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2013 Volleyball Preview: New faces, new era

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Photos: Senior captain Jenny Lubic will provide leadership for first-year coach Kerri McCastland’s Lady Knights. Photo by Patti Wilk McCastland era begins with mission to duplicate success KANELAND—It’s a different look to the ladies of the court for Kaneland. There’s a change at the top, with experienced head coach Kerri McCastland taking over the reins…

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Sports recap Aug. 29

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Varsity Tennis vs. West Chicago—On Tuesday, the Lady Knights opened their season at home against the visiting West Chicago Wildcats, winning 6-1. Winners included No. 1 singles Sammie Schrepferman (6-1, 6-0 over Shannon McCarthy) and No. 3 singles Stephanie Karolewicz (6-0, 6-1 over Edith Munoz), and all doubles pairings: No. 1 Doubles Madi Jurcenko/Jelly Emmanouil…

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Golf sees strong start to season

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Kaneland’s Matt Yonkovich watches his ball after a putt on the second hole during a quad meet of Geneva, Glenbard South, South Elgin and Kaneland at Mill Creek Golf Club Tuesday. Photo by Erik Anderson KHS golf team takes 2nd place at Geneva, Plainfield KANELAND—A solid start by the Kaneland High School golf team highlighted…

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McCastland teaches away from court

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New KHS volleyball coach well-versed in leadership training, school improvement efforts PLAINFIELD—Before taking care of volleyball business for Kaneland, Kerri McCastland is directing a group of upperclassmen on a Tuesday morning for her day job at Plainfield North High School. While it’s taking place in the gym, there’s not a volleyball to be seen. McCastland,…

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Light entertainment

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Knights Under the Lights takes the stage next week KANELAND—While having the summer fade into another school year, KHS athletes, family and fans can attend a reliable reminder of athletic excitement on Thursday, Aug. 22. Knights Under the Lights hits Peterson Field in the evening, once again serving as a chance to meet the KHS…

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Knights football drills home summer with 7-on-7’s

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KANELAND—There’s no rest for KHS football, even in the summer. With official practices now underway, the Knights got busy in the time off from school by participating with rival area schools in 7-on-7 gatherings that ended July 27. Stripped down from the usual football get-up, but still wearing helmets and some pads, the Knights took…

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McCastland sees all sides of volleyball

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New hire inherits program on rise, eager to be involved KANELAND—Approved for the job two weeks ago, new Kaneland varsity volleyball head coach Kerri McCastland says, “It’s been a great two weeks.” Followers of Kaneland volleyball, on the upswing with double-digit wins the last five years, hope McCastland can be at the forefront of a…

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Boys CC hosts baggo tournament fundraiser

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Sugar Grove—The Kaneland boys cross country team will host its inaugural Baggo Tournament Sunday, Aug. 25, at Kaneland Harter Middle School. Entry fees for two-person teams are $20 per team for the high school and under division, and $40 per team for the adult (18-and-over, post-high school) division. The high school division begins at noon,…

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Weimer says goodbye to KHS volleyball

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Eight years and an improved program later, Weimer tends to other responsibilities KANELAND—For the first time since the 2004 season, Kaneland volleyball will have a new face patrolling the sidelines this fall. The resignation of eight-year head coach Todd Weimer deems it necessary. A new coach was expected to be named this month. Weimer leaves…

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Cohesive to their core

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Key Kaneland players continue as teammates on college gridiron ELBURN—Kaneland High School football players swapping their black-and-white jerseys after graduation for the blue and orange of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has become a common occurrence over the past few years. Two prominent members of last season’s Knights’ squad that mowed through the schedule undefeated before…

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Kaneland Foundation hosts cross country race

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Kaneland—The Kaneland Foundation will host its 2nd annual 5k Cross Country Race on Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m. at the Kaneland High School campus/football stadium, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. There will also be a 1/4-mile Kids Track Run at 7 p.m. and a 1-Mile Cross Country Fun Run/Walk at 7:30 p.m. The 5k…

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Hometown Hall of Famer

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The Kaneland School District last week inducted Kerry Rink, pictured here from her days as a Kaneland High School cross country runner, into its Hall of Fame in the Personal Athletic Achievement category. Rink was a three-sport athlete at Kaneland, standing out in cross country, track and basketball. Courtesy Photo Former KHS athlete inducted into…

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Trophy case closed

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Kaneland emerges with NIB-12 All-Sports Trophy by Mike Slodki KANELAND—You’d be hard pressed to argue with the facts. The facts say Kaneland High School athletics had an exemplary year in athletics for the 2012-13 calendar. As a result, the Knights and Lady Knights were able to secure the Northern Illinois Big XII All-Sports Trophy for…

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re-’Fleck’-tions from a head coach

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KHS alum P.J. Fleck prepares for 1st season as head coach in major college football
KANELAND—When asked about former Knight wideout P.J. Fleck, former assistant and current Kaneland High School head football coach Tom Fedderly said, “No one is going to outwork P.J.”

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Parillo makes the cut

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Kaneland—Kaneland soccer standout Anthony Parillo was recently selected to be in a pool of 125 juniors who play high school soccer to participate in the All-American game Dec. 14, 2013, after their senior season in Philadelphia.

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Gigantic week for P.J. Fleck

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Kaneland alum has daughter day before officially becoming WMU head coach
Kalamazoo, Mich.—Kaneland School District Hall of Fame member and Sugar Grove native P.J. Fleck had a whirlwind start to his week.

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Bailey named All-Conference

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Platteville, Wisc.—Ryley Bailey, a student at the University of Wisconsin—Platteville, was named to the 2012 All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football team.

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