All posts tagged "Brian Johnson"
Every second counts
Sectional semi loss follows David’s buzzer-beater for Regional crown KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball set the bar pretty high for Tuesday evening’s Hampshire Sectional semifinal against fellow No. 1 seed Rockford Lutheran. After all, how could a team top...
- Posted March 13, 2014
Photo: Senior Drew David was a perfect 8-8 from the free throw line on his way to a team-high 22 points against Glenbard South Tuesday. Photo by Patti Wilk Share of NIB-12 title in bag, Kaneland begins...
- Posted March 6, 2014
On a tear
Photo: Senior Cole Carlson hit this double-clutch jumpshot as time expired in the first half Saturday vs. Sycamore. The basket gave the Knights a 27-24 lead. Photo by Ben Draper Boys lineup sees ball bounce their way...
- Posted February 28, 2014
Inaugural Day and Knight event raises over $5,000
KANELAND—On Feb. 15, nearly 1,000 basketball players and fans filled the gym at Kaneland High School as the boys basketball held its inaugural Day and Knight of Basketball to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Varsity and sophomore basketball...
- Posted February 28, 2014
Photo: Sophomore Dylan Vaca scored 12 points against Hillcrest Saturday, following up his 10-point output the night before at Yorkville. Photo by Patti Wilk Knights host gathering for a cause after getting upper hand on YHS KANELAND—It...
- Posted February 20, 2014
Six-team shootout at Kaneland on Saturday to benefit worthy cause KANELAND—It stands to be no ordinary Saturday at Kaneland. You’ll have your customary weekend basketball action, but the Kaneland boys team and dedicated volunteers are coming together...
- Posted February 13, 2014
Knights contain Cadets
Photo: Kaneland varsity boys basketball coach Brian Johnson and his team honor senior Drew David for breaking the program record for most games played. David has played in over 87 games for the Knights varsity basketball team...
- Posted January 16, 2014
Knights renew UC rivalry with Geneva
Photo: Senior Cole Carlson tries to recover a rebound in the first quarter of Kaneland’s 54-51 loss to Geneva at the United Center Saturday. Photo by Patti Wilk Late 3-pointer dooms Knights; KHS closes Plano tourney as...
- Posted January 9, 2014
Christmas Classic begins with minor holiday hangup
Photo: Senior Tyler Carlson had averaged 16.5 points per game at the 2014 Plano Christmas Classic. The Knights lost their first game last week, but won three straight to place ninth in the tournament. Photo by Patti...
- Posted December 31, 2013
Photo: Junior Ben Barnes scored a team-high 16 points in Kaneland’s 83-63 rout of Rochelle Friday. Photo by Patti Wilk Knight boys hoops runs wild on rival Hubs KANELAND—Five players managing a double-figure night should be a...
- Posted December 19, 2013
Knights do well at Windmill
Photo: Sophomore Dylan Vaca led the Knights with 19 points against Batavia Nov. 27. Photo by Patti Wilk Season opener sees OT win vs. Batavia; KHS splits other two games BATAVIA—It’s an early idea, but it’s a...
- Posted December 5, 2013
Photo:Senior John Pruett drives to the hoop with junior Ben Barnes right behind during Saturday’s boys basketball practice. Photos by Patti Wilk Johnson’s crew aims for third NIB-12 title in four seasons KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball may have...
- Posted November 21, 2013
Taking the Knights’ temperature
Photo: Head coach Brian Johnson’s journey didn’t stop at Morris, as he went to Illinois Wesleyan University’s Shirk Center to coach the North All-Stars in the IBCA 3A/4A All-Star Game on June 29. The South defeated the...
- Posted July 11, 2013
Knight coach Johnson named IBCA All-Star coach
June KANELAND—In theory, you always have a chance to witness hoops talent up close as a basketball coach.
- Posted March 28, 2013
Boys hoops’ journey ends at Spartans’ hand
Fourth quarter sees fortune upended in 11-point regional loss AURORA—If it weren't for a tough fourth quarter, Kaneland boys basketball could be talking about a regional final in Aurora.
