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IHSA releases classifications for 2015-16 school year

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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…

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Black & Blue

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Laura Gampfer KHS Boys Track and Field at KHS 5-18-15-3

Senior Ben Barnes will get a chance to defend his State title this weekend in Charleston, Ill. Photo by Laura Gampfer Knights qualify nine events to IHSA State Meet STERLING, Ill.—A year after placing second at the 2014 2A State Track Championships, the Kaneland boys team went to the IHSA Sectional Championships with a bunch…

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Marmion’s Burroughs advances to State meet

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AURORA—Elburn resident and Marmion Academy junior Andrew Burroughs qualified for the IHSA State Finals in the 3200m run at the Class 3A West Aurora Sectional May 21. Teammate Brady Bobbitt won the event in 9 minutes, 35.41 seconds, but Burroughs was only .14 behind for runner-up honors in 9:35.55. The State-qualifiyng mark in the event…

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Sharing the Wealth

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The Knights track 
and field teams (left) 
celebrate a great night Friday, where the varsity tied for first and the fresh/soph placed 
second at the NIB-12 Championships at 
Rochelle. Photo by Patti Wilk

Knights tie Geneseo for 3rd consecutive conference title ROCHELLE, Ill.—While they didn’t necessarily upset top-seeded Geneseo, the Kaneland Knights—with help from a big night in the throws—tied the Maple Leafs for the Northern Illinois Big XII title. The Knights’ 91 points matched Geneseo Friday night in a close meet that saw the top four teams…

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County boys

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Laura Gampfer KHS Boys T&F at KHS 5-4-15-2

Knights 3rd at Kane County Meet GENEVA—After torrential rain and thunderstorms forced the Friday postponement of the 96th annual Kane County Boys Track & Field Championships—the second oldest track championship in Illinois—the meet reconvened at Geneva High School on Saturday morning. Despite winning only three events, Kaneland scored in 14 of 18 events and had…

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Laura Gampfer KHS Boys T&F at KHS 5-4-15-5

Strong week for boys track sets tone for late-season run CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.—After looking over the seeding marks for the Crystal Lake Central Invitational, Kaneland boys head coach Eric Baron projected the Knights for 55 points, a score that would give them no chance to win their fourth-straight team title. He was a little off—41…

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Boys track wins over Yorkville

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Peterson Prep canceled for just second time in 46 years YORKVILLE, Ill.—The Kaneland boys track and field team traveled south 19 miles on Route 47 on Tuesday, April 21, for its annual dual meet with Yorkville. Both schools use their Tuesday dual meets as a competition opportunity for their athletes who don’t compete in most…

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Finding their way

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Laura Gampfer KHS Boys T&F at Sycamore 4-14-15-1

Boys tie for 8th at tough Minooka Invite MINOOKA, Ill.—A tough field at Minooka tested the Knights boys track team, as they finished tied for eighth at the second-annual Minooka Invitational Saturday. Kaneland mustered up two fourth-place showings in both the 4x200m (1 minute, 36.04 seconds) and 4x400m (3:39.47) relays, while hurdle standout Tanner Robertson…

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United on the track

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Western trek sees boys place fourth in 12-team meet EAST MOLINE, Ill.—The Kaneland boys track team bus jumped on I-88 and headed west almost as far as it could go within state boundaries to compete in the Kiwani’s Invitational at United Township High School in East Moline, Ill., on Saturday. The meet has become a…

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Knights close out indoor season at Top Times Indoor Championships

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Last weekend, nineteen Kaneland track and field athletes headed south to Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., to put an exclamation point on their 2015 indoor season at the annual Illinois Top Times High School Indoor Championship—the unofficial state indoor championship. The meet features separate Class 1A, 2A and 3A competitions for both boys…

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KHS fourth at NIB-12 indoor

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Photo: Anthony Messina gives the baton to Mark Dohm during the 4x800m relay Saturday. Photo by Marshall Farthing Boys track qualifies four events to Top Times STERLING, Ill.—A junior-dominated boys’ track and field team acquitted themselves well at the 2015 Northern Illinois Big XII Conference Indoor Invitational, placing fourth behind DeKalb, Geneseo and Yorkville, and…

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2015 Preview: Knights hope to continue their winning streak on track

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Senior Zack Thielk and the Knights track and field team have already been hard at work during the indoor season. 
Photo by Laura Gampfer

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 a new school record of 23 feet, 5 inches. The University of Illinois recruit also led off the…

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Kaneland Boys Track Results

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Laura Gampfer KHS Boys Track at Batavia 3-6-15-3

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, 12-06 HIGH JUMP: 5) Peterson, 5-05 TRIPLE JUMP: 4) Barnes, 37-08; 5) Delach, 36-10.5 4X800 RELAY: 5) Kaneland,…

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Cold start

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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

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 considered the coldest February on record. “We are struggling with getting quality training in due to the weather…

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Tracking their legacy

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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 achievements. All were individual State champions or members of State championship relay teams. The class of nine tracksters…

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Building a Bronco legacy

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Sugar Grove native Fleck earns MAC Coach of the Year honors, contract extension in 2nd year with Western Michigan University KALAMAZOO, MICH.—After leading the biggest turnaround in Mid-American Conference (MAC) history, it’s no surprise that P.J. Fleck was recently signed to a six-year contract extension as Western Michigan’s head football coach, and named 2014 MAC…

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Kaneland’s Eric Baron named 2A Coach of the Year

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MAPLE PARK—The Illinois Track & Cross County Coaches Association (ITCCCA) recently named Kaneland boys track and field coach Eric Baron its 2A Coach of the Year for 2014. Baron began his coaching tenure at Kaneland in the fall of 1999, when he became an assistant cross country coach. That year, the Knights won a Sectional…

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