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McNair Field not in play for Elburn baseball league

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ELBURN—Elburn Youth Baseball and Softball teams will not play at McNair Field, after discussions with the land owner to renegotiate a lease with Blackberry Township reached an impasse late last year. After the expiration of a 10-year lease between Blackberry Township and Burr Ridge, Ill., company Transmission Relay Corporation, the township was able to negotiate…

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Pitch perfect

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Laura Gampfer KHS Girls Soccer v. IMSA 3-19-15-4

Soccer starts 3-0; outscore opponents 24-0 by Doug Oleson KANELAND—Before every game, Scott Parillo encourages his team to jump out to an early lead if at all possible. “You love to have a couple of quick goals,” said the head coach of the girls soccer team. It’s a philosophy his players have bought into. “It…

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Early revenge

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Knights dominate BC in softball opener KANELAND—The varsity softball team made its 2015 opener a memorable one, as it soundly defeated the Burlington Central Rockets 11-0 at home last Thursday afternoon. The five-inning (run-rule) victory gave the Knights a 1-0 record to start their season.” Junior Courtney Davis (1-0) started on the mound for Kaneland…

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Knights runners-up at NIB-12

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Photo: Sophomore Sarah Daley hands off to sophomore Becca Richtman in the 4x800m relay Saturday. Photo by Marshall Farthing Girls impressive on the track STERLING, Ill.—A young girls’ track team came home from the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference Indoor Invitational last Saturday with second-place honors—and a dominating 96-point performance in the meet’s 10 track…

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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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Kane County Cougars announce championship ring giveaway night

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GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars recently announced a special promotional giveaway for the upcoming season, commemorating the Cougars’ 2014 Midwest League Championship. The first 1,500 fans who attend the Thursday, June 4, game against Bowling Green will receive a Cougars replica championship ring, courtesy of Melrose Pyrotechnics. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with first pitch…

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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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2015 Preview: Kaneland softball looks to create excitement

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The Knights softball team runs sprints during its practice Monday at KHS.			Photo by Laura Gampfer

New coach hopes to keep team on top KANELAND—Springtime. Warmer weather. Practicing hitting and catching fly balls in the schoolyard. Base-running and fielding exercises in the gymnasium. The head coach instructing his team to hustle, not walk, to a huddle for a pep talk. All these factors add up to one thing: time for another…

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2015 Preview: Girls track poised for another great season

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Sophomore Nicole Sreenan (back) hands off to junior Allie Heinzer during the 4x200m relay at the Mustang Relays in early March. 
Photo by Ben Draper

KANELAND—Like their male counter-parts, the Kaneland girls track and field team will be led by underclassmen this season. But unlike the boys’ team, those underclassmen have a lot a varsity competition experience under their belts. The Knights won the Class 2A Sectional Championship last season and placed 11th at the 2014 State meet. Five individual…

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2015 Preview: Tons of returners, tons of fun for Knights soccer

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Senior Heather Ortiz (left) and the Knights hope to get past the Regional tournament in 2015.		             File Photo

by Doug Oleson KANELAND—Have fun, stay healthy, and improve with every game. Those are among the goals head coach Scott Parillo has for the Kaneland girls soccer team, which was scheduled to open its season this week, weather permitting. “Our goal is to score goals,” said Parillo, who is in his 11th season as head…

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2015 Preview: Knights baseball sets its sights high in 2015

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KANELAND—With the warmth of spring comes the promise of another baseball season. For the Kaneland varsity team, spring 2015 is no different. Big expectations have also surfaced at the plate and in the outfield, and the Knights have set their ceiling high. “Our goals are always (to) compete for (a Northern Illinois Big XII) Conference…

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Cagers win Fox River Valley championship

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The Kaneland Fourth Grade Cagers won the Fox River Valley Travel Basketball League Tournament on March 14 at the NIU Recreation Center. The team included coaches Jim Wituk (back, from left), Cyndi Violett and Jeff Violett; Ethan Krol (middle), Parker Violett, Collin Miller, Zach Weirersheuser and Jake Brost; Jackson Kelso (front), Troyer Carlson, Jake Gagne,…

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Crosby comeback

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2007 Kaneland grad signs minor league deal with Red Sox FORT MYERS, FLA.—The ache in his left shoulder is gone. The bone chips in his left elbow have been surgically removed. For the first time in two seasons, left-handed pitcher Casey Crosby is feeling great—and he has a new contract to play for a Boston…

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Sports Center

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___Laura Gampfer Waubonsee Fieldhouse 3-10-15-11

Waubonsee celebrates Field House grand opening SUGAR GROVE—On Tuesday, Waubonsee Community College and more than 500 local community leaders, including the mayors of Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, North Aurora, and Sugar Grove, and Kane County Board chairman Chris Lauzen, celebrated the grand opening of its new $19 million Field House. The Field House, whose construction began…

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Regional rupture

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Laura Gampfer KHS Boys Basketball at Central 3-6-15-2

Photo: Juniors Mitchel Groen (left) and Ryan David fight for a rebound Friday against Hampshire. Photos by Laura Gampfer Kaneland survives Burlington Central, falls to Hampshire in Regional Championship BURLINGTON, ILL.—A great defensive battle against Burlington Central March 4 saw Kaneland boys basketball shoot 11 free throws in the fourth quarter while scoring zero field…

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Kaneland Girls Track Results

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March 5 @ Bureau Valley (Westwood Center, Sterling, Ill.) TEAM SCORES: No team scores kept; five teams 60M: 1) Sreenan, 7.95; 4) Heinzer, 8.46; 6) Hurston, 8.53; 8) Elliott, 8.6; 9) Martens, 8.65; 10) Durham, 8.91; 19) Waweru, 9.47; 20) Bumsted, 9.49; 21) Jackson, 9.52; 27) McCauley, 10.19 200M: 1) Heinzer, 27.87; 2) Galor, 28.41;…

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