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FVCC Students of the Month

Kaneland High School students Patrick Brennan (Auto Technology II) and Cassie Wilson (Early Childhood I) were named Students of the Month for March 2009. To receive this honor, students are selected by their program instructors for demonstrating the ability to do excellent work and accomplish goals for their particular career training during the past month.

WSC, team honors dished at Winter Sports Awards

Last week saw Kaneland High School dole out its winter athletic awards with four sports being recognized on various levels.

In varsity girls basketball, Mallory Huml was given defensive player of the year, and Mallory Carlson was named most improved player. Katie Hatch and Sarah Rose were named co-MVP’s. Cece Anderson won the Kaneland Knight Award, and Rose was also recognized as a member of the all-Western Sun Conference team. Rose, Anderson, Hatch, Huml, Brianna Hurst, Chassidy Mangers and Alyssa Galvan were also recognized as captains.

In sophomore basketball, Jessica Stouffer and Liz Hylland took the Kaneland Knight awards, while Sydney Bilotta won defensive player. Andrea Dimmig-Potts and Katie Taylor were named co-offensive player of the year. Keara Palpant was given MVP honors.

For the freshman level, Anna Olson took the hustle award, and Katie Tolan won most improved. Christina Janes was named Queen of the Boards, while McKinzie Mangers was given the Dedication award. Kylie Siebert won the Lady Knight award.

For boys basketball, Dave Dudzinski was honored for making the All-WSC team, and was also named as the team’s offensive player of the year.

The Most Improved Player award went to the tandem of Christian Dillon and Sean Paulick. Dudzinski took the team MVP honors, and Curtis Lubic earned the defensive player of the year nod.

Brody Root, Dillon, Mike Prtichard, Lubic, Chris Ott and Joe Spitzzeri were also recognized as captains.

On the freshman level, Eric Eichelberger and Brandon Stahl earned most improved honors, while Jake Razo took home outstanding defensive player, and Jordan Jones was outatanding offensive player.

For the Lady Knights bowling team, Jessica Stebbins was given kudos for high game, high series, and high average.

Danielle Rose earned the most improved award. Emily Curran took home the coaches award and Stebbins, Curran, Kathleen Moravcik and Cassie Wilson were recognized as captains.

For wrestling, Jay Levita was named most valuable wrestler, as well as getting the Bob Domena Memorial Award for hardest worker, and was also given accolades for making the All-WSC team and State.

Jimmy Boyle took the most improved award, while Devon Scholl won the Dave Osman Award for most dedicated. Boyle was given the Russel Anderson Memorial Award, and Matt Weaver took the Heart and Soul Award.

Levita, Weaver and Scholl were also recognized as captains.

Bowlers finish tenth at sectional

by Mike Slodki
While Kaneland Lady Knights bowling saw its 2008-2009 season come to an end this past Saturday, there was plenty to build on for next season, and plenty of teams that they left in the dust.

Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb was the site of the 16-team IHSA sectional that saw Kaneland finish 10th overall with a tally of 4,443 pins.

Sycamore was crowned sectional champ with a total of 6,020 and Waubonsie Valley finished second at 5,429, officially clinching a State berth in Rockford this weekend.

The top overall bowler was Sycamore junior Chelsea Royalty (1,425).

Fellow Western Sun Conference schools Rochelle (5,355) and DeKalb (5,215) finished third and fifth, respectively.

“Our tenth place finish was good for the level of competition,” KHS coach Jim McKnight said. “We never really collapsed, though, so that was good. Sycamore was unbelievable, bowling at record-high levels.”

High series for the Lady Knights were bowled by Kathleen Moravcik (943), Cassie Wilson (918) and Jessica Stebbins. The high games during the two series of play were tallied by Stebbins at 193, and Moravcik at 189.

The Lady Knights bid farewell to seniors Emily Curran, Sonja Isaacs, Moravcik, Trisha Roberts, Stebbins, Donna Sury and Wilson.

“We find it sad to end to have to end the season, especially for the seniors. They are a super bunch of girls, and they will be hard to replace,” McKnight said.

Bowlers split week against rivals

by Mike Slodki

As the conference season heats up, the urgency also rises for Kaneland bowling to make some strides.
Kaneland earned its second win against Geneva this season, but dropped a matchup to DeKalb, as well. KHS is now 3-9, with a 2-6 record in Western Sun Conference action.

