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Local students make North Central dean’s list

NAPERVILLE, Ill.—The following local residents were recently named to the North Central College dean’s list of scholars for the 2014 spring term: Nicholas Lynch, Melissa Schmidt and Ashley Swanson, all of Elburn; Taylor Bastone of Maple Park; and Athina Ajazi, Lauren Allen, Lauren Companiott, Drew French, Dylan Good, Brooke Patterson, Charlene Steininger and Charles Wainscott, all of Sugar Grove.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

Local residents earn North Central College dean’s list honors

NAPERVILLE, ILL.—The following local residents were recently named to North Central College’s dean’s list of scholars for the 2013 fall term: Elaine Cannell, Sarah Hodge, Nicholas Lynch, Evan Michalic, Melissa Schmidt and Ashley Swanson, all of Elburn; and Lauren Companiott, Drew French, Brooke Patterson, Amanda Peterson and Courtney Trnka, all of Sugar Grove.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 for the term while enrolled as full-time students.

Local residents named to North Central College dean’s list

NAPERVILLE, ILL.—The following local residents were named to the North Central College dean’s list for the 2013 spring term: Elaine Cannell, Evan Michalic, Melissa Schmidt and Ashley Swanson, all of Elburn; and Jessica Arnold, Lauren Companiott, Drew French, Joseph Garlinsky, Brooke Patterson and Amanda Peterson, all of Sugar Grove.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

Local residents earn North Central College dean’s list honors

NAPERVILLE, ILL.—The following local residents were named to North Central College’s dean’s list of scholars for the 2012 fall term: Elaine Cannell, Evan Michalic, Melissa Schmidt and Ashley Swanson of Elburn; Jessica Arnold, Lauren Companiott, Drew French, Joseph Garlinsky, Madison Limbrick and Brooke Patterson of Sugar Grove.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 for the term while enrolled full-time.

Local residents named to North Central College dean’s list

NAPERVILLE—The following students were named to the North Central College dean’s list for the spring 2012 spring term: Elaine Cannell, Elizabeth Korth, Ryan Stasell and Ashley Swanson, all of Elburn; and Jessica Arnold, Drew French, Joseph Garlinsky, Christine Gebauer, Dylan Good, Brooke Patterson and Bryan Renaud, all of Sugar Grove.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

Thorson nabs All-State nod, NIB-12 East Division MVP

Senior Bobby Thorson performed well on the mound and at third base, serving as a key component to the Class 3A State Champion Kaneland Knights. Thorson received state and conference honors for his play. File Photo

KANELAND—Accolades didn’t stop for Kaneland baseball last week, as the Northern Illinois Big XII All-Conference squad was released.

For the State Champion Knights baseball program, Bobby Thorson, in addition to being named conference MVP, was given an All-State honor, also being named team Offensive MVP by Kaneland.

After Kaneland was crowned Class 3A State champions in Joliet, Ill., Thorson was named as East Division Most Valuable Player, notable for his pitching. Thorson, along with DeKalb’s Brian SIsler (infielder), Sycamore’s Eric Ray (infielder), Morris’ Greg Struck (DH), Morris’ Josh DeGraaf (P), DeKalb’s Jake Gordan (outfilelder), Morris’ Kjeld Torkelson (outfielder), DeKalb’s Trenton Sopko (catcher) and Rochelle’s Micha McCulloch (catcher), were unanimous selections.

Other Knights selected to the conference elite were Kyle Davidson for infield, Joe Camiliere for outfield, Sam Komel for At-large, while Drew French, Corey Landers and Jake Razo made honorable mention.

Other selections were infielder Jacob Mathre of Yorkville, Morris’ Ryan Bernickus of Sycamore at utility, DeKalb pitcher Cody Varga and Sycamore hurler Jake Turner.

Yorkville’s Luke Lucchetti made the elite group as an outfielder, while teammate Josh Cooper was named an At-large member.

Bobby Baseball
• All-State Team
• Team Offensive MVP
• NIB-12 East Division MVP
• Winning pitcher in State
semifinal win over Waterloo

Oh, Kaneland!

Photo: Joe Camiliere shows what it’s all about after Saturday’s 11-3 State Championship-clinching win as he and teammate Bobby Thorson receive their Class 3A medals. The two seniors supplied offense and defense during the weekend, and Thorson picked up the win over Waterloo on Friday. A photo gallery can be found at the bottom of this page. Photo by Mike Slodki

KHS baseball wins 1st State championship with 11-3 win vs. Oak Forest
by Mike Slodki
JOLIET—In high school baseball postseason, only one team can follow through on its aim to run the table and win its last game.

For 2011, that team was your Class 3A State Champion Kaneland Knights.

With an 8-2 win over the Waterloo Bulldogs on Friday afternoon at Silver Cross Field in Joliet, Ill., the Knights earned the right to play Oak Forest and slayed the Bengals in an 11-3 result.

For KHS, this marks the first State Championship in a head-to-head sport since coach Joe Thorgesen’s second Class 3A Championship in a row back in 1998.

Kaneland (26-10) finished the season with a 13-game winning streak, on the heels of a slump that saw it lose six of seven contests to Yorkville, Sycamore, Oswego East and Morris. The Knights’ last loss of the season occured back on May 10 against the Redskins.

“We opened with Plainfield North and had a couple cancellations, faced Cary-Grove, faced Warren, and I told our guys we were going to take some lumps,” KHS coach Brian Aversa said. “We started 2-4, and it was going to prepare us for the end of the season.”

Winning pitcher Drew Peters helped keep the Bengals in check, combining with the defense to stop Oak Forest (27-8-1) on two occasions when they had two runners on base.

On the offensive end, the Knights got a two-out double from centerfielder Joe Camiliere, and he was driven home by third baseman Bobby Thorson for the first run of the contest on an RBI single.

It remained that way until the top of the fourth inning, when with two runners on and two outs, Oak Forest reaped the benefits of a ball to the outfield just out of the reach of Jake Razo for a 2-1 lead.

Powering through that pivotal moment, Kaneland got Camiliere on with a single, and the Elmhurst College-bound baserunner stole second. With two outs, a balk moved Camiliere to third, and DH Drew French walked to put runners at the corners. Razo’s single to left tied the game, and it was followed by second baseman Brian Dixon’s go-ahead single. As French beat the throw home, Dixon took second base.

