All posts tagged "Featured"

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    Knights 3rd at Batavia

    Photo: Senior Dalvell Triplett was second in the Long Jump and third in the Triple Jump at Batavia Friday. Photo by Patti Wilk BATAVIA—Coach Eric Baron’s crew went just east to find some stout competition. But the...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    A Knight to remember for performing arts

    KANELAND—Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters held its second annual Knight of Performances on Sunday at Harter Middle School (HMS). And it was during the event that Ally Mitchinson, a sixth-grader at HMS, did something she had never done...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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    McCannon benefit scheduled for March 14

    SUGAR GROVE—Life for Sugar Grove resident Matt McCannon was normal and healthy up until a few months ago. McCannon was working and leading life per usual with his wife and three children until he became sick overnight...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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    Prize fighting

    Photo: Senior Drew David was a perfect 8-8 from the free throw line on his way to a team-high 22 points against Glenbard South Tuesday. Photo by Patti Wilk Share of NIB-12 title in bag, Kaneland begins...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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    Tri again

    Clinton named to All-American list by USA Triathlon, preparing for Florida race ELBURN—With the mood-crushing winter season still upon us, the urge to get outside and participate in athletic activities can weigh heavily. Lady Knight sophomore Victoria...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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    Tracksters roll to win

    Photo: Senior Issac Swithers runs the opening leg of the 4x160m Relay at Sycamore on Feb. 26. The relay won, and Swithers went on to place second in the 55m and 200m dashes. Photos by Ben Draper...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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    A little vintage A lot of heart

    Photo: Kristy Simon, owner of Soaring Heart Vintage, behind the sales counter. Photo by Patti Wilk New Elburn local opens store on Main Street ELBURN—Kristy Simon has always been a collector of vintage and antique things. She...

    • Posted March 2, 2014
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    A feast fit for the arts

    Photo: The Kaneland Arts Initiative on Friday celebrated the arts with its fifth annual Fine Arts Feast at Open Range Southwest Grill in Sugar Grove. KHS art teacher Emily VanDelinder-Birchfield plays the accordion for guests in attendance....

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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    Photos: Choir power

    Kaneland High School presented the 2014 KHS/HMS 8th Grade Choir Festival on Saturday in the KHS auditorium in Maple Park. Eighth-grade mixed choir soloist Amanda Eckstrom (right) performs “Shenandoah,” arranged by Spevacek. The combined choirs (above) performing...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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    On a tear

    Photo: Senior Cole Carlson hit this double-clutch jumpshot as time expired in the first half Saturday vs. Sycamore. The basket gave the Knights a 27-24 lead. Photo by Ben Draper Boys lineup sees ball bounce their way...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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    End game

    Photo: Sophomore Camri Conley and the Lady Knights dispatched hosted Plano on Feb. 19 regional semifinal, but fell to rival Sycamore in the final 40-20 on Friday. Photo by Ben Draper Lady Knights finish 14-15 after Plano...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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    Focus on photos

    Photo: Jan Baumgartner with her camera and her “winter wonderland” photo setting in the background. The scene is just one of several photo rooms she’s created in her studio. Photo by Patti Wilk ELBURN—Jan Baumgartner, one of...

    • Posted February 23, 2014
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    Tough love

    ‘Roar’ Comedy Central-Style roast for Chris Halsey Wednesday, March 12 Elburn Lions Park 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn 6 p.m. $25 donation per person RSVP by Friday, Feb. 28, at (630) 365-6315 Friends, colleagues to ‘roast’ Elburn...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    Kaneland chess team shines in IHSA tournament

    Photo: The 2014 Kaneland Chess team at the IHSA State Tournament last weekend. Courtesy Photo KANELAND—Kaneland High School sophomore Spencer Serwin’s first chess match on Friday ended in a loss. That was OK, though, because he went...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    A better State

    Diddell powers through for lone Knight Champaign berth KANELAND—Pontiac’s Class 2A Sectional can dampen the dreams of most any wrestler wishing to advance to the individual State tournament this weekend. Fortunately for Kaneland High School, the wrestling...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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    Bowling season ends, but new territory carved

    KANELAND—In the first year of a new postseason setup, Kaneland Lady Knights bowling did well for itself. With an exemplary performance at the Metea Valley Regional on Feb. 8, Kaneland was able to send senior cornerstone Christie...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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    Warrior week

    Photo: Sophomore Dylan Vaca scored 12 points against Hillcrest Saturday, following up his 10-point output the night before at Yorkville. Photo by Patti Wilk Knights host gathering for a cause after getting upper hand on YHS KANELAND—It...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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    Many happy returns

