All posts by Ben Draper

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    Hard work pays off

    Wrestlers take Flott Invitational championship KANELAND—Joe Orosco earned his first tournament win as Kaneland High School wrestling head coach Saturday behind four first-place finishes, and seven more wrestlers in the top five, at Kaneland’s Margaret Flott Invitational....

    • Posted January 22, 2015
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    ‘Syco’ Saturday

    Photo: Head coach Joe Orosco has been pleased with sophomore Matt Redman. “(He) has really turned it up since losing a disappointing overtime loss due to some stalling calls … at the Berman tournament at the end...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • Kaneland bowling falls to Cavaliers

    DEKALB—Dominique Lee bowled a 529 series, but in the end, LaSalle-Peru (L-P) outdistanced the Knights 2,852-2,464 Monday. The Knights bowled a collective 923 in game one against the Cavaliers—including a 205 from Lee—but saw their totals fall...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • Top 10 stories from 2014 on ElburnHerald.com

    Our most-viewed stories of 2014 Tragedy and new beginnings dominated our 2014 top-ten most-viewed stories on ElburnHerald.com. The list is quite diverse in terms of specific topic, but the common theme remains: the Kaneland community is all...

    • Posted December 31, 2014
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    Cheering on winter break

    JOLIET, ILL.—A rollercoaster ride the past two weeks ultimately led to a less-than-ideal competition-season opener for the Kaneland cheerleaders. From a car accident to the flu, the squad was simply not at 100 percent. Although they placed...

    • Posted December 24, 2014
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  • Sophomore football undefeated for first time

    KANELAND—The Kaneland High School football team went 9-0 this fall. It was the first time in school history the sophomore team has been undefeated. Led by head coach John Pavlak, the Knights allowed only 53 points all...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • Lady Knights cross country tunes up before conference

    STERLING, ILL.—A loaded field helped propel the Lady Knights to several personal bests at Saturday’s Sterling Invitational. Even with coach Doug Ecker running some of his top individuals at the freshman/sophomore level, KHS still managed a 14th-place...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Knights boys CC 2nd at Byron

    BYRON, ILL.—A unique format gave coach Chad Clarey a chance to feature a different lineup than usual. The Knights, idle the this past weekend in preparation for Saturday’s Northern Illinois Big 12, last saw action at the...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Positive movement

    KHS ends September on strong note STERLING, Ill.—Patience is key when it comes to long distance running. For a season that begins in mid-August, runners usually don’t start to see the fruits of their labor until the...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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    That’s Rich

    First regular-season home loss since 2009 sees KHS fall to 2-1 MAPLE PARK—As the saying goes, “You can’t win them all”— but it’s been a quite a run for the Kaneland Knights football team. An impressive home...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Castle Bank Challenge a success

    Castle Bank presented the Kaneland Sports Boosters with a check for $28,544 prior to the varsity football game against Rich Central Friday.

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Perfect week

    Photo: Senior Brandon Park notched two victories in as many meets, while freshman Matthew Richtman was second at Elburn Woods Tuesday. Photo by Ben Draper Invite win and flawless run at home round out boys cross country...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    New look Knights

    Photo: Junior Will Kuipers was the Knight’s third man at Sycamore Tuesday, running the 3-mile course in 18:00.9 and placing 43rd. Photo by Mary Paulson Top 10 finish for Knights at Sycamore SYCAMORE—Losing quite a few runners...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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    Youth movement

    Photo: Senior Aislinn Lodwig led the Lady Knights at Sycamore on Tuesday, placing 20th overall with a time of 20:53. Photo by Mary Paulson Lady Knights open season at Sycamore SYCAMORE—It was a subdued start to the...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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    Derks, Palmer win 2014 Corn Boil 5K

    228 runners test themselves on the streets of Sugar Grove SUGAR GROVE—Andy Derks made it two-for-two at the 2014 Corn Boil 5K. After winning the event in 2013 with a time of 16 minutes, 12.1 seconds, the...

    • Posted July 31, 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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