All posts tagged "Brian Johnson"

  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • June, July help KHS boys’ long-range game

    Knights’ Johnson reveals busy hoops-filled summer KANELAND—In coach Brian Johnson's case, school wasn't really out for summer after all. Summer league action for the Knights basketball league completed last week, and Johnson was glad to get some floor time...

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Negative charge: ACC ousts Kaneland boys

    SYCAMORE—Turns out, the 26th contest of the year for Knights boys hoops for 2010-11 was its last. A season that had area faithful wondering how second-year coach Brian Johnson's roster could adjust with losses like Dave Dudzinski and...

    • Posted March 10, 2011
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  • KHS Knights win lucky 7th in a row

    YORKVILLE—Judging from the score by quarters, you could argue Yorkville outplayed the Knights boys basketball squad on Friday night.

    • Posted February 24, 2011
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  • Boys hoops engineer regular season sweep of Barbs, defeat Streator

    KANELAND—When you hold an opponent to a grand total of zero points in a quarter, you know you’re doing something right.

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • KHS says never say die against Rochelle, beats Geneseo

    KANELAND—After the hysterics of Friday night, it was conceivable the Knights would have a letdown.

    • Posted February 3, 2011
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  • Nine-win Knights take BC, taken by 2 others

    KANELAND—Saturday looked a lot better than Friday for the Knights boys basketball roster. Coach Brian Johnson's crew took a 47-39 win against non-conference rival Burlington Central on Saturday, but fell to a physical Yorkville squad on Friday by...

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • KHS boys split final 2 games in Plano

    KANELAND—It wasn't the same ending to the tournament, and wasn't even the ideal ending to the fifth-place game for Kaneland boys hoops.

    • Posted January 6, 2011
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  • Kaneland splits first 2 contests in Plano

    PLANO—All right, so the gift you receive this year won’t be as large as last year’s. If you’re Kaneland boys basketball, there is still ample time to end the holiday festivities on a strong note.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Knights use last-second heroics for win

    DEKALB—Kaneland boys basketball had a sense of the moment on Friday night in Barb-ville. It’s the last moment that counted the most. A basket by Chaon Denlinger just before the buzzer sounded took KHS to a 49-47 win over...

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Boys beat Morris, lose to GS

    KANELAND—Once close rivals, Kaneland (3-2, 1-0 NIB-12) and Glenbard South were separated by more than conference bylaws on Tuesday evening in Glen Ellyn.

    • Posted December 9, 2010
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  • KHS ends strong at Strombom; begins 2-1

    KANELAND—Kaneland's boys basketball squad was running and gunning so often on Saturday afternoon in Sycamore, you'd swear they swore off Thanksgiving dinner entirely.

    • Posted December 2, 2010
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  • Knights beat bulldogs

    KHS boys hoops finishes regular season 16-9 by Mike Slodki BATAVIA—Three years of frustration went a long way to being dealt with on Friday.

    • Posted March 4, 2010
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  • United They Fall

    Knights lose to Geneva in Chicago Kaneland High School boys basketball got yet another look at the bright lights of the United Center on Saturday afternoon.

    • Posted February 25, 2010
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  • Knights sink Sycamore on Williams basket, 48-46

    SYCAMORE—Donovan Williams had plenty to say about the finish between Kaneland and Sycamore on Friday night off of Route 23.

    • Posted February 18, 2010
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  • Boys feel better after taking two

    How do you combat a three-game losing streak at a pivotal point in the season?

    • Posted January 21, 2010
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  • Plano speaking: Boys b-ball takes 2009 Classic title

    A 47-39 win over Rockford Christian on Dec. 30, 2009, netted the Knights their third Plano tourney win and their first since 1994.

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Knights hoops gains footing against Rochelle

    The game itself had a tough time getting started for Kaneland. Even before the visiting Rochelle Hubs stormed out to an initial halftime lead, the game was originally shelved from a Dec. 8 starting point due to cold...

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Boys hoops improves to 4-2 with win vs. YHS

    MAPLE PARK—It took a quarter for the Knights boys basketball team to gain their footing on Thursday evening, but they righted themselves for the final three frames and held off a charging Yorkville squad to win 55-50.

    • Posted December 17, 2009
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  • KHS takes third at Strombom hoops gathering

    Marking the first game of the coach Brian Johnson era, the Kaneland Knights boys basketball team took roughly a quarter to find its footing before captializing on fast breaks and high-percentage shots.

    • Posted December 3, 2009
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  • Brian Johnson era begins for boys basketball

    MAPLE PARK—West Aurora’s loss is Kaneand’s gain.

    • Posted November 19, 2009
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  • What about Brian?

    MAPLE PARK—Tuesday morning had the usual cast of characters when it comes to KHS boys basketball. Your Dudzinskis and your Bayleys were there at the East Gym, but the gray-shirted player leading the camp was a new face.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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