Kaneland picked up its third win of the season as the Lady Knights came away with a 2,600-2,242 win in varsity play on Thursday.

Senior Jessica Stebbins bowled a 476 series while teammate Cassie Wilson bowled a 461 series to supplant the effort. High games were bowled by Holly Thomas with a 192 and Wilson with a 180.

In JV action, Kaneland defeated Geneva at AMF Valley Lanes in North Aurora 1,993-1768. Top series was held by both Tierra Lee and Amy Kuryliw at 364, while Lee had a team-high 172 game.

The Lady Knight bowlers lost to DeKalb in a home meet on Tuesday by a final of 3,074-2,653.

Kathleen Moravcik had a 481 series, followed by Stebbins’ 473.

High game was had by Moravcik at 199.

“That’s nice to see,” KHS coach Jim McKnight said. “She’s usually pushing the top scores, so it was nice to see her get one.”

DeKalb was buoyed by sophomore Brandi Underwood’s 619 series.

“We bowled decent, but DeKalb is a good team and you need your best game against them,” McKnight said.

The JV crew lost 2,238-1,995.

The Lady Knight were set to take on visiting Fenton on Wednesday.

Bowling gets first WSC triumph

While conference matchups are normally fairly tough, Kaneland High School bowling earned its first Western Sun Conference.

Kaneland got the best of first-year squad Geneva by a final of 2,578-2,165 on Thursday at St. Charles Lanes.

On Tuesday, Sycamore defeated Kaneland at AMF Valley Lanes in North Aurora by a final of 3,424-2,729.

Kaneland’s record is now 2-8 and 1-5 in conference action.

Senior Jessica Stebbins took control with a 523 series, supplanted by a 194 game.

Sophomore Holly Thomas brought home a 447 series. Cassie Wilson added a 171 game.

The JV crew also came away with a win, 2,171-1,899. Jessica McHenry had a 386 series, followed by Molly Lambert’s 2375 series.

Against the Spartans, high series went to Holly Thomas at 501 and Emily Curran at 497. High games went to Thomas at 193 and Curran at 187.

The JV roster lost 2,286-2,151. High series went to Jessica McHenry at 399.

Bowling faces DeKalb in North Aurora on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Photo: Senior Jessica Stebbins had a high game of 155 and 446 series in Tuesday’s 3,424-2,729 loss to WSC foe Sycamore. Photo by Mary Herra

Bowling still searching for first win

by Mike Slodki

            Nothing like facing a steady rival to usher in the holidays, but the DeKalb Barbs were not about to yield Kaneland’s first win of 2008.

            DeKalb took care of Kaneland last Wednesday at Mardi Gras Lanes by a final of 3,040-2,618 to drop the Lady Knights to 0-5 (0-3 Western Sun Conference) in dual meet action.

            DeKalb improved to 5-0 on the campaign.

            For Kaneland, the top series were bowled by Emily Curran at 460 and Holly Thomas at 446.

            Cassie Wilson bowled a 444 series, followed by Kathleen Moravcik’s 437 and Jessica Stebbins’ 432. Jessica McHenry bowled a 399 series.

            Top games were bowled by Thomas at 180 and Curran at 171.

            The JV squad lost a 2,239-1,911 skirmish with the Lady Barbs. Tierra Lee and Sonja Isaacs had team-high series with a 392 and 350, respectively. Isaacs had high games of 134 and 125.

            Trish Rogers bowled a 310 series and Seleana Isaacs bowled a 303 series in the effort.

            “At DeKalb, we had one good game from our varsity, but we still lost that game and the match,” KHS coach Jim McKnight said. “We’re happy that we got pretty good scores from everyone in that game, but the highest was 180. We’re still looking for a game in which we get a few 180s, 190s, and 200s from the team. Those are the scores it’s going to take to beat some of our competition.

            Saturday saw the Lady Knights travel to the 5th annual Panther Invite hosted at Highland Park Bowl in Moline by East Moline United High School.

            Kaneland finished 12th in the invite out of 12 teams with a total of 4,224.

            Belvidere North (5,625), Sterling (5,425) and Rock Island (5,266).

