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IHSA releases classifications for 2015-16 school year

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IHSA

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released the classifications breakdown for the 2015-16, and Kaneland will not see any changes to their sports landscape from the 2014-15 season.

• Baseball: 3A (four classes)
• Basketball (boys and girls): 3A (four classes)
• Cross Country
(boys and girls): 2A (three classes)
• Cheerleading: Middle
(three classes—small, medium, large)
• Dance: 2A (three classes)
• Football: Determined at the
end of the regular season
• Golf (boys): 2A (three classes)
• Golf (girls) AA (two classes)
• Softball: 3A (four classes)
• Scholastic Bowl: AA (two classes)
• Soccer (boys and girls): 2A (three classes)
• Track and Field (boys and girls):
2A (three classes)
• Volleyball: 3A (four classes)
• Wrestling: 2A (three classes)

Enrollment for the high school is up 19 students—1,310 to 1,329 —from the 2014-15 school year to the upcoming year. Since classification cut offs vary from sport to sport depending on the number of schools that participate in each sport throughout the state, the Knights had some close calls this upcoming season. Kaneland was 49 students away from moving up to 4A in basketball, 17 students away from moving to 4A in volleyball, and 11 away from moving up to 3A in track and field.

KHS announces All Conference honorees for fall season

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Ninety athletes also earn academic honors

KANELAND—Thirty-four Kaneland High School athletes earned All Conference honors—either first team or honorable mention—for the 2014 fall sports season. In addition, 90 Knights were honored for their academic achievement during their time as student-athletes.

In addition to the honors from the Northern Illinois Big XII conference, these Kaneland
athletes also earned All State honors: Madison Jurcenko (tennis), Angelica Emmanouil (tennis), Samantha Schrepferman (tennis) and Connor Fedderly (football).

2014 Fall Northern Illinois Big XII All Conference

Football:
Connor Fedderly, Dan Hammermeister, Isaac Swithers, Andrew Kray and Drew Franklin.
Honorable Mention: Isaiah Baerenklau.

Volleyball
Ellie Dunn and Riley Hannula.
Honorable Mention: Anna Senese, Kathy Nguyen and Hollie Fedderly.

Boys Soccer
Ivan Bohorquez, Angel Escontrias and Jack Wolf.
Honorable Mention: Felipe Speraggi, Andres Tovar and Matthew Gombar.

Boys Cross Country
Brandon Park and Austin Kintz.

Girls Cross Country
Victoria Clinton, Aislinn Lodwig, Brianna Bower and Andrea Wells.

Tennis
Samantha Schrepferman, Madison Jurcenko, Angelica Emmanouil, Colleen Landers and Stephanie Karolewicz.

Golf
Jesse Denton and Jake Hed.

2014 Fall Northern Illinois Big XII All Conference Academic Honors

Football:
Mitchel Groen, Tanner Robertson, Jacob Gomes, Austin Wheatley, Connor Fedderly, Daniel Hammermeister, Kevin Fuchs and Tyler Kurzrock.
Honorable Mention: Nicholas Soucie, Austin Vickery, Jacob Marczuk, Tyler Paulson, Thomas Price, Luke Olson, Zachary Douglas, Grant Burris, Jorge Espinosa, Brandon Kigyos, Tarkan Cetinal, Steven VanHorn, Alec Aurelio, Nick Wilson and Giovanni Regalado.

Volleyball:
Samantha Burgin, Hollie Fedderly, Riley Hannula, Anna Senese, Brittany Grider, Kathy Nguyen, McKenzie McMullan and AnnMarie Franz.
Honorable Mention: Jordan Hedgren, Rachel Kintz and Ellie Dunn.

Boys Soccer
Jason Carlquist, Sam Wolf, Andrew Mathys, Mark Dhom, Timothy Wachter and John Reed.
Honorable Mention: Ivan Bohorquez, Jack Wolf, Michael Meisenger and Jonathan Turyna.

Boys Cross Country
Austin Kintz, Kyle Osbourne, Alexander Gale, Mitchell Reger, Andrew Lesak and Benjiman Smith.
Honorable Mention: Grant Gingrich, Aaron French, Brandon Cruz, Sean Spaetzel, Ian Piazza, Zach Kurz and Joshua Kasap.

Girls Cross Country
Aislinn Lodwig, Murphy Garcia, Victoria Clinton, Samantha Sommerville, Bridget Ransford, Haley Penkala, Brianna Bower, Carly Bartholomew and Lilah Klingensmith.
Honorable Mention: Olivia Galor and Jessica Kucera.

Tennis
Anna Wendling, Samantha Schrepferman, Colleen Landers, Stephanie Karolewicz, Madison Jurcenko, Emily Grams, Mallory Dugan, Emily Mirocha, Marissa Michi, Allyson McPhee, Katelyn Blaszynski and Britttany Zablocki.
Honorable Mention: Angelica Emmanouil and Heather Albrecht.

Golf
Victoria Guyton, Jeremy Faletto, Jacob Sheehan and Zachary Strayve.
Honorable Mention: Julia VanGemert, Jakob Sanders, Jesse Denton and Kevin Healy.

Soccer picks up 3rd regional title in 5 seasons

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Loss to Wheaton Academy in sectional ends season
KANELAND—Kaneland soccer can only take what the yearly calendar gives them, but in this 2014 season, the Knights followed the odd trend of winning a regional plaque in the last three even-numbered seasons.

On Friday, the Class 2A Burlington Central Regional title match saw No. 2 Kaneland defeat No. 4 Hampshire by a 2-0 clip. Kaneland had ousted No. 3 Sycamore back on Sept. 21 in a 3-0 affair, while Hampshire had upended top-seeded Burlington Central in overtime, 3-1.

However, a Sectional opening-round loss to Wheaton Academy put a damper on things, as the Knights lost 0-3.

Kaneland finishes the season with a 13-9-2 record, and had won nine of their final 12 games.

On Tuesday, Kaneland took on the Wheaton Academy Warriors, winners of the St. Francis of Wheaton Regional, up in Hampshire for the Sectional semifinal.

Facing the rival to the north Whip-purs in Kaneland’s fifth consecutive regional final, the Knights got all they needed with two goals. First, Andres Tovar found the net thanks to a Carl Thorbjornsen assist, and with roughly 10 minutes to go before the break, Thorbjornsen capped the scoring column.

“It was a nice win for us; we controlled possession most of the game and finished a couple of shots to put the game away,” KHS coach Scott Parillo said. “It certainly helps when more players get involved in finishing and scoring. It makes it that much harder to mark just one player.”

