships.

    • Posted March 17, 2011
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  • KHS wrestlers execute winning combination, take 2nd place at regional

    SYCAMORE—When KHS wrestling coach Monty Jahns mentioned that his team had an eye on the postseason and may be better equipped for tournament settings, he wasn't kidding.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • Wrestling defeated by Marmion Academy

    KANELAND—When you have evenings like Thursday against Marmion Academy, you have to look for bright spots.

    • Posted February 3, 2011
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  • Kaneland wrestling earns fourth at NIB-12 showcase

    ROCHELLE—Like KHS coach Monty Jahns said a week ago, Kaneland wrestling might just be a better tournament team than a dual team at this point.

    • Posted January 27, 2011
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  • Davidson, Boyle key in KHS winning own Flott Invite

    KANELAND—While the Knights sit with a dual record they’d no doubt like to improve, gatherings like the annual Margaret Flott Memorial Tournament hosted by KHS do a nice job of getting headed in the right direction.

    • Posted January 20, 2011
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  • Wrestling trumps Rochelle, sees action in Spartanland

    KANELAND—Kaneland wrestling earned an important Northern Illinois Big XII win and placed in the middle of the pack at the usual early-Jan. stop of the Sycamore Invite.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Wrestling ends up sixth place at Flavin Invite

    DEKALB—With an 8-13 dual meet record through the first half of the year, Kaneland High School wrestling might not look like it's making strides.

    • Posted January 6, 2011
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  • Grapplers take two in Wauconda, storm Flavin

    KANELAND—Instead of a face-full of candy and other winter goodies, Kaneland spent Thursday and this past Tuesday introducing opponents to a face-full of mat.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Grapplers take on four squads tough week

    KANELAND—While Kaneland wrestling has nabbed some nice individual wins lately, the dual meet results that are desired are harder to come by.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • DeKalb hands Kaneland grapplers Thursday loss

    KANELAND—It's unfortunate that the Kaneland wrestling squad ran into DeKalb on Thursday evening in Barb-ville, because lately DeKalb's been running over everyone. In a Northern Illinois Big XII matchup, DeKalb subdued Kaneland by a 39-27 score in a...

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Kaneland High School rises up with fall sports awards

    KANELAND—It was time to think warmer thoughts at Kaneland High School, as Friday had the release of the Kaneland High School Fall Sports Awards. The awards were announced at this late date due to the postseason success of...

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Wrestling starts on mat in Freeport

    KANELAND—With a full lineup after the end of football season, it was time to hit the mat for Kaneland wrestling on Saturday morning.

    • Posted December 2, 2010
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  • Winter sports preview: Wrestlers look to increase 19-win total in 2010-11

    KANELAND—With a solid core coming back for coach Monty Jahns’ third season at the helm and a program that thrives on aggressiveness, opponents will have to take short relief in the fact that the Knights are still...

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Boys track looks to top themselves

    Maple Park—Can the Kaneland High School boys track roster top last year’s exceptional finish?

    • Posted March 25, 2010
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  • Wrestlers boast two regional champs, five move on

    Fortunately for Knights wrestling, offseason plans aren’t starting just yet. Thanks to a fourth-place finish at Saturday’s regional at Belvidere High School, five Knight grapplers are scheduled to compete at this weekend’s sectional out at the home of...

    • Posted February 11, 2010
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