All posts tagged "Featured"

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    Kaneland bowling shoe-in for awards

    Photo: Kaneland High School Interim Athletic Director Ruby Keller (right) presents head coach James McKnight with a crystal bowling pin in honor of his 25 years of coaching girls bowling at KHS March 13. Photo by Mary...

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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    Kaneland honors veterans with patriotic assembly

    Photo: Kaneland High School students packed the school’s east gym for a patriotic ceremony Monday. Jim Cornelison, famed voice of the Chicago Blackhawks, sings the National Anthem during the assembly. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—Kaneland High School...

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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    Dauberman Road closures for motorists’ safety

    Photo: A backhoe last week sank into Welch Creek in Kaneville. The creek has flooded repeatedly this winter, forcing two separate closures of the stretch of Dauberman Road between Main Street and Scott roads. Courtesy Photo KANEVILLE—The...

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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    2014 Boys Track & Field Preview: Sprint toward success

    Photo: Relay, distance and sprint runners resort to running laps through school halls due to poor weather so far this season. Photo by Patti Wilk Sixth-place finishers from a year ago, Knight boys track takes charge KANELAND—It...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    2014 Softball Preview: A slugger’s chance

    Photo: Junior All-State catcher Paige Kuefler drives a ball off the tee during a recent practice indoors. Photo by Patti Wilk Kaneland softball lineup primed and ready for ’14 season KANELAND—With a regional rally at Rosary that...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    2014 Girls Track & Field Preview: Making their mark

    Photo: Freshman Nicole Sreenan looks to make an impact on the varsity level this season for Doug Ecker’s Lady Knights. Photo Submitted by Jocelyn Ocon Lady Knights have rivals bracing for impact KANELAND—Kaneland High School girls track...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    2014 Girls Soccer Preview: Cornering competition

    Lady Knights eye regional nod, another winning campaign KANELAND—Eventually, Kaneland High School girls soccer would like to rid themselves of a couple nagging points. Those would be being eliminated by Rosary in the playoffs, as has been...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    2014 Baseball Preview: Big hopes in Big XII

    Photo: Junior catcher Danny Hammermeister and senior catcher Sean Dunphy practice indoors with the baseball team. Photo by Patti Wilk Diamond crew looks to turn page, rebound from a year ago KANELAND—Knights baseball in 2014 represents, in...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    Elburn bowler runner up in “Best of the Best” tournament

    WHEATON, Ill.—Elburn seventh-grader Mabel Cummins was second in Sunday’s “Best of the Best” Tournament hosted by the Fox Valley Bowling Proprietors Association (FVBPA). Sixty young bowlers were invited to contend for over $2,500 in college scholarship funds...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    Postseason party

    Photo: Senior Tyler Carlson was named co-Player of the Year for the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference. Fellow seniors Drew David and John Pruett also made the all-conference squad. File Photos Knight boys see sectional berth pay...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    Resale shop supports Beautiful U Ministries

    Photo: Bill and Liz Hough opened the Beautiful U Resale Shop in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center in late 2013 to support Beautiful U Ministries and provide a place to work for girls enrolled in the...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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    Kaneland John Stewart Clothing, Toy Sale

    ELBURN—The Kaneland John Stewart Spring and Summer Clothing and Toy Sale will take place Friday, March 21, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, March 22, 8 a.m. to noon, in the gym at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary...

    • Posted March 16, 2014
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    Postive Post-its

    Photo: Words of kindness spread through the halls of Kaneland High School this past week with brightly colored post-it notes displayed on each of the students lockers. Inspiring, quirky and cute uplifting phrases were written with the...

    • Posted March 15, 2014
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    Every second counts

    Sectional semi loss follows David’s buzzer-beater for Regional crown KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball set the bar pretty high for Tuesday evening’s Hampshire Sectional semifinal against fellow No. 1 seed Rockford Lutheran. After all, how could a team top...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    Girls make strides in Hononegah

    Photo: The Lady Knights track and field team secured fifth place in the 34-team Hononegah Classic Saturday. Photo by Ben Draper ROCKTON, ILL.—A fifth-place finish is quite respectable, especially when it’s out of 34 teams. The Lady...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    Clinton’s weekend a triple threat

    SARASOTA, FLA.—In her first international triathlon in nine months, Kaneland junior Victoria Clinton acclimated herself well. Under the ITU Triathlon banner, Clinton, the 2012 Class AA Individual State cross-country champion, finished 26th overall in Sarasota, Fla., as...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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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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