All posts tagged "Brian Johnson"
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
Knights bounced: E-Rabs’ fourth spells doom for KHS in sectional
KANELAND—There exists no direct or obvious correlation for higher drama the further you go in the Class 3A boys basketball playoffs.
- Posted March 8, 2012
Boys BB shows playoff hoop skills in win over Spartans
KANELAND—This has already turned out to be a better postseason than the last for KHS boys hoops.
- Posted March 1, 2012
Knight hoops splits vs. Nazareth, DeKalb
Neil contributes 19 in comeback win vs. Streator KANELAND—Sometimes the losses that befell a team can reveal positive qualities.
- Posted February 16, 2012
Boys conquer home floors of Rochelle, Geneseo
KANELAND—Last year’s Northern Illinois Big XII Conference East division champions are playing at quite the competitive level.
- Posted February 2, 2012
Boys hoops can’t find third win vs. Morris
KANELAND—It’s tough to take three in a row against any opponent—much less in a competitive and tight Northern Illinois Big XII conference, and much less the Morris Redskins, who enjoy a stark homecourt advantage.
- Posted January 19, 2012
Re-gifting: Kaneland manages win over Morris in Plano tourney
KANELAND—A team always likes to make a statement in its opening contest. Preferably, it’d be a positive statement.
- Posted December 29, 2011
Knights take care of conference business
Neil helps KHS boys defend turf vs. DeKalb KANELAND—With DeKalb coming in to Maple Park on Friday evening, Kaneland boys basketball would need players with a sense of the big stage.
- Posted December 22, 2011
Boys split against current, former conference mates
KANELAND—Beginning 1-0 in conference play doesn’t just sound better—it is better.
- Posted December 8, 2011
Boys hoops split first four encounters
KANELAND—Not a terrible start for a lineup with plenty of turnover and a new opening tournament setting.
- Posted December 1, 2011
Knight boys hoops hope to repeat NIB-12 glory
“Kids know what the expectations are,” says Johnson KANELAND—In KHS coach Brian Johnson’s first year, he had the pleasure of Dave Dudzinski in the post.
- Posted November 23, 2011