All posts tagged "Featured"

  • 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.
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    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.
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    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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    Girls lose to Burlington Central

    Great effort falters in fourth quarter SYCAMORE—In a game for the ages, the Kaneland girls basketball team led state second-ranked Burlington Central for three-and-a-half quarters of play. However, a furious 10-point fourth quarter comeback propelled the Rockets...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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    Tracking their legacy

    KHS inducts 16 track and field athletes into Hall of Fame MAPLE PARK—Kaneland High School on Feb. 7 and 14 inducted 16 track and field alumni into its Hall of Fame in recognition of their personal athletic...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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    Up and down

    Photo: Junior Austin Parks celebrates after earning fifth place at last weekend’s IHSA State Individual Tournament. Parks and the Knights took on Geneseo Tuesday night in the team Sectional as a team, but lost to the Leafs...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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  • Natalia Bork 11, of Geneva, holds one of the newest baby goats, born on Feb. 4.                                     Photo by Lynn Logan
    Rustic Road Farm feeds local families

    ELBURN—Northern Illinois may be suffering from an arctic blast, but Elburn farmer Marc Bernard insists spring is in the air. “Take it from a farmer,” he said with a laugh. Bernard, co-owner of Rustic Road Farm, 1N292...

    • Posted February 21, 2015
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    Miracle benefit

    Meagan Seals fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 21 ELBURN—From the moment she was born in November 2009, Meagan Seals has been considered a miracle. Born to Scott and Luellen Seals of Elburn, Meagan suffers from the conditions encephalocele,...

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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    Final 4

    Four Knights proceed to State, team Sectional looms STERLING, ILL.—The hits keep coming from the Knights. Four individuals from coach Joe Orosco’s varsity lineup qualified out of the Sterling Sectional to the Individual State Tournament, which will...

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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    Late momentum

    Girls basketball wins final home game, opening round of Regional KANELAND—Before the last home game of the season, the Kaneland girls basketball team honored senior players Emily Grams and Ally Van Bogaert. After the honors were presented,...

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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    3 of a kind

    Boys basketball loses three in a row KANELAND—The Knights on Friday night simply had no answers for the DeKalb Barbs’ relentless offense and overpowering defense. DeKalb overwhelmed the Knights 60-37 on the Barbs’ home floor. On Saturday...

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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    Tantalizingly close

    ROCKFORD, ILL.—Kaneland senior Dominique Lee has been a force all year for the Knights, and went out with a bang at last Saturday’s Guilford Sectional. Knights coach Jim McKnight last week told the Elburn Herald that Lee...

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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  • Sophomore Colin Gussman was one of four Knights to win an individual Regional title.
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    Knights wrestlers win Regional

    10 Knights advance to Individual Sectional; team to Dual Sectional BELVIDERE, ILL.—For the sixth time in school history—and second since joining Class 2A—the Kaneland varsity wrestling team took home the team championship at Saturday’s Belvidere Regional. Led...

    • Posted February 12, 2015
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    Back-to-back

    Knights beat Yorkville, ACC; lose to Ottawa KANELAND—Great back-to-back efforts on both sides of the court propelled the Kaneland girls basketball team to consecutive wins over the weekend. The Knights defeated the Yorkville Foxes 48-42 on the...

    • Posted February 12, 2015
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    Boys basketball gets Spartans to surrender

    Knights beat Pirates Tuesday KANELAND—The Kaneland boys basketball team scored a whopping 24 points in the fourth quarter to erase a 20-point third-quarter deficit and defeat the Sycamore Spartans 64-61 at home Feb. 5. Tuesday saw the...

    • Posted February 12, 2015
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