The floodgates opened in a six-run fifth inning, which increased the lead to 9-2. RBIs in the inning were laced by Thorson, Sam Komel (2 RBI), Razo, Dixon and catcher Tyler Heinle.

“We did a good job at the plate today,” Camiliere said. “We got a run early, and that’s always big. Once we get in the rhythm of a game, that’s when the bats get going.”

The bottom of the sixth inning saw Razo come through again with a two-run double, which closed out the scoring for the season.

Kyle Davidson came on in relief for the last three innings, and allowed three straight singles with one out leading to a run.

However, Davidson induced Bengal shortstop Bobby Sheppard into a game-ending 6-4-3 double play. Davidson and catcher Heinle began the pileup on the field, and the celebration was on.

“We were happy to be here. We were a little worried on how we’d stack up against these teams with 30 wins,” Aversa said.

Camiliere believed all facets of the game played at peak level.

“We played our best game of the year today. Defensively, we gave up some hits, but the plays we needed to make, we made them. That double play was awesome at the end,” Camiliere said.

In the State semifinal against a Waterloo (32-4) team that featured Cubs ninth-round pick Garrett Schlecht, the Knights surrendered single runs in the second and third innings, but Thorson held firm the rest of the afternoon in a complete-game outing.

“My hands were dry today, and I was able to throw more breaking stuff,” Thorson said. “It wasn’t as hot, and I felt great out there.”

The fourth inning yielded huge returns with four runs. Thorson led off with a triple. After one out was recorded, French walked and Razo’s single made it a 2-1 game. Dixon tied the game with another single.

Heinle dropped a suicide squeeze but Waterloo made a bad throw to first to give KHS a 3-2 lead.

“I love bunting,” Heinle said. “It comes easy to me, and I got excited when the sign came for the suicide squeeze.”

Corey Landers smacked a grounder that went off a shortstop mitt to bring the fourth run of the inning home.

Four more runs came home in the sixth, thanks to RBI singles from Landers and Thorson, and a two-run single from Komel.

The KHS unit was also coached by Jim Smedley, Ernie Colombe, Dan Hallahan, Kevin Boltz and Norm Welker.

Team captains were departing seniors Davidson, French, Landers, Camiliere, Komel, Thorson and Dixon.

2011 Class 3A
Final Four
June 10-11, 2011

• Semifinals
Oak Forest 3
Nazareth Academy 1

Kaneland 8
Waterloo 2

• Third place
Nazareth Academy 1
Waterloo 6

• Championship
Oak Forest 3
Kaneland 11

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KHS vs. Waterloo

• Score-by-innings
R H E
Knights 000 404 0 8 11 1
Bulldogs 011 000 0 2 4 4

Starting Lineup—Knights
1. Davidson SS 6. French 3B
2. Landers LF 7. Razo RF
3. Camiliere CF 8. Dixon 2B
4. Thorson P 9. Ty. Heinle C
5. Komel 1B
Starting Lineup—Bulldogs
1. Aycock CF 6. Steppig LF
2. B. Dillenberger SS 7. Wittenauer 2B
3. Schlecht 1B 8. Snodgrass DH
4. Wetzler C 9. Schaab 3B
5. Hopkins RF 10. Crutchfield P

• Bottom of 2nd
Hopkins walked. Steppig grounded out
to 3b, SAC. Hopkins advanced to second. Wittenauer singled up the middle, RBI. Hopkins scored. Wittenauer stole second. Snodgrass flied out to cf. Schaab walked. Wittenauer out at third c to 3b, caught stealing. Kaneland 0, Waterloo 1.
• Bottom of 3rd
Aycock walked. B.Dillenberger reached on a fielder’s choice; Aycock out at second ss to 2b. B.Dillenberger stole second. Schlecht grounded out to 2b. B.Dillenberger advanced to third. Wetzler singled to left center, RBI. B.Dillenberger scored. Klein pinch ran for Wetzler. Hopkins grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Kaneland 0, Waterloo 2.
• Top of 4th
Thorson tripled to right center. Barry pinch ran for Thorson. Komel struck out. French walked. Razo singled to shortstop, RBI. French advanced to second; Barry scored. Dixon singled through the right side, RBI; Razo advanced to third; French scored. Ty.Heinle singled, bunt, RBI; Dixon advanced to second, advanced to third on a throwing error by p; Razo scored. B.Dillenberger to p. Wittenauer to ss. Snodgrass to 2b. Crutchfield. Davidson struck out looking. Landers reached on an error by ss. Ty.Heinle advanced to third. Dixon scored, unearned. Camiliere grounded out to ss. Kaneland 4, Waterloo 2.
• Top of 6th
Dixon grounded out to 2b. Ty.Heinle flied out to cf. Davidson doubled to right center. Landers singled up the middle, RBI; Davidson scored. Camiliere walked. Landers advanced to second. Thorson singled to right center, RBI; Camiliere advanced to third; Landers scored. Barry pinch ran for Thorson. Barry stole second. Komel singled to left center, 2 RBI; Barry scored. Camiliere scored. Komel advanced to second on a wild pitch. French flied out to rf.
Kaneland 8, Waterloo 2.

KHS vs. Oak Forest

• Score-by-innings
R H E
Bengals 000 200 1 3 10 2
Knights 100 262 0 11 13 0

Starting Lineup—Bengals
1. Zubek C 6. Jester 2B
2. Richard RF 7. Linares P
3. Barry LF 8. Hine DH
4. Sheppard SS 9. Sleeman 3B
5. Murray CF
Starting Lineup—Knights
1. Davidson SS 6. French DH
2. Landers LF 7. Razo RF
3. Camiliere CF 8. Dixon 2B
4. Thorson 3B 9. Ty. Heinle C
5. Komel 1B 10. Peters P