            High six-game series for Kaneland was accomplished by Cassie Wilson at 916 and Jessica Stebbins at 874. Best three-game series for the Lady Knights was handled by Thomas (499) and Wilson (448).

            Kaneland’s JV crew finished 10th out of 12 with a total of 3,273 pins struck down. Belvidere North had 4,574 to win it all. Top six-game series for the JV Lady Knights were done by Amy Kuryliw (680) and Tierra Lee (578).

            Next up for Kaneland bowling is the Lisle Invite on Saturday, Dec. 20. Kaneland was also set to meet up at Rochelle on Wednesday.

Bowling suffers losses to Sycamore, IMSA

by Mike Slodki          
            Wins for the Lady Knights bowling squad have been just out of reach.

            The good news is is that the reach is getting shorter.

            Kaneland (0-4, 0-2 Western Sun Conference) dropped a 2,993-2,620 matchup with rival Sycamore at Four Seasons Sports on Dec. 3. Kaneland took a game from Sycamore for the first time in 15 years.

            Monday saw IMSA come to AMF Valley Lanes in North Aurora and take a 2,613-2,540 match.

            Against Sycamore, senior cornerstone Cassie Wilson bowled a 487 series, followed by Kathleen Moravcik’s 483 series. Emily Curran bowled a 453 series.

            Wilson also came through with a 185 game and a 179 game, the two highest for the Lady Knights. Both games were key in the first head-to-head matchup of the night which saw Kaneland take a game from the Lady Spartans.

            “It’s an important day and we feel like we can’t get too down and keep improving,” Wilson said.

            Against IMSA, Holly Thomas had a 488 series, followed by Jessica Stebbins’ 475 and Moravcik’s 444. Top games were Thomas’ 200 and Moravcik’s 182.

            The JV troops had a 1,965-1,853 win over IMSA thanks to Amy Kuryliw’s 359.
Coming up for the Lady Knights: the Moline Invite on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m. and a home matchup with Lisle on Monday, Dec. 15.

Hubs take first WSC bowling battle with KHS

            It was a less than ideal start for the Kaneland bowling squad at AMF Valley Lanes in North Aurora on Monday evening.

            Luckily, it being the first meet of the season, there remains plenty of time to make adjustments.

            Rochelle defeated the Lady Knights by a final of 3,198-2,656.

            For the Hubs, the top series was bowled by Kat Hager, who ended Monday with a 577. She was followed by fellow senior Sami Roth, who scored 575.

            The high game for Rochelle was a 225 by Hager.

            For Kaneland the high series were had by senior captain Cassie Wilson with a 499, followed by Emily Curran at 459 and Kathleen Moravcik at 445.

            The top individual games were bowled by Moravcik at 169, Wilson at 168 and Jessica Stebbins at 167.

            JV action had Rochelle defeat Kaneland 2,207-1,970.

            Sonja Isaacs bowled a 384 series, followed by a 383 by Jessica McHenry and a 344 by Molly Lambert.

            Next week’s action sees Kaneland hitting the lanes vs. rival Morris on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m. out in North Aurora.

Senior core of captains key for Lady Knights bowling

by Mike Slodki

            Approaching his 20th year at the helm of Kaneland High School bowling, coach Jim McKnight has seen his share of pins knocked down.

            But the only situation he can help influence at this moment in time is the current 2007-08; just so happens that’s all he’s worried about.

            The Lady Knights look to rebound from a 3-11 (0-7 Western Sun Conference) dual meet mark from 07-08. While key grads are gone, the Lady Knights have their share of returnees looking to make their mark.

            “We have quite a few who do have varsity experience,” McKnight said. “With any luck at all, I think we could have a decent varsity this year.”

            It begins with a group of four senior captains: Emily Curran, Kathleen Moravcik, Jessica Stebbins and Cassie Wilson. It also includes sophomore Holly Thomas, who saw lane time last year.

            “Barring any unforseen circumstances, those five will be our varsity and ready to go,” McKnight said.

            Additional seniors include Donna Sury and Sonja Isaacs. Juniors are Amy Kuryliw, Molly Lambert, Tiera Lee, Jessica McHenry and Danielle Rose. Freshmen are Madi Bluml, Ashley Diddell, Seleana Isaacs, Megan Scott and Grace Snyder.

            The bowlers kick the season off on Monday, Nov. 24, vs. Rochelle.