The Knights couldn’t get anything going against a strong Wheaton Academy team Tuesday.

“Sectional teams usually do everything well; that is why they are there,” Parilllo said on Tuesday before the game.”We have a very tough opponent in Wheaton Academy (Tuesday), as they have finished fourth (2012) and third (2013), and they are doing very well this year. But that is why we play the game, as anything can happen. If we play well, it should be fun.”

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Packing a regional punch

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KHS Soccer v. Sycamore Oct 2014-1-7

Photo: Ivan Bohorquez (right) stepped up for the Knights in the second half of their Burlington Central Regional win over Sycamore. The senior had two unassisted goals. Photo by Laura Gampfer

Soccer’s semifinal win at BC
BURLINGTON, ILL.—It took a while to get going, but Kaneland’s cleats found footing on the pitch.

Not only could that be an accurate observation for Tuesday night’s Class 2A Burlington Central Regional semifinal win over Sycamore, but it’s apt for Kaneland soccer’s entire season thus far.

After starting the 2014 campaign 4-6-2, the Knights are now 12-8-2, having won eight of 10.

The 3-0 shutout win under frigid conditions followed a regular season-ending 4-0 shutout loss to NIB-12 champ Yorkville back on Thursday.

Against No. 3 Sycamore, No. 2 Kaneland got its first goal from Angel Escontrias with 13:47 left in the first half from near the top of the box, negating Michael Meisinger’s close miss just two minutes earlier.

“That was a great play by everybody. We’ve been passing the ball better, and we managed to get it up there,” Escontrias said. “Lately, we’ve come together as a team, and we’re like family.”

In the second half of play, Ivan Bohorquez connected with 28 minutes left, using his speed and maneuvering away from the Spartan defense on a rocket attempt.

With 25:27 left, Bohorquez’ corner kick attempt evaded traffic in the box to go in the net for the clincher.

“I don’t know if we were tentative or what in the first half. At halftime, I said we needed to play smarter,” KHS coach Scott Parillo said. “I said, ‘Let’s start putting the ball in the corners and stop trying to go down the middle.’”

Kaneland now faces upstart No. 4 Hampshire, which beat Sandwich 7-1, in a Friday play-in, and knocked off No. 1 Burlington Central in overtime. The regional title match is Friday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m.

True Norse

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Thorbjornsen bringing lift to Knights soccer
KANELAND—Nesodden is a town in southern Norway, not far from Oslo, the capital.

It’s also where, after the standard eligibility wait, the Kaneland Knights soccer team secured its latest find.

With the soccer team now in double-digit wins after a mediocre start, play from a gelling roster has been helped by exchange student and sophomore Carl Thorbjornsen.

Thobjornsen, son of an American father and Norwegian mother, is living with his father stateside in Aurora while he attends Kaneland.

“A lot of people in Norway go to other countries in high school, so this was more of the same,” Thorbjornsen said.

The tall athlete, who supplied a hat trick and other important contributions since joining the squad two weeks ago, had a bit of a feeling out process.

“I started, before I came here, in cross country. I love to run and play soccer,” Thorbjornsen said. “I approached coach (Scott Parillo), and at first I thought they didn’t have a soccer team. But later I found out they had. So he said I needed to wait 30 days.”

The striker, a fan of Real Madrid and standout Ronaldo, feels he has been able to adjust to the American high school game.

“It’s a bit different. It plays a bit faster, but it’s getting easier,” Thorbjornsen said.

Also getting familiar and easier is learning under the tutelage of Parillo.

“He’s funny in like a strict way, and he’s tough. He was like one of my coaches in Norway,” Thorbjornsen said.

Thobjornsen wishes to join the military as a pilot as a possible career path, but still has a cache of memories to draw from on the pitch as he continues high school and university time back in Europe.

“It was probably in Norway, and I was top scorer for my team and got a trophy with all my goals. That was nice,” Thorbjornsen said.

It’s pretty rudimentary in a game with many basic elements, what shall determine this year as a success for the sophomore.

“I like to be a part of the team, and I also like to win. It’s both. I’d like to win conference, but have a good time,” Thorbjornsen said.

Thorbjornsen and the Knights face host Yorkville on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Kaneland Soccer finds footing

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KHS boys varsity soccer v. Morris Oct 2014-1-3

Photo: Senior William Koziol works against a Morris defender on Oct. 9. Photo by Laura Gampfer

Double-dip of wins vs. Morris, Plainfield East
KANELAND—Winners in seven of their last eight, the Knight soccer crew could be getting hot as the outside environment cools.

Using a premium of offense, the Knights laid waste to visiting Morris on Thursday, 6-3, and visiting Plainfield East of the Southwest Prairie Conference in a 3-1 affair.

With one regular season match left, Kaneland sits at 11-7-2, and 4-2-1 in Northern Illinois Big XII play, a big step up from 4-6-2 after the first 12 matches.

Against Morris, a 2-2 halftime tie was helped by a goal from Samuel Wolf on an assist from latest addition Carl Thorbjornsen, direct from Norway. Thorbjornsen scored his first goal of the game off a Cameron Pieczynski feed with 6:54 to go in the half.

Four goals came from KHS within a 24:04 span: Angel Escontrias’ penalty kick, Thorbjornsen twice (Peter Jefferson assist) and Eli Alvarado.

Against the Bengals in the weekend matchup, Kaneland’s two first-half goals came with 38:10 and 7:29 left, both by Felipe Speraggi. Drew Franklin and Jefferson tallied assists. Escontrias put the game away with a goal at the 19:29 mark off a Speraggi assist.

On Thursday, Oct. 16, the Knights go to Yorkville for the regular season finale, and on to the IHSA Class 2A Burlington Central Regional. No. 2 Kaneland battles No. 3 Sycamore on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., with the winner facing No. 1 Burlington Central, No. 4 Hampshire or No. 5 Sandwich in the Friday, Oct. 24, regional final.

Oct. 16 Sports Recap

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Girls JV Tennis
Oct. 8 @ Oswego East—The Lady Knights lost 4-3 at Oswego East. Abby Purnell (8-3) and Ava Mandele (8-5) won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, and Mary Collum and Marley Schultz won 8-0 at No. 1 doubles.