• Bottom of 1st
Davidson struck out looking. Landers grounded out to ss. Camiliere doubled down the rf line. Thorson singled up the middle, RBI; Camiliere scored. Komel struck out.
Oak Forest 0, Kaneland 1.
• Top of 4th
Sheppard singled to right center. Murray popped up to p. Jester hit by pitch. Sheppard advanced to second. Linares grounded out to p. Jester advanced to second; Sheppard advanced to third. Hine singled to right field, 2 RBI; Jester scored; Sheppard scored. Sleeman singled; Hine advanced to third. Zubek grounded out to p.
Oak Forest 2, Kaneland 1.
• Bottom of 4th
Camiliere singled to first base. Thorson struck out. Camiliere stole second. Komel struck out. Camiliere advanced to third on a balk. French walked. Razo singled, RBI. French advanced to second; Camiliere scored. Dixon singled down the lf line, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; Razo advanced to second, advanced to third on the throw; French scored. Ty.Heinle grounded out to ss.
Oak Forest 2, Kaneland 3.
• Bottom of 5th
Davidson struck out looking. Landers singled to center field. Camiliere singled to pitcher; Landers advanced to second. Thorson doubled down the rf line, RBI. Camiliere advanced to third. Landers scored. Komel singled, advanced to second on a throwing error by lf, 2 RBI; Thorson scored; Camiliere scored. Johnson to p for Linares. French flied out to rf. Razo doubled down the lf line, RBI; Komel scored. Dixon singled to right field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI. Razo scored. Ty.Heinle singled down the lf line, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; Dixon scored. Tattoni pinch ran for Ty.Heine. Davidson walked. Barry pinch ran for Davidson. Zale to p for Johnson. Barry advanced to second on a wild
pitch; Tattoni advanced to third on a wild pitch. Landers walked. Camiliere grounded out to 2b.
Oak Forest 2, Kaneland 9.
• Bottom of 6th
Thorson walked. Fergus pinch ran for Thorson. Komel flied out to rf. French walked; Fergus advanced to second. Fergus advanced to third on an error by c. Razo walked; French advanced to second. Dixon doubled to left center, 2 RBI. Razo advanced to third; French scored; Fergus scored. Jester to p. Blake to 2b for Zale. Ty.Heinle struck out looking. Davidson struck out.
Oak Forest 2, Kaneland 11.
•Top of 7th
Sleeman struck out. Zubek singled up the middle. Richard singled to center field. Zubek advanced to second. Barry singled to right center, RBI; Richard advanced to second; Zubek scored. Sheppard grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; Barry out on the play.
Oak Forest 3, Kaneland 11.

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Best Week Ever for State-bound Kaneland baseball

Knights add Sectional, Supersectional title to historic campaign
by Mike Slodki
KANELAND—It figures the 16th year of the Kaneland varsity baseball program would wind up being the sweetest.

With a successful throw to second base resulting in a “caught stealing” in the scorebook, the Kaneland Knights (24-10) defeated Peoria Notre Dame (PND) (27-7) 8-3 on Monday evening at Augustana College’s Swanson Stadium near Rock Island, Ill., clinching a supersectional championship.

The win, the Knights’ 11th in a row, wrote Kaneland’s ticket to the IHSA Class 3A State Tournament in Joliet, Ill., at Silver Cross Field beginning this Friday, June 10.

Before the recent acquiring of playoff hardware, Knights baseball had not made it out of a regional.

Preceding the unchartered territory for the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference crew, the Knights clinched the Rochelle Sectional championship with a 6-3 win over Aurora’s Marmion Academy on Saturday morning, and earned a spot against the Cadets with a comeback 7-4 win over Woodstock’s Marian Central Catholic on June 1.

Drew Peters improved to 4-1 with six innings pitched, allowing three runs on five hits. KHS handed the Irish pitcher Vince Cicciarelli his first loss (10-1).

Bobby Thorson went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI, while Drew French went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Drew Peters fires toward the plate in Monday’s 8-3 supersectional win at Augustana College’s Swanson Stadium. Peters earned his second win in five days, exiting in the seventh inning before Kyle Davidson closed out Peoria Notre Dame. Courtesy Photo

PND squeezed a run home on a bloop hit to right field, but Kyle Davidson started matters in the bottom of the first getting plunked, and on a sacrifice attempt by Cory Landers, the second baseman’s error put two men on. Joe Camiliere walked. Thorson grounded into a fielder’s choice to get the tying run in. A grounder to short by Sam Komel was mishandled, allowing the go-ahead run in.

The third inning began with a walk to Landers. With one out, Thorson was hit by a pitch. Komel’s single brought home Landers for a 3-1 lead, and Komel advanced to second on an error. French’s two-run double made in 5-1. Three more runs came home in the fourth inning as nine men batted for an 8-1 lead, before PND scored two in the fifth, but it would get no closer.

Rightfielder Jacob Razo also made a catch and doubled off a runner in the first inning, for the second time in these playoffs, setting the tone and highlighting a theme.

“Anybody here can make a great play at any time in the field, and at the plate we were relaxed and just got on base” Landers said.

Against Marmion under a blazing sun, Thorson improved to 6-3 in five innings of work, while Peters earned the save with two innings of one-hit ball. Camiliere went 2-for-3 with an RBI, with the big blow being Thorson’s two-run homer in the top of the fifth after Camiliere singled, breaking a 3-3 tie.

“I just got out in front of it,” Thorson said. “We just showed mental toughness today, it was killer out there on the mound, and I only threw two breaking pitches. I gave all I had for five innings and Drew got in there.”

Thorson also doubled home the first KHS run in the very first frame.

Against the Hurricanes, Peters earned the win in relief and Thorson not only earned the save, but also cracked the winning HR.

IHSA Class 3A State
Tournament

Friday, June 10, 10 a.m.
Oak Forest Bengals vs.
Nazareth Academy (LaGrange Park) Roadrunners
Friday, June 10, Noon
Kaneland Knights vs.
Waterloo Bulldogs

State Final
Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m.
Oak Forest/Nazareth Ac. winner vs.
Kaneland/Waterloo winner

2011 Kaneland Knights baseball
Quinn Buschbacher Jr.
Brian Dixon Sr.
Tom Fox Jr.
Trevor Storck Jr.
Tyler Heinle Jr.
Corey Landers Sr.
Bobby Thorson Sr.
Joe Camiliere Sr.
Drew Peters Jr.
Drew French Sr.
Dalton Allen Jr.
Jordan Jones Jr.
Mike Tattoni Jr.
Trever Heinle Jr.
Ryan Fuchs Jr.
Kyle Davidson Sr.
Sam Komel Sr.
Shane Fergus Jr.
Ray Barry Jr.
Bryan VanBogaert Jr.
Jake Razo Jr.

Regional rampage: KHS baseball earns title plaque in Sycamore

Photo: Kaneland baseball strikes the regional championship pose after edging the host Sycamore
Spartans 2-1 on Saturday. The Knights were slated to experience Sectional baseball in Rochelle on Wednesday. Photo by Mike Slodki

by Mike Slodki
SYCAMORE—Bobby Thorson may have never pitched a bigger game in his life.

Jacob Razo may have not had a bigger hit in a his life.

