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Turning up the heat

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Hottest time of year the best time to teach v-ball fundamentals to area athletes MAPLE PARK—Nearly 100 athletes were able to enjoy snow cones from a machine in the Kaneland High School East Gym on Tuesday. That was only after perspiring in the morning hours going through the paces of volleyball camps for aspects like…

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Season passes for 2014-15 Kaneland sports now available

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MAPLE PARK—Kaneland High School athletics fans can purchase season passes, ranging from one sports season to an all-encompassing pass that covers all football, volleyball, wrestling and girls and boys basketball games. The passes are good for the 2014-15 school year. Normal entry fees are $4 for adults and $2 for elementary and middle school students.…

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Bringing the heat

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Two Kaneland volleyball players, Jessie Weber (back row, second from right) and Maddie Keifer (back row, third from right) were part of the Kane County Juniors club team that placed third at the Volleyball Festival International Championships in Phoenix June 26-29. Photo submitted by Bob Webber to sports@elburnherald.com Kane County Juniors finish third in 15-year-old…

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Familiar with a twist

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IHSA releases 2014 football schedule KANELAND—In a conference landscape that’s shifting, so, too, did the 2014 slate for Kaneland Knights football. Looking to qualify for the IHSA playoffs for the seventh consecutive year but losing a talented 2013 class, the Knights face a nine-game list of opponent that finished a combined 54-40 last year. That…

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Drills in DeKalb

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Photo: Junior Tyler Paulson makes a long catch and runs in for a Kaneland touchdown. Photo by Mary Paulson Knights’ get reps in 7-on-7 setting at NIU KANELAND—Preseason football practices look to be here before you know it. The Kaneland Knights could think of no better setting to get drills and work in before that…

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A quick example

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Kaneland grad Heckert utilizes experience to coach, run marathons PLAINFIELD, Ill.—As a multi-sport athlete at Kaneland High School nearly a full decade ago, Kristen Heckert used her immense talent to cross many a State-qualifying finish line. Now as a math teacher and coach at Plainfield South High School, she’s been responsible for honing young athletes’…

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Hole(s)-in-one at Hughes

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A couple hole-in-ones were shot at Hughes Creek Golf Club in Elburn this past week. On May 21, Deb Peterson (right) of St. Charles shot a hole-in-one on the 140-yard hole No. 17, a par 3. Peterson’s shot was witnessed by Ken Peterson. On Sunday, Elburn’s Joel Speckman (below) shot a hole-in-one on the 152-yard…

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Schuberg, Krueger help U-D win first golf title since 1975

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DUBUQUE, IOWA—The University of Dubuque captured its first men’s golf title in 39 years after posting a 7-shot victory at the 2014 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Men’s Golf Championships. Kaneland grads Josh Schuberg and Troy Krueger are members of the team, placing sixth and t-20th respectively. Schuberg was also named to the all-conference team…

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Thielk sets State record in bench press

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Kaneland junior Zack Thielk set an Illinois state record at the World Association of Bench Pressers and Deadlifters championship in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., two weekends ago. Thielk bench pressed 342 pounds at the competition. Courtesy Photo

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Joy Division: Knight athletes know what they’ve signed up for at D-I peak

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KANELAND—High school athletes’ talent can bring them amazing things: wins, titles and even the chance to keep playing the sport they love. With powerhouses like senior Joe Komel, future Central Michigan University Chippewa, it also brings certainty. “I think every kid wants to ideally compete at that next level,” Komel said. That’s echoed by speedster…

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Tri again

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Clinton named to All-American list by USA Triathlon, preparing for Florida race ELBURN—With the mood-crushing winter season still upon us, the urge to get outside and participate in athletic activities can weigh heavily. Lady Knight sophomore Victoria Clinton can do something about it right now, and looks to push herself more than most. Clinton, named…

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Ky’s the limit

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Lady Knight star-turned-college libero wins prestigious Augustana honor ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—For a rising Kaneland volleyball program in the beginning of this decade, Class of 2012 athlete Kylie Siebert of Sugar Grove could be seen digging plenty of attempts from opponents. After two seasons as a libero for the Division III Augustana Vikings, Siebert has dug…

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Pride in Platteville

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Photo: Elburn native Ryley Bailey had 86 catches for 1,047 yards for UW-Platteville’s football team this season. It was a school record for catches, and only the second time in school history a receiver recorded over 1,000 yards in a season. Courtesy Photo Former KHS pass-catcher Bailey continues high level of play for UW-Platteville KANELAND—A…

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School board approves hiring of two interim athletic directors

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KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board agreed to hire two interim athletic directors for the the school year on Monday. The two directors are Rudy Keller and Ralph Drendel. Board member Tony Valente was the only member to vote no. “You can go without this position for half a year,” Valente said. The original plan had been…

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‘Drew’ grit: Senior signal-caller earns pinnacle All-State honor

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by Mike Slodki KANELAND—Who knew that suiting up for the Aurora Superstars 10 years ago would lead to this? For Knights senior Drew David, toiling away in the organized tackle football ranks eventually led to being tabbed the starting quarterback three years running for Kaneland High School football. With that responsibility came numerous all-conference honors…

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Kaneland announces interim athletics, activities director

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Maple Park—Kaneland School District 302 recently announced a finalized plan for filling the position of interim athletics and activities director for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year. The position will be filled by a team of three retired educators, who will each contribute to the program in unique ways. Ross Truemper and Rudy Keller…

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Knights valiant

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Injuries, JCA juggernaut create perfect storm for 2nd-round elimination JOLIET, ILL.—Even before the Class 5A playoffs began, Kaneland football knew what it could be getting into. After a convincing win over first-round opponent Hampshire last week, Kaneland would have to deal with Montini Catholic and Sycamore in potential quarterfinal and semifinal matchups. It was noted…

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Lady Knights display Peoria power

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Collective effort yields fifth place in Class 2A final PEORIA, ILL—There may have been no individual state champ for the Lady Knights cross country squad in 2013, but the team-wide effort was still something to behold. Detweiller Park in Peoria, Ill. was the site for the Class 2A State final race, and saw the Kaneland…

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Knight boys show tough State of mind

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Photo: Senior Nathaniel Kucera crosses the finish line at Saturday’s State meet as Kaneland’s third finisher in 15:54. Photo by Mary Paulson Tough field meets solid resolve for 22nd place finish PEORIA, ILL.—Without fail, every time you head down to Detweiller Park in Peoria, Ill., you’re dealing with the best Class 2A boys cross country…

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Kylie Siebert named to CCIW all-conference team

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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Augustana sophomore Kylie Siebert, a Sugar Grove native and Kaneland graduate, was recently named to the all-conference volleyball team in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. Siebert, a 5-foot-5 libero, was the lone representative for the Vikings. She led the team this year in digs with 567 in 107 games played for…

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