Boys JV Cross Country
Oct. 8 @ Byron Invite—The Knights put up a perfect score of 15 to win the open race at Byron. The course was 2.87 miles.
1 A. Gale, 18:03; 2 D. Wojak, 18:29; 3 K. Wells, 18:31; 4 C. Girolamo, 18:34; 5 P. Heiser, 18:36; 6 T. Nance, 19:04; 7 G. Wilk, 19:25; 8 J. O’Sullivan, 19:38; 10 J. Kasap, 20:00; 12 K. Osborne, 21:07; 15 I. Piazza, 22:25; 16 J. Wolfe 22:26; 18 G. Gingrich, 22:49; 21 C. Rutter, 28:35

Boys Sophomore Soccer
Oct. 9 vs. Morris—The Knights won 5-0 over Morris. Brian Bartholomew had two goals and an assist, while Jose Chavez had a goal and assist. Diego Ruiz and Brandon Luebke also had goals, and Robbie Nachreiner had two assists for KHS.
Oct. 11 vs. Plainfield East—The Knights were down 2-1 to PE with 10 minutes to go in the second half when the Plainfield East coach was given a red card, and the game was left as “undecided.” Christian Medrano scored an unassisted goal for the Knights who are 10-1-2 on the season, 8-0-1 in NIB-12 play.

Girls Sophomore Volleyball
Oct. 9 vs. DeKalb—The Lady Knights won 25-13, 23-25, 25-14.
Oct. 14 vs. Sycamore—Kaneland won 25-21, 25-13.

Girls Freshman Volleyball
Oct. 9 vs, DeKalb—The freshman A squad won 25-19, 14-25, 25-16. The B team tied 19-25, 25-20, 21-21.
Oct. 14 vs. Sycamore—The A team won 26-24, 23-25, 25-12, while the B team fell 21-25, 19-25.

Girls JV Cross Country
Oct. 11 @ Sterling Invite—The Lady Knights placed 9th out of 22 teams Saturday. Andrea Wells led the team with a runner-up finish, while Sarah Daley was 12th. There were no team scores kept in the JV open race.
Fr/So results: 2 A. Wells, 19:45; 12 S. Daley, 20:42; 39 G. Dodis, 21:24; 76 K. Huber, 23:04; 99 M. Dries, 24:47; 100 M. Burger, 24:49.
JV Open results: 132 S. Sommerville, 24:17; 155 H. Penkala, 24:53.

Middle School
Cross Country

Oct. 11 @ IESA Sectional—In one of the toughest sectionals int he state, the Kaneland Harter Middle School cross country team saw its girls team qualify for the IESA State Meet by placing third behind Batavia Rotolo and Yorkville. The girls were paced by Rachel Richtman’s 3rd place in 12:03 over two miles. Lesley Viveros placed 10th in 12:28. Both were all-sectional selections. Also running for KHMS were Cassidy Motyka (15th, 12:37), Grace Purcell (19th 12:45), Tessa Brennan (21st 12:48), Erin Ball (22nd 12:51), and Emma Ball (28th 13:11). The boys squad placed fifth as a team, but saw two boys qualify as individuals. Seventh grader Zach Long took 3rd place in 10:59, while Dan Occhipinti placed ninth in 11:14—a personal record by 50 seconds. The state meet takes place at Maxwell Park in Normal, Ill. The girls team will run at 12:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 1:15 p.m.

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8th grade volleyball

Eighth Grade Volleyball

Season recap—The 8th grade girls volleyball team of Kaneland Harter Middle School, coached by Jackie Self, had a successful season in the new Fox River Prairie Conference. This new conference includes St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, and Yorkville. The A team was 8-3 overall in the regular season, and beat Geneva South, Yorkville, and St. Charles Thompson in the Conference tournament to claim the title of conference champions. The B team was 10-1 overall and claimed the title of defending champs at the Yorkville B tournament. This talented group of girls worked together incredibly well and have many great years ahead in the high school volleyball program.

Seventh Grade Volleyball
Season recap—The Kaneland Harter Middle School 7th grade volleyball A team, coached by Kevin Hagan, was 7-4 overall in the regular season and took 2nd at the conference tournament. The B team ended 4-7 and took third at the Yorkville B tournament.

Kaneland Youth
Football League

Oct. 11, 2014:
8U
Kaneland White 31
@ Yorkville Red 6
Kaneland Orange 9
@ Kaneland Black 0
Yorkville Black 26
@ Kaneland Silver 30
9U
Yorkville Black 0
@ Kaneland Black 21
Kaneland White 27
@ Yorkville Red 7
10U
Kaneland Black 0
@ DeKalb Black 20
Kaneland White 13
@ Yorkville Red 27
11U
Kaneland Black 11
@ DeKalb Orange 8 (OT)
Yorkville Red 6
@ Kaneland White 20

Oct. 11, 2014:
8U
DeKalb Orange 25
@ Kaneland White 6
Kaneland Orange 19
@ Burlington Blue 0
Kaneland Black 0
@ Yorkville Black 18
Kaneland Silver 19
@ Burlington White 0
9U
Kaneland Black 31
@ Yorkville Red 0
Kaneland White 8
@ Burlington Blue 13
10U
Kaneland Black 14
@ Yorkville Red 0
Kaneland White 6
@ Burlington Blue 27
11U
DeKalb Black 38
@ Kaneland Black 8
Kaneland White 33
@ Yorkville White 6

The following teams have
qualified for the playoffs:

8U White, 8U Silver, 9U Black, 9U White, 10U Black, 11U Black and 11U White.

Compiled by Ben Draper

Oct. 9 sports recap

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Boys Freshman Soccer
Oct. 1 @ Burlington Central—The Knights won 1-0. Michael Minoque had 16 saves, and Javier Correa had the goal on a Devin Pieczynski assist.
Oct. 6 @ DeKalb—Pieczynski’s goal and Minoque’s five saves helped the Knights to a 1-1 tie on the road against the Barbs.

Girls JV Tennis
Oct. 1 @ Yorkville—The JV tennis team fell 4-1 against the Lady Foxes. The Lady Knights are 3-1 in conference play.

Boys Sophomore Soccer
Oct. 1 vs. Hinckley-Big Rock—The Knights won 2-0. Diego Ruiz (Brian Bartholomew assist) and Tim Wachter (Brandon Luebke) each had goals.
Oct. 7 vs. Sycamore—The Knights rolled 6-2 over the Spartans. John McCaffrey had three goals and an assist, while Bartholomew also had two goals. Ruiz had a goal and an assist, while Robbie Nachreiner and Christian Medrano each had assists. The Knights are 9-1-2 overall, and 6-0-1 in conference play.