By virtue of the first regional championship won by Kaneland baseball on Saturday against the top-seeded host Sycamore Spartans, 2-1, more life is in store for the Knights.

With the win over the Spartans, the No. 2 regional seed Knights improved to 21-10. Kaneland also achieved a Thursday win over the third-seeded Illinois Math & Science Academy Titans, 17-0 in five innings.

A pitcher’s duel between Thorson (5-3) and Sycamore’s Jake Turner was brewing and had the teams in a scoreless skirmish through three innings.

After two strikeouts in the top of the fourth, first baseman Sam Komel singled and third baseman Drew French was hit by a pitch.

Next up was rightfielder Jacob Razo, who had an exemplary defensive play in the first inning resulting in a double play.

Razo laced a pitch that struck third base and out of the reach of the fielder, scoring two runs.

Razo, responsible for the eventual game-winning hit, was psyched after the play.

“We’re on such a high right now,” Razo said. “Turner’s a great pitcher and I just turned on it. We just played within ourselves today.”

Kyle Davidson had his arm ready for the bullpen, but Thorson powered through. While a dropped third strike brought a Sycamore run home with two outs in the sixth, Thorson pitched the seventh, and allowed only a two-out single before his fifth strikeout ended the game.

“We didn’t get a regional championship last year, and that’s what we were looking for,” Thorson said. “I thought my fastball was really good and today my curve was good.”

Against the Titans, a five-inning perfect game was thrown by Drew Peters, who’s 10 K’s was a suitable way to get the playoffs underway.

“Our goal has been regionals from the beginning. Everyone was pumped coming into today and the first pitch felt good,” Peters said.

The losing pitcher was IMSA’s Neel Patel.

“We didn’t expect that, that was one hell of a performance,” KHS coach Brian Aversa said. “We put him in a situation and he was ready. He threw strikes and didn’t walk guys.”

Ten runs were put on the board in the second, along with five in the third and two in the fourth.

Komel went 3-for-3 with a triple and four driven in. French went 2-for-4 with two triples and three RBI.

Kaneland’s first-ever sectional game in Rochelle was scheduled for Wednesday against the Marian Central Catholic Hurricanes, winners of the Belvidere Regional as a result of a 6-3 win over the hosts on Saturday. The Knights won 7-4 over the Hurricanes.

Baseball finish last regular week with flourish, now 19-10

KANELAND—Four wins compared to no losses for Knights baseball? Consider that a decent week for the black-clad boys.

With wins in Wheaton, Geneva, and a couple at home, Kaneland is charging into postseason action with a 19-10 mark (10-5 Northern Illinois Big XII Conference)

Kaneland traveled to Wheaton to face St. Francis High School and came away with a 5-2 win thanks in large part to four runs in the sixth to break a 1-all tie.

North Central College-bound Drew French’s performance on the mound was consistent enough for a win. French went 5.1 innings and struck out six.

Cory Landers went 2-for-4 with a double, while French also helped his cause at the plate with a 2-for-3 day including a triple and two RBI.

Kaneland then traveled to Class A jewel Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva to hold a joint senior night with Batavia on Thursday, and staked out a 3-1 victory.

Bobby Thorson (5-3) went the distance and allowed just one unearned run on three hits, striking out five Bulldogs.

Kyle Davidson went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI, coming through in the sixth inning.

The game was also home to a benefit for David Helm, who is battling leukemia. David is the younger brother of freshman athletic standout Daniel Helm.

Returning to Maple Park, the Knights tussled with visiting West Aurora and put up seven runs in the first two frames enroute to an 8-3 win on Saturday morning.

Drew Peters earned the win, while Jordan Jones pitched two scoreless innings for the save. Sam Komel torched Blackhawk pitching with five RBI.

Trevor Storck’s five inning effort for six K’s was key in the 9-2 win over the Sandwich Indians on Monday afternoon. Jacob Razo went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

With an eye on IHSA Class 3A playoff action, the No. 2 Knights were scheduled to travel to the Sycamore Regional on Thursday, May 26, and face No. 3 Illinois Math & Science Academy at 4 p.m.

The winner of that contest was set to face either No. 1 Sycamore or No. 4 Aurora Central Catholic in the regional final on Saturday, May 28, at 11 a.m.

KHS Prom Court

The Kaneland High School 2011 Prom Court includes Brian Dixon (left to right), Hayley Guyton, Michael Caballero, Hannah Schuppner, Queen Sophia Blank, King Curtis Secrest, Princess Amanda Schiff, Prince Corey Landers, Elaine Cannell, Christian Limbo, Allie Grossman and Drew French. Courtesy Photo

Baseball beats Sycamore, falls behind Morris in NIB-12

by Mike Slodki
KANELAND—Knights baseball (13-10, 9-5 Northern Illinois Big XII) saw itself making the most of its hits, in both wins and losses this week.

On Thursday, Kaneland scored six runs on five hits en route to a 6-4 win over the visiting Sycamore Spartans, while getting one run on one hit in a close 2-1 loss to the visiting Oswego East Wolves on Saturday.

Kaneland fell behind 4-2 in the sixth before putting up a four-spot in the bottom of the frame to come away with the win.

Kyle Davidson earned the win after his six-inning effort on the mound. Bobby Thorson colleged his first save with a perfect seventh inning.

Davidson also went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI, while Brian Dixon and Trever Heinle also supplied two RBI each.

Kaneland scored one run in the fourth inning and allowed two runs to OEHS in the top of the sixth. Just four hits combined were tallied in the game, including Joe Camiliere’s single.

The Knights’ two-game skid at the hands of Morris on Monday and Tuesday effectively sent KHS out of the running for conference crown, with Morris now clinching a tie.

In Maple Park on Monday, Morris added to a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh with three more runs to cinch a 6-3 win, despite Kaneland pounding out 12 hits.

Corey Landers went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Camiliere went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI. Drew Peters suffered the loss.

On Tuesday in Grundy County, things got off to a better start. Davidson’s RBI single was followed by a two-run double by Drew French for a 3-0 lead, before Ryan Bernickus came back with a three-run homer in the bottom of the inning.

Bobby Thorson, who gave up the homer, allowed just two earned runs and the effort was not lost on KHS coach Brian Aversa.

“Bobby, he’s our top dog,” Aversa said. “Gives up two earned runs the whole game and we gave up two big errors today. We have to put better defense behind him.”

