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Mandatory Parent Meeting for Fall Sports

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The Kaneland High School fall sport parent meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 10, in the KHS Auditorium. Athletic Director Peter Goff will begin with a “State of the Knight” presentation at 7 p.m., followed by breakout sessions for individual fall sports. Fall sports 1st practice times/locations • Cheerleading: Aug. 12; 8-10 a.m., balcony…

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Conroy hired as head boys basketball coach

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by Chris Walker KANELAND—Joe Conroy expected to get some much-deserved rest and relaxation while vacationing in Florida. He ended up receiving some great news as well. Conroy was officially named Kaneland boys basketball coach on Monday. He replaces Brian Johnson, who took the same position at West Aurora. “I’ve had this vacation planned for a…

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Vanik shines at Nationals

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Kaneland junior places ninth in nation in freestyle wrestling FARGO, ND.—Kaneland wrestling star Riley Vanik competed in the 2015 Asics Vaughan Cadet/Junior National Championships—the top youth wrestling event in the United States—held at the Fargo Dome in Fargo, N.D., last weekend. Last March as a sophomore, Vanik became the youngest wrestler in the school’s history…

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Corn Boil 5K: And they’re off!

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Sugar Grove resident and Kaneland senior Sean Spaetzel was the 2015 Corn Boil 5K champion, completing the course in 18 minutes, 11.9 seconds, winning by over 42 seconds. Stacy Aloisio of Naperville, Ill., was the overall female winner in 21:19.3. Overall, there were 215 runners and walkers in this year’s 5K, including 97 residents from…

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Kaneland Foundation golf outing Sept. 17

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KANELAND—The Kaneland Foundation’s annual golf outing will take place Thursday, Sept. 17, at Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove. For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Beth Sterkel at (630) 365-8295 or email beth.sterkel@kaneland.org. Online registration is now open at www.kaneland.org under the Webstore tab. The Kaneland Foundation is a non-profit…

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Corn Boil, Elburn Days festivals include competitive 5K races

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SUGAR GROVE, ELBURN—Two of the largest local summer community festivals are the Sugar Grove Corn Boil this weekend, and Elburn Days on the second full weekend of August every year. Both include 5K runs, which have become fixtures on the summer calendars of many local runners. The Corn Boil 5K Run/Walk began in 1983 with…

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10U Champs

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The Kaneland Youth Softball 10U team, the Orange Whips, finished first in interleague play and fifth in Little League District 13 this season. The team included Lauren Andrews, Samantha Dennis, Abby Grams, Rachel Hukle, Morgan Iwanski, Cecelia Kraemer, Molly Nemechek, Zoey Pozen, Greta Raitt and Isabelle Stombres. Photo submitted by Roy Dennis to sports@elburnherald.com

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Aurora Raiders girls fastpitch tryouts

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AURORA—The Aurora Raiders girls fastpitch softball league’s mission is to create a fun environment for athletes to develop fundamental softball skills, engage in competitive sport, learn life-lessons on and off the field, and build long-lasting friendships. Current players hail from the Fox Valley area, including Aurora, Elburn, Montgomery, Oswego, Sugar Grove and beyond. Tryout location…

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Rich Harvest ramps up for Western Amateur

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Photo: Kyle Jones, 2015 Western Amateur competitor. File Photo SUGAR GROVE—A second large-scale national tournament will tee off at Rich Harvest Farms later this summer. After last month’s Palmer Cup, the Sugar Grove golf club will host the Western Golf Association’s 2015 Western Amatuer Aug. 3-8. Beginning in 1899, the tournament has been a launching…

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July 23 is pro wrestling night at Kane County Cougars

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GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars will welcome a pair of professional wrestling legends to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark for the organization’s Professional Wrestling Night on Thursday evening, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. That evening’s game will feature appearances by Sgt. Slaughter and “The Million Dollar Man”, Ted DiBiase. Both wrestlers will participate in a pre-game autograph…

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