Freshman Volleyball
Oct. 2 vs. Sterling—The A team won 25-21, 25-19, while the B team also won 25-12, 25-8.
Oct. 7 vs. Ottawa—The A team lost 15-25, 25-19, 19-25, while the B team lost 25-23, 20-25, 11-15. The A team is 9-4, 5-1 in conference play, while the B team is 2-9, 1-5.

Sophomore Volleyball
Oct. 2 vs. Sterling—The Lady Knights won 25-21, 25-19.
Oct. 7 vs. Ottawa—KHS won 25-19, 25-15.

Sophomore Football
Oct. 3 @ Sycamore—The Knights won 20-0 over the Spartans.

Girls JV Cross Country
Oct. 4 @ Freeport Invitational—The Lady Knights won the eight-team meet with 40 points. Boylan was a close second with 46.
3 O. Galor, 21:09; 6. K. Huber, 21:55; 8 G. Drake, 22:12; 9 L. Klingensmith, 22:13; 15 S. Sommerville, 23:27; 18 M. Garcia, 23:38; 26. M. Dries, 24:26; 29 H. Penkala, 24:30.

Boys Fr/So Cross Country
Oct. 4 @ Freeport Invitational—The Knights won the seven-team meet with 37 points, far ahead of runner-up Rockford East’s 66.
2 A. Kantola, 16:50; 3 A. Messina, 17:13; 5 S. Webster, 17:18; 13 H. Nosek, 18:17; 24 P. Heiser, 19:05; 25 D. Wojak, 19:08; 27 T. Nance, 19:14; 29. K. Wells, 19:17; 32. C. Girolamo, 19:29; 35. G. Wilk, 19:34; 38 J. O’Sullivan, 19:50; 80 C. Rutter, 25:22.

Pirating a victory

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_KHS Soccer v. Sterling -1-4

Photo: Junior Felipe Speraggi, in action against Sterling last week, had two goals against Ottawa Tuesday. Photo by Laura Gampfer

Offensive output comes in crossover win
OTTAWA, Ill.—Tuesday’s Northern Illinois Big XII conference crossover setting was a little bit off-kilter.

For starters, the match between Kaneland and host Ottawa was not at the usual football field setting, but off on a side field.

Additionally, the Knights finally broke open a dam of awaiting goals in a healthy 4-1 win over the Pirates.

Complimenting the week were a scoreless tie against host Hinckley-Big Rock on Saturday and a 2-1 loss to invading Sterling last Thursday.

KHS sits at 5-6-2, with a 2-2-1 mark in NIB-12 play. Postseason seeds are slated to be released on Thursday, with pairings on Friday.

Against the Pirates, Felipe Speraggi’s shot a minute into play was stopped, and Drew Franklin’s shot was stopped as well. A shot past keeper Andrew Mathys found its way to the net, sending KHS into a 0-1 hole, 10:03 into the match.

The goals began to come with Speraggi making good on a shot opportunity just a short time after getting stopped, tying the score at 1-1 with 20:21 left in the first.

Kaneland’s share of opportunities, coupled with execution, finally paid off with Speraggi’s second goal coming with 24:37 left in the game for a 2-1 lead.

To put it away, Knight Trevor Jahns connected on a breakaway goal with 15:49 left for a 3-1 lead, with Jahns scoring again just minutes later.

“I just told them the first goal was a mistake and we had to battle back,” KHS coach Scott Parillo said. “We’ve got so many shots on goal, and the law of averages says we’ll score. They’re trying really, really hard. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.”

Jahns was also relieved to find the scoring column and help his fellow roster mates.

“I just kind of followed through on what we were supposed to do. We executed everything we needed to,” Jahns said.

Preceding the scoreless tie against the Royals, the contest against Sterling featured all the scoring in the first half. Kaneland’s lone goal came with 10:17 left in the first half from Angel Escontrias off an Ivan Bohorquez feed.

Kaneland suits up against host Sycamore on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Oct. 2 Sports Recap

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Sophomore Football
Sept. 26 @ DeKalb—The Knights defeated the Barbs 25-6. No individual stats were provided.

Boys JV Cross Country
Sept. 27 @ Aurora Central Catholic—The boys freshman/sophomore team placed sixth at the Charger Classic in Aurora. Kaneland also had runners compete in the open race, but no team score was kept. Fr/So results: 8: A. Kantola, 16:55; 23: A. Messina, 17:32.4; 28: S. Webster, 17:48.4; 33: H. Nosek, 18:05.6; 58: C. Girolamo, 18:53.7; 69: D. Wojak, 19:14.7; 77: K. Wells, 19:31.7. Open results: 63: P. Heiser, 19:20.7; 97: G. Wilk, 20:11.6; 127: J. O’Sullivan, 21:20.1; 139: Josh Kasap, 22:21.6; 140: G. Gingrich, 22:21.6; 155: J. Wolfe, 23:14.3; 159: K. Osborne, 23:29.1; 180: I. Piazza, 26:42.9; 185: C. Rutter, 29:07.5.

Girls Fr/So Cross Country
Sept. 27 @ Sterling—With only four runners, the Lady Knights didn’t factor into the scoring at Saturday’s Rock River Run in Sterling, Ill. Results: 6: G. Dodis, 21:20.7; 26; K. Huber, 23:14.9; 61: M. Dries, 26:42.6; M. Burger, 28:38.

Boys Freshman Soccer
Sept. 24 vs. Burlington Central—The Rockets shut out the Knights 4-0. Michael Minogue had five saves.

Boys Sophomore Soccer
Sept. 20 vs. Mendota—Kaneland won 3-2 over Mendota. Peter Castillo had two goals, and Brian Kemp had one. Assists came from Jon Turyna, Diego Ruiz and Brian Bartholomew.
Sept. 20 vs. Genoa-Kingston—The Knights won in overtime on penalty kicks. The score was tied 1-1. Jose Chavez scored on a Christian Medrano assist. KHS converted all five penalty kicks.
Sept. 23 vs. Yorkville—Kaneland defeated the Foxes 1-0 on a Chavez goal (Ruiz assist).
Sept. 25 vs. Sterling—The Knights and Warriors tied at 2. Brandon Luebke (Ruiz assist) and Bartholomew (John McCaffrey assist) had the Kaneland goals.
Sept. 30 vs. Ottawa—The Knights defeated Ottawa 4-0. Ruiz (Medrano assist) and Bartholomew (McCaffrey assist) each had a goal, while Medrano (one unassisted and a Chavez assist) scored twice. The Knights are 6-1-2, 4-0-1 in conference play.