Morris rallied with one run in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth for a 7-3 lead. The Knights came back in the sixth with a French RBI double to close within 7-4, but could get no closer.

“Defense and pitching are what will win you ball games. We keep the unearned runs off the board, we’re going to do a great job. We’ll put up some runs ourselves,” Aversa said.

Varsity baseball continues its swing through May by completing its series against Morris, in Maple Park in Thursday May 12, and heads to LaSalle-Peru for a Saturday twinbill on May 14.

Baseball battles Foxes, Spartans

Photo: Kaneland’s Drew French looks the part on the Class A ballfield at Elfstrom Stadium during Thursday’s win over the Yorkville Foxes. Photo by Ben Draper

KANELAND—Knights baseball had its hands full with conference rivals Yorkville and Sycamore and had fortunes both good and bad.

KHS saw itself with a 12-7 record and an above-average 8-3 mark in Northern Illinois Big XII play after Tuesday’s action.

Kaneland used its Elfstrom Stadium digs to its full advantage on Thiursday, beating the Yorkville Foxes by a 10-6 final.

Future North Central College weapon Drew French continued his good fortune on the mound, improving to 4-0 after a dicey 3.2-innings outing. French struck out three and gave up six runs on eight hits.

Kyle Davidson earned his fourth save of the year, striking out four as his reliability as a back-of-the-bullpen option was proven again.

Davidson also represented himself well at the plate with a 3-for-4 day, with a run and an RBI. Bobby Thorson went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI.

In the Friday 8-5 loss to the Foxes in Maple Park, Sam Komel was tagged with the loss in 5.1 innings.

French was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI.

Yorkville’s offense started with two runs in the second and two in the third. After plating four runs to go up 8-0 in the top of the sixth, Kaneland came back with four in the bottom of the sixth and one in the seventh but could get no further.

Monday yielded a 5-4 loss in Sycamore. In the bottom of the fourth, Kaneland broke a 2-2 tie with a two-spot , but Sycamore came back with two in the fifth and one in the sixth to go ahead permanently.

Thorson was tagged with the loss in 5.2 innings of work. The hurler had five strikeouts, as well. Thorson also went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

The Knights fell victim to six runs from the host Spartans in the first and six more in the fifth for a 13-3 loss that took five innings.

The May slate of games roll on with a Thursday, May 3, encounter against Sycamore at 4:30 p.m., followed by a matchup with Oswego East High School on Saturday, May 7.

Thorson brings lumber, Knights bring the hurt to DeKalb, YHS

by Mike Slodki
KANELAND—If only Bobby Thorson wasn’t able to throw a complete game and hit a grand slam on April 20, the Knights-Barbs clash on the diamond would have been much closer.

But the Knights were OK with not playing “what if,” instead it was “look what we can do” in a 10-2 handling of the visiting Class 3A runners-up DeKalb.

After a three-game solving of the Barbs, followed by a Tuesday win at Yorkville, the Knights were 11-4 with a 7-0 record in Northern Illinois Big XII conference play.

Thorson’s day on the mound was key to the winning formula in Maple Park, as he improved to 4-1 with eight strikeouts and no walks, while scattering six hits.

Thorson’s second inning grand slam as part of an eight-run inning highlighted a 3-for-3, six-RBI day. Thorson also had two doubles to his credit.

Kyle Davidson also went 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Cory Landers went 2-for-4.

Thorson clearly wasn’t done with his offensive good times, exhibited in Thursday’s 8-6 comeback win in Barb-land.

The Knights plated one run in the top of the second inning, thanks to a Quinn Buschbacher sacrifice fly. DeKalb came back with five runs off of North Central College-bound pitcher Drew French, and things held firm until the Barbs scored in the bottom of the six for a 6-1 lead.

The Knights showed a “never say die” attitude and put it into practice in the seventh.

Brian Dixon hit an RBI single to close within 6-4 after Sam Komel, French and Buschbacher had all scored.

Davidson single and Landers hit into a fielder’s choice. Joe Camiliere walked to load the bases and set the stage for Thorson’s left-centerfield bomb.

“I don’t even remember it,” Thorson said. “I hit the ball and all the emotion in the game just went through me. I think the end of the game shows what kind of team we really are.”

“We knew their pitcher was getting up in the pitch count. We were just waiting and waiting and waiting trying to make things happen,” coach Brian Aversa said.

Brian Van Bogaert picked up the win (1-0) with .2 innings of relief. Cody Varga of DeKalb pitched a complete game in the loss, at one point retiring 12 batters in a row.

Davidson shut the Barbs down in the seventh for his third save.

Saturday’s win over the Barbs featured three runs in the first, two in the second and six in the third to cap the five-inning win.

Komel improved to 3-1 and allowed only an unearned run. Landers went 2-for-3 with a double and two driven in, while Thorson’s three RBI gave him a prolific 13 for the series.

In the Tuesday win that took place in Kendall County, Thorson didn’t allow a hit after the first inning to the Foxes and fanned 11 hitters. He also led off the seventh inning and broke a 0-0 deadlock with a solo homer. Buschbacher also had an RBI double in the effort.

The Knights try to keep it at Elfstrom Stadium vs. Yorkville on Thursday, April 28.

Knights see strong mound performances, now 6-4

Photo: Kaneland pitcher Bobby Thorson throws a strike in the first inning of their recent home game against Harlem. Photo by John DiDonna

KANELAND—Knights baseball is on a bit of a roll.

Thursday, Kaneland (6-4, 2-0 NIB-12) used two runs in the top of the second and two more in the top of the fifth to nail down a 4-1 win at Rockton, Ill., mainstay Hononegah High School.

Oddly present in the winning development, the four KHS runs were scored on just two hits, on Kyle Davidson’s double and triple.

Drew French earned his first win of the year, chewing up 5.1 innings and allowing just one run on six hits. Teammate Sam Komel amassed the final four outs for his first save of the 2011 campaign.

On Saturday against the visiting Dixon Dukes, Komel came back and pitched a complete-game five hitter for the 8-2 win. Komel fanned five NIB-12 crossover rivals in the win.

Davidson went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Komel went 2-for-3 with a double and two driven in.

Facing East Division foe Rochelle on Monday in Ogle County, the good times on the mound continued with a complete-game one-hitter from Bobby Thorson, who also K’d nine Hubs.

Cory Landers went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and Thorson also hit a three-run shot in the top of the first inning.

For KHS, the runs came threefold in the first, followed by a run in the third, two in the ffith and one in the sixth.

