All posts tagged "Jesse Balluff"

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    Knights valiant

    Injuries, JCA juggernaut create perfect storm for 2nd-round elimination JOLIET, ILL.—Even before the Class 5A playoffs began, Kaneland football knew what it could be getting into. After a convincing win over first-round opponent Hampshire last week, Kaneland...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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    Taking charge

    Kaneland ends back-and-forth with strong 2nd half vs. Rochelle KANELAND—After a tight, back-and-forth first half between Kaneland and Rochelle on Friday night in Maple Park, the Northern Illinois Big XII East division opener turned the tide on...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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    Streat Talk

    Kaneland (4-0) subdues Streator in inter-divisional game KANELAND—Friday’s result from Peterson Field in Maple Park was a familiar one. But Kaneland football was a different unit against visiting Streator, and will be for the remainder of 2013....

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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    Late-night run

    Photo: Nate Dyer (32) had a big night for the Knights, rushing for three touchdowns. Photo by Patti Wilk Sterling can’t counter Kaneland (3-0) balance STERLING, Ill.—Kaneland showed a great crossover move on Friday night, but not...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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    Higher ground

    Photo: The Knights Dylan Nauert carries the ball during the first quarter. Photo by Erik Anderson Knights beat Elmhurst-based namesake in week 2 affair KANELAND—Friday night’s first drive set the tone. Facing an all-new non-conference opponent in...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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    Coming up big

    Photo: Linebacker Cole Carlson contributed an interception during Saturday’s game against Brooks Prep of Chicago. Photo by Patti Wilk Defense makes tide-changing plays in 27-7 win over Brooks KANELAND—Kaneland football’s defense on Saturday night picked up the...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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    2013 Football Preview: The road black

    Photo: Senior quarterback Drew David, here taking the field at last Thursday’s Knights Under the Lights scrimmage, will lead the Knights in 2013. The Knights are looking to move past an early second-round playoff exit in 2012....

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • KHS fall sports announce awards

    Kaneland—The Kaneland High School fall sports programs recently concluded their respective awards nights.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • KHS fall athletes earn accolades

    Kaneland—A number of Kaneland High School fall athletes were recognized for their performance from throughout the 2012 season.

    • Posted November 29, 2012
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  • NIB-12 champions

    Last-minute heroics lead to win over Morris, 3rd-straight conference crown Kaneland—It was anyone's ballgame to win.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Higher ground

    Kaneland gets best of Sycamore in a rush in Homecoming game KANELAND—There's beauty in simplicity.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • No lows at 7-0

    Knights take hunt to Foxes in 55-0 win YORKVILLE—Foxes football must have felt like it was in a valley of the same name after the final buzzer sounded on Friday.

    • Posted October 11, 2012
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  • Rout(e) 66

    KANELAND—Fellow Northern Illinois Big XII (NIB-12) schools must be shaking their collective heads when it comes to the prospect of facing Kaneland football.

    • Posted October 4, 2012
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  • Roast of Rochelle

    Knights’ passing attack works with defense in 34-6 win at Rochelle ROCHELLE—Knights football is making road quests feel like home. That's how good they've been playing.

    • Posted September 28, 2012
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  • KHS serves up the usual

    Rushing, D just the combination for 41-0 win at Streator STREATOR, Ill.—You'll have to excuse the Kaneland Knights' football squad for being defensive.

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • Demolition Knight

    Kaneland dominates on both sides of ball in 42-0 rout of Sterling KANELAND—Kaneland and Sterling's football programs have had two highly anticipated and dramatic meetings in the last seven seasons.

    • Posted September 13, 2012
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  • Football Preview: Kaneland’s Got Talent

    Knights’ football feels good about what 2012 holds KANELAND—For the second straight season, Kaneland football endured a heart-pounding postseason journey.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Kaneland High School Honor Roll

    High and regular honor rolls announced.

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • Semifinal sting: Montini edges KHS, 35-31

    KANELAND—Sequels can be more entertaining and gripping than the original, but for Kaneland football and its fans, the ending to this particular drama was still hard to take.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Road warriors: Knights (12-0) take 20-14 quarterfinal at Hubs’ home

    Montini Catholic provides second straight semi challenge ROCHELLE—Kaneland football has dealt with Northern Illinois Big XII rival Rochelle quite successfully in recent years.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Just barely

    Late TD waved off, 11-0 Knights beat St. Francis, 31-28 KANELAND—There exists a song by Ringo Starr entitled “It Don’t Come Easy.” While Starr was part of a group that forever changed the face of music, the Liverpool lad...

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Knights emerge with 51-45 victory in round one

    KHS has date with St. Francis Spartans in second round KANELAND—On the surface, it wouldn’t seem like a Class 5A No. 16 seed like the Belvidere Bucs would make any kind of a splash in the first-round matchup...

    • Posted November 3, 2011
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  • Opportunity knocks for Kaneland

    35-21 win at Sycamore leads to Week Nine showdown at Morris SYCAMORE—For the second time in three weeks, Kaneland football had to dig deep for a double-digit comeback.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • Knights knock Foxes

    Buschbacher sees plenty of end-zone in 45-7 win over YHS KANELAND—One would have to wonder how the Knights gridiron collection would respond, a week after an emotionally satisfying comeback win at DeKalb, and it being the last regular...

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Comeback city

    Knights overcome 17-point second-half deficit in Barb-land DEKALB, Ill.—DeKalb Barbs football, as exhibited by the first playoff run since 1989 a season ago, is much improved.

    • Posted October 6, 2011
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  • All cylinders firing

    Regular season win streak at 15 with 35-14 win over Hubs KANELAND—Knights football was the recipient of heavy contributions from sophomore quarterback Drew David, saw steady ground gains from Jesse Balluff, and was helped out through the air...

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • KHS football unloads offense on Cavs

    4-0 Knights see everyone get in on the act in 56-14 win LASALLE, Ill.—The phrase “It was that kind of night,” could carry good or bad connonations.

    • Posted September 22, 2011
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  • Kaneland Knights drill Dixon, 59-14

    Kaneland improves to 3-0 with offensive explosion DIXON—At his most popular, the 40th President of the United States put forth a picture of optimism.

    • Posted September 15, 2011
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  • Knights start long weekend with win over Huntley

    KANELAND—It seemed like every time Huntley came up with a big play in Maple Park on a humid Friday night, KHS was there to answer.

    • Posted September 8, 2011
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  • Impressive: Knights football begins ‘11 with win

    KANELAND—In a usual school setting, a person described as a handful isn’t an ideal description. In Kaneland High School football’s case, the Knights couldn’t be happier.

    • Posted September 1, 2011
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  • the Knights ahead: Kaneland looks to reach similar heights from a year ago

    Photo: Knights football works on getting back to the playoff promised land at the high school. A year ago the Knights had their best season since 1998. Photo by Ben Draper KANELAND—Kaneland Knights football achieved such great heights...

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • KHS spring sports awards put fitting cap on 2010-11

    KANELAND—Coming a little later due to the storybook run of Kaneland baseball, KHS released its spring sports awards for 2010-11, highlighting a successful first step into Northern Illinois Big XII play.

    • Posted June 23, 2011
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