Girls JV Tennis
Sept. 25 vs. Ottawa—The Lady Pirates defeated KHS 4-1. The No. 1 doubles tandem of Lauren Karolewicz and Marley Schultz was the lone Kaneland winner, defeating their Ottawa oppenents 10-5.

Freshman Volleyball
Sept. 25 vs. Aurora Christian—Kaneland defeated Aurora Christian 25-12, 25-19. No individual stats were provided.
Sept. 30 vs. Yorkville—The KHS freshman A team defeated Yorkville 25-12, 25-19 to move to 4-0 in conference play. The freshman B team lost 25-23, 25-16 to fall to 0-4 in conference play.

Sophomore Volleyball
Sept. 25 vs. Aurora Christian—The Lady Knights defeated Aurora Christian 25-12, 25-12. No individual stats were provided.
Sept. 30 vs. Yorkville—Yorkville narrowly defeated the Lady Knights 25-16, 18-25, 25-23. Kaneland is now 2-2 in conference play.

WCC Womens Soccer
Sept. 24 @ Oakton CC—Waubonsee defeated Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Ill., 2-1 in overtime. Andrea Garcia and Haley Kilbride had the WCC goals, while Kelli Cardine and Elizabeth Goll had the assists. Lisa Gaffino had four saves. WCC had 35 shots on goal, and is 7-2 on the season.

WCC Mens Soccer
Sept. 23 @ McHenry—Waubonsee tied McHenry 1-1. Akim Suraji had a goal from a Ramon Eurioles assist in the second half.
Sept. 28 @ Augustana—WCC earned a win over Augustana 3-2 in Rock Island, Ill. David Renoso (Juan Ponce assist) and David Sanchez both scored in the first half for WCC, while Suraji (Alex Del Toro assist) put in the game-winner in the second half. WCC’s men’s soccer is now 5-3-1 on the season.

Boys Fr/So Golf
Sept. 25 @ WWS—Wheaton-Warrenville South defeated the Knights 162-186. Dan Franck led KHS with a 45, and was followed closely by Joey Brandonisio’s 46. Jake Hummel (47), Jacob Milton (48), Michael Petrick (53) Brock Williams (53), Jake Romas (54) and Rhett Espe (55) also competed for the Knights.

Kaneland Youth
Football League
Sept. 27, 2014

8U
Yorkville Black 6
@ Kaneland White 33
Burlington White 12
@ Kaneland Black 6 (OT)
DeKalb Orange 25
@ Kaneland Silver 0
DeKalb Black 0
@ Kaneland Orange 20

9U
Burlington Blue 12
@ Kaneland Black 6
DeKalb Black 14
@ Kaneland White 13

10U
Burlington Blue 22
@ Kaneland Black 8
DeKalb Black 50
@ Kaneland White 32

11U
Burlington Blue 6
@ Kaneland Black 35
Yorkville White 7
@ Kaneland White 42

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Kaneland soccer splits Yorkville, DeKalb in conference rush

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Photo: Senior Ivan Bohorquez tries to keep the ball against two Yorkville players Tuesday. Photo by Tiffany Kufer

KANELAND—Kaneland soccer knows it will have difficulties here and there, but would rather not have them against programs it has traditionally handled.

As it stood, the Yorkville Foxes earned its first win on the grounds of Kaneland this past Tuesday in a 3-0 whitewash.

Additionally, the troops traveled to Dresser Road and handed the host DeKalb Barbs a 2-0 defeat back on Sept. 17.

Knight boys soccer is 4-5-1, and 2-2-1 Northern Illinois Big XII.

Against Yorkville’s onslaught, the Knights were subject to two first-half goals, sending the hosts in an early hole.

With 19:31 to go in regulation, Yorkville scored its clincher goal on a point-blank rebound off keeper Andrew Mathys. A free kick try by Kaneland’s Jack Wolf couldn’t find the net for the last best chance on the KHS front. Mathys made another key save with roughly 12 minutes left, as well.

KHS coach Scott Parillo hoped it was just an outlier.

“It was a good old-fashioned butt-whipping,” Parillo said. “We just didn’t come to play. Our minds must be somewhere else. You just hope it doesn’t happen on gameday, and it did. The only thing you take away from this is that it doesn’t happen again. If we do, we’re going to struggle. It’s unfortunate.”

Against DeKalb, Kaneland’s go-ahead goal came with 7:43 remaining in the first half of play, thanks to a Cameron Pieczynski unassisted effort. Drew Franklin took a successful opportunity with 10:35 remaining to give the KHS crew a 2-0 lead to stay.

Kaneland hosts Sterling on Thursday, Sept. 25.

Sept. 25 Sports recap

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KHMS Seventh Grade Football
Aug. 27 vs. Batavia Rotolo—Kaneland won 32-8. Max Gagne had three touchdowns, while Joe Smith threw for two TDs and ran for another.
Aug. 30 @ DeKalb Huntley—Kaneland won on the road, defeating Huntley Middle School 14-8. Gagne had two receiving TDs.
Sept. 11 vs. Yorkville—The Knights moved to 3-0 with a 20-8 win over the visiting Foxes. Gagne had two TDs, and Brenden Parks had a defensive TD as well.
Sept. 18 @ St. Charles Haines—Kaneland throttled Haines 42-6. Gagne had three TDs, Colton Doll had a 70 yard TD reception, and Smith threw for three TDs and ran for another. The Knights defense has only given up three touchdowns so far in 2014. Kaneland hosts Geneva Middle School Sept. 25.

KHMS Eighth Grade Football
Aug. 27 @ Batavia Rotolo—The Knights lost to the Rotolo 20-8. Kaneland’s Alstott caught a TD pass and ran in a two-point conversion for the Knights.
Aug. 30 vs. DeKalb Huntley—The Knights got their first win of the season over DeKalb Huntley, 14-6. C. Angelotti’s pass to K. Angelotti got KHMS going, and an Alstott two point conversion made it 8-0 early. A TD pass from McDonald to Denning made (two-point conversion failed) made it 14 for the Knights.
Sept. 11 @ Yorkville—The Knights fell to the Foxes 24-0. The Foxes racked up 211 yards to the Knights’ 69.
Sept. 18 vs. St. Charles Haines—The Knights lost 22-8. Kaneland was behind early 6-0, but a 30-yard pass from McDonald to K. Angelotti, with a good two-point conversion, made it 8-6. Haines would score two more times to seal their victory. The Knights are 1-3 and play St. Charles Wredling on Sept. 29.