On Tuesday, KHS stopped RHS in six innings, 11-1. French picked up win No. 2 and Komel drove in four runs.

Ahead for the Knights is a return trip to Rochelle on Thursday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. and a home outing against DeKalb on Monday, April 18.

KHS Knights finish spring trek, lose to Harlem at home

KANELAND—Looks like Knights baseball is still working out the kinks in this early juncture of the 2011 season.

However, they did pick up a win during spring break.

In the third of four clashes at Rent One Park in downstate Marion, Ill., the Knights came away with a 10-6 win over the Warren Blue Devils in eight innings on March 30.

However, KHS was stifled by the Cary-Grove Trojans in a 6-0 meeting on Thursday for the last game of their spring break stop.

On Monday, the Knights fell to the visiting Harlem Huskies by an 8-7 clip.

Coach Brian Aversa’s crew now sits at 2-4 through six games of the season.

Against Warren, Kyle Davidson earned the win in relief with three innings thrown, and one run on one hit given up.

Joe Camiliere went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI while Bobby Thorson had a 3-for-3 outing with a double and a run scored.

For Warren, Ryan Kenney went 2-for-5 with a run.

After the Blue Devils took a 5-0 lead with four runs in the third and one in the fifth, KHS exploded for six runs in the top of the sixth inning, helped by a bases-loaded triple from Sam Komel. After the game-tying hit, Tyler Heinle laid down a suicide squeeze for a 6-5 advantage.

After Warren plated one to tie the game at 6-6, Kaneland waited until the top of the eighth to pull away, thanks to an RBI double by Drew French. Brian Dixon followed up with a bases-loaded triple to take the final four-run margin.

Against the Huskies, junior Drew Peters was tagged with the loss in relief after giving up four earned runs

Bobby Thorson went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI, while Drew French smacked a homer and a double and had two runs scored.

The Knights travel to Rockton, Ill., to battle host Hononegah on Thursday, April 7, and will host NIB-12 crossover opponent Dixon on Saturday, April 9.

Knights baseball hit field fully depth-charged

Photo: Knights baseball has the luxury of Kyle Davidson for work in the infield. File Photo

by Mike Slodki
KANELAND—Some talented players at key positions and the last-ever Western Sun Conference regular season title made for some good memories for Kaneland baseball in 2010.

It was the regional opening loss to Hampshire that ended the season at 23-13 that left a bad taste in fifth-year coach Brian Aversa’s mouth .

“We’re definitely using that last game from last year as some incentive,” Aversa said. “We want to get moving into this season and use that as a driving force. On days when the weather isn’t cooperating and the field’s wet, the guys are really focused on what’s at stake this year.”

KHS baseball will have to be focused on competition in the Northern Illinois Big XII, after five seasons in the defunct Western Sun Conference.

“With football and basketball, it’s kind of our turn to get to that point where we are one of the top teams in this new conference,” Aversa said. “Sycamore is going to be strong, DeKalb was right there at the end, anything can happen.”

Kaneland looks to do itself favors at the plate, and although former Knight Jake Tickle’s 19-game hit streak won’t be available, Aversa likes his options.

“Drew French looks like he’s going to take Jake’s spot this year, and you have other solid people like Bobby Thorson and Joe Camaliere who can also get big hits,” Aversa said.

The Knights look for big things from their rotation, capable of eating up many an inning.

Thorson, a senior, will see time on the hill, as will junior Drew Peters and the senior French. Senior Sam Komel also provides an arm, as does junior Bryan Van Bogaert (pitcher of a perfect game in summer league action). Look for the Knights to lean on junior Tom Fox and senior Kyle Davidson in a pinch on the mound, as well.

Elsewhere around the Maple Park diamond, juniors Jordan Jones and Tyler Heinle are looking for an angle to the catcher’s spot.

Komel and Thorson stake the claim at first, while senior Brian Dixon mans second base. Davidson looks to patrol shortstop, with Trever Heinle also seeing innings at that spot, with French, Fox or Komel at third.

Senior Corey Landers takes care of leftfield, and Camaliere patrols center. Personnel like Jake Razo and John Kintz look to see innings at the rightfield corner.

Kaneland’s first conference action takes place against Dixon on Saturday, April 9. The regular season concludes on Monday, May 23, at St. Charles East.

D302 Board honors Illinois State Scholars

The Kaneland School Board on Monday evening honored 31 students who were recognized as Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for outstanding academic achievement.

The honored students are Grant Alef, Elaine Cannell, Jessica Corbett, Lauren Crites, Lacey Eberle, Collin Ellingwood, Ariana Espino, Brock Feece, Drew French, Danielle Frost, Emily Heimerdinger, Lindsay Jurcenko, Joseph Kenkel, John Kintz, Jordan Krawczyk, Amanda Lamp, Alexandra Leonhard, Jessica Lubic, Mark Merfeld, Katie Meuer, Sarah Morgan, Keara Palpant, Karissa Pitstick, Amber Platt, Hannah Schuppner, Danielle Thomas, Holly Thomas, Samantha Wantuch, Amanda Whiteside, Thomas Whittaker and Carl Zagel

Students must be ranked in the top 10 percent of their class (based on ACT/SAT score and class rank) to be eligible for the Illinois State Scholar honor.

French goes Under for baseball

KANELAND—On Sept. 21, Drew French, a varsity baseball player at Kaneland High School, made an Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tournament Team in Oak Creek, Wis., after trying out at Milwaukee Technical Institute College.

French is playing on their team that goes to the Arizona Fall Invitational, Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 6-10, in Peoria, Ariz., which is the spring training home of the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres.

French will play third base and also pitch. Besides playing for Kaneland baseball’s Brian Aversa, Drew also plays for Coach Tom Siebert with Team Illinois Baseball.

The Under Armour Baseball Factory sees 10,000 baseball players from around the country each year.

Baseball fills void with new talent

Photo: Catcher Austin Conard prepares to block Brian Evers at homeplate during last week’s baseball practice. Photo by Mike Slodki

by Mike Slodki
MAPLE PARK—Kaneland High School baseball seems to raise the bar every year, and this season hopes to be no different.

Finishing a school record 23-13 a year ago, the Knights nonetheless finished with a 6-5 regional championship heartbreaker at the hands of Burlington Central.

“That regional game is kind of motivating us and pushing us this year,” fourth-year coach Brian Aversa said. “We’re going to try and top 23 wins this year.”

