All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Freshman Brianna Bower (19) cruised to an 11:19.33 in Saturday’s 3200m Run Final at the IHSA State Meet. Bower placed seventh overall, earning all state honors. Photo by Ben Draper
    Fine finish

    Girls track concludes season at state finals KANELAND—It was a weekend well spent in Charleston, Ill. With a select few events able to go down to Eastern Illinois University for the Class 2A girls track State meet,...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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    Rise of the Knights

    Photo: Three-time state qualifier Corey Harner will be joined by numerous members of the boys track team at the IHSA State Track and Field meet this weekend. The Knights won the Sectional title, easily outdistancing second-place Winnebago...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Senior Joe Pollastrini, leaps to grab a high throw in attempt to make an out at second base during Kaneland’s 5-3 loss to Batavia at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.
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    Hello, old friend

    KHS faces Batavia in Midwest League setting in tail-end of regular season KANELAND—What’s one more postponement for Kaneland baseball? In a 2013 campaign rife with cancellations, 19 to be exact, Kaneland baseball wanted to make up its...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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    Elburn native authors pregnancy book

    ELBURN—When Amy Shoop Riley was pregnant with her daughter McKenzie, every time someone asked, “how do you feel?” she assumed they were really asking, “how badly do you feel?” She assumed she was going to have back...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Conference Champs

    KHS boys track team takes top spot at NIB-12 KANELAND—Northern Illinois Big XII conference boys track certainly has its share of talented teams. Kaneland made certain it was included in that discussion, netting a conference championship as...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Leading the way at Burlington Sectional

    Lady Knights qualify for state in seven events KANELAND—Friday’s Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional had many good teams, but only one collective winner. That would end up being the local outfit from Maple Park. With 73 points...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Pitching, defense lead to win over Cary-Grove

    Baseball beats Streator, falls to Marengo, Sycamore, in big week KANELAND—Knights baseball may have had a rougher go of it in 2013, but that doesn’t mean the boys can’t put together a stellar performance. Behind junior Curtis...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Elburn residents benefit from ‘Yoga … with Lynn’

    Yoga … with Lynn Thursdays • 9:30 a.m. Elburn & Countryside Community Center All levels welcome To register, call Lynn at (630) 365-0163 or yogawithlynn@yahoo.com ELBURN—Elburn resident Erin Walsh said she has always been athletic,...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Barrage of offense

    Firepower dovetails with regular season KANELAND—KHS coach Scott Parillo believes his team is playing great in this current stretch of the 2013 season. His current lineup is making it quite hard to argue such a claim. Kaneland...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Protecting the lead

    Softball faces off against NIB-12 foes Yorkville, Morris Kaneland—At 15-3, and 7-1 in the Northern Illinois Big XII, Kaneland tried to keep the positive momentum going with a pair of conference wins this week. Last Thursday’s win...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Elburn mourns joyful teen

    Photo: Caityln Phillips’ immediate family embraces as community members gathered on Tuesday at the intersection of North Third and Reader streets in Elburn to remember her. Caitlyn Phillips, a 13-year-old who was killed on Friday after colliding...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Local kindergartners raise money to ‘make the world smile’

    Photo: Elburn twins Delia (front) and Lucinda Connelly, 6, have raised over $2,700 for Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft lip and palate charity. Lucinda was born with a cleft lip and palate. She had surgery on...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Caitlyn ‘Caity’ Rose Phillips

    Caitlyn “Caity” Rose Phillips, 13, of Elburn, died tragically on Friday, April 26, 2013. Taken from us too early, Caitlyn now lives on in heaven as one of God’s favored angels. Her memory, a shining example of...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Familiar face fills coaching vacancy

    KANELAND—As seems par for the course, the Knights wrestling program will have a familiar face leading the matmen. Beginning this fall, the Knights will be steered by new head coach and Class of 2004 alum Jeremy Kenny,...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Junior Lauren Zick placed second in the long jump at the Jill Holmes Invitational Saturday with a leap of 16 feet, 9.5 inches. Photo by Patti Wilk
    Big win, small margin

    KHS earns slim team win at home meet by Mike Slodki KANELAND—There’s nothing like seeing what you’re made of on your home track. Kaneland girls track has a lot of substance and talent, based on the first-place...

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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    See-saw start to season

    View Photos After rough start, Knights baseball wins 4 of last 5 by Mike Slodki KANELAND—It’s a case of slowly but surely for the boys in black. After dropping its first five games of the...

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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    Baseball sees rough beginning on Missouri trail

    KANELAND—Much like the Cubs going into Cardinals territory, there existed little welcome for the Chicago-area Kaneland Knights baseball squad (0-5).

    • Posted April 4, 2013
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    Stuck by Barbs

    Season opener sees Lady Knights stifled in Maple Park KANELAND—After all the cancellations and scheduling switches, the Lady Knights’ soccer roster was ready for action.

    • Posted April 4, 2013
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    Staying on track

    Renowned track coach hopes area can become a hub for big meets ELBURN—One of the most successful and innovative cross country/track and field coaches in the country just might be your next door neighbor.

    • Posted April 4, 2013
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    Election: Sugar Grove Village President

    Incumbent squares off with long-time village trustee Incumbent Sean Michels will face a challenge for his Sugar Grove village president seat from board trustee Kevin Geary.

    • Posted March 28, 2013
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    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
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    Change coming to NIB-12

    With Dukes, Bulldogs out, conference braintrust elects for smaller divisions

    • Posted March 28, 2013
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  • Waubonsee’s Heiss inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame

    Danville, ILL—Waubonsee Community College’s long-time head men’s basketball coach Dave Heiss was recently inducted into the NJCAA Basketball Hall of Fame at the Division II National Tournament Banquet.

    • Posted March 28, 2013
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  • School Board discusses charter school concerns

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday held a public hearing on the charter school proposal submitted to the district by Virtual Learning Solutions (VLS). The board was also given a proposal presentation by a representative from K12,...

    • Posted March 22, 2013
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  • Local couple re-launches The Lodge on 64

    WASCO—The timing was perfect for husband-and-wife entrepreneur team Aaron and Kristie Perez as they were presented in late 2012 with the opportunity to become owners of The Lodge on 64 (formally known as Niko's Lodge).

    • Posted March 22, 2013
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  • Sterling is gold for KHS boys

    Knights rule NIB-12 indoor track at Sterling kaneland—The Kaneland's boys track squad amassed 107 points by the end of Saturday's Northern Illinois Big XII Indoor conference meet housed by Sterling High School's Westwood track.

    • Posted March 21, 2013
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