Boys Soph. Soccer

Sept. 17 vs. DeKalb—The Knights shut out DeKalb 1-0 on a goal by Jose Chavez. They improved to 3-1-1, and 3-0-1 in NIB-12 play.

Freshman Volleyball
Sept. 18 vs. Sycamore—The freshman A team won 25-10, 25-18 and improved to 2-0 in conference play. The freshman B team lost 21-25, 19-25 and fell to 0-2 in conference play.

Sophomore Volleyball
Sept. 18 vs. Sycamore—The Lady Knights improved to 1-1 in conference play with a 25-14, 25-19 win over Sycamore.

Sophomore Football
Sept. 19 @ Yorkville—Kaneland defeated the Foxes 21-7. No individual stats were provided.

Girls Cross Country
Sept. 20 Eddington Invite—FR/SO: 2 A. Wells 19:36; 27 S. Daley 21:24.6; 45 G. Dodis 22:18.9; 54 A. Shaw 22:46.1; 74 K. Huber 23:34.7; 112 M. Dries, 25:38.5; 148 K. Waweru 29:08.7. OPEN: 26 O. Galor 23:07.4; 35 L. Klingsensmith 23:37.8; 44 S. Sommerville 24:13; 76 H. Penkala 26:34.6.

Boys Cross Country
Sept. 20 Eddington Invite—FR/SO: 1 M. Richtman, 16:30.8; 18 A. Kantola, 17:37.2; 44 A. Messina, 18:33.2; 47 S. Webster, 18:36.8; 48 H. Nosek, 18:39.4; 91 C. Girolamo, 19:43; 114 D. Wojak, 20:19.6; 118 K. Wells, 20:22.1; 120 P. Heiser, 20:23.8; 124 G. Wilk, 20:27.9; 135 T. Nance 20:43.9; 178 B. Purcell, 22:00.1; 179 Jack O’Sullivan, 22:13.3; 229 C. Rutter, 27:25.9. OPEN: 101 N. Moses 20:45.2; 123 B. Smith 21:26; 140 Josh Kasap 22:39; 145 J. Wolfe 23:10.4; 150 K. Osborne 23:34.1; 151 A. Parks 23:57.1; 159 E. Cain 24:32.9; 162 I. Piazza 24:48.2.

Girls JV Tennis
Sept. 22 @ Oswego—The Lady Knights fell 3-4 to visiting Oswego. Abby Purnell and Ava Mandele earned wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, while the No. 4 doubles team of Katie Biard and Tiffany Castracion also won.
Sept. 23 vs. LaSalle-Peru—Kaneland defeated visiting L-P 4-1 Tuesday. Nos. 1 and 2 singles Kayla Corirossi and Purnell each won their matches 10-8, while the No. 1 doubles tandem of Lauren Karolewicz and Marley Schultz and No. 2 doubles group Mary Collum and Mandele each won their matches 10-3.

Boys Fr/So Golf
Sept. 23 @ Marengo—The Knights defeated Marengo 184-215. Dan Franck shot a 43, Luke Calabrese a 44, Jake Pearson a 47, Jacob Milton and Jake Hummel each shot 50’s, and Brock Williams a 56.

Kaneland Youth
Football League
Sept. 20, 2014

8U
Kaneland White 19
@ Burlington Blue 0
Kaneland Silver 26
@ DeKalb Black 0
Kaneland Black 0
@ Yorkville Black 19
Kaneland Orange 0
@ Yorkville Red 6

9U
Kaneland Black 12
@ Kaneland White 6

10U
Kaneland Black 27
@ Kaneland White 21

11U
DeKalb Black 33
@ Kaneland Black 16
DeKalb Orange 19
@ Kaneland White 6

Soccer brings winning logic vs. IMSA

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Photo: Peter Jefferson controls the ball Saturday in Kaneland’s 7-0 win over IMSA.
Photo by Tiffany Kufer

Matches against Sycamore, Morris cap week
KANELAND—No matter the opponent, it’s always nice to see offense on the pitch.

After taking a little while to get going, the goals eventually came early and often in a busy week for KHS soccer. Last Thursday against invading Sycamore, the Knights battled the Spartans to a 1-1 tie. Saturday saw IMSA on the wrong end of a 7-0 rout. On Tuesday in Morris, KHS won 3-2.

Kaneland is now 3-4-1 (1-1-1 Northern Illinois Big XII).

Facing the rival Spartans, the lone goal came after a scoreless first half, thanks to Ivan Bohorquez’ try with 18:34 remaining.

In the offenseive explosion against the Titans, six goals within a 27:24 span in the first half put the match on ice.

Goals were managed by Drew Franklin, Angel Escontrias, Mark Dhom, Felippe Speraggi in back-to-back conversions and Escontrias again. Escontrias completed his hat trick with four minutes gone by in the second half of play.

Tuesday saw Escontrias supply a goal and an assist, while Speraggi and Cameron Pieczynski also found the back of the net. Ivan Bohorquez and Matthew Gombar supplied assists.

Kaneland was set to travel to DeKalb on Wednesday and host Yorkville on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

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Sophomore Football
Sept. 12 vs. Rich Central—The sophomore football team won 40-20. No individual stats were provided.

Boys Fr/So Golf
Sept. 15 vs. Sterling—Michael Petrick and Jake Hummel led the Knights with 44’s as Kaneland defeated Sterling 180 to 222. Jake Pearson and Jacob Milton each shot 46, while Luke Calabrese 48, Brock Williams 49, Dan Franck 50 and Joey Brandonisio a 51.

Boys Freshman Soccer
Sept. 11 @ Sycamore—The Knights shut out host Sycamore 4-0 behind two goals by Javier Correa. Devon Pieczynski had a goal and an assist. Eric Stoll had a goal and Nick Berland an assist. Michael Minogue stopped all seven shots he faced in goal.
Sept. 12 @ Marmion—The Knights didn’t find the back of the net against the Cadets, losing 5-0. Minogue had 10 saves.

Boys Sophomore Soccer
Sept. 11 vs. Sycamore—Kaneland trounced Sycamore 7-0. Brian Batholomew (2), Jose Chavez, Brian Kemp, Christian Medrano and Hunter Smith all scored. John McCaffrey, Robbie Nachreiner, Chavez (2) and Diego Ruiz all supplied assists.
Sept. 16 vs. Morris—Kaneland dispatched the Redskins 5-2. KHS goals came from Bartholomew (2), McCaffrey, Medrano and Chavez. Nachreiner supplied two assists. The Knights are 2-1-1, 2-0-1 in conference play.