    Photos: Coaches share memories > One need not look far for former athletes returning to teach, coach at KHS KANELAND—It’s one thing to compete for your school—to put in hours of blood, sweat and tears for a...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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    Community bowls against bullying

    Photo: Leigh Ann Reusche (left to right), director of Kindness Campaign of Elburn, Renee Dee, founder/CEO of Peak for Kids, and Maria Dripps-Paulson goof around at the “Bowling Against Bullying” event on Saturday night. Photo by Lynn...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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    Bateman crowned Mr. Kaneland 2014

    Photo: Mr. Kaneland 2014 was won by senior Mitch Bateman (middle). First runner-up won by senior Dalvell Triplett (right) and second runner-up was given to senior James Lim (left). Photo by Lynn Logan KANELAND—There’s a new Mr....

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    Helping hands

    Six-team shootout at Kaneland on Saturday to benefit worthy cause KANELAND—It stands to be no ordinary Saturday at Kaneland. You’ll have your customary weekend basketball action, but the Kaneland boys team and dedicated volunteers are coming together...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    Crews controls fate after Regional

    Photo: The 2013-14 KHS bowlers competed as a team one final time Saturday at the Metea Valley Regional in Aurora. The team included senior Michelle Bohanek (from left), junior Rena Wojciechowski, junior Katie Hill, freshman Grace Lindgren,...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    Emerging victors

    Photo: Senior John Pruett continued his torrid scoring streak, putting up 26 points Friday at Rochelle, and following that up with 28 more against West Chicago Tuesday evening. Fellow senior Tyler Carlson (23) was the team’s high-scorer...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    local couple to open Elburn coffee house

    Photo: Tony and Ann Cobb of Elburn recently purchased the building at 2 S. Main St. in Elburn, and plan to open The Corner Grind coffeehouse there in early May. Ann will run the store, and source...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    Fundraiser a success for Kaneland Blackberry Creek

    Photo: Elburn resident Rocky Wruck dazzles the crowd in his Elvis costume as he volunteers to sell the 50/50 raffle tickets at Family Bingo on Saturday night. Photo by Lynn Logan KANELAND—Maryann Lisberg, a Blackberry Creek Elementary...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    Photos: Kaneland Knights National Signing Day

                    On Wednesday morning, ten standout Kaneland High School athletes signed their national letters of intent in front of a packed KHS gym that included parents, coaches, students and more....

    • Posted February 6, 2014
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    Starts and stops

    Photo: Sophomore Ryan David had six points for the Knights at DeKalb Tuesday. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—It was a game that had two near-misses. Unfriendly weather had shelved the Kaneland boys basketball team to Elgin outfit...

    • Posted February 6, 2014
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    Boy Scouts demonstrate creativity in Pinewood Derby

    Photo: The Elburn Boys Scouts Pack 107 went all out with its creations for this year’s Pinewood Derby event, held at the former middle school building on Meredith Road on Friday. From Nascar and Spongebob to LEGO...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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  • The cast of “The Laramie Project” includes Justin Schaller (back row, from left), Ben Mitchinson and Patrick Murphy; Rebecca Hof (middle row), Pamela Gianakakos, Sabrina Massa, Laszlo Reed, Peter Lopatin and Trisha Mills; Douglas Orlyk (front row) and Caitrin Mills. Photo courtesy of Sally Jane Photography
    ‘The Laramie Project’ debuts on Kaneland stage

    ‘It’s a powerful, powerful production.’ KANELAND—The play “The Laramie Project,” presented by Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) and partnered with the Kindness Campaign, did not open on its expected opening day last Friday, due to frigid weather. However,...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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    Diddell wins conference crown

    Team places sixth STERLING, ILL.—Sterling High School housed quite the collection of wrestling talent on Saturday, as Kaneland found out firsthand. Earning some individual glory and having to deal with capable talent in both Northern Illinois Big...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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    Ky’s the limit

    Lady Knight star-turned-college libero wins prestigious Augustana honor ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—For a rising Kaneland volleyball program in the beginning of this decade, Class of 2012 athlete Kylie Siebert of Sugar Grove could be seen digging plenty of...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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    Hoops for Heroes Feb. 15

    Kaneland to host inaugural Day and Knight of Hoops MAPLE PARK—Kaneland Boys Basketball announced the Hoops for Heroes inaugural Day and Knight of Hoops, to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday,...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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