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Softball tryouts, clinics approaching fast

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WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball (WGFSL) registration for the 2014 Spring/Summer season begins Wednesday, Jan. 1. Registration is open to all girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. There are no out-of-district fees. Players develop their skills with the emphasis on fun. Games are played in the evenings and some Saturdays in St. Charles. Practices start in…

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KUSC wears pink to take on cancer

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KANELAND—The Kaneland United Soccer Club held a Think Pink fundraiser in October to raise money and awareness for cancer. Two local residents of the Kaneland community, Matt Olson and Bridget Sweeney, both battling a cancer diagnosis, were the recipients of the club’s proceeds. The club sold pink spirit wear to its players and at the…

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Photo: Dodgers win

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WASCO—The Wasco competitive Major team Dodgers won the championship game verses the Brewers in a well-pitched defensive battle between the two teams Oct. 20 in Wasco. The Dodgers were able to score two runs with timely hitting and base running to win the game 2-0. The team included Victor Krause (front row, from left), Cody…

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Kaneland Youth Competitive Cheer qualifies for State

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The Kaneland Youth Competitive Cheer team ended its regular season by earning a bid to the State competition in December. The team is in its second year of existence and is comprised of girls in grades 6-8 from the Kaneland community. Preparation for this season began in the summer. The team practiced between two and…

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Three softball signings at KHS

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Three Kaneland High School softball standouts signed with three separate universities on Nov. 13 in the KHS library in front of their teammates, families and coaches. Lauren Zick signed with St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., Lexi Roach signed with Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, and Lanie Callaghan signed with Valparaiso University in Valparaiso,…

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Lightning quick

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Photo: Kaneland Knights fans know Lauren Zick: Track Athlete. But the senior has verbally committed to play softball for St. John’s University, located in Queens, N.Y. Speedy on the track as well as the basepaths, Zick plays softball for the New Lenox Lightning, and runs for the KHS track and field team in the spring.…

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‘Pretty In Pink’ Champs

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The 14U Wasco Team 4 won first place in the Susan G. Komen “Pretty in Pink” tournament last weekend, sponsored by Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball League. Grace Sobieski threw five perfect innings, stole five bases, and closed the 3rd inning with a double play. Kate Gill threw two innings allowing only one hit. Liv Doyle,…

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Wasco Fastpitch looks for crafters

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WASCO—Crafters are wnated for the fourth annual Susan G. Komen “Pretty in Pink” softball tournament October 19 and 20 at the Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball fields in St. Charles. The organization is seeking local exhibitors of items such as sport memorabilia, holiday items and decorations, jewelry, fashion items and items for females ages 5-18. For…

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Home on the lanes

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Photo: Kaneland Harter Middle School 6th-grader Mabel Cummins is one of the top junior bowlers in the Chicago area, with a 179 average and a high game of 238. She recently competed in the 12-and-under division of the United States Bowling Congress’ Youth Open Championships in Detroit, placing fifth in singles, sixth in the doubles…

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Photo: Still perfect

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The 12U Elburn Softball Orange Crush continued its perfect streak as it concluded the season with a first-place win in the DeKane Tournament. Including all post-season play, the team went a perfect 16-0 for the year. This year’s team included Megan Stefanik (back row, left to right), Nora Crimmins, Abby Peeler, Makenna Sikon, Olivia DiChiarro…

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Photo: Neon Lightning take 1st

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The Elburn 12U Softball Neon Lightning played to a first-place finish during its season. The team included coaches Jeff Siblik (back row, left to right), Vaughn Hazen, Ron Erickson, Mark Wilson and Chris Rosati; Ella Siblik (front row), Angelia Harris, Lillie Lindgren, Olivia Hazen, Rachael Hendricks, Emilee Erickson, Danielle Wilson, Taylor Moss, Sarah Kantola, Grace…

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Photo: Tops in the Bronco League

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The Kaneland Baseball 12U Silver Division team won the Kane County Bronco League. Team coaches Dave Panico (back row, left to right), John Ortegel, Fred Brown and John Marshall; players are, Jake Vogt (back row), Chase Carlson, Nikolas Panico, Joe Born and Declan McDonald; Sam Weigand (front row), Nick Ortegel, Spencer Brown, Zach Denning, and…

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Photo: Closing out the season in style

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The Sugar Grove Park District 10U softball team took second place in its end-of-the-season tournament. The team included coaches Dennis Sheehan (back row, left to right) and John Ortegel; Olivia Franklin (middle row), Olivia Stratman, Olivia Sheehan, Olivia Ortegel and Delaney Lancaster; Isabelle Martinez (front row), Rachel Franck, Brooke Berens and Ella Edwards; missing from…

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Express takes top spot

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The 14U Express Baseball Team are the 2013 14U Kane County Bronco League Gold Division champions. Team included Brock Williams (bottom row, left to right), Jake Hed, Jack Weigand, Preston Havis, Joey Brandonisio, Luke Calabrese and Daniel Franck; coach Tony Mitchell (top row), coach Mike Pollastrini, Josh Norman, Brett Glennon, Josh Pollastrini, Clark Hendricks, Jake…

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Former Knight champs boost CSBL Joliet squad in postseason

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Photo: Former KHS baseball player Brian Dixon (left) helped the Joliet Dirtbags baseball team beat the Crestwood Pantheers 14-4 in seven innings on Thursday in Midlothian, Ill. The Dirtbags qualified to compete in the NABF Major Regional tournament, set to begin Thursday, Aug. 1. The team features a pair of former Knights, with pitcher Kyle…

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Phantoms tackle the Bandits

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Photo: Phantoms shortstop Ryan David (Kaneland) takes a throw from the pitcher in a pick-off attempt at second base on Saturday. Photo by Mary Paulson The Kane County Phantom’s 16U baseball team, coached by Randy Jones of Elburn, played in the Team Exposure Road Ranger Wood Bat Tournament in Rockford, Ill. last week. Saturday’s game…

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Elburn youth vies for national title

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Photos: Mabel Cummins (right) follows through during a recent tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cummins (below) , a sixth-grader attending Kaneland Harter Middle School, gathers some of the trophies she’s won during recent tournaments from throughout the region. Courtesy Photos Mabel Cummins seeks nation’s top spot in bowling tournament Kaneland—Mabel Cummins, a sixth-grader at Kaneland…

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