- Posted March 8, 2013
AURORA—Kaneland closed out the regular season Friday with a big come-from-behind win over Rochelle to lock up the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Championship. The Knights followed that by opening the post season with a huge 39-point...
- Posted February 28, 2013
Back on track
KANELAND—A trip to Dixon, Ill., was just what the doctor ordered. After a five-game losing streak that would make anyone ill, the Knight boys hoops squad traveled to their Northern Illinois Big XII crossover rival and beat the...
- Posted February 21, 2013
Boys basketball losing streak hits 4 KANELAND—Most teams hit a stretch of the season where it seems like a win can't be bought. Currently, Kaneland is in that quagmire, but time still remains to get back to the torrid...
- Posted February 14, 2013
Boys downed by WC foe, beat Yorkville
KHS stands at 14-6 as home stretch beckons KANELAND—The good news is Kaneland hasn’t felt what it's like to be on the losing end of many games this season.
- Posted February 7, 2013
No need for last-second magic against Sterling KANELAND—No mad celebrations on the floor were needed this time.
- Posted February 6, 2013
Drew it up
David's clutch 3 beats rival Sycamore; KHS also downs L-P KANELAND—Your boys basketball team is 11-6, 5-1 in the Northern Illinois Big XII setting, and 10-2 in its last 12 contests.
- Posted January 26, 2013
Knights at hub of victory
KANELAND—Eight out of 10 isn't bad. Outside of two setbacks at last month's Plano Christmas Classic, the Knights don't have a blemish on the slate since junior guard Drew David saw his way back into the lineup from...
- Posted January 23, 2013
Knights take care of Yorkville, BC
KANELAND—The silver-and-black-clad Knights are making good on committing to excellence in 2013.
- Posted January 10, 2013
Top-tier finish in Plano for boys hoops
PLANO—Kaneland boys basketball is slowly but surely gelling again. At the 50th running of the Plano Christmas Classic, that reality stood as an ominous warning to some teams and a statement of fact to the teams that bested...
- Posted January 3, 2013
Drew drops in on DeKalb
Key 3 fuels comeback win at Barbs Kaneland—Perhaps the only group unhappy to see the return of Kaneland point guard Drew David was the group hosting the boys basketball game on Friday night.
- Posted December 20, 2012
Boys step into pressure cooker
Sycamore 'D' too much; KHS nabs win over H-BR Kaneland—There would be no duplicating the last-second magic of late November like the Kaneland boys basketball team had against Morris. The host Sycamore Spartans made absolutely sure of that...
- Posted December 14, 2012
Carlson's putback buzzer-beater gives KHS win No. 1 KANELAND—It was a case of right place, right time for Kaneland junior Tyler Carlson.
- Posted December 6, 2012
Knight boys have early uphill climb
KHS drops first 3 contests as part of Windmill Invite KANELAND—Good news for Kaneland boys basketball is that it's still November.
- Posted November 29, 2012
Winter Sports Preview: Season of change
Knight cagers hope returnees lead team full of newcomers KANELAND—There seems to be a wrinkle at the beginning of every Kaneland High School boys basketball season.
- Posted November 21, 2012
Kaneland holds court in summertime
MORRIS—Twenty-minute halves, a running clock, and kids wearing something akin to rec-league warmups.
- Posted June 28, 2012
Third annual golf outing a charm for Knight boys hoops
KANELAND—Foursomes and sponsorships are going fast, but there is still time to join the Kaneland boys basketball program in a day of fun at the third annual golf outing on Saturday, June 9, held at Bliss Creek...
- Posted April 5, 2012
KHS hoops squads can brandish honors
Two first-team All NIB-12 picks for boys, one for girls KANELAND—It’s as easy as a lay-up to deduce that both KHS basketball programs would get postseason honors to recognize exceptional play and postseason runs.
- Posted March 15, 2012