All posts tagged "Brian Aversa"
See-saw start to season
View Photos After rough start, Knights baseball wins 4 of last 5 by Mike Slodki KANELAND—It’s a case of slowly but surely for the boys in black. After dropping its first five games of the...
- Posted April 11, 2013
Baseball sees rough beginning on Missouri trail
KANELAND—Much like the Cubs going into Cardinals territory, there existed little welcome for the Chicago-area Kaneland Knights baseball squad (0-5).
- Posted April 4, 2013
Spring training hitting, defensive fundamentals camp
Kaneland—Any children between grades three and eight are invited to attend the Kaneland 2013 Spring Training Hitting and Defensive Fundamentals Camp.
- Posted March 21, 2013
Swing shift | 2013 Spring Sports Preview
Kaneland nine ready to reach previous heights KANELAND—If Kaneland baseball has its way, the past stands to serve as the prologue to something bigger and better.
- Posted March 14, 2013
Kaneland community comes together for teacher
KANELAND—Kaneland High School teacher Bridget Sweeney had gotten used to dealing with cancer. Twenty years ago, when she was a high school senior, she was diagnosed with a malignant soft tissue sarcoma in her right arm.
- Posted September 28, 2012
The Crosby Show
Former Knight lefty officially becomes current Tiger southpaw KANELAND—Never has a pitching appearance that lasted 3.1 innings been so noteworthy or celebrated.
- Posted June 7, 2012
No repeat trip for Kaneland baseball
KANELAND—Sometimes too much of a good thing turns out to harm you in the end.
- Posted May 31, 2012
Baseball wins third straight conference title
KANELAND—This is getting to be old hat for the Kaneland Knights baseball team.
- Posted May 17, 2012
Knight baseball riding 1st-place wave
KANELAND—Kaneland has had Sycamore’s number on the baseball field as of late, including last year’s regional title win.
- Posted May 10, 2012
Hopkins’ CG key to win over Sycamore
KANELAND—Knight pitcher John Hopkins kept the ball down, and with it, the chances for Sycamore to break through.
- Posted May 3, 2012
Knights baseball brings firepower vs. Dukes, Hubs
KANELAND—Dixon’s baseball field is somewhat secluded, and surrounded by tall trees.
- Posted April 12, 2012
Two out of three ain’t bad
Wins over BC, Marmion make diamond less rough KANELAND—An season-opening loss wasn’t ideal, but soon after, Kaneland baseball acted and played like the champions they were against hosts Burlington Central and Marmion.
- Posted March 29, 2012
Defending 3A Champs look for precious medals once again KANELAND—2011 was a summer to remember in the annals of the relatively short history of Kaneland High School baseball.
- Posted March 22, 2012
KHS baseball wins 1st State championship with 11-3 win vs. Oak Forest JOLIET—In high school baseball postseason, only one team can follow through on its aim to run the table and win its last game.
- Posted June 16, 2011
More thoughts from Coach Aversa
School may be out, but for Kaneland baseball and sixth-year head coach Brian Aversa, there remains important work to be done.
- Posted June 9, 2011
Regional rampage: KHS baseball earns title plaque in Sycamore
SYCAMORE—Bobby Thorson may have never pitched a bigger game in his life. Jacob Razo may have not had a bigger hit in a his life.
- Posted June 2, 2011
Baseball beats Sycamore, falls behind Morris in NIB-12
KANELAND—Knights baseball (13-10, 9-5 Northern Illinois Big XII) saw itself making the most of its hits, in both wins and losses this week.
- Posted May 12, 2011
Thorson brings lumber, Knights bring the hurt to DeKalb, YHS
KANELAND—If only Bobby Thorson wasn’t able to throw a complete game and hit a grand slam on April 20, the Knights-Barbs clash on the diamond would have been much closer.
- Posted April 28, 2011
KHS Knights finish spring trek, lose to Harlem at home
KANELAND—Looks like Knights baseball is still working out the kinks in this early juncture of the 2011 season.
- Posted April 7, 2011
Knights baseball hit field fully depth-charged
KANELAND—Some talented players at key positions and the last-ever Western Sun Conference regular season title made for some good memories for Kaneland baseball in 2010.
- Posted March 24, 2011
KHS summer baseball includes no-hitter by Van Bogaert
KANELANDâ€”On the surface, Kaneland High Schoolâ€™s summer league baseball squad is moving right along at 16-11, with postseason action in the area ready to heat up.
- Posted July 15, 2010
KHS falls to Hampshire in season-ender
KANELANDâ€”In Mondayâ€™s regional opener play-in game against fifth-seeded Hampshire, the fourth-seeded Knights were bombarded by opposing offense and failed fundamentals.
- Posted May 27, 2010
Baseball improves to 16-9
KANELANDâ€”Kaneland High School baseball isnâ€™t in the habit of nice and easy wins, but theyâ€™re garnering wins nonetheless against their WSC brethren.
- Posted May 6, 2010
KHS baseball drops 3 of first 4
KANELANDâ€”A quarter is nice to have every once in a while, but not when it's referring to victories in a season.
- Posted April 1, 2010
Baseball fills void with new talent
MAPLE PARKâ€”Kaneland High School baseball seems to raise the bar every year, and this season hopes to be no different.
- Posted March 25, 2010
NIU announces fall 2009 graduates
Northern Illinois University announced the following local students who received degrees at its fall 2009 commencement ceremonies.
- Posted March 18, 2010
Knights baseball a summer job
MAPLE PARKâ€”Infielder Jake Fiedler makes his way to base on a walk, then takes a quick opportunity to steal second out from under the nose of Aurora Christian on Tuesday.
- Posted July 9, 2009
Baseball sees season end at Rockets home
Mondayâ€™s Class 3A regional championship showed Kaneland and Burlington Centralâ€™s affinity for the long ball.
- Posted June 4, 2009
Knights outslug foes, match ’08 win total
Knights baseball dealt with conference and non-conference rivals alike the same way: by nabbing the "W."
- Posted May 14, 2009
Baseball runs into tough week
Through 20 games, Knights baseball has seen more of its share of steady performances. However, this week provided more difficulty than most.
- Posted April 30, 2009
Knights have field day with a three-game win streak
After falling behind 11-0 last Wednesday and narrowly missing a comeback win vs. Geneva, Kaneland just decided to do away with the dramatics through their next three contests.
- Posted April 16, 2009
Kaneland Knights baseball remembers
This opening day was unlike any other, for bittersweet reasons. There were smiles and tears throught Thursday's contest between Kaneland and Burlington Central on the diamond, as Kaneland fans and players remembered Jeff Malewig and Blake Denton, who...
- Posted April 2, 2009