Gone from the ranks are players like Mike Pritchard, Joe Gura, Jeff Smith and Jay Levita.

“Guys like that are hard to replace, they were something special,” Aversa said.

With arms like Smith gone, it’s up to personnel like senior Steve Colombe to get more mound time.

Pritchard yields way to backstop Aaron Hayman, a senior.

“Aaron learned a lot from Mike and is ready for the rigors of the backstop in general,” Aversa said.

The outfield is projected to have junior Corey Landers in leftfield, and Joe Camaliere returns for his junior year in centerfield, with rightfield an open derby.

Third base will depend on the opposing pitcher, with juniors Drew French and Bobby Thorson hoping for a look, along with fellow junior infielder Sam Komel.

Kyle Davidson and Jake Tickle highlight the shortstop ranks, while Jake Fiedler mans second base.

Dave Dudzinski, Thorson and Komel will guard first base.

‘We have some pretty nice competitions going around that’ll come down to the last couple practices,” Aversa said.

Hayman and Tyler Callaghan, a junior, will see time at the catcher’s spot.

In the pitching rotation, senior Ty Hamer ( a University of Illinois signee), Thorson and Colombe hurl the ball.

“We’ll ride those guys, and they can give us a lot of innings. There’s not an ace, it’s our top three,” Aversa said. “Ty and those guys bring a presence on the mound, and it’s going to be hard getting a hit off them, and it helps the defense.”

Komel and junior Austin Conard also look to be employed in pressure situations.

Other Knights shoring up the varsity ranks are P/1B John Kintz, OF/C Josh Kuefler, P/OF Trevor Wolf, INF Brian Dixon and OF Brian Evers.

The regular season was scheduled to begin on Wednesday at Plainfield North with Western Sun Conference play beginning on Tuesday, April 5, vs. Geneva. The regular season ends at DeKalb on Thursday, May 20.

KHS honor roll 2009

High Honor Roll
9th grade
Upashruti Agrawal, Lauren Allen, Abby Bend, Brianna Brehm, Taylor Buri, Lauren Companiott, Brian Edwards, Eric Eichelberger, Kelly Evers, Tyler Fabrizius, Jacob Ginther, Kristen Glover, Noelle Goodine, Kelsey Gould, Adam Grams, Malory Groen, Courtnie Holland, Christina Janes, Nicole Ketza, Thomas King, Benjamin Kovalick, Stelios Lekkas, Austin McElderry, Anna Novotny, Athanasios Pesmajoglou, Drew Peters, Alexa Reger, Nathan Rehkopf, Karyn Ribbens, Kayla Rivera, Nicholas Rodriguez, Stephanie Rosenwinkel, Maria Rossi, Margaret Ruppel, Alejandra Salinas, Connor Sandquist, Melissa Schmidt, Dana Schultz, Ashley Shearer, Kylie Siebert, Ashlyn Slamans, Molly Speckman, Anthony Sperando, Brandon Stahl, Trevor Storck, Katherine Taylor, Mackenzie Theisen, Valerie Tockstein, Catherine Tolan, Kalani Tovar, Delani Vest, Marissa Villafuerte, Mercedes Walper, Nicholas Wielgos, Isaac Williams, Anders Winquist-Bailey, Elliot Witt
10th grade
Priscilla Aguilar, Grant Alef, Taylor Andrews, Stephanie Breen, Jocelyn Cabral, Elaine Cannell, Cory Clausen, Jessica Corbett, Emily Darrow, Lacey Eberle, Caitlin Ellefsen, Collin Ellingwood, Ariana Espino, Amy Fabrizius, Brock Feece, Drew French, Danielle Frost, Allison Grossmann, Emily Heimerdinger, Amanda Helfers, Guillermo Hernandez, Andrew Hladilek, Lindsay Jurcenko, Joseph Kenkel, Jordan Krawczyk, Amanda Lamp, Corey Landers, Alexandra Leonhard, Christian Limbo, Jessica Lubic, Bernice Marsala, Katie Meuer, Danielle Micek, Abby Michels, Richard Miller, Sarah Morgan, Brian Olson, Nicole Ott, Keara Palpant, Brooke Patterson, Karissa Pitstick, Amber Platt, Alyson Rehr, Mackenzie Rich, Alicia Robinson, Linnea Scherer, Joshua Schuberg, Hannah Schuppner, Elizabeth Smith, Andrea Strang, Danielle Thomas, Holly Thomas, Brooke Thompson, Samantha Vazquez, Samantha Wantuch, Breanna White, Amanda Whiteside, Thomas Whittaker, Michael Wille, Caitlyn Young, Cara Zagel
11th grade
Jenna Bartel, Andrea Bruce, Danilo Bruno, Scott Burgholzer, Derek Bus, Emily Butts, Kristyn Chapman, Megan Cline, Stephen Colombe, Lindsey Dodis, Eric Dratnol, David Dudzinski, Joseph Garlinsky, Lily Garrison, Megan Gil, Trever Grimoldby, Tara Groen, Rebecca Hauge, Kevhlub Her, Joseph Herzer, Kevin Hodge, Katlin Howard, Angela Humphrey, Amy Husk, Haley Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Elizabeth Kennedy, Brett Ketza, Kevin Krasinski, Taylor Krause, Micaela Lane, Kelsey Lenhardt, Logan Markuson, Melanie Mazuc, Vincent Micek, Alexandra Morefield, Brianne Myers, Joss Nicholson, Zachary Nolte, Alyse Olson, Tara Olson, Kasey Ostarello, Kylen Pattermann, Justin Phillips, Lisa Roberson, Chelsea Roberts, Michelle Rodgers, Danielle Rose, Paula Ross, Patrick Ruffolo, Kelly Shaw, Nikki Smith, George Spirakis, Natalie Swieca, Kevin Szatkowski, Edgardo Valle, Elizabeth Webb
12th grade
Angelica Acosta, Emma Anderson, Kimberly Anderson, Daniel Arnold, Jessica Arnold, Lindsay Bartel, Kathryn Bergman, Ryan Blake, Emily Curran, Kelly Davies, Stacey Davis, Margaret Dawe, Lindsay Douglas, Samantha Eichelberger, Matthew Galica, Ashley Girard, Lauren Gould, Caitlin Haag, Matthew Haffner, Erica Hankes, Erin Hanold, Sarah Harant, Samantha Hauser, Devin Mae Heath, Jordan Herra, Alexa Hill, Rebecca Holloman, Michael Jenny, Hayden Johnson, Leina Kameyama, Emily Kenkel, Casey Komel, Kathleen Kuhar, Angeline Tracy Limbo, Anna Limbrick, Curtis Lubic, Chassidy Mangers, Briana Minogue, Kathleen Moravcik, Evan Olson, Madeline Osman, Christopher Ott, Sarah Otterness, Perren Palpant, Kelaine Patterson, Jordan Pinkston, Emiliano Ponce, Michael Pritchard, Nicole Prusinski, Jacqueline Ream, Bryan Renaud, Brody Root, Anna Rossi, John Rotella, Kristen Rusnok, Kristen Sanecki, William Schaid, Meghan Schiber, Christine Schieve, Jeffrey Smith, Daniel Spence, Emily Tockstein, Zachary Tolan, Santiago Tovar, Cristofer Vargas, Yasintorn Wongwoottisaroch, Victoria Yurachek, Joanna Zielinski, Jennifer Zmrhal

