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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Knights beat bulldogs
KHS boys hoops finishes regular season 16-9 by Mike Slodki BATAVIAâ€”Three years of frustration went a long way to being dealt with on Friday.
- Posted March 4, 2010
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
Knights sink Sycamore on Williams basket, 48-46
SYCAMOREâ€”Donovan Williams had plenty to say about the finish between Kaneland and Sycamore on Friday night off of Route 23.
- Posted February 18, 2010
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
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
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
Boys hoops improves to 4-2 with win vs. YHS
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
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
Brian Johnson era begins for boys basketball
MAPLE PARKâ€”West Auroraâ€™s loss is Kaneandâ€™s gain.
- Posted November 19, 2009
What about Brian?
MAPLE PARKâ€”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