Girls JV Tennis
Sept. 11 vs. Sycamore—The Knights swept all matches against Sycamore, winning 5-0. Kayla Corirossi (6-1, 7-5) and Abby Purnell (6-3, 6-0) supplied the wins on the singles side, while Lauren Karolewicz/Marley Schultz (6-2, 6-0), Mary Collum/Ava Mandele (6-0, 6-2) and Katrina McNew/Liz Towell (forfeit) had doubles wins.
Sept. 15 vs. Rosary—Rosary defeated the Lady Knights 6-1. Mandele earned a 10-4 win at No. 2 singles for Kaneland.
Sept. 16 vs. Morris—Kaneland won 5-0 over Morris. Corirossi (11-10, 7-3) and Purcell (10-8) won at singles, while Karolewicz/Schultz (10-5), Collum/Mandele (10-2) and McNew/Towell (10-1) had doubles wins. The JV tennis team is 3-0 in NIB-12 play.

Freshman Volleyball
Sept. 16 vs. DeKalb—The freshman A team won in three sets, 24-26, 25-12, 25-21, while the B teamlost 19-25, 21-25. No individual stats were provided.
Sophomore Volleyball
Sept. 16 vs. DeKalb—The sophomore team won the first game, but fell to DeKalb 25-18, 18-25, 17-25. No individual stats were provided.

WCC Women’s Soccer
Sept. 10 vs. Moraine Valley—Waubonsee beat Moraine Valley 7-1. Kellie Cardine had two goals and an assist, while Andrea Garcia had two goals and Elizabeth Goll had a goal and three assists. Ashley Darlak and Olivia Cozzoni each had a goal, and Mayra Patino and Haley Kilbride each had an assist. Christina Sommerfeld had six saves.
Sept. 13 vs. Trinity Int’l University JV—Waubonsee won 8-2. Cardine had a goal and three assists, Goll had two goals and an assist, Andrea Garcia had two goals and an assist, and Darlak and Savannah Ricker each had a goal. Sommerfeld had eight saves. The WCC women’s soccer team is now 4-1, 1-0 in conference play.

Soccer loses hearbreaker to DeKalb

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Photo: Senior Ivan Bohorquez pushes through the DeKalb defense en route to a scoring attempt Tuesday.
Photo by Tiffany Kufer

MAPLE PARK—The Knight soccer team opened their Northern Illinois Big 12 slate of games with a 2-1 loss to DeKalb in Maple Park Tuesday.

After a scoreless first half, junior Andres Tovar found the back of the net from an assist by junior Felipe Speraggi. However, DeKalb would score twice in the half, including an own-goal by Kaneland being the difference.

The team now sits at 1-4, 0-1 in conference play. They play Sycamore tonight at 4:30 p.m. at home.

Photos by Tiffany Kufer

9-11 Sports recap

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Fr/So Golf
Aug. 26 vs. Hinckley-Big Rock—Kaneland defeated Hinckley-Big Rock 178 to 261. Jacob Hummel led the team with a 43. Michael Petrick and Rhett Espe each shot a 44. Jacob Milton (47), Jacob Romas (47) and Joey Brandonisio (53) rounded out the scores.
Sept. 8 vs. Yorkville—The Knights defeated the Foxes 176-194. Dan Franck led the team with a 42. Milton (44), Brandonisio (45) Luke Calabrese (45) Hummel (45) Jacob Pearson (47), Brock Williams (49) and Petrick (49) also competed.

Sophomore Volleyball
Sept. 9 @ Montini—The Lady Knights defeated Montini 25-20, 25-18. No individual stats were provided.

Freshman Volleyball
Sept. 9 @ Montini—The freshman A squad won 25-22, 13-25, 25-14, while the B squad lost 13-25, 19-25. No individual stats were provided.

Sophomore Soccer
Sept. 9 vs. DeKalb—The Knights settled for a 1-1 tie against DeKalb. John McCaffrey scored the lone KHS goal unassisted. The sophomore team is now 0-1-1, and 0-0-1 in conference play.

Kaneland Youth Football League
Saturday, Sept. 6
8U
Kaneland White 20
@ Kaneland Orange 0
Kaneland Silver 28
@ Burlington Blue 8
Burlington White 6
@ Kaneland Black 25

9U
Kaneland Black 6
@ DeKalb Black 0 (OT)
Kaneland White 32
@ Yorkville Red 14

10U
Kaneland Black 12
@ DeKalb Black 6 (OT)
Kaneland White 0
@ Yorkville Red 6

11U
DeKalb Orange 33
@ Kaneland Black 8
Kaneland White 27
@ Yorkville Red 6

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Kaneland kicks season off up north

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KANELAND—Knights soccer headed to its usual Fox Valley stop to kick off the 2014 season, with some success and growing pains.

At the Jacobs Tournament on Friday, Kaneland began with a 2-0 loss to Harvard and a 3-1 loss to Upstate Eight school Streamwood on Saturday, but rebounded with a 4-1 Saturday win over host Jacobs.

Against the Hornets, the Knights surrendered two second-half goals after a scoreless tie.

Facing the Sabres of Streamwood, Felipe Speragi scored the first goal of the season on an unassisted effort with 15:15 left in the first half. All the goals came in the first half for both sides.

Ivan Bohorquez got the part against Jacobs rolling with a goal off an Angel Escontrias feed with 15:32 to go in the first half. Three second-half goals by Kaneland took the form of a Spergi goal with 14:14 left from another Escontrias assist, a Michael Meisinger score with 6:21 left off a Speragi assist, and the clincher just six seconds later by Bohorquez from Escontrias.

KHS coach Scott Parillo found plenty of early-season challenges the squad needs to deal with, in a setting that keeps giving good competition.

“I think the challenge is for them to be confident in their abilities and what they do when they find themselves losing a game. I think they realize that we blew game 1 of the Jacobs tourney—we handed Harvard that game. It was very lopsided, and yet we lost. We keep going to the Jacobs tourney because it is a competitive tournament to be in,” Parillo said.

On Tuesday, the Knights went to Carpentersville, Ill., to face Dundee-Crown, where they dropped the contest 2-0. The Knights are now 1-3 on the young season.

Ahead for the Knights is a Tuesday, Sept. 9, meeting with visiting DeKalb, marking the first Northern Illinois Big XII match of the year.