Honor Roll
9th grade
Erin Arndt, Rebecca Arnold, Dhurata Azemi, Raymond Barry, Madison Bluml, Jordyn Boley, Zachary Brown, Acalia Cleaver, Andrew Correll, Ashley Cottier, Ashley Diddell, Alex Dorado, Zachary Douglas, Katelyn Dudzinski, Mitchell Gemini, Ariel Geraghty, Ryan Goodenough, John Goodrich, Matthew Grimm, Samantha Hansen, Samantha Heinle, Austin Henkelman, LaQuanda Hood, Seleana Isaacs, Jordan Jones, Sarah Kitz, Denitza Kolev, Ryan Kolk, Kelly Kovacic, Alec Krueger, Amber-Rose Lano, Cesar Lazcano, Ashton MacKenzie, Aracelli Magana, Jacob Mazuc, Nicholas McCarney, Kayley McPhee, Julianne Miller, Brendan Morgan, Amelia Napiorkowski, Diana Nuno, Konstantin Paraskevov, Austin Paulson, Sierra Perteete, Jordan Phillips, Edker Pope, Jari Ramos-Orbe, Sawyer Rego, Courtney Reiss, Josias Rodriguez, Angela Schramer, Grace Snyder, Erica Sorensen, Meggen Southern, Dalton Stewart, Michael Tattoni, Carolina Tovar, Amber Urich, Bryan Van Bogaert, Savannah Webb, Taylor White, Joshua Williams, Jordyn Withey, Maverick Wojciechowski, Erin Woodill
10th grade
Athina Ajazi, Yesenia Ayala, Kristina Bowen, Taylor Bradbury, Patrick Bratschun, Kayla Burns, Tyler Callaghan, Josiah Camiliere, Shaela Collins, Lauren Crites, Jonathon Delgado, Cali Dickerson, Andrea Dimmig Potts, Brian Dixon, Nicholas Dodis, Michelle Dugan, Tyler Esposito, Zachary Ganz, Angelica Garza, Damien Gilbert, Hayley Guyton , Michael Hammermeister, Megan Hanlon, Anna Henrichs, Elizabeth Hylland, Kelsey James, Kellie Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Allison Jones, Pamela Katsigiannis, Dylan Keith, Maria Kernychny, Skyler King, John Kintz, Kristen Krajewski, Nathan Krauz, Cameron LeBlanc, Mark Merfeld, Kaitlin Munyon, Joshua Nahley, Derek Nordine, Angela Parillo, Angelica Perez, Jimmy Ramirez, Stewart Ream, Kendall Renaud, Keith Runde, Colleen Ryan, Nicole Rymarz, Curtis Secrest, Briana Stark, Charlene Steininger, Bethany Swartz, Robert Thorson, Erich Turk, Alexander Vallejo, Logan Vines, Christian Williams, Ryan Wozniak, Robert Zachara, Kelsey Zollinger
11th grade
Danielle Anderson, Randi Bader, Ryley Bailey, Brittany Bauer, Robert Bergstrom, Chloe Bluml, Dennis Brettman, Edgar Celaya, Jaclyn Diehl, Scott Dienst, Brock Dyer, Andrew Eberle, Olivia Fabrizius, Angela Filippin, Kalina Flamand, Sabrina Gabriele, Lauren Gallucci, Colleen Gebauer, Jeffrey Gillett, Dylan Good, Tyler Hamer, Aaron Hayman, Matthew Ikemire, Jaclyn Isham, Lindsay Kahl, Tessa Kuipers, Caitlin Larson, Brandie Mattice, Jessica McHenry, Donald McLennan, Thomas Orr, Sean Paulick, Brenda Petersen, Izatmar Quiroz, Jordan Rego, Matthew Reusche, Connor Risch, Erin Rocha, Erin Rodway, John Scholl, Alyssa Snyder, Bradley Staker, Daniel Steinmiller, Cody Stults, James Tarchala, Benjamin Tennant, Kayla Thompson, Jacob Tickle, Xavier Torres-Valdovinos, Abigayle VanDerHeyden, Katie Walton, Nicholas Zimmer
12th grade
Cecelia Anderson, Jacob Astin, Garrett Austin, Kathryn Banbury, Joshua Bloome, John Brennan, Michael Chavez, Paul Davies, Laney Deligianis, Samantha Dixon, Alycia Donais, Kevin Durrenberger, Kelsey Fletcher, Alyssa Galvan, Eric Geiger, Lindsay Gierke, Mallory Gigl, Sally Gorenz, Kristen Hamer, Laura Hansen, Kathryn Hatch, Adrian Hernandez, Erin Heyob, Amanda Hilton, Mallory Huml, Brianna Hurst, Sonja Isaacs, Jenna Ivkovich, Krista Johnson, Lydia King, William King, Christopher Kovacic, Meghan Krajewski, Robert Kuti, Nathan Lewis, Robert Locke, Dylan Luse, Grant Mooney, Brittany Nelson, Michael Nguyen, Alexandra Olson, Daniela Parra, Benjamin Paulus, Troy Pritchard, Scott Proctor, Frank Reyes, Leah Richards, Paige Rogers, Sara Rose, Luis Ruiz, Joseph Ruppel, Samantha Sills, Kyle Slamans, Joseph Spitzzeri, Zachary Stavinsky, Jessica Stebbins, Kyle Stryczek, Annelise Weiss, Rick White, Lauren Whittaker, Cassandra Wilson, Mariella Zavala, Dana Zimmer