All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Senior Zack Thielk and the Knights track and field team have already been hard at work during the indoor season. 
Photo by Laura Gampfer
    2015 Preview: Knights hope to continue their winning streak on track

    KANELAND—After placing second at the Illinois State Class 2A Championships last year, this year’s Knights squad will be led by defending State long jump champion Ben Barnes, who went through the 2014 season undefeated enroute to setting...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • The Knights softball team runs sprints during its practice Monday at KHS.			Photo by Laura Gampfer
    2015 Preview: Kaneland softball looks to create excitement

    New coach hopes to keep team on top KANELAND—Springtime. Warmer weather. Practicing hitting and catching fly balls in the schoolyard. Base-running and fielding exercises in the gymnasium. The head coach instructing his team to hustle, not walk,...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • Sophomore Nicole Sreenan (back) hands off to junior Allie Heinzer during the 4x200m relay at the Mustang Relays in early March. 
Photo by Ben Draper
    2015 Preview: Girls track poised for another great season

    KANELAND—Like their male counter-parts, the Kaneland girls track and field team will be led by underclassmen this season. But unlike the boys’ team, those underclassmen have a lot a varsity competition experience under their belts. The Knights...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • Senior Heather Ortiz (left) and the Knights hope to get past the Regional tournament in 2015.		             File Photo
    2015 Preview: Tons of returners, tons of fun for Knights soccer

    by Doug Oleson KANELAND—Have fun, stay healthy, and improve with every game. Those are among the goals head coach Scott Parillo has for the Kaneland girls soccer team, which was scheduled to open its season this week,...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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    2015 Preview: Knights baseball sets its sights high in 2015

    KANELAND—With the warmth of spring comes the promise of another baseball season. For the Kaneland varsity team, spring 2015 is no different. Big expectations have also surfaced at the plate and in the outfield, and the Knights...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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    Pillar of the community

    Photos: Much of longtime Elburn resident Bill Hewitt’s life is tied to St. Gall Church. His mother Clara lived in a house that is now the site of St. Gall’s garden, and the church was present in...

    • Posted March 15, 2015
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    Crosby comeback

    2007 Kaneland grad signs minor league deal with Red Sox FORT MYERS, FLA.—The ache in his left shoulder is gone. The bone chips in his left elbow have been surgically removed. For the first time in two...

    • Posted March 14, 2015
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  • Nick Nagele explains the distilling process to visitors at Whiskey Acres Distillery in DeKalb.
    Locally distilled whiskey sells out first day on the shelf

    DEKALB—Consumers typically want to know the origins of their food and drink. The owners of a new DeKalb estate distillery, which means growing and distilling on the same property—the only one in Illinois—understand the public’s need to...

    • Posted March 14, 2015
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    Photo: Taking the plunge

    The Maple Park Police Department on Sunday participated in the 2015 Special Olympics Polar Plunge, held at Loon Lake in Silver Springs State Park, Yorkville. There are 22 different plunge locations throughout the State of Illinois. Maple...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer KHS Boys Basketball at Central 3-6-15-2
    Regional rupture

    Photo: Juniors Mitchel Groen (left) and Ryan David fight for a rebound Friday against Hampshire. Photos by Laura Gampfer Kaneland survives Burlington Central, falls to Hampshire in Regional Championship BURLINGTON, ILL.—A great defensive battle against Burlington Central...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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    Kaneland Girls Track Results

    March 5 @ Bureau Valley (Westwood Center, Sterling, Ill.) TEAM SCORES: No team scores kept; five teams 60M: 1) Sreenan, 7.95; 4) Heinzer, 8.46; 6) Hurston, 8.53; 8) Elliott, 8.6; 9) Martens, 8.65; 10) Durham, 8.91; 19)...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer KHS Boys Track at Batavia 3-6-15-3
    Kaneland Boys Track Results

    March 6 @ Batavia (HS) TEAM SCORES: 1) Batavia, 139; 2) Burlington Central, 87; 3) Bartlett, 65; 4) Lake Park, 62; 5) Kaneland, 54; 6) West Aurora, 55 LONG JUMP: 1) Barnes, 21-11.5 POLE VAULT: 3) Rinella,...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Ayden Doucette, 4, of Sugar Grove, plays with a communication touch tap program on an iPad. 						              Photo by Lynn Logan
    Kaneland hosts technology ‘playdate’

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School District on Feb. 23 held an Interactive Technology Playdate at Kaneland Harter Middle School. During the event, the school’s cafeteria was a tech playground, with plenty of computers on display and Kaneland teachers and...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Sophomore Sydney Davidson cleared 4 feet, 10 inches, in the 
High Jump last week.
Photo by Laura Gamfer
    Big competition

    WHEATON, ILL.—Competing against five teams with an average enrollment approaching 2,500 students, coach Doug Ecker’s girls track and field team last week opened the 2015 season against some of the best. The Knights travelled to Wheaton-Warrenville South’s...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Junior Brandon Cruz gets the baton from senior Ben Barnes during the 4x16m relay Feb. 25 at Sycamore. Photo by Mary Paulson
    Cold start

    Frigid conditions keep track team confined SYCAMORE—It’s far from uncommon to see coach Eric Baron’s track and field team sprinting through the hallways after school at KHS. It’s just what they have available after what is now...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Senior Zach Douglas had six points against Wheaton Academy Monday night.
Photo by Laura Gampfer
    Knights rebound

    Kaneland defeats Sterling, blasts past Wheaton Academy in Regional KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball defeated the visiting Sterling Golden Warriors 74-60 on Friday night, and then beat the Wheaton Academy Warriors 67-53 in the opening round of the IHSA...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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    Avenue J brings ‘Seussical’ to life

    SUGAR GROVE—Six weeks of rehearsals and four performances of “Seussical” were a test of the waters in Sugar Grove, according to Jennifer Madziarczyk of Avenue J Studios. “It was a true community theater show, with my students...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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    Shelter opens public low-cost spay-neuter clinic

    ELGIN, ILL.—If Beth Drake were to accomplish her vision of an ideal world, she could be out of a job. “Animal shelters exist largely because too many people don’t spay or neuter their pets,” said Drake, Anderson...

    • Posted March 3, 2015
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    HorsePower hosts therapeutic riding fundraiser

    Photo: The third annual HorsePower Therapeutic Riding bowling fundraiser took place at the St. Charles Bowling Alley on Saturday, Feb. 21. A 50/50 raffle, bake sale, silent auction and awards ceremony took place, and pizza was served...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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    Annual Kaneland Fine Arts Feast a success

    SUGAR GROVE—Even with a snafu regarding the date of the event, the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s sixth annual Fine Arts Feast and Silent Auction was a success. The event date was originally listed as Friday, Feb. 20, when...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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