9-4 Sports Recap

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Games played 8/27-9/2, 2014
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Boys F/S Soccer
8-28 vs. DeKalb—The Knights defeated DeKalb 5-0 behind three goals by Zach Farris and two by Nick Berland. Michael Minogue had two saves. Javier Correra, Devin Pieczynski and Alex Rodriguez each had one assist.

Boys JV Soccer
9-2 @ Dundee-Crown—Goals from Brian Kenny and Brandon Luebke were not enough as the Knights fell to Dundee-Crown 6-2 in the JV team’s season-opener.

Girls JV Tennis
9-2 @ DeKalb—Kaneland defeated DeKalb 4-1 to move to 2-0 overall. The Lady Knights got wins from Kayla Corirossi and Taylor Parrott at nos. 1 and 3 singles. The doubles teams of Lauren Karolewicz/Marley Schiltz, Mary Collum/Ava Mandele, Liz Towell/Katrina McNew and Jess Bowgren/Katie Biard all earned victories as well.

WCC Women’s Soccer
8-28 vs. Rock Valley—The Chiefs defeated visiting Rock Valley 3-1. Haley Kilbride (Batavia, Rosary) had two goals while Lisa Gaffino (Aurora, Central Catholic) had 11 saves
8-30 @ Joliet JC—The Chiefs routed Joliet Junior College 8-1. Ashley Arlak (St. Charles, East), Andria Garcia (Aurora, East) and Kilbride each had two goals. Daniela Bueno (Aurora, West) and Elizabeth Goll (Plano) also had goals for the Chiefs. Kaneland graduate Anne Marie Giese had an assist.

WCC Men’s Soccer
8-30 vs. Lincoln-Land College—The Chiefs fell 8-0 to open the 2014 season.
8-31 vs. Lincoln College—The Chiefs won 6-0 behind a hat-trick by Akim Suraji (DeKalb) and seven saves by Christian Torres (Oswego).

Boys F/S Soccer
8-28 vs. DeKalb—The Knights defeated DeKalb 5-0 behind three goals by Zach Farris and two by Nick Berland. Michael Minogue had two saves. Javier Correra, Devin Pieczynski and Alex Rodriguez each had one assist.

Kaneland Youth Football League
Saturday, Aug. 30
8U
Kaneland Black: 27
@ DeKalb Black: 0
Kaneland Silver: 7
@ Kaneland White: 25
Kaneland Orange: 0
@ DeKalb Orange 27
9U
Kaneland Black: 31
@ Yorkville Red: 6
Kaneland Black: 12
@ Kaneland White: 25
10U
Kaneland Black: 21
@ Yorkville Red: 0
Kaneland Black: 7
@ Kaneland White: 34
11U
Kaneland Black: 14
@ Yorkville Red: 0
Yorkville Black: 12
@ Kaneland White: 25

2014 Boys Soccer Preview: Soccer hopes for more of the same

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Photo: Freshman John McCaffrey works on a ball-handling drill. Photos by Patti Wilk

Parillo’s roster has talent pool to be in postseason picture
KANELAND—Four straight regional final appearances would be satisfactory for any area soccer program.

For Kaneland High School, it’s also resulted in a sectional championship appearance in 2012.

But last year saw an overtime heartbreaker at the hands of Burlington Central in the regional final, off the cleats of a semifinal rout of Sycamore.

Coach Scott Parillo and the Knights hope that their usually positive trajectory in recent regular seasons, which included 10-6-4 in 2013 and a 26-10-6 mark through the last two seasons, keeps rolling along.

“Yes, it was still a success; we reached the Regional Championship for the fourth year in a row. That is always one of our goals for a season,” Parillo said.

A key to duplicating familiar levels of success will be to plug in capable players into holes created by graduation. That’s no small task with personnel like Anthony Parillo, Tyler Siebert and Arsim Azemi.

“There are holes to fill that would be expected after graduating 16 players last year and 12 the previous year,” Parillo said. “The coaching staff believes we have players that can and will fill those holes. We are not asking these players to replace those who have left, but instead be the best players that they can be.”

With positions still to solidify, seniors on the team include Jason Carlquist, returning captain Ivan Bohorquez, Billy Koziol, Eli Alvarado, Omar Aguilar, Jack Wolf, Michael Meisinger, Edson Del Real, Peter Jefferson and Jake Bilotta. Juniors include Andrew Mathys, Jon Turyna, Mark Dhom, Cameron Pieczynski, Sam Wolf, Felipe Speragy, Andy Tovar, Drew Franklin and Alex Mendoza. Sophomores are Trevor Jahns and Angel Escontrias, while Matthew Gombar rounds out the crew as a lone freshman.

Kaneland’s recent success will have to be duplicated with a pitch full of new starters, but the goal, attitude and preparation remain the same.

“The players are already talking about keeping the tradition going and making their mark on Kaneland soccer. We have asked them ‘What do you want your legacy to be when you leave Kaneland?” Parillo said.

The Northern Illinois Big XII, which saw KHS finish 6-2-2 in 10 matches, proves to have KHS in the mix, provided things point up.

“We expect Yorkville and DeKalb to be very good teams. They have excellent coaches, and they will be tough to beat,” Parillo said.

The Jacobs Tournament provides the first competition for Kaneland, beginning on Friday, Aug. 29, and going through Saturday.

Tuesday, Sept. 9, marks the first NIB-12 clash, at home vs. DeKalb.

32 Knights earn NIB-12 honors

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KANELAND—Kaneland High School announced its fall all-conference athletic honorees Tuesday. In all, 32 Knight athletes were honored by the Northern Illinois Big XII.

• Cross Country
Boys: Luis Acosta, Kyle Carter, Nathaniel Kucera and Andrew Lesak
Girls: Brianna Bower, Erika Carlson, Victoria Clinton, Aislinn Lodwig and Sydney Strang

• Golf: Matt Yonkovich and Brody Kuhar

• Football: Brandon Bishop, Drew David, Cole Carlson, Justin Diddell, Gary Koehring, Joe Komel, Dylan Nauert, Jaumaureo Phillips, John Pruett and Alex Snyder

• Soccer: Arsim Azemi, Anthony Parillo, Tyler Siebert and Chris VanDinther

• Tennis: Jelly Emmanouil, Madi Jurcenko, Stephanie Karolewicz, Colleen Landers and Sammie Schrepferman

• Volleyball: Ellie Dunn